Fresh Wave Hits Target Today



What is Fresh Wave and why should you be excited?


Fresh Wave is a new odor eliminator sold exclusively at Target. It is being launched today August 16, 2015.


“Life doesn’t have to stink! With Fresh Wave, odors go away. Happiness Stays.”


“No harsh chemicals. No harmful ingredients. Just natural goodness.”

Fresh Wave has a odor removing spray, odor removing gel, odor removing packs. I was excited when I got this package in the mail. Having 3 Chesapeakes that are always into muck and water, rolling in the stinkiest stuff this couldn’t have come at a better time. I also have other odors in the house that could use some removing.


I first wanted to try out the odor removing gel. I had the perfect spot for it. To open you unscrew the cap, peel off the foil to keep it fresh, put the lid back on and put where you want to remove the odors and let the gel do it’s magic.


Ready to go to it’s perfect spot!


My closet is filled with stinky shoes so this was the place for the odor removing gel.


The closet is also filled with jackets that I got from my friend who smoked. I have tried other odor removers as in sprays, lotions to clean the jackets ect and nothing has worked so far. Each time I open the closet I would get a whoosh of smoke smell. I have been using the Fresh Wave odor removing gel for about a month now and there has been no more whoosh of smoke smell just a fresh crisp to me ocean scent.

odor-removing Gel

Have a whole room that stinks? Or a mighty powerful litter box?You’ll need our Gel. Just open the lid and remove the seal. Replace slotted lid and place gel where odors are strongest. Sniff. Smile. Repeat every 30-60 days. (Hint: The gel will disappear as it evaporates.)


Next I put the odor removing spray in the kitchen so I could use it for tough kitchen smells.


What’s tougher than the smell of garbage?


After taking the garbage out I would spritz the can with the odor removing spray and each time I opened the garbage I got a fresh clean smell.

odor-removing Spray

Spray away odors like you mean it. Don’t cover them up! Our spray can be used on clothing, pet bedding, backpacks, sports gear, shoes and trash cans. Just to name a few. “How?” you ask. Just shake. Spray. Smile. For stronger odors, a few more spritzes will do the trick. When you smell “fresh air,” it’s working. Really. It’s that easy. (Hint: For special materials, like silk, try a little test to avoid water spotting.)


Remember earlier on in the post I said I had 3 Chesapeakes? Well this is the type of odor I have to put up with, Nellie swimming in pea green gak.


Glory shaking her water off but the smell is still left behind. I have a dog room in my house and my car is my dogs car, I have crates and all my dog gear in my car for when we go training so as you can imagine the car and laundry room has a wet dog smell most of the time until now.


Odor removing packs just perfect for setting in area’s where you have more tough odors.


I set the odor removing pack on the window ledge and let it work it’s magic there. The laundry room now smells fresh and clean.


My car no longer has the wet dog smell. Even with the sun roof open I can smell the fresh clean smell circling the car as I drive.

odor-removing Packs

Funny how small spaces can sometimes have a huge odor. Kind of funny, not so funny, huh? Our Fresh Wave packs are great for those situations like car interiors, gym bags, shoes, closets, boats, campers, bagless vacuums, trash cans and that oh-so-powerful diaper pail—just to name a few. Toss them in and toss those odors out. And when you only need one or two packs to do the job, just reseal the bag to keep the other packs smelling freshtastic. Boom! Future odor problem solved.

I am really happy with these products and would recommend them to others who have a hard time finding something that really works at getting odors out.

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Nothing But Norman #109

Happy Saturday All!

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There will be some big changes coming up on my blog. You will see a new look, you will see some added features. It may take me some time to get everything in order so bear with me. I’ve finally made the big step to go self hosted. I decided to not have two separate websites (one for my blog, one for my business) and combine them. So for now when you go to you will not be going to my website you will be directed to my wordpress blog. When you go to you will be directed to my new blog site and my own name of If only I had about a week of free time so I can set it all up. I had a ton of information and pictures on my website and I’m feeling like a part of me is missing now. I often got comments from people looking for a Chesapeake puppy that they found my website very helpful and one of the best ones they visited so I hope I can recreate that in my blog setting.

Here are a couple pictures of Norman and Glory having fun at the pond. This was when Glory was about 4 months old.



We are joining Ruckus The Eskie and Earl’s World for Sepia Saturday.


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We are also joining The Pet Parade.


Hosted by: Rascal and RoccoJan’s Funny FarmBasil the Bionic CatBarking From The Bayou and Love Is Being Owned By A Husky.

Seeing Beautiful In America, Flags, Freedom And Chessie Puppies

{This Moment} See Beautiful

Today I am seeing beauty in the things I love: America, Flags, Freedom and Chessie Puppies. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are one of the few American Bred dogs so it’s only appropriate to take some pictures of my puppies with an American Flag afghan and a old copper tub symbolizing America and freedom.

The girls.

The boys.


A rough and ready sporting dog,
With loyal, loving ways-
My Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Puts sunshine in my days.

A dog that’s sure to follow its nose,
Until the chase is done.
When that pup looked up at me,
I knew my heart was won.

Roaming happily by my side,
Or resting at my feet-
My Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Makes my life complete.

Green Girl

Orange Girl

Pink Girl

Yellow Girl

Purple Girl

Camo Boy

Black Boy

Blue Boy

Along with Seeing Beautiful this month the puppies are still getting fit or should I say they are helping Grandma Nellie stay fit by chasing  playing with her.

this moment

{This Moment} See Beautiful is a once a month Blog Hop, every 2nd Friday of the month. simply create a blog post that made your day, week, and/or month … inspiring you in Seeing Beauty. Blog Hop inspired by See Beautiful. We thank Sugar and Miss Lydia from See Beautiful.


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The fun and games continue every Friday with FitDog Friday, the weekly Blog Hop brought to you by To Dog With LoveSlimDoggy and Emma from Mygbgvlife to promote a healthy active lifestyle for pets (and their people, too!). Join in every Friday by linking up your FitDog story or visiting the blogs in the Hop.

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Puppy Culture

Puppy Culture is a complete resource for breeders or puppy owners on raising a litter. It’s the powerful first 12 weeks that can shape your puppy’s future. I never knew about Puppy Culture until my friend Amy got her new puppy in the beginning of the year and followed along with the Puppy Culture videos. I bred my Chesapeake Bay Retriever Glory back in May that is when Amy recommended that I watch the videos. I learned about raising a litter in Veterinary Technician school, had three litters with Glory’s mom Nellie now I didn’t follow a guideline but much of the stuff in the Puppy Culture videos I was already doing and some I didn’t even know about so this was a great learning experience for me and I was happy to introduce Glory’s litter to Puppy Culture.

Disc One started with The Puppy Culture Proposition and ended with The Communication Trinity.

It talked about the Pre-natal period,  Neo-natal 0-14 days, Transitional Period 14-21 days, The Critical Socialization Period 3-12 weeks.

Disc Two started with Fear and Fun 5 weeks old and ended with Why Not Just Punish.

It talked about Understanding Fear Imprint Periods, Breed Appropriate Health Testing,  The Puppy Party, Potty Training Fundamentals, Is My Puppy Normal, Biting, Resource Guarding, Body Handling, The Outcomes Of Reward vs Punishment.

Disk Three started with Career Choices 7 weeks old and ended with Is Socialization A Guarantee.

It talked about Breeder Evaluations and Relationships, 8-9 week old Fear Imprint Period,  Practical Training Skills, Setting Up Socialization for Puppies 10-12 weeks old, Balancing The Risks and Benefits Of Early Socialization, How To Find A Great Puppy Class, Closing.

Disc Four was a break it down disc which was a Chapter By Chapter Recap and “To Do” Lists.

This past weekend I set up the puppy play ground outside and watched the rest of the PC videos. The puppies decided they wanted to watch to. Hopefully they are taking it all in and help me out when it’s time to teach them.

I first got the puppies used to this Kong tunnel when they were 3 weeks old in the house. I didn’t even have to show them what to do they all went in it by themselves and love going in and out of it now.

We then moved to the outside so they could try it out there. This was the first day they were outside, some of the puppies went in it and hid because they were afraid of the new surroundings that they never seen before, it didn’t take them long to warm up to the grass under their feet, the brightness of the sun and all the different sites and smells. They became little adventures in no time and now I can’t keep them out of the flower garden jungle. Glory and Thunders puppies will be going on 5 weeks this Saturday. They are becoming more confidant in walking, running, playing and exploring, they will wonder off a little more each day. They are encountering new situations, different people, different sounds each day.

Since they liked the tunnel so much I got this cat cube and they also love this toy. Little green girl started playing in it and it got a little tippy and tipped over on her and she recovered really well after she got up she crawled back in it and fell asleep.

I am so glad Amy introduced me to these videos, if you would like your own copy you can order it at

You can follow along with PC on Facebook & Twitter.


We are joining Linda at 2browndawgs and Jodi at Heart Like A Dog for this great blog hop.

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Puppy Crockery~Wordless Wednesday

Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!


Wordless Wednesday is a community linkup of bloggers. Visit our host, BlogPaws, and you can use the icons below the post to hop from site to site. It is a great way to discover new blogs…..or even just a convenient way to find all of your favorites in one place. When you visit each site, be sure to leave a comment and let them know you found them through Wordless Wednesday.

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Puppies First Chewy Review

Chewy White

Ding Dong calling.

This month I decided since I had the 8 puppies that they should do a review before they all left for their new homes.

What will puppies do for a beef Pet Botanics treat?

Pet Botanics Training Rewards Beef Flavor Dog Treats, small tasty treats low in calories for training sessions.

Everybody sit!

Puppies in the big box 2 come out.

Product Description

Recommended by thousands of professional trainers, these training rewards are perfectly sized for repetitive rewards required during training. Pet Botanics training rewards are easy to carry in your pocket or treat bag and have the same great palatability as Pet Botanics rolled dog food.

Key Benefits

  • Made with real beef
  • Perfectly sized for repetitive reward training
  • Easy to carry in your pocket
  • Moist texture that won’t crumble or break
  • Healthy and nutritious, low calorie treat

Pork Liver, Pea Flour, Potatoes, Dried Whole Eggs, Glycerin, Sugar, Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Barley Flour, Tapioca Flour, Beef, Sweet Potatoes, Natural Smoke Flavor, Sodium Lactate, Lecithin, Salt, Flaxseed, Lactic Acid, Carrageenan, Palm Oil, Phosphoric Acid, Salmon Oil, Molasses, Calcium and Zinc Proprionates, Caramel Color, Garlic, Mustard, Added Color (Iron Oxide), Carrots, Natural Bacon Flavor,Botani (Green Tea, Cranberries, Peppermint, Chamomile, Rosemary, Dandelion, Tomato, Blueberry)

Small enough you can keep many in your hand at same time.

Momma Glory taste testing before her puppies get to taste test. Making sure they are good enough for the pups.

Nom nom nom, good stuff.

Little Yellow Girl smiles for a treat.

Green Girl, these smell wonderful.

Price is $8.99 a 20 oz bag and FREE Shipping on orders over $49.00

Gma Nellie in the box for yummy Pet Botanics Training Rewards.


Because: has more than 300 brands to choose from and is ready to fetch it and ship it, direct to your doorstep, anytime of the day. Have a question regarding the best food for your pet? Call us 24/7 and our helpful customer service team at is ready to listen. lives and breathes pets. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,’s dedicated staff is committed to providing quality pet products to our customers in a fast and easy way. That’s why we have warehouses located throughout the country – so the products are delivered quickly and efficiently. Bottom line, delivers pet happiness – and there’s nothing really better than that. Their products are 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed (if your not happy call them and they pay for shipping the item back), they have expert pet care and product advice, over 200 of the best pet brands and 24/7 customer care. Another great benefit of is they have autoship for your pet food needs and orders under $49.00 are a flat rate shipping cost of $4.95. 200 SW 1st Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 1-800-67-CHEWY

What’s new at They now have autoship.

I was compensated (1) bag of Pet Botanics Training Reward Treats for a honest review from

Don’t drop the ball head on over to and place your order today.


Tuesdays, Just Got Tastier!Tuesdays, Just Got Tastier!
We are joining the Tuesday Blog Hop Hosted By Kol’s Notes and Sugar The Golden Retriever

Mom! Get us out of here!!

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