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Monday, March 31, 2014

Modern Dog Magazine Star Dog, Jesse!


Jesse is in the Spring Issue of Modern Dog Magazine!
 
Thanks to all of Jesse's wonderful supporters, he had the opportunity to appear in a 2-page Feature in Modern Dog Magazine
We had a photo shoot with the amazingly talented photographer Kira DeDecker, and we are so happy with how the pictures turned out. Modern Dog Magazine did a wonderful job on the article.

 
Jesse is also in the table of contents; along with an adorable head shot. We are going to treasure this issue of the Magazine along with all the memories made

Boy has this year been super busy! We have already had so many wonderful adventures, and can't wait to share them all with you. Between Photo Shoots, Travelling for Performances, Working on an awesome project that is coming out later this year; to Celebrating Jesse's 9th Birthday, Learning new tricks, and Filming for our brand-new video; we've been keeping busy! Some projects we have to wait to share until they come out, but we promise they are worth waiting for. =o)

Stay Happy and Healthy!

~Heather and Jesse~
 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Follow Jesse on Instagram!

InstagramJesse has an Instagram Account! You can check out Jesse's page and follow him by clicking on the Camera picture to the left or the link below:

We will be adding many more pictures to his account in the future; so stay tuned!


Stay Happy and Healthy,
~Heather and Jesse~

Friday, January 24, 2014

PetBox Review with Just Jesse the Jack


Jesse and I recently had the opportunity to review a new product called PetBox.
What makes the PetBox unique, is that they are the first monthly delivery service that is fully customizable, and has expanded service to dogs and cats. They also ship out your box the next day when you sign up; allowing you to receive your items right away, instead of having to wait until a certain date. PetBox only chooses items that are high-quality and healthy to include in their boxes.

Jesse and I received our PetBox, and right away Jesse knew this package was for him!

"Can we open it now, Mom?"

 I really liked the colors and packaging of the box; the light blue box with accenting white writing looked very cool. Inside the box, you can fill in your dog's name and favorite activities. I thought this was a nice touch.

In our PetBox we received a rope duck toy from Aussie Naturals, Sliders Chicken & Cheddar Treats, Healthy Dogma Pumpkin Ginger biscuits, Honest Kitchen Chicken & Cranberry Smooches treats, NoviPet Multi Vitamins, Sliders Beef & Cheddar Tender Stikz Jerky, Keep Doggie Safe Pet Rescue Decal, and Earth Heart Canine Calm Spray.

First up was the Aussie Naturals Rope Duck Toy. Jesse thought this toy was awesome! He would chase it, shake it, tug it, and throw it around; then bring it back for me to throw it again. =o)

Here is some information from Aussie Naturals about the Duck Toy:
"High tensile strength Jutey Cotton rope makes up his neck and legs, over which layers of Jute Fabric cover a body filled with Coconut Fiber. It is all topped off with Jute Fabric Wings and a ridiculously tough Leather Head for a mixture of scents & textures that is hard to kill. All ABO Gear – Aussie Naturals products are tested by Atlanta’s Toughest Rescue Dogs. www.aussienaturals.us ($14.99 Retail)"

Next up was the Sliders Treats and Tender Jerky Stikz. These treats are both made by Clear Conscience Pet Company.

The Chicken and Cheddar Flavored treats were a big hit! They are moist treats, which makes it easy to break them up into smaller treats to use as training treats, or to put inside of a doggie puzzle. Jesse was very happy to eat these, and asked for seconds.
The Sliders Beef and Cheddar Tender Stikz Jerky also made Jesse a happy camper. He helped me unwrap the treat. The jerky could easily be broken into smaller treats, but Jesse was just as happy to eat the whole jerky stick; holding it between his paws like a bone.

Here is some information about the Sliders & Tenderstikz from Clear Conscience Pet.
"These are the first tender moist pet treats with NO glycerin or “vegetable” glycerin, NO propylene glycol, and NO sugars or syrups. Some or all of these ingredients are used as preservatives in virtually every moist pet treat on the market, even those that call themselves “all natural.” And because it’s a Clear Conscience product, of course you WON’T find any grains, gluten meals, or other high carb “fillers.” www.clearconsciencepet.com ($11.99 Retail)"

The Healthy Dogma Pumpkin Ginger biscuits not only smelt delicious, but they came in adorable packaging too! I really liked the size of these treats: tiny bone shaped biscuits. Another treat that you could use as a training reward, hide-and-seek game, or even as a just because (and not feel guilty for giving them, as they are so small, one doesn't really count as a treat ;o) ). The treats are also low-fat and Jesse really enjoyed them.

The Honest Kitchen Chicken & Cranberry Smooches treats were another pleasing treat. Honest Kitchen is a dog food company that receives high praise from us. Jesse not only enjoys their dehydrated foods, but he is also a fan of their Wishes Chews, and their Ice Pups. The one thing I love about Honest Kitchen's products is that they will let you know upfront all the ingredients in their food. When I saw the Honest Kitchen Smooches, I knew Jesse wasn't going to be disappointed. He started drooling while waiting for me to open them to give him one! The treats made into a heart made them even cuter!


Here is some more information about the Smooches from Honest Kitchen:

"Smooches are made with all human grade ingredients. These gourmet healthy dog treats are delicious and popular with even the fussiest hounds. Each treat is individually crafted into a little heart. Plus, each smooch contains just 2.3 calories. Share these low calorie dog treats often! Ingredients are 100 percent human grade barley flour, USDA chicken, molasses, filtered water, eggs, organic virgin coconut oil, cranberries, aged parmesan cheese. No artificial preservatives, flavors or colors whatsoever. www.thehonestkitchen.com ($7.99 Retail)"

The NoviPet Multi Vitamins were really neat. Most vitamins are in pill form, or a power; making them un-palatable to dogs. The NoviPet Vitamins are made into nice moist treats and have a chicken smell to them. Jesse really loved these vitamins! He couldn't wait for me to break the treat in half, and gobbled it up with delight.

Here is some more information from NoviPet about their Multi Vitamin:

"NoviPet is an innovative developer of high-quality nutrition and health products for pets. Backed by over four decades of international experience, NoviPet was launched with one sole purpose: to make healthy supplements tasty and fun for dogs and cats, just like treats. NoviPet Multi Vitamin Chews for Dogs provides the essential nutrients for optimal pet health. Animals in the wild are free to forage and hunt, allowing them access to a wide variety of dietary sources. In contrast, domestic pets rely solely on their owners and do not have the benefit of self-feeding. This reality can put our pets at risk of vitamin or mineral deficiency, resulting in poor coat and additional undesirable conditions. Regular use of NoviPet Multi Vitamin provides dogs with the vitamins and minerals they need and provides owners with the peace of mind they want.

The Pet Rescue Decal from Keep Doggie Safe was a really cool addition to the PetBox. When placed in a window, they let rescuers know to save your dog or cat in case of an emergency.

Here is some more information about the Pet Rescue Decal from Keep Doggie Safe:
"Rescue responders need to know your pet's name in a hurry. And equally importantly, they need your phone and your vet's phone number. That's why these stickers are specially made for you to write down this critical information. And they are created & designed in the USA! The Rescue Decal is a weatherproof window decal intended for exterior use. In case of fire or other emergency at your house, this is a way to notify emergency workers that there are pets inside your house that need to be rescued. These decals easily cling to your window without causing damage. www.keepdoggiesafe.com ($5.99 Retail)"

The last item was a Canine Calm Spray from Earth Heart. This spray had a nice scent to it, not too over powering. The spray is supposed to help relax and calm your dog in stressful situations; creating a nice and relaxing environment for your dog. I think this product would be nice to use in conjunction with the relaxing music I already have for Jesse.
Here is some more information about the Canine Calm Spray from Earth Heart:

"Canine Calm contains pure essential oils traditionally used for relaxation. The essential oil concentrate can help create a calming environment when diffused in the home, kennel, spa or clinic. This family friendly product is safely diluted for use with puppies from 8 weeks old. Canine Calm is made in the USA. The natural remedy mist is packaged in a BPA free recyclable container. Dog lovers and professionals recommend Canine Calm as a safe and effective natural remedy for over 90% of dogs who experience whimpering, cowering, trembling, panting, pacing, drooling, barking, shaking, vomiting and other signs of upset during non-routine activities, and fearful or unsettling times. www.earthheartinc.com ($12.99 Retail)"

Jesse and I really enjoyed the contents of the PetBox. They included great products in their box. I had heard of a few of them before, but most of were new to us.

I understand a lot of consumers like to have the customization option of what is in their PetBox, but I personally really enjoy the surprise of not knowing what will be delivered each month. This also opens up doorways to trying out a new product that I might not have even heard of. We are always up for looking into different products; making it that more exciting when the contents inside are random. All in all, Jesse and I give the PetBox two paws up =o)
Interested in trying out PetBox for your best friend? Here is PetBox's Official Website:

Use the code "JESSE20" to get 20% off =o)

Stay Happy and Healthy!

~Heather and Jesse~

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Amazing Dog Tricks performed by Jesse! 2014


We are very excited to announce that our newest video "Amazing Dog Tricks performed by Jesse" is finished! We spent a lot of time on this video, and are very happy with how it turned out!!  This video includes Jesse performing walking hand stands, somersaults, driving a motorized car, rolling atop a ball, riding a scooter, jump roping, skateboarding, and much, much, more!

This is one video you don't wanna miss =o)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Tricks, November BarkBox & ~Happy Thanksgiving~

Jesse and I have been really busy working on our newest trick video!
We have some amazing tricks in this one, and can't wait to show everyone when we have it finished =o) Here are a few sneak peek shots from it:

 
 
Jesse looking over his shoulder, waiting for me to ask him to do a trick.
 

Jesse doing his walking hand stand while I tape him with the GoPro




Jesse and I just finished jump roping, and he gave me a kiss

 
 
Jesse chasing me after doing a somersault. I love Jesse's happy smile in this picture


 

We also have a lot of very exciting news to share, but will do so in a future blog post, along with pictures.
With Thanksgiving this month, Jesse and I were looking forward to our November Bark Box; and I know Jesse wasn't disappointed with what came this month!

The November Bark Box came with some really cool items including a Zucchini plush toy, package of N-Bones, Bocce's Bakery Biscuits, Turkey Sausages, and a deer chewie.
 
The first item was a cute Zucchini plush toy from Pet Lifestyle And You (P.L.A.Y.). I had seen the awesome bed's made by this company, but didn't know they made dog toys as well. There is a really cool bed they make that I have been thinking of getting Jesse for a gift, and we might get it with the coupon we received in this month's Bark Box for $15 off a future order.
What is really nice about this toy is that it is a handmade toy, and is made with production standards that rival those for infant and children products. This is a big plus for us! The stuffing is also made from 100% post-consumer recycled bottles.
 
The second item was a package of two bones made by N-Bone. These ones were vanilla mint flavor; and boy Jesse didn't need encouragement to eat them!
Being all-natural and wheat, corn, and soy free is awesome. I am sure we will get some more of these in the future for Jesse (it also helps that there is an adorable Jack Russell Terrier on the packaging =o) )
 
The third item was Truffle Mac and Cheese Biscuits made by Bocce's Bakery. These smelt delicious! Jesse was drooling while I opened the package to give him one. A plus for these treats is that they are wheat-free and free of preservatives. The ingredients used include turkey bacon, cheese, and even truffles! (they are local organic ingredients too).
 
The fourth item was Turkey Sausage treats made by Happy Howie's. Jesse was a big fan of these treats; and they looked like something straight out of a doggie TV Show (the ones you would see the dogs steal from the butcher's shop).
These can easily be broken up into smaller treats to be used in training, or given as a big reward for a job well done.
 
The fifth item was a deer chewie from Etta Says. The novel protein source makes these good for dogs with allergies. Jesse loved this treat as well; happily gobbling it up. These looked like chewgars; Jesse thought so too ;o)
 
Jesse was a very happy pup with the November Bark Box! He loved every item in his box. Being Thanksgiving this month, Jesse was very grateful for all the treats he received.
We hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving this year.
Jesse and I are very thankful for all the amazing opportunities we have been able to be apart of, and all the amazing memories we have shared together. I am forever grateful for this little dog and all the adventures we have had; he truly has changed my life for the better.
For special holidays and events, I always love to make Jesse homemade meals. This Thanksgiving I made him a Fall Omelet for breakfast. It was made of pumpkin, banana, cottage cheese, and eggs.
He was very happy, and danced around for his meal; licking the bowl clean!
 
For Dinner, Jesse joined in our Thanksgiving feast. I made sure to prepare him a doggie safe bowl. He had turkey, some ham, sweet potatoes, and Yorkshire pudding. I mixed it all into one bowl, and he gobbled it up with delight.
He even picked up his bowl and sat up; asking for some more
(of course, I couldn't resist!).
Happy Thanksgiving from our Family to Yours~
Stay Happy and Healthy!
~Heather and Jesse~
 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Please VOTE for Team Jesse!!

Team Jesse; We need your help!
Could you please take a second to VOTE for me in Modern Dog's Star Dog Contest? All you have to do is follow my link below and hit the "Vote for Me!" button to cast your vote.
No registration required, and you can vote every 12 hours for me if you would like. Voting is not limited to computers, you can vote on your phone too.
http://moderndogmagazine.com/stardog/entry/jesse-0

With your help, I could be featured in a 2-page spread in Modern Dog Magazine! Voting is open until December 20th, and is open every 12 hours.
♥♥♥Puppy Kisses for Team Jesse!! ♥♥♥
 

Love,
Jesse


P.S. Momma and I are going to be holding a giveaway soon on our Facebook; so make sure to stay tuned for all the latest details!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

October BarkBox ~Happy Halloween!~

It's that time again: Bark Box time! Jesse and I grabbed our leash, poop bag, and mailbox key; then headed off to the mailbox~

The crisp Autumn air makes for a beautiful walk and some playtime at the park. I brought Jesse's favorite pink racquet ball with us; taking a pup stop for a game of fetch with my little man.
 
Usually racquet balls only last a play session, but this one has been with us since 2009; when we bought it in New York City when we appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman's "Stupid Pet Tricks" segment.
I have still yet to find a racquet ball as good as this one =o)
 
After collecting our Bark Box from the mail, we were both excited to see what was in this month's box!
 
Jess helped me open it (he always loves opening up his packages).
The October Bark Box included a Chevron bear, Mutt Meatball Mix, Baker's Best Treats, a Fruitables share pack, and Lamb ears.
 
The first item was a chevron bear from Pet Qwerks. I can tell this toy will be able to stand up to play sessions and still be soft enough to snuggle. The bear is made of a durable material that would be easy to clean if it gets dirty.
 
The next item was a Fruitables share pack; the perfect treats for giving out on Halloween! I had never seen this idea done before, and was very impressed with how cute the individual packets were.
Jesse would be the perfect door man to hand out treats to the canine trick-or-treaters. =o) (He has had some practice from last year's Halloween where he gave out Nylabone goodies to his doggie pals)
We usually make our own homemade doggie party favors for special events, but will definitely look into Fruitables for next Halloween too.
The third item was Lamb ears from Superior Farms. At first glance it looked like one ear, but upon further investigation there were two packed into one.
Lamb ears are one of Jesse's favorite chews. He will carry them around when I give them to him, and find the perfect spot before setting down to eat his chewie.
 Lamb ears are also good for dogs with sensitive tummies or allergies. They are lower in fat than pig ears, and just as yummy with their airy, crunchy texture.

The fourth item was a bag of Autumn Harvest Treats from Baker's Best.
I am always looking for unique treats that are both delicious and healthy for Jesse, and these treats were a hit! Being made with pumpkin and cranberry, these are perfect for Fall. Jesse loved these treats, and gladly offered cute tricks for more. =o)
"Oh no, I've been hit!"
The last item was a Mutt Meatball Mix made by Your Dog's Dinner. This was by far Jesse's absolute favorite item from the BarkBox this month!
To make our very own Mutt Meatballs, we needed to collect a few ingredients:
~1 egg
~1 lb of Meat (we chose Beef)
~1 Package of Mutt Meatballs Mix
"Beef, Egg & Meatball Mix-CHECK!"
We put all the ingredients in a bowl, then mixed them together really well.
"Stirred, what's next?"
Then we made them into little teaspoon sized balls, and spaced them apart on a cooking sheet.
"All ready for the oven!"
We cooked them for 30mins in the oven. Jesse knew these special treats were for him; he stayed near the oven while they were cooking.
Once they were cooked and cooled; Jesse couldn't wait to try one! Boy did these smell delicious! Jesse gobbled one up, and licked his lips; gazing at me with his soulful eyes asking for more! (He might of got seconds-or thirds ;o) ) 
I'd say the October BarkBox was a big hit! Jesse sure is a Fan =o)
You can find purchase a BarkBox for your dog, or find out more by going to their Official Website.
~~~Happy Halloween!~~~~
 
Stay Happy and Healthy!
~Heather and Jesse~