Tuesday, March 4, 2014

My bow tie goes to Hollywood!


Well, I HAD to get in on this action!
My fav bow tie goes to Hollywood.

Here I am at the Oscars with my BFF Ellen and the rest of my posse.
Good times!

xx 
Titus

Sunday, March 2, 2014

My recipe for natural flea shampoo


Today is all about Spring (I think it's almost here) and running in the field and bunnies and sunshine and...
... oh no: the return of the FLEAS!


Yeah, they itch, they hop, they bite, they give me a rash... I really hate those suckers!

But I live in a house of super healthy health nuts: no GMO's, no grains, no chemicals - nothing bad for you. 
So flea control starts at the root here. And it begins with bath-time for Titus! 



Mom doesn't like to use chemicals on herself or on us flea-taxis. So it's important for us to start flea control as early as possible in the year. That means good organic food, natural garlic supplements (you know: think vampires!) and things like carefully sprinkling Diatomaceous earth (say that five times...) and salt on carpets (that dries out eggs) and lots of vacuuming.  

But today I thought I'd share our recipe for our all natural flea shampoo with you.

Here it is:


You mix all those things, give them a good shake, and then comes my least favorite part: bath time.

While I give my rubber duckie a good work out, Mom scrubs me down from top to bottom for ten minutes with the scrubby brush and a nice helping of my shampoo.
Nope, this doesn't smell good, but that's the point: the fleas hate it!

And when you're done and dry and after you've wrestled with the towel for a little bit, then the flea comb comes and picks out any extra fleas that might be hiding in your hair that haven't jumped ship yet. You'll see: it works! 

There are wonderful natural flea sprays available too, and those smell a little better. They usually have clove, orange and peppermint in them. A great place to find those in C-Ville is this. 

You can also make your own. But be careful: only use the best organic essential oils and sparingly, and always dilute and read up on them first! They can be pretty powerful and not every pet or animal reacts well to them. 



Okay, so go knock'em dead and tell them Titus sent you!

I'm on my way to the tub now!
xx TITUS

PS: here is another great link for natural flea control options:

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

jolly jail time



 By now I'm sure you know that I've landed in jail...
Being perfect is very hard.


Jail's not really jail. But it means I have to stay in our workshop. 
Which, I have to admit, is actually kind of a cool place.


We make square things here. For people. And they get really excited about what we make, as if it were 
a big piece of cheese. So I've decided that I'd try to make my folly up to Mommy by helping her out a little.

Here goes: I put on my apron and grabbed some tools and some of those long things that go in a square.
I wasn't allowed to use the big equipment cause you need to use your feet and the paws at the same time, and, eh, I'm a little too height challenged for that. This: I got this!


... ummm ... so you put this here... and this here....


... eehhh... and you put this over here...


Hm. The paws. It's the paws. I'm having some trouble. I wish my uncle Dave was here, he'd help me!


... hmmmmmmmmmmmm...


Em, I think this ain't my thang after all... now what?



Oh goodie (hallelujah): Mom said it's okay and I can go home now! (VICTORY!!!!!!!)

She said I helped out a lot and I was a good boy. (Phew.)

And honestly, jail isn't all that bad. It's full of challenges, but it has it's good points.
 And every day I learn something new. Like: paws and waterproof wood glue: not a good match.

 'Later!


xx TITUS

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