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Jenny Hodges. Tampa Librarian. Book Lover. Slow Runner. Mom to Irish Triplets. Living and Traveling in the Autism World.


20. January 2017 14:40
by jennifer
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A Dog's Purpose Fandango Giveaway

20. January 2017 14:40 by jennifer | 19 Comments

Last year my oldest daughter and I had a "mother-daughter" book club and read A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. We both absolutely loved this story. We laughed, and we cried. It made us think about our own dog, Matthew, and what he might be thinking when we talk to him, or he looks at us in his special way. We know his moods based on his ears. Laughing He has his playful ears, his tired ears, his content ears, his working ears. Working ears? Yes, working ears. Matthew is a highly trained service dog, much like sweet Ellie in one of the supplemental novels in A Dog's Purpose series.  Matthew provides all of us with a non-judgemental sounding board and I honestly can't imagine our lives without him.

A few days after Haley and I finished the book we were chilling on the couch watching Jeopardy and the trailer for the movie came on during a commercial break. We both kept looking at each other, like "are you seeing what I'm seeing?" And then we both became hyper-focused on what we were watching. By the end of the commercial we had tears streaming down our faces. Go ahead, watch the trailer below and see if you don't have wet stuff coming out of your eyes. Cry

 

Right? If you are a dog lover, this movie will fill you with all sorts of emotions!!

From the film: "A DOG’S PURPOSE, is a sweet and lovable family film that shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. Told from the perspective of “everybody’s best friend” the film highlights the importance of familial bonds, and the unconditional love we have for our best friends. The movie stars Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, and John Ortiz."

If you'd like to WIN a $25 Fandango Gift Card, simply leave me a comment telling me your favorite breed of dog. I will select a random winner on Friday January 27th, the release day of the film.

My favorite breed of dog is the Labrador Retriever. I also love Great Danes, but have never had one of my own. My house is too small. LOL. I like big dogs. 

22. August 2014 08:00
by jennifer
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Bayer K9 Avantix II for your dog

22. August 2014 08:00 by jennifer | 0 Comments

Our furry family member, Matthew, has been an important part of our life since January 2013. We waited for him for long time. Our son has autism. It was recommended to us by my son's doctor that we look into getting an Autism Service Dog, and he wrote a prescription. It took us 18 MONTHS to get Matthew, and he arrived at our home just after his first birthday. Ronin was 6. But Matthew is so much more than just a prescription. The bond that Matthew has with our entire family is just priceless, but the bond he has with my son is the one that is the most precious. Matthew goes nearly everywhere with us. Of course, as a trained service dog he is allowed EVERYWHERE, but sometimes I have to use my best judgement. For example, we don't bring Matthew with us when we visit theme parks. Sure, this is often a location where our son has frequent meltdowns, but the concrete is VERY HOT on Matthew's paws. I take great pride in keeping Matthew as happy and as healthy as I can and that includes providing the proper parasite protection. We spend a lot of time outdoors hiking, walking, and swimming, and just as I apply sunscreen to the #TampaTrio, I make sure Matthew is protected from fleas, and that protection can come from K9 Advantix II. You can check out more information about K9 Advantix II on their website HERE. The bond between humans and their pets is very special, and I can't imagine our life without our amazing dog.   The bond between you and your dog is a special one, and you’ll go to great lengths to keep your furry family member safe and healthy. K9 Advantix® II is a once-a-month topical application for dogs and puppies that REPELS and kills ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes. Visit http://petparents.com/products to learn more. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of K9 Advantix® II. The opinions and text are all mine. Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand.   //

21. August 2014 08:00
by jennifer
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Healthy Active Lifestyle with #NutriencePets

21. August 2014 08:00 by jennifer | 11 Comments

Hi! I'm Matthew, also known as the #BigYellowDog. This is the first blog post I've ever written for my human mom, Jenny. I was just so excited by my new Nutrience dog food that I wanted to be the one to tell you all about it! Nutrience believes in healthy active lifestyles for human and pets. And let me tell you, my family lives an active lifestyle, and I'm always tagging along. See, I have a very important job as an Autism Service Dog, so I get to do a lot of fun things! From swimming in springs (see me in my special vest? I'm so handsome.) to playing in water slides to playing fetch with my favorite boy and of course, carrying around a big stick (you know what they say....bark softly and carry a big stick ) I am always on the go. Nutrience pet food helps keep me in tip-top shape. Nutrience pet food is made with North American ingredients and backed by their ‘No Bad Anything’ promise. Every bag they craft represents an unwavering attention to quality and an ongoing commitment to natural, wholesome nutrition. Just what this Big Yellow Dog deserves. Since my family is super active, and my mom hates to shop, she orders my Nutrience food directly from Amazon. It's set up to subscribe and save so I'll never run out, and this enables us to keep playing instead of wasting time in the store! My mom is so smart! You can learn more about Nutrience on their webpage and connect with them through social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.   So tell me fellow dogs with a blog, what's your favorite way to get active??