How to Get a Loyal Follower -  Fluffy's 5 step Plan to Recruit Snowy.

Ruff! Ruff! Hello my fluffy pack! So far my world domination plan is on track. Mommy and the rest of the pack are working hard at growing our following and soon I will rule over all the sheep. It's not easy to get a loyal follower but luckily the pack has me and my special skills.

I've noticed something weird though. Snowy does not fall for my basic 'win them over' tricks. What is there not to love about me?

I'm a good listener, I'm working hard on not being so evil and I'm fluffier than fluff. That's besides the fact that I'm cuter than cute. I'm also super sweet but don't tell anyone. Leaders can't afford to be sweet!

What can I do to make Snowy one of my loyal followers? He listens to mommy, but when it comes to me he acts all weird. I try to play with him, I even do my special fluffy dance, but nope. Nothing!

Snowy refusing to follow me

Do you have any idea how much effort goes into the fluffy dance?!

I have to literally bow down, something a Queen should never ever do. Then shake my boot like there's no tomorrow.

Yes, there's some invasive sniffing involved and in your face staring, but that's just me trying to connect.

I thought of a few ways to recruit Snowy. Soon he will be one of my loyal sheep too!

Fluffy's 5 Step Plan to Recruit Snowy


1. Bring him some yummy treats


Technically mommy is the treat keeper, but I know where she stashes the good stuff. She limits the amount we get daily and poor Snowy has not mastered the art of 'get more than your share'.

Luckily I have! I just start chewing some furniture and here comes a yummy treat on a silver platter. Predictable human!

2. Teach him basic manipulation skills


My fluffy sheep should all know by now that I'm a master manipulator. I can basically get away with anything. I thought I could pass on some knowledge about my manipulation skills to Snowy.

Not everything! Just the basics. I can't share all my tricks. I'm sure he'll be grateful and bow down chanting my name once he sees how he can do whatever he wants.

3. Be the one he shares his darkest secrets with


I have an impressive list of skills on my doggie resume but sharing and bragging about them to Snowy might not get him to trust me. I was thinking if I share my darkest secrets with him maybe, just maybe he'll trust me enough to share his secrets too.

Fluffy and Snowy talking.
Sharing secrets
I could tell him about that one time I murdered that bee. I swallowed it and spit it out without the bee having time to react. Or that I aim for mommy's wrist when we wrestle and 'play bite' her a little there. I know that's where the blood pumps.

I'm not trying to hurt mommy like I hurt the bee, I'm just letting her know what I'm capable of if she continues her lame attempts to manipulate me with yummy food. What?!! Too dark!

4. Mend relationship between Buffy and Snowy


It's no secret that Buffy and Snowy are mortal enemies. Buffy thinks he wants to take his place and yells at him every day for stepping out of line. Luckily they have me.

I just need to convince Buff that Snow is not a threat. How? Don't ask me. I'm not a miracle worker! I'll just tell Snowy it can be done and won't use the words "I promise".

Buffy and Fluffy talking.
Mending relationships

5. Ignore him


After the first four steps all I need to do is ignore him. He'll come looking for me to teach him more skills and he'll be addicted to my attention by then. Plan completed! Mission Recruit Snowy accomplished!

After that he can join Buff and I for some much-needed renovations. Can you believe that Snowy's bed and blanket is still in one piece? What kind of dog is he? Seriously!

On our first mission together we will give his bed and blanket a proper tearing a part party. It will be magnificent!! I've been waiting a long time to rip through it with my sharp teeth.

Time to go work on step one. I see mommy left her room. I'll go get the treat stash!

Ruff! Ruff!

Author: Fluffy
Job: Doing puppy work, part-time blogger, world leader in training.
Future plans: World domination
Likes: Biting hands, destroying everything in sight, playing, stalking, digging, cuddles and tummy rubs.
Dislikes: Baths, self-cloning Needleman and not getting my way.

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Pic credit: Fluffy(me), Buffy and Snowy posing for pics Renza took and edited. Mommy made Fluffy clones gathering in main pic. Amazon store pet goodies pic edited by her too.

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9 Dog Approved Simple and Delicious Meals to Make - Chef Buffy

Woof! Woof! Hello you guys! I was thinking of doing something nice for mommy Renza to spoil her a bit. She always cooks nice food for us and I thought I should make her a few simple and delicious meals to show her my appreciation. These are all dog approved of course, meaning us doggies love them and I'm sure mommy will too.

I came up with a few ideas. Let me know what you think guys.

Delicious Recipes To Make


1. Mud cakes.

There's a sand patch in our yard and tons of sand in the garden. That means I already have the main ingredient! I'll add some of my drinking water and whalla! Oooh, she'll love it sooo much!

2. Dog biscuit tower with bed foam on the side.

I'll save half my dog biscuits for a few days. Fluffy and my bed foam is always everywhere so that won't be a problem to get.

3. Sticks and stones casserole with a side of grass for greenery.

Fluffy is an expert sticks and stone collector. It's only fair that she pitches in. I asked her to do what she does best.

Fluffy collecting delicious meal ingredients.
Fluffy gathering meal ingredients

4. Leftover scraps straight out of the garbage bin. 

Those are the best, you guys. This one I need to time good. If I'm even a few minutes late then meal nr. 4 is a no go.

5. Blanket stew with a hint of fluffy hair.

I don't shed a lot. I know it's hard to believe because I have so much fluff, but it's true. Luckily we have a shedder in our midst and she's leaving a trail of white hair everywhere. Everywhere!

6. Brown soup.

It's the same like the mud cakes but just not so thick. A little liquidy. I'll add from Snowy's drinking water so that mommy won't get suspicious and wonders why my water is up.

Serving suggestion by Chef Buffy.

7. Sun dried bird with a side of leaves.

Everyone knows by now I'm an expert hunter. I'm part wolf after all. This is unfortunately a three doggie job. It will be a true test to see if the pack can work together.

8. Dog biltong served with a piece of cardboard box and a sock for extra flavor. 

Mommy says some people won't know what biltong is. It's dried meat or beef jerky as they call it over the seas. I'm not really sure why the beef was a jerk but it's yummy no matter what its level of rudeness.

9. Yummy shoes with leg of toy teddy and some dentastix to make sure teeth clean after the feast.

Please don't ask me what happened to teddy. Don't worry! Mommy has him in protective custody. Fine I'll tell! It's Fluffy. She chewed his leg off. The horror!!

There's everything on the menu, you guys. I have most of the ingredients already. Hopefully I'll get the rest soon then I can just throw it all together. Wish me luck!

Mommy Renza is a very picky eater though. I'm not really sure if she'll like all the meals. If not, there will be plenty of leftovers for Fluff and I. Oh for Snowy too. Grrr! I'll have to yell at him a bit before I share to let him know it's a one time thing.

Woof!! Woooooof!!

Author: Buffy
Job: Guard dog, part-time blogger, Alpha dog, part-time chef
Future plans: Be the most cuddliest dog in the world
Likes: Playing, eating and sleeping
Dislikes: Grooming and food thieves

Disclaimer: Blog post contains Amazon affiliate links for yummy best liked treats.

Pic credit: Pics of us Renza edited. Serving suggestion Pixabay pic.

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Happy First Anniversary Blog!!!

Hello Everyone!!

Last year this time I published my very first blog post. Yep! It's been a whole year already. Yay!

I'm not going to make this a long post about what I've learnt in my first year of blogging. I think the internet is full of those already.

You would think  that after I read all the posts on what not to do that I will not make the same mistakes. Nope! I went ahead and made the exact same mistakes.

Not having my own domain, not having a clear niche, writing weird topics no one searches for, zero Seo, no clear plan, blah blah blah.
 
A million mistakes yes, but I had successes too. I also made a ton of online friends and furiends (doggies). For a loner and introvert, I surprised myself. Gosh! I surprised myself a lot in this blogging year.

Writing in different characters was not my intention at the start. It just happened! People liked it for some reason and I changed the blog name to Life and Dog Stuff after that. It was just Life and Stuff.

I thought about splitting up the two niches into different blogs a few times because the blog's followers are probably split. I'm not really sure. I always say, "It's my blog and I can do whatever I want to". I mean our blog!

My personality is splattered all over these pages and combined with my Buff and Fluff. These are our stories, our life. So splitting it would have broken my heart.

I'm happy with what I've done with it. It's my creation. For the first time in my life I created something that I'm proud of. I've poured my heart out onto these pages. Something I was never capable of doing.

I'm planning on creating a spin off blog soon that will be more niche, structured and optimized for search traffic. Of course Buff and Fluff will join me over there too.

Don't worry, this one will still be here with new weekly blog posts. We only get social media traffic on here. Damn you evil Google bots!

Lots of work ahead. It's still in research phase. I'm just putting it out there in the universe so long.

I can get a bit lazy sometimes though lol, but it's a goal of mine to reach page one of Google for something I've written. #BlogGoals. Wish me luck! Even if I have to kidnap a Google bot and force them to rank me, I will! Grrr!

Sorry, Fluffy took over just now. She hates those Google bots. Run bots, run!

I have some more good news to share. We've recently been nominated for our third blog award! Guess that means we're doing something right.

Thank you Kirstie from the Enlightenment for Schmucks for nominating us for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Our second sunshine award this year! I'll do a separate post on that once I'm done doing the blog updates. I'm forever updating!

Please check out her award blog post so long Here. Kirstie and Trina's writing is beautiful and inspirational. It was such a pleasure to have met a pair of like minded people like them on the blogosphere.

Happy First Anniversary Blog! Here's to surviving a full year. Almost giving up and then turning it around again. It was not easy, but it was loads of fun. That's all that matters.

A Big Thank You to those who have read our words and laughed at our pictures. For following, sharing, commenting and supporting us through our journey. Your support keeps our little blog alive. I appreciate it more than you know.  

Lots of love to you all from Buffy, Fluffy and Renza! ♥♥♥
Until next time
Goodbye

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Fluffy the Puppy Learning How to Listen.

Ruff! Ruff! Hello my fluffy pack! As your future queen, I've decided to work on my listening skills. Learning how to listen can be a bit challenging because of my massive floppy fluffy dog ears that cover my ear holes. I don't like to listen to anyone either. It's beneath me.

Unfortunately, listening is required if I'm going to be a leader. The sheep will come to me for guidance and I can't exactly tune them out even though I really really want to.

There are a few things that help us doggies listen better. Luckily for you, I'm working on my sharing skills too. Rrrruff!


How to get your dog to listen to you

 

First I need to make sure I understand what someone is saying. Renza mommy is the worst when it comes to talking to us doggies. I have to listen to sentences that make no sense.

"Are you hungrys my doeboes?" and "Go sleepies my babas" aren't exactly used by everyone. That is where most of my understanding of language comes from. I'm good to listen and understand a 2-year-old at this level.

My dog won't listen -  Buffy and Fluffy
Buffy and I sniffing in our garden

Luckily there are other people that talk properly in the human house and loads of visitors come to visit just to play with me. I love running through the rain puddles and greeting them.

dog not listening - Buffy and Fluffy
Some more sniffing

With my limited vocabulary skills, no thanks to Renza mommy, I'm getting good at reading body language and voice tones.

Like when someone's voice tone goes up while I'm busy making paw patterns on their clothes, I know they love my art work. Mommy's voice always goes up when she gets all excited when Buffy and I show off our playing skills.

I'm assuming it's the same for everyone. They get all weird after that though. It's just water humans! Mixed with wet dog paws. If only they would stand still and not move so much while I'm busy using them as a canvas.

My puppy not listening to me.

Mommy uses the words "stop it" a lot. It's accompanied by her trying to take away whatever I was playing with. Or at least trying to. I'm stronger and faster than her.

I'm guessing "stop it" means let me take away your fun. I thought for a while stop it was my last name because she always says "Fluffy, stop it!", but now I know better.

Buffy knows a lot of words and body language signals but he's not a very good listener. Must be his super large floppy fluffy ears too.

Mommy must show him with actions or hand signals accompanied by words so he knows what he must do. Poor Buffy had to listen to her wayyy longer than I had to.

No wonder he hates listening!  It's like she created a language of her own and assumes us doggies automatically know it. Use proper words human!

Snowy dog listening to me.
Snowy doing everything mommy says

Snowy actually listens, but then again he was raised by a normal human. Mommy is shocked that he does whatever she says and Buffy thinks twice or even thrice before doing something. Sometimes he just refuses!

Buffy ignoring Fluffy
Buffy refusing to listen to me

I always have to do tricks for treats. Renza calls it "workies for foodies". I'm sure that's not how you say it.

Come to think of it, when Buff and I smell or see food, our ears automatically pop open. Don't ask me how. It's one of those built-in doggie things. Listening is easier when food is involved. Feed me human!

If you talk to me without food in your hand my ears automatically close. This is unavoidable. It's a simple equation to remember.

Food = Open ears
No food = Closed ears

On second thought, I think I need to add tummy rubs as an important variable for listening. 

20 minute tummy rubs + food =  open ears + half asleep listening

It's up to the human to accept the deal or not. Otherwise, I don't really mind continuing on my destructive path and destroying everything in sight.

Buff is already on board and helps me with much-needed renovations. It's a lot of work though. I think it's time to recruit Snowy! 

Ruff!!! Ruff!!!

Author: Fluffy
Job: Doing puppy work, part-time blogger, world leader in training.
Future plans: World domination
Likes: Biting hands, destroying everything in sight, playing, stalking, digging, cuddles and tummy rubs.
Dislikes: Baths, self-cloning Needleman and not getting my way.

Pic credit: Fluffy(me), Buffy and Snowy posing for pics Renza took and edited. Thanks to the winter rain the garden lives again. Soon we'll have flowers to destroy. Not for long because we're in some ongoing drought. Amazon store pet goodies pic edited by Renza too.

Don't forget to follow our blog for updates humans. Please share and plus one if you think your friends will enjoy reading my Fluffy the Puppy Learning How to Listen post. Thank you! Ruff!

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