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Holly with Greyhound “Jake”; April 29th,2015

Today,I would like to introduce the Greyhound furriends “Jake”.

Jake’s mom “Holly” from PA sent us feedback along with great pictures of Jake enjoying our Grass-fed Moo!Odor free Junior Bullys 11″-12″. I would like to share them here.

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Jake will be 5 in October. 

We adopted him at 5-1/2 months of age.  He never raced.  We were told his mom stepped on his back leg and it was broken and never vetted. 

When we adopted him, he had this horribly crooked leg with several large calcium deposits.  We had his leg rebroken and a plate with 8 screws in it (over $3000). 

A year later it migrated (and he grew) and we had it removed.  We’ve had as many as 5 rescued pups at one time but are down to one – can’t do more being retired.  Jake is my baby.

Here are pictures of Jake (a red brindle) eating one of the thin almost-the-same-color-as-him bully stick.

Thank you for safe products.

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Jake (a red brindle) with Junior Bullys..

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Jake (a red brindle) with Junior Bullys..

Holly,PA

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***Feedback and picture are used with permission***

We always enjoy reading feedback from furry friends and their mom & dad/seeing pictures/watching videos of furry friends enjoying our treats/chews

 We are very happy to hear how much Jake enjoyed our treats. It makes us happy knowing that we are offering healthier treats and chews to make the furriends smile big.

 What treats does your furriennd love most from our K9 restaurant “Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen“?

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Apr 29, 2015 | 0 | Paw up?Paw down? Treats from Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Save more on Duck treats

From April 24th through 30th, you can save more on Duck treats.

th Elk Liver Andes Biscuits

Order over $70* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount must be over $70) on Saturdays,and you will receive: one count of free  4  oz Elk liver Andes biscuits

** Dehydrated Duck feet 10 oz

Dehydrated duck feet 10 oz made in USA.

th Dehydrated Duck feet

Let’s watch how much our k9 executive chef “Palette” enjoy her Dehydrated Duck feet below.

Palette and Dehydrated Duck feet..

If you are a blog subscriber,please click here to watch the video.

Normally,it is $11.59,with sales price,it will be $11.20

You can read more on Dehydrated Duck feet in the taste testing entry titled “Palette’s note;Dehydrated Duck feet”. Please click here to read the entry.

Please enjoy treat hunt for your furry friends!!

*** Bulk treats of the Month ~ April ~ ***

** Grass-fed Moo!Odor Free Bully sticks standard 11″-12″ 6 oz 3 packages $57.82

** USA Beef trachea 12″ 12 count $40.98

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag ~ April ~ **

Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery Bag is the mystery bag that consists of all natural dog treats and toy.

Each Beef Deluxe bag contains 6-9 products per bag and, shipping and handling is already included in the price.The shipping method will be determined by us.

Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety bag is the mystery bag that consists of mystery items from sitewide;can be mixture of all natural dog treats,toy,grooming supplies,gifts for dog lovers,training tool,collars,travel accessories etc…

Contents can be the same or different from one bag to the other.Number of products in the bag also can be different from one bag to the other while the value of the bag remain the same.

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Grain Free Beef Deluxe $39.26

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $35.67

This offer is valid while supply lasts. These menu can be found under “Bulk treats of the month&Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag” category.

** Selected Dog toys on sale.Please click here to visit Dog toys page.

** You can get Free shipping with order over $100 (No coupon code required)

** We ship the order on every Monday,Tuesday, every other Wednesday.

** You can get FREE one count of Buffalo trachea strip (Buffalo version of Moo-tubes sliced into strip) with every order!

** Watch how much Palette enjoy her Buffalo Trachea strip below.

Palette and Buffalo Trachea strip

** We accept only US order,no international order please.

**If you become a fan of our Facebook page,you can get “Fan only” offer,and discounts. Please find “Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen” on Facebook.

To visit our store,please click here or paste and copy the link below into your browser.

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

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Apr 24, 2015 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Save more on selected beef treats

From April 17th through 23rd, you can save more on Selected beef treats.

th Elk Liver Andes Biscuits

Order over $70* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount must be over $70) on Saturdays,and you will receive: one count of free  4  oz Elk liver Andes biscuits


** Free Range Brazilian beef gullet stick 6″

Free Range Brazilian beef gullet stick 6″ made in Brazil.

These are made from Free range beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

This Gullet stick is soft texture,and great as quick chew for dogs.

Since gullet is great source of natural Glucosamine,it is especially great for Arthritis dogs.

Due to natural treats,thickness of the each treats can vary.
th Free Range Brazilian beef gullet stick 6 inch

Single: Normally,it is $1.14,with sales price,it will be $0.72

10 pieces: Normally,it is $9.54,with sales price,it will be $6.39

** Grass-fed Angus beef 3″-4″ Open Moo Taffy chips 3 oz

Grass-fed Angus Beef 3″-4″ Open Moo Taffy Chips 3 oz made in Argentina.

These are made from Grass-fed beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

This Taffy chips is made from weasand (gullet),and they are about 3″-4″ length strip, and one bag contains roughly about 8-10 chips to make the bag to 3 oz weight. They are great as small snack/chew for dogs.

Since gullet is great natural source of Glucosamine,it is especially great for Arthritis dogs.

Due to natural treats,thickness,width of the each treats can vary.
th Grass-fed Angus beef 3 inch-4 inch Open Moo! Taffy Chips 3 oz

Normally,it is $4.47,with sales price,it will be $3.67

**Grass-fed Angus Beef Moo Taffy Sticks 10″-12″ 8 oz

Grass-fed Angus Beef Moo Taffy Sticks 8 oz 10″-12″ made in Argentina.

These are made from Grass-fed beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

This Taffy stick is made from weasand (gullet),and they are about 10″-12″ length stick. One bag contains roughly 10-14 sticks to make it to 8 oz weight. These are great alternative chew in place of bully sticks.

Since gullet is great natural source of Glucosamine,it is especially great for Arthritis dogs.

Due to natural dog treats,thickness of each treats can vary.

th Grass-fed Angus Beef Moo! Taffy sticks 8 oz 10 inch - 12 inch

Normally,it is $10.09,with sales price,it will be $9.08

*** Bulk treats of the Month ~ April ~ ***

** Grass-fed Moo!Odor Free Bully sticks standard 11″-12″ 6 oz 3 packages $57.82

** USA Beef trachea 12″ 12 count $40.98

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag ~ April ~ **

Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery Bag is the mystery bag that consists of all natural dog treats and toy.

Each Beef Deluxe bag contains 6-9 products per bag and, shipping and handling is already included in the price.The shipping method will be determined by us.

Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety bag is the mystery bag that consists of mystery items from sitewide;can be mixture of all natural dog treats,toy,grooming supplies,gifts for dog lovers,training tool,collars,travel accessories etc…

Contents can be the same or different from one bag to the other.Number of products in the bag also can be different from one bag to the other while the value of the bag remain the same.

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Grain Free Beef Deluxe $39.26

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $35.67

This offer is valid while supply lasts. These menu can be found under “Bulk treats of the month&Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag” category.

** Selected Dog toys on sale.Please click here to visit Dog toys page.

** You can get Free shipping with order over $100 (No coupon code required)

** We ship the order on every Monday,Tuesday, every other Wednesday.

** You can get FREE one count of Buffalo trachea strip (Buffalo version of Moo-tubes sliced into strip) with every order!

** Watch how much Palette enjoy her Buffalo Trachea strip below.

Palette and Buffalo Trachea strip

** We accept only US order,no international order please.

**If you become a fan of our Facebook page,you can get “Fan only” offer,and discounts. Please find “Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen” on Facebook.

To visit our store,please click here or paste and copy the link below into your browser.

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

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Apr 17, 2015 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Save more on selected salmon treats

From April 10th through 16th, you can save more on Selected beef treats.

th Elk Liver Andes Biscuits

Order over $70* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount must be over $70) on Saturdays,and you will receive: one count of free  4  oz Elk liver Andes biscuits

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**Surf Turf Jerky 1 oz

Surf Turf Jerky is made with American fully grass-fed buffalo meat with wild-caught salmon with skin on. We do not use the grass-fed buffalo meat with grain finished.

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Normally,it is $7.85,with sales price,it will be $7.44

You can read more on Surf Turf Jerky in the taste testing entry titled “Palette’s note:Surf Turf Jerky”. Please click here to read the entry.

Surf Turf Jerky will be made to order approx. 16 hrs before shipping time,and we offer freshest Jerky on the market.

Please store this Jerky in freezer for longer shelf life in your air-tight zip bag after receiving your order.

Surf Turf Jerky is lab tested,and registered with department of agriculture.

** Greek biscuits 4 oz

Wild caught salmon biscuits made with gluten free,grain free Garbanzo bean flour.This 4oz package contains approx 15 biscuits.

Greek biscuits blog

Normally,it is $5.15,with sales price,it will be $4.66

You can read more on Greek Biscuits in the taste testing entry titled “Palette’s note:Greek biscuits”. Please click here to read the entry.

Greek biscuits will be made to order approx. 12 hrs before shipping time,and we offer freshest Biscuits on the market.

Please store this biscuits in freezer for longer shelf life in your air-tight zip bag after receiving your order.

Greek Biscuits is lab tested,and registered with department of agriculture.

*** Bulk treats of the Month ~ April ~ ***

** Grass-fed Moo!Odor Free Bully sticks standard 11″-12″ 6 oz 3 packages $57.82

** USA Beef trachea 12″ 12 count $40.98

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag ~ April ~ **

Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery Bag is the mystery bag that consists of all natural dog treats and toy.

Each Beef Deluxe bag contains 6-9 products per bag and, shipping and handling is already included in the price.The shipping method will be determined by us.

Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety bag is the mystery bag that consists of mystery items from sitewide;can be mixture of all natural dog treats,toy,grooming supplies,gifts for dog lovers,training tool,collars,travel accessories etc…

Contents can be the same or different from one bag to the other.Number of products in the bag also can be different from one bag to the other while the value of the bag remain the same.

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Grain Free Beef Deluxe $39.26

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $35.67

This offer is valid while supply lasts. These menu can be found under “Bulk treats of the month&Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag” category.

** Selected Dog toys on sale.Please click here to visit Dog toys page.

** You can get Free shipping with order over $100 (No coupon code required)

** We ship the order on every Monday,Tuesday, every other Wednesday.

** You can get FREE one count of Buffalo trachea strip (Buffalo version of Moo-tubes sliced into strip) with every order!

** Watch how much Palette enjoy her Buffalo Trachea strip below.

Palette and Buffalo Trachea strip

** We accept only US order,no international order please.

**If you become a fan of our Facebook page,you can get “Fan only” offer,and discounts.
Please find “Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen” on Facebook.

To visit our store,please click here or paste and copy the link below into your browser.

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

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Apr 10, 2015 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Yassy’s note:Pregnancy week 27 week – 30 week

In the previous entry titled “Yassy’s note: Pregnancy week 22 week – 26 week“,I wrote about how my pregnancy went from week 22nd through 26th week,and shared some of the sonogram picture of Liam with you.

Here,I would like to share my pregnancy and Liam’s growth from Week 27th week through 30th week.

May  2014 was  busy month for us, partly because we had to go see another doctor;cardiologist for Liam’s heart issue.

It was heavy rainy day that we had to go see cardiologist from Children’s Hospital and, we ad to take cardiogram.

The cardiac issue was brought up wen our high risk OBGYN was doing anatomy test and, first he said that he could not see the vein/artery he should have seen in the picture, and that is why we had to go see the cardiologist to see Liam’s heart much closer, much extensive tests to know better about his heart condition.

The doctor said everything looks fine to him for structure wise, but position wise.. maybe a little off to the center but nothing major to worry about.

I was glad to hear that.

Since Liam was curling up when he was ready to be seen via cardiogram test (Well, he was moving a lot around early 5am and at about waiting time in the clinic but apparently, he went to fall asleep when it became the time to be looked at,lol), I walked a bit to see if he changes his position.It made him look better but not much.

I wrote about kick game with Liam as part of Taikyou exercise/building relationship with unborn child through the game.

First some times, Liam was shy to my husband’s touch but by May, he liked to play with my husband “kick game”; my husband tap my belly gently and Liam kicks back the area my husband tapped. It is fun.

The kick game made my husband giggles.

By the way, the maternity pillow I liked to sleep with after right around 20th week, my husband tried my maternity pillow to sleep around this period of time when he was on night shift work schedule and I was up working with/taking care of Liam. He loved it and he wanted one for himself. So, he got one for his own.

Therefore, that maternity pillow “Leachco® Snoogle® Total Body Pregnancy Support and Feeding Pillow in Ivory“ will get 2 votes from our family:-)

Tale of Lucky 4 leaf clovers…

One day in May 2014, I happened to find 2 lucky 4 leaf clovers in our yard. I like keeping charms with me so, I picked them and pout it in between the book to dry out to keep long.

Do you know how the 4 leaf clovers became lucky charm in the modern days?

According to lucky 4 leaf clover website, it says “It is the Celtic Charm and carried out to the modern days. In the early days of Ireland, the Druids believed that they could see evil spirits coming when they carried a shamrock, or three-leaf clover, giving them a chance to get away in time! They thought four-leaf clovers offered magical protection, and warded off bad luck.

What the 4 leaves stands for?

The website says “faith”, “hope”, “love” and “luck”.

It also says that the odd to find one 4 leaf clovers are 10,000 to 1! Therefore, I got to find the super lucky charm in the month of May:-)

The full article on the 4 leaves clover can be found at the 4 leaf clover website here.

After the cardiologist visit, at the high risk OBGYN..

When we went to high risk OBGYN, we did sonogram 4D picture.

I really enjoyed watching how they can make the sonogram screen picture into 4D and I liked how Liam was moving real time in my belly. It was very interesting visit.

He was a wiggler then, and moving a lot there.One point time, he was yawning and, sonographer took the 4D pic but since I was giggling,and Liam was moving,the picture looked like a ghost but I think we got one that was cute and can see him well.

This is him in my belly, yawning.

Liam 27 week 2 days yawning May 12 2014 blog

Liam 27 week 2 days “yawning”…

Here is Liam “thinking”...

Liam 27 week 2 days thinking blog May 12 2014

Liam 27 week 2 days “thinking”..

Liam 27 week 2 days thinking II My 12 2014blog

Liam 27 week 2 days still thinking..

With 27th week baby development, according to pregnancy corner website, Liam would have been close to 15 inches in length and weigh over two pounds. Then, it also says that the eyes continue to develop, the layers of the retina are forming, and the membrane that covers the eyes separates to form eyelids.

Also, it says that the baby is developing its own waking and sleeping patterns around this time.  The tissues and grooves in your baby’s brain continue to form.

Interesting thing they says is that some experts believe that the baby begins to dream at this point, and you may feel baby’s hiccups. Babies’ lungs continue to mature and they inhale and exhale amniotic fluid.

To read the full development for baby and your body change at 27 week at pregnancy corner website, please click here.

After the high risk OBGYN, we went to regular OBGYN. No sonogram then, but we got to hear the heartbeat,and doctor measured my belly size,blood pressure and glucose test (2nd time, 1 hr tolerance test).

Last time, I did glucose test with high risk OBGYN due to family history, we had to go to Quest but this time, it was ok to do at the regular OBGYN office.

It was way too sweet and it was a little difficult to drink but I managed to drink it all.

Cord blood banking..

On the day, they gave us a flyer about baby’s cord blood banking (for a fee,cord blood banking will process cryopreserve baby’s stem cell rich umbilical cord blood for its family’s future medical use.).

We are suppose to reply this;either store,donate for research,or discard.

Did any of you kept/store it?

Liam’s issue was heart, and not blood related issue so, we were not sure if saving the cord blood would help Liam in the future if we kept it.

Luckily, baby heart specialist from children’s hospital was going to see us then, before the next appointment with regular OBGYN,so, I decided to ask the heart doctor if he was in fact suspected as congenital heart defect or any other heart problems, this cord blood would save his life or not.

You can read on cord blood banking information at the cord blood website here.

Back home in Japan, saving some parts of umbilical cord (dried) in the small wooden box for keepsake has been our custom. My mother has a little bit of dried umbilical cord of mine in the small wooden box.We call it “Heso no wo”.

When I got this umbilical cord blood banking flyer, I wondered if the doctor here would give us some of umbilical cord like Japan as keepsake after they dry them out….

Welcoming my father to our house in the states…

Another big thing in the month of May was that my father visited us all the way from Japan. From here to Japan, it takes about 14 hours (to Tokyo,Japan). He needs another connection flight to Tokyo so, extra distance beyond Tokyo but he tries to come visit us when he can.

We try to go back every other year to Japan but, because of IVF schedule-pregnancy, we could not go back in 2014. Therefore, he came here instead.

It is nice to have my side of my family here in the states and show them around and spend time together. It is more meaningful stay than simple “visiting” because they are living in Japan and I cannot visit their house whenever and they cannot visit us whenever. Only short 1 week or so is what we can have to spend time together face to face in the same country.

These days, with the help of technology, we skype with them every week and,I can get to see and talk with my parents and my sister family and my grandmother. I think it helps Liam to get to know them over the skype before meeting them face to face and he would get to hear more of our language;Japanese, and,I think it is good mental stimulation for him as well.

My parents love to see how he grows and interact with him through skype and when Liam smile or giggles, they smile/laugh and enjoy the time very much.

When my father was here, we visited Maymont in Richmond (You can read what you can do  by visiting maymont website here.

It is the 100 acre historic site with children’s farm (where kids can pet animals),gardens,and more.

We walked all the way around and pretty tired.

The site got us exercise pretty good.

On the way back home, we stopped by the Greek restaurant in the downtown Richmond.It was my father’s first experience of trying Greek food and he liked it although he was not so much of fan for spanakota and tazjiki sauce.

I love spanakota and tazjiki sauce but,unfortunately, I was not allowed to enjoy feta so, I did not get to eat the spanakota but I could enjoy Gyro.

When my father visited us, my sister got him to deliver the baby clothe for Liam. I remember seeing those itty bitty clothe the clothe was so tiny and cute!

When it comes to raising babies/kids, she knows more of it (has 3 kids, 1 more on the way),so I have been asking things here and there, and she is a good helper:)

One thing she said to me; she needed lots of bibs and mittens (so baby would not scratch themselves with nail),and told me to prepare basic baby stuff at least 1 month prior.

Hearing that,we started thinking that we really should start getting things for Liam soon then.

After my father went back home in Japan, we went to high risk OBGYN to get Liam checked up by baby heart specialist via sonogram again.

They still saw some concerns and we were asked to go see him at his hospital in DC next time for fetal MRI.

Liam was in good position on the day when the doctor tried to see his heart so, he could see better of his heart.

Next month was fetal MRI month.

More on Liam’s growth and my pregnancy adventure for later.

Stay tuned.

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Apr 08, 2015 | 0 | Pregnancy

Save more on selected beef treats

From April 3rd throgh 9th, you can save more on Selected beef treats.

th Elk Liver Andes Biscuits

Order over $70* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount must be over $70) on Saturdays,and you will receive: one count of free  4  oz Elk liver Andes biscuits


** Dehydrated Grass-fed beef tripe strip

Dehydrated Grass-fed beef tripe strip made in Argentina.

These are made from grass-fed beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

This beef tripe strip is approx 4.5″ – 8″ long, and our k9 executive chef “Palette” drools over this treats.


Due to natural treats,thickness,length of the each treats can vary.
th Dehydrated Grass-fed Beef Tripe Strip

Single: Normally,it is $0.65,with sales price,it will be $0.41

10 pieces: Normally,it is $4.48,with sales price,it will be $2.95


*** Bulk treats of the Month ~ April ~ ***

** Grass-fed Moo!Odor Free Bully sticks standard 11″-12″ 6 oz 3 packages $57.82

** USA Beef trachea 12″ 12 count $40.98

*** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag ~ April ~ ***

Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery Bag is the mystery bag that consists of all natural dog treats and toy.

Each Beef Deluxe bag contains 6-9 products per bag and, shipping and handling is already included in the price.The shipping method will be determined by us.

Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety bag is the mystery bag that consists of mystery items from sitewide;can be mixture of all natural dog treats,toy,grooming supplies,gifts for dog lovers,training tool,collars,travel accessories etc…

Contents can be the same or different from one bag to the other.Number of products in the bag also can be different from one bag to the other while the value of the bag remain the same.

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Grain Free Beef Deluxe $39.26

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $35.67

This offer is valid while supply lasts. These menu can be found under “Bulk treats of the month&Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag” category.

** Selected Dog toys on sale.Please click here to visit Dog toys page.

** You can get Free shipping with order over $100 (No coupon code required)

** We ship the order on every Monday,Tuesday, every other Wednesday.

** You can get FREE one count of Buffalo trachea strip (Buffalo version of Moo-tubes sliced into strip) with every order!

** Watch how much Palette enjoy her Buffalo Trachea strip below.

Palette and Buffalo Trachea strip

** We accept only US order,no international order please.

**If you become a fan of our Facebook page,you can get “Fan only” offer,and discounts.
Please find “Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen” on Facebook.

To visit our store,please click here or paste and copy the link below into your browser.

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

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Apr 03, 2015 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen