Yassy’s note: Liam’s first year Day 98- Day 103

In the previous entry titled “Yassy’s note: Liam in NICU;day 8- day 14“, I wrote Liam came to our family about 3 weeks early (36 weeks and 2 days) and he has spent next 3 weeks in NICU.

He was tiny little baby; 18″ tall, weighing 5 lb 6 oz…

Day 99..

Ahh,the poop blow out,lol.

I was planning to bathe Liam, and he gave me the blow out diaper just right before the planned bathing time.

Can he read my mind???

Good thing with Liam these days for the bathing time is that, he does not cry at all.He simply stare at me singing,talking made up bath song and, he is in the water quietly:-)

The small tub started getting a little small for him so, maybe he would graduate to whale tub we got while I was a pregnant.

Liam’s Whale tub…

As for bringing neck up as high as he can and stay hold that position, he now can do much longer than before. Practice makes perfect!

He can hold his head quite long these days on tummy time.. like 270 seconds. I feel he has more support on his neck/head.

Day 101..

Liam slept for about 10 hours since last night.It was so long that I was tempted to wake him up,but before I actually do so, he woke himself up.

So, I gave him large amount of milk;140ml.You would think that he would be milk drunk but nope, he was super active this morning (milk high?Lol).

Of course, after the video, he fell asleep for ..maybe another 2 – 3 hours until next milk time.

I am amazed how much he can move after such a large amount of milk in his tummy,lol.

Liam 101 days old..

This smile brighten up my day every day:-)

Day 102..

One little smile makes everything perfect!That handsome man slept 9 hours and had another 140ml milk and deep sleeping:-)

BUT before putting him on his bed, he was again doing his own aerobics on the floor with his singing eh.ah.uh…lol.

I am wondering when babies can see things clearly.

The reason why I wondered about it was that,last night,I was holding him and I saw his head coming toward me a little by little and his mouth was wide opened.

I did not think much then but I found myself my nose was being sucked by Liam:-)

So, told him message well received and went on to milk time.That time, I fed him without tear coming out from his eyes before the milk time.

Sometimes,when he is being burped,he likes to nibble my side of hand; in between second finger and thumb.

Day 103..

I measured his height and he is 55″ tall. He was 53″ on September’s pediatrician  visit He is growing:-)

I knew that my days will be very different from the life without Liam, but I feel motherly instinct is really taking over my thoughts a lot lately.

Lots of things that I wants him to do.. like want to help him eat better when older, lots of things that I do not adults around him to do or want adults to do like no talk on what food they hates (be a better model for the eating) or good hand washing before meal..

Some stuff might be cultural difference but still, I am amazed how much thoughts I can have concerning with our little handsome boy “Liam”.

He sure is the rock and love of my life besides my husband.

These days, I am trying to let Liam practice following object with his eyes, but I had not been so much success;when I thought he was looking at it to follow, I soon loose his attention of his eyes ..

So, I was talking about that to my mother and she said babies can see red or bright bald color better.So, I tried with red pepper this morning.I know it sound silly but tried.

I think it might be working although he does not follow it long time, but better progress on the time he looks at it to follow.

I will be practicing following object stuff with red pepper from now on unless I get to find something bright red that ..maybe make sound like chime.

Lots of stuff to work with Liam!

He now can hold his head for.. wait for it.. 300 seconds!

Liam is sleeping soundly after breast milk was fed.

He had.. 14 minutes one side, 16 minutes the other side and has supplemental breast milk 80 ml.

Last night, when I was holding him, he started head shaking onto my clothe and tried to nibble that breast area through the clothe,lol.Told him,ok, milk time and fed him.

He is a funny little man.

Stay tuned for more Liam’s story.

Feb 05, 2018 | 0 | parenting

Yassy’s note:Liam’s first year:Day 92-Day 97

In the previous entry titled “Yassy’s note: Liam in NICU;day 8- day 14“, I wrote Liam came to our family about 3 weeks early (36 weeks and 2 days) and he has spent next 3 weeks in NICU.

He was tiny little baby; 18″ tall, weighing 5 lb 6 oz…

Day 94..

Liam started stir and then crying and I remembered the youtube video of decoding baby cry

Decoding baby cry..

I listened to his cry very carefully and tried diaper change (he had his milk not too long ago so,I thought it was something else or simply got hungry again).

Once I started trying to change his diaper, he was laying on the bed calmly and let me change his diaper and got quiet down:-)

Did I do what he wanted me to do? I hope I did, but not sure.

Day 95..

I am happy to report that Liam has been doing great job on head up exercise on tummy time;he be on his tummy and hold his head up and stay.

Since he does not go down after one second,I have been counting and today, he kept his head up for 200 seconds!!

Maybe his head/neck might become stable soon???

He is happily sucking his pacifier after the short nap, and talking to himself .

Oops,he started crying for help;missing pacifier??

Just passed 7pm, Liam has just finished another tummy time exercise,and held his head for 260!! I am getting tired counting,lol.

Day 97..

Liam is getting pro for breast feeding. Today, he spent 20 min on one, 13 min on the other and by the time of last burp time, his eyes were already closed (although I could see his white parts of the eye a bit) but head down on my shoulder and started Zzzzzzzzz…

Must have been such a hard work to eat,lol.

Our pediatrician told us to give him supplemental dose of milk to make sure he is getting what he needs;after the each breast feeding time give 60ml of milk,I was told.

So, I was debated if I just simply cuddle then and let him snooze a bit and give him the milk more.

Well,I decided to let him decide so, I prepared 70ml (when 60ml, in the past, he seemed wanted more) and tried to give him.

His eyes were wide open, flapping his hands with wide open mouth as if to say “Hurry up,I can drink more!”

So, I gave him that 70 ml milk.He then gave me a big man burp after that.

He is now peacefully back to sleeping… Zzzzzzz

Liam Day 97 in the swing..

I was reading mayo clinic book (I read it like a textbook because I know nothing and want to study on them) and amazing thing I read today is that, babies can distinguish mother’s breast milk from other baby’s mom’s breast milk because of sensory skill.

I was surprised. Wonder if Liam could do blind tasting and pick my breast milk from the bunch,lol

Stay tuned for more Liam’s story..

Jan 30, 2018 | 0 | parenting

Yassy’s note:Liam’s first year:Day 89- Day 91

In the previous entry titled “Yassy’s note: Liam in NICU;day 8- day 14“, I wrote Liam came to our family about 3 weeks early (36 weeks and 2 days) and he has spent next 3 weeks in NICU.

He was tiny little baby; 18″ tall, weighing 5 lb 6 oz…

Day 90

1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8…. Liam has been doing tummy time exercise everyday; a couple of times a day, and he seems to be able to hold his head higher,longer than before.

Longest time he hold his head high is 124 seconds so far. This is something he does good on.

I was reading Mayo clinic book that I got to learn more about baby care (Liam slept better during daytime on the day 90),and it mentioned that the babies who does tummy time tend to crawl,,roll over, and sit up earlier than the ones who does not get to do the tummy time exercise.

I do not know if it is true or not but, when I try to set him up for tummy time exercise and let him be on his tummy,he did not need much push from me anymore.

I still did gently help him roll onto his tummy but he is on his tummy mostly on his own.

Maybe he will roll over soon,much sooner than 6 months old time…

Anther big thing might be that he has got a huge balance ball and he did ball exercise with me.

He enjoyed tummy massage after that. Side of his body seems to make him feel tickle and he twitches and he is so cute!

Worth the wait for 10 long years… Really, impossible dream made possible:-)

Day 91..

When pacifier is not near, Liam has figured out that he could suck on his hand. If not, suck my hands while trying to burp him at milk time:-)

Since he started putting his hands in his mouth, I am wiping his hands and drooly face all the time.

This also means that I have to make sure that all the family members and visitors wash their hands thoroughly so whatever they touch would not be transferred to his hands and to his mouth.

Maybe I should put “Liam’s law” on his crib side:-)

Liam day 91 years old.. fingers in mouth..

Liam liked talking to himself softly like eh,eh. Sometimes, it sounds like saying “hi”.

He likes to talk after his milk time.He burped like a man,lol.

Day 92..

Liam has breast fed, and in the middle of being fed, he fell asleep with the milk drop on his cheek,lol.

So precious looking but since I could not move,I did not get to take a picture of it.

After a while, he woke up,wiggling so,I put him on my chest facing toward me and he went to deep sleep ZZZZZZ

Then, another hour later or so, he cried out loud and had another milk and he was content,making sound eh,eh and flapping hands looking around,yawn… in his crib.

He has been active ..

When he started liking pacifier, we got him wubba pacifier,the one with stuffed animal on it.

He can hold it while sucking but he has not being able to grab and bring it to his mouth yet.

He can suck his finger though.. When he loose the pacifier,he cries…….He tries to search with his mouth but not yet with hands..

Bath time came..

He used to cry out loud like screaming cat,but now, I let him hold my body and talk to him whole time singing jabu jabu jabu (Japanese) with made up tone and he has being quiet:-)

I think having something to hold onto might have made him feeling more secure and I can bath him alone,without my husband’s help:-)

Anyway, just about being ready to bath him, he started turning his face red,which I now know that he is working on something from rear end..

He did that for a couple of times and heard some wet sound and, yes, I knew poop was coming out. So, I waited out a bit and then, I peeked through the diaper first.

Wow, it got so much in it and he was still producing green tooth paste texture poop….

I have cleaned his rear end nice and clean first and then bathed him.He should be feeling clean and fresh.

Even if I did not plan to bathe him today, he needed one after the big poop time.

After the bathing time, he drunk his favorite mama’s milk and took a bit of nap.

However, he was already up talking eh..eh.. ehh..

Feeling more milk time coming on his way soon:)

Milk time came..

He burped like a man, real real big one.

I was happy (not sure why I get satisfaction out of his burp but I do,lol) and realized that he missed the whole burp cloth spot and burped onto my shirt,lol.

I wore burp cloth big enough space but guess he needed more:-)

And… we got size 1 diaper, graduating from newborn size one.

When we visited baby store on the day 91, we got him elephant wubba (pacifier with elephant on it).

We got 2 already (dog and monkey one) but last time we visited hospital, on the way to the hospital,we realized we forgot pacifier to bring and had to turn around to home to get it because he needs it to calm down.

So, we decided to get the 3rd one and keep it in my diaper bag so we know we always have one whenever we go and no more missing soother.

Stay tuned for more Liam’s story.

Jan 10, 2018 | 0 | parenting

Yassy’s note:Liam’s first year:Day 86 – Day 88

In the previous entry titled “Yassy’s note: Liam in NICU;day 8- day 14“, I wrote Liam came to our family about 3 weeks early (36 weeks and 2 days) and he has spent next 3 weeks in NICU.

He was tiny little baby; 18″ tall, weighing 5 lb 6 oz…

Day 86

After a bit of milk time,I usually did exercise/massage with him.

On Day 86,he got me surprised because he hold his head high for 124 seconds!! That is like more than 2 minutes.

Up until that day, 80 seconds was the longest time he hold his head high when he is on tummy time.

His neck muscle seems to be getting stronger each day.

On day 86, he had to change his clothe 3 times.. And it seems always happen to have his clothe messy right after I finished the laundry for Liam….

Within 4 days, he was to be 3 months old! I felt time flies!

During the 3 months, even though I was a newbie mom, I have found some things that I liked and some things that I did not like to use for care Liam.

Here are things that I really liked.

I have mentioned about this in the past but, I liked using Bob B-safe (Britax) stroller&car seat I loved 4 wheels on them other than 3.

Felt like it got great support,and the wheel were thick and nice big size and it rolls well on bumpy road/area and rolls smoothly.

Liam grew out of the car seat attached to the stroller but we like the stroller a lot and still is his stroller and lasting quite long. I love them.

Bob B-safe (Britax) stroller&car seat..

Arms reach co-sleeper; can have babies in it up until 15 lb. has same level of regular bed and you can put the bed right next to your bed and can observe the baby from there.

And, it got pockets on both and bottom has storage and can put swaddle,wipe box,clean sheets etc Side is mesh so, no worry about babies get face to bumpers,cannot breathe etc.

Another one I really liked was bottle made by chico.

The brand has “natural fit new born flow nipple”,which i believe is the slow flow and it got unique angle and shape so it will decrease the air sucks in compared to other bottle nipple.

Chico bottle “Natural fit”..

Also, I liked breastfriend. I put Liam on it and feed him whether direct breastfeeding or via bottle.

Breast friend….

Other stuff I learned and liked was renting the breast pump symphony (retail price is more than $2000.) from hospital. It was a big help to me.

Insurance company can get you compact travel size one made by the same company to symphony but it did not do good as much as I want it to be.

It already died after 1 month use… I rented the pump from hospital pharmacy and paid every month.

First 2 weeks after the discharge from hospital,I could rent the same pump from lactation consultant for free.

What else.. Boppy’s nursing cover was good.You can hold it into little tiny bag and can carry well.

And the diaper bag.. I really really liked the one made by skip hop Grand central Take it all diaper bag.

It got 2 size thermo pocket,and there are other outside pocket.Lots of them and it has changing sheet and it got rings/strap you can attach to the stroller.

Only thing I wish it got was shoulder strap so you can wear it cross from shoulder.Otherwise,it works really good.

Surely,when babies comes to your family,they need lots and lots of stuff. And also realized babies go through clothes a lot in a day and lots of laundry everyday.

Day 87..

Liam had to change his cloth, and his crib sheet as well.

He was not happy about re-doing his diaper (he peed while I was trying to change and he had to be re-done) and wiggled his foot so much.I am amazed how fast he can put his leg up and down.

Liam was changed into his monkey footie. The clothe was newborn size but he still can wear it.However, it was getting tight on him a bit.

Day 88..

For some reasons, he was so happy and smiling a lot and flapping hands and wiggling legs and so active.So,I had to take a picture of him being so happy and he gave me the biggest smile I have ever seen during his 88 days with me.

Liam Day 88 big smile…

Liam still worked hard to get his head as high as he can….

Liam day 88.. trying to get his head high as much as possible..

Stay tune for more Liam’s story.

Dec 07, 2017 | 0 | parenting

Up to 25% off on Caribou Antler and Moose Antlers and more

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Palette and Caribou Antler 4

Gnaw-worthy 100% natural Caribou Antler harvested in US. Antlers last lot longer than bully sticks. These are great as long lasting chew.

Current Caribou Antlers in stock is much heavier than previous delivery,and they are about approx 4″-7″. No flat Caribou Antlers available at this time.

We offer this only when we can get them.

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Palette and Caribou Antlers

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Gnaw-worthy 100% natural Moose Antler harvested in US. Antlers last lot longer than bully sticks. These are great as long lasting chew.

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We offer this only when we can get them.

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Palette and Moose Antlers

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Nov 19, 2017 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Up to 25% off selected Odor free bully sticks

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**11″-12″ Grass-fed Moo! Odor-Free bully sticks Standard 6 oz

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* Bulk treats of the month & K9 Foodie Mystery Bag**

Dogs love to enjoy variety of treats.

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We prefer priority mail or first class parcel method if your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky since they are made with fresh ingredients without preservatives, and not like other pre made biscuits or Jerky treats.

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Oct 24, 2017 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Yassy’s note: Liam’s first year: Day 82 to Day 85

In the previous entry titled “Yassy’s note: Liam in NICU;day 8- day 14“, I wrote Liam came to our family about 3 weeks early (36 weeks and 2 days) and he has spent next 3 weeks in NICU.

He was tiny little baby; 18″ tall, weighing 5 lb 6 oz…

Day 83..

Liam was coughing/sneezing here and there (we woke up chilly temp; 68F in the room….) but no fever,and had good appetite.

Just he had hoarse voice. I hoped he did not catch a cold. We made sure the heat was on and set the temp at 74F and the room became more comfy.

Liam had been sleeping well and, he and I had nice breast feeding time together. When he stopped sucking, I though he was done and pulled out and he cried out loud and head banging to my chest trying to re-claim the breast:-)

He was then fell asleep afterwords.

I read in the mayo clinic book that breast milk has some sort of hormone that makes babies sleepy. It might be why he fell asleep at the end.

I liked watching quiet,peaceful, dreamy Liam who made smile here and there as he dreamed in my arms.

That day, Liam changed 3 clothes. Last change was because when he burped big, he burped the milk in his drool as well and wet his foot and it was sticky to touch so, I changed his clothe.

I let him try 3 months old clothe for the first time. He fitted well already although length is probably 1″ excess for him.

He was growing right in front of our eyes so fast!

Day 84..

We took Liam to the restaurant where we knew that not many people were dining when we normally dine at.

It went smoothly. He slept through whole time.

Only minor problem was that, we had to figure out how to fit the car seat on the booth we sat on.

Otherwise,we could enjoy the meal as much as we do:)

Another first time experience that day was that I used changing station and feeding room in the public for the very first time.

Liam was reluctant burper as NICU staff calls him. He does not want to bend willingly and tries “stiff leg” and tries to reclining back…so took a bit time to out the room.

He used to be able to sit willingly but these days.. he started to do the stiff leg things.It usually starts with starts crying wanting to drink more and the stiffen his leg.

I tried to wait till he slows down and then pull out the bottle and then try to burp him but he did his stiff leg still.

If he was not crying, of course,like.. milk drunk,then, he bends easily.I know there are other position of burping but sit-up seemed to be the most effective way to let him burp.

Anyway, I tried searching some tricks on the net, and one of British website said to use the pacifier as distraction and then bend.

I tried that and it was working at first, but Liam started to figuring out my secret trick in the sleeve and sometimes, it worked, and sometime not work.

Whether he burped or not burped or tiny burp, I started waiting for 5-10 minutes after he finished his feeding and then let him sit up as the last burp time.

It seemed to get the burp out more.

Other than that, after the feeding,I was giving him tummy massage every time.It seemed to work.

Day 85..

It had been very busy with Liam’s doctor visit.

The highlight for the doctor visit was audiologist. Liam had sensor stuff on his forehead,behind ears etc to let doc see brain activity for the sound he would hear through the ear plug.

Liam 85 days old…. at audiologist office..

At NICU, 2 months ago, we were told his left ear hearing is inconclusive and did not pass the hearing test.

Therefore, we had to make an appointment with audiologist approved by Virginia department of health and he passed the test today:-)

They said so far, both ears looked good and can hear but, they would like to follow up after 6 months until.. possibly 2 years old.

It was very very tiring day but I was glad he passed the test.

Since it was very tiring day, it was easy dinner then.

My husband loved my made up sauce,which I call it Korean style Teriyaki sauce.I used it for seared scallops and vegetable medley. Try and see if you like it too.

Yassy’s Korean style Teriyaki sauce

1. Mix following ingredients and pour it onto skillet at the very end when veg or protein source are finished cooking in the skillet

2 cloves garlic grated
1 tbs soy sauce
1/4 tsp Kalbi (very spicy Korean BBQ/marinade sauce)
1 tbs sake
1 tbs white sugar

Stay tuned for more Liam’s story…

Oct 16, 2017 | 0 | parenting

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From October 13th through 19th, you can save up to 40% off on selected dog collars, Salmon treats and more

** Dog Collar 3/4″ Plaid #70 Blue Size 18

Dog Collar 3/4″ Plaid #70 Blue Size 18 is made right here in the USA, and it has round ring on front side so you can attach any charms,tags and more.

Our K9 executive chef “Palette” the Corgi wears the same brand, same designed red collar and her collar size is 18.

**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.

th_Surf turf jerky

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

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 & K9 Foodie Mystery Bag**

Dogs love to enjoy variety of treats.

For them, we have created some variety treat bag made with wide variety of protein source.

Variety bag is the great way to explore variety of treats doggie buffet style.

For those who loves bully sticks, we have created Odor free bully sticks variety set so your dog can enjoy variety of odor free bully sticks

For those who loves to stock up your dog’s favorite single treat budget friendly way, we have created smaller bulk with free shipping deal.

For those who would love to have fun with mystery treat bag, we have Palette’s K9 Foodie mystery bag deal.

Your dog will love you even more for the new yummy treats!

And yes, we have one mystery gift bag for dog lovers too. They are great as gift.

We have variety of treat set/gift set for everyone.Enjoy treat hunt!

Here are some example menu.

**Grass-fed Oink! Knotted double porky sticks 3″-6″ (2-pack), 15 packages $26.78

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

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Beef Deluxe $39.45

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $39.45

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

If you use coupon code for other promotion such as 10% off coupon code, the subtotal after coupon was applied must be over $100. Shipping fee, sales tax excluded.

** All Free shipping orders will be shipped by Retail Ground (Formally known as standard post) or lowest cost shipping method unless your order include Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen brand biscuits or Jerky.

*** Shipping schedule ***

If your order contains our brand of biscuits and Jerky, it will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday to make sure our products would arrive at your door fresh.This applies to all postal zones.

All orders (Free shipping or paid shipping) without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501,will be shipped via first class parcel or retail ground method unless it contains our brand of our biscuits or Jerky and orders will be shipped Monday through Wednesday.

Paid shipping order weighing more than 12 oz without our brand of biscuits and Jerky to postal zone 1-4 from our zip code 22501, and free shipping order weighing more than 12 oz to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday.

Orders to postal zone 1-4 and those weight of order including shipping envelope or box less than 12 oz will be shipped via first class parcel and which case, order will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.If orders is weighing more than 12 oz or if orders contain our brand of biscuits or Jerky will be shipped by priority mail from Monday through Friday.

Orders will be shipped via USPS. For customer in zone 1-4 from us in VA, orders will be shipped by either first class parcel (less than 12 oz including shipping envelop or box) or priority mail (more than 12 oz weight). For customers living in zone 5 to west (Chicago to west coast,FL,HI,AK), order will be shipped by first class parcel or retail ground unless orders contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky.

When orders going to zone 5 – 8 had made to order biscuits /Jerky in them, order will be shipped via first class parcel or priority mail.And those will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.

We prefer priority mail or first class parcel method if your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky since they are made with fresh ingredients without preservatives, and not like other pre made biscuits or Jerky treats.

USPS does not offer retail ground service to the area zone 1 to 4 from us.

*** Flat rate shipping rate***

You will see the flat rate shipping charge during the checkout

Charge is fixed flat fee.

$0 to $99.99 (after all discount applied) is at $7.99

$100.00 and over is Free shipping. Items will be shipped via USPS.

Zone 1-zone 4 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or priority mail

Zone 5-zone 8 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or retail ground. However, when the order weigh more than 13 oz and your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky which requires faster shipping method, it will be shipped via priority mail.

You can check the postal zone for your area by visiting USPS site here.

Click on Get Zone for ZIP Code Pair tab and then enter our zip code 22501 on Origin ZIP Code, enter your zip code for Destination ZIP Code and hit the “Get zone” button to see the zone number for your area.

** Starting Jan 20th,2016, We no longer offer the complementary treats with order

** 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.

** Sign up for our e-newsletter to save on your pet treats. When you first sign up for our e-newsletter, you will receive 12% off coupon code in your welcome e-mail to use for your next order.

Sign up form can be found here

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

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

Oct 13, 2017 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Up to 30% off selected beef treats and more

From October 5th through 12h, you can save up to 30% off on selected Beef treats

** Grass-Fed Moo! Angus beef Scapulas (Beef cartilage) 3 oz

Grass-Fed Moo! Angus beef Scapulas (Beef cartilage) 3 oz made in Argentina.

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

This beef scapulas are cartilage from shoulder blade. Cartilages are,just like trachea,gullet,and poultry paws, great natural source of glucosamine/chondroitin and especially great for Arthritis dogs.


** Grass fed Moo! Odor Free Junior Bullys 11″-12″ 10 oz

Grass fed Moo! Odor Free Junior Bullys 11″-12″ 10 oz made in Argentina.

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

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

**5″-6″ Grass-fed Moo! Odor-Free bully sticks Junior 10 oz

5″-6″ Grass-fed Moo! Odor-Free bully sticks Junior 10 oz made in Argentina.

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

This is not stinky bully sticks

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

* Bulk treats of the month & K9 Foodie Mystery Bag**

Dogs love to enjoy variety of treats.

For them, we have created some variety treat bag made with wide variety of protein source.

Variety bag is the great way to explore variety of treats doggie buffet style.

For those who loves bully sticks, we have created Odor free bully sticks variety set so your dog can enjoy variety of odor free bully sticks

For those who loves to stock up your dog’s favorite single treat budget friendly way, we have created smaller bulk with free shipping deal.

For those who would love to have fun with mystery treat bag, we have Palette’s K9 Foodie mystery bag deal.

Your dog will love you even more for the new yummy treats!

And yes, we have one mystery gift bag for dog lovers too. They are great as gift.

We have variety of treat set/gift set for everyone.Enjoy treat hunt!

Here are some example menu.

**Grass-fed Oink! Knotted double porky sticks 3″-6″ (2-pack), 15 packages $26.78

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

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Beef Deluxe $39.45

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $39.45

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

If you use coupon code for other promotion such as 10% off coupon code, the subtotal after coupon was applied must be over $100. Shipping fee, sales tax excluded.

** All Free shipping orders will be shipped by Retail Ground (Formally known as standard post) or lowest cost shipping method unless your order include Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen brand biscuits or Jerky.

*** Shipping schedule ***

If your order contains our brand of biscuits and Jerky, it will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday to make sure our products would arrive at your door fresh.This applies to all postal zones.

All orders (Free shipping or paid shipping) without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501,will be shipped via first class parcel or retail ground method unless it contains our brand of our biscuits or Jerky and orders will be shipped Monday through Wednesday.

Paid shipping order weighing more than 12 oz without our brand of biscuits and Jerky to postal zone 1-4 from our zip code 22501, and free shipping order weighing more than 12 oz to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday.

Orders to postal zone 1-4 and those weight of order including shipping envelope or box less than 12 oz will be shipped via first class parcel and which case, order will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.If orders is weighing more than 12 oz or if orders contain our brand of biscuits or Jerky will be shipped by priority mail from Monday through Friday.

Orders will be shipped via USPS. For customer in zone 1-4 from us in VA, orders will be shipped by either first class parcel (less than 12 oz including shipping envelop or box) or priority mail (more than 12 oz weight). For customers living in zone 5 to west (Chicago to west coast,FL,HI,AK), order will be shipped by first class parcel or retail ground unless orders contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky.

When orders going to zone 5 – 8 had made to order biscuits /Jerky in them, order will be shipped via first class parcel or priority mail.And those will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.

We prefer priority mail or first class parcel method if your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky since they are made with fresh ingredients without preservatives, and not like other pre made biscuits or Jerky treats.

USPS does not offer retail ground service to the area zone 1 to 4 from us.

*** Flat rate shipping rate***

You will see the flat rate shipping charge during the checkout

Charge is fixed flat fee.

$0 to $99.99 (after all discount applied) is at $7.99

$100.00 and over is Free shipping. Items will be shipped via USPS.

Zone 1-zone 4 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or priority mail

Zone 5-zone 8 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or retail ground. However, when the order weigh more than 13 oz and your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky which requires faster shipping method, it will be shipped via priority mail.

You can check the postal zone for your area by visiting USPS site here.

Click on Get Zone for ZIP Code Pair tab and then enter our zip code 22501 on Origin ZIP Code, enter your zip code for Destination ZIP Code and hit the “Get zone” button to see the zone number for your area.

** Starting Jan 20th,2016, We no longer offer the complementary treats with order

** 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.

** Sign up for our e-newsletter to save on your pet treats. When you first sign up for our e-newsletter, you will receive 12% off coupon code in your welcome e-mail to use for your next order.

Sign up form can be found here

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

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

Oct 07, 2017 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Kendo in Japan

“Begin with a bow, end with a bow” (Rei ni hajimari, rei ni owaru)

This custom reflects the spirit of Kendo.

Using bamboo sword instead of steel sword,kendo came from kenjyutsu:kind of fencing only for samurai.

How they matches?

Players are held in 9-11 meter square area.

Players starts bowing each other,and end of bowing each other as etiquette.

Bow is called “Rei”.

Then, they aim to strike on opponent’s body.

When they strike, they call out the name of the strike zone where they strike on.

Head: Men

Trunk: Do (say as in kendo)

Forearm: Kote

And there is “Tsuki”:part of the throat beneath the head and shoulder protector

If player strike on any other body parts, it would not count as point.

Match itself is 5 minutes long.

Player who scored first 2 points is the winner.

Ranking..

The ranking is determined by ability (skill), length of time dedicated to the sport.

Beginner is called seventh kyu. Then, they take tests to level up themselves all the way up to the first kyu.

After first kyu, they move on to “dan” (name of the ranking) starting from ichi dan (1st dan) all the way up to 10 dan.

What Kendo can teach kids..

Japanese traditional sports such as Kendo, kyudo (archery), Jyudo etc teaches kids great deal when it comes to mental education.

The mental and physical benefits of training Kendo as such are: improved focus, spirit, strength, endurance and overall fitness are well known in Japan.

Therefore many schools in Japan has Kendo , kyudo, jyudo after class club.

The Kendo Championships are major sporting events in Japan and the major championships take place in Nippon Budokan, the main arena for the national championships of Japanese martial arts.

Here is the youtube video you can watch to see what Kendo is like.

Kendo championship..

Here is the good video to see how match starts from Rei (bowing).

Coincidentally,I have found a video of Aichi prefecture (in Japan) Spring Kendo match between the high school I graduated from vs neighborhood high school:-)

Kendo match starting with bowing..

Oct 04, 2017 | 0 | Japan