Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mommy Series | {For My Babies With Four Legs}

A lot of people think I became a first time Mom 7.5 months ago. While that's sort of true, I actually became a Mom a little over 2.5 years ago to my precious girls! Ivy and Madison are my babies too and I love all three of my kiddos with the same heart and tenacity. My girls require a few must have's in their sweet little life. Below is a list of items that are always in our home. Ivy, Madison and myself couldn't get by without these key things.

1.) I've always fed the girls Hill's Ideal Balance. Dr. Bob (Holly's doctor in Little Rock) said it's what I should feed them and his word is good as gold to me. This is what they always have and always will eat.
2.) We do puppy pads here in the Johnson house. We used them with Holly (my beloved former dog for those of you who don't know) for 15.5 years. When we got Ivy and Madison, Scott and I heavily weighed the options of having them go outside or go on puppy pads. We both decided we like doing the puppy pads. While it can get old taking care of it, I'm glad we do it. Puppy pads allow us the freedom of being able to leave all day long if we need to (we never have) and not have to worry about letting the girls out to potty when the weather is bad, etc.
3.) Paul Mitchell's dog shampoo is my fav. I've tried all of the different scents and love them all.
4.) These Boots & Barkley beef bones (from Target) are always in our home. The girls are obsessed.
5.) This brush is the best. Gets knots out like non other. You can find it here.
6.) Dog sweaters are a must. Obviously. TJ Maxx/Homegoods always has the cutest ones.
7.) Trifexis. Loved my Interceptor before they discontinued it. Ugh. This is the next best thing IMO.
8.) Toys. Lots and lots of toys. The squeaker the better!
9.) Milkbone Maro snacks. The girls favorite!
Not listed but the most important item of all......a comfy bed!!! Preferably in front of the fireplace especially during the winter. Ivy and Madison LOVE their bed. I got this one at TJ Maxx. I tried to find one that would blend into our home as much as possible and this one fit the bill. And just so you know, that is Ivy's spot. Don't try to get in that corner. It belongs to her.
Finally, a dog carrier is always good to have around. We only use ours when we go to the vet or the groomer but the girls love getting in it and it's easy to tote around. I got mine at Walmart! They actually have really great options.
That's my list for my girls. What are your must have mommy items for your fur babies?


  1. Have you ever looked into getting a Barkbox for the girls? We get one for our babies and they LOVE it! It's a nice way to try out new toys, treats and other products :)

    1. I need to start doing Barkbox. I know my girls would love getting a special surprise in the mail every month!!

  2. I love that you included the fur babies!! They are just as important. We use a Furminator (comb/brush) on Gabby, she loves it and I am always shocked how much fur comes off of her.

    1. Couldn't leave out my girls!! Hope Gabby is doing okay.