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Holiday Fun With Xena Lee #BestofBLUE @BlueBuffalo @PetSmart

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We are totally getting a late start on the holidays this year.  We always have so many things going on even under the best of circumstances.  I have been tied up doing quite a few photo sessions.  I have never considered myself a family or portrait photographer – I am more of a scenic photographer.  But last year my daughter asked me to do her pregnancy photos and since then I have been booked quite a bit.  Funny how life takes a turn when you least expect it.  As long as I consider it fun – I will continue to do it.  After all shouldn’t we all do what we love?




As soon as I set a backdrop up – Xena makes herself at home.  She has always loved to be the center of a photo session.  This backdrop never even got completely setup and she jumped right in.


At this time we really haven’t done much else for the holidays – normally we would have gotten our tree this weekend and decorated it.  But our teenage autistic son was hospitalized this week and we definitely cannot set anything up until he gets home – which should be this week sometime.  He had an allergic reaction to his meds and they need to change his meds on an inpatient basis.  So the holiday festivities are on hold.




But once we dive into the holiday festivities, Xena Lee is always smack dab in the center of any and all celebrations.  She sometimes participates and other times she is extremely happy supervising – as in the photo above.




We do get a real tree for the holidays and she absolutely loves to play with the ornaments on the tree – especially those that make some sort of noise.  And I am sure Santa will bring her a new skunk toy – the only toys she plays with are skunks!  This holds true with toy skunks and real skunks – she has been sprayed so many times and gotten me sprayed several times too!




Santa cannot get the BLUE™ Buffalo Health Bars open quickly enough!  She knows exactly what is in that pouch for her and how awesome these bars are for her health.  These treats are treats I feel good about and they are so awesome for her




When Xena Lee isn’t snacking on her Health Bars – she is eating her Blue Wilderness Chicken Recipe food specifically designed for large breed dogs.  Technically her breed is considered a giant breed but she is quite small for a newfoundland so large is appropriate.




We find our  Blue Buffalo™ foods and treats at our local PetSmart.  Xena is a die hard dry dog food lover.  She loves the Blue Wilderness Adult Chicken Recipe dry dog food.   It is made with the finest natural ingredients and no grains.  Ingredients include deboned chicken, chicken meal and turkey meal supply the protein your dog needs.  It also includes sweet potatoes, peas and potatoes to provide healthy carbohydrates and blueberries, cranberries and carrots for antioxidants.  Made with their BLUE™ LifeSource Bits which are a precise blend of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals selected by holistic veterinarians and animal nutritionists that support immune system health, life stage requirements and healthy oxidative balance.  They are “cold-formed” to help retain the potency of their ingredients and maximizing the nutrients.




Petsmart has so many Blue Buffalo products on sale this holiday season – everything Xena wants in her stocking! (And yes she has her own stocking…)




Their products are meat rich with real meat and grain free.  We care about everything we feed our pets (dogs and horses) and Blue Buffalo helps make it all possible.  BLUE Life Protection Formula is created by selecting only the finest natural ingredients.  Their products always start with high-quality chicken, lamb or fish with no chicken (or poultry) by products, no artificial preservatives, no corn, no wheat and no soy.


They include their exclusive LifeSource Bits enhanced with their Super 7 antioxidant package.  LifeSource Bits contain a precise blend of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants selected by holistic veterinarians and animal nutritionists. And now all BLUE Life Protection Formula dog foods feature LifeSource Bits that have been enhanced with their Super 7 package of antioxidant-rich ingredients: Apples –Blackberries-Blueberries-Cranberries-Pomegranate-Pumpkin-Spinach.  The ingredients in LifeSource Bits help support: Immune system health-Life stage requirements-Healthy oxidative balance.


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