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Squeaky Dog Toy Passes the Jack Russell Test

Tough Dog Toy Review

It’s been a week since we bought the PetSafe Squeak and Treat Booya dog toy and the verdict is in! It is truly an indestructible tough dog toy and it squeaks! It can not be destroyed. My Jack Russell, Brody, has given it over over a week of intense heavy chewing and biting. He has almost driven himself insane and he can’t tear it apart. It you don’t believe me watch the video below.

Brody is what you call a super-chew in the dog world. He may be only twenty pounds but he has jaws of steel and a biting grip worthy of a dog twice his size.

Toughest Squeaky Dog Toy Ever

The Busy Buddy line of dog toys are tough, in fact the toughest I’ve ever tried and I have tried almost every dog toy from Tuffy toys, to Kongs and Kyjens. The Nylabones last, but they don’t squeak and after a little Brody is bored. My goal was to find a fun, tough, engaging squeaky toy that could not be destroyed. It was almost like an obsession. I canvased the pet store aisles, even the grocery store and hardware stores thinking I might find that unique dog toy.

Squeaky tennis balls he shredded and I found tiny bits all over the living room floor. The squeaker mats with multiple squeakers lasted longer, but because they were plush fabric they ripped easy. My terrier is a little terror, he’s orally motivated and very tenacious. Food and noise get his attention. This Booya Squeaker toy gets his attention and keeps it. In fact I had to buy another as the two dogs play keep away with it.

As you can see in the video, Leah the Boxer didn’t have a chance the first couple of days. Another plus is I can put dog treats, cookies and their food inside the Booya for an added bonus. This has kept both dogs engaged and entertained the whole afternoon.

Where to Buy the Toughest Dog Toys

The verdict is in, the toughest dog toys are made by PetSafe and this one is my favorite by far. Stay tuned for continuing updates as the months go by to see how it stands up over time. It is one tough dog toy.

Busy Buddy Squeak N Treat Booya Dog Toy (SM, Med, & Large)


Facts About Iwo Jima, One of the Most Famous Battles of World War II

Ever since my sons became Marines I have been interested in my family’s military history and wonder where my Dad would of been on significant dates like Iwo Jima. February 19, 1945 the landing at Iwo Jima and he was assigned to the Destroyer the USS Edison DD439. I can’t find record of where exactly on this date his ship was, but I do know my Dad was only twenty years old.

According to records I found on Ancestry.com, my father was AOL (absent over liberty) more than once. Once in July of 1945 after liberty in San Diego. I can’t even imagine being twenty years old and loading guns on the deck of a destroyer, seeing men die on your ship, rescuing prisoners from an enemy sub off of Italy and keeping your sanity. Maybe that’s why he took extra time when he was on liberty leave, he didn’t want to go back.

My Dad rarely talked about World War II, and most of the men who fought on that hell hole of an island, filled with Japanese hiding in caves and tunnels, didn’t want to talk about it either. Many young men just like my Dad landed on February 19, 1945, many didn’t return, many saw things they would rather forget, but carried with them all their lives.

Books and Movies About Iwo Jima

By far the best book on Iwo Jima is James Bradleys, Flags of our Fathers is on the USMC Commandants reading list for Iintermeidiate level enlisted personal: INTERMEDIATE  GYSGT, MSGT, and 1STSGT. I think its a book everyone should read to appreciate what the sacrifices our military makes not only during war, but when they return.

Flags of Our FathersIwo Jima: 50 Years of Memories

Facts about Iwo Jima

Dozens, if not hundreds of books and movies have been written about this famous battle that turned history, but below are just a few facts.

  1. The island of Iwo Jima is 4.5 miles long by 2.5 miles wide and lies 650 miles south of mainland Toykyo.23
  2. The island was a strategic airfield position for the Japanese who intercepted US flying missions to Tokyo. Once taken the United States could then invade Japan and thus end the war.² ³
  3. The Battle of Iwo Jima lasted for 36 days starting on February 19th and ending on March 16, 1945.
  4. One third of all Medal of Honor award for World War II were given for gallant action in Iwo JIm, a total of 23 out of 82 given to Marines during the war.¹
  5. Iwo Jima was the costliest battle in the history of the Marine Corps, One in ten Marines lost their lives on the tiny island. 70,000 Marines fought on the island and 7,000 lost their lives ³
  6. Out of the 21,000 Japanese troops only 1,083 survived, the remainder were either killed or committed suicide.²
  7. Two Japanese soldiers didn’t surrender until 1949, they dug into tunnels and caves to avoid detection for over four years.¹
  8. Major General Howard Connor gives the Navajo code talkers, who relayed messages in their tribal tongue, for the success of the Marines taking Iwo Jima.¹
  9. Mount Suribachi, the highest point on the island at 528 ft in elevation
  10. Mt Suribachi was taken on February 23rd on the third day of fighting and is the site of the the famous flag raising.
  11. After the battle the island served as an emergency landing strip for more than 2,00 B-29 bombers thus saving more than 24,000 airman.¹
  12. The United States returned the island to Japan as a gift in 1968.¹
Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial Card

Iwo Jima Greeting Card

The question is often asked and disputed by many, was the iconic flag raising staged. The answer quite simply is no. Yes there were two flag raisings, the first was a smaller flag which was celebrated and cheered. However the Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal wanted the flag as a souvenir and thought the official flag should be larger.

Joe Rosenthal, an AP reporter, missed the first flag raising as he was shooting photographs of the harbor. He actually didn’t see the photo before it was sent in and published in the papers. When he was told it was all over the front pages he asked “Which one, the posed one?” for he had also taken another photo with the same flag with all the men standing and raising their arms.

The actual US Flag flown at Iwo Jima displayed at the National Marine Corps Museum

The actual US Flag flown at Iwo Jima displayed at the National Marine Corps Museum

I was lucky enough to view the actual flag in the Rosenthal photograph at the Marine Corps museum in Virginia with my youngest Marine son.If you ever have the chance to visit the museum it is very much worth your time.

One of the most popular exhibits is the Iwo Jima area, and the most popular person is Frank Matthews (24th Marines, 4th Marine Division – Iwo Jima) a volunteer docent at the museum who was 18 years old when he fought on that island in the middle of the Pacific. Frank was not at the museum when we visited that weekend and I wish he was, I would of loved to meet him and shook his hand.

On this 70th anniversary of Iwo Jima let’s remind people that is was the military who deserves the recognition for keeping our country free and safe. World War II was the first time American soil was attacked at Pearly Harbor and if it hadn’t been for our brave men and women in uniform fighting in fox holes, ditches, and in muck and grime American history would of been a lot different.

To all the veterans the world owes you a great deal of thanks.


  1. The Battle of Iwo Jima: 5 Things You Didn’t Know, Ross Bonander
  2. The Battle for Iwo Jima, The National WWII Museum
  3. Was the Flag Raising at Iwo Jima Staged, Skeptical Humanities blog

More Information on the 70th Anniversary of Iwo Jima


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70th Anniversary: The story behind the famous Iwo Jima photo (Video)

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Finally Found an Indestructible Squeaky Dog Toy!

I am so excited! For more than ten years I have been trying to find indestructible squeaky toys for my dog Brody, a Jack Russell terrier. Seriously, if you have followed this blog since the beginning you will have watched him tear apart hundreds of dollars of squeaky plush dog toys within minutes. I have picked fluff off the floor more times than I can count. If it has a squeaker it gets destroyed.

Jack Russell Destroying a Dog Toy

Another toy bites the dust

We even had pet companies send us boxes of samples to test, all with no luck. Some were made of fire hydrant material, others tested by actual tigers, but they could not pass the Brody test. The tough dog toys designed for strong chewers didn’t have a squeaker, so unless I could put food inside he soon lost interest.

Indestructible Dog Toy Search

Indestructible Dog Toy Search

The best dog toy I have ever found, up to this point, has been the Busy Buddy bone, which I bought shortly after I brought Brody home (he was a rescue). Even after ten years of chewing, being left in the backyard, and hundreds of hours of abuse is has survived. I always wanted Petsafe to release a squeaky dog toy with this material and they HAVE!!

My husband and I went to Bass Pro Shop, and displayed on an end cap at the front of the store were PetSafe dog toys. Look what I found, the first treat dispensing dog toy that squeaks. Seriously, I don’t know when it cam out, but Brody has been chewing on it for six hours and it barely has a scratch!

Even though my Jack Russell would be considered a small to medium dog I bought the large sized Booya toy. On the scale of chew intensity Brody is extreme and has no problem squeezing the rubber and making it squeak. He is a little bit obsessed with it and I don’t expect the behavior to change.



I’m going to have to get two or three they are that good, my Boxer just has to wait her turn or beg me to take it away from Brody and give it to her. The rubber is infused with a vanilla scent, much like the bacon infused Nylabone he loves. I’ll post a video later of Brody going to town on chewing on his Booya dog toy. This dog toy is amazing and puts all the others to shame.

I have filled it a couple times with treats for Leah (the Boxer) because although she is bigger, she doesn’t have the “chew and destroy” drive of the terrier. With all full confidence I can say this is an indestructible squeaky toy for dogs of all kinds.

Where to find an Indestructible Squeaky Toy

If your favorite pet store (or Bass ProShop) doesn’t carry the Busy Buddy Booya the head on over Amazon, they have everything. Premier-Pet Products has a whole line of indestructible dog toys, they are also the makers of the Gentle Leader dog harness that stopped Brody from pulling on his leash.

 Busy Buddy Squeak N Treat Booya Dog Toy Large PetSafe Busy Buddy Waggle Dog Toy, Medium/Large PetSafe Busy Buddy Barnacle Dog Toy, Large PetSafe Busy Buddy Chuckle Dog Toy, Medium/Large PetSafe Busy Buddy Gnawbrush Dog Toy, Large


Countdown to Christmas: The Season of Advent

Getting ready for Christmas is not just about the lights, the tree, the cookies, or the presents. The season of Advent, preparing for the birth of Jesus Christ, is the real reason for the season. Advent is about the anticipation of the coming of Christ. In the middle of all the hectic rushing around preparing for our “worldly” Christmas, Advent reminds us to slow down and reflect on the real gift of Christmas, the gift of God’s own Son.

The birth of Jesus Christ, is the real reason for the season. I prepare in many ways, but during Advent our church adds vesper services on Wednesday nights. It’s a shorter liturgical service, without communion. Pastor reads the Christmas story during the reading, one section at at time, one week at a time, and then brings it to life during the sermon.

Season of Advent

My View from the Church Piano during the Advent Season

I play the piano for Wednesday night Advent services, and I love to sit quietly in front of the church and absorb the message and hear the congregation sing. It fills the church and my soul. On Sunday I help the kids get ready for the childrens’ program on Christmas Eve, not only do I play during Advent services, but for the Christmas Eve program. The organist and I rotate songs and end with a piano-organ duet to Joy to the World.

The church is decorated not only with an Advent wreath and candles, but poinsettias, candles, and the blue vestments of Advent. I love many of the church seasons, but the season of Advent and Christmas as two of my favorite.

What Is the Season of Advent?

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Do Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Count as Christmas Cookies?

Countdown To Christmas: Cookie Time

Starting in the beginning of December I start baking cookies, lots of cookies. Now Peanut Butter Kiss cookies don’t look like Christmas cookies, but they are one of my kids favorites, so they get made. I usually make at least six different varieties of cookies every year, not including my candies. This tradition started when I moved from Connecticut to Oklahoma for school and was looking for an inexpensive gift to send to friends.

Another reason I started making peanut butter cookies is one year I ran our of flour and these have three ingredients: peanut butter, sugar, and an egg. So not only is it inexpensive it’s a gluten-free cookie for a friend who is gluten intolerant.

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Recipe for Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Preheat oven to 350F, unwrap candy kisses

  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter ( I use smooth)
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 large egg
  1. Mix together, roll teaspoon size balls, I use a melon scoop for uniform size balls
  2. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes
  3. Remove cookies from oven and immediately place an unwrapped Hershey Kiss into the cooked ball.
  4. Cool slightly and remove from baking sheet.

There you go, so easy a child could do it, and who doesn’t like peanut butter and chocolate? Enjoy your peanut butter kiss cookies and if you have a favorite cookie recipe please share it in the comments.

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Christmas Pretzels with M&Ms a Holiday Tradition

Countdown to Christmas: M&M Pretzels

In addition to Christmas cookies I also make Christmas pretzels, and I do it the easy way. Fill circle pretzels with almond bark and plop an M&Min the middle. Years ago it was difficult to find circle pretzels, there was a hunt to find them in the grocery stores. Now they are everywhere. I used to dip the regular twisted variety, but that takes too much time.

Christmas Pretzels with M&Ms

Hershey holiday M&Ms come in red and green and are perfect to give your cookie and candy plates that splash of color.  Simply spoon the melted chocolate into the center of the pretzels. You can also use a frosting gun to squirt the melted almond bark into the pretzel centers.

Making Christmas Pretzels

Using a Pampered Chef frosting gun


Many people chose to microwave their chocolate, but I think it’s too risky. It doesn’t take too much heat before the chocolate gets too hot, seize up an become hard.I don’t get fancy with melting chocolate, almond bark is fine with me and I place the squares on a double boiler on the stove.

How to Use a Double Boiler

I’m off to dip pretzels now, you see, nothing is safe during the Christmas season when it comes to chocolate, I make more than Christmas Pretzels, I make pretzel rods, chocolate covered cherries, chocolate covered marshmallows, and chocolate covered apricots.


Christmas Music by Pentatonix: Mary Did You Know

Countdown to Christmas with Pentatonix

It’s more Christmas music!!  It’s DAY 3 and I’m still on a music kick. For the past few weeks I have seen the video of  Mary Did You Know floating on Facebook, but like I said, I don’t listen to Christmas carols until December 1st. Now that we are in the month of December it’s a free for all! This rendition of the popular song is hauntingly beautiful.

I love how it’s set in a cave because many Christians believe the stable wasn’t an actual building but a cave where animals were housed. Remember there was no room in the Inn and Mary was an unwed Mother. Joseph was poor, and probably didn’t want any extra attention to this baby, Christ the Lord who had already been named Emmanuel.

cassette music adapter for the car

Purchase MP3 music adapter on Amazon

Pentatonix music is mainly acapella with limited instrumentals. Their music and videos are hauntingly beautiful and I can listen to it all day long. In December Christmas music is all I listen to and I plug my phone into the speakers in my car to listen to on my way to work. Since I have an older 20012 Ford Escape I use a Cassette Adapter.

My kids told me about this neat cheap way to turn your car stereo into an MP3 player. It’s really handy if your car still has a cassette stereo.

For your listening pleasure I present a playlist of Christmas music by Pentatonix. You can either listen on my blog or purchase the digital music and listen at your leisure anywhere you like. Just for your information, their Christmas albums are one of the highest selling CDs on Amazon, for good reason.


Count Down To Christmas: USMC Christmas Tree Ornaments

It is now December 2nd, and day number two on my Count Down to Christmas. I love the holiday season and everything about it including Christmas carols, outdoor light displays, making candy, baking cookies, and especially Christmas tree ornaments.

I Love Christmas Tree Ornaments

To me Christmas trees are a journey through life and memories of family and friends. My Christmas tree is a memory tree, each ornament has a meaning or is significant. The tradition is each year I buy a Christmas ornament for each one of my kids which represents their life for that year. The promise is when each of them gets married and starts a family their box of ornaments will go with them to start their own family tree.

For instance when my daughter played softball, it was a softball athlete. When we took a ski trip to Colorado it was a skiing ornament from the resort. You get the picture. Marine Moms are very sentimental and I would have to say every Marine Mom in the country has at LEAST one USMC Christmas Tree Ornament on their tree. In fact I know some Marine Moms who decorate full trees in a patriotic theme with red, white and blue accents.

USMC Christmas Tree Ornaments

Day 28: US Marine Corp Ornament

Our tradition is to open the ornaments first on Christmas Eve and although my boys don’t like to be Motards with a lot of Marine Corps paraphernalia but, they do like and appreciate their Marine Corps ornaments. The ornament above was the first one I gave to my oldest son his first year in the Corps.

I’ve started shopping for this years, but I can’t spoil the surprise for my boys my posting it here. So for those Marine Mom’s looking for Marine or military holiday decorations or themed Christmas tree ornaments here are a few selections.

Marine Corps Ornaments on Amazon

I like Amazon, it’s fast, reliable, and if there are any shipping issues it’s taken care of promptly. They also have the biggest selection and have just about EVERYTHING! How do you like to decorate your tree, is it thematic, color coordinated, or a memory tree?


Cohen Christmas Version of Hallelujah

Welcome to my 25 day countdown to Christmas. I kick it off with Leonard Cohen Christmas version of Hallelujah and I hope I will be able to post every day during the month of December and throughout the holiday.

I’m very addicted to Christmas songs and carols and love this version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. It is similar to the the Easter version I posted earlier this year. I absolutely love this melody and I’m so glad Christ is playing a center role in the song during cover versions.

I do have a rule for Christmas music, it can’t be played until December 1st, I don’t like going into a store around Halloween and hearing Holiday music, I want to enjoy the fall holidays, celebrate Thanksgiving and then jump into December with gusto. My Pandora list is set on Classic Christmas music and I take out my piano sheet music to get ready for Advent services on Wednesday night.

With that being said, I kick off the Christmas season today, December 1st with this version of Hallelujah for Christmas. Enjoy




Bo Pelini Fired, It’s All About the Money

As far as sports go, I’m not a sports fan, or a big football fan. I like and respect team character, integrity, teamwork, leadership, and the people behind the plays. That is why I like Bo Pelini. It is also why I don’t like what happened this Sunday morning on November 30th. I’ve always been with BO, he loves the game, he loves his players, and they love him.

Real Nebraska fan will miss Bo Pelini

For Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst to announce to the players the firing of their coach and leader, Bo Pelini in an email is cowardly and unprofessional. What was so pressing that couldn’t wait until the players were gathered together in a meeting where they could vent, get mad, grieve together and figure out how support each other during this time period.

Bo Pelini at the University of Nebraska, tunnel walkRegardless of what the press wants the fans and viewers want you to hear or know, the players love Bo Pelini. I know family members of a local player and I’ve been told they players would go do anything for this man. He sincerely cares about them as people, not numbers on the field, not X’s and O’s and certainly not as dollar signs.

But, this is what it comes down to isn’t it. The almighty dollar? Somewhere, someone, with political pull or clout thinks the Huskers are not winning enough National Championships. Well I’m sorry, ok, maybe I’m not, but when did going to college become all about winning a National Football Championship? How many of these young men will play professional football anyway? A few, many former Huskers are playing professional football right now, and they were not on a National Championship Football team.

Bo Pelini Announcement in an Email

What a way to find out your coach got fired. In an email. Who really even checks their email on a regular basis anymore, especially college students. So many of the players found out via text when their phones blew up with messages from team mates, friends and family.

Nebraska Football Players informed Coach Pelini fired in an email

If college football is a business, like many would like to convince us, then let’s look at this from a business perspective. Do you announce the firing of the boss in an email to employees on a Sunday morning at 10:30 am? Or, do you wait until Monday morning, when all the employees arrive at work, have a meeting and then communicate in a professional setting where emotions and questions could be expressed in a controlled setting?

Announcing the firing of Bo Pelini from behind a computer screen is cowardly and unprofessional. Players responded with shock and took to social media, resentment and emotions on both sides are hot and heavy. They took to Twitter Sunday (read them here) and showed their support of Coach Bo, something they did NOT do when Callahan was fired in 2007. Shoot, I’m writing about this and I don’t even bleed red. This is BAD public relations.

Bo Pelini Accomplishments

  • Put Nebraska in the National spotlight with the Team Jack touchdown (no one will ever be able to forget a touchdown a 7 yr old made)
  • One of the nations most successful coaches over the past six seasons. One of only three coaches in the BCS to win nine games their first six year during their first head coaching position. (taken from www.huskers.com which I’m sure will get taken down soon)
Pelnin and Osborne Comparison

Pelnin and Osborne Comparison

  • Bo Pellini matched the performance of much admired and loved Coach Osborne during his first seven years
  • In 2013 had 30 student athletes named to the Academic All-Big Ten team. Not a feat very many schools can touch.
  • An impressive 123 of 130 players on track to earn their degree from the University of Nebraska.

Isn’t that what a University is supposed to do, graduate students and prepare them for a successful future? The college student athlete, their experience is multi-faceted, players are thrust together from all walks of life, from all over the country, poor, rich, urban, country, and must come together as a successful team. These are 18-19 year old-young men, many of them with egos the size of a house, all with the attitude of something to prove.

Ameer Abdullah Said it Best

During the 2014 student-athlete speech at the Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon Ameer Abdullah really wraps up my feeling on why I admire Bo Pelini. Everyone who is not an athlete, or sports fan should listen to this speech. During these eleven minutes this football player shows what college football is all about.

“I have come to realize that life is bigger than football, and that my chances of long-term success in life will be greatly enhanced by completing my college education,”

So here ends my rant, as my husband says “Stick a Quarter in you and you’re wound up” yes, some things I am passionate about and the loss of character in the University of Nebraska football program is indeed a loss. Not for the fans, but for the players. Bo Pelini I will miss you, yes, even your side line and press conference rants. It shows you have passion.

I'm With Bo Shirt

I’m With BO! shirt on CafePress

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