Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Day With Rocco & Sadie, Plus Our (Their) First Giveaway Ever! Pawmetto Treats!

Most of what you hear about in the Hammers and High Heels world are the home renovation and DIY projects that Alex and I work on.  Aside from those projects, our jobs, daily to-do's, and random social events, there's another part of life here that keeps us pretty busy... our pups Rocco and Sadie! They certainly keep things chaotic interesting around here! Even though they are just considered pets, our busy lives and activities (including our home renovation) definitely revolve around them.  So, I thought it would be fun to take a glimpse into....

A Day With Rocco and Sadie
(followed by their GIVEAWAY!)

5:45 AM: Alex's alarm goes off.  Rocco, eager to start his day, hops up and sits right on Alex's chest to assist in waking him up. Sadie, still in a deep sleep, is picked up by Alex (all 65 lbs of her) in order to wake her. Sadie is never eager to start the day :)

6:15 AM: Breakfast! Followed by playtime, then back to sleep... zzzzzzzz.

7:30 AM: Time to go to work!  Yes, Rocco and Sadie sometimes go to work with Alex, as his company allows dogs in their office (awesome right?).  They even get ID badges...
 8:00 AM (ish): Arrival at the office... Rocco and Sadie are GEEKED (even on Mondays, hehe). Once to Alex's cubical, Sadie cozies up on a blanket, and settles in for the daily grind. Rocco on the other hand pouts continuously until he is picked up and set next to Alex's computer monitor. Odd right??? That's our little boy!

10:00 AM: Excitement wears off... zzzzzzz.... for them, sleeping on the job is acceptable, even right on the desk!
(cell phone photos from Alex while at work)

***Rocco and Sadie don't go to Alex's office every day, sometimes they do stay at home. But lucky for them, I have the ability to work from home on occasion, so they get extra time with me too!***

5:15 PM: Time for exercise!  I take Sadie Sadie takes me out for a run (she can run, and run, and run, and FAST). It is quite a workout! Rocco leisurely strolls with Alex, mainly focusing on marking trees.
6:00 PM: Dinner!  Followed by playtime and squirrel watching....

7:00 PM: Winding down, unless we are in the middle of a bigger house project (we try to squeeze in work during this time) Otherwise, we might be watching a TV show, or...

I try to fit in my blog writing, with the help of Sadie...

while Rocco usually sticks with 'Dad' and will help him work on his bikes.
(not an action photo with the bikes, but you get the idea)

~Rocco definitely favors dad while Sadie is more mom's girl if you couldn't tell~

10:00 PM: Bedtime!  Then it all starts over again!

What a day in the life of a dog huh?!? 

Now, lets get to the GIVEAWAY!!!! Dogs & Cats Included!
Any pet owner can tell you that not every moment is easy, but I do believe that pets can help make your life better and happier.  Their love is unconditional, they are always happy to see you, and they will never argue with you about decorating ideas!

With all the love that our dogs give us, we enjoy giving them the same back in the form of affection and (probably what they like more) treats! We were recently contacted by Pawmetto Treats (perhaps they found a gratuitous Rocco photo?).  Pawmetto loves pets and strives to help them live healthy, happy lives.  They thought Rocco and Sadie would just love their treats so we got some for them to try and well, I think these photo speak for themselves...
Sadie kept snatching the treat bag whenever we would set it down
Ummm, most amazing photo of Rocco ever!!!! He looks like an Ewok or teddy bear right?!? He was working hard for those Pawmetto treats!
They LOVED them and Alex and I felt good knowing they were sourced from 100% all-natural raw USDA inspected meats!  We have found that organic/natural/ raw treats are better for their digestion- something we found out the hard way when Sadie was a puppy (I won't go into more detail).

Want to get your hands on some FREE Pawmetto treats for your DOG or CAT too?!? 
 To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below! That's it! The giveaway will end Sunday, October 9th, and a winner will be randomly selected and announced Monday the 10th!

Remember, this is our first giveaway ever, so I hope you will post a comment to enter!
For more info on Pawmetto, check out their website or Facebook page

Are you curious about Rocco and Sadie's breed?  Rocco is a Shih Tzu (we keep his hair short, also called a 'puppy cut' on Shih Tzu's) and Sadie is a German Shorthaired Pointer.


  1. When I first saw Sadie's photo I thought she was a Weimaraner like my Tessa... only as the photos progressed did I see that she a speckled...? I know I have seen that breed before, but can't think of the name. Anyway they are both sweethearts, but Miss Tessa especially find Miss Sadie a kindred spirit!

  2. Sadie is so adorable with the treats in her mouth. Loki and Thor (my huskie mutts) would have been busy helping each other rip open the package while our backs were turn away. Yeah, they make life a little more challenging some days but I'm not willing to trade in that unconditional love.
    -margaret (

  3. My kitten is forcing me to comment! She wants treats!!

    Ok, the fact that Rocco insists on sitting next to the monitor is just the cutest thing ever!! Aww!!

  4. Billie and Martin love treats...I say Rocco looks like and Ewok!


  5. Hey Sadie! Hey Rocco! The Chocolate Gousse here! My Mom say's that your parents are pretty cool!
    Please throw my name in Rocco's crazy hat!

  6. I would love to be able to bring my dogs to work with me. But with the way they are I would never get any work done!!
    And yes, Rocco totally looked like an Ewok!

  7. Sam, our Golden, would love to try those treats!

  8. We have a sweet Golden Retriever and one silly cat that are buddies. They'd love to try these treats!

  9. Andrea in S. Mpls.October 7, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    SO CUTE! Rocco and my Shih Tzu Ella would be a match made in doggie heaven. Love the blog!

  10. Hi Rocco and Sadie, in honor of your blog giveaway I put up a picture of my furbaby, Hogan over at

    So here's to you and a happy gorgeous fall Friday!

    Love, Megan

  11. I want to enter! <3
    - Mraz

  12. We have a lab/springer/border collie mix and 3 fussy kitties who would LOVE to try some treats. We are new Northsiders and I work pt with Urban Homeworks. LOVE seeing photos of your DIY stuff.

  13. Hey Rocco and Sadie! It's me, Apple. I am sneaking onto my parent's laptop while they were away at work. They think all I ever do while they're gone is bark at the mailman, and nap in the sun spots in the living room. Nope. I am an avid blog reader myself, and love following dog blogs of all kinds. I am really hoping I win these treats. The last ones mom bought tasted like cardboard. Guh-ross! Hope you're having a great puppy day. We should totally get together sometime. I will make sure my little brother, Bobo behaves.

    Peace, love, and paw shakes--Apple

  14. Such cuties!! Brooklyn would love these treats!!

  15. Hey, Carla, I love your blog, and your pups. My boy, Jesse, is working toward being a Therapy dog and he would love love love some awesome Pawmetto treats! Love reading about all your renovation ideas...

  16. Odie and Kira would LOVE these! Thanks for the giveaway! Oh, and I love your ideas for date night :) Might have to give it a go, but include the 3 year old too.

  17. They work hard for the treats
    So hard for the treats
    They work hard for the treats
    So you better treat them right
    All right

  18. I love how the tag in Rocco's tag kind of looks like a bow tie!!!

  19. Oh my gosh... I love the photo of Sadie hanging onto the bag of treats! How did you ever get them out of her mouth!

  20. Bo would love some new treats! Great giveaway idea; hope the house repairs are going well!

  21. You had me at organic! Biz and Ollie would love some new treats - pick me!!! :)


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