Mail Time!

Today I’m sharing some of my mail and recent contest I’ve won. Thank you to everyone who hosted the giveaways and their companies. 
From My GBGV Life I won Wellness Trufood CocoChia Bakes. These treats are so tasty and I gobbled them right up.

From So Fly I won two Dogster collapsible bowls and coupons for their delicious ice cream. 

From Live.Wag.BARK! I won this Luv & Emma’s Dry Pets Plus towel. This towel has come in handy with all the rain we have been getting. Plus, this towel has holes on both ends hand on a door knob to dry.

From M.K. Clinton I won Dr. Harvey’s Power Patties. These patties are mouth watering and oh, so yummy! 


Don’t forget to enter my current giveaway for your chance to win three bags of Walkies! Fit Bites dog treats. Here is the direct LINK to enter.

Today I’m joining the Thoughtless Thursday blog hop hosted by: 
Ruckus the Eskie
Love is Being Owned by a Husky, and
M.K.Clinton

Suicide Awareness Day

“Not All Disabilities Are Visible”

Suicide Facts
  • 10th leading cause of death in U.S. adults.
  • 3rd leading cause among U.S. adolescents.
  • More than 34,000 individuals take their own life each year.
  • More women attempt suicide each year then men.
  • Men are four times more likely to die by suicide then women.
  • The highest risk for suicide is people under 24 or over 65 years old.
  • Who is at risk:
    • Substance abuse
    • Those who are intoxicated
    • Access to firearms
    • Chronic medial illness
    • History of trauma
    • Isolation
    • Recent tragedy or loss
    • Agitation and sleep deprivation

Warning Signs
  • Making treats or comments about killing themselves
  • Increased alcohol and drug use
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Social withdrawal 
  • Dramatic mood swings
  • Preoccupation with talking, writing or thinking about death
  • Impulsive or reckless behavior

This is just a quick summery, if you would like to learn more visit: National Alliance on Mental Illness
If you know someone who needs help and is in an emergency call 911 immediately.
I have learned so much about the benefits psychiatric service dogs provide for those struggling with mental health problems from The Lola Project. While medications are the main course of treatment, more and more of my furry companions are being trained to support and help those with mental health disorders. 


If you are interested in learning more about mental illness and/or psychiatric service dogs I encourage you to visit The Lola Project. They are great at answering any question you may have on this topic. They also sell these bandanas you see in the pictures, if you are interested in one simply message them.

I love these bandanas I got from The Lola Project. They are a great reminder that not everyone’s disabilities is visible. Someone may be smiling on the outside but hurting on the inside. 
I’m giving two of these bandanas away in a giveaway! Enter for your chance to win one of the bandanas you see on the wall. There will be two winners. Simply be a US resident who is 18 years of age and enter the rafflecopter below! Contest goes until 9/16/15 at midnight.

Today I’m joining the Thoughtless Thursday Blog Hop hosted by Ruckus the Eskie, Love is Being Owned by a Huskie, and M.K.Clinton

Blogiversary By Numbers

Over the last two year this blog has grown in more way then I thought were possible. I started this blog to have more time with my humans. Little did I know that this blog would turn into a breeding ground of adventure, information, and fun.

Blog by Numbers
412 – Post
730 – Days I’ve been Blogging
5310 – Comments
73,203 – Page Views

Social Media by Numbers
Facebook – 1061 likes
Google+ – 395
Instagram – 327 follower, 313 post
Pinterest – 515 follower, 48 boards, 1.7K pins
Twitter – 878 followers, 1309 tweets

Other Fun Numbers

0 – BlogPaws Conferences attended
1 – Ticket and Hotel purchased to attend the 2016 BlogPaws Conference in Arizona.
2 – Number of Pet Expos I’ve attended.
7 – Halloween contests I’ve attended in our local town.
$500 – Money/Products I’ve raised since starting my blog and was able to give back to shelters/rescue organizations.
1,000+ – Fur-iends I have met while starting this blog.

I want to take this time and thank each and everyone of my followers. Your kindness, encouragement, and support has meant the world to me. 

Thank You!
Don’t forget to join the Picture Paw-ty! Right now we have about 15 pet participating. If you would like to join click on this LINK for the details. Tuesday, September 8th at midnight is the cut off to enter. And remember one lucky photo will be randomly selected and will win a prize!!!



Today I’m joining the Monday Mischief Pet Blog Hop.

Blogiversary Week Selfie

Tomorrow is my official 2nd Blogiversary, but why wait until tomorrow when we can kicking it off today!

Here is the plans for the week:
Monday – Blogiversary Photo Shoot and By the Numbers
Tuesday – Three Dog Bakery Cookbook Treats
Wednesday – Picture Paw-ty and Announcing the Winner
Thursday – Suicide Awareness Day and Giveaway
Friday – Hiking Trip to Fort Ridgely State Park 


Don’t forget to join the Picture Paw-ty! Right now we have about 15 pet participating. If you would like to join click on this LINK for the details. Tuesday, September 8th at midnight is the cut off to enter. And remember one lucky photo will be randomly selected and will win a prize!!!


Today I’m joining the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop Hosted by The Cat On My Head

You’re Invited to Paw-ty!

You’re invited to my 2nd Blogiversary
Picture Paw-ty!

Where: My Blog (spencerthegoldendoodle.blogspot.com)
When: All Day, September 9th, 2015
RSVP: Email (spencerthegoldendoodle@gmail.com) me a picture of you pet(s) with their name, age and breed. Include “Paw-ty” in the subject line. I will be sharing those pictures on my blog. If you have a pet blog or pet website include you URL and I will link you picture.
Prize: One picture will be randomly selected! More TBA!

Here are more details about the Paw-ty:
  • *Picutre Info:
    • By sending your picture you are giving Spencer the Goldendoodle’s blog permission to share them on the blog and/or any of Spencer the Goldendoodle’s social media sites. 
    • Only pictures of animals will be share. Please do not send picture with humans in them, they will not be added to the Picture Paw-ty and will no qualify for the prize. 
    • Only one picture per animal.
  • *Contest/Prize:
    • This contest/prize is open world wide to any human over the age of 18 years.
  • Order/Placement:
    • The order/placement of your picture will depend on the order when RSVP was received.
  • SHARE:
    • Please feel free to invite others to my Paw-ty as well as the the Paw-ty post itself on Sept. 9th!
  • Fun: 
    • This is all about having fun and thanking everyone, old and new, for all your fur-iendship, support, encouragement, and love!

Today I’m joining the Monday Mischief Blog Hop!