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Meet The Two Loves of My Life: Pixy & Boone

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Ohhhh I’m soooooo excited for this post ( even though it took me 2345872435987 hours ).

WHY?

BECAUSE THIS POST IS ABOUT MY BABIES.

Fur babies, specifically.

They both believe I actually birthed them ( also, they seriously think Michael breast fed them. Weird? I guess ):

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Do you guys know how obsessed I am with dogs?!!! It’s stupid how much I love dogs. They can do no wrong. They’re vulnerable, lovable, & oh SO intuitive.

Anyway, today I wanted to give you a peek at my two chihuahuas who enhance my life in every way…& I want to share some tips/tricks for keeping your pup as healthy as possible.

Last week you guys met one of the loves of my life so this week it seems totally fitting that you meet the other two lovers.

So drumroll pleeeassseee…meet my two favorite bugs: Pixy Bean & T.Boone Pickens:

The Skinny Confidential talks dogs.

The Skinny Confidential talks dogs.

Pixy’s story:

gender: female || age: 9 || color: dirty blonde

I got Pixy in high school. I was graduating, confused, & wanted a little friend. She was super shy at first and then she came out of her shell. She has a very charmed life. Lots of comfortable beds, play dates with other chihuahuas, & a lot of love. Also her favorite pastime is sleeping in till noon, model life can be stressful. Pixy’s my side kick, ride or die, best friend on earth. I am so obsessed with her it hurts. My tiny chihuahua has been there for every sad, happy, depressing, romantic, upsetting, exciting moment for the past 9 years. Even when Michael proposed, Pixy was by my side! I could go on & on…

Hobbies include: hiding under see through curtains, snoring, laying on top of her dad’s face, following me around like a stage 5 clinger, playing with her ball AKA her POM POM, sun bathing, sighing heavily when she doesn’t get her way, dressing up for specific occasions, rolling her eyes, going by 65 million nicknames, spooning Michael & I at the same time, making odd faces like the above, wearing a top hat, growling at Boone if he comes near her dad, hanging out at her grandparent’s house, listening to Brazilian lounge music, & eating ice cream/cucumber/kale/strawberries/carrots.

The Skinny Confidential talks dogs.

The Skinny Confidential talks dogs.

Boone’s story:

gender: male || age: 1 || color: winter white

We went to buy another chihuahua recently & ended up adopting T.Boone Pickens instead. The best decision EVER. I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend adopting. Boone is so grateful. He was kept in a kennel for a year of his life so he’s quite the free spirit who’s also a little timid. The other day we were all laying in bed and out of nowhere, for no reason at all, he started wagging his tail…really it’s just because he’s very, very appreciative to be loved. I melted. He’s a very kind, sweet creature. Boone can be a little dirty ( BOYS! ) but we’re working on it. Also, his chocolate incident was a real hoot. Regardless, we’ve welcomed him into our family & we can’t believe how in love we are!

Hobbies include: eating his own poo ( like I said work in progress ), laying on top of Pixy while she growls, barking at doorbells in commercials, listening to the American Psycho soundtrack, hopping in the shower with me, sitting on our heat-up mattress for hours, peeing on all his clothes ( he has a HUGGGE you know what, I mean it’s ridiculous ), eating my Nippies ( this happened ), burrowing deeppppp under the covers, staring wide-eyed at Michael one inch from his face while he’s sleeping, eating everything ( including an attempt to eat nails, yes nails like the tool ), & he lovessss watermelon!

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♡ Food/diet:

Pixy and Boone have been eating Paleo Paw for the past year & it’s awesome! It’s gluten-free, non-GMO, organic dog food. Their food contains beef, quinoa, sweet potatoes, turmeric, eggs, safflower oil, apple cider vinegar, bone meal, nutritional yeast, kale, spinach, parsley, & sardines. I mean, I would eat all these things!! Their almond dog treats are GREAT too.

Use TSCPIXY for 15% off. You can find Pixy & Boone’s exact food here. Note: the one they eat is actually called ‘the Pixy’ ; ). Paleo Paw will include a mini treat sample with all orders too!

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Boone & Pixy eat out of special bowls that my friend, Jacqueline got them both for Christmas. These bowls are seriously bowls I want to eat out of. Like, I’m jealous of the dogs. How cute, right?!

Obsessed with the black & white detail.

 Also, we bought them bone shaped place mats from FOREVER 21!! Who knew Forever had dog swag?

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♡ Cleaning:

We found this amazing lady who comes to our house in a HUGE doggie trailer. She cleans the babies with all-natural soaps, dries them, & even gives them a little robe!! Both of the dogs love this. We do this once a month because Pixy & Boone love to go on walks & nasty-ass crap gets on their paws. Or maybe they just love #robelife.

Sometimes we bathe them in our bathtub but we always use soft dog soaps, nothing too harsh. I like this lavender one & this mango one. I loveeee when they smell like lavender especially. True life: I spray essential oils on their coat too. Like lavender when they’re tired & eucalyptus in the AM for energy. LOL. I actually bought one made for dogs. I know, I know I’m psycho.

♡ Exercise:

We try to walk the Burrow Twins ( LOL, such burrowers ) once a day but Pixy has bad knees : (. They LOVE their walks. We even have a song we sing before they go so they associate the song with the walks.

We also go on a thing called “SMALKS” which is a smelling walk so we’re really technically not moving…just smelling the smells in the grass.

Also, we have tons of toys for them & try to play fetch. Surprisingly small dogs are VERY VERY VERY good retrievers. Pixy is obsessed with her POM POMS that can only be found on eBay & are actually cat toys. Finding her POM POMS on eBay is like doing a drug deal, it’s that gnarly. I can rarely find them but when I do I buy tons!

Every time we walk them outside we wipe their paws off when they come inside ( if we don’t they both bite their paws from allergens ). I love using natural wipes like these ones.

Another weirdo thing I do: stretch them. I stretch out their legs & arms regularly. This may sound odd but they love it! I call it their “yoga.” When I say “do your yoga!” they lay on their backs ready to get stretched. Haha. This also includes a full body lymph deep tissue massage by yours truly. I mean I can’t make this up!

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♡ Sleep:

They sleep on our face.

But really.

Both the dogs sleep in the bed with us. Michael has to sleep like a corpse because they literally harass him all night while I sleep like Sleeping Beauty on my own huge side.

Also, they love sleeping during the day in the sun. Lazy ass! I just heard about a doggie sun vest from a sweet reader so I might look in to getting Boone & P one.

Their day beds & my favorite ones can be found here ( <<< how CUTE!! ).

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♡ Water:

We don’t give them ice in their water. It can give dogs stomach spasms.

Also, I always try to give our pups bottled water because the faucet water has fluoride in it, which is NO bueno for dogs. Read why here.

♡ Vet:

We get their anal gland expelled ( gross, but it has to be done in small dogs ) & their nails trimmed once a month. We also try to weigh them because Pixy can sometimes get a little hefty…let’s just say she’s bigger boned. She won’t be skinnista of the month anytime soon.

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♡ Miscellaneous:

PUMPKIN ( ORGANIC REAL PUMPKIN ) is our best friend. Every morning each dog has a scoop on their food. They LOVEEEE it. Literally though, they live for their pumpkin.

When the dogs smell & I don’t have time to bathe them, I’ll use Real Shine Canine which an amazing reader sent me! It’s all natural cleaning spray that gives dogs a shiny, pretty coat without an overwhelming smell. Plus it has unrefined, organic coconut oil & helps with rashes, dandruff, & coat color.

I know this sounds weird but I love to set the energy of the room for our dogs. I put on music, light a candle, dim the lights, & make it comfortable for them every night. Also, if the house is warm, they’re happy! I want them as relaxed as possible because chihuahuas can be overly anxious.

♡ Clothes/teepees/closet life/etc.:

Pixy has a full blown closet. Like really though. A full.blown.closet. This was a gift from her “grandma,” our friend, Jen, who Pixy adores! Jen bought Pixy tons of little outfits with hangers. Some of these outfits include: a raincoat, a Snuggie, boots ( knee high ), socks, & a parka. Boone has decided he only likes black & white. So we are keeping his wardrobe more simple, lol.

Also, Pixy LOVESSSS her clothes. Every time I put clothing on her she tries to put her arms and legs in herself because she associates the clothing with hanging out with mom & dad outside of the house. She HATES to be left alone,  so clothes equal hanging with her parents!

Both dogs are OBSESSED with their teepee. If you follow me on Instagram you know all about the dog teepee. They literally think they’re Peter Pan & Tiger Lily. I can’t.

And don’t think Michael and I are weird ( maybe you already do? You do, huh? ) but we have car seats for them. They sit up in these seats just to be safe in the car.

P.S. Pixy is definitely wearing a wedding dress in the above pic.

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♡ Stores in San Diego:

My favorite store to shop for the fur babes is Dirty Dogs in San Diego. My friend, Elias is the owner & only has the BEST of the BEST foods, milks, toys, etc. He really does an unbelievable job of supplying San Diego with a bunch of natural options.

I also like Muttropolis for clothes. Pixy loves to swipe that credit card ( like mother, like daughter ). Boone just likes food. That’s it.

PAUSE. LITTLE INTERMISSION. HERE’S A QUICK VIDEO OF ME GETTING READY WITH THE BUGS:

♡ Doggie charities/get involved:

As you guys know I’m big on charities for dogs. There are two that are important to me. One of them is with The Rancho Coastal Humane Society. You can read more about that here. And the other one is a doggie charity that I was just introduced to. It’s called Operation ResCUTE. This one is super cool because it gives 100 percent of profits to animal shelters in support of their adoption efforts. I can’t wait to become more involved in this charity!

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♡ Favorite tips:

COCONUT OIL!! We give each of our dogs a little coconut oil every day. It’s so good for their skin, nails and health. Also, it improves their immune system & helps with digestion. More here.

And my last & favorite dog tip: RAW GOAT’S MILK. I add a little raw goat’s milk on the dog’s food a couple times a week for some probiotics. They love it! It’s SO great for dogs— it helps with liver disease, poor digestion, & diarrhea. You can read about all the benefits here.

Ok so am I a psycho dog mom? I knowwwwwww. I can’t help it. I’m like Dance Moms but not.

What are your doggie tips/tricks? I would love to hear anything & everything about your dogs!! Spill!

If you’re looking to adopt a chihuahua, PLEASEEE E-MAIL ME!! I will help you!!

– Lauryn, xx

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Doggie Food Drive : )

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Hi guys!

Let’s talk CHARITY!

I have been looking for the right charity to team up with for the past couple months. It was really important to me that the charity is 1. something I’m passionate about and 2. something that has potential to grow in to something that makes a difference and 3. HAS TO DO WITH DOGS!

So ta-da.

I’ve found the perfect charity!! SOOOO EXCITED!

The Skinny Confidential is teaming up with Dirty Dogs in San Diego to support the Rancho Coastal Food Drive. Last year Dirty Dogs raised 3,500 pounds of food for people who cannot afford food for their pooches. Our goal this year is 5,000 pounds. Dirty Dogs ( << they have four locations in SD ) is offering HUGE discounts too for dog owners.

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Another thing I love about Dirty Dogs is that they have a spa-like atmosphere that doesn’t break the bank. Think: Whole Foods for dogs…but inexpensive. Cool right? All their food is grain free, no corn/wheat/soy, no animal by products. Food + treats are sourced and made in the U.S.A. We have a wide range of food options include Raw, dehydrated, freeze dried, kibble, & cans. Uhhhhh…YES! Plus they support the community with hosting adoption events, fundraisers, donations, & doggie education.

By the way, no one is sponsoring this post, we just really want to spread awareness & help the pooches!

So ya wanna participate? Please do!

Come say hi tomorrow!! I’ll be at Dirty Dogs grand opening for store #4 in Carlsbad, CA with Pixy Bean and T.Boone Pickens around noon. All products are 20% off too so it’s kind of a win/win. They’re also offering free nail trims & self serve dog washes.

Stay tuned for more because The Skinny Confidential is going to be a full time participant in Dirty Dogs Foundation & I WOULD LOVEEEE for you guys to get involved. E-mail me if you’re interested at Lauryn@TheSkinnyConfidential & I’ll send you the details. More here too.

x Lauryn

{ P.S. side story: see Pixy above under the white curtain? She hid under there for an hour thinking Michael & I couldn’t see her. She watched us from an afar, perched like a gargoyle, staring behind the see-through curtain with her long pink nails. We laughed so hard. Like, is she for real??? Ha. }

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Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

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Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

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Ugghhhh. I’m sick.

FML.

Somehow I seem to get sick on the most inconvenient days ever. Even though there’s a scroll of things I should be doing, I decided to take it easy. In bed. All day.

Oh, & naturally I sent Michael to Whole Foods. With a hell of a list ( my requests: natural cough drops, Suja juices, avocado, organic berries, Throat Coat tea, & twenty billion magazines ). And a few other demands ( I mean, my pillow doesn’t fluff itself ).

All because it’s so easy to get what you want when you’re sickkkkkkk.

I keep saying, “babbbbeeeeee I’m soooo siccckkkkkk” & texting him the sick Emoji face every second. So far it’s working really well. Jajajaja.

Note: I’ll def be investing in an old school bell to ring, annoyingly, next time I’m bedridden. Ring, ring hunny!

Anyway, today I took a day off from the gym but tomorrow I’m dying to do at-home Pilates. I’ve researched if it’s ok to sweat when you have a cold & surprisingly it actually makes cold/cough symptoms disappear quicker.

Hope all of you are washing your hands on the reg & drinking tons of aqua.

Love.L

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

[ Homemade soup with herbs to fight off my cold ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

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Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

[ Pixy’s fav place for a bath/blueberry doggy facial: Dirty Dogs ; ) ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

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