Thursday, October 10, 2013

New Holiday Special on Blu-ray and DVD ~ Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure! ($3 Off Coupon)

If your kids are fans of the movie, Alpha and Omega, they’ll be thrilled to know that the wolves from this film now have their very own holiday show! It’s called Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure, and it just came out on Blu-ray and DVD exclusively at Walmart, as well as on Digital Download and Video on Demand.

In this 45-minute program, we meet up again with Kate and Humphrey who now have three wolf cubs: Stinky, Claudette and Runt. He may be small in stature, but Runt longs for adventure, so his sudden disappearance sends his family into a tailspin (pun intended). Stinky and Claudette set off on a journey to find out what happened to Runt and get him home before the holidays. My kids enjoyed every minute of this program, and were also thrilled to find that their favorite characters, Marcel the goose and Paddy the duck, were in this show, too! They also had a lot of fun watching the special features, especially taking the quiz: Are You an Alpha or an Omega?

Check out the trailer below:

Visit for more information. You can find Alpha and Omega 2 at Walmart locations nationwide. It makes a great holiday gift! Receive $3 off the DVD or Blu-ray when you use the following coupons (click on the link and print):

And now enjoy the following fun facts about wolves, a dog treat recipe, and an Alpha and Omega 2 activity sheet!

Fun Facts About Wolves

1. The wolf is the ancestor of all breeds of domestic dogs. It is part of a family of animals called the wild dogs, which also includes the dingo and coyote.
2. Wolves are very similar to dogs in behavior. They love to play and chew on bones but will growl or snarl when threatened.
3. There are two species of wolves found in North America -- the Gray Wolf and the Red Wolf.
4. Wolves are naturally afraid of the unfamiliar and will hide from humans rather than bark or attack them.
5. Wolves are excellent hunters and have been found to be living in more parts of the world than any other member of the wild dog family.
6. A wolf pup’s eyes are blue at birth and then turn yellow around the age of eight to sixteen weeks old.
7. Wolf pups are born deaf and blind while weighing about one pound. It takes approximately eight months before they are old enough to actively join in wolf pack hunts.
8. Alpha wolves serve as the leaders of the pack. The alpha male and female are normally the oldest members of the pack and the ones with the most experience in hunting, defending territory and other important activities.
9. The Omega Wolf is the lowest ranking wolf in the pack. However, the omega is not always the weakest member of the pack. It is also not unheard of for the omega to rise to alpha, even without stepping through the ranks of the pack.
10. Wolves can run on their toes, which helps them to stop and turn quickly and to prevent their paw pads from wearing down.
11. Wolves have about 200 million scent cells in their noses, where humans have only about 5 million. This allows wolves to smell other animals more than one mile away.
12. Wolf packs howl to contact separated members of their group, to rally the group before hunting, or to warn rival wolf packs to keep away. Yet lone wolves will howl to attract mates or just because they are alone. Each wolf howls for only about five seconds, but howls can seem much longer when the entire pack joins in.
13. In chases, wolves can reach estimated speeds between 28 and 36 miles per hour.
14. Wolves have two layers of fur, an undercoat and a topcoat, which allow them to survive in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. In warmer weather they shed their undercoat to keep cool.

For more fun information about wolves visit:

A Howl-iday Dog Treat Recipe

Cub’s Christmas Cookie
2 ½ cups flour
¼ cup rolled oats
1 egg
2/3 cup of chicken broth
3 tablespoons bacon pieces

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees
• Cook bacon to a crisp, but not burnt, texture and let cool; then crumble the bacon into small pieces
• Mix flour, rolled oats, egg and chicken broth in a large bowl until well combined (forms a ball)
• Once combined, mix in bacon pieces
• Using your favorite holiday cookie cutters (small or medium size) to cut out your treats
• Place the cut treats onto a lightly greased cookie sheet about one inch apart from each other
• Bake for 30 minutes
• Let cookies cool for 3 to 5 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet
• Let cool for around 15 minutes before decorating

*Decoration Frosting

½ cup of light cream cheese
1 tablespoon milk

• In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and milk until smooth
• Spoon into a plastic bag, pushing mixture towards one bottom corner
• Close bag and cut the the tip of the corner and use bag to decorate each cookie

Alpha and Omega 2 Activity Sheet


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