Tuesday, October 21, 2014

REVIEW: Solid Gold Garlic Doggie Bagels

Solid Gold Garlic Doggie Bagels

Where to Find: Chewy.com

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Solid Gold Garlic Doggie Bagels used to be a staple in our house back when Zeus & Lola were youngsters.  I'm not really sure why they've fallen off our radar, but when I saw them as an option for treats to review from our pals over at Chewy.com this month, I knew we had to get them.

And, I'm pretty sure my seniors remembered the vibrant garlic smell as soon as I tore open the bag!  What do you think?

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Solid Gold Garlic Doggie Bagels are exactly as the name implies.  A hard, crunchy bagel shaped dog treat, with a very distinct garlic flavor (seriously, these smell almost good enough to toast and cover in cream cheese).  These vegetarian bagels are made with spelt wheat, barley, pumpernickel and real garlic.  The bagels are quite large in size, as you can see from the photos, however they can easily be crunched up into smaller bites.

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As I mentioned, we used to buy these treats all the time.  We were first turned onto them during a sampling event at one of our local pet food stores.  As a doggy parent, I loved that they were made in the USA with only the finest quality ingredients (Solid Gold was one of the first pet food companies in the United States to use all-natural ingredients in their products).  The fact that Solid Gold puts dried bay leaves inside the bag to help keep the bagels fresh was just icing on the cake.  As taste testers, Zeus and Lola both instantly loved the garlic-y goodness.  And now, Sophie and Tut are enjoying them as well.
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IMG_20141013_131113_389-1We'll definitely be adding Solid Gold Garlic Doggie Bagels back into our treat rotation! They come in 14.4oz re-sealable bags that stay fresh for quite awhile.  Check them out over at Chewy.com, where 1-2 day shipping is always free on orders of $49 or more! We just stocked up on our canned food and I have to say, free shipping on a box that heavy, plus having it arrive on our doorstep within just a couple of days, is truly wonderful!  Thank you Chewy!  Zeus thanks you too, after all it was his favorite canned food that just arrived.  He thinks all of the doggies in blog-land deserve some Solid Gold Garlic Doggie Bagels!

Disclosure: Chewy.com sent a bag of Solid Gold Garlic Doggie Bagels to Lapdog Creations, free of charge for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my own. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

GIVEAWAY WINNER! Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree

Thank you to everyone who enter to win a copy of Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree!


A winner has been chosen by random number generator.  Congrats to Heather.  I can't wait to hear what you think of the book and hope you'll continue to follow the blog and our Facebook page!

Stay tuned for some more great upcoming reviews and giveaways, including How to Knit, How to Crochet, Solid Gold Doggie Bagels, Holiday Hats for Babies, Righteous Hounds shirts, and more!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fiber Arts Friday: Instant Gratification

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!  And, hey look, a finished object.  Although, this was a really quick one and I actually finished it three weeks ago (I'm a little behind in the blogging)...

Pattern: Split-Brim Toddler Hat (freebie on Ravelry)

Yarn: Berroco Boboli Quick in colorway 7368.  This yarn was a joy to work with and I absolutely love the Boboli colorways.  It's a wool/acrylic/rayon mix, making it a nice option for little ones. 

Verdict: Cute pattern + bulky yarn + toddler size = Instant Gratification!  This was a fast, fun knit and I will definitely make more in the future.  If you're like me, you know the pain of little ones outgrowing our hand-knits faster than we can cast on, right?  Well, how genius is this pattern?!?  It was designed for a growing toddler, ages 18 months - 3 years... love!   My only modification to the pattern was that I opted to leave the pom-pom off.

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What's on your needles?  I could start showing you what's on mine, but we'd be here all day... so instead I'll finish by reminding all of my happy hooker friends out there to check out my review of Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree -- you can enter to win a copy!  Also, if you caught my Wordless Wednesday post this week, you might have noticed a slew of knit & crochet books (I like to call it "knitting book season")... stay tuned for more reviews and giveaways!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

REVIEW: Clearview Dog Fence Solution

Clearview Dog Fence Solution

Where to Find: Dog Fence DIY


Does your dog spend his days wondering if the grass is greener on the other side of the fence?  Perhaps he can hear critters rustling around, but because of your solid surface fence, he can't see what all the fuss is about?

With Clearview Dog Fence Solution, now he can! 

The Clearview Dog Fence Solution is a unique and innovative solution for curious dogs!  This 9.5" diameter clear acrylic bubble provides your dog with a 360 degree view of the outside world. 

Clearview Dog Fence Solution helps alleviate your dog's natural curiosity and can be installed in about an hour.  The bubble window comes with a durable black rubber seal, as well as all of the hardware you need.  If this type of DIY-project isn't for you, don't worry.  The manufacturer has list of providers nationwide who can be hired to install one for you. 

The versatile bubble is easy to clean and won't fog or fade. It has been designed for use with wood, panel, vinyl or PVC fencing, as well as with concrete.  And, because you can install it at any height you would like, it's really a "one size fits all" solution for most any dog.  (note: the manufacturer does not recommend this product for extra large breeds, such as Great Danes and Mastiffs)  Clearview Dog Fence Solution is also weather resistant - it has been designed to resist high heat, as well as temperatures below 0 without cracking.

From the manufacturer's website:
  • Pros

  1. Reduces barking and other boredom behaviors
  2. Compatible with wood, PVC and other fences
  3. Highly durable low maintenance
  • Cons

  1. Requires basic carpentry tools for installation
  2. Difficult to install on metal fences
  3. May not be enjoyed by extra large dogs
2014-09-28_01-01-23We did not actually install our Clearview Dog Fence Solution, as we do not have a full wood fence.  However, we had some fun testing it out regardless.

The Clearview Dog Fence Solution retails for $59.95 and currently has a free shipping offer.  If you've got a solid fence, throw your dog a bone... and let him see what he's missing on the other side! 

Disclaimer: Dog Fence DIY sent a Clearview Dog Fence Solution to Lapdog Creations for review purposes.  I was not compensated for this review. All opinions expressed in the review are my own.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Black & White Sunday: Long Weekend

Happy Sunday-fun-day!  Lola hopes everyone is enjoying their Columbus Day weekend!  Hopefully you are like us and fortunate enough to have a long weekend!