Friday, August 26, 2016

Celebrate #NationalDogDay With Us

Happy National Dog Day! While we think every day is National Dog Day, today calls for extra celebration!

three mixed breed rescued dogs

"National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, pure and mixed and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues. National Dog Day honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage." - National Dog Day website
Did you know that National Dog Day...
  • Was founded in 2004 by pet lifestyle expert Colleen Paige
  • Is celebrated each year on August 26th - chosen because it's the date that Colleen's family adopted her first dog Sheltie
  • Is against BSL and the banning of any dog breeds
  • Encourages adoption first

I think National Dog Day gives us pet parents an extra chance to spoil our furkids as we celebrate the unique bond and unconditional love they provide to us each and every day. Penny and I will be starting a new training adventure today (stay tuned), then she, Sophie and Teutul will all get lots of extra treats, playtime and cuddles!

How are you celebrating National Dog Day?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Maxi's Secrets (or what you can learn from a dog) + GIVEAWAY

Animals are amazing, and whether we admit it or not, they truly do teach us a lot about ourselves, other humans, and life... if we're just willing to pay attention.

My dogs have taught me more than I could ever imagine.

I have learned what unconditional love truly means, how to be brave, and that I'm stronger than I think.

I have also learned to take time to relax, not dwell on the little things, that it's okay to be silly, and most importantly, to live in the present.

The lessons, or secrets, are just some of the reasons why I couldn't wait to share Maxi's Secrets, a new middle-grade novel, with you.

Secret #1: You can learn a lot from a dog you love.

Maxi's Secrets book cover

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Even Cute Dogs Get Stinky #WordlessWednesday

Happy Wednesday...

cute doberman mix puppy

If you didn't catch our review and giveaway of Isle of Dogs all natural treats and grooming products yesterday, click on over and check it out!
And... there are just four days left to enter our Outward Hound DayPak giveaway!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Every Dog Shines with Isle of Dogs + GIVEAWAY

Just as proper nutrition is essential for a healthy dog, proper grooming is essential for a happy dog. And everyone wants happy, healthy dogs, right?

I will go out of my way to get the right products in order for my dogs to be both healthy and happy, however when a little convenience comes along, I'll gladly take it. So when I heard about a company making both natural grooming products and nutritionally superior treats, I had to learn more.

Isle of Dogs all nautral dog treats and grooming products

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Seniors Rock #NationalSeniorCitizenDay

Happy Sunday-Fun-Day. Did you know today is National Senior Citizen Day?

Celebrated every year on August 21, National Senior Citizen Day was created as a day to show appreciation, honor and support our seniors. Which means today, we honor our two seniors, Sophie and Teutul.

2 senior dogs, Our faces may be white, but our hearts are pure gold

Friday, August 19, 2016

Black Friday SALE in August - Handmade Holiday #Craftsy

Handmade means more.  To me, it always has.  To others, it's a new/old on-trend lifestyle.

There's nothing like receiving handmade gift and knowing the amount of love and time that went into it. Craftsy knows that too, and that's why they're giving crafters an early Black Friday sale. Makers can stock up now on all of the supplies they'll need to create those wonderful gifts for the upcoming holiday season!

Visit Craftsy where you'll find their best deals of the year on supplies, then get your creative juices flowing! You'll find all of the fabulous supplies you need...
  • Yarn
  • Quilting and Sewing Fabric
  • Cake Decorating Tools
  • Tools and Notions for all things crafty
  • and more!
But hurry... this Black Friday sale ends on Sunday, Aug 21 at 11:59 pm MDT.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Like a Moth To The... Dog? #WordlessWednesday

Happy Hump Day!

Dog watching a moth on the door
Do I have any moth experts who follow us? We've been trying to properly identify this guy for a few weeks now. He sure was gorgeous.

beautiful moth with tail and fuzzy head

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