Sunday, June 30, 2013

Black & White Sunday

Happy Sunday! The humans traveled to Northern Maine for a race yesterday, which equaled a very long day and a really late night. So... it's a lazy, kick-back Sunday here. Lola is pretty content with that...


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Getting Shady

Thanks to our friend Goose, we learned today is Wear Your Sunglasses Day in doggy blogland.  I thought Lola might play, but no dice.  But that's okay, because Mr. Model was all for it...

Apparently it's Wear Your Sunglasses Day in doggy blogland... #dogstagram #shades #love #bigdog #toocute


Disclosure: Thank you Zeus for being soooooooo cooperative and putting up with Mommy's antics!  And yes, I paid him off with lots of treats.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

Beep Beep

Excuse us as we're driving through again today.  It's hot here in New England and we don't like it one bit (esp Mama)!  Zeus finally talked his Daddy into putting the air conditioner in the bedroom today (read: I think the extra loud panting got to him), so hopefully that means we'll all get a better night's sleep.  Although as I type this, we're under a severe thunderstorm warning.  Oh joy...

Love my big guy! #dogstagram

There hasn't been much mischief going on today, everyone is too hot to care.  I thought instead I would share with you some outtakes from our recent photo shoot for the PAWW Pick Pocket Leash.  Yes, outtakes... because every review photo shoot includes a least a dozen or two!

Whether it's an uncooperative dog not looking at the camera...


Or another dog doing their best photo bomb...


Something is always a little mischievous.  But for this round at least, Tut can say it wasn't his fault!


Enjoy the rest of your Monday and Go Bruins!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Black & White Sunday

Happy Sunday!  How do you want to spend your day?

Lola wants to play ball (actually, she was really trying to trade Sophie's favorite toy for my Chobani yogurt)...


Tut wants to be sure he gets the best morning sunspot...  


Zeus & Sophie want to hunt for critters in the yard...


Saturday, June 22, 2013

GIVEAWAY WINNER! Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain

Working on our #RachaelRay #Nutrish #grainfree #review #dogstagram #adoptdontshop #rescueThank you to everyone who entered to win a bag of Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain!

The winner was drawn by Random Number Generator...

Congrats to The Lady from The Royal Coonhounds!  Please get us your snail mail addy so that we can pass it along to the awesome folks over at Nutrish and they can get your prize in the mail!  Lola knows you can't wait to try it!

Stay tuned for more reviews  coming soon, including Orijen Freeze-Dried treats, Pawalla box, Vermont Soap Hot Spot Relief, Cloud Star treats, Knitter's Pride Karbonz needles and more!

Friday, June 21, 2013

REVIEW: della Q Rosemary Bag

della Q Rosemary Bag

Where to Find: della Q


If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you already know that I love della Q bags!  Pretty and functional, della Q bags are not only great for toting around your current WIP, but they make fabulous gift bags for those FO's as well!

UntitledI was recently given the opportunity to review the Rosemary bag in it's newest colorway/pattern, Candy Spree.  This small project bag is truly one-of-a-kind, as each one is handmade in Vietnam.  But this bag isn't just good looking, it's for a good cause as well!  A portion of each purchase goes towards training low-income and rural Vietnamese women in the art of quilting. 

Rosemary is a cute rounded-off cube shaped bag that measures 8" tall by 6" wide by 6" depth.  The 7" drop handles are perfect for hanging from your arm as you knit or crochet away on a pair of socks or fingerless mitts.  A toggle closure helps to keep your yarn ball from falling out, however the bag does not close completely.  The extra front pocket holds small notions like stitch markers, fold-up scissors and darning needles.     

Currently available in 6 colorways, Rosemary retails for $32.  She's the perfect accessory to your summer wardrobe and can double as a little evening bag when not housing a knitting  or crochet project.  

I adore everything about my Rosemary bag.  The size is perfect for a small one-skein project.  The drop handles make it convenient to hang from my wrist so that I may stand up and walk around while knitting in public.  The Candy Spree fabric is bright and cheery, and I just can't help but smile every time I pick it up.  I love all things handmade, so knowing this bag was put together by human hands and not some machine makes the higher-than-normal cost for a small project bag well worth it. The fact that it also supports training for low-income women is just icing on the cake.

If you're looking for a chic little project bag, take a look at Rosemary.  She won't steer you wrong and will add a little cheer to your summer crafting.

Disclosure: della Q sent a Rosemary Bag to Lapdog Creations, free of charge for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Race Dogs

Happy Thursday!  It's a busy day at the Lapdog household, so please excuse the drive-by post.  I wanted to remind everyone to check out the Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain review and giveaway!  We think this is an excellent choice for a grain free kibble and you can win a 6lb bag to try if you enter by midnight tonight!

Today is a a race day in our house, so the humans will be heading off shortly.  Lola wants to go, but sadly this track does not allow dogs (the nerve!).  She thinks if she closes her eyes and can't see anyone, they won't be able to see her either... but I'm not so sure that will work. 


Can't blame a girl for trying, right?  She just wants to support her Daddy...


And maybe visit with her former foster baby Belle, who's Daddy also races.


Miss Belle thinks that if she winks, both her & Lola might be able to sneak in the track tonight...

Former #foster baby Belle #winking last night at the #racetrack #adoptdontshop #love #dogstagram #rescue #labmix

Sorry girls, but this track even checks inside the trailers, so there's no hiding you black beauties.  We'll have to have a little reunion at another race.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wanna Race For Dessert?

Let's get Wordless!  My girls say they'll race ya for the pineapple upside down cake...

Lola wants to go #racing #dogstagram #dobermanmix #uslegends #8 #happydog

The @caseyjonesbones #8 at #nhms today #racecar #raceday #uslegends #racing


Mmmmm.... #pineapple upside down #cake with #rum sauce #delish #yumo #joescrabshack #eatatjoes


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

REVIEW: PAWW Pick Pocket Leash

PAWW Pick Pocket Leash

Where to Find:


The Lapdog household was first introduced to PAWW products a year ago when we reviewed their Pick Pocket Pouch and Treat Toob.  We adored both of these innovative products, so when we were given the opportunity to review another item from their line, the Pick Pocket Leash, we gladly accepted.  

With four dogs, I'm always up for trying new leashes!  They seem to be one of those things that you can never have enough of.  I have leashes stashed all over the house, in all of our cars, in our doggy travel bags and in places leashes should not be.  Some might even say this Crazy Dog Lady has a little bit of leash problem like she has a yarn problem... 

The five foot long Pick Pocket Leash features PAWW's signature poop bag holder & dispenser, plus a second pocket to hold a few essentials, like a house key, some dollar bills or treats.  It is literally a leash with a built in Pick Pocket Pouch.  A utility loop has been added to the front, along with three additional webbed utility loops along the back, allowing you to clip on a small light, carabiner clip, etc. 


The Pick Pocket Leash handle features a buckle which allows you to quickly turn your leash into a tether at any time, without having to unclip it from your dog's collar.  Whether you're at the beach, a bbq or out shopping, you can easily tether your dog to a pole or chair and free up your hands for eating or paying the bill (warning: if said dog is large or hyper, tethering to the chair you're sitting in at the family bbq while your Dad bribes his grandpuppy with a hot dog might not be the best idea).  This style of handle is a little awkward and takes some getting used to, but once you do get used to it, you're good to go.... for a walk!

PawwLeash_Tut_61813bMade of double rip-stop nylon with a mesh backing, the Pick Pocket Leash is designed to feel soft and comfortable in your hands, while remaining durable at the same time.

If you're looking to simplify your dog walking process and have a truly "grab and go" leash, try out the Pick Pocket Leash today!  The built in poop bag dispenser means you won't have to be looking all over the house for that other separate dispenser.  Plus, when you don't need to have poop bags handy, it provides more room to store the good stuff... treats!  Your pooch will sure thank you for the time you save grabbing her leash while she's doing the pee-pee dance!

Disclosure: PAWW sent the Pick Pocket Leash to Lapdog Creations, free of charge for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my own.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Black & White Sunday: Daddy's Day

Happy Black & White Father's Day to all of the Dad's out there -- of both 2 and 4 legged children, of course!  We hope you all get to kick back and relax today!

The Lapdogs wish their Daddy, Grampy &
Grampa a very Woofy Daddy's Day!

Lola #lazy #dobermanmix #rescue #adoptdontshop #dogstagram #love #dobiemix

Zeus #love #bigdog #dogstagram #labmix #sleepy


Tut chilling #coonhoundmix #rescue #dogstagram #adoptdontshop #love
**For the doggy families out there who may have missed our post earlier this week, be sure to go enter our Nutrish Zero Grain giveaway! **

Thursday, June 13, 2013

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain

Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain

Where to Find: Nutrish


We were recently invited to review Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain Turkey & Potato Recipe dog food and jumped at the opportunity!  As a concerned dog Mama, I am always reading labels and trying to find the best options for our family.  With 2 of the 4 Lapdogs on a grain free diet, I was very interested in learning more about this variety of Nutrish

Big box of #RachaelRay #Nutrish #zerograin just arrived for review! #dogfood #dogstagramRachael Ray worked with a team of pet nutrition experts to create Nutrish, a line of pet foods made with simple, natural ingredients. Zero Grain, Rachael's first grain-free food for dogs, is natural and easily digestible.  It's also easily accessible, as you can find Nutrish almost anywhere you shop for your family's groceries!  That means you no longer have to make a special trip to the pet food store or order online to get a high quality, grain free kibble for your pack! 

As the name implies, Zero Grain is completely free of grains.  Additionally, it is free of glutens, fillers, by-products, artificial preservatives, colors and flavors.  No junk here! #RachaelRay #grainfree #Nutrish #review Instead, what you will find is a natural and wholesome allergy-friendly food for your dog.  The very first ingredient is US farm-raised turkey, with turkey meal second.  Easily digestible carbohydrates are included in the form of whole potatoes, peas and tapioca. Whole flaxseed and poultry fat allow dogs to get protein from fat instead of grains and are a naturally-rich source of Omega-6 and -3 fatty acids.  Various essential vitamins and chelated minerals are also included.  In addition to the natural, wholesome recipe, Zero Grain is Made in the USA - my #1 priority when it comes to what my dogs eat!

If a no grain, allergy-friendly food made in the USA and easy to find isn't enough to get you and your dog to bite, let me tell you how Zero Grain benefits shelter dogs too!  Proceeds from each bag of Nutrish go to Rachael's Rescue, an organization helping animals in need.  To date, Rachael's Rescue has helped raise more than $4.2 million toward food, medical supplies and treatments for shelter animals.  You will smile a little more when you realize what you feed your dog is benefiting another animal who is longing for his or her forever home.  

Working on our #RachaelRay #Nutrish #grainfree #review #dogstagram #adoptdontshop #rescueAdd in my love of all things Rachael Ray, and you'll truly understand how excited I am to be able to review and tell you all about Zero GrainAs of right now, it is only available in the Turkey & Potato recipe, however I do hope to see the line grow to include other proteins.  Specifically, I hope to see a fish recipe in the coming months, as that is what I prefer to feed to Sophie and Tut, my two dogs on a grain free diet.  Additionally, I know of several dogs with poultry and beef allergies and while turkey is a great choice, it does not necessarily benefit all allergy prone dogs. 

If you are looking for a grain free recipe and your dog likes turkey, I highly recommend trying Nutrish Zero Grain!  The Lapdog household gives it their Official 16 Paws Up Seal of Approval and urge everyone to give it a try.  Lola thinks everyone should enter to win a bag for their four legged best friend.. 

GIVEAWAY! Thanks to the wonderful folks at Nutrish, we are able to give away a 6lb bag of Zero Grain to one lucky reader!  To enter:

Untitled1)  Follow Lapdog Creations publicly through Google Friend Connect or Google+ (see "Followers" on the side bar) 

2)  Leave a comment below telling us why you want to try Nutrish Zero Grain.   

To be eligible to win, you must complete both steps above. Please be sure your entry includes a way to contact you (i.e. link to your blog or include your email address).

Winner will be selected by random number generator. Deadline for entries is Thursday, June 20th at 11:59pm EST (midnight)

Disclosure: Nutrish sent 2 bags of Zero Grain to Lapdog Creations, free of charge for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my own.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Thank you to everyone who entered to win a bottle of Buzz Guard

The winner was drawn by Random Number Generator...

Congrats to Marjie and Brutus!  I'm glad Mr. Puppy will be bug-free this summer. 

As a reminder for those who did not win, the folks at Earth Heart are graciously offering my readers 20% off your online order of Buzz Guard, Guard Well, Canine Calm and/or Travel Calm. Visit their website at to order and enter the code LAPDOG at checkout. This special discount offer expires August 31, 2013.

Stay tuned for more reviews  coming soon, including Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain (with a giveaway!), DellaQ Rosemary bag, Orijen Freeze-Dried treats, Vermont Soap Hot Spot Relief and more!

Raspberries, Dog Cookies & B's

It's Wednesday.... let's get wordless!

My little Watcher #houndmix #rescue #dogstagram #adoptdontshop #love #deck #spring #birdwatching

Good Morning! #food #fruit #raspberries #yumo

First deck day and Tut is trying to climb in the chair with me.... #dogstagram #coonhoundmix #rescue #adoptdontshop #helovesmommy #deck

Patio other current view #deck #umbrella

#uslegends #8 #racecar #raceday #starspeedway

#sponsor #love #8 #uslegends #racecar #CaseyJonesBones #moatmountain #friendsofrescue

We are restocked with #CaseyJonesBones sample #dogtreats to hand out at the #racetrack ! #uslegends #8 #awesomesponsor #dogstagram

Love this! #becauseitsthecup #BostonStrong #bruins #gobruins #letsgobs #WeWantTheCup
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