Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Spooky Day!

From the Lapdog Pumpkin Patch to Yours...
Happy Halloween!

Lapdog Creations Halloween Dogs

Lapdog Creations Halloween Dogs

Lapdog Creations Halloween Dogs

Lapdog Creations Halloween Dogs

May your day be filled with more treats than tricks...
Lapdog Creations Halloween Dogs

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Flying High with Zogoflex Air Dash Frisbee

Disclosure: Chewy sent a Zogoflex Air Dash toy to Lapdog Creations, free of charge, for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my own.

West Paw Zogoflex Air Dash

Where to Find:

Lapdog Creations Zogoflex Air Dash Chewy

The Lapdogs are always excited when a Chewy box lands on our doorstep, but this month was extra special because our box had two items inside!  We'll tell you about the second item next week, however, because today is all about the Zogoflex Air Dash Frisbee from West Paw!

This is not your average Frisbee by any means.  In fact, Zogoflex Air Dash is pretty unique.

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No, it's not meant to double as a funky picture frame, but how could we I resist?

Lapdog Creations Zogoflex Air Dash ChewyOne of the first things I noticed was the aerodynamic design, which is amazingly comfortable in my hand.  It also makes Dash very easy to throw, and the center hole allows for a smooth, off the ground pickup and a stable, fast flight. 

The durable outer shell surrounds a soft foam material on the inside, which results is an 8" round tough toy that won't hurt dogs' mouths... or human hands. It's so tough that it rates a 3 on West Paw's Durability Rating ("perfect strength for medium chewers"), but do remember Dash was designed for interactive and supervised play. 

Lapdog Creations Dog Coonhound Zogoflex Air Dash ChewyDash isn't just for fun on land, however. It floats, which means you can take your game to the pool or beach and enjoy hours of fun in the water too. But it's not just your average pool toy either. Thanks to the lightweight, air-injected center, Dash floats higher, making it easy for swimming dogs to spot.  If we ever go into Dock Dogs, this would be perfect!

While the Lapdogs weren't quite sure what to make of the Zogoflex Air Dash, their Mama loved it! Neither Tut or Sophie have ever shown much interest in any Frisbee, so it was no surprise that no matter how many times I tossed Dash, they just stood and looked at me as if to say "So, where's the treats Chewy sent?"

Lapdog Creations Doberman Puppy Zogoflex Air Dash Chewy
My hopes remain high for some quality Frisbee time with Penny, however. She loves playing fetch with her ball (or whatever toy you might want to toss around), so I'm hopeful that after some bonding time with Dash she'll catch on to the high flying game soon. The weather hasn't really allowed us to get outside to practice too much lately and Dash is not an inside tossing toy by any means.
Why Dash Stands Out Above the Rest
  • Designed, sourced and Made in the USA!
  • Non-toxic
  • FDA compliant and BPA/phthalate free
  • Guaranteed against dog damage
  • Floats in water
  • The bright colors make it easy to spot - currently available in peacock, dandelion and currant (which is the color you see here)
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Eco-friendly and recyclable (check out the great "Join the Loop" program West Paws has put into place for recycling worn-out Zogoflex toys)

Think your pooch would love a Zogoflex Air Dash of his or her very own? Grab one at Chewy today, and while you're at it check out the other fun toys from West Paw. Remember, 1-2 day shipping is always free on orders of $49 or more! It's the perfect time to start your holiday shopping or restock the treat pantry.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Lightly Haunted

Happy last Wordless Wednesday of October... only four more weeks until Thanksgiving and eight until Christmas. Now that's scary...




Got leaves? #fallinnewengland #fallfoliage #mapleleaves #autumn #fallleaves #instafall



The humans visited Haunted Overload (winner of ABC's The Great Halloween Fright Fight in 2014) last week on one of the "light" nights.  I was anxious to really get to see the amazing scenes and creatures they create (you seriously need to stand next to one of these gigantic things to fully appreciate their size), so this worked out better than going on a regular scary night. We were able to take our time walking through, taking in all of the amazing scenes, but without any actors jumping out (which meant I had a chance to snap a few photos, although quality isn't the best from a very foggy forest).  If you're into Halloween and are in New England, this is a must visit!

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And on that note, Tut wanted everyone to know that these Zuke's Skinny Bakes are scarily good!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Did Someone Say Low-Fat Cake?

In case you missed it, Teutul celebrated birthday #12 on Sunday!

Lapdog Creations dog birthday cake

With my boy's recent pancreatitis diagnosis, we had to ensure his cake was low-fat, which meant I needed to contact the bakery we use to get information on the fat content of their recipes.  As I had suspected, the Apple Oatmeal was very low in fat (sorry Tut, no more Cheeseburger cakes).  We rounded it out with the yogurt icing and wahla...

Tut's 12th birthday cake from @thebarkeryma Apple Oatmeal with yogurt frosting #dogcake #thebarkery #ilovemydogs #dogmom #dogtreats #birthday #appleoatmeal #cake #dogstagram #instadog #seniordog

Tut certainly doesn't seem to notice anything "low fat" about his cake (or his new Fromm kibble for that matter, which we'll be telling you all about soon).

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Lapdog Creations dog birthday cake

He got a Knottie Moose HuggleHounds toy as well, but was clearly more interested in the cake than some squeaky orange herbivore.

Lapdog Creations dog birthday cake

It's hard to believe that my baby boy is now the senior Lapdog... and he's 12 years old!  Time flies by much too quickly when it comes to our furkids already short lives.

Lapdog Creations dog birthday cake

Tut goes to see Dr. C for his annual check-up next week and I look forward to speaking with her more in depth about his pancreatitis diagnosis. I have some questions, and while I can research the disease online until I drive myself crazy, I'd much prefer to get some clear, concise answers first. After all the dog issues we've faced within our pack over the past few years (including megaesophagus, autoimmune issues, vestibular disease, soft tissue sarcoma, allergies, skin issues, and bone cancer), I suppose I will become well-informed on yet another.

Here's to many, many more birthdays - and many more years of being annoyed by his pesky little sisters - for my boy!
Lapdog Creations dogs birthday cake

Can you spot them both lined up waiting for cake photo bombing their brother in this shot?


Do any of your dogs have a birthday celebration coming up, and will there be cake?  The Lapdogs' next cake will be for Sophie's nifty-number-nine in early December!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Not-So-Scary Outtakes

There's not much scarier than another Monday sneaking up on us so fast, is there?  And while these outtakes certainly are not scary at all, they are fun!
dogs dressed up for halloween Lapdog Creations

Since it was Penny's first Halloween, I wanted to get a little more creative with our Halloween card this year. 

dogs dressed up for halloween Lapdog Creations

I even ordered an adorable Minion costume for her.  I went down just one size from what was suggested for a Doberman, knowing she would not be full grown just yet.  Of course, I was quickly reminded of why I'm not a big fan of full-piece, mass-produced pet costumes.  While the body fit, it was a bit snug... yet the hat was way too big (it would have fit my Zeus!).

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Ah well, she is still the cutest Minion I know. And, I am absolutely amazed that I was able to get Sophie to wear the witch hat for as long as I did.

doberman minion hound witch Lapdog Creations

I wonder if she took note of how much her little sister rocks it?

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That is, when she's not rolling around, romping or playing with it on.  Seriously, Penny seems to love her witch hat and will leave it on without any second thoughts.

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Unlike Sophie, who shook it off at least half a dozen times during our photo shoot.  Tut even wore the hat for a few pics, but quickly shook it off as soon as he got his treat.

Lapdog Creations fall Halloween coonhound

Did you do a Halloween photo shoot with your furkids?  Stay tuned to see some our non-outtakes on Saturday!

Halloween Lapdog Creations dogs dressed up witch minion pumpkin

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Happy 12th Birthday Teutul

It's still hard to believe, but my baby boy is now the senior Lapdog and he's 12 years old!

Lapodg Creations fall dog senior rescued
Happy 12th Teutul!

Before we get further into our birthday photo recap, here's one for Black & White Sunday...

Lapdog Creations coonhound senior dog

Although Tut went grey a long time ago, he's always been the perpetual puppy...

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At least until that crazy little girl joined our family in May!

Happy Friday from Tut & Penny! #dogsofinstagram #instadog #ilovemydogs #rescueddogsofinstagram #rescuedpuppiesofinstagram #puppygram #happydogs #instapuppy #seniordog #adoptdontshop #muttsofinstagram 2015-06-28_01-13-27

Tut loves both of his sisters, even if one does drive him a little batty from time to time.

Happy Saturday Morning. The #hounds have claimed the #sunspot ☀💜 #dogstagram #instadog #rescued #houndmix Happiness Is... #dogsofinstagram #instadog #seniordog #coonhoundmix #puppygram #dobermanpuppy #dobiemix #rescuedpuppiesofinstagram #rescueddogsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #sleepypuppy #sleepydog #cuddlydogs #instapuppy #ilovebigmutts #rescuedismyfavoritebr


My boy took it hard when he lost both his older sister and brother earlier this year. I know he misses Lola and Zeus very much, as we all do.

Lots of cuddling going on today. Tut and Lola. <3 #dogstagram #ilovemydogs 2015-04-01_05-42-04


He loves his job as Senior Reviewer...

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Tut has always been a little mid-sized ham...

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He's always up for an adventure...
My copilot... Teutul. #happydog #carride #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #instadog #rescueddogsofinstagram #coonhoundmix #adoptdontshop #seniordog 2014-10-26_09-25-03

My boy appreciates hand-knits...

Digging through the #UFO basket... Time to finish my Amelia #scarf in uber soft #DebbieBliss Winter Garden baby llama/merino/silk/linen #yarn with a little help from sleepy Tut. #knitstagram #operationfinishprojects #dogstagram #instadog 'Does this cowl make me look extra cute?" - Tut #dogstagram #knitstagram #rescued #coonhoundmix #handknit #cowl

And sure loves to snuggle...
2015-07-12_09-48-32 Missing Lola a lot... And Tut is doing his best to comfort me. He's cuddled up with me in her spot. #dogstagram #instadog #coonhoundmix #rescued #ilovemydogs #CancerSucks #heartbroken

Does anyone else think Tut just might be related to Gene Simmons?

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He loves the great outdoors and would do great glamping...

2015-07-18_01-50-27 Happy #tongueouttuesday from Tut! #coonhoundmix #instadog #dogstagram #rescueddogsofinstagram #rescuedismyfavoritebreed #adoptdontshop #smilingdog #dogssmile #seniordog #happydog #muttsofinstagram #ilovemyseniordog


Some random "Tut being Tut" moments...

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Tut, keeping an eye on the trash. He knows that crazy man is coming to steal it again. #dogstagram #instadog #rescued #coonhoundmix #guarddog Tut showing his support for @bruinshockey and Bergeron in the All Star Game! #dogstagram #instadog #bostonbruins #bruins #dogtreat #happydog #rescued #coonhoundmix #adoptdontshop

Got Jif? Tut does and he isn't sharing. #peanutbutter #dogstagram #happydog #seniordog #coonhoundmix Tut gets his stitches out today!  #dogstagram #seniordog #coonhoundmix #muttsofinstagram #instadog #rescueddogsofinstagram #ilovemyseniordog

A birthday cake (low fat!) is on the menu for later today... I know he can't wait!

Happy, Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!

Here's to many more...
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