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Yes. I tend to go a little overboard for my dogs. Am I alone?

November 30, 2014 29 comments

If you ask, I am sure many people would tell you that I tend to go a little overboard where my pets are concerned. (I know for sure my family would!) I tend to buy them things that I think will enrich their lives and make them happy.

I think in the case of my dogs, I wanted to make up for the bad lives they had early on. I also want them to have lives that is enriched by a wide variety of fun experiences. (What’s the fun in having a dog if you can’t enjoy the fun they have with you?)

So while I do have a logic behind what I do for my pets, I also know that I am not the norm.

After all, I …

Buy dog games for my dogs, just so they can work their brains on a cold winter’s night.

Waiting his turn

Can you help me mom? This one is hard! #doggames

Game night!

Have at least 20 tennis balls so my crazy Sheltie has plenty to play with throughout the year.

Ball in play #Sheltie

Jasper action shot

A morning walk alongside the Mississippi River with my sister and dogs. Jasper had fun. :)

Purchased a leather couch immediately after the last one got rained on (don’t ask) just so my puppy mill girl, Daisy, could have her “safe place” back again.
A rare moment. She let me take pictures of her.

Take my dogs to a wide variety of parks so they can explore something new and different.

Cupcake and Jasper on the footbridge. #lebanonhills #mn

Photobomb. Courtesy of Jasper.

I'm going in #Daisy

Hello turtle! #nature #sheltie #turtle

Hide treats in the yard so my dogs can have fun using their noses and their brains to find them.

Is there something in there? #doggames

I think there’s a treat in there.

Cupcake smells cheese. #doggames

Maybe the treat is in here!

I think mom his some treats under here. #doggames

Yup. There is most definitely a treat in there.

Even placed a step stool next to my tall bed just so my dogs can come up when they want.

The bed and the step up.

But this weekend I think I may have gone a little overboard (even for me). On a trip to Costco I found a dog bed that was the absolute ultimate in dog bed luxury.

How could I resist?

It contains orthopedic memory foam with cooling gel and has a plush pillow top cover. It’s softer than a baby’s bottom and it is so squish-able, in that memory foam kind of way, that even I want to lie down on it.

It’s too bad I didn’t think about the size. Hmmm… crazy? Overboard?

Maggie on the new dog bed.

So, what over-the top-kind of thing have you done for your pet(s)?

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Black and White Sunday #74 – Dog Circle Bed

March 2, 2014 15 comments

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My thanks to our hosts for this blog hop Dachshund Nola and Sugar The Golden Retriever.

Unfortunately, WordPress.com doesn’t allow Java script so I can’t provide a direct link to the linky, but you can join here.

Dogs – Cool Finds on Pinterest

November 11, 2012 25 comments

I don’t know about you, but I find Pinterest is very addictive. Once I start, I can’t stop. Suddenly, it’s hours later and I wonder what I did with my time!

I you haven’t joined Pinterest yet, you may want to, especially if you are a DIY type of person. You can get some great ideas from others. You can also find some pretty amazing dog stuff on Pinterest, including art, clothing, collars, tags, etc.

People even have their future dogs pinned on their pages!

I thought I it would be fun to share some of my more strange, interesting and cool finds with you. You can click on the picture to learn more about the product or to go purchase it.

So what have been your favorite finds on Pinterest?

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I love these dog bowls. They are removable and don’t take up a lot of space.

Pet Eatery Dog Food Bowls

Dog Sign

Okay, I admit it. I probably wouldn’t buy one myself, but it’s just quirky enough to be appealing.

Dog Lamp

I fell in love with this line of t-shirts some time ago. They carry quite a lot of breeds and the images are amazing. I’ve seen one in person, and they are just as beautiful as the images. Definitely getting one of these – well, two of these. One Lab and one Sheltie. 🙂

Dog T-Shirt

I think this is supposed to be a new concept in dog food packaging. It’s supposed to take up less space and more eco-conscious. Doesn’t fill up the landfills as fast.

Sausage Dog Food

A little out of my price range, but if I had the money you can bet I would buy one. I absolutely love this as an art piece.

Dog Blue Print Pictures

I’m not quite sure what to say about this product (having never tested it myself), but I have to wonder – is the hole big enough for Great Dane poop?

Dog Dung Vacuum

This one is for all my doggie friends who have dogs that won’t go out in the rain. Might be worth a try!

The Dogbrella

Oh yes, I absolutely HAD to include this one. It features Shelties!

Outdoor Dog Chaise Lounger

This is some luxury dog bed, but the story is a pretty cool one. It was designed by Swank Lighting as part of a fundraiser for the Dallas SPCA. Someone got a pretty cool dog bed!

Swank Lighting Dog Bed for SPCA

I just loved the look of this ring. it’s adorable. The best part? It’s only $10!

MINIATURE PUPPY DOG ANIMAL WRAP RING from DOTOLY

This isn’t something you can buy. I have no link to a page. But, it’s one of those things worth sharing.

And I thought a dog bed was a cushion on the floor

November 14, 2011 32 comments

I was scrolling through Facebook last night – commenting on friend’s posts, sharing a few of my own, and reading up on some interesting stories. That’s when I cam across this. A dog bed even I could love!

All my dogs have been happy with the traditional dog beds – a stuffed pillowy sort of bed that lies on the floor. I’m guessing many of you have the same sort of thing in your homes. But, seeing this elaborate dog bed made me wonder what other types of dog beds are out there.

I wrote about a bean bag dog bed last December after my client purchased one for each of her dogs. As you can see, Nika and Dylan, absolutely love them.

Nika & Dylan in their bean bag beds

My search showed some other interesting selections, but I’m not so sure that my dogs would ever love these. Then again, maybe they would! Got a favorite? Or, do you have a favorite of your own that you don’t see here? Feel free to share a link to it. I’d love to see it.

Pet Murphy Dog Bed

Unique Beast 50805 Sasquatch II Kings Blue Eva Pet Bed

Metropolitan Dog Bed from PlumStruck

Praline & Brown Teddy Microvelvet Buttercup Dog Bed

Princess Car Dog Bed

Premier Sofa Dog Beds

The Hollywood Bed

Napolean Empire Ebony Dog Bed in Stripes

Doggie Side Sleeper

Bean Bag Beds for Dogs and Cats? Yes!

December 14, 2010 5 comments

Nika and Dylan

Last week, my client sent me pictures of two new purchases she had made for her dogs, Dylan and Nika. They’re called Slumber Ball Dog and Cat beds and they look so cool! I was instantly reminded of the huge, comfy bean bag chairs you can get now. I’ve sat in one before and found it to be extremely comfy (I could sleep in one!). I bet dogs and cats would love these too.

Another gift idea for your pet? Possibly!

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