Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Well, great guy that he is, he came through! But first, there was a little glitch. He filled out the forms to have the package shipped to a different address, so that the shirt would remain a secret. Unfortunately, the package arrived on our doorstep, very clearly marked from Freaky Dog People, and when I retrieved the mail, I saw it.
Disappointed that the surprise was ruined, my husband contacted the company. He wasn't expecting anything, but just wanted to let them know that there was a glitch in their ordering system. They responded promptly, and offered him another shirt of his choice to make up for the mistake.
Here is the second shirt I received!
We were both happy with their very generous response to the shipping error. And I look forward to wearing my cute new dog t-shirts! Thank you Freaky Dog People!
|Hallmark singing snowman and doggy...they're so cute!|
|Glass Earrings with dogs|
|This cute guy is handed down in the family.|
|Really cute t-shirt.|
|Isn't this unique?|
|Laurel Burch pillow|
I love them! Thank you everyone!!
How about you? Did you get something dog-related for Christmas?
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Here they are about 20 minutes later.
Kelly: "All in a day's work!"
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Well...I tried it and turns out I was wrong. I visited this cool site called Mr. Chewy and discovered that ordering pet food can be easy, quick, convenient, and even less expensive than buying it in the store.
Mr. Chewy's site is user-friendly. Photos help you identify all those different bags of dog food easily. You can narrow your selection by brand, lifestages, or other categories such as Organic, Grain Free, or Weight Control. And, the check-out process is simple.
Did I say quick? I ordered my food on a Wednesday, and shortly received an email confirmation. My order was broken into two parts. The very next day a box of dog treats arrived on my doorstep. And in only 2 days, a huge box containing a 35 pound bag of dog food arrived!
No standing in lines! No fighting traffic! No lugging a heavy bag of dog food! I didn't even have to get up from my chair! Okay, now that's convenient! You can even arrange for automatic delivery based on a schedule you set up.
Plus, Mr. Chewy carries more than 70 brands of pet food and treats including:
Taste of the Wild
Check out their prices for yourself! And, shipping is free with orders of $49 or more!
Why else should you order from Mr. Chewy?
Mr. Chewy's Donation Program is great! For everyone you refer to their site who makes a purchase, Mr. Chewy will donate $10 to a pet charity of that person's choice!(Your referrals get 10% off their first order, too!)
Before this experience, I never even thought about ordering Kelly's dog food. I mean, why not just keep doing things the same way I've done them? Now, Mr. Chewy may just have changed my mind! Mr. Chewy has my vote for a pawsome pet food site that certainly delivers as promised!
We were contacted by a representative of Mr. Chewy.com, a new online pet retailer, to write a review of their ordering process in exchange for a gift card to their site. We received one bag of dog treats and a 30 lb bag of food (courtesy of Mr. Chewy) and asked for our honest opinion of their service. The opinions expressed are 100% my own.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
|Kelly sends luv to all shelter dogs and cats.|
2. Give a shelter dog or cat as a gift, if the recipient is in on the decision and the time and circumstances are right.
3. Foster a shelter pet. There's no place like a home for the holidays.
4. Volunteer to cuddle, play with and walk shelter dogs.
5. Donate food to a local shelter.
6. Donate toys to a shelter. Wouldn't those dogs love a new toy to play with, to brighten their holiday?
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Paws for Thought:
"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." ~ Dr. Suess
Friday, December 16, 2011
|Photo courtesy Wall Street Journal and Miyamoto Pet Dog Training Center|
What about a toy poodle?
A pair of toy poodles are set to join a Japanese police search and rescue squad as early as January, after passing the local police dog test earlier this month. The dogs, Karin and Fuga, weigh only about 6 pounds each. Other small breed dogs on the force are a chihuahua, a miniature schnauzer and a Japanese Shiba.
Small dogs have the advantage of being able to search in tight spaces and to gain access to collapsed buildings where heavier dogs couldn't go.
According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Natsue Miyamoto, who runs the Miyamoto Pet Dog Training Center in Tottori city, says, “I hope that this will show that not all police dogs have to be big and scary types like German Shepherds, but that small cute dogs can also do the work of a police dog.”
Thursday, December 15, 2011
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LostDogHQ. All opinions are 100% mine.
Recently one of my good friends, and several blog friends, have experienced having their dog escape or break away, and spent many heartbreaking days looking for their lost dogs. I can't imagine the worry of not knowing where Kelly was, wondering if she was hurt, worrying about her running into traffic. If Kelly went missing, I know I'd do just about anything to find her I've heard of PetAmberAlert and how they could help locate a lost dog. That's why I was interested in learning more about PetAmberAlert. Does it really work? How does it work? Has it helped reunite people with their pets?
Does it really work?
PetAmberAlerts reports an 85% success rate if the alert goes out in the first week, 75% success rate if the alert goes out after 2 weeks.
How does it work?
PetAmberAlerts Pet Finder system will send phone and poster alerts with photos, descriptions and details to neighbors, veterinarians, animal control, animal shelters, hospitals, pet stores and rescue volunteers within 10 to 100 mile radius of where the pet was last seen. A pet detective will follow up on leads for both lost dogs and lost cats.
Has it helped people reunite with their pets?
According to the website, many people have been helped by PetAmberAlerts. Here are some success stories.
There is an cost for the service. But if your pet goes missing, it would be extremely helpful to have this company sending out the fliers, making the phone calls, and contacting everyone possible, while you scoured the streets and searched your neighborhood, and/or also made sure you were at home if your pet returned.
Check out the lost pet posters on PetAmberAlert's Facebook page.
Miss Pink, a former marketing exec, finds solace by volunteering in an animal control center. Her "adoption walks" bring her to meet a series of fellow New Yorkers, all of whom are struggling with their own personal and financial crises.
I enjoyed reading a novel about the world of animal shelters and animal welfare, and the narrators passion for helping animals. In the end, the author shows how one woman with a vision is able to enlighten others and bring about change for the needy pups in her community.
Sarah Cavallaro is a filmmaker, poet and author. This is her second novel.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
|Photo courtesy of AP|
Question: How many toes does Daniel the orange and white tabby from Milwaukee have?
Find out how Daniel the cat with 26 toes is helping the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center!
* Check out USA Today's slideshow of holiday gifts for your pet. The Rudolph dog in the car seat is adorable!
* If a pet is going to be given as a gift, experts encourage you to get the recipient involved in the decision. The HuffPost Detroit article encourages responsible pet adoption this holiday season.
* Two kittens are looking for a new home after Reagan the yellow lab found the kittens discarded in a Meow Mix bag. Skipper and Tipper have been cared for by the Raccoon Valley (Iowa) Animal Sanctuary.
We hope you are having a wonderful holiday season, with lots of love and attention to and from your pets!
Monday, December 12, 2011
Whether you like cats, dogs, or both, there are many beautiful greetings to choose from, and a portion of the purchase price will benefit hard-working animal organizations.
1. American Humane Association
The Humane Association's mission is "to create a more humane and compassionate world by ending abuse and neglect of children and animals. You’ll find a choice of all dogs, cats, dog and cat combinations, and pets with Santa.
2. Canine Companions for Independence
This national non-profit organization that provides trained assistance dogs and support to children and adults with disabilities offers a pack with two different designs--one with an adorable pup in the snow, and the other with a sweet black dog with a green bow on his head! Proceeds support CCI programs.
3. Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind
This organization provides guide dogs to blind and visually impaired people, or people with other special needs who seek enhanced mobility and independence. These cards feature golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers, and include an inspiring photo card featuring dogs helping vets.
Puppies Behind Bars
Proceeds from the holiday cards will help fund their work training inmates to raise service dogs for the disabled and train explosive detection dogs for law enforcement. The card features a beautiful black lab with reindeer antlers.
If you love pets, consider ordering any of these cards and support a wonderful cause.
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Slim-Fast. All opinions are 100% mine.
I've been dieting with my dog, and we both lost weight, but we still have to work hard to keep the weight off. Especially now around the holidays when there are so many cookies, parties and delicious holiday food. Actually, it's me who has to work hard, because Kelly won't be overweight if I don't feed her too much and give her fattening table scraps. So I try real hard to give her only what is good for her. Kelly's a great diet buddy, but sometimes I need a little more help. I usually eat low fat, whole grain diet but I often get stumped what to eat for lunch. So when I was invited to receive a coupon to try out the new Slim-Fast shakes, I was happy to give it a try and to tell you what I think about the new plan too. (*Not for dogs!)
Have you tried Slim-Fast before? I like the convenience, because I generally can't decide what to have for lunch or am sick of sandwiches or don't feel like washing and chopping veggies to make a salad. The new Slim-Fast 3-2-1 plan means I just need to drink a Slim-Fast shake or eat a Slim-Fast meal bar for breakfast and lunch. I can also have 3 snacks a day. Well, I like snacks! I try to eat healthy snacks anyway. With the Slim-Fast plan, I can have fruit (which is what I usually pick), veggies (kind of a hard sell for me, but sometimes I'll have carrot sticks or cucumber slices for a snack), nuts (almonds contain healthy fat) or a Slim-Fast snack bar (only 100 calories). For dinner, I eat a balanced, low fat meal and a salad.
I like to use Slim-Fast when I feel I need a little help to get back on track. I don't use it all the time, because I like variety and I get tired of doing the same thing. But it's a good product to use once in awhile. Like around the holidays.
I got my Slim-Fast shake at Wal-Mart, it is also available at Target, Safeway, Kroger and online. I bought Milk Chocolate and Strawberry flavors. The woman next to me in the store told me that she loves the Cappuccino one. There's also French Vanilla and Rich Chocolate Royale.
Kelly can't have Slim-Fast, but I can always grab one to go while we run out and take our walks together, and help me keep fit over the busy holiday season.
Check out their Slim-Fast Facebook page too.