Disclaimer: this post is brought to you by Martha Stewart Pets. All opinions are my own and I only share products I think you and your dog will love.
So I hear that this weekend is Valentine’s Day. A day to spend time with those that you love, and show them that you care.
So when I got wind that my old fling, Amira, was back in town I knew I was going to have to do something special on February 14th.
So I popped over to Petsmart to snag Amira a gift from the Martha Stewart Pets line and set out to profess my love for her.
Only Amira is a bit high maintenance…..
….and she just rolled her eyes and said “You better bring me some more toys, because one is not enough for this lady.”
Sorry Amira, no girlfriend is worth sharing all my Martha Stewart Pets toys…. you’ll just have to get your own!
Would your dog do the same? Happy Early Valentine’s Day everyone!
Napping is an art form around here, and I’m never one to disappoint with a whole new collection of sleeping spots this month! Check out where I’ve been snoozing over the past few weeks…
Which spot would you be sleeping in if you were me?
Check out where else I’ve been sleeping in my “Oh the Places You Sleep” series!
Disclaimer: this post and giveaway are brought to you by Bark Solution. All opinions are my own, and I only share products I think you and your dog will love.
I am a Dachshund. And being a Dachshund means that I do have one distinct trait (ok aside from being short) that makes me like all the other Dachshunds out there…..I like to bark. Not just an occasional alert bark to let you know someone is at the door, more like I could sit and bark out the window for a good solid hour at the same thing.
Does your dog like to do this too? Yeah, it’s pretty fun right?
Well apparently I’ve been informed that the humans don’t really like all that barking. (shocker right?) Sometimes when I’m barking the humans like to join in too by yelling at me to stop. But did you know that when you do this I just think you’re barking with me, which reinforces that I’m doing a good job and we should definitely be barking at something!
Recently my parents were introduced to a new product called Bark Solution that’s supposed to help the humans in telling us dogs that it’s not really appropriate to be barking.
Now I’d never enforce a product on my blog that was ever cruel or inhumane to animals, which lets face it, a lot of those “barking solutions” out there are just that (shock collars, sprays, etc), but Bark Solution is none of those things.
Bark Solution is simply a metal can filled with things that make a loud racket. So all you have to do when your dog is barking (and you don’t want them to be) is shake the can to interrupt their barking pattern.
Now us dogs, we’re designed to protect the humans (goodness knows they aren’t very good at protecting themselves), so the Bark Solution isn’t going to stop your dog from barking all together. But I did notice that when my parents shook it, it would distract me enough that eventually I sort of forgot what I was barking at all together.
*A helpful tip my parents found was that if they sort of snuck up on me with the Bark Solution it worked quicker in interrupting my barking pattern.
So if you’re looking for a way to humanely cut down on the amount of barking your dog does (without having to use harsh products or spending your day yelling at your dog), then you might want to check out Bark Solution.
My parents loved that it kept them from having to yell at me to stop barking all day, and lets face it, that doesn’t really work anyway.
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And P.S. isn’t the super fun retro packaging so cool too!
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Last weekend I attended a Surprise Birthday Party, well to be more accurate I hosted a Surprise Birthday Party for my MomMom. (above you can see me anxiously awaiting the arrival of our special guest with my party hat on)
With so many guests in attendance I bet you’re thinking I was probably the life of the party (being the only dog that was invited and all). Now normally I would say you are correct, and to follow there would be lots of photos of me doing Birthday Party type things, only this time I was infatuated with one particular guest only.
You see, my littlest cousin is about as close to the floor as you can get (at least for the humans)….so I knew that if I stuck to my cousin like glue that inevitably I would end up with some of that yummy party food in my belly.
Yup, you better believe I snagged some carrots and maybe a few crackers too! And for those of you dogs out there that don’t like having children in your home….you haven’t lived until those short little people carry around food at dog height! BEST DAY EVER.
Does your dog like to snag food from children?
Now you may recall that way back in July of last year I embarked on a big endeavor to help my mom and dad redo our family kitchen. You see, it wasn’t very pretty to look at from the start…
Closed off and cramped, there wasn’t much room for activities in there, so starting in July my family decided to change all that!
So while I can’t say the kitchen is 100% complete (is a DIY project ever complete?) as we still have a tile back splash to install, and a few last items to hang on the walls…..it’s done enough that I couldn’t wait to share the finished details with you (oh 8 months later!). So without further ado, here’s my brand- new kitchen!
Of course no kitchen would be complete without an ENTIRE CLOSET filled with all your dog’s gear (I’m pretty sure we all know who rules this household!)
So what do you think? Did my dad not do a super job building my brand-new kitchen? With the exception to the cabinets, countertops & new wood flooring everything was DIY’d, and I’m pretty sure with all the trips to Lowes I made over the past few months that I’m basically an expert in construction now!
Now I’ve got to hit the hardware store and pick out some tile for that backsplash! The work of a DIY Dachshund is never done!
What’s your favorite part about my new kitchen?