Follow along in my adventures as a Super Dog! Everyday I take you on a journey with me, whether I'm painting a picture, spending time with my Trick Pony friends, greeting customers at work, or chasing ground hogs at home - there is always an adventure to be had!
As a lover of the arts (I do work in a frame shop after all), I decided it was high time I added to my own personal art collection. So I enlisted the help of my mom and came up with this fun and EASY DIY DOG ART tutorial!
Step 1: Using the painters tape cover a 1/2″ border around your bristol paper
Step 2: Tape your dog shape onto the center of the bristol paper
Step 3: Spray paint any colors you like all over the paper. Stripes, spirals, polka dots…anything you desire! Then simply remove the tape when dry, hang, and enjoy!
See, I told you it was simple!
Before you know it you’ll have your own doggie art gallery!
Over the weekend I took a trip with my family to my favorite dog friendly home improvement store.
As with many trips to the home improvement store, I wouldn’t exactly call it thrilling.
Shopping for all the things necessary for a future kitchen remodel at my house is enough to bore a dog to sleep (as if my big yawn wasn’t clue enough).
Eventually I convinced mom and dad that if they let me out of the cart our trip would be much easier – since I’m great at sniffing out deals!
Little did I know that once out of the cart mom would make me practice my sit/stays and healing. I guess a working dog’s work is never done!
Eventually we made our way over to the kitchen appliances and I was ecstatic to see that the new trend in fridges were easy to reach and easy to open – perfect for little dogs with short little legs!
Despite my desperate pleas that we must upgrade our fridge to one of these, mom and dad said I have to save a lot more pennies before we can afford to buy one of them. Darn! Just when I had figured out where I plan to store all my hot dogs. At least a dog can dream.
What we did come home with was a new dishwasher (on account of mine has been leaking all over the floor….and mom and dad got tired of chasing me around the house after the towels that were supposed to be keeping the floor dry….hehe).
Although honestly I don’t see the point, considering I’m the absolute best dishwasher they are ever going to find!
Does your dog think he’s an expert dishwasher too?
Last week an interesting looking package arrived at the shop (aka my place of work).
Upon popping the top, I was surprised to find a box of real grass! From my pals over at DoggieLawn, this “box of grass” is a convenient indoor potty system for your dog! With monthly subscription options, and several different sizes, this box of real grass is shipped to your door every month in a convenient disposable box for your dog to do it’s business on.
So mom popped it down in the shop and let me inspect my DoggieLawn.
It certainly smelled like real grass and weighs slightly more than half as much as standard sod for easy lifting. It’s also “soil-less” which means it contains none of the dirt you find in sod.
DoggieLawn recommends spritzing your grass with water every 1-2 days and picking up any solids your pet leaves behind until your new box arrives in the mail. Then simply toss the old one!
While I am a completely house trained dog and mom never used pee pads or any other indoor training device to house train me, I can see the benefit to using one of these boxes when training a puppy, for older dogs who can’t hold it, or for people who live in apartments.
Since the idea of doing my business indoors is quite foreign to me, I didn’t quite grasp the concept of using the box to go to the bathroom. But even if your dog doesn’t take to the box right away DoggieLawn offers free training support. They also have the ability to add a pheromone scent to your box (so that it will smell like dog urine and your dog may be more inclined to use it) – or you can even add some of your own dog’s urine to it. Which for me I think might be the trick to training me to use it, because who wants another dog’s urine in their box of grass….gotta cover that stink up!
So instead of using my DoggieLawn as a potty, for the time being I found it quite useful as a napping spot!
After all, I’d rather be outside than in….so while I’m stuck at work all day, why not bring a little of the outdoors in!
I’m definitely going to keep DoggieLawn on my list of items that may be useful as I age (although mom says I’m not ever allowed to get old), because indoor potty grass sounds like the perfect thing to help you “age gracefully”, if you know what I mean!
And now for the best part….
One Lucky Winner will win a Petite Pooch DoggieLawn!
Here’s HOW TO WIN:
For this giveaway I will be using, Rafflecopter. We only use the information you provide to contact the winners and we never share it – so not to worry. Winners will be chosen at random and you will be contacted via e-mail to claim your prize. All the winners will also be announced on this blog post once the giveaway ends on 7/29/14 12AM EST. Open to USA residents only (Excluding Hawaii & Alaska). Only one winner. Winners must claim their prizes within 48 hours of being notified or prize will be forfeited. Good luck! *To all our international readers, we have some fun giveaways coming up soon that will be available to ship worldwide…so stay tuned!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by DoggieLawn, but all opinions are my own!
P.S. Don’t forget, today is the last day to enter my giveaway for a Blanket Dog Bed!
Urban 2 Nature has a fun collection of vibrant dog leashes that combines the look of the urban lifestyle with the great outdoors. I thought their fun look just screams summer, don’t you?
You can fetch your own Urban Dog Leash from Urban 2 Nature for about $27.
Disclosure: I do not own any of these products, so I cannot vouch for how they work, just wanted to share my latest find!
When you spend a lot of your time on a horse farm it’s inevitable that you’ll find yourself in the tub more often than not.
Bath time rituals become pretty common for me as I’m used to hearing things around the house like “what’s that smell?”, “what did you roll in this time?”, or my favorite “The smell is horrible!”.
While my patented weenie stench is not something all members of my household enjoy (what do you mean you don’t like the smell of soggy worms and horse poop?), I can say that sometimes I do enjoy the benefits of a good bath.
Not only does my after bath aroma warrant extra cuddles and the praises of “you’re so soft” and “you smell like sunshine”, but…
….I find that afterwards my pleading eyes for more cookies mom, are almost always met with – “of course you can have another cookie, because you’re so clean and sweet!”
Guess I’ll just have to start stinking up the place a little more often if I want those after bath cookies!
What’s the worst thing your dog has ever rolled in?
P.S. if you haven’t already, check out the article my mom wrote starring me on the Barkpost – all about 10 Creative Summer Adventures you can go on with your Dog!