You may remember that just a few weeks ago my pal Trooper and I took the Sleepypod Clickit Safety harness for a test drive. Designed mostly to fit the larger sized dogs best, small dogs were left wanting one too!
Have no fear, Sleepypod just announced the addition of the Clickit Sport Utility Harness. With the same great features of the Clickit, a new design makes the Clickit Sport light and easy to use, without sacrificing safety.
Clickit Sport also accommodates a larger range of dog sizes too, available in small, medium and large sizes. It will be available for purchase soon!
Sleepypod also announced the addition of more products that are now available in the very popular Robin’s Egg Blue color!
You can fetch these fun new products and more from Sleepypod.
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, I just simply wanted to share the latest finds from Sleepypod!
Hot summer days are always best spent by the pool, which is exactly where I headed last weekend!
I took some relaxing raft rides.
I even worked on my tan.
But what I was most excited for was to dig into this month’s Barkbox!
Mom took some great videos of me enjoying my Barkbox poolside, unfortunately the computer decided the videos looked way too yummy to share and ate them all! So instead I’ll have to share my pool adventures with you via photographs. Hopefully you won’t be as sad about it as I am.
So after digging into my Barkbox I decided to break open the Louisiana Crab Jerky, because everyone knows you have to eat crab when you lounge by the pool.
I even chowed down on these PetSafe Indigo Chews, which tasted just as yummy even though mom says they are supposed to boost my antioxidants and clean my teeth all at the same time!
In fact I was having so much fun with my Barkbox that I decided to take it out to sea with me. Dad may or may not have had to save me when I drifted a bit too far.
Sadly we had an incident on the water though, as Mr. Whale forgot to wear his life vest and took a tumble into the pool.
Not to worry though, I’m an expert life guard – and wasted no time in rushing to his rescue.
It helps if you listen to baywatch music while looking at this photograph.
I’m also great at mouth to mouth resuscitation….maybe with a nibble thrown in here or there for good measure!
Boy, who know pool day could be so exciting!
If you want to make your pup feel like he’s lounging at the pool too, make sure you check out Barkbox for a monthly subscription to the most wonderful pet products! You can even use code AMMO5 to save 10% off!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Barkbox, but all opinions are my own.
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!
You can use code ammo3 for $3 off your DoggieLawn order!
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!
It’s no secret that I love spending time at the lake during the summer.
But did you know that my pony friends from the farm also enjoy relaxing at the lake on hot summer days?
While I’ve been to the lake with my ponies many times before, this time I decided to find out what it was like to swim with them! My favorite pony Minnow offered up his back to take me for a swim around the lake.
And since ponies don’t come equipped with seat belts, mom had to come along too to make sure I didn’t accidentally fall in (not to worry though, I wore my life vest at all times too).
My pal Minnow is actually a Chincoteague Pony and he was born wild on the Island of Assateague. Which if you know the story of the Chincoteague Ponies, then you may know that as a young pony Minnow made the swim across the Chincoteague Channel during Pony Penning Week when he was just a young foal. So if anyone knows how to swim, it’s my pal Minnow.
And I have to say, swimming on the back of a pony is a heck of a lot easier than swimming in the lake on your own. I think it’s going to have to be my preferred method of transportation on the lake from now on!
So thanks Minnow, for taking me on my maiden pony swimming voyage! I hope to have many more in my future!
P.S. Thanks to my pals from My Life, Naturally for taking some of the photos in this post!
I don’t know about you, but don’t you just love a toy that’s versatile?
Planet Dog has long been one of my go-to toy manufacturers because not only are they “Ammo proof” (I’m the toughest chewer….trust me!) but most of them contain “treat spots” so you can convince your mom and dad to “fill-er-up” with you favorite yummies.
And this Glow For Good Plant Dog Ball from Chewy.com even glows in the dark! So indoors or outdoors, day or night, I’ve got a toy that might just even outlast my everlasting energy!
You can fetch your own Planet Dog Glow For Good Ball from Chewy.com. Did you know that Planet Dog even donates 2% of all their sales to rescue groups? Now that’s a ball I can totally get behind! What sort of toys does your dog like to play with?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Chewy.com, but all opinions are my own, and I have been a long-time supporter of all the Planet Dog Products.
Recently my new friends over at the Etsy Shop, I Brake For Yard Sales, sent me one of their handmade Blanket Dog Beds to take for a spin.
What makes this bed a little different than your average dog bed is that it has a super soft and snuggly blanket attached to the handmade wooden frame so that your dog can dig around and get extra comfy (or burrow to their hearts content!).
And not to worry, the fleece blanket easily unsnaps from the wood frame so you can wash it should your pup decide to go to bed with muddy paws! It even comes in lots of fun colors (I opted for the Gray).
It comes in two different sizes for the big and small dogs (but custom sizes are available by request) – I enjoyed lounging in this 17″ x 19″ x 6″ bed.
And since I’m an expert digger and burrower, I figured I’d show you just how “bed fluffing” is really done….
As I fluffed and readied my new Blanket Bed for an afternoon nap I began to draw a little attention.
I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to spend my afternoon snoozes fending off the farm cats who are now eyeing my comfy sleeping spot!
You can fetch your own Blanket Dog (or apparently cat) Bed from Etsy! And you can even save 10% with coupon code Ammo1.
And now for the best part…
One Lucky Winner will win a 17″x19″x6″ Handmade Blanket Dog Bed in BLUE!
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 7/22/14 12AM EST. Open to USA residents only. Only one winner. Winners must claim their prizes within 48 hours of being notified or prize will be forfeited. Good luck!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by I Brake for Yard Sales on Etsy, but all opinions are my own!
P.S. Don’t forget, today is the last day to enter my giveaway for a Ruffwear Roamer Leash!!