October 8, 2012
We can't seem to go anywhere these days without carting along all the stuff we might need. And that's especially true when out and about with our pets. We can fill this rugged cotton-canvas Amish Handsewn Tote Bag with toys, treats, and food for a picnic, or pack it with towels and tennis balls for a trip to the beach.
Fully lined, it features swivel handles, a zipped top, and a small interior pocket for our keys, phone or cash. Handsewn by Amish craftswomen in rural Ohio, the tote's design was inspired by a vintage bag of dog food.
October 5, 2012
We all know the benefits of sharing our lives with pets; sadly we often outlive them.
One of our Golden Retriever twin girls suffers from severe and debilitating arthritis. For over a year we have tinkered with palliative (pain meds) and curative treatments.
And we are not alone--we are one family among thousands living with older pets in pain, obsessively assessing the quality of their lives, while learning that the very pain medications that relieve their suffering can and do gravely impact the quantity of their lives.
If this strikes a chord in your life, you may want to check out this Behavioral Signs of Persistent Pain chart. Then get out the tissues and read the insightful Deciding When a Pet Has Suffered Enough | New York Times Sunday Review by bioethicist Jessica Pierce. She is also the author of The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the End of Their Lives which "asks--and answers--the toughest questions pet owners face".
October 2, 2012
Seems we were just celebrating 4th of July and summer and here we are thinking about shopping for Halloween! We will be digging up our favorite holiday costumes and toys in the upcoming days, but for now, simply click these links to get started.
As always, easy shopping at Amazon for Pet Costumes and Halloween Pet Toys. There is also a great smorgasbord at In the Company of Dogs.
For steals and deals, get up to 20% off all Halloween items at the PETCO Halloween Shop. And if you find the perfect costume, toys and treats at the PetSmart.com Halloween Shop, a purchase of $49 scores $4.99 shipping.
October 1, 2012
Here's a look back at the super cool gear we dug up this past September for our super cool pets and the people they love.
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Apparel for Pet Lovers
Apparel for Pets
Books & Media
Continue reading: "Super Cool Pets Monthly Round Up -- September 2012"
September 28, 2012
Sometimes it all just gets to be too much, and that's when we turn to our pets. When you really prefer the company of your dogs, these shirts say it all: I Love Dogs, It's Humans That Annoy Me.
Humans Annoy Me Hoodie and Humans Annoy Me Tee
September 27, 2012
Walking one dog can be a challenge, but two can be crazy, we know. This EZ Steps Big Dog Control Shock Absorbing Coupler Leash for Walking Two Dogs can go a long way to reducingeveryone's tension and stress on the walk.
This Coupler Leash provides gentle and humane pet restraint and keeps your dogs safe--close to you but still comfortable. And easier on your neck, shoulders, arms and mental state!
EZ Steps Big Dog Control Shock Absorbing Coupler Leash for Walking Two Dogs
September 26, 2012
Chilling brings out the bouquet of your wine. Add a favorite pre-chilled bottle to this tabletop Whine Cooler to keep the temperature cool. And customize it with an image of your favorite dog--choose from 25 listed breeds. Handmade of terracotta by American artisans.
September 25, 2012
Many of us are familiar with the always-entertaining Ree Drummond, either from her "stream-of-consciousness" Pioneer Woman food/photography blog or the Pioneer Woman Food Network cooking show, both based on her wholesome family life on a prosperous Oklahoma cattle ranch.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks, she has just today released a new Christmas book set on the ranch and centering around her comical basset hound Charlie. Charlie and the Christmas Kitty is a follow-up to picture book Charlie the Ranch Dog. Sweet, heartwarming story, terrific illustrations, to make a fun Christmas gift!
September 24, 2012
Anyone who lives with a dog they love can relate to this funny and poignant My dog: the paradox, a series of cartoons dedicated to its creator's dog Rambo. See the enlarged version over at The Oatmeal.
Get the 18" x 24" poster at The Oatmeal Shop.
September 20, 2012
In the upcoming months, many of us are going to find ourselves walking our dogs in the dark, whether evening or early morning. This lightweight nylon Walker's Path Illuminating Belt is a hands-free safety light that is worn comfortably around the waist to illuminate the path ahead. It has two pockets to hold keys, energy bars, and other small gear.
The LED on the belt can be set to three different light intensities so dog walkers can see the road. It can be adjusted 110° horizontally for use as either a wide-angle floodlight or narrow spotlight without perturbing other walkers. As a safety feature, its rear-mounted red LEDs and reflective orange detailing provide visibility to vehicles approaching from behind.