If you follow Dog Milk on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you may have noticed a little brown and white dog named Smash has emerged on the scene. We recently adopted a second dog from a local rescue group and have fallen deeply, madly in love! Wrigley is also pretty excited to have a friend, cuddle buddy, and someone to steal toys from. But it wasn’t always fun and games. Smash was pretty reserved and disinterested in us and Wrigley the first little bit, which made me wonder if we’d made the right choice. With time and patience, he’s come around and his happy-go-lucky personality is shining bright! So, this leads me to our Bark Out Loud question this month:
Do you have more than one dog and if so, do they get along?
How long was the adjustment period for the new dog(s) and the old? I’d love to hear your stories of bringing an additional dog into the family — successes, frustrations, and how you helped either dog cope!
I love this series of dog prints by artist Josh Brill!
(Sorry. Sometimes my inner 13-year-old boy comes out!)
Y’all are reading Desire to Inspire, right?? If not, get on that! In addition to all their regular interior design eye candy, they have a weekly feature called “Monday’s Pets on Furniture“, where they feature, well, pets on furniture. These reader-submitted photos are always a treat, not to mention a great way to start your week. (Wrigley even had the pleasure of being featured a few years ago!)
Check out more cute fur faces here and, while you’re at it, why not submit your own “pets on furniture” to them?
Thank you to everyone who entered our design-your-own-pet-bed contest with P.L.A.Y.! There were a lot of creative entries and after two weeks of voting, the judges have picked their favorites from the six finalists. The winner of their very own, one-of-a-kind, custom pet bed from P.L.A.Y. is…
“Chamberlin’s Dream” by Missy Johnson!
Congrats! Missy tells us that this bed will be donated to the inspiration behind her design, Chamberlin, a sweet dog who is in recovery after some traumatic experiences. We hope he enjoys lots of doggy naps on his new bed while he awaits his forever home!
These floor cushions are intended for human kids, but I think fur kids would be just as happy lounging on them! Available in two colors and three sizes, these dog beds (well, that’s how I see them, anyway) range in price from $29 to $49. Not too shabby, right? Bonus: the cotton covers are removable and machine washable!
I had a chance to see these super durable (almost freakishly durable) dog toys from PrideBites in person at BlogPaws last month, where PrideBites won “Coolest New Company of 2012″. I was blown away by their all-in-one-ness: each toy is crafted with soft fleece, two layers of “rip-stop” material, and reinforced stitching — all of which encase squeakers housed inside stuffing made of foam. Oh, and they’re machine washable and, if your dog is a water lover, they float, too! Did you catch all that??