This Holy Cow collar by Etsy seller jenniebgoode is so adorable that I just had to post. Jennie is a Canadian-born animal lover who has made her home in South Carolina, with her husband, elderly cat named Bailey and her English Bulldog Miss Sophia (pictured below). I think if Lulu were an English Bulldog instead of an American one, she’d look just like Miss Sophia.
Ma Snax treats are handmade in Sonoma, CA by founders and professional chefs Mary Ellen Oertel and Ray Masnack (get it — masnack, ma snax?). Would you believe that Mary Ellen is originally from a town only a few towns over from where I live? Small world.
Mary Ellen sent me a sampling of Ma Snax’s some yummy treats to check out. When I opened each bag, it was like opening a cookie jar. I kid you not, these smell delish. And, the Double Pumpkin Happiness treats smell so good that I almost took a bite of one, but then realized that my dogs were staring at me. I bet if you took that recipe and added sugar you’d have pumpkin sugar cookies…or maybe not because I’m no baker! But don’t get me wrong — these aren’t junk food. All of the guilt-free ingredients are organic, all-natural, and/or whole grain, and these snacks are made with cage-free eggs. Perfect for any dog’s diet.
From the people that brought you the Humunga Dog Stache, comes the Humunga Tongue!
We used to have a gray rubber mitt brush, but somehow it got lost in the move. We only realized this because we went looking for it the other day. Looks like it’s time to get another one. I like this Ugroom Rubber Curry Brush because it has a nice handle and is a fun, bright color.
This dog tent makes me think of Sex and the City. I don’t know why. Maybe because it’s called the New York Hamptons Tent Bed, which sounds fancy. That dog in the second photo is a total Samantha.
This week, my dogs started to show some signs of allergies again: red, raw ears, bumps above the eyes, lots of scratching. We have been giving them antihistamines, and they don’t take pills easily. In fact, it’s a big PITA. Beans is worse than Lulu — he spits it out no matter what. I wish we had some of these Greenies Pill Pockets on hand, it would make it a lot easier. They need to make these in veggie, white fish or duck. They make them in duck flavor! I’m going to grab some of these this weekend and let you know how they work out.
It’s hot out there. My dogs can only walk about half the distance they could a few months ago. I stumbled on the Cool-It cooling bandanna from Outward Hound. You soak it in cold water for 15 to 30 minutes before venturing outside. It contains non-toxic polymer crystals that absorb up to 30 times their weight and claims to help keep your dog cool for several hours. It comes in three sizes, too.
Interesting, huh? I wonder if this would really help my pups stay cool outside in this heat.