National Dog Day!

Happy National Dog Day!

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Every day is National Dog Day in our house, but it was fun to see all the posts on social media today.

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In the spirit of social media…

#nodogsonthecouch

#pageantpaws

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Oh, and I got those ASPCA Vans I’d been eyeing. :-) On sale! Today was the perfect day to wear them.

National Dog Day was a little more special than normal because Teton got to munch on some new treats from Chewy.com.

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Chewy sent us some Wellness Pure Rewards Turkey Jerky and Teton loooves them.

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Grain-free, wheat-free, soy-free, and corn-free, these treats have limited ingredients and consist of of over 90% meat. They come in a variety of flavors including venison and salmon.

I like these treats because they’re chewy and easy to break into smaller pieces. Because they’re moist they also have a stronger smell and richer taste, which your dog will love.

Thanks to Chewy for hooking us up with another great treat!

Happy tails…

Pups & PRs and Some Etsy Love

Hello, weekenders!

Fitness friends…have you heard of Pups & PRs?

Pups & PRs

Two of my favorite things combined! :-)

Pups & PRs is all about celebrating fitness and your love for your dog. They have some pretty awesome shirt designs. Check out their shop by clicking here.

Here are some of my latest Etsy finds for your enjoyment!

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Lucky Dog Art Prints (customization available)

Dachshund Shirt

This. Squeeeeeee! Also, that hat. (Aventyr Kids)

Dog Tee

“Love Me Love My Dog” tee from Episode Graphics

Custom Travel Mug

Custom travel mug from Vozarts Studios – what a great gift idea!

Seahawks Collar

It’s about that time…Seahawks collar from Mutts-n-Bones

Have a great rest of your weekend!

Happy tails…

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Chews

Happy Saturday!

Teton is about like this today:

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Because he had a play date with his cousin, Henley Pretzel, yesterday.

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His play date consisted of a romp at the beach, a hike on the trail, a trip to his favorite pet store, and…a bath. But he’s trying to forget about that last thing. ;-)

Even though he’s wiped, I wanted him to try out our newest treat from Chewy.com – a Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Chews Knuckle Bone.

IMG_5405This chew (on sale for $7.99/$12.99!) comes in Wolf (8 oz) and King (20 oz) sizes. Teton isn’t a big dog so we got the Wolf size.

Blue Buffalo’s Wilderness Wild Chews are cleaned and wrapped so when you order one it will come in plastic as shown in the photo above.

IMG_5409Here’s the top side of the chew unwrapped…

IMG_5411…and the bottom side (hello, bone marrow!).

This is a pretty hearty chew. Teton could smell it even before I opened it and waited patiently for me to give it to him.

IMG_5408Like other chews, this one from Blue Buffalo has a note on the packaging that reads “IMPORTANT: Bone splinters and small pieces can pose a hazard. Please supervise your dog while he enjoys Wild Chews.” I always, always watch Teton when he has a chew. No matter how many times he’s had it before.

IMG_5417I wanted to love this chew…but in all honesty, it made me nervous. Teton isn’t a super aggressive chewer, but pieces of the bone started breaking off almost instantly once he got to work on it. The bone marrow is meant to be chewed on, and I’m fine with that, but bigger chunks of the outside of the bone were splintering and coming off and that made me one nervous dog mom. So, just a few minutes after I gave it to him, I “traded” him for something tastier and took it away.

Was I being too cautious? Maybe. Perhaps this chew would be better for smaller dogs who are less likely to hack off big chunks. I’m not really sure.

I think chews are a fantastic way to help your dogs oral hygiene and they’re a great alternative to things like rawhide, but I recommend going the route of fresh bones (yes, they can be gross but after a few times you won’t even notice it) or things like Himalayan Dog Chews and antlers. In my experience there is less room for error with those types of chews because splinters don’t happen quite as easily.

I think Blue Buffalo is a great brand I love many of their other treats (check ’em out here) for Teton. As always, thanks to Chewy.com for sending us this chew to try out!

Happy tails…

 

 

Life Lately + Grriggles Toys

Teton went on a boat for the first time in his life earlier this week.

Teton on a Boat

The first 10 minutes were probably the worst of his life and he spent them shaking on his dad’s lap, but after that initial “What in the hell are you doing to me, Mom?!” he was more or less happy as a clam cruising around the water.

His pal Milo (also known as Miles) didn’t have as traumatic an experience.

Milo on a Boat

It’s been hot here in good old Washington State, and I think it’s safe to say most dogs who have lived here their whole lives aren’t used to the heat. Teton wears his Kool Collar on the daily and I really believe it helps cool him off.

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It’s hard impossible to tell that he’s wearing it here, but he’s a happy cool little dude when it’s around his neck!

I took a few vacation days earlier this month and decided that Teton deserved a new toy since I was celebrating, um, being on vacation……..right.

T’s favorite toys are squishy, fluffy or furry toys that he can carry around the house and throw up in the air for himself. Knowing that, I picked this delightful little gem.

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It’s a purple pig. :-) The manufacturer is Grriggles and unfortunately I can’t find their official website, but I did find a handful of their products on Amazon.com. (Pretty sure the unicorn and dinosaur are must-haves.)

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Teton waited patiently for his new purple pig and played with it for a while after I gave it to him. (It’s been a while since he got a new toy.) It has one of those non-traditional deep squeakers which is fun (slash less annoying) and it’s round so it’s easy to throw and retrieve.

This particular toy may not get as much love as some of T’s other favorites, but it was reasonably priced at $8.95 so I’m good with that. New toys for the win!

Stay cool and happy tails…

Denali + Etsy Love

Whew. It’s been a hot minute.

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Teton says hello.

If you’re a dog parent (or dog lover) and you haven’t seen Denali yet, you need to. Yes, I cried. Like a baby. Yes, parts of it made me sad, but wow. What an awesome tribute. Check it out.

Denali from FELT SOUL MEDIA on Vimeo.

While you dry your eyes (and after you’ve smothered your dog with love for a few minutes), check out my latest Etsy finds. :-)

Burlap Dog Pillow

How cute is this pillow from Joanie’s Favorite Thing?

Dog Shirt

Yep. That pretty much sums it up. “I just want to hang with my dog” shirt from The Daily Tay

Dog Wall Art

Such a cute little print from Lucy Darling Prints.

Address Stamp

Lots of breeds to choose from on this custom address stamp from My Stamp.

What’s been your most recent Etsy find?

Happy tails…

Nutro Crunchy Treats

Happy Memorial Day!

Teton and I hope you are spending time with loved ones today and taking a moment to appreciate the sacrifices made by those who serve.

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We spent time with my family this weekend and today I planted vegetables while the husband installed a sprinkler system. Now we’re relaxing before a full week of work.

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(One of Teton’s favorite pastimes – making cardboard confetti.)

This week Teton has been munching on Nutro’s line of crunchy dog treats, sent to us by Chewy.com.

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Chewy was kind enough to send Teton two flavors – pomegranate and banana!

We decided to open the pomegranate flavor first because Teton has never tried pomegranate before. He isn’t a fan of fresh banana but he’ll do dried banana and I think he likes treats with banana in them but to be honest, I’m not totally sure. I guess we’ll find out!

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(Look closely at the treat closest to the bottom of the photo. You can see a chunk of real pomegranate in it!)

Nutro Crunchy Real Pomegranate Treats are a made in the USA treat with limited ingredients like pomegranate, oatmeal, chicken meal, and rosemary extract. They are free of wheat and corn.

Nutro makes these treats in six flavors – pomegranate, peanut butter, mixed berries, banana, apple, and carrots. I think Teton would like them all. ;-)

Nutro Crunchy Treats are small and have a biscuit-like texture but they are easy for Teton to chew so I think they’d be a good option even for older dogs that may have difficulty chewing hard treats. If you are training your puppy or adult dog, any flavor of these treats would be a great training tool since they are easy to stuff in your pocket and use as a reward.

If you are in the market for a new treat with a great ingredient list and fun flavors, you’re in luck because Chewy has all of the Nutro Crunchy Flavors on sale right now. They range from just $3.49 to $5.99 a bag.

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Thanks for letting us try another great treat, Chewy!

Have you heard of Wolfgang Man and Beast?

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I met them a year or so ago at a show and love their products. They have a really fantastic line of American-made leashes and collars for your dog plus shirts, bags, and other cool accessories for you.

I’ve been using their CamoFlag leash for the last year and love how it feels in my hand while I’m walking Teton. Plus, it gets a lot of compliments because of the unique design. Who says your dog’s accessories can’t be stylish?

Check them out!

Happy tails…