Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

I’m going to hop on the Friday Favorites bandwagon and try to start posting a handful of things I love every Friday. After all, posting cool shiz I find is the most fun kind of post anyway!

Sip Coffe Shirt

This incredible shirt from SunFrog Shirts. Only $19!

I'm Lost Tag

Ha! This amazing tag from sprout1world’s Esty page.

Dog Murphy Bed

This totally clever murphy bed for your dog. Love.

Dog Gloves

These very cute dog gloves, which are available on talkinglove’s Etsy page.

Octopus Toy

This silly octopus toy from Chewy.com. Teton loves floppy toys like this!

Cake Topper

Gasp! I’m already married but if I were re-doing the wedding I’d definitely need this adorable cake topper from Creative Butterfly.

Seat Extender

I’m kind of obsessing with getting a seat extender like this one from In the Company of Dogs for my truck. I have a hammock in the back seat now but I think Teton would like this better. And, after all, it’s all about him, right? ;-)

Happy tails…

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Bones

How’s your weekend been?

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(Teton and his favorite treat, the Himalayan Dog Chew.)

Teton has had better weekends because this morning I gave him a bath.

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Doesn’t he look like a pissed off teenager? :-)

Yesterday he got to run around the family farm and he had all sorts of stank on him so into the tub he went. He’s not a fan but was a good sport.

After his bath he munched on a new dental chew that he’s trying – Blue Buffalo’s Wilderness Wild Bones.

Wilderness Bones 5Teton has had dental chews from Blue Buffalo before, but not this particular kind. I was really pleased with their original dental chew – Blue Bones – and even blogged about them on my old domain. But, after our friends at Chewy.com offered to send us Blue Buffalo’s new dental chew, we thought we’d venture away from our standby chews and give them a go!

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As far as ingredients, I’d say the Wilderness Wild Bones are pretty similar to most other dental chews on the market. The same goes for their price. A 10-oz bag that has seven bones is right around $17. Now, for those of you that just had a miniature heart attack, I have something to tell you. Dental bones are not cheap. It took me a good 6 months 5 minutes (remember who you’re talking to here) to get over the price tag, but with regular use, I really believe that Teton’s dental hygiene is vastly improved. However, keep the price in mind when making the leap to dental chews. This particular bag, for example, would only last you one week if you were to give your dog one bone a day.

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While the Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Bones are comparable in price and ingredients, I was disappointed with the time it took Teton to eat one. Other dental chews such as Zuke’s Z-Bones or Natural Balance Dental Chews take Teton up to eight minutes to eat, while the Wilderness Wild Bones only took him three. Regardless, it’s nice to mix it up and give Teton a variety of dental chews so he doesn’t get bored.

If you haven’t tried a dental chew or other hygiene-specific treat for your dog, check out Chewy.com’s entire assortment of dental care products by clicking here. They have everything from bully sticks (yes, those clean your dog’s teeth, too!) to poultry flavored toothpaste to tooth and gum wipes. Chewy is celebrating Dental Health Awareness month so a lot of their dental products are on sale!

Thanks to Chewy for letting us give the Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Bones a try!

Happy tails…

Random Act of Kindness

Happy Friday!

Yesterday morning a package was dropped off at our door.

Inside was this…

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This random act of kindness is from the crew at Chewy.com and I can’t thank them enough. It’s been a pleasure working with them for the past two years.

This is actually the second painting I’ve received of Teton and I love it as much as the first.

Teton has been through some diet changes this past year (that’s a post for another time) but one thing has remained constant – he always gets a little special prize with his dry food to keep things interesting.

Whether it’s pumpkin, salmon oil, or canned food, I always give him something that has a great list of ingredients without nasty byproducts.

Canned dog food isn’t the most visually appealing, so take my word for it when I recommend Blue Buffalo’s Family Favorite Recipes canned food.

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Chewy.com has sent Teton canned food to try in the past, but Blue Buffalo’s line of unique flavors seems to be his favorite. How could he not love flavors like “Sunday Chicken Dinner,” “Backyard BBQ,” and “Shepard’s Pie?” (My husband and I joke that Teton eats better than we do!)

Blue Buffalo’s Sunday Chicken Dinner, along with their other Family Favorite Recipes, looks like homemade stew that you and I would eat. It has big chunks of meat and veggies and there really isn’t anything in it that I can’t identify.

Two to three times a week with his dry food, Teton gets a spoonful or two of Sunday Chicken Dinner mixed in. His sniffer goes crazy when I pull it out of the fridge and he doesn’t leave an ounce of anything in his bowl when he’s done.

Whether it’s canned food, freeze-dried food, or fish oil that you put on your dog’s dry kibble, Chewy.com has a robust assortment for you to choose from. Check ‘em out!

Happy tails…

The Honest Kitchen’s Haddock Filets

Hello! Happy Weekend.

Teton was lucky enough to receive two treats from his pals over at Chewy.com this month. Today I’ll tell you about the first and next week I’ll post about the second. (We sure do love Chewy.com and their treat and food offers each month. Thanks, Chewy!)

But first, a photo of Teton. (In case you forgot what he looks like since it’s been 12 years since I posted.) ;-)

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“No dogs in the front seat.” Riiiiiight. And then, after he jumps up, I turn the butt warmer on for him.

Dehydrated treats are on of Teton’s favorites. We’ve tried a lot – he doesn’t discriminate. I wonder if they smell smellier and more amazing to dogs because of the way they’re dried…

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One brand of the many that Chewy.com carries, called The Honest Kitchen, has a line of dehydrated treats that you can feed both you dog and cat. So, that’s pretty sweet.

Teton received a box of the Pure Icelandic Haddock Filets. Mmmmm. Haddock.

This is our favorite kind of treat because it has one single ingredient: dehydrated haddock.

You can’t really go wrong with just one ingredient. Unless it’s the sug or something.

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The Honest Kitchen‘s haddock filets come in portions that are about the length of a fruit leather strip. (Remember fruit leather? Awesome.) They’re much thicker than fruit leather, though. You can very easily break off a piece or two from a portion of the haddock and use it as a training treat and just as easily leave it in tact as a single serving for a larger dog.

One thing I really like about these treats is that they come in a resealable plastic bag, so I know that as long as I don’t forget to seal it right, they won’t go stale. Seemingly little things make a big difference, right?

Teton’s sniffer goes crazy when I open the bag of these haddock treats. I don’t know that he’s ever had haddock – maybe that’s why? Either way, I love that they have one single ingredient, are easy to feed, and are unique in their flavor to keep things interesting for Captain Fuzzy Butt. :-)

Check out Chewy.com’s entire assortment of The Honest Kitchen here (they even have dehydrated dog and cat food) and their line of dehydrated treats here.

One last thing…

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Dogs are the best.

Happy tails…

P.S. I’m using the new editor with WordPress so bear with me if things look wonky for a bit while I get it figured out!

Cry Day Friday + Life Lately

Hello! Yes, I’m still here. :-) Every year around this time things just get insane in the membrane and I find myself not having enough hours in the day to get through all the things I want to do. Anyone feel me there?

I wanted to share this awesome article and video with you for Cry Day Friday. Don’t worry – Cry Day Friday is a good thing.

Paralyzed Dog Who Learns To Walk Reminds Us Why Everyone Deserves A Second Chance

And, since I haven’t posted in a while, here are a few photos of Teton (and one of his little buddy, Milo).

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Hangin’ with mom at work…

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…and in the truck (with the butt warmers on).

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Gussied up in his Silly Buddy collar…

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…and getting his snuggle on. Typical.

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My parent’s puppy, Milo. Yep. He’s wearin’ a sweater.

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And finally, because they’re so cute, my new coaster set from a friend at work!

Happy tails…

Dog Lovers Unite!

Looking for something to get the dog lover in your life for Christmas? Look no further.

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Gift Pick #1

Haflinger Doggy Slipper

Available at Zappos

Haflinger Slippers

Gift Pick #2

Life is Short Trinket Tray

Available at Nordstrom

Life Is Short Trinket Tray

Gift Pick #3

Ace Delivery Dog Sweatshirt

Available at Nordstrom

Ace Sweatshirt

Gift Pick #4

Rectangle Dog’s Nest

Available at Orvis

Orvis Bed

Gift Pick #5

PJ Salvage Fall Into Flannel Pajamas (White/Classic Dogs)

Available at Nordstrom

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Gift Pick #6

‘Have a Great Day’ Accent Pillow

Available at Nordstrom

Wake Up Pillow

Gift Pick #7

Maddie on Things

Available at Barnes & Noble

Maddie on Things

Gift Pick #8

Pet First Aid Kit

Available at In The Company Of Dogs

Kurgo First Aid Kit 1

Gift Pick #9

Slurpslurpslurp and Nomnomnom bowls

Available at Nordstrom (slurp + nom)

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Gift Pick #10

Dog Rescuer Shirt

Available on Etsy from Recycled Dog

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There you have it! I may do a round two depending on how much online shopping I do these next two weeks. ;-)

Happy tails…

WoofTrax: A Post by Henley Pretzel (+ Giveaway Winner)

Hi Everyone,

Henley P. here. How was your weekend? Mine was good, except I had to go to the groomer because Teton’s mom said I looked homeless.

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Don’t worry – this is my before pic.

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Here’s my after pic. :-)

Speaking of homeless, I was a homeless dog once. Yes, I am a rescue. I spent about 6 months on the mean streets of Stockton, CA., before I got rescued. Don’t ask my mom about it. She gets sad thinking about me all alone out there. I now live with a great family that gives me stuffed animals, treats, and daily morning half-mile walks.

So as a formerly homeless dog, I am always looking for ways to help other homeless dogs before they can be rescued. Enter Walk for a Dog by WoofTrax!

Walk for a Dog is an app that you have your human download to their smartphone (Apple or Android). They log in, set up their account and walking companion (that’s you!), and then select from any number of local animal shelters and rescue groups. My rescue group, People United for Pets Dog Rescue, is on the list.

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Then, every time you walk your human, they log into the app and it tracks your walk. For every time you walk your human, a donation is made to the animal shelter you choose! EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY.

Just dropping in to share this new and easy way to help out other homeless dogs!

Happy tails,

Henley P.

Thanks, Henley Pretzel. Now, about that Hot Dog Collars giveaway!

The winner of the $50 gift certificate to Hot Dog Collars is…

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Congratulations, Kayla! E-mail me at herdogblog@gmail.com and I’ll get you hooked up with your $50 gift certificate to Hot Dog Collars.

Happy tails…