Happy Halloween everyone!
This is going to be a pretty short post – I just wanted to wish everyone a happy Halloween, and to announce the winners of our Halloween dog treat giveaway!
The winners should be displayed on the Rafflecopter on the giveaway page. I’ll also post the app again at the bottom of this post for those of you who don’t want to jump over to the other post. Continue reading
Happy Monday everyone! I have a really awesome giveaway this week, especially for those of you who have the pleasure of being owned by a cat. I mentioned last week that while I do love cats, it’s been a long time since I’ve owned one personally. I know a lot of the giveaways and reviews I’ve done have been geared towards dogs, not because I’m biased but because I actually own a dog.
I know many of you probably first discovered my blog through my list of pet subscription boxes post. I’ve reviewed quite a few of the subscription boxes for dogs but know that many of you are interested in a box created for cats. Not having a cat myself, I’m not really qualified to review cat subscription boxes. However, the awesome people at KitNipBox have agreed to host a giveaway. One lucky winner will receive November’s KitNipBox. Continue reading
For the past couple of days its been rainy and cold where we live, so Kitsune and I haven’t been spending much time outdoors. No problem – I actually enjoy storms, and Kitsune has plenty of indoor activities to keep him busy. And what better way to spend a rainy afternoon than snuggled up with a good book?
We recently received a copy of Pastry for Poodles, the first book in a series of ‘cookbooks’ written for dogs, by dogs! Cookbook in quotes because the recipes in the book are written more for entertainment purposes than as an actual cooking guide. With measurement units such as “paws”, “scoops”, and “swipes”, temperature settings of “PRETTY HOT” and “REAL HOT”, and time measured in increments of walks, naps, and belly rubs, humans might find it a bit difficult to actually make any of the recipes in the book (although the author has!), but the book is sure to complete its main task – keeping dog lovers entertained! Continue reading
It’s a little known fact that for most of my life, I actually considered myself to be more of a cat person than a dog person. So you’re probably wondering where all the cat posts are right? Or why, since starting my blog back in 2010, I’ve never talked about owning a cat? The simple, but unfortunate, answer is that my fiance is allergic to cats. That, coupled with the fact that I also own small animals that might be seen as prey to a cat, probably means that we’ll always be cat free. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t admire them from afar! I’ve always especially admired black cats, despite the fact that some superstitions label them as bad luck. Continue reading
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I’m going to just come out and admit it – Yes I sometimes use a retractable leash to walk Kitsune.
I know there is a lot of controversy surrounding their use. A Google search for ‘retractable leash’ turns up page after page of websites listing the many ways these leashes can be dangerous. In most situations I agree that regular leashes should be used over retractable leashes. I also don’t deny that retractable leashes do come with their share of problems, most of which are caused when they are used irresponsibly. However, I also believe that, under the right circumstances, retractable leashes can be a great tool to give well behaved dogs a little extra freedom. Continue reading
The Paw Print Pack hopes that everyone is having an awesome October so far!
Some of you may remember back in August when we ran our Treat Your Dog Right Giveaway. To celebrate Halloween this year, we decided to run another, very similar, giveaway in October! 5 lucky winners will receive a sample pack containing 4 different types of Merrick dog treats, as well as an autographed /pawtographed copy of our dog treat recipe book, Cooking with Canines! Continue reading
The picture to the left is a picture of the flea preventative I’ve been using on Kitsune. I can understand why some of you are probably very confused! That box of Advantage II is for extra large dogs, and my Kitsune, although large for his breed, is only 22 lbs. But don’t worry, I’m not overdosing my dog on flea medication! Quite the opposite, in fact.
Kitsune is getting a more precisely measured dosage for his weight then he would be getting if I were to use flea medications packaged for a dog his size. This is because Advantage II currently only comes in four dosage sizes for dogs, one of which is for dogs from 21 – 55 lbs. But why would a dog that’s only 22 lbs need the same amount of chemicals as one that’s 55? The answer – they don’t. By dosing Kitsune’s flea medication myself, based on his weight, I can not only save money, but I can also make sure that I’m not giving my pet any more chemicals than what he needs! Continue reading