This picture of Kitsune is actually a few weeks old, but I can't currently take any nice new pictures because my camera broke! I'm in the process of looking at new ones, and all I have in the meantime is my not so great camera phone. I'll just have to make do - at least my broken camera still takes video so I'll still be able to post my weekly Kitsune videos!
Have you ever heard of BarkBox before??
It's a monthly box of surprise goodies for your dog! Kitsune is very spoiled, and I'm always on the lookout for new stuff to buy him. When I heard about BarkBox, I thought it was an awesome idea, and a great way to check out dog products that I may have never even heard of before!
At the beginning of this month, my fiance signed Kit up for 3 months of BarkBox. It comes in 3 sizes depending on how big your dog is - small, medium, or large. Even though Kit is a toy breed dog, he's 19 lbs and very rough on his toys. We decided to get him the medium sized box rather than the small. We figured that this way, maybe some of the toys/chews would last him a bit longer.
BarkBox ships on the 15th of every month. The 15th this month was a Sunday so they shipped on the 16th instead. We got our BarkBox in the mail via USPS on Wednesday the 18th. So 2 days later - not bad! (Keep reading for our review & Kitsune's Friday video!!)
I have another product review today. This one is for the PAWW Pick Pocket Pouch. I don't know how long this company has been around. I just found out about them recently. They have some pretty unique and innovative products, including leashes and collars with built in pockets, and collapsible pet bowls that double as Frisbees.
For quite awhile I had been looking for a better way to carry around poop bags while walking Kit. I tried those plastic bag roll holders that you can buy at a lot of grocery stores, but didn't really like them. They are kind of bulky, and you can only use them with dog poop bag rolls that you have to keep buying separately. So for most of Kit's life, I've resorted to cramming my pockets full of plastic grocery bags before heading out for a walk. At least this way I could reuse bags instead of having to buy special bags just to pick up poop.
I found the PAWW Pick Pocket Pouch on Amazon. They are $15.95 there, and because you can get them shipped directly from Amazon they are eligible for the Super Saver Shipping. I've only had/been using mine for around 2 weeks now, but so far really like it. Picking up poops is, lets face it, probably one of the least enjoyable parts of owning a dog. But when my PAWW Pouch got here I was excited to try it out!
I mentioned the other day that my friday post/Kitsune video this week was going to be a Buddy Belt review! This post may get a bit long, so bear with me here. If you're not interested in Buddy Belts you might want to skip this post. Or maybe just watch the video, where I briefly summarize a lot of the stuff I wrote here.
I first heard about Buddy Belts from a group of other dog owners. They came highly recommended. Just about the only negative thing I heard about them was that they are expensive. A lot more expensive than some other decent types of dog harnesses. But, according to what I heard, they are suppose to be worth the high price.
For those of you who may have never heard of these harnesses before - they were originally developed in 1997, inspired by a miniature Dachshund named Buddy. Buddy Belt's are designed to reduce stress on your dogs neck - something that is important especially for smaller breed dogs who can be prone to tracheal collapse. The harnesses are made out of leather, and come in an array of colors and sizes.
I received Kit's Buddy Belt from FunnyFur.com on June 15th, 2012. We've been using it for just a few days shy of a month now. This review will detail my opinions on it during that time. These harnesses are suppose to be, from what I've heard, really durable. I may write another review on them once we've been using ours for longer, to let you all know how it held up.
In my last post I apologized for my lack of posts here lately. I mentioned that I've been very busy, and it's been hard to find the time to be able to sit down and post to my blog.
I feel a bit like the proverbial chicken with it's head cut off, running around with no real sense of direction. Sometimes I feel like I'm not a good judge of deciding when I've taken on too many projects at once, and this is one of those times!
It's Friday! You know what that means!
So sorry for the lack of posts this week! It's been a long, very busy week for me. I hope that everyone had a fun & safe 4th.
Next week shouldn't be quite so busy, so hopefully I'll have more time to post here!
Have a good weekend everyone!
The other day I randomly came across a cute little video of a dog playing with half of a lime. I don't remember where I saw the video, but after double checking that limes are safe for dogs, I decided to give one to Kit to try. This was his reaction...
Yeah...he clearly didn't like it. After a lick or two, he really didn't want much else to do with it. He kind of just kept staring at me like "What exactly am I suppose to be doing with this gross thing?" lol.
Sorry for not posting anything new since last Wednesday.
Those of you who know me in person, or maybe talk to me on my pet forum, probably already know that my rabbit BerryMelon ("Berry") passed away Friday morning. After going over 2 years since having her last stroke, she had another one Friday morning and unfortunately this time did not survive. It's been a long couple of days since she died. Berry will be missed.
Oh a happier note, I do have a Kitsune video from last week! Last Thursday Kit somehow stole a banana while I was in the shower. I'm not quite sure how he got it, but this is what he did with it...
I hope everyone is having a great start to their week! Thanks for reading 🙂