Sunday, July 29, 2007

Repose Today's Guest Blogger, Mabel

Waking up.

How many more pictures are you planning to take?

Ahhhhh.....she's finally finished. ZZZzzzzzzzz

So Mom's been busy sprucing up her Etsy Shop getting ready for the upcoming (hopefully busy, cuz I'll get more cookies) Howliday Season. She got a new cool banner, courtesy of the art4milkbones puppers, Morgie & Mully. She's also been adding lots of new howloween and howliday stuff to the shop.

So today she decides she wants a new avatar too. Ok fine, I thought, she'll just drag out some old picture of one of us and use it. But noooooo......she wants to take new pictures...of me!

I had just gotten settled for my usual morning snooze on "my" futon on the front porch. This is my mostest favorite thing in the world to do. Hey, when you're 14 you take your kicks where you can get 'em. Before long, Mom comes along with snood and camera in hand and starts posing me and snapping pictures. Needless to say, I was none too pleased as you can see.
What we dogs don't do for our humans. Sheesh...

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

A Little Taste of Christmas in July

As long as we discussed Howl-O-Ween the other day, we might as well just jump ahead to a preview of the upcoming Christmas/ Howl-i-Day Season.

Just listed these three new items in my Etsy Shop this week. A Holly & Pine Bough Snood, Red Holiday Bones Bandana and a Red Gingerbread Bandana. There will be more to come as we get closer to the season, so stay tuned.....

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Howl-O-Ween Is Coming!

It won't be long and the air will be a little crisper, the leaves will be turning and the pumpkins will be ripe for picking.
Time for Trick or Treating....even for Dogs. It's not too early to plan your furkid's seasonal attire. Here's the newest addition to our Etsy Shop! It's a great Ghost print in dark blue and black with flying ghosts and bats, full moons and leafless trees. It's also accented with the word Boo! Someting a little different than traditional orange and black.

We've currently listed a Bandana, but we would be glad to make Snoods, Visors or Collar Covers too!

Friday, July 13, 2007

The Expanding Dog Theory

How do they do it? Bassets, but I suppose all dogs, seem to have this inexplicable capability to double, I swear even triple their size during sleep. They're a perfectly normal size by day, but at night they're able to activate their super powers.

As I went to go to bed last night, this is the sight that greeted me. Jingle, the smallest of my dogs, at a mere 37 pounds, was sprawled out and had tucked herself in among every available pillow, occupying almost 3/4 of our queen size bed. Mabel, as usual was curled up at the foot of the opposite side of the mattress. Somehow I managed to squeeze myself diagonally in what little space was left. Well, of course, I didn't have the heart to move them. :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Hot Dawgs....Get Yer Hot Dawgs!

Crikey, it's HOT!

The daytime highs have been 94-96 degrees here in the Northeast for the last couple of days and the hounds and humans in this household have been moving at the speed of slugs and I think my brain cells are beginning to bake off.

The girls are allowed outside for 5 minute intervals only for business runs and then right back inside. They've both been giving me looks and barking at me as if to whine, "Mommmm DO something! With your infinite capabilities turn off the heat."
Well, I DID do something. While outside on one their quick trips this afternoon, I filled the garden watering can and gave them both a gentle sprinkle with cool water. After giving me several dagger laden looks for such a heinous assault, I told them they'd thank me in a few minutes.
Be careful what you wish for. :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Sophie's Home.....Again

A week ago yesterday, our alpha and the dog we've had the longest (10 years), Sophie, had to make her journey to the Rainbow Bridge due to cancer. As we always do, we chose an individual cremation for her.

I received the call that her ashes were ready, and we picked them up today. Of course all the emotion of the moment came rushing back, but also a sense of calm. While everyone grieves in their own way, bringing the ashes home has always helped me work through the mourning stages. For me, it's another step along the path that brings some closure and comfort.

She's home again forever, where she belongs, with her family who loves her most and will take her place alongside her adopted "brothers and sisters" who've made the same journey before her.

Welcome home again, our dear Sophie. We love you always.

Monday, July 2, 2007

What The Heck is a Snood???

If you've never seen a snood, at first glance they probably look like something silly invented for the sole purpose of removing any shred of dignity a dog may possess. But, in actuality, they're an invaluable tool for the owners of long eared and long haired dogs, like Basset Hounds, Bloodhounds, Afghans, Cocker Spaniels and even Shih Tzus and Lhasa Apsos.

Pet and show dog owners alike will attest to the ear and face clean up time they save, after a meal or after a walk in the woods. You'd be surprised how much stuff a Basset's ground dragging ears can pick up along the way. Show people love them for keeping their dog's ears clean before a trip around the ring. There's nothing worse than after spending all that pre-show grooming time, to glance at your dog seconds before ring time and discover he's filthy again.

As functional as a snood can be, you gotta have a little fun with them too. They come in all fabrics and styles from basic utilitarian cotton to all manner of show ring glitz. Snoods.....where function and fashion meet. :)

We make a full line of Snoods from casual to glitzy, in five sizes or your own custom sizing.
Stop by our website , our eBay Store or our Etsy Shop and sniff around. You may find just the perfect one you and your Dog have been hunting for.
Handmade Dog Snoods, Apparel & Accessories