We’ve got a winner! Thanks to everyone who entered the Zeke Leash giveaway. And the winner is…
Hopefully you won’t worry about potential squirrel-chasing tangles with your new leash and collar set, Jessica. You can check out some of the other entries right HERE!
Jessica, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your prize! And thanks again to everyone who entered. Keep on walking y’all!
I came upon the innovate Me & Miss Jones brand thanks to a friend. After reading the story behind the blinged out pet tag company, I instantly became a fan. On top of creating one of a kind flashy and jeweled collar tags for your beloved furry friends, Me & Miss Jones also donates a portion of their proceeds to the ASPCA.
Jewels for a good cause? Sign me up!
all photos from Me & Miss Jones
I’ve been on a bit of a stamp rage as of late. I’ve always had a thing for rubber stamps, but lately it has taken on a whole new appeal. As you know, I just recently had some custom House of Harvey stamps made for various projects. The process of making those stamps has sparked a deeper interest, and now I have idea after idea for new rubber stamp options. Somebody stop me!
If your obsession is as severe as mine, then you are sure to love these dog-inspired stamps.
Dog shaming is all the rage, or so it seems. While I think the concept is humorous and lighthearted at the core, I also think that if my dog were to have his moment to speak out, he wouldn’t use it to shame himself….right?
Our dogs are around to see our every habit (good and bad). So did we ever think about how our dogs could possibly shame us?
Hello, my name is Stephanie Todaro and my dog is horrible on a leash.
It is an embarrassing fact, but true nonetheless: my two-year-old pup has never been a good walker. (If you follow our Instagram feed, you may already be familiar with my daily plight.) After trying technique after technique, product after product, and bribe after bribe, I still cannot get him to settle down and walk like a gentleman. With four daily walks, you can only imagine my frustration.
While I know it will take a LOT of patience, a LOT of consistency, and a LOT of dedication (he will get there one day), I simply cannot tolerate it when Mr. Harvey tangles himself or me up in his leash. I just can’t! It’s not only embarrassing, but at certain times, it can be dangerous…and I will not stand for it anymore.
So, when the makers of the Zeke Leash reached out to me about their new tangle-free leash and collar set, I knew I had to give it a shot. I didn’t think it would hold up to the challenge at first, but I was happily surprised. While it didn’t slow my pup down, it sure did keep us from getting into our typical tangled mess, and for that, I am grateful.
Would you like to give Zeke Leash a try? Here’s how you can win your own Zeke Leash and Collar set…
And BOOM, you are entered!
I will announce the winner on the blog on Monday, October 22, so be sure to come back to see if you are the lucky owner (and pup)! Get to cruising!
Now for the not-so-fine print:
You’ve probably seen his work in ads, online and making the rounds of Pinterest, but I think it’s worth taking a moment to step back and take another look.
Tim Flach’s dog portraits are not only captivating and well composed, but they are full of emotion and and insight into the minds of a dog. When you see one of his images you can’t help but stop and stare. He’s an amazing talent.
It was always a dream of mine to be a librarian. A librarian in a university library, roaming the stacks organizing books and researching topics of interest all day long. (sigh) While that dream hasn’t come true (yet!), I still have that dream of being surrounded by books. And when that day comes, you can be sure to see a collection of bookends (including some of the above) lining each shelf.
Man do I love a good office supply. As a kid, all I wanted to be when I grew up was a desk owner. I didn’t care what profession I landed as long as it required a desk with many, many supplies. (irony alert: I hate desk jobs…ha!) Today, as I start to organize my home office, I can’t help but scour the web for the best (and most fun) in desk supplies.
Here are just a few items on my list so far. I’ve pinned even more desk delights right here!
I’ve always been a huge supporter of viral efforts that help a worthy cause, and this one does just that. I heard the buzz about The 13 Project when I was flipping through the blogosphere one day. I was instantly intrigued by the path this incredible project has taken, and knew that I wanted to join in as well.
The 13 Project was started by the wonderful Serena and Soda of Pretty Fluffy and their goal is simple: help dogs however you can, wherever you are, in 13 simple ways. Done!
So in order to contribute to the cause, here is my and Mr. Harvey’s list:
1. Be vocal. I feel so often people don’t speak up about the immense issue of the homeless pet population. It’s time we share the facts with everyone we know (friends, foes, local government) and help the issue at hand.
2. Donate my and Mr. Harvey’s time. I am in the process of getting Mr. Harvey set up as a therapy dog so that we can visit children at our local children’s hospital. A smile is one of the greatest gifts Harvey has brought to me and now it is time to share it!
3. Launch a collection drive. I am so lucky that I work in the pet industry, on a number of levels, so we all know how a little can go a long way for shelters. Blankets, towels, toys, food are all necessary items for shelters to survive and I would love to support these hardworking shelters by collecting and donating these items.
4. A book for charity. I am currently working on an exciting/artistic project that will benefit the pet population. Stay tuned!!!
5. Help photograph adoptable dogs. It’s been a 2012 goal of mine to get more involved with my local shelter. Now that I have gone freelance and am working on my own time, I can finally create a regular volunteer schedule. I hope to help create captivating images of these magical dogs so potential owners see the beauty that I do.
6. Foster a dog(s). I love dogs. I understand dogs. And I think I do a great job of caring from dogs, so why not share the love with more. I’ll admit that my condo living is not ideal for multiple dog ownership, but I am of the frame of mind that if you can, in some way, share your skills/abilities with others, then why not. I may not be able to keep several dogs forever in this home, but I can help give one or two a safe space until they find their forever.
7. Create the “Give a Home, Share the Love” badge for charity. By creating and making available a badge for fellow bloggers to post on their blogs, we can–as a community–start to spread the word about the homeless animal population. With every posting of the badge, I would donate a certain amount to a charity.
8. Pin adoptable dogs. I think that by pinning dogs I see that are available from my local shelters, I can help to spread the word about pups that need homes.
9. Buy a California Pet Lover’s License Plate. Each one of these plates goes towards spay and neuter programs, which will help reduce the homeless pet population.
10. Send a letter to my governor about the need to ban puppy mills. Puppy mills around the world are the source of animal cruelty and the perpetuation of homeless animals. They need to be shut…NOW!
11. Offer to dog sit for a friend. Show your love and thanks for other adopters by helping to care for their little buddies.
12. Sign up for BarkBox. These guys are making dog ownership fun and charitable too! With your subscription you are not only getting a box full of doggy joy each month, but you are also helping to support worthy dog causes. How much better can it get?
13. Paw if forward. I’ll scream and shout to the rest of the world about the goodness of The 13 Project. Every person and every paw can help make a difference!
Thanks Serena for such a wonderful idea and I hope The 13 Project lives on past these 13 goals! Be sure to share your 13 Project with me on Twitter and Facebook. Together we can all make a difference.
Do you have your Halloween costume picked out yet? Maddie is figuring her costume out too.
I first met Maddie and owner/photographer Theron Humphrey a couple months back and fell in love with her skilled balancing act, standing on just about everything. Now she is in the process of picking out the perfect halloween costume. Which is your favorite?
photos by Theron Humprhey
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