Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Paw-Inspiring: A Dog's Purpose

a dog's purpose book w. bruce cameron

Have you read this book yet? It truly is a beautiful story and so inspiring! The book is written from the point of view of a dog who is searching for his life's purpose, and he continues to reincarnate until he is able to fulfill his mission. Even though the story is fictional, it is so well written that I can't help but wonder if dogs really do think this way. Now I always try to imagine what Daphne is thinking or what she would say in certain situations. You can get your own copy on Amazon for around $10.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Daphne + Fear of Water

Daphne should  be a water-loving dog. She has webbed paws for easier swimming, and her weimaraner and lab heritages make her perfect for the water. Despite this, she has always had a fear of getting wet. That is until our trip to the dog park a few days ago when she bravely followed some of the other dogs into the pond! She did not fully submerge, but I was so excited that she even got her paws wet that I had to document the occasion. Maybe we can take a trip to Dog Beach in San Diego after all :)

Paws Aboard Doggy Life Jacket in Nautical Print
Have a dog who's a little leery of the deep big blue? Perhaps she needs this adorably darling Paws Aboard Doggy Life Jacket. We know summertime is almost over, but there are still a few lake-worthy weekends left and we can't help but gush over the sweet nautical print. Available in XXS - L.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Celebrating Graduation!

She did it! Daphne has officially graduated from her Beginner Education class at PetSmart, and I am so proud of her. Next up is the Intermediate Education class and then on to Advanced. We are aiming to get the AKC Canine Good Citizen certification before Christmas, and then hopefully on to her Therapy Dog Certification so we can start doing some therapy work. I know she will bring so much light and joy into the lives of those who are suffering, and I am very much looking forward to learning a lot more in the next few months. 

I'm thinking this achievement warrants a special treat, so perhaps a trip to Sprinkles Cupcakes for one of their sugar-free doggie cupcakes is in order. 
Because dogs like cupcakes too.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

For the Tennis Ball-Chasing-Champion In Your Life

HEX Doggie Bed  dog bed black cushion

Do you have a tennis ball chasing champion at home? Well please check out these awesome dog beds from Hugh Hayden Design! They come in two sizes, large for $850 and small for $400. The best part? The bed is made entirely from recycled tennis balls. Chic and eco-friendly. We love it.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Relaxing "Spaw" Day!

Cain & Able Collection Bone-Shaped Spa Basket for Dogs
In need of a little R&R? Don't forget about your pooch by giving her a nice little "spaw" day with this Bone-Shaped Spa Basket by Cain and Able. Complete with a paw rub, shampoo, bathing sponge, and a rubber ducky, your pup is sure to feel pampered after this treatment. Find one here for $40.
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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Pez Petz

There is just something so nostalgic about Pez candies and all of the collectible dispensers, so why not let your dog in on the fun? These giant beagle- and hound-headed dispensers release all natural, real meat flavored treats made from cornstarch, and go for around $4.99 on Amazon. I know that in my family growing up, there wasn't a special occasion that didn't involve giving or receiving a Pez dispenser. Now, I'm excited that Daphne can enjoy those same experiences with me.

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