Saturday, November 29, 2008

Etsy Love: Bumble Belly Designs

HM here:
What can I say about Bumble Belly Designs....LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Not even sure how I found myself on this page, but am so glad I did! The "Walkies" Leash Rack was something I just fell in love with! It's definitely something that every dog owner should have! I usually keep mine hanging on a door knob, or tossed hap-hazardly in the hall closet! Well no more! What's great about Etsy sellers is most of them offer their goods as custom-made jobs too! So if you see a product (like the leash rack) but want your own twist to it (I wanted a Manchester version of course!) they are more than happy to oblige!

My communications with Amy at Bumble Belly was fantastic! She was prompt with responses, and VERY patient with my requests and revisions!! (THANK YOU AGAIN!!). Once I had decided the design was what I wanted she was so quick to have the final piece created and listed for me!

I absolutely LOVE my "Walkies" leash rack, and highly recommend shopping from Bumble Belly Designs! With Christmas just around the corner, I can't imagine a nicer gift for that dog lover in your life! (or just treat yourself to one!!).

Friday, November 28, 2008

ONLY 2 Days Left on FREE SHIPPING!! For Pop Dog Keychains!!

LinkChristmas is just around the corner, and what better stocking stuffer than a Pop Dog Keychain?? There are only 2 days left on HM's Etsy opening shop special of FREE SHIPPING (ANYWHERE in the world!!) Take advantage now if you are in places like Australia, Europe or Africa!!!

LinkIs your pup what we call an "All Canadian or All American"? (mixed breed). Custom Keychain's are also available!! Just email HM for more information!!

Also!! NEW Keychains will be available this weekend also: R is for Rescue, P is for Pitbull, B is for Bernese Mountain Dog!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wanna go to Work with Your Human? NEW Search Shows You How!

The folks at Simply Hired have teamed with Dogster to create a job search filter for dog-friendly companies!! So if you want to go to the office with your human, send them this link and get searching!

**NOTE** It's only available in America right now.

Happy US Thanksgiving!

Gobble-gobble! Enjoy the turkey and nice day with your humans!!

**HINT** Nice big "I'm starving" eyes usually work for me...if I sit nicely by the table long enough someone always cracks! Usually the Grandpawrents!! ;o)

Don't forget to check out the Purina National Dog Show on NBC after the Thanksgiving Parade!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Hiking with Denali and Starr

We went hiking a few weeks ago with Denali and Starr and their human, Jen and HM kept forgetting to post about it!

checking pee mail

cute bums on the trail!

me chasing Denali...only shot that came out that wasn't a blur of fur!

Denali meeting a Ridgeback like Nala!!

Starr trying to avoid the big dogs at the park!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Helping Pets this Holiday Season

Hey pups - just wanted to bark to you about two great sites. This holiday season especially can be tough for pets in need and if you wanted to help make the season bright, a donation to either of these groups would be FURTASTIC!

The Morris Animal Foundation has launched an unprecedented $30 million effort to cure canine cancer within a dog's lifetime – the next 10 to 20 years. World–renowned veterinary scientists and cancer specialists agree that this MAF–led effort will not only save countless dogs from suffering and premature death, but should also help produce breakthroughs in the prevention, treatment, and cures of human cancers – in particular childhood cancers.

The Banfield Pet Hospital is a private veterinary practice with hospitals located in many communities across the country. Central to their mission is a commitment to providing quality, loving and wise care to Pets and their owners.

Banfield has teamed up with the Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) for a national Pet food drive called Season of Suppers. Banfield hospitals across the nation are collecting Pet food at their locations and donating it to their local MOWAA program to feed Pets of senior citizens that receive meals.

Go to your local Banfield from now until December 31 to make your donation!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Angel needs an Angel!

Hey pups...POP (Power of the Paw) is needed for a wonderful pup in NYC! Please take a moment to visit sweet Angel's blog and read her full story. She was found on the streets of New York, and had been left for dead after being badly hurt. Her rescuer got her to the vet and saved her life!!

If you, or someone you know can help her, with vet expenses or rescues to help find her a forever home, that would be furtastic!!!

If you would like to donate to the ongoing medical care of Angel, you may do so via PayPal. After logging in to PayPal, click on the ‘Send Money’ tab and enter the following email address:

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Twelve Beds of Christmas charity auction for the Toronto Humane Society

Last night HM attended the 2nd Annual, Twelve Beds of Christmas set up by local pet boutique, Timmie Doggie Outfitters.

The owners, Paul and George got some great artists and designers to create 12 beds to auction off for the Toronto Humane Society! We LOVE Timmie's, and got there at least once a week for some yummy treats! Here are some of the pawesome beds from last night!

bed designed by Matt Robinson

bed designed by Kidrobot

bed designed by Mary Dobson

bed designed by Brandon Steen

bed designed by NDEUR

bed designed by Toronto FC soccer player Marvell Wynne (signed by whole team too!)

bed designed by Bernice Lum

beds designed by Bernice Lum (left) and Rachel Riordan (right)

bed designed by Katina Constantinou from Rufhaus K9 Couture

bed designed by Studio Number Nineteen

HM said it was a fantastic event! She'll let you know what the total tally was..many of the beds auctioned for over $500!!! (she's hoping to design one for next year!!)

owners Paul and George showing Toronto FC player and bed designer Marvell Wynne his pawesome bed!

let the bidding begin!

HM and one of the owners of Timmie's, Paul Ryu

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dogs 101: on Animal Planet

Hey pups, check out a great series on all breeds of dogs: Dogs 101 on Animal Planet! They are featuring many of our favourites, and maybe some you didn't know about (except...sadly, NOT the Manchester!)

Check it out HERE!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Busy Days

Not much is going on these days, I went hiking with Denali and Starr..but still waiting for HM to download pics from the camera. Agility was pretty awesome this week, we are doing more sequencing and HM is trying to figure out good positioning because apparently I'm a pretty fast dog! I spent the night on Monday with my human grandpawrents, and will be back to visit on the weekend! My human Gramma is PAWESOME!! She certainly spoils me with nice Gramma goodies and I get to sleep in her bed under the duvet!! Whooo-hoo!!! I love watching Wheel of Fortune with my human Grandpa too. He loves that show! BOL!

Hope you all are having a pawesome week!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

2 Wild and Crazy Manchesters!

Are we lady killers or what??!!! Me and my pal Bronson had a fun playdate at the dog park today! It was a bit chilly, and while HM was negligent and FORGOT my coat, Bronson was rockin' his. We both have Chilly Dogs coats! (They're great!)

I've got natural ears and Bronson has cropped ears

Bronson still has his rosettes on his chest...mine faded away

Another good shot of our ears! Bronson has great thumbprint markings
on his front paws..mine aren't very clear

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Agility Graduation!

Well, today was the last day of my Intermediate Agility class and I graduated! I start the Advanced class next week! Thanks Brandi - you are the BEST trainer!!

my certificate!

setting me up in a sit-stay

good sit!

over! weave! over!

the bang game!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

US Pups: Don't Forget To Vote!

If it were up to me, my pal Gibbon (aka Gibby Butt) would be on the ballot for this election! Some pup pals and I joked around and had little posters done up for him!


We'd all be better if this Min Pin was in the White House - more off leash parks - no more Breed Specific Legislation - less work hours so all the pawrents could spend more time with us!!! BOL!

But in this historic day in the US, humans...make your voice heard - get out and VOTE!!

Dog Sport Lover?

Check out the latest keychains HM has made! Disc Dog, Flyball and Agility!!

All can be found in her Etsy shop!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Etsy Love: Lodi and Lewi

Hey pups, I'm starting a new feature here: Etsy Love! Since HM has signed up on this pawesome site, we thought we'd share some other FURTASTIC pet-related shops!

First up: Lodi and Lewi They categorize themselves as a shop with dog and people gear! And what did HM buy from them? PEOPLE GEAR!! Hrmpf. But I admit, HM needs nice things too once in a while!

Here's their Key Loop. It's for human keys and fits around the wrist for quick walks to the park without needing a purse! The colours are so vibrant (which as you know HM loves things that POP!) Your purchase is carefully crafted and packaged so nicely - it's the added touch that HM really appreciated when she got hers in the mail.

They also sell pawesome collars and matching leashes. Their inspiration? Lodi and Lewi of course! Two beautiful Weimaraners!

So please take a moment and visit their shop and tell them Simba sent you!