Showing posts with label our life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label our life. Show all posts
Monday, 31 July 2017
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Time to "Paws" and Refresh - Mid Winter Blogging Break

DIY dog crafts supplies and homemade treat baking materials in spring colours

This is our final live post of the winter before we take a little blogging break for the month of August. Don't worry though, furfriends!  In addition to all the doggone great ideas in our archives, we have a new post pre-prepped and scheduled to go live for you every Monday of the month, so check back weekly for fresh ideas. Being a small personal blog means that it is far too easy to work through weekdays, weekends, holidays, and fizzle out. Although I'll still be puttering around behind the scenes (can't help myself!), I will be making a conscious effort to take a break from blog world over the next few weeks. Time to recharge those crazy dog lady creative juices.

Monday, 5 June 2017
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We're #WithNature - World Environment Day 2017

Dalmatian dog on NZ beach sitting beside driftwood shelter

Today is World Environment Day, and the 2017 theme is all about connecting people to nature, encouraging everyone to get out there, explore, and enjoy. One of the great (although it might not always feel that way at the time!) things about life with dogs is that we're always out and about for exercise, no matter what the weather. Dog's are great pawsonal trainers, aren't they? It is a miserable stormy rainy day in our part of the world today, but we hit the local beach all the same. Check out Oli with the cool driftwood forts - someone had fun building on the beach over the weekend!

Friday, 5 May 2017
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Behind the Scenes: Homemade Dog Breakfast of Champions!

Make it in May! Our final post of this week's special mini series is a peek at our healthy homemade dog breakfasts.  It's not a treat, but it is something homemade that our dogs enjoy every day.  If you've ever though about switching to homemade dog food or mixed feeding (this is what we currently do), why not make this the month that you look into it further and see whether it might be right for you and your dog?  Mixed feeding is honestly much simpler and more economical than I thought before we made the transition, and our dogs are wild about breakfast. Their general health has also improved with our changes in diet - both bought and homemade.

Grated vegetables in a food processor for making homemade dog food

Friday, 21 April 2017
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Earth Day DIY Dog Toy Hospital Ideas for Longer Lasting Fun!

Dalmatian dog dressed as a doctor with a stethoscope

It's no secret that we love to spoil our dogs, but we're also conscious of our environmental pawprints.  In honour of Earth Day this Saturday, we're sharing some of our own DIY "Toy Hospital" methods for extending toy life for longer lasting fun as well as how materials can be repurposed before becoming waste. 

Tuesday, 18 April 2017
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Oli's 11th Birthday Sneak Peek

Dalmatian dog in a gold party hat and colourful lei necklaces

It's Oli's 11th birthday today! Hooray! That's cause for celebration indeed!  We love reading your birthday wishes for Oli, so please say hello in the comments or pop by our social media.

Monday, 16 January 2017
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Happy New Year! Holiday Blog Break Catch Up + News

Smiling Dalmatian dog in a red and white bandana

Happy New Year!  We hope that you all has a safe and enjoyable holiday season.  Our own little holiday blogging break has been a great relaxing family time-off together and now we're refreshed and ready for a whole new year of fun!  
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
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Tips for Keeping a (Mostly!) Clean Dog-Friendly Home

Collage of dogs making messes and ways to clean the house

As a cat loving neat freak, amalgamating households with a dog owner meant plenty of changes and compromises.  Even Oli wasn't too keen on sharing with his "evil step-mother" at first, but times have definitely changed. Now with two dogs and a cat, there is even more pet chaos and all the mess that goes along with the love. Here are my experiences and a few tips for trying to maintain some semblance of order in a (very) pet-friendly home.


Monday, 15 August 2016
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Humphrey's Second Birthday (Sneak Peek)

Young Dalmatian dog in a birthday bandana

We'll be sharing a post every day this week for Humphrey's birthday, starting with this sneak peek at yesterday's pawty.  Two!  Such a big boy now - where does the time go?!?  We love reading your birthday wishes for Humphrey, so please say hello in the comments, or pop by our social media

Monday, 18 April 2016
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Oli's 10th Birthday (Sneak Peek)

Smiling Dalmatian dog wearing a birthday bandana and blue party hat

We're sharing a post every day this week for Oli's big birthday bash, starting with this sneak peek at yesterday's pawty (a day early so that the whole family could have fun together).  As always, the guest of honour was happy to pose for a few smiling photos, even in the embarrassing hat, as long as there were treats! We love reading your birthday wishes for Oli, so please say hello in the comments or pop by our social media.
Monday, 17 August 2015
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Humphrey's First Birthday (Sneak Peek)

Dalmatian dog at DIY dog birthday party with cat and treats
 
Our baby is (almost) all grown up! Humphrey celebrated his first birthday in style last week,along with his adopted "brothers", Oli (who has done a great job of mentoring and tolerating a puppy!) and Tiger (with whom he has reached a cautious truce). It is hard to believe that he was ever quite this small: