Saturday, April 19, 2014

Guilty Dogs Song Dog Shaming Compilation | Dog Song Saturday

Kick off your weekend with Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs.  

Today's featured musical video is the Guilty Dogs Song - Dog Shaming Compilation 2014.  The Guilty Dogs Song is by the Brunswick Project and you'll love how dramatic it is with this hilarious video.

The Brunswick Project is all about creating 52 songs in 52 weeks and is the collaboration between Steve Cruickshank and Joel Buxton.

Lots of naughty dogs of all kinds makes for lots of fun.

Grab a dog!  Sit.  Stay.  Relax and enjoy the Guilty Dogs Song.

Then fetch some more genuine dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years.  And have a barking good weekend!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Golden Retriever and Border Collie Dog Breed Jewelry is on Sale!


We're celebrating Jeffie's 8th birthday!  Since he's a Golden Retriever / Border Collie mix, I decided to put all my Golden Retriever and Border Collie jewelry and gifts at For Love of a Dog on sale

You'll find one of a kind handmade Golden Retriever dog lover bracelets like the one shown at top with lampwork beads and peridot jade gemstone beads.  There's quite a bit of variety in the bracelets available.  Plus, you'll find Golden Retriever dog lover necklaces like the one shown below with lampwork dog bone beads and a sweet natural carnelian gemstone heart.



Be sure to check out this adorable one of a kind Golden Retriever necklace with a coordinating WOOF dog bone.  The handmade porcelain Golden Retriever dog can be easily removed to wear solo as a pin.



Here's a Border Collie pin in tri color, though right now I have them in red and white, plus traditional black and white, too.



Border Collie dog charm bracelets include OOAKs like this one with a red Border Collie and freshwater pearls.



The Border Collie dog necklace shown below is a favorite of mine.  One of a kind, the handmade porcelain Border Collie head can be removed to wear solo as a pin and is teamed with cool 3D porcelain dog bones.




Fetch Golden Retriever dog breed jewelry and Border Collie dog breed jewelry to save some money and snatch up some one of a kind jewelry that you'll never see elsewhere - only at For Love of a Dog

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Celebrating Jeffie | Throwback Thursday


Jeffie at 9 weeks old

Since I've been taking a trip down memory lane lately, I thought I should definitely join the Throwback Thursday blog hop today.  However, when I looked to link up, it seems that blog hop is no longer happening!   Timing is everything and mine has been off lately.

I'd originally planned to link up with the Barks and Bytes hop and announce my April For Love of a Dog giveaway.  Just didn't get that blog post written or the rafflecopter set up.   Dog gone it!  Like I said, timing is everything.

So, I'm sticking to memory lane.  Take a short walk with me and enjoy my birthday boy, Jeffie.

Jeffie's first toy of his very own.

My sweet Jeffie is celebrating his 8th birthday this week and the time has gone by in the blink of an eye.

Jeffie's first visit to my studio.
Jeffie loved tennis balls!
You can read about how Jeffie was a Cush Dog, how we adopted him and how he and I enjoyed many sunrises together here.  You'll also finds lots more Jeffie puppy photos there, too. 

Last year, Jeffie inspired a special birthday limerick from the great and power poet, Oz!  Change the birthday years and it still rings true.


Happy Birthday to Jeffie the Retriever mix!
He turned seven this month, not six.
Though he hates change of any kind,
being one year older he doesn't mind
as he knows an old dog can still learn new tricks.
 
Jeffie is all smiles about his birthday this year.

Be sure to stop by on Monday to enter to win a piece of For Love of a Dog jewelry!


Talking Dogs is the official blog of For Love of a Dog Jewelry.

I'm joining the Barks and Bytes blog hop today hosted by 2 Brown Dawgs and Heart Like a Dog  Grab the badge and join in the fun!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Birthday Hats for Jeffie | Wordless Wednesday

 No sissy boy he, our Birthday Boy, Jeffie, thought 
the birthday crown was kind of humiliating.
 He was pretty vocal about that sissy crown!

Though still not keen on wearing any hat, as long as there are treats involved, Jeffie showed patience.
Jeffie really prefers to go hatless!

Yes, Jeffie celebrates his 8th birthday this month.  
I'll be sharing photos of his birthday party, 
plus there will be a giveaway next week.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Canidae Dog Biscuit Treats Product Review | Tasty Tuesday

Rudy is ready for our Canidae dog treat taste testing.
When the folks at Canidae offered to send us some of their dog treats to sample, the dogs were happy to accept.

We received two packages of Canidae dog treats
  • Grain Free PURE Heaven Biscuits for Dogs in duck and chickpeas flavor
  • Life Stages Bakery Snacks for Dogs in turkey, quinoa, and butternut squash flavor.
Rosie and Rudy check out the Canidae dog treats; Jeffie thinks they smell delicious.

Canidae Grain Free PURE Heaven Biscuits for Dogs come in a large 11 oz bag.  This variety of treats come in both the duck flavor and salmon and sweet potato.

Their duck and chickpeas recipe features sesame seeds, avocado oil, and turmeric.  Canidae notes:
Duck (fresh protein) Sourced from California, duck is a rich protein source that provides amino acids, the building blocks for many body functions such as proper immune system function, optimal lean muscle condition, organ structure and function, and healthy metabolism. Duck is rich in iron, which is a mineral that is important for proper function of the red blood cells. Hormone free and antibiotic free. Naturally preserved without the use of ethoxyquin
Chickpeas (carbohydrate / legume) Also known as garbanzo beans, chickpeas are a slow burning carbohydrate for all day energy. Natural source of fiber for digestive health and protein for additional amino acid building blocks. Also rich in iron, important for healthy red blood cells and aiding in converting food into energy.

Ingredients
Pea Flour, Potato, Cane Molasses, Duck, Chickpeas, Salt, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Sesame Seed, Avocado Oil, Turmeric


Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (minimum)
  14.00%
Crude Fat (minimum)
2.00%
Crude Fiber (maximum)
5.00%
Moisture (maximum)
11.00%
30.8 kcals per biscuit


Canidae Life Stages Bakery Snacks for Dogs also come in a large 11 oz bag.  This variety of treats come in both the turkey, quinoa, butternut squash flavor we received, but also in lamb, wild rice and sweet potato flavor.
Canidae notes:
Turkey (fresh protein) Excellent lean protein source that provides amino acids, the building blocks for many body functions such as proper immune system function, optimal lean muscle condition, organ structure and function, and healthy metabolism. Hormone free and antibiotic free. Naturally preserved without the use of ethoxyquin
Ingredients
Brown Rice, Pea Flour, Turkey, Quinoa, Butternut Squash, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Natural Flavor

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (minimum)

15.00%

Crude Fat (minimum)

3.00%

Crude Fiber (maximum)

5.00%

Moisture (maximum)

11.00%
32.9 kcals per biscuit
Canidae dog treats easily break in half.

Canidae dog treats are relatively large rectangular biscuits which are designed to break easily in half. Definitely crunchy, Canidae says their biscuits also clean teeth and freshen breath.  Marketed as an excellent size for dogs of all life stages, breeds, and sizes.
  • Fresh meat or fish are always the first ingredient for optimum levels of quality protein
  • Recipes are complemented by nutritious whole foods like sweet potato, chickpeas & peas
  • Pure, simple recipes made with only 7–10 key ingredients for less chance of food sensitivities
  • Never any corn, soy, wheat, fillers, antibiotics, hormones, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
Rosie liked the Canidae turkeyand quinoa dog treats best.

I was especially impressed by this company's dedication to safety.  To assure the safety of their products, Canidae has strict protocols which require that all formulas are tested in-line during their production runs and cleared by a second supervisor every 30 minutes. Additionally, there are 141 ingredient tests and 10 finished product tests that are performed. A sample of each finished goods batch is also sent directly to our research and development center where they are tested again, this time by a third party lab, for known toxins and potential risk hazards.

Rudy loved both varieties of Canidae dog treats he tried.
I loved learning that all Canidae products are made in the United States using the highest quality U.S. ingredients. 
All formulations are produced in USDA, FDA, and AAFCO approved facilities. The nutritionally dense fresh meats and meals we use originate from USDA inspected meats processed in a human grade facility. Our high quality grains, vegetables, and fruits are from human grade producers. All CANIDAE dry goods, cans, and treats are naturally preserved. All of our commodities have undergone stringent testing procedures prior to going into any of our products—assuring safety and freshness for both your pets and ours.
Picky eater, Jeffie, loved this taste testing of Canidae dog biscuits.
Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie give all paws up to these Canidae dog treats and I'm pleased to highly recommend them.
Jeffie says Canidae dog treats are tongue licking good!
* We received two packages of Canidae dog treats in exchange for our honest review of the product and service.  We received no other compensation - financial or otherwise.

We're joining the Tasty Tuesday blog hop today.  This is a blog hop that celebrates good food, sponsored by Sugar the Golden Retriever and Kols Notes.  

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