Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Celebrate National Dog Day on August 26

 Jeffie is smiling because today is National Dog Day!

 Rosie is sure treats, Jolly ball, 
and tummy rubs are involved.

Rudy knows every day is Dog Day at our house!

Founded in 2004 by pet lifestyle expert and author Colleen Paige, National Dog Day was created to honor dogs more than we currently do, to give them "a day", to show deep appreciation for our long connection to each other - for their endearing patience, unquestioning loyalty, for their work, their capacity for love and their ability to impact our lives every day in the most miraculous ways.

Happy National Dog Day 
from all of us at 
Talking Dogs and For Love of a Dog Jewelry!

Monday, August 25, 2014

No Barking Allowed | Monday Mischief

Jeffie wonders why he's not supposed to bark at the deer.

We've been having a bit of mischief almost every night this summer.  You may remember me telling you about the deers that have stashed their babies just on the other side of the creek from our backyard.  (Babysitting Bambo part 1 and part 2)  Over the years they've learned that we will not harm them, though they're still a bit wary of the dogs.

Just about every night they come through browsing along the creek and playing in the pond.  However, one evening I wasn't watching closely enough.  I let the dogs out only to realize the whole herd, along with several fawns, were taking a break in the pond.

Here are 3 of the 13 member deer herd that visit us regularly.

The dogs thought "at last" and raced out barking.  The deer scattered.

A couple of days later we realized the deer had sent in a "first alert" volunteer.
The "guard deer" at alert just 20 foot from the house.

This doe remained in the yard at alert, obviously watching for dogs or any danger.  The rest of the herd was frolicking in the pond.  She remained until the last moment possible.  As the herd bounded up the hill, she leaped over the fence and joined them.
Rudy and Jeffie watch the deer herd move off for the night.

Don't forget to enter our August giveaway!

Thank you to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief! 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Adopt Buddy a Lab Shepherd Dog in Missouri

This handsome gentleman is Buddy.  He's a 5 year old Labrador Retriever / German Shepherd Dog mix.  He's got a beautiful brown and white coat.  Just look at that white "tuxedo bib" and that white on the tip of his tail!

Buddy has a very gentle nature.  He's a master at offering his belly for a rub because he loves people.  He's love a home where there are lots of cuddles available and he wouldn't mind some walks, too.

Buddy has become a favorite at the Humane Society of Missouri Maryland Heights animal shelter.  Take a look at Buddy's adoption video, then give them a call at 314-951-1588.  Buddy's animal ID number is A461115

Since 1870, the Humane Society of Missouri has been dedicated to second chances.  They provide a safe and caring haven to animals - large and small - that have been abused, neglected or abandoned.  Their mission is to end the cycle of abuse and overpopulation, assist in creating lasting relations hips between people and animals, offer world-class veterinary care, plus offer pet obedience and behavior programs.  HSMO operates three animal shelters in the St Louis, Missouri, area, plus Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, Missouri, for abused and neglected horses, cows, goats, chickens and other farm animals.

We are participating in the Tuesday's Tails blog hop hosted by Dogs N Pawz and Talking Dogs.  This is the blog hop that features shelter pets.  Find a pet at your local animal shelter or rescue and join us!  Please help spread the word about these beautiful animals via social media and let's find them forever homes! 

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

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fancy Parody by Iggy Azalea | Dog Song Saturday

It's Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs!  Most of my favorites are original songs written for or about dogs.  However, I sometimes just can't resist "dog songs" that are just plain fun.   Like this one:  Fancy.  It's another very clever parody from the folks at The Pet Collective.

Fancy - Iggy Azalea parodies the popular hit  Royals by Lorde.  Adorable video of dogs and puppies all dressed up "fancy."

Sit.  Stay.  Relax and enjoy Iggy Azalea - Fancy by dogs music video.  Then fetch more dogs songs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've found!