Friday, August 22, 2014

Favorite Dog Bone Jewelry Gifts at For Love of a Dog

Recently I've shared some of my favorite new creations including "The Rosie" and "Big Heart" necklaces.  Since our August giveaway is a copper dog bone necklace, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite pieces of dog bone jewelry.

Because most of my dogs have been mixed breed mutts, my dog breed jewelry just doesn't cut it for me personally.  Dog bones have been my favorite theme for years and I still love them.

It's hard to pick a favorite from, but I think I'd have to say I simply adore the turquoise lampwork bracelet shown above.  I know some don't like the term "dog mom,"  but around my house I am the dog mama and my dogs are my favorite babies.  I love the pretty white and turquoise daisy floral lampwork beads combines with sparkling turquoise faceted crystal rondelle beads.  Plus, the dog collar and dog bone toggle clasp makes me smile.

Here's another one of kind favorite from my rescue dog bone themed pieces,
my Adopt a Best Friend Dog Bone Lampwork Bracelet shown below:

I like the lively color combination of deep sky blue with deep rose and a hint of peridot green.  Such pretty little roses on these handmade lampwork beads.  Besides, I love the message of adopting a best friend. 

The WOOF dog bone necklace shown below appeals to me because of it's neutral caramel and biscuit brown colors.  Plus, it's so much fun!

Awhile back I imported some Ojime dog carvings from a craftsman in Hong Kong. They're rare and lovely!  I used one in in this dog bone and freshwater pearl necklace:

Though I'd have to say I really enjoy wearing almost all the styles of dog bone themed earrings I create, I dearly love dog bones combined with hearts like in these earrings shown below.  These could easily be called "For Love of a Dog Earrings."
OMD, it is so hard to just pick a few favorites to share with you!  If I could keep and wear them all, I probably would.  However, For Love of a Dog keeps me from being a dog jewelry hoarder!

Fetch more dog bone themed jewelry and so much more from my online shop.  You'll find barking good gifts for dog, cat and horse lovers.   

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Rosie Speaks With Her Eyes | Wordless Wednesday

An animal's eyes have the power 
to speak a great language.
~Martin Buber

I suspect Rosie's eyes are speaking in English and saying:
Mama, can I please have a dog cookie?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Beach Party

A couple of weeks ago I told you about the very special summer surprise box I received from our pals at   It was filled with all sorts of goodies, like a party in a box!

Because I genuinely love to shop at Chewy,  I'm a member of their blogging team of pet product reviewers.  Living in a rural area with extremely limited selection, I love for their great selection of dog toys, treats, supplements, food and more. 

Today I'm thrilled to join others in the Chewy pet blogger team in a pawsome pawty to celebrate and to bark our thanks to! 

The Talking Dogs weren't able to actually go to the beach, but that didn't stop them from having a Chewy beach pawty!

Thank you, Chewy!

Monday, August 18, 2014

August #Giveaway at For Love of a Dog Jewelry | Monday Mischief

A giveaway!  The staff at For Love of a Dog (that would be Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie) are up to some mischief.  They decided they'd give up a real game of fetch today in order to offer you a chance to win a fetch necklace!

Enter now and you could be the lucky winner of this Fetch Dog Bone Necklace. 

This handmade dog bone necklace features a copper dog bone focal hand stamped with FETCH.  A hand crafted three dimensional porcelain tennis balls dangles from the dog bone.  This copper necklace is 22" long for wearing comfort.

Barking good jewelry for the dog lover whose dog loves flyball or simply to play fetch with tennis balls.  Another fun necklace from the dog bone jewelry at For Love of a Dog.

Giveaway Rules:
1. There will be one winner (chosen at random by Rafflecopter) and they will receive this Fetch Dog Bone Copper Necklace from For Love of a Dog Jewelry.  

2. This giveaway is open worldwide.  However, those of you who live outside the US must agree to be responsible for all Customs/VAT fees.

4. The winner will be announced on August 28 here on this blog, plus the winner will receive an email from me that morning.   If I do not receive a response to that email within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen.

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

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

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

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Adopt Darrel a Pit Bull Chick Magnet at Wayside Waifs

This handsome fellow is Darrel and he's a chick magnet!  According to staff and volunteers at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City - where he is a favorite - Darrel is quite the ladies man and loves to give kisses.  

Darrel is a 6 year old Pit Bull Terrier mix.  He was picked up as a stray and is being treated for heartworm and fly bites.  It's a hard life on the streets.

As you'll see in Darrel's adoption video, not only does he love people, he has excellent leash manners and already knows basic commands.

Here's Darrel's adoption message:

Hi there, I'm Darrel. I might just be the sweetest, most loving dog you'll ever have the pleasure of meeting. I know, you've known lots of dogs in your life...but the people I've met here at Wayside say there's just something extra special about me. I make you feel good. I make you feel so loved. I make you feel like the most important person on earth. It's just the way I am and the only way I know how to be. Everyone needs someone like me in their life, don't you think?

I am a handsome and cuddly, 6 year old, 46 pounds of solid love, Pit Bull Terrier mix who came to Wayside as a stray via the Belton, MO animal control people. Life has been rough for me, so it's pretty remarkable how I got to be so sweet and affectionate. I'm a perfect example of how resilient dogs can be. I've already forgotten all the bad in my life and I live for today. I live for all the new friends I've met and the hopeful future that's now in front of me. I've spent the last month or so recuperating and I'm ready for my new life to begin! The scars on my ears from the relentless fly bites during the hot summer months will heal, as will the other sores on my body. And I'll get cured from the heartworm that I picked up along the way, too. Those things will soon be part of my past. I hope that in my new home, I will be loved and cared for the way I deserve, so that I don't have to endure these things any longer. I want to live inside, with you by my side, safe and secure and loved and cared for.

I am sort of a shy and timid boy, at least until I get to know you. Once I have time to warm up to you though, I am the most loyal dog in all the world and I love to soak up all the attention you'll give me. I can't get enough of it! Please just give me time though, especially when we first get home, so that I can learn to trust you and relax with you. Be gentle and patient with me as I learn what you expect from me. Show me when I do good, by offering me your love and praise and a tasty treat every now and then. I will be a devoted companion for you for the rest of my life, once I figure it all out.

I have quickly become a favorite of the volunteers at Wayside! I am calm and affectionate. I love to go for walks and I do just great on my leash, never pulling. I love to be by your side, feeling your gentle touch and listening to you tell me what a good boy I am. I will cuddle with you and give you kisses, if you like that. I am just an all around wonderful dog and total sweetheart!

I do want to meet the whole family before we go home together, including all the kids and any other dogs you have. Truth be told, I would love to be your only dog, but I might get along fine with other dogs who stay calm and laidback with me and who know how to give me my space. I like to keep a big bubble around me where other dogs are concerned. With kids, well, sometimes their quick and unpredictable movements are scary to me. I'll be happiest without kids under the age of 5. Besides, I'm looking for a more calm and quiet home, so young kids don't really fit in with my plans.

I am just a simple and sweet dog. I'm not looking for anything extra exciting in my life. A consistent routine with people I love sounds wonderful to me. I want to feel safe and wanted and loved. I want to show you the joy I can bring into your life, just by having me around. I want to be your best friend and loyal companion for the rest of my life. That's all.
Love, Darrel
Be sure to watch Darrel's adoption video to see just how sweet this boy is and then give Wayside Waifs a call at 816-761-8151.  Darrel's animal ID number is 

Wayside Waifs is Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter.   They are an independent, 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit humane society and animal welfare organization established in 1944.  Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption center in Kansas City, placing over 5,400 animals each year in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in our care. Only animals suffering from significant medical issues or those that pose a danger are humanely euthanized. Wayside Waifs is proud to be a part of Kansas City's no-kill community. Talking Dogs blog is 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!

Tuesday's Tails blog hop participants can post any day of the week and link up with a fresh blog hop linky every Tuesday.  Though targeted at adoptable pets, we also welcome blog posts regarding pet adoption, rescue organizations and adoption events.Fetch the new Tuesday's Tails Facebook page and give us a like! 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.