Friday, July 25, 2014

New Rescue Dog Bone Bracelets at For Love of a Dog Jewelry

At For Love of a Dog Jewelry and our Talking Dogs blog, we celebrate rescue dogs every single day.  In fact, both Jeffie and Rosie are rescues.  And here's a fun way to celebrate your own best friend and rescue dog:  jewelry!

I've just added new jewelry, including three new rescue themed dog bone bracelets, to the For Love of a Dog online shop and I can't resist doing a little show and tell.

Shown above is one of a kind Rescue a Best Friend bracelet in gorgeous shades of purple, lavender and mauve.  These dog bones proclaiming RESCUE are hand sculpted in porcelain and doggone cool.  This one is mauve and surrounded with coordinating handmade lampwork beads, purple faceted crystal rondelles, plus some amethyst gemstone dangles.   Check out that silver paw print clasp and sweet Best Friend heart charm, shown below.

Purple is one of the most popular colors of my customers, so I also created this variation.  Shown below is a purple RESCUE dog bone bracelet with some sweet violet floral lampwork beads, and amethyst gemstone dangles.

Not passionate about purple, but definitely passionate about dog rescue?  How about this yummy caramel and biscuit brown Love My Dog Rescue Dog Bone Bracelet! 
Love My Dog Rescue Dog Bone Lampwork Bracelet at For Love of a Dog Jewelry

Fetch more of my handmade, one of a kind, dog rescue jewelry.  You'll find more bracelets, plus necklaces, too.  They make perfect gifts for your favorite people or a sweet treat for yourself.

Shop For Love of a Dog Jewelry with a 10% discount using this code at checkout: FLDNEW.   You'll receive free shipping, too.

Be sure to enter our July Giveaway, too.  You could be the lucky winner of a pair of earrings of your choice!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Dog Book Author Raises Money for Stray Rescue St Louis

 Stray Rescue Founder, Randy Grimm, checks out the new dog book Travels with Casey by Benoit Danizet Lewis  ©StrayRescue

New York Times Magazine writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis worried that his dog, Casey, didn't like him very much.  So Benoit rented an RV, lured Casey inside with treats, and embarked on a 13,000 mile road trip designed to help them bond.  

Along the way they spent time with wolf-dogs in Appalachia, dedicated stray dog rescuer Randy Grim, got pulled over by a K9 cop in Missouri,  visited Cesar Millan and so much more.  The result is Travels with Casey: My Journey Through Our Dog-Crazy Country.
Benoit spent a full week with Randy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue of St Louis, his staff and volunteers, rescuing stray and feral dogs in East St Louis, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in our country.  Randy has devoted his life to the dogs society has forgotten.

Benoit has set up a Dream at DreamFund to benefit Stray Rescue of St Louis.  All monies raised will go directly to rescuing, feeding, and rehabilitating dogs helped by Stray Rescue.  Benoit hopes to raise $5,000 by August 20, 2014.

Check out this video of Benoit's time with Randy Grim:

Contribute to the Dream for Stray Rescue!

We Need a Bigger Doggie Pool | Wordless Wednesday

Rudy seems to be saying:
  We need a bigger doggie pool!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Natures Recipe Dog Treats from Chewy | Product Review

As you can see, Rudy takes his job as a dog treat tester very seriously.  Actually, Rosie and Jeffie do, too.  All three are thrilled when that big brown truck delivers a package like this one:
They know a box from contains something great for them and that it is time to go to work!
This particular delivery from contained some yummy (their word, really) Nature's Recipe Oven Baked Chewy Dog Treats.  In fact, we received two packages to sample for this review.  

Rosie is ready to begin taste testing Nature's Recipe dog treats from

These are wholesome bite sized treats made with real meat with natural flavor.  Made with no artificial colors or preservatives.

Nature's Recipe Oven Baked Chewy Dog Treats come in three varieties:  Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Apples, Lamb with Carrots and Apples, and Venison

We received two packages of Nature's Recipe Oven Bakes Chewy Treats:
  • Chicken Recipe with Sweet Potatoes and Apples
  • Lamb Recipe with Carrots and Apples
Rosie is focused on the all important job of taste testing dog treats from
Nature's Recipe Chicken Chewy Dog Treats ingredients: Chicken, brown sugar, soy flour, dried potato, rolled oats, dried sweet potato, dried apple, glycerin, salt, natural flavor, garlic, citric acid (used as a preservative), minerals (calcium propionate, zinc propionate), natural mixed tocopherols (used as a preservative), rosemary extract.

Guaranteed Analyses:
Crude Protein  19% minimum
Crude Fat  9% minimum
Crude Fiber  3% maximum 
Moisture  20% maximum
Crude Fat  9% minimum
*No calorie information found.

Rudy can hardly wait to taste test Nature's Recipe Lamb Dog Treats from
Nature's Recipe Lamb Chewy Dog Treats ingredients:  Lamb, chicken, sugar, soy flour, dried potato, dried carrots, rolled oats, dried apple, glycerin, salt, caramel color, natural flavor, garlic, citric acid (used as a preservative), minerals (calcium propionate, zinc propionate), natural mixed tocopherols (used as a preservative), rosemary extract

Guaranteed Analyses:
Crude Protein  16% minimum
Crude Fat  10% minimum 
Crude Fiber  3% maximum
Moisture  20% maximum
*No calorie information found.

Jeffie loves Nature's Recipe Oven Baked Chewy Dog Treats from
Verdict:  Not only did the dogs like these dog treats, I liked them, too.  Made in the US with real meat and no artificial preservatives or colors.  These treats are a terrific size for my very large dogs, plus they're soft enough to be able to easily tear them into smaller bits for small dogs or for training.  The economically priced:  5.5 oz bags are $3.79 at

Nature's Recipe began offering pet food and treats over thirty years ago.  They believe that healthy nutrition is based on the embodiment of nature's perfection.  Their Oven Baked Dog Treats are distributed by Del Monte Pet Products, a division of Del Monte Foods, based in San Francisco, California.

There are lots of reasons to like
  • Fast shipping to our front door (free if our order is over $49)
  • Over 200 brands to choose from in pet food, treats, and supplies
  • Great prices and frequent sales
  • Easy to navigate web site and terrific customer service
  • gives back via their Shelter and Rescue Network
Canine verdict:  Rosie's tongue never lies. 
These dog treats are yummy!

 * We received two packages of Nature's Recipe Oven Baked Chewy Dog Treats from in exchange for our honest review of the product and service.  We received no other compensation - financial or otherwise.

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

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.  

Monday, July 21, 2014

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

Another Monday.  Another giveaway.  And this time the mischief is that I just couldn't decide what to giveaway.   

So...  I'm simply not going to make that decision.  You are!

Well...  actually, the lucky winner of this giveaway will be making that decision.

Giveaway Rules:
1. There will be one winner (chosen at random by Rafflecopter) and they will receive their choice of one pair of earrings from For Love of a Dog Jewelry.  

2. Winner's selection must be from current available stock on hand at

3. 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 July 31 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 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen.

You read that right!  Hmmm... what will it be?  WOOF dog bone earrings, lampwork dog bone earrings, meowing good cat earrings?  Something with an equestrian theme with lucky horseshoes?  Or maybe I have some of your favorite dog breed earrings in stock! 

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! 

We're also joining the Fido's Freebie Friday blog hop hosted by Dog Tipper, All Things Dog Blog, Doggies and Stuff and To Dog With Love. If you have a giveaway on your blog, join us!