Sunday, December 14, 2014

Adopt Latifah a #Labrador Retriever #Pitbull Mix Dog at HSMO in St Louis

This beautiful girl is Latifah.  She's a Labrador Retriever and Pit Bull Terrier mixed breed dog.  Animal shelter staff believe Latifah is about five years old.  She walks very nicely on a leash and loves to see what's happening out in the world.

If you're looking for a cuddle buddy, you and Latifah just might be a perfect match.  Have a look at her adoption video and then call the Humane Society of Missouri a call at 314-951-1562.  Latifah is at their St Louis City animal shelter and her animal ID number is A518007

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.  Handmade artisan jewelry gifts in pet themes including dogs, cats, and horses.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Santa's Dog Song and Cute Holiday Video - Dog Song Saturday

It's Saturday, so time for a new dog song and music video at Talking Dogs.  With less than two weeks before Christmas, we know you're busy with getting ready for the holidays.  

Slow down, take a break and enjoy Santa's Dog Song!

Though the Talking Dogs are not keen on dressing up in Santa Claus hats, antlers and sleigh bells, this music video will more than make up for that!

Check out the lyrics:
On Christmas Eve the sleigh bells ring
Jingling through the fog
And the second reindeer on the right
Looks like Santa's dog

Now his dog was most adventurous
And dearly loved to roam,
But on one night each wintertime
They made him stay at home.

A wise owl in a Christmas tree
Thought it rather odd
That the second reindeer on the right
Looked like Santa's dog

Now, everyone who has a dog
Believes that they can't fly.
But Santa's dog is dogged
So perhaps he had a try.

An astronaut way up in space
Noted in his log
That the second reindeer on the right
Looked like Santa's dog

The poor thing has no antlers
He may be getting old
But Santa's dog has husky blood
To protect him from the cold

A lone policeman on patrol
On his weary homeward plod
Thought the second reindeer on the right
Was possibly Santa's dog.

Soon everyone was tucked up tight
Sleeping like a log
But the very first one to close his eyes
Was definitely Santa's dog.
© 2006 M Metcalfe

Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy Santa's Dog Song.  Take a longer break and fetch more dog songs at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many original songs about dogs we've collected over the years.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Are You the Lucky Winner in the For Love of a Dog Jewelry December Giveaway?

Congratulations to
Jennifer Leigh Dace!

She was selected at random by Rafflecopter from 1,166 entries
and will receive this festive handmade artisan lampwork bead and 
crystal dog bone bracelet.
Thanks so much to everyone 
who entered our giveaway!
Want to make sure you know about all of our giveaways?
Fetch our Talking Dogs Giveaway Page 
or our For Love of a Dog Giveaway page and follow us on Facebook
You'll be the first to know about our next giveaway!

Right now we're giving away some For Love of a Dog earrings in the
#Advent4Dogs Giveaway hosted by Kol’s Notes, Dogthusiast, Heart Like a Dog, NEPA Pets & Wag’n’Woof Pets.

Enter at Kol's Notes
Of course, you don't have to wait for a giveaway 
to enjoy a piece of my handcrafted jewelry!  
for barking good holiday gifts for pet lovers! 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Shop Handmade Jewelry Directly from the Artists - SRAJD #HolidayGiftGuide

I'm very excited to share with you the 2014 SRAJD Holiday Gift Guide which brings together a group of especially talented jewelry artisans and craftspeople.

SRAJD stands for Self Representing Artist in Jewelry Design.  SRAJD is an international organization of jewelry designers who create and sell their own jewelry. When you make a purchase from an SRAJD member you are buying directly from and supporting that artist.

I'm proud to be a long time member of SRAJD for both my For Love of a Dog Jewelry and Bittersweet Ridge Jewelry businesses.  

I know you'll enjoy looking through our beautiful gift guide because it is filled with unique handcrafted artisan jewelry.  You're bound to find the perfect holiday gift!

 Remember - When buying from an artist, you're buying more than just a thing.  You're buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a moment of someone's life. 

Give a gift of the heart.  Shop handmade!

After you've browsed the SRAJD Holiday Gift Guide
be sure to enter the For Love of a Dog Jewelry
December giveaway!

Enter now! 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Grumpy Santa Dog, Pensive Reindeer Dog, and a Poser - Wordless Wednesday

 Rudy does not want to be Santa Claus!

Jeffie makes a very pensive reindeer dog.

Rosie has figured out there are treats involved in posing with humiliating headgear!