Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Rosie and the Security Patrol | Wordless Wednesday

 The hard working For Love of a Dog security patrol 
is taking a quick rest break from their duties.
I think we're going to have to find Rosie
some other position in our organization.


Monday, July 27, 2015

Huge Summer Sale at For Love of a Dog Jewelry

It's my biggest sale ever!  Almost everything is on sale and some items have been reduced over 50%.  I usually celebrate summer with a Christmas in July sale, but the truth is that I have a hard time thinking about Christmas in July.  So, I'm calling this a summer sale, though you certainly could pick up some amazing bargains for holiday gifts at For Love of a Dog.

This is the first time I've put all of my dog breed jewelry on sale. Yes, all of it. Every single breed. And I should tell you that right now I have less than a dozen of the little dog charms (in various breeds) and there will be no more.  Yes, you read that right.  So, if I have your favorite dog breed in a piece of jewelry you like, you should snap it up.  Now!

 My rescue and adopt a dog jewelry is on sale.  That includes Foster Dog Mom jewelry and Dog Mom jewelry, too.

I've slashed my prices on dog leash holders and just have a very few dog breed leash hooks available.  Since it just wouldn't be a real sale without a few barks and woofs, you'll find my Woof dog bone jewelry on sale, too.

Though you don't see any graphics here, you'll also find cat and horse jewelry included in my summer sale.

Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie all agreed that my Flyball fetch tennis ball jewelry should be on sale. And yes, all prices include free standard shipping to the US.

Hmmm, well the truth is that almost everything is on sale. No lie! In fact, there's so much on sale that you should head to your favorite category because clicking through to the "sale items" will be overwhelming.  Remember, almost every item is one of a kind, so when it's gone... it's gone. My best advice:  shop now!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Adopt Trinity a One Eyed #LabradorRetriever @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO

This brave girl is Trinity.  She's a 5 year old Labrador Retriever mix.  Though we don't know exactly how her eye was injured, she was fortunate that Wayside Waifs stepped in and made sure she received needed medical treatment.

Though right now she's still in a cone and recovering from surgery, she's ready for a new forever home.

Here's Trinity's adoption message:
Hello, I'm Trinity, a sweet, courageous and resilient girl with a big heart. Five-years young, I am a 53-pound yellow Labrador Retriever mix who came to Wayside from another shelter that had run out of room--and just in time too. I know how lucky I was to be given a second chance for a forever home and also how lucky I was to be here with skilled vets who could do the kind of surgery on my eye that needed to be done. 

 I'm in the process of healing and at the same time, I'm making the best of my eye surgery, my new "digs" in the Yellow row and my "cone head" (although they tell me it's just temporary). I've had some big changes in my life but I still have a smile on my face and my tail tells you the tale about how I feel about you when you're with me. 

 I've been confused by what's been going on so I sometimes bump into walls and even into you but boy, oh, boy, when you start petting me down that long stretch of my back, I could stand perfectly still for that-forever. Oh, except my tail; it keeps moving like a propeller. Food- and praise-motivated, I am a smart young lady who knows how to come when I'm called, especially to supper. I'm a laid-back girl who would like a calm family life, preferably with me as the child (or with children 10 or older). 

Losing sight in one my eyes is all new to me so I'm learning as I go along-will you learn with me? Happy-go-lucky and enthusiastic (despite some setbacks), I'm also an affectionate and good natured girl who would make somebody a loyal and affectionate companion. At least come say "hi" to me. You won't be sorry. Love, Trinity

Trinity is available for adoption from Wayside Waifs. Contact them at 816-761-8151.  Trinity's animal ID number is 28521103

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 thnose 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 Tuesday's Tails Facebook page and give us a like and if you're participating in the blog hop, post your featured pets! 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, July 25, 2015

Old King by Neil Young | Dog Song Saturday

It's Saturday, so time for a dog song at Talking Dogs.  

Today we have a golden oldie by Neil Young called Old King.

Old King was released in 1992 on Young's Harvest Moon album. 

During a performance Young introduced the song by explaining:
"This is a song about my dog. His name is Elvis. Elvis is riding on Jimi Hendrix's bus now. He traveled with me for many years. Well, I changed his name to 'King' in the song to avoid any confusion." 

Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy Old King by Neil Young. Scroll down after you click the video to play and you can sing along. Then if you're in the mood for more - Fetch more dog songs and music videos at Talking Dogs. You'll be surprised at how many we've collected!

Old King lyrics:

King went a runnin' after deer
Wasn't scared of jumpin' off the truck in high gear
King went a sniffin' and he would go
Was the best old hound dog I ever did know

I had a dog and his name was King
I told the dog about everything
There in my truck the dog and I
Then one day the King up and died

Then I thought about the times we had
Once when I kicked him when he was bad
Old King sure meant a lot to me
But that hound dog is history

King went a runnin' after deer
Wasn't scared of jumpin' off the truck in high gear
King went a sniffin' and he would go
Was the best old hound dog I ever did know

That old king was a friend of mine
Never knew a dog that was half as fine
I may find one, you never do know
'Cause I still got a long way to go

I had a dog and his name was King
I told the dog about everything
Old King sure meant a lot to me
But that hound dog is history

King went a howlin' after deer
Wasn't scared of jumpin' off the truck in high gear
King went a sniffin' and he would go
Was the best old hound dog I ever did know

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sweet Summer Dreams | Wordless Wednesday

Mother Nature just won't release us from a weather cycle of rain and thunderstorms.  To that she's added high humidity and hot temperatures, so the Talking Dogs take advantage of the A/C to do some serious afternoon napping.  I'm pretty sure our resident baking assistant, Rosie, is dreaming of fresh dog cookies.

With no more flooding (at least so far), Rudy has had to give up frogging.  He's back to dog toy fun.  Though he rarely hesitates to let Rosie play, too (or even give the toy up to her), he really loves to be an "only dog" for a little while.

And Jeffie?  Pretty sure he's got the lovely Rita on his mind!