Friday, March 6, 2015

Employee Appreciation Day at For Love of a Dog Jewelry and Talking Dog Blog

Though I appreciated my canine assistants every day, today is Employee Appreciation DayWithout them there would be no For Love of a Dog Jewelry or Talking Dogs blog.

Jeffie takes his duties as Head of Security, very seriously.  Just ask the UPS and FedEx guys!  In addition, he's my right hand man.  Whenever he senses I'm upset, you'll find him by my side with a paw on my leg to comfort me and remind me what's really important in life.

As I box and wrap jewelry purchases for shipping, Jeffie keeps an eye on the yard from the front porch of my jewelry studio.  My Head of Shipping, Rudy, is right there with me making sure the ribbons are tied, the shipping labels affixed and there's a little dog hair included in each package.  He also loves to ride along for any trip to the Post Office.

Though the image above says Rosie is still an Apprentice, she's really a Jill of all trades.  Security may not be her favorite duty, but she likes to help with shipping and often provides support and inspiration for new dog jewelry.

No Employee Appreciation Day would be complete without honoring Tucker and Lucy B.  Though gone from this earth, they still are very much in my heart.

Tucker was the original blogger here at Talking Dogs blog, in addition to his security duties.

Without Lucy B there likely would never have been any For Love of a Dog Jewelry.  Not only the dog in my business logo, she was, and continues to be, my inspiration and my heart dog .

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

More Snow Fun | Wordless Wednesday

Guard duty does not stop just because of a little snow.

Neither does Jolly ball fun.

Rudy, Jeffie and Rosie are loving all the white stuff.
The humans are ready for spring!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Adopt Biggin an 8 Year Old Senior Akita Dog in Missouri

This handsome fellow is Biggin.  He's an 8 year old senior Akita.  Look at that beautiful gray and white fur coat.  Who can resist that big, beautiful smile!

A gentle giant, Biggin loves giving kisses and going for walks.  He walks nicely on a leash and would love a walking partner.

Watch Biggin's adoption video and then call the Humane Society of Missouri's Maryland Heights animal shelter at 314-951-1588.  Biggin's animal ID number is A588246

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, February 28, 2015

All Day I Get Bacon Baby Dog Rap | Dog Song Saturday

It's Saturday!  That means it's time for a dog song here at Talking Dogs.  Though we tend to like original songs written about dogs the best, sometimes we can't resist having some fun.

Today we've got a silly dog rap music video for your enjoyment.  Yes, it is an advertisement for some dog treats.  That's really not the point and we don't really care what it's advertising.  However, we love the dog, Boss the Corgi, and the song All Day I Get Bacon Baby is doggone fun.

Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy All Day I Get Bacon Baby.  Fetch more dog songs and dog music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bitey Face Blizzard Style | Wordless Wednesday

 Rudy and Rosie enjoyed a barking good game
of bitey face during our recent blizzard.

Rudy's got her down!

A brief pause in the action.
Look out, Rudy.  Rosie's gonna get you! 

Run, Rudy, run!