Sunday, August 2, 2015

Adopt Katie a Senior Black #LabradorRetriever @HSMO in #StLouis

This lovely girl is Katie.  She's a beautiful black Labrador Retriever and a senior dog at 9 years old.  

Katie is a mellow girl. She loves to go for leisurely strolls and walks nicely on a leash. She has lots of love and snuggles to give a new best friend.

Take a look at Katie's adoption video and then contact the Human Society of Missouri at 636-530-0805. Katie is at their Chesterfield Valley animal shelter and her animal ID number is A598428.

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, August 1, 2015

My Dog and Me by John Hiatt performed by The Graveyard Shifters | Dog Song Saturday

Kick off your weekend with Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs.  

My Dog and Me is an original dog song composed by singer and songwriter John Hiatt who plays a variety of musical styles including new wave, blues and country.  

The song is performed here by The Graveyard Shifters a Finnish band along with their video for Theme Music's Cats and Dogs week in 2013.

Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy My Dog and Me. Scroll down below the video for the lyrics.  Go ahead.  Sing along!

 Fetch more dog songs and music videos at Talking Dogs. You'll be surprised at how many we've collected!

My Dog and Me Lyrics ©John Hiatt
She marked our trail up the back bone ridge
How many times can one dog pee
Keeps me high as an eagle when I'm on the skids
I guess you gotta come down eventually

Buddy, I coulda gone that extra mile
For an extra bark or an extra smile
'Cause I never felt so free
It was just my dog and me

Then she gives me that look like she'd lay down her life
No doubt she would in a minute, man
She'd face the bullet, oh, she'd face the knife
Just to keep my butt from the fryin' pan

Now she's runnin' up ahead to chase some deer
Comes back to tell me that coast is clear
It's a different world I see
When it's just my dog and me

And there's a rabbit on the run
Man and beast stand, sky and sun
Who's talking to the birds in the trees
Why it's just my dog and me

Now it looks like we've been makin' tracks
From the crack of dawn to the end of the day
So it's nice and easy down the devil's back
She wouldn't know any other way

Now it's over that ridge for one last mile
'Til we're fast asleep by the fire side
Dreamin' these dreams for free
Yeah, it's just my dog and me

I never felt so free
It's just my dog and me.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Celebrate Mixed Breed Dogs on National Mutt Day July 31

Now, this is my kind of holiday! Today is National Mutt Day!  Since mutts are my favorite dog breed - sorry, Rudy - I like to think I celebrate mutts every day. 

My current mutts join a long list of mutts and mongrels in my life.  I found both Jeffie and Rosie on Petfinder and adopted them from the same animal shelter six years apart.  

Jeffie represents two awesome dog breeds: Golden Retriever and Border Collie.   As the Wisdom DNA Panel showed us, Rosie is a mutt extraordinaire and has an unlimited number of dog breeds in her genetic make up.

The bottom line: shelter dogs are fantastic and mutt is really spelled L O V E.

Colleen Paige, a celebrity pet and animal welfare expert, created National Mutt Day in 2005. The day is celebrated twice a year, in December and July, to call attention to mixed breed dogs in animal shelters.  Paige aims to raise awareness about the plight of those shelter dogs who wait for homes or are euthanized.

National Mutt Day encourages you to visit your local animal shelter and adopt a new best friend.  Not ready to adopt? There are many other ways you can help:
  • Volunteer and walk a dog at your local shelter.
  • Donate pet food, supplies and treats to your local shelter.
  • Hold an event to raise funds for your local shelter.
  • Offer to walk the mutt of an elderly neighbor.
  • Write your Congressman and ask that they support the ban of puppy mills in your state.
  • Take your own mutt to visit a local home for the elderly.
  • Spread the word about how awesome mutts are!

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!