Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter Bunny Dog Outtakes | Wordless Wednesday

Every bunny loved the new Easter bunny toys!

If you're guessing treats where involved, you'd be right!

Yup, treats were more popular than toys.

My personal favorite Jeffie bunny ears photo.

Rosie is not keen on bunny ears!
Rudy thought a little head tilt might get him an extra treat.  He was right!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Apple and Peanut Butter Dog Cookie Treat Recipe | Tasty Tuesday

As part of Jeffie's birthday celebration last week, we tried a new dog cookie recipe.  To say it was a hit is putting it mildly.

All of our dogs love peanut butter, especially Jeffie.  Since every dog cake recipe we looked at included things he really doesn't like (bananas, carrots and more - he's very picky) this seemed perfect.

This is a very easy recipe and I know we'll be making it again.  This time around we had a lot of fun with our cookie cutters to make them festive for our birthday boy.

Apple and Peanut Butter Dog Treats
4 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup all natural unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup all natural peanut butter (no sugar or salt added)
1 1/2 cups water
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 egg
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  3. Knead dough on a floured surface until it is firm.
  4. Roll dough to 1/4" thickness.  Cut with cookie cutters.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes.  Turn off the heat and let cookies stand in the oven until hard (about 1-2 hours) 
Lip smackin' good!

Be sure to enter our For Love of a Dog Jewelry April Giveaway!  Enter here.

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.  

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

Adopt Lilly a Senior Pit Bull Mix and #BSL Victim at #WaysideWaifs | Tuesdays Tails

This sweet girl is Lilly.  She's an 8 1/2 year old American Pit Bull Terrier mix and she is a victim of BSL.  When the town she lived in enacted breed specific legislation, her family was unable to move, so they surrendered her to Wayside Waifs.

Here's Lilly's adoption message:
Let me introduce myself, I am a beautiful American Pit Bull Mix, my name is Lilly and I am 8 -years-old. Sadly, my owner surrendered me because I was not allowed in the city where we lived. Such a sad rule because it means so many great Pit Bulls like me will miss out on being adopted by some awesome families.

I am such a sweet and laid back girl and I am longing for a home of my own. I have been at Wayside for too long now, and even though I have made some really special friends, I am ready for a family. Just hearing the word family gives me a twinkle in my eye because I know that my family is out there somewhere. Could that family be you? I may be a little older but I have so much love to give! My buddies here at Wayside describe me as a loyal and loving girl and not to toot my own horn, but I agree!

My previous owners gave Wayside more information about me in the hopes that it would help me find a home. They said I was happiest when I was exercised daily! It will be important to me to have both physical and mental stimulation daily. Enrichment toys would be a wonderful way to help me use my brain more! I will probably need a refresher with my house training and basic obedience but I am well on my way! Plus, I am eager to please you and that will help me get where I need to be. My previous owner also said I am great in the car, so if you are looking for a fun riding buddy, I'm your girl! They also said I am an excellent snuggle buddy! I loved to sleep in the bed or on the couch; as long as I was near my people I was one happy lady.

I was tested with other dogs when I first came to Wayside and I didn't get along well with them. The staff thinks it would be best if I am the only animal in the home. I know it seems like a lot to ask but with all the changes I've had at this age in my life I am just wanting to soak up all the love I can from you and not have to share! Due to my age and the fact that I wasn't around kids very much before, I should go to a home with kids over 5 years old. Sometimes an older girl like me can get overwhelmed with a lot of commotion going on! I am a very special and a sweet girl and I so deserve a second chance in a loving home.

I hope after reading my story you realize that I am the one for you, the part of your life that has been missing! Come on out to Wayside Waifs and ask to meet Lilly! I'll be here waiting patiently until the day you walk through the door for me!
Hugs and Kisses,
Love Lilly

Have a look at Lilly's adoption video below and then give the good folks at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City a call at  816-761-8151


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 those 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 will be 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 new Tuesday's Tails Facebook page and give us a like! Please help spread the word about these beautiful animals via social media and let's find them forever homes! 
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Monday, April 21, 2014

For Love of a Dog Jewelry April Giveaway | MISCHIEF

I'm afraid the mischief is all mine this time.  (Well, the dogs would probably insist that the mischief is almost always mine!)   I'd planned to announce this giveaway last week.  With all the birthday celebrations - including a timely visit from Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie's human brother - time got away from me.

So, without further delay, please enter Jeffie's 8th Birthday Giveaway!

You could be the winner of this one of a kind handmade paw print necklace from For Love of a Dog.  Perfect for both dog and cat lovers, it would make a pawtastic gift if you don't like to wear necklaces.

The centerpiece is a sage green based floral lampwork bead that I surrounded with glossy black obsidian gemstone beads and adorable double sided paw print lampwork beads.  Length is 19-22".  Retail value: $75

There will be one (1) winner.  This giveaway is open worldwide.  However, those of you who live outside the US must agree to be responsible for all Customs and VAT fees.

If you'd like to win this necklace - made by my own dog loving hands - just follow the directions in the rafflecopter below.  

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'll also be 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!   

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Bunny Treats for the Talking Dogs

Rudy and Jeffie are ready for the Easter bunny!
Even Rosie know there are surprises in store!

Alright!  Lots of goodies from the Easter bunny!

Special treats for our birthday boy, Jeffie!
Happy Easter from all of us at Talking Dogs and For Love of a Dog!