Saturday, May 31, 2014

DOG by Nat Johnson | Dog Song Saturday

Nat Johnson
  Kick off your weekend with Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs.  Today's selection is an original song called DOG by Nat Johnson with a barking good video by Fettle Animation.

DOG is a new single unleashed on May 5, 2014, from the Nat Johnson Band's album Neighbor of the Year.  Singer and composer, Nat Johnson, was inspired by the dog walkers in Sheffield's Rivelin Valley Park to write this lovely folk / country ballad.  

In describing how she was inspired to write this song, Johnson notes:
The dog in the song doesn't have to be real, he's just a guide to a life approach.  To remind yourself to look for that feeling of happiness and contentment wherever you can find it.
Here are the lyrics to DOG:
If I had a dog, I’d call him to me
And we would forget about work and everything

And I would run and he would run
And I would call and he would come

If I had a dog, I’d tell him my name
And we would forget about money and everything

And I would throw and he would go
And I would talk and he would know

It’s important to walk
There are friends yet to meet
My dog says “Forget about it!”
My dog says “Let’s run in the woods”

I will run and he will run
I will call and he will come


By now you know the drill:  Sit.  Stay.  Relax and enjoy DOG by Nat Johnson. 
Then fetch some more genuine dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years.

Monday, May 26, 2014

For Love of a Dog Jewelry May Giveaway | Monday Mischief


Another Monday and once again the mischief is all mine.  I should have begun this giveaway last week, but time totally got away from me.  Oh well.  Better late than never, right?


Enter to win these classic black and white lampwork dog bone earrings from For Love of a Dog Jewelry!

White three dimensional dog bones freely dangle from hand crafted lampwork beads with a black base and white flower blossom with raised center stamens.  All hand wire wrapped with silver jeweler's wire on sterling silver french hooks.

There will be one (1) winner and they will receive the earrings shown above.  

This giveaway is open worldwide.  However, those of you who live outside the US must agree to be responsible for all Customs/VAT fees.

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

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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!  

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Adopt Mannix a Senior Beagle Dog at Stray Rescue St Louis


Are you looking for an older, mellow friend?  Then Mannix is the dog for you!

Mannix is a 9 year old Beagle.  He loves to just kick back and watch the world go by.  His favorite pastimes are sunning himself, nappy, eating, being massaged, and... did I mention napping?

Mannix also loves to take leisurely strolls and check out the world.  He gets along great with the other dogs in his foster home and he doesn't mind cats.

Mannix is just a little bit hard of hearing and has a little bit of arthritis, but otherwise is perfectly healthy.

To find out more about Mannix or to set up an appointment to meet him, contact Stray Rescue St Louis at 314-771-6121

Founded by Randy Grim, Stray Rescue of St Louis sole purpose is to rescue stray animals in need of medical attention, restore them to health, and place them in loving adoptive homes.  Virtually all of the pets they save have been abused and neglected.  Stray Rescue is a no-kill organization that believes rescued animals often make the best pets.  Given a second lease on life and in return for a little affection and attention, these remarkable animals reward their new owners with a love and loyalty unmatched anywhere.

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.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Song My Dog Wrote by Brendan Biondi | Dog Song Saturday

It's Saturday, so time to kick off your weekend with Dog Song Saturday.  Dog, do we have a good one for you today!

Song My Dog Wrote is an original song composed by Brendan Biondi and written from the dog's point of view.  You're going to love this celebration of the bond between dog and human.

Over the past year Biondi has been raising Calvin, his family's yellow Labrador Retriever, to be a service dog.  The video is barking good and, I admit, Calvin reminds me so much of Rudy that I could be biased.

Biondi sings and plays guitar in the band Clear For Takeoff and you can download Song My Dog Wrote at iTunes.   Half the proceeds will go to HERO Dogs - Service Dogs for America's injured/disabled Veterans.

Check out the lyrics:
I can't wait to get you up in the morning when the sun is shining bright. It's gonna be another day with you. We're gonna run and play and seize the day. There aint nothing like chasing your cares away with you... with you.

If you're down I'll help you turn around.

Nobody knows how much I love you. Nobody knows how much I care. There's a big ol' world. Lets get out there and live it!

Walking next to you may seem to be just another little thing in the world you see, but the truth is it just means so much to me. Oh I'm gonna wag my tail... gonna dig a bunch of holes. I don't know why but I think it means "I love you."

If you're down I'll help you turn around.

Nobody knows how much I love you. Nobody knows how much I care. There's a big ol' world. Lets get out there and live it!
Nobody knows where the story goes, so don't worry all your life.
I just want to be your best friend and follow you until the end of time.

I love rolling in the grass and bringing you lots of special things... even though you think they stink, and I know when you put me to the task... I'll make you proud. So please please throw that ball!

You're my favorite part of my life, and it's gonna be a good one when we're out there having fun.

Nobody knows how much I love you. Nobody knows how much I care. There's a big ol' world. Lets get out there and live it!
Nobody knows where the story goes, so don't worry all your life.
I just want to be your best friend and follow you until the end of time.

When it's time to go to bed at night, I like to curl up by your side and dream of another day with you... so goodnight.

Grab a dog.  Sit.  Stay.  Relax and enjoy Song My Dog Wrote by Brendan Biondi.  Then fetch some more genuine dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years.
 

Friday, May 23, 2014

New Dog Bone Earrings at For Love of a Dog Jewelry


I don't know about you, but even if I'm not in the mood to wear jewelry, I love to slip on a pair of earrings.  And dog themed bling is definitely my go-to ear glitter.  Like these new dog bone earrings at For Love of a Dog Jewelry.

Celebrate spring and the love of your dog with the earrings shown at top.  Lovely floral lampwork beads have raised roses in warm yellow and pink with free dangling three dimensional white glass dog bones.


Make sure everyone knows you're a true blue dog lover with these pretty blue lampwork dog bone earrings.



I love the combination of peridot green and turquoise in these dog bone earrings.



You can never go wrong with classic black and white.  In fact, it's one of the most popular color combinations at For Love of a Dog Jewelry.  These earrings include very cool polka dot lampwork beads and sweet 3 D glass dog bones on sterling silver french hooks.  A pawsome gift for a Dalmatian dog lover, too!

Fetch all the new dog themed jewelry and you'll find more dog bone earrings, plus some beautiful dog bone bracelets, too.  My Dog Mom jewelry just might still be on sale, so be sure to check the items on sale!

For Love of a Dog offers a great selection of hand crafted dog, cat, and horse themed jewelry that make thoughtful gifts and sweet treats!  Don't forget, free standard shipping to US addresses is included in all prices.  Shop now for best selection since most items are one of a kind.

Be sure to check our giveaway page since the May giveaway will be announced next week!
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Natures Variety Prairie Dog Biscuits from Chewy Product Reveiw | Tasty Tuesday

One disadvantage of living in a very rural area is the lack of selection in many things, especially dog food, treats, and accessories.  

So many times I read about something new I'd like to try, but the closest store location is 4-5 hours away.

Chewy.com to the rescue!

Seriously, it is a wonderful thing to hop online and find exactly what I need at Chewy.com and have it delivered to the front door in 2 to 3 days.  It's like magic!


Our most recent delivery included a bag of Nature's Variety Prairie Oven-Baked Biscuits for dogs.  According to the Chewy website:

Nature's Variety Prairie Oven-Baked Biscuits are a delicious treat that dogs will love. Each crunchy, bite-sized biscuit is made with wholesome, natural ingredients. 

These dog biscuits are available in four flavors: Chicken and Cheddar Cheese, Bacon and Apples, Pumpkin and Cranberries, and Peanut Butter and Bananas.


We received Nature's Variety Prairie Oven-Baked Biscuits in the bacon and apple flavor.


Ingredients:
Oatmeal, Barley, Tapioca, Bacon, Apples, Turkey Meal, Canola Oil, Montmorillonite Clay, Ground Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Mixed Tocopherols (preservative), Citric Acid (preservative), Rosemary Extract

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein minimum 8%
Crude Fat minimum7%
Crude Fiber maximum 5%
Moisture maximum  10%

20 kcal per biscuit

Price
 A 1.12 pound bag is $6.99 at Chewy.com

These are all natural dog biscuits made without wheat, corn, soy, artificial preservatives, flavors and colors.  Plus they are made in the USA.




 Our taste testing was a high tension affair because all three dogs absolutely loved these treats.  They found it very difficult to sit still and wait their turns for a taste test.  I couldn't blame them.  These dog treats smell like BACON!

Here are few of the reasons we like Nature's Variety Prairie Dog Biscuits:
  • Healthy fruits and vegetables
  • 100% free of corn, wheat, soy, chemicals, artificial flavors or preservatives
  • Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie love them.

We also think there are lots of reasons to like Chewy.com
  • Fast shipping to our front door (free if our order is over $49)
  • Over 200 brands to choose from in pet food, treats, and supplies
  • Great prices and frequent sales
  • Easy to navigate web site and terrific customer service
  • Chewy.com gives back via their Shelter and Rescue Network
 Final verdict:  Barking Good!

* We received one package of Nature's Variety Prairie Dog Biscuits from Chewy.com in exchange for our honest review of the product and service.  We received no other compensation - financial or otherwise.

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

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.  


Monday, May 19, 2014

PrideBites Dog Toys | Product Review

We tried to stir up some mischief by testing a new dog toy this past weekend.  

We'd seen the Pride Bites dog toys on a number of pet blogs and thought they were super cute, especially the special customized PrideBites..  

So when PrideBites asked if we'd like to give one a doggie test and review, we were delighted.


In no time at all, we received a Steven the Baby PrideBites dog toy.
PrideBites description:

"Meet Steven, a festively plump Baby Boy PrideBites dog toy who's just aching to be your dog's new favorite companion.  He loves to play inside and outside, and when its time for a bath, just throw him in with your laundry because Steven is machine washable.  Like most babies, Steven also floats and squeaks..." 
PrideBites dog toys are made of two layers of soft Durabite fleece with a rip stop technology sewn between the layers.  Their Durabite foam is light weight and retains its shape even after being in water.  Each toy contains a squeaker which is encased in an inner pouch for safety.
Made for active play both indoors and outdoors, PrideBite dog toys float, so they're perfect for water play, too.  Great for tug of war with their 55 pound pull pressure, they're made to withstand multiple dog play.

Out of the box I was impressed by how sturdiness of the PrideBites toy we received. Bright colors, soft fabric and cushy foam.


Jeffie and Rudy looked it over, but I'm not sure they understood it was a toy for them.  The sound of the squeaker was very soft.


Rosie caught on right away.  She took great pleasure in checking out the construction of our Steven the Baby PrideBities dog toy.



Rosie says PAWS UP for PrideBites and has claimed this one for her own.


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!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Adopt Bandit a Sheltie Collie Dog at Wayside Waifs


This beautiful boy is Bandit.  He's a 6 year old Shetland Sheepdog / Smooth Collie mix.  He's at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City where he's stolen the hearts of animal shelter staff and volunteers.
  

Here's Bandit's adoption message:
My name is Bandit and I am a beautiful 6-year-old Shetland Sheepdog/Smooth Collie/Mix and I am ready for my new Forever Home. I know you probably think six is old but I am far from old; I am "young at heart", have already made it through that puppy stage so I would say I am just about the right age. After all, older is better, don't you know?

I was found as a stray and my owner was not able to take me back for personal reasons. I wish I could have stayed but sometimes people cannot take their dogs with them when their lifestyles change. That is what happened to me. I was almost adopted but that fell through so fortunately I ended up at Wayside Waifs. How lucky for me because I know that I am safe while I search for my new home and family.

When I first came to Wayside I was scared and very nervous but it did not take me long to steal the hearts of the Staff and Volunteers and now I am brave and happily ready for my new digs. Although I am over most of my fearfulness, I will still not be able to go to a home with kids under the age of 12-years-old. I know I would never purposely hurt anyone but I still am a little timid with strangers, so I ask that you please be patient with me.

My Handlers know that I am such an awesome guy and that I will make a great addition to almost any home. I would prefer a quieter environment and even though I get along with some dogs it might be best that I go to a home as an only dog. I can be picky sometimes about my canine friends.

I do great on my leash and I love to go for walks. I will stop sometimes so that you can give me a hug. I am housebroken so that will make things much easier for the both of us.

I hope that I can find a family that will be patient with me as I learn the routine of my new home and is willing to help me with positive reinforcement training and socialization. I will need time to adjust to my new surroundings before I am introduced to others outside the home; I know you understand. I think I will bond well with my new family members; so if you are looking for a best friend, here I am.

Well that just about covers everything; I hope you like what you read about me, and that you will come to Wayside to visit me. Please stop by the Adoption Desk and ask to see Bandit. I promise you will not be sorry. Oh and I forgot to mention, they call me Bandit because I will steal your heart.

Hugs and Kisses,
Love Bandit

Have a look at Bandit's adoption video below and then contact Wayside Waifs at  816-761-8151Bandit's animal ID number is 3848564


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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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Pointer Song by Nancy Simmonds | Dog Song Saturday

Kick off your weekend with Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs.  Today our feature is another original dog song by Nancy SimmondsThe Pointer Song is a bluesy tribute to these fine dogs.

We've featured singer songwriter Nancy Simmonds here on Dog Song Saturday before and she is one of our favorite composers of songs about dogs.

In fact, Nancy has recently completed over 110 purebred dog songs designed to celebrate and honor our canine companions.  This series is called Musical Tails and is available for download from iTunes.
  “One of the greatest rewards of producing these songs has been seeing the reaction from pet owners as they listened to the lyrics describing their pet’s breed,” said Nancy Simmonds, a long time pet owner herself. “What I give through writing the songs I get back many times over in smiles.”
Grab a dog.  Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy The Pointer Song by Nancy Simmonds.

Then fetch some more genuine dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years.  

Have a barking good weekend! 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Waiting | Wordless Wednesday


Rudy, Rosie and Jeffie waiting for me to come out of my studio.
Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us... 
John Grogan

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Adopt Reggie a Pit Bull Mix Dog in Missouri


This adorable boy is Reggie.  He's about 4 months old and a beautiful tan and white Pit Bull mix dog.  Full of all that good puppy energy and quite a cuddler, Reggie is looking for someone with some patience for training.

While he's at the Humane Society of Missouri, Reggie is in their dog to dog socialization program and doing very well.  He's currently being house trained and learning to walk nicely on a leash. 

Take a look at Reggie's adoption video and you'll see he's a real cutie.  Reggie is currently at the Humane Society of Missouri's St Louis City animal shelter.  Contact them at 314-951-1562.  Reggie's animal ID number is A572280.


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. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Oh Mama I Need a Dog | Dog Song Saturday #MothersDay Edition

In honor of Mothers Day tomorrow, our Dog Song Saturday featured song is a plea to mothers. I Need a D-O-G by Justin Roberts is a classic original dog song and is available on iTunes and Amazon.

If you're a mom, you've heard the plea for a baby sister or brother, but as the song says, sometimes that just won't do.  Listen to the lyrics... you've heard it all before!

Hit the pause button on your busy weekend.  Grab a dog.  Sit.  Stay.  Relax and enjoy this doggy music video of some Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and other dogs.  The lyrics are simple and you just might find yourself joining in on the chorus.  I need a dog.  Woof!

Then fetch some more genuine dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years.  

Have a barking good weekend and a Happy Mothers Day! 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Over 150 Dogs Cats Horses Goats Rescued from Squalor in Missouri

More than 150 dogs, cats, horses and goats were rescued from squalid conditions in Morgan County, Missouri by the Humane Society of Missouri's Animal Cruelty Task Force on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

Working with the Morgan County, MO, Sheriff's Office, the HSMO took these animals to safety after the owner of the property and a tenant voluntarily surrendered all of the animals to them.

Many of the cats were living in a filthy, trash-strewn trailer on the property and are suffering from upper respiratory disease, eye infections, severely matted coats and other maladies.

The dogs included mixed breeds, terriers, Akitas, Labrador Retrievers and Beagles which are thin and suffering from parasites.  Included in the group are 2 two week old puppies and 2 eight week old puppies.

The horses range in age from new foals and pregnant mares to adult horses and ponies.  They are also underweight and suffering from parasites.  One dead foal was found in a barrel on the property.

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office stated they will pursue animal abuse charges in this case.

The dogs and cats have been taken to HSMO Headquarters in St Louis for evaluation and treatment.  The horses and goats have been taken to HSMO's Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union for evaluation and treatment.

HSMO cautions that due to their poor condition, it may be several weeks before many of these animals will be available for adoption.

* Information provided by the Humane Society of Missouri.


Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Generosity of Friends | Barks and Bytes


I just have to share something with you.  The other day Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie and I were thrilled to get a certain package in the mail.

That package was from our buddies over at Sand Spring ChesapeakesGambler, Glory, Nellie and JoAnn.  Though JoAnn said she was sending Jeffie a birthday gift, just look at these three amazing dog collars!

Handmade by JoAnn who not only did a fabulous job on these paracord collars, but she coordinated the colors perfectly.  As she says in her notecard:
Rosie - Dark blue & white for her Blue Devils
Rudy - light blue and white for his Tarheels
Jeffie - Royal blue and crimson for his Jayhawks


 
 I think Rosie looks fantastic in her new collar!

 Rudy loves his!

Jeffie refused to pose nicely for me, 
but collars just don't show up well on the hairy guy!

The dynamic duo are ready for anything 
now that they're looking so sharp!

Don't you just love it?!  I do!  They're so sturdy, well made and beautiful!  Thank you so much, JoAnn!

In other news... I think we had 2 days of spring here and they included tornado warning..  We've now gone from stormy to temperatures in the upper 80's / lower 90's.   The dogs don't know what to think.  First it was too dark to take photos of the new collars, then it became so hot the dogs didn't want to cooperate at all.  

Today I'm actually contemplating turning on the AC.  Remember that photo of my cherry tree I shared on May Day?  That night hail took every single one of the blossoms!  Sigh... Between late ice storms, wicked thunderstorms and hail, no flowering tree, shrub or flower blossom survived longer than a day or two around here.

Oh well.  I think we'll be swimming early this year!

AND if you missed my Give Cancer the Paw blog post, you missed my video of my heart dog, Lucy, with my Randy Barr original dog song Lucy and Me.  Here it is again and at the end you'll see how you can get a song for your own dog and help canine cancer victims, too.

I'm joining the Barks and Bytes blog hop today hosted by 2 Brown Dawgs and Heart Like a Dog  Grab the badge and join in the fun!
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Help Canine Cancer Victims and Get a Personalized Dog Song | Give Cancer the Paw

Randy Barr and Ernie
Too many times I've heard stories about pet owners who cannot afford treatment for their pets with serious illness - often cancer.  Some begin fundraising efforts; some are lucky enough to find a resource that will help them get their dog desperately needed treatment.  

As some of you know, I have a thing for original songs about dogs.  My obsession with my own dog song music playlist led to Dog Song Saturday.  

One day while hunting down some fresh material, I stumbled on a singer songwriter named Randy Barr and his song Ernie and Me.  As I listened to the lyrics they just felt right and I felt my heart crack a bit with their sweet joy.

I shared this wonderful song and the video of Randy and his dog Ernie on a Dog Song Saturday.  I always like to link to the composer and/or performer in those blog posts, so I did a bit of research on Randy.  

That research led to correspondence with Randy himself, plus to this blog post.

At this point you're probably wondering what a dog song has to do with canine cancer.  A lot!

Donate to help people whose dogs have cancer and cannot afford treatment and enjoy your own dog song.

There's a very special organization near and dear to Randy Barr's heart:  Canine Cancer Awareness

Canine Cancer Awareness, Inc is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the prevalence of canine cancer, its effects and the available treatment options.  

Donations made to CCA are used for veterinary care for dogs with cancer whose families are financially unable to provide treatment.  CCA sends those monies directly to the vet involved and the dogs receives treatment.

They also maintain a wealth of information about canine health in general, as well as canine cancer.  Fetch their website for an amazing collection of articles about canine cancer and useful information to guide you if your dog is battling cancer.

Make a tax deductible financial donation to Canine Cancer Awareness, Inc of $10 or more.  Randy will do a digital recording of your very own personalized version of his song Ernie and Me.  Get your dog song here.

Have a listen to my own personalized dog song, Lucy and Me, then head over to CCA and grab a personalized dog song of your very own.  

It's a win - win.  You're helping a worthy dog cancer cause and you'll have a sweet tribute to your own special friend.



You can also listen to Randy's original song, Ernie and Me, and watch his sweet video of him with his dog Ernie.Randy's music has been described as melodic rock with a kick and is available on cdbaby, Amazon and iTunes.  He has a new album out This Thing Called Love which you can preview at RandyBarr.net    You can also find Randy on Twitter or Facebook, too.

Talking Dogs is participating in the Give Cancer the Paw blog hop, hosted by Pooch Smooches and Peggy's Pet Place.  Join us with a  tribute to a lost pet, personal experiences, tips, research - anything related to pet cancer.

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