Sunday, March 29, 2015

Adopt Dickens a Treeing Walker #Coonhound in #StLouis #Missouri


This handsome young fellow is Dickens.  He's a three year old Treeing Walker Coonhound at the Humane Society of Missouri in St. Louis.

Dickens is a favorite of animal shelter staff and volunteers and they report he's a happy go lucky guy who wants someone to play with.  He loves toys!  Dickens has lots of that hound curiosity and would love someone who can take him  for long walks and adventures. 

Dickens appears to already be housebroken.  He walks nicely on a leash and already knows sit, down and shake.

Take a look at Dickens adoption video and then contact the HSMO at 314-951-1562. Dickens animal ID number is A570170.


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.

Good News!  8 yr old senior Akita mix, Biggin has been adopted!



 

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, March 28, 2015

Tribute To A Dog by Walter Brennan | Dog Song Saturday

This weeks featured song is an oldie, but goodie.  

Though spoken, rather than sung, Walter Brennan's touching Tribute To A Dog is one you really shouldn't miss.

The video accompanying Tribute To a Dog is of a Border Collie named Larson. 

Sit. Stay.  Kick off your weekend with Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs.  Fetch more dog songs and music videos here at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the years.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Adopt Hansel a #Hound #Pitbull #Puppy @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO


Though I like to think puppies and young dogs find forever homes quickly, the sad truth is that they don't always.  This fellow at Wayside Waifs animal shelter caught my eye and I couldn't resist featuring him and giving him some social media promotion.

That face! Those ears!  What a cutie patootie!

Meet Hansel.  This adorable fellow is a hound / pit bull mix.  At only 9 months he's got lots of fun, puppy energy and the perfect age for training. 

Here's Hansel's adoption message:
Hi, my name is Hansel and I hope you have a trail of bread crumbs leading to your house. You see, I'm a nine-month-old boy who once was lost but now I'm found, well, at least temporarily. What I'm really searching for is my "Forever Home" and then I really will be found. I'm a sweet and cuddly, 46-pound, brown-and-tan Pit Bull Terrier mix with the sweetest face ever.
I'm still a puppy so I've got lots of energy and I love to PLAY. And like some little kids, I like to gobble my food so I could use some training to slow me down a bit at my food bowl and to curb my enthusiasm a bit when I see you want to be with me! Woo hoo-let's go! Training me should be easy because I am treat motivated but because I'm such an enthusiastic boy, I would be better with children five and older. I love being outside running and walking with you. A happy and carefree big puppy, I simply exude with enthusiasm for life.
 A happy-go-lucky young man, I'm such a handsome boy with a personality plus looking for a home. I just know you're looking for me-the one and only Hansel. I must meet all new family members, including canines, before going home. That will be fun, like most everything in my life! My bags are packed. When did you say you were going to pick me up? You won't be sorry. Love, Hansel


Take a look at Hansel's adoption video
 (and his wonderful smile) and then 
contact Wayside Waifs at  816-761-8151.  
Hansel's animal ID number is 24645699



Some good news!    
Clyde and Honey have been adopted!



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, March 21, 2015

Flossy Dog Song by Greaves Taylor Gillon | Dog Song Saturday

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

Today we have an original dog song by Greaves Taylor Gillon.  

Written as a tribute for Becky Taylor's late dog, Flossy, the accompanying video is a clever compilation of Flossy's photographs.

Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy Flossy Dog Song.  Fetch more dog songs and music videos here at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the years.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Grain Free Pure Heaven @Canidae Dog Treats from @Chewy


When the good folks at Chewy offered to send us some Canidae dog treats we were thrilled.  We previously tried some of their tasty treats and loved them. (You can read that review here.)

This time Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie taste tested  Canidae Grain-Free PURE Heaven Biscuits with Salmon and Sweet Potato Crunchy Dog Treats,


PURE Heaven Biscuits come in three varieties:  Salmon and Sweet Potato, Duck and Chickpeas, Bison and Butternut Squash.  11-oz bags retail $7.99  Right now they're on sale at Chewy.com $6.39
Canidae dog treats are scored to easily break into two smaller treats.

According to Chewy, Canidae Grain-Free PURE Heaven Biscuits are deliciously nutritious treats for adult dogs. When Canidae's nutritional specialists created these new grain and gluten-free recipes, they didn’t stop at the basics. This unique salmon and sweet potato recipe also features wholesome quinoa, nutritious extra virgin olive oil, and savory cinnamon. And they easily snap in half so you can treat dogs of all breeds and sizes or use as a training reward! Healthy Canidae biscuits also clean teeth and freshen breath. Spend some quality time with your best friend and give them these great-tasting 100% grain-free snacks from CANIDAE.

Key Benefits
  • Grain and Gluten-free treats for adult dogs
  • Crunchy texture helps clean your dog’s teeth
  • Easily snapped into smaller sizes to treat dogs of all sizes
  • Resealable pouch keeps treats fresh tasting and crispy for the crunch dogs love
  • Made in the USA
Ingredients:
Salmon, Potato, Pea Flour, Sweet Potato, Cane Molasses, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Salt, Natural Flavor, Cinnamon, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Quinoa.

Known as superfood to the ancient Incas, Quinoa is packed with nutrients and provides a great source of protein. Extra Virgin  Olive Oil is unique among oils. It provides a singular combination of healthy monounsaturated fats and polyphenols. Sometimes called a “super-spice” for its use throughout the world as natural medicine, a sprinkle of Cinnamon lends just the right savory flavor to foods.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein minimum  15%
Crude Fat minimum  5%
Crude Fiber maximum  5%
Moisture maximum  11%
Kcals / biscuit 33.7


Mmmm, these dog treat smell good!
I'm especially impressed by this company's dedication to safety.  To assure the safety of their products, Canidae has strict protocols which require that all formulas are tested in-line during their production runs and cleared by a second supervisor every 30 minutes. Additionally, there are 141 ingredient tests and 10 finished product tests that are performed. A sample of each finished goods batch is also sent directly to our research and development center where they are tested again, this time by a third party lab, for known toxins and potential risk hazards.

I love that all Canidae products are made in the United States using the highest quality U.S. ingredients. 
All formulations are produced in USDA, FDA, and AAFCO approved facilities. The nutritionally dense fresh meats and meals we use originate from USDA inspected meats processed in a human grade facility. Our high quality grains, vegetables, and fruits are from human grade producers. All Canidae dry goods, cans, and treats are naturally preserved. All of our commodities have undergone stringent testing procedures prior to going into any of our products—assuring safety and freshness for both your pets and ours
Verdict: Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie give all paws up for these Canidae dog treats from Chewy and I'm pleased to recommend them.


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
 
Rosie's tongue says it all:  YUM!



* We received one (1) package of Canidae dog treats from Chewy.com in exchange for our honest review of the product and service.  We received no other compensation.

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

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Adopt Humphrey a Young #PitBull Puppy Dog in #Missouri


This adorable boy is Humphrey.  He's a neutered, white and tan Pit Bull Terrier.  At only 11 months old, he still has lots of playful puppy dog energy. He loves playing with dog toys and is learning to walk nicely on a leash.

Take a look at Humphrey's adoption video and then contact the Humane Society of Missouri's St Louis City animal shelter at 314-951-1562.  Humphrey's animal ID number is A589438.



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, March 14, 2015

Raising Humans by Michael White | Dog Song Saturday

 Kick off your weekend with Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs.  I should probably issue a tissue alert for today's featured dog song.

Raising Humans is an original song written and performed by Michael White.  This is a song he wrote for his own dog, Max, after he lost him to cancer.  The accompanying video is of Max.

White notes:
Max was a Basset Hound / Boxer mix and one heck of a dog.

Sit. Stay. Take a few minutes to enjoy Raising Humans.  This touching and heartfelt tribute to White's dog, Max, could very well be one to all the dogs you love and who love you, too.  

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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Adopt Honey a German Shepherd Chow Dog @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO


This gorgeous girl is Honey.  When you watch her adoption video you'll see exactly how she got her name.  Honey is one very sweet girl.  Honey is a German Shepherd Chow Chow mix.  Our Tucker was a mix of those breeds and he, too, was one of the sweetest dogs we've every met.

Honey is almost 2 years old and a pretty big girl at 63 pounds.  She's playful, cluddly, but a bit shy.  Enrolled in Wayside Waif's Confidence College for shy and fearful dogs, she's gaining more confidence every single day.

Honey's story:
Hello, I'm Honey! I'm sweet and shy, with the most gentle brown eyes and adorable face on earth. I'm so much more than a pretty face though. I'm fun and playful and so cuddly, once I get to know you. It takes me awhile to get to that point though. I know that makes some people turn away, not sure they want to spend the extra time earning my trust. It's been sort of a long road for me, fitting in and learning what people expect. If you are a patient and kind person who wants to make all the difference in the world to a precious soul, I hope you will take the time to meet me. Once I bond with you, I will be the most wonderful companion ever.

I am an adorable and soft, 1 ½ year old, 63 pound, Shepherd/Chow Chow mix. I think I must be mostly housetrained already, because I know to go when I get outside, and I will alert you when I need to get out. It's tough keeping a routine here at the shelter though, so please be patient with me when we get home, and remember that I'm trying my very best to make you happy. I came to Wayside as a transfer from the shelter in Liberty, MO, when they didn't have space for me. I didn't really like it much here. Wayside was big and noisy with lots of strange people running around. All of this felt overwhelming and scary to me. So I let people know that I didn't want them near, by barking and even growling through my kennel door. I just didn't know what to do...didn't know who I could trust or how to communicate. They ended up enrolling me in Wayside's Confidence College, for shy and fearful dogs. That worked out really well for me, because I was able to make a few friends with the volunteers and that helped me gain the confidence I needed to continue my quest for my forever home.

I'm still learning about leashes. I flinch when you first put it on, but once on my leash, I walk like a dream. I don't pull and I easily keep up with your pace. I love leisurely walks and I also do a little running. I'm part of the Wayside Runner's Group and I go for 1 mile runs with my volunteer friends. It's fun and they say I'm a perfect running partner. I love to play with my toys and romp and run around. I'm sort of independent, so I promise not to bother you for constant attention. But when you want me by your side, just call my name and I'll be there. I love to cuddle in my kennel with the volunteers, and I'm affectionate and loving with them. I have a soft tail wag and a lovely personality, once I learn to trust you.
In my new home, I hope you will be calm and patient and positive with me, letting me go at my own pace as I learn about my new life with you. I respond very well to praise, so let me know when I'm a good girl. Your praise will help me gain confidence, while learning what you expect from me. I've been working on a few commands and I already know sit and come, but I'd love to learn more, so please teach me! I am a smart and eager to please gal, so I promise to be a star student. Since I'm shy and sometimes fearful, I'd like a home without any kids under the age of 12. I need people in my life who can take things slowly with me and not get in my space when I'm uncomfortable, so kids just won't work with me. If you have another dog, I'd love to meet them to see how we might do together. In general, I do best with other dogs who are my size or smaller.

I can't wait to get to know you! I will be a loyal, devoted friend to you for the rest of my life. I just need you to give me a chance. No one has done that for me before. I'm a simple and sweet dog who won't ask for much. Really, all I need is you.
Love, Honey

Take a look at Honey's adoption video and then call Wayside Waifs at 816-986-4426.  Honey's animal ID number is  24674693.



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, March 7, 2015

Got My Self a Dog - Dog Park Derelicts | Dog Song Saturday

It's Saturday, so time for another dog song at Talking Dogs.  Today we have a music video featuring the theme song from Dog Park Derelicts:  Got My Self a Dog.

Dog Park Derelicts is a story about Charlie and his coffee drinking Golden Retriever dog, Babe.  Got My Self a Dog sounds a bit like the intro to that hit show The Sopranos.  Seems fitting since Charlie is known as the Godfather of the donut shop.  Sound interesting? You can watch episodes of Dog Park Derelicts on YouTube.

Sit. Stay. Kick off your weekend with Got My Self a Dog Fetch more dog songs and dog music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected..

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.