Sunday, September 27, 2015

Adopt Baxter an American #Foxhound Dog @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO

This sweet guy is Baxter.  He's a 6 year old American Foxhound mix with such a sweet face.  Baxter is a medium size boy who's looking for a best friend who will make sure he gets lots of walks and playtime.

Here's Baxter's adoption message:
"Hi, I'm Baxter! Wayside took me in when the shelter I was at ran out of space for me. It's okay though, because I love it here and I've been given the second chance at life that I deserve. I'm a good-looking fellow with the sweetest face, as you can see in my photos, weighing in at about 44 pounds. I'll do best in a home with children over the age of 5 and I'll need to meet all my new family members before I go home. 


I'm a hound so my instinct is to sniff and explore my surroundings. I would love to get out on a leash and take walks with you so I can discover the world around me. I'm an energetic fellow so I need plenty of physical and mental exercise in my new home. I'm eager to learn as much as I can from you and I'm especially motivated by yummy treats. If you're looking for a sweet guy like me to make a grrr-eat addition to your home, come visit me soon at Wayside Waifs!Woofs, Baxter"

For more information about adopting Baxter, contact Wayside Waifs at  816-761-8151. His animal ID number is 29486846

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 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, September 26, 2015

The Dog Song by Brett Beardslee | Dog Song Saturday

It's Saturday, so time for a new dog song at Talking Dogs.  

Today we have another original dog song that's simply titled The Dog Song.  This one is written and performed by Brett Beardslee and is from his Rubber Tramp Road album.

The Dog Song tells the story of a boy and his dog. Beardslee's music is available on iTunes and Amazon.

Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy The Dog Song by Brett Beardslee. Then fetch more dog song music videos here at Talking Dogs.  Every Saturday we feature original music written about dogs and the music videos are barking good!



Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Halloween @BlueBuffalo Boo Bars from @Chewy.com

Blue Buffalo Boo Bars Dog Treats from Chewy.com

It's always a great day when the dogs get a box from Chewy!  This time Chewy sent some barking good dog treats for Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie to taste test.

According to Chewy, while they might not be too big on dressing up like bumblebees, dogs love Halloween, and that’s why Blue Buffalo created Boo Bars. With Boo Bars, the furry kids can enjoy a healthy treat while the other kids eat candy. Boo Bars are oven-baked for a crunch that would startle a vampire. Made from an original recipe, Boo Bars feature some of nature’s most delicious and nutritious ingredients including pumpkin, carrots, barley, oatmeal, flaxseed and cinnamon.


Key Benefits
  • Oven-baked holiday biscuits
  • Natural treats with added vitamins and minerals
  • Made with wholesome whole grains, fruits and vegetables
  • No chicken/poultry by-product meals
  • No corn, wheat or soy
  • Made in the USA
Ingredients:
Oatmeal, barley, oat flour, pumpkin, flaxseed, cane molasses, carrots, salt, canola oil, cinnamon, calcium carbonate, L-Ascorbyl-2 Polyphosphate, preserved with mixed tocopherols and Oil of rosemary, vitamin E supplement.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude protein  12% minimum
Crude fat  5% minimum
Crude fiber  6.5% maximum
Moisture  11% maximum
Omega 3 Fatty Acids  0.3% minimum

Calorie Content:  3,363 Kcals/kg.  One biscuit = 30 Kcals 

An 8 oz package retails for about $8.29.  On sale now at Chewy for $4.49
Jeffie happily waits for a taste of Blue Buffalo Boo Bars from Chewy.


Rosie just couldn't wait to get her first taste of Boo Bars from Chewy.
Blue Buffalo Boo Bars are a huge hit at our house.   Jeffie, who always sniffs and examines any food offering, didn't hesitate to try a Boo Bar!  That's high praise for these tasty dog treats.
Rudy thinks taste testing new dog treats is very serious business.

The minute I opened the bag I was pretty sure my dogs would think this little dog cookies were a true treat.  They smell delicious and my dog agree. The cute little pumpkins impressed in each cookie make them Halloween pawty worthy!

I love the healthy ingredients, but do wish they were not so high in calorie.  Fine for Rudy, but they'll need to be rationed carefully for Jeffie and Rosie. 
Look at that cute little pumpkin!  (The dog treat, not Rosie.)

We love these new Blue Buffalo Boo Bars dog treats and we love ordering from Chewy!


Here's why:
  • Blue Buffalo is made in the US.  Their dog treats do not contain any meat from China (or anywhere else in Asia).  All meat is sourced from US meat suppliers.
  • These Blue Buffalo treats are all natural.
  • Chewy.com has super fast home delivery service
  • Chewy.com has an easy to navigate web site with responsive customer service
  • Chewy.com offers over 400 brands of pet food and treats with free shipping on any order over $49
  • Chewy.com supports animal shelters and rescue groups with an easy way to raise funds with their Shelter and Rescue Network.
  • The dogs LOVE them!
We're pleased to recommend both Blue Buffalo Boo Bars dog treats and Chewy.com!


* We received one package of Blue Buffalo Boo Bars dog treats from Chewy.com in exchange for our honest review of the product and service.

We're joining the Tasty Tuesday blog hop today.  This is a blog hop that celebrates good food, sponsored by, sponsored by Sugar the Golden Retriever and Kols Notes.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Adopt Pogo a #Pitbull @HSMO in #StLouis


This adorable guy is Pogo.  He's a one year old Pit Bull Terrier mix who will jump for joy when he finds a forever home.

Pogo is an energetic, fun loving young boy who'd love an active best friend.  This sweetie loves to go for walks and make new friends.

Check out Pogo's adoption video and then contact the Humane Society of Missouri St Louis City animal shelter at 314-951-1562.  Pogo's animal ID number is A590155



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, September 19, 2015

I.C.C. aka The Puppy Dog Song by The Blues Cats | Dog Song Saturday

Kick off your weekend with a dog song that will make you want to get up and shake it!  

The Puppy Dog Song by The Blues Cats is from their Intoxicated.....again album released in 2004.

Known for their rocking blues, howling harmonica, driving bass and screaming guitar, Indiana based The Blues Cats make music especially good for road trips.  With your dog, of course!

Forget sitting.  Get your rockabilly groove on with The Puppy Dog Song by The Blues Cats.  While you catch your breath, fetch more dog song music videos here at Talking Dogs.  Every Saturday we feature original music written about dogs and the music videos are barking good!

Friday, September 18, 2015

New Jewelry Gifts for Dog Lovers @ForLoveofaDog


Check out this adorable new dog lover bracelet from For Love of a Dog.  That cute puppy is hand carved from aventurine and reminds me of a little hound dog.  I surrounded it with blue turquoise beads and a sweet paw print lobster claw clasp.  The dog carving is unusual and this bracelet is one of a kind.

Dog bone jewelry is always a great gift idea for dog lovers and I've just added these two bracelets at For Love of a Dog.


The dog bone bracelet shown above includes a three dimensional porcelain dog bone, jet black crystal beads and some beautiful encased roses floral beads.  Heart shaped love my dog charm adds a finishing touch.

I love the handmade lampwork dog bone in this bracelet.  Beautiful earthy green transparent glass.  Teamed with dragonskin turquoise and a fetching dog collar and dog bone toggle, it's a one of a kind.

Remember... I'm no longer making the little dog breed charms or Christmas ornaments, so shop your favorite dog breed jewelry now before these pieces are gone.  Right now all of my WOOF dog bone jewelry is on sale.  If you're not already shopping for the holidays, maybe you should be!





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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Adopt Hanson #CataholulaLeopardDog @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO | Tuesday Tails



This beautiful boy is Hanson.  He's a 4 year old Mississippi born Catahoula Leopard Dog mix.  Hanson really is a striking dog with one blue eye, one brown eye and a beautiful black, gray and white fur coat.

Here's Hanson's adoption message:
Hi there, my name is Hanson....that's spelled H-A-N-D-S-O-M-E. Just a little joke, but I am a very good looking guy. I'm a 4 year old Catahoula Leopard Dog mix, and my coat is just the right combination of black, gray and white. You probably can't see it in my photo, but my eyes are unique. One is brown and one is a striking blue, which is handy when I want to flirt!

I was transferred to Wayside from the Humane Society of South Mississippi. I'm a little underweight right now and that's probably because of being nervous and not having a loving family to make sure I stayed healthy. The good people here are feeding me all kinds of yummy things now, and making sure I'm as healthy as can be. I'm sure I'll get back in shape quickly. I feel so much better now that I'm here, and sure hope I'll find my forever home soon.
I hope I can convince you to come and meet me, because I know you'd be impressed with how loveable and smart I am. I will sit on command, and I take treats very nicely. I am well-mannered (except around squirrels...they drive me crazy) and just SO interested in all there is to see on my walks. I mean, I want to explore and sniff just about everything! I need to make up for all those days when I didn't have a loving human to show me around. I'll do best if walked with a harness since all my enthusiasm makes me pull on the leash a bit.

In my new home (which I hope is yours!) I would love to learn more basic commands and doggie obedience skills. I'm motivated by praise and food, so I should learn quickly. I would love to play games with you that would stimulate me mentally and entertain both of us!
Bragging is really not my thing, but some people here say I'm "beautiful" and my eyes are "enchanting!" I think you should come out and see for yourself...that would really make me happy. When you come to meet me, please bring all the members of your family and any furry members too...just to make sure we all get along. I can't wait to meet you and I know you won't be disappointed. Just ask for me, Handsome Hanson! And please come soon!

Kisses and wags,  Hanson

Contact Wayside Waifs for more information about Hanson at 816-761-8151. Hanson's animal ID number is 29486836

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. 

On Sunday, September 20, join Wayside Waifs for the 25th Annual Strutt With Your Mutt 5K Race & 3K Walk for homeless pets in beautiful Brookside. Your support makes a difference in the lives of abandoned, abused and homeless animals. YOU ensure they get a second chance at the life they deserve. Strutt With Your Mutt is a true celebration of the profound bond between animals and people. As their largest fall fundraiser, this is one event that makes a difference in the lives of animals and people in the Kansas City 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, September 12, 2015

The Dog Song by Brian Caudill | Dog Song Saturday

Kick off your weekend with Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs.  Every Saturday a new music video with a song about dogs.

Today we've got an original dog song by Brian CaudillThe Dog Song is on his 2008 Pocketful of Change album and is available on Google Play, iTunes and Amazon.

Caudill is a songwriter originally from Kentucky, but now living in Florida. His songs range from pure rock to country ballads.  The Dog Song is written from a dog's point of view.

Sit. Stay. Settle band and enjoy The Dog Song by Brian Caudill.   Be sure to fetch us every Saturday for a new dog song music video. In fact, check out our Dog Song Saturday music collection. You'll be surprised how many we've found.


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Dog Jewelry to Woof About @ForLoveofaDog


We're barking about some new jewelry at For Love of a Dog.  Barking seems to be the most appropriate verb since these bracelets and necklaces are all about the WOOF!

The necklace shown above is eye catching in turquoise, especially the big fat three dimensional foil lined glass heart pendant.

This beauty is a gorgeous combination of turquoise and blue lampwork beads and crystals.  Yummy!  Check out that cute paw print lobster claw clasp.  The I heart my dog charm has a paw print on the other side.

 Personally, I love the pink roses on the handmade lampwork beads of this bracelet.  Rose pink crystals, peridot jade, and those pretty glass beads make this one a winner.

Then again, I love the earthy colors in this vintage style WOOF dog bone bracelet.  Such pretty shades of caramel and tan coordinate so well with the very cool floral vintage brass class and cute dog bone charm.

Dog gone it! It's hard to pick a favorite!  What I know for sure is that each is one of a kind and these are just a few of the WOOF dog bone jewelry pieces available at For Love of a Dog.  

And...  all of my WOOF dog bone jewelry is on sale!  Yes, that's right.  WOOF dog bone bracelets, necklace, earrings and pendants.  Hurry for best selection!

Shop For Love of a Dog Jewelry now!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Early Warning System | Wordless Wednesday

 
Rudy hears the far away rumble of thunder long before we do.
He'll be taking cover soon in our closet or a bathroom.
Poor boy.  Rudy hates thunderstorms.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Adopt Terry a #Shepherd #Collie Mix Dog @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO



This beautiful boy is Terry.  He's a three year old Shepherd / Collie mixed breed dog. He's a young fellow with lots of energy, so he'd love an active best friend.

Here's Terry's adoption message:

Hi, I'm Terry! My last owner had to move and couldn't take me along so I was brought here to Wayside. It's okay though! I'm getting the second chance at life that I deserve and I couldn't be happier! Even though being a Waif is awesome, I'm ready to find my fur-ever home. Could that be with you? 

I'm a big, handsome guy as you can see in my photos. I'm looking for a home without any other furry friends because it can be a little too overwhelming for me. I'm a very smart boy! I know commands like "sit", "come", and "shake" and I'm even house-trained! I'm eager to learn even more from you, especially if you motivate me with toys or praise. 

I love to explore the outdoors and walk on my leash. I'm really energetic so I'll need to be able to get plenty of physical exercise. I also need to meet all new family members before going home to give me some time to feel more comfortable. If you're family is looking for a guy like me, come meet me at Wayside Waifs soon! Tail Wags! Terry

Contact Wayside Waifs for more information about Terry at 816-761-8151. Terry's animal ID number is 17521118

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, September 5, 2015

Labor Day Working Dogs Tribute | Dog Song Saturday

We're celebrating Labor Day today on Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs.

Americans have recognized the first Monday in September as Labor Day since 1882.  Labor Day was established to honor the American labor movement and we celebrate it to honor the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.

While all of us here at Talking Dogs and For Love of a Dog wish to recognize America's human workers, we can help but feel canine workers should be included in the celebration, too.  

Dogs perform many tasks and serve in many different roles as working dogs: service and assistance dogs, therapy dogs, search and rescue dogs, herding and hunting dogs, war dogs or K9 Corps members, police and tracking dogs, and so much more.

So, today we bring you a barking good video about working dogs that was created by attendees of the 2010 Penn Vet Working Dog Conference.  The soundtrack to this Tribute to Working Dogs, is a great original dog song: Little Dog's Day by Glenn Jones.

Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy this Tribute to Working Dogs and have a pawsome Labor Day holiday!  Be sure to fetch us every Saturday for a new dog song music video. In fact, check out our Dog Song Saturday music collection. You'll be surprised how many we've found.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Celebrating National Dog Day | Wordless Wednesday

Doggie ice cream cones happen so rarely at our house, its safe to say this was our dogs' favorite part of National Dog Day!
Even though they're itty bitty cones, Rudy is excited!

Jeffie just has to take a sniff to make sure its safe.  You never know, we could be trying to pawn off some fruit or veggies on him.

Rosie doesn't hesitate.  Ice cream!