Friday, September 30, 2016

Australian Shepherd, Border Collie and Corgi Dog Jewelry is Almost Gone at ForLoveofaDog.com


Yes, you read that right.  My dog breed jewelry at For Love of a Dog is becoming scarce.  Many dog breeds are already sold out.  Remember, I'm (slowly, but surely) closing my business, so there will be no new pieces.

If you've been putting off snagging a piece of my handmade Australian Shepherd, Border Collie, or Corgi dog jewelry, you'd better hurry! 

Corgi your favorite dog breed?  Right now I have 1 Corgi necklace and 2 Corgi pins - 1 Cardigan Corgi and 1 Pembroke Corgi.  And I have 1 Cardigan Corgi Christmas ornament and 1 Pembroke Corgi Christmas ornament.  Shown at top the very whimsical Cardigan Corgi dog pin.  Super cute!


Corgi dog necklace with dog bone beads


There's a bit more selection in my Border Collie dog jewelry, but no Christmas ornaments:  3 necklaces, 3 bracelets, 2 pins, and 1 pendant.  These include black and white, red and white, and tri color Border Collie dogs. Here are some of them:



Border Collie pendant with turquoise heart

You'll find even more selection in my Australian Shepherd dog jewelry: 7 necklaces, 9 bracelets, 4 pendants and 1 pin. It's a fairly even mix between tri color and merle Australian Shepherd dogs.  Here's just a small sample of what I have on hand right now:

Australian Shepherd dog bracelet with Tigerseye gemstones & crystals.
 
 


If you're not already shopping for holiday gifts, maybe you should be.  Snag some one of a kind, handmade dog breed jewelry for Christmas gifts at bargain prices.  

That's right.  It's all on sale!

 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Day I Stopped Chaufferuring My Geese or Attack of the Windshield Wipers - Throwback Thursday at Talking Dogs

My friend, Jodi, at Heart Like a Dog blog has been sharing some of her old past blog posts for Throwback Thursday and I love it so much!  In fact, it has inspired me to revisit some of my own old blog posts and share some of them with you.

Talking Dogs has been around a long time and some of my blog posts really have nothing to do with dogs.  Today I want to share with you one of my favorites and this one is about geese!

I wrote is for the Monday Mischief Pet Blog Hop and its one of my Farm Stories.  In it I tell the story of how my days of chauffeuring my geese to and from the pond ended.  It's silly and definitely a favorite memory of mine and why I am a Peeper Piper no more!


Without further ado, here's Chauffeuring Mr and Mrs Peeper, originally published on August 19, 2013

I'll give you the moral of this story right up front:  You can lead geese to water but you shouldn't put them inside your vehicle with the windshield wipers on.

And I'll leave it to you to decide who was making mischief in this farm story.  

I chose two White Chinese goslings at the hatchery before I knew that domestic geese could live well into their thirties.  

The dog daddy was not too thrilled at that news since he hated geese. When he was a little boy some geese chased him into an outbuilding at his grandma's house and wouldn't let him out. 
 
Mr and Mrs Peeper

While they were still young, they lived in our fenced yard in a wire enclosure that could be moved around for fresh greens.  This way I could keep a close eye on them, plus they and the dogs could get used to one another.

Mrs and Mr Peeper
Our yellow Lab mix,Sherman especially loved baby creatures and Mr and Mrs Peeper were no exception.

The Peepers and Sherman
Sherman having a chat with Mr and Mrs Peeper

Once grown, they moved into their own permanent digs.  They roamed at will during the day and were locked into their house at night for protection. 

Mr Peeper

We had a number of spring fed ponds on our 150 acre farm.  The closest was about 1/4 mile from the house.  The geese never ventured far from the house and barn, so I used to lead them to the pond for a swim.  I didn't herd them, I'd whistle and sing to them.  They'd follow me anywhere.

The peeper piper leading the peepers.
They definitely enjoyed it.  However, it was small, pretty muddy little pond, so I'd just sit on a rock and watch.  Sort of a zen time of relaxation.


Mr and Mrs Peeper (White Chinese) with Peabody and PeeWee (Grey Toulouse)

Swim over, I'd lead them back up to the house and barn yard.


Of all our ponds the one we referred to as "The Big Pond" was the best for swimming.  During the wicked heat and humidity of summer, that was where we all headed for some fun and to cool off.  I'd throw the inner tubes, floats, a cooler of water, and towels into the back of the old farm pickup.  In the dogs would hop.

I'd tried leading the geese to "The Big Pond" on foot.  However, it was too far away for a hike.  I was afraid if I put the geese in the bed of the pickup that they'd fly out.

So I decided to just throw the geese into the pickup cab with me.  Worked like a charm.  They seemed to enjoy the ride and they loved going to the pond with us for a swim.

My dogs, Benji and Sherman, alternated between relaxing on floats, drifting around the pond, and swimming after Mr and Mrs Peeper, chomp, chomp, chomping... thought they never seriously tried to snatch them.  The geese would shriek and sometimes turn around and chase them!  It was a like a game of tag.

There came a day when the dog daddy came home from work in time to join us as we prepared to head for the pond.   He thought it was hilarious that the geese road with me in the truck and had the bright idea to take some pictures.

He snapped a few photos, but pronounced the windshield too dirty for them to be any good.

"Turn the windshield washers on!"  he shouted.  

I did.

The Peeper chauffeur reeling in shock and trying to avoid goose wings.
All hell broke loose.  

The Peepers, sure it was an attack of some kind and their lives were in danger, began screaming honks, flapping wings and, in general, trying to escape the confines of the truck. 

Poor Peepers trying to escape the windshield wipers while their chauffeur laughs hysterically.

Our days of swimming at the pond were over.  

They refused to ever get in the pickup cab again.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tongue Out Bull Terrier, Sheltie, Collie, Bichon, and Cat Necklaces at ForLoveofaDog.com #TongueOutTuesday


I try to remember to post a photo of Rudy or Rosie on Facebook for Tongue Out Tuesdays.  Unfortunately, I often forget.  Then I got the idea to begin posting some of my dog jewelry that includes adorable dogs with their tongues out!

As you know, I'm closing my For Love of a Dog jewelry business, but all of these necklaces are still available (as I write this.)

Shown at top is a sweet white dog necklace with beautiful freshwater pearls. Just look at that adorable little pink tongue panting with excitement.  This sweetheart of a puppy could be a Poodle, Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, Maltese,  Cockapoo, Bichon Frise or represent a mixed breed dog.

 Bull Terrier dog necklace
I personally love this dapper Bull Terrier and what a beautiful necklace in lovely neutral earth tones.  That's jasper and riverstone gemstone beads, plus cool porcelain dog bone beads.

Sheltie or Collie puppy dog necklace w/ removable pin pendant
Just look at that cute little dog tongue on this Sheltie (or Collie) puppy dog necklace.  Some gorgeous tigerskin gemstone beads, too!


Now, you knew I couldn't leave out something for the cat ladies, right?  How about this crazy cat necklace.  That's a wild kitty cat tongue!

Last but not least is this cutie patootie with a sweet little licker. This adorable dog easily resembles a Yorkshire Terrier, Skye Terrier, Silkie Terrier or other dog breeds, including mixed breed mutts.

Shop For Love of a Dog now for these and other one of a kind, handmade jewelry gifts for dog lovers!  

Oops! Almost forgot to remind you:  they're all on sale, so hurry!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Bichon Frise, Bernese Mountain, and Boston Terrier Dog Jewelry at ForLoveofaDog.com


As most of you know by now, I'm in the process of closing For Love of a Dog and my dog breed jewelry is selling out.  If you've been meaning to snag a piece in your favorite dog breed, you'd better hurry!

Today I'm barking about my Bernese Mountain Dog, Bichon Frise, and Boston Terrier dog jewelry gifts.

Love a Bernese Mountain Dog or shopping for someone special who does?  Right now I have only 1 necklace, 1 bracelet, and 2 pins available.  Shown at the top of this post is the Bernese Mountain Dog bracelet.   And one of those pins is a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy that is so doggone cute!


I have a better selection of my Bichon Frise dog jewelry still available:   4 bracelets, 1 pendant, 1 pin, 1 necklace, and even 1 Bichon Frise Christmas ornament.
Bichon Frise dog bracelet with handmade lampwork beads.

Bichon Frise dog Christmas ornament


Sorry, but my Boston Terrier dog breed jewelry is almost all sold out.  The only piece I have in this dog breed is one necklace.  However, it is a sweet piece!

Boston Terrier dog lampwork necklace

Don't delay your holiday shopping!  

Shop For Love of a Dog before it's all gone!  

Fetch your faves now and snag some bargains in my huge sale, plus you'll get free standard shipping to US addresses!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Basenji, Basset Hound and Beagle Dog Jewelry at ForLoveofaDog.com


Are you a secret - or not so secret -  Santa for someone who loves a Basenji, Basset Hound or Beagle dog?  Then you really should do yourself a favor and check out my handmade dog breed jewelry!  

Not only will you be purchasing a special one of a kind gift, but you can snag some big bargains in my sale!

You need to hurry, though, because I'm going out of business and when these items are sold there will be no more like them!

For Basenji dog lovers, right now I have only 1 bracelet, 1 pin, and 1 necklace still available.  The Basenji dog necklace is shown at top.  The cute dog pendant can easily be removed from the necklace to wear solo as a pin.  In fact, you can wear other pins you already own as a pendant, too.  Such a versatile piece of jewelry!
Basenji dog pin - porcelain with gold

Basenji dog bracelet with gemstone beads

Sorry, but my Basset Hound dog jewelry is almost all sold out.  Right now I have only 2 necklaces.
Simple Basset Hound pendant necklace with silver chain

There's a bit more selection in my remaining Beagle dog jewelry:  3 bracelets, 1 necklace, 1 pendant and some other pieces that could represent your beloved Beagle dog.

Beagle dog charm bracelet with handmade lampwork beads
 
 
Shop For Love of a Dog now for best selection.  
 
In addition to saving during our sale, you'll also receive free standard shipping to US addresses.  If you're not already shopping for Christmas gifts, maybe you should be!
 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Can't Be Replaced Jake Tribute Song by Dierks Bentley on Dog Song Saturday


We've got a country ballad about a dog for Dog Song Saturday today and we're pretty sure you're going to love it.

The final song on Dierks Bentley's Black album is a beautiful tribute to his dog Jake.  Can't Be Replaced talks about past memories and how some things just aren't replaceable.  Like his dog.

Bentley wrote this song when Jake was 15 and he knew their remaining time together was short.  At the time, Jake was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, was totally deaf, and had trouble using his legs. 
"For 15 years right by my side
 From a single man to three kids & a wife.
Friends come & go but when it comes to Jake
There's just some things that can't be replaced."
Bentley says he can't listen to this song without tearing up.  He lost Jake in July.

We think you should probably grab some tissues before you listen to Can't Be Replaced by Dierks Bentley.
 
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, September 23, 2016

Water Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel, Springer Spaniel and Tibetan Spaniel Dog Jewelry Gifts at ForLoveofaDog.com


Looking for American Water Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel or Tibetan Spaniel dog jewelry gifts?  Well, be sure to check out my handmade jewelry.

Yes, I'm closing, so the selection is not what it used to be.  However, my dog jewelry is all on sale and comes with free standard shipping.

Currently I have two American Water Spaniel necklaces and one pin available. The American Water Spaniel charm necklace is shown at top.

In addition to two one English Springer Spaniel Christmas ornaments, I have a few necklaces and a pin.  Here's just one of the necklaces:

Tibetan Spaniel dog jewelry?  Yes, I have one necklace and one pin available.
Tibetan Spaniel dog necklace with freshwater pearls.

Tibetan Spaniel dog pin

If you're looking for Cocker Spaniel dog jewelry at For Love of a Dog, you're in luck!  I currently have 9 necklaces,  4 bracelets, 5 pins, and even some Cocker Spaniel dog Christmas ornaments available.  Here's just a small sample:



Buff / blonde Cocker Spaniel dog Woof necklace with red coral.
Hurry!  My dog breed jewelry is selling out and there will be no more.  
Shop For Love of a Dog now and snag some bargains - everything is on sale!