New Dog Bed

The floor of the playhouse is the same material as the sides and top which makes it somewhat difficult to clean. The vacuum tries to suck the material in so I got to the point where I’d just wrestle the whole house outside and try to shake it clean.

I researched round rugs as an option but couldn’t find anything simple and relatively inexpensive. Thanks to a few Facebook friends though we now have a solution!

The K&H Self-Warming Cuddle Ball Dog Bed happened to be on clearance from Sierra Trading Post, marked down from $70 to $31 for the 48″ large. After measuring the floor I thought that might be a bit too large but ordering smaller would result in a gap between the bed and walls where dirt would accumulate.

It arrived less than a week after ordering and it’s definitely a big bed but I’m so happy with it: fits perfectly, the colors are nice, and it fluffs right back after the dogs have been laying on it. They were a little hesitant at first because of its height but quickly made the adjustment for getting in & out of the house. These are all pics from the day it arrived:

 

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Review: Maltipaws

Yes, I have a problem like to browse and shop for dog collars. In the past I would randomly find something I liked and purchase, then a few years ago I found Maltipaws. She makes really nice collars in a big variety of fabrics with new options being added very often.

Dog collars are offered in five sizes, fitting necks from 7″ to 29″, and four widths. For both Doodle and Teddy I order 1″ width in medium. Personalization, bandanas, bow ties, collar flowers, etc are also available. I hand wash the collars in warm water with Dawn and lay flat to dry.

You can shop either here or on Etsy.

Not the entire collection…

Bazaar Bohemian Princess

Totally Girly Princess Crown Gingham Glitter Polka Dot Stripes Hearts and Flowers

Scattered Red Pink and White Hearts on Black

Harvest Chevron Zig Zag Stripe

Christmas Stripes and Polka Dots

Listen To Your Mummy Orange and Black Halloween Stripes and Polka Dots

Apple Cider Orange Green and Brown Stripes with Sunflowers and Leaves

Pirate Fish on Blue

Just a Little Crabby Crabs

Review: Pet Gift Box December

Yesterday the December Pet Gift Box arrived:

A Paw print ornament kit
B Mascot Pet Products candy cane fragrance collar
C Candy cane squeaky toy
D Polka Dog Bakery Stocking Stuffer
E Gingerbread man squeaky toy

I gave this one a try for two months but I’m going to cancel. While I do like that each month has a theme the items aren’t worth $25 in terms of use for me/my dogs. I had been planning to get a paw print ornament kit so I was happy about that; the collar and treats will most likely get donated to a shelter. The toys are definitely cute but with my dogs I know they won’t last. I’m going to start researching boxes that consistently send edibles, especially chews.

Review: Pet Gift Box November

Last month I saw an offer for one month of Pet Gift Box for $5. Boxes are advertised to contain treats, toys, chews, and accessories. Purchases help feed rescue pets. Subscriptions are billed monthly, can be cancelled at any time, and are available for three sizes of dogs as well as cats. Prices start at $25 per month and points can be accumulated to be redeemed towards future purchases.

Even though I ordered late in the month I was sent the November box, which was Thanksgiving/fall themed:

A list of contents isn’t sent with the box. November included a roast turkey plush squeaky toy, fall leaf squeaky, Dogs Love Kale turkey sweet potato treats, Exclusively Dog meatloaf slices, and a Bubba Rose Biscuit Company ‘pumpkin pie’ dog cookie. I didn’t research the toys but I found cost value of the edibles to be just over $21, meaning the box is definitely worth $25.

I was quite happy with this box and like the fact that there’s a monthly theme. I’m thinking about trying another month or two, hoping to see if more chews are sent than treats.

Cricket was absolutely thrilled with her new turkey friend:

And after a bit of initial hesitation Doodle decided the fall leaf was a good toy:

Review: Kai Krates December

The December Kai Krates box arrived earlier this week:

A Dawgeee Natural Leather Tug Bone
B Sergeant Grey Dog Replaceable Squeaker Plush Toy
C Hueter Toledo 5 Inch Squeakerless Squeaking Football
D 5.5 Oz Buddy Bones Dog Treats
E Barkworthies Natural Beef Backstrap Chew
F Barky Bark Medium Dog Treat Chew

It’s a nice mix of toys and treats. I signed up for a three month subscription, since then prices have gone up so I’m not sure what I’ll do after the third box. There are a a couple services geared towards heavy-duty chewers that I might like to try. If you know of any dog gift boxes that offer a one-month trial please let me know!