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Monster Hot Dog or Angry Fur Pickle?

In Animal Kingdom, In the Garden, Ivy (Dog) Approved on September 24, 2018 at 1:01 pm

monsterSweaterCould not resist this adorable sweater! Snapped it up right away when it caught my eye in the local pet store. It’s got the cutest design for our own little monster. Was even more impressed when I read the tag and discovered it was handcrafted by Inca Artisans in South America using organic wool and natural plant dyes. No toxic fabrics here. Nothing but the best for our Ivy.

Rushed home and had our baby try it on. Apparently, she likes it, too as she happily sat down and settled in right away and didn’t want to take it off. The store owner also suggested it could double as a Halloween costume if we decide to dress her up this year. In any case, she’ll be all cosy and snug as the cold weather sets in.


If the Coat Fits

In Animal Kingdom, Ivy (Dog) Approved on August 22, 2018 at 1:08 pm

Sometimes we have a hard time letting go. When our beloved dog, Shelby, passed away nine years ago we were devastated. We couldn’t bear the thought of getting rid of any of her stuff. What stuff, you ask? Dogs these days seem to have more things than some people. Pet parents know what I’m talking about: the designer bed, clothes, toys, and accessories. Some animals certainly live charmed lives. If only it was the case for everyone.

It took a long time before we could even entertain the thought of getting another dog but if you’re a regular reader know we recently took the plunge and are now knee-deep in our life of puppy parenthood. Rather than go out and get a fancy, brand-new raincoat for our sweet Ivy, I rummaged through Shelby’s basket and pulled out her old raincoat.

IvyrainWhile it might be pouring buckets outside, we were still able to go out for a walk and keep relatively dry. Sure, it’s a bit big – but Ivy may grow into it yet. This old raincoat always made me smile. Despite the foul weather, adults and children alike would always stop and say hello whenever they saw Shelby wearing it. It was a little bit of sunshine on a dreary day.

With Ivy, it’s no different – she somehow manages to charm all who meet her. We’ll see how long the raincoat lasts with this rambunctious one – whether she outgrows it or wears it to bits. Sometimes an old coat is better than a new one – especially one filled with warm, loving memories. If the raincoat fits, wear it. Wear it proudly.


Give a Dog a Bone

In Animal Kingdom, Ivy (Dog) Approved on May 19, 2018 at 5:06 pm

Even non-dog people know that a teething puppy needs to chew. Better to find something more appealing than your antique mahogany chairs or Italian leather loafers! So imagine how thrilled we were when our new puppy received this super-tough toy as a welcome gift from good friends and fellow dog owners.

DuraforceBOnePET PARENT NOTES Ranked nine on DuraForce‘s Dura-Scale, this toy claims to be “extremely strong and durable,” which is essential for a busy girl with jaws of destruction. So far, we’re happy to report it shows little signs of wear even a month after lots of chewing. Although it claims to have a squeaker sewn in, it has remained silent from the beginning and has scarcely made a sound… Once summer is here, we’ll test the floating capacity in Ivy’s wading pool.

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IVY APPROVED As you can see in this classic “mine” pose when presented with this bone, Ivy claimed it right away.  At night, it can often be found in her crate as she likes to keep it within paws reach.


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