Great Gift Ideas for Big Dogs and Their Pet Parents! #BBNshops

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Big dogs are great. They are your companion and friend. These are some ideas for things that make life easier for both of you.

Pamper your pet this holiday season. Here is a selection of items that would make great gifts for anyone with a large dog.

  1. Bandana Collection – Big dogs don’t wear costumes, but they’ll wear bandanas! Get this Super Pack to have one for every occasion at Walmart.
  2. Dog Frisbee – What a great way to spend time with that big dog and tire them out for the evening. This great Zisc can be found at Abe’s Market.
  3. Chew Ball – Better known as the Green Ball. Tough as a Kong, but softer, with a place for peanut butter or treats. Buy it now at Petsmart.
  4. Wooden Dog Feeder – Help them eat and digest, by raising their food bowls, while helping with the decor. From Wayfair.
  5. Spirit Essenses -Essential Oils for pets! This is the Peacemaker Set. Check out all the other selections at Abe’s Market online.
  6. Large Rope Ball – One giant knot of rope. Solves the body’s need to chew and the brain’s need to unravel. Get one now at Petsmart.
  7. Chicken Pot Pie Training Treats -They’ll learn anything for the ultimate treat – Chicken Pot Pie might do the trick! Find them at Abe’s Market.
  8. Large Corner Pet Bed – Fits in the corner, has bolster sides, comes in blue or green. Put that big dog out of the traffic, but with a place to call his/her own. Get Organized carries this unusual bed.
  9. Water Trapper Mat – Winter is coming! Snow, ice and rain mean water, mud and dirt coming in the house on those big paws. These mats are a must to save your sanity if clean floors are a priority and are now carried at Orvis.
  10. Reflective Collar -It’s getting dark earlier and earlier. Make sure everyone sees you both on those winter night walks. Order from Orvis and personalize with name and number.
  11. Folding Crate – Traveling this fall? Take this folding crate so your big dog has their own home wherever you go. Find it at Walmart.

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Homemade Dog Cake Recipe – Close To Home

Homemade Dog Cake Recipe – Close To Home

Our golden retriever, Chloe, turned 3 last week, or I guess technically 28 in dog years. If you have been reading this blog at all you know she is one of the family and we often will pick travel destinations so we can bring her along. While she is not new to homemade dog treats and homemade Doggie cakes I picked a new homemade dog cake to try for this birthday. No dog party this year just stopped over at her boyfriend’s house and shared a slice of our dog cake. I adapted the recipe I found on Allrecipes.com and came up with this smaller version for the two dogs. The cake takes no time to make and I made it the day before just knowing we had a busy day planned on her birthday. Simply mix together the dry and wet ingredients in a bowl and…Read More


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Gift Guide for Small Dogs and Small Dog Lovers #BBNshops

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Here are some great items for you and your small dog. These make great gifts for any dog lover. These all would make great Christmas gifts but are useable year round.

Check out the angel wings harness. It would be great for Halloween. I could really the in car skybox. My little Snuggles loves riding in the car and this would keep her safe and happy. The pet rolling case is very useful and handy for you so you don’t have to carry you dog. You could bring your dog places, they don’t necessarily allow them in. All small dogs would love the treats and toys.

Little dogs can be like our little babies. They sit in our laps, we just pick them up and carry them everywhere. Here’s some ways to keep them near and make it fun for you both. Great gift ideas for pet lovers.

  1. No Stuffing Squeaker Toys The latest craze to shake around. Pick the raccoon or the fox and no mess. Make your selection at Petsmart.
  2. Pet Alive Essential Oils Skin, bladder, ears, aggression – oils for all sorts of remedy solutions. Try them out from Abe’s Market.
  3. Dog shaped dog toy A little dog friend, without all the hassles of an actual second dog! What a cute handmade toy from Abe’s Market.
  4. Treats for bad breathThese are great 100% all natural treats to make sure you get sweet doggies kisses. Order them now from Abe’s Market.
  5. FURminator Deshedding ToolWhether long hair or short, there’s a FURminator for the job. Highly recommended by all the animal lovers we know and found at Petsmart.
  6. Angel Wings HarnessMartha Stewart has come up with the perfect harness for your little angel. Wear it year round and find it at Petsmart.
  7. Pet PurseJust like Paris Hilton! Hang that baby over your shoulder, and take the little one everywhere in style. You can pick this up at Walmart.
  8. In Car SkyboxThis is a skybox! Now the little dog can see out the window, while still being safely strapped in. Win, win from Petsmart.
  9. Pet Bike BasketGet your exercise and take them along.Biking is such great exercise and now the little prince or princess can some along! Order this now from Get Organized, in time for your fall rides.
  10. Pet Rolling CaseThis roll-around is amazingly convertible for any need, like those new-fangled strollers. The plane, the car or as a backpack, it is completely versatile, as you would expect from Get Organized.
  11. Dozen Dog TreatsA dozen treats with doggy frosting. As much for you as for them! Order them now at World Market.

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Great Gift Ideas For Cats and Cat Lovers! #BBNshops

Here are some great gift ideas for your cat or a cat lover you know. I have a bunch of cats and I know they would love these items. These all would make great Christmas gifts but are useable year round. Some of these are geared towards the cats but others are to make a cat person’s life easier like litter items. Some of them can be for someone who loves cats but does not have a cat yet but is contemplating it like the calendar, book and puzzle.

Independence is what we always hear about cats, but they still need a few things from us to have the best lives. Shelves and perches so they can look down on us, still keeping track, but pretending not to, and some more little necessaries.

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    1. Attack Cat SignCould be a joke, or could be the truth. Ever had your ankles scratched from under the sofa? Still a great sign you can order now and pick up at Petsmart.
    2. Motorized Cat Mobile ToyKeep your cat engaged anywhere you can find a door. Get some exercise for that indoor cat with Pioneer Pet Tiger Toy from Kohl’s.
    3. Paw Cleaning Litter MatClean the Litter off those paws as they step out of the litter box. Order it from Wayfair.
    4. Pounce ToyNatural Bamboo and canvas, natural and durable for lots of fun by Ore Originals from Nordstrom.
    5. Cat Paw Litter ScoopIf you must have that scoop hanging around, then at least make a statement! It’s an Ore Originals paw from Nordstrom.
    6. Catnip ShakerWow, a shaker of catnip! Sprinkle it on those special places, like scratching posts, or perches for a special treat. Buy this organic catnip at Abe’s Market.
    7. The Cat Whisperer BookSecrets on how to talk to your cat, if your cat is willing to listen, right? Give it a go – you never know. Find it at Petsmart.
    8. Heated Window Sill BedThe perfect window perch for your indoor cat and heated for the winter. Order it from Wayfair and have a happy cat!
    9. Kitty CaveEasy to clean, more colors available, cat bed and a little cat cave, all in one. Find it at Kohl’s.
    10. 1000 Piece Cat PuzzleDoes your cat sit on your work? Let them walk across this puzzle filled with cats. Pick this up for yourself or the cat lover in your life from Get Organized.
    11. Yoga Cats 18 month Wall CalendarReally, cats in asana poses? Up Cat, Down Cat, and mostly Corpse pose, right? World Market carries this great calendar you can use right away.
    12. Cat ShelfWall Art that doubles as shelves! Wayfair carries this fun series of cat perches.

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Here are some great gift ideas for your cat or a cat lover you know. I have a bunch of cats and I know they would love these items. These all would make great Christmas gifts but are useable year round. Some of these are geared towards the cats but others are to make a cat person’s life easier like litter items. Some of them can be for someone who loves cats but does not have a cat yet but is contemplating it like the calendar, book and puzzle.

Independence is what we always hear about cats, but they still need a few things from us to have the best lives. Shelves and perches so they can look down on us, still keeping track, but pretending not to, and some more little necessaries.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boombox Network . This post contains affiliate links.

Mega Mesh Premium Magnetic Screen Door

 Mega Mesh Premium Magnetic Screen Door

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Good for Dogs and Fresh Air!

This screen door is a great idea.  I have been wanting one for quite a while now ever since I first saw the TV commercials.  I have several dogs and am having to open the door for them constantly to go in and out so this door would save me from doing that all day.

This does not fit all doors.  It only comes in one size so make sure that it fits your door.  Our front door was too wide for this so we used it on our side door.  It looks like it should go inside the door frame but because of the way our door was made we had to attach it to the outside of the door frame.  It was fairly easy to put up but we ended up using more tacks than came in the package to make sure it was secure.  It looks great on the door and I am very happy with the way it looks.

There are a few problems with this product.  First, it does not fit snugly all the way around so small insects could get in, especially from the bottom, Also, the magnets are not strong enough and it does not close completely all the time.  Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t, so you have to look back everytime you step through it to make sure it closed all the way.  Another problem is that my actual door is steel and it is open so sometimes the magnets catch on the door instead of the other side of the curtain.

The dogs were very hesitant to use it at first but now they are getting used to it.  It works better for dogs than humans because they only open the bottom third or so and it snaps together better.  If a person goes through it, it does not always close properly.  It is great for bringing groceries and laundry in and out, no need to use a door knob each time.  We can keep the door open now well into the night to get the cool night air and not worry about bugs.

Overall, I am happy with this and am sure it will save me a lot of work opening and closing doors for dogs and people.

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From the manufacturer:

Mega Mesh

The best quality magnetic screen door by Easy Install

These Bug Screens are made to a high quality and are built to last.

What You’ll Get:

Unrivaled Quality

✓ Strong magnets sewn in, to provide seamless automatic closure
✓ High quality micro mesh keeps the smallest bugs out
✓ Easy install bug screens have been developed to stay up and withstand heavy traffic

Multiple Uses

✓ Can be used in all homes for effective pest control
✓ Great for use in RVs
✓ Fits easily where swing doors cannot fit

Benefits of Mega Mesh

✓ Magnetic hands-free entry
✓ Pet friendly access
✓ The low-cost way to economically cool your home
✓ Protection for your family from invading insects
✓ Easy installation
✓ Optional push-pin fixings included

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This product can be purchased from Amazon here:  Mega Mesh Premium Magnetic Screen Door

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