Don’t forget your best friend this holiday season. Even those with four legs deserve a special gift under the tree. Nonprofit PetSmart Charities is teaming up with do-it-yourself expert Brit Morin to showcase easy and fun projects to celebrate your adopted pet this holiday season. From lounging on DIY pet pillows to indulging in homemade holiday treats, your pet will feel the love as he or she relaxes in the happy place you helped create. Continue reading Tuesday Top Five: Do-It-Yourself Gifts for Your Dog→
Did you get your dog a Christmas gift this year? My four were treated to big, new marrow-filled bones, that they carried around the whole day. Penny immediately took her bone under the end table so no one would bother her. I saw only her tail for the biggest part of the morning. Continue reading Saturday Survey: Your Dog’s Christmas Gift→
Not all about dogs today, but I thought this was an interesting take on how the rich and famous celebrate the holidays with their pets. Celebrity pets are almost as primped and pampered as their famous parents, so you can only begin to imagine what kind of holiday gifts celebs will bestow on their furry, four-legged friends. As the holidays inch closer, pet-lifestyle expert and author of “Beauty Secrets for the Pampered Cat,” Sandy Robins, has announced her picks for the Top Ten Celebrity Pet Presents for the season bringing new meaning to the phrase, “You lucky dog!”
One of my most favorite mail-order catalogs is the one from Wireless. It’s got lots of goofy t-shirts and merchandise based on TV shows, but the best part is the dog-related merchandise they have. Here’s a sample from the 2010 summer preview catalog.
Just in time for Black Friday, this poll from Associated Press and Petside.com shows that, in spite of the bad economy, more of us plan on purchasing holiday gifts for our pet than last year. 43% of respondents said they bought last year, while 52% plan to buy this year.
One surprising stat that came from the study is that 60% of dog guardians will treat their pets to something special under the tree while only 40% of cat guardians will. Similarly, and not nearly so surprising, is that over 60% of females plan to buy while only 40% of men plan to do so.
Do you worry about your dog getting into the decorations? Although only 14% of those surveyed said their pets had gotten into something in the past, but nearly 60% they do consider their pets when buying decorations.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
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