My Kitty Brother Stole MY Cuddle Blanket!

This post was sponsored in product and compensation by Mirage Pet Products

 

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Hi everyone! It’s Dakota and yep I am writing this post but I am afraid you won’t be seeing me today. Why? Because I recently received a Cuddle Blanket (Sleepytime by Petflys, available at Mirage Pet Products), that a certain kitty has stolen!! Yes my furiends, Cody stole my blanket!!!!!!

See what I mean? In fairness, I don’t blame Cody for taking over my blanket even if it IS intended for dogs.  We all know that cats are connoisseurs of comfort and coziness  and Cody IS a cat. There are many dogs who ARE attracted to blankets, some of them even carry them around the house in their mouths, or they sleep on them in their beds.

Often their pawrents will put a blanket in their crate, and if the dog is a puppy the Cuddle Blanket would bring he or she LOTS of soothing comfort.  It would be perfect to have in a pet carrier for a trip to the Vet or to swaddle a smaller dog. Many dogs like to lounge on the couch or in a chair. I am not one of those dogs. I am super fluffy and carry my own blanket and bed right on my back! I rarely climb on to the couch and I don’t sleep in chairs.  So, what cat WOULDN’T take over a velvety soft, unattended blanket? Cody was simply acting like the thief cat that he is, nothing wrong with that!

Truth be told, when Mom was selecting items from Mirage Pet Products for Cody and I to feature on our blogs, when Mom selected this blanket, she completely had Cody on her mind because she knew that Cody  would LOVE it, Mom didn’t care that the blanket is meant for dogs, she saw no reason why cats can’t enjoy it too!

Mom thinks those “Funky Monkeys” are just too cute! They remind her of the sock monkeys from the Stone Age when she was young. Mom says this blanket is sooooooo soft and velvety that it would also be good for human babies! Psssst: don’t tell, but Mom wants this same blanket in a larger size…FOR HER!!!

Mom just might be in luck! Mirage Pet Products has these pet blankets and there are a number of sizes (and different patterns) available! The size I received is a 1/2 blanket which is 30 x 36 inches.  I guess Mom would want the Luxurious Plush Big Baby Blanket in the Funky Monkey pattern for HER!!

So my furry pals, whether you are a dog, cat or a HUMAN, you have GOT to get this blanket and feel the softness for yourself! It would make a great gift for the pet (or pet lover!) in your life! Oh and when it arrives, if you don’t want it stolen you had better act FAST!! ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A KITTY IN THE HOUSE!!!

 

 

 

Pet Product: Molly Mutt Car Seat Cover

Hi everyone it’s Dakota! Back in September Mom and I were reading a blog that we follow regularly (My Rotten Dogs) and they were having a give-away for a Molly Mutt Car Seat Cover. 

My Dad had just leased a new Honda Accord and was already getting frantic about having me ride in it too soon. Why? Because Shelties are known to have an abundance of fur and said-fur gets all over Dad’s back seat. Mom and I were quite familiar with Molly Mutt because we had won a bed some time ago,  and we both decided that since their products are so well made, we wanted to enter this give-away and hopefully surprise my OCD Dad by winning the Car Seat Cover.

Well, I won and I am doing Sheltie Spins of joy that I did!

The Molly Mutt Car Seat Covers are super versatile and stylish! They can be used as traditional car seat covers, cargo covers or a hammock cover. Before I show you my photos (because of course I never use ANY product in a traditional way), I want to show you a photo from the Molly Mutt website that shows the cover being used three different ways. You will notice in the photo below that the cover is put in the car in a neat and tidy manner, (not like the way that my Mom put ours in for our Dad!)

Photo Courtesy of the Molly Mutt Website. Click to visit and purchase

The Molly Mutt car seat cover not only protects your back seat or cargo area, it also adds an extra bit of style.

  • fits all vehicles with headrests
  • covers the back seat or cargo area
  • adjustable straps for easy on/off
  • seat belt slots so you can buckle up
  • seat anchors & non-skid backing keep the cover in place

dimensions: 56″ x 56″

you can also add embroidery!

When I won, Mom and I selected the same cover that is featured in the photo above. It is called “Rocketman” (and you are welcome for the earworm I just gave you with Elton John buzzing in your head!)  When you see my photos below you will notice that Mom did NOT use the adjustable straps or the seat belt slots. Why? Because Dad’s wants/needs for the use of HIS cover is different from most. The reason for that is because I am only a 25 lb Sheltie, I am NOT a giant dog who takes up the entire back seat both in length OR height! Dad’s main concern for his car is that the seat that I plop my butt on (and that passengers in his car plop THEIR butt on), is covered, AND, because I tend to also like to sit ON THE FLOOR, Dad wanted part of the FLOOR covered as well. (That is because my fur sticks to the carpeting in the car like velcro!)

Leave it to us to ALWAYS add a new spin on ways to use products! It might not be the textbook “right” way but it WORKS for us and FULFILLS OUR NEEDS!

Now that we have a Molly Mutt Car Seat Cover my fur doesn’t shed on the seat or the floor which makes Dad happy and in turn makes Mom and I happy because we don’t have to listen to him yapping about not wanting to have me ride  in his new car! (The nerve of him!)

Thanks Molly Mutt and our furiends at My Rotten Dogs! The car seat cover functions the way that WE need it to function and we couldn’t be happier!

Woofies go and visit Molly Mutt and get one for yourself too!

Barks and licks and love, 

Dakota 

 

 

In full disclosure:we were not compensated for writing about the Molly Mutt Car Seat Cover. We chose to feature it on our blog as a thank you for having won it, which in our world is the proper thing to do when one wins a prize from a blog. That being said, we love our cover and if we had done a traditional review we would have featured more photos and more feedback from us, but this is a product “feature” NOT one of our traditional reviews.

Honor Your Pet With Pet Memorial Jewelry by My Flowers Forever & Bellabeads- World-Wide Give-Away!

Disclosure:We were compensated by My Flowers Forever/Bellabeads in product and a review fee,  to share info with YOU our readers.  As you know, we ONLY share information about products that we currently use, have used, that we would LOVE to use, and that would be of interest and value to YOU.

When I was contacted by My Flowers Forever/Bellabeads asking if I would be interested in featuring their Pet Memorial Jewelry, the timing could not have been more perfect. As many of you know who follow our blog, we have another blog that is dedicated to the memory of my “soul kitty”, Bobo. July 2nd marked the 10th anniversary of my beloved Bobo’s passing, and I felt that featuring this special jewelry on his blog and Dakota’s  would be yet another wonderful way of honoring him.  In case you missed the give-away that Cody did on HIS blog, you are in luck! Today we are offering you yet another chance  to win a custom-made piece of jewelry that will honor YOUR beloved pet, and IT IS A WORLD-WIDE GIVE-AWAY! 

ABOUT BELLABEADS/MY FLOWERS FOREVER.COM

Bellabeads, which began under the name Flowers Forever, was started in 1994 by the current owner, Cristina Segarra. What started out as a small business with just one employee, offering clients exceptional service and high quality designs, has flourished into a fully staffed memorial jewelry and flower preservation business, available to customers worldwide.  As Bellabeads continues to expand its services and product lines, we remain dedicated to providing customers with only the highest quality finished products. Every product sold is hand-made on location, with the utmost attention to detail. This ensures that your custom piece is not only one of a kind, but also perfect.

We are a company that makes memorial jewelry from pet ashes, pet fur and flower

petals. We have been in business over 20 years.

We ship worldwide, so it’s no surprise that we have created designs for clients as far away as Japan and from events as prestigious as The Presidential Inaugural Ball.

Photo Courtesy of My Flowers Forever Jewelry–Flower Petal Jewelry, Gates of Charleston Pendant

PET MEMORIAL &  REMEMBRANCE JEWELRY

Our friends at  Flowers Forever, understand that pets are more than just animals. They become your companion, your friend and part of your family. They share your laughs, your tears and your love.

Having to say goodbye to a pet is one of the hardest things to do. It can feel like there’s a hole in your heart that can never be filled. They believe that the only way to move forward is to reflect on the beauty of the life that you were able to share and memorialize this remembrance. 

Photo Courtesy of My Flowers Forever Jewelry–Pet Memorial Oval Pendant

That’s why they create beautiful memorial and remembrance jewelry for you. Each piece is handcrafted with love by their team of artisan jewelers and is one-of-a-kind. They use hair or ashes from your dearly departed pet to create memorial beads and pendants that you can wear, give as gifts, or pass down as treasured heirlooms.

For purposes of Cody’s review and to show you an example on Dakota’s blog, I was presented with the opportunity of having beads made that resembled Bobo’s coloring. I am unusual in the fact that I didn’t want to upset Bobo’s ashes by opening them and sending them, nor did I want to send some of his fur since I have so little of it left. That wasn’t a concern at all. The lovely people at My Flowers Forever & Bellabeads had me send a photo of Bobo that showed his coloring clearly, The picture above was done by Becart and is the photo that I chose. When my items arrived,  I could NOT have been happier with the results!!  They made two different variants of color for me.

Every memorial bead is handcrafted by their team of 5 highly skilled artisan jewelers specifically for each customer.  Each piece is completely different and one of a kind.  

This type of jewelry is made by using freeze-dried petals, which can be combined with a small amount of the ashes of your loved one if desired. This means you can use the petals of your most-loved flower or from the arrangement at their memorial. This can be further personalized by adding their initials or their name. You can pick an artisan piece that lovingly honors and celebrates them as an individual; a heart pendant, or a bracelet that is engraved with their name, an angel wing pendant or a memorial keychain with an engraved monogram. Whichever piece you select will stay with you and hopefully provide you with some comfort in difficult times. You can see more bracelets here. Questions? Visit their FAQ’S page to find answers!

Pictured above is the Double Ring Necklace Pendant which I adore. If you look at the color of the pendant and the bead above, you will see how closely it resembles the color of Bobo’s fur. 

When my jewelry arrived I wanted to cry. Not out of sadness but out of happiness. The items were sent beautifully wrapped/presented, (if you are giving them as a gift they are ready to go). The bead and pendant that I received in honor of Bobo’s 10th Anniversary at The Rainbow Bridge are items that I will wear and cherish forever. They are yet another way of somehow enabling him to still be close to me. I adore my items and you will too!

Photo Courtesy of My Flowers Forever Jewelry–Personalized Dog Bone Pendant

WORLD-WIDE GIVE-AWAY!! YOU are in luck! The kind people at My Flowers Forever & Bellabeads are offering ONE of my readers WHO RESIDES ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD a double ring pendant of their own! (An approximate $77 value). Entering is easy! Simply enter on the rafflecopter below and good luck!!!

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The Adventure Leash by Petoji

Petoji has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own.

On Monday, Dakota and I were pleased to share the NEW Petoji Hybern8 bed, Petoji’s Kickstarter campaign, AND A GIVE-AWAY TO WIN A HYBERN8 BED!! (Have you entered? Hurry, you do NOT want to miss out!)

Because I wasn’t able to receive one of the new beds, the incredibly kind individuals at Petoji allowed me to choose an ADVENTURE LEASH for Dakota. I was ecstatic! I knew immediately which one I wanted:

ADVENTURE LEASH

WATERPROOF | DIRT-PROOF

| NO STINK | ULTRA DURABLE

“Take your pup anywhere and everywhere. From the mountain tops to the oceans below, the Adventure Leash is ready for anything. Our special coated webbing protects your leash from water, dirt, grime, mildew, and abrasion. Best of all its easier to clean than your pup’s filthy paws!”

When we first got Dakota, he had a red cloth leash. I just love how he looks in red, but the cloth always became filthy. We no longer have that leash, it is long gone because the filth became too much to bear! There was no way at all to clean the cloth. I never got another red leash because I could never find one that I liked enough to replace it… until now. No more worries about a leash becoming filthy!

 

 

  • The Adventure Leash is waterproof, stink-proof, dirt-proof, and ultra durable
  • They have the lightest locking carabiner for a dog leash on the market, but still strong enough to hold up to 1,000 lbs.
  • Comes in 10 colors and 3 standard lengths
  • They also offer custom colors and lengths
  • I love everything about this leash, the look, the durability, the feel of it, the lock is amazing, as is the quality. Also, Dakota STILL looks darned good in RED!!
  • If you donate $40 or more to the Petoji Hybern8 Kickstarter campaign you can get the Adventure Leash and Collar set! What are you waiting for! Hurry over to the campaign, there is just a few days left!

Give-Away! “The Dog Bed YOU Design!” the Petoji Hybern8 (as seen on Kickstarter!)

Petoji has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own.

From the moment I was contacted by Petoji, (a company that specializes in premium dog gear),  asking if I would share their NEW line of dog beds,  Hybern8  (“The Dog Bed that YOU Design”) I was impressed. I was impressed with not only their products, but with the professionalism of this company. (And..they have a super cute Sheltie named Rory who is modeling in the video and some of the photos that I fell in love with!)  It is no wonder that their Kickstarter campaign met its goal in just a few days, but in order to offer more for YOU THEY STILL NEED YOUR HELP!

“Rory” Modeling Photo Courtesy of Petoji

While I did not receive an actual Hybern8 to review, after learning about this oh-so-comfy-looking bed, I knew that it would be of great interest to all of you. How could it NOT be? From everything I have read and seen, this bed looks so comfortable that I want to sleep on it. It also looks beautifully made.  It is our pleasure and honor to share information with you about this exceptional bed.

Hybern8 is “the most comfortable custom luxury dog bed ever.” It’s designed and manufactured by Petoji in Fort Worth, Texas.

  • The custom cover is removable and replaceable
    • You decide how it looks, YOU choose your favorite colors and patterns for each part of the bed. (They will provide at minimum 20 and up to 100 fabric options depending on campaign funding.) All customization selections will be chosen at the end of the campaign.
  • “It’s more comfortable that any other dog bed.”
    • Filled with Cloud9 filling, a synthetic down alternative found in high-end duvets and pillows. No one else uses a filling this nice for a dog bed, but our dog’s deserve the best!
  • Everything is 100% washable. The cover and the pillow can be washed and dried good as new.
    • Backed by guarantee. Petoji’s Stay Fluffy Guarantee ensures that if your pillow ever needs a lift, they will re-stuff it at no cost. How cool is that??? I have never, ever heard of anyone who will do that!

      Photo Courtesy of Petoji

  • Comes in 4 sizes
    • Mini for dogs up to 15 lbs, Queen for dogs up to 30 lbs, King for dogs up to 60 lbs, and Supreme for dogs up to 100 lbs.

      Photo Courtesy of Petoji

  • Petoji’s Active Breathe Shield is the “best water-resistant liner there is”.
    • The top layer is waterproof nylon, the bottom is a DWR coated polyester that lets the bed breathe. Your dog won’t even know it’s there.
    • Custom toy baskets: Petoji is also offering custom coordinating toy baskets made from the same Hybern8 materials.

      Photo Courtesy of Petoji

  • “Compared to other custom beds, Hybern8 has more customization options, better materials, at a much lower price. Other custom beds cost 200-300$ and they are nowhere near the same quality of material or manufacturing.”

 

WHAT IS KICKSTARTER?

  • Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform, and by backing their project you are buying your bed in advance which helps them buy the machines they need, the best materials they can get, and hire the right people to produce Hybern8 in their own Texas facility. Projected shipments for the first orders is August. As a backer you are getting onto the ground floor and really playing a role in making this happen!
  • Petoji needs your help to bring this project to life! Help them achieve their goal of getting their own manufacturing facility up and running in Texas to produce Hybern8 and continue to develop more great pet products.
  • Kickstarter ends May 18th

    Doesn’t Rory look handsome on this bed? Photo Courtesy of Petoji

GIVE-AWAY!! 

USA only. 18 and over. ONE winner will be able to select their bed size and colors shortly after the Kickstarter campaign ends May 18th, and will receive the bed in line with Petoji’s production schedule. (projected to ship in August).By entering the giveaway you are agreeing to sign up for Petoji’s mailing list. Extra entries for Facebook sharing. Enter on the rafflecopter below and GOOD LUCK!!

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BE SURE TO STOP BY DAKOTA’S BLOG THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 10TH to read about the Adventure Leash that Dakota received from Petoji!!

 

Pet People LOVE Animal Hearted: “Apparel and Gifts for Animal Lovers” Give-Away!

Animal Hearted Apparel has sponsored this post, both in product and monetary compensation, but all opinions are my own.


 is a clothing company with a conscience

They are passionate about animals. Not only do they make fun and creative clothing and accessories for animal lovers, they are dedicated to saving the lives of shelter animals. They donate 25% of proceeds from every order to a non-profit animal shelter or rescue. They have helped save thousands of shelter pets. When YOU place an order, you will help save thousands more!

Some of the  organizations Animal Hearted has worked with include the Humane Society of the United States, Animal Place Sanctuary, Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue, the North Shore Animal League, SPCA of Solano County, Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue, Yolo County SPCA, and German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California.

 

Animal Hearted Apparel carries an extensive and ever-expanding collection of tee shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, and hats/beanies in unisex, women’s, and youth sizes.

When I was contacted by Animal Hearted founder, Aaron Seminoff, asking if I would be interested in selecting some items and writing about them for both Dakota and Cody’s blog, after reading about all the wonderful things they do for animals and seeing their quirky, fun, sometimes snarky, but full of so much love, products, I jumped at the chance!

As I mentioned, Aaron Seminoff, is the founder of Animal Hearted Apparel. He is a dedicated animal lover, photographer and musician. Aaron shares his life with two rescue dogs (Link and Zelda)

Photo Courtesy of Animal Hearted Apparel

and two rescue cats (Sheba and Abby)! Aaron also plays drums in a band, and loves to take his dogs hiking. With Animal Hearted, Aaron combines his creativity with his passion for animals to provide you with the best source for all of your animal-related products.

The shirt below is one of the dog-themed shirts that I selected for my husband as a special surprise. He LOVES IT!

I also found two more that are on my “wish list!”

The T-shirts that I ordered are  100% cotton  which I LOVE!! Another thing I love? I am rather “fluffy” which is a nice way of saying I am “zaftig” or “chubby”, and Animal Hearted is one of the few sites that has larger sizes that are TRULY LARGER SIZES. They are NOT those T-shirts with a size sticker that isn’t true to size. Animal Hearted T’s ARE TRUE TO SIZE. If you are “fluffy” like me, that is often hard to find and much appreciated!

CRISIS AVERTED!!

Poor Aaron!! When I was perusing the Animal Hearted website looking for dog shirts, I noticed that they have a category where you can purchase a shirt by breed. The breeds are organized alphabetically and I went directly to the letter “S” looking for Shetland Sheepdogs. There were none. That is where “poor Aaron” comes in. I emailed him (in a rather “animated” way), asking why there were no Shetland Sheepdog shirts and he told me they WILL be added at a later date. So why was a crisis averted? Because I noticed that you can make a CUSTOM PET TEE on the Animal Hearted site! I could have Dakota’s photo put on a shirt! My problem was solved!

If you didn’t watch the video, PLEASE DO!!!! Designing my OWN SHIRT with one of my favorite photos of Dakota could NOT have been easier! One of many things I loved about the process, that is reiterated in the video, is that you do NOT need photos that are perfect for them to look great on a shirt. That is rare to find indeed.

Once you have submitted a photo, you will be contacted by the Animal Hearted designers who are super professional, polite and friendly. Below you will see the photo they sent me to approve on the left and on the right is the shirt that I received.

See? I told you the crisis of not having Sheltie shirts was averted! I just made one myself! Now, I have a shirt that is unique, there is no baseball memorabilia that I could purchase, that will have Dakota on it! Now THAT’S special!!

Animal Hearted also has  bandanas, that are intended primarily for dogs, and I selected the one you see below for Dakota, but you just might see Cody make an appearance in it too! It is generously sized and just darling!

Speaking of Cody, if you want to see the cat shirts that I selected (and for EXTRA ENTRIES INTO THE GIVE-AWAY THAT WE WILL BE SHARING BELOW), go and visit his blog, he is having a give-away too!

Looking for A Gift For You

Or An Animal Loving Friend?

Animal Hearted has shirts, and Frisbees for dogs, as well as other animal-themed accessories like tote bags, stickers, phone cases, magnets, and key chains. There is so much to choose from that I am certain you will find the perfect gift for YOU or that special someone!!! And, you will be helping animals at the same time!!! They also have FREE WORLD-WIDE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $49 !!

Shop By Animal

Know someone who has:

  • Birds
  • Chickens
  • Ferrets
  • Fish
  • Frogs
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Hamsters
  • Horses
  • Rabbits

AND

  • Alpacas
  • Hedgehogs
  • Goats

Yep you read that correctly!!!! You can find items for those people too!

 And….you can

 SHOP BY BREED!! 

  • Bird Breeds
  • Dog Breeds
  • Cat Breeds
  • Goat Breeds
  • Horse Breeds
  • Rabbit Breeds

YOU CAN DO ALL OF YOUR 

ANIMAL LOVER GIFT SHOPPING

IN ONE CONVENIENT PLACE

AND HELP ANIMALS TOO!!

The shirt featured above, is a shirt that Animal Hearted added to my order that was a much appreciated  surprise!

I couldn’t be happier with my entire experience with Animal Hearted! From their superb communication, customer service, attention to detail, their appreciation of my business, and the items that I received, you can rest assured I will be ordering from them in the future.  You should do the same! But in the meantime,  ONE OF YOU will have the chance to try them yourselves!!!

WORLD-WIDE GIVE-AWAY!!

Aaron is generously offering a world-wide give-away where ONE PERSON who is 18 and over will be given a $30 gift card to their site to choose what they would like. Entering is super easy, just enter on the rafflecopter below and GOOD LUCK!!!! (Be sure to visit Cody’s blog to enter there too!)

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