It’s #Thanksgivukkah!!!!

It is a once in a lifetime event that the American Thanksgiving and the Jewish holiday of Chanukah are falling on the same day, hence the name Thanksgivukkah!!!

dakota thanksgivukkah

Dakota and I want each and every one of you to know just HOW SPECIAL you are  to us, and we are THANKFUL for your friendship and support not just ONE day of the year, but EVERY DAY!!

It is our pleasure to share with you a most beautiful video that was lovingly made by the marvelous “Shell”, over at her blog,  My Three Moggiescommemorating both Thanksgiving and Chanukah, aka Thanksgivukkah!!!!,    She painstakingly put in all of the photos that each of us submitted to her and we are grateful for that and the zillion other things that she helps with throughout the blogging community. “Shell” and each and every one of YOU are shining examples of why we LOVE PET BLOGGERS!!!

May your holiday season be full of abundant blessings!!!

Barks, licks and much love and gratitude,

Dakota  and Caren



Back by Popular Demand! The #BLOGPAWS Conference Newbies Group! (The 2014 Edition!!)

blogpaws newbies group 2014

This year I am delighted and honored to have rock star,

 Carol Bryant Writer/Blogger at Pet360Marketing & PR Manager at BlogPaws and CEO & Founder at Fidose of Reality , assisting me with this group, which will enable us to provide the information that you need even faster than before!  If I don’t have an answer to your question, rest assured that Carol and I will sniff out the answer for you faster than you can down a bowl of kibble!

:eft to right: Caren Gittleman and Carol Bryant at the BlogPaws 2013 Conference were we I FINALLY met in person!! Just think of ALL of the people, pets and brands,  that you will FINALLY MEET IN PERSON!

(Left to right: Caren Gittleman and Carol Bryant at the BlogPaws 2013 Conference) Where we FINALLY met in person!! Just think of ALL of the people, pets and brands, that you will FINALLY MEET IN PERSON!


Thursday, May 8, 2014


Saturday, May 10, 2014



Henderson, Nevada, On beautiful Lake Las Vegas (30 minutes from the Strip)

Hotel?  Westin Las Vegas Resort & Spa

Register today: BlogPaws 2014

What can you find out in this Newbies Group?

  • Nervous about attending?
  • Want to know what to bring?
  • What to expect?
  • What to wear?
  • Wondering what you will do for breakfast the first day? Wonder no more!
  • Worried you will have no one to talk to? Get outta here!!

 Don’t be shy, ask away!

We were all Newbies at one time,(I often STILL feel like a Newbie!) and there is nothing more comforting, or to make you feel more prepared, than to have your questions answered BEFORE the Conference begins!

You won’t be deserted AT the Conference either! You can count on that!

Anything to make all of you more comfortable and EXCITED ABOUT BLOGPAWS 2014!

Now, sit back and enjoy some of the conference highlights from 2013!!



ATTENTION BlogPaws Veterans!!! You are welcome to join this group as well to share your experiences with our conference Newbies!


Oh Baby!!!!!! Who is having a birthday?

caren baby photo for birthday



Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: Snoozer Orthopedic Cozy Cave Pet Bed

I have a confession.

I am a floor sleeper.


I have NEVER met a bed that I have liked. NEVER.

Doubt that I will.

This makes my Mom tear her hair out!

Back in August, Mom entered a give-away

on one of her favorite blogs:

click on the photo to visit!

 The prize was a 

Snoozer Orthopedic Cozy Cave Pet Bed


Click on photo to visit the website!

Mom was completely ECSTATIC when she was chosen as the winner! Mom chose the same bed as above, but the color she chose was olive green.

Notice how the dog above isn’t ME?


Nope, I don’t!

Mom thinks that I am NUTS!

The bed is plush, well-made, high-quality, GORGEOUS!

It has:

  • Poly/Cotton exterior
  • Sherpa interior
  • Machine-washable cover
  • 3″ orthopedic foam
  • Topped with 2” layer of polyester batting for added cushion and comfort
  • Extra deep sleep surface
  • Rust-proof brass zipper
  • Available in a variety of fabric options


It comes in:

  • Small: 25 in. Diameter x 4 in. Sidewall
  • Large: 35 in. Diameter x 4 in. Sidewall
  • X-Large: 45 in. Diameter x 4 in. Sidewall


Mom ordered the Large and it is everything that Snoozer Pet Products says that it should be!

The problem isn’t them…it’s ME!

This is making Mom ask the question…am I the ONLY dog that won’t sleep in a bed of their own?


Where do YOU sleep?

Inquiring Moms want to know!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota