Blanket Boy

Mom,  you’re not Will and I am neither Eko OR Penny and your photography stinks!!! You are sooo embarrassing me! You made me look like a GIRL and I am a BOY!!

dakota blanket january 2016

To see where my Mom got her inspiration to humiliate me with a blanket….check out one of our favorite dog blogs Marking Our Territory!!

Will, Emily, Eko and Penny, is there room for a Sheltie at your place?

I’m running away.

Barks and licks and love,


Happy Spring!!

dakota spring 2015

Happy Birthday Mom!!!!

dakota happy birthday Mom

Dog Horoscopes: for Leo and Cancer July 2014

At times, deciphering out what is going on in our canine companions’ heads seems to be quite the impossible task. Luckily, the pet psychics at Psychic Source can look to the stars and reveal some insights into our pups’ actions.

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Seeing as July is the month for Cancer and Leo dogs, they will focus on the pet horoscopes for dogs born under those signs.


Cancer Dogs

If you have a Cancer dog, you already know that you need to occasionally  walk on eggshells around them – not because they might bite you or are aggressive, but because of their overly sensitive nature. Cancerian dogs are deeply affected by the phases of the moon and depending on the phase, their mood will shift along with the moon. (And sometimes, you just might catch them howling at it!)

Deep down, Cancer dogs really just want to be accepted into your family with love. If you show consistent attention and reassure them of their place in your family, you can throw away those eggshells. Once you have a Cancer dog’s trust you can rest assured that you have one of the most loyal, loving, and affectionate friends you’ll ever know. These canine homebodies will be a permanent fixture in your family’s home.

Zodiac Comments

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What’s in store for Cancer Dogs in July?

Despite these trademark traits, Cancer dogs have been embracing their more adventurous sides for quite a while because of the presence of Jupiter. With the planet-giant leaving Cancer in July, this desire for adventure will subside. Near the middle of July, the presence of Venus in Cancer will bring out Cancerian canines’ sensual side – expect more pleas for petting and jumps on your lap, whatever size dog they may be.

With the itch to explore subsiding, Cancer dogs will be less prone to being stressed out this month. The only time you should be extra cautious is during the full moon, right before the middle of the month. This phase of the moon could potentially make them more susceptible to moodiness.

Leo Dogs

Unlike the coy Cancer dogs, canines born under the sign of the lion are often seen as “leaders of the pack.” Like Cancerian dogs, they also demand plenty of attention from their owners – however to the contrary, they won’t be so passive in their demands. They know what they want and can be a bit finicky and misbehaved if they don’t get it.

Regardless, Leo dogs have just as much love and compassion to give as Cancer dogs. Their demand for attention only comes from a place of love and affection for their owners. However they will need more adventure rather than staying at home as a lap dog. They’ll want to go explore on walks or other adventures. Just be sure to take different paths every so often and to vary up your escapades because Leo dogs despise routine.

Zodiac Comments

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What’s in store for Leo Dogs in July?

Leo dog owners can rejoice this July! The presence of Venus for the first half of the month will positively affect these pups and they’ll be extra affectionate with their owners. In the second half of the month, Jupiter will enter Leo and pave the path for a very positive year. This event will cause Leo dogs to be more successful in their endeavors and generally be in a better, more energized mood.

While the influence of Venus in the first half of the month will lead to more affection, it will also put the Leos’ guard down, leading to lethargy and increased vulnerability and possible bouts of neediness. However, the boost to energy in the second half of the month will help these canines shake that off.

Still want to know more about what is going on with your pup in July? You can always chat with a phone psychic or pet psychic from Psychic Source and get a more in-depth scoop!


From Dakota’s Den:This is a sponsored post. I received compensation to feature it.  I LOVE Psychic Source anyway, (I  have always been interested in psychics and astrology for entertainment purposes),  and it is my pleasure to now have this as a monthly feature!

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

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Happy Valentine’s Day,

but too bad…

it’s my Mom’s FAVORITE!!

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#Dogs ! Holiday Buddy Biscuits by Cloud Star! 50% Off Coupon and Enter to win!

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Hi my furiends and happy Friday! The last time I featured a product by Cloud Star for you, I was featuring their Dynamo Dog Functional Treats. Well my furiends I have good news for you! The elves at Cloud Star are at it again! They have been working hard to bring you special LIMITED EDITION GOODIES just for the HOLIDAYS!

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 Did you notice that they are GINGERBREAD FLAVOR? Oh my dog! I could practically smell the Gingerbread baking in their ovens! I was drooling when they offered me the oppawtunity of trying some! I could barely contain myself when my package arrived and this is what I received:

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I begged my Mom to hurry and lay some of that

gingerbread flavored goodness on me!

The treats are soft and chewy and the biscuits are crunchy!

Perfect for whichever you are craving!

BuddyBiscuits Dakota and display of boxes

BuddyBiscuts actual biscuit

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BuddyBiscuits Dakota finally got it

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Barks and licks and love, 



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