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.

Best & Worst Pets for Apartment Living

FTC Disclosure:ForRent.com has sponsored and provided the content for this post.

Over time, dogs are reportedly more stinky than cats by a 2 to 1 ratio. And yet, the age-old personality question persists: Are you a dog person or a cat person?

Beyond personality, we wanted to look at the many other considerations of pet ownership that are important for apartment living. How much space does your pet need? How much care and walking will it require? Is it stinky? How much does it poop?

We set out to find statistics and data to answer these questions so you can find the best pet to suit your apartment life. Here’s what we found:

Best & Worst Pets for Apartment Living
Best & Worst Pets for Apartment Living Created By: ForRent.com

 

Educating people on the best pets for smaller spaces will hopefully reduce the number of pets turned over to shelters because owners were not well informed.

Happy Birthday to my Mama!!

Happy 10th Gotcha Day Dakota!!

To my precious “Sheltie-Boy”,

It is so hard to believe that ten years ago today you joined our family. The years have flown by. There are so many moments that I wish I could have captured and treasured longer, but thankfully through the blog and photos, many of them have been preserved.

Dakota there are times you drove me insane when you were under two years old. You Chewed furniture, chewed door panels, destroyed toys, you chewed up my brand new cell phone, and when I had to house-train you  I thought I would never make it through!  But I did, and so did you! 

You have grown into the most loving, sensitive, hilariously funny, compassionate and brilliant dog that I could have ever hoped for. 

When my Angel Bobo passed and we adopted Cody first, while Cody helped to heal my aching heart, and while I adore Cody, it is YOU dear boy who is more like my Angel Bobo. I didn’t realize that til this year. Angel Bobo would kiss me if I cried, you do the same. Angel Bobo would never leave my side, you do the same. In the past year it seems that our bond has grown even deeper. You show a love and sensitivity for me and all of my moods that I would never have thought to be possible. Your beautiful jelly bean eyes speak volumes. You have matured into my “heart-dog.”

I want to thank you dear boy for the countless doggy kisses that you give me EVERY DAY, for the laughs, yes, even when you are on one of your crazy Sheltie barking jags, (and I wish you would stop), you ALWAYS make me smile. Thank you dearest Dakota for all you have contributed to our family in the past ten years, thank you  for loving me even when I am not feeling lovable. Thank you  for sharing your life with us. I pray we have many more years together.

Happy, Happy 10th Gotcha Day my precious “Dakota Boda”, my “heart-dog.” You are the Sheltie I waited my entire life for. I love you more than you could ever imagine…..today, tomorrow and forever………”Mom”

 

 

Giving a Bark Out to Teachers! Thankful Thursday #WorldTeachersDay

Hi my furiends! It’s Dakota and I am here to tell you that today is World Teachers Day, a most important day. It is a day that aims to “raise awareness of the importance of the role played by teachers all over the world.” Teachers should be appreciated EVERY DAY, but sadly, they are not.

Don’t know if any of you know, but my Dad is a teacher. Or he was a teacher, wait, he is now a substitute teacher because he is technically retired. When Dad was a full-time teacher, he taught for 36 years. 26 of those years were spent teaching middle school in the inner city of Detroit. Dad taught Special Ed.  He barely  missed a day. Dedicated guy my Dad is and was. Makes a woofie proud. I wasn’t around for all of those years since I am only 10,  but my Mom told me stories about it so that is how I know. Never doubt what I know. I am a Shetland Sheepdog. I am a highly intelligent sort. We Shelties are quite high on the list of woofies who are considered to be extremely intelligent. Hence my propensity for being stubborn…but I digress…..

Dad’s family is full of teachers! Dad’s Mom and sister both were teachers. His niece also is a teacher.

I think the real reason my Dad became a teacher is because he is a dead-ringer for Albert Einstein:

Mom says when she was growing up teachers were held in high esteem. She said that in her house, if the phone rang and it was your teacher on the other end, “God help you.” In Mom’s house the teacher was revered and respected. Nowadays, if a teacher just looks at a kid the wrong way they are in trouble. They are disrespected and grossly underpaid…professional athletes get millions of dollars…..teachers have to spend much of their own money for various supplies for their classrooms. Teachers have to fight to just get a raise…..something is wrong with this picture.

Anyway, in salute of my Dad for all of the years he spent teaching and to teachers everywhere,  Mom and I want to give a huge THANK YOU to the teachers that Mom had who made a difference in HER life and we wanted to share some of our favorite quotes about teachers:

“I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.” – John Wooden

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth’.” – Dan Rather

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” – Japanese 

  • Woofies, tell your humans to take some time  and thank the teachers who helped to make them who they are today and while you’re at it, leave a comment telling us who YOUR human’s favorite teacher was!

Happy World Teachers Day!!!

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota


We are happy to be participating in the  Brian’s Home Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

 

It’s Autumn, or is it?

Today, (September 22, 2017), at 4:02 pm EST, autumn officially arrived in the Northern Hemisphere

OR IS IT?

Could someone please tell our temperatures in Michigan that it is now autumn? Our temps are supposed to be in the 80s (F) until the middle of next week. My Mom is NOT happy! And…”if Mama isn’t happy, then NOBODY is happy!!”

 

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota