It’s Earth Day!!


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It’s Earth Day! 14 Easy Steps You Can Take Today To Go Green With Your Dog!

FROM ULTIMATE HOME LIFE:When we talk about holidays we celebrate with our dogs, what usually comes to mind are holidays such as New Year’s (both eve and day), Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s day and a whole host of other similar special times in a year.

But, Earth Day? Now that’s not something you hear about everyday!

Good news is, Earth Day is definitely a day you can celebrate with your dog. However, celebrations here aren’t exactly all fun and games. Celebrating this day with your dog is all about it being a turning point in your life where you can make a promise to become a more environmentally friendly and responsible individual.

And this is what makes this day so beautiful, the fact that it isn’t just one day in a year. Earth Day is more of a lifestyle we continue to practice thanks to what we learn from it.

Ultimate Home Life has come up with this beautiful infographic that explains 14 steps you can take to reduce your dog’s “carbon paw print”.

Whether it’s what you’re buying for Fido, who you’re buying it from, what you’re doing with it after you’re done or what activities you do with your dog on a daily basis, this infographic has a ton of actionable tips you can start implementing as of this moment.

So enjoy, and happy Earth Day!

Infographic Courtesy Of Ultimate Home Life

The Green Dog Owner

 

Have a “Yappy” Earth Day!!! (A few words on Wednesday)


Earth Day Comments & Graphics

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dakota pick up your poop
 


Earth Day Comments & Graphics

Magickal Graphics

Happy Earth Day!!


Earth Day Comments & Graphics

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earthday quote with my photo
dakota pick up your poop

Earth Day Comments & Graphics

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The photo of the sunset above was taken by me!
There was no photo enhancement used for color whatsoever. I only added the quote

Friday Find! Meet Julie Lancaster of “Off The Cuff Stuff For Pets”

Julie and one of her Mi-ki-s "Jet"

Hi everyone! This is Dakota and I am pleased to introduce you to a new friend of mine. Meet Julie Lancaster, the creator,  owner and brilliant designer  of  Off The Cuff Stuff For Pets a site that features one-of-a-kind, handmade -by- Julie accessories and clothes for pets!

Julie is a dear friend of my bonus daughter, Marla, and it was Marla who first brought Julie’s superbly crafted items to my attention. I was so intrigued by her talent that I wanted to not only learn more about her, but to share her items with all of you!

Julie spent many years working in a tedious office job and knew that this was not how she should be spending her life.  She is highly creative, zany, seriously gifted in the arts (she  has extensive experience working  with textiles and has painted many   murals) and decided that she must spend her life away from the boring office environment and pursue her true calling,  that of being an Artist.  Having artistic talents in a myriad of areas,  Julie’s quandary was what would she create, how would she channel her gift?

Along with being an artist, Julie is also a dog lover, specifically the adorable Mi-ki breed.  (Not familiar with Mi-ki’s? You can read about them here.)  Julie began breeding Mi-kis (her website is www.mikilover.com) and decided she needed a sling to carry her tiny dogs in to make them feel safe and secure when visiting the vet. Her slings would enable her to keep their tiny paws off of the vet floor as well, thereby avoiding picking up any germs. She wanted it to be fashionable and comfortable, hence the birth of the Bling Bling Sling.

Gena and "Bling Bling Sling"

Julie also makes harnesses, coats and a bevy of other items. She takes great pride in the fact that all of her items are one-of-a-kind.  She is ecstatic to be  utilizing her  background and talents  as a seamstress and  artist, as well as her  experience in working with textiles, doing work that satisfies her soul.  Her work is superior quality and she works closely with her customers to be sure that their piece will not only be unique, and reflect their individual personalities,  but  that the finished product is a true work of art!

"Crimson Queen" Dress

Julie cares about the environment as well! Almost all of Julie’s items are made from recycled materials that she finds at Estate/Yard sales. She uses everything from old prom dresses to wedding dresses. She says that by using recycled materials she is able to keep her cost down and in her words “if you take from the Earth, give back”. 

Pink ruffle coat

Sunday is Earth Day  and by using recycled materials Julie is truly helping to preserve our environment.

If you are interested in having Julie make YOU a one-of-a-kind creation there are a variety of ways you can reach her. You can find her on Facebook, you may visit her website,  and you can reach her via email: julie@offthecuffstuffforpets.com

Dazzling Dreams

I hope that you have enjoyed meeting Julie and seeing just a few of her gorgeous items, as much as I enjoyed introducing her to you!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Happy Earth Day!