I’m MOVING!!!!

dakota im moving

 

IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY SUBSCRIBED

YOU SHOULD AUTOMATICALLY MOVE OVER!

THANKS FOR YOUR PAW-TIENCE!!!

BARKS AND LICKS AND LOVE,

DAKOTA

Published in: on July 5, 2013 at 11:06 am  Comments (48)  
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Celebrate the 4th, but keep your #dog safe with these helpful tips from #Petfinder

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Chillin’ with Fox Baby-Wordless Wednesday

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Dog Poop Happens! Listen up for a Sneak Preview of a new subscription service!

Hi my furiends, it’s Dakota  and boy oh boy am I ever excited to bark some news out at you!

I was contacted the other day by a wonderful woman who sent me information about a new subscription service, and she asked if I would help her BARK out the news!   I told her I am ALWAYS up for a BARK about SOMETHING! Especially something that I think will have you or your human barking with joy!

Doggies, you know how when you take a walk with your human and you stop to use the facilities, it oftentimes is accompanied by all sorts of barking curse words from your human? Why? THEY FORGOT TO BRING A BAG TO PICK UP THE POOP!!!

dakota pick up your poop

 

That is the most frustrating thing for our humans! I am ashamed to say I have seen my Mom grab giant leaves (yes, you heard me correctly!) from bushes and use THOSE to pick up my poop because she was too lazy to go back upstairs to get a bag.

My Dad is guilty too. If he doesn’t have a bag, he will often LEAVE THE POOP until he makes a trip back outside!

Dakota and Daddy October

Well, you know how THAT goes! The ONE time that you don’t have a bag and you leave the poop, you get a crotchety neighbor with nothing to do but dial phones and report renegade poop (key Wicked Witch of the West music from the Wizard of Oz here)   she almost steps in aforementioned poop, and then, you get a note chastising you about proper poop disposal. YES! Dad DOES go back out and pick up the poop but sometimes not fast enough!

Did you know?

“Scientists have been able to trace dangerous bacteria in water back to dog waste. By offering people an affordable, fun and convenient way to keep a constant supply of waste bags, PoopBuddy aims to help reduce the spread of water pollution by the 72M strong dog owning community.”

Let’s not forget the current uproar about plastic bags being harmful to the environment. Soon, they might be a thing of the past. Imagine having eco-friendly, super-cool looking waste pick-up bags automatically mailed to your house! Your humans will be so happy that they will become never ending treat dispensers!

I want to give you a peek at a new product called:

Click on the logo to visit their website!

Click on the logo to visit their website!

PoopBuddy™

An Eco-Chic Poop Bag Delivery Service

PoopBuddy Bag Assortment

“The service addresses the increasing demand for eco-friendly alternatives to plastic bags and the want for fun and stylish dog accessories. PoopBuddy aims to motivate the 40% of dog owners who opt out of dog waste cleanup to form new habits.”

PoopBuddy Bags

Are these too cool or what? Remember, I told you this is just a “sneak peek.” PoopBuddy is shipping me a bag (I hope more than one bag but we will see!), so that I can tell you what I think of these,  and then I will give you more information about how the subscription service works.

If you can’t wait, you can always  visit their website give them a bark-out on Facebook  in the meantime!!

ABOUT PoopBuddy: Based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, PoopBuddy is a subsidiary of OnePet.co. Founded in 2013 by a group of entrepreneurial-minded dog lovers who believe that people can love their pup, love their planet and look like a million bucks.

Stay tuned for my review of the product when it arrives, I received no compensation for this post. I will receive a PoopBuddy bag.

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota

Candle Give-away from Terri’s Candles!

Hi everyone and Happy Monday!

I am excited to tell you about a give-away today that is super special.

Back in May I entered a give-away that was being held in honor of one of my favorite puppies:

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Bullet having a cozy nap with his Mama

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The ADORABLE Bullet!

BULLET!!!!

Bullet is the doggy of C.Richman from the blog:

CRichman Freebies

In honor of Bullet’s birthday, she was giving away a candle from Terri’s Candles  that not only featured Bullet on the front, but the candle scent is called Precious Puppy in honor of Bullet!

And I won!!

Here is what I received:

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If you look closely you can see Bullet’s adorable face on the candle on the left, that was the candle I won for the give-away.  Terri was a sweet heart and gave me another candle for featuring her candles on Dakota’s blog. She also gave me the most incredible vanilla scented tarts that you burn in a tart warmer (but I didn’t take a photo of those!)

When it comes to candles I am obsessed. I can never have enough of them, and I am super critical when it comes to the brands/scents that I will buy for my home. Terri’s Candles completely surpassed my expectations, and in my opinion smell BETTER than many candles that you would buy in a brick and mortar store. I cannot begin to tell you how much in love I am with these candles!

From Terri’s website:

Hi my name is Terri and I started making soy candles as a hobby, but as each candle became better than the last one, I grew more & more passionate in the quest to create the perfect candle.  Over time, Terri became Terri’s Candles.

  We truly believe that you will be pleasantly surprised with each candle or melt that you order.  We take great pride in producing maximum scented, clean burning candles.

  We hand pour each candle at the time of order.  We use the finest quality 100% soy wax, along with 100% pure fragrance oil and all of our wicks are cotton….no lead.

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Why Soy?……Buying & burning candles isn’t the most eco-egregious thing you can do out there.  They’re relaxing, they smell good & they make for interesting home decor. 

But yes, those rumors you’ve heard about soy wax are indeed correct.  They are better than the standard wax varieties.

 Other candle wax is made from the petroleum byproduct paraffin.  Burning a paraffin candle is like inviting a diesel truck into your home to let off some exhaust…the soot from both the diesel and the paraffin, contains a noxious mix of carcinogenic petro-carbon nastiness that can mess with your health & emit toxic chemicals like benzene & toluene.  And as you know, petroleum isn’t exactly renewable.  Soy is!  And if you or someone in your family suffers from either allergies or asthma, burning a paraffin candle can contribute to the onset of allergy attacks and headaches.

 

What I am also excited about is Terri is interested in using her candles for fundraising for animals.  If anyone knows of any local organizations that you would like to help out, you can contact Terri at sandprints239 at aol.com  The candles would be made in the Precious Puppy scent with labels on the jars.  You can contact Terri for more details.

In the meantime, Terri has most generously offered ONE OF MY READERS that resides in the U.S. the opportunity of winning the same candle that I received, shown below:

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The scent is  PRECIOUS PUPPY which is:

A very special aroma of pink grapefruit, Valencia orange and key lime as top notes.  Pink jasmine blossoms, rose petals and a fruity fusion of ripe apricot for middle notes and then bing cherry and ripe plums, round out the fragrance as base notes.”

 

It is a $14.00 VALUE!

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Visit Terri’s website and check out the various candle scents. Leave a comment telling me which scent interests you the most!

EXTRA ENTRY: Like Terri on Facebook and tell her that Dakota sent you! Come back and leave a comment telling me that you did this.

THE GIVE-AWAY IS OPEN NOW (18 and over who reside in the U.S. only please) and will END ON MONDAY, JULY 8TH AT 5PM EST. THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN BY WWW.RANDOM.ORG AND WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 10th.

Good luck!

 

In full disclosure I was not compensated for this post. I received two candles and some tarts. One candle was won in a give-away, the other and the tarts were a thank you for featuring Terri’s Candles on Dakota’s blog. All opinions are my own.

 

 

Oh my DOG! My first Black & White Sunday!

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I have thought about it for some time, and kept wanting to participate, and then I could never get my Mom to give me the computer! Well, here I am!  I am taking part in my first Black and White Sunday Blog Hop  that is hosted by You Did What With Your Weiner ,  My Life In Blog Years and Dachshund Nola.

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I don’t think I can post the linky because I am on Free WordPress but soon that will be a thing of the past!

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota

The Winner of ChalkboardDogs! ™

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR ADDRESS TO:

cgittleman at mi dot rr dot com

THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED!

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota

 

It’s My Mom and Dad’s Anniversary!

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I have no idea where this photo came from to credit the person who took it, plus, this ISN’T Mom and Dad!!

Caren and Lenny our wedding

But THIS IS!!!!

If you want to read about the story of their engagement, my kitty brother posted it on his blog today and I am too lazy to post it! You can read about it here!!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MOM & DAD!

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota

Published in: on June 24, 2013 at 6:57 am  Comments (77)  
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Protect your dog from summertime danger!

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Today is the first day of summer in the United States and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere and  even with all of the fun that summer offers with outstretched paws, it also presents a plethora of dangers for our dogs.

Here is a helpful infographic from Petfinder featuring  the:

6 Common Summer dangers for dogs:

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Winner! Health and Nutrition for DOGS and CATS: by David G. Wellock

Thanks to all who entered our give-away for:

Click on the book cover to visit the publisher Rowman.com

Click on the book cover to visit the publisher Rowman.com

 

We are excited to announce that the winner(s) (as chosen by http://www.random.org), of this great book ( they will receive a SIGNED COPY!) are our hardworking friends over at one of our favorite blogs!

2 BROWN DAWGS BLOG

Please click on the photo to visit their blog!

Please click on the photo to visit their blog!

Their winning comment was:

“Nestle’s favorite food is sliced american cheese from the deli. No cheddar, mozzarella, or white american. No other people food or cat treats. She is a weird cat. :)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Please email your complete mailing address to cgittleman at mi dot rr dot com

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota and Mom

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