Winner of Personalized Paw Print Dog Lover Necklace (#BlogPaws Jewelry!) from For Love of a Dog!

Happy Wednesday everybody!!

This is one EXCITING DAY!

Today I am announcing the WINNER OF THE:

Personalized Paw Print Dog Lover Necklace (#BlogPaws Jewelry!) from For Love of a Dog!

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To visit For Love Of A Dog click on photo!

THANK YOU THANK YOU

TO ALL WHO ENTERED!

If you are not the lucky winner, guess what?

There will be another give-away

FROM FOR LOVE OF A DOG

on CODY’S BLOG  (CAT CHAT) THIS FRIDAY!!!

I wish EVERYONE COULD HAVE WON!

But…we have ONE WINNER

(as chosen by http://www.random.org)

AND THAT IS….

NELLIE!!!!!

FROM:

 

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Click on the photo to visit Nellie’s blog!

 

CONGRATULATIONS NELLIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nellie’s comment was: 

On April 1, 2013 at 12:11 pm catfromhell said: 

Wowzers! Those is so beautiful ME would wears the too! Me LOVES the colors and the paw prints and the charms!!! Super! Me has to goes and look at her jewelry!
Mes Follwed the blog, liked on Facebook! Mes would LOVES to wins!
Kisses
Nellie

Nellie happens to live with doggies too!

Enjoy your necklace!!

AND A HUGE SHELTIE THANK YOU

TO FOR LOVE OF A DOG

FOR SUCH A GENEROUS GIVE-AWAY!!!

REMEMBER THIS NECKLACE IS ON SALE!

Necklace measures 18″ or with extender chain, 21″. 
The REGULAR PRICE of this necklace would be $85 but Sue has put the necklace ON SALE for my readers for at least 2 weeks! The sale price is $50 which is a bargain for meticulously handcrafted, personalized, original jewelry that you CANNOT find anywhere else!  If you would like to order the necklace NOW, just click here

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

 

Enter to win! Personalized Paw Print Dog Lover Necklace (#BlogPaws Jewelry!) from For Love of a Dog!

Didn’t I tell all of you that I had a GREAT give-away up my sleeve? And….this is NOT an April Fool’s joke, it’s the real deal! You can enter to win a “Personalized Paw Print Dog Lover Necklace” (BlogPaws Jewelry) from:

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This all came about a few weeks ago when Sue Kottwitz,  (the owner/creator of For Love Of A Dog Jewelry) and I were communicating back and forth via email, and Sue had the idea of making jewelry that would not only be ideal for those of us attending the BlogPaws Conference in May, but would also be suitable for those who are not members of BlogPaws (or bloggers), but would still love to purchase (or win!!) the necklace for themselves!

I thought that was a fantastic idea!

When I went to the BlogPaws conference  in 2011,  I brought way too much jewelry to “represent” both my dog AND my cat!   blogs. Packing was a nightmare, I had so many chains around my neck that I looked like “Mr.T!!

Well Sue came up with the PERFECT solution for that problem!

 Sue sent me a necklace that covered ALL of my “bases!”

 Here is a photo of my necklace!

for love of a dog MY official blogging necklace

The colors are perfect, and my dog, cat blogs,  AND BlogPaws are all “represented” on one necklace! That means, I will ONLY need to wear this necklace for the entire conference and I will just bring a pair of earrings with me. One packing challenge solved!

Being the incredibly kind, caring and giving person that Sue is, she offered to have a give-away on not just one of my blogs but BOTH of them! (The give-away on Cat Chat will be held on April 8th!)

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From For Love Of A Dog:

Dog Blogger Lampwork Necklace

This hand crafted necklace is a special tribute to the annual Blog Paws Conference event.  Sweet artisan lampwork black and white paw print beads and black agate gemstone beads are hand wire wrapped with silver jeweler’s wire.
 
The centerpiece consists of 3 separate hand stamped detachable charms.
  1. Silver paw print proclaiming BLOG PAWS accented with a ruby-red crystal rondel.
  2. Silver dog bone proclaiming BLOGGER, also accented with a ruby-red crystal rondel.
  3. Puffy red hand-made lampwork glass heart
Charms attach/detach with tiny lobster claw findings for easy on and off.  Wear charms solo or in any combination you desire.
 
Necklace measures 18″ or with extender chain, 21″. 
The REGULAR PRICE of this necklace would be $85 but Sue has put the necklace ON SALE for my readers for at least 2 weeks! The sale price is $50 which is a bargain for meticulously handcrafted, personalized, original jewelry that you CANNOT find anywhere else!  If you would like to order the necklace NOW, just click here
You can also ENTER TO WIN!
Note:  Winner may choose different personalization for the hand stamped paw and/or dog bone charms/  PLUS the winner may also substitute any of the charms on this necklace for the cat lampwork bead and/or dog bone lampwork bead that is on MY necklace as shown in the first photo.
The GIVE-AWAY is open to those living in the U.S. and/or CANADA!
The give-away starts NOW and will close on MONDAY, APRIL 8TH AT 5PM EST. The winner will be chosen by www.random.org and will be announced on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10TH!
TO ENTER:
MANDATORY:Leave a comment telling me WHAT IT IS YOU LOVE about this necklace!
WANT EXTRA ENTRIES? Do any of the following, all worth ONE ENTRY EACH, LEAVE A COMMENT TELLING ME WHICH OF THESE YOU COMPLETED.
Follow For Love Of A Dog on Twitter
Like on Facebook
Subscribe to the newsletter:  www.ForLoveofaDog.com
Follow the blog: www.Talking-dogs.com
Good Luck!
In full disclosure: 

As I mentioned on the last blog post where I featured For Love Of A Dog jewelry, I have BOUGHT a number of  pieces of Sue’s jewelry, and I couldn’t be happier. When I  mention the superb quality, value, creativity, uniqueness,  and appearance of Sue’s jewelry, I am saying that as a CUSTOMER, NOT as a person given an item for free to review. I BOUGHT Sue’s jewelry long before I ever won a bracelet, from her blog, and before I was sent my necklace for the purpose of a review/give-away.
All opinions are my own!

 

Thankful Thursday: For Love Of A Dog

Throughout the nearly four years I have blogged, I have seen many products and met, albeit in many cases” virtually”, many different people.

There are  products and people who come and go, and there are some you just know will be around forever. Some products thrive and remain popular due to their superior quality and the meticulous care that goes into making them, and there are some people who sparkle and shine both inside AND out, just like their products.

One of these people and her products, is Sue Kottwitz from For Love Of A Dog.

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Click photo to visit Sue’s website and blog!

I have featured Sue a few times  on Dakota’s blog, and I am tickled to feature her again!  This  time I was the  lucky recipient of a gorgeous bracelet of Sue’s that came from a give-away that Sue had in honor of her cherished  mother’s birthday. (Sue’s mother passed earlier in February of 2013. What an incredible woman she had to have been to have raised a daughter who has a heart bursting with goodness, as Sue does.) 

Here  are photos of what I won:

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From For Love Of A Dog: “This is a one of kind piece of dog lover jewelry that I created specially for this celebration.

The focal is a hand crafted purple porcelain dog bone with DOG MOM hand inscribed.  The dog bone is surrounded by a variety of chubby artisan lampwork beads in shades of purple and lavender.  Pale lavender core with purple raised dots, a looping scroll design, and a drum rondelle.”

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From For Love Of A Dog: “The clasp is a silver heart with paw print lobster claw.  To finish things just right, I added an artisan lampwork heart that is nicely fat and scarlet red.   This bracelet is a $75 value!”

I wish you could see this bracelet in person, it is even more exquisite than it is in the photos. Here are some photos that I took:

Sue's creations are always packaged with love, and focus on presentation

Sue’s creations are always packaged with love, and focus on presentation

 

I squealed with delight when I opened my PRIZE!! It is something I will cherish forever!

I squealed with delight when I opened my PRIZE!!

Did you notice the beautiful presentation of the package?  A couple of years ago, I ordered pieces from Sue and some jewelry from another place, the jewelry all arrived at the same time. I felt bad for the “other” person, because her jewelry was wrapped in a haphazard manner, and then there was Sue’s? Who do YOU think I still purchase jewelry from?

The bracelet is simply GORGEOUS and as I mentioned before this is not the only piece of Sue’s jewelry that I own. I also bought some pieces myself, here is my beloved Sheltie necklace that I BOUGHT!

Yep I bought this breed specific necklace (along with some cat items but THIS is  a DOG blog!) I wore this necklace to BlogPaws 2011!

Yep I bought this breed specific necklace (along with some cat items but THIS is a DOG blog!) I wore this necklace to BlogPaws 2011!

Are you drooling by now? I thought so! It wouldn’t be fair of me to show you these wonderful items and not tell you that we have an upcoming GIVE-AWAY that will be on Dakota’s blog THIS MONDAY APRIL 1st (and THAT is no joke!) You will have to come back Monday to see what you can enter to win if you live in the U.S. AND CANADA! (it is TOTALLY different than what is featured here today!)

In the meantime you can follow Sue every which way possible and count the minutes til you can enter on MONDAY!

 The Websitewww.ForLoveofaDog.com 

>The Blog:  www.Talking-dogs.com
>Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/ForLoveofaDogJewelry
>Google+ : www.gplus.to/ForLoveofaDog
>Twitter:  www.twitter.com/ForLoveofaDog
>Pinterest:  www.Pinterest.com/Forloveofadog
THANK YOU SUE FOR MY GORGEOUS BRACELET!!

 

 

Birthday Give-Away Winners! Wordy Wednesday!

Hi everyone and I want to thank ALL of you again for the wonderful birthday wishes and for all of the entries in my Birthday Give-Away!

This was as much fun for me as I hope it was for you!

Now…I’m not going to make you wait any longer….here is the list of winners as chosen by www.random.org

The winner of the:

$100 PetAg Gift certificate

(by the way PetAg won Best Bird Product  at

Global Pet Expo last week)

PetAg was awarded that honor  by BlogPaws

is:

ROXY THE TRAVELING DOG

(check out their blog by clicking on the above link)

Roxy

We are sure that Roxy and Torrey

should be able to find

something great that they would like!

Torrey

THE WINNERS OF

5 BAGS OF SmartBones ARE:

Bailey & Katie of

SHELTIE TIMES 

(check out their blog by clicking the above link)

I hope you both enjoy your SmartBones

as much as I do!

Bailey & Katie

THE WINNER OF

the $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO

FOR LOVE OF A DOG IS:

Mami2jcn

Congratulations! I know you are going to

find something FANTASTIC on their website!

THE WINNER OF A $25 GIFT CARD TO:

PETSMART IS:

CHANCY, MUMSY & CREW

(Check out their blog by clicking the above link)

I am sure you will be able to find

something great for each of you!

CHANCY AND CREW

Last but DEFINITELY

NOT LEAST!

THE WINNERS OF

FIVE BAGS OF PEANUT BUTTER TREATS

FROM THE BARKERS DOZEN are:

BOB

CINNAMON

(who were entered by their LUCKY kitty-sister Nellie)

FROM

CAT FROM HELL

(Check out their blog by clicking the above link)

I am sure you are going to LOVE your treats!

Whew!! Now I am tired!

My Mom said to tell you that

she will be in touch with all of you!

You should hear from her in the next day or so!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY WISHES 

AND FOR PARTICIPATING!

IF YOU DIDN’T WIN

NO WORRIES!

YOU NEVER KNOW 

WHEN ANOTHER GIVE-AWAY

WILL TURN UP!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Dakota’s Birthday Give-Away!!!

Mom was so wiped out from a cold that she got when she visited Florida that she hasn’t updated my blog since last Wednesday! I thought she would forget about my birthday but nope! She didn’t!

Today is my birthday and guess what?

Since I am now 5 years old I am a big boy  and it shouldn’t be all about ME getting presents, we should GIVE some back too!  So Mom and I decided to have a HUGE give-away for my readers!

There will be FIVE  WINNERS (one winner per prize).

Wait til you see what prizes we are giving away!

Mom and I sat down and figured out what some of my favorite things are,  kinda like Oprah but we don’t have any cars to give away, so we brainstormed and came up with what we think are some pretty fabulous prizes!

1) A $100 gift certificate to www.petag.com

From their website

“Celebrating its 25th anniversary, PetAg, Inc. is a leading pet product development and manufacturing company, delivering innovative health and wellness products to pet owners and veterinarians that enrich and prolong the lives of companion pets, animals, birds and reptiles.”

Back in October 2011 Mom had entered me in a contest  for  National Pet Obesity Awareness, and so many people liked my photo on Facebook that   I won!! I was also interviewed and if you missed that you can read the interview here

Mom and I decided that it would be a nice thing to give my gift certificate to one lucky person!

2)  FIVE BAGS OF SmartBones!

Yep! One of my most favorite things in this entire world are SmartBones! One person is going to win FIVE BAGS of SmartBones! You know that I feature SmartBones on my blog a lot and the give-aways are always super popular! Well, now you can enter again to try to win FIVE BAGS for yourself!

3) A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to FOR LOVE OF A DOG!! (it’s really a gift CODE but it will function like a gift certificate) At check out you will enter the code that you will be given and it will pay for $50 of your order.

Mom featured them on my blog a few weeks ago and this is one of her favorite websites for all things doggy (and cats too!) You can buy something super nice with a $50 gift certificate!

4) A $25 PETSMART GIFT CARD!

You can sure get some cool stuff with THAT!

5) Last but not least, since peanut butter is my favorite flavor in the world…one lucky person will win FIVE BAGS OF ORGANIC PEANUT BUTTER TREATS from Barker’s Dozen!!!

I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER and they make some really great treats!

Whew!!! This is a darned good give-away!!! After all a doggy only turns 5 ONCE, right?

TO ENTER: EASY PEASY! Just wish me a  Happy Birthday!

ALSO PLEASE LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS SO THAT WE MAY CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN.

If you aren’t comfortable typing it out you can use the words “at” and “dot” instead of the symbols.

We apologize but due to some of these prizes being food related, this give-away is for the U.S. ONLY.

WANT AN EXTRA ENTRY?

“LIKE” my Facebook Page and let me know here that you did! (If you comment directly on Facebook that will NOT count as an entry) Oh and if you “unlike” us after the give-away (as some of you did after the last SmartBone give-away) …we have special ways of hunting you down BOL!!!  Trust me you do NOT want me BARKING outside of your door!! BOL!

THE CONTEST STARTS NOW AND WILL CLOSE AT 8PM EST ON TUESDAY MARCH 6TH, 2012….WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THIS BLOG WEDNESDAY MARCH 7th!! 

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!

Now…I gotta go and blow out some candles and Mom said there is a SPECIAL TREAT for me for dinner tonight! HAMBURGERS!!!

Barks and licks and BIRTHDAY LOVE, Dakota