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Educating kids about pets (May 25, 2017)



TGIF !! Good Morning to all our friends,

School is ending and that means more time for Mom and I which make me so excited. Although school is out Mom loves to talk to people and one of her favorite subjects is teaching children about Rescue, caring for their pets and anything to do with animals. Her heart is in it and I think that is what makes my Mom so special to me.

Although Mom teaches my boy friends Hebrew, Judaism and other Jewish Studies she always sets some time to discuss with them other topics and one of them is caring for animals, being their voice and learning how to give back (part of the Kabbalah).

So when Heather from My Puppy Box contacted Mom about this amazing educational box for kids Mom jumped off the chair, emailed back and her box love affair started.

About Heather, Heather is a Professional Dog Trainer, who has witnessed children in their own homes being close to bitten, and according to statistics most kids bitten by a dog is normally by a dog they know like family dogs. The reason being most of the time is that children do not know how to respect or read the different body language. So to educate kids and families My Puppy Box was born.

What is my Puppy Box ? My Puppy Box is a version about Dog Rescues called "My Puppy Rescue Box" . So what is in these boxes and why are they so wonderful.
They are interactive fun books in them, teaching children to be responsible dog owners, one of my favorite books there is the book called "My Dog" "A kids guide to keeping a happy and healthy pet" Love love love this book.

My Puppy Rescue Box educates children about Dog Rescues, Dog Shelters, and Adoption of Dogs. It is an eye opener to the world of rescue for kids and just awesome as I personally feel the younger they are taught the better.



My Puppy Box My Puppy Box

Each box comes with books, markers or crayons plus a cute stuffed dog which will keep kids occupied for hours plus learning at the same time.

My boys love the boxes and had a great time with them, plus we sat and discussed rescue, shelters and many other topics about being a responsible pet owner.

So now that we have raved about these awesome boxes, and with summer around the corner we are giving one lucky winner the boxes for their children. This give away is for the USA only and I want to thank Heather for giving me these boxes to review

Have a wonderful weekend all, am off now to sleep as dictating to Mom is really hard work as she keeps asking questions grrrrr but woof woof woof we love these boxes,

With a woof and love from
Bossy Layla

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(May 26, 2017)

Sounds like a great idea especially if it teaches kids how to properly approach and interact with dogs. We sometimes expect too much of dogs around kids.

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(May 26, 2017)

That's a good idea. I had to explain population control to kids and neutering and it was difficult.

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(May 26, 2017)

I love the box idea for conversation with kids. I write kids books to try and teach kids that you don't have to abandon your pet to travel. It's ... actually a REAL problem. Never thought to see if a box company out there may want to use my book! Thanks for the idea!

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(May 26, 2017)

Yes, all 4 of my kids love all of God's creatures! We adopted our only dog from the local animal shelter and we have our 12 year old cat and we adopted a special needs cat as well. I found a blind squirrel just 2 days ago that was injured badly so we scooped him up and took him to an all animal hospital.

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(May 26, 2017)

I talk to EVERYONE about rescue and shelters. All three of my daughters have adopted rescue pets and my youngest even volunteered with a rescue by where she used to live, including fostering a couple of dogs (she wants to get involved with rescue work by where she moved to once she's better settled and has the job situation worked out). I even had my own rescue for a while and one of the things I wanted to do was start a program that would have volunteers go to local schools and talk with the kids. I'm hoping to restart my rescue in the future. I'd love to win this box for my great-niece. She's at the perfect age to begin to get involved.

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(May 26, 2017)

I had heard of Puppy Box, and I'm glad to hear it contains such great items and resources. I think it's SO important for kids to learn pets at an early age. Thanks for discussing shelter pets with them.

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(May 26, 2017)

I think it is very important for kids to know the difference between buying from a breeder and adopting from a shelter

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(May 26, 2017)

I agree that educating kids on rescue and shelters is so very important.

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(May 26, 2017)

That is a fantastic idea!!! I love the Puppy Box. It is so important to educate kids about how to interact with and respect dogs when they are young. I know that so many dog attacks wouldn't have happened if the kids had known better. Thanks for spreading the word about this and educating!

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(May 26, 2017)

There are even adults who don't have the slightest clue about how to act around dogs. The other day we were pleasantly surprised, though, a young lady with a little girl who was interested in Cookie asked whether the girl can pet the dog. The girl was so well behaved, Cookie got some loving and nobody got stressed out.

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(May 26, 2017)

I like the idea of a child-friendly box teaching kids about pet safety. With three small children I am constantly reiterating the rules and reminding them what different body language means. My dogs were raised with the girls, but even they have a limit for nonsense.

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Layla has gone to the Cats (May 12, 2017)



TGIF,

It is Friday and our weekly chat has been going on all week as Layla cannot understand why I am doing a cat give away this week MOL.

Layla and cats, oy vey, she is scared of them. There are one or two stores that have cats in our area and she refuses to go into them, it is quite funny So because this week has been National Pet Week we decided to do a switcharoo and give all our cat friends a chance to win something.

What is National Pet Week, it always fascinates me that there are dedicated weeks for different observances but when I do the research it opens my eyes to how important they are and this week has been an important week as the observances have all been interconnected in a way so Professor Layla will explain :

National Pet Week is the first full week of May. It was started in 1981 by the AVMA to celebrate more than 2 million pets that enrich our lives every day and encourage us to be responsible for our pets care on a daily basis. Whether companion, confidante or protector, our pets are always there for us and do not judge us. They do not ask for much in return but love, attention, shelter and food. National Pet Week celebrates this unique and special bond we have with our Fur Kids.

Another observance happening this week is Be Kind To Animal Week is observed by thousands of animal shelters across the country. They host special media events, promote education on the humane treatment of animals, and try to remind people of the debt that humankind owes to both wild and domestic animals.

The third observance this week which connects all together is Puppy Mill Action Week which is something I talk about all the time. Don't Shop Adopt as there are so many unwanted animals needing homes in the shelters. Puppy Mills have turned pets into objects forcing them to breed non stop, giving no life to the poor animals in the cages including food, water, medical care. So each time you walk past a pet store and you see a cute puppy, think of where that puppy came from and how its parents are suffering in a cruel cage with no life so that some greedy human can make money off them and not have to have a real job.
I have been reading that lately pet stores are stopping the sales of puppies from breeders but instead selling rescued pets and that makes me happy. A breeder of any kind will never see a dime from me as I will only rescue.

So now we have discussed the observances of the week let us discuss the cat toy we are giving away. This company contacted me and asked if I would be interested, I explained that I do not have a cat but friends do so I gave the toy to a good friend of mine who has two cats and got his feedback which was awesome.

Now this is what Stephen had to say about the toy : "My cats loved the toy. I was only able to capture my one cat playing with it. Colby immediately smelled it and started to roll on it. He played a solid hour with it. My black cat later joined in playing with it, they sort of threw it to each other. The shape resembles a snake- which drives cats crazy."



And who makes them : Kitty Kick Stix is a family owned business that has made thousands of cats happy since 2012. Each toy is cut, sewn, and stuffed in the USA, creating the softest, freshest, and largest catnip toy on the market. Available in three different sizes, the Kitty Kick Stix creates a fun way for cats of all sizes to enjoy. As part of our pledge to help make a difference, each Kitty Kick Stix purchased helps support a cat shelter.

For more information : KittyKickStix

This Give Away is for the USA only

We are offering our readers a FREE mini 6” stick with order by enter coupon code ‘mymeow’

Now as always I need my afternoon siesta but before I go to sleep I would like to wish every Mom everywhere a "Happy Mother's Day" and we hope you will be spoiled rotten, pampered and have a wonderful day,

With woof and love from Layla


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(May 26, 2017)

Yes kids and everyone :)

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(May 20, 2017)

Mothers Day came and went, we didn't do much. I made waffles!

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(May 18, 2017)

Good Afternoon all,

Thank you for your comments and support for me about my fear of cats although Mom says I must try get over it, grr. But shhhh don't tell her that I think Old Ladies can be wise sometimes BOL.

Good luck to all those that have entered,

Have a pawsome weekend with a woof from Layla

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(May 15, 2017)

Aw... Monte's best bud is a cat! They aren't so bad! They can be loads of fun to play with!

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(May 15, 2017)

It's ok, Layla! Kitties are nicer than you think.... Sometimes. lol

That toy looks like a lot of fun!

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(May 15, 2017)

Thanks for the reminder about the observances this week! And thanks for the awesome cat giveaway! That looks like a super fun toy. I know my gang would love it!

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(May 14, 2017)

Truffle loves catnip. Brulee just licks it. I'm sure they would enjoy this toy.

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(May 14, 2017)

Great giveaway. Cats love his long kind of toy as they can grab it and kick too - perfect. Good entering everyone.

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(May 14, 2017)

I'm going to dinner with two of my daughters for Mother's Day. My youngest lives too far to get home for it, so I won't get to see her. I lost my own mother a few years ago or I'd be spending the day with her.

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(May 14, 2017)

I plan to take my mom out to eat for Mother's day.

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(May 13, 2017)

I'm going out to breakfast with my parents, then over to my grandma's house to celebrate her life. She was supposed to be there, but died just this week. :(

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(May 13, 2017)

Thanks all for commenting, yes I agree I think Layla in her past had a bad cat experience but like everything we work on overcoming it.

Have a Happy Mothers Day All
With a woof from the Boss, Layla

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(May 13, 2017)

YAY for the kitties and a meow-tastic giveaway, too! That was nice of Layla to have a kitty on her blog.

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(May 13, 2017)

I hope you both have a great weekend! Those cat toys sound great. Thanks for sharing information about all the important observances coming up!

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(May 13, 2017)

I hope you both have a great weekend! Those cat toys sound great. Thanks for sharing information about all the important observances coming up!

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(May 13, 2017)

I'm going to dinner with two of my daughters for Mother's Day. My youngest lives too far to get home for it, so I won't get to see her. I lost my own mother a few years ago or I'd be spending the day with her.

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(May 12, 2017)

We are having a family afternoon dinner to celebrate all the Moms in the family.

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(May 12, 2017)

My daughter is coming to visit on Sunday and we will spend the day together. She also loves to be with the cats when she visits.

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(May 12, 2017)

i will not be doing anything. i might go visit my mother's grave. i really miss my mom. she passed away 6 yrs ago.

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(May 12, 2017)

Thank you for the kitty giveaway! My cats would absolutely love these toys. :) For Mother's Day, we will probably be busy packing for our trip to the BlogPaws Conference. My kitties and I celebrate our bond all year round. :) My mother lives on the other side of the country from me, so I don't really get to celebrate with her.
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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(May 12, 2017)

Maybe you just haven't met the right cat yet, Layla. It's very nice of you to have a kitty giveaway, despite your fear.

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(May 12, 2017)

Maybe you just haven't met the right cat yet, Layla. It's very nice of you to have a kitty giveaway, despite your fear.

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(May 12, 2017)

Layla, I'm a little sweetie, I don't think you'd be afraid of me. Mommy is working on Mother's Day, but when she gets home I'll give her snuggles.

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(May 12, 2017)

Poor Layla afraid of cats. I wonder if she had a previous experience that made her wary. Glad to know that you are spreading the kitty love!

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(May 12, 2017)

We are going to a barbecue at my sister's house with all of our family for Mother's Day.

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(May 12, 2017)

Yeah for the cats and a give away

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(May 12, 2017)

Aww. Layla's afraid of cats? Hmm I wonder if she had a traumatic experience as a pup? Poor thing. The cats sticks look pretty cool.

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(May 12, 2017)

Aww. Layla's afraid of cats? Hmm I wonder if she had a traumatic experience as a pup? Poor thing. The cats sticks look pretty cool.

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(May 12, 2017)

One of my dogs is sort of afraid of cats too. Or at least he is very cautious around them.

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(May 12, 2017)

That's hilarious that Layla fears cats. Magic has a healthy respect for our cats, too, but a confident or pushy feline can be quite intimidating for dogs not used to them.

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(May 12, 2017)

I think we might take Mr. N to the street fair this weekend and I'm going to a crafting workshop. Mr. N wants to chase all the cats.

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(May 12, 2017)

Layla, it's nice to meet you! I hope you have a very happy weekend doing all of your favorite things!

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(May 18, 2017)

Had a great mother's day. Went to a vegan restaurant with my sons but first walked my foster pitbull in the morning.

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8th May is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day (May 5, 2017)



TGIF,

Good Morning All, week is over phew and bring on the weekend, we all need a break I am sure. Layla and I sat in the park discussing her blog, what we will share and she as usual has lots of ideas, begs for a treat after giving me an idea and that is how it rolls between us. What is really fantastic is that the Grandma Lucy's Oven baked treats can be eaten by us also, so when we in the park and I am drinking my coffee we share the cookies, and they are really good and morish, you cannot just have one LOL.

On the 8th May is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day.

We should actually be prepared all the time but it is always good to be reminded to check our items, plans, and make sure everything is in order. I having lived in Eilat, Israel which is on the Rift Valley fault went through quite a few earth tremors and quakes so when I moved to San Francisco one of the first things I did was fix up an earthquake bag. Dont tell anyone but it has more for Layla than for me LOL.

But it is not only the bag that is important there is so much in the planning to make sure everyone is safe, both humans and pets so am going to list here the important points and in the comments please add any if you think I have left something out.

01. Know a safe place for yourself that will take pets also, like a motel, disaster shelter or ask your vet if in an emergency he could board your pet. Discuss this with family and friends also to cover all bases. Us dog park community have all said lets meet in the park so no one is alone and we can all help each other with our pets, which is a great feeling.

02. Make sure you have an emergency bag with everything in for your pet. Mine has the following : A first aid kit, water, poop bags, a blanket, and of course food. What I have done for food for Layla and this is thanks to Grandma Lucy's is I have a package of samples of their food which is really easy to pack, not heavy which makes life easier plus it is not kibbles which if in a plastic bag can burst and there is just a mess everywhere. For an upset tummy I put in my bag for Layla the Grandma Lucy's Simple Remedy which is just amazing to have in the house. What it is is a simple remedy for your dog or cat when they are suffering from an upset stomach – an easy to digest meal until they are feeling back to normal, all you have to do is add hot/boiling water to the chicken and rice mixture and feed your pet small amounts until their tummy settles. Thanks to Grandma Lucy I have an easy to carry emergency bag with good food for Layla, the simple remedy if her tummy gets upset from the stress and fear, and everything is so well packaged I have no worries about a spill in the bag. And of course I have lots of water for emergencies so we are all set.

What else is very important are lots of batteries, a flashlight, a battery operated radio and cash. Plus plus leashes/harnesses to keep them really safe with you, or if it is a cat then of course the pet carrier, rather be safe than sorry. So we are all set. I keep next to my bag my pop up canopy for the beach as if it is raining at least we can sit under cover and keep dry.

Layla is microchipped so am not worried about that one and she wears her PetHub tag which I love as if you scan it with your phone it will pull up all her details, important medical notes which makes me feel really relieved. Her tag profile also has her vet's phone number and what I have done for emergencies is put a second number on of a friend in LA so if they cannot get hold of me here in San Francisco there is a back up number in another city.

And yes we do have on our door and windows stickers saying there is a pet inside. I think I have covered all bases phew although I do worry when I go out and she is at home alone.

We do suggest that when you leave the home you put a sticker on the door if you have time saying evacuated which will save precious time for the emergency crew.

What have you done to prepare for a natural disaster for your family and pets? Would love to know as maybe I have forgotten something.?

So we decided this weekend, to help another pet have an easy to carry emergency bag we are giving away 10 sample packages from Grandma Lucy for your bag,

I am doing promo rep for Grandma Lucy so am not compensated for the giveaway.
This give away is for the USA only.

There will be two samples of : Macanna Salmon Recipe, Artisan Chicken Recipe, Pure Performance Goat Recipe, Pure Performance Lamb Recipe, Artisan Pork Recipe.

You can find out more about their wonderful freeze dried/grain free food on their link :
Grandma Lucy's



Now as usual I need my beauty sleep and Mom is making me work later than normal which of course will cost her with double treats tomorrow BOL.

BUT BUT we must remind everyone about the Bracelet Give Away which is still going on, the Rafflecopter we moved to this blog also soooo everyone can find it.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, enjoy family time, laugh a lot and shhhhh don't forget to do some soulful eyes and begging for treats,

With a woof from the Boss, Layla

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(May 9, 2017)

Oh goodness, my town is experiencing some crazy flood issues as we speak!

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(May 9, 2017)

I think I'm ready course I'm sure I don't have everything I need.

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(May 9, 2017)

I don't think I'am as ready as other's, But I do have emergency/disater kits ready though.

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(May 8, 2017)

Good Morning All,

Thanks so much for your comments and entering the Give Aways. I feel none of us are 100 percent sure if we are really ready or not and I personally feel that if it comes to an emergency I am sure I will say to myself oy vey why didn't I think of ............ But on the other hand would rather have 90 percent right than nothing.

Be safe all and have a great week with a woof from Layla

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(May 8, 2017)

I don't know how "prepared" I am for a disaster, other than I will not leave my dogs for anything. :)

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(May 8, 2017)

I always worry when I hear of flooding, fires etc. Of course, my first concern is that people with pets were organized enough to ensure the safety of their companions.

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(May 7, 2017)

One would think that living in a state with all of the natural disasters of hurricanes, tornados, floods, earthquakes (although not severe), and fires that I'd be more prepared. Thank you for the reminder that I need to be prepared for the girls as much as I am for me.

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(May 7, 2017)

We have a go kit ready in our pantry just in case disaster strikes.Fortunately, in our area, we are not prone to devastating disasters. We get floods and tornadoes, but they are not as large or powerful as they are in other places. Our biggest issue is how cold it can get in the winter. If a large enough area experiences a power outage in the winter, it can hurt a lot of people.
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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(May 7, 2017)

While I am ready for several different types of disasters, you never know for sure and nothing is 100%.

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(May 7, 2017)

I have two rescue dogs and one rescue cat :-)

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(May 7, 2017)

I am very ready in case.We got everything plan out.

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(May 7, 2017)

All of my dogs have been rescues. Currently we one have one. I may noy be prepared for EVERY emergency, but we have plans in place for a variety of situations.

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(May 7, 2017)

All of my dogs have been rescues. Currently we one have one. I may noy be prepared for EVERY emergency, but we have plans in place for a variety of situations.

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(May 7, 2017)

All of my dogs have been rescues. Currently we one have one. I may noy be prepared for EVERY emergency, but we have plans in place for a variety of situations.

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(May 7, 2017)

All of my dogs have been rescues. Currently we one have one. I may noy be prepared for EVERY emergency, but we have plans in place for a variety of situations.

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(May 8, 2017)

This is a great and important reminder no matter where you are. Toronto was recently hit with a lot of flooding due to incredible amounts of rain and its not something that we always think to be prepared for but what a relief to be able to get through things like natural disasters with our pets safe!

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(May 7, 2017)

We do have a rescue pet.

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(May 7, 2017)

We are definitely ready. All important papers in one place, money in savings and pet friendly places to go

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(May 7, 2017)

It is always great to be prepared. You have some great tips and sound like you're prepared, yay!

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(May 7, 2017)

I think I may be woefully unprepared and will have to remedy this situation immediately. I love the idea of having an emergency contact in another city just in case.

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(May 7, 2017)

I like to think we are prepared but maybe I ought to go over what our plan really is and how well it would work. It's an important annual reminder to get our ducks in a row.

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(May 7, 2017)

It sounds like you are prepared! I've always read that you should have a copy of your rabies vaccination with you as well as a printed photo of your pet in case they get lost. Often times during emergencies, we don't have access to power and technology.

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(May 7, 2017)

You ARE prepared indeed. We have a lot of thing ready too, as we don't believe gorernments cope well with disasters at all and people on the ground will get vey little immediate help.

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(May 6, 2017)

Yes I do

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(May 6, 2017)

Yes I do

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(May 6, 2017)

We are not as ready as we should be.

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(May 6, 2017)

Well our weekend will be a bit crazy on our end too! We have the Barket (the Ottawa downtown market goes to the dogs!) on Sunday and loads of wedding stuff to plan! So less altruistic for sure.

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(May 5, 2017)

i try to be. i have additional food in the house that does not need to be in the freezer or fridge. i have a pet safety bag made up. all of their leashes are in one place, medical records as well. i keep the crates in the house. i keep extra money on hand when i know something is going on. i have lots of bottled water. lots of batteries, electric candles.

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(May 5, 2017)

What a great informative post. It's always great to be prepared even if you never need to utilize the emergency pack. Better to be safe than sorry later.

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(May 5, 2017)

It's always good to be prepared for an emergency! We don't get earthquakes in Georgia, we but do get tornadoes! We had a tornado warning just recently, and thankfully we were able to all take cover in our basement quickly because I keep the cat carriers in an easily accessible place in the house. I also have an emergency kit that has a first aid kit and various other supplies. Thanks for the reminder - I need to check it!

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(May 5, 2017)

WOW another give away and its food yummm

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(May 5, 2017)

Love this giveaway

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(May 6, 2017)

I should check the expiration dates for things in his emergency kit. It's been a while since I put it together.

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(May 7, 2017)

We've been having such erratic weather here lately I've been giving lots of thought to the emergency plan issue. I have the emergency bag,but need to fill it! Thanks, Layla, for the reminder, and for letting us know about Grandma Lucy's. I am familiar with their cookies, but didn't know they had this food, too!

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(May 7, 2017)

I'm ready for any disaster but would be better off with some more food ;)

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(May 8, 2017)

I am somewhat ready for diasteres. But not fully ready

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(May 11, 2017)

My mom always has her Bug Out Bag ready. Full of stuff for both her and Miss Honey. Mom barely escaped Hurricane Katrina, and she's been ready to escape ever since. I should probably have one, too ...

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A Combination of Many Things Plus Give Away (April 28, 2017)



Good Morning All,

TGIF !!!!! It has been a long week and Fridays are for me a Sunday as I work on that day so am looking forward today just relaxing a bit - LOL wishful thinking. It never ends but I suppose keeping busy keeps me on my toes which for an old lady like me is good. HA !!!

As I said above this blog is a combination of many things and we have done it this way as we feel much must be said. So lets get rolling.

Saturday is World Veterinary Day and we must not forget to thank those wonderful vets who put up with all our nonsense, questions and of course take wonderful care of our pets, without them I am sure many of us would be lost, so a shout out thanks to all of you.

Sunday is a very busy day with lots of observances :

01. National Pet Parent's Day which is a celebration of the relationship and bond we have with our pets, we are so blessed to have them in our lives and call them our fur kids. For me who has never had children (my choice) having fur kids is a blessing and I am so grateful for every day I have with them and that includes my fish, birds, cats, dogs, mice, and turtles. I have been a Mom to many and look back at it and smile.



Baby R.I.P. who many of you have met through my blogs will always be a big part of my life and missed daily. She taught me unconditional love through my darkest hours and that is something money cannot buy.



02. The Second is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is observed each year on April 30. This day was created as a way to raise awareness for thousands of pets that are waiting for (and needing) adoption from the shelters, this day speaks a lot to me as I speak out daily about it plus cross post where ever possible as I want all the shelters to be empty, I know that is a dream but sometimes dreams come true.

I have been blessed to have only rescued dogs and cats in my life, something my parents did and I followed in their footsteps so I was fortunate to have had a wonderful education from my parents. Educating your kids from a young age about rescue will only help empty the shelters.

All Layla's tags and she has 4 BOL, one on each harness and then one on her collar are all speaking out about rescue : Mutts have more fun, Shelter survivor, Rescued is the best breed and Kiss Me I'm rescued.

Lets observer it by doing a simple thing and would love if all of you to join in with me and that is going to my facebook page - you will see the blog pinned to the top and share a picture of your adopted pet using the #AdoptAShelterPetDay. Thank you.

So with all this happening this weekend plus Mothers Day will be upon us soon I got together with PawZaar to do a give away. What I love about this business is that like me, give back and helping rescue organizations is something in our blood.

Ten percent of the proceeds from all PawZaar purchases benefits homeless pets. Currently PawZaar is sponsoring both a dog kennel and a cat kennel at San Antonio's Animal Defense League, providing a safe place for these pets to wait for their forever homes!

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And then we have our website where rescue organizations are welcome to hold online auctions for free which and being on the internet many people can see the items listed.

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The Give Away is for the amazing bracelet - Your love for pets is carved in stone, and this stretch stone bracelet shows the world your passion for paws. The Paw Stretch Bracelet, with black lava stone and the rainbow colors of the Chakra, features a petite paw to remind you of the paws in your life.



I have been given one by PawZaar as a gift for doing this give away. It is open for everyone over the age of 18+ in the USA.

So on this note Layla is off to snooze in her box, she is over worked BOL, and I am going to finish off work so I can try relax a bit.

Have a wonderful weekend all, lets share the love of our fur kids,
With love Layla

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(May 4, 2017)

I support rescue animals!!! 😍❤️🐶 Great bracelet so fashionable! ❤️❤️❤️

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(May 2, 2017)

All our dogs are rescues! 3 Chihuahuas and one very spoiled Golden Retriever.

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(May 2, 2017)

I do not have a rescue pet, but my next pet will definitely be a rescue.

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(May 1, 2017)

all 3 of our dogs came from a rescue, we wouldn't have it any other way

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(May 1, 2017)

all 3 of our dogs came from a rescue, we wouldn't have it any other way

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(May 1, 2017)

All 4 of my dogs (1 with me)& many cats (1 with me) are rescues. I've learned so much from each of them. I love the bracelet 💖💖

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(May 1, 2017)

Happy May Everyone,
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, sharing that you have rescues and making our day when reading them.
Woof with love from Layla

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(May 1, 2017)

I have 3 pets one is a rescue. T

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(May 1, 2017)

Happy May to all! 🐕🌻🌼🐶. I have 4 rescue fur babies- all doggies. 3 females and 1 male. All different breeds and different ages. Definitely different personalities!

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(April 30, 2017)

We just checked the calendar and there are a lot of special days dedicated to pets this month. We missed World Veterinarian Day!

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(April 30, 2017)

Both of my kitties are rescue kitties! :) I wouldn't have it any other way. We've rescued each other in a lot of ways. I'm very glad for the help of the veterinarians who do all they can to help our pets stay happy and healthy. I agree with you - one of the best ways to honor a beloved pet that has passed away is to help another pet in need.
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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(April 30, 2017)

We are all shelter pets here, there is something special about a shelter pet isn't there. So much love in their hearts.

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(April 30, 2017)

Thank you for the reminder about all the pet events this weekend. We are hoping that National Adopt a Shelter Pet day is even more successful than last year. The more we can share how amazing shelter pets are, the more pets we can hopefully help find forever homes. Love the bracelet!

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(April 30, 2017)

It's no wonder you do what you do! You were raised to care. I like the bracelet, You know... they need to make a "bigger bead" version for the dudes!

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(April 30, 2017)

Thanks for reminding folks about these special observances, they're so important! I have only fur kids too & all but one have been rescues. Enjoy your weekend!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(April 29, 2017)

I miss getting excited about Fridays. Working from home, there seems to be no such thing as weekends. Somebody always needs something urgently.

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(April 29, 2017)

Thanks for the reminders and giveaways. We will have to thank our vet and celebrate adopting a rescue and being a pet parents with Kilo the Pug and Xavi the Foster.

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(April 28, 2017)

What a beautiful bracelet! Both my babies are rescue. Saucy is improving slowly but still has potty issues at times. We're patient though and trying to stay on top of it. I love how much you care about our rescues!! Blessings!!

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(April 28, 2017)

The bracelet is so beautiful.
I love your site.
Thank you for caring and rescuing animals

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(April 28, 2017)

That's great that you grew up in a family that believed in rescuing animals. What a great example to set for the children in the family. We had a rescue cat that we got when I was in middle school and I started volunteering at the animal shelter around that same time, spending most of my summers and weekends there. I think an early introduction to animal causes is a great thing. :)

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(April 28, 2017)

Those are a lot of days this weekend! It's really important to thank our amazing veterinarians regularly, but this day will hopefully give pet parents a push to do so. I love the jewelry.

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(April 28, 2017)

Just reading your post tired us out - remember to rest lady OK?

We will share your giveaway - it gorgeous!!!

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(April 28, 2017)

Beautiful bracelet and a wonderful cause! I love that they donate a percentage of their proceeds. Every company should do that.

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(April 28, 2017)

WOW thank you for reminding us about the observances this weekend

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(April 28, 2017)

what i have soon to be 3 my dog are rescuing a kitty for my chiawaii

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(April 28, 2017)

That PawZaar bracelet is lovely and it's awesome how they sponsor kennels.Lots of pet holidays this month!

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(April 28, 2017)

I love PawZaar and the bracelet is beautiful. And BOL, Ruby has 4 tags, too! We will be celebrating Adopt-A-Shelter-Pet Day on Sunday, too.

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(April 28, 2017)

I rescued all 3 of my pets!

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(April 30, 2017)

That is a lovely bracelet! I hope the two of you enjoyed the weekend!

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(April 30, 2017)

Today was definitely a day for pets! Love the bracelet! Glad you got a break, Layla, gotta have some down time!

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(May 7, 2017)

I have two cats, both are rescues, one was from a shelter and one was a feral.

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Why is today, April 26th Special (April 25, 2017)




Morning All,

I don't normally do a blog on a Wednesday, that is I changed it to a Friday a couple of months ago but because today is a special day in so many ways I decided to do a short one.

What is 26th April.

On April 26th we celebrate two special occassions so decided to dedicate my blog to it too :

01. National Kids and Pets Day

Is dedicated to furthering the bond between children and animals which is so important by educating the kids about compassion, respect and love. It also is a day to help bring awareness to the plight of pets in shelters awaiting new homes.

On this day we encourages everyone to ADOPT NOT than SHOP. There are millions of orphaned pets sit in shelters awaiting new homes. But we always remind you to make sure your child and your family are ready for a new pet as it is a life time commitment.

02. International Guide Dog Day

This special day recognizes guide dogs and their important role in helping the blind and visually impaired stay safe and be independently mobile. They are heroes and deserve a day.

So lets keep on educating the future generations to respect, honor and cherish animals and give a special thank you to the wonderful guide dogs who are blessings to so many.

Have a great day with a woof from Bossy Layla







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(April 27, 2017)

Happy belated National Kids and Pets Day! We missed that one!

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(April 27, 2017)

Two wonderful days that can actually be combined! I was a service dog trainer for the first 3 years of my career. One of the most rewarding jobs I've held. I really loved it, when a younger recipient was receiving a dog. I loved working with the two.

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(April 27, 2017)

I love kids and dogs together, and I'm so glad that it seems like more people are realizing that their interactions need to be supervised. I didn't realize it was National Guide Dog Day too. April 26 is a special day!

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(April 26, 2017)

I had no idea! I guess I was too distracted by the fact that it's also National Pretzel Day!

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(April 26, 2017)

There's a guide dog school by here. I really want to go to one of their graduations sometime.

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(April 26, 2017)

Yeah for International Guide Dog Day - and I appreciate that you help us remember how important this day is and our need to recognize the amazing pups that are guide dogs! Woot! Thank you!

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(April 26, 2017)

Evening All, thank you for visiting our blog today to share these two special events as we are sure they speak to everyone in a different way.

Take Care
Layla

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(April 26, 2017)

We agree it is important to education children on how to interact with animals and that the bond between the two can last a lifetime!

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(April 26, 2017)

I think I am going to have to try and find fun things to blog about travel related that I can "dog-ify" in a post. Ha! thanks for the inspiration to look at a new angle.

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(April 26, 2017)

There are so many great days to blog about. I always appreciate when other bloggers post reminders. Thanks!

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(April 26, 2017)

Thanks for the remind of those days. They are very important. I love seeing my kids grow up with my dog and the bond they share.

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(April 26, 2017)

Until I began blogging I had no idea that America alone kills millions of cats and dogs each year, and yet we STILL don't neuter and spay our pets!! SHEESH C'MON PEOPLE!!!!

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(April 26, 2017)

What great reasons to celebrate! I truly believe that compassionate children are our best hope for a more caring, loving world. One where both humans and animals are treated with more love and compassion. Great post!

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(April 26, 2017)

I didn't know about these holidays, and will add them to my calendar. It's always a great time to celebrate and honor guide dogs--and well, kids and dogs just go together like P & J!

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(April 26, 2017)

Hi Layla! Gonzo and Beau say hello. Thanks for letting us know of these important days. Both my dogs were adopted and we are big supporters of animal rescue. We also spend a lot of time with special needs children and respect and love their animal companions.

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(April 26, 2017)

I'm definitely a fan of #adoptdontshop. So many thousands of cats and dogs are living on the streets or abandoned. It's so important to adopt over shop and also spay/neuter your pets!

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Friday has arrived plus Freebie Friday (April 21, 2017)



TGIF everyone,

Well the week is over and the weekend has arrived. Layla and I are both looking forward to it, are you ? What are your plans ?

We going to be busy as on Saturday I am doing DogFest, which is an awesome fundraiser for one of the Elementary Schools, lots of kids, dogs, vendors and of course food. A fun day but I will be working and Layla will spend the day with her Uncle Nicky, he is so excited to have her LOL as he has been asking for months for a day with her, she will be totally spoiled am sure of that. It will be her first time away from me but she knows him so well that am sure she will be fine. I am also trying to train her to feel comfortable with others for an emergency.

Sunday is just going to be Layla and Me, quality time relaxing and not sure what else, we will go with the flow and of course it depends on the weather.

So now for the fun, we have teamed up with Jones Natural Chews to do a Friday Freebie of their yummy duck feet and chicken feet, one lucky winner will win one bag of baked chicken feet, one bag of smoked chicken feet PLUS one bag of baked duck feet and oy vey one bag of smoked duck feet, yup one lucky pup will be very happy chewing. They are all 100 % grown and made in the USA. Layla loves them and I gave one as a treat to Minnie a friend of mine's dog and she could not gobble it up quick enough. This is only open to the USA.

Jones Natural Chews

We also reminding everyone that our give away for our amazing Pet ID is still on going so that means two give aways here, and someone is going to be very happy to have their cat or dog wearing one and of course being safe.

They are offering all our followers for the period of our give away a 35% discount of all Id's. All you need to do after designing yours is type in the coupon code : Layla.

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So let the fun begin. I have been received from both companies their products for the reviews.

Now as always, its time for me to go to sleep, being the Boss is hard work and I think I must ask Mom for a raise or should I say more treats BOL.

Have a great weekend everyone,
With woof and love from Layla


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(May 5, 2017)

Yes I would say that I am ready for an unexpected disaster. Although I hope I never have to deal with that. all my pets are microchipped and I have 3 emergency cards on my house. I Do own 2 rescue cats one was from a SPCA and the other we nursed back to health because he was abandoned.

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(May 5, 2017)

Yes I would say that I am ready for an unexpected disaster. Although I hope I never have to deal with that. all my pets are microchipped and I have 3 emergency cards on my house. I Do own 2 rescue cats one was from a SPCA and the other we nursed back to health because he was abandoned.

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(April 25, 2017)

I have heard nothing but good things about Jones!!!

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(April 24, 2017)

Yay for your comments working! I know that must have been super frustrating for you! We love Jones Natural Chews, but have never tried their feet treats, so this sounds like a fun new thing to try.

Sounds like you have had a great weekend with each other. Thanks for always sharing your adventures with us!

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(April 24, 2017)

Sounds like an awesome weekend of giving! We Love Jones Natural Chews, their products are so healthy & safe!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(April 23, 2017)

It sounds like you had a great weekend planned! Ours was very busy. Between my husband's greeting card business, designated driving, and the blog campaigns I have coming up, there is never a dull moment around here. Great giveaways! I've heard that dogs love those Jones Natural Chews.
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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(April 23, 2017)

We hope the Dog Fest was a lot of fun. Some woofies are going to be very lucky to win this giveaway.

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(April 23, 2017)

I hope you had fun at the Dog Fest and a relaxing Sunday! Great giveaways as usual!

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(April 23, 2017)

Another great giveaway. You know how to party Miss Layla! Love tripe for Dexter.

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(April 23, 2017)

When in doubt ours love Temptations!! I am good at shameless bribery!

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(April 23, 2017)

my girls love any type of treats, the love the beef strips, or green tripe braids.

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(April 22, 2017)

Our dogs would love to try these treats!

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(April 22, 2017)

We haven't tried Jones' stuff because the girls have IBS, and this type of treat make it flare up. But great giveaway for those who can use them.

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(April 22, 2017)

Mr. N likes the Jones trachea chews. He hasn't tried any of their feet chews though.

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(April 21, 2017)

Mine love the bully sticks

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(April 21, 2017)

Happy Friday! Thanks for sharing some fun giveaways!

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(April 21, 2017)

Thank you for these give aways and have a great weekend

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(April 21, 2017)

Good Luck Everyone

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(April 21, 2017)

WOW two give aways

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(April 21, 2017)

Thanks for the great Give Aways

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(April 23, 2017)

You do so many amazing things with your website! My dog is experimenting with many different treats and chewies at this time. My other dog was on a very restricted diet. Sadly, my other dog passed, but I want to make up for the years that Marilyn did without. I hope we win!

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(April 21, 2017)

Wow, two giveaways at once! Thanks! My dogs love those duck feet.

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(April 21, 2017)

Happy Friday Layla! Enjoy some quiet time today and your Jones Chews. Gonzo and Beau are jealous and say I need to enter the giveaway for a chance to win.

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(April 22, 2017)

Thanks for the update Layla! I don't use the treats but know friends who'd love some. I'll spread the word!

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(April 23, 2017)

Two giveaways for the price of one! You Rock!

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(April 23, 2017)

My dogs both love Bully Sticks and Whimzees. Raw bones are also a favorite.

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Don't let me get lost plus Give Away (April 14, 2017)



TGIF All,

I love to hear the word Friday and know that it is the end of another week and two days to relax as much as possible, plus have quality time with Layla which is so important.

There is something that always worries me and that is Layla getting lost. Although I am fortunate that she does not go far in the park or actually anywhere it still frightens me and I also ask myself how do people manage to lose their pets ? I know that might sound crazy but it is like losing a kid, you should have your eyes on them all the time, double check before leaving the house that are safe inside and when outdoors with them keep an eye on them every second especially when off leash.

What I have noticed more and more on a daily basis is that people sit or stand in dog parks and their phone is more important that they are not watching all the time and because of it dogs run off and then there is panic and half a park running after the dog. For me that is so irresponsible and it is the poor dog in the end that suffers.

National Pet ID Week - April 16-232, 2017

Approximately 10 million dogs and cats in the U.S. are lost or stolen each year with about 6 - 8 million landing up in shelters. Who is to blame ? The owners.
Only about 2 percent of cats are microchipped which makes it even harder for them to get back home, that is sad. With dogs only 22 percent are microchipped so that means the rest also will never see their homes again. That means one in three pets go missing and most never find their homes.

Plus you then have the statistic of 58 percent that are microchipped but have never been registered in the databases which does not help either.

To keep our pets safe we should do the following :

01. Microchip them and keep the data base updated all the time
02. Make sure they wear collars with all details 24/7 as with a blink of an eye one can just run out of the house when the door is open.

I do this and I hope all of you do too.

So to help and make sure our pets are safe we have joined up with My Pet DMV to give a Pet ID License to one lucky cat or dog. What I love about them is that they have all details on them.




Now there’s a way to keep your Pet safe and have fun doing so. Started as a family business, MyPetDMV provides authentic Pet IDs that look like actual driver’s licenses. Each order receives (1) large wallet sized Pet ID Card and (3) smaller versions. Keep one in your wallet, put the other on your Pet’s collar or keychain. We proudly stand behind each Pet ID we make, offering a "no questions asked" Life-Time Warranty. With 1000’s of satisfied paws and our 100% guarantee, your loved pet will stand out with their personalized pet id license.

Design yours at MyPetDMV

They are offering all our followers for the period of our give away a 35% discount of all Id's. All you need to do after designing yours is type in the coupon code : Layla.

This give away is open for all residents of the USA and Canada over 18 years old. I was compensated for doing this review with a Pet DMV for Layla.

So let us keep our pets safe by wearing a Pet DMV and good luck to all those that enter.

Happy Hoppy Easter

WIth a woof from the Boss, Layla

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Layla's Wednesday Woof (April 4, 2017)



Good Morning All,

April has arrived and with it a new issue with Layla. I know she has always been afraid of fireworks but we have now two more to add to the list, not sure whether it is noise but the fear is here, the microwave and the oven. So when I use them she runs to her bed in the shower to hide and as soon as I am finished she comes out again.

I live in a studio so unfortunately everything is in one room so I have no option but to use these appliances. I spoke to my vet about it, and he said that with age sometimes dogs suddenly become afraid of things, and I must not make a big deal out of it as it will not solve the problem but the opposite, let her go into bed in the shower and relax and calm down there. This is really interesting as she has been fine till the past couple of months with this. I will not give her and the vet agrees any kind of medication for this as once I am finished with either one of the appliances she is back with me happy like nothing happened.

As most of you know I lived in Israel most of my life, through the good and the bad but still very much love that country, it is embedded in my heart. What has always amazed me is the strength of these people, their out look on life and the way they live every day as if it is the last day on earth.

One Community of Israel that I greatly admire is the Israeli Defence Forces, IDF, who make it possible for any Israeli to join the army, whether healthy or with a disability. They have a unit in the army for those with disabilities, where they are part of the army doing what they are able to do and it amazes me. I feel personally it is so important for everyone to be able to do what they are capable of doing and not have doors closed on them and feeling left out especially in a country where doing army service is compulsory for both men and women.

Now the real reason for this post is that last month, 21 March was International Downs Syndrome Day and as I follow the IDF - Israel Defense Forces page on Facebook they shared a video of a Down Syndrome Soldier who has become a dog trainer which I thought was just amazing. So with their permission I am sharing this video here too as I feel it has opened my eyes and will open many others to see that nothing is impossible if you want to do it. Thank you IDF Spokesman for allowing me to share.

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I hope everyone will enjoy this video as much as I did and thank you IDF for giving this part of the Israeli community a part in the IDF that they do not feel like outcasts.

Now as always, I am finished dictating to Mom, she has to work as I need bones and treats, have a wonderful week, with a woof from the Boss.



PS. Don't forget that rescue organizations are needing funding so please list or bid on our website to help them

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Wednesday Ramblings (March 28, 2017)



Good Morning All,

Spring has arrived, it is nearly the end of March, this year is going too quickly.

Mom and I decided this week to amble with a ramble and do no give away, but instead just chat with our followers instead.

Last week was a scare for Mom with my lump which turned out to be a fatty lump so thank goodness no worries anymore phew, Mom was really scared but hey she did not have to get the needle stuck into her, so I think I got the worse part of the deal.

Our visit to the vet was a good one though, he is very happy that I have not got fat from the change in my diet and me eating Grandma Lucy's food and treats. Actually he was very impressed with the food which made Mom happy. Oy I forgot to tell you that Mom will be working for them now, promoting the yummy foods and treats, I am really excited for her as that means she might slow down with her teaching which will mean more dog park time for me in different dog parks. Woof !! Plus of course more treats as I am Mom's official taster and she is going to be using my dog food to make treats like this video below :)

Treat Recipe

I must admit that with summer around the corner, that will mean loads of outdoors and fun in the sun, something that Mom loves too, as she says there is nothing better than at the end of the day to pack a bag with coffee, dog treats, water and of course a blanket and go over to one of the parks and chill out, relax and do nothing. Mom does not believe in electronics where possible so those times are just us and friends and no electronics of any kind. Quality time spent together outdoors.

Did I tell you we have four dog parks within walking distance of our house ? That makes life so easy and fun as we can choose a different one every day.



So that in a nutshell is what is happening in the Layla neighborhood, busy as always but starting to spend more time outdoors, or should we say coming out of hibernation from the rains.

Do you have any plans for the summer ? We would love to hear !

I am off now here, have finished dictating to my secretary, it is hard work so I need to get some beauty sleep, have a wonderful week all with a woof and love from Layla


PS. I must remind you that so many rescue organizations need help so why not list one item on our website to help them, thank you

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(April 14, 2017)

So many pets get lost all the time. Proper ID can save lives.

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(April 6, 2017)

Our girl Roxie developed a fear of cooking appliances recently too, also seemingly out of nowhere. She now hides under the dining room table when we use the stove, oven or microwave. And as of about a week ago, our other dog Ringo is now joining her under there... But just like Layla, as soon as we're done cooking, they're back to normal. Silly pups :)

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(April 6, 2017)

Thursday has arrived

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(April 5, 2017)

Happy Wednesday

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(April 3, 2017)

Good Morning All,

Spring is in the air although grr they say its gonna rain this week again, BUT we had a wonderful weekend outdoors in the dog park just chilling with coffee and treats, it was fun plus as Mom promised no electronics.

Thank you all for chatting with us, sharing your stories about lumps and bumps and thank goodness we are all fine and happy.

Have a wonderful week with woof and love from Layla

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(April 2, 2017)

Time spent outdoors is our #1 priority as soon as the weather changes! We are also on a digital diet when we head over to the park in the summer and I love your "outdoor" pack ---you had me at coffee!

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(April 2, 2017)

I'm glad the lump turned out to be harmless. My Chester is almost 15 and he started developing fatty lumps a few years ago. I was never too worried because they were soft and squishy but I had the vet look at them anyway. Biopsys confirmed they were just fatty tumors. I still check them regularly for any changes though and make sure any new ones feel the same way.

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(March 30, 2017)

Yeah I love the outdoors too, any time I'm ready to woof woof at the park..

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(March 30, 2017)

Yeah I love the outdoors too, any time I'm ready to woof woof at the park..

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(March 29, 2017)

We are happy the brighter and warmer days of Spring are upon us. We don't go outside, but we do get the nice sunbeams through our windows.

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(March 29, 2017)

I'm so glad the lump wound up being nothing. What a relief. Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your world. We always appreciate hearing about your adventures.

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(March 29, 2017)

Yeah for lumps that are benign, and for good vets. Our vet is very ill so you can imagine Mum's panic in case we need to find a new one.

Have a good Spring!

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(March 29, 2017)

It sounds like your summer will be very relaxing and enjoyable! To be perfectly honest, we don't have any plans just yet, but it will probably be a lot of relaxing too.

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(March 29, 2017)

Oh, whew! I am *SO* very glad it turned out to be just a fatty tumor. I know how scary those are...my two Siberian Huskies each have one and when I first found them, I was nervous. Happy Spring!

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(March 29, 2017)

Spring hasn't really sprung here yet... we're expecting snow on Friday!

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(March 29, 2017)

You're so lucky to have so many parks within walking distance, we are so jealous! We had a great park close by in Phoenix, but now that we're back in Long Island, NY there are so few dog friendly parks. It's so sad. We have been too busy to think about Summer yet!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(March 29, 2017)

I was so happy to read your good test results. The waiting game is so scary and so long. Good luck to your mom on the new gig.Ya spring!

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(March 29, 2017)

Glad to hear that your lump turned out to be nothing! It sounds like you guys have some awesome and fun plans for the summer! We are going on vacation in a few weeks, at the end of April. Mom and Dad will be taking Kylo Ren the Adventure Cat, and the three of them are going to Charleston, SC! Can't wait!!!

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(March 29, 2017)

Hi Layla, as always I love hearing about what's been going on with you. I know how much the rain interferes with your social life, so glad to hear the beautiful weather is just about here. Congrats to mom for landing that gig - sounds awesome, and you are one lucky pup to have so many dog parks in your area. We've always had to get in the car to find one.

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(March 29, 2017)

What a relief to get those test results back! We too are still waiting for spring to really arrive and I know Kilo can't wait to enjoy the nice weather with me. Great treat recipe! Thanks for sharing

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(March 29, 2017)

Lumps are always scary. Fortunately, many of them are benign and most of the cancerous ones are curable with surgery if done soon enough and properly.

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(March 29, 2017)

Hello,
Jasmine here, one of the feline members of the Tribe of Five. We can't wait for spring. There is still snow in our front yard! And the lumps...I have a couple of these fatty lumps, doesn't affect my health or my beautiful appearance.
Purrs and Head Bonks

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(March 29, 2017)

I love how you have so many places to frolic in the Spring! We live in the country so we have a lot of nice places to visit. We will be visiting our regular stomping grounds getting as many smells, and pees in as possible in the great outdoors.

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(March 29, 2017)

Spring is coming here too can't wait! Love Dolly

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(April 2, 2017)

Wow! Four dog parks within walking distance, how cool! I am sure they all have their unique qualities.

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National or International Puppy Day March 23rd plus our ongoing Give Away (March 22, 2017)



Good Morning All,

Yesterday Mom took me to the vet for my bi-annual check up plus annual shots, nope we do not over do it but we do live in a city which is very strict and as Mom says rather we do the shots and be able to go to the park without getting ill than the opposite. While there the Vet who is so so nice was checking me and found a lump. Mom nearly had a heart attack on the spot but we decided to do a biopsy and now are waiting for the results. Mom is trying to stay calm but I don't think it is working. In a couple of days we will know more.

But that is not as important as to what is happening tomorrow, March 23rd, National or International Puppy Day - a holiday of the magic and unconditional love of puppies and encouraging adoption around the world.

So I put my thinking cap on and found out the following about this day :

A woman by the name of Collene Paige, A celebrity pet and home lifestyle expert plus author is credited for creating National Puppy Day in 2006 for many reasons.
The closest to my heart is it encourages adoption of puppies from shelters and rescues.

Their motto which we all use is Adopt Don't Shop and the reason for that is there are so many puppies sitting in shelters all over the world looking for forever homes. By going to the shelter to adopt you are not only giving a puppy a new home but you are helping the shelter also by making place for another puppy. It is a win-win situation for everyone, and that is the biggest reason of all is to adopt and not shop.

Another reason this day is so important is we can bring awareness to all about the evil puppy mills which I pray will be closed one day, the backyard breeders whom abuse their dogs by turning them into puppy producing machines, and then discarding them when they are finished with them. Personally these people should all be thrown in cages and see what it is like.

Now we must also not forget the important responsibilities when adopting a puppy because they depend on us like kids to learn and grow, and not be discarded a year later because they do not fit into your life or whatever, they are a life long commitment and it is so important for people to remember and understand that.

Let us think of all the positive from adopting a puppy - he/she makes us exercise, get out into nature, heaps lots of unconditional love on us, in return we take care of him/her like our child, feeding correctly, grooming, annual vet visits, and so much more. You have become a Mom or Dad to a fur kid.

I am a rescue, from a high kill shelter, I was one the lucky ones to get out and live a good life thanks to Mom, so let us all spread the word around about National or International Puppy Day by getting everyone to go to the shelters to adopt.

I would love to hear your story here on how you adopted your fur kid, was he/she a puppy or an older dog ?

Before I leave I must remind everyone that grooming is a part of having a puppy so don't forget to enter our give away for a grooming kit in either pink or blue.



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I am now going to my box and cannot wait to read your stories later, have a wonderful day, with a woof and love from Layla

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(April 15, 2017)

I was so happy to learn that national pet day had a higher meaning, one that benefits dogs and puppies waiting for forever homes. All 4 of our pups are rescues, and our cat too, so it is a cause very close to our hearts. Thanks for sharing.

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(March 29, 2017)

I'm SO glad to hear that the test results were good. So scary. And also, SUPER jealous that you have 4 dog parks near your house??? FOUR?? That's amazing! Enjoy your extra time with mom .

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(March 27, 2017)

Layla woofs only a couple of more hours to enter and yes it is an awesome kit as it does not scare me like the electric ones do,

Have a great day and good luck

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(March 27, 2017)

I have several long haired cats that need grooming from time to time. It is hard on them when I have to break out the electric clippers

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(March 26, 2017)

I groom my dog sometimes, but I leave the actually trimming to the pros.

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(March 26, 2017)

Morning All,

Thank goodness Layla is ok so am breathing here, thank you all for your concern.

I bathe Layla also, plus was grooming her with just scissors as she hates the sound of the clippers so when I saw this online I knew I had to try it and it was one of the best inventions I have found for her, so hopefully who ever wins the give away will enjoy it also, PLUS it does come in blue also LOL

Have a wonderful Sunday
Layla and Me

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(March 25, 2017)

I do trim up two of my dogs, and of course brush and bathe them all.

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(March 23, 2017)

We just read where your lump was nothing serious. So happy to hear this.

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(March 23, 2017)

I do all the grooming on our two boys.

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(March 22, 2017)

Happy national puppy day! Thinking about Layla and hope all is well with you!

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(March 22, 2017)

Thanks for the reminder about National Puppy Day! I hope that some day soon, puppy mills cease to exist. Our most recent addition was an adult when we adopted him, and I will adopt another adult dog again!

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(March 22, 2017)

We have been thinking about Layla and sending her all kinds of good vibes for good results.

We are all rescues in our family and wouldn't have it any other way.

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(March 22, 2017)

We have adopted everything from the tiniest (fosterfail) kitten to seniors of 15 - we take a cat in need always.

We know that if you DO want a pedigree pet, there re always rescues working hrd to help them too!

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(March 22, 2017)

Woof this is Layla,

Thank you all for your positive prayers and thoughts, Mom is a nervous wreck and I am eating, sleeping, and begging for treats.

Our prayers are going to all over the world that lots of puppies or older dogs will be adopted tomorrow and they will have warm toasty beds to sleep in.

Good luck to all those that have entered our give away

Be safe and have a great day
Layla xxxx

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(March 22, 2017)

National Puppy Day? oh goody, nothing cuter than puppies, unless it's puppies with kittens! BOL!

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(March 22, 2017)

yikes! hope that lump is just a little cyst and nothing more!

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(March 22, 2017)

This is a wonderful message Layla! I entered this great giveaway too. I clip Phoebe's nails but haven't progressed to full grooming yet. With the Scardycut kit I think I can do it! I adopted Phoebe from the county shelter where I was volunteering. I just fell in love & had to take her home She brings us so much Joy!!
Love & biscuits,
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(March 22, 2017)

Hoping for the best turn out for you. Lumps are scary and waiting is so hard. Thinking of you both.

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(March 22, 2017)

Thanks for sharing this about National Puppy Day. We hope lots of puppies...and maybe some older dogs, too...find forever homes.

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(March 22, 2017)

I wish you only the best results for on your biopsy. It's something we had gone through as well and we know how stressful it is.

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(March 22, 2017)

Truly hope the biopsy comes back clean. Sending lots of love and positive vibes! And a glass of wine for you mom's nerves :)

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(March 22, 2017)

Thanks for the great info about National Puppy Day! We are so sorry to hear about Layla, we are keeping our paws crossed for good results. We know how hard the waiting game can be. xo

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Scratching in the dirt for the Pot of Gold or is it Treats !!!! (March 17, 2017)



Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone, and its Friday woof so let’s have some fun today and turn it into a Freebie Friday so you will have two giveaways to enter.

Grandma Lucy called and asked if I would put a Pot of Goodies up for grabs this weekend to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, thank you Grandma Lucy, so in the pot will be Blueberry organics treats, 1 sample pack of artisan chicken and artisan lamb and then 1 sample pack of pureformance fish and rabbit.



Yum lets party afterwards and I wonder shhh if Mom will let us have some Beer with our food.

You can find all info on their website :
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Now we must not forget that to party we have to look good and that is where our second give away comes in as we are giving away these awesome clippers set from Scaredy Cut and looking pretty or handsome is important especially for a party or for Spring and Summer that is around the corner.



You can find all info on their website :
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Both Give Aways are open to all residents of the USA or Canada but you must be over 18. I am not being paid for either give away.

So let the digging begin for the pot of goodies and clipper set, how ! Easy Peasy just fill in the Rafflecopter Widgets and may the luck of the Irish bring you good luck.

Phew that was hard work so am off to dream about my pot of treats, woof and have a wonderful weekend with love from Layla

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(March 21, 2017)

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Good luck to everyone who entered.

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(March 21, 2017)

I don't really do other bloggers' giveaways, but the products are really interesting. Good luck to the people who entered!

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(March 21, 2017)

Great giveaways, guys! Good luck to all who entered! Hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day!

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(March 20, 2017)

I'm a little late in my comments, we did celebrate St. Paddy's Day. We all wore green bandanas with clover leafs

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(March 20, 2017)

I'm a little late in my comments, we did celebrate St. Paddy's Day. We all wore green bandanas with clover leafs

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(March 20, 2017)

I'm a little late in my comments, we did celebrate St. Paddy's Day. We all wore green bandanas with clover leafs

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(March 20, 2017)

Good Afternoon,

Layla is hibernating at the moment cos it is raining BOL. I am petrified to groom Layla as I am scared to hurt her as she is a wiggle butt but this kit is so easy and I did it with no fear at all, so we for all those that have entered or thinking about it, I recommend it highly.

PLUS don't forget the Grandma Lucy food and treats - Layla woofs a big yumm on those

Good Luck to all, have a great week
Layla and Mom

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(March 20, 2017)

For st patty's I will be wearing green for the day and having some irish crème coffee.

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(March 20, 2017)

Yes, I do basic grooming but do use a professional for major grooming needs

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(March 20, 2017)

Once I took a 2 day grooming course and thought "I can groom Fe at home". The first or second time I did it, he got started, jumped and needed 4 stitches to close the wound on his leg :/ I think of it every time I see those DIY Grooming kits. I think they're such a great idea and I also think I will never feel comfortable using one, lol. Poor Fe!

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(March 20, 2017)

I take my dogs to the groomer, but I need to start grooming them at home. These tools seem like it would make the process less scary.

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(March 20, 2017)

Great Giveaway - I love a good giveaway and if lived in US I would go for it - Good luck to all of you that do xxx

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(March 19, 2017)

Thank you for the great giveaways! These are great products. :) We did celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Every year we do designated driving on St Patrick's Day to help keep our community safe. As for grooming my cats - I do groom them. Since they have short hair, they are very simple to groom. Just some brushing and bath wipes usually do the trick!
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(March 19, 2017)

Nothing would be finer than finding a pot of gold except in Kilo's case a pot of treats and food. Happy St Patrick's Day Layla.

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(March 19, 2017)

Looks like a fun prize pack! My holiday was spent in a traffic jam for 3.5 hours. Not fun. haha

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(March 19, 2017)

Ooh my two giveaway, well consider us well and truly spoiled. Good luck everyone - may the best pup win!!

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(March 19, 2017)

Ooh my two giveaway, well consider us well and truly spoiled. Good luck everyone - may the best pup win!!

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(March 19, 2017)

Fun post and two great giveaways! Thank you. Bean and I are celebrating St.Patrick's day which also happens to be her two years post surgery day for removing a Mast Cell Tumor, so she got lots of treats, snuggles, and love (which is honestly no different than any other day). In relation to your second question, our pups have short fur so no need for grooming. If we win that item, we'll donate it to our local shelter to help them with grooming pets who may be skittish before adopting them out.

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(March 19, 2017)

I love this site!! You and Layla always have gr8 give always!!! 😍❤😘☝️

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(March 19, 2017)

We're Portuguese Water Dogs but we love to celebrate along with our Irish Setter friends.

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(March 17, 2017)

I love these give-aways! Happy St. Patty's Day! This is the first time I've seen any post for the ScaredyCut tools -my dogs are short haired so I don't groom them but I have friends with wire haired and long haired Doxies that are super high maintenance. I'll share this with them!

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(March 17, 2017)

I was going to go to a doggy St.Patty's Day with my girls, but they are not having it this year. so i guess we will stay at home

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(March 17, 2017)

would love to win Grandma Lucy's for St. Patty's day!

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(March 17, 2017)

Happy St. Patrick's Day. Have fun with your pot of treats!

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(March 17, 2017)

We love those Grandma Lucy's blueberry treats!! I hope you and yours have a awesome St. Patrick's Day!

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(March 17, 2017)

We hope you find lots of treats at the end of your rainbow, Layla!

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(March 17, 2017)

We used to take our chihuahua, Hayley, for regular grooming until she kept coming back with razor burns. My daughter started grooming her at home a few years ago and we have never again used a professional groomer. So, of course, we love learning all about grooming products!

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(March 17, 2017)

You have amazing giveaways!! I love the sound of those treats, and ever since I had to groom my own deaf and blind dog because no one would do it, I'm always interested in checking out grooming tools. Thanks for sharing.

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(March 18, 2017)

I have entered the giveaway for the clippers and really hope we win. Ruby is very nervous when we are grooming her and these sound like they might helpl

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(March 19, 2017)

Have fun with those treats!!

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(March 19, 2017)

Happy St. Patrick's Day! We don't celebrate that (no special reason why not, other that we don't) but Cookie does like "treasure hunts."

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(March 19, 2017)

We celebrated St. Patrick's Day by decorating the house. We also went out to eat that night. My wife dressed up the dog too.

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Happenings in the Layla Neighborhood plus a new Give Away (March 15, 2017)



Good Morning All,

We cannot believe it that it is the middle of March already, it was like yesterday we said bye bye to February, this year is going too fast.

Lot has been happening in the neighborhood, first we said good bye to some of our doggy friends who crossed the Rainbow Bridge, Cooper whose Mom Diana is an amazing person always helping the senior dogs and giving them a wonderful place to live out their lives, Opal, whose Mom Debbie is just wonderful and the owner of a great pet related business, Basil, whose Mom Joanna just adored her and did not want to let her go. They all have crossed the Rainbow Bridge and now not suffering from their illnesses. R.I.P. dear friends.

The weather here in San Francisco has been crazy hot so on Sunday Mom took me and the boys to the beach for a picnic, it was so much fun, and of course I wandered around visiting all the neighbors to get hugs and love. Mom kept apologizing but everyone laughed and loved it. I know how to work it BOL.

With Spring and then Summer around the corner it means grooming big time, and Mom tries to do mine as it is so expensive to go to a groomer, $ 75.00 each time, can you believe it. While working online Mom came across this wonderful pair of scissors with a comb attached, what is great is it does not make a sound like clippers. She contacted the company and they sent us a set to try and all I can say is although I am a big wiggle butt Mom did not do such a bad job, although I will not let her touch my paws so those still have to be done BOL. What we love about them is that they have different length combs so you can decide the length of our fur, you can get for either left handed or right handed plus they have in pink or blue. Guess what color I got? PLUS oy vey before we forget they can be used on cats also.

Scaredy Cut Pet Grooming Kit is the world's only silent clipper, offering gentle home grooming to sensitive pets. Scaredy Cut is silent so it gives your pet an even trim while ensuring that they're calm and relaxed - because pet stress matters.



Scaredy Cut comes with 7 combs (#1, #1 1/2, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6) to allow trimming from 1/2" to 1".

Comfort is key, so we include gel finger inserts to help you relax during a long grooming session.
Inserts can be removed for larger fingers or a looser fit.
Includes a 2-year refund / lifetime replacement guarantee.

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This give away is open to everyone in either the USA or Canada who are over the age of 18 +. We were given a kit to try.

Now as you all know it’s time for my siesta, my box is calling me, have a wonderful day and good luck to all those that enter, Woof with love from Layla

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(March 19, 2017)

Great giveaway! Would love to try this product!

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(March 18, 2017)

These are such wonderful giveaways! I love the grooming set, I like to keep the Goldens trimmed up in between grooming appointments so this would be perfect!

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(March 17, 2017)

Celebrating with lots of fun!

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(March 16, 2017)

yes, i groom all 3 gals. mini schnauzers require a lot of work. i clip them instead of stripping because i dont show them. stripping is very hard on the dogs and you.

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(March 16, 2017)

I brush my cat, Razor, daily. She loves it!!!

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(March 16, 2017)

Good Morning Everyone,

Thank you for your kind words about our furry friends who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

What I love about the clippers is they do not make a noise which I don't like plus Mom does not have to leave me at a groomers for hours cos now she can do it in the house. The best of all is that 75 dollars that went to the groomers we can use on more treats for me BOL.

They are easy to use, keep clean and in a nutshell one of the best pet items I have found on the internet.

So good luck all that have entered and please share with everyone else.

Woof with love from Layla

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(March 16, 2017)

We groom Lyla ourselves except for her nails and paws. I let the pros do that as I would not want to hurt her and do not trust my nail trimming abilities. We have let her fur grow out since her alopecia keeps her from getting nice full fur. She finally has a lovely coat but with summer coming it is time to give her a trim. Lyla gets SO hot so easily. This is a cute girly set perfect for our little Lyla! Thanks for the chance and good luck to all!

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(March 16, 2017)

It's been very hot in Southern California too. I'm so sorry to hear about all the doggies that passed away. God Bless all of them.
I would love to win the clipper set. Boy could I ever use this for all my furkids. Good Luck to everyone.

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(March 16, 2017)

Sounds like an awesome day at the beach! Those clippers are a great product, it must be so much less stressful grooming at home!

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(March 15, 2017)

We're jealous of your warm weather. We just got a bunch of snow that is constantly melting and refreezing into sheets of ice. No fun for humans or dogs!

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(March 15, 2017)

Truffle and Brulee need a lot of grooming, but I don't clip them. I've heard some great things about this product.

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(March 15, 2017)

Luckily Kilo does not need much grooming but that little kit looks good. He is not a fan at all of even brushing- I use my fingers. He is due for a nail trim and a bath.

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(March 15, 2017)

Impressive that you do your own grooming! Dear dear Mishu is lucky to have short hair because she's not a fan of having anyone do anything to her...

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(March 15, 2017)

I take two of my dogs to the groomer, but I need to learn how to do it myself. This looks like a great tool!

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(March 15, 2017)

We have some summer her still so it's good you guys are gettig se as well - we like to share our warmth around the world.

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(March 15, 2017)

Sorry for the loss of doggy friends. Here four pet owners I know have lost a pet too. Sad times.

Weather here in the Midwest is crazy cold. However, temperatures are expected to rise again in time for the weekend.

Good for your pet mom in grooming you herself! We still pay someone to groom, but it's a little more economical here.

Enjoy the rest of March!

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(March 15, 2017)

Ugh, I could use some beautiful weather right about now! Seattle has been nothing but gloom.

What a great giveaway!

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(March 15, 2017)

I wish it were that warm here! We have tons of snow!

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(March 15, 2017)

Hot. I'm jealous. Below freezing here in Ohio. $75 wow, that is a lot for a little girl. But you are lovely.

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(March 15, 2017)

I do all the Lapdogs' grooming at home. Great giveaway! And sorry to hear about your pals who crossed the Bridge.

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(March 15, 2017)

I used to be a professional pet groomer so yes, I groom my dogs.

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(March 15, 2017)

I am sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet friends ...

These scissors sound great. I sometimes try and groom Ruby myself and it never goes very well. LOL

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(March 15, 2017)

Yes I do and these sound so easy to use

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(March 15, 2017)

I'm just glad I don't have to worry about such things with my short-haired guys. FURminator and a brush is all I need. The attachments look just like those for my own clippers ;-)

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(March 15, 2017)

My heart goes out to your friends who lost loved ones. Sounds like an otherwise good week for you, with your beach adventure. All you can do is enjoy every minute because tomorrow is never guaranteed!

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(March 15, 2017)

My thoughts to your friends that have gone over the bridge :(
I'm a little jealous with the weather you're having as I watch the snow and wind blowing here. Best of luck with the giveaway!

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(March 15, 2017)

I've seen ads for those. Less noisy clippers are a good thing!

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(March 16, 2017)

Warm there, eh? We just had a snow day here. I was shoveling yesterday. $75 is a lot for a groom. I pay about $50 (CAD) cash. This kit might be good for times between grooms especially my schoodle's 'eye brows'

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8th March – so many memories (March 8, 2017)



Good Morning All,

I cannot believe the first week of March is over and we are on 8th March. Today has many memories for me but before that I would like to take a moment to wish every woman a Happy National Women’s Day.

As Charles Malik said:

"The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world."

Let us not forget that and stand up whenever we need to.

I mentioned above today is a day full of memories for me, sketched into my brain, today 8th of March I became an aunt for the first time, my nephew was born (20 + years ago). Two years later I got that dreadful phone call to come home to South Africa from Israel as my father was seriously ill, it was a nightmare flying there, 20 plus hour flight, rushing from the airport to the hospital, where he passed away on the 8th of March. It is a day I will never forget but also know and believe he knew I was there although he was in a coma. Life moves on, I miss him daily as he passed away too young, I curse him when something good happens in the world, and I smile when I see something that reminds me of him.

With all my travels all over the globe, I have always carried with me a little toy made of cardboard and felt that he gave me, it smiles at me all the time from the Hutch next to my desk, a silly thing but so him as he always liked those weird funny little objects.

So today is a day of mixed feelings, I am proud to be a woman, proud of how far we have come in history, proud of my nephew (I now have another two and two nieces all over the world) but most of all I am proud to be my father’s daughter as he taught me so much about respect, love, compassion and the list can go on and on. I am sure he is sitting up there in heaven, eating chocolate which was his favorite, and smiling down on me.

My blog today is about me, although Layla is so part of me too, his grandpup he never met, but whom he would have loved, the way he loved our dog Whiskey, who used to sit on a chair at the dining room table waiting for her piece of cheese from him each morning.

Now that I have shared, I am off here to oy vey bath Layla as she rolled in something really smelly in the park yesterday, ewwww , spoil her like I always do after a bath.

Have a wonderful day all, thank you for reading this part of my life, take care, and please Stand Proud, because as women we MUST stand together.

Ruth and Layla

PS. Please do not forget that our give away is still running so you have time to enter and catch the newspaper, without it how can your dog learn about wonderful women in the world BOL.

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(March 15, 2017)

Yes I do and these sound awesome and easy to use

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(March 9, 2017)

A very touching post...how special your toy is from your dad. With it being International Women's Day, I posted about my own mom, my hero & role model on my Facebook page. I think it's a time of reflection and of looking forward for us all it seems. My Mom was a Rosie the Riveter during WWII, a Miss Subways, auditioned with The Rockettes, was a proud soldier's wife, a happy housewife, an amazing mother, a business co-owner with my dad, a pro-bowler, an animal lover and advocate, an American au père, and a breast-cancer survivor. Talk about showing how a woman can be strong and do it all! She was a great role model of who and what a woman can be! I so agree with, we are strong and it is wonderful to see us support each other. :-) I really enjoyed your post and letting us share in some of your life. I am sorry for the loss of your dad. I lost my own when I was just 14 (long time ago), but hold him close in heart like you. Hugs to Layla!

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(March 9, 2017)

Woof good morning everyone,

Sun is shining woof woof woof. Thank you so much for your support and comments and it was a hard day yesterday in some ways but good in the others so as I always say on the 9th of March is to move on as life is too short.

Good luck to those that have entered the give away, the newspaper toy is so fantastic and Layla loves playing with it.

Have a great day with a woof and love from Layla

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(March 9, 2017)

Funny I wrote a piece about me too - I usually only write dog stuff - must be something in the air !! Lovely post xxx

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(March 8, 2017)

Happy International Women's Day. I don't think I realized what this day was until I got on FB during the day. Thank you for sharing such personal memories and thoughts with us.

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(March 8, 2017)

Happy International Women's Day! I find it interesting how certain days can have a lot of events happen at the same time. Even when some of the things are bad, I like to use them to remember the good times.

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(March 8, 2017)

Thanks for the giveaway! Hopefully Layla's bath went smoothly! :)

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(March 8, 2017)

It is inspiring to see you face your difficult day of the year with openness with others and sharing your private moments. Just a guess, but I bet your father would be proud. Thank you for your helpful disclosure!

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(March 8, 2017)

Happy International Women's Day! I can see why this date is so important to you for so many reasons. I am sure your dad is very proud of the woman you are!

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(March 8, 2017)

Women's Day is important for every one of us. We take pride in who we are - what women, like you and Layla, achieve.

Stand tall!!

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(March 8, 2017)

Happy International Women's Day. Hope the day is good despite memories.

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(March 8, 2017)

I think we all have dates that give us certain memories. My dad went too soon but I know that he's up there with all the pets he loved so much, that's what I got from him.

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(March 8, 2017)

Your post should be about you on International Women's day! What a day to celebrate all the things that being a great woman for others in your life has allowed you to do.

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(March 8, 2017)

Happy International Women's Day!

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(March 9, 2017)

I hope you had a lovely day and managed to wash the stink off her

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(March 9, 2017)

I hope you had a lovely day and managed to wash the stink off her

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(March 8, 2017)

"The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world." - let's do it.

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(March 8, 2017)

I am so sorry for the loss of your father. That can't be easy. What a great way to honor him, to be proud to be his daughter. <3

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(March 8, 2017)

So sorry to hear about your father's passing. This must be such a bittersweet day for you. A day to fondly remember your father, and celebrate your nephew's life, and also being a woman. I'm sure he'd be touched to know you carry that little toy around in remembrance of him. <3 Have a good day today.

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(March 8, 2017)

Thank you for your kind words, have a great day

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(March 8, 2017)

Hugs! You've written such a lovely tribute to your dad. My mom died when I was young and her death has forever impacted me and so I empathize.

Happy National Women’s Day! Keep blogging strong.

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(March 8, 2017)

I hope you really enjoyed the day!

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(March 8, 2017)

Aww.. I love hearing real stories from people. Yours is very touching so thank you for sharing with us. I'm all for being a voice for women but when it gets nasty, I'm done. I think women should embrace every day as their day and make the most of the life they have been given. Of course, mine would not be complete without my two pups. :)

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March has arrived!!! Plus new giveaway (February 28, 2017)



Good Morning All,

Woof Wow where has February gone, it was one moment here and the next moment gone, just like that.

I am sure we all listen to the news at some point of the day and Mom and I were discussing how she misses the old newspapers she used to read, the comics and as Grandma calls it: The Hatch, Match and Dispatch Section which means Births, Marriages and Deaths.

Mom was saying how after a long week at work in Israel she used to relax on a Friday Afternoon with coffee and read the newspapers, what I did not know and learned from Mom is that their Sundays are like our Mondays , so their weekends are Fridays and Saturdays. Weird is all I can say and now I know why she is weird sometimes BOL.

She was also explaining to me how the radios are on in all public transport and every hour on the hour there is the news, and then every half hour a quick news flash. That country is addicted to the news but as I realized by Mom talking is that with all the problems in the Middle East it has to be that way.

So Mom saw this awesome newspaper with a squeaker for dogs and thought that if she can have her newspaper to read so can I and I really love it. I just wish she would share her coffee too BOL.

Our give away this week is for a newspaper for one lucky pup, they squeak and lots of fun with funny stories of course. They are made by Pet Qwerks who were founded with the introduction of the Babble Balls in 2004. Those were their first products and they remain their flagship today. Their focus has always been innovation and enriching the lives of pets. While the heart of Pet Qwerks remains in the interactive category, we have grown to manufacture plush, rubber and flavorit dog chews. You can click the below link for all their products :

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“The Krinkle and Squeak Newspaper “
After years of fetching newspapers for their owners, we thought it was time for dogs to have a paper of their very own.The Doggone Times comes complete with 3 squeakers, Krinkle paper that create a unique rustling sound and of course articles just for your dog! Krinkle & Squeak Newspaper measures 9.5” & 7.25" tall. Made from durable canvas material.

It is really well made, I think it will take Layla a year to get to the squeaker LOL and the crinkly sound makes it even more fun. Another think I love about it is that it is flat so easy to pack to take to the dog park.

This Give Away is open for the USA and Canada, age 18+ of course. I am not being paid for this give away but was compensated with a newspaper toy for Layla.

Now am off to finish reading my newspaper while Mom works, have a wonderful day with woof and love from Layla.

PS. As we always do, don’t forget to list or bid on items on our website to help rescue organizations

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(March 10, 2017)

I typically read the on-line versions of our newspaper (want to save trees). But, we do get the printed paper a couple of days a week - like on Sunday, for the ads and coupons. I read a local paper - The Times, and the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune.

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(March 9, 2017)

Okay, as a photojournalist and former newspaper columnist, I love this giveaway, I still hold close the vision of a dog fetching the paper from years ago! While I do read online versions of news today, I still prefer that feel of a paper in my hands over a steaming mug of coffee! Nothing like it to start the day! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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(March 9, 2017)

I typically read the on-line versions of our newspaper (want to save trees). But, we do get the printed paper a couple of days a week - like on Sunday, for the ads and coupons. I read a local paper - The Times, and the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune.

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(March 6, 2017)

Most of the time I look online for the news I want to know about. I do get the Sunday paper sometimes, but I get it for the coupons.

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(March 6, 2017)

Happy Monday all, thank you for your comments. I am sorry to hear about some financial problems and know exactly how you feel. But this is an opportunity to enter and win something which hopefully will make you feel better.

Be safe all, with a woof and love from Layla

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(March 6, 2017)

Sadly I do not get the newspaper. It cost money and don't have two pennies to rub together right now.

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(March 5, 2017)

I typically read the on-line versions of our newspaper (want to save trees). But, we do get the printed paper a couple of days a week - like on Sunday, for the ads and coupons. I read a local paper - The Times, and the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune.

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(March 5, 2017)

I don't get the newspaper...just don't find the time to read it.

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(March 2, 2017)

Good Morning All, Thank you for your comments and entering the give away, good luck to all, woof with love from Layla

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(March 1, 2017)

We had a newspaper toy once but it was rubber so he didn't like the texture.

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(March 1, 2017)

We get the weekend newspaper. That toy looks cute but Kilo does not seem interested in newspapers, the texture doesn't appeal. He loves empty water bottles and plush. He does grab the mail.

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(March 1, 2017)

This looks like a super fun toy. Our poor Ruby is afraid of squeaky toys, unfortunately.

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(March 1, 2017)

My parents still like a good old newspaper. This is a great idea for a toy for a dog.

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(March 1, 2017)

We don't read the newspaper anymore, I never had time to read it and just recycled it. Perhaps when our lives are less hectic, we'll get the paper again.

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(March 1, 2017)

i read The Wake Weekly and The News and Observer

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(March 1, 2017)

Interesting - I had no idea that Israel had different weekend days! I love that newspaper squeaker by the way :)

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(March 1, 2017)

Interesting about Israel having different weekends and radios on their public transportation! Love the dog newspaper idea too.. very cute!

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(March 1, 2017)

My dogs would absolutely love this. The loved to play with toys that squeak !

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(March 1, 2017)

I love those 'newspapers' they are lovely squeeky toys and they add a touch of humor to play (for the human!). I

t's like the kitty 'nip 'nanner - a popular and MUST HAVE toy that should be in every basket!!

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(March 1, 2017)

would love to win this. my dog loves anything that squeaks!

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(March 1, 2017)

Cute! One day we may have a dog that likes toys .. LOL I love the newspaper idea. SO adorable.

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(March 1, 2017)

The Lapdogs really love those squeaky newspapers! We have both sizes, so we'll let others enter your giveaway!

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(March 1, 2017)

I love this "The Hatch, Match and Dispatch Section which means Births, Marriages and Deaths"
Who neat that you get your own newspaper, even if it is to chew instead of read ;)
Best of luck to everyone on the giveaway!

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(March 1, 2017)

Hey! Where do you live in Israel? Mishu's name is based on the Hebrew for 'someone' b/c she has a big personality -- she's really someone! She knows a few other Hebrew words too, like 'ragli' and ''rotza?'

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(March 1, 2017)

I LOVE those squeaky newspapers - we had one and then it got destroyed by onne of the dogs. I cannot remember which one. I think it's so cool that their weekends there are Friday and Saturday! I'd love to visit Israel - it's on my bucket list.

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(March 3, 2017)

Finally! A newspaper Bowser can't tear to shreds lol

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I am a little sad today (February 24, 2017)



TGIF everyone,

Today I am a little sad as my friends Titus and Clementine are moving back to New York. They are my besties who used to run up and down the hallway with me. Their Mommy has been offered a job there so they have to go, not fair as I really love them and now I won’t have any friends to play with on rainy nights. Mommy explained to me that sometimes things like that happen but we can still be in contact with them on email, it’s not the same and nothing she can say at this moment will make it better. I did not even mind Titus pinching all my bully sticks BOL, he used to run into my house, knew exactly where I hid them, go straight there and run out with one in his mouth. Clementine would squeak all my toys, it was so much fun having them around.

Last night they came to say goodbye and when they left I went into my box to mope although Mom tried giving me lots of hugs and treats, it’s just not the same.

So with the sadness I have not forgotten Freebie Friday and this week we are giving away an Opie & Dixie Organic Paw Stick. It is made of : Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Aloe Vera, Calendula Petals, Chamomile, Comfrey Root, Jojoba Seed Oil, Beeswax, Plantain, Vitamin E, Essential Oils of Lavender, Rosemary, Tea Tree and Basil.



You can visit their website to see the products they have which are awesome pawsome.

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This freebie is open to all those over 18+ and for the USA only. I have not been compensated for this freebie as the owner of Opie & Dixie is a close friend of mine and wanted to join in the Fun Friday Freebies.

Am off here to contemplate how to get to New York to visit my friends, thank goodness for my box which gives me peace and quiet, have a wonderful weekend everyone, with a woof from Layla

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(March 15, 2017)

Yes, I love the fact that this is silent. My dog has a hard time refraining still from noises

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(February 27, 2017)

It is never easy when friends move away. Cherish the memories.

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(February 27, 2017)

I'm so sorry that your pal moved away! It can be hard, hope you guys stay in touch!!! :)

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(February 27, 2017)

Awww, its always so sad when friends move away isn't it?

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(February 27, 2017)

Good Morning, Thank you everyone for your kind comments and I am feeling a lot better today, Mommy spoiled me over the weekend with lots of love and treats and of course the sun was shining so we went to the park.

Have a great week all with a woof with love from Layla

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(February 26, 2017)

It's always sad when friends move away. We hope you find some new friends quickly that are just as much fun.

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(February 26, 2017)

Oh, no. I am so sorry your buddies are moving. That's so hard. I hope you get some fun new friends.

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(February 26, 2017)

Sorry to hear your friends are moving away! That's always sad. But you will make more friends, we know it, Layla! :)

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(February 26, 2017)

Oh it's so sad when your friends move somewhere else. Clearly if bully sticks weren't an issue than this was a special friendship! Maybe someone new moves in and they had dogs too... big hugs to you to cheer you up. You're too sweet to be sad!

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(February 26, 2017)

Sorry about your buddies but, I guess, these days moms and dads need to go here the money is. Will be be able to find anothr buddy? I hope so *hugs*

We like the idea of tht paw balm, it looks so versatile and useful.

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(February 25, 2017)

I'm so sorry that you had to say goodbye to your friends, Layla. That is a very difficult thing to do. I've had to say goodbye to a lot of people in my life. Don't think of it as an empty hole in your life as much as it is room for you to love someone else. There could be many blessings for you hiding just beyond the edge of the safe and familiar.
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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(February 25, 2017)

I know how hard it is when friends leave Layla. Maybe they'll come visit or you can visit them one day. I hope new pups move in that will run up & down the halls with you!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(February 25, 2017)

Sorry about your friends moving. Kilo's only friend and neighbor passed away last year. Love the look of the Paw product.

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(February 25, 2017)

Woof Good Morning Every One, I am still sad but Mom gave me lots of extra cuddles and treats yesterday and took me to the park. I came home and did not hear my friends barking like they used to which made me sad so Mom decided last night not to work so much and instead we cuddled on the bed watching TV. That did make me feel a bit better.

Thank you for being here for me I really appreciate it. With woof and love from Layla xxxx

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(February 24, 2017)

Hugs to you and your Mom, Layla. I know you will both miss your friends when they move to NY. That is very far away, but keep thinking positive thoughts and maybe one day you will be able to vist them. Woof.

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(February 24, 2017)

We're so sorry to hear about your friends. Hopefully you'll be able to keep in touch with them via the computer!

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(February 24, 2017)

It's always hard when friends move away. Mr. N's bestie moved last year.

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(February 24, 2017)

What a beautiful gift basket.
I love Auction4petsupplies <3

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(February 24, 2017)

We're sorry your friends are moving. Maybe you can skype with them!

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(February 24, 2017)

I am sorry that your friends are moving away, that is never easy. Hopefully the new puppy in the building will become a friend when it is a little older!

It looks another good giveaway!

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(February 24, 2017)

Oh, so sorry your friends are moving away. Maybe you'll get new neighbors and friends. If not, have a safe journey to New York.

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(February 24, 2017)

so sorry your friends are moving, maybe your mom will let you do video chat with them. when i was little one of my best friends, moved up north. we stayed in touch for awhile but as time went on, things changed. i still think abt her and wonder where she is. we were always together. she lived across the street.

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(February 24, 2017)

I'm so sorry to hear that sad news Layla. I know how hard it can be to make good friends and of course you'll miss them but you know they'll miss you just as much. I know it doesn't seem like it now, but perhaps in time you'll meet other doggies you'll like.

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(February 24, 2017)

Now you have an excuse to take a fun filled vacation. You will love NY, we have lots of dogs parks and all kinds of restaurants where you can eat outside with your dog. I bet your friends would love to show you around their new neighborhood.

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(February 25, 2017)

Sorry that your friends are moving away - but good friends never lose touch. Until you all catch up again...

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(February 26, 2017)

I am so sorry your friends are leaving and returning New York. Hope you will be able to stay in touch with them.

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(February 26, 2017)

So sorry about your friends but hopefully your mom can get your some new ones asap!!

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Wednesday Woof (February 22, 2017)



Good Morning Everyone,

What can I say…… life is good in the Layla neighborhood. Mom bought me a lot of bones last Friday to keep me busy chewing and occupied during the rains so I am a happy girl.

She has picked up more teaching so she is running around like a lunatic teaching all her old pupils who need help before the end of the school year, so she is happy and I am too as phew I get a break from her for a couple of hours each day.

Plus of course the boys have been visiting so it has been fun.

The best was on Saturday when Mom volunteered and I went with her, it was great seeing all the people there and getting lots of love plus of course I found the perfect spot in the sun and just snoozed. It is hard being the Boss of Mom and making sure she does everything right.

On Sunday Mom and I had a special day as we decided no computer or work, so all we did was sleep, eat and play together and even managed some park time when it had stopped raining. It was a great day together with lots of cuddles and toy playing.

So as you can see, we have been very busy here which I like as with the rains life can get boring as I do not get to see my friends as much although I have my friends in the building and we run up and down the halls chasing each other. Our neighbor even got a new puppy so am waiting for it to be a bit older so I can boss it around BOL.

Now as the rain has stopped, we are going to go for a long walk, enjoy some fresh air before it starts again and if I am lucky Mom will take me to the park. She told me that today is walk your dog day and I thought it was the opposite, that is walk your human day today which I think is what it should be called.

Have a wonderful Wednesday, and great week, till we chat again on Friday when I think we will be doing a Freebie Friday, and I do know we have a giveaway planned for next week but not going to say what it is.

Woof with love from Layla

PS. I must remind you that Spring will be here soon, that means we have to clean out our closets and list on our website so that Rescue Organizations can get some money for vet bills etc.

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(February 24, 2017)

Woof its me,

Mom has been so busy she has not let me near my blog so have put on my wishlist my own laptop so that I can have more control here.

Thanks all for your comments, and am happy you enjoy reading about me cos I love sharing, that includes helping others, as Mom says life is about giving and taking.

So yes we are doing a Friday Freebie, check it out, its pawsome

Have a great weekend with woof from Layla

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(February 24, 2017)

Woof its me,

Mom has been so busy she has not let me near my blog so have put on my wishlist my own laptop so that I can have more control here.

Thanks all for your comments, and am happy you enjoy reading about me cos I love sharing, that includes helping others, as Mom says life is about giving and taking.

So yes we are doing a Friday Freebie, check it out, its pawsome

Have a great weekend with woof from Layla

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(February 23, 2017)

It's so important to take time for the ones you love, especially when life gets busy. So glad you had a day of love and snuggles and playtime with your mom on Sunday. Have a great week!

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(February 23, 2017)

It feels like spring here in PA. It is February but weather is really odd.

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(February 23, 2017)

You sound like you have been very busy - Dinky Daisy who is a French Bulldog loves chewing (on anything) look forward to your next giveaway x

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(February 23, 2017)

I am glad you had bones to keep the boredom away! I'm looking forward to seeing what your next giveaway is going to be.

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(February 23, 2017)

Aw... wish my dude like chewing but nope ... no matter what we got him he has zero interest. What to do right? A well. Extra teeth brushing then.

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(February 23, 2017)

Sounds like you two have been busy! Enjoy those bones Layla!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(February 23, 2017)

Layla, you're very good at journalling. Reading your post was a prompt I need to pick up my journal efforts, too. Enjoy those bones and keep the house running while your mom is taking care of business :)

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(February 23, 2017)

Rain does put a damper on plans but we go out anyway! He enjoys his walks too much to not go.

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(February 22, 2017)

I didn't realize your mom used to teach. Mom Paula thinks she may need to go back to teaching some when she retires in another month.

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(February 22, 2017)

Snuggles and bones to chew - it really doesn't get much better than that!!

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(February 22, 2017)

I'm glad to see you had a day with each other that was dedicated to snuggles and tech free time together! Such a special treat, I'm sure!

Looking forward to seeing what you post to help pets in need soon!

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(February 22, 2017)

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Love the idea of taking a day of no computers or phones, just spending time together and playing. Sounds lovely!

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(February 22, 2017)

It sounds like you have been very busy! Sometimes rain brings on new and fun adventures. That's wonderful to hear you volunteered with mom, must have gotten a lot of belly rubs! :)

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(February 22, 2017)

Our rain has cleared up, so much so there have been forest fires endangering homes and families!

I hope your bone was a good one. Mum takkes bones out of our stuff huh!

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(February 22, 2017)

So glad the rain stopped for you! But that's nice that you had bones to keep you occupied while it was raining. Happy Wednesday!

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(February 22, 2017)

We are so ready for spring! You and your mom are so nice about cleaning your closet for the rescues. <3

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(February 22, 2017)

Spring cleaning to have more money to spend on your dog -- great tip!

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(February 22, 2017)

You are very lucky to have gotten some bones! I'm happy that the rain stopped long enough for you to take your mom out for a walk ;) Let's hope spring gets here soon!

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(February 22, 2017)

It feels like spring has already come here! My roses have started to green, and the bunnies are playing hopscotch out in the field. Magic even flushed a deer yesterday!

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(February 22, 2017)

Just think... all those showers will bring beautiful Spring flowers :) Have a great week!

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(February 22, 2017)

Well Layla, I'm so happy to hear the weather has settled and you're out and about. I hadn't realised you were such a social butterfly, now I understand why you get so frustrated when it rains. You have a much busier life than I do!!

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(February 22, 2017)

I'm so glad the rain finally stopped so you could go for a walk. I certainly can get boring if you have to stay inside all day, but having friends to run up and down the halls with? Priceless. Talk soon.

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(February 22, 2017)

I love the sound of your special day! Thursdays nights are like that for me and our pets.

My parents got a new puppy. I think like you the older dogs are waiting for the time they can boss the pup around. ;-)

How successful are your spring sales? This summer will be my first attempt at something similar.

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Freebie Friday (February 17, 2017)




TGIF – Happy Friday all, wow it is going to be a long weekend which means 3 full days with Mom and I am wondering if she has any surprises for me, hmmm putting my thinking cap on. I do know we gonna be volunteering on Saturday but otherwise nothing else.

So let us have a fun weekend giveaway, something I am giving away for once, yes me me me , Bossy Layla and what it is, is a charm like I wear on my collar which says “A house is not a home without a dog” I hope you all agree with that. So let the fun begin.



As Mom agreed with me, we going to open this for residents in both the USA and Canada but you have to be over 18 years old.

All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter App below which is easy peasy, good luck and have a great weekend.

Woof with love from Layla

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(February 20, 2017)

I have 3 dogs, 2 dachshunds and 1 mini chihuahua

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(February 20, 2017)

I hope that your long weekend was a great one, Layla! I hope you got super spoiled. :) I don't own any dogs currently, but I have in the past. My mom has 4 dogs and I know she would love this charm!
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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(February 20, 2017)

Definitely, agree that no home is complete without a dog. Have been lucky enough to have one or more most of my life, mainly rescues.

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(February 20, 2017)

Happy Love Your Pet Day Today to everyone - we hope you all get lots of extra loving and treats - not sure in which order BOL

Woof woof woof Layla

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(February 19, 2017)

What a great charm for those who are owned by dogs. Have a wonderful long weekend with your mom.

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(February 19, 2017)

We currently have 3 dogs. For most of my life, we had two or three dogs, but I did have an only dog for 11 years.

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(February 19, 2017)

Good luck to whoever wins!

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(February 19, 2017)

We're loving the long weekend! Mommy has hardly left the house!

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(February 19, 2017)

Enjoy the long weekend! That's a pretty charm you're giving away.

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(February 18, 2017)

We have two large, mixed breed rescue dogs, Artie and Kouga.

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(February 17, 2017)

One, max :)

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(February 17, 2017)

I love the charm, for any dog lover this is a must have!

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(February 17, 2017)

i have 3 little gals, Evie, 15 1/2, Tressa, 7 and Harley, 6.

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(February 17, 2017)

I love jewelry. The more with dogs, cats, horses or paw prints, the better.

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(February 17, 2017)

What a fantastic little charm. Any dog would be happy to wear it. Great competition

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(February 17, 2017)

one pup

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(February 17, 2017)

What a cute charm and the perfect sentiment. I have two dogs. ♥

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(February 17, 2017)

I have 3 French Bulldogs

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(February 17, 2017)

Love the charm! Have a great weekend Layla, with Mom. Abby, our Golden would love this! We also have 3 Chihuahuas.

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(February 17, 2017)

What a lovely charm! You're so sweet to do Friday giveaways. Enjoy the long weekend!

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(February 19, 2017)

That charm is the truth isn't it?! The winner will love it!

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(February 17, 2017)

Weekend Freebies is .. ☀️ ! Happy weekend !!

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(February 17, 2017)

Happy Friday Layla, I hope your mom surprises you with some find times this weekend. It's very kind of you to offer a matching charm as a giveaway, and I couldn't agree more with its' message but I would add "cat" as well...sorry!

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(February 18, 2017)

What a gorgeous charm! Enjoy your 3 day weekend and good luck to everyone who enters the giveaway.

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Two More Days till Weekend (February 14, 2017)



Good Morning All,

It’s the middle of the week, woof that means two more days till Friday and the fun begins. Thank you all for participating in our Give Away plus Freebie Friday and maybe we will surprise you soon with another.

The weather was pawsome last weekend, no rain so Mom and I spent as much time outdoors as possible. On Saturday Mom volunteered for a food bank and I went along, there was a great rug next to the door and lots of sunshine so while Mom worked I slept, that is the way life should be. In the afternoon we were in the park with our friends both human and four legged chatting, playing and of course mooching.

On Sunday Boaz came to spend the morning with us, so we packed a picnic for me, hung out at the park, Boaz played with his friends and I wandered around mooching for treats from all the uncles, best way to go. We then went to the Syrian Restaurant for lunch where I got spoiled as usual, and then back to the park. When Boaz went home we also did and I was so tired from all the sunshine so I went to sleep, a long afternoon siesta.

Actually we have been spending as much time outdoors as possible so Mom is making up by working late at nights but I cannot complain cos I am enjoying the time with her plus the rains start again tonight. Enough is all I can say I want the summer.

I got a bath yesterday to smell nice for Valentine’s and had all the people at the wash place laugh at me cos I was whining as I hate baths, I understand they are important but hey did anyone ask me if maybe I want to stay smelly? Not fair as it is my body not theirs. I did though get a very yummy dinner and an extra treat so have decided that Valentine’s Day should be every day. What did you get?

So that is what is happening in the Layla neighborhood at the moment and I suppose I should not complain as I am one of the lucky ones saved from a shelter.

Now am going to lie down, this blogging is exhausting and I need a snooze.
Have a great week with woof and love from Layla

PS. We do want to remind everyone that it is time to spring clean and list all your unwanted items on our website

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(February 17, 2017)

Good Morning every one from grr rainy San Francisco, thank you so much for visiting us and your comments.

I am so happy everyone had a great Valentines day and all got spoiled because we should be every day BOL.

We hope you have a great long weekend with a woof from Me, the Boss, Layla

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(February 16, 2017)

Yay! I'm so glad you finally got some walk worthy weather! That sounds like a lovely way to spend Valentine's Day.

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(February 16, 2017)

Sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine's Day Layl! I love how you & Ma volunteer together to help others. You're both so generous of spirit! Icy & Phoebe got apples with peanut butter & I got lots of chocolate!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(February 15, 2017)

We had beautiful weather this week with temps in the 70s. Glad to hear you've had a good week.

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(February 15, 2017)

Aw you got all stinking clean for Valentines Day!! Well, I hope you got an extra serving of something yummy - and maybe later you get to roll around in something wonderfully stinky :)

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(February 15, 2017)

Lucky you Layla. What a nice relaxing weekend. We went to doggy rescue events indoors both days. Was pretty cold outside.

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(February 15, 2017)

This blog makes me feel very lazy! But also inspired! So thank you for the good read!

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(February 15, 2017)

Spending as much time outside on our end too ... but WOA ... we've gotten several feet of snow. Keep frog games it is!

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(February 15, 2017)

You did ahve a busy week-end and it sounds like more fun than rain! Our hwling gales have eases so we can go into the garden now YEAH.

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(February 15, 2017)

It sounds like you had an awesome weekend. Too bad about the bath, but hopefully extra cuddles made it worth it.

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(February 15, 2017)

I am so glad you were able to have a nice outdoor adventure. This winter really needs to go away. :)

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(February 15, 2017)

Well Layla, it's nice to hear how you've been getting on, and no longer stuck in the house because of all that rain. I think you have a way better social life than I do! Thanks for the spring cleaning reminder, now go back to your nap. Sweet pup dreams.

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(February 15, 2017)

Tut heard you said "bath" and ran the other way... BOL! We can't wait for the long weekend!

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(February 15, 2017)

Glad you were able to join your mom at the food bank! I'm sorry you had to get a bath though, but I bet you smell and look great!

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(February 15, 2017)

So happy to hear you were able to get out and enjoy the weather! It's still cold and snowy here and it feels like summer is so far away. I hope this weekend will be just as good to you.

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(February 15, 2017)

It's been rainy and cold here the past couple of days but today looks like it'll be a dog-ramblin' playin' kind of day. Magic isn't a fan of baths so we have to wait until warm weather so he can play "hose-tag" outside! BOL!

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(February 15, 2017)

Layla, sounds like the weather was good to you. My cats don't care for being groomed either, but have trained me to bribe/reward them with treats. Maybe you should try that idea? ;-) Good work on the blog post. Enjoy your well-deserved rest!

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(February 15, 2017)

Wow - that's pretty awesome that Mom spent the day volunteering a food bank -- right on! Yea - us too, since the rain has been hammering us up in PDX we have been spending lots of time outdoors too. Today is a very wet day. Glad to hear about your sweet bath too!

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(February 16, 2017)

Would you still want it to be Valentine's every day if it meant baths everyday? Sounds like you had a lovely day despite that though.

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Freebie Friday plus our GiveAway (February 10, 2017)



Good Morning Fur Friends,

I promised I would not complain but I wish the rain would stop it is enough now being stuck in the house, don’t tell Mom but I am fed up with her and want to see other people BOL. Mom did tell me we need the rain because of the droughts here in San Francisco but honest this is just getting ridiculous.

In one of our past posts we discussed how we are going to try work with small businesses and we decided this Friday to do a Freebie Friday, where 10 lucky winners will win a package of samples from AnimalsandAloe but not only that, each winner will win a package also for the Rescue Organization of their choice.

What is great about these products is that they are totally interchangeable between animals and therefore all animals with the same or similar condition can be treated with the same product, without the need for individual prescriptions. Plus humans can use them too.

These are the samples we are giving away:


01. ALOE PROPOLIS CREME - this product is applied to very dry and infected skin to help the healing process as it contains bee propolis which is what the bees line their hives with. It is also an antiseptic, has antibacterial and antiviral properties also

02. Aloe gelly. It helps with different types of skin conditions to cool and soothe any soreness and inflammation. It is 100% Stabilized Aloe Vera Gel in a tube

03. Forever Bright Toothpaste. it contains bee Propolis has no animal by-products and is fluoride free. Great for all your pets !!

Each package will have 3 samples (one of each) in for you try, to enter is simple

01. Go to our website and sign up with your Full Name and Address so we know where to ship it, we will not share your information with anyone or use it in any way.
02. Comment on our blog with the name of Rescue Organization, City and State
03. This Freebie is for the first 10 to comment and give their details on the sign in page of this website plus you must be over the age of 18 and a citizen of the USA.

While it’s healthy Friday today we must remind you that our give away for Grandma Lucy’s food and treats will be ending soon and only open for the US.
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Now I think I am going to go back to my box as my work is done here on the blog and sleep as it is raining outside BOL.

Have a pawsome weekend with a woof from Layla

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(February 14, 2017)

Congrats to the winner! What an amazing prize. I love that you gave it to the winner's favorite rescue too. There are some homeless pets that could really benefit from a product like this. We have a rather extreme case in my area where a pit bull had his nose cut off by an evil previous owner and has just had reconstructive surgery. I bet something like this would be really soothing when he gets beyond those first sensitive stages of healing.

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(February 13, 2017)

Congrats to the winner!!! :)

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(February 13, 2017)

We have had a lot of rain too! In California, we definitely need it, but it has been a bit overwhelming! Also, have you tried the Aloe products? I would love to hear about how they work!

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(February 13, 2017)

What a fantastic competition

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(February 13, 2017)

Love the idea of Freebie Fridays and giving to both your readers and rescues. This giveaway looks like it would be especially helpful to a rescue, since the products can be used between different animals. Very cool.

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(February 13, 2017)

Happy Monday all, Are you ready for Valentines Day ? The Give away is over, the Freebie Friday is over and the new week has started.

There are going to be new additions to our website this week so we hope everyone will hop on over and see the wonderful items.

Have a wonderful week with a woof from me, the Boss, Layla

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(February 13, 2017)

Freebie Fridays are a great idea! Creating partnerships with local businesses is a wonderful thing to do.

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(February 12, 2017)

We need some rain here to get rid of some of the pollen that is already beginning to fall.

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(February 12, 2017)

The rain isn't so bad- it makes everything grow! Grandma Lucy's is a great brand! I hope your giveaway goes well!

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(February 12, 2017)

I have never feed them organic food before but would love to try it and see if they like it.

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(February 12, 2017)

Great giveaways Layla. We love aloe products. Sadly we are in Canada.

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(February 12, 2017)

Forever Bright toothpaste is awesome - we love it! Heading back to our box :)

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(February 12, 2017)

Go back to your box? That's pretty funny. Those sound like some interesting items! Thanks for the introduction of the brand.

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(February 12, 2017)

I have heard how good Aloe is for humans, i am so glad it works for pets too. Natural is best - and more trustworthy!

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(February 11, 2017)

I love organic fooed for dogs.

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(February 11, 2017)

I cannot afford organic. It is just too expensive, our family will be growing a garden this year and then we will add it to his food.

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(February 11, 2017)

What a great giveaway! we love these treats, right now we are eating the apple ones! YUM!

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(February 11, 2017)

Hi Layla! What a great job you have done with your giveaway post. Very nice that these products can be shared with the humans too! I hope you get some sunshine so you can get out to the park and play with your friends. Happy Weekend!

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(February 10, 2017)

Hi Layla...we too are sick of the rain. We plan to enjoy the weekend

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(February 10, 2017)

i help out at Safe Haven for Cats, rescue and clinic, raleigh, nc. i donate to their pet food bank for both dogs and cats. they also have a low cost clinic for cats and small dogs.

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(February 10, 2017)

Evening All, for those that are asking all these products are for humans and pets including the toothpaste :)

Good Luck with a woof from Layla

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(February 10, 2017)

My dogs are feeling your pain Layla, although you've been rained out far longer than these 3 have been. Thanks for letting us know about this great giveaway, the products sound amazing and I'm all for supporting local businesses. Have a good nap!!

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(February 10, 2017)

Henry needs some outside time, too! It's been raining and snowing here in NYC. Good luck to the giveaway entrants!

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(February 10, 2017)

We always favour natural products when they're available. Good luck to everyone who enters your giveaway.

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(February 10, 2017)

I hope the rains slow down because it looks as if California has gotten more than it needs at one time. ♥

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(February 10, 2017)

I've never heard of toothpaste with aloe in it. Is it for the pets or the humans? Or both?

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(February 10, 2017)

We could do with some rain here - it's just one big long heatwave at the moment.

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(February 12, 2017)

As kitties, we LOVE when the weather is bad because that means Mom stays home more! She says she goes stir crazy, but we love having her home.

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Happenings in the Layla Neighborhood (February 8, 2017)



Good Morning All,

A week since my gotcha celebrations and I am still trying to get more goodies out of Mom but it is not working, shrugging what can I say, if you don’t try you don’t get BOL.

Mom has been moaning cos her new laptop (6 months old) is not working to find out that the hard drive and motherboard are defective so not a happy Mom but they are sending replacements and a technician to our house to fix it all. Mom told them that she would not start sending things off and waiting two weeks or so for it to be returned so at the moment she is grumbling while typing on her antique laptop, like 6 years old.


What has been happening with me, umm not much, just wish it would stop raining. Mom took me to the vet on Saturday as the week before when we were leaving the dog park some stupid woman was so busy on her phone that when she let her dog off leash it ran into us dragging me up the pathway as I had my leash on. Mom was concerned as I started hopping more than normal but vet checked me all over an sent me home with a clean bill of health phew, as I do not like taking medications. So for an old dog BOL (10 years old) I am doing great and I must thank Mom for that, as she does do all the work.

So that is what is happening in the Layla neighborhood, not that exciting although we must remind you that our giveaway is still going for the yummy Granma Lucy’s food and treats.

GrandmaLucy's




Am off now back to hibernate in my box, best place to be when it rains as Mom BOL has it hard getting me out of there for a walk, have a wonderful week

Woof with love from Layla

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(February 9, 2017)

Good Afternoon everypawdy from rainy rainy San Francisco, when will it stop as I am bored stuck in the house and not being able to see my friends in the park and shhh don't tell Mom but also get my treats from my Uncles BOL. I am feeling fine, still hopping but its all good and Mom says its a good time to really rest up. I don't agree BOL.

They coming to fix Mom's computer tomorrow so she will be less grumpy HA and maybe then I can convince her to give me more treats (wishful thinking).

So stay warm and dry with a woof from Bossy Layla

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(February 9, 2017)

Glad to hear you are okay after being dragged down the walkway from the other dog.

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(February 9, 2017)

Glad you are okay. I cannot enter the giveaway due to conflict of interest. Thanks.

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(February 9, 2017)

That must have been so scary for you Layla! I'm glad you are okay. Hope mom's computer is sorted soon - that is frustrating!

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(February 8, 2017)

So relieved that you were not hurt - your mom takes beautiful care of you!! I hope her computer gets fixed soon - sometimes technology isn't all it's cracked up to be!

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(February 8, 2017)

I am glad that you weren't hurt! I hope that you get some beautiful weather and that your mom's laptop is fixed soon!

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(February 8, 2017)

I had to get my motherboard replaced too. I hope your computer gets fixed quickly!

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(February 8, 2017)

Rain rain go away! Well over here we have feet of snow and -40 so ...

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(February 8, 2017)

I am SO OVER stupid dog parents!! Really, if you can't control a dog - should you really have one? If your mobile phone is more important that your duty to other dogs in the park I wonder. Layla I hope you are OK - things like that are scary and you should not have to deal with them. We are sorry on behalf of more caring humans.

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(February 8, 2017)

Oh, no, Layla! I'm so sorry to hear that doggie dragged you. I'm so glad you are okay. Rest up!

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(February 8, 2017)

There's nothing wrong with more goodies. You should get new goodies every day. :)

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(February 8, 2017)

Sorry to hear about your computer! That must be super frustrating!

We feed Bean and Yoda Precise Holistic, which isn't labeled as organic, but is a product that we trust. It took a long time to find a food that is safe, easy to digest, and doesn't effect Bean's allergies!

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(February 8, 2017)

Happy Belated Gotcha Day, Layla! Bummer about your mom's laptop. Hope she can get it fixed soon. Raining there? It's been raining here, too! But we don't mind the rain. Happy Wednesday!

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(February 8, 2017)

I hope your mom gets her laptop fixed and back running soon! Sounds like you had a scary time at the dog park, but I'm happy you are ok and the vet gave you a clean bill of health!

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(February 8, 2017)

Layla, we hope you get to sneak a treat or two! BOL! Hope mom's laptop troubles end soon, they are no fun! ;)

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(February 8, 2017)

Thanks for the update Layla. Tell mom I can relate. This may date me but I do remember a time when computers were not around much (okay maybe not at all!), yet we somehow survived. One glitch with my laptop nowadays and I'm in full blown panic mode.

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(February 8, 2017)

Sorry to hear about the laptop problems. This would sure cut into productivity. :-(

Some days lazy days with nothing happening are nice to have. Good to hear Layla got a clean bill of health.

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(February 8, 2017)

Oh gosh, glad you are OK! I hope the rain stops and your mom's computer starts working better.

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(February 8, 2017)

I believe I saw (and entered) this contest in an earlier post - or tweet. I likely entered, even though I don't live in the US

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(February 8, 2017)

I believe I saw (and entered) this contest in an earlier post - or tweet. I likely entered, even though I don't live in the US

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(February 9, 2017)

I have the worst luck with computers also. :(

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(February 10, 2017)

Looks like a good set of products. I like aloe as an ingredient.

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Its Layla’s Gotcha Week plus new Give Away (February 1, 2017)



Good Morning All,

I cannot believe that it is the beginning of February and five years since Layla came to live with me, Our timeline is etched in my memory like it was yesterday and how far we have come, how she has grown up and now her reaching the age of 10 she is regressing a bit LOL and becoming more of a puppy, which I am loving of course. I vowed this week would be special for her and am doing everything I can to do so.

I first saw Layla online, sitting in a cage at the Carson Shelter, she was listed on PetHarbor which I had been following and perusing for a week, there was something about the matted mess in that cage that caught my eye and I knew she was the one. Her God Mother Cindy (a rescuer) called the Shelter on the Friday to arrange an appointment on the Saturday to meet her, Went there and they brought her out to her, Cindy called me from the shelter saying she had a smelly matted mess on her lap licking her, I heard “licking her” and that was all I needed to know as I knew in my heart the rest could be worked on. Cindy immediately pulled her and took her to her home, fed her and gave her a bath and let her relax. She slept at Cindy that night and the following day, Sunday, her uncle Mike picked her up and brought her to San Francisco to me. She arrived at about 8 in the evening, having slept in the front on a blanket the whole way. I that day had spent cleaning the house, getting everything ready including a new bed and toys. When she walked into my house she jumped up on the bed and made herself right at home, then ate some food, and went to sleep. I took her out that night and that is when I realized she was actually afraid of certain men but I did not push her and let her do her business and just relax. I did not crate her but decided that from day one she would have freedom and the only damage she has done in the five years is shred a tissue LOL.

Her surrender papers said the following: They had to surrender her because they had no time, that sentence makes me ill inside every time I think about it as so many use that excuse and my argument is if you going to have a pet it is for life, it is a child that depends on you and you would not do that to a child. It also stated that she was outside most of the time, including nights, did not like grooming (Layla dances when she sees the brush and loves it) plus that she kept running away (I would too if I was just left outside with no love or attention).

We have come a long way since then, learnt about each other, and five years later I can say that I am so blessed to have her in my life, no she does not take the place of Baby R.I.P, who went through the really hard bad times and kept me sane, but in her funny way her sharing my life is what Baby wanted and that is why she crossed the Bridge when she did, to make way for a new rescue and new life.

What I really love about Layla is her quirks, she is a quirky little girl, full of life, moans for attention, barks at the husky in the park who ignores her, loves hiding her treats and bully sticks all over the house, runs wagging her tail that you wait for her to take off, always smiling, and in a nutshell everything I could want from fur kid ,never a dull moment in the Layla neighborhood.



So to celebrate her five years with me, I with her friend Boaz whom she adores went to our favorite restaurant, Palmyra, a Syrian restaurant, Mom and Pop place, which I always love supporting, and their food is so good, BUT what I really love about this place is they adore Layla. She sits in the booth with us, they always bring her a bowl of water, and when they bring us our food they make sure there is a piece of chicken for her too. Who could not love a place like that. After lunch we went to the park and had a great time coming home to a much needed sleep LOL.

Grandma Lucy’s contacted us last week to do introduce us to a new line of food that they have come out with and I said to Jorge there it is Layla’s gotcha day this week so he was kind enough to send her an extra bag of Peach Biscuits plus the new food, treats and biscuits. Layla hears the mailman and sees a box it is hers LOL and I am sure if she had a chance she would jump into the box too.

Grandmalucys

What is great about the new foods are as follows:

01. Starters – starters is their new treat line that features a limited whole food ingredients. They are freeze dried, come in different flavors but the best that I really love about them is that they are hard on the outside so that they do not crumble like other freeze dried treats, so easy to pack and take on the go. They are all GMO free, all natural and have no preservatives. Layla loves them and what a great birthday gift for her.
02. Coconut Biscuits – this is also their newest addition to their Organic Oven Baked Treats. It is wheat free treat using organic oat flour and coconut. Big hit in the dog park as I took some there and of course Ms Piggy is loving them also.




03. Macanna Food – Macanna freeze dried food is made with Mother Nature Superfoods including Pinto Beans, Coconut, Turmeric and Kale, It also has Hemp Hearts, Carrots, Pumpkin and Blueberries. I am trying out the Pre-Mix as I love the idea of mixing the protein I want into it which makes it simpler to alternate her proteins and therefore she does not get bored with food. Plus having the supplements in her food gives her a balanced diet and therefore I do not have to add any other supplements to her food (I do one week beef, one week turkey). She loves it big time and is eating better than I have known her to so am going to say this is a must try for those that have picky eaters or cook their dogs’ food – it also I found is economical as a big bag goes a long way and therefore I do not have to buy all the extras.

So we are doing a Give Away to start February where Two U.S. resident winners over 18 would receive a Macanna Sampler (2 of each of the Macanna formulas), & Coconut Organic Oven Baked Treats! I am not getting paid for this but have received food and treats to try with Layla.

So now Mom has done all the talking today, I am just going to woof my weekly woof to all my friends and going to sleep and dream about more treats.

Love Layla

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(February 9, 2017)

No...we do not feed our animals organic food.

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(February 9, 2017)

Wow, I love Kayla's Adoption story. I can't stand when people return a pet like a pair of shoes. They sound pretty heartless, but now Layla lives the Sweet life with you!

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(February 8, 2017)

I feed Nala and Cody Organic food sometimes and they seem to like plus I feel good feeding it to them.

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(February 6, 2017)

I don't feed my dog's organic food, but I would not be opposed to doing it. :)

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(February 6, 2017)

I have fed them organic food but the cost is usually so prohibitive.

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(February 5, 2017)

Yes, I feed my dog Josie organic food.

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(February 4, 2017)

Yes I do

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(February 4, 2017)

2 of my dogs eat organic and one is on prescription diet

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(February 4, 2017)

Happy Saturday everyone from rain San Francisco, thanks for all your comments and we love to see that others are enjoying the Grandma Lucy's food, their treats are amazing also.

We just got back from a visit to the vet, a check up nothing serious phew and I showed the vet the Macanna food that Layla is eating, her reaction was WOW wonderful ingredients and Layla looks good. So I am a happy Mom here.

Layla is now chewing on her bone, and a happy girl, have a great weekend with a woof from both of us

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(February 4, 2017)

Yes I think organic is the way to go for feeding my pet.

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(February 4, 2017)

I do feed my dog organic food, he actually just started on Grandma Lucy's a few weeks ago. He loves it!

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(February 3, 2017)

I feed them natural food not sure about organic but feed them organic treats. :D

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(February 3, 2017)

This food sounds really healthy and Layla looks like she loves it! I've been looking at healthier choices for our Chihuahuas and our Golden.

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(February 3, 2017)

We have a new rescue who I started on Grandma Lucy's upon bringing her home and she couldn't be happier. Two-and-a-half weeks in and I feel just like you...Lulu has changed our lives!

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(February 3, 2017)

We have a new rescue who I started on Grandma Lucy's upon bringing her home and she couldn't be happier. Two-and-a-half weeks in and I feel just like you...Lulu has changed our lives!

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(February 3, 2017)

I don't always feed organic food to my dogs. I am looking more closely at what is in dog food. Congrats on your gotcha day!

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(February 2, 2017)

We love the story! Layla is so happy to have such a great loving mom!

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(February 2, 2017)

What a lovely dog and lovely storyb

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(February 2, 2017)

Happy Gotcha week beautiful!

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(February 2, 2017)

Good Morning All, thank you so much for your kind wishes, yes I am blessed to have her and she is my funny bunny LOL.

Good luck to those that have entered and will be entering

Have a great day
Layla

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(February 2, 2017)

Happy five year anniversary! So glad you found each other xx

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(February 1, 2017)

Bless your heart - I agree, "had no time!" Yikes - that's so concerning on so many levels, and to do and say that about an innocent is just heartbreaking.

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(February 1, 2017)

Happy Gotcha Day! The two of you were meant to be together.

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(February 1, 2017)

Gotcha! Congratulations on your 5 years together. Layla, you are such an inspiration. I love coming to your blog and reading about all the great things that you do for the animals. <3

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(February 1, 2017)

some of the food i give is organic, like the kibble. the raw food is human grade, but not organic, it is deer meat that i get from the guy who hunts on my property. most of the treats are organic, i use organic goats milk, yogurt, etc. i read the ingredients on everything i give my girls. even some of the organic stuff i would not give my girls b/c of the ingredients. so you have to know what is best for your dogs.

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(February 1, 2017)

I try to feed my dog organic and grain-free food and treats as much as possible

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(February 1, 2017)

You and Layla are so lucky to have found each other. My dog is turning 10 soon, and she has also become more playful and puppy like recently. The restaurant sounds like a wonderful place! Most establishments around here aren't dog-friendly, we got the stink eye when we took a well trained Pomeranian into the fabric store recently.

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(February 1, 2017)

Beautiful story of how Layla found her way into your heart and home. I know what you mean about having no time. It's rare I hear a legitimate excuse for surrendering what should be a beloved family member, but I love reading about happy endings after rough beginnings.

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(February 1, 2017)

Lovely post as always. :)
and really wishing we had places we could dine with our pup!

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(February 1, 2017)

Love your story! I felt much the same about my Jessie, decided she was the dog for me before I met her, and when I finally did meet her, I knew for sure she would be my bestie for years to come. It's so great when you know you've truly met your new best friend! Happy Gotcha Day!

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(February 2, 2017)

That's the same reason why Mr. N got surrendered. He's much happier now!

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(February 6, 2017)

I try to feed my furbabies at least some organic food. I have become aware of just what is (and isn't) in most foods, so I do try to stick to natural, grain-free products, although they are not always organic. With three Treeing Walker Coonhounds and three cats (all rescues), we go through a LOT of food, so feeding exclusively organic would be just too expensive for me.

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(February 2, 2017)

I try to feed my furbabies at least some organic food. I have become aware of just what is (and isn't) in most foods, so I do try to stick to natural, grain-free products, although they are not always organic. With three Treeing Walker Coonhounds and three cats (all rescues), we go through a LOT of food, so feeding exclusively organic would be just too expensive for me.

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(February 3, 2017)

First happy Gotcha Day! That's awesome!! The story on how you met is very sweet -- and I LOVE that you take her to a restaurant with you where they allow her to hang with you in the booth and even bring her chicken. I wish there was a place like that here where I could take old Bruisy so now that's on our Bucket List. Awesome giveaway. I hear their food is fabulous!

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(February 3, 2017)

I have been wanting my Lyla to try this for awhile now! Thanks for the chance! The food sounds VERY healthy for pups!

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(February 4, 2017)

king like the organic one i get but i having to let princess
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When will the rain stop and don’t forget the give away (January 25, 2017)



Woof friends,

I am bored, fed up and this rain is driving me crazy. Yes it has not stopped for nearly two weeks and just being stuck indoors sleeping, eating, getting treats, chewing on bones and most of all driving Mom nuts BOL, actually that is the best of the best.

Yes we do go for walks when there is a lull, but I have maybe been to the park like 3 times in all and I miss my friends and shh don’t tell Mom but I actually miss my uncles who give me treats as Mom watches me in the house and is a miser, not giving me enough.

So the Layla neighborhood has not been that exciting lately but I do have a funny story to share with you, it rained treats. How did it rain treats is like this, there was a lull in the rain so Mom decided to take advantage and take me for a long walk, She was in the kitchen cutting the treats into small pieces and then she would slide a pile into the zip lock bag but what she did not realize in the beginning that there was a hole in the bag so all the treats were falling on the floor, it was raining treats and I was having fun, Oy Vey when she found what was happening she started scooping them up and for each one she got, I got one too, I am so smart and quick. Once all that was sorted out and I was so happy we left the house and WOW no lie, we had just turned the corner and were nearly in the park when it started hailing, hmph not fair but I just turned around and said that is it and home we came, the hail bouncing off my jacket as we walked. Mom thought it funny but I was not amused.

This coming weekend they say it’s gonna be sunny so Mom has promised me that we will be in the park and having some fun.

Now before I go off here I need to remind you that our awesome give away is still going and one lucky dog will win a collar of his or her choice, and the company will make one specially for a large dog too. You can see all her wonderful collars on this link.

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This give away is for people over 18+ and USA Only

So have a great week, stay warm, dry and very spoiled, woof with love from Layla

PS. Don’t forget spring is around the corner and that means spring cleaning, and where could be a better place to get rid of your pet items but on our website so that you can make some pocket money for treats plus you help a rescue organization.


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(February 12, 2017)

I am not currently feeding my dog an organic food, but I think that would be a great thing to do!

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(February 1, 2017)

It's my cat's "gotcha day" yesterday, and my old cat's birthday. Always lovely to celebrate these milestones. LOVE the collar...Magic is big, a GSD.

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(January 28, 2017)

I love the boho pink collar ❤️

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(January 27, 2017)

TGIF, good morning all from sunny San Francisco, wow did we say sunny ! Yes the next couple of days are gonna be sunny and then the rain comes back.

So I have promised Layla less computer and more park time this weekend.

Thanks all for your comments, entering and Good Luck

With a woof from Layla

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(January 27, 2017)

I would like the black or brown.

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(January 26, 2017)

I would get a colored one.

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(January 26, 2017)

We need to figure out how to get it to rain treats here.

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(January 26, 2017)

I hope the rain goes away and you have some wonderful sunny days!

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(January 26, 2017)

Indoors for a day or two is great but yeah ... too much of a good thing? We finally got a break in the freezing rain/snow/pellets here so out we went.... good thing little dude has 4 paw drive! ICE ice baby!

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(February 3, 2017)

Snowing. Again. Have a Chihuahua Taz love of life. Elk hound spooky. And baby is German Sheppard Schatze. Also Max and Willie my cats. Full house here. Really Schatze is only one hard on collars. Pulls when walking

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(January 25, 2017)

Love the pink wild one!

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(January 25, 2017)

Raining treats!! Poor mom - but great you!!

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(January 25, 2017)

Great story. Gotta love it when it is raining treats!

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(January 25, 2017)

So sorry about all the rain. It really does put a damper on all the outdoor dog fun. Hopefully, you have some nice dog-friendly indoor stores.

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(January 25, 2017)

BOL that is a very funny story. Layla hit the jackpot! Now you'll have to go out rain or shine to work off those treats. Reese doesn't like the rain either.

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(January 25, 2017)

If we win, we'd probably choose one of these: football, rescue me, or stars & paws

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(January 25, 2017)

We're still working on getting back to regular blogging and into the swing of 2017.... the weather has been up & down over here.

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(January 25, 2017)

Oh I can't imagine what I would do with rain for 2 weeks! Miss Edie would be on a potty strike for sure. But I know she would love it to rain treats!!

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(January 25, 2017)

We have summer here and it is raining all the time too. The cats are bored so we hope to get some sunshine soon * sigh *

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(January 25, 2017)

2 weeks straight of rain sounds pretty bad... the weather her in Toronto has also been up and down, raining and flurrying then sun again. Poor Kilo never knows what to expect.

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(January 25, 2017)

I love all of your collars. So colorful and pretty. Stay dry and happy tails!

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(January 25, 2017)

I love all of your collars. So colorful and pretty. Stay dry and happy tails!

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(January 25, 2017)

Raining treats, eh? A dog's dream come true! We've had a lot of rain and grey days here in the KC area too. Saw the sun for a bit Saturday, but not since. :(

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(January 25, 2017)

Mr. N is a PNW dog and pretty good about rain. If he didn't walk when it rained, he would miss out on walks for most of nine months!

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Freedom in January and our new Give Away (January 18, 2017)



Good Morning All,

We are already in the middle of January, how time flies. January is very symbolic for me and Layla as I call it the month of freedom for us, today, 18th January according to Layla’s surrender papers is the day she was dumped at the Carson Shelter.

I have been pondering the past few days why Layla is afraid of the wind and rains, so last night I sat and went through her surrender/adoption papers again, something I have not done in years, but as lately she is afraid to go out at night and although my vet told me not to worry, I decided to reread and see if there might be something I was missing. So I hauled out her file, and found the culprit, something that I might have missed or forgotten, there it was in black and white, her family before me left her to sleep outside, I was so mad at them again that they could do that to such a sweet little girl and today more than anything am happy they surrendered her so she can have the good life she deserves. There was also a photograph of her on her intake, she was skinny, even thinner than when I got her. I won’t even tell you the name they called her as it is pathetic is all I can say. Layla was one of the lucky ones to get out of that shelter. From pound to princess.

So while we are on the subject of rescue and as you all know one of my new year resolutions is to give back and help small businesses showcase their products on my blog with giveaways today we are starting a giveaway for a wonderful business called Diva Dog.

Kathy Haase, started the brand in 1996 in her spare time from working at an advertising agency. Her inspiration was her rescue pug Max. Like almost everyone that starts a business, she saw a need and decided to try and fill it! Her first designs were in leather. She worked with local artisans, using the scraps from boots and belts. Soon she turned to designing textiles for her adjustable collars. Today, Diva-Dog has over 100 individual collar and leash collections. Each design is inspired by her life in Southern California. And her dogs!

You can click on the link below to see her website and designs.

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Layla is modelling a collar that was given to us from their Spring Collection. It is chocolate velvet with a mauve flower. They are all made of soft and comfortable nylon overlaid with durable polyester ribbon, which is quintuple stitched at stress points for added strength. All-metal buckles: Their whisper-weight aluminum buckles weigh less than an ounce!



So we will be giving away a collar of your choice for your pampered pooch, if you win and your dog is larger than the sizes on the website they will make one up for you in the size that you require.





All you have to do is go to the below app and fill it in. This giveaway is for people over the age of 18+ and U.S.A. residents only. So let the fun begin.

And now as it is past my morning nap time, am off to my box to sleep, have a wonderful week, stay warm and dry,

With a woof from Layla
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(January 25, 2017)

Awe, that is so sad to think of her sleeping outside. No wonder she is afraid of rain and storms. So happy she is safe with you.

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(January 24, 2017)

I would pick the one featured on FB for this contest for my Taz :)

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(January 24, 2017)

I like the Zinja Beaded Collar

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(January 24, 2017)

I like the one on the post....

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(January 23, 2017)

I'd pick the Mistletoe Pine Green Dog Collar and FREE Jingle Bell Charm!

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(January 22, 2017)

There are so many great options! I would choose a nylon collar. I love the boho peacock collar as well as the Savannah Squares.

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(January 22, 2017)

Good Evening all my friends,

Thank you all for your comments and agreeing with Mom what a jerk that other family was, yes I am one lucky girl today with pretty things, lots of food and treats, comfy beds and a loving Mom, what else could a girl ask for.

I also love the collars on the website and wish Mom would buy them all for me but am lucky to have received the gift of the pretty rose one, so girly and am going to keep it for special occassions and not the dog park BOL.

So for all those that have entered or going to enter, good luck as you will then have a new collar for Easter :)

Woof with love from Layla

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(January 22, 2017)

That is so sad, poor little Layla. I'm so happy for her that she has a wonderful Mama and a super comfy box to sleep in now! You two were so blessed to have found each other. Pretty collar you're giving away.
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(January 21, 2017)

I like the H'OWL PINK AND PUMPKIN DOG COLLAR. There are also several others, but they don't come big enough for my great dane.

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(January 21, 2017)

I'd like to have the BILLY BONES DOG COLLAR. My Boston would look great in it!

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(January 21, 2017)

I think sunset red but it's hard to choose :)

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(January 21, 2017)

So many great collars! I have three rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds and each has their own "signature" color. My girl, Kyoko, is the most "stylish" so I'd pick the collar for her if I win. She currently has a pink breast cancer awareness collar that has seen better days, so if I win I'd pick the Cancer Awareness Pink Dog Collar (I think she'd need the M/L size but need to measure her neck to finalize the size).

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(January 20, 2017)

I do like velvet. I bet Layla loves her new collar.

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(January 20, 2017)

I love the Red white and blue collar!
Happy Gotcha Month Layla!
I am so happy your Momma rescued you!

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(January 19, 2017)

love the rose bud collar! it would look perfect on my little girl!

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(January 19, 2017)

pretty collar! velvet is unusual. :) My little one has too fragile a trachea for collars sadly ...

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(January 18, 2017)

I'm so glad Layla and you found each other.

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(January 18, 2017)

Happy Freedom Month! And what a gorgeous collar. You already do a lot for the pet community, so it is impressive that you have even more goals to help for 2017.

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(January 18, 2017)

That is an amazing collar! She is very creative. Thanks for another great giveaway and story.

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(January 18, 2017)

Layla is so very fortunate to have been surrendered into your loving home and heart and together you make a beautiful family! Speaking of beautiful - love the collar!!

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(January 18, 2017)

I'm glad that Layla is an inside dog now! Poor little thing should have never had to sleep outside. It is hard to choose a collar, but I particularly like the rainbow collar, the Savannah Squares (turquoise) and the Maui.

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(January 18, 2017)

Layla is lucky to have you. I'm sad to hear her life was so grim before she joined your family. Interesting that you learned in her history that she had been kept outdoors. I will never understand why people do that.

Love the collars! If we win, we'd get the Rockstar for Yoda!

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(January 18, 2017)

there are several that i like, i like the MISTLETOE HOLLY RED DOG COLLAR AND FREE JINGLE BELL CHARM, WAVES CARNIVALE DOG COLLAR, and the leatherDouble D Collar in red. i am leaning toward the Waves collar because it is so unique ( i put the comment in the wrong place)

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(January 18, 2017)

Poor Layla, I can understand why she doesn't like wind and rain. She would not like it here in NZ today :-)weather warnings all over and serious rain (and Silver needs to go for his vet check up ugh!)

Our Little 'Un (RIP) was a stray, she was scared of plastic carrier bags all her life. Totally terrified and would run and hide. As she was a street can who wandered in and never left we don't know her history but we always had to be so very careful with bags.

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(January 18, 2017)

Oh poor Layla, thank goodness she found such a loving home with you! I don't doubt that with your help she'll overcome these fears, eventually <3

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(January 18, 2017)

Poor little Layla! Someone needs to put her first family out in the yard to sleep. She's not a farm dog or guardian dog. :(

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(January 18, 2017)

Ugggg this makes me so mad to hear that they left her outside and called her a bad name! If they saw her now (and I hope that they do) they may just realize what chumps THEY were! This is why I love animals more than humans. Okay sorry for the rant. I am so happy that Layla has a WONDERFUL home now, and that you have her!

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(January 18, 2017)

If I won I would give the win to my daughter for her Doxie so I would let her pick a style. So many gorgeous styles to select from too!

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(January 18, 2017)

there are several that i like, i like the MISTLETOE HOLLY RED DOG COLLAR AND FREE JINGLE BELL CHARM, WAVES CARNIVALE DOG COLLAR, and the leatherDouble D Collar in red. i am leaning toward the Waves collar because it is so unique.

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(January 18, 2017)

I'm so glad Layla is enjoying life as an inside dog. I sometimes wonder if Ted was "thrown out" of a car by the people who had him before us (he was found as a stray in dismal condition) - he gets so nervous and sick in the car if we are not holding him.

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(January 19, 2017)

Mr. N was also super skinny when he was surrendered. They kept him in a crate all the time though.

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(January 19, 2017)

I hate the fact that so many cats and dogs have to go through terrible things to get to a better place. As a good pet guardian, you did the work to figure out what was going on with Layla's behavior. Many people would just chalk it up to her "quirky" behavior. There's always a reason if you take the time to find it!

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(January 19, 2017)

That is a gorgeous collar! Love the velvet and the flower adds an elegant touch. You wear it well Princess Layla.

Wednesday Ramble plus our Giveaway (January 11, 2017)



Good Morning All,

What a week of nonstop rain, Sunday being the worse so we have not really been on long walks like we normally do. Layla has been a trooper and walking but not happy. The one thing with our walks that has kept me amused is her peeing on every Christmas tree that is on the sidewalk so we are now calling it the Christmas Tree Pee walk BOL.

With the New Year here, things happening all around us, and not going to go into politics I have been doing a lot of thinking of how we can change our lives, our environment and so much more and have been questioning myself about my blog, other blogs and in a funny way looking for answers.

I love reading others blogs, learning from them, not always agreeing on all but then as I always say each to his/her own and only we know in the end what is best for us and our pets and of course will follow our gut feelings. I respect everything that is written as I think it is great that we share and care about pets.

One of the questions that does go through my mind each time I read blogs, newsletters and websites is why people buy from breeders, rave about it, but then preach about how important it is to rescue animals. For me this is such a contradiction as I personally will only rescue, and also know that there are so many pure bred rescue organizations out there trying to find homes for all these pets. Does anyone else question this, would love some input.

This was one of the reasons I set up Auction4Petsupplies is to help rescue organizations save more animals and focus on that and not where the next monies would come in.

It is also why I speak about it all the time as the more people that know about the site, the more we can support and I will keep on asking as there are so many shelters over flowing and desperate for help.

So that is my ramble for the week, looking for answers and hopefully over the next months I will find them.

Now back to our great give away, I can say WOW am I loving this product, and I don’t get excited very quickly over things but throughout the storms, the strong winds and rain this product has kept Layla so calm I cannot believe it, she has slept through it all during the nights and even during the day been calm and totally relaxed. She is so cute how she sleeps with the sheep under her head like a pillow but then I am biased and think she is cute BOL.

Here is what the giveaway is thanks to Bedtime Bones, their link below :

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The first product is: Sleepy Sheep Cuddle Toy is a hand-crafted, sheep toy for your dog made of ecologically-friendly materials right here in the USA. There is no squeaker here! It is soft eco-fi-felt handcrafted by local sewers who are dog lovers just like you.

The second product which I love is the EAU DE BEDTIME CALMING MIST which is an all-natural calming mist made from a proprietary blend of chamomile, lavender and citrus. Just spray a little on doggy's bedtime linens for a calming effect. It comes in pet-safe, BPA free plastic bottles made in the USA.

Our prayers go out to all those homeless people and animals that are suffering in these extreme cold conditions and hopefully they will all be blessed with warm homes this year,

Have a great week with a woof from sleepy calm Layla

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(January 16, 2017)

To try and keep the dogs calm during fireworks we make sure they get a really long walk so they are good and tired, turn up the TV loud to drown out the noise, give them a chew to get them distracted and keep them busy and have blankets they can bury themselves under and hide :(

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(January 15, 2017)

We have a thundershirt that helps our older dog during storms but he still is uncomfortable.

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(January 12, 2017)

Woof Good Morning Everyone,

Well they say we gonna not have rain this weekend which means park time phew, as I am tired of Mom and need to see others BOL. (Don't tell her)

Thank you so much for your input about breeders/rescue as it is a sore subject for some and although I will never buy from a breeder and only rescue it is interesting to see why people do what they do.

Yes there are many pure breed rescue organizations out there and that is why I question also the buying as one can find a pure bred dog at one of them, even puppies sometimes.

We humans are responsible for what is happening in the world with the shelters being full and must find a way to stop it. I am hoping by this blog/chat we can all work together in getting backyard breeders off the streets, puppy mills closed and educating people how to be better humans

Have a wonderful day
Woof with love from Layla


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(January 12, 2017)

I love your new term: the Christmas tree pee walk BOL

The new year seems to be a time of reflection for most of us. I love that you are open to, and respectful of so many opinions and ideas. I can be very hard not to judge. As you know, we are a rescue family too. It is disappointing to know that with so many in need, people still choose to put themselves on a wait list for a puppy from a breeder. Reputable breeders are, of course preferred to disreputable breeders of puppy mills. I'm sure we can all agree - that needs to stop! As does irresponsible ownership - another reason there are so many animals in the shelter to begin with.

Love the giveaway prize! Adorable

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(January 11, 2017)

Max gets calming tablets covered with peanut butter of course--LOL!
Then his floral essences bandana if we need it and finally his Thundershirt.
And as he recovers from his rescue fears, he is better about everything--even the nasty wind!

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(January 11, 2017)

All the dogs in our house love peeing on Christmas trees as well.... dogs, they are weird (and funny)! We've adopted our pups - through shelter and breed-specific rescues. We've met some of the best people in these groups - and are always raving about the need to check out breed-specific rescue first!

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(January 11, 2017)

I believe there are both good breeders and bad breeders, and bad breeders (like bad dogs) can give the whole a wrap they don't deserve. That being said, I have both rescues and papered dogs, and they are all amazing and I love them equally.

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(January 11, 2017)

I hope your rain ends soon. That's no fun at all!

I am all about rescue animals. All our dogs and cats have been from shelters or directly from the streets. I support your mission and all your hard work on behalf of homeless animals. Thank you!

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(January 11, 2017)

Always so wise, Layla. I personally feel everyone has a choice to make an educated decision on their next pet. I support good breeders because I love our breeds and want them to thrive and be healthy and continue to exist.

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(January 11, 2017)

I think it is great that you found something that helps Layla stay calm! I've known a few dogs who really stress during storms and it is no fun for anyone. I advocate for rescues, but I know there are some amazing breeders who make the dog world a better place. The trouble is so many of us don't know the difference between a breeder who is really improving dogs and one who is just doing it for fun and profit. I hate puppy mills.

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(January 11, 2017)

Breeders might have their place as guardians of the stadards of specific breeds but there is a difference betwee a breeder and an evil puppy mill. Such brutal places should be made illegal - worldwide. Like declawing of cats (an evil but profitable practice for vets in the USA) they are WRONG!

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(January 11, 2017)

I have a friend who bought a puppy from a breeder on the premise they don't know how a dog would behave from a shelter. I told her so many dogs are abandoned by owners they already have training (young and old) and are better behaved than what comes from a breeder depending on how committed SHE is to train her dog properly. Lots of misperception and lost opportunity when not adopting from a rescue.

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(January 11, 2017)

I advocate rescuing from the pounds however I have also experienced going to a "breeder" when I was in my 20's, before I became a rescue advocate, to find it was really a puppy mill. That experience got me a wonderful pet, the pup a wonderful home, and the "breeder" shut down after I called animal control.
So even though I was young and ignorant to rescuing I am glad it happened.
At least I had the sense to call animal control.
Back then - since I am almost 50 now, I do not think there was as much awareness as there is today so I give myself that "out". Lord I just had to say I am almost 50 ... back to the question however ... I do feel SOMETIMES and only a great now and then there is a valid reason to go to a breeder, such as for a trained therapy pet or trainable therapy pet perhaps. I am not sure but maybe some breeds are better at sniffing out a low blood sugar for example. I am no expert on the topic so open to other thoughts on this.

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(January 11, 2017)

There are many reasons why people go to breeders or decide to go to a rescue for a pet. I personally have done both. I also promote pets that are available for adoption at local shelters. I believe it's what works for each individual.

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(January 11, 2017)

I think it's a very personal decision for every person - whether to rescue or purchase from a breeder. I fully support rescue and have worked in rescue for many years, however that doesn't mean I may not ever purchase a dog from a breeder somewhere down the line if my situation warranted it. I'm all about saving lives!

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(January 11, 2017)

Yay for a calm, happy Layla! That's so great! I also only rescue - I've always had rescues since I was born and it's what I'll keep doing forever. I do understand why some people choose to purchase from a breeder - and I do think there is a place for responsible breeders in the world - but I just can't handle backyard breeders and puppy mills. I think research is always important. To each their own, but thank you so much for what you do to help rescues!

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(January 11, 2017)

I only rescue as well, though we do have one purebred in our pack that we got 10 years ago (but I was only 13 at the time, so out of my control). Rescues are my entire life. <3 With that said, I do understand why some people decide to buy; in some aspects it can be considered "safer" because they know the genetics of their dog. Or maybe they wish for a working dog, so they buy from a working line. Personally, I am always happy when someone urges people to rescue or raises awareness about rescue dogs. I don't mind whether they have a rescue themselves or not, as long as they help and support the rescue community to the best of their abilities. Just my 2 cents! Amazing post by the way, a great prompt for a debate! :)

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(January 11, 2017)

Breeders have gotten a bad name, when the responsible breeders actually improve the health and well being of ALL dogs (not just their own breed). It's very expensive and time consuming to do breeding right, and those into it for a quick buck get lumped in with the stellar folks. *shrug* Not everyone has the resources, nohow or inclination to deal with the fallout and health/behavior issues (often unknown) that rescue pets bring with them. The purebreds that DO end up in rescue typically are the result of the irresponsible/backyard/puppy mill breeders, not the ones breeding for health, temperament, and working function. Yes, I have a purebred German Shepherd and I was on a waiting list to get him for over 2 years, because of the reputation of this kennel's dogs. We've become friends with the breeder, she does more health screenings and behavior/socialization work with her dogs and pups than any rescue group I've ever seen. She screens for hip and shoulder dysplasia, eye issues, and more... and all these conditions affect rescues, too. On the other "paw" my cats were both dumped strays and they "rescued" me. *shrug* I think shelters and rescues have done a great job at marketing to make people feel guilty if they don't "adopt" or "rescue." In my opinion (and others will have other views *s*) nobody should ever be made to feel guilty over choosing and loving the animal companion that best fits their lifestyle and home situation. A majority of dogs (and cats) in shelters and rescues are NOT pedigreed animals--even if they're marketed as such because they "look like" a particular breed. With respect...this is my likely unpopular opinion. Even so, I do encourage folks to rescue (if they have the time and money to do so!) or choose to adopt the pet of their heart. Whether you "shop" for a purebred or you "shop" for a rescue, you're still shopping. And you're still adopting.

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(January 11, 2017)

According to HSUS, If half the people who get a dog would get him or her from a rescue the shelters would be empty and the killing would end. The other half could still go to reputable breeders (key word there reputable). Puppy mills are a disgrace and the laws need to get stricter and be enforced.

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(January 11, 2017)

I'm guessing the issue of breeders versus rescue is more prevalent with dogs, as I've rarely come across it. I don't think they're mutually exclusive though.

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(January 15, 2017)

We are big supports of rescue too and always try to support others that work so hard to make life better for critters who have nothing. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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First Friday of 2017 and First Give Away (January 6, 2017)



TGIF Everybody,

It is the first Friday of the New Year and we decided to start it off with a Give Away.

One of my resolutions this year is to try do Give Aways for small businesses so that they can benefit as well as over the years I have noticed a lot of them fading away as they could not compete with the larger companies, and that upsets me as there is nothing like supporting a Mom and Pop store especially when they give back to Rescue Organizations too.

What some of you do not know is that I had an amazing little on line store for pet related items which I closed down as in the third year the suppliers overnight increased their minimum quantities and as a small business I could not stock up with those quantities, so I stepped back, closed the online store and moved over to Auction4PetSupplies. I am not the first, and am sure I will not be the last and that is really sad that we are being pushed out.

I am sure you are all aware by now how skittish Layla can be to loud noises, and with age there are new fears which I am dealing with, the newest being the sound of the microwave, oy vey. She hears it and creeps into her bed in the bathroom and settles down. As I live in a very tiny studio I am looking for solutions and not medications and came across this fantastic product and toy. What I love about it is although it is meant for bed time the minute I put the toy down into her bed, and then carried on doing things including Microwave, she just seemed calm and relaxed and for me that was awesome. It will make life so much easier now, through rainstorms and anything else that unsettled her in the past.

Now I am going to tell you about Bedtime Bones™.

Bedtime Bones was started to help dogs that didn't want to go to sleep at night and there's a whole lot of pet parents who would really like to get some sleep and wanted an organic solution. Chamomile affects dogs just like it does people; it is a natural calming agent. So a product was born and then a company and then some more well-rested dogs and more well-rested customers… well, you get the idea from there as a rested human means a happy dog.

To get more information about them you can go their website :

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I love the idea of Chamomile being used on dogs as I drink a lot of Chamomile tea and swear by it so they were gracious enough to give us two of their products to try on Layla and of course give as a give away (not Layla's BOL)



Sleepy Sheep Cuddle Toy is a hand-crafted, sheep toy for your dog made of ecologically-friendly materials right here in the USA. There is no squeaker here! It is soft eco-fi-felt handcrafted by local sewers who are dog lovers just like you.

The second product which I love is the EAU DE BEDTIME CALMING MIST
Eau de Bedtime is an all-natural calming mist made from a proprietary blend of chamomile, lavender and citrus. Just spray a little on doggy's bedtime linens for a calming effect. It comes in pet-safe, BPA free plastic bottles made in the USA.

And the third reason I love these products and company as all there products are packaged in boxes made of recycled materials meant to be recycled again BUT most of all Bedtime4Dogs has its roots in the Twin Cities and its heart in the rescue scene. Puppy Love Rescue is a fundraising program for dog rescue groups that was launched in 2011 with a Valentine event in the Minneapolis skyways.

So lets get the fun going so that your pampered pooch will start sleeping calmly and you will be a refreshed rested parent.

This Give Away is for all people over 18 years old and residents of the USA and Canada.

Have a great weekend all, With a woof from sleepy Layla

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(January 16, 2017)

I rub my dogs belly or behind her ears to calm her.

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(January 10, 2017)

Good Morning All from stormy San Francisco,

Its miserable and rainy here, phew thank goodness for this calming spray Layla is so relaxed its awesome.

Thanks all for your comments and we love getting input about your pampered pooches, and yes they are pampered and I am sure none of us are complaining about that.

We are also sorry to have seen today another small online biz close down and the more we are all pushed out the sadder it gets as that means someone is losing an income and we have to all try stop that.

Don't forget if you have pet related items lying around the house please list them here, its a win win situation, you make some cash plus you help a rescue at the same time.

So, please keep your pets warm and dry and of course inside, take care in this weather with a woof from Layla

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(January 10, 2017)

I entered the giveaway. This looks like a great item. My boy is 14 and he can still get worked up over certain things like car rides. He also tries to wake me up to early in the morning!

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(January 9, 2017)

My two dogs I have now aren't bothered by much, so no anxiety. We had one that did have problems with storms and we used a Thundershirt.

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(January 8, 2017)

What a cute idea! That looks like a toy that any dog would love. The chamomille is a great idea too.
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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(January 8, 2017)

We use calming essential oils in their bath and spritzed on their bedding

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(January 8, 2017)

These sound like wonderful products! My Husky could use some calming help when fireworks and thunder come around.
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv them

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(January 8, 2017)

What a wonderful company for so many reasons! I do sometimes use a calming collar with herbs for my one pup. This sounds so terrific for him as he gets separation anxiety at times. What a great giveaway. Thanks for hosting!

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(January 8, 2017)

Cooper loves supporting small local businesses and he thinks it's cool that Layla gets to help support them too!

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(January 8, 2017)

This sounds like a great item for people with dogs who won't go to sleep because of fear or anxiety.

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(January 8, 2017)

I too had an online store for a few years. It was crazy that I could go into my regular pet store and see an item for sale cheaper than I would buy it wholesale! Now, I only carry a few items with me when I talk at pet expos or see clients.

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(January 8, 2017)

I try to support small businesses when possible. The sheep is adorable! My dogs are pretty calm, but I am sure a lot of dogs could use this.

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(January 8, 2017)

What a sweet idea! I could see these being helpful during fireworks to help calm Mauja and Atka down. Normally, sleep is not an issue for them ;)

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(January 8, 2017)

I have tried wipes, sprays, scents and chews with Kilo as well as massage. The sprays did not seem to make too much difference but maybe the stimulation was too much. I'd be interested to see if this works.

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(January 7, 2017)

yes, with my oldest b/c of her dementia, i use vetriscience composure and pet360 calming, also use rescue remedy. i prefer all natural products. they settle her down but she fights them sometimes. i had tried a prescription med but it made her worse, so we stick with the homeopathics.

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(January 7, 2017)

What a sweet idea. Fortunately, my boys do not need any help going to sleep! LOL!

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(January 7, 2017)

I use a calming chew to help with noise anxiety

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(January 7, 2017)

I absolutely love that you're supporting small business! You're so right... I've noticed many shuttering, too, and it's so unfortunate. I can't wait to see the other companies you feature in 2017!

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(January 7, 2017)

Happy Saturday everyone, thanks for all your comments and we love our sheep toy, it is awesome pawsome and Layla sleeps like a baby with it. Its the best and we hope you all enter to win one.
Have a great day
Layla's Mom

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(January 6, 2017)

Oh my gosh - that Sleepy Sheep Cuddle toy is awesome!! We adopted one Shih Tzu, who has since passed, that no matter what - the minute we put her in the car she would pant like mad. We finally found a calming aid that worked - poor little thing! Wish us luck on the toy/spray :) !!

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(January 6, 2017)

We haven't used anything like this with our dogs. Would love to try! Our great dane gets rather stressed sometimes.

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(January 6, 2017)

I have tried several things to calm my dogs..Rescue Remedy, thunder shirts, etc. 2 of my 4 dogs are the most reactive to thunder. One keeps me up all night when it storms during the night. The other sleeps in his crate and is secure there. I wish I could find ONE thing that would help both of them. :-)

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(January 6, 2017)

I have used several calming techniques to help my dog with his severe separation anxiety- I have tried calming collars, diffusers, treats, thundershirt, and lavendar oil

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(January 6, 2017)

Right now its just tucking them in with us. Defy has slept with Jim then with me once he leaves for work since he was a baby. Our new baby Saucy is still adjusting. She sleeps with me but will sleep with Jim if I'm not in bed yet. She's only stayed with us at one other place and I'm concerned for when we start to travel again. She barks at noises

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(January 6, 2017)

Belly rubs and snuggles

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(January 6, 2017)

right now, just lots of snuggles!

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(January 7, 2017)

These bedtime bones are so unique. When my dogs are anxious over an unfamiliar human, I talk softly to them and ask them to sit close to me. They usually warm up to people at their own pace.

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(January 7, 2017)

Calming mist seems like a great idea - we use a Feliway spray for the kitties which reduced instances of fighting in a multi-cat household.

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(January 7, 2017)

Eau de bed time! MOL What a cute name. We're not entering because we're not doggies. We hope the winner enjoys this.

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(January 9, 2017)

I have never used anything to calm my dog but I do love these ideas. She is afraid of thunder and fireworks and just sits in a corner and shakes when they are going off. I would love to try these to calm her down!

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(January 9, 2017)

Unfortunately I have a citrus allergy and don't do too well with lavender. I wish all who are entering the best of luck.

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(January 11, 2017)

Good luck to all the pawticipants. I know some dogs here in India could definitely benefit from this product. Layla seems to love it

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January has arrived with cold, rain and wind (January 3, 2017)



Morning All,

I cannot believe it is January 2017 and the New Year is beginning. For us in the Layla neighborhood January is very symbolic for many reasons which we would like to share with you.

On January 5th 2008 I ran from my Domestic Violence relationship with Baby R.I.P., it has been a struggle over the years, some have been easier than others but I am blessed to be free and that is something money cannot buy. Along the way I have learnt a lot about myself, people and that there are good people out there who will help you and show you the way. 2016 was not one of my easiest years as unfortunately one of the schools where I tutored privately closed down so I lost a lot of my income over night but with each door closing I always have hope that a new door will open and praying that 2017 will open a lot of doors for me. With it all I say that as long as I have a roof over my head, Layla has food, the bills are paid, the rest is immaterial and like a puzzle those pieces will fall into place.

On January 30th 2011 I rescued Layla from the Carson Shelter, she is my best friend, companion and keeps me going through the dark days, makes me laugh and with all the hardships I could not see my life without her. We have our ups and downs like any friendship but our relationship is unconditional and for that I am blessed and grateful. Every night before we go to sleep she lies on my belly and we discuss what the next day plans are, I know this must sound crazy to some but sharing with her is important as she is the only family I have here in the States.

So today’s blog as you can read is a simple one about our daily lives, our past, our present and where our future will go. My goal this year is to work more on the website, helping rescue organizations and giving back wherever possible especially as there are so many that have given so much to me to help me be where I am today.

What am I asking from everyone today, is not sympathy as I said I am one of the lucky ones to have got away from that relationship and am safe, but the opposite, to share my website with your friends and family, list your pet related items that you have lying around the house, bid where possible, and let us make 2017 an awesome year for all the rescue organizations.

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On this note am going to now go have what I call the Rain fight with Layla BOL and try get her out of the house for a little bit (wishful thinking) and the photograph says it all HA.

Have a great week all, giveaways will be starting soon, thank you to those that chose us as winners on your giveaways, it made Hanukkah/Christmas extra special for Layla, and as I always say, a happy Layla is a happy Mom.

With a woof from the Boss,
Layla



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(January 6, 2017)

Woof to everyone, thank you for your comments and may 2017 just be pawsome for all of us, hugs and woofs from Layla

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(January 6, 2017)

Happy New Year Auction4PetSupplies Leyla and Mom.
All we have to say at night time is "Time for Night Night" Thet all go to their beds! :D

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(January 5, 2017)

Happy New Year and I certainly hope you reach your goals, have much joy and love in 2017 and beyond.

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(January 5, 2017)

Happy New Year! I hope you reach your goals this year! It is supposed to snow here Saturday maybe...we get snow every now and then here.

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(January 5, 2017)

I'm so glad you have each other and such a positive attitude! Happy new year. May 2017 be your best yet.

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(January 5, 2017)

I hope 2017 is a better year for you!

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(January 4, 2017)

I'm glad that you and Layla are both in a good situation now! I hope that 2017 is a great year for you!

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(January 4, 2017)

I'm proud of what you've been able to accomplish for yourself.

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(January 4, 2017)

Like they say, Freedom is the only thing worth fighting for - I'm so glad you have yours. Happy New Year!! I hope the new year brings you wonderful things. Go dance in the rain, just because you can!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(January 4, 2017)

You are not the only who does the rain fight! I have a Jack Russell who does not like the rain. I put her on leash and I then have to drag her across the threshold. Once outside, she remembers she has to pee and does her business.

We had a collie who was worse. She would hold it all day. When my brother got home from work, he would carry her to the lawn. Then, she'd do her business. She would not go out for anyone else.

Happy New Year! You've been through a lot...wishing you resilience, strength, and success in the new year.

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(January 4, 2017)

Thank you for sharing your story and Layla's. What a blessing she is. I wish you both a very happy and successful 2017!

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(January 4, 2017)

So glad you were able to get away from a terrible situation. I hope that 2017 is a great year for us all!

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(January 4, 2017)

I wish you continued health and happiness on your journey. I believe that you not only rescued Layla but she is rescuing you by being there to comfort you each and every day.

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(January 4, 2017)

Layla is a precious thing isn't she! I am not surprised you love and value her.

Have a good, safe and secure 2017.

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(January 4, 2017)

We woke up to miserable rain and grey skies today too. Better than a snow storm though! Happy 2017 :)

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(January 4, 2017)

What an inspiring story you have. And the part about you talking to Layla and sharing with her is not at all strange. Dogs are wonderful listeners. They are family. I completely can relate. I have enjoyed your blog for a long time. I need to visit more regularly! Thanks for sharing!

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(January 4, 2017)

Happy 2017! I hope you have another wonderful January

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Reflecting on 2016 plus Firework Safety Tips (December 27, 2016)



Morning Friends,

I cannot believe the year is nearly over and a new one is about to begin
Reflecting back on the year I can say it has had some good times and bad times and I pray that the New Year will only bring good times to all of us, enough is enough with the lousy. Like most of us I have concerns for the future as to what it will hold. Between the wars, poverty, environmental problems, animals becoming extinct and abused, domestic violence, bullying I think we all have to stand up and say enough is enough and work together to make this world a better one for the future generations before it is too late.

New Year’s Eve is on Saturday night, it is one of the many nights I fear and worry about all the animals who do not understand what is going on especially when the fireworks go off. I personally hate them and feel that money could be used for so much more, it is like taking a match to cash and burning it.

I know that Layla is petrified of the fireworks and it breaks my heart to see her suffer, I keep jazz on in the house and try to keep it as calm as possible although unfortunately you always have inconsiderate people outside throwing fireworks on to the streets or sidewalks without thinking of the consequences. It is a night when a lot of pets are spooked and run which I do in away blame the pet owners for, as a responsible owner would make sure their furkid is completely safe, the way they do with kids. I make sure that Layla is walked before sunset (a longer walk than normal) and has her bed made up in the bathroom where she likes to hide. She has water and her favorite toy with her. I try hard not to give her medications of any kind although am tempted this year to get one cannabis cookie from the pet store for an emergency, still debating on this one.

Have any of you tried cannabis cookies with your dogs? Would love to hear!

So let us all remember the important things on how to keep our pets safe:

01. Ensure your pet is completely identifiable with a microchip, collar ID tag and most importantly, ensure your contact details are up-to-date.
02. Exercise your pets during the day leading up to the New Year’s Eve so that they have pottied and won’t want to go out.
03. Make sure your pets’ has access to drinking water.
04. On New Year's Eve, provide your pets with a safe place to take temporary refuge. If possible, allow them to stay in a quiet room such as a bedroom.
05. Make sure the environment so it is as relaxing as possible. Close the windows, put the curtains down and play a relaxing music to neutralize the noise from the outside to help your pets feel secure.
06. Stay home with your pet, or if that is not possible organise a pet-sitter for the night, or have someone close at hand who can check on them if need be. That person should be reliable and familiar to your pet.
07. This one I know we won’t do but always good to remember : Do not yell or laugh at your pets when they are cowering or shaking in fear. This is a natural response to a threat they do not understand and cannot avoid.
08. If your pet is extremely anxious I suggest you discuss it with your vet in advance regarding a calming medication.

The New Year is a big deal for us and our pets don’t really understand. Even with the hidden dangers we can keep them safe with just a little extra TLC. That way we can welcome the New Year in in a relaxed way knowing they are safe in the house.

On this note, Layla and I would like to take a moment and wish everyone A HAPPY NEW YEAR, may it be a blessed, healthy and successful one, may all your dreams come true in 2017.

Thank you for following us this year, commenting, sharing, laughing and we will see you in the New Year with another blog and giveaway.

Woof with love from
Layla



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(January 2, 2017)

My goal for 2017 is to help as many people I can during the year.

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(January 1, 2017)

Good Morning All or should we say Happy 2017, Thanks for all your comments and resolutions and hope you have a fantastic day

With woof and love from Layla

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(January 1, 2017)

I don't make resolutions, never have. Out goes the old year and In comes the new. I always try to be the best person I can and pet parent, too. Live life to the fullest and try to make others happy.

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(December 31, 2016)

My New Years resolution is to stop being a "yes person" and learn to put myself first once in a while.

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(December 31, 2016)

this new years i want to try to stay focused and do what i need to do each day. and stop complaining!!!

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(December 30, 2016)

my NY resolution is to get back in shape b/c i had major surgery earlier in the yr and could not do much for many months. however, my biggest wish, not really a resolution, is that my oldest gal would go into remission from cancer. this would make my 2017 NY the best no matter what else happened.

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(December 28, 2016)

Have not tried. I might look into the pure oil vs cookie. I have had luck with Panic Attack, it's a flower essence blend. http://astore.amazon.com/thead09-20/detail/B005DMEI3K

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(December 28, 2016)

We hope you can keep Layla calm on NYE and that the disruption isn't too much for her. Can you give her a special treat to take her mind off the noise? Here's to a healthy, happy 2017!

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(January 6, 2017)

We have used Thundershirts and other calming sprays. Everything works - for awhile - I think that this product is a nice combination of a good friend and soothing NATURAL product that I also enjoy.

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(December 31, 2016)

My New Years Resolution is to not allow my fears to stop me from trying new things.

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(December 28, 2016)

I am so lucky. My wee one is not afraid of fireworks or loud noises.

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(December 28, 2016)

Distractions are always best and a reassuring cuddle when they are upset or afraid of noise.
Have a happy and safe New Years Eve!

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(December 28, 2016)

Thankfully, I live in a rural area, so we don't have much noise during the holidays, but I did live in the city before this, and one of my dogs would get in the bathtub when she was terrorized by fireworks (and thunder). I can't imagine being that afraid and unable to know what was causing such noise. Poor pets. Anyway, have a safe and Happy New Year from all of us at Animal Bliss. May 2017 be incredible for you.

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(December 28, 2016)

Sherm is terrified of fireworks and it's a real problem in our household. I have some drugs I use that our vet gives us which takes the edge off and panting away. We stay home with the dogs and hang out and help Sherm get through it - great tips!

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(January 1, 2017)

Spend as much time with my family and pets as possible "

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(January 3, 2017)

Happy 2017, we loved your tips on how to handle pets that are afraid of fireworks

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Its Latke time again oy vey plus our Give Away (December 20, 2016)



Good Morning all,

It has been freezing here in San Francisco the past couple of days so we have been doing longer time in the mornings when brrr it is cold but at least the sun is shining as Mom says it gets her warmed up BOL. The best is I am making Mom walk a lot more than usual and loving it cos that means she is not working on the computer.

On Saturday evening starts our Hanukkah, when we light eight candles, one each night, and of course get a small gift also so I get eight nights of gifts, I like that and wish it would happen more often.

As we had talked about in a past blog this is the holiday when you eat fried foods, very healthy and good for the cholesterol, but then all good food is bad for you in some ways. Mom is going to be making latkes for herself and she has promised to make for me also. Actually on Sunday we are going to our friends again for Christmas Dinner and taking the latkes with us, so Mom has promised me she will make for Clementine and Titus so we can share in the celebrations of all religions.

Another food that we eat on Hanukkah although Mom says she is not going to make are what we call Sufganiot (Donuts). We make the that you make the dough, roll it out, cut the round shape with a glass, then put jelly in the middle and cover it with another round piece of dough. You pinch it around the sides and then fry them, so when you bite into it the jelly drips down your chin, BOL. While we were discussing this Mom told me of a bakery in Tel Aviv where they made the best she has ever eaten, they are so good you actually have to order in advance and then pick them up on the day that you want them, the lines are normally long and around the corner.

So as Mom loves to cook (She studied to be a cook at a hotel school in Israel) we are going to share our latkes recipe with all of you, one for the humans and one for us. (Please be aware that I cook with my eyes and do not measure all the time) as we say in Yiddish a bissel of this and a bissel of that (which means a bit of this and a bit of that)

Doggy Latkes
Ingredients and Method
One sweet potato grated
One egg
Flour to bind it all together
Mix all in a bowl, spoon on to a baking sheet which is covered with parchment paper, bake on 350 Deg till brown on top, flip over and carry on baking till ready (golden brown) Cool and serve it to them with sour cream or cottage cheese.
This recipe makes about 5 or 6 depending on the size of the sweet potato.

Now for the human latkes recipe (I use the same recipe and make them sometimes with sweet potatoes or carrots)

Ingredients and Method
5 Russet Potatoes peeled (you can do unpeeled also)
2 Eggs
Breadcrumbs or Matza meal to bind it all together
NOW to make life easier and tastier instead of crying while grating onions I use a packet of Lipton Onion Soup mix.
Squeeze all the water out of the potatoes, add the rest of the ingredients and mix together.
Heat up oil in a frying pan, I use Canola oil, drop a table spoon on the mixture into the hot oil, flattening them a bit, fry till golden brown on each side, drain on a paper towel. Serve hot with either sour cream or apple sauce.
Bon Appetit.

Please remember that like Christmas Hanukkah can be dangerous for our pets so we must be careful of chocolate, the lit candles (especially with cats) and anything that is on the NO NO list for pets when it comes to food.

We would like to remind everyone that our Give Away is still running for the Elk Antlers so you have time to catch it plus the 10% discount and free shipping if you shop with this code : LAYLA16.

The link for RidgeRunner Antlers is:
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Am now off to my box to dream about Sunday and all the food and of course gifts – those are good dreams BOL.

Have a wonderful week everyone, Happy Holidays to you all with lots of love, laughter, family and good food,
Woof from Layla

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(December 25, 2016)

My dog loves to chew and I'm grateful that it has never been the furniture or our personal property. He loves to destroy his toys though.10

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(December 24, 2016)

Merry Christmas too yiu and Layla and your family and a Happy New Year, give Layla a hug and kiss from me she's so cute.

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(December 23, 2016)

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah Everyone, thanks for entering the give away. We hope you all going to have a wonderful weekend with your families, sharing memories, eating good food and of course exchanging gifts.
Enjoy, eat, and be merry
With a woof from Layla and Me


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(December 23, 2016)

Great recipes!! will try some tomorrow!!

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(December 23, 2016)

My girl loves to chew and antlers are one of her favorites!!

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(December 23, 2016)

My girl loves to chew and antlers are one of her favorites!!

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(December 22, 2016)

Sounds yummy! Thanks for the recipe :)
Happy Holidays!
Alicia

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(December 22, 2016)

My dog loves to chew!

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(December 21, 2016)

I'm so impressed that there are Latke recipes for doggie and humans, now that's the way to go!!! I can't wait for my mom to make Doggie Latkes for me! Happy Hannukah, Happy Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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(December 21, 2016)

I've never had latkes but they sound delicious.

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(December 21, 2016)

I love Latke's! Thanks for both recipes, both human & dog friendly. It's wonderful that Hanukkah and Christmas are on the same weekend this year, people can celebrate together. Happy Hanukkah Layla & Rochelle!!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(December 21, 2016)

Bean and Yoda love to chew and have always enjoyed antlers to nom on!

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(December 21, 2016)

I love that your mom studied to be a cook! That is really cool. And lucky you! Great giveaway.

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(December 21, 2016)

This looks tasty! I know our cats would like salmon with it though!

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(December 21, 2016)

We wish you the happiest and healthiest holiday. It's been freezing cold here as well and now are getting ready for our Christmas day with family and friends. I think I might give this latke recipe a try.

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(December 21, 2016)

Oh yum! on both counts. I'm saving these recipes, thanks!

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(December 21, 2016)

WIshing you the very best for the holiday season - stay warm!

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(December 21, 2016)

Happy Hanuka! I love Latkes, but I've never heard of Doggy Latkes -will have to try them out for Kilo.

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(December 21, 2016)

Both the human and doggie versions sound delicious! Hope it warms up a bit out there. It's cold here in the midwest, too.

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(December 22, 2016)

Now I want latkes!

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Woof from Rainy San Francisco plus New GiveAway (December 14, 2016)



Woof everyone,

We hope you are getting prepared for Hanukkah or Christmas and soon the house will be smelling of yummy foods. I cannot wait as Mom always makes sure I get something special. We have been very much housebound the past week and will be the same for the next couple of days as it is raining nonstop here and I do not like getting my paws wet. What can I say I am a Diva and will not change that BOL.

The plus with all the rain is that Mom makes sure I have lots to chew on to keep me busy which is the best plus of course it keeps my teeth clean, and what could be better than chewing to clean my teeth than the yucky toothpaste.
So Mom decided to look for different kind of chews for me, not only the bones from the butcher which she throws out at the end of the day but ones that I can hoard the way I love doing, and take out when I feel like chewing, this way also she thinks I have chewed it and gives me another. As I say there is a method to my madness and of course Mom has to work harder by collecting them from all my hiding places in the house.

While researching Mom came across the Natural Antler Shed Treat for dogs from RidgeRunner Antlers and that is what we are reviewing today. When the package arrived I got all excited to see what was in it and could not wait to get my mouth around one. They are hard, but yummy and wow last a long time so am going to be very busy now chewing away. As Mom says the best is that they are not messy like the bones she buys from the butcher so less laundry BOL.

Here is the deal about them: Elk and deer antlers are nature's perfect chew toy…100% natural without any chemicals or additives found in commercially produced rawhide, rubber and nylon chew toys. They are long lasting, leave no mess on your carpet or furniture and are virtually odorless. Dogs find them irresistible and they are full of essential minerals such as calcium, zinc, magnesium and glucosamine. The elk and deer antlers purchased are from his network of "shed hunters" here in Colorado are often found no more than a few hours from where he runs his business and always come from wild animals that have naturally shed their antlers. Having direct access to where the antlers come from allows him to be picky and he only chooses Grade A brown antlers.

Now the best part: He is giving a 10 percent discount on all his antlers plus free shipping if you go to his website below and enter the code: LAYLA16.



Website :
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And even a better part is we are doing a giveaway for TWO antlers, one whole and one split sized appropriately based on the winners dog. So let the fun begin. This give away is open to both USA and Canada doggy residents, good luck.

Now as I always do when I am finished dictating to Mom what to write, and I must admit she is a really good secretary BOL, my box is calling and sleep here I come.

Have a wonderful week all with a woof and love from
Layla

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(December 21, 2016)

Ooooh, Layla, do you get 8 days of gifts :D?!!

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(December 20, 2016)

CooperMan really picky about his chews but I think It would be reat for him to try Thanks for the give aways you do Merry Christmas to you all and the fur babies!!

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(December 20, 2016)

Good Afternoon all you chewers, we are loving hearing about all of you, did you know that they are giving a 10 percent discount with the code on the blog plus free shipping, you should all take advantage of that and stock up.

Chew chew chew with love from Layla

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(December 19, 2016)

I have 3 frenchies that love a strong & durable chew

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(December 18, 2016)

We have 3 chihuahuas and a Golden. They all like chew toys. They love antlers. They steal them away from each other! :)

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(December 17, 2016)

I have 2 Boston's that love to chew. Its hard to find them toys to chew up that won't fall apart after a minute or two.

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(December 17, 2016)

Yes, all of my dogs like to chew things. I tend to get them dental chews and whatnot.

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(December 17, 2016)

Fenris loves to chew and is constantly finding sticks to chew on, this would be much better for him.

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(December 15, 2016)

Good Morning All,

Thank you all for all your comments. There is nothing like having an antler to chew on a rainy day, keeps you busy and cleans your teeth plus the best, no mess in the house, so we hope you will all take advantage of this Give Away plus the special offer from the Supplier of free shipping and 10 percent discount.

Now am off to chew, have a pawsome day, Layla

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(December 15, 2016)

My dogs LOVE chewing. Antlers are one of their favorite things to chew, and I love that it is a natural and safe toy.

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(December 14, 2016)

Mr. N leaves his chews throughout the house so I have to go around collecting them and putting them in a corner.

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(December 14, 2016)

Your mom really does take good care of you and always finds the best items.

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(December 14, 2016)

Kilo loves to chew so I am sure he'd enjoy.

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(December 14, 2016)

my dogs love antlers, I think that's what Santa Paws is bringing this year, lol

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(December 14, 2016)

You always have such wonderful giveaways! Thanks for hosting them! I've always wondered about trying antlers, have not yet... will have to check it out!

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(December 14, 2016)

Our boys love antlers - they really are the perfect chew. We probably have 3-4 floating around the house at any given time!

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(December 14, 2016)

my dog Talou is a malamute and a huge chewer!!

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(December 14, 2016)

Awesome! Henry loves his antler. We're definitely going to enter. Enjoy!

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(December 14, 2016)

Layla, you are a hoarder? You little stinker! Chewing is so good for your teeth. Enjoy.

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(December 14, 2016)

I've heard good things about the antler chews but never tried them.

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(December 14, 2016)

What a nice review! The Goldens love antlers, they get them on special occasions! Thanks for sharing!

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(December 14, 2016)

My dog Mini loves to chew. I have to have plenty of appropriate chew treats or she'll get into anything

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(December 14, 2016)

Now this is a treat to give away. They even sound tasty!

Good luck everyone. May the best pup win!

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(December 14, 2016)

I always do worry about what is in the products I give Lyla for play and treats. Nice to know what is in these!

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(December 14, 2016)

Ruby just tried her very first antler. I thought it might be tough for her, but she absolutely LOVED IT!

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(December 17, 2016)

Fenris loves to chew and is constantly finding sticks to chew on. This would be much better.

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Oy the Holidays and surprise give away (December 7, 2016)



Good Morning All,

It is chilly today in San Francisco and they expecting rain for the rest of the week and weekend, brrr. That means some little munchkin is not going to be happy getting her paws wet HA. Neither is Mom as it becomes the fight of the rain, as I call it. What we do is either wait for breaks in the rain or I carry her two blocks and then make her walk home under the eaves of the buildings where she does her business. If she sees the raincoat come out she runs and hides in her box. So that is why I call it the fight of the rain.

The Holidays are drawing closer which means for us Hanukkah – lots of donuts, latkes and anything that is oily and so so healthy ha ha ha.

What is Hanukkah (Festival of Lights)

In short and will not go into all the history, during the period 165 BCE the Greek king of Syria outlawed all Jewish customs and rituals, so the Jewish Maccabees decided to revolt against the army and reclaim the Temple. They won and we celebrate their victory with the holiday of Hanukkah.

Why is it called Festival of Lights – They wanted to rekindle the eternal light (In every Temple/Synagogue there is a light that is burning 24/7) but in those days they did not have enough oil but for one night, when they lit it miraculously it burnt for 8 nights till they managed to find more. That is why we light every night a candle in our Hanukkiah.

That is also the reason why we eat fried foods, to celebrate the oil I will share recipes in another blog before Hanukkah for latkes for us and for our pooches, plus one for donuts which we call sufganiyot.

Like Christmas, we give gifts on Hanukkah, in the old days the kids were given money which we call Hanukkah Geld (geld is Yiddish for Money) so it is a happy holidays with a traditional game spinning the dreidel (a spinning top).

Now Layla is reminding me to remind all of you of the great surprise box that is up for grabs, what could be more fun than having a box under your tree, or waiting to be opened on Hanukkah for you and your dog, yes there are some human gifts in there too.

It is the time for giving back to everyone, from the people that have supported us with give aways during the year to the rescue organizations by shopping on our website, we believe that happiness should be spread around.

Now as usual am off to be box, to dream about latkes yum, as food is very important in my life not sure if it my first or second priority, will have to contemplate that one, food for thought.

Have a great week all, stay warm and toasty, and let us all pray that the homeless people and animals find some warmth this winter.

Woof with love from Layla

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(December 11, 2016)

Good Evening All, Two more hours and there will be a lucky winner of the surprise, thank you for sharing your goals and may they all come true and 2017 will just be great for all of us.

Stay safe with a woof from Layla

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(December 11, 2016)

get more involved with rescues and ways I can help out more

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(December 11, 2016)

My goal is to drink more water and get in some more hikes!

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(December 11, 2016)

My goals, quit smoking, spend way more quality time with my dog and getting her certified for my service dog. Help at//ith local shelters...

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(December 8, 2016)

We entered. If we win, we'll give it to our woofie cousins.

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(December 8, 2016)

Good Morning All from rainy cold San Francisco, all your goals are pawsome and we hope you achieve them. Thank you for entering the surprise box and we are having so much fun.
Have a great day with a woof from Layla

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(December 7, 2016)

I hope you both stay warm! Thanks for the opportunity to win a surprise box!

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(December 7, 2016)

With you 100% in wishing homes for all the homeless people and animals

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(December 7, 2016)

Love how everyone has something this time of year. My BFF is muslim - she's got her thang. My mom is Christian ... my Babunia is Orthodox (so in january) and I am Pagan (21st) and ... it's just so nice.

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(December 7, 2016)

Yes, it will be here before we know it! I'm still planning to decorate...maybe today even...but "schtuff" keeps getting in the way.

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(December 7, 2016)

My in-laws make latkes every year and I love them! Happy Holidays!

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(December 7, 2016)

The holidays are definitely getting closer! I can't believe how fast this year has come and almost gone. I wish you the best and please have a latke or two for me!

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(December 7, 2016)

Chilly? Ohio is down right cold. brrr Maybe Dexter and I need to come for a visit. ;)

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(December 7, 2016)

Good luck to all of the entrants in Layla's surprise box giveaway!

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(December 7, 2016)

What a great giveaway! We love to hear about how everyone celebrates holidays and hearing about how they originated.

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(December 7, 2016)

I can't believe how fast the holidays are approaching! Seems like it was just summer! Thanks for sharing your holidays and for hosting this great giveaway!

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(December 7, 2016)

Happy Hannukah!

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(December 8, 2016)

Wishing you a peaceful Hanukah celebration. We will be making latkes and then heading out for our traditional Chinese food and a movie :-)

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(December 7, 2016)

Mr. N wears a rain coat almost every day during the winter... otherwise he'd never get walked!

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(December 9, 2016)

my goal for the new year is to help out my local as much as I can

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(December 10, 2016)

We have a big 2017 planned with new adventures and growing our blog.

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(December 11, 2016)

Good luck to all the pawticipants, we love surprises. Thanks to this post i now know what Hanukkah is!! since in India catholics pretty much celebrate only Christmas and eater

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Thanksgiving is over and we have a surprise (November 30, 2016)



Good Morning fur friends and humans,

Well thank goodness Thanksgiving is over cos as usual we all ate too much, but the food was good. Layla and I went to our neighbors which was great as I could go in slippers LOL. Tanya made an amazing meal all from scratch and wow is all I can say. We were four women and four dogs, what could be better. But the highlight for me of the whole Thanksgiving was she had prepared 4 bowls of Thanksgiving dinners for the dogs with carrots, peas, pumpkin and turkey. So they were spoiled rotten although Madam Layla decided she did not like the peas and left them in the bowl. She is a funny picky eater.

We are now heading into the Hanukkah, Christmas and other religious holidays, each with its own customs which I think makes December a special month. This year Hanukkah falls on Christmas Eve which will mean a mix of foods on many tables. I will in a later blog talk more about Hanukkah and share my latke recipe for dogs.

Before we talk about our surprise we want to remind everyone about Auction4PetSupplies, our little baby which everyone can benefit from. It is a membership site where a portion of sales help rescue organizations.

How does it work? Do you have pet items lying around your house, not in use? Are you a small business that makes pet items? This is your chance to auction the items on our site. All items once listed will be up for auction for a period of maximum 30 days. There is a service charge of $2.00 per item which will be deducted upon payment only. In other words if it does not sell you do not pay. It is a great way to make extra cash plus give back at the same time, a win win situation.

Now about the surprise, Layla and I had a long talk and decided that we all love getting gifts, and gifts are normally surprises so instead of telling you what the giveaway is we doing it as a surprise, it is a box filled with wonderful items from some of our favorite suppliers, a special woof thanks to them for joining in this fun, it is for both dogs and humans. We are not going to give you any hints as that will spoil it, try telling a dog to keep quiet is having to bribe her with treats LOL.




The giveaway is for the US and Canada and we will do our best to get it out before Christmas or Hanukkah but once at the post office it is out of our control.

So let the fun begin…………..

Have a wonderful week with lots of love and laughter. Am off now to my box to contemplate whether I should pinch something from the surprise without Mom knowing,

Woof, Layla.

PS. Did you know December 2 is National Mutt Day and Mom calls me her HaShiPoo G-d knows what, not sure if I should take that as a compliment or insult !!!!!!!!

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(December 7, 2016)

We need to put our tree up Eeeeeeep Thanks for the reminder and Merry Christmas to you all!

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(December 6, 2016)

Hoping to lose some weight next year!

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(December 6, 2016)

My goal is to save another life and give it a forever home for dog

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(December 6, 2016)

Our goal is to go for more walks

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(December 6, 2016)

Good Morning All, Thanks for sharing your goals which are awesome, its a great feeling when we do reach them :) Have a wonderful day

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(December 5, 2016)

My goal is to spend more time improving my blog and writing posts

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(December 4, 2016)

My goal is to be the best partner for my pups that I can.

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(December 4, 2016)

Layla you are one lucky pup!
Thank your Mom for sharing so many wonderful ideas and pet cartoons!
Thank's for the opportunity to win something!

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(December 4, 2016)

My goal in the next year is o spend more time with my fur babies!

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(December 4, 2016)

My goal is to lose weight.

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(December 4, 2016)

Our goal for the new year is to find a new place to live!

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(December 4, 2016)

My goal this year is to find and get hired at a better place to work. I was laid off from our my job and have. When working at Walmart till I find s better one. Being underpaid and overworked has stressed me out and made me sick

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(December 3, 2016)

My goal is to start over. Move out of state with just me and my furbabies.

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(December 3, 2016)

Woof WOW so many pawsome goals are being shared here, we cannot wait to read more, thank you all and have a great weekend, Layla

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(December 3, 2016)

My goal in 2017 is to retire, work somewhere part time, and do more human and animal volunteering. Woof!!

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(December 3, 2016)

Volunteer more, watch less TV

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(December 2, 2016)

I actually plan on digging in and spending more time at home next year, including setting things up better for my furbabies. My newest baby, Kotoha, just turned six months old - I found her as a two-week-old feral kitten and bottle fed her at first. Now that she's older, I want her to be able to go almost anywhere in the house, but we have a bit too much clutter that I need to get organized. I just want to set up my TV room for that any and all of the furbabies will feel comfortable in and we can just spend time together there.

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(December 2, 2016)

I would love to work on the pups training.

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(December 2, 2016)

my goal is to help more animals

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(December 2, 2016)

I will do everything in my power to become a better person. Maybe I will rescue another kitten in need.

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(December 2, 2016)

I would like to quit smoking next year, a big goal for me.

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(December 2, 2016)

My goal is to get more exercise.

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(December 2, 2016)

My goals are to remain smoke free after just Quitting Oct 1st. Also to have the surgeries I need to be mobile again so I can have my life back and show dogs again!

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(December 1, 2016)

Mom' s goal is to be more creative and to get us ready for Rally competition. Our goal is to get lots more treats.

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(December 1, 2016)

My goal for next year is to just be happy. I want to appreciate everything in my life.

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(November 30, 2016)

my goals for the new year are to sell my house, move to fl, get out of nc. manage my oldest dog's chemo and cancer, hoping the mass will shrink so i will have more time with her.

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(November 30, 2016)

I love that your giveaway is a surprise lol! The thing I always look forward to for Christmas are all the cookies and sweets! I would replace Christmas dinner with cookies, pie, caramels and hot chocolate lol!

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(November 30, 2016)

My goal for the New Year is that I take better care of myself and get a little more organized. Then it will be easier for me to take care of my pets and family.

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(November 30, 2016)

How wonderful of your neighbor to have such a thoughtful Thanksgiving gathering, and to include special meals for the dogs! That's so funny about Layla leaving the peas, LOL! Potato Latka's for dogs, that sounds wonderful, I look forward to seeing that recipe.
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(November 30, 2016)

Since the giveaway is for dogs, we won't enter, but wish everyone else luck.

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(November 30, 2016)

Good luck with the giveaway everyone.

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(November 30, 2016)

Such a fun giveaway!!! We're not going to enter, since we have so much stuff here now... and want someone else to really enjoy the surprise!

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(November 30, 2016)

Oh, Layla. I love reading your stories. I sure hope 2016 was successful for you and 2017 will be an even bigger success!

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(December 4, 2016)

The surprise box sounds exciting, we all need a little mystery in our lives! I did not know about mutt day, I wonder why since I only ever have mutts running around here.

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(November 30, 2016)

My goal for the new year is to save money! I need to stop spending so much! And my wish for the new year is good health for my family and friends. It's been a bad year health-wise for some friends and family.

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(November 30, 2016)

I love surprises!

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(November 30, 2016)

Mr. N would pick out all the vegetables and just eat the turkey!

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(November 30, 2016)

I can't believe you don't like peas Layla! They are yummy. We love surprises and will definitely enter your giveaway.

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(December 1, 2016)

Wow who doesnt love a surprise good luck to all the pawticipants

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(December 1, 2016)

To travel abroad!

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(December 4, 2016)

My goal for the new year is to learn to enjoy life more!

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(December 4, 2016)

After a tumultuous year with my mom falling, going into rehab and then she and one of my Huskies passed away a year ago at the holidays, to the wondrous birth of my first grandchild this week, my goal is to get back to my organization. With all that happened, things were let go and in 2017, I want them all back in order! To lift that clutter weight!

Happy Thanksgiving plus our Give Away (November 23, 2016)



Good Morning humans and four legged friends,

Mom and I discussed yesterday what we are thankful for and there is such a long list that we decided to make it short and sweet and to the point especially as I am dreaming of Turkey BOL.

We are so thankful for so many things so here is our list and we would love to hear from others:

01. I Layla am thankful for Mom rescuing me and giving me a loving toasty warm house and of course letting me be the Boss.
02. Mom is thankful for her freedom although it is rough sometimes as she says she would not have it any other way and she is especially thankful for having Baby in her life, who is sorely missed today when she thinks of the hard times.
03. Mom also says she is very thankful for having rescued me as our lives together are filled with love and laughter so as much as I am blessed so is she.
04. We are very thankful to all the great suppliers that have worked with us over the past year with give aways and allowing us to review their products, BOL I win not Mom on this one.
05. And…..of course a big thanks to all of you for reading our blog, sharing and laughing with us.
06. BUT I think our biggest thanks goes to all the wonderful rescue organizations that work hard to save all the pets in the shelters, they are our heroes and deserve a big big thanks.

In our last blog (scroll down) we discussed Pet Food Express and what an amazing Pet Store they are, how because of them we found Grandma Lucy’s and as I said then I now have a Grandma in the States, but excluding being such an amazing Pet Store they also give back so much to the community and I think that is what is so special about them, the caring and sharing. To walk into a store and the employees are standing their smiling, ready to assist, is something you don’t find that much today, and that makes the shopping experience even easier. One of the projects that they do around this time of year is a Christmas Tree where you donate whatever you can, and then you put your name or pets name on the tree. It stand s at the entrance to the store and personally I think that is such a wonderful way of helping. All the money collected is given to the nonprofit organizations. So we want to say a BIG thanks to Pet Food Express for all they do, your store is the best in our eyes and especially as it is so close to us too makes life so much easier.

Pet Food Express Store Locator:

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If you do not have a Pet Food Express near you, you can go on to Grandma Lucy's website to the link and it will show you where you can find them including Canada.

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So we want to remind everyone today to watch what your pets eat during Thanksgiving Dinner as there are some big NO NO’s or even better if you want to give them Turkey try the Grandma Lucy’s as it is the best.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving all, thank you once again for following our blog, and enjoying our bumpy road about Layla and her antics.

AND ….. don’t forget to enter the Give Away which is for residents of the USA only.



Am off now to my box to snooze as it is raining outside

Woof with love from Layla

Before I forget Christmas and Hanukkah is around the corner and we want to remind everyone to join our website, list your pet related items lying around the house whether new or slightly used, auction them off, you make a little cash and you help a rescue organization also, so lets get it going so everyone can benefit, woof meow and all the other animal sounds.

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(November 29, 2016)

Happy Thanksgiving to Layla and her folks. We dont celebrate that here in India but i know some friends that cook a turkey

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(November 26, 2016)

Good Evening All from rainy gloomy San Francisco, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends, ate too much and since we have been dieting BOL.

Thank you all for your comments, your sharing your stories and most of all thank you for entering the give away.

Two more days and it will be over and then ....... who knows BOL.

Have a great weekend, stay warm and dry, woof woof from Layla

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(November 25, 2016)

It's raining here too today, so gloomy! Phoebe and I are thankful I was volunteering at the shelter when she was placed for adoption. We bring joy to each other's lives. My husband and I are grateful we found Icy too! So many things & people & pets to be thankful for, way too many to list!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(November 24, 2016)

I'm thankful for my family, which includes the furry ones. I'm also thankful for you and Layla and all that you do.

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(November 23, 2016)

Happy Thanksgiving!

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(November 23, 2016)

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. You're right, there's a lot to be thankful for! We have entered the giveaway and would love to win any flavor.

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(November 23, 2016)

Happy thanksgiving to you and Layla!

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(November 23, 2016)

Happy Thanksgiving! You and your mom have a lot to be thankful for! Like you, I'm really thankful for the people who help rescue companions.

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(November 23, 2016)

We are thankful for all the rescue organizations and for all YOU do to help rescues with your giveaways and auctions. Happy Thanksgiving.

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(November 23, 2016)

It sounds like you have a lot to be thankful for!

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(November 23, 2016)

We wish you & Layla a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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(November 23, 2016)

A very happy Thanksgiving to you! You have so much to be Thankful for. Being in Canada we already had our Thanksgiving in October.

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(November 23, 2016)

Happy Thanksgiving! We have lots to be thankful for this year.

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(November 24, 2016)

Happy Thanksgiving. That's a nice list of things to be thankful for.

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(November 24, 2016)

I love your thankful list! It's so good to take time out this holiday, and in between, to really appreciate all that we are grateful for! Family (including our furkids) and friends (like you) top my list! As do the memories of those who are no longer with us to celebrate, but were a big part of our holiday traditons. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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(November 24, 2016)

All great things to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!

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(November 24, 2016)

Thankful for family (including Kilo of course), friends, and health. Happy Thanksgiving.

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(November 26, 2016)

So glad you all had a great thanksgiving! We really do have so much to be thankful for in this life. But especially for our furry family members ;)

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My favorite pet store plus Give Away Basket (November 16, 2016)



Good Morning all Humans and Fur Friends,

Well life is back to normal in the Layla Neighborhood whatever normal is, as Mom says we all define it differently!

As you all know we love giving back where possible and our favorite pet store is a place called Pet Food Express, they are all over California and really amazing. I love checking the goods out although Mom wheels me around as I do not like to walk in as that is also the place where I get my baths. Oy Vey.

Why you might think we love this store so much well here are a few of the reasons:

01. Food Express has been in business in the Bay Area since 1986. They are locally owned and operated by Michael Levy and Mark Witriol.

02. Their entire business is built on providing quality products and the upmost customer service with competitive prices.

03. They have been voted Best Pet Food Stores in the U.S. twice in recent years.

04. Their list of community service extends to helping find homes for over 125,000 homeless animals through their own Pet Food Express Adoption programs and shelter/rescue partner programs, to donating more than $2 million in 2015 to police k-9 departments, rescues & shelters, and schools.

05. They are the ones that hold the big Adoption Event every year and this year approximately 1500 pets were adopted in two days, plus there are a lot of booths showing their products which means lots of treats to taste. That is where Mom also met Jorge from Grandma Lucy’s in person

06. PAWS (Pets are wonderful support) are allowed to do free bathing twice a month for all their clients there with volunteers which makes life very easy for some.

07. If you shop there and your pet does not like the product, you can return it with the receipt and get a credit – big help as you are not stuck with open bags of things.

08. And the best of all in my eyes BOL, is that is how we came across Grandma Lucy’s food as on one occasion Mom was there and asked what samples they had and they gave Mom Grandma Lucy’s samples and now the rest is history as that is what I eat mixed in with my meat.

Many of you know that Mom is Jewish, oy vey and a real Jewish Mom too, I do not have a Grandma in the USA, she is in Cape Town South Africa and although I skype with her once a week, I do not have a Grandma to cook for me so Mom says Grandma Lucy’s food is my Grandma’s cooking. Mom gives me the Artisan Pre-Mix as you can add whatever meat you want to it, it so versatile which makes food more interesting as now Mom can give me different flavors all the time, yum. You can find the pre-mix and other food varieties at your local Pet Food Express! You can find your nearest Pet Food Express here
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Plus, I must remind everyone that has emergency bags next to the door the sample packages are small and light and great to keep in your bag for food for your pet, all you need to do is add water.
Thanksgiving is around the corner, and we all know I am a picky eater BUT their pumpkin cookies I love and what could be better but to have a packet for your pooches during this period.

For the next two weeks, we are doing an awesome Give Away which consists of one big basket of Grandma Lucy’s Treats and food, and a NutriScan test!
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Another surprise is that the first 75 people that enter a special code online will be able to get (2) free sample packets of their food (you can choose), an in-store coupon, and free shipping too!

The sample give away is for cats or dogs and is only valid during the time of the giveaway, one package per family or until supplies last!

01. Go to this link for dogs: Free of charge including free shipping, and an in-store coupon for Grandma Lucy’s!
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02. Go to this link for cats and add the two sample trial packets found at the bottom
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Once you add the samples to your cart, insert the coupon code: “LaylasWoof2016”. Case sensitive.



If you do not have a Pet Food Express near you, you can go on to Grandma Lucy's website to the link store locator and it will show you where you can find them including Canada.
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For the big giveaway of this basket worth approx. $330.00 go to the Rafflecopter App below to enter, Good Luck. Give Away is for residents of the USA only.

Am now off to bed my box to dream of what do you think, food of course, cos a full belly is a happy Layla and thank you Grandma Lucy for filling my belly.

Love and woof

Layla

OOPS : Before I forget Christmas and Hanukkah is around the corner and we want to remind everyone to join our website, list your pet related items lying around the house whether new or slightly used, auction them off, you make a little cash and you help a rescue organization also, so lets get it going so everyone can benefit, woof meow and all the other animal sounds.

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(November 23, 2016)

My two boys will eat any flavor but lamb. Happy Thanksgiving.

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(November 23, 2016)

Any flavor but chicken, since one of mine is allergic to it. They all really love anything salmon!

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(November 22, 2016)

My boys are not picky when it comes to treats!

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(November 22, 2016)

This is Layla woofing, wow all these comments and people entering for the yummy food is so worth it, there is nothing like a full tummy of Grandma Lucy's food so good luck every pawdy

Sweet dreams and woof
Layla

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(November 22, 2016)

Any flavor but my puppy loves everything chicken!

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(November 21, 2016)

mmmm!!! we would be so happy to try any of these flavors! this looks great!

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(November 21, 2016)

we would love to try any flavor! we already know we love chicken!

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(November 20, 2016)

My pups would love any flavor other than chicken.

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(November 20, 2016)

My little piglets would enjoy any flavor!

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(November 19, 2016)

Woof We hope everyone is having a great weekend. Loving all the comments and especially seeing what all our pampered love, we hope you are applying to the supplier for your samples with the code written on the blog.

Munch Munch yum the food is good,
Have a great Sunday with lots of love laughter and fun
off to snooze now, Layla

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(November 19, 2016)

I think my dogs would like the bison.

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(November 19, 2016)

My three golden retrievers would love this! My goal is to keep them very healthy.

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(November 18, 2016)

The Pureformance flavor

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(November 23, 2016)

Our Lyla would LOVE to try the Turkey flavor on Thanksgiving. I agree we can not just feed our pets what we eat, some things are very harmful to them and we have to be careful even with the spices in foods that are usually okay for them.
What a great giveaway - thanks for the chance!
I wish you and yours the best Thanksgiving.

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(November 23, 2016)

Our Lyla would LOVE to try the Turkey flavor on Thanksgiving. I agree we can not just feed our pets what we eat, some things are very harmful to them and we have to be careful even with the spices in foods that are usually okay for them.
What a great giveaway - thanks for the chance!
I wish you and yours the best Thanksgiving.

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(November 19, 2016)

That sounds like a terrific store and a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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(November 18, 2016)

I would love to try the Simple Remedy for my one dog. She's on chemo and occasionally doesn't eat a meal perhaps due to stomach upset. Thanks!

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(November 18, 2016)

my girls would love the venison, bison, rabbit, fish. they love all of these flavors. they love salmon too. they are not picky, but mom thinks these are the best for them.

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(November 18, 2016)

probably the bison flavor

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(November 18, 2016)

They would like the beef flavor

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(November 18, 2016)

My dog would love the venison!

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(November 18, 2016)

My dogs love venison, and bison.

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(November 18, 2016)

I think my pups would love to try the Tiny Tidbits Cheeseburger treats.

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(November 17, 2016)

Thank you for sharing all the cute cartoons and these wonderful giveaways

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(November 17, 2016)

My dogs recently tried venison dog food and absolutely loved it! I think they like the stronger taste of the wild meat. I would think they'd like the Bison flavor from this brand.

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(November 17, 2016)

We love fish flavor food. Our favorite Grandma Lucy treats are either blueberry or apple. They make the best treats and Mom loves how they smell.

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(November 17, 2016)

I love how many different product lines they have but I think the the pureformance line would suit Nala and Cody best and goat is such a unique protein for them to try.

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(November 17, 2016)

Layla is lucky to have such a wide variety of good food!

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(November 16, 2016)

I was checking out the Tiny Tidbits treats. I KNOW my big dog and my little dog would love the cheeseburger ones. Oh, how they love their treats.

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(November 16, 2016)

My spoiled fur girls and boys like all flavors of food and treats!

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(November 16, 2016)

We do not have this store near us but good luck to all who enter. Sounds like a fantastic prize!

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(November 16, 2016)

It's wonderful to have that special pet supply store near you where you can find items you need.

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(November 16, 2016)

It's wonderful to have a great pet store that you love, with products you know are of good quality. We love rolling around our pet store too, so many goodies to choose from!
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv them

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(November 16, 2016)

What an awesome giveaway

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(November 16, 2016)

My pups would like the fish flavor

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(November 16, 2016)

Anyne who wins this will be SO LUCKY it is totally gorgeous!!!

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(November 16, 2016)

So great! Thank you for sharing...my pups are licking their chops as I read this and mention treats haha.

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(November 16, 2016)

How'd I miss this paw-some give-away? Wow, the yummies just keep on coming.

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(November 16, 2016)

My pup's love treat's and toy's they go woof over them :)

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(November 16, 2016)

Good Morning and WOW, so many comments - For those that want to know where you can buy the food, if you go onto Grandma Lucy's website you can find the stor locator which will help you

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(November 16, 2016)

Layla has been so busy doing her analysis of all these great foods, I can't wait to try some too! Your mom makes sure you get the best, esp some of Grandma's Cooking. :) xoxo

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(November 16, 2016)

Wow! Layla you really put together the best prizes and giveaways. I wish you and the rescue pets a happy holiday season

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(November 16, 2016)

They sound like a great company and this is a fabulous giveaway!

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(November 16, 2016)

Wow! How awesome is this?! Thanks Miss Layla, I hope you had sweet treat dreams! Our FiveSibes love anything pumpkin and salmon always tops their list! I will have to check these treats out. Thanks so much!

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(November 16, 2016)

ANd thank you for the great coupon code - we just ordered our 2 samples!

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(November 16, 2016)

Food Express sounds like a wonderful store that does so much for pets and pet parents. What a great giveaway you have, I wish everyone the best of luck!

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(November 16, 2016)

WOW - that's an awesome prize basket! The Lapdogs would love to try the venison & bison.

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(November 16, 2016)

Oh, doesn't this sound like fun! I am going to have to enter for Rylie and Ivi. :)

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(November 16, 2016)

My dog would like some of the more uncommon flavors like bison, venison, rabbit, goat

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(November 16, 2016)

Sounds like a great pet store, good food and a fab giveaway. I have not seen the stores or food in Canada. Sweet dreams.

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(November 16, 2016)

I like the sound of that shop. Quality products, knowledgeable staff, community involvement and animal adoptions? Why is there nothing like that within miles of where I live??

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(November 16, 2016)

Good luck to all who entered. Sounds like a great prize.

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(November 16, 2016)

That sounds like a fun store (besides the bath part!) My dogs love all the flavors, but I usually choose fish for them to minimize allergies and for the extra benefits for their skin.

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(November 16, 2016)

wow THAT is a great giveaway! Good luck everyone!

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(November 16, 2016)

Grandma Lucy's is one of my favorite brands! Love the name, too.

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(November 16, 2016)

We do not have a Pet Food Express up here in Portland and I'm jealous! I entered the giveaway and my favorite treat flavor for the dogs is beef or lamb!

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(November 23, 2016)

Any flavor

(November 20, 2016)

sorry we do not have a Pet Express here in New Mexico. My Blackie would love the
Valor Turkey! Thanks for sharing.

(November 18, 2016)

king and princess like fish the best

(November 16, 2016)

It's sounds like a great store - good luck to everyone who enters the contest.

Election Day Oy Vey and a New Give Away (November 7, 2016)



Good Morning All,

Phew thank goodness today is election day and we can all go back to a normal stress free life again as I think it has taken its toll on all of us.

Layla is a lot better thank goodness, the meds and bathing are really helping so am a lot more relaxed with her, she tried very hard to live off treats the first couple of days but when she realized it was not working HA she started eating her food again, which is great as she has the Royal Jelly supplement in it which is great for her immune system plus. So in a nutshell Madam is slowly but surely getting back to being her quirky funny self and I am really happy.

On Sunday (I forgot to take pics) we went to a cute Dog Event where there were lots of dogs in costumes, loads of freebies for our pets and games for the kids. The boys had a great time, Layla pigged out on whatever she could get and we came home with some goodies also. It was a great day but exhausting and with the time change both of us fell asleep and hardly moved the rest of Sunday.

So now to the fun part of today’s blog. We are going to discuss the great products I have been reviewing and loving from Animals & Aloe

These products are all Natural, they are Animal Cruelty Free. They are recognized by Vets, Groomers, Dog Walkers, Animal Adaption Agencies, Animal Professionals, Show Jumpers, Veterinary Surgeons, Farriers, Equine Dentists, Veterinary Chiropractors and Nutritional's, all whom use them on a daily basis for their amazing quality and properties. Animals from guinea pigs, to rabbits, cats, dogs sheep, cows and horses all benefits from these products.

They are also safe to use on people and there have been circumstances where both the animal and handler have been injured and have been able to use the exact same product.

They have items for Skin Conditions, Mobility and Joint Care, Immune System, Respiratory Conditions, Arthritis, Sweet Itch, Digestive Disorders and General Health, Wounds, Cuts, Bites, Stings, Allergies, Minor Infections and More.

For more info : Click here

We are giving away a basket worth $ 87.00 approximately which will include the following:



01. Aloe gel. This is great for building your animals Immune System, it helps with their Healthy Digestive System & Appetite, Suppleness of Joints, Circulatory System as well as helping with revitalizing Energy levels.

02. Aloe Vera Gelly. This is a thick topical gel that soothes skin irritations, including minor cuts, stings, and abrasions, and lubricates and soothes wounded tissue in sensitive areas. It has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, and its highly penetrative properties can also help reduce excessive ‘proud flesh’ and ease soreness caused by bit-rubbing.

03. Aloe Propolis Cream, This is a rich soothing cream. The combination of aloe Vera with Bee Propolis calms minor irritations and infections, and moisturizes at the same time, great for eczema and psoriasis.

04. Aloe hand soap is rich in soothing Aloe Vera , this “no tear” formula is great for bathing your animals in. It is gentle enough to use on delicate, sensitive or irritated skin.

05. MPD (Multi Purpose Cleaner) Is great for washing your animals with, also it can be used to clean kennels, bedding and blankets. It's double concentrated so a little amount goes a long way.

So now you can have one lucky pet like I am with all these wonderful products and woof they for your hooman also, good luck

Off now to my box for my normal snooze, have a pawsome day with love from
Layla

PS. We mentioned shopping and that means you are welcome to shop and help a rescue on our website plus if you have pet related items lying around the house you are welcome to list them, have fun

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(November 14, 2016)

Woof this is the boss Layla of course, we are so happy we all get supplements and wish all of you good luck with this pawsome give away.

Happy Pets are Happy Parents

Woof and have a great week
Layla

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(November 14, 2016)

I do give them supplements love to see them happy & healthy.

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(November 13, 2016)

I give my Great Pyreneese mix Plexus Probio5. It has helped her allergies a lot. I also give her coconut oil with her food.

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(November 12, 2016)

I give all my animals supplements.

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(November 12, 2016)

I don't use supplements per say. I mix up Turmeric and coconut oil and feed that to them in their food.

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(November 11, 2016)

I give joint supplements to my girl, Kyoko, and Omega 3 supplements to all three of my dogs.

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(November 11, 2016)

We are so happy that the election is over. Now, let there be peace on earth ♥

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(November 10, 2016)

Layla, we're glad you're feeling better and back to your frisky cutesy self!

We're also recovering post election, Cooper keeps reminding his mom that living in the moment is the best thing to do and that moment often means getting a belly rub.

Life is good when it's simple!

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(November 11, 2016)

Cooper you are one wonderful wise dog and we are going to follow in your footsteps, hugs to your Mom

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(November 10, 2016)

Glad to hear Layla is better. We love aloe products what a lovely hamper give away

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(November 10, 2016)

Woof this is Layla here, I am feeling a lot better, getting up to mischief BOL. Thank you all for commenting and entering for these amazing products for all animals including the human kind.

Have a great day
Layla

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(November 9, 2016)

Glad Layla is feeling better and eating food again- always a good sign. Great giveaway.

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(November 9, 2016)

So glad to hear Layla is doing better. We're definitely happen the election is over.

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(November 9, 2016)

Interesting that humans & pets can share these products. Great giveaway!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(November 9, 2016)

I'm glad that Layla is feeling better, but I have to say I know that many of us are feeling heartsick over the election results. Hopefully Trump will surprise us and not be a the man he was during the campaign!

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(November 9, 2016)

I just got back from one of my favorite little hole in the wall Korean restaurants. I had gone in for my favorite hot honey ginger tea but they were out so I ended up trying the hot honey aloe tea and it was so soothing and wonderful. I did not know there were so many animal friendly applications for aloe. Thank you for sharing!

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(November 9, 2016)

I'm so glad she's feeling better! I know you were having reservations about giving meds but sometimes its the only thing. I love that she tried to only eat treats when she wasn't feeling good! Sounds like me! "Caaaaaaaaake will make me feel betterrrrr!"

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(November 9, 2016)

I'm glad she's feeling better! Being itchy is no fun.

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(November 9, 2016)

Great give away to wash the Elections stress away. Aloe is one of my favourite natural ingredients to use!

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(November 9, 2016)

So happy that Layla is feeling better! What a wonderful give-away, love that the products are Natural and Animal Cruelty Free, best of luck to all that enter!

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(November 9, 2016)

Looks like a great giveaway! I do my best to only buy products not tested on animals. Interestingly enough that's harder to find with pet products, nice to know these are cruelty free.

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(November 9, 2016)

What a cool gift basket! Tut & Sophie both are on Cosqeuin and we use other supplements like fish oil too.

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(November 9, 2016)

So glad Layla feels better! I saw your post on facebook...looks like a great giveaway.

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(November 9, 2016)

I am so glad Layla is feeling better. Now that the elections are over, maybe she can get hopping to her old self.

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(November 9, 2016)

Great giveaway - we've shared on Twitter, etc., and we are so glad everyone is starting to feel much better!

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(November 9, 2016)

They all take different supplements depending on their health concerns.

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(November 9, 2016)

Great blog sweet Boss Lady 😉
So happy to hear you're feeling better and back to your sweet self!
Great looking/sounding products too! Thank you for sharing your very informative blog 😘👍😘

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(November 8, 2016)

yes, my oldest gal, who is 15 get about 10 supplements and the 2 younger girls get about 5.

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(November 8, 2016)

#2 sounds like just what Bentley needs! He keeps getting little scrapes that bother him as they heal.

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(November 8, 2016)

number 2 sounds like it would be great for horses - always getting nicked and cut

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(November 8, 2016)

Good Morning Layla and Mom. Happy Election Day! 😬 I do not give my fur kids supplements. However, I do add some coconut oil to their food every day. Glad you are feeling better, Layla. Have a great day! Hugs from my 4 pups! 🐾🐾🐾🐾

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(November 8, 2016)

I love your blog I'm so excited that I ran into it. As a furmommy myself with both dogs (3) and kitties(5) but only 3 of them are ours the other 2 are our Daughter and Son in law but they are staying with us for a little while until they can get out of there apartment and into their first home. I love to read blogs like yours that tell us personal things about themselves and their furbabies as well as information about different products for us and them I'm very excited to read more and more.

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(November 8, 2016)

My dogs are seniors now, so they get supplements for the aches and pains of aging. They line up each morning for their pills.

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(November 8, 2016)

Welcome to our blog and we hope you will enjoy your fun life with Layla and of course the give aways, good luck :)

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(November 9, 2016)

Oh don't ya hate it when you had a great photo opp especially for a great blog post but get so caught up in having a good time you forget the pics! I do that all too often!
Thanks for the chance in the giveaway. Our Lyla has joint issues, skin issues, immunity issues and more! We could use this!

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(November 11, 2016)

SO happy Layla is doing better! Thanks for hosting the wonderful aloe giveaway!

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(November 11, 2016)

Oh, and PS - I do give my pups supplements! :-)

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(November 12, 2016)

no but I'm sure now that he's 13 they well be coming after the next Vet visit in Jan. Thanks for sharing.

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(November 12, 2016)

Thanks for the soothing give away!
Right now the only supplement my cats are getting is lysine for gum issues.

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(November 12, 2016)

Yes, we get supplements everyday. Mommy's always doin' everything she can to keep us healthy and happy.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

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(November 13, 2016)

Thank you for the giveaway! Aloe is so soothing. I use it all the time for myself in the summer (I have very fair skin that burns easily).I do use supplements with my cats on occasion. They are quite helpful!
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

Layla Layla Layla what are we going to do with you BOL (November 2, 2016)



Good Morning fur friends,

Halloween is over and November has arrived, we already seeing all the Thanksgiving specials in the Super Markets and Stores, it just never ends, shop shop shop and of course food food food

Pet Pride Day was cancelled on Sunday because of the rains so we did not go out and just relaxed at home which was great, quality Mom/Layla time which she loves BOL.

We once again were at the vet yesterday, Madam has got a bacterial skin infection, her tummy looks like a piece of watermelon it is so red, not sure where she picked it up but she did. I love my vet, have known him for over 10 years, he treated Baby R.I.P. and was the first vet to see Layla when I rescued her, three days after her arrival. He always calls me Jewish Mom when he sees me. Anyways he is not that concerned about the infection and laughed at me when I told him what I had been doing as I do not want to give her medications. I was rubbing on her belly Aloe Vera Jelly plus bathed her in Aloe Jojoba Shampoo, all these products are from a great company called Forever which I am reviewing . Doc looked at me and said they are great products BUT at this moment you need more so Madam has to be bathed with an ant bacterial shampoo, sprayed with a topical spray and taking Prednisone, I hate the thought of doing this to her as I am so against all this stuff but am being realistic at this moment that before it become fungal we must catch it, so here we go again with poison and I am not happy. Her scratching has also caused her to hop a lot because of her using her back leg all the time.

I know there is a lot of you that are going to say try this and that, I am going to do more research today but in the meantime am following Doc’s orders.

So with all this happening in our household I am at the moment trying amazing supplements in her food :
01. Forever Active HA is enhanced with Tumeric and Ginger Oil which helps with joints
02. Forever Royal Jelly which boosts the Immune System

Plus I have started using a great cleaning product in the house which is pet friendly, can be used for laundry also and maybe in the long run I have will have allergies under control. (The website is being updated so as soon as I have the link will post it on my blog)

On Sunday weather permitting we will have the boys and go to a Dog Event which includes Halloween costumes so am praying there won’t be rain.

Never a dull moment in the Layla Neighborhood and next week we will be doing a Give Away of a basket of their products which I am really excited about.

Have a great day all, I am now going to my box to sleep sleep sleep,

Woof with love from
Layla


PS. We mentioned shopping and that means you are welcome to shop and help a rescue on our website plus if you have pet related items lying around the house you are welcome to list them, have fun


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(December 7, 2016)

We are fans of supplements and have had success with Only Natural Pet for Dexter.

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(November 3, 2016)

Good Afternoon Everyone,

This is Layla dictating to Mom of course BOL, I am itching a lot less and my tummy is not that red today phew but shhh am making Mom's life miserable by wanting lots of treats and goodies and not my food BOL. I wonder how long I can keep up with it .

They say the weather is going to be good this Sunday so hopefully we will be able to go to the event.

Have a great day with woof and lick from Layla

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(November 3, 2016)

You are not having the best week are you? Poor Layla, first the fun event gets cancelled and now an ugly rash. Don't feel too badly Layla, I got two different kinds of rashes this Summer - at the same time!! Sometimes you just need to suck it up & take the meds before it gets any worse. I hope you feel much better soon, sweetie!
Love & Biscuits & EXTRA Kisses!!,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(November 3, 2016)

It is so hard to see them in discomfort. Itching, chewing, licking, scratching. We have to give Henry an allergy pill every now and then to relieve. The antibacterial soap does help too. Hope you feel better soon Layla!

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(November 3, 2016)

Poor Layla. I hope the itching goes away soon!

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(November 2, 2016)

So sorry Layla. Feel better soon!

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(November 2, 2016)

So Sorry - it's never a dull moment over here too. I've had to use those antibacterial shampoos too on the dogs. And er have to do course of pred sometimes too as much as I hate steroids. Get better fast.

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(November 2, 2016)

I'm sorry that Layla is having so much trouble. I think you are wise to follow the vet's orders while you do your research!

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(November 2, 2016)

Poor baby. Hope the symptoms lessen

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(November 2, 2016)

We hope Layla is starting to feel better - and glad her vet is helping take good care of her. Those products you're trying sound very good - we'll check them out!

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(November 2, 2016)

Hoping Layla is feeling better soon.

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(November 2, 2016)

We hope Layla is all better soon!

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(November 2, 2016)

I swear by Tumeric for pets and people too! Sorry about the tummy infection :( that sounds terrible. I always love reading about precious Layla! Hoping that Madam gets will soon.

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(November 2, 2016)

We try to include hostici remedies whereever possible, they often do a lot of good and we value them greatly.

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(November 2, 2016)

Those sound like great supplements! So healthy and great tasting too. Lucky Layla.

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(November 2, 2016)

I like the combo of using alternative/holistic treatments WITH mainstream, to get the best of both worlds. Hope you see results very quickly.

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(November 2, 2016)

Sorry to hear about the skin infection - that's no fun. As for the sales, they've been advertising Christmas sales even more Halloween here! Crazy!!!

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(November 2, 2016)

I know what you mean about not being thrilled about Prednisone, but sometimes you just have to literally get to the root, and then introduce the more natural treatments. I have been thinking of giving Red some turmeric, but not quite sure what to do with it yet. Started coconut oil about a week ago, waiting to see if it helps her dementia. The supplements and natural cleaning products sound awesome. Keep us updated.

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(November 2, 2016)

I love that you're using both traditional and holistic treatments for Layla. That's typically how we see the best results. Hope she's feeling better soon!

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(November 2, 2016)

hope Layla feels better soon.

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Wednesday waffling plus our Give Away (October 26, 2016)



Good Morning fur friends,

Wow can you believe October is nearly over, this year is going too fast and before we know it we will be at the end, so please don’t forget all the animals in the shelters, the rescue organizations who are trying to save them and lets all list one item on our website to help them. Why not do some of your Christmas or Hanukkah shopping there.

The past week has been hectic here as usual, but then Mom is always busy and I am busy driving Mom nuts cos that is what I am supposed to do. I now love to bug Mom by moaning and making noises just when she settles in to do some work, BOL, it’s so much fun.

Halloween is around the corner which I do not like cos I have this Mother who likes to put costumes on me and I do not like them, so this year we had a talk about it and decided I would wear a funny slogan t-shirt instead and that is all, no tutus, no nothing else and that is the way it is going to be. We are also reminding everyone to keep their pets in a safe place when the children come trick or treating PLUS of course no chocolates and candies for our four legged family.

On Sunday, weather permitting we will be going to Pet Pride Day which is a a free, family-friendly event to celebrate the fluffiest-tail-wagging-feathered-scaled-finned family members and the people that love them, thanks the community for its support of ACC. There will be working animal demos, onsite adoptions (ACC adoption fees waived for qualified adopters), pet costume contest, photo booth, food trucks, and kids activities. All the Bay Area Rescue Organizations will be there plus booths with different pet products. All funds raised go to programs and materials that enrich the lives of ACC’s animals.
It is an event we go to every year although this year it is being held in another place and not Golden Gate Park.

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That are our plans for this week plus to stay dry as they say rains grr are going to hit the Bay Area over the next couple of days and one thing I hate is rain.
So before I go back to my box for my morning beauty snooze I want to remind everyone that our Grandma’s Lucy give away is still going and we hope everyone is entering, Good Luck.





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Have a wonderful week with woof and love
Layla

Reminder : October is Pit Bull Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I want to remember Baby R.I.P., my little chiweenie who kept me going during the times of abuse and passed away in October 2010 at the age of 6 from IMHA - she will always be part of my life. Miss you my little trooper.





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(November 12, 2016)

My old girl Shunta gets joint med supplements

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(October 31, 2016)

Thanks for the reminder to give to local shelters and other rescue organizations as we approach the holiday season. I hope your giveaway was a huge success. Looking forward to see your next post!

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(October 30, 2016)

Happy Halloween All,

Thanks so much for sharing, commenting and entering. Unfortunately our event was cancelled because of the weather but hoping there will be another soon.

Have a wonderful week, with woofs from Layla

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(October 29, 2016)

My dog's hate being put in costumes but love sweaters

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(October 27, 2016)

I love the idea of a small company doing high quality treats. Cheap doesn't vut it when you care for your pet, qood quality ingredients make for a teat every pup will love.

Dusty says, send us the cat treats (with his most soulful look!!)

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(October 27, 2016)

Good Morning All, yes yum the treats and food are pawsome, I love them and love the name Grandma Lucy as my Grandma lives in another country.

Halloween grr Mom has done a funny t-shirt for me which will share with you on Halloween BOL - I will do that for her to be nice and for more treats. We are excited for Pet Pride Day but praying also it does not rain, as that will mean a lot of shelter pets won't get a new home,

Have a great day, good luck to all those that have entered
Woof and Love from
Layla

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(October 27, 2016)

My dogs don't like costumes, but I love seeing dogs and cats who don't mind being dressed up. Some of the costumes are so creative, but the most important part is that the pets are comfortable and safe.

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(October 26, 2016)

We don't do costumes, but we like to see pets who do like to wear them.

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(October 26, 2016)

Never tried Grandma Lucy's treats before! Will have to check them out and enter the giveaway at the same time. Thanks for the opportunity!

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(October 26, 2016)

Glad to see that you're promoting Grandma Lucy's! We heard from them and thought that it was a great product line but can't because of an exclusivity. Love Dolly

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(October 26, 2016)

Yeah for Pet Pride Day and Grandma Lucy's pumpkin treats! It sounds like a wonderful time and post pictures!! Will share - my readers will love this!

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(October 26, 2016)

I hope you have a great day on Sunday! We will be in Vermont on a mini vacation. Layla, can you think warm thoughts for us? :)

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(October 26, 2016)

Well Layla, I'm glad you won't have to wear a costume this year. I gave up torturing Red as well, you'll be happy to know. This year she has a pumpkin sweater and that's it. Enjoy Halloween and have a lovely weekend. Sounds like fun plans.

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(October 26, 2016)

Those Grandma Lucy's treats are delish!

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(October 26, 2016)

Have fun Sunday! We hope lots of pets get adopted .

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(October 26, 2016)

My pets don't do costumes, either...big relief for them (and me!)

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(October 26, 2016)

Awee RIP lil Baby sounds like you were really a big support and gave all your love.
These are wonderful causes to support. The event sounds like a tail waggin good time!

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(October 26, 2016)

wow what a great giveaway we will be sure to enter!

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(October 27, 2016)

It's nice you came to an agreement about costumes. Mr. N likes clothes and he will even wear more difficult things for quick photos. And liberally rewarded of course!

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(October 27, 2016)

The Pet Parade sounds like lots of fun. I don't have a costume yet - and I'm hoping my assistant has forgotten about it this year.

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(October 28, 2016)

These treats in the giveaway sound great!! Luckily my girl is not a picky eater ....!

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Weekly Woof plus Give Away (October 19, 2016)



Good Morning All,

A week has passed since our last ramble and here we go again. A lot has been happening plus of course we are starting a new give away, one for our pampered pooches this time.

The Jewish Holidays are nearly over till December and my childhood memory of Sukkot is the wonderful Sukkahs that are built in peoples yards, porches and wherever they can put one. The festival of Sukkot, also known as Chag’ha Succot, the “Feast of Booths” (or Tabernacles), is named for the huts (sukkah) that Moses and the Israelites lived in as they wandered the desert for 40 years before they reached the Promised Land. These huts were made of branches and were easy to assemble, take apart, and carry as the Israelites wandered through the desert. On the eight day we celebrate Simchat Torah which is is a joyous holiday celebrating having completed the study of God's word and looking forward to hearing those words again during the coming year. Now as a kid on Simchat Torah the Synagogues used to give out chocolates to the children so we would go from synagogue to synagogue collecting chocolates, it was so much fun going home with a bag of goodies.

On Saturday I went to the Bay Area Pet Expo which is held every year, it is an amazing event where all the rescue organizations get together to have a big adoption event. There are booths with different pet products for dogs, cats, rats, mice plus much more. It is a lot of fun and the last I read over 600 pets were adopted over those two days. It is organized by an amazing Pet Store Chain called Pet Food Express where I do most of my shopping as they give back so much to the community plus what I really like about them is if I buy something for Layla and she does not like it, I can return the open bag and get credit. It helps a lot as that way am not stuck with open bags of uneaten goodies.
During my last visit to the vet he mentioned to me that he thought Layla should have vitamins added to her foods and I have been doing research as I need to hide them from Miss Picky Eater and then WOW I hit the nail on the head when I was in Pet Food Express and they gave me a couple of samples of Grandma Lucy’s food. I took them and mixed up one with her turkey and she went ballistic and could not eat it fast enough, bingo have found the solution for her. I contacted them and also met with Jorge at the Expo on Saturday and we are doing a give away of their food and treats. Layla is not a big dog cookie eater but they sent her Organic Oven Baked Apple Dog Treats and she is loving them. Another product they sent me which I personally think is a brilliant idea to have in the cupboard for emergencies is their Simple Recipe for pets suffering from an upset stomach - chicken and rice formula – freeze dried.

Here is some info about them :

Grandma Lucy’s specializes in freeze-dried pet foods that are moisture sensitive and rehydrate within minutes. A bag of freeze-dried food expands to about 5 times its size.

Since the company’s inception in 1999, Grandma Lucy’s has been family owned and operated while being proudly made in the USA*. Their products are made from the highest quality USDA inspected and approved ingredients. They’re All Natural, GMO-Free, have No Added Hormones, No By-Products, No Preservatives, & feature Antibiotic Free Meats. The products are made with Human-Grade Ingredients. All their food and most of their treats are Grain-Free. This excludes the Organic Baked Treats. They have had zero recalls in the 16 years we have been in business.

Grandma Lucy’s is also taking initiative within the community to help dogs in need. We introduced ProjectPetRAK as a way to give back. It is our passion to give pets the healthiest life possible regardless of where or how they live. We partner with rescues, shelters, and charities nationwide through this program. For every Random Act of Kindness (RAK) people complete benefiting pets, we donate a pound of food to our monthly partner.
For the giveaway, they are giving a prize package that includes an assortment of six of their trial size packets and one bag of their fan-favorite Organic Baked Treats!

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So let’s get the Give Away going so that one lucky pampered pooch can eat healthy and of course munch on the treats.






Now with a full tummy and dreaming of the apple flavored treats am off to my box for my morning snooze, have a wonderful week all

With a Woof and Love From
Layla

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(October 27, 2016)

I have three rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds. My girl, Kyoko, had almost been starved before I adopted her and while she is currently at a healthy weight, she did gain too much at first and still eats like she thinks she's still starving. She'll eat anything I give to her. My boys are split. Kenji will eat any food, but isn't as fond of treats (he'll mostly eat soft, meat-flavored treats and dental chews). Seiji is a bit pickier about his food, although he will eat enough of his regular food, he tends to pick at it on and off during the day, unlike Kenji, who eats more at a time. Seiji is the same as Kenji for treats although he also likes rawhides. Kyoko hasn't met a treat she didn't like, including ones with fruits and veggies, both hard and soft, and she'll scavenge anything the boys drop.

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(October 25, 2016)

Absolutely not! They will all eat ANYthing!!

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(October 24, 2016)

Good Evening All, this is Layla dictating to Mom what to say and WOW is what we say, thank you for your comments and we are so happy that everyone wants to try these treats and food cos they are yum yum yum and Mom tasted the apple cookies that are mine, I only allowed her one and she agreed they are good.

Have a great evening and good luck to everyone who has entered
Woof with love from Layla

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(October 24, 2016)

HAPPY is a really picky eater! :D But he loves Grandma Lucy's! He tried their treats and he enjoyed all of them! Haven't tried their food and biscuits! Would love to try soon. :)

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(October 24, 2016)

Eight of my dogs are great eaters but one is picky. She doesn't like to try anything new, but if I can fool her into trying something, she usually adds it to her list of acceptable foods.

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(October 24, 2016)

We are a small non profit dog rescue and could use all the help we can get. This food would be a great help to our dogs. We try and keep them on a healthy grain free diet since we do get dogs with allergies here.

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(October 23, 2016)

Thank you for sharing your memories! These treats look tasty - my Sibes can be picky eaters, but they do love their treats, especially pumpkin! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! Sharing!

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(October 22, 2016)

I have four fur pups and none of them are picky, especially when it comes to yummy treats!

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(October 22, 2016)

the dtog both under 10 lbs king and princess love to eat and love goodies

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(October 21, 2016)

Nope, luckily my dog isn't a picky eater! My cat, however, is the most horrible picky eater ever. So frustrating.

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(October 21, 2016)

I would love to go to a Pet Expo! This food sounds yummy too. ☺

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(October 20, 2016)

We are so excited to try these! We have a picky basset hound that is half way through her cancer treatment and a toothless pit bull who we rescued from being used as a bait dog in a dog fighting ring.

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(October 21, 2016)

Hi! I entered - thank you for the chance! My Lyla would love these treats! We almost named our Lyla Layla LOL great names either way! Only one letter difference :)

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(October 20, 2016)

I remember the neighbor behind us making their Sukkahs every year. We'd hear them hammering nails all night long. I never knew exactly what it represented, thanks for sharing that! I'm glad you found treats that make Layla go bonkers!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(October 20, 2016)

Yoda will eat anything, even non-foods. Bean, on the other hand, is incredibly finicky about her food and also has a super sensitive stomach!

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(October 20, 2016)

I don't think any of mine are picky eaters. I know they have preferences but I haven't found much they won't eat. lol

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(October 20, 2016)

my oldest was when she was a baby, not anymore.the baby, now 6 is a picky eater, one day she will eat her food and the next not eat the same food. she has always been this way.

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(October 20, 2016)

I have 2 dogs that are picky eaters. The others will eat anything LOL

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(October 20, 2016)

My mom's dog has become a picky eater. I wonder if he'd like this.

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(October 20, 2016)

My pups will eat just about anything given to them. But due to their allergies we have to limit there access to certain things.

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(October 20, 2016)

This would be great for my Missy. Thank you for the opportunity at a chance to win!

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(October 20, 2016)

Thanks all for your great comments :)

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(October 19, 2016)

That sounds like such a fun event with a great purpose!

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(October 19, 2016)

Thank you for sharing such a discovery. Pickey eaters can be a challenge to feed so when you find something that works - you don't let it go!

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(October 19, 2016)

Great giveaway! Thanks for offering it up!

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(October 19, 2016)

Wow. What a great event and turnout. Thanks for the info about Grandma Lucy's, I totally forgot they made pet food. :)

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(October 19, 2016)

The Bay Area Pet Expo sounds wonderful! We have a Pet Expo just like that down here too in Southern California. I love going every year. We won't enter your giveaway since we won the last one!!!

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(October 19, 2016)

The Lapdogs have had those little Grandma Lucy's bears for years! The pet food store used to actually put a bowl of them out for the HUMANS because people started to love them too!

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(October 20, 2016)

Mom tasted them and they are tasty

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(October 19, 2016)

I always enjoy reading your blog and adventures! *vbg*

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(October 19, 2016)

such a great giveaway!

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(October 19, 2016)

I love giveaways! Those look pretty good and healthy for the dogs too. Count us in.

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(October 19, 2016)

What a great giveaway! I know several four-legged individuals who would be super excited about this?

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(October 19, 2016)

Yummy....

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(October 20, 2016)

I took Mr. N to the pet expo here last weekend too. Fewer rescues though it sounds like.

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(October 20, 2016)

The Bay Area Pet Expo sounds like a great event. We have tried Grandma Lucy's products and really like them. I like them name also!

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(October 20, 2016)

My dog is a really picky eater and the only way i can get him to eat his food is to add dehydrated raw food to his kibble with warm water and make a stew for him. I would love to try Grandma Lucy's!

(October 20, 2016)

Always a fun read. Thanks for sharing.

My ramblings plus our Give Away (October 12, 2016)



Good Morning All,

Today I decided to woof some ramblings to get things off my chest.
First I wish the elections would be over as I am tired of listening to Mom muttering under her breath all the time over them, its driving me crazy BOL. Who else feels the same as me?

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day is today – Oy Vey!

This is a really serious day as we all need to stay fit, slim and in shape as that is the best way to stay healthy. Mom watches my weight like a hawk and the vet is very happy with us. The only thing that Mom gets mad about is that in the dog park there are some people that think they are the ATM and stand and just hand out treats nonstop to all the dogs. Wow you should hear Mom telling them not to give to me as I fill up with them yum and then don’t want to eat my dinner. The only two people I am allowed to get a treat from is a Buddhist Monk who Mom calls the Pied Piper as he walks into the park in his maroon garb and we all run to him for our daily dose, me included but he respects Mom’s wishes and only gives me a small one. The other is my uncle who I don’t see that often so when I do Mom lets me get one from him too. That is the highlight of my park time BOL. (I must try find the pic of him with all the dogs).

I think Mom is mean about this but I also understand that she does not want me to get fat like some of the overweight dogs in the park who huff and puff as they cannot run or walk.

So everyone please watch your pets’ weight as we are responsible for our pets’ health and although I am sure you feel guilty like I do sometimes in the long run we are doing the right thing.

Today is Yom Kippur – the most important holiday in the Jewish Religion and Mom was explaining to m how 46 years ago was the Yom Kippur War and how she was a teenager living in Israel at the time, and what they had to do every time an air raid siren went off, running down to the bomb shelters with their dog Whiskey who was her responsibility. Wow that sounds scary and I am happy we do not live there although Mom says it is an amazing country and she misses it big time.

So Mom is fasting today and supplying me with bones to keep me busy BOL. I am sharing a video of me and my bones and how much I love them, this was not taken today but a couple of weeks ago.

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Now before we end off we want to remind everyone of the awesome give away we doing, the link is here for you to enter. It is such a beautiful Memory Locket for one lucky winner. Good Luck.



Now am off to chew on a yummy bone and then sleep, Life is good here in my neighborhood, have a great week and be safe

With a woof from Layla

PS. A reminder : Do you want to help a rescue organization for Christmas? Why not go to our website and bid on this jacket or other pet related items, you win something new and a rescue gets some help. You are also welcome to list your items. Hope to see you there.

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(October 18, 2016)

We have adopted 2 dogs and fostered another one. My wife is also president of a rescue group.

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(October 18, 2016)

Yes, I've adopted a dog.

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(October 18, 2016)

I've adopted many dogs and cats in my lifetime. I've lost more than I like to think about, but in all but one case they had lived long, happy, healthy lives. I lost my deaf hound girl, Ran, just 1-1/2 years ago from an autoimmune disorder (she was just short of being 5-1/2 by a week or two). I miss them all, but the loss of my sweet Ran has been the hardest, and even 1-1/2 years later, I cry daily for her. I've lost ten in my lifetime - five dogs and five cats. I currently have three rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds and three cats (also all rescues, although one is actually my daughters and will go with her when she eventually moves, and the newest addition will be four months old in one week - I found her as a 2-week-old feral kitten and bottle fed her until she could eat on her own - she's getting spayed in 9 days). All our furbabies are rescues - either adopted directly from kill shelters, adopted from rescues, or found as strays. I will never buy a dog from a breeder or pet store. Too many are dying in shelters just because a few people want to make money from bringing more into the world.

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(October 16, 2016)

Wow what wonderful stories, thanks all for sharing

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(October 15, 2016)

All of our pets have been adopted from rescues. Thats the only way to do it!

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(October 15, 2016)

I've adopted many dogs and cats in my lifetime. I've lost more than I like to think about, but in all but one case they had lived long, happy, healthy lives. I lost my deaf hound girl, Ran, just 1-1/2 years ago from an autoimmune disorder (she was just short of being 5-1/2 by a week or two). I miss them all, but the loss of my sweet Ran has been the hardest, and even 1-1/2 years later, I cry daily for her. I've lost ten in my lifetime - five dogs and five cats. I currently have three rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds and three cats (also all rescues, although one is actually my daughters and will go with her when she eventually moves, and the newest addition will be four months old in one week - I found her as a 2-week-old feral kitten and bottle fed her until she could eat on her own - she's getting spayed in 9 days). All our furbabies are rescues - either adopted directly from kill shelters, adopted from rescues, or found as strays. I will never buy a dog from a breeder or pet store. Too many are dying in shelters just because a few people want to make money from bringing more into the world.

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(October 14, 2016)

TGIF, thank you all for your comments and entering our give away. Well the fast is over and now am praying for the elections to be over BOL so life can get back to normal. It is raining here so am gonna be hibernating in my box this weekend and of course chewing on lots of bully sticks.

Have a safe weekend with a big woof from Me, Layla

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(October 13, 2016)

I hope you enjoyed Yom Kippur, it must have been so scary living through air raids, I can't even imagine! I'm sick of all the election nonsense too, it's more like a circus. It's so embarrassing for our country.
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(October 13, 2016)

That's a lovely locket. I agree with you my Prince also always tended to weigh a bit more during easter and christmas holidays because he was busy snacking away 24/7

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(October 13, 2016)

I'm glad to hear that you watch your dog's weight! My in-laws loving fill their grand dog up with treats when they visit and Gremlin always gains a little weight lol! Otherwise, he stays pretty trim.

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(October 13, 2016)

I keep a close eye on my dogs their weight too! It's so important for their overall health! And since Amy has HD, her weight is more important than ever!

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(October 12, 2016)

Mom Paula keeps muttering something about wishing elections would be over soon, too.

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(October 12, 2016)

We are ready for the election to be over with too...you are not alone!

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(October 12, 2016)

Ramblings? I love what you have to say. You speak from the heart.

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(October 12, 2016)

I hope you get lots of bids on the site! Good luck with the pretty necklace everboyd!!!

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(October 12, 2016)

This is a lovely necklace! Good luck everyone!

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(October 12, 2016)

Keeping an eye on your pet's weight is very important! You're right, your mom just doesn't want you to huff and puff! That sounds like a very important job that your mom had with Whiskey. I'm glad she doesn't have to worry about that now with you.

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(October 12, 2016)

I'm happy to hear that your mom is very cautious about your weight. It might not make you very happy to see all the other doggies at the park get treats, but you will be much healthier for it.
Happy holidays to your mom!

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(October 12, 2016)

Yep watching that weight is SUPER important!!

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(October 12, 2016)

We hope you are enjoying your holidays! :)

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(October 12, 2016)

I get so angry when I see fat dogs. It's nothing short of cruelty for pet parents to allow that to happen to their furry companions. I must admit I do try and get in a comment (nicely!) about it. I can't help myself...someone has to say something.

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(October 12, 2016)

very cool, that necklace is beautiful!

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(October 12, 2016)

I wish I had known about dog obesity day earlier I would have loved to blog about it too. I am so bad about keeping up with things. Don't worry Layla, your mom will be in a better mood soon. Elections are going to be over soon enough. Wait, maybe she won't be in a better mood. LOL.
Anyway hang in there Layla, and my Lyla says hello and that you have a great name!

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(October 12, 2016)

Such a beautiful locket!!!

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(October 12, 2016)

We are most definitely sick of the elections too! That is a beautiful locket. I love the pink!

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(October 12, 2016)

I think everyone is ready for the election season to be over!

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Domestic Violence and Adopt a Shelter Dog Awareness Month (October 5, 2016)



Good Morning,

October has arrived and with it two very important reminders in my life.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month and as a Domestic Violence Survivor I feel it is important to speak out for those that are still in relationships, so that they know they are not alone. I am fortunate to have managed to get out of it, with Baby R.I.P. who I always say rescued me as she kept me going through the hard times. She will always be part of me wherever I go as she was my hero, trooper and what kept me going when I felt it was too much to handle.

Adopt a Shelter Dog Awareness Month speaks to me in so many ways, as I adopted Baby from a Shelter and when she passed away I adopted Layla. Layla might not know what I went through with Baby before her but she keeps me going, makes me laugh, and has in so many ways been my rock as through all the hardships she has kept me grounded. As a friend of mine said to me when Baby passed ,” Baby left you when she knew you were safe and made place for you to adopt a new one” and that is what I did.

For me both of these Observances are inter twined as they balance out my free life today, and when we speak out for both of them, we pray it will make people realize how important it is to Adopt a Dog, give it a home, love and cherish it, as when life hits you negatively they are the ones that will stand by you without questioning, loving you unconditionally.

So in memory of Baby plus all the other Domestic Violence Victims we are doing a fantastic Give Away this week of a beautiful Memory Heart Locket on a silver plated snake chain. This locket opens and closes magnetically so you can change the charms inside.

We would like to thank Paws Inspired Creations for giving it away and we hope when you start Christmas / Hanukkah Shopping you will pop over to her Etsy store and shop there, as she like me, gives back to Rescue Organizations
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Good Luck everyone, be safe and if you know of anyone that is in a Domestic Violence relationship let them know they are not alone and this website has all the information to help them. Click here

Am off now back to my box for my morning snooze, to reflect on life and how fortunate I am that Mom adopted me. With a woof from Layla.

This Give Away is for USA and International - must be over 18 to enter

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(October 19, 2016)

Happy Succos to you!! The place sounds amazing, wish I had something like that near me. I love the idea of freeze dried chicken and rice, so it's always on hand for upset stomachs. I usually call my husband and get him to stop for chicken on the way home, then I have to boil it, wait for it to cool, make the rice...This is so much better.

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(October 13, 2016)

Our dog was obese when we adopted him, but he's a healthy weight now! He was sad that we didn't feed him table scraps, but he's a lot healthier now.

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(October 13, 2016)

My dog Blackie is a rescued dog, a little over weight. I think he's missing his Best Buddy who moved away.

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(October 11, 2016)

all 3 of our current dogs were adopted from the same rescue in 2011. Our german shephard that just passed away at the age of 15+ was also adopted.

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(October 10, 2016)

I have not adopted a dog, my friend just did over the weekend though he is so adorable, and I plan on adopting one when we get our new house.

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(October 10, 2016)

My very first dog, Shelby, was adopted from our local shelter. Sadly we lost her at only age 6 to lymphoma. Luke, almost 3 years old now, is our latest adoption from a rescue.
I am so happy for you that you got yourself out of an awful situation and that you had Baby to help you through that tough time and give you strength. Dogs truly are our best friends.
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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(October 9, 2016)

I usually take in abandoned dogs off the street.

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(October 9, 2016)

Thank you for sharing your story. RIP to Baby, and scratches for Layla.

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(October 8, 2016)

My dog Shunta's mom, Kita, is who I adoped 14 years ago. I still have Shunta but lost Kita in 2013. She was the best and we miss her a lot

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(October 7, 2016)

Yes, several. We are also a foster home

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(October 7, 2016)

Good Afternoon All, thank you for sharing your stories and reading ours, have a safe weekend with a woof from Layla

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(October 7, 2016)

Mia's adopted! And we will adopt all our future dogs. I'm glad Baby was there for you when you needed her. Thank you for sharing your story.

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(October 7, 2016)

All my pets have always been rescues.

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(October 7, 2016)

Rescue can be heartbreaking and joyous at the same time. We are a rescue family! So many animals in shelters, passing the word daily!

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(October 6, 2016)

All my dogs are adopted :) Our newest addition we adopted at the end of Sept. She's a 10 year old Chihuahua who was picked up as a stray and came into the shelter deathly sick. The shelter took care of all her medical needs and we fostered her until she was well enough for us to adopt her. She is doing so well now and is a joy to have.

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(October 6, 2016)

I proud of you for being a survivor. It had to be hard, but you're here and happy.

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(October 6, 2016)

Layla here dictating to Mom, thank you all for your comments and standing up for Domestic Violence because we must be the voice for the silent voices on this issue the way we do for the abuse of animals.

G-d Bless you all
Love
Layla

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(October 6, 2016)

Domestic violence is a big issue for many in New Zealand so thank you for including international folks in your giveaway.

Here there is a 'White Ribbon Day' and people wear a ribbon to show solidarity with those who suffer from domestic violence.

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(October 6, 2016)

Two great causes. Sorry you went through abuse but glad you are safe now and have Layla. Beautiful necklace.

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(October 6, 2016)

How awful you've had to go through that, but it's great to hear you had the strength to live such a horrific situation - too many women aren't able to, for whatever reason. Thanks for calling attention to the importance of shelter adoption. Unfortunately when I'm out and about and meeting people with dogs, more often than not they're bought from a "breeder." I can't help but say "that's too bad."

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(October 6, 2016)

I'm so sorry you had to go through this kind of abuse. Luckily our pets are always around to help us through hard times!! It's important to raise awareness, so many women are afraid to talk about this or have no idea where to go. It's sad that some people go through life, thinking it's okay to be treated that way.

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(October 6, 2016)

I am glad you were able to get away from your abuser and that Baby was there for you. She looks like she was a sweetheart! I'm equally glad that you were able to open your heart to Layla. Thanks for sharing these two important things to observe this month!

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(October 5, 2016)

Thank you so much for helping to spread awarness

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(October 5, 2016)

Didn't see the contest blog comment rule until after I commented! So, Yes I have adopted a dog - several times!

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(October 5, 2016)

Beautiful necklace! I'm glad you keep a focus on both domestic violence and adoption. Many victims keep it a secret, they're afraid to share but it is important to know that victims of abuse are not alone, others care, and there is a way out.
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(October 5, 2016)

That is beautiful. Thanks for bringing awareness.

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(October 5, 2016)

All to familiar with domestic violence. Glad you are in a better place now.

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(October 5, 2016)

I'm sorry that you had to go through what you did. No one should be subjected to abuse. It goes to show you how with the support of a dog or pet, we can be strong and be comforted by them in a time in need.

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(October 5, 2016)

Yes. Colby Dog, he's an 8 yr old Italian Mastive! Super loveable ❤

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(October 5, 2016)

Yes, several! :) And fostered a gazillion....... great giveaway and thanks for the reminder about October!

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(October 5, 2016)

We currently have three adopted dogs as well as our homebred Portuguese Water Dogs. All dogs are unique gifts.

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(October 5, 2016)

Thank you for bringing awareness to both of these issues. It is important for people to know that they can get out of a situation and may just need to hear from someone who already has.

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(October 5, 2016)

This is such a lovely way to help spread the word about domestic violence and support those survivors and offer hope to those still in tragic situations.

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(October 5, 2016)

I'm so glad that Baby was there for you. In a domestic violence situation, it is so helpful to have someone who is on your side. I am a survivor of domestic violence too. That is a gorgeous necklace! Thank you for the giveaway. :)

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(October 5, 2016)

I'm so sorry to hear about your abuse. Violence toward any human or animal is unthinkable to me and I'm sad to think that you and so many others, humans and pets alike, haven't been given that same treatment. Thank you for sharing. I love the pendant that you're giving away.

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(October 5, 2016)

Mr. N used to volunteer at a domestic violence shelter and play with the kids there.

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(October 5, 2016)

Your story is very touching. I am glad you had a pup friend by your side when you needed it most. And what a loving tribute to get another dog in remembrance.

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(October 6, 2016)

Thank you for spreading awareness via your post im glad you left. That locket is just gorgeous

Whats new in the Layla Neighborhood (September 28, 2016)



Good Morning all my friends,

Wow it’s the end of September and Fall has arrived. I am happy cos I love the cool weather but not the rain BOL, and Mom agrees cool weather is the best.

I have a new quirk to irritate Mom, BOL. When we come home from the park in the evenings I sit outside our door when Mom opens it waiting for her to throw a toy in the hallway, then when she does , I come into the house and watch Mom go fetch it – you see I am playing fetch with Mom. I think I am very clever although Mom is not always amused.

We are now heading into the Jewish Holidays which we call High Holidays starting this Sunday. Our New Year or as we call it Rosh Hashanah (Head of the Year) starts at sunset on Sunday evening when we start the year 5777. Yes that it is for the next year. This Holiday has some wonderful traditions which we going to share with you and of course they include the foods we eat, because what is a holiday without food BOL. In the Temples all over the world to welcome the New Year a Rams Horn (Shofar) is blown by the Rabbi.

We celebrate Rosh Hashanah with sweet foods, like apples dipped in honey and honey cake, as a wish for a sweet year. Some families also celebrate with symbolic foods like the head of a fish, pomegranates, and carrots.

So here is the list of what is found on our tables and what they symbolize:

The head of a fish- This is a symbol of having a year in which we are on top and not the bottom.
Pomegranates are symbolic of plenty because of all the seeds in them.
Carrots - Symbolizes more health, more happiness, more success.
Apples and Honey – we dip apples in honey as a wish for a sweet year.
We have round Challah made with honey and raisins. These are another symbol of a sweet and happy year.

And on top of that all the good food yum. Cannot wait as Mom always gives me a few snacks from the table which is the best.

In our past blogs we discussed different stories about people who help in rescues and as Mom lived most of her life in Israel she reads a lot of what is happening in the Middle East and we would like to share another story as it is important for us to share showing that amongst the sad there is good.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Every morning, Said al-Arr, a Gazan of Bedouin origin, roams the streets of the Gaza Strip to find stray cats and dogs and provide them with food and health care. He then takes the animals that need constant care to his own association, which specializes in the care of stray animals, a first of its kind in Gaza.

See the full story here :

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So we would like to wish all our friends a Shana Tova – A good New Year

I am now going back to my box for my morning snooze and to dream of food, have a safe week everyone with woof and love from Layla


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(October 3, 2016)

Thanks all for your comments, we love sharing with others and wish we could all meet around the table, chat, eat and just have fun :)

May the New Year be a sweet healthy and happy one for everyone

Woof with love from Layla

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(September 29, 2016)

What a nice feast you had. We hope you enjoy the Fall!

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(September 29, 2016)

Sounds like you had a wonderful feast.

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(September 29, 2016)

You're so adorable, Layla!!
I'm kind of happy it's fall, it's such a charming season :D

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(September 28, 2016)

Layla looks like you had a feast. So happy for you

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(September 28, 2016)

You're such a cutie, Layla. All that food sounds delish! Happy holidays to you. Thanks for the fun post.

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(September 28, 2016)

Lovely post! Thank you for sharing some of the meaning behind this High Holiday. We wish you, Mom and your family a sweet & wonderful New Year! p.s. feel free to send us some challah bread, we love it!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(September 28, 2016)

Wishing you a happy holiday! Love Dolly

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(September 28, 2016)

Cold weather.....NOOOOO. Rain....NOOOO. But seeing your cute face is a big YES!!

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(September 28, 2016)

Happy New Year. We love everything with honey as my husband keeps bees and makes our own. Also baked apples with honey in our latest Dog Licks for our Canadian Thanksgiving which is a nice overlap.

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(September 28, 2016)

Woof its me the Boss, thank you all for your comments with love Layla

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(September 28, 2016)

Woof its me the Boss, thank you all for your comments with love Layla

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(September 28, 2016)

We are so happy for the cool weather - but it's actually been a little cooler than it should be this week! Sounds like you're keeping busy!

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(September 28, 2016)

I can't imagine walking up and down the Gaza Strip for any reason. Good for him.

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(September 28, 2016)

I can't wait for the cooler weather to arrive! We just had one of the hottest weekends yet, certainly not fall weather! All of the Rosh Hashanah foods sound delicious!

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(September 28, 2016)

Shana Tovah! 5777 Will that be a lucky year?

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(September 28, 2016)

Shana Tova!! I lived in Israel for several years, and looking forward to a trip back. I like that you've called attention to such an important holiday on the Jewish calendar, and are helping to educate others. That story about the man from Gaza is wonderful to read, and certainly inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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(September 28, 2016)

We can't wait for summer to come here. It's spring which is windy, wet, or maybe sunny, then wet, or dry then windy * sigh *

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(September 28, 2016)

I hope you have a wonderful New Year! BTW my dog plays fetch with me too!

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Summer is nearly over plus our Give Away (September 21, 2016)





Good Morning All,

Mom says the year is going too fast and summer is nearly over, that means rain which I hate grrr.

We had a busy week last week plus the weekend. It was fun and lots of outdoors. On Saturday Mom and I went to a Lutheran Church not far from our house where two great Rescue Organizations were having an adoption event, plus the Priest was blessing us pets. It was fun seeing all our friends from the organizations and we pray that all the dogs found forever homes.

On Sunday was really exciting as we went to the Beach with my boyfriends. Mom spoils me as she makes sure I have my canopy for shade so I don’t overheat plus of course that way all the food, drinks and MY treats stay cool. The sea was rough and we had to keep moving all our belongings as the water kept creeping up. I love the beach but I do not like getting wet and I think Mom did this on purpose but we went for a walk and suddenly the water came up and I was stuck in a puddle. Mom started giggling as I stood there with an unhappy face and wet paws, I did not think it funny. Then when I was not looking Mom put me once again in a puddle, I know she meant well by trying to keep me cool but Diva’s should not get wet, and I am one of them.

So now life is back to Mom working and me barking orders, I have to make sure she makes lots of money as there is always a need for treats and other goodies for me.

Tomorrow 22nd September, is Remember Me Thursday which is a very important day. It’s a day where we must remember all those orphan pets waiting for forever homes and I, as a rescue, feel this day should be every day as I pray every night that all the orphans will be loved the way I am. So let us call for awareness to their plight by reminding everyone on our blogs, social media and speaking out, our voices are theirs and we should all be their voice.

On this note which for me is a sad one we want to remind everyone that we can help also by listing or bidding on our website to help the rescue organizations save more orphans.

I am now doing what I do after dictating to Mom the blog, off to my box I go for my morning snooze, Be Safe all and have a wonderful week.

With love and Woof, Layla

PS. Don’t forget you have another week to still enter the awesome give away , Prizes include Bow Wow Boo Bucket of Treats, a customized tote bag, book, healing paw balm, Mixed box of dog cookies, collar, bracelet, pet emergency package. Good Luck
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(September 27, 2016)

I have two sweet dogs. Cookie is our Goldendoodle and her little bro Pluto is a Chihuahua mix. My id is CSeppala at aol dot com

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(September 27, 2016)

I have two sweet dogs. Cookie is our Goldendoodle and her little bro Pluto is a Chihuahua mix. My id is CSeppala at aol dot com

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(September 27, 2016)

I have two sweet dogs. Cookie is our Goldendoodle and her little bro Pluto is a Chihuahua mix.

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(September 26, 2016)

So nice they had a blessing of the pets! It's fun watching the boyfriends in the water isn't it!? I love that little Beach house of yours, what a great thing to have.
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(September 26, 2016)

I love ❤️ this website and your Facebook page. I lost my 14 year old JRT this summer to kidney failure. I am currently fostering a JRT through Russell Rescue.

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(September 26, 2016)

I'm loving the website and contest!! I'm going to send the link to my Aunt in the East bay, she fosters dogs!! She will love it! Stay cool!!! ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️🐶

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(September 24, 2016)

Good afternoon from heat wave San Francisco, its hot hot hot outside today so Mom is keeping me in. Thank you all so much for visiting us here and of course entering the Give Away. Have a wonderful weekend all, woof with love from Layla

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(September 23, 2016)

Hello! I've never heard of your site, but I'm definitely going to check it out, as there seems to be lots of great products that my furbabies would love. I have a 7 year old golden retriever, Gavan, and a 1 year old tiger mix cat, Keala. They're my pride and joy!

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(September 23, 2016)

I can't believe it's already the start of fall. The summer went too quickly but I'm glad to see you're still enjoying time outdoors as much as possible. Cheers to fall adventures!

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(September 22, 2016)

I hope that one day we have world peace!

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(September 22, 2016)

We definitely entered! What a fun day at the beach.

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(September 22, 2016)

You are so lucky to live so close to the beach! The pictures are beautiful! I am also celebrating #remembermethursday today. Such a special day for so many of us rescue animals.

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(September 22, 2016)

Ooh, my Labradors love to spend time at the beach! Even Pippa - who hates water - goes crazy when she feels the sand underneath her paws :D!! It's already getting colder in Belgium :( !!
Happy World Peace Day!!

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(September 22, 2016)

Our summer is just around the corner... can't wait!

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(September 21, 2016)

Oh we are SOOO ready for fall! We're OVER this desert heat! Looks like you had a great day at the beach. #byebyefall!

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(September 21, 2016)

Goodbye Summer, hello Fall. We love everything about summer except for the extreme temperatures in the South.

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(September 21, 2016)

Great pics and giveaway. Wish summer went longer.

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(September 21, 2016)

We love the beach - your pictures were so wonderful, makes me want to join you one day!!

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(September 21, 2016)

Sounds like a great giveaway. The huskies here at A Girl and Her Husky can't wait for Fall and Winter! It means cooler temperatures.

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(September 21, 2016)

You really have some great giveaways. But, I sure wish summer wasn't wrapping up!

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(September 21, 2016)

My pup LOVES the beach when we go to California. She acts like a kid in a candy store and plays and plays for hours. She doesnt mind the water (waves or rain) as long as she is chasing her ball in it. haha.

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(September 21, 2016)

Mr. N got caught in a small wave once at the beach. He was not pleased!

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(September 21, 2016)

Sounds like you had a super time at the beach - except for the water ;) Edie doesn't like being put in puddles either. Thanks for letting me know tomorrow is Remember Me Thursday. I will be sure to share stories of pets that are still looking for their forever home.

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(September 21, 2016)

I know, I can't believe that summer is over! It looks like you had a wonderful time at the beach. Congrats on a year of blogging, too!

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(September 21, 2016)

Sounds like a great day at the beach. We've never been able to go to the beach.

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(September 21, 2016)

I can't tell you how much I wish we lived near a beach. Your pictures and the description of your outing make me miss the sand between my toes :-) I think the dogs would love the beach!

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(September 21, 2016)

What an amazing giveaway! We love the beaches in Cali too. I can't wait to go back there, hopefully next year!

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(September 21, 2016)

Your beach is so pretty! I don't like your opening though, LOL. Summer is not almost over. NO! I refuse to give in. It's still warm and hot and I have summer left to enjoy. OK?

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(September 22, 2016)

Layla looks like she had an awesome day at the beach. That is going to be one luck dog who manages to get the give away

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(September 23, 2016)

My senior gal, Lady Girl, is a black lab/border collie. My soon to be 1 yr old (9/25) Pookie, is a Pekapoo. I joined here as Ann Cluck.

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Oy Vey a year has passed plus giveaway (September 14, 2016)




Good Morning all our four legged and two legged friends,

Oy vey a year has passed since I wrote my first blog, well should I say wrote and a week later deleted it accidentally LOL so here we are celebrating our blog when we started the blogging journey and it’s been a really interesting one. We have stumbled, made mistakes and at the same time learnt a lot thanks to the wonderful input and support from everyone.

So today, instead of the regular blog about the Brown Beady Eyed Monster and my Boss, Layla, we are going to do a wonderful Give Away and give back to all of you as a thanks.

We would also like to thank those that have participated by giving an item for this celebration, so let the fun begin.

Below please find the list of our wonderful supporters and what item they have given and we ask that when doing Christmas / Hanukkah Shopping this year you all remember them and support them too.

01. Laineys Pawtique Bakery are giving away an awesome box of assorted Cookies .... There are 20 different Flavors, all are wheat, corn, gluten, soy, salt & sugar free ,Flavors are apples, peach, pumpkin, woof n nutter, lavender, dreamsicle, veggies, carob, Carmel, cheese, spaghetti squash, strawberry, carrot-kale, pumpkin seed, papaya, and others. Judy will also be giving away a customized collar of your choice. You can find all her goodies on Etsy.

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02. Jones Natural Chews are giving away The Bow Wow Boo Bucket, a Halloween doggy bucket. Forget the candy, give em' some treats! There are 9 items in the bucket, so no matter what your little monster is made of - pitch forks or fairy dust - This bucket will sure make a happy party animal for this spooky holiday. Our bucket includes one 6" Windee (beef trachea), one beef Knee Cap, one beef Hoof, two Lambly Links 3-4", one 5" K9 Bacon Roll, one Other Ear (pork chin), AND two Woofers. All Jones' products are 100% grown and made in the USA, naturally baked with no artificial ingredients. These treats are great for all size dogs.
Link below to see their pawsome treats.

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03. PawZaar has been wonderful to give us a bracelet – for either a cat or dog lover - you can choose which one you want. Black Cat Bracelet Perfect for day or evening wear, the bracelet is suitable for all your daily activities including swimming and bathing. The sliding stainless steel overlay is etched to reveal the black silicone band below. 7.25 inches long when closed 3/8-inch tall at stainless steel overlay; slightly slimmer at band lead- and nickel-free fold over clasp OR Run to Rescue This bracelet sports a stainless steel overlay etched to reveal the black silicone band below. You can wear the bracelet around the clock; it's suitable for all your daily activities including bathing (or bathing your dog!) 7.25 inches long when closed opens like a watch band with a fold over clasp 3/8-inch tall at stainless steel overlay; slightly slimmer at band lead- and nickel-free.


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04. The Misadventures of Millie, Rodney and the legendary Cricket family Rescue.
Author Rebecca Heishman's insightful storytelling has been compared to the likes of such greats as Bill Watterson (author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes) and E.B. White (author of Charlotte's Web). Her stories are set it the mythical, magical Misty Neighborhood, where animals and humans alike are free to be happy and, just as importantly, be loved. This latest installment by Rebecca Heishman follows the adventures of Millie the dog and her new acquaintances-turned-friends Rodney the bachelor mouse and a family of crickets who desperately need some help. Millie is always up for adventure, so when she encounters an old bachelor mouse, who has taken up residence behind Millie's mom's dryer, life gets a whole lot more interesting (for everyone!). Now she has someone (smaller than her!) to terrorize. An unlikely friendship is forged with the two join forces to help Calvin the Cricket and his family escape the dark recesses of the basement.

05. Debbie from Opie & Dixie have been great to give us Opie & Dixie's Healing Paw Balm is the answer to your dog's dry, cracked paws! Our customers love our safe, gentle treatment for sore paw pads. Works wonders during harsh winter and summer climates. Safe for bunnies, too!

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06. This is a new business set up by Layla’s God Mother Cindy, PETSATHOME CAN HELP – helps your Pets survive an emergency. They have put together Emergency Info Kits that ensure first responders know your pet exists. We are giving away one of those Emergency Info Kits.


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07. Tote Tails have been kind enough to offer a customized tote bag. Tote Tails brand name line of personalized and custom pet themed tote bags are some of the most unique and high quality gift ideas for the dog, cat, horse or other animal lover in your life. Imagine the look of joy on your loved one's face when you present them with a unique and artistically illustrated image of their very own pet on a high quality Tote bag. Each of our beautiful and high quality items are designed by local Northern California artists and are manufactured in the U.S.A."


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WOWOW what a list and there will be one lucky winner, what a great way to start getting gifts together for the coming holidays, good luck to everyone.

This Give Away is for people over the age of 18, US residents only

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Now as usual, at the end of the blog, what do I do best, crawl into my box for my morning snooze and that is exactly what I am going to do,

Once again, thank you all with a woof with love from
Layla


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(September 28, 2016)

I hope you have a wonderful holiday! I think you should show your mom how to fetch some of the time so it is more fair!

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(September 21, 2016)

I have an 11 year old cocker spaniel named Coco Chanel Bella. My login is cma428 (Christine Aiello).

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(September 20, 2016)

Good Morning All, 8 more days of the give away so we hope you are sharing to all your friends too AND of course thanks for your kind comments

Woof with love from Layla

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(September 19, 2016)

Tried to get to the tote site but not working...

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(September 20, 2016)

thanks will fix it

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(September 18, 2016)

Happy Blogiversary! It has been great getting to know you through the blogosphere. :) Isn't it crazy how quickly a year passes? Thank you for all of the great giveaways and for all that you do for animal rescues. To answer the question for the giveaway - my kitties are Manna and Dexter and we found you through BlogPaws. Today I've come through Facebook.

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(September 18, 2016)

I have 2 Dogs, American Eskimo cross Piper who is 7 years and Boxer Murray who is 20 months old. I joined using Courtney Stock

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(September 17, 2016)

Good Afternoon all, thank you so much for your wonderful woofs of encouragement,, sharing your pets names and just visiting us here.
Good Luck all on the Give Away
Woof woof from Layla

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(September 17, 2016)

Happy Blogoversary and may you have many more. Good luck and fortune follow your next year.

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(September 17, 2016)

Happy Anniversary - what a great giveaway.

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(September 17, 2016)

I love you guys!! BIG HUGS!! ❤️🐾🐾❤️

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(September 16, 2016)

I have 2 Boston Terriers, Junebug who is 11 years and Cain who is 2 years old. I joined using zekthezookeeper. Thank you.

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(September 16, 2016)

We are a family of 7 fur babies. 5 cats Socks (16 years old) and the youngsters Scylla, Yin, Yang, & Chimera and 2 dogs Fenris (GP Mix) & Tuiren (Beagle)

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(September 16, 2016)

My name is Kate, my dogs' names are Shiloh and Wager.

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(September 16, 2016)

Happy Blogversary! your such an inspiration!

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(September 16, 2016)

Happy Anniversary & many more to come! My Dogs names are, Fritzel & Colby. My name is Kerry. Thank you!

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(September 16, 2016)

Happy Anniversary & many more to come!

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(September 16, 2016)

I'm Rochelle and my pup is Henry! Happy anniversary and thank you for hosting such a great giveaway!

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(September 16, 2016)

My dogs names are Schooner and Skipper. Sign up with sgilbert

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(September 16, 2016)

TGIF, good morning, wow we are so loving the comments over here, the friendships we have formed over the past year, this is awesome pawsome, thank you and have a wonderful weekend, woof with love from Layla

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(September 16, 2016)

Wow what a super giveaway!
Happy 1st blogiversary to you, may you celebrate many more :)

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(September 15, 2016)

Happy First Year Blogiversary! It's been nice connecting with you online, how sweet of you to do a giveaway for your Anniversary!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(September 15, 2016)

Velveeta, Sammer Jams & Zoey Monster

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(September 15, 2016)

Bowser, Cola abd I would like to wish you a Happy Blogiversary

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(September 15, 2016)

Happy Blogiversary

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(September 15, 2016)

Happy blog adversary. Time does fly when we are having fun.... i have a rescued husky named Korra. She was 30 lbs. Had a few patches of hair and her insides were falling out. After a year of many doctors trips. Lots of medicine and TLC Korra is doing amazing. She is my heart. She is 49 lbs now and all of her coat has grown back. She is a big big big baby......
Thank you for sharing all the information on your babies

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(September 15, 2016)

Happy blogoversary - may you enjoy many more years of blogging enjoyment.

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(September 14, 2016)

Congrats on this milestone! What a fun contest!

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(September 14, 2016)

Congrats on the milestone. looks like a very fun give away.

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(September 14, 2016)

Congratulations on blogging for a year. We can't believe we've (Mom Paula) been blogging over 8 years with our blog and a previous blog for our sister-before-us, Praline. This looks like a great giveaway.

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(September 14, 2016)

Happy Blogiversary!!! Woo! How wonderful! Time sure flies, doesn't it?! Here's to many more years of your wonderful blogging! My FiveSibes are Harley, FurAngel Gibson, Wolf, Chloe, and Bandit! What a fab way to celebrate with the giveaway of so many cool items! Enjoyed visiting their pages, too!

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(September 14, 2016)

Woof WOW, thank you all and we hope you have entered, Good Luck with love from Layla

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(September 14, 2016)

Happy Anniversary! Someone is going to be very happy to win those prizes!

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(September 14, 2016)

Happy Blogversary!!! xoxox

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(September 14, 2016)

Happy One Year Blogiversary! What a great way to celebrate a great milestone!

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(September 14, 2016)

Happy one year blogiversary! That's super exciting! Cheers to a new year filled with amazing new adventures! We entered the giveaway and appreciate the generosity of the brands. Name used to enter: Bryn Nowell

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(September 14, 2016)

Happy blogoversary! A giveaway is a great way to celebrate.

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(September 14, 2016)

Happy Blogaversary! What an exciting time and such a wonderful giveaway!

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(September 14, 2016)

Happy blogiversary and have a nice snooze!

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(September 14, 2016)

Happy blog-aversary! It's paw-some how time flies when you're writing about special fur-kids.

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(September 14, 2016)

Happy blogiversary!

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(September 14, 2016)

Happy blogiversary from Teutul, Sophie & Penny

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(September 14, 2016)

There are nine of us, Fudge, Tess, Lola, Bailey, Noah, Norma Jean, Sebastian, Sydney and Mackey. We all congratulate you on your blog anniversary.

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(September 14, 2016)

Happy Blogoversary. My 7th is tomorrow. What a wonderful giveaway too! Here's to more fun years of blogging.

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(September 14, 2016)

Happy blogaversity! I hope you enjoyed your siesta.

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(September 14, 2016)

What a great giveaway! I love Jones Natural Chews! Paws crossed and congrats!

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(September 14, 2016)

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for your all your wonderful work on behalf of rescue animals!

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(September 14, 2016)

happy 1 year!

Mom, her pet memories and a new Give Away (September 7, 2016)




Good Morning All,

September has arrived, it was the month that Mom started our blog, the first two blogs she deleted by accident and being a blonde she forgot what she wrote so we decided to celebrate ourt Blog Anniversary from the first full Blog, with it will be an awesome BIG give away but today we are starting an amazing one too. We always believe in giving back plus supporting small businesses so our Give Away today will be from Paws Inspired Creations.

As we discussed last week, Mom has travelled a lot, many countries some she stayed for a period of time and others she was just visiting. When she stayed for a period of time she always had pets, in Israel as we mentioned it was cats, three of them, and she still chuckles today when she looks back at how she got her first kitten, thinking it would be cute and small but Oy Vey it grew to be as Mom says as big as me. The other two were a Persian whom she rescued from someone who was not treating her well and she was pregnant so the kittens were born in her closet. Mom gave them away and then heard that the one person was not treating the kitten proper, so she went to get it back and he wanted money, so Mom bought her back as she said she would rather keep the kitten safe than it be abused. That is how she landed up with three cats BOL.

The quirky stories she tells me about the pets she had as a child make me giggle, three really stand out and that is how she had two terrapins and her Great Aunt insisted on feeding them caterpillars, so she used to visit once a week with a jar of caterpillars that she had caught for them. The other funny story is when the hamster died and they had a funeral and buried him under the apple tree in the yard, her Grand Mother freaked out and forbade them from eating apples from that tree after that. But I think the best story is when their goldfish got sick and her Mom, HA, who believes Brandy fixes everything put a drop in the water and boom the fish started swimming and eating again, so once a month the fish would float of top and wait for his drop of Brandy, that fish lived a long life.

So now you will all understand a little bit more about my nutty Mother and where she comes from. Although she is nuts I would not ask for a better Mom as she is funny and makes me laugh. She says I am quirky but I think she is just as quirky so we are a real match.

Now let us get to the Give Away.

Jackie, the owner of this Paws Inspired Creations was Inspired and developed out of love for her 2 Huskies now in heaven Angel Zen, Angel Freya. She like me believes in giving back and a portion from every sale is donated to help animals in need – she chooses the charity randomly. So please pop over to her Etsy Store and see the wonderful creations she had made.

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We are giving away this beautiful Dog Bone Memory Locket with Charms on a 20 inch silver plated snake chain to one lucky winner, The locket opens and closes magnetically so charms can be changed.




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Now my work is done and as always I need my morning snooze as writing blogs is hard work,

Have a great week all with a woof and love from Layla





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(September 11, 2016)

My little buddy Mushu who is 16 years old now taps me on my arm for his taste of my food. He figured that out because when I want to get his attention I tapped him so now he taps me for attention.

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(September 10, 2016)

As always, another awesome blog filled with wonderful heart warming stories.mi love how your sweet momma got her three cats...and the fish story too! My mom also believed brandy was good for whatever ailed anyone :)
I also want to congratulate you both on your one year of sharing your heart warming blog, I always look forward to your cute stories, thank you for sharing with me Layla and mom. Maggie and I love you both xoxo

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(September 10, 2016)

What a great giveaway! And happy blogiversary!

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(September 10, 2016)

My cat tries to bite me when he is hungry.

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(September 9, 2016)

TGIF, good morning all, what amazing stories you are all sharing, thank you for bringing a smile to our faces, Layla and I are loving it.

Have a great day with a woof from the Boss, Layla

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(September 8, 2016)

So cute! Someone will be so lucky to win this!

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(September 8, 2016)

How exciting that your Blogiversary is coming up .... & what an interesting piece of jewellery to honour our dogs with.

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(September 8, 2016)

OMD, we are laughing our furry Butts off at the hampster & fish stories!! Thanks for giving us such a good chuckle! Beautiful pendant.Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(September 8, 2016)

Congrats on your Blogiversary - great to support small businesses and very nice prize in your giveaway

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(September 8, 2016)

How cool that your mom has traveled so much and lived around the world. I love the story about her buying back the little persian kitten!

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(September 8, 2016)

You are so sweet! I love that you support small businesses! I like to buy from sites like Etsy, to support new businesses! Happy Blogoversary!!

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(September 8, 2016)

You are so sweet! I love that you support small businesses! I like to buy from sites like Etsy, to support new businesses! Happy Blogoversary!!

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(September 8, 2016)

I had never heard of anyone giving their fish brandy before!

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(September 7, 2016)

I was very young when I got my first puppy, and I named her Snoopy. She was a dachsund / chihuahua mix. She lived to the ripe old age of 18. She loved to sleep in my mother's closet on top of my Mom's shoes. These were not comfortable shoes. She settled in on top of my Mom's heels. In her later years she slept very soundly. Whenever my best friend came over she forced me to go into the closet and wake up Snoopy, because Snoopy was so still my friend feared she was dead. Snoopy did finally pass away, and I'm sure she has a fantastic shoe collection.

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(September 7, 2016)

Congratulations on your blogiversary!! Lovely necklace - we hope to win :) And we just love reading your adventures - they always make us smile!

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(September 7, 2016)

Congratulations on the blogoversary. Your mom sounds pretty special. We love the story of the Persians.

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(September 7, 2016)

Congratulations on your blog! That is a lovely locket, and I know who I would give it to if I win. <3

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(September 7, 2016)

Loved reading all your Mom's stories, especially the gold fish one, haha that is to funny!

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(September 7, 2016)

Loved reading all your Mom's stories, especially the gold fish one, haha that is to funny!

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(September 7, 2016)

THere's nothing like retelling favorite pest stories! They are the heart of our families!

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(September 7, 2016)

not really a quirky pet story. when my oldest was very young, just a puppy, i left her alone in the house, i had taped off all of the plants however, when i came home she was green. she had gotten into the plastic green leaves on a shelf.

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(September 7, 2016)

One of my dogs can not be in the car with the windshield wipers on. He goes bananas over it!

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(September 7, 2016)

Layla that was a great post and lots of funny stories! You have a way with words and making people have fun reading! You have a great mom. Xoxo

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(September 7, 2016)

My cat tiana who I rescued stayed
Under my bed except to eat, drink and poop, for 3 months when I got her I had to keep checking she was alive. Then one night at 3 am she came out started meowing until I pet her. 5

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(September 7, 2016)

Compatible quirky is kind of a special magic!

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(September 7, 2016)

What a wonderful array of pets your family has had over the years talked about in an enthusiastic way.

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(September 7, 2016)

Love pet remembrance jewelry!

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(September 7, 2016)

I've got hundreds of quirky pet stories -- my blog has captured many over the past 10 years!

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(September 7, 2016)

One of my dogs likes collecting shiny objects. One day I picked up his bed to clean it and found 76 cents that he had collected from finding coins on the ground on his walks.

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(September 7, 2016)

Oh my gosh! The brandy-drinking goldfish! How funny. :)

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(September 8, 2016)

Congrats on the blogoversary. What a lovely locket - good luck to everyone.

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(September 10, 2016)

My 2 year old Boston, Cain, goes after my vacuum every time I use it. He gets close enough to bite the edge of it! He growls and barks the whole time.

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Mom, her travels and her love for animals (August 30, 2016)



Woof everyone,

As I told you last week Mom we will be soon celebrating our first year of blogging and we going to share stories about Mom, why she will only rescue and where it stems from.

Mom was born in South Africa, growing up they had a little zoo in their house, from dogs, birds, hamsters, white mice, fish and terrapin turtles plus whatever injured bird they found along the way. Her first dog was called Blackie, and then they adopted Caesar who turned out to be Cleopatra. (they kept the name Caesar though)

She was a nut of a dog as Mom said, scared of heights but used to go to the second floor of the house and howl so that someone would carry downstairs again. She was a big mutt BOL. Another story Mom tells is of how all her friends were scared of her so her Mother decided to give her away, they came home from school to find no Caesar, everyone went hysterical so the following day Caesar returned to live with them. There are so many stories and what I understand never a dull moment with the dog BOL.

When Mom and her family left South Africa Caesar went to live on a farm with friends of the family as they could not take her with them and the rest of the animals were farmed out. (This all was in 70’s)

The family then settled in Israel and not soon after Moms older sister arrived home with a little stray, a type of Chiweenie so Whisky came to live with them. After about 3 years in Israel they decided to go back to South Africa, but as they were not going direct Whiskey flew by herself to Cape Town while the family toured Europe. Now in those days it was not like today the dogs were freight as such, so Moms father felt bad and had a kennel made up for Whiskey but it was as Mom says for a BIG dog so that she would have lots of place to move around.
Whiskey lived her life in comfort in Cape Town with the family and even had her own seat at the table BOL – utterly spoiled.

When finishing school Mom went back to Israel to study and then settled in Tel Aviv. There she had three cats, Sasha, Shula and Pitchevkes. Her late father used to call her the crazy cat lady and warned everyone that if they did not like cats not to go to her apartment BOL. I think it worked sometimes, even during the Gulf War, when she had to put a gas mask on, made sure the cats were safe also by building them safe boxes – she told me it was hard to get 3 cats into their boxes in the safe room each time an air raid siren went off, 6 weeks of hell as she says.

So now I hope you understand why Mom is such a Jewish Mom BOL.

Last week was National Dog Day and as we here in our house follow stories from all over the world Mom read an article about Tel Aviv and how it has become one of the most dog friendliest cities in the world. They celebrated for the first time a Dog Day event. What we learned with reading about Tel Aviv and its dog lovers which stands out and means a lot to us is that their shelters are NO KILL shelters They have a hot line for animal abuse, 70 dog parks including dog friendly beaches. WOW is all I can say as that is just amazing and the type of city I would love to live in although Mom says I will melt from the heat BOL.

Click here to see the article about the National Dog Day in Tel Aviv plus amazing photographs from the Tel Aviv Municipality of dogs all around the city.

National Dog Day Click here

Dogs and Tel Aviv courtesy Tel Aviv Municipality
Click here

In our past blog we also discussed the rescue of the animals from the Gaza Zoo with the Palestinians and Israelis working together for the sake of the animals. Well another one of these fantastic stories was published about how Israel is helping a woman who started a shelter near Bethlehem to save all the stray dogs and cats, unfortunately she did not realize the task she had undertaken and is struggling to keep it going, was on the verge of closing down. She turned to Israel who are now helping her including all medical treatment for the animals.

See the link below for the entire story and photographs.

Click here

So as we share our stories, stories from around the world we hope humans will understand that we must do all to save the animals on the four corners of the earth as they must survive for generations to come.

Layla and I would like to thank all of you for reading our blog, following us and we ask that everyone clear out their pet closets and list items on our site so that we can help more.

Off now for my morning snooze, woof with love from Layla

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(September 2, 2016)

Thanks for this wonderful read Layla and her mom.....always fascinating to hear other people's stories......would love to meet you both one day.....Once again THANKS so much.....

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(August 31, 2016)

Wow, Mom has certainly been around, such interesting stories. I'm amazed at the story of Israelisi & Palestinians coming together to help animals. Animals can bring people together even in the most difficult environments.
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(August 31, 2016)

What an amazing back story of your Mom! Thanks so much for sharing! I love to hear other people's stories and histories. Great post! And bravo to Tel Aviv for their pet friendliness, that is just wonderful!

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(August 31, 2016)

Wow, what an adventure! Thank you so much for sharing!!! :)

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(August 31, 2016)

Cool. I had no idea Israel was so dog friendly!

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(August 31, 2016)

I was surprised how Dog Friendly it has become and its pawsome

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(August 31, 2016)

How interesting to read of your mom's history. We sometimes don't realize how well we have it in the US.

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(August 31, 2016)

Congrats (almost!) on your anniversary! Love hearing the perspective of pet parenthood in Israel. Keep on sharing your stories and changing the world. <3

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(August 31, 2016)

Thank you :)

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(August 31, 2016)

I can't tell you how much I love this post. I appreciate hearing about your travels and especially learning about the Israel-Palestinian cooperation happening on behalf of animals. I had no idea that there were so many dog parks and no kill shelters in Israel. I will have to visit some of these shelters on my next trip to Israel. Thank you for sharing this!

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(August 31, 2016)

Alison, do you go to Israel often ? I love that country with a passion

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(August 31, 2016)

Alison, do you go to Israel often ? I love that country with a passion

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(August 31, 2016)

Thanks all for your comments, I love being a gypsy and am sure will move around again in the future BOL, we hope you have read about the Tel Aviv and the Rescue Story also, have a great day

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(August 31, 2016)

Wow - you are adventurers aren't you. We have travelled all over Europe and Russia but never the Middle East!

Russia was just 'post Glasnost' and full of things that were unsettling and strange, but fascinating too, just like your life and times.

Thank you for your story.

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(August 31, 2016)

A year!? Wow. Congratulations. It sounds like you and your Mom have done a lot of things. Way to go.

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(August 31, 2016)

I love learning more about your background... so interesting! :)

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(August 31, 2016)

Always love reading about Bohemian lives! We are huge travelers ourselves. Those are some countries that are on our list actually. They are a little trickier than central Europe but possible! Congrats on your 1 year blog anniversary!

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(August 31, 2016)

Oh wow, that's such an intense story! Thank you for opening up to us. Sometimes we don't realise how good we have it, until I read a story like this!! I can't imagine what it must have been like during the Gulf War!

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(August 31, 2016)

Wow Tel Avive sounds awesome. I'm not sure what BOL means, though.

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(August 31, 2016)

Wow. Loved reading your story. It's so amazing. My two nieces just traveled to Tel Aviv and loved it. Thanks for sharing your story with us!

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(August 31, 2016)

Your mom has had a very interesting life! I'm looking forward to reading more about it in the future. I can only imagine how stressful it was trying to get the cats in their safe spots during the Gulf War.

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(August 31, 2016)

Congrats on a year of blogging. Time flies. Interesting knowing why you love rescues so much and about Israel.

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(September 1, 2016)

Such interesting travel stories - thanks for sharing.

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(September 2, 2016)

Wow, no wonder Mom has so much love for you Layla! I love the story about Bethlehem - so lovely to hear people working together for the love of creatures who need our help.

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(September 2, 2016)

That's awesome, I love to see countries/cities leading the way in animal welfare!

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Rescues we are following (August 24, 2016)



Good Morning all my fur and human friends,

We have been really busy the past week with so much going on, Mom got a new laptop and had to decipher it BOL so we skipped blogging for a week to learn the new laptop, you all should have heard Mom curse BOL, it was really funny, but as you can see we are now up and running again, phew.

As you all know I am a rescue and Mom has told my story many times but there is a lot you don’t know about Mom and as our first year of blogging comes closer we decided to tell you over the next couple of weeks about Mom and why she loves and believes in rescues only.

But today we are going to discuss two rescue stories that we have been following in the USA and the world, it amazes us how many people are dedicated to saving animals everywhere, the organizations, the logistics, the just every day person and its mind boggling.

The Louisiana floods made me realize how lucky those rescued animals are to have such loving people reaching out to them, making sure they safe, which includes rescue organizations all over the country working side by side for the sake of the animals. They are our heroes and deserve medals. Thank you.

Another amazing story I have been following, and please I am requesting no political or negative comments is of the rescue of the animals from one of the worst zoos in the world, a Zoo in Gaza and how the animals with amazing logistics and coordination got the animals out and they are now on the way to different sanctuaries in Israel, Jordan and South Africa.

The animals that were rescued from the deplorable conditions were – 'Laziz' the tiger, five monkeys, one emu, one pelican, one deer, two porcupines, two long-legged buzzards and two turtles.

See the entire story on this link.

Click here

This is also a perfect example of how one can put hatred aside for the sake of the animals.

Our mission on Auction4PetSupplies is to allow Rescues and other Non Profit Organizations hold auctions to raise money to be able to rescue many other animals and therefore we ask everyone to share our website, list items that you have lying around the house or bid on items that people have listed as every dollar counts and that is an amazing feeling,

So now I have finished dictating to Mom, am off here back to my box for my morning snooze,

Be Safe all, have a wonderful peaceful week,

With love Layla




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(August 31, 2016)

Thank you for sharing your story with us - it is so touching to learn more about our friends! Blessings!

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(August 25, 2016)

We just got a new laptop as well! Good luck with setting it up!

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(August 25, 2016)

Woof this is Layla woofing here, thank you all for your positive input on our blog, and yes we have to put politics aside as in the long run its the animals that suffer and we must be their voice.

Be safe all and hug your pets
Woof with love

PS. Mom still cursing the laptop BOL

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(August 25, 2016)

Woof this is Layla woofing here, thank you all for your positive input on our blog, and yes we have to put politics aside as in the long run its the animals that suffer and we must be their voice.

Be safe all and hug your pets
Woof with love

PS. Mom still cursing the laptop BOL

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(August 25, 2016)

Good luck with the new laptop, I hope everything is going smooth by now :D! Enjoy your morning snooze <3

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(August 24, 2016)

I hope Mum is coping with the new laptop, they take a bit of work don't they!

We think the soo rescue is moving and amazing. I hve seen dreadful images of a tiger zoo in Malaysia. Dreadful and they should not be there!

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(August 24, 2016)

I'm all for the safety of animals and believe in what most rescues do.

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(August 24, 2016)

I am glad that zoo was closed and people put their differences aside to help the animals.Thanks for sharing that story.

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(August 24, 2016)

Another tale of hope. Thank you for sharing. I'm so glad these animals are being looked out for.

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(August 24, 2016)

It's great those animals were rescued from those living conditions.

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(August 24, 2016)


Oh, the deciphering of a new laptop! I hear ya! Technology is great, once it's not new. hahah

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(August 24, 2016)

Rescue is so important. I too was thinking about it recently in light of the floods.

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(August 24, 2016)

Putting aside differences to help the helpless is just the right thing to do. Thank you for sharing and spotlighting this.

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(August 24, 2016)

Thank you for sharing the stories with us... and for all you do to help rescues!

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(August 24, 2016)

I'm so glad you are so rescue focused. It's hugely important to support local rescues and to help share their stories. Thank you for doing so.

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(August 24, 2016)

Thanks so much for letting us know of your efforts. Amazon CARES is a rescue in Peru and we traveled to a different region of Peru to do Earthquake relief work for animals. We met up with the team from Animal Rescue New Orleans. They really know they are doing by now! Our founder is involved with trying to rescue the animals of the Taiz Zoo in war-torn Yemen! Thanks!

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(August 25, 2016)

Thank you for all the wonderful work you do

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(August 24, 2016)

The recent flooding reminded me of a similiar disaster in my home town but I was heartened by some of the rescue stories.

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Why Rescue is so important plus a Give Away (August 10, 2016)



Good Morning All,

Let’s talk about Rescue. I am a rescued dog from a very busy shelter, the Carson Shelter. I am one lucky girl that Mom took me out of that scary place where all I did was sit in a cage and pray for a home.

Mom and I sit on social media and discuss this all the time and how we would love to adopt a sister or brother for me but we cannot so we try to help instead by sharing and talking about it. We hope that way people will understand that buying from a breeder is supporting someone who is making money off puppies where there are so many pure bred dogs sitting in the shelters.

The Rescue Organizations are in our eyes, angels, they save so many from the shelters and make sure they find homes afterwards, it’s just amazing. They are always struggling to get funds to keep on saving more, plus of course the vet bills and other expenses and that is why we set up our site to help them all and that is why we ask everyone to clean out their closets and list or bid on our site, it helps everyone in the long run.

We have got together with a fantastic rescue organization this week www.NY-petrescue.org who have come out with a beautiful book, thank you Susette for giving us one of your books for the Give Away. :

Love Stories – People and their Rescued Cats and Dogs.

Each story is truly original, The stories are in the adopters’ own words with 100’s of color photos taken by them or their friends. Here are different kinds of people telling the various ways their pets are important in their lives. And each cat and dog was rescued from a terrible situation or from being euthanized.

One of the photographers and who also rescued a dog from them is Denise, who has a great website http://caninecamera.weebly.com/

One lucky winner will win a copy of this fantastic book, go the Rafflecopter link below (click) and enter, Good Luck. This Give Away is open to everyone in the USA or Canada and must be 18 years or older.

Have a safe wonderful week all with a woof with love

Layla




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(August 24, 2016)

We would love to thank everyone for commenting, entering the give away and we will be announcing the winner later today, woof thank you thank you thank you

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(August 24, 2016)

We would love to thank everyone for commenting, entering the give away and we will be announcing the winner later today, woof thank you thank you thank you

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(August 24, 2016)

Finndawg rescues me everyday! If I win this I'll pass it to a pal or rescue group in the USA/CA. Annette x

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(August 23, 2016)

Without a doubt, my two cats ABSOLUTELY rescued me.
I adopted my cats Henry and Sam in my first and second years of graduate school, when I was burning the candle at not just both ends, but-- well, the whole candle was in flames. I adopted Henry first. After an awful, nonstop, frenzied 12-hour day I'd arrive home and he'd be there, waiting for me with his wise brown eyes. I'd drop my heavy bags and scoop him up, and he'd just let me hold him as I cried and cried. He's 8 years old now, and still the most wise, intelligent, and sweet little guy (with a lovingly feisty and independent streak!) ever. Adopting Hen and Sammy was probably the best decision I ever made.

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(August 22, 2016)

All my pets were rescues except one, my Husky. I'd love to rescue another Husky, I recently found a wonderful Husky rescue so I'm hoping in the next year or two we can add another Husky to our pack.
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(August 21, 2016)

Such a great story, love how you're both helping to rescue shelter puppies, you are both heroes for sure! The book sounds like it's filled with more wonderful rescues and happy endings. Thank you for the opportunity to acquire such a great read 👍👍😘🐾🐾

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(August 21, 2016)

We are all rescues here. Although Fenris is the only one that actually came from a shelter. Tuiren just showed up at our house, Mommy rescued Socks from Grandma and Grandpa's (they would have taken him to a shelter though), and Yin and Yang were rescued from a feral cat colony, Chimera was found as a wee baby. So we love RESCUES. None of us are purebreed though but Mommy says that is fine with her. She loves her Mutts.

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(August 20, 2016)

We are share your passion for rescue. Some of the best dogs in our family were 'rescues' although I often wondered who rescued whom? 😀

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(August 20, 2016)

Rescue is a huge part of my life and I have never done anything more rewarding. I try to share the passion with others when I can. Do you have copies of your book for sale?

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(August 18, 2016)

We love rescue dogs and spreading the word about how awesome they are is a great way to promote more adoptions! Thanks for sharing your story and this inspiring book!

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(August 13, 2016)

Woof this is Layla here although I have paws so I dictate to Mom what to say,

Thank you all for your great comments and am so happy that you all agree that rescue is the way to go.

Have a wonderful weekend and good luck to all that have entered
Layla

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(August 13, 2016)

The book sounds wonderful. All my animals are rescues and love the idea of book that features the stories of rescued animals. I will also check out the Canine Camera website.

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(August 12, 2016)

All my animals are rescues. They sure are important to have around and to support however we can.

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(August 11, 2016)

Yes, I have 3 and can not imagine life without them

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(August 11, 2016)

Rescued is the very best breed!

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(August 11, 2016)

Looks like a really cool book!

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(August 11, 2016)

i think rescues and shelters, no kill, are very important to support for the saving of mahy pets. you can rescue pure breed dogs as well as mixed. i donate on a regular basis to the local shelters in my area. most have cat and dog food banks. i also feel that there are responsible breeders, not back yard breeders. responsible breeders do not let you breed their dogs, make you sign a contract, if you dont want the dog anymore you have to give the dog back to the breeder. many breeders will make a home visit b4 even selling you a dog.

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(August 15, 2016)

My 10 yr old black lab/border collie, Lady Girl, rescued me about 6 yrs ago. She is my best friend and I can tell her anything. No one understands her but me!!! I have another furbie. Pookie, an 11 mo. old Pekapoo, was not a rescue, but he did rescue me as well. All pets do!!

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(August 11, 2016)

i did not rescue any of my 3 girl. however, i was the 3rd owner of my baby b4 she was even 6 wks old. so i consider her rescued.

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(August 10, 2016)

Good, responsible breeders break even or lose money in a lot of cases on puppies! But yes, puppy mills and BYBs are terrible. We believe in supporting responsible breeders and rescues.

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(August 10, 2016)

Our rescue dogs have rescued my wife. As a migraine suffer, there are days when her head is killing her and the dogs lay by her and comfort her.

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(August 10, 2016)

I think it is wonderful that you and your mom help pets who are still waiting for a forever home!

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(August 10, 2016)

One day you will rescue another but for now you do so much for so many others.

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(August 10, 2016)

We admire those who work in rescue. We believe all cats and dogs deserve a wonderful and loving forever home.

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(August 10, 2016)

I totally support rescues. I'd like to say I've rescued all my pets (including guinea pigs years ago), but the truth is they rescued me.

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(August 10, 2016)

As rescued kitties, my sister and I always say rescued is the best breed! What a fantastic book.

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(August 10, 2016)

Cooper agrees! It's way better to find a dog in need from a rescue than buying a dog from a breeder. They really appreciate it and more lives can be saved!

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(August 10, 2016)

Rescued pets are the best! All of the kitties I've ever had have been rescued. They definitely rescue me too. They are very helpful in managing my bipolar disorder. They are great friends and nurses. :)
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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(August 10, 2016)

Thank you so much for supporting rescues! There are so many that do such amazing work.

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(August 10, 2016)

Sounds like a great read! You know we are HUGE supporters of rescue.

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(August 10, 2016)

That's so sweet! I have 3 adopted dogs too, they are the sweetest!! Sometimes people forget that shelter dogs are just as amazing and willing to learn as puppies are!!

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(August 10, 2016)

It's so awesome the work you do for pets. The world needs more people like you!

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(August 10, 2016)

Rescue is so important. I'm always happy to see people writing about it. It makes me miss my rescue pup.She was a sweetie.

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(August 11, 2016)

We love rescue love stories and shared many of them in our TV series #RescuesRock. The book is a great way to inspire people and fundraise.

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(August 13, 2016)

All of my furbabies are rescues. I wouldn't have it any other way, and wish I could have a dozen more. I currently have three Treeing Walker Coonhounds (they came from high-kill shelters in NC and SC), and three cats (Moko was found as a stray by a friend, Arata was adopted from a rescue near Indianapolis, and I found Kotoha 5-1/2 weeks ago as a tiny feral kitten who was only about 2 weeks old, and who I have been bottle feeding and am currently working on getting onto solid food). I did have my own rescue for a wile, but just didn't have the support to stay open. I managed to find loving homes for about 36 dogs (while I was a hound rescue, about 1/3 of the dogs were Pit Bull or Pittie mixes from the kill shelter in Gary).

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(August 16, 2016)

I didn't rescue my dog but I vow to rescue my next dog. But she did rescue me. She has made me a much happier person since I got her 10 years ago. I can't imagine life without a dog now! She's the best thing to happen to me.

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(August 18, 2016)

my family has done nothing but rescuse dog and cats i have 2 service dog king is a pom he is my hearing aid dog and princess she is tia it for my heart they have been with me since pups king was going to get killed and then pick up at 1 year princess was going to be put down at 4 week old

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(August 19, 2016)

Our own sweet Delilah is a rescue dog, so we really loved this post. There are so many dogs that need homes, thanks so much for keeping their cause in the spotlight. And thanks for joining the pet blogger showcase and apologies for the lateness of the visit.

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(August 21, 2016)

Both of my Boston Terrier's rescued me! I don't know what I would do with out them.

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I went to the Vet last week plus Give Away (August 1, 2016)



Good Morning All,

Well a new month is beginning plus a new week, woof all new beginnings which is pawsome.

Now that I am over 9 years old BOL, the vet has told Mom I need to be checked twice a year to make sure that I am healthy, not over weight and going strong. So last week Mom took me for my check p which I do not like although my Vet is a very nice lady. After checking me Mom and her spoke in their weird language called English about me, am sure they do it so that I won’t understand instead of woofing it all. Mom always has lots of questions and I often wonder if the Vet thinks Mom is nuts ha ha ha, sh don’t tell her.

So this is the conclusion:

01. Weight – my weight is perfect which Is more than I can say about Mom, I think she should stop worrying about me and worry about herself.
02. My allergies – the Vet told Mom to stop worrying cos she has seen lots of dogs a lot worse off than me – phew am happy to hear that one
03. Food – Mom told her what she is cooking for me – the vet chuckled and told Mom to stop being so Jewish but also said that my diet is perfect and she is happy I am not eating kibbles.
04. Teeth – I get a meaty beef neck bone each day instead of a morning treat so my teeth are pearly white and good which made me feel good as when I arrived at Mom they were black.
05. I hop sometimes, left back leg in the air, Doc says nothing to worry
So when we left there I was one happy girl and Mom was one happy Mom cos that means we are both working as a team to keep me healthy, now we have to get Mom healthy again also which does worry me shh don’t tell her.

BOL Mom says the older I get the more puppyish I get and have some new quirks which Mom laughs at, one of them is when we come home from a walk or the park, I love to sit outside the open door and just look at her, she will fetch a toy and throw it for me, as she does that I run inside and watch her pick it up.
The other one is I sit on the bed and moan, for fun, and she gives me attention and then I just hop off the bed and go to my box, its so much fun being quirky with Mom.

That is also the reason why we have been looking into Organic products for me, and Opie and Dixie are so awesome as they are affordable and Organic. Best combination ever. So if you have not yet entered for this $ 45.00 package of their products you still have time :

01. Organic Paw Balm
02. Pawstick Paw Balm for Dogs
03. Spotstick Hot Spot Balm for Dogs
04. 3 Pack Organic Snoutstick for Dogs

The Rafflecopter is at the bottom of this page – good luck.

Now am off as usual for my morning snooze – have a great week all with a woof from Layla

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PS. DOn't forget August Pet Observances and Holidays.
International Cat Day - August 8
Spoil Your Dog Day - August 10
International Homeless Animals Day - August 20, 2016 (Third Saturday of August)
National Homeless Animals Day - August 20, 2016 (Third Saturday of August)
National Black Cat Appreciation Day - August 17
National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day - August 22
National Dog Day - August 26
Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day - August 28
National Holistic Pet Day - August 30


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(August 7, 2016)

Woof Weekend is over grrr, tomorrow is Monday and I am not happy as Mom has to work although BOL shh don't tell her that means some down time from her.

Thanks for all the great comments about my health, I am a lucky girl PLUS good luck to everyone that has entered or is entering.

Have a great Monday all,
With love from Layla

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(August 7, 2016)

First, thanks for much for posting the holidays as I always need to dig those up! Also so glad your vet check up was smooth and "boring". Looks like a clean bill of health. Lastly, who doesn't want to win paw balm - the items look great! I'll be entering. :) Happy Sunday!

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(August 7, 2016)

HELLO FROM SUNNY SOUTH FLORIDA
HOME TO BETTY JO, LOUIE JO, KATIE JO, SARGE JO, LING JO & MO-JO
MUCH LOVE

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(August 7, 2016)

Evening All, thank you for your wonderful words, allergies can be hell but once you find the cause everything else falls into place, as Mom says its a win win game. For those that have not yet entered, if you click on the word "Rafflecopter" it will take you to the Rafflecopter Widgit.to enter. You have two more days.

Good Luck with a Woof from Layla
xxxx

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(August 6, 2016)

Happy to hear you had a good check up! My dog has allergies too, just found out recently. We are trying to figure out what's causing them. Thanks for sharing the upcoming dates of importance. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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(August 6, 2016)

I try to go organic when ever I can especially with my senior dog. It is hard sometimes living out in the boonies.

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(August 6, 2016)

Since Gracie is going to make an appearance next month, what do I have to do to enter?

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(August 7, 2016)

Click on the words Rafflecopter and it will take you to the give away

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(August 6, 2016)

Congrats on the great checkup, Ms. Layla. Us senior dogs gotta stick together when we have 'hover' pawrents. 😀
Your fur-iend,
Sam 🐾

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(August 3, 2016)

Sounds like your check-up went great. Your vet sounds chill.

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(August 3, 2016)

So glad to hear your checkup went well. Both Truffle and Brulee are scheduled for their annual checkups within the next month.

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(August 3, 2016)

I'm so glad you had such a great report at the vet! I bet your mom is so happy!

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(August 3, 2016)

Good Evening All, Thank you so much for your all your comments and support. Yes Mom does laugh a lot as she keeps telling me that laughter is the best medicine BOL.

I am one happy lucky dog to have such an awesome Mom, she might drive me crazy sometimes but I would not change her.

Good Luck to everyone that has entered

Have a great evening with a woof from Layla

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(August 3, 2016)

I"m glad you had a good check up! I'm entering the giveaway. Thanks!

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(August 3, 2016)

I"m glad you had a good check up! I'm entering the giveaway. Thanks!

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(August 3, 2016)

Happy to hear everything is well with Layla! Getting older sure does suck.

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(August 3, 2016)

Getting old bites, doesn't it? BOL Glad you had a great check up!

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(August 3, 2016)

I'm so happy that Layla is a healthy pup!!!!! She's beautiful. Thank you both for your great posts!

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(August 3, 2016)

Sounds like you had a good and productive trip to the Vets and I'm glad to hear you are in very fine fettle indeed. You have an excellent sense of humour too. I'm sure your love and cuddles keep your Mom healthy and smiling all the time.

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(August 3, 2016)

I wish you good health sweet darling.

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(August 3, 2016)

I'm so glad you got a clean bill of health from your vet. You have a great mom to take such good care of you.

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(August 3, 2016)

i have tried organic shampoo on my doggy and so far he likes it and i like the smell :)

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(August 3, 2016)

Haha, my mom should worry about her own weight too, instead of mine!! I'm happy you are still healthy!! Keep it up honey!!

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(August 2, 2016)

You should try the Nutriscan by Hemopet saliva testing you do at home. Dr Jean Dodds is the founder and is a fantastic way to get to the bottom of allergies. Good luck to Layla and you.

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(August 2, 2016)

I was a little concerned about #5. Has Layla had any ticks on her? When Molly started hopping with one leg up we had her tested and found she has Lyme Disease along with 2 other tick borne diseases. Of course , Molly loves laying in the grass and is quite the tick bus. Love to Miss Layla!

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(August 2, 2016)

I was also concerned about the hopping but its not all the time so the vet told me not to worry but thanks for pointing it out

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(August 2, 2016)

Congrats on your great checkup! Twice a year at the Vet is probably a good thing. Ma takes such good care of you Layla, you are one lucky Woof!
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(August 2, 2016)

Thanks and yes I work hard on keeping her healthy, have a great day

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Mom and I took a break plus Give Away (July 25, 2016)



Good Morning All,

We decided to take a bit of a break from everything and spend some quality time together as Mom starts teaching soon and it was awesome. Lots of cuddles, walks and Mom/Layla time and now we are back to our daily routine.

During our break we had a lot of chats about life, how fortunate we are and although we are not millionaires we are okay compared to many in the world that have less than us. Yes, Mom has worked hard since she arrived in San Francisco 10 years ago with 20 dollars, but as she explained to me there is no price for freedom and she is grateful to have it, plus blessed to have given me that chance also which is true.

The summer holidays are nearly over, teaching starts again, which means Mom will be more out of the house but BOL don’t tell her I like those times as it gives me some peace and quiet so it works well. Mom is never out of the house more than 4 or 5 hours so I am also lucky when I think of those that are stuck alone for longer hours without their humans. I don’t think I would like that and in the past Mom tried day care for me but I hated it and just sat at the door waiting for her, so she stopped it. I know some will say I need socializing but we are fortunate to have dog parks close to where we live so we go there and hang out, which I love to do.

At one of the dog parks when my sister was alive, Mom became friendly with Aunty Debbie, who owns Opie & Dixie. They are awesome products which we love especially as they are Organic and we are trying at the moment to keep away from anything toxic.

Opie & Dixie, the Pet and Planet Friendly Company manufactures 100% natural, USDA Certified Organic balms, shampoos, conditioners and grooming treatments for dogs and cats.

http://opieanddixie.com/

We have got together with her to do a Give Away $45.00 worth of her products which include the following :

01. Organic Paw Balm
02. Pawstick Paw Balm for Dogs
03. Spotstick Hot Spot Balm for Dogs
04. 3 Pack Organic Snoutstick for Dogs

So let the giveaway begin and make some dog happy with these wonderful products. You can find the link below where it says “Click”

Now am off back to my box for my morning snooze, have a great day all, with a woof from Layla


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(August 3, 2016)

Glad you're doing well, cutie! I'll have to try you clean-teeth tactic on Henry — his teeth are good but not GREAT.

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(July 31, 2016)

Good Morning All, we are also only wanting Organic at the moment for Layla, am learning slowly about Organic products as till now because of their costs was avoiding them so BOL Layla is the Organic guinea pig.

Opie and Dixie products are really great, affordable which is a plus and in a nutshell would not talk about them if I thought different. Plus I know that the owner, Debbie is an total animal crazy lover.

Have a great day
Layla

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(July 30, 2016)

I'm all for using natural products too!! I worry about the effect chemicals will have on Rugby, so these products really sound great!

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(July 29, 2016)

I don't go out of my way for organic items for me or my pets. Just haven't done the research to know if it truly matters or not.

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(July 29, 2016)

So excited as we run a Sanctuary for special medical needs dogs and cats!

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(July 29, 2016)

What a great attitude. We, too, are blessed, even though we are not millionaires. We have a good home and food, and lots of love. What else is there to need?

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(July 29, 2016)

I do use organic products and one of my 9 rescue dogs had horrible allergies when she was first found. She was 11 even then. She was on steroids and other drugs.
It was suggested to start her on a vegetarian diet and she's been off all medicine for a year now. I try not to use anything on my dogs (or in my dogs) that I don't want on me because of the chemicals.

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(July 28, 2016)

I feel very blessed as well, I have my health and everything we really need. That's quite an accomplishment for Ma to have arrived in SF with on $20, even all those years ago that couldn't have been easy. She made a life for herself and then for you - Kudos! These organic products sound really nice, the snout stick sounds interesting, I've never heard of that!
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(July 31, 2016)

Thank you for your kind reply and yes it has been an upward battle but well worth it :) The Balm is fantastic

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(July 28, 2016)

I try to use products that are cruelty-free, hypoallergenic and organic whenever possible on my dogs.

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(July 27, 2016)

Taking a break is sometimes a good thing! Must enter the giveaway!! Thanks!!!

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(July 27, 2016)

Mom Paula says she's glad we can stay at home all day and be okay.

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(July 27, 2016)

Mr. N hated daycare too. Some dogs just aren't cut out for it!

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(July 27, 2016)

Good luck with the giveaway. I like the idea of paw balm, it seems a perfect summer thing to stop paws drying out. (we can't see the rfflecopter widget but think it's our Mac).

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(July 31, 2016)

Have you found the rafflecopter link ? It is under the last sentence of the blog saying a Rafflecopter giveaway " TARGET="_New">Click here

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(July 27, 2016)

Thanks all for your comments and we hope you have entered our Give Away, Good luck with a woof from Layla

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(July 27, 2016)

Thank you for sharing your personal story with us! Enjoy your mommy and me time!! These products look awesome! Is the giveaway open internationally?

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(July 27, 2016)

I think if Edie was to go to a daycare she would just sit at the door and wait for me too! I'm glad you had some time to share and cuddle with your mom while she had a break.

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(July 27, 2016)

A lovely insight into your life Layla. You are so very cute. Sounds like your Mom does a fantastic job balancing you and her rewarding teaching work.

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(July 27, 2016)

Sounds like you had some great quality time! Yay for breaks!!!

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(July 26, 2016)

I love organic and homeopathic products for Layla and that is why I love these also, and highly recommend them to everyone. So those that are entering good luck :) Thanks for all your comments, woof from Layla

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(July 26, 2016)

I haven't heard of this company before. The products sound great! I try to always use organic products with my kitties.

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(July 26, 2016)

(i think i put my comment in the wrong section, sorry for the duplication) yes i use a lot of organic products for my girls. i go to a homeopathic vet and use lots of homeopathic products as well. the food and treats are homeopathic. i read the ingredients on everything i feed my girls.

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(July 25, 2016)

I actually never have but if there was a need I would prefer them😃

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(July 25, 2016)

I use quite a few organic products. Most of our treats are organic and I love organic pet shampoo

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(July 25, 2016)

yes i use a lot of organic products for my girls. i go to a homeopathic vet and use lots of homeopathic products as well. the food and treats are homeopathic. i read the ingredients on everything i feed my girls.

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(July 27, 2016)

I try to always use certified organic products for Kilo and my family. I prefer the more natural and gentle aspect over harsh chemicals.

I'll have to check out that product line. Great giveaway!

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(July 28, 2016)

On occasion we use organic products on them. But they use more in them.

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(July 29, 2016)

I use organic products when ever I can. It is sometimes really expensive though.

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(July 29, 2016)

On occasion.

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(July 29, 2016)

I do sometimes, but I can't say that I seek them out. For my pets or myself.

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(August 2, 2016)

We try really hard to use organic products from food to treats to topical products - especially for Piper who has all kind of allergies. With three dogs, it's all about the budget ;-) I have not tried the Opie and Dixie products but am always thrilled to be introduced to a new organic product.

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(August 3, 2016)

It's always nice to find good organic products. I've not heard of this company before but they sound great!
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

Layla is a happy girl (July 14, 2016)



Good Morning All,

We have been without internet for 24 hours and Layla is in her element as I have been giving her more attention BOL like she does not get enough. It makes you realize how much you depend on the internet for your work and how frustrating it can be when you don’t have it. The plus side is I have redone my kitchen cupboards plus so much more which is great. HA.

At this moment I am chomping on my morning bone while Mom does the blog so all is happy in the Layla neighborhood.

This is our new routine as Mom decided grr that I am getting too many treats she has changed things around, I now get a nice meaty bone every morning after our walk which Mom says is better for me and my teeth plus keeps my teeth pearly white, so while I am chomping away Mom works, it’s what she says is a win win situation and everyone is happy. I am only allowed treats in the evening after I have eaten my food although don’t tell her that when we in the park I do get one or two from my friends fathers BOL. I do it when Mom is not looking and am sneaky cos I make sure to chew them up quickly also.

We go to a great dog park about 2 blocks walk from our house where there are lot of dogs. The good thing is that all the people and dogs that go there have been using the park for a long long time so everyone knows everyone, it’s kind of like a family as we all look out for each other. I don’t like going on the lawn especially when it’s wet or damp but lie in the pathway or on a bench watching the world go by. It’s relaxing just lying there plus that way I have a good vantage point when the treat uncles come in with their dogs.

I also enjoy visiting others in the park so if you are on the lawn with a blanket I will be happy to visit you and lie on the blanket with you, Mom always asks if it is ok and most times everyone is happy with that plus I gain as I get lots of loving.

My boyfriends are back from their holiday so on weekends now we are all doing adventures and checking out other parks and maybe the beach (weather permitting). That is extra fun as there are lot of new smells, people and dogs. Plus spending time with my friends is special.

So that is what is happening in the Layla neighborhood at this moment, it’s all good here and I know Mom will be happier when the internet is back up and running.

What are your some of your fun family outings that you do?

Have a great week, am now off to my lil box for my morning snooze.

Be safe with a woof from Layla

OH ! Don’t forget our give away is still on so please make sure you have entered.


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(July 24, 2016)

It's such a bummer when the internet is out, but not for the dog! I'm sure he was thrilled to have some extra attention

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(July 24, 2016)

Wonderful surprises toys treats Bella deserves them she has to go into surgery August 2nd to fix a torn LCA poor baby I'm heart broken😥

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(July 20, 2016)

We love them all.

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(July 19, 2016)

I'm glad you have a park nearby! That's always great for running and playing (and getting treats from other folks). Sometimes breaking out of the treat routine is tough! What kind of bones do you use?

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(July 20, 2016)

I give Layla Beef Neck Bones, the butcher slices them for me about 1 inch thick

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(July 18, 2016)

We love to go to the park! The huskies know everyone there, dogs and people both... so they enjoy visiting with their friends!

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(July 17, 2016)

Wow! The Pure Bites look really good. I'm not sure what flavor would be Riedi & Margi's favorite. They like Bison, Lamb and Duck.

I loved reading about Layla's adventures. Riedi, Margi & I Love going on evening walks throughout the neighborhood. We hate it when it rains and we have to stay in.

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(July 17, 2016)

Woof this Layla here, thank you popping in to our neighborhood, yes I am a lucky girl and the yummy bones are so so good. Have a great safe week xx

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(July 17, 2016)

We like it when Mom Paul;a focuses more on us, but we're not so sure we'd like to be without internet.

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(July 16, 2016)

That's a great idea. I should give Max a bone to chew while I'm working to keep him busy. Sounds like a fun park you go to!

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(July 16, 2016)

Life sounds pretty wonderful for you Layla! I'm so glad, you deserve it, especially the daily meaty bones part!
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(July 16, 2016)

Your new routine sounds great - meaty bone and walk to the dog park. It's nice that everyone knows everyone at the dog park. We don't have one near our house - wish we did.

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(July 15, 2016)

Sounds like you have a great routine! And I don't know what I'd do without the internet... gasp! :-)

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(July 15, 2016)

Sounds like fun. We're taking Mr. N to the drive-in.

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(July 16, 2016)

sounds like everyone is having a great time :)

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(July 17, 2016)

Enjoy that morning bone, Layla! FiveSibes are enjoying lots of indoor A/C time, with a few trips out to their pool in between, as it's so hot and humid here. Have a Happy Sunday!

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(July 18, 2016)

These sound great and we will have to give them a shot.

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(July 19, 2016)

I'm glad you got to have such a good day with your mom! It can be hard for us humans to peel ourselves away from the internet. I entered your giveaway! My mom's 4 dogs would love those treats. :)

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(July 26, 2016)

What a great giveaway. I always try to use organic products on the Goldens. I'd especially like to try the hotspot stick!

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Fireworks over phew and now to a Give Away (July 6, 2016)



Good Morning Every Pawdy,

We hope you all had a wonderful long weekend, I did being pampered by Mom BUT those fireworks were scary and I hated them. I hope everyone has finished burning their money.

Mom is still on holiday for another week and then my boyfriend’s come back, I cannot wait as I miss them big time, so am counting the days. One of my favorite things I love to do with them is when we all lie on Moms bed and cuddle, its lots of fun as I lick them and jump on their tummies BOL.

While on holiday Mom has been clearing out all the stuff lying around the house and putting together items which we listing on our website, have you been to the website, do you have items that you need to get rid of? It will be soon Hanukkah / Christmas and it would be so great to give lots of money to different rescue organizations, so let’s all get together and help!

Today we starting a new Give Away, these are my favorite treats and the best part is when the treats are finished and there are crumbs at the bottom of the bag, Mom pours them over my food, yum.

PureBites® dog treats are made with only 1- 2 ingredients in the USA. Dog’s love the taste of PureBites® because our treats are freeze dried RAW to lock in the aroma, texture and freshness they crave. Dog parents love PureBites® because our treats are 100% pure and rich in nutrients for a happy and healthy life. PureBites® are made using a delicate freeze drying process that preserves the nutritional integrity of RAW fresh whole food. Only water is removed, preserving all the characteristics and natural nutrition of fresh whole food. Our products are ideal for dogs with health issues or pets that are overweight, diabetic, have allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, or are on a restricted diet.

My favorite is the Bison Liver – hmm. We are giving away my favorite flavor, lamb liver and beef liver.

So now I have spoken, am going to mope in my box cos Mom is giving away my favorites although she explained to me that it’s important to share.

Have a great week with woof and love from the Boss, Layla


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(July 19, 2016)

Bean and Yoda would love lamb liver!

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(July 24, 2016)

Lamb liver sounds good...

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(July 19, 2016)

Bean and Yoda would love lamb liver!

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(July 15, 2016)

I bet my dog would like the lamb liver!

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(July 14, 2016)

My dog would love to try those treats! Bison liver sounds great.

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(July 14, 2016)

Thank you all for agreeing to Fireworks - we should organize a demonstration to say so, who woofs agrees :)
and and and yumm to Purebites treats :)

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(July 12, 2016)

Dex sez just say no to fireworks. We are so glad they are over. We love PureBites!

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(July 12, 2016)

That bison liver sounds tasty!

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(July 11, 2016)

I'm betting my kiddos would like the Bison just like you do! We're so glad its quiet again up here too! xoxox

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(July 11, 2016)

I think the dogs' favorite would be the Bison Liver too :)

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(July 9, 2016)

Thank you all for visiting and yes we are back to normal here driving Mom nuts,begging for treats BOL and the Bison is the bestest hmmmm
Have a wonderful Sunday with a woof from Layla

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(July 11, 2016)

Lamb liver sounds like something Bella would like

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(July 11, 2016)

Lamb liver sounds like something Bella would like

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(July 9, 2016)

Madam, auntie Betsy loves you!!!

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(July 8, 2016)

Bison liver - yum yum!

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(July 7, 2016)

These sound like yummy treats! We love freeze-dried meaty treats!

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(July 7, 2016)

I hope the fireworks did not bother you too much. Mom and Dad take me to look at them when they go to the park. I don't mind them at all and I love all the attention I get. Mom say's I'm a weird dog, but a fun one.

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(July 7, 2016)

These nummies look so good for the puppies

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(July 7, 2016)

Sweet little Layla, you're such a caring doggy for sharing your tasty sounding treats...and for a great cause too! And I love that your mom shares your blog. Maggie has a sensitive tummy so she is fed a special diet and treats recommended by her vet. Made mostly of fruits and chicken.
We're happy to hear you're both enjoying quiet time...the the fireworks and parades are over...Yay! Maggie sends you a 'paw up'...keep up the good work! ~Muah~

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(July 7, 2016)

Those bison Pure Bite treats sound delicious Layla! It's a good thing that we have been good little doggies!

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(July 7, 2016)

Thank you Layla for sharing your favorites. You're a lucky girl to get such wonderful treats.

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(July 7, 2016)

Thanks all and Layla will survive LOL without a few treats. We are back to normal here thank goodness as those fireworks were driving me nuts also. Good luck to all those that are entering for those yummy treats. Have a great day, Mom and Layla

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(July 7, 2016)

Layla is such a good -hearted girl to share her faves with others! Tashi shares with Kiki, but I know he's not always thrilled about it, lolol.

I'm all for the soundless fireworks and wish they would be quickly adopted by cities and suburbs here. If it were only for that 1 hour, but it never is...goes on for days :/

Nice giveaway, thanks!

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(July 7, 2016)

We're so glad the fireworks are done! Burning their money is a good way to put it! I hope Layla gets to see her boyfriend soon, it's so sweet that she has a bestie!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(July 7, 2016)

Oh, I have tried Pure Bites and they are delish. Maybe you can sneak them back when your mom looks away.

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(July 6, 2016)

Sounds like mom is giving away an extra box of treats, not necessarily your box! Our pups hated the fireworks, too!

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(July 6, 2016)

Truffle and Brulee used to eat the Pure Bites all the time, but I found they crumbled too easily and I was usually left with a bag of dust. The positive side of this is that I can use it as a topper on their food to encourage Brulee to eat.

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(July 7, 2016)

I do the same with the crumbs at the bottom, she loves it :)

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(July 7, 2016)

I do the same with the crumbs at the bottom, she loves it :)

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(July 6, 2016)

Mr. N likes Pure Bites too but I don't think he has tried the bison flavor. It's nice that you're sharing!

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(July 6, 2016)

my girls favorite is the bison and turkey breast. but they also like the lamb and beef.

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(July 6, 2016)

I'm glad the fireworks are over for you! Those sound like delicious treats to celebrate with!

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(July 6, 2016)

my 3 gals love Purebites, they love the freeze dried treats. so good for them, all natural.

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(July 6, 2016)

Layla! I'm glad you survived the fireworks. My mom said I snored through all of it. Lucky me, I felt refreshed in the morning.

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(July 6, 2016)

I'm so happy that the fireworks are over for you! They can sure cause a lot of pets and humans anxiety.
Best of luck on your giveaway!

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(July 6, 2016)

Glad we all survived the boomers! Good luck to your contest entrants!

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(July 6, 2016)

Judging from the amount of posts I read about fireworks, I'm beginning to think Americans set off a lot of fireworks... sure like things that go bang. I will try and enter the give away though not sure if I'm eligible.

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(July 6, 2016)

My dogs love cheddar flavor!! They also love any treat that comes in any seafood flavor-lobster, salmon, etc.

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(July 6, 2016)

Freeze Dried RAW treats would go over well in our household! These sound delicious and we haven't seen that brand around so they're now on our radar! Thank you!

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(July 6, 2016)

I am so glad that those scary fireworks are over as well. (fingers crossed that my neighbors don't have more stashed away for the weekend)

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(July 6, 2016)

How sad that mom is giving away your favorite treats, but I must say, how lucky for the recipient! It all comes full circle! Thanks for sharing!

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(July 10, 2016)

I'm sure Bowser would love all these...beef liver caught my eye

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(July 11, 2016)

Beef liver but I'm sure Blackie would be open to all of them.

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My biggest Nightmare of all (June 29, 2016)



Woof hello everyone,

I have been very busy with Mom, going on adventures and as Mom says spending quality time together. I wonder where we will go this weekend during the day only.

As you all know 4th of July is around the corner, I know it’s an important day in history BUT for me it’s one of my nightmare days. I don’t like fireworks. I hear that awful boom and I go and hide immediately. Mom is great cos she prepares a bed for me in the bathroom, a bowl of water and keeps the TV on so I feel safe plus she puts a t-shirt on me which makes me feel all snuggly. She also stays at home with me so am not alone. That is one night in the year where she does not expect me to go out late at night to pee.

Actually as Mom says all the lunatics are out and about throwing fireworks everywhere and it is dangerous so rather stay in the house.

We are also anti fireworks, as she explained to me it is like taking a match to paper money and burning it when that money could be used for so many other things like, helping rescues, feeding the poor and the list can go on and on and on. Some disagree with her but for once I agree, she is right.

So to all my fur friends I know how you feel and just remember you are not alone, we are all going through this stupid horrible human custom but we are blessed that we do have a safe warm cozy home and we are not alone. I pray for the strays that are alone in the streets, the ones in cages in the shelters and only wish we could all take one home and keep them safe too.

Please don’t forget this weekend the following:

01. Make sure your pet is wearing a collar and is microchipped
02. He or she is near you and on a leash if you are walking them
03. 4th of July is one of the holidays when a lot of pets get lost so it is important we share the rules with everyone else
04. BUT BOL I think one thing and the only good thing about this holiday is um err there is a BBQ so please make sure that the hungry humans give you BBQ treat too.

Please be safe, look after yourselves and enjoy your long weekend,
With a woof and love from Layla


July Pet Holidays are:
• All American Pet Photo Day - July 11
• National Pet Fire Safety Day - July 15
• National Craft for Your Local Shelters Day - July 21
• Mutt's Day - July 31

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(July 4, 2016)

Thanks for the great tips! Stay calmLayla it will be over soon!🐾🇱🇷

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(July 3, 2016)

Thanks for the great tips! Stay calmLayla it will be over soon!🐾🇱🇷

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(June 29, 2016)

Fireworks are not a favorite here either. I hope it's quiet(er) this year!

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(June 29, 2016)

I can't say that I am anti-fireworks, as I do love a bit of celebration! We had one dog who used to be scared by them, but I found out that once I started ignoring the fact that she was getting spooked, she stopped getting spooked. I always wondered if it was my nerves affecting her. There are so many ways people try to get their dogs over their fear of them! I wish there was some magic way to do it!

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(June 29, 2016)

People can shoot fireworks in neighborhoods in SC. We're a little worried because it's so dry here right now.

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(June 29, 2016)

Please stay safe and that is worrying

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(June 29, 2016)

We completely understand your fear Layla. My husband and I don't celebrate fireworks because we know that, if we're out, Henry is at home cowering under the bed. We would rather stay at home with Henry. These are great tips.

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(June 29, 2016)

Please give Henry a hug from us - I do not like them either

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(June 29, 2016)

My husky, Icy, hates fireworks too! Phoebe doesn't mind them at all, nothing really bothers her. It's amazing. We will stay indoors after dusk and leave the TV on LOUD. Hopefully she won't bolt & hide inside the closet!
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv them

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(June 29, 2016)

Awww poor baby, be safe - Layla so agrees

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(June 29, 2016)

Layla I hope there are not many fireworks to scare you this year. I have been fortunate with Miss Edie that she is not bothered, but I have had dogs in the past that didn't like the loud noises either. Stay close to your mom and be safe.

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(June 29, 2016)

Thanks and hopefully it wont be bad but unfortunately living in the city one always has the lunatics who just set them off wherever they feel like it

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(June 29, 2016)

Thanks and hopefully it wont be bad but unfortunately living in the city one always has the lunatics who just set them off wherever they feel like it

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(June 29, 2016)

Ruby doesn't mind the fireworks, but I don't like them. I also agree that the money could be used for more important things - which seems like a better of celebrating to me.

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(June 29, 2016)

Thanks for agreeing with me that it is a waste of money as not many do

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(June 29, 2016)

It's sad seeing all the lost dog alerts coming up in my FB newsfeed already from dogs being "spooked" away by fireworks... LEASHES and CONTROL are key!

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(June 29, 2016)

It makes me sick to see those lost signs on FB, people are warned about it and if you are pet owner you should take responsibility exactly like you do with kids.
And yes Leashes for definite

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(June 29, 2016)

So glad that your mom understands how you feel and keeps you safely at home. I don't know of many dogs who enjoy fireworks!

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(June 29, 2016)

I don't know many either and I just wish they would ban them and donate the money

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(June 30, 2016)

It makes me sad to think about all the pets and wildlife that are frightened by the fireworks. Early July is one of the busiest times at shelters because so many pets run away during fireworks.

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Summer has arrived (June 22, 2016)



Good Morning All,

Summer has arrived, that means Mom is off teaching for about 3 weeks, wow 3 weeks of Mom and Me time. I am so excited.

So I asked Mom what her plans are for us and she explained to me that we are going to go with the flow, each day taking it as it comes. I like that cos when it’s really hot we will obviously be indoors.

Then Mom told me that this coming weekend is Pride in San Francisco and it’s going to be chaotic, we always go to the Dyke March to join in all the fun – it’s not far from our house so if I get scared Mom can bring me home quickly. She does not take me to Pride as its too much chaos and people and really scary. Actually I said to Mom would rather stay at home. I personally don’t understand why people take their pets to these large scary events.

Our first adventure planned is to visit my sister’s Aunties in the East Bay next week that will be really exciting as I go on a bus and a train – am really excited for this as I get lots of hugs, cuddles and treats.

So as for going with the flow as you can see Mom has somethings organized but the rest is when we wake up we will decide. I am lucky that Mom makes sure I have fun with her. Although am happy just being at home with her and cuddling.

Summer also means heat, and oy vey my biggest fear, 4th of July Fireworks. Why do people do those awful bangs and waste all that money, they should donate all that money to Rescue Organizations and Shelters, it’s more important.

So that is our plans at the moment, we know many of you are on your way to Blog Paws, we wish we were there also but maybe next year. Be safe all and as we say in Hebrew: Go in Peace, Return in Peace. Have a wonderful time.

לך לשלום
לחזור בשלום

Now Mom is taking me to bathed grr as I did lots of rolling on the grass and she says I smell, I personally think I smell wonderful.

Happy Pride, Have a great week and we would love to hear your summer plans,

Woof with love from The Boss, Layla


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(July 7, 2016)

We aren't doing much this summer. We stay home because it's too HOT. From Memorial all thru the summer the crazy's shoot off fireworks. It den's scare the title chi's, they like to watch them from the backyard. Our poor Golden Abby tries to hide in our laps. She gets lots of hugs from Daddy and Mommy.
We love seeing all your posts and some days laugh with tears falling down our faces. Love you Layla and Mom!

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(June 29, 2016)

Thanks all for commenting, yup we are busy, I went to the Dyke March, went on a train ride to see my Aunties and Mom is trying to do something fun with me everyday. - have an awesome pawsome week :)

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(June 22, 2016)

Sounds like you are having a busy summer!

Ginger dog also is very scared of fireworks... So we understand why you do not like the Fourth of July. It is too bad that humans have to shoot off those noisy, scary things.

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(June 22, 2016)

Happy Pride. Kilo the Pug hates baths and fireworks and strangers. He is with you on staying home and donating to rescues. Have fun with your Mom S

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(June 22, 2016)

Now that sounds like a very fun time (except for the bath)! I'd like to join in your fun :)

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(June 22, 2016)

My summer so far has been super busy. I have been working a lot outside of the home and trying to get my carpets shampooed also-

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(June 22, 2016)

Enjoy your Mommy time! Sounds like you've got lots of fun planned!

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(June 22, 2016)

I hope you have a wonderful time with your mom while she's off. It sounds like you have some awesome plans. I know fireworks can be scary for some dogs but I hope the noise won't be too bad for you.

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(June 22, 2016)

We're planning on getting him drugs for fireworks this year. He hates them!

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(June 22, 2016)

Love the pride bandana! Happy Summer!

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Oink me the guinea pig – Give Away ending 22 June (June 16, 2016)




Good Morning All,

I decided to put a hold on my weekly blog this week as I am testing out the CatanDog’s Non Toxic Flea and Tick Preventative Disk, it has been on Layla for a month now and am really happy with it. Although I normally change her collars to match her harness which is the only setback, I could not be happier.

24/7 Protection Designed to provide permanent pet protection, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week , the CatanDog’s disc is chemical free, non-toxic and completely safe for cats and dogs of all weights and sizes, including sick, convalescent, pregnant and micro-chipped animals. It is also water resistant (including salt water) and unaffected by x-rays during veterinary examinations.
Effective for up to 2 years once attached, the disc’s bio-resonant field will be activated within 7 – 21 days (depending on the size and weight of the animal) and will remain effective for up to 2 years. If for any reason the disc is removed and reattached, a further period of 7 – 21 days should be allowed for the bio-resonant field to regenerate. After 2 years the disc should be replaced with a new, fully charged disc.

http://www.CatanDogs.us

I have taken Layla to dog parks (not our normal one) where she has rolled in everything BOL, and no bites which is amazing and that was one of my biggest issues, a roll and then a bite. Its magical LOL and made my life a lot easier.

Plus of course the price is great - $ 75.00 for two years that is a lot of saving on Flea meds.

So am reminding everyone that we giving one away to one lucky cat or dog, the link for the giveaway is below – good luck to those that enter plus we do have two for sale on our website also, all proceeds going to a rescue.
Have a great weekend everyone

With a Woof from

Layla

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(June 22, 2016)

This cute dog toy would be great for my son and daughter-in-laws new boarder collie puppy-

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(June 19, 2016)

My fur kids need this!

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(June 20, 2016)

No body needs fleas.....

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(June 18, 2016)

Thanks all for commenting and we hope you have all entered, it is both for cats and dogs, Good Luck with a woof from Layla

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(June 17, 2016)

This sounds like a great product!

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(June 16, 2016)

This would be a great solution for the flea problem! Thanks for the chance!

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(June 16, 2016)

I have two Shih Tzus and a Jack Russel Terrier.

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(June 16, 2016)

Thank you for the opportunity! With the 3 seniors in my house I have to be careful and I'll be following how "Boss" does!

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(June 16, 2016)

I have a little boston terrier and two kitties

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(June 18, 2016)

I have only 1 dog now but usually 2,

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(June 19, 2016)

I have 3 little doggies 1- Pom, 1- Yorkie & 1- Chi

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Weekend is over plus give away. (June 7, 2016)



Woof everyone,

Did you have a great weekend, I did and it was my last Sunday with the boys before they go away for three weeks. We all had a discussion last week and decided that every Sunday we going to try a new Dog Park of Beach so on Sunday off we went to the Alta Plaza Park. It’s a big park with lots to do and smell. Beautiful open spaces so that you can find a corner for yourself, plus there were lots of little dogs so I met some new friends and had some fun.

Mom always takes my bowl of food with me so that I can eat if I am hungry and grr that way I don’t fill up on treats BOL. So the photo on the blog this week is showing my pumpkin beard after gobbling the yummy meal. I was also spoiled by the boys as they gave me some cheese.

I have been turned into a guinea pig BOL and testing the CatanDog’s Non Toxic Flea and Tick Preventative and as Mom said what is the best place than a dog park as I love rolling in the smelly lawn and always am bitten by something. Well this time I did the rolling and guess what, no bites of any kind. That was an awesome feeling, I did itch a bit but that I am sure was my stupid allergies so was a happy camper over here.

So lets us tell you about this:

24/7 Protection Designed to provide permanent pet protection, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week , the CatanDog’s disc is chemical free, non-toxic and completely safe for cats and dogs of all weights and sizes, including sick, convalescent, pregnant and micro-chipped animals. It is also water resistant (including salt water) and unaffected by x-rays during veterinary examinations.
Effective for up to 2 years once attached, the disc’s bio-resonant field will be activated within 7 – 21 days (depending on the size and weight of the animal) and will remain effective for up to 2 years. If for any reason the disc is removed and reattached, a further period of 7 – 21 days should be allowed for the bio-resonant field to regenerate. After 2 years the disc should be replaced with a new, fully charged disc.

http://www.CatanDogs.us

I am happy to announce that we will be giving one away to one lucky cat or dog, the link for the giveaway is below – good luck to those that enter plus we do have two for sale on our website also, all proceeds going to a rescue.

Have a wonderful week with a woof from me,

Layla


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(June 22, 2016)

We have a black cat named Ozzy, and an orange and white long haired cat named Buddy, they are both rescues and both are crazy too-

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(June 21, 2016)

I have 3 small dogs, a cat and my kids have a rabbit and a tortoise.

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(June 20, 2016)

I have nine dogs and three birds so ticks are always a worry.

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(June 18, 2016)

Thanks all for commenting, this product is for both cats and dogs, good luck to all those that have entered with a woof from Layla

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(June 16, 2016)

I have a rescue pup named Lady Girl, 8 yrs old, black lab/border collie. I also have a puppy named Pookie, 10 wks old, pekapoo.

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(June 16, 2016)

I have one super awesome lab/pit mix. She is the only thing in my life that keeps me sane in a world full of insanity.

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(June 16, 2016)

I am in rescue & volunteer to train service/therapy dogs. I rescue mostly standard poodles. I also have a pack ( family) a toy ( 10), miniature (17), a cream standard male ( he's 7), & a 10 month old phantom male standard in my family pack. I also have a foster and 2 standards in rescue. I usually try to keep it to around 5 in my pack. LOL

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(June 15, 2016)

I have one pet. He is a Pappillon named Danny

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(June 15, 2016)

Only 1! he is a miniature schnauzer his name is Blue...

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(June 12, 2016)

I have 4 canine fur babies! 🐾❤️🐶🐾❤️🐶🐾❤️🐶

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(June 11, 2016)

I have five dogs currently. I had six up until a month and a half ago...had to put my 16 year old Chihuahua to sleep. :(

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(June 11, 2016)

I have 3 dogs 2 poodles and a Shih Tzu. My shih Tzu has allergies. We would love to win this for her

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(June 11, 2016)

Most of the vets in my area carry one particular brand of flea drops and I've had poor results. I also have a toddler and would prefer to try something non-toxic on the dog so the child isn't exposed.

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(June 11, 2016)

I have 2 dogs and lots of cats. I care for a feral colony and sell candles to support them. www.jewelryincandles.com/store/christynicole visit my store if you'd like to help. I'd really like to give these disks a try. Also wondering if putting it in the feral shelters would help those that I can't catch. Thanks.

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(June 9, 2016)

Sounds like an interesting idea. I'll be waiting to hear how it works.

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(June 9, 2016)

I have 7 wonderful furkids!

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(June 9, 2016)

Great product idea! I had those pesky little bugs!

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(June 9, 2016)

We had just heard of a similar product that protects dogs from fleas and ticks using their electronic energy. Such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing your post!

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(June 9, 2016)

Interesting. I've never seen this before. Let us know how it works!

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(June 8, 2016)

I had not heard of this disc but we use a similar one with a lot of success. Looks great.

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(June 8, 2016)

We have terrible problems with ticks and at one time, fleas (haven't seen those in a while, but it might be the preventative). Wish we didn't have to use the chemicals, but it's the only thing that kills them. This product looks promising, though. Glad you're having good results.

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(June 8, 2016)

This is one of the most interesting things we have seen in ages! Safe for all pets - perfect!

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(June 8, 2016)

We are always looking for non-toxic alternatives for flea & tick protection. Thankfully, we don't have much of a flea problem where I live but the ticks are out of control when we go hiking! I love that the discs are water resistant and last for two years! Thanks for introducing me to another new product!

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(June 8, 2016)

Such an interesting concept for flea prevention. We don't wear collars so we're not so sure it would help us. Plus, we don't go outside.

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(June 8, 2016)

I've always wondered how effective these discs are, because I don't like treating Rugby with chemicals. He really hates any chemicals that are dispensed into his coat, and the all natural spray I got scares him! I'm ready to try a collar or disc, and would love to be considered for the drawing!

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(June 8, 2016)

I love to roll in smelly stuff too! I couldn't tell what the product is for though, itchies or what, but I understand if people don't want to use chemicals on their pets. Love Dolly

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(June 8, 2016)

This sounds like a great option for those of us who are concerned about our pets having too much exposure to chemicals.

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(June 8, 2016)

I love a good pumpkin beard! Looks like it was a yummy treat. Glad you all had fun and kept protected!

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(June 8, 2016)

Thank you :)

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(June 7, 2016)

I have 3 French Bulldogs of my own & foster for rescue so sometimes we have a guest.

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(June 7, 2016)

I love Frenchies they are just adorable. Have you told your Rescue about our website ?

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(June 8, 2016)

This sounds like a great product!

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(June 8, 2016)

I am looking everything non toxic for her :)

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(June 8, 2016)

i have 3 miniature schnauzers girls, Evie, Tressa and Harley. i am very interested in this product since i do not like to use chemicals on my dogs and prefer homeopathic.

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(June 8, 2016)

I am doing the same, looking for all non toxic products :)

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(June 8, 2016)

This is interesting. I'm looking for natural products for my dog with lymphoma.

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(June 8, 2016)

very interested in trying this

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(June 8, 2016)

Sounds like a fun adventure and yummy treats. Great you have found natural protection. We hate ticks, fleas and mosquitoes.

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(June 8, 2016)

Sounds like you had a nice walk and snack! It's great there were little dogs for you to play with too.

Food, Allergies and testing a new product. (June 1, 2016)


Woof Good Morning All,

I am sure you by now all know how I have been dealing with Layla and her allergies and with researching, checking and testing, I think I have finally found some solutions so am going to share here as I feel by sharing hopefully it will help others.

There are so many foods out there today for dogs, both dry and wet, and what works for one does not always work for another. Bloggers share which I love, but wading through all the information is mind boggling and as a Mom to Layla I am sometimes overwhelmed. Facebook is full of ideas also and it seems like each time I think that something is going right someone puts up an article and the questioning starts all over again. So I have come to the conclusion to do what is best for us, not try any new products (Thanks to all the giveaways) but would rather be safe than sorry.

It’s been a week since I have given Layla any kind of antihistamine (WOW) and she is scratching less and less each day although with the hot weather coming up I am a bit concerned.

So through trial and error this is what I am doing:

01. I am feeding Layla Turkey mixed in with Pumpkin (I use the canned Fruitable pumpkin) as it has veggies/fruit plus ginger. Have been slowly adding gizzards and other internal organs and all is good. To find turkey is not that easy LOL as we are not near Thanksgiving.
02. I have been adding coconut oil to her food and all is good.
03. I have been adding Pro Biotics to her food also
04. Today am testing once again some fish oil to see how she reacts.

All this is working really well, she is sleeping through the night phew, she is so much full of energy again and just one happy little girl which means Mom is happy too.

I bought her a beef neck bone the other day to see how she reacts with beef and there was no scratching so I don’t think she is allergic to beef.

Kibbles – well this one has made me laugh as I have always kept a bowl out of kibbles for emergencies (I she is snacking on the kibbles – Taste of the Wild Salmon – with no food allergy reaction.

Treats - am keeping her dehydrated treats either turkey, lamb or bison and no problems there.
So the more I do the trial and error with Layla when it comes to food the more I think it’s just the environment.

Another thing I am testing with her is CatanDog’s Natural Flea & Tick Repellant which is a tag that you attach to your dog’s collar – When attached to your pet’s collar the continuous movement in proximity with the pet’s body generates, through the use of Scaler Waves, a bio-resonant field attuned to the animal’s metabolism. This in turn has the effect of repelling fleas, ticks, and other parasites. This tag lasts up to 2 years. I will be starting a giveaway for one next week, so keep your eyes on the blog for more news.

So that is what is happening in the Layla neighborhood.

Have a wonderful week,
with love and woofs from Layla

June Pet Holidays :
Adopt a Cat Month
Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
National Pet Preparedness Month
Social Pet working Month

Hug Your Cat Day - June 4
World Pet Memorial Day - June 9
National Dog Party Day - June 21
Take Your Dog to Work Day - June 24, 2016 (Friday after Father's Day which is on June 19, 2016)



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(July 12, 2016)

Mmm that bison flavor sounds tasty!

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(June 12, 2016)

I have 4 canine fur babies! 🐾🐶🐾🐶🐾🐶🐾

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(June 7, 2016)

I have a 5 month old miniature dachshund and a 9 year old calico cat.

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(June 6, 2016)

Morning All, thank you all for your input, comments and the time to read our blog, we will be starting our GiveAway this week which will be for either Dogs or Cats.
Have a great week,
Layla

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(June 1, 2016)

I'm glad that you are trying to figure out her allergies. That tag sounds like it could be pretty great, but I admit I didn't understand the science behind it. I'll be checking out the next post about it.

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(June 1, 2016)

I highly recommend Dr. Dodd's NutriScan at home saliva testing. It helped Dexter a lot. Good luck!

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(June 1, 2016)

So happy to hear that you're finding appropriate food for Layla's allergies.

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(June 1, 2016)

Looks as though you are narrowing the field on allergies. I like the catan tag I wonder if they would work for cats?

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(June 1, 2016)

The Catan tag works for cats also :)

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(June 1, 2016)

Kudos to you for trying so many different things! I hope that it all sticks and that Layla's itchiness disappears for good!

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(June 1, 2016)

Food allergies are the worst! My Sallie with seasonal allergies but so far we have not had to deal with the food ones. They are so hard to pin down!

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(June 1, 2016)

Food allergies are the worst! I had a pup who was very allergic to grain. Now i deal with seasonal allergies with my shepherd. Its a never ending story.

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(June 1, 2016)

Allergies are the worst! It's so hard to determine the cause and to treat the symptoms. Thanks so much for sharing what's been working for you. We may be following suit soon!

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(June 1, 2016)

Oh the frustrations of allergies! I hope Layla continues to sleep better and not scratch as much. This season can be very difficult for pets and pet parents.

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(June 1, 2016)

Its am nightmare but am praying its coming to an end. Everyone I know is moaning and complaining.

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(June 1, 2016)

Allergies are so frustrating for our dogs. Glad that you're finding something that helps.

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(June 1, 2016)

Thank you and yes the curse of allergies are a nightmare

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(June 2, 2016)

Allergies are terrible. I hope some of the things you're trying help.

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(June 1, 2016)

I have never owned a dog with allergies, and I can only imagine how overwhelming it must be to navigate those waters. Thanks for sharing what's working for Layla! I hope you've hit on the combination that keeps her itch free!!

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(June 2, 2016)

Allergies are such a nightmare. Luckily Kilo seems OK but my kids and I suffer and Beau had to change his diet.

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(June 3, 2016)

Thanks so much for joining our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. We love making new friends. We hope you'll come back often. Good luck wit the allergies. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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Bitching about itching and allergies (May 25, 2016)




Woof good morning everyone,

Since our post on our Facebook page on May 4th when everything seemed to be settling down, I was slowly getting to the bottom of all the issues and then oy vey.
May 4th Post

On May 14th Mom took me for my weekly bath, same shampoo, same everything but I came home and started scratching big time. Mom went to teach and when she came home I had a big hotspot on my back, she nearly had a heart attack. So she pulled out the Aloe Vera spray and sprayed it on. Opened the Dr. Pitcairn book and started reading again, the only thing she could work out as to what she had added to my food that day was some fish oil. So Mom decided no more fish oil BUT thanks to me licking the Aloe Vera, I got a tummy ache so for 5 nights Mom has not slept plus she is teaching double hours as all the kids are preparing for finals. If she is not making sure I am scratching, I am waking her up to go out so today am hiding in my box and giving Mom some down time as she is grumpy BOL. (I for once don’t blame her)

So what we are doing now, I have been reading a lot about this, have been also talking with our dog friends in the park and have heard that a lot of dogs are crazy scratching at the moment so we are all wondering if it’s something in the park. There are one or two that are not even going to the park at the moment because of it.

I have broken down and giving her for a couple of days antihistamine – Zyrtec (Not Steroids) just to relax her and her skin. I am also trying a Probiotic spray that one of the dog owners told me has helped his dog (a fluffy also) big time and of course keeping her on her diet with coconut oil and am praying it will settle. Also thank goodness the weather is damp and cool which keeps her calmer because the minute it gets hot she itches more.

It’s has been a long 11 days for us, Layla is bitching about the itching and I am joining in, I am keeping her off as many meds as possible as I am trying to build up her immune system not kill it. Her health comes first in my life (before mine) and therefore we doing baby steps with everything.

Yes there are the tests which will be our next move but I am more and more thinking it’s the environment and will have to see how to cope with it.

So to all the Fur Moms that are dealing with this, I feel for you, its fighting a battle that just never seems to end, but as Mom says as long as I am eating and drinking she is going to fight this battle so my life will be a less itchy one again.

Thank you for listening to our moan and now am going back to my box.

Have a safe and great week,
Woof with love, Layla



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(May 26, 2016)

Oh Layla you poor thing! I hope Mom & thedoctor can figure out what's making you so miserable & solve it quickly!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(May 26, 2016)

Bean suffers from allergies too and it's really hard to see her uncomfortable and not know what the best solution is! We've been pretty successful with Apoquil and occasional Benadryl along with baths and regularly washing her bedding!

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(May 25, 2016)

Allergies are not fun to deal with for people or pets!

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(May 25, 2016)

Our cats (some of them) have an extrene flea allergy which is sofun. You have our sympathies.

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(May 25, 2016)

Did you try a cone so she can't scratch herself and make it worse?

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(May 25, 2016)

I did and she popped the donut one and chewed the other, I put a t-shirt on her at night which helps a bit

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(May 25, 2016)

So sorry to hear about Layla's issues this week. My mom's dog has allergy problems with his skin.

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(May 25, 2016)

Allergies are bad here as well. It's never any fun...sooo annoying!

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(May 25, 2016)

Aw I'm sorry! Allergies are no fun that's for sure. My pup Kit has both seasonal and food allergies and it's not always an easy thing to deal with. Luckily we know what foods bother him so we can just avoid them, but his seasonal allergies usually flair up in the spring/summer and when those get bad there's not much we can do other than keep him clean and give meds if he gets too uncomfortable.

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(May 25, 2016)

Oh you poor thing! Our Sallie has these troubles too and yes hot spots can pop up and get huge in only hours!!! We do frequent baths with oatmeal and aloe vera shampoo, take coconut oil, and when things are really bad - Benedryl. So far, the past couple of years the routine has seemed to help!

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(May 25, 2016)

Allergies are bad here too. I am bathing the boys more often and keeping them sprayed with herbal spray when they go outside.

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(May 25, 2016)

Sounds rough, hope you find some relief soon!

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(May 25, 2016)

Allergies are awful. My smallest dog suffers from food allergies and also seasonal allergy. I sort of dread summer because of her allergies. I hope you are able to get Layla's under control soon.

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(May 25, 2016)

Allergies are the worst, my german shepherd has seasonal allergies to Bermuda grass is always a on going struggle to help sooth them during the summer.

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(May 25, 2016)

Oh you poor thing! Allergy season is starting for us too (human and dog). What my humom does for me when I get all itchy and scratchy is bath me often. We have some special shampoo from the vet that eases my skin and makes me feel better. When the pollen is at its peak, I am bathed at least once a week and occasionally I take Benadryl. I hope you feel better soon. Pugs and Kisses Miss Edie

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(May 25, 2016)

Sorry to hear about the itching! We've had some of that going on here too. It's that time of year I suppose! Hope it clears up soon.

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(May 25, 2016)

Thanks and hope it ends for you too

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(May 25, 2016)

Allergy season is AWFUL this year... for both the dogs and humans.

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(May 25, 2016)

They are so so awful and its funny cos I more worry about Layla than me

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(May 25, 2016)

I hope that Layla feels better soon! Those hotspots can be such a pain. It is hard to keep anything on a pet's skin to help it heal. Prayers and purrs headed your way!
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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(May 25, 2016)

I hope now all goes better!

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(May 25, 2016)

Ugh, I know the feeling. Poor Atka's allergies have been terrible this year! Thankfully, we seem to (finally) have it under control, but the poor guy was super uncomfortable for awhile.

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(May 30, 2016)

Oh, no, allergies are the pits! Hope you feel better soon! And thanks for joining in our Friday blog hop!

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Being a Blogger - why do I blog? (don’t forget the giveaway) (May 18, 2016)

Click here to contact Paul

Woof hello all my fur friends and human friends,

We are late with our blog this week as Mom was doing a lot of thinking (yes she does that sometimes), BOL. One of the subjects that we discussed on Sunday, our day of blog discussion was why Mom is writing the blog.

There are many reasons but I think the most important one was to share my life with everyone, as being a rescue I have come a long way to where I am today and hopefully my stories, anecdotes, etc will help others think about rescuing.

Blogging. Mom thought about this for a long time before she started, she was watching other bloggers, getting to understand the blogging life, and I think more of anything she was afraid she would not be able to keep it up. But here we are nearly a year into blogging and we are still plodding along, learning and finding our feet in the blogging world.

It was also finding someone to help us set up our blog on our website and Mom came up with the brilliant idea talking to Paul, our web designer. He was great when he did the site, understanding, reasonable, replied to all emails and questions, and in a nutshell we could not ask for a better person PLUS most of all he is an animal lover. So it’s all thanks to Paul that Layla’s Woof exists.

The reason for us telling you about him is that if anyone is looking for someone amazing to help, he is the person. His link is here with all of his info.

What I have found out about blogging, is that people take the time to read, comment, laugh and share and in a funny way our blog friends become like family to us, it is so much more personal than Facebook etc. Does anyone else feel that way, I love the social media, but I personally feel that something is missing and as the sites become bigger, the posts get lost and time is wasted looking for pages that you were following. That is why I am keeping away from all other social media sites excluding the ones that I have been on for ages like Facebook. Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

So I want to thank everyone for following us on our journey, thank Paul for being so patient with us, and welcome to all our new followers.

Don’t forget our give away is still ongoing on our Facebook page.

Have a great week,
Woof from Layla and Me


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(May 23, 2016)

Thanks for sharing Layla's journey with us, she is a special little fur lady! I often think about the reasons I blog and about the wonderful community of pet loving people I've come to know because of it (you included!). It's a great forum to share and to educate each other about all things pet and about important animal welfare concerns.
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(May 22, 2016)

Woof this is Layla and we want to thank all of you for visiting us, commenting and sharing, we do feel like our blogging family is growing and one day we will be able to come to the Blog Paws Convention and meet all of you personally, with love from Me and Layla

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(May 22, 2016)

Woof this is Layla and we want to thank all of you for visiting us, commenting and sharing, we do feel like our blogging family is growing and one day we will be able to come to the Blog Paws Convention and meet all of you personally, with love from Me and Layla

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(May 22, 2016)

Love you two!! Been a long bad week with today being rough too. Was nice to come in and find you had tagged me!

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(May 22, 2016)

I, too, love blogging! As a career writer, I love the personal outlet it is to connect with other pet parents. It's a real community. I also really enjoy social media, epsecially our FiveSibes Facebook page and Twitter, but there's always something special about blogging and the support for each other and the connections we make.

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(May 21, 2016)

I wish I had the dedication to blogging on a regular basis. I do enjoy reading other's blogs, though.

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(May 21, 2016)

We started the site and blog to support the TV show and then decided to keep it up.

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(May 20, 2016)

I originally started my pet blog for a place to post our doggie adventures and talk about my dogs. I talk so much about my dogs, I felt that I was annoying all who would listen LOL. Anyway, it has been a fun adventure that has evolved into other things. I am so glad to have met friends like you along the way!

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(May 20, 2016)

I always joke that I started my blog so that I'd have a place to talk about my pets as much as I want without having to annoying my friends and family 24/7. That didn't exactly work out, though, because now I blog about my pets but still talk about them all the time too!

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(May 20, 2016)

Blogging connects us with new people and we enjoy making new friends!

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(May 20, 2016)

Paul sounds like a great human! We like blogging because of all the animal lovers we've met!

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(May 20, 2016)

That's wonderful that Paul is an animal lover! Blogging is definitely a journey and I'm glad you're enjoying it.

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(May 20, 2016)

Thanks and yes I am loving it more each week :) Have a great weekend

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(May 20, 2016)

Thanks and yes I am loving it more each week :) Have a great weekend

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(May 21, 2016)

I orgiginally started blogging to inform cat owners about cat health/behavior topics. While that mission continues, my blog has evolved over the years into what it is today. And yes, our blogging friends are definitely part of our family, too!

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(May 22, 2016)

Funny what has impacted each of us to start blogging. Nice post, well written.

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(May 22, 2016)

Sometimes identifying the "why" is the hardest thing to do! I'm so glad that you have and that it has helped you to continue moving forward! Cheers to another year filled with blogging adventures!

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(May 23, 2016)

I started blogging as a mini-fundraiser for my local shelter. I didn't think I would maintain it very long, but then I made so many friends and found such a wonderful community that I kept going.

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(May 24, 2016)

3 cheers for bloggers!

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My Pet Peeve is baths.... (May 9, 2016)



Woof to all my fur friends and parents.

There are many things I don’t like but my number one pet peeve is baths. I hate getting wet, I think it’s unfair that Mom makes me do it and although I smell pretty and clean afterwards I think it’s something that should be stopped.

Because we live in a small apartment Mom bathes me at the Pet Store around the corner where they have a bathing area. So to make Moms life difficult BOL I will not walk in there, I put the brakes on with my paws and she has two options, either carry me or wheel me in. That is my way of saying no thank you. So Mom puts me in the shopping cart and wheels me in to the store, yes I am a stubborn Diva.

The best part though of being bathed in the store is that I get to choose a treat that is the deal.

When Mom bathes me in the house BOL, my payback is to make sure the entire apartment is soaked so she has lots of cleaning up to do, I love being the Boss.
So today while we discussing bathing we are going to tell you about the amazing products Mom uses on me. Their shampoos, or any other grooming products are awesome pawsome and a must in the house.

earthbath :

From the beginning, earthbath has been developed and manufactured in California with only the safest, finest ingredients from nature. From humble roots and a local following–based on the principles of purity and efficacy–earthbath has grown from four shampoos to a comprehensive line of totally natural shampoos, wipes, spritzes, and grooming foams that are sold and used by conscientious animal lovers across the nation and around the world.

earthbath have a genuine love for pets and concern for the environment. These passions are at the heart of everything we do, from the thought we put into our products

http://www.Earthbath.com

So we have got together with earthbath and are having a giveaway for a shampoo, conditioner and wipes so you can pamper your dog with their fabulous products.
To enter, all you have to do and its easy, is go to the Auction4PetSupplies Facebook page, and enter with the Rafflecopter App.

Now that I have moaned about bathing, cannot wait to hear what you feel about being bathed, have a wonderful week,

Woof with love from Layla

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(May 18, 2016)

Love earthbath products

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(May 20, 2016)

They are great

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(May 17, 2016)

These products sound amazing!

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(May 18, 2016)

They are amazing

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(May 17, 2016)

Layla here, woofing thank you all for visiting our blog and discussing eww bathing woof

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(May 15, 2016)

Kilo the Pug hates baths too. He doesn't seem to need one too often and I use my big bath for him. He runs around the house shaking dry and rubbing.

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(May 16, 2016)

BOL Layla runs around also

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(May 14, 2016)

My youngest Boston, Cain, loves to get pretty! My other two tolerate it, but don't like it.

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(May 13, 2016)

They don't mind the bath so much as the getting out! They run like maniacs around the house after a bath!

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(May 17, 2016)

BOL

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(May 12, 2016)

My girls are pretty good about taking baths...luckily! I'd love to try these natural products from earthbath! Thanks for the chance!

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(May 11, 2016)

Earthbath products sound great! I bath the dogs at home and they don't like it much either :) But they do love drying off and doing zoomies after it's over!

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(May 11, 2016)

Mr. N fits in the sink so we bathe him there.

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(May 11, 2016)

We have two that enjoy baths, and two that don't

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(May 11, 2016)

We don't like baths either, but we're cats!

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(May 11, 2016)

We love earthbath!! We've used their products a number of times throughout our 15 years of having fuzzy ones!

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(May 11, 2016)

Lucky us! The only baths we get are the ones we give ourselves. :)

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(May 11, 2016)

i have 3 girls and they all hate baths. they see me taking out the bath and grooming supplies and run and hide. i have to tie them in the wash tub or they will jump out. would love to try some earthbath conditioner, shampoo and wipes. the wipes are great to travel with in the car.

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(May 11, 2016)

My dogs don't mind getting their baths very much. This sounds like a great shampoo for them, I'll have to check it out.

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(May 11, 2016)

I can't say the word "bath" around Edie lol
The thing is, once she's in the tub, she enjoys it and I think she feels so much better after having one. Thank goodness she's small enough that I can bath her in my laundry tub at home.

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(May 11, 2016)

We love Earthbath products!

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(May 11, 2016)

My Coco hates baths too. I give her one every 2 weeks and she will try to hide in the house when she sees I am preparing everything for her bath. And when she goes for a grooming she does the same thing as you. She puts the brakes on and will not walk into the store either. Any other place she'll run into but the groomers she hits the brakes! Would love to try these products on her.

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(May 11, 2016)

Magic loves getting messy so a terrific bath product is a must. I'll check it out!

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(May 11, 2016)

We would love to try these bath products. With several itchy allergic dogs, I think these would be awesome!

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(May 10, 2016)

I can understand that you do not like getting a bath. The Farm cats don't like them either. Good job shaking out all of that water - revenge is sweet, isn't it? Hahahaha

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(May 10, 2016)

Woof its me Layla, Mom loves the products as they smell good and the Mango wipes are pawsome especially when I have rolled in something stinky in the park :) Thanks all for your comments and good luck with the Give Away

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(May 10, 2016)

Woof its me Layla, Mom loves the products as they smell good and the Mango wipes are pawsome especially when I have rolled in something stinky in the park :) Thanks all for your comments and good luck with the Give Away

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(May 10, 2016)

Sounds amazing I have a shih Tzu with skin issues. I would love to win this. Would be a great way to try before buying

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(May 10, 2016)

Layla: I love that you now smell as sweet as you are with a nice bath. Baths may not be the most fun, but it is so worth it for our noses.

Love you and your mom

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(May 10, 2016)

My Great Dane has sensitive skin. This looks like an amazing product

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(May 10, 2016)

I am all for a good, healthy, natural shampoo for my pups~~

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(May 10, 2016)

I am all for a good, healthy, natural shampoo for my pups~~

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(May 10, 2016)

Ive got 4 little scruff muffins at home. Your products look AMAZING - can't wait to try them all!!! <3

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(May 10, 2016)

Ive got 4 little scruff muffins at home. Your products look AMAZING - can't wait to try them all!!! <3

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(May 10, 2016)

This looks like something that my furbabies would love to have use on them will have to get some when can afford some for them....It looks great

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(May 10, 2016)

This looks amazing! I'll need to get some so I can try it out!

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(May 9, 2016)

I have a few that put the brakes on for baths too. Anyway, we LOVE shampoos with oatmeal! It works amazing for the itchy skin some of my pups have!

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(May 9, 2016)

I absolutely love the Earthbath wipes! We've never tried the shampoos but if they are of the same quality as the wipes, I know we'll love them!

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(May 16, 2016)

I think I have the only dog who loves baths! He even wags when the water is running!

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Its Give Away Time ............ (April 22, 2016)



In our blog of March 15 we discussed the harness story with Layla and how she only walks with Hug-A-Dog Harness. So to start the summer we have got together with them and are offering a Hug-A-Dog Harness as a Give Away.

http://dachshunddelights.com/

One of the great things I love about this harness is that you can customize its color and mesh plus they make it according to your pet’s measurements. (this harness is for dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets)

The Raffle Copter widget for this give away is on our Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/Auction4PetSupplies/

Please tell us here what pet you have who will wear the harness ?

Good Luck


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(May 6, 2016)

Your mom sounds pretty terrific. Happy Mom's Day to her! And thanks for joining in our Flashback Friday Blog Hop!

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(May 2, 2016)

Thanks all for entering, the lucky winner has been announced on our Facebook page and we will have more Give Aways in the future - have a great week

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Standing up for freedom (January 18, 2016)



Morning Everyone,

Last night Mom and I discussed the meaning of Freedom, how important it is for everyone and how we must carry on speaking out for those that are not as lucky as us. She also explained to me who Martin Luther King Jr. was and how by him speaking out it opened the doors for so many.

Mom also told me that today is the 18th - and in Hebrew the number 18 means life
which I thought very interesting because of today being Martin Luther King Jr. day.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -Martin Luther King Jr.

This quote means a lot to us for so many reasons :

01. We must not be silent when it comes to all the animals suffering from abuse – their suffering is something we have to talk about, be their voice and push for better laws to save them, plus of course punish those that do this terrible crime.

02. We must not be silent when it comes to children who are suffering from abuse or hunger, they do not have the tools to speak out the way us humans do and it’s our duty as adults to stand up for them and protect them.

03. We must not be silent when it comes to all people all over the world that are suffering, whether it’s Domestic Violence, Religion, Gender or Culture, they are all people with feelings and should not be in a position where they have to keep quiet and not be able to live a normal life being themselves.

So I am learning every day from my Mom who is quite smart, don’t tell her though, and I think that if we all keep talking, discussing, and barking about it changes will come, nothing comes easy and when we all come together and fight it will make the world a better safer happier place for all.

I am now going to finish off my wish list for my Gotcha Day next week, plus finish off all what is going to be part of the Give Away as Mom says I have enough BOL and time to share my Gotcha Day by doing a Giveaway so that someone else can be lucky and win something from us.

Be Safe everyone, stay warm and please make sure everyone is indoors in the cold weather.

Woof with love, Layla


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(February 3, 2016)

Susan thank you for sharing and you are so right, that smile is worth a million dollars

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(February 3, 2016)

I am the proud Mom of 2 rescued female cats - I have a white Turkish Angora named "Ivory" and a rescued female kitten at 5 weeks called "Isoki". I am so happy that I could put a smile on both their faces.

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(February 2, 2016)

Thank you all for your kind words and we hope you are all joining in the fun with our Give Away on our Facebook page, the button you can find on the home page of our site. Woof

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(February 2, 2016)

Thank you Tina for liking our site, and how fantastic that you are the proud Mom of two rescue dogs wooof

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(February 2, 2016)

Thank you Kathy for your kind words :) woof

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(February 1, 2016)

I have two rescue dogs, a Pit Bull named Jojo and a Rottweiler named Zeus!

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(February 1, 2016)

Wow, I love this site!

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(January 27, 2016)

Woof

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(January 26, 2016)

Layla, you lucky lucky pup. Wishing you many years of happiness and love.

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(January 23, 2016)

Woof Good Morning, Thank you ML, Linda and Elaine for your input, it makes us feel good when we hear others thoughts, Be Safe in the cold weather, woof with love from Layla

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(January 23, 2016)

You are helping others and making a difference. ♥

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(January 21, 2016)

A wonderful post! Thanks for sharing your very heartfelt thoughts. :)

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(January 21, 2016)

We must never take freedom for granted.

We are finally warming up a bit here. The dogs got to spend time outside today. A little break from cabin fever.

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(January 19, 2016)

Arlene, Cathy, Jennifer, MK, Sweet Purrfections, thank you so much for reading our blog, sharing your thoughts and quotes, we so appreciate them, G-d Bless you all with a woof from Layla

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(January 19, 2016)

Layla, your Mom is a pretty smart lady! Happy Gotcha Day, love!

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(January 19, 2016)

What a great article. You are so right that we need to speak out for those who can't for themselves. I love how you expanded upon the quote from Martin Luther King Jr. in this article.

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(January 19, 2016)

This is one of my favorite quotes and fits perfectly with your post. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." ~ Edmund Burke

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(January 19, 2016)

Freedom should be cherished and not taken for granted.

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(January 18, 2016)

Such an inspiring blog. You demonstrate the importance of being the voice for so many voiceless beings in this world!
Sweet Layla and mom, you are such wonderful inspiration to me and no doubt, to all who read your wonderful blog.
Thank you for sharing with me, I love you both..xxxxxx

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Happy Howlidays (December 22, 2015)



Happy Howlidays

Good Afternoon all my furry friends,

Mom was not feeling well yesterday so she did not finish my weekly woof, I am not happy with her but decided to forgive her as she is my slave and I need her to clean up after me, BOL.

Last night while we were cuddling we discussed Christmas that although I don’t celebrate being Jewish Mom wanted me to understand it, and she whispered she will give me something special this week too as she does not want me to feel left out and believes in diversity.

During the discussion Mom told me how people adopt new pets for their families, and then a month or so afterwards dump them in shelters with a million excuses. I was shocked to hear that as how can people be so cruel by doing that, it’s just not fair to all of us. What did we do to deserve this ? I lay in bed last night thinking about it and asked Mom this morning if we could do the same with humans ?

Mom ‘s reply was she only wished we could put people in cages to see how it feels, I think that is a brilliant idea. What do you think !!!!
I pray that this year a miracle will happen and that all those pet presents stay in their homes, I know it’s a long shot but I have to pray for that as it makes me feel better as I am a Rescue also.

On this note I would love to know how you celebrate your Christmas, do you have a stocking and get special gifts, please share as it makes me happy to know that I have fur friends who are spoilt and loved the way I am.

Happy Howlidays every one, have a wonderful time with your families and please if you can, please say a small prayer for all those that have less than us, that are in shelters and that Santa will listen and help everyone.

Woof and hugs
Layla



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(December 26, 2015)

Brown Dawgs did you get everything from Santa ?

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(December 24, 2015)

Brown dawgs are waiting for Santa to bring them some treats. :) They are spoiled for sure.

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Me and My Friends (December 14, 2015)



Good Morning EveryPawdy,

Phew Hanukkah is over and now Mom says she can relax a bit and not have to cook BOL, shhh don�t remind her that she cooks my food.

Every afternoon Mom takes me to the park so that I can meet up with my friends and we can all hang out and chat. On Friday I was hanging out in the park with Storm and Dash discussing our humans and how much we control them

The story goes like this, they stand in the park chatting and discussing issues while we hanging out or playing, my favorite past time there is BOL barking at the Bulldogs, Storm loves barking at anyone jogging and then Dash joins in. Now the humans think that if we listen to them and stop barking they reward us with a treat but what they don�t realize BOL is that we do it on purpose just for the treats. We have them very well trained, what do you think ?

So now that I have shared my secret and how to wrap your human around your paw let�s hear what you all do.

Have a wonderful week with lots of treats and love

Layla

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(January 11, 2016)

How adorable are they?! People watching pups - love it.

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(December 20, 2015)

That is exactly what friends are for....to conspire with and come up with plans to get more treats...good job!
Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

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(December 18, 2015)

Happy Holidays my friend!

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(December 17, 2015)

Smart pups! Belated Happy Holidays to you.

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(December 17, 2015)

Woof Lana, Jason, Gail, Carol, Jan and Groovy Goldendoodles and Roberta, thank you so much for popping in and Layla cannot wait to tell her friends about all of you. As we are in a jolly mood here we are sending all of you a little surprise - please email us your address. Woof woof woof from the Boss xxx

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(December 16, 2015)

so that's what your plan is... good plan!
LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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(December 16, 2015)

I did not realize you had a blog Layla. Wait till I tell Glenny and Tara about it. They will be so excited. BTW....my pups have me wrapped around their paws too. I can't eat anything without those four sad eyes staring me down....meaning they get the last two bites of everything I eat....as long as it is good for them!! Hugs and love. ❤️🐾🐾❤️

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(December 16, 2015)

I think we should vote on where we go next...

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(December 16, 2015)

Well, Layla is very right. I will share what Caleigh and Sadie do to control me. When I let them outside to run around the back yard aka to chase a squirrel, they come back to the door and bark. When I open the door they stand there on the patio staring at me. I close the door and come back a moment later. Same thing. Next time I come to the door I bring a favorite treat. Guess what? They come running in! They know how to play mama!

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(December 16, 2015)

Happy Holidays Layla and friends

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It's Hanukkah (December 7, 2015)



Happy Hanukkah all my friends,

So Mom was explaining to me all about Hanukkah but the best part I loved BOL is that we eat special foods, yum, and that we light the candles every night for eight days. Because I am a dog and not a kid Mom said I cannot have the chocolate geld or any of the human food, grrr, maybe some of the brisket but that is all. I started moping cos I want a latke also so Mom did some research, I have her well trained BOL and she found a couple of recipes which she adapted for me because of my allergies,

Laylas Latkes
6 sweet potatoes (peeled and grated)
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions : Preheat oven to 400F degrees. In a large bowl, toss together the sweet potatoes, honey, olive oil.. Transfer to a medium cast iron frying pan. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Stir the potatoes to expose the pieces from the bottom of the pan. Bake for another 20 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender and caramelized on the outside.

So I am looking forward to tasting her creation BOL and then will let you know how it goes. If anyone wants to add some ideas to it that would be pawsome.
I also need to remind you that you must all be careful of the Hanukkah candles when they are alight.

On this note I am not retiring back to my box for my after walk morning sleep as my job is done here BOL.

Stay warm and dry everyone, and dont forget there is two more days for our give away on our Facebook page.

Woof with love from
Layla





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Mom explains December Holidays to me. (November 30, 2015)



Woof everyone,

I am sitting here listening to Mom explain to me all about the upcoming holidays as Thanksgiving is over phew too much Turkey BOL, Mom spoilt me of course with some in my food.

If anyone worries, dont, cause Mom washes the turkey under the faucet to make sure there are no spices of any kind so I dont itch BOL. Who else gets washed turkey ? Thank goodness she does not put it in the washing machine.

So as I sit here listening to Mom about the Holidays she explained to me that as I am a Jewish pup we celebrate Hanukkah. Its an eight day holiday, lighting a candle every evening and then we eat latkes and donuts. Hmm I heard food so am wondering if all you hoomans do is eat holidays ! So Mom told me that she promised to make me doggy latkes, why cant I have hers so explained because of the spices, I suppose why should I complain if she wants to do double work.

Mom explained that there is also Christmas, so I asked her if we also eat at that one, she laughed and said yes but Jewish people dont celebrate it although she did promise me a Christmas present.

So am sitting here at this moment and have come to the decision that I like December as its all about food and gifts woof.

Am now going off here to sleep and dream about December, chat laters and please tell me what Holiday you celebrate and how.

Have an awesome paw some week with love from Layla

PS. Very important notice and that is our Give Away is still on so catch it while you can, you can find all the info on our Facebook Page under Giveaways




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(December 1, 2015)

We so agree holidays are fun :)

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(November 30, 2015)

Aren't holidays great?!

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What am I thankful for (November 23, 2015)



Good Morning Fur Friends,

Mom has been explaining to me all about Thanksgiving, that yes its about yummy food BOL but there is more to it and she told me to think very carefully what I am thankful for.

That was easy peasy cos I think what I am really thankful for is Mom rescuing me from that awful Carlson Shelter. Some of you know my story but am gonna tell you again, when my sister whom I never met passed away Mommy wanted to adopt a new fur baby so she started searching. She could not find a fluffy in San Francisco and was very sad. Then Uncle Mike said he was going to LA for a five days and if Mom found a baby online from there he would fetch and bring him/her home. So Mommy sat on all the websites looking, saw me sitting in the cage all dirty and matted, she emailed Uncle Mike, he told his friend my now godmother Cindy who does rescues, Cindy went to fetch me, called from the shelter telling Mom that she had a fluffy mess on her lap licking her, Mom said thats all I want to hear so bring her home to me. The next day Uncle Mike delivered me to Mom, who called me Layla which is Hebrew for Night as I arrived at night.

Because of my licking I wear a tag saying If you can read this I will lick you BOL, from pound to princess.

Mom told me she is thankful for many things but the most important is having my sister RIP in her life, her freedom from the awful Domestic Violence relationship and of course having me in her life.

So now that I have shared with you, what are you thankful for?
Would love to hear from you.

Happy Thanksgiving every one and please remember that there are foods that are poison to us that those hoomans eat : Turkey skins, Stuffing and gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Turkey bones, Walnuts and Macadamia nuts, and many other goodies.

And OH OH before I forget our Thank you Give Away of a cute paw towel and personalized tote bag on our Facebook page : http://gvwy.io/1oyjw4

With love and licks from
Layla

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(November 30, 2015)

Woof

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(June 14, 2016)

I have one pet who'd love to be bugless.

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Thank you with a Give Away. (November 16, 2015)



Woof good morning everyone,

After having a woofing discussion with Mom, my slave, I have decided to do a Give Away to thank everyone for following us on Twitter, Facebook and my new blog.

We woofed together as to what it should be and I, the smarty pants decided that it should be cute paw towels as its winter and we always need them. The paws are beautifully embroidered by our friend Jullee Ellison.

We have joined with www.totetails.com who make awesome customized tote bags which means towels for you and a cute tote bag for Mom. Mom has one of these tote bags and loves it as its great for days in the park and shopping.

So we want to thank you for following us, pop over to our Facebook page and let the fun begin,

https://www.facebook.com/Auction4PetSupplies/

Good Luck and woof from the Boss,
Layla

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(December 14, 2015)

Christine even saving from a breeder in my eyes is rescuing a dog from a lousy life, thank you

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(November 17, 2015)

Woof thanks all for letting me know about the Pinterest, Mom is blonde and makes mistakes and I lectured her this morning about it, she is working on fixing it at this moment, growling, what she do without me BOL

Love Layla

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(November 17, 2015)

The pinterest pins are not working.

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(November 17, 2015)

I have rescued one pup from a shelter. Her name is Lady Girl. I just adopted another and her name is Pookie.

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(November 17, 2015)

We received Bentley from a friend who could not keep him when he was just a puppy. Also, the Pinterest "pins" on the entry form are not working. : (

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(November 16, 2015)

Thank you for the Give Away :)

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(November 16, 2015)

Saw you on Mischief Monday. Good luck with your blog, but we aren't on FB.

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(November 16, 2015)

Phooey...we are not on Facebook. But now we know about your site. Yippee. Thanks for joining our blog hop. We love making new friends. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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When it rains it pours (November 9, 2015)



Happy Monday everyone,

What can I woof and complain about BOL, the rain. I hate it as it wets my paws and I dont like shloshing around wet although Mom keeps telling me we need the rain.

How do I know its raining, cos Mom tries catching me BOL with my raincoat, and when I see that I hide in my box , one place she cannot get to so I lie there wagging my tail while she tries bribing me with treats to come out, but I am not stupid and know exactly what she is trying to do. I only give in is because I have to go out to potty but I have my way of punishing her BOL.

When we come back inside, towels are waiting for me but my favorite is running into the house, and rolling all wet all over Moms bed so the blankets are all soggy, then I wag my tail, eat my treat while Mom dries me off and then has to dry off the bed. Shrugging payback is a .

Now I have moaned, told you my payback secret I am off to check out the website and who is listing or bidding so that we can also help the rescue organizations.

Stay warm and dry everyone with a woof from me, the Boss



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(December 14, 2015)

Jackie thank you for giving Riley a wonderful life and sharing your story with love from Layla

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(December 10, 2015)

I have not rescued an animal myself from a shelter but we did take an almost 6 mo. old Cocker Spaniel from a friend that had to rehome him.He was the love of our lives for almost 11 years.We lost him to a cancer in April 2013.Riley will always remain in my heart.

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(November 23, 2015)

Laura Rescues are the best and my parents used to rescue also and remember all the pets in my past.

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(November 22, 2015)

I grew up in a house that rescued pets, We rescued our Chihuahua mix Ariel , I could not imagine life with out her

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(November 17, 2015)

Denise phew that Layla has not started doing that yet BOL

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(November 16, 2015)

BOL! I rub my wet self all over our furniture as well! It's payback for raining potty breaks and baths!!

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(November 13, 2015)

Oh Layla - I only know one dog who really likes the rain. And that's my very own Jaxson. He loves it, the harder it falls and the more puddles the better! #sillydoodle

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(November 10, 2015)

O Layla you are so precious my little darling

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(November 10, 2015)

may you and your mom have much success for your organization for the
furbabies have a lovely day, woof back

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(November 10, 2015)

Auntie Betsy, Millie and Bailey thank you for commenting, I have Mom wrapped around my paw BOL but it sometimes does not work so payment is loads of treats - sending lots of woofs from Layla

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(November 10, 2015)

layla, its good to know that you have trained your mom so well. remember to keep using a sad look to get even more treats.

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(November 9, 2015)

Sorry about the rain. Not big fans of it here.

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(November 9, 2015)

Da best way to train your Mom is to ignore what she says and do what you want.

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Halloween is over and the Rain has started (November 2, 2015)



Woof everyone,

I have been very busy the past two weeks with Mom taking me to Halloween events and I am tired and need to relax this week, BOL. The fun part was trying all the yummy treats that are being made, especially the local ones and I suppose Mom is going to put me on diet now grrr.

Today I woke up to the rain, this is a sore subject with me as I hate it. Mom calls it the war on the rain as I dont want to go out and get my paws wet although I need to BOL. So its a constant battle in the house when that happens and Mommy thinks its something from my past that makes me act this way so she gives me lots cuddles, hugs and treats. So guess what I take advantage of that BOL.

Who else feels the same about the rain the way I do? Would love some support on this wet subject.

I am now going back to my little box where I love shnoozing on days like this, its one place where Mom cannot bother me phew.

Have a great week every pawdy and stay dry
Love Layla


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(November 10, 2015)

I agree with you Layla so wet and mushy out there
maybe your mom can get you some little goggie boots
so you can keeps your feets dry
have a lovely days

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(November 5, 2015)

Rae Layla woofs I understand so well - grrr to that yucky wetness of the rain :)

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(November 4, 2015)

Rae hates the rain too! It's in and out when she realizes it's raining but has to go!

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(November 3, 2015)

Jackie thank you for popping over to visit, yup the rain is yucky and I get all wet grrrrrrrr, have a wonderful day and stay dry BOL

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(November 3, 2015)

Kaowie is so brave, maybe Layla should visit and learn from him, have a wonderful day, woof

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(November 2, 2015)

You know Kaowie hates windshield wipers when it rains.grr.. when it's storms thunder and lightening scares him. Kaowie loves to. Walk come rain or shine. Bol. Plus all the playtime he can get.

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(November 2, 2015)

aww Layla I feel the same way you do I don't like the rain either,
makes it too cold and also way too wet to do anything,
I hope you and your mommy have a great day today, and it is a lovely day where you are and can go out for a nice walk, take care, may you both have a great day

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October 26, 2015)



As October draws to an end and the awareness month ends, for me it never ends.

I will carry on fighting to end Domestic Violence and cruelty to animals, its a never ending battle but one that has to be done to make the world a safer place.

I was one of the lucky ones to get away, I might have done it with nothing, but would rather have nothing and my freedom, than money and material things as those can be replaced but my life and Babys life cannot.

Sharing our story helps me heal, hopefully will open the eyes to the abusers to make them realize that they cannot win in the end but we will as there are wonderful people all around reaching out to help, to assist, if its just by lending an ear, guidance its that compassion that helps us move forward.

This months blogs have been dedicated to Baby R.i.P. who was my trooper, my life line, my best friend, my every thing and whom passed away from IMHA on 4 October 2010 at the age of 6.

My friend said something to me the day Baby passed, something that has stuck with me through my journey since she left my side and am going to end this blog with those wise words Baby came into your life at a time when you needed it each other, you were together for short time, you showered her with unconditional love, she in return did the same plus helped you through your difficult times. Baby left you at a time when she knew you were safe, had your home, and wanted you to go out and adopt a new lil one so that you could start your new safe life with her. That is what I did, three months later I rescued Layla who is living a happy life with me today.

So to everyone who has taken the time to read our blog thank you and please be safe, Remember, you are not alone



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(September 15, 2016)

i have 3 gals, Evie, Tressa and Harley, all mini schnauzer girls, 15, 7 and 6.used sandy weinstein i think to join, been so long ago.

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(November 3, 2015)

Kim thank you for sharing that information about Shade Tree - be safe

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(November 2, 2015)

In Las Vegas there is DV shelter which accepts pets. Shade Tree has a shelter for pets who are victims of DV. It's called Noahs ark. To your readers who are victims of DV and have pets in Las Vegas, this is a great resource.

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(October 31, 2015)

It was brave to get out and I am so happy that Layla was able to give you that strength. It is braver that you share your story to help others. Thanks for being awesome! ♥

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(October 31, 2015)

Hugs to you! You are a strong person! Have a great weekend.

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(October 31, 2015)

We are so very happy that you were able to get out of your situation and that you were able to have your pup with you. It is wonderful that the shelters are opening up their doors to dogs and realizing that they are such an important part of the healing process. Having been in a situation where I needed help...I support all you are doing for Domestic Violence. Wishing you all the best.

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(October 27, 2015)

What a beautiful post. You and Baby were indeed lucky to have each other, give each other live & strength. I agree with you, I'd rather have nothing & my freedom. Freedom is preciousLove & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(October 27, 2015)

Thank you Earl Lover and Kari for taking the time to read my blog - Be safe

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(October 26, 2015)

Thank you for sharing your story.

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(October 26, 2015)

Go Layla.

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How important it was to have Baby with me in the Shelter (October 19, 2015)



Some of you have read my past two posts about Domestic Violence and pets, today I would like to share with you my insight as to how important it was to have Baby with me in the Shelter.

Once I was settled in a Shelter Baby came to live with me, for me having her back with me gave me the strength, willpower and courage to really move forward, get our lives in order and most important focus on finding a permanent place to live.

We were in the Shelter for three months, it was a wonderful feeling to be safe but having a pet with you limits you in some ways as your pet is not allowed in public areas because of the children and allergies. Another small drawback was the Shelter being locked at 8 in the evening and therefore she could not go out to potty after that. Something I firmly respect as everyone there are dealing with their problems and do not need any extra headaches.

Once leaving the Shelter we were fortunate to move to a Transitional Housing where I stayed for two years that helped a lot as I was less stressed to find housing and focus on healing myself, healing Baby and finding work. She was safe there, same rules as the shelter but I was able to turn my room into a little temporary permanent house for both of us. Plus we had more freedom including evening walks which helped me put her back on a proper routine.

The Shelter staff were fantastic, helped where possible and made her feel as comfortable too. I will never forget on Christmas morning when all the kids were downstairs with Santa Claus and the Manager of the Shelter turned around to me to ask where Baby was, when I told her in my room, she said just this once bring her down so she can join in the fun. That was a special day for me and I got a picture of her with Santa Claus, her first real Christmas with lots of fun.
After two years we finally moved to our new home, it was a small studio BUT for me it was our first time together, no stress, just lots of love, peace and a place where which we could call home.

I am so happy today to read about Shelters starting to open their doors for pets, it is so important as for some of us they are our babies, our lives, the purpose for living and when I look back at all I am very blessed that I was able to do it.

Thank you all for following our posts, sharing is caring and we pray that everyone be safe and know that you are not alone.

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(November 5, 2015)

Ginger, Matt & Matilda, I was very blessed to have her and would not have left her behind for anything in this world - be safe

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(October 31, 2015)

So glad you had each other during that difficult time.

xoxo,
Ginger, Matt & Matilda

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(October 27, 2015)

I'm so glad you and Baby were able to get out of a bad situation and start over together. I'm so happy to see that more shelters that accept pets are cropping up, its so important.
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(October 21, 2015)

Sheltie Times, thank you for your input, and yes there are challenges but like anything in life those challenges can be over come if the Shelters are willing to work with you as like the women that have kids, there are those that their pets are their kids and they cannot exist without them. I was very blessed and I am hoping with all of us discussing and talking about this we can help others which is my goal in the end.

I am blessed and safe today thank you

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(October 21, 2015)

More people are coming to understand the therapy value of having pets around for those who have been through devastating experiences. The challenges are as you stated, the animals bring additional challenges with children and allergies and dog have additional costs and needs that can be hard to meet in a shelter environment.

It sounds like you were in a program that was willing to work with you and saw the value of your dog. I wish you and your dog well as you move forward.

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(October 21, 2015)

MK, I am also very happy that Shelters are opening their doors, it makes it easier to run from an abusive relationship when you know you can take your pets, thank you for your comments and support

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(October 20, 2015)

I am so happy to know that more shelters are allowing pets. Many women stay in abusive situations rather than leave their pets to suffer at the hands of their abuser. Bless your heart for sharing the story ♥

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(October 20, 2015)

Diane, Thank you for your kind comment - be safe

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(October 19, 2015)

Thanks for sharing this. I'm so glad for you that there was a silver lining to your story :)

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Pets and Domestic Violence (October 12, 2015)



I last week wrote on how Baby helped me through the tough times and how we ran. Today I would like to focus on what it meant to me as her Mom.
85% of Women in abusive relationships told how their pets were abused also and that is an eye opener as to how mean the abusers can be, abusing an innocent animal.
Many people ask me why I stayed in the relationship and its a good question BUT like any mother I would not leave my baby in that situation so I stayed to protect her from being injured. It was not easy, it was frightening many times but I knew what was going on and the little one did not understand that much.
Pets are very perceptive but because they love unconditionally they deal with the abuse whereas we, the humans look for the solution and how to protect ourselves.

I remember vividly how my ex would hit Baby with a newspaper and she would still go back to him for affection where as I would avoid any contact of any form when the abuse started to try stopping it as quickly as possible. After we ran every time Baby saw a newspaper she got afraid but with time she overcame it. There are many instances but I would like to focus and let people know that they are not alone.

I am asking everyone to read my first blog and this one and think about it, look around you, if you see someone in a abusive situation dont hesitate to reach out, talk to them, they might not listen the first time, I did not as I believed that things would change, BUT by planting the seed in the mind that there is help out there is a baby step to helping them in the long run and they in time hopefully will feel comfortable to reach out, whether to you or to an organization and then manage to get away with their pets.

Today more and more Domestic Violence Organizations are helping families with pets so it is a lot easier that I had when I did it and I am thankful that those opportunities are out there today.

Be Safe, you are not alone,

Laylas Mom


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(October 14, 2015)

Thank you both for your comments - we really appreciate them as knowing that others are reading our blog we hope that others will know that it is possible, Be Safe woof

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(October 13, 2015)

I'm sorry for what you went through. You have a strong voice, and I'm certain that you will reach those who need to hear this. God bless you, and Layla.

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(October 12, 2015)

You have a strong voice and purpose, keep talking and people will listen. And kiss the boss for me :)

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I am a Survivor of Domestic Violence, the story of Layla's sister (October 5, 2015)



Hi, I'm Baby, a brown Chiweenie. I met my Mom when I was at the SPCA in Southern
California. My family had surrendered me to the Shelter. When I saw my Mom it was love at first sight. When she looked into my eyes and I saw her beautiful and loving face, I wanted her to hold me and take me home with her. She decided she wanted me and was ready to take me home. But first I had to have my female parts removed (so I wouldn't have any babies). Then my new Mom could come and pick me up and take me home. . .Forever.
I know I changed my Mom's life from the moment I came to live with her and now her ex husband.
I wasn't prepared for what was happening to this woman that hugged me and put
me into her arms with such love. At home, my Mom was a victim of domestic violence, and I mean on a daily basis! When I was around, I would go to the door to let her know I had to go potty so Mom could have an excuse to get out of the house, by telling her ex she was taking me for a walk. I went for long walks with her, which helped my Mom be away from the
stress she was smothered in day after day.
Her life was really hard. Her ex controlled the money, the computer, the phone everything.
He didnt give her access to bank accounts, she wasn't allowed to answer the telephone, she couldn't check e-mails, not even the mail box. She was so isolated from the outside world, including her friends and family, I knew the only one she had to help her through this big, huge thunderstorm was me. If my Mom and me didn't connect that first day I don't know what would have happened to her. When Mom was allowed to talk to her family and friends her ex sat right next to her (I made sure I was in between them), so she couldn't say much because she was afraid of being abused. This guy actually timed my Mom and me when we went to the supermarket or went shopping. If she was a bit longer than expected, she got
yelled at which made me want to hide under the table. But I didn't. I was right by her side. In a way, his constant emotional abuse was harder for her to deal with than any physical abuse, because wounds heal but his words scarred her heart forever. I knew it was up to me to help her feel she mattered to me and I would take care of her. I knew she was walking on eggshells all the time so I was really good to not get him angry. But, with my Mom, no matter what she did, it just wasn't right. To him, she was always wrong.
I kept Mom going because I really do have a loving personality, and I love cuddles. Loyalty to my Mom was one thing I knew would give her strength and my unconditional love helped her to cope. And the moment we had a chance, my Mom packed up and we ran away without anything except each other. That's all we needed. We were determined to make it through the rain and start a new life. We found a shelter with a friend, who hid us both until we could
get our lives organized. It was really a tense time.
We were penniless, but Mom knew in her heart that all would fall slowly into place once we were safe and by ourselves. When we arrived in San Francisco, shelters didn't allow dogs.
But guess what? I was the first dog accepted into a domestic violence shelter! When we left the shelter Mom found a small little apartment which we finally called home, it was a calm happy place for both of us. I spoiled Mom rotten and she did me. Mom cried a lot, but I was always there to let her know I was there for her. I was trying to make up for everything she had been through and I think in a way she was saying thanks to me for keeping her sane and happy through the tough times.
Now I know you're going to get upset when you read this part, but don't. I got sick with IMHA in 2010. I was 6 years old but I just couldn't hang on so I crossed over Rainbow Bridge. It was tough for my Mom because I was her trooper, her rock, her Best Friend. I was everything to her as she was to me. Today, when I see her crying I know she remembers all of our wonderful times and how blessed we were to have each other. We really did Make It Through The Rain. Mom's social worker at the time told her something which has kept her going and helped her with her grief. She said Baby came into your life when you both
needed each other, she now knows you are safe so she has moved on, it is her way of saying its time to rescue a new baby
Three months after I went to Pet Heaven, I was looking for another FurBaby for Mom and I found Layla at a rescue. I'm Mom's FurAngel, so when she saw Layla at the Carson Shelter she thought she was sent from Heaven, and she was. Mom knows Layla won't take my place
but she is there to be Mom's Best Friend and take care of her like I did. Layla makes sure Mom laughs and she keeps her on her toes. She can't imagine life without her. I'm so glad I made the right choice for my Mom in Layla.
Because of what Mom has been through, first being rescued by me and then by Layla, she decided to honor us both by helping Rescue Organizations. A few months ago Mom launched www.Auction4PetSupplies.com , an auction site for pet lovers who have pet stuff they want to sell knowing a percentage of all the profits go to help rescue organizations. It's our Mom's way of paying back to animals because Layla and I are the ones that were there for her when she need help the most.
So if you are in her situation just know there are a lot of kind people who are willing to help.
You should never stay in that situation. Always move on even if it means giving up
everything. If you don't have a Dog you are missing an emotional bond that no human can give you. I would strongly suggest you adopt a dog from a Shelter or Rescue if you are being abused so you have the comfort and feeling of satisfaction knowing you do matter to someone. Is it time for you to move on? Do you have a major thunderstorm going on in your life? You can make it through the rain with a little help from your friends and fur friends.

I would like to thank Kathy Tarochione of the Http://TheDogConnection.TV for editing this article.

In case of an emergency you may call the Domestic Violence Hotline : http://www.thehotline.org/


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My Weekly Woof (September 29, 2015)



Good Morning Every Pawdy,

So most of the Jewish holidays are over, we are now with Sukkot where you supposed to sleep outside in a Sukka (Hut) - I told Mom there is no way I am going to sleep outside as Divas just don't do such things. I am sure all my friends will agree with me.

Anyway I won on this one too BOL but then I always win.

Other than that I had a great weekend with Mom, we spent lots of Mommy/Layla time and on Sunday I had my friends in the park which was awesome and we went to a BBQ restaurant for lunch, yum I even got a spare rib from the boys which was so good.

I am so good at convincing Mom what to do and have her wrapped around my paw, who agrees with me that we are the Boss not the humans and they have to obey !!!

So that is my woof for today but will have a lot to say next week, thank you for following and commenting.

Have a great week
With Love from
Layla




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(October 9, 2015)

Amen to that and wow we are so smart keeping them there

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(October 5, 2015)

I think all dogs have their owners wrapped around their paws! BOL!

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Being a Jewish Dog (September 21, 2015)



Good Morning All,

So with all these Jewish Holidays at the moment, and my Mom being a Jewish Mama nutcase these are my thoughts.

Mom was telling me that this week is a holiday called Yom Kippur and one has to fast. The reason being is we ask God for forgiveness for our sins we have done in the past year, he then weighs them out and either puts you in the Good Book or Bad Book. So, my argument with Mom is like this, I have been good, and I am a dog so I need to eat on that day, if she wants to fast so be it BUT I am not going to, who agrees with me.

This thing of being a Jewish Dog is hard and I think there should be some Religious customs and rules for us.

So that is my thoughts at this moment,
Have a wonderful day with a woof from Layla


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(July 20, 2016)

Purina Farms had a play with your dog day last weekend. There were 19 stations and everything was indoors so the dogs were not too hot. Artie had a blast. He loves the Duck treats.

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(September 29, 2015)

Layla is so happy that everypawdy agrees with her cos her tummy needs to be full and happy BOL

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(September 28, 2015)

There is no way you have sinned, you are too sweet and adorable so I see no need for you to fast. If mama has been bad then she's the one who should fast - in fact she should give up all her food to you! LOL!!
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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(September 28, 2015)

Hi there Layla!

My dogs would agree that dogs need their precious foodies!!! ;-)

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(September 24, 2015)

Thank you for your input, Yup Mom fasted and I ate yum yum yum woof

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(September 22, 2015)

Layla, I agree with you. Mom can fast, but a dog needs to eat! Or mom can put your food in the blender and you can drink it. See? You're not eating, then!

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Mom is such a Jewish Mom BOL (September 14, 2015)



Woof hello Everyone,

What can I say - My Mom is Jewish and she drives me nuts with it BOL.

Let me explain, Mom cooks for me, fills my bowl and hides the kibbles in between the home cooked food, she then sits and makes sure I finish the entire bowl of food although I don't like the kibbles and my favorite game is to spit them out all over the floor BOL, Mom then picks them up and puts them back in my bowl. She is so hysterical that I don't eat enough but what can I say, I don't like the round cardboard thingys and love her cooking grrrrrr. What am I going to do with her. She tells me its because she is Jewish and worries I don't eat proper and enough but I keep looking at her as if to say I love your home cooking.

Its the start of a New Year this week, Mom explained it to me and let me lick some honey off her fingers, it was so good yum she told me it symbolizes a sweet new year so am hoping we can do this every week BOL.

Wait I smell something, OMD, home made liver treats are cooling, I must be off here to sit next to the oven to make sure my Jewish Mom does not burn them.

Have a wonderful week, till next story
Woof and Love from Layla

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(September 20, 2015)

My tummy is excited to try the recipes your mom sent my mom. Doggie Power!

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(September 18, 2015)

this is so funny b/c it reminds me of when i took my oldest gal when she was a pup to get blessed for blessing of the animals and my mother said, she is a little jew girl, why are you taking her to the duke chapel to get blessed by a priest.

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(September 17, 2015)

Woof Layla is the best of the best yumm

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(September 17, 2015)

If your mommy gives you liver, she REALLY loves you! My wee dogs spit kibble out of their soft food, but they'll eat kibble out of my hands. Crazy little pooches. AROOO!

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(June 12, 2016)

We have two large, long-haired mix breed rescue dogs. Kouga and Artie are great additions to our family.

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(November 20, 2016)

I think that beef is what my doggers would love best.

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Mommy messed up (September 12, 2015)



Woof, Mommy messed up with the blog, she is a bad Mommy so we going to have to do another one grrrrr about Me, my story and my life.

Check back tomorrow and it will be back up again

Woof with love from Layla

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(February 9, 2017)

yes my sister tries to feed them organic when possible but for sure at least all of their food, treats, and toys are made in the usa!

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