Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Stormy weather & rescue pups

It's that time of year again - storm season.  Personally, I love the idea of a rainy day spent on the couch with a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate (depending on my mood) and a good book.  After the addition of my two sons to the mix, and the propensity for tornadoes to run through the mid state area, severe weather is now something I don't look forward to.

My dogs don't love severe weather! Dyson, in particular, is very skittish when he hears strong winds and thunder.  Wyatt, who always wants to be as close to mama as possible on a good day, becomes even more clingy.  Not to say that I blame them, but as we all know, our dogs are very intuitive - so if I look nervous, they become even more so. It's up to me to keep them calm, so I get my "tornado plan" together - where will we go in the house if we encounter a tornado warning? Do I have some water/my cell phone/blankets/their leads handy and in a convenient place? It's helpful to have a plan of attack for ALL of the members of your family, including your four legged ones!

Now, unfortunately, many of our communities will fall victim to severe weather.  Just today we hear of tornadoes damaging homes and buildings in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.  Friends - PLEASE help each other! And let's not forget that many families had pets - be on the lookout for stray animals that might have been displaced due to severe weather. If possible, offer them shelter or take them to a rescue location.  And always, if in the position to buy yourself or your family a new friend, check out the shelters and rescue facilities in your area.  Initially it may look like you rescued your pup (or kitty), but they usually return the favor and rescue you in return....

How do you keep your doggies feeling secure during nasty weather?

Have a safe afternoon, friends, and show some love to your dogs today!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I love my buddies!

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."
Is this not the best??  It's so true!  Make sure you give your dog(s) lots of love today - they will always return the favor!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day, Friends!

Howdy, all!  Today is a little gloomy and chilly, so I'm giving myself the day to hang with my babies and make them a cake!  I'll show ya'll the pics when I'm done!  Hope all of you have a wonderful Valentine's day, and remember that even if you don't have a sweetie right now - your pups love you with 100% of their being, 100% of the time!!  Let your doggie give you a big, fat kiss! 

To give all of you some Valentine love, I'm giving you a discount on all goodies in my etsy shop, til the end of the week!  To view my shop, go to Enter in coupon code vday15 to receive 15% off your order of goodies!  You can spoil your doggies AND save money at the same time! I'd love to bake something yummy for your dogs.

So what are you doing for Valentine's day?  Anything special for your pups? Feel free to share stories and pics!

Have a great day, friends!

Monday, February 13, 2012

I'm a twit!!

Yes, my friends, I have started a twitter account!  Follow me on twitter @LBDogBoutique!!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

And the winner is......

Christi!!  Congratulations, you've won the giveaway of Frosted Peanut Butter Hearts!  I hope your furry friend enjoys them!

For the rest of you friends, I'll be giving away some fun new goodie or product each month, so don't go away!  Also, if you'd like to buy some Frosted Peanut Butter hearts for your doggies for Valentine's Day (or at any time of the year, just to say "I love you!"), check out the listing on etsy at:

Don't have an etsy account, or would rather not create one, and want to purchase any of my doggie treats?  No problem!  Contact me, and you can pay through pay pal!  Easy cheesy!

Have a great night, friends!  And congratulations again to Christy!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine's Day Treat Giveaway!!

Hi friends!  I love my kids, and love yours, too!  We give little tokens of appreciation to our "significant others" in our lives on Valentine's Day, why not give a little present to the ones who show us unconditional love all day, every day?

I'm here to help!  On Wednesday, Feb 8, I will draw a name from all of you who subscribe to the blog to giveaway my Frosted Peanut Butter Hearts!
These peanut butter cookies are made with organic whole wheat flour, all natural peanut butter and milk, and frosted with yogurt!  Could it get any healthier??  I'll help spoil your furry friend with a 1/2 lb of these yummy treats - that's a little over 5 dozen little cookies!  Just a little "Thank You" for subscribing, and a "Happy Valentine's Day" to your buddy!

Not a subscriber yet?  Sign up, it's not too late!  We'll draw on Wednesday.....

Have a wonderful day, friends!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

One more pic!

Just found the cutest pic of my crazy Dyson as a sweet puppy!  Can you see how we couldn't live without him???    Share your favorite puppy pics!

Meet my kids!

It all started  with my first one, Wyatt, whom you see above.  I had a dog a LONG time ago, when I was a child, but had not had one since.  My husband (fiance at the time) grew up with dogs, and was quite the dog lover, so when he said he wanted to go look at dogs at P.A.W.S. (a rescue shelter here) I went along.   We looked at all the dogs there, even played with some, but this little buddy caught my eye. We weren't even able to take him out of the crate and play with him, as he wasn't able to be adopted until the next day.  I just kept coming back to that sweet little puppy, and then told Berry (my fiance) "You better get here first thing in the morning tomorrow- that's my dog."  He did, and I've been addicted to doggies ever since!

It didn't really stop there, you know. A year or so had passed, and my husband had the day off.  He'd been wanting another dog.  I said  (of course) "No way until we get more space in the house!", but agreed to go to P.A.W.S. just to look at them.....  You know what happened, right?  LOL  Took one look at that puppy, and we both were done for.  We never did make it to the winery that day.....  Here's little black dog #2, Dyson, as a puppy.

Couldn't pass him up!  Fast forward even a few more months and we're on vacation in Ocean City, MD and I go into my first dog boutique. That was pretty much the start of my addiction to all things doggie.  A year or so later, and here I am - addicted to dogs, an owner of an online dog boutique where I make the healthiest (and yummiest!) dog treats and cookies because I love to treat my kids to fun, healthy treats!  In addition, I am working on more dog products to be added to the line soon - pillows, clothing and toys.  I have so much fun! 

Check out my site on etsy:

In the meantime, keep checking back here regularly, as I'll be adding recipes, dog party ideas, and fun talk about all things dog!  A Valentine's Day giveaway will be happening next week for some lucky subscriber - so subscribe to hear about our fun adventures, giveaways, tips and share the love of doggies!

I want to hear about your favorite furry friends!  Tell me about your dog!

See ya soon!