As I mentioned in previous posts we decided to devote lots of our time this summer to some house projects. This is why I have been slackin’ on this blog 😦 So far we have gotten lots done (e.g., painted the trim of our house, shed and front door, put new numbers on our house, etc.) BUT there is lots more to do. In fact, we spent some of this weekend refacing our fireplace (phase 1 is completed – we’ll share details in future posts). We also decided it was finally time to put up some of the pictures of Chunyo in the hallway. We ordered some 8×10 photos from Mpix ($1.99 each) and bought some 11×14 frames ($6.99 each) and photo matts ($4.99) from Michaels and TADAAA!! See the final products below..
Have you used your dog’s pics as part of your decor? Anything cool you want to share..
Love this pic - you can see Chunyo's little nose running in this one. CUTE!
This is before we put them up…
Second pic in Sepia..
And here is the final view of the hallway. We decided to put one pic on each wall because the hallway is not very big. Gotta admit – I was pleased when they were up!
Final look of the hallway!
We currently have ONE plant. One lonely, old Bamboo that we picked up in New York City (gotta love Chinatown) years ago. Pathetic, I know but our Bamboo is still going strong!! Unfortunately, I know the time has finally come to have more indoor plants so I went on the hunt for some new house plants. Since Chunyo gets himself in trouble sometimes I wanted to make sure the new plants were non-toxic to dogs. I went to three places – Wal-mart, a local nursery and Home Depot – and only came out with TWO new plants. I really wanted to get a Ponytail Palm but the nursery wouldn’t sell me the one they had – it had bugs (just my luck), then the Yucca plant and the Corn Stalks I was eyeing in the store were both toxic to dogs. So after looking through the long ASPCA list on my phone, I came back home with another Bamboo and a Pleomele. SO the hunt will continue to find some more indoor plants.
Looking for suggestions! What plants do you have in your home?
THREE more days to sign up for the Cesar Canine Cuisine’s giveaway – ends Thursday!
Before I forget (again) – a BIG, BIG and very belated thank you to 2 Brown Dawgs and Just Ramblin’ Pier for our recent awards – Versatile Blogger award and Genuine Blogger award.
Check out our two new plants!
Hmm... What's this? For me?
Not sure why they got me posing next to this blue thing?
Does your dog hate to take a bath? Does he make a run for it the minute you start the water? Does he fight you all the way to the bathtub and consider the towel his enemy? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you must feel our pain. Giving Chunyo a bath is no walk in the park! Of course, some of those peanut butter treats help!
Ok, I'm Here.. Let Me Get a Drink
Let Me Get at It!
Ok.. I Give Up!
Loving the snow
For many of us, when we think of February we think of Valentine’s Day. Well did you know that February is also Responsible Pet Owner Month? So this month, let’s make it a point to remember our furry friends (as well as the other animals in our lives)!
Things that you can do to make sure you are a Responsible Pet Owner:
- Make sure your dog or cat is spayed or neutered. These procedures not only help control the animal population, it can also prevent or help decrease the chance of experiencing various diseases – including certain cancers. If you are low on funds, check out local low-cost clinics in your area.
- Feed your dog a well-balanced and nutritious diet. There are lots of great pet foods out there. Do your research to figure out the best fit for your pet. Click here to learn more about these foods. Also remember there are some foods that are bad for dogs including chocolate, grapes, raisins, and onions.
- Make sure your plants aren’t toxic. There is a long list of plants that are bad for pets. Click here to see which ones.
- Train your pooch. Many dogs end up in shelters because of their behavioral problems. With some training, socializing and LOTS of patience, you can prevent having to ever make that decision.
- Clean up after your pooch. Don’t forget your bags to make sure you clean up after your pet. It is irresponsible not clean up after your dog.
- Groom your dog regularly. Whether your dog is long-haired or short-haired your pet needs to be given a regular bath/brush and nail trim. Don’t forget to check those ears and brush those teeth too.
- Give your pet plenty of exercise. Make sure your dog gets his daily walks. Exercise will help to your pooch healthy and out of trouble.
- Make sure your pet has up to date ID tags. Don’t forget your rabies tags too!
Chunyo can be a little moody sometimes and yesterday was definitely one of those days. When Chunyo is in a bad mood and is on the verge of a tantrum (kid you not, sometimes he even throws himself on the ground) his bottom lip comes out. Check out this picture – this is what Chunyo looks like when he is CRANKY! He was not happy!!! Maybe it was the snow outside (it’s been cold), his lack of outdoor exercise or maybe its the cameras. He has limited tolerance for all those clicks… But regardless of his mood – he is still cute to us!
Aren't I Entitled to Have a Bad Day?