Meet the superdogs…Bruce and Lois!

Aren’t they fabulous? Click on the image to make it larger.


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Teeah was the winner of the Pet Photography session raffled off by the wonderful staff of Tender Touch Animal Hospital during their open house event August 20th to benefit the Humane Society. Her mom painstakingly filled out (at least 20) raffle tickets and entered them…Here is a sneak peek at the results! As you can see, Teeah is a polished model, maintaining her figure with plenty of walks and the occasional carrot indulgence. Her parents have twin human grandchildren, and Teeah LOVES to play ball with them. The result of a Capulet/Montague-esque meeting, Teeah is half Scotty and half Cairns, but all terrier! She is such a delight, I hope her breeder allows further breeches of security! Included in her prize, Teeah wins an 11 x 14 float wrap, which will be displayed at Tender Touch (27099 Miller Bay Rd NE, Ste C, Kingston) for 1 year, and then will go home with Teeah and her parents, Honey and Sweetheart (!).  I can’t wait to see which one is selected!

New Display!

On Friday I changed the display at Woodside Animal Hospital to feature Dahlia! The center is a canvas like last time, but on either side (with the ribbons) are metal prints, a new product I am so excited to offer! They are available in standard sizes or 30 different cutout shapes (displayed are #25 and #29)! Made from recycled aluminum, the image is burned on to the metal – extremely cool!  We can custom order images of your pets in the sizes and shapes you choose – I also think they’ll look great with the float wraps for a unique wall display. They can be hung from drilled holes as shown, or we can attach a float mount to the back so the image appears to “float” on the wall. Did I mention I’m SO EXCITED?! I will have information on the website in the next few weeks – it’s not too early to be thinking about Christmas…Stop by Woodside to see them in person!


If we’ve met, or you’ve been to the blog, you’ll know that I love me some pugs! Last weekend the kiddos and I took the Blogdog to a new (50-some days) dogcentric business in Port Orchard, Cookie’s Pet Corner & Wash – 1010 Bethel Avenue, across from the bowling alley. We were promptly greeted by the proprietor (none other than Cookie herself!), and her able assistant, Dan McNab. A quick tour of the facilities ensued for the two-foots while Cookie showed the Blogdog that he was not all that, racing him around the displays to send him careening on the slippery floor. All in good fun, until somebody lifts his leg. Utter humiliation ensues, greeted with good humor by Mr. McNab, who assures me that these things happen (I swear the dog pottied right before we entered the building…and then again right after – UGH!). My shame was compounded when the two-footed children took it upon themselves to run laps just like the four-footed children. Honestly, they NEVER behave like that in public, but to be fair, it was the 4th errand of the day, which is against my core of my parenting principles: Never, EVER, under any circumstances, make more than 3 stops.

Back to Cookie’s! The 411 is you have a spa-type suite with a walk-up tub, aprons, towels, shampoos, brush, cotton, treats and blow-dryer all to yourself for 50 minutes. No bending, no chasing, no clean up! The cost is $25, although there is currently a $5 off coupon in the ValPak (available online if you don’t have one). Additionally, on the weekends Cookie employs another helper who trims toenails for a suggested $5! Now that’s a deal! The $25 is for the space and time, so you can bring all the dogs, and everyone goes home smelling sweet.

Mr. McNab spent 17 years in the pet supply business, so the foods, treats, toys and supplies he stocks are all well researched and arranged. My guess is if he doesn’t have something you want, he can probably get it for you! Having rescued dogs himself, I found his advice and tips for my badly behaved buddy-beastie to be spot-on, without being patronizing.

Oh, and Dan – the logo is a keeper – my 3 year old looked at the flyer I have on my desk to scan for this post and said, “That’s Cookie!”

In short, dog people are good people, people! I hope you’ll help me welcome this business to Port Orchard and for certain you must, must stop by to meet Cookie, she is a VIP, Very Important Pug. She’ll charm your socks off and get you to scratch her cute little curly tail in the process!

Community Animal Blessing & Pet Parade

I am so lucky! Today I attended The Friends of St Francis Animal Blessing at the Port Orchard Waterfront. It was a joint effort by 4 local churches, celebrating the importance of the pets in our lives. I saw so many beautiful dogs, a few brave cats, a goat and a chicken! There were purebreds and Humane Society rescues, young and old. Everyone was on their best behavior, at least one talented pooch even joined in a sing-a-long. Thank you to the organizers and so many who came out.

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