Caption this dog: Here’s what I think of your bath…

Today, I thought I’d share a classic Bella photo with you, circa 2004. Obviously, Bella did not approve of the fact that I was giving her a bath. Her (completely unintentional) comic timing was impeccable, however:

Bella in the bath: I Still Want More Puppies

Seriously? My poor stressed out kiddo…

What’s Bella thinking? (Perhaps – if she was in a dramatic mood that day – she felt like a costumed fool trapped in a tragic game?) Share your captions in the comments!

Don’t forget – you can vote for Bella daily in the Dogs of Blogville calendar contest, should you feel so inclined. She’s barely hanging on to a spot in the top twelve…


Give me liberty, but not a bath

So just where have I been lately? (Aside from the obligatory storm prep, of course.) Good question. Among other things, I was beset by allergies, went to a conference, took Bella to the vet, attended a wedding, hung out with friends, and gave Bella a bath. I meant to blog as well, but it just didn’t happen. I guess I needed a bit of a break.

(I’m sorry I missed Friday’s link roundup. However, if you need a dose of linky goodness, check out my guest post over at Kol’s Notes!)

I’m hoping to schedule a few posts today before the inevitable power outage, but we’ll see how far I get. The storm may have other ideas.

In any event, the photo below represents how Bella felt about this entire weekend. On Saturday, she visited the vet, where she was poked and prodded. She has allergies and a slight bacterial infection on her paws, so she’s now the victim of a medicated spray twice daily, in addition to antibiotics and a weekly sponge bath of her legs with medicated shampoo. The vet also recommended a full bath with the medicated shampoo to kick things off. Bella did not approve. Talk about making me feel guilty…

Bella bath

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Press release: Dog quits ZZ Top

I’m a little off my game this week. Instead of your usual Friday link roundup, today I’m sharing a few photos. (After all, I missed my usual Wordless Wednesday post.) Tomorrow, I’ll have a special Saturday edition of linky goodness for you. After that, perhaps I’ll be back on track. We’ll see…

Anyway, you may remember that Tavish was kind of a scraggly guy when he first came to live with us. When we had him groomed for the first time, he cleaned up quite nicely. However, he was having some tooth issues then and wouldn’t let the groomer do anything to his face, hence his ZZ Top facial hair.

Today, he took his second trip to the groomer, and the ZZ Top days are no more. Check him out:

Tavish after his second groom.

This one remind anyone else of picture day in elementary school?

Not too shabby, huh? (Although perhaps I should have waited and just let him go as ZZ Top for Halloween.)

After a trip to the groomer, he’s always kind of pooped. So, he and Bella decided to hop on the couch for a nap. (She’s all about the moral support, that one.)

Puppy buddies!

Tavish posed, while Bella gave me The Look for disturbing her sleep.

Conked out... I wish I could join them!

This photo makes me sleepy.

That’s all for today… check back tomorrow for your weekly link roundup!


Girls just wanna have pun…

It’s Friday… let’s get to the linkage!

  1. First up, your punny pet names are inspired by this slideshow (oh… hello there, Slide 15): Cullen Bones, Nathan Blue Jaydrian, and Pom Daley. (Seriously, I want to meet a Pomeranian named Pom Daley. It’s my new dream.)
  2. Speaking of punny pet names, this week I learned that Prince Harry owns a racehorse named Usain Colt. How is it possible that I never came up with that one on my own? (Bonus link: Animals with misleading names.)
  3. Emmylou Harris rocks. Check out her new project, Woofstock.
  4. Um, I would watch the heck out of Animals Acting Like Sharks Week.
  5. You know I’m a fan of all things Seussical. Thus, I loved this collection of advertising artwork from Dr. Seuss.
  6. I’m not even going to pretend that I don’t love these new ads from Old Navy featuring 90210 actors.
  7. On another nostalgia-related note… moves like Chandler!
  8. Here’s one for the Things Bella and Tavish Will Never Do files. (Oh, Corgis. Always good for a smile.) Yup… I adopt dogs that take their cues from the Gremlins.

You didn’t think I’d make it through this post with only one Olympics reference, did you? As if. Today’s video reveals the results of the Cat Sleeping Position Olympics:

That’s all folks! Hard to believe the Olympics are almost over already. Will you be spicing up your life on Sunday?


Play in the pool, not the drool

Hot. So hot. (As you can see, the heat temporarily rendered me unable to produce normal sentences. I’ll attempt to remedy that.) To the links!

  1. Up first, your punny pet names: Michael Whelps and Catalie Coughlin.
  2. Before we get into the linkage, I just wanted to remind you that you have until July 4th to help pair service dogs with military veterans in need. It just takes one click!
  3. Is it hot where you are too? If so, how do you plan to cool off this weekend? These two dogs have some good ideas.
  4. Or maybe you otter try this method instead. (The face he makes in that video is the same one I make every morning. True story.)
  5. Want to go out? Get cleaned up and make sure to rock some stylish summer threads. Take a walk and then try some of these pickup lines.
  6. You could also take in a baseball game or go to a concert. (I’d probably skip the vet though, if possible.)

It’s always a good idea to hit the pool. No, not that kind of pool. This kindOr, you know, you could just do this…

Whatever you do this weekend, remember that a dog in a hot car is a bad idea. Here’s how you can help fight the stupidity.


Splish splash, Bella’s taking a bath…

So far this week, the focus has been on spa days (and sudsy pups). Bella doesn’t mind some of the amenities at my day spa, but she’d prefer to skip the bath part of it all.

Anyway, with that in mind, I’m giving you a task. Give me your best captions for these two photos from Bella’s recent bath adventure.

Here’s #1:

In the year 1 BB (Before Bath)

Here’s #2:

The afterbath (see what I did there?)

Get those creative juices flowing, and don’t forget to check out the spa-related giveaways I posted about yesterday.


Happy Tails Spa Grand Prize: $100 Shopping Spree

happytailsspa180As I mentioned earlier today, I’m participating in the Happy Tails Spa Giveaway Event, sponsored by Happy Tails Spa and hosted by Two Little Cavaliers.

I was given two products to review – and you can win those two products! Visit my earlier post for details and to enter that giveaway – from that post you will also find links to other participating bloggers and a chance to win other products from Happy Tails.

However, I also wanted to tell you about the opportunity to win the grand prize for this giveaway event – a $100 shopping spree to Happy Tails. The products are all-natural, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free. Sounds like a good deal to me.

Ready to go on a shopping spree? (It’s like that old Supermarket Sweep show, only online and you don’t have to wear matching outfits. I guess it’s not really like that show at all. I kind of wish I’d been on that show. Anyway… I should move on.)

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter below (open to U.S. only – more details here).


a Rafflecopter giveaway



Happy Tails Spa Giveaway Event

happytailsspa180We’re participating in a fun event today… it’s the Happy Tails Spa Giveaway Event hosted by Two Little Cavaliers and sponsored by Happy Tails Spa!

It starts today (obviously) at 12:01am EST and will end at 12:01am EST on May 30. 2012. As you can see, you have plenty of time to enter!

This is a pretty big event – over 65 bloggers have come together to bring you some amazing natural spa products for your dogs. Each blog is offering one or more fantastic Problem Solving Products for the Modern Dog. All of the products offered by Happy Tails Spa are Eco-Friendly, All Natural, and Cruelty Free.

After the jump, check out my review of two of these products – the Comfy Dog Oatmeal Shampoo for Dry & Itchy Skin and Itchin’ For Relief, an All-Natural Targeted Anti-Itch Spray. (Although I received these products to review, the opinions are my own.) Then, sign up to enter to win these two products! After that, you can hop around to the other participating blogs for a chance to win other products. Pretty cool, huh?

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