Pampering Mama is what Mother’s Day is all about. And what better way to spoil you doggie mamas than by having your pooch make you breakfast in bed. Ok, not likely. Fido or Fluffy will likely hog the bed as usual, if you allow them sleep in bed with you. Or they will snore, belch, breath in your face and get fur all over the place (it is shedding time again in Spring)… Cici is much more interested in slurping up whatever food hits the kitchen floor than in learning how to make yum-yum’s for me.
Maybe your hubby, significant other, life partner and/or children, friends, loved ones, family will pitch in and get you and your dog some terrific gifts like the ones below. Some of the gifts are strictly for the dog mamas and a few are also for Fido/Fluffy and assist doggie mamas in becoming and being better doggie parents.
Hint, hint, hint, hint, hint…
Malva cake, a South African dessert
This cake should be illegal, it is that addictive. You cannot stop eating or thinking about eating this light, fluffy, moist yet delightful pudding cake… not quite cake not quite pudding handmade by Kari in Aptos. Get the new flavor, chocolate one. Each Malva uses only the freshest and best local ingredients including cage-free eggs from the Glaum chicken ranch just up the road and fresh apricot jam from the local farmer’s market with no corn syrup in it. Kari and her family have been making each Kari’s Malva Pudding for the past year and a half in their home town of Aptos, California. Each Malva Pudding is hand poured and packaged and frozen while fresh to lock in the homemade taste. Very easy to defrost and reheat and pass off as your own delicious creation. Traditionally, Malva Pudding is served warm with a little warm custard in winter and warm with a little ice cream in the summer. Malva Pudding is the favorite dessert of Nelson Mandela. Art Smith, and Oprah Winfrey. You can purchase online or at various stores.
Rescue Chocolate is a gourmet chocolate company that donates all of its net profits to animal-rescue organizations across the U.S. Rescue Chocolate is “the sweetest way to save a life,” and Wild at Heart dark chocolate hearts filled with zingy raspberry ganache are the perfect way to show your mom that you care. ($6-$12)
A Doggone weekend getaway, with or without poochie…
Send Fido to a Doggie camp and go off on a romantic holiday or girlfriends getaway
Or bring Fido with you on a pet friendly holiday to any of the fun places listed here on our blog and maybe visit some doggone pet friendly wineries in Napa or Mendocino. What is better than going wine tasting with your best friend.
Napa dog friendly wineries:
Mendocino dog friendly wineries include Navarro’s and Toulouse.
Visit Pet Friendly Las Vegas before the weather becomes unbearable. This month temps should reach 80-90’s, by June, they will be 100+ until October. Stay in Mt. Charleston if you want to enjoy a little bit of cooler weather (averages 10-30 degrees cooler).
Petco’s eco-friendly dog toys
Cici is not big on toys but she enjoyed playing in the back yard with her bone. Chewing, tugging, fetching it.
Supergravy from Clear Conscience Pet Food
Is your dog or cat a picky eater? Or perhaps they are ill. Or like Cici don’t like to eat their veggies. Now, Clear Conscience has introduced Supergravy which mixes easily with water and goes on top of the regular food (kibble) that you feed your pet. Cici scarfed it up easily.
Humanely sourced organ meats: Liver and heart from grass fed, free range raised bison and beef are concentrated in SuperGravy™. Organ meats are one of the best sources of A and B vitamins, minerals, taurine, Coenzyme Q 10, and high quality protein.
Aztec Omegas ™: Chia seed, (Salvia hispanica L) is revered as the “miracle food” of the ancient Aztecs. It is an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids, and a powerful antioxidant. SuperGravy™ is one of the first holistic pet products to use Chia.
Organic SuperVeggies™: Spinach, pumpkin, and carrots, all “superfoods,” are added in concentrated form to provide immune boosting phytonutrients.
SuperGravy™ comes in a small pouch for a 30 day supply and is less expensive (about 35 cents a day as compared to $2.00 or more a can of heavy cans of pet food) that many pet owners add to the food to get their pets to eat.
Flashbrite for Pets
Do you walk your dog at night? And does your dog have dark fur. In other words, are they visible at night? Just to be sure that they can be seen, 3M Scotchlite has created reflective ankle bands that fit easily and comfortably around your pets ankles to protect your pet. Your pet can be seen 360 from all directions. You can also wear stick-on patches for pet owners so that you can be safe, too.
Viva La Dog SPA’s Oatmeal shampoo to take away the itchies. Helps ease discomfort from insect bites, hot spots and other skin irritants. Oatmeal Dog Shampoo is made with sweet almond oil which moisturizes skin along with oatmeal and aloe to soothe red, itchy skin. Lathered up nice and her fur is so soft. Cici is still itchy though. Perhaps we have to do more. I love the smell of the shampoo.
Cici loved the Mulligan stew chicken and turkey, both dry and canned food. Yummy, nutritious and good for her, too. Their claim, however, that eating the food would take away Cici’s itchies, cannot be verified, since they only sent 3-4 days worth of food, not long enough to test it out. We may purchase some for a longer test soon. Found the food a little pricey but if it takes away the itchies, it will be worthwhile. Also, they have a buying club, where you receive benefits such as 25% off all Mulligan Stew dog food and treat purchases all year long. The fee to join the club is $25 per year.
Think outside the box (or inside the box) this Doggie Mama’s Day.