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Earth friendly dog toys

Cici has been enjoying these earth friendly new toys and she especially likes the squeaky ones. there is such diversity in the types of toys plus they are just plain fun and doggie mamas and papas can feel good about the ingredients that they are made with and how they are made. Affordable too. Every day is dog day, right.


Cici’s ears really perked up when she heard more about them.




These Honest Pet Products dog / cat toys are all organic, all natural toys, your dog’s best friend. for him/her to carry around and snuggle with, fetch, chew, and play with. made from organic wool, canvas, heavy rope, etc. Machine washable and dryable.
Non-toxic! Lead-free! Chemical-free! naturally anti-microbial and anti-bacterial so they are healthier and safer for dogs.  with various prices and sizes Each one is made by adults with disabilities in Green Bay, Wisconsin.











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camping out in November… raining cats and dogs…

Cici and I are camping out again… it rained last night but here in the desert, near Palm Springs, in a back yard, it is still pretty warm…  Cici has to stay outside in the yard, so I set up our camping gear, a tent with air bed, blankets, her special pillow, for her to sleep and rest inside… and I slept there last night with her just to get her used to the idea that for a little while, she cannot come inside the house (people are allergic)…

found out about Borrego Springs, about an hour from here, we may go visit there and Julian and the beach soon, depending…

but it occurs that with winter and rainy nights… that there are also rainy days, so what do you do with your dog when it is raining cats and dogs outside, hee hee?  here are 11 suggestions…


Take your dog to the beach anyway, who cares, let it rain, let it pour, the water in the ocean is wet and splish splash…

give your dog a treat and watch a doggy movie together like Lassie, Big Yeller, or 101 Dalmatians… woof woof woof…chestnuts roasting by the fire, cuddle up by the fireplace, if you have one and enjoy popcorn and doggie treats…

Visit the pet store, outlet mall or indoor mall where you can roam around with your pooch… Cici loves to visit folks so this has been a big hit when it has been too hot outside to breathe, but can also work on rainy days

Play fetch, tug of war or whatever your dog’s favorite game is inside, if you have the room/space…  when we were cooped up last winter, we still played games in the house… it was fun and Cici could zoom around the living room, now she zooms around the yard for exercise

Train your dog, catch up on teaching Fido new tricks, or just the basics, depending upon your dog’s ability level… Cici knows some things and can still learn… dogs are always up for anything that gets them some treats and attention

Take photos of your pooch, and post them online at your blog, or website, ot make a t-shirt, calendar, or screensaver out of the photos… or video your pooch and post the fun ones on youtube… be creative !

paint with your dog, get some watercolor paints and put pooches paws in the paint and onto some paper, like you would with a 2-3 year old and make some masterpieces… sell them for charity or show them off to friends… hang on the kitchen fridge… awwwwww….

have a spa day, give your pooch a bubble bath, clip her toenails, doggie massage, doggie yoga, and…

Bake a cookie, treat day, make some homemade doggie food, dog treats, and your dog will enjoy being chief sampler and tasting assistant…

catch up on your zzz’s, take a nap, snooze away, dreaming of a sunny day at the beach ….  zzzzzzz

dance with your dog, put the music on and dance and sway to the beat of the music… aloha…


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holiday gifts for your dog… some of the silliest, ecofriendliest and absurd…

 Some of the most absurd, eco friendly, organic and cute..





ok, why does a dog need a spa for $40, can they not make do with a nice bath?  buy some good lavendar shampoo from the health food store for $5-6 and suds away…




luxury poochie perfume for $250-500… for two to four ounces…yeah sure right, if you buy this, I’ve got a bridge to sell ya… harvested exclusively in Switzerland… 


just so you know that i am not a total grinch… how about some all natural fragrances for your mutt for $12.99 and up…




or some all natural doggie treats like Paul Newman’s or Sister Joan’s Liver Nutri-Bits Boot for $4.95… and they support a good cause, I think…




or you can purchase all natural organic treats from australia




or from 




HAND-PAINTED BREED PICTURE ‘PAW’TY CAKES FOR YOUR DOG! These are NOT computer-printed images on icing paper sheets!!! We hand-paint your dog’s picture directly onto the cake!!

(Kitty cakes too!) 


* Just $5-$10 to paint your dog or cat’s picture on his or her birthday cake!



you can always dress your dog up in a dumb outfit….


Deluxe Dog Santa Claus Suit 


Dress your dog up this christmas with the Kyjen Deluxe Dog Santa Claus Suit! This christmas dog costume is top quality and easy to put on and take off. This holiday dog costume comes with Santa hay, beard, a plush body suit and boots. Dress your dog up this Xmas! 


Prices Starting At: $9.99



now this is what every canine needs… dog greeting cards made from rawhide, edible cards… cute idea actually… you just have to get the from England…





chow now brown bow wow… how about a raw bone for $1.50 from the grocery store or


some all natural organic dog food for $90… puhulease…  they do have some other reasonable products here though… 




you can also get all natural organic dog food for $30  (go to your local whole foods or wild oats health food store)…. different brands, I like Paul Newman’s and so does Cici, she’s got taste..


how about a loofah dog, this is cute… for $5




and then we have doggie sweaters… for the really pampered puppies…




and you can also give your dog a playmate from a rescue shelter or their own personal trainer or canine rehab from an aqua paws type place with a pool and caring staff or you can take your dog with you wherever you are traveling, yes, we are going to the beach, Monterey and Marina and Pacific Grove and Carmel, we shall visit for three weeks, and enjoy the beach, chase the birds, and have fun in the sun, well, it’s been pretty cold here, so the beach will be a nice change of pace and play…




oh by the way, none of these companies are paying me to promote them, so tell them if you buy that I sent you so that they can send me a nice thank you gift for Cici…


bow wow for now… 



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