Adopt Me Bandanas. These can be made with scraps of fabric and either painting, screen printing or embroidering “adopt me” on them.
Fleece Tugs. Gather up your fleece, cut into strips and then simply braid them together.
Rectangle Dog Bed. This involves a pillow, some fabric and basic sewing. I’ll leave the instructions to the experts. Click here for the 411.
As a native West Virginian I know the backstory behind Mother’s Day. But did you know there’s a National Dog Mom Day?
Back in 2018, the personal dating app Dig – an app designed for people with dogs – established the holiday. National Dog Mom Day happens the Saturday before Mother’s Day.
While the pandemic may still limit some of the things that can be done to celebrate, we think that any holiday that involves your dog is a winner.
And according to a survey by rover.com, 3 out of 4 ladies consider themselves dog moms, not just pet parents. [Read more…] about National Dog Mom Day Is May 8th
February 3rd was the official Doggie Date Night. But, you can have one of your very own any night of the week.
The folks over at Pethelpful have a list of 10 ideas you can borrow for date night by clicking here.
Floofins & Co. held a Floofins FM event on Facebook live to show you how to prepare your floofy dog for a date night. We lovingly referred to it as a doggie blowout. Mandy showed us how to do one on her own floofin. Check out the fun on our Facebook page and watch it now if you missed the live event.
Or if you just want the video without commentary, check it out here: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2035422812.
Which leads us to some of our favorite date night ideas:
- Movie and Grooming
What better way to spend a cozy evening in? Grab a brush, your floofin, and a good movie and get grooming. Your pet will love the time spent being rubbed and brushed (or at least the attention being paid to them if they aren’t into that whole spiffing up process) and you get a gorgeous result! All while being able to watch a good movie of your choice.
- Letting it Hang Out
We certainly don’t advocate for letting your pet hang their head out of the window of a car, if you have a neighborhood that you can get some car outing time in without being a nuisance this might be an option. Take you floofin out and let them hang their head out while you drive extremely slowly. No projectiles incoming at high rates of speed to damage the eyes, just a leisurely opportunity to sniff from the warmth of the car. It might also help you make sure your car still works if you haven’t been driving much lately.
- Photo Shoots
YES! There is nothing better than a great photo of your pet. Ask any pet lover how many pictures of their pet are on their phone and they may just tell you, “all of them.” Set up a time that you can pose your pet in those ways you always imagined and lock in memories now. Especially if you’ve given them the doggie blowout treatment and they are looking fine.
Be creative, have fun, but mostly enjoy your time with your floofin. We know it goes by quickly.
Halloween used to be a holiday that I enjoyed. I would sit down outside, weather permitting, and hand candy out to a slew of adorable kids shouting, “trick or treat”. But, for the last 7 years, I’ve had the Halloween puppy dog blues.
When I adopted my sweet little G, I knew she had a rough past life and was what I thought of as “shy”. Turns out all kinds of things terrify her. Not the normal things: vacuums, lawn mowers, or even my dad’s loud old pickup. Nope, she walks right up to those things. What G is frightened of includes other dogs, the ice maker, and Halloween decorations.
You heard that right – Halloween decorations. At first, I thought it was just the oddity of something new along her pathway. Not so.