There are a lot of great dog collars out there… but the ones that always catch my eye are the dog collars from Mimi Green. They’re so chic, whimsical, and just stinkin cute! The people at Mimi Green were soooo kind to us and sent my dogs their own collars!
I was even more surprised when I realized the collars were personalized with their names on them!!!! Look at how adorable they are!
Leroy has the “Banjo” collar… I think the colors look so great with his brindle coloring. I especially love the description of this collar:
“The Banjo Collar is perfect for the rough and tumble dog who doesn’t want to sacrifice his playboy ways to look good!”
Zoey has the “Caroline” collar which is girly and pretty… just like Miss Zoey!
Stella has the “Team in Training” collar which helps raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Plus it’s got a lot of purple in it, which is my favorite color!
And now… the BEST news…
Mimi Green is giving A.G. Out Loud readers 15% off at Mimi Green if you use the coupon code “OutLoud15″ at checkout!!!
You can use the discount on ANYTHING in the Mimi Green store, but the coupon code is only good for the next three months, so go do some shopping for your fur kids! And… feel free to pass it on. Thank you so much to Amanda Jackson-Miller of Mimi Green for being so generous. Now I need to go get the matching leashes!
For more Mimi Green, check out these links:
Mimi Green main website.
Mimi Green blog.
Mimi Green on Twitter
Do you subscribe to Daily Kibble? Daily Kibble is a daily email newsletter featuring everything for pets. They just started Daily Kibble Deals… kind of like Groupon for pet stuff. Today they are featuring half off of Planet Dog toys! I LOVE those toys! Check it out! (You only have two more days to get the Planet Dog deal).
This is a book that I will have to add to my “want list” for Will, especially because of the to die for illustrations. “For the Love of Dogs” by Allison Weiss Entrekin and illustrated by Mark Anderson ”explores our canine obsession in a fresh and humorous way, using all 26 letters of the alphabet accompanied by rhymes, colorful illustrations, and informative text. The result is a tribute to pooches that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.
From barking beagles to dashing dachshunds, many of our favorite breeds are featured on this book s colorful pages. And because I is for Instincts and O is for Obedience, readers will learn about some of the traits that make dogs such fascinating friends.”
As soon as my brother rescued Leena, I knew that I had to have a portrait made of her to match the one we had made of Lex. Thanks again to the fabulous Whitney Coleman of African Grey Designs for this fantastic custom portrait of Miss Leena! I’m telling you guys… it’s the best gift to give a dog lover!
“In our twenties are we now so truly hedonistic that even having a dog is seen as a responsibility equal to that of parenthood? Tom Mitchelson finds out by taking temporary ownership of a pet pug to find out more about the relationship between man and dog… and himself.”
Hat tip: Gemma Correll
I was cleaning out my closet and found some old college t-shirts that I don’t really wear anymore. I always wonder if there is something I can do with stuff like that because I have so many memories attached to them. The problem is that I truly don’t wear them anymore and they just clutter up my closet.
That’s when I had an idea and I enlisted Ashley Bickford of Smiling Frog Pets! Ashley makes adorable dog clothing and dog toys and I wondered if she could convert my old shirts into shirts for my dogs? I was so thrilled when she said she could! I sent her the shirts and voila! She did an amazing job! Check out my dogs’ new outfits!
Can you tell I’m an Iowa Hawkeyes fan?!
The added bonus was that my dogs haven’t worn shirts for awhile so when I put them on it was almost like I gave them a sedative! All three just wanted to lay down! Leroy was especially funny because when we finally took his shirt off, he ran around like a crazy person! It’s almost like he was yelling, “Woo Hoo! I’m NAKED!!!”
Thanks SO MUCH to Ashley. If you want her to make your dogs t-shirts out of your old shirts (or just do any custom work for your dog in general), contact her through her Etsy store. While you’re there, check out her adorable dog toys and dog apparel too!
Well that was a crazy couple of weeks! First of all, the stomach flu is no joke. I hope I don’t have that again anytime soon. Will has been under the weather too and then my family was here to visit. To top it off, my hubby got sick, so a little blogging break was needed. Now that all is back to normal…we’re back!
I missed posting about Leroy’s 6th birthday… it was on March 25 (or at least that’s the b-day we chose when we rescued him according to his approximate age). I’m beginning to get nervous when my dogs have birthdays, especially now that Zoey and Leroy are officially out of puppyhood. It just reminds me to cherish them everyday because they bring such joy to my life.
Here’s a pic of Leroy with Zoey when we first rescued him… he’s SOOO little! We had to get some weight on him… and now he’s a little too far on the other end of the scale. I love this little man. He’s such a lover but still has some spunk in him. More than anything though, he is chill and loves to burrow under his blankets and lay in his bed or in the sun.
Happy late birthday to my little Leroy…
Thanks to Teddy Hilton for these resources… let’s do what we can because the animals need us. -A.G.
1. Donate to the Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support Group.
The Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support is a collaboration of 3 No-Kill animal welfare organizations in Japan; HEART-Tokushima, Animal Friends Niigata and Japan Cat Network.
2. The Animal Refuge Kansai has also set up a fund for their shelters. They’re currently preparing for an influx of animals from disaster areas. Click HERE to donate.
3. The Animal Miracle Foundation & Network is collecting cell phones to send to volunteers.
“We are collecting cell phones to send to the volunteers helping animals in Japan. Many volunteers don’t have phones and need them to effectively communicate with each other.”
4. The Search Dog Foundation is deploying six canine disaster search teams to assist with the rescues. You can find out how you can help on their website.
5. Join the Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support Facebook group for up-to-date information on how to help.
Tags: Animal Friends Niigata, Animal Miracle Foundation & Network, dogs in japan, HEART-Tokushima, help dogs in japan, Japan Cat Network, japan earthquake, Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support Group, japan tsunami, Search Dog Foundation, teddy hilton
I’m sick about what is happening in Japan right now, and naturally it makes me worry about all the dogs and cats that have also been affected. Here’s a heartwarming story of two dogs who survived the earthquakes and tsunami. I hope we hear of more stories like this.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day coming up…