Merry Christmas

christmas_2014_family_portrait_lifetimewithdogsChristmas has come and gone so fast but it was a nice one. Lots of laughs, smiles and doggie kisses. It was bitter sweet because Lady was not here to celebrate it with us but I know she was here spiritually. Princess and Oliver remind me daily to keep smiling and enjoy life.

I love my dogs so much and because I spoil them just a little bit, I did get them gifts this Christmas. They received nice winter jackets about a week before Christmas. I decided to give them their jackets early because it was really cold here. Let me tell you, they look so fashionable! Today they got a Bobo dog toy, a squeaky bone and dog treats. They seem very pleased with their gifts. Especially the treats!


Well, I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas. Hope you feel stuffed with food and celebrated the birth of Jesus. Don’t forget to hug and kiss the ones you love because cherishing every moment is what counts.

What did you get your dogs this Christmas?

Happy Thanksgiving


I hope everyone had a fun, safe and delicious Thanksgiving. I am very thankful for my dogs. They bring so much happiness and joy to my life. Plus, they know how to get turkey with their irresistible  faces. Remember, its okay to share some turkey with your dogs but watch out for the bones. Gobble Gobble!

Don’t miss out on Petsmart 2013 Black Friday deals!


Petsmart has announced that they will start their online Black Friday extravaganza at 6 AM EST on Thanksgiving Day. When you shop on line for Black Friday you will get free shipping with no minimum purchase required. The in store deals with start Friday Nov 29 at 7 AM. In every store the first 100 customers will receive a stocking stuffed with over a hundred dollars worth of in store coupons.

Some of the great deals for dogs are:

-Top Paw Orthopedic Dog Bed for $39.99
-50% off Selected Dog Treats
-50% off Entire Stock of Pet Holiday Dog Toys
-50% off Entire Stock of Holiday Dog Apparel
-Bissell Spot Clean Pet Plus Cleaning Machine for $79.99

There are many other deals available at Petsmart and you can find them on their website.

With so many great deals offered this year you can get your holiday shopping done for your pets early. Plus, you can save a lot of money! Hope everyone has a safe Black Friday!

Punk Princess


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This year for Halloween I decided to make Princess a punk dog. I wanted to give her a unique look that would grab attention, since she likes all eyes on her.  I’m pretty sure I succeeded.
































To me she looks like a punk dog, but to my mom she looks like some kind of dinosaur.









































It was definitely fun grooming Princess this Halloween. I was happy with the outcome and Princess was happy with all the attention she got. Maybe she will start a new dog fashion…who knows!

Did you dress up your dogs this Halloween?



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Tomorrow is Halloween and dogs are getting ready everywhere. They are putting on their cute hats and crazy costumes. It’s the one time of year they don’t mind the torture of getting dressed up by their owners. Here are just a few of the dogs that are prepared for trick or treating this year.















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 Are you dressing up your dogs this Halloween?

Easter Puppy


I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Did the Easter bunny bring you chocolate? The Easter puppy stopped by my house this year. She left a basket filled with chocolate and love.




Did you make your dog be the Easter puppy this year?

Merry Christmas from my pack to yours

Christmas is just around the corner (time flies so fast) and every year the center of my Christmas cards is my pack. I mean just look at them, they can make anyone smile. This year I didn’t really create a card online or offline but this photo pretty much says everything. Who needs words when a photo can speak for itself?

Below are individual photos of each of my dogs showing their Christmas spirit to you all.







I will tell you, it is no easy task catching a pack photo that looks great. Every second one of the dogs looks away, closes its eyes or jumps off the couch. Treats help but patience is the main key. I took about a hundred or so photos and kept only a few of them. But the ones that I kept really expressed the pack.

Anyways, enough about my pack, what about yours. Do you include them in your Christmas card? During Christmas how do you capture your dog in the Christmas spirit? If I do not write on Christmas, I hope everyone has a joyful and safe Christmas!

Dogs in Christmas Hats

December is here and Christmas is just around the corner. As you are running around buying gifts and preparing the Christmas tree, take a break and look at these cute dogs in Christmas hats. They definitely will make you smile and remember the joy of Christmas.

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5 safety tips for your dog this Thanksgiving

Its that time of year. A big turkey, a bowl of stuffing and family gathered around a table together. A time for thanks and happiness to be shared all around. Even with our dogs. But we cant forget to be aware whats good and bad for our dogs when we have company around.

I am not going to be at my house this Thanksgiving but in the past I always keep my dogs safety in mind. As much as its a fun time for us humans, it also should be a fun time for our dogs. So here are a few important tips to remember this Thanksgiving.

1. Dont share the bones
As much as dogs love bones, cooked bones from the turkey can be sharp and cause tears in the digestive tract. Also, the bones can make a dog choke. Best thing to do is just throw the bones away in a secure trash that the dogs cant get to.

2. Exercise your dogs before company arrives
A well exercised dog is a happy dog. Especially, if you are having company over it is important that your dog doesnt go crazy. You want your dog in a calm state of mind when your relatives start coming in. A hectic house can be a dangerous house. Worse comes to worse, if your dog is nervous or has too much energy you can lock him in a crate or in a bedroom away from everyone.

3. No no to alcohol
There are some dogs that really seem to enjoy an alcohol beverage. Dont leave your glass of wine on the table where your dog can reach it. Alcohol can cause a dog to get disoriented and sick. Too much alcohol can cause a dog to go into a coma or even cause death.

4. Don’t over stuff your dog
I know how it is. With those big brown eyes staring at you wanting some turkey and other food. A few pieces of boneless chicken wont hurt him but dont over do it. Too much fatty foods can cause stomach ache or diarrhea in your dog. Also, in some cases life threatening illnesses like pancreatitis. So, share but don’t spoil this Thanksgiving.

5. Toxic all around.
Remember  onions, garlic, grapes, raisins, macadamia nuts and chocolate are all bad for your dog. So, be cautious about what your dog is eating.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving with their dogs and family. Have lots of laughs and remember safety first.