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The Dogs of Le Chien Part 3 – Dogs I Know and Love February 19 2016

This post of Part 3 of the Dogs of Le Chien. the dogs I know and love. As I’ve said before Le Chien is the Dog Fashion Show that happens every year to kick off the Palm Springs Life Magazine Fashion Week El Paseo.  Its a benefit for the Humane Society of the Desert and … Continue reading The Dogs of Le Chien Part 3 – Dogs I Know and Love

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The Dogs of Le Chien Part 2 – the Roxie Davenport Connection February 17 2016

In this post I will introduce you to The Dogs of Le Chien Part 2 – The Roxie Davenport Connection. Le Chien is the dog fashion show that kicks off Palm Springs Life’s Fashion Week El Paseo and is a benefit for the Humane Society of the Desert. As I mentioned in the last post, … Continue reading The Dogs of Le Chien Part 2 – the Roxie Davenport Connection

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You Want Me To Wear What? October 16 2014

In summer, the pavement gets a lot hotter than we think  and our four legged friends can burn their paw pads when they take a walk. To make sure they are safe, use the 5 Second Rule. Put your bare hand or foot on the pavement and try to keep it there 5 Seconds. If … Continue reading You Want Me To Wear What?

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On the Road Again…. October 16 2014

Angelo comes with me every year to SuperZoo, the annual Pet Industry Trade Show in Las Vegas. Its a 4-5 hour car ride from Palm Springs…depending on who’s driving…. through the back roads of the desert so we have to be prepared for a long ride between stops as well as emergencies. Traveling in style … Continue reading On the Road Again….

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Six Pounds does not equal Six Pounds! October 15 2014

Not in doggie math it doesn’t. Angelo, my first Chihuahua is 6 pounds and a perfect size small.  Bruno, child #4, has a Lhasa Apso Grandfather, is also 6 pounds but is long and lean. He’s an XSmall around the body but most ready-made clothes are not long enough for him. So 6 pounds does … Continue reading Six Pounds does not equal Six Pounds!

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10 Most Common Cat Poisons Around the House August 19 2013

I Know, I Know, its Spoiled “DOG” Designs, but many of my friends and fans have cats so I thought it was important to share this information also. After all, we want our cats to be safe also. The 10 Most Common cat toxicity vet calls in 2011 (from VPI Pet Insurance) were: Lilies, such … Continue reading 10 Most Common Cat Poisons Around the House

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10 Most Common Dog Poisons Around Your House August 18 2013

There are lots of things around our houses that we don’t think about as being a danger to our pets, after all they help us get through our daily lives more comfortably. Many of them are so commonplace that we don’t think much about them laying around….until the dog eats them and gets poisoned. Here’s … Continue reading 10 Most Common Dog Poisons Around Your House

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What to do if your dog gets poisoned. August 17 2013

When my Mom moved in with me at age 91, she was not used to living with dogs. Especially little ones that moved quickly and ate anything that dropped on the floor. One day she dropped one of her pills and Bella, ever watching, got it in a New York minute and swallowed it. Fortunately … Continue reading What to do if your dog gets poisoned.

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Travel Food and Water Bowls July 24 2013

A big issue in traveling with pets is to bring containers for food and water that are appropriate for the type of travel you are doing and the kinds of places you will be going. Having lots of fresh water is very important to dogs so lets see what kinds of containers I’ve decided to bring … Continue reading Travel Food and Water Bowls

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Traveling with Angelo July 23 2013

I’m off to SuperZoo this week with Angelo. This is an old picture of him in his carseat, before I started making harnesses, but I love the shot so I’m using it here. SuperZoo is the annual big trade show in Las Vegas where I go to see what’s new in the industry, look for … Continue reading Traveling with Angelo

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Choosing a Harness July 22 2013

I flat out prefer harnesses to walk a dog versus a lead hooked to a collar. Except in cases where you are training a big dog, a harness gives you more control and, if designed right, does not pull on the neck. This is especially a concern for Chihuahuas, who are prone to a collapsed … Continue reading Choosing a Harness

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Life or Death Inside a Car July 11 2013

Dogs love to ride in cars, love to look out the window, bark at passersby (at least Angelo does)but what do you do with them when you have errands to run on a hot summer day? The answer is to leave them at home. It may seem OK on a hot day to take your … Continue reading Life or Death Inside a Car

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First Post July 10 2013

I am being dragged kicking and screaming to this blog. I’ve come to a quiet, private time in my life and don’t feel the need to be public. Yet, I have things to share that are important to Pet Parents, I receive lots of information from other sources that you might find useful, and I’m … Continue reading First Post

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5 Second Rule July 10 2013

I know, when you were a kid you Mom taught you the five second rule when you dropped food on the floor. Admit it, you know she did. Well in the summer, for your dog, there is another 5 Second rule. It has to do with determining whether or not it is too hot for … Continue reading 5 Second Rule

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