Canine Crush: Pup Products with Pizzazz   Leave a comment

This post is dedicated to “man’s best friend”.  The one that leaves amazing nose-print art on the living room window…the one that greets you at the door like you’ve been gone for years…the one that lays their head in your lap when you’ve had a “crap-tastic” day.  Although this home video has had over 3 million views…I think Daisy and Simon deserve 3 million more 😛

Take a peek at some of my favorite handmade products and learn something new about these terrific tail-waggers!  The dog bed below is from Crafting a Green World.  It is made from a coollection of once-loved sweaters (I tip my hat to the “re-imagining”).  I love the fun colors and textures!  I’m making one to put in Vortex’s favorite spot so he can languish comfortably in the sun while he creates more “nose-art” on the window for me.

dog-bed

“Fido” Fact #1:

Dogfacts.org notes that the oldest documented dog was 29 when they passed away in 1939.  As for companionship between humans and dogs, the site explains, “The loyalty and devotion that dogs demonstrate as part of their natural instincts as pack animals closely mimics the human idea of love and friendship […]”.

Next up, we have something for the hound loving human (see below).  The really amazing thing about this pendant by Etsy artist PrettyInInkJewelry, is that it was created from a photo of a dog in need of adoption.  This piece is only $17.95 and $5 will go directly to Villalobos, the largest pit bull rescue in the world..  What a wonderful cause!

dog-pendant

“Fido” Fact #2:

According to Amina Khan of Los Angeles Times, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that children who lived with dogs or cats during their first year of life got sick less frequently than kids from pet-free zones.   In fact, children were 44% less likely to develop ear infections and 29% less likely to have used antibiotics during their first year.  Apparently having a dog in the home helps initiate an early form of cross-training for the body’s defense systems in the first year of life.  Hmmm, who knew?

Last but not least (and yes it was horribly difficult to narrow it down to 3!), we have I.D. tags from another Etsy crafter, CritterBling.  Identification tags with a sense of humor…I love it!  Each metal piece is carefully stamped by hand and tumbled to get rid of sharp edges.  This one is very affordable at $11.00.  Visit CritterBling to view other clever pieces for your pup.

dog-tag

“Fido” Fact #3:

Did you know Max has been the #1 name for male dogs for 7 years and running, but Zeus and Thor are fast on Max’s heels!  Check out more information on dog names in this article on Huffington Post.   Where are the “Prancine McFancy-Pants, “Billingsly Brew-Ha-Ha” and “Ask-er”?  Does your dog have an unusual name?  Let me know!

Want more canine crush awesomeness?  Jump on over to Etsy and take a gander at my treasury list.  If  you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, shelters need you.  Simply walking shelter dogs helps reduce cage anxiety and improve their adoptability!  My son & I volunteer at the Stark County Humane Society, but you can find shelters and other wonderful rescue non-profits in your area here too.  I’d love to hear about your handmade and re-imagined pup products too, so leave a photo or comment darn it! 😛

Love,

bibbie

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Posted March 20, 2013 by bibbieandblue in Handmade

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