You Know You’re A Pet Parent When…#47 Pinterest For Pets




In April, I started seeing an increase in the number of people following my one board on Pinterest.  Like a lot.

At first I was a little worried. Was something hacked? Most of the followers were new accounts. Then I wondered if my board was featured on someone’s blog. Nothing turned up. Still my followers went up. Then I got an email from Pinterest.

My “You Know You’re A Pet Parent Board” was chosen to be a featured board for new Pinterest users! Wow! I love doing the You Know You’re A Pet Parent (YKYAPPW) feature and feel it was a huge honor that they picked it.

Of course now I feel a little pressure to keep coming up with fun and entertaining ones. But then I was thinking I’m sure you have a lot of YKYAPPW moments. Why not see if you would like your moment to be featured? If you have a favorite just share it in the comments or email ( ). If I use it, I’ll be sure to give you credit and if you have a blog I’ll include the link(as long as it’s family friendly). 

Are you on Pinterest? If so leave the link to your Pinterest account in the comments. You can follow me on Pinterest where along with my YKYAPPW board I have boards on Pet DIY, pet recipes, and pet products reviews.

Happy Easter!

I know. It’s been quiet around here. I’ve been taking advantage of the overtime at work which hasn’t left me much time for blogging. But I’ll be back to it soon.


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You Know You’re A Pet Parent When…#46 Walk The Line



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Do you have an entourage?

You Know You’re A Pet Parent When…#45 The Winter Coat


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Who dresses better- you or your dog? [...]

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You Know You’re A Pet Parent When…#44 Before The Storm


You have to love impending snow storms.

The repeated weather warnings.

The stocking up on ice melt and shovels(what do people do with their shovels that the stores run out each storm?).

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Chainsaw Artist Who Carves Pets Featured On WNEP

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You can see some of the work done at Dream Wood’s Facebook page.

You Know You’re A Pet Parent When…#43


A new neighbor moved into the house about 2 yards away over last winter and 2 dogs are frequent visitors to the house. So when we got the first real nice day to go out and do yard work with my dogs last March while they were visiting I made sure I was [...]