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Christmas Countdown Day 25- Happy Holidays





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Christmas Countdown Day 24- Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange



I made the decision a number of years ago to not renew my membership to a local dog training club. It wasn’t an easy decision and there are a lot of things I miss- the seminars, the variety of classes, the feedback from other trainers, but mostly I missed the dog talk. Well thank dog for the Internet. I was lucky enough to find some dog bloggers who filled that empty spot.

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Rescued Insanity is one of those blogs. I found Kristine’s blog after seeing it mentioned in another blogger’s post. On my first visit I read through quite a few posts and it was just like being in the back in the middle of the canine conversations I used to have.

Rescued Insanity is a blog about life with Kristine’s dog Shiva{with occasional appearances by The Cat and PH(practically husband)]}and all the trials and tribulations of living with a “nutty”rescue dog. I can certainly relate to her story. I’ve had a nutty dog or two in my life. In fact a few of them are still hanging around. And while there may be moments craziness, it’s not something you would trade for the world.

How can I not relate with posts like these?

While going through Why I Don’t Bother To Name Shiva’s Toys I can’t help stare at the basket of deflated and desqueakered toys and shake my head in agreement.

Reading What is a Heart Dog? makes me thankful that I’ve been lucky to have had several “heart” dogs in my life. But not all of my dogs have been heart dogs and it doesn’t mean I loved them any less.

In the ongoing debate as to what word should be used to describe our relationship with our dog- owner vs. guardian vs. parent vs. pick your term, if they ever pick teams I think I’ll be on Kristine’s side I use pet parent here, but in my heart I’m an owner.

I might resemble a few of these statements- You Might Be Dog Crazy If…

And I can completely understand how she felt when she wrote  Emergency Vet Care is a Privilege It’s not a spot you want to be in, but it’s one many people might find themselves in. I found myself there in August with my dog and it was hell. For everyone’s sake, I hope Kristine can start her organization.

Kristine took a little blogging break this year, but she is back in full force. So if you want to talk dog add Rescued Insanity to your blog reader.

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This post is part of the Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange. Created by Pamela from Something Wagging This Way Comes and cohosted by PupFan at I Still Want More Puppies, the Exchange gives us the chance to give the best gift ever to another blogger- our encouragement and support.

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Christmas Countdown Day 23- You Know You’re A Pet Parent When…#42





Sleeping in late but still being able to watch the present opening joy, sounds like a great Christmas to me!

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Christmas Countdown Day 22- Make A Pet Reminder Board

Some links in this post are affiliate links and denoted by having (aff) after them. If you click on these link and make a purchase I get a percentage which helps keep this blog running and helps keep my pets in a way they would like to get accustomed to.



My mom lives with me and since the critters are mine, I do all their daily care. But occasionally there are times when I need her to give them dinner because I won’t be home in time. I’m getting a little tired of having to write a note so I made this quick and easy reminder board to just pull out when I need her to take care of them. It’s so quick and easy it’s something you could make up as last minutes gifts for pet people (and even non-pet people).

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Corrugated Plastic– I bought a huge sheet at Home Depot. You can check a local sign shop to see if they sell pieces, buy on Amazon(aff) or use an old yard sign that is only printed on one side.

Duck Tape– I found a cute Scotty Dog pattern, but it was tough making a choice with all the patterns(aff) available.


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019 (640x480)1. Cut the corrugated plastic to the size you’d like. The duck tape will cover about an 1 inch of the plastic so keep that in mind when determining the size. I made mine 10 inches by 12 inches. 

2. Cut 4 pieces of duck tape to the length of each side (2 short, 2 long)

3. Apply the tape to each side. I applied it so there was about an inch on each side of the board.

4. Write your message. If giving as a gift, leave blank and include a marker so the recipient can write their own message.



How do you leave pet info for other people in your household?

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Christmas Countdown Day 21- Calendars



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Are you looking for a last minute gift for a pet lover?  How about one of these calendars? Not only do they get a gift, but the sale benefits the shelter.


2014 Safe Haven Rescue Calendars


Dessin Animal Shelter

Christmas Countdown Pet Event

Christmas Countdown Day 20 NEPA Pet Holiday Happenings For This Weekend


It’s the last weekend before Christmas. If your shopping is done and you are looking for something to do, check out these events that benefit some area shelters.


Dessin Animal Shelter Open House– Friday December 20th  from 5-7pm in Honesdale.


Hillside SPCA Holiday Extravaganza– December 20-22nd in Pottsville

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Christmas Countdown Day 19- A Cat’s Guide To Christmas



A cat’s view of Christmas might be a little different from ours. Just a little.

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Christmas Countdown Day 17- Christmas Treats To Make



You probably busy trying to finish all your cookie baking. But if you have some time maybe you could make up a batch of treats for your pet. Nothing tastes better than homemade and you’ll feel better knowing what ingredients are going into your pet’s treats. I’ve been collecting treat recipes on my Recipes for Pets Pinterest board. You can find treats to make for all types of pets.


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