Archive | February, 2013

Like Dressing up your Dog? Here are few things to keep in mind

22 Feb

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Dressing up dogs can be a fun experience for dog owners. We dress up our dogs to shower them with some extra love and attention, and to make them part of our life’s special events and celebrations. As responsible pet parents, it’s important that we keep certain things in mind while dressing up our four-legged kids, in order to ensure their safety, and avoid any untoward experiences.

So, before you shop for some clothes, shoes and accessories for your dog, take note of these important things:

Comfort before Style

It’s good to be stylish, but not at the expense of being comfortable. Make sure your dog’s clothes and shoes are well-fitted and not too tight or loose. Keep your dog’s size and height under consideration while purchasing new stuff. See not just how your dog looks in his new clothes, but also how he feels in it. If your pooch is acting irritated or finding it difficult to move around freely in a new dress, then it’s perhaps not quite comfortable for him.

Never ignore Safety

You might like those long dresses and big cowboy hats worn by dogs while walking the ramp in fashion shows, but before you consider the idea of getting your pooch a similar dress or hat on his next birthday, make sure that it’s a good fit for him and does not hinder  his ability to see, hear, walk or breathe, in any way.

Dress up for the Season

Agreed, your dog looks super-cute in his new coat, but you can’t expect him to be comfortable in that thick jacket, when it’s sunny and sweaty outside. It’s important to dress up your dog according to the season, and opt for tees and dresses, instead of jackets and sweaters, when the weather is on the warmer side.

Looking for some cool summer clothes  for your pooch ? Take a look at Woofilicious’s collection of tees and dresses.

Let the clothes do the barking

“What you wear says a lot about you”- the statement is true for our dogs as much as it is for us. Is your dog a sporty, outgoing kind or  a naughty, life of the party type? Choose clothes that reflect your pooch’s personality and let him just be himself 🙂

Don’t Overdo

Do not overdo on the dressing. Keep it simple. A pretty collar or a cute tee can go a long way in making your pooch look smart and stylish.

Respect your dog’s preferences

Lastly, don’t force anything on your dog. If he does not like wearing clothes and expresses discomfort by chewing on them and wiggling out of them, then try opting for collars, shoes or other accessories to dress him up. You can check out our collection of collars and accessories, if you looking to buy some for your dog.

Image Courtesy: Dognowner.com

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Pawsh and Pawpular: Step up your doggie’s style quotient with these Pet Fashion Blogs

15 Feb

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Looking for some inspiration to dress up your doggie? Need some cool DIY ideas for pet apparels and accessories? Want to know ‘What’s Hot’ and ‘What’s Not’ in the world of pet fashion? Here are some must-follow ‘Pet Fashion Blogs’ to spruce up your doggie’s style IQ.

Butters the Fashion Dog

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A fashion blog by a teacup Pomeranian named Butters from Notting Hill, this blog is all about Butters’ fashion escapades with her mom, her photo shoots during fashion events, and her interviews with other fashionable canines. Butter is a well-known face in the international canine style scene. In her own words ‘She is a doggy diva: the ultimate Doginista’.

Logan’s Look

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A toy poodle and a fashion blogger based in Toronto, check out Logan’s blog for some cute and quirky dog dressing ideas.

Come Wag Along

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A pet lifestyle blog by Kia and her schnauzer dog Simba, Come Wag Along features informative posts about pet fashion trends and DIY style ideas every Friday. The blog also posts pictures of fashionable canines, shared by its readers in the Furiend Feature section.

The Daily Treat

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Treat yourself to the pictures of decked up doggies, and read some interesting posts about quirky pet fashion trends on ‘The Daily Treat’ blog by Discovery.com.

AnimalFair

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For expert tips on pet fashion and grooming, check out pet lifestyle expert Wendy Diamond’s Animal Fair.com. The website features pet grooming tips, posts about pet-loving celebs and loads of other interesting posts about pets as a whole.

DogTipper

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Learn how to make canine crowns, doggie dresses, pet beds and loads of other pet lifestyle products. Husband-wife duo John Bigley and Paris Permenter, with the help of their rescue dogs Tiki & Irie, share countless other DIY tips for dog lovers on DogTipper.com

Yeepet

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A social networking platform for pet parents to meet other pet lovers, and find information on petcare, Yeepet.com features some informative posts on pet fashion, grooming, and lifestyle under its Style & Fashion section.

These are some of the interesting online sources that you can refer, apart from the Woofilicious blog, for your daily dose of pet fashion news and views. So, which of these do you like the most? Do share your thoughts in the comments.

 Images courtesy: Sodahead.com, Butters the Fashion Dog, Logan’s Look, Come Wag Along, The Daily TreatGoodmorning America, DogTipper,

“THE PAWESOME PAIR” – Valentine’s Day Contest(Closed)

9 Feb

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Think your doggie is your ‘Best Valentine’ ? Do you and your pooch make a ‘Pawesome Pair’? Participate in “THEPAWESOME PAIR” contest and grab a chance to win a gift voucher worth Rs.1000 from Woofilicious.com 🙂

Read the contest guidelines before you proceed:

The contest runs from 9th Feb to 14th Feb midnight (12.am). Winner will be announced on 16th Feb.

Only one entry per person is allowed

To participate in the contest, post a picture of ‘you with your dog’ on the Woofilicious Facebook Wall along with the contest name “THE PAWESOME PAIR” and few words about ‘what makes your pair special?’

The contest will have one winner, selected by the Woofilicious team based on the overall interestingness of the post. To increase your chances of winning make your entry funny and creative. 🙂

The winner will get a gift voucher worth Rs.1000 from Woofilicious.com.

The contest is open to Indian residents only.

 

10 Quotes to Celebrate our Love for Dogs

8 Feb

They are the center of our universe, our reason to live. Without them our life would be empty, devoid of happiness, laughter and love. Blessed are those who are sharing their lives with dogs.”

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to express your love for the canine community, and acknowledge the special bond you share with your pets. Here are 10 quotes to inspire and enliven the Dog-lover in you.

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Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole – Roger Caras

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I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive – Gilda Radne

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No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich -Louis Sabin

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Puppies are nature’s remedy for feeling unloved, plus numerous other ailments of life -Richard Allan Palm 

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Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace – Milan Kundera

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No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does – Christopher Morley

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To err is human, to forgive canine – Unknown

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We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made – M. Facklam

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Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer. – Dean Koontz

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In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog – Edward Hoagland

So which of these is your favorite quote? Do let us know in the comments. 🙂

Images Courtesy: Dogloveletter.com, 100funfacts.com, Pixabay.com, Photobucket.com, Azureholland.com, Meldowningdoglistener.co.uk, Wallpapers-place.com, Sodahead.com, Flushdoggy.com, 123rf.com

 

5 Drool-worthy DIY Dog Toys

1 Feb

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Does your pooch seem bored of all his existing toys? Then, it’s time to treat him to some new ones. Take a look at some of these fun DIY toys that you can make for your dog at home.

1. Sock with a Ball

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It’s time to put those old socks of yours to some good use. How about making a toy for your dog? Just place a tennis ball inside the sock and seal it inside by tying a knot over it. The ‘Sock with a Ball’ toy is one of the simplest toys that you can make at home!

2. Braided Tug Toy

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Got some old clothes, towels or napkins? You can make a cool tug toy for your pup with these. Take three old towels (or some other pieces of cloth) of different (preferably bright) colors. Cut three 2-3 inches wide and 11-15 inches long strips from each of these. Bunch the three strips together by tying a knot at one end, and then braid them as tightly as possible. Secure the other end of the strips with a knot, after braiding.

3. Stuffed Squeaky Toys

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You can easily make stuffed toys for your dog at home. Cut a pattern of bone shape, star shape or any other shape that you like, out of paper. The pattern will be of the size of the toy that you want to make. Place the pattern on a double layer of an old sweater or any other thick fabric. Cut the fabric around the pattern, leaving some extra space for the seams. Now, sew the cut fabric pieces together, leaving a small opening to allow for stuffing scraps of fabric or squeakers inside.  Once you have stuffed the fabric, sew its open end; and voila, you have a cute new plush toy for your four-legged kid!

4. Big Box of Treats

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Though not a toy, a big box sealed with treats can turn out to be an exciting game for your dog. Take an empty cardboard box and fill it with crumpled newspaper bits and some dog treats. Seal the box with masking tapes and place it in front of your dog. Your pooch will have a great time ripping it apart and hunting down the treats. It would be fun to watch your pet do this, but do get ready to clean up the mess, once the hunting game is over 😉

5. Jar of Goodies 

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If you feel that the ‘Big Box of Treats’ game is a bit too messy, then opt for the ‘Jar of Goodies’ game. All you have to do is put some dog treats inside a plastic jar. Take the lid off and place the jar on the floor. Your dog will roll the jar on the floor, punch it with his paws, and do all sorts of things to take the treats out.

Have any other interesting ideas for DIY dog toys? Do share them with us in the comments. You can also shop for some cool doggie toys on Woofilicious.com, if you don’t have time to make them at home 🙂

Images courtesy: Petsyy.com, Barkscratchandsniff.com, Etsy.com, Dextersdays.com, Clickertraining.com, 7thHouseontheleft

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