Thursday, December 5, 2013

The most outrageous holiday gifts for dogs

I'll admit it...I am one of those crazy pet guardians who will do anything for their pooch. Bliss has an entire wardrobe of clothes she wears to visit the children at County USC Medical Center. I take her on at least 3 walks a day. I have made arrangements to work form home so I can be with her. I take her everywhere I go.

Now I'm not rich by any stretch of the imagination so the story I saw about merchants stocking pet products for the super wealthy has me feeling green with envy. 

First off, a pet bowl from Versace Barocco for $754. Imagine Bliss dining from that bowl. On second thought, I don't think she cares much about what type of bowl I use. She would even eat her meals off the floor, if she had to. But it does include free shipping. 

Next, a Louis XV pet pavilion and doghouse complete with spa and plasma and TV for the bargain price of $410,825? If I had that amount of cash, I would just buy my own house complete with spa that we both could use it!

What about the $3.2 million diamond-encrusted dog collar designed by a jeweler in Los Angeles? Diamonds are my best friend's best friend. Bliss would look amazing pairing the diamond collar with the $4.2 million dog tiara. For now, she'll have to be happy with the tiara I got her at the Dollar Tree and one of her many collars

I will say this...Bliss would definitely NOT wear the Mink Fur coat that runs for $725. Maybe the makers of this item didn't realize that dogs already have beautiful coats. Besides, I am not in favor of wearing real fur.

I am pretty sure Bliss would appreciate the 22k gold-thread pet mattress that costs $3,000. I will admit that I did drop a few hundred dollars on a beautiful bed for her from Urban Bone. It doesn't have the gold or diamonds but is decorated with shiny Swarovski crystals. And her bed is filled with comfy memory foam!

What's the most outrageous thing you've bought your pet?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Leaving your dog behind over the holidays?

Don't feel like a bad dog owner just because you must leave your pet behind over the holidays. You can send you precious pooch on vacation too. And it won't cost you a fortune either!

Just visit DogVacay, an online community that has more than 10,000 vetted and insured dog sitters across the country ready to care for your dog. In fact, Bliss and I are hosts in the Oxnard area. We love having doggie guests!

Here's how it works:

1) Find the perfect dog sitter 
Go to the website and select a dog sitter right in your own neighborhood. There are thousands of trusted and insured dog lovers across the country ready to treat your dog like a member of their family.Simply search your city and state and begin browsing for DogVacay hosts in your area.

2) Schedule, Book and Pay Online
Rates start at just $25/night and all reservations include free pet insurance, 24/7 customer support, daily photo updates, and a 100% money back guarantee. Plus, if you use this code: 1Blissdog, you'll receive $10.00 off your first reservation.

3) Send your dog on vacay
You can breathe a sigh of relief knowing your pup is being loved and cared for in a cage free environment while you're travelling Plus, you'll receive daily photo updates.

4) Why you'll love DogVacay
It's easy to book and pay online, offering affordable rates up to 50% less than a kennel.

5) Why your dog will my love DogVacay
All canine visitors receive personal attention. Your pooch will be able to follow his normal schedule plus get free belly rubs galore!