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***** A Notice****** Thanks to so many for coming to this blog over the past year and becoming such great blog friends. I have learned much and laughed often. Yet as the author of 2 blogs I have often felt... well... disjointed. In an effort to marry the 2 sides of my life, and to hopefully continue on in my relationship with you the reader, I am now combining my blogs into 1 new one. I do so hope that you will join me here. I just love hearing your happy voices as often as I can! See you soon......................

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Lovely Gift for the Holidays!

Have you been looking for the perfect gift for that pet lover in your life? Maybe someone you know has a new puppy, (or kitty) and needs a bit of guidance. Or perhaps someone you know is looking for some new activities to do with their old best friend... you know... punch it up a bit. Or maybe you just love reading and learning about your animal buddy. If you fit into any of the above categories, I have a great suggestion for you. A new book written by dog lovers Wendy Nan Rees and Kristen Hampshire, and a companion book for cat lovers also written by Kristen Hampshire as well as Iris Bass and Lori Paximadis, are some of the best and most comprehensive books for pet people ever!

Dog Lover's Daily Companion, 365 Days of Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Living a Rich Life with Your Dog, and the companion book Cat Lover's Daily Companion, 365 Days of Insight and Guidance for Living a Joyful Life with Your Cat, are available in the cutest little gift set. With the package looking like a refrigerator with magnets reminding you of activities to do with your pet....
If, however, you are more doggiephile than catcentric (or vise versa,) the books can be purchased separately. Further info on availability can be seen on the publisher's website, http://www.quarrybooks.com/
Since we are HUGE fans of the canine here at Doggie Life, I want to point out a few of my favorite things about The Dog Lover's Daily Companion that I really loved. First of all, the book is written as a tool to bring you closer to your doggie friend... and that's always a good thing. The book cover even has a small window, on the front cover, for you to put your pup's picture. What a great way for your dog to remind you, without words, about your "together time." Chapters range from the practical to fun. Tips, such as "How to Supply a First Aid Kit," "Disaster Preparedness," and "Your Dog Vital Stats," provide great to know info that is invaluable to have on hand for easy reference. Tips on "Picking a Professional Groomer," and "Dog Park Etiquette," are also great to know and not neccessarily questions you think to ask pros, when they're around. Instructions on how to "Make a Designer Dog Collar," or "Playing Flyball," are so much fun for you and your buddy. And, personal stories of incredible dogs and their people make you and your pup feel happy and warm inside! Finally, my favorite thing about the book is the format. Set as 365 days worth of lessons and "to dos," the book allows an opportunity to grow with your doggie for a full year. This is why I highly recommend this book, for all of you, and especially as a Christmas gift. Make it a New Year's resolution and you and your pup could have a full year's worth of laughs and love.... guaranteed!


  1. Great information thanks for sharing

  2. Rachel,

    We packaged the books especially for you and they, unfortunately, are not available for sale in the fridge box. The books are available as separate purchases only. We didn't want to deal with "any fighting like cats and dogs".

  3. Thanks Hanna... too bad ya'll can't get the cute package... but the books are still awesome on their own. (See above comment)

  4. thanks for stopping by the farm yesterday! and all this doggie cuteness is soo charming!

    that book is a great idea!

  5. This is a great gift idea!
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  6. Seems to be an excellent read. Thanks for sharing it. Hope all has been going well. Have a great week :)

  7. That sounds like an excellent book.. We will have to check that one out...

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