Not only does Samson have a mighty fine eco-friendly toy box, but it's filled with tough toys — he's a super chewer. So, of course, I sent mom home with a few choice Dogtronics toys to see if they can hold up to the bulldog jaws of our favorite frenchie, but also to see if they are as fetching as all the testimonials say they are.From what I hear, Samson couldn't decide which one to play with, and often played with all three toys at the same time! He had his choice between the fun and noisy Pitch Perfect Sound ball, the light-up Glimmer Ball, and the tough and tug-worthy Ruckus Rope Sound toy that not only lets your pet pull, chew, and fetch, but it comes with sounds to keep him entertained. So just how well did Samson like the toys? Well, find out for yourself in the video when you read more
Our favorite Frenchie, Samson, got an upgrade last week. Obviously he loves his new bed, and it's no wonder — look at the size of that thing! This bed could probably fit a Golden Retriever, and it leaves me wondering how many of your pets have bigger-than-life beds. I could go out on a limb and say this bolster model may be a little too big for the 23-pounder, but I should first take a look into my own boudoir: I have a king size mattress just for little 'ole me. Humm. I think I'll hold my tongue for now.
One of my favorite websites to go to when I need a laugh is Upside Down Dogs, cause it doesn't get any funnier than seeing a dog sleeping upside down. Samson is finally getting the hang of sleeping on his back, and mom LilPeaPod snapped up this pic before he flopped over. Learning that on-your-back balance is a tough one.
Congrats to Samson and LilPeaPod for being chosen as our Pet Pic of the Day! Don't forget to submit your favorite photos to our Pet Pics group for a chance to see your furry family members on the pages of PetSugar! I'll help you get started when you read more
While at the Worldwide Fido Awards in LA last week, Samson got to test out the Porch Potty, a sort of port-a-potty for dogs that lives on your porch. Since North is already potty trained, I wouldn't need something like this, but LilPeaPod says that it's a must have for puppies and older dogs alike!
Find out what she has to say about the Porch Potty and where to find them when you read more
In case you missed it, our resident cutie Samson won the title of Cutest Dog in the Worldwide Fido Awards! LilPeaPod, her BF, and Samson headed down to Santa Monica late last week for the taping of the show, and snapped up a few behind-the-scenes piccys to share with us.
Big congrats to Samson on taking the "Cutest" title, and although he didn't get the top Worldwide Fido award, he's still a winner in our hearts!
Gabe, the bulldog from Bellingham, Wash. who flushes toilets, skateboards, and even rides a rocking horse! Congrats to this super cute smooshy for his big title!
OK, now the back story: Hosted by Fred Willard (star of one of our favorite animal movies), the 2008 Worldwide Fido Awards took place in the aptly-named Barker Hangar in Santa Monica over the weekend. The finalists were announced for six categories including our very own Samson who captured the title of "Cutest Dog" – woohoo!
Judges for the event included celebrity dog trainer Tamar Gellar and actors Kevin Nealon and Vivica A. Fox, and lucky for us LilPeaPod has some behind the scenes tales coming later today.
Until then, check out more cuteness from the event when you read more
It looks like I'm not the only one in favor of using a crate! Samson is totally comfy in his little home, and according to LilPeaPod, sometimes even prefers his own private space to other spots in the house!
Right before I took this picture, my BF, Samson and I had just gotten home from a long walk. Normally, Samson likes to curl up with us on the couch and take a nap, but this time he crawled right into his travel crate and went to sleep! I caught this photo right after he snuck away to catch some zzz's.
He looks so sleepy! Are your pets more comfy in their small, private spaces, or do they prefer to sprawl out around the house?
Our youngest office pet, Samson, is in the running for the Worldwide Fido Awards (he's in the "cutest" category, naturally) and his mom has been proudly sending his adoro home video around to all her friends and family.
Clearly, just being nominated is an honor, but we all sincerely hope he will win and beat out the pretty fierce (and adorable!) competitors to become a world-famous pup.
In the mean time, we're keeping our fingers and paws crossed.
In California, it's not unusual to get some pretty hot temps in September, and last weekend was no exception. LilPeaPod took Samson camping for the first time, and not only was he totally overwhelmed with nature, it was also super hot. It's pretty well known that smooshies don't do well with heat or swimming, so taking a dip in the lake was out of the question. LilPeaPod explains how she kept little Samson cool in the blazing hot 95-degree weather with a little ice:
Since Samson can't swim, I decided to bring the water to him by using our melted ice from our cooler. I soaked his collar and a towel to keep his body temp down while he slept in the shade. We also gave him plenty of ice to snack on (which he loves, obviously) – it kept him cool until the temps dropped that evening!
If your pets can't swim, it's pretty easy to keep them comfy with a few ice cubes and some water! What are your surefire ways to keep your pets cool in the hot weather?
Sugar staffer LilPeaPod went on a recent vacay to Mexico, leaving little Samson with her mom for the week. Covering all her bases, she whipped up an "Owner's Manual" to let her mom in on all the things he's allowed to do, what to eat (and more importantly, what not to eat), as well as his sleep schedule so he can stay regular with his naps and playtime.
This totally sounds like something I would have done when I first became a dog mom, since I was kinda paranoid to leave him with other people who weren't familiar with his day-to-day behavior and quirks. So it made me wonder: Do you leave detailed notes when you leave your pets with a sitter or do you just leave the highlights?