Nov 4, Pet products sale up by 7% in the US

Consumer spending is crucial for recovery of the economy. The rising tide isn’t lifting all boats but one of the lucky ones is the pet supplies industry.

High-end pet items drive increase in spending. People like to buy organic dog food, timed cat food dispenses etc

“People are cutting back on themselves more than they’re cutting back on pets,” says Bob Vetere, president of the American Pet Products Association.

“Cheap pet food is selling briskly, reflecting the weak economy, at the same time costly items are thriving,” he says. “It’s the middle of the market that’s shrinking,” he says.
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Life’s a Beach

Just some randomness from an early morning beach walk this morning.
Lacey is happy – even with a nose full of sand.

I keep forgetting to bring a toy!  I’m trying not to play fetch so I leave the toys in the car.  Then Lacey gets the snot beat out of her.  So then I have to find something to keep Coulee occupied. Thankfully sticks are numerous at the beach.

Contemplating a swim.

She’s always so sweet with the gifts.

Just happy to be out and about.

A wet, dirty dog is a happy dog.

Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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Smart is Sentinel Heartworm Parasite and Flea Prevention

Sentinel is now offered at Animal Health Services of Cave Creek Arizona. 480-488-6181 www.ahsvet.com info@ahsvet.com.

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Oh my God – euthanize a dog because she's too …

Oh my God – euthanize a dog because she's too shy? If my local shelter had followed that policy, our beautiful little pit bull Gina, the love of our lives, would've been destroyed before we ever had a chance to meet her. And she's now been a cherished family member for 7 years. Sharla Fouquet, Sarasota FL
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Infection 2 Bio War Simulation – SPORTZCAWK INFECTION! – (iPod/iPhone Gameplay)

Matt plays Infection 2 Bio War Simulation – Part 1 (iPhone Gameplay Video) Today, the Human race goes into extinction! This is a New bio war Simulation game by Fun Games For Free – iPhone/iPod…

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Boys and Girls of Summer

Look who we met at our baseball game tonight! Bella is a Flat-Coated Retriever, and from what I hear, she’s not terribly excited about having a new little brother. Finnegan is a Yellow Lab, whose original family was unable to keep him, so he’s moved in with Bella and her family. He’s a little crazy, […]


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My Favorite Summer Baby Dresses

The Cutest Summer Baby Dresses

1. Fruit Print Cotton Dress, H&M  //  2. Organic A-Live Arrow Dress, Eleventyfive  //  3. The Swing Dress in Peach Bow, Little Hip Squeaks  //  4. Flower and Bird Cotton Dress, H&M  //  5. Dandelion Baby Dress, The Gap  //  6.  Camera Print Reversible Baby Dress, Poco a Poco  //  7. Sleeveless Striped Infant & Toddler Dress, Oshkosh  //  8.  Organic Baby Triangle Dress, The Sprouted Arrow 

Now that Essley is no longer a newborn and her days of living in nothing but zip-up sleepers are in the past, it’s becoming more and more fun to get her dressed each morning.  And with the great weather we’ve (finally!) been having, there’s been a shift from her wearing mostly onesies/legging combos to summertime dresses.  Over Memorial Day weekend we stopped in at H&M Kids while visiting my sister in Indianapolis and scored a few of the cutest little baby dresses ever (including #1 above).  I have a feeling this will be the summer of dresses for Essley; I plan to scoop up several more, including a couple of the ones you see above.  I’m also hoping to find a few gems at kids resale shops, which are truly the goldmines of thrift stores.  (One good thing about babies growing so quickly is that there isn’t enough time for them to really wear out their clothing. Thrifted pieces tend to be in pristine condition.)

Are there any other great brands (especially small/independent ones) that I should check out for baby dresses?  Which is your favorite from my picks above?

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It’s A Pug’s Life

It’s a Pug’s life!!! Livin’ the dream :)

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I live in Oakland and, for years, I believed that,…

I live in Oakland and, for years, I believed that, when finding a stray in Oakland, taking the animal to Oakland Animal Services was the best course of action. In fact, I counseled and assisted several neighbors on this, convincing them to "let our municipal shelter do its job" and "go to the place the owner is likely to go looking", etc, after they were initially not inclined for fear the animal would be killed.

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