What’s New in the World of Celebrity Dog Rescue?

As we turn the calendar page to March, take a look back at a few of the famous faces who showed their love for dogs and cats in need during the month of love: Fur Babies Adopted by Famous Pet Parents…



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Win an Animal Abuse Awareness T-Shirt! #Giveaway

Help shine a light and spread awareness on the subject of animal abuse with our Animal Abuse Awareness T-shirt! This shirt features a cause ribbon designed exclusively for our PawZaar gift store….



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Win an Aromatherapy Bangle + a 30% off Aromatherapy Sale!

The Cat Lover’s Aromatherapy Bangle is a flexible bracelet (which twists to fit most wrists) and features just enough bling to draw attention to its delicate cat cutout. The bangle also serves…



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Guilty As Charged

As part of a family with multiple dogs and cats, I can vouch for this! Until next time, Good day, and good dog!


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Happy Love Day!

Happy Valentine's Day from Bubby and Bean!

From all of us here at Bubby and Bean, Happy Love Day!

I know this day isn’t for everyone, and I get that – it’s admittedly very commercial, it often excludes those not in relationships, and love should be celebrated everyday, not just reserved for one day. But I personally am, and always have been, a fan. It’s never been about romance for me. In my mind, the ideals that surround Valentine’s Day – kindness, friendship, compassion, generosity, and good old fashioned love – deserve to be celebrated. I also adore seeing my little ones get so excited to make cards for their friends and family and to learn more about the importance of loving and being loved.

I said this last year too, but it may be even more relevant today: I hope that the love that is shared and felt on this Valentine’s Day spreads abundantly throughout our country and the world, where I think we can all agree, it is very much needed. Happy Love Day, friends. I love all of you!

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Pig Ears For Dogs

Just like humans, pets deserve a special treat every so often, and times like these call for dog owners to go out of their way to do something their dogs will love. Surprises of this nature go a long way in showing your canine companion that you appreciate them for all the unconditional love they give you.
Dog owners have all …
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When A Dog Is Ready To Whelp

Is your dog about to give birth? Read this blog for some answers to common questions about whelping.
The first thing to do is talk to your vet. It is important to understand the potential risks and be able to identify signs of complications. Ideally, your vet has been checking on your dog throughout the pregnancy. The vet will talk to …
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Why Dogs Sleep So Much

Does it seem like your pup is sleeping all the time? It’s not just your imagination. Dogs spend a good part of their life sleeping because that’s how they’re genetically designed. In fact, the time to worry is when your dog isn’t sleeping as much as he used to. Changes in sleeping patterns can indicate a problem—whether that means a …
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We have come to love each other

poet snuggle

I must admit that I never really new sighthounds other than retired racing greyhounds until these past few months.  I knew that Jenna had a special relationship with Zoom, her cream and white whippet, and when we moved in together, she had just brought in a brindle and white whippet puppet.

I figured that the puppy would wind up being her dog, and although I was quite aware that whippets were quite trainable dogs, I never really thought I’d become attached to one.

As Poet has matured, though, he and I have drawn closer to each other. It was he who made the first mood.  A few months ago, he just sort of declared in his subtle sighthound ways that he was my dog, end of discussion.

And I’ve accepted the arrangement. I have found him to be as biddable as any golden retriever, and I have trained him to sit, heel, lie down, stand, and speak. He fetches the ball like a demon, which is to be expected. His father is a Frisbee nut.

He likes to go with me everywhere, and because he’s smaller and innocuous, I generally don’t have a lot of trouble taking him places.  He is genteel and kind, but he is not demonstrative with strangers.

Through one family line I trace to the rugged counties of Lancashire and Yorkshire, the same counties that spawned the modern whippet as a rag racer. I suspect my Quaker ancestors in that part of the world may have had little greyhounds much like whippets, perhaps to fill the pot with rabbit stew on cold winter nights.

So we are now attached to each other. I have a nice little whippet with a show and coursing career ahead of him, and I now know the full appeal of this breed. Once they choose their person, you are it.  No one else really matters.

And that is strange and moving feeling, especially when you’re used to golden retrievers that are so socially open.

Poet is my little boy. My little whip. And I am his person.

 

 

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6 Delicious Vegetarian Game Day Recipes

5 Delicious Vegetarian Game Day Recipes

I’m just going to come right out and say it: I don’t like Football. I think it’s super boring. This doesn’t mean I haven’t tried, because trust me, I have. I even had a brief stint as a varsity football cheerleader in high school. My husband likes football. Plenty of my friends like it. I just don’t.

That said, I freaking love Super Bowl Sunday. It’s basically a holiday in our house. Every year, my husband gets a break from the band’s winter tour where he arrives home on Super Bowl Sunday, and our little family spends the day together just hanging out, cooking, eating, watching the Puppy Bowl (the best), and watching the game. (Okay, so I don’t watch outside of the Half Time Show and commercials. But still.) And the very best part of it is the food. It’s one day I actually really love to cook (because let’s face it, it’s pretty much just all snacks).

Not everything we serve on Game Day is vegetarian, but since I’m veg, I mostly make veg foods. And since the Super Bowl is this Sunday, today I thought I’d share some of my favorite vegetarian Big Game recipes with you guys. Just click on the images or links directly below them to access the full recipes!

Vegan, Plant-Based Nachos, 3 Ways
BEAN AND SALSA DIP
Guacamole and Black Bean Pizza (via Bubby and Bean)
YOGURT SALSA VERDE DIP

What are you doing for Game Day? Are you a football fan or on Team Food + Half Time Show like me?

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