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I love his little fur face #WW

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 12, 2015 | Categories: Animals, Pets, Wordless Wednesday

… Even if you can’t see his eyes in this photo. Donna ChaffinsDonna is a Content Creator, Marketer, Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, former teacher, wife, and proud mom. Blog by Donna encompasses all that… she writes about family life and being a woman while weaving in articles about the brands and products she and […]

Our Pup is a Family Member, and We Feed Him Like One #NudgeThemBack

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 4, 2015 | Categories: Animals, Family, Pets

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NudgeThemBack #CollectiveBias Our Baxter may be small, but he is a HUGE part of our family. He’s also BIG on personality. He is our show-off, attention-seeking, funny as a monkey, fur baby. He is the perfect example of […]

A Pet Door DIY Guide

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 10, 2015 | Categories: Animals, DIY, Dogs, Pets

We have been going back and forth for several months now about putting in a pet door for our Baxter. There are times when we are gone for a few hours at a time and having the convenience of a doggie door would be nice. And something that I never even thought of until recently…. […]

Do You Brush Your Dog’s Teeth? #ChewsWisely #SayItWithMilkBone

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 11, 2014 | Categories: Animals, Pets

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. I know you brush your own teeth and if you have children you brushed theirs until they were […]

Calling All Cat Owners: Cat Must Have Gift Ideas #BBNshops

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 10, 2014 | Categories: Animals, Shopping

We have talked about getting a cat several times over the years. My husband always had a cat when he was growing up, but I’ve never had a cat. Ever. Not sure why, but I just haven’t. I am a huge dog person, though. Our son has asked recently for a kitten… but having two […]

11 Holiday Gift Ideas for Big Dogs #BBNshops

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 6, 2014 | Categories: Animals, Dogs, Gift Ideas

We have two dogs, one little Shih Tzu and one huge Great Pyrenees. Some things both dogs have in common, but let’s be real… the size of the dog calls for specialized gifts. Gifts made for their size. I know I wouldn’t give my big dog a small breed dog food or vice versa. Recently […]

11 Small Dog Must Haves #BBNshops

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 24, 2014 | Categories: Animals, Dogs
small dog must haves

Do you own a small dog (or two, or three)? I never had a small dog before… we always had more medium sized dogs that were always outside dogs, until about 16 years ago we got a basset hound. Sadly she passed away in 2007. Then last year we decided our son was old enough […]

Our Dog’s Favorite Halloween Treat is Pup-peroni #TrickOrTreatEm #CollectiveBias

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 14, 2014 | Categories: Animals, Family, Holidays and Observances, Pets

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TrickorTreatEm #CollectiveBias Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. What’s not to love, really? The fall/Halloween decorations, the candy, the costumes, the candy… oh, I already said that. It does bear repeating, though. We are doubly excited about […]

Puppy Apartments – Providing Puppies Their Own Space

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 14, 2014 | Categories: Animals, Family and Health

Guest Post Dog lovers soon come to think of their new puppy as a family member. The cute little balls of fur get pampered with fancy collars and leashes, and sometime, even elaborate wardrobes. Why not go a step further and get the cute little pup its own apartment?! Wait…..the puppy also needs to be […]

Species Confusion

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 25, 2013 | Categories: Animals, Fun, Funny, Guest Posts, Humor

Guest Post  Photo Credit: Stuck in Customs The human race is a unique species. We have egos and viewpoints and generally hold an interest in what other humans are doing. Of course some humans are more interesting than others and will undoubtedly attract more attention. We are an inquisitive and competitive bunch and tend to […]