Mum has a rule for Christmas presents. We get four categories of pressies. The rule is:
“Something we want, something we need, something to wear and something to read.”
For us, that would be:
Something we want: Treats byBenji Biltong
Something we need: Treats by Beautiful Joe’s
Something to wear: Cloud7 collapsible treat bag that can be hung around our collars filled with treats!
Something to read: Dogs’ Dinners by Debora Robertson. We can read recipes for poochies
May’s comment: The second last shopping weekend before Christmas and thought to share these favourite items for stocking stuffers or something for your pooches wrapped up under the tree that I like.
“Something they need”
I finally found a dog bowl for the long-eared dogs! These beautiful ceramic bowls are handmade by Linda Bloomfield specially for Love My Human. They come in two sizes. This could be a “something they need.”
Something they need? Something to wear?
Hindquarters collar and leads Also found these at Love My Human – cotton leads and collars in strong colours. This is “something to wear.”
Very comfortable to handle and love the marine-grade steel hardware.
They also inspired us to mix-n-match instead of matching leads and collars.
“Comfy cotton leads and collars that combine looks and practicality. Suitable for a wide range of dogs, everyday use, all weathers and terrains, town or county. Made from a strong cotton weave which is soft-to-the-touch with flex and give. Collars fasten with a simple yet secure slot-and-lock buckle and are adjustable, for a perfect fit and maximum comfort. Metalwork is marine grade steel: strong, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, so even recommended for those who like a trip to the beach. Everything is treble stitched in place to make a strong and durable set. An ideal dog collar and lead set for walks and adventures, just machine wash at 40º when muddy. Dog ID included, just send through details if you’d like them hand engraved.”
This can be bought directly from Hindquarters or Love My Human stocks them.
Something to wear
Growlees are statement dog tags! The most fun thing we’ve been given recently.
There’s a whole selection of sayings and statements in all different colours. They are just fun to add to your dog’s collar. I love these two given to us by Belinda for Christmas.
Mungo & Maud’s MEADOW MERINO DOG PULLOVER comes in two colours – Leaf/Moonstone and Flint/Rose
George looks so smart in the Leaf/Moonstone colour. He needs to look smart for when he meets up with his many girlfriends. Made of the finest quality, Merino wool in a waffle-patterned knit. Contrast colour placket & button opening and edging detail
Dry clean only
Teddy Maximus Liberty fabrics bow ties – we have one of each, blue for George and the pink for Darcy.
“Our range of handmade British Dog Bow Ties are perfect for every occasion. Whether it’s for a Christmas party, a birthday bash, or to look the part at a wedding, everyone likes to accessorize, and we’ve got the canine accoutrement for your dog to step out in style. – Teddy Maximus
Oh, and size doesn’t matter…our bow ties attach easily to your dog’s collar so will look dapper on a Dachshund or dainty on a Great Dane. There’s a style to suit every pooch!” – and that’s correct as Darcy and George both wear the same size.
Something they want
Mungo and Maud’s Pull My Leg Elephant Toy Finally a toy your dog is meant to deconstruct. The Mungo & Maud “Pull My Leg” Elephant Dog Toy with Velcro-attached limbs is the perfect way for any dog to make a paw mark. Squeaks when squeezed.
We already have the Pull My Leg Monkey dog toy – one of George’s favourite. He would pull off its arms and legs again and again. Thought it would be fun to see him have an alternative.
And some ideas for stocking stuffers. Lots of treat ideas … definitely something they want!
bybenji biltong treats – tasty treats that have been uniquely adapted from the human delicacy, which is not pet appropriate and created a high value, raw / paleotreat collection. Each product is lovingly handcrafted from nothing but pure Silverside of Beef, marinated in herbs for an intense flavour, hung to naturally air cure
The Furry Chef The Furry Chef is a fully organic certified company based here in London; we specialise in delicious organic treats for dogs which are always naturally gluten, dairy & egg free. To celebrate our first Christmas on the market, we have cooked up our Poultry in a Pear Tree turkey biscuit- a real Christmas feast in treat form! Always true to our original promise, these biscuits are made with 100% organic ingredients, notably pure British-reared, organic, free-range turkey. So save the table scraps this year- we’ve got you covered.”
Rockster treats Christmas Limited Edition BOEUF DU CAP SUPER TREATS. Scientifically formulated to promote eyesight and a healthy immune system.
“Single protein air-dried complementary food for dogs made with 82% human grade bio-organic beef, free from any exposure to chemicals, antibiotics, growth hormones or steroids. Enhanced with a specific formulation of nutrient rich bio-organic superfoods, including quinoa, pumpkin, spirulina algae and fermented Jerusalem artichoke concentrate to aid digestion and nutrient absorption. The multiple benefits of spirulina algae, quinoa and foods rich in beta-carotene include a healthy immune system and being beneficial for eyesight.”
And last but not least – something for hooman and pooch – a must have, the FURBO dog camera! (This is a product placement.)
We’ve had it for awhile now. How fun was that? Darcy was mesmerised by the treat dispenser
while I was obsessed with watching what they were doing whenever I left them at home. Most of the time they don’t do anything but it was fun for me to interact with them by dispensing treats – even if it was just to wake them up form sleeping! LOL!
They are brilliant in distracting dogs when they should start getting barky in the house.
For this Christmas, there’s a special offer on the FURBO dog camera till the 21st December on Amazon on click on here to buy one https://bit.ly/2UJ33O
We are giving one away to our readers in the UK and EUROPE. If you are interested – comment on the blog to tell us what you think your pooch might get up to when you leave them at home. And if you have no idea – then you need a FURBO dog camera! LOL! Winner will be announced by Sunday, 16th December – so you can get it in time for Christmas.