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Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. — Roger Caras

They drool, shed, leave their toys everywhere, bark during conference calls and can clear the room with one poot, but we couldn’t live without them. We’re hard core dog lovers and nothing makes me happier than to share our crazy Perot Palooza with you. Looking for pet furniture, Pug-O-Ween crazy pet costumes, and other furbaby swag? Dig in!

COVID-19 and Pets

  I might be the only one excited to have my tweenager home for the next several weeks, but aside from that category of crazy, there is one other group of family members nationwide who are unequivocally STOKED about social distancing. It’s your pets. Your family...

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Framing the not so picture-perfect day

So let me tell you about my day yesterday. Nothing ruins your mood like a nail in your tire. I suspected that I had one so I went to (unnamed national tire place) and stood in line for 30 minutes to talk with someone, watching them be forcefully nice and work every...

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Thanksgiving Traditions

This post is sponsored by Just Right Pets by Purina. The beast and I are brand insiders, however all opinions are my own. We’re off on our Thanksgiving adventure and the little one is abuzz with the anticipation of turkey and rolls, and cousins she hasn’t seen in...

WHY does my dog DO that?!

This post is sponsored by Just Right by Purina. We have a puppy. It's been a LONG time since we've had a puppy. Our almost 10 year old puggies are NOT happy about the puppy. They'd like him to go away. And if I'm being honest, there are moments where I feel the same....

Pet Holiday Fashions from PetSmart

The puggies received a surprise package from PetSmart -- Yay! All opinions are my own.  Everyone likes a new outfit. Even the puggies. Especially the puggies. Because the puggies know that when they get a new outfit, they get to try them on and sit pretty photos and...

DFW Pug-O-Ween Recap

I learned something at this year's Pug-O-Ween. If you're going to compete, you'd better bring your A game and don't mess with those silly store-bought costumes even if they are off the charts adorbs. The bar is simply set at greatness. Last year was our first...
Pugging Out for Pug-O-Ween and World Pug Day

Pugging Out for Pug-O-Ween and World Pug Day

Attention please. There is a sorely under-promoted holiday coming up and I'd request that you all take note. It's a really big deal around here. October 15th is World Pug Day. Wait, I have that wrong:  PUGtober 15th is World Pug Day. The one day a year for all...

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5 Essential Tips for Pet Pool Safety

5 Essential Tips for Pet Pool Safety

Oh, Summer. How we love your sun-drenched 100+ degree days. Jumping into that pool is so much more refreshing when you can sweat your patootie off from just standing still. Everyone wants to a dip in the pool or lake to cool off – and that includes our...

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Meet Scooter and the Dallas Dogrrr

Meet Scooter and the Dallas Dogrrr

Meet Scooter. Scooter is a Terrier-Chihuahua mix dog who was hit by a car. He was featured several times on Dallas’ NBC 5. When Scooter was rescued by SE Dallas Dogrrr (Rescue, Rehab, Reform) it appeared his rear legs were paralyzed, and the scruffy fur baby struggled...

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14 tell-tale signs that you’re awesome pet parents

14 tell-tale signs that you’re awesome pet parents

Are you awesome pet parents? Here are 14 ways you'll know for sure: 1. You keep a sticky roller in your car so you can de-fur on the go. 2. You can’t sleep unless the pets are under the covers and wrapped around your legs. 3. You own a pet stroller – and you use it....

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Beau Beau, the not so perfect pug

Beau Beau, the not so perfect pug

This is Beaureguarde, aka “Beau Beau.” He's my silly boy and I just love those squidgy cheeks and big puppy dog eyes however much as it pains me to admit it, Beau Beau is not a perfect pug. No, my beautiful Beau has a very bad habit. Like many of his pugly brethren,...

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Making the Scene at Pug-O-Ween

Making the Scene at Pug-O-Ween

What do you get when you mix more than 700 people and hundreds of pugs decked out in costumes that range from a fairy princess to a bumble bee? If you said loads of laughs, you’re right. If you said tons of fun, you’re also right. And if you said the 18th annual...

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Pug Halloween Costumes for Your Furbabes!

Pug Halloween Costumes for Your Furbabes!

I have Halloween brain. My mind is spinning about purple, and orange lights, where I can find a giant black tree for my porch, how fast I can make that Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice cake mix meet my new Sur La Table silicone ghost cake molds, ghosts, and that spider craft...

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PetSmart Inspired by Pets Campaign

PetSmart Inspired by Pets Campaign

Today I woke up with a pug helmet on, her squishy face nestled into my ear and snoring loud enough to wake the dead, or me in this instance. It certainly was not the first and most definitely won’t be the last. She is a snuggly one, that pug. Mon Petite Beignet, my...

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