Friday, July 2, 2010

Meet my new Grand-Kitty

(rhymes with brow (I think))

Meet Frau, my new grandkitty. She's just 2 months old :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Heather Mitchell

This portrait of my adorable Julia was commissioned by me for my son-in-law's birthday. The artist, Heather Mitchell is a member of the PetsJubilee team on Etsy and is so very talented! I sent her several photos of Julia and explained what I wanted (for instance, I wanted Julia's face and her ears up, which I could never get in one shot. If she looked at me, her ears were down. If she looked away then her ears were up. She is camera shy.) and Heather put them together to make this wonderful, unique gift. She sent me several work in progress scans to make sure it was what I wanted, and I never had to change a thing. My son-in-law and daughter were so surprised and thrilled. I wish I would have gotten a picture of him opening it. Heather also draws people and does portraits in almost size with multiple subjects; really, whatever you would want. She's also recently added cards to her shop.

This is the portrait as it appears in Heather's Etsy shop:

You can also find Heather on facebook and twitter and watch her works in progress.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Velvet's Little Store

I'm slowing starting to stock Velvet's Little Store, my accessories and supplies shop on Etsy. Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook for all the updates and please heart my shop if you have a chance.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My Life as a Beagle

I was born a poor lil huntin' dog in a small town in Ohio. It was so small it had a "Now Entering" and "Now Leaving" sign on the same post. I not very good with geography, and I was so very young, that I do not remember the name of the tiny town, but we call it the "Daisy Hill Puppy Farm".

When I's was born me and my brothers and sisters and my real momma lived in a box. I didn't like the box, so I figured out how to get outta there pretty fast. I is ALWAYS and forever hungry, so I figured, why not chew on these here walls?! I nibbled and I chewed and you know what? It really wasn't very bad; kinda bland, could've used a little sugar or honey or sumfin, but I'm not too terribly picky. My human daddy says I eat anything, rusty nails, broken glass, and bark offa tree. After a lil while, I had a pretty descent sized hole in them walls and me and my brothers and my sisters escaped. We had such a good time running around a really BIG box! The big box had cushy furniture and soft rugs and oh so many things to chew on! Lol, I miss those days.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Did you know... is estimated there are 400 MILLION dogs in the world???

That's a lot of furbabies!

* from Coppinger, Ray (2001). Dogs: a Startling New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution. New York: Scribner. p. 352

Friday, March 26, 2010

Blog Giveaway

Enter the Etsy Beagle Street Team's "Dog Tired of Winter" Blog Giveaway. Its really easy to participate. Just visit the entries and comment on which is your favorite. You could win a beautiful handmade origami Gift Card set by DogsRule.

Stop by and enter before its too late. Go to:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy Birthday, Miss Sophia!

Miss Sophia enjoyed a wheat free version of our Baby Bundt cake for her special day. It was peanut butter cake with carob icing drizzled over the top, and although it took a long time to get there, it looks like she enjoyed it very much.

I want to thank her mommy who runs Jenniebgoode on Etsy ( for sharing this wonderful picture with us. Stop by her shop and have a look at some beautiful, handmade collars!

Ciao, Hound

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Fun Photo Game - Tag, You're It

Christie at just tagged me in this fun photo game...

The rules of this tag are:
1. open your first photo folder
2. scroll to the tenth photo
3. post the photo and the story behind it
4. tag five or more people

This is my picture:

Frozen Fog

This photo doesn't really have a story except to say that it hasn't been altered at all. I woke up one morning, stepped outside to find everything covered in frost and a blue hue. It was very eerie, yet peaceful.

I'm tagging:

Art & Sew Forth
For The Love of Wiener Dogs
Giupetto / Gianna Tails
The Double Dipped Life
Jewelry by Solange

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

And the winner is...

Kelly of AngelPupsCreations!!!

Congratulations, Kelly! You won some homemade dog treats from CiaoHound.

I know this video is very dark, but I got this idea from MsAnomaly (Linda) for choosing the winner. I put a treat in the middle of all of the names and the first name off is deemed the winner.

Thank you so much for everyone who entered! I really enjoyed reading all of the comments. We'll do this again really soon. Thank you also to SassySashaDoxie for this great idea for our blog!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

What Am I Thinking???

Post your ideas on what Velvet is thinking for a chance to win some delish Ciaohound treats! I'll announce the winner Tuesday evening (3/2/10).

Saturday, February 20, 2010

My Grandpuppy Julia and Her New Coat

I've been so remiss in sharing pictures of my new Grandpuppy! Her name is Julia and she had a rough start to life. Now she's living with my daughter and her husband and is so grateful for all of the loving and attention that she receives. She is truly a loving companion, full of life and excitement. Last week we ordered this beautiful custom made fleece coat for her from my dear friend, Diana of DianaDesignsNY. It is absolutely a perfect fit! She made the coat in record time and worked with us on fabric options, customizing the pattern for Julia's unique figure :) We love it so much! Thank you, Diana!!!

I'll upload the video shortly.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Blog Giveaway by the Beagle Street Team

The Beagle Street Team on Etsy is having a Blog Giveaway!
Enter to win by visiting
the Team Blog.

You could win a pouch similiar to this one by KookyHandBags.

You'll have to hurry, though. The giveaway ends this Saturday, February 6th at 11:59 pm. EST.

For complete rules, go to:

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Big Green Monster On Wheels

Sasha, the wacky little wiener dog here. Miss Shari and Velvet wanted me to blog for you all today on her blog so let me get my paws a typing.

Today's "barkpic" (or topic for the humans out there) is the giant green monster on wheels that comes once a week and takes my precious garbage away. Why is it that the humans won't let us puppers get into all the good leftovers in the trash can? I think I have discovered the answer. It hit me while I was out going potty yesterday. The big green monster on wheels that comes once a week makes a terrible roar when it is devouring our garbage that mommy just leaves on the side of the road and then it goes on to the neighbors and on and on. Well you gets the idea. So I thought about it. Why would so many humans feed this monster all that good garbage? The only reason I can think of is that the humans have to feed it all their garbage so it won't eat us puppers! So, please, doggies out there try your hardest not to get into garbage cans. We don't want that big green monster eating us!

Woofs and doxie kisses to you all! Sasha.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

And the Winner Is...

Diana of DianaDesignsNY!

Congratulations, Diana on winning a dozen Peanut Butter bones from MiasMunchies!

Thank you, MiasMunchies for donating such a wonderful prize!

We'll have another blog giveaway in about 2 weeks, so stay tuned :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

MiasMunchies - Blog Giveaway

I'm so excited about this. I know blog giveaways aren't new or anything, but this is my very first one, so its new to me :) I want to introduce my fellow PetsJubilee team members and the great products that they offer on Etsy. This week, I'm featuring:


MiasMunchies is giving away:

These Peanut Butter bones are sure to be a hit with your canine.

These bones are approx. 1.5 inches long.

While these treats are all made with wonderfully yummy ingredients- they are made for your dog.
All of our treats are pooch approved!

MANDATORY 1st Entry – Visit MiasMunchies' shop on Etsy ( and leave a comment below telling me which item in her shop is your favorite.

Extra Entries: Worth 1 entry a piece, please fill out a separate comment for each.
- Fan MiasMunchies on Facebook
- Fan Ciaohound on Facebook
- Follow MiasMunchies on Twitter
- Follow Ciaohound on Twitter
- Heart MiasMunchies shop on Etsy
- Heart Ciaohound on Etsy
- Become a follower of my blog
- Tweet the following for up to 1 entry PER DAY: Win a dozen Peanut Butter bones @lareese23 from @ciaohound at:

A winner will be announced on January 24th, 2010.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Baby Jenna

This is my son-in-law's sister's newborn baby, Jenna. Isn't she so precious????!!!