Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cyber Saturday

Hope you are having a lovely long weekend so far!  Before I get started with this week's link round-up, I wanted to thank everyone for their kind words on my receiving the Liebster Award - it basically made my week! :)

I love, love, LOVE Sophie Gamand's photo series of wet dogs!  To capture these comical photos, she hung out with a groomer and snapped each dog right after their bath.  Each picture is equally adorable - I would totally hang these on my wall!

Dogster posted a sobering essay about what it's really like to work for a pet store.  It was a very difficult piece for me to get through, but I think it's important that people read it.  I would never buy a puppy from a pet store, especially after reading this!

I love to shop at the amazing online store called Fab, and this week, I stumbled across this diagram of dog breeds on the site.  Every (purebred) breed is included on this poster.  I'm pretty sure I need this, though I think they need to make a poster dedicated solely to mutts, too :)

BlogPaws posted a great little article this week about how to write engaging content and drive more readers to your blog.  The tips are SO helpful, meant to keep pet bloggers from posting boring content.  I keep going back to refer to it as I'm writing - definitely check it out!

I am in love with this adorable polka-dot life jacket for dogs from PetCo.  Riley will be accompanying my husband and I up to Minnesota next week, where we rented a pet-friendly cabin that comes with boat rentals.  Have any readers used a doggie life jacket before??  All this pink might make Riley feel a bit...effeminate...but eh, he'll be okay - he's pretty secure with his masculinity :)  (Some other great life-jacket options can be purchased here, including an ADORABLE nautical print!!)

I stumbled across this article about an Ohio man who operates a service called Rescue Road Trips, which transports shelter dogs from high-kill shelters in the South to Northerners wanting a new pet.  He goes on the road trips every other week (!!!), picking up around 80 dogs with each trip.  He even sleeps in the back of the vehicle with the dogs so they don't get scared!  This is just awesome.

Buzzfeed posted a list of the 17 best places to visit if you love animals.  This picture shows an island in Japan that is absolutely covered with bunnies!  That would be so neat to see!  I was, however, disappointed to see that Utah's Best Friends Animal Sanctuary wasn't on the list - my husband and I are planning on visiting them next year, and I hear it's pretty amazing.

Don't forget to visit my other blog this week as well!  Thanks for reading! :)


  1. Thank you for a great Cyber Saturday! Sophie Gamand's wet dog series was delightful. I vote for a mutt poster too! I went to the BlogPaws presentation on content and was greatly appreciative of the notes you provided as a reminder. I'm loving Buzzfeed's idea of going to a spa resort with my dogs!

  2. Thanks for reading, Leah! I agree - I love all the dog-friendly vacation destinations that are popping up everywhere lately!

  3. Grateful for sharing this post