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April 29, 2009

Stylin’ summer gear for the fashion-conscious canine

pet parade Today is the first-ever Pet Parade Blog Party, co-hosted by Gayle at Planet M Files and ELK at red or gray depends on the day. If you have a pet (or two or more), love animals, or just want to check out some fun pics of pampered pooches and cuddly kitties and other furry friends, go check out Gayle’s blog and follow the links to visit the other Pet Parade participants :-)

A couple of weeks ago at the dog park, we met a girl and her dog, Max. Max is a Black Lab/Boxer mix who loves chasing after balls and laying down in puddles and mud… see??

Max

Max wears a very handsome blue collar. I asked Max’s owner (that’s how it works at the dog park — you know the dog’s name, not the owner’s name) where she bought it. She told me that it’s called a Smoochy Poochy. She said it’s the best collar for dogs that like to get wet because it’s made from vinyl, so it doesn’t get all gooey and stinky from being in the water like leather and nylon collars do. And it’s really sturdy. Max, her puddle-and-mud-loving pooch, has had the same Smoochy Poochy collar for 1-1/2 years, and it still looks as good as new.

smoochy poochy 1

…for the fashion-conscious canine

So I decided that Squirt needs a Smoochy Poochy collar. Because she swims all summer long, and because I’m bored of her black leather collar ;-) And I thought I’d get one for Jackson too, because his cool lime green collar with the silver paw studs is unfortunately getting worn out. Kylie is a total suck when it comes to water, so no new Smoochy Poochy for her!!

(No collar for me, I stick my tongue out at you…)

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I decided on red for Squirt and blue for Jackson…

Squirt 3

OK, enough with the pictures, I’m bored…

Squirt 2

Jax 3

Jackson looking like he’s all-that, hanging out on the deck…

Jax 11

I think they look very fashionable and ready for summer in their brand new Smoochy Poochy collars :-) But not as ready for summer as this guy…

doggles

Or these guys & gals… barktini, anyone??

martini dogs

Just hanging out on the dock…

doggle dog

Or maybe cruising with the top down is your summer thing…

doggles yellow_lab

These things are called Doggles. Seriously. Really, I’m NOT kidding. I swear to you. Go here for proof. And here too. I don’t know about your dogs, but there’s no way those things would stay on my dogs for more than three seconds!!

Surf’s up, dude!!

surfing dogs

To see what other fashionable fuzzballs are up to this week, go check out all the Pet Parade participants at Planet M Files

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22 comments:

Gayle said...

Kelly, what a fun post! Your pooches are very handsome! Those Doggles are so funny. My dogs would have them off in seconds and Timmy would chew them up just as quickly!

Thank you for joining the Pet Parade!

J.Covington*Design said...

Doggles? That's too much...but hilarious! More like Chewoggles for my Max ond Maggie. Go here http://www.cleopetra.net/pages/homepage.html for some cool canine stuff - I used to carry this line in my store. Unfortunately if you fall in love with something you'll have to ask her who her vendors are.

Meryl said...

Way cute!

qerat said...

Wish I had a dog to celebrate :)
What a fun post

Betsy said...

Hey...thanks for coming over and saying hello on my blog! You have some really great photos here! If I were to have a dog, it would have to be a blue eyed huskie....gorgeous! I wonder how he would get along with my rabbit? LOL.

SE'LAH... said...

Doggles are awesome!!! All nice pups...And the pet parade goes on...

p.s. Thanks for visiting me today.

Jennifer said...

What handsome pups! I love how you said that you know the dogs' names and not the owners' at the park. I'm the same way!

I always marvel at owners who can keep stuff like those doggles on their dogs. NO WAY mine would tolerate that.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

Ok, these dogs are having way too much fun! LOL

xoxo,
Cathleen

Christy said...

Awww your pooches are adorable. Love them so much!

Toni said...

Kylie is gorgeous and looks like she prefers snow. My Springer is the same way - loves snow and hates water. Your pups are sweeties! The Doggles would be mincemeat at my house. Fun post! Thanks for the visit!!

elk said...

oh how i relish your artistic and humorous post Kelly...the colors and doggles too divine...your dogs are well loved and pampered I can tell and isn't that what it is all about!?
thanks for your place in the parade!
elk

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

Wow..., these surfin' dogs are something. This is so much fun. I don't have a dog..., I'm afraid to commit (yep), but do love them.
(Added link to the Pet Parade, thanks!!!)

spread your wings said...

what a great post. those are indeed some styling doggies and handsome I might add. glad you came along to the parade.

Roeshel said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting me which brought me to you! What adorable pups! And so photogenic! lol Off to check out the collars! Thanks for sharing!

mrsben said...

These sun-basking Pooches are toooooo much!

Kelly, your canine kids are really beautiful! As they appear to love posing for photos; do you think they may possibly know it? :)

Puna said...

Wow so cute! These aren't all yours are they?

DesignTies said...

It's great to see so many people participating in the Pet Parade :-) Thanks to all of you for visiting and leaving your wonderful comments about my stylin' doggies post :-)

To answer your questions....

Betsy, I think all our dogs might try to eat your rabbit!! But I bet he's faster than them and would scamper away and laugh at them from a safe distance :-)

Puna, we have three dogs -- Kylie, Squirt, and Jackson :-)

Brenda, they probably DO know how cute they are!! Kylie especially gets a lot of comments. I've decided that from now on, whenever somebody makes a reference to her being gorgeous or whatever, I'm going to say "Thanks, I get that all the time" :-D

elk, oh yeah, it's DEFINITELY all about love and pampering!! Thanks for coming up with the idea for the Pet Parade. And thanks to Gayle for hosting :-)

Kelly

Susan Lang said...

I saw a bumper sticker today that said "wag more, bark less!" I think we can learn a lot about happiness, loyalty, unconditional love, etc. from a dog. Fun post!

Sarah @ Designing Woman said...

Hey,

Your dogs are super cute - I can't wait to meet them at the dog park! And since we already know each others dog's owners, we're that much further ahead!

You think Doggles are out there? Check this out: www.neuticles.com...there's pampering your pet and then there's this...

Sarah

Lori Forester said...

Terrific pictures of terrific dogs. Great job!

CJ/Rick said...

A beautimous blog and dogs! I've got to get these collars for my water loving girls. Thanks for such a great blog.

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I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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