Suspension of splendor

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After much contemplation and evaluation, I have decided to indefinitely suspend all activity on this site. The existing content will remain, but no new content will be posted…for the foreseeable future.

Thanks so much to all the fun pet parents and brands I’ve had the privilege of interacting with along the way!

Stefanie (plus Izzie & Maddie!)

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Memories of a little punky puppy

Oh, who am I kidding, my Maddie is still a little punky puppy at heart. I came across these video clips today of the day we brought Maddie home in 2010 and introduced her to her big sister, Izzie. Maddie was about 9 weeks old, and Izzie was about 3.5 years old.

This video footage was all taken within an hour of us bringing Maddie home. As you can see, she made herself right at home with her sisters toys, and they quickly got to playing. Maddie loved to play from day one, and she still plays like a puppy to this day, nearly 4 years later!

Oh yeah, and I deleted the sound, because it was mostly me squeeing and laughing with new puppy enthusiasm (oh, there’s nothing like it!).


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Wussy dog mom confession

Often I get asked why I’m so perfect. And while immensely flattering, it isn’t true. Spoiler alert: I may have a few issues. In today’s first installment of discussing the ways my issues involve my dogs, I have a dog mom confession.

I have never (ever) intentionally taken either of my dogs for a walk in the rain.

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photo credit: h.koppdelaney via photopin cc

Now I know this might not seem like a big deal if I lived in Arizona or California. But I live near Seattle. As in the Seattle where it rains all the damn time.

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John Paul Pet spa day and giveaway!

Living in the rainy Pacific Northwest, keeping white dogs clean is an uphill battle. Especially since we’ve moved to the country and they have more places to get dirty. That is why I was excited when John Paul Pet contacted me regarding their Grooming Pet Care 3-Pack. Surely my girls could do with a spa day!

 John Paul Pet spa day and giveaway!

Wait, isn’t John Paul a human product line?

You wondered why it sounded familiar, right? Yes, John Paul DeJoria, is a co-founder of the well known John Paul Mitchell Systems hair care line. And over 30 years ago, DeJoria led the pack, so to speak, by being the first hair care brand to publicly oppose animal testing of their products. Flash forward to 2005, and those same humane principles led to the creation of John Paul Pet, a line of ethical grooming and hygiene products for dogs, cats, and even horses!

“With more than 30 years in the professional salon business, we know what it takes to keep hair and skin healthy. And, the same experience applies to our animal companions. Just as you care what goes into your pet’s food; it’s equally important to care about what goes on their coat and skin.”  John Paul Pet

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If dogs wrote personal ads…

With Valentines Day just around the corner, we’re feeling a little romantic over here at DogSplendor. And when it comes to love, more and more you’re hearing of people finding their soul mates online. So, because I have a twisted curious mind for all things canine,  I wondered what it would look like if dogs wrote personal ads? According to my dog Izzie, success lies in being cute and sweet!

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And hopefully my husband doesn’t look at my browser history to see phrases like “what is in a personal ad” and “how to write a great personal ad.”

Here’s to hoping you find love in all the right places this Valentines Day!

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