Monday, March 31, 2014

Green Dog All Surface Pet Cleaner Review


 
If you are like me, your dog will make mistakes from time to time, they are just like kids in that respect, so you will need something to help clean up and not leave a stain or smell behind. I like this product because it works and it's good for the environment. It's an All Surface Pet Cleaner from Green Dog and once you use it, you will agree that it's the way to go!
 
Green Dog All Surface Pet Cleaner is environmentally friendly. It cleans and disinfects along with killing odor on contact. I used a slightly damp clean cloth and sprayed the carpet where I needed to clean some of Charlie's paw prints from when it rained one day and Mike had taken him on a walk and they came back and you know how dogs smell when they are wet, well, I can't stand that scent so I got right to work on the area's that he either walked or sat before I could towel dry him. This worked really quick and left no odor behind.
 
 
It can be used on all surfaces such as; carpet, upholstery, hard surface found in homes, automobiles, boats and kennels. Easy to use directions listed on product label.  We use it mostly in the area where we have a rubber mat down and then some pee pee pads on top of that for those times when either Charlie can't make it outside or we are asleep in the middle of the night and instead of waking us up, Charlie will head to the mat. It took us some time to train him to do that, but it sure was worth it. No more waking up in the middle of the night.
 
Although, sometimes I will hear his little pitter patter when he goes thru the kitchen on his way to the rubber mat, but I am able to fall back asleep pretty quick. As soon as he is done, he comes right back to bed and the clean up can wait til the next day because he hits the pads perfectly every single time! But, I still spray and wipe around the area, just for cleanliness and to kill any germs that might have escaped.
 
I do love that this product has no scent, so it's easy on Charlie's nose and mine. Unfortunately, we both suffer from allergies and I have noticed he really has trouble with certain scents so I now get everything I can in unscented or at least one that is so light you can barely smell it.
 
NOTE: This cleaner may not work on areas where other cleaning solutions have already been administrated.

It will clean these types of stains: grease, lipstick, pet stains, oils, coffee, tea, cola, blood, shoe polish, crayons, food stains, some inks and probably a few more that weren't listed. As always, keep out of the reach of children and pets. I would also test a part of your carpet just to be on the safe side. It didn't mess mine up but I don't know what kind you have, I only know it worked on my carpet.
 
You can get a variety of other pet products on Green Dog that are organic and made right here in the U.S.  They have products such as Doggie Dinners, Organic Treats, Toys, Leashes and even a bed and tshirts for us to wear!
 
About Green Dog:
I've always had a huge place in my heart for animals, especially dogs. My best bud "Bodie" and his expansive collection of canine accoutrement will more than confirm my dedication (obsession) to making his life comfy and more than just a wee-bit spoiled. Equally important to me is my belief in doing everything I can to protect the planet. And it was from this passion for the environment and my love of furry friends that Green Dog Pet Accessories was started. 
Green Dog Pet Accessories are all constructed using 100% natural and recycled materials. How do I know, you ask? Well, each piece is handmade and custom designed by yours truly. I found that making Green Dog products myself was the number one way to guarantee that each leash, collar, sweater, etc. is the very best for your pet and the safest for our environment. Even the packaging I use is recycled.
Connect with Green Dog:

Mailing Address:
1224 Linwood South
Walker, MI 49534
Phone:  616.735.1851
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The great folks at Green Dog will be giving the winner of my Pets Rock Giveaway Hop the same bottle of All Surface Pet Cleaner that I just reviewed. The Event starts on April 1st and ends on April 15th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. 

EzyDog Zero Shock Leash Review


 
We got another great product for Charlie to try and it's called the Zero Shock Leash. I really like using it for short walks around here in our neighborhood because we live in the mountains and on a gravel road where we could possibly run into bears, coyotes, snakes, turkeys and deer on any given day, so I like to have control of how far Charlie is ahead of me and this leash is perfect for that because it's shorter and has great control.
 
Main Features:
  • Built with EzyDog's patented Zero Shock Technology
  • Made from the highest quality materials
  • Drastically reduces strain and pull on dog and owner
  • Neoprene outer on handle making it waterproof and comfortable to grasp
  • Accessory D-Ring for attachment of keyring or any item with a clip
  • Ultimate comfort, control and protection for you and your dog
  • Color Options: Black, Blue, Chocolate, Candy, Blaze Orange, Red
  • Size Options: 25 inch, 48 inch
 
 
Hopefully, the picture above and below give you a better look at what the benefits are in this really powerful leash. Zero Shock Technology is the advanced shock absorbing component in the center of the leash that cushions and eases the pressure for both the owner and the dog.
 
 
Of course, with such a powerful leash, make sure that you have an equally powerful collar or jacket. I like the jacket ones because it takes the pressure off of Charlie's neck and windpipe since Yorkie's have such delicate necks and get choked easily, I prefer to have his leash secured on the back part of his body, where he can handle the pressure better.
 

I know you can't see the jacket very well, but Mike got him an Atlanta Braves jacket!






Now, when it's pet day at the ballpark, both of my guys will be dressed to kill in their Braves gear!

Especially now that Charlie has a red leash to match is jacket, which is the main reason why we asked for the red one!
   
The whole concept behind the leash is the technology:
Zero Shock Technology—a shock absorbing component that drastically reduces strain and pull on the dog and the owner. By using the EzyDog Soft Touch Webbing™ and a generously sized neoprene handle, this leash really is perfect for walking and jogging with your dog. The Zero Shock Technology adds protection from sudden moves made by you or your dog, a need still in demand well beyond the training stage. It sure does help make our walks much more safer and comfortable.
 
EzyDog does sell a lot of other pet related products besides leashes, so if you need something else from them, please go by and check them out. They have some really nice bowls and toys that I saw that I know Charlie would love to have. They also have harnesses, coats, collars, backpacks, car restraints and life jackets as well as other types of leashes. You can also purchase gift certificates if you don't know what to get someone who has a dog!

See how easy it is to use the Zero Shock Leash:
 
 
About EzyDog:
EzyDog makes a line of products encompassing the rugged outdoor lifestyle dogs love along with the comfort and style pet owners prefer. EzyDog is the manufacturer of the Original Shock Absorbing Leash that combines the latest in sports technology with the durability dog owners demand.  
Their unique and highly functional leash systems are designed for comfort, control and safety, paying special attention to dogs that pull or are in training. All EzyDog Products care designed to help both owners and pets get more out of the great outdoors.
Connect with EzyDog:

Mailing Address:
Corporate Office
EzyDog LLC
436 Larkspur St. Unit C
Ponderay, ID 83852
Email:  info@ezydog.com
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The great folks at EzyDog will be giving the winner of my Pets Rock Giveaway Hop their choice of color of the Zero Shock Leash just like the one I just reviewed! The Event will start on April 1st and ends on April 15th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.

iLeesh Retractable Leash Review


 
This is one of my very favorite new things that I got for Charlie and it's the iLeesh Retractable Leash. I love it because it's a I Love My Yorkie and it's got a beautiful picture of a Yorkie and a nice heart in the middle of I Love My Yorkie. The whole leash is gorgeous, the blue and white is perfect together.
 
 Key features:
  • Provides maximum freedom for your dog
  • Customizable to your dog breed
  • Simple to operate and easy to handle 
  • There are two sizes, medium & large
  • Available in three colors

  • We really had a ball using this leash! Even my husband, Mike, really liked this retractable leash because it was so darn easy to use and it has that locking feature that once you find the length that you want to keep your dog on, you can lock it and not worry about it slipping or him getting away from you.

    I used two different length's to show you how it works but the amazing thing is, this wasn't as far as it could go!

    This leash will go up to 16 feet long! I don't know about you, but I don't want Charlie that far away from me, but I can see where it might be necessary to have that length.


    If you have to leave them in the yard or the house and want them to be able to walk around a good bit, then I can see where you might use that length.

    Or if you are out somewhere where there is no traffic or other people around, I guess you can let him have free reign but still keep tabs on him.

    Charlie gets into too much mischief that I wouldn't ever let him go that far from me.
     
    Charlie had a great time also with this leash! He loves playing with them. 
     
    He likes to act like he is in control of the leash.
     
     
    Just look at him on the right. He likes to grab the leash and take off with it in his mouth.
     
    He can be so darn funny! I wish I could have shown you the whole thing.
     
    He's my baby and he deserves the best and that is exactly what he gets with this leash. It was an instant hit with all of us.
     
    The official description of this awesome leash:
    Made from durable impact plastic, each of our retractable leashes features a domed waterproof reflective sticker with a picture of a particular breed. The sticker includes a message declaring your love for that breed, making this product the perfect gift for a dog lover. We have a huge range of breeds from Chihuahua to Doberman and Shih Tzu to Golden Retriever.

    Available in three colors, black, turquoise or pink, this retractable leash features a soft grip handle, and a one hand braking and locking system, so it is extremely easy for anyone to operate. iLeesh leashes use a high intensity soft nylon belt material designed to avoid burns or cuts, and a secure super strong chromium plated latch hook to attach to your dog’s collar.

    Choose between two different sizes; our medium belt which is 15ft long and is designed to hold a dog of up to 44lb/20kg, and our large belt which is 9ft long and is designed to hold a dog of up to 100lb/45kg. The leash dimensions are 1.5”width x 6”height x 4”length.
    About iLeesh:
    We proudly support animal shelters and rescue organizations by donating our pet products as well as 5-10% of our profits each month. We are also pleased to say that 80% of our products are manufactured here in the USA. 
    iLeesh is proud of its reputation for high quality pet products, and we're confident that you and your pet will be satisfied with your purchase. Please check out our store for the full product range.
    Connect with iLeesh:

    Mailing Address:
    643 Academy Dr
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Email:  info@iLeesh.com
    Phone: 1-224-301-4767
     
    The awesome folks at iLeesh will be giving the winner of my Pets Rock Giveaway Hop their own iLeesh in their choice of color and breed that you need. The Event starts on April 1st and ends on April 15th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

    Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. 

    ThunderShirt for Dogs Review


     
    I have a really good product to share with you for pets that if your dog has any kind of anxiety issue, like Charlie is afraid of loud noises whether it's thunder or someone shooting guns, he trembles and shakes so bad sometimes I worry that he is going to give himself a heart attack! So, when I was offered a ThunderShirt to review, I jumped at the chance to help Charlie overcome this terrifying event.  
     
    I got him the Blue Polo color because of his coloring and I am glad that I did because it really does blend well with his color and he looks so handsome in blue! We haven't had any thunder lately but we did have a few times when some people were out shooting their guns (we live in the mountains of Georgia where people do practice shooting). He is getting there, the shakes and trembling is down to small quivers so we are still working on that. But, it's a lot better than it used to be!
     

     
    Some of the major features that you can count on from the ThunderShirt:
     
    ThunderShirt's patented design applies a gentle, constant pressure that has a dramatic calming effect for over 80% of dogs.
    • Most effective anxiety solution as voted by veterinarians
    • Already helping hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats across the country
    • Great for storms, separation, travel and many other anxieties
    • No need for training or medication
    See what I mean about handsome!

    Here is what they say about how to wear the shirt:

    Wearing ThunderShirt for Extended Periods of Time:


    Thundershirt is designed to be safe to leave on for extended periods of time when appropriate for the situation or issue.

    When properly sized and properly put on with a comfortably snug fit, your dog should be very comfortable.

    If your dog will be wearing a ThunderShirt for more than two hours at a time, we recommend removing the ThunderShirt every one to two hours during the initial periods to check for any signs of irritation points. Irritation points are very rare, but it is best to be cautious.

    Do you know what the symptoms are?

    The symptoms of noise anxiety range from mild to severe. Milder cases can include shaking, panting, hiding, barking, yawning, licking and clinging during the noise. More severe cases can include bolting, running, anxious pacing, chewing, defecating indoors, jumping through a plate glass window or even seizures. Recognizing and treating noise anxiety can be critical for the health and well-being of your dog. Based on our survey of over 2,000 dog owners in the United States, over 17% of all dogs suffer from fear of thunder or some other noise.
     
     
    Charlie got comfortable enough that he was able to play some with his favorite teddy bear. By the way, your pet can suffer any kind of anxiety. It doesn't have to be thunder or guns shooting like Charlie's. There is all kinds of anxiety, such as travelling in a car or from separation from his parents. Cats can even suffer anxiety so they do have shirts for cats, too!
     
    About Thunderworks:
    How can we help Dosi with her thunderstorm fears? This is the question that started the company on its quest to find simple, easy solutions to calm pet fears. In the case of Dosi, we developed the ThunderShirt, and since 2009 the gentle calming hug of the ThunderShirt has helped over a million dogs and cats around the world overcome their fears and anxieties.  
    As the name ThunderShirt implies, thunder and noises was the first fear we tackled, but along the way, we found that simple pressure helped with a multitude of pet anxieties including separation, travel, vet visits and much more. Our proprietary research also uncovered that over 30% of pets suffer from one or more of these anxieties making anxiety one of the leading issues for today’s pet parents.
    Connect with Thunderworks:

    Mailing Address:
    905 Jackie Robinson Drive
    Durham, NC 27701
    Email:  service@thundershirt.com
    Phone:  866-892-2078
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    The really awesome folks at Thunderworks will be giving the winner of my Pets Rock Giveaway Hop their own ThunderShirt for either a dog or cat. The event starts on April 1st and ends on April 15th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

    Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. 

    E-Cloth Products Cleaning & Drying Towel for Dogs Review



    I got this really neat e-cloth Cleaning and Drying Towel for Charlie to try recently from a company called E-Cloth Cleaning in this really cool color of brown trimmed in a lighter shade of tan.

    Main Features:
  • Quickly removes and locks away dirt, mud and bacteria
  • Absorbs twice as much moisture as a conventional towel and dries four times more quickly
  • Soft to touch and encourages pets to cuddle into
  • Guarantee for 300 Machine washes
  • size: 39.4" x 19.7"
  • 80% Polyester / 20% Nylon

  •  
    One of the really awesome things about this towel is that it's Chemical Free Cleaning isn’t a product as much as a lifestyle change.  Choosing to clean or towel dry your pet differently in order to clean better with less effort, and makes drying Charlie alot safer by eliminating toxic chemicals.

    Unlike ordinary cloths, e-cloth fibers are designed and fabricated to provide maximum cleaning power.  Primarily made from polyester and polyamide, the tiny e-cloth fibers are 1,000 times finer than cotton fibers or 1/200th diameter of a human hair.  The fibers are the smallest in the world that can be made by man.

     
    Charlie is so glad his bath time is over!
     
    Here is one question and answer I thought was worth copying word for word:
    We are often asked, “How can a cloth made of polyester and nylon be good for the environment?”  That is a question we are happy to answer.  e-cloths come with a 300 Wash Guarantee.  You do daily cleaning with e-cloth and rinse the cloth out in the sink under hot water.  Once each week, wash the cloth with your regular wash (do not use bleach or fabric softener) and they are ready for another week of cleaning.  If you wash the cloth once each week, the cloths are guaranteed for about 6 years of cleaning.  In six years, how many paper towels, wipes, spray cans and bottles of chemicals will you go through?
    This video isn't necessarily about the towel for Charlie but it gives you a better idea of how it all works and I thought it was worth showing just so you get a really good idea of how great these e-cloths are.  
     
     
     
    Charlie hates taking baths, so anytime I can save time getting him in and out and back to playing, he is a happy camper! I don't know about your pet, but I bet he/she doesn't like being wet either. This great towel really does an awesome job at getting him as dry as possible so we don't have to use the hair dryer as much as we did before.  
      
    About E-Cloth Cleaning Products: 
    Changing the way people clean for good.

    e-cloth® products enable a chemical-free cleaning process that only uses water. Using microfiber technology, proprietary equipment and manufacturing techniques e-cloth® produces superior performing products to meet specific cleaning challenges.

    Since its founding in 1995, e-cloth® has rapidly grown into Europe's No. 1 chemical-free cleaning company. e-cloth® products began being sold in the United States in 2008.

    Our aim is to supply the most effective, healthiest and most environmentally friendly cleaning system available at a good value to the consumer.
     
    Connect with E-Cloth Cleaning Products: 
     
    Mailing Address:
    PO Box 812
    Greenland, New Hampshire 03840
    Phone:(800) 677-4354
    Email: inquiry@tadgreen.com  

    The great folks at E-Cloth will be giving the winner of my Pets Rock Giveaway Hop the same Cleaning & Drying Towel for Pets that I just reviewed. The event starts on April 1st and ends on April 15th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!


    Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours

    Ozeri 360 Oscillation Tower Fan Review


     
    We recently got this awesome fan to try out from Ozeri and I had to wait a little while for the weather to warm up so we could use it since we have had a rather cold few months, which is rather unusual for this time of year. We have pretty mild winter's but not this year! Anyway, this is the 360 Oscillation Tower Fan and it has Micro-Blade Noise Reduction Technology.
     
     Main Features:
     
  • Boasting unrivaled technology, the Ozeri 360 Tower Fan oscillates at 60, 90, 120, or 360 degrees for partial to complete air circulation with 3 whisper quiet speed settings.
  • Utilizes advanced cylindrical motion technology with over 200 staggered micro-blades to generate airflow at the lowest possible noise factor.
  • Defines the latest in stylistic innovation with a sophisticated space-saving design that enhances room d├ęcor, and a multi-colored LCD that displays all fan functions and the room temperature.
  • Features 3 preprogrammed airflow patterns designed to foster sleep, relaxation and comfort with up to 360 degree whisper-quiet oscillation for optimal air circulation.
  • Extended range remote control and fan control buttons provide easy access to all features, including the 8-hour programmable timer.
  • The Tower Fan measures just under 38 inches tall and only 6 inches wide, which makes it great for small spaces. The remote control is about 3 1/2 inches long and 1 5/8 inches wide

  •  As you can see from these pictures, the Ozeri 360 Tower Fan oscillates at 60, 90, 120, or 360 degrees for partial to complete air circulation with 3 whisper quiet speed settings.

    I also showed you the side view so you can see how thin it actually is. It hardly takes up any room whatsoever.

    This awesome fan has over 200 noise-reducing micro-blades, making the 360 Tower Fan achieve remarkable airflow all the while being super quiet, which is something that I love about this fan.

    The 360 Tower fan offers 3 fan whisper quiet speed settings for you to fix it however you like your room to be, which for me means cooler is better while Mike likes it warmer. It also features 3 preprogrammed airflow patterns designed to help you sleep, relax and be comfortable with up to 360 degree complete oscillation for timely relief on a hot summer day or for circulation all year long.
     

    The Ozeri 360 Tower Fan features an 8-hour timer that can be programmed in 30 minute increments with ease, and a multi-colored LCD that displays all fan functions and the room temperature. This is the feature I liked the best because it's easy to read and I don't have to guess at what is going on. Just by looking at the panel, it tells me everything I need to know. There is also a night mode display that dims the icons on the LED screen.
     
     
    All of the Fan's features, including programmable timer, are easily controlled via the included extended-range remote or via the fan’s front control buttons. And there is a place on the backside of the fan where you can safely store the remote so that it doesn't get lost, which is a problem in our house, because Mike loses everything! He may be able to understand and program this fan better than I do, but, at least I remember where I put things!

     
    This entire 360 Tower fan weighs only 12.6 pounds and can be put together with only the hand assembly of the fan base using 3 included screws, with no special tools required! It really didn't take Mike long at all to have it up and running.

    About Ozeri:
    Ozeri is a specialty manufacturer of digital lifestyle products for the modern home. Ozeri began as a supplier to the destination club market. This market spans vacation residences in the destination club industry, fractional residences, timeshares, and condo hotel apartments.

    Ozeri is also an emerging brand in the consumer marketplace. Ozeri products are made available to the consumer through an... efficient business model. Unlike competitive brands, with Ozeri products the final price borne by the consumer is not burdened by advertising, marketing and other traditional costs that support brand equity. The Ozeri brand is instead built on the relationships formed by touch-points that countless guests have with our products at vacation residences around the world.  
    I have been reviewing products for Ozeri for awhile now and I haven't really run across any product that did not meet my standards. And I have pretty high ones so if they can pass mine, I know you will enjoy using them also. This particular fan is a joy to have because there are times when I don't want a lot of racket and if I do want a racket, I have a very old fan that we use to drown out the noise from outside when our neighbors have company over, so believe me when I say I know the difference between a noisy fan and a quiet one, and this one is definitely quiet!
     
    Connect with Ozeri several ways:

    Mailing Address:

    Ozeri USA
    6755 Mira Mesa Blvd.  Suite 123-239
    San Diego, CA 92121
    Phone: 1-877-299-1296
    Email:  support@ozeri.com 
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    Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.

    Falling Book Review


     
    I have a good YA Fantasy book to share with you today called Falling: Girl with Broken Wings
     written by J. Bennett.
     
    Synopsis:
    Maya knew something was wrong.  
    The stranger’s glowing hands were a big tipoff.   When the stranger murders Maya’s boyfriend with a single touch, drags the college sophomore to an abandoned storage unit, and injects her with a DNA-altering serum, Maya prays for a savior.    
    Instead, she gets a double helping of knight-in-not-so-shining-armor when two young men claiming to be her half-brothers pull off a belated rescue.  
    Now Maya is swiftly transforming into an “angel”, one of the scientifically-enhanced, energy-sucking creatures her brothers have spent their whole lives trying to destroy.  
    Maya’s senses sharpen, her body becomes strong and agile, and she develops the ability to visually see the emotions of those around her as colorful auras…beautiful auras…tempting auras.     
    Struggling to control the murderous appetite that fuels her new abilities, this reluctant protagonist must find a way to accept her new condition and learn to trust her angel-hunting brothers as she joins them in their fight against the powerful and destructive creatures.  
    On the up side, at least Maya’s eldest brother has stopped trying to kill her.
    Purchase your copy on Amazon.
    
     
    This was a very intense book so if you are a bit squeamish, you might not want to read this book or let your young teens read it. I was sort of okay with it but really got a little grossed out with her killing dogs and bunny rabbits for food. Otherwise, the story is good and will keep you in suspense.
     
    It's a daily struggle for her not to kill her two half brothers while hunting down other bad guys and she proves a few times that she puts them in more danger than helping until they agree to train her. But, still in the back of one brother's mind, he believes she will turn on them. Until she tests herself without them knowing and comes to understand she has more willpower than he gives her credit for.
     
    This is a trilogy with this being the first book so I don't know how it will develop, but for now, they are a team on the lookout for her dangerous father, the monster who turned her into what she is today. And she wants payback in a bad way, it's all she thinks about other than food.
     
    If you want nail biting, edge of your seat, fantasy with horror mixed in kind of story, then this one will definitely be a mecca for you to read.
     
    Happy Reading!  
    About the Author:
     
    J Bennett is a professional copywriter and copyeditor in San Diego where she lives with her adorable bunny, Avalon.

    Falling is the first book in the Girl With Broken Wings series.  Learn more about Falling at www.GirlWithBrokenWings.com
     
    Works by J Bennett
     
    Girl With Broken Wings
    Falling (Book One)
    Coping (Novella, 1.5)
    Landing
    (Book Two), To Be Released Jan 2013

    The Vampire’s Housekeeper Chronicles
    #1 Employment Interview With A Vampire (Short Story)
    #2 The Vampire Hunter Comes to Call (Short Story)
    #3 Duel With The Werefrog (Short Story)

     

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

    Snuggle Bugs by Petflys Review


     
    I really have a super product to share with you from Pet Flys called the Snuggle Bug. And yes, it's for a dog or a cat and can be used for many different things, depending on what you need it for at any given time.

    Here are some main features:
    • Compact super-soft pet carrier with pillow & blankie
    • Roll down sides put the pillow in for a snuggly pet bed
    • Pillow in & strap over car headrest for a car seat
    • Attach strap in last "O" ring for a deep sack-type pet carrier
    • Open carrier completely & put pillow on bottom for a cozy burrow bed.
    • Made in the USA
    As you can see, Charlie wasn't very happy to be in his Snuggle Bug carrier/bed.
     
    I do have to admit, he has never been in anything like this, so he will get used to it.
     
    Which is why I had to hold onto this review for awhile because he was not cooperating at all!
     
    I think as far as a carrier for Charlie, he is going to be a little too big for that but it is a perfect size as a car seat, but again, we are still working with him on that, too.
     
    We have never had him in anything so I am not too concerned, it just will take some time for him to get used to it. He usually stays in the back seat with his blanket and some of his stuffed animals or he sits in one of our laps, whoever is not driving. But, I think we can ease him into using this as a car seat, especially since he loves to see what is going on while we are out driving. Charlie is going to be 8 in June so he is set in his ways and I bet if we had this Snuggle Bug when he was a puppy, he would have taken to it instantly. I would recommend starting out while they are young and aren't set in their ways.
     
    Here are some pictures from Pet Fly's site so you can get a better idea of how it's suppose to work:
      

     
     
    I think with a little more time and training, Charlie will come around but I couldn't wait much longer on this review, so I am doing it without having had too much to show you. I do have to say that he does use the little red blanket that came with the Snuggle Bug.

    Once I get him to sit in the Snuggle Bug in the car, I will update all of this. Also, if you turn it on it's side, it becomes a really nice place for them to sleep in or hide.

    There are actually 8 different colors/patterns you can choose from and the one we got is called the Rock Lobster. As you can see there are Lobsters on this design which makes it unique. The others are just as beautiful and will fit whatever personality that your dog has.
     
    Along with the Snuggle Bug, they sent Charlie a few other goodies which he really loved! He is a sucker for toys.
     
    As you can see from all three of the following pictures, he went nuts over knowing that Mike had something for him and he was jumping up and down trying to get to them.
     
     
     
     
    The first package had two items in them that were owls and one was round and the other one was like a ring with a hole in the middle.
     
     
    The second package had 4 different colored flowers in the package and Charlie went crazy over them also. I let him have 2 of them for now and am saving the other two for Christmas. Both sets of toys make excellent toys for small dogs to play with!
     


     
    They are the cutest things I have seen in a long time and Charlie really has had a lot of fun playing with all of them! 
     
     
     
    The other little goodies that they put inside the Snuggle Bug were a keychain and a small bag of treats. Of course, the keychain was for me and Charlie loved the treats and it made the perfect package! The treats were a Super Berry Blend and Charlie ate them up pretty quick!

     I love my keychain and it's on with my set of keys and I get a lot of compliments on it and people ask me all the time where did I get it.




    My camera doesn't take the best pictures of silver objects for some odd reason, so it doesn't due justice to this keychain, so take my word for it, it's really beautiful. 
      
    Pet Flys carries all kinds of pet products that will amaze you. Check them out and see what all they have and if one or two of them might suit your best friend. Just a few of the things that they carry are carriers, totes, puppy pouches, sweaters, tanks & dresses, toys, pet steps, vests & wraps and much more.
     
    A little bit about Pet Flys:
    Pet Flys, is the loving creation of Tammy Ann Arnett, a clever designer with many years of experience in the garment industry.  Tammy admits she was once exclusively a big-dog lover. That was until she rescued a charming, abandoned miniature pinscher she soon came to know and love as "Monkey Boy".   
    After Tammy adopted Monkey Boy, she searched diligently for a pet travel bag to accommodate her new cohort to no avail.  Frustrated by the huge gap between flimsy, poorly-crafted low-end bags and prissy, ridiculously-priced high-end bags, she decided to create the perfect combination of style and function in pet carriers herself.  Tammy combined her own funky, cool, rock n' roll style with the most comfy, durable fabrics on the market.  
    Launched in 2003, Pet Flys has become the industry's most hip, modern line of airline-approved pet carriers.   Since then the Pet Flys family has grown quite a bit and there are now three sizes of Pet Flys carriers (91 mini, 101 small and 201 super) and many hot new carrier designs as well as coordinating Ready~2~Ride apparel.
    Did you know that some of the products at Pet Flys has been used in:
    Pet Flys bags have recently been sought-out to make guest-starring appearances in some of Hollywood's hottest projects, including; "Ugly Betty", "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and an upcoming Disney feature being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. 
    Connect with Pet Flys:

    Mailing Address:
    Pet Flys, Inc.
    534 S. Mariposa Street
    Burbank, CA 91506
    Email:  Tammy@PetFlys.com
    Phone:  1-818-558-FLYS (3597 or 1-818-558-3501
    Fax:      1-818-567-0246

    Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.