We thought it would be fun to go a little Oprah here at Imperfect Women and share our Favorite Things with each other. When we started discussing it we found out that there were so many things we all loved that we decided to do categories. In the last installment, we covered cleaning products. This post will be all about pet products.
I purchased mine, about 14 years ago. Back then, they were only sold as blowers and did not vacuum. The one I have still works great. At the time, I had a four dogs, including a poodle and an older Golden Retriever. Poodles can easily mat and are a bit high-maintenance when it comes to grooming. And, even though my groomer used a lot of TLC, a visit took a toll on my Golden. I was also tired of loading four dogs into the car to drop off on the way to work. I signed up for a dog grooming class, invested in the materials and now take care of my pets at home.
A good blowout is essential and gets much of the dead hair off. This blower is powerful. You can see the water and hair shooting off the dog. Be warned, it will blow everywhere, I do mine outside as long as the weather allows. It was perfect for my poodle. It completely straightens the hair to turn them into a soft and fuzzy furball. It’s also handy for blowing up inflatables. I’ve used it on camping trips to fill the mattresses and it inflates my child’s pool in just a few minutes.
Pam@IW – Waggin Train Chicken Jerkey Tenders
I have had three dogs and by far this has been their favorite treat. They are made of premium chicken fillets, high protein and 97% fat free. My dog is allergic to beef so this is a perfect treat for her! They come in a resealable bag so they stay fresh.
This is our dog’s favorite toy. She treats it like it is her baby and has to have it by her side or in her mouth at all times. She sleeps with it. It has a squeaker and a great bounce and she will spend hours chasing it ( that is if you can get it away from her). We buy boxes of these because when she loses one…..no one can rest until it is found or we give her a new one.
This leash is perfect for walking our border collie. Ours extends 26 feet and uses a tape, instead of a cord, so that there is little chance of injury if for some reason it got caught. The handle is comfortable to hold and the button for stopping or keep the leash short is easy to operate. While it is not good for running with her, and should not be used where there is a danger of her running into a road, it is perfect for letting her explore the woods, hiking trails, open fields, and along farm roads. It’s also the best leash to use when she gets to watch a cross-country race.
My favorite dog toy! This is a long plastic arm used to pick up a standard tennis ball and throw it across a yard for a great game of fetch. Winnie the Border Collie loves that I can throw a ball a respectable distance now. I like that I never have to touch her slobber, muddy, wet tennis balls with my hands. We get higher quality exercise-time with this ingenious invention.
Anya@IW – Goodlife Catnip Recipe Delights
Cats are notoriously finicky. They also like to play mind games. Spend $10 on a new treat that you are convinced your cat will appreciate this time – be prepared for disappointment, my friend. Once your cats know you really want them to like it, they will be sure to dismiss it with a haughty turn of the head. “You failed again” their look seems to say. Well, somewhere along the way, we happened upon a treat that even our cats can’t pretend to detest. They are regular old catnip treats. Not expensive or organic or anything special. They look just like the other 47 brands of treats we have tried in the past with no luck. Go figure. All we know is we now have a surfire way to lure kitty to us when we need to give her flea medication. Plus, we are pretty sure our cats really like us now. They really do!
Jennie@IW – Neater Feeder Cat Bowl
I sure do love my cats. There are a few things I don’t love, though: cleaning the litterbox, dealing with the occasional beastie brought in from the outside, and cleaning up spilled cat food. One of my cats is particularly fond of sticking her paw in her dish and scooting it around, sloshing water and/or spilling dry cat food all over the floor. Fun! For her anyway. Me, not so much. So I love these dishes. They are harder to move (though not impossible), and contain a dish below to catch water spilling through the holes in the top. The semi-enclosure keeps dry food inside the feeder, not on the floor. These are a little pricey, but worth every penny if you, like me, prefer not to have to sweep or vacuum every day around the cat food dishes.