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Doggie Day Fair 2

Somebody turned 3 today!

This post was filed under My Dogs.

Kubrick turns 3 this 11-11-11!

Greet Kubrick and leave a birthday wish in the comments area below. You never know what you might get if you do 😀

Win fun prizes from Kubrick’s 11-11-11 Online Birthday Bash!

This post was filed under Contests, Events, My Dogs, Pinoy Dog-Lover's Journal.

Kubrick is turning 3 tomorrow, on 11-11-11! So we came up with something special for you, fellow Pinoy dog-lovers. 🙂

Two (2) winners will get an Awesome-Pawsome Doggie Bag each, but one very lucky dog will win the Grand Awesome-Pawsome Doggie Bag 😀

Each Awesome-Pawsome Doggie Bag contains:

  • Two (2) Php 200 gift certificates from Doodles Paw Couture
  • One (1) customized circle pet tag from Will Wag for Tags
  • One (1) Php 1,000 gift certificate from Bow & Wow
  • One (1) 3kg Alpo Dry Dog Food
  • One (1) can of Alpo Chop House
  • One (1) can of Alpo Beef
  • One (1) can of Alpo Puppy Chicken Rice
  • One (1) 170g Beggin’ Strips Bacon & Cheese Flavor
  • Two (2) 85g Beggin’ Strips Bacon

The Grand Awesome-Pawsome Doggie Bag winner will get:

  • One (1) Php 200 gift certificates from Doodles Paw Couture
  • One (1) Customized Pet Outfit designed specially for your pooch by Doodles Paw Couture worth Php 2,500
  • One (1) customized circle pet tag from Will Wag for Tags
  • One (1) Php 1,000 gift certificate from Bow & Wow
  • Two (2) 3kg Alpo Dry Dog Food
  • Two (2) cans of Alpo Chop House
  • Two (2) cans of Alpo Beef
  • Two (2) cans of Alpo Puppy Chicken Rice
  • Two (2) 170g Beggin‘ Strips Bacon & Cheese Flavor
  • Two (2) 85g Beggin’ Strips Bacon

Do you want your dog to be one of the lucky 3?

Click here to find out how to join 🙂 Sorry, deadline for joining the raffle has already expired!

Guess what? Three doggies can also win one set of these consolation prizes:

  • One (1) 3kg Alpo Dry Dog Food
  • One (1) 85g Beggin’ Strips Bacon

Shantee and Kubrick at PAWS Scaredy Cats and Dogs

Every year, the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) holds an annual pets and kids costume contest just before Halloween. All proceeds went to PAWS, while everyone who registers and participates will have a day of fun for their pets and kids. I don’t usually have time to come up with costumes for my pets, but this year, my sister and I thought it would be interesting to join and found the time to create costumes for Shantee and Kubrick.

Kubrick came as a Steamed Shrimp (with a matching giant salad fork), while Shantee (being the brat she sometimes is) went with a “non-weird” Rainbow Brite costume. Kubrick’s patience wearing the shrimp gear paid off though. He won the Crypt Keeper’s Choice (Most Original Costume)! Yay, Kubrick! Continue Reading

Pet cremation and aftercare

This post was filed under Dog Ownership, Pet Loss.

Losing a pet is one of the most difficult experiences a dog owner goes through. A pet passing on is a fact of life, but knowing that doesn’t make it any easier. I’ve lost most of my pets to old age, and being with them so long makes saying goodbye even harder. They’re like family. And like any family member, we need to take into account what happens when our pets pass on.

We live in a suburban community where having a backyard is the usual, so we don’t really need to worry about where to bury our pets who have passed on. If you live in a condominium, or a house that doesn’t have a yard, it can be a bit difficult. I’ve been asked by friends and readers where they can bury their pets, and frankly, I had no idea what to suggest until I’ve stumbled upon Rainbow Bridge Pet Aftercare Services. Continue Reading

Train your dog before running a dog-human tandem race

This post was filed under Pet Wellness, Recreation.

Ever since my first full marathon (42k) last March, I haven’t been training seriously. Occasionally, I’ll run a 10k road race, or a 5k one… But other than that, I’ve been quite less “active” if you compare it to my training months. I didn’t really have a goal to focus on. That is, until my husband Marc ran with Kubrick at the It’s a Dog’s Life fun run in Lakefront, Sucat last July.

You see, Kubrick wasn’t exactly our “running/walking dog.” It was more of Shantee’s thing — the little doggy boy wasn’t comfortable being around a lot of people, let alone other dogs. It was also very hard to take him for a walk without Shantee and their daughter Pixel — he seemed afraid to walk/run if the pack wasn’t with him.

It was a good thing Marc and I started watching Dog Whisperer on National Geographic before the fun run… Kubrick became comfortable enough with “the walk” that he and Marc even placed fourth in It’s a Dog’s Life fun run! 🙂 Continue Reading

Running a doggie race? Be prepared!

This post was filed under Recreation.

It’s now two days to go before It’s a Dog’s Life: A Presidio Dog Marathon. This Sunday, dog-lovers and dogs alike will come together at Presidio Lakefront in Sucat for the much-awaited dog + human tandem run. But as much as we all just want to have fun, it’s still best to come to the rest prepared!

Here are a few reminders I came up with so we can all have an enjoyable dog-human running experience… Continue Reading

Register now for It’s a Dog’s Life fun run!

This post was filed under Doggie Fun Runs.

Have you registered yet?

It’s a Dog’s Life: A Presidio Dog Marathon will be held on 17 July 2011, Sunday, 5AM at The Wharf, Vista Lake Front Properties in Sucat, Paranaque. Two race distances are available: 1.5km (for Small Dogs) and 3km (for Big Dogs). Kubrick’s already starting his “training” for the 1.5km run! 🙂 Go on, join!!!

For more details, visit Dog Fashionista or go straight on to the registration form.

Doggie Love at Mercato Centrale!

This post was filed under Pet Events in the City.

Great news for fellow dog-lovers… Mercato Centrale is now officially dog-friendly! 🙂 Just in time, Kubrick is “training” for his 1.5km run at It’s a Dog’s Life. We now have a place to hang out after our morning run together!

There are few places in the metro that are actually “pet-friendly.” Dogs may be allowed in some places, but without the provisions that will make it easy for dog owners to take care of their pets. More than just opening their doors to our furry friends, Mercato Centrale will be putting up dog-friendly drink stations, pet toilets and trash dispensers.

But that’s not all! Starting this Sunday, 3 July 2011, Doggie Love will feature a series of talks on how to take care of our furry buddies! For this Sunday’s official launch, they’ll have Responsible Pet Ownership by May Felix and Pet Socialization by Jojo Isorena. Other topics for the coming weeks will include Healthy, Happy Dog: Keeping your dog healthy and groomed (July 17), Dog Nurturing: Canine Nourishment (July 31), Breed All About It: Breed Specific Talk (August 14 and 28).

Check out the press release for more details after the jump! Continue Reading

Gulpy Pet Water Dispenser

This post was filed under Dog Supplies and Apparel, Pet Care, Pet Travel.

The weather has been really weird lately. We get downpours of rain, but every now and then, it’s sweltering heat we need to endure. My dogs are naturally long-haired, so it’s always important to keep them hydrated — at home, or anywhere.

Thanks to Bow & Wow, we were able to try out Gulpy Pet Water Dispenser for our Shih Tzu who loves going out: Shantee! Continue Reading

Pet-Parazzi Pet Parade!

This post was filed under Pet Events in the City.

It’s Skye the Blue Horse’s birthday, and Fun Ranch is celebrating by having the Pet-Parazzi Pet Parade!

The Pet-Parazzi Skye the Blue Horse Birthday Pet Parade will be held on Saturday, 28 May 2011 from 3PM to 6PM at the Fun Ranch in Tiendesitas, Ortigas. Pet owners are invited to take part in the parade with their pets — loot bags await you! 🙂 Register here to be part of Skye’s birthday celebration.

Here’s the press release for more info:


See our hairy, furry and scaly friends of all shapes and sizes strut the runway of Fun Ranch, Tiendesitas and Frontera Verde Complex on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. From 4 to 60 years of age, anyone can join the fun by simply bringing their pets to the parade and promote their love for animals. Games and animal show by Zoomanity Group complete the program of the day.

The event is FREE OF CHARGE but you must pre-register in order to join. Register online at Pre-registered pet owners will receive a loot bag and a chance to win prizes in our games. Non-pet owners can still watch the parade but no need to pre-register. Adult pet owners are also welcome to register.

Petparazzi is also brought to you in part by ACKUPI and LAS ISLAS.

1. The parade is open to all pet owners 3 years old and above.
2. There shall only be one pet for each owner/handler. If the owner has more than one pet, the other pet should have its own handler.
3. Only “friendly” pets will be allowed to join the parade. Fun Ranch and the other organizers have the right to refuse registration from safety purposes.
4. By joining this event, owners and handlers also agree to sign waivers on the day of the event.
6. Limited slots will be available for walk in owners who want to join the parade.

Shantee and Kubrick are now both registered guests of the party! 🙂 We would have wanted to bring Pixel along, but only one pet per owner is allowed… Unless, I can convince my younger sister Joyce to go? 😀 Either way, hope to see you there! Register now before tickets run out 🙂

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