shutterfly custom dog tags

hello my name is sticker

actually very helpful!

Fun “Hello My Name Is” Dog Tags: (available from Shutterfly) It was just a few nights ago that I was filling out my “Hello My Name Is” sticker at my son’s “back to school” night. At first it seems silly to be filling out one of these and sticking it to my shirt, but they are so useful!

How else am I going to remember the names of parents that I see twice a year? Not to mention, these were probably a god-send to the poor teacher who had to mingle with 50 parents that night!

Origin of the “Hello My Name Is” Stickers

The thought occurred to me that these handy little stickers have been around for a long time, so I took to Googling them. Turns out they’ve been around since first being introduced by the “C-Line” company in 1959, and are now apparently popular with graffiti artists who use them as tags. (who knew?)

Hello My Name Is for Dogs (and cats)

shutterfly dog tag hello name

dog_tag_funny_customWhile investigating the “Hello My Name Is” stickers, I also came across dog tags with the same iconic design; pretty cool! Not only are these tags highly functional (also has your phone # on the back) but also a great ice-breaker at a dog park. (Especially if you’re single!)

Tip: If you get one at shutterfly.com, definitely choose one of the marker fonts like “Andy, Felt Tip Roman, or Kidprint Bold,”  for the best hand-written effect.

If you use a coupon for Shutterfly, these are only about $6 each, and are easy to add to any photo order if you don’t want to pay for shipping.

Anyway, I’m terrible with both human and dog names, so anything fun that helps me out is always welcome!


Speaking of dog parks, if you are single, you can get a free 7-day trial for match.com from the same site!

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dachshund stung by bee

Mmm… bees! (DOH!)

Did you ever laugh at something that made you feel like you’re going to hell? That’s how I feel right now. These poor dogs snapped at bees and got stung. (And now look like sock monkeys)

As far as I know, they all seemed to recover well after a trip to the vet, and their owners were calm enough to snap priceless photos.

dog stung by bee chihuahua

What to do if your dog gets stung by a bee

If it’s possible to get the stinger out, that will help your dog a lot. Use a tweezers to grab it, or a credit card to scrape it out, but try not to break the stinger, and make things worse.

For a mild sting, you can make a paste out of baking soda and water, and apply it to the area that was stung. Applying ice can also help sooth your dog’s pain.

puppy stung by bee

Your dog may need to visit the vet!

Most of the time, your best bet is to get to the vet ASAP, as you may not be able to just pluck the stinger out, and it’s probably an operation better handled by the professionals.

Dog reactions to bee stings can differ

Also, if there is excessive swelling, your veterinarian will want to prescribe an over the counter antihistamine, which can help with allergic reactions.

Some dogs may have more severe reactions, including vomiting, pale gums, diarrhea, or behavioral changes. If any of these occur, get to your vet asap! (But remain calm in front of your dog)

dog stung by bee husky

In the meantime, I’m going to take a deep breath, and try not to smile at the pain of these poor dogs! :(


Photo credits: Mogul.ws
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miley cyrus dog tattoo

Miley Cyrus Gets a Prison-Quality Tattoo of her dog – That crazy Miley is at it again with another questionable decision, this time getting a poor-quality tattoo of her late dog, Floyd under her left arm. (Floyd was unfortunately killed by a coyote a few weeks ago)

Yes, it says, “With a little help from my fwends”

You know, everyone with a facebook account is going to rant about this, so I really don’t know what else to say. I usually try to give celebrities the benefit of the doubt, as the internet is always full of haters, but this is just so bad.

Apparently she got the tattoo at a house party in L.A., along with Wayne Coyne (leader of the band, The Flaming Lips) who also got a matching dog tattoo.

Ok, Miley; let’s look at this “glass-half full.” You didn’t decide to marry Charlie Sheen yet, right? That’s something. Let’s run with that.

miley cyrus getting dog tattoo

The new title of this post is, “Even though Miley DID get an awful tattoo of her dog, she made the prudent decision NOT to marry Charlie Sheen yet.”

Come on, Billy Ray. This all goes back to you, buddy. This tattoo artist’s line-work is on par with your parenting skills.

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Lady Gaga & Her French Bulldog, Asia

by kevin on June 10th, 2014

in Lady Gaga

lady gaga french bulldog

Lady Gaga’s Dog: A French Bulldog Named, Asia:

It doesn’t matter if you love him, or capital H-I-M
Just put your paws up
’cause you were born this way, baby”
- Lady Gaga, Born This Way


lady_gaga_french_bulldog_asiaNot sure if Lady Gaga was inspired by her female French Bulldog puppy, Asia, when she wrote that song, but I guess it’s possible.

Anyway, she describes her intense love for the dog as “an illness,” so I guess you could say she’s a “dog person.”

In case you aren’t tired of celebrity selfies yet, here’s one that she took of herself and Asia, together with her boyfriend, Taylor Kinney: (posted on Instagram)

lady gaga french bulldog selfie

Not sure what Asia is thinking in that photo, but I guess dog’s don’t really know what “normal” is anyway.

lady gaga great danes

If you’ve seen the Poker Face video, you might have thought that Lady Gaga preferred big dogs, but apparently not. Well, her fans are eating up recent videos of the puppy, as the one showing Asia playing with the starfish got over 120k likes!


Coupons: Speaking of photos, this week there are some great coupons for Shutterfly as well as 3 new coupons for Walgreens photo

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