Whether or not dogs should wear collars around the house can be a heated topic. Like human parents, every pet parent thinks they are doing what’s best. So let’s discuss the popular question of “should my dog wear a collar at home?” I went to my personal Facebook page to ask my dog mom and dad friends how they felt about the issue. Valuable opinions flooded my post, and now I’m going to share some insight with you! Of course, I will also be adding my personal thoughts on the matter.
Matt and I rescued McKenzie Rae from the county euthanasia list in November 2015. She came into the shelter as a stray, then she came home to us as a fearful, malnourished angel. Although McKenzie Rae (her name means “hope for a new beginning”) became ill and almost passed away in the first month we had her, she’s now super healthy, active and friendly. We’re still working on fear issues but that’s a work in progress.
We adopted Leila in October 2016. She was also a stray. Leila was actually stuck in the engine bay of a car and it took rescuers an hour to retrieve her. After about two days of being with us, Leila began to show us her playful, spunky personality. It resembles that of McKenzie. Before we knew it, Leila was attached to McKenzie Rae. I fully believe that animals can sense what each other has been through, and my two beautiful girls connected immediately.
I’m not into the whole “new year, new me” thing, but as we enter a new year it’s a good time to create a list of to-dos and goals. It’s kinda of nice to have the feeling of starting fresh! 2016 was absolutely insane for me…in a good way! This year I have a plethora of career goals, but let’s take it one day at a time. I have some priorities to get in order, some of which involve my pets. Take a look at this simple New Year’s pet parent checklist that I’ve put together for you.
A while back I decided that I would take December off of blogging. I’m getting married on 12/29/16 so I want to be able to focus on the wedding and Christmas without any added stress. Blogging isn’t stressful at all, but I don’t want an extra to-do list hanging over my head. My brother is also coming home on leave, which is why Matt and I are having a December wedding in the first place! I want to be able to spend as much time as I can with my baby brother before he walks me down the aisle on my big day.
The several pet beds that occupy almost every room in my house get daily use. Some of them I bought, others were gifts. Thankfully it doesn’t matter to my animals – my cats and dogs share them all. Khloee, however, is not a huge fan of pet beds. She prefers to lay on the floor. She’s such a weirdo. With that being said, I was absolutely shocked when Khloee took to the Molly Mutt dog bed duvet immediately. I think she likes it because she can lay on top of it instead of “in” it. Oh, and it smells like home! Want to win a Molly Mutt bed of your own? Read on!