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How to say “I love you” in any language

When I was a kid I used to love the show Wild Thornberrys. I loved it mostly because the little girl, Eliza, could talk to animals (It’s also one of the reasons I like Sofia the First). I think if I could have any magic power, talking to animals would be it. Not only could I have a conversation with any dog, but I could also tell that lizard in the wall “I don’t want to eat you. Just climb on my hand and I’ll put you back outside.” Wouldn’t life be wonderful?
I don’t think I’ll ever have that power, but fortunately, there are a few phrases that can make it across the language barrier and “I love you” is one of them. So, how do you tap into your interspecies language skills and tell any pet how much you love them? It’s easy.

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Are Long Lived Pets a Good Idea

When it comes to long lived pets there are two sides of me: an emotional side and a practical side, and they don’t really agree. But I’m a believer in making logical decisions, as that will ensure the happiness of you, and any future pet, in the long run. So, here’s the practicality of a long lived pet and what you should consider before making the commitment.

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Wordless Wednesday – Max is my Model

This post is part of the Blog Paws Wordless Wednesday blog hop. Don’t forget to check out all the other amazing blogs while you’re here. Happy Wednesday! I love pet accessories, and since January is DIY week here, I decided to make a necklace for my mom’s dog. For blogging purposes, Max was my model. […]

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Bonding with an abused pet – earning their trust

If you’ve ever adopted an abused pet, you know how hard it can be to earn their trust. Some respond with fear, others with aggression and knowing what to do and how to handle the different responses can be a hard road of trial and error. But, the sooner you figure it out, the sooner you and your pet can enjoy life together.

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Pet Jewelry – Simple and Classic DIY Necklace Tutorial

I love dressing my dogs up. In fact, it’s one of my favorite things to do with my dogs. If you’ve been here long, you probably already know about my past poodle. And a proper poodle she was too! She loved a fresh hair cut, great big bows, cute sweaters, and yes – even jewelry. Our necks were the same size, so I would let her borrow my necklaces if there was a reason to dress up. Don’t ask me how I figured that out. “I was thirteen, obsessed with my dog, and had nothing better to do?” is the only answer I can come up with. Anyway, I don’t have my sweet Pompeii anymore, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still think about dressing pets to their best.

I’ve been thinking about making a necklace for some time now, and I finally made myself sit down and do it. I love this pattern because it can be fitted to any mammal. Though I would only really recommend it for dogs, cats, and guinea pigs (maybe a rabbit, if you have a really calm one). It’s a little more involved than some of my other projects, but so worth it.

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Wordless Wednesday – Max is Tired of Pictures

Loved and Pampered Pets is participating in the Blog Paws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop. Don’t forget to check out some of the other great blogs and their amazing animals. My mommy was given a new camera and she’s learning to use it by taking a thousand pictures of me…   Now they’re saying 2017 is […]

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DIY, easy sew, bows for any occasion

After making the no sew bows a few months ago I really wanted to make a more polished looking pair, so I pulled out my sewing machine and got to work. The whole project took me about half an hour, with choosing my fabric being the longest part for sure. Even if you’re not great at sewing these bows are super easy and I’ll go through it step by step. If sewing comes naturally please embellish these however you’d like and share your tips. Don’t forget to go on Facebook and share your bows!

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How I find the time to play with my pets every day

Finding time to play with your pets can seem like a daunting task, especially when you have a high energy pet and a busy life, but it’s not impossible. Finding time to play is one of the best ways to bond with your pet, really, even more than feeding (even though my cat might say otherwise), and for those of us who adore our pets, there is nothing more important than keeping that relationship strong. So how do you fit in some good play time, and still get everything else done?

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30 minute DIY bird toys

Birds are such smart animals that unfortunately they get bored easily. Constantly buying new toys for them gets expensive, and I hardly ever have the time (and I don’t have the tool knowledge) to make something super duper great. So I came up with two very easy bird toys that will take you less than an hour to make and will keep your bird entertained for a couple days.

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Wordless Wednesday – For the joy of playing

This past week was really a lot of fun at our house. We had some family come from out of town and everyone had a great time. Max especially enjoyed the company because he had a teenage boy to play and run outside with. I go outside with Max everyday, but I don’t play like […]

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