This Year I’m All About Giving “Experiences”

December 21, 2011 10:26 am

Just a short note today, was thinking as I was shopping around the stores if I could remember last years Christmas gifts.. short answer “Not Really”. But I remember every show that I’ve gone to over the past few years, and the nice dinners, and all the vacations and such.. truthfully, I remember the experiences more so than the gifts.

So this year, I’m going to try to provide more ‘experiences’ with my gift-giving moreso than just material objects.. so I better do some motorhome repair on the ole RV, as we're going camping this summer with the hounds and all!!

Merry Christmas!! ha ha ha.

US Pet Frenzy Infographic

December 20, 2011 10:27 am

I do enjoy the odd infographic which usually displays some astonishing numbers  and statistics on any given subject, and when I read the one from FrugalDad.com (one of my favorite reads), I just had to share.

It sort of makes me think that this year, I should NOT buy gifts for my hounds, and in lieu of that, make a donation to the local shelters instead. I mean, people going out and buying diamond eternity bands and other things for their pets is pretty ridiculous when a fraction of that cost could save thousands of animals.

 

Pets Infographic

Source: frugaldad.com

What Are Your Favorite Pet Gifts?

December 19, 2011 5:19 pm

Well obviously we’re dead in the middle of the Christmas season, and I’m heading out tonight to do some shopping for not only only my family – but also my beloved pets. Truthfully they were there for me every single night I’m home and I love them more than words can say.

What are some of your favorite gifts for your pets? My hounds are particularly fond of stuffingless toys and the marrow bones, but honestly – I think this year not only am I going to spoil my hounds, but I’m also going to make sure that the older toys that mine have become bored with, and treats they don’t like – all get used by the adoptable animals in shelters like Heavenly Creatures.

While we’re home enjoying our families and eating great food (a little too much sometimes), remember that there’s a lot of homeless animals that are in cold steel buildings all over our great country just wishing they had the same thing.

Donate, donate, donate.. don’t ever think that your paltry few bucks won’t help.. it does! And you’ll feel great.. I guarantee it :-)

It’s Black Friday This Week!

November 22, 2011 12:01 pm

And you know what that means! Sales!! Especially online sales in the US (pretty much the only spot they have Black Friday deals).

I know that I don’t need to buy myself any more sets of skullcandy headphones and I really should be buying Christmas gifts but it’s such a great time of year to buy for myself! Ha ha ha..

Ok I’ve gathered up a few of the sales from this week for you.. hopefully there are some deals you can get for your furry friends!

PetSmart Black Friday Flyer . The sale is 1-day only (Friday, November 25) and doors open at 7AM. Lots of stuff is 50% off or more.

A few highlights:

  • All Rollover Dog Treats, Food & Rawhide ($0.99 to $14.49) (save 50%)
  • Select Great Choice & Top Paw Shamopoo & Wipes ($3.49 to $9.99) (save 50%)
  • Top Paw 36" Exercise Pen - $42.49 (save 50%)
  • Great Choice 22" Plush Microsuide Dog or Cat Cuddler - $7.99 (save 60%)
  • LitterMaid Elite basic 5500 Automatic Litter System - $69.99 (save 50%)
  • Top Paw ROck & Retro Dog Shirts & Bandanas - from $2.79 (save 60%)
  • Whisker CIty Tunnel N Lounge WIth Sisal ROller - $64.99 (save 50%)
  • Purina Pro Plan Dog FOod, All Varieties (15-18.1kg bags) - from $47.99 (save $7)
  • Iams Cat Food, Selected Varieties (85g can) - $0.45 (save 50%)

PetCetera - From Monday November 21st to Sunday November 27th  2011 get a $25 gift card when you spend $50 or more before taxes.  Gift card is redeemable on your next purchase of $50 or more (before taxes) from November 28th to December 11th 2011.  Cannot be used towards services and adoptions.

 

Happy Shopping! Let us know of any other great deals in the comments!

It’s Black Friday This Week!

11:56 am

And you know what that means! Sales!! Especially online sales in the US (pretty much the only spot they have Black Friday deals).

I know that I don’t need to buy myself any more sets of skullcandy headphones and I really should be buying Christmas gifts but it’s such a great time of year to buy for myself! Ha ha ha..

Ok I’ve gathered up a few of the sales from this week for you.. hopefully there are some deals you can get for your furry friends!

PetSmart Black Friday Flyer . The sale is 1-day only (Friday, November 25) and doors open at 7AM. Lots of stuff is 50% off or more.

A few highlights:

  • All Rollover Dog Treats, Food & Rawhide ($0.99 to $14.49) (save 50%)
  • Select Great Choice & Top Paw Shamopoo & Wipes ($3.49 to $9.99) (save 50%)
  • Top Paw 36" Exercise Pen - $42.49 (save 50%)
  • Great Choice 22" Plush Microsuide Dog or Cat Cuddler - $7.99 (save 60%)
  • LitterMaid Elite basic 5500 Automatic Litter System - $69.99 (save 50%)
  • Top Paw ROck & Retro Dog Shirts & Bandanas - from $2.79 (save 60%)
  • Whisker CIty Tunnel N Lounge WIth Sisal ROller - $64.99 (save 50%)
  • Purina Pro Plan Dog FOod, All Varieties (15-18.1kg bags) - from $47.99 (save $7)
  • Iams Cat Food, Selected Varieties (85g can) - $0.45 (save 50%)

PetCetera - From Monday November 21st to Sunday November 27th  2011 get a $25 gift card when you spend $50 or more before taxes.  Gift card is redeemable on your next purchase of $50 or more (before taxes) from November 28th to December 11th 2011.  Cannot be used towards services and adoptions.

 

Happy Shopping! Let us know of any other great deals in the comments!