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Red Flag Deals Now Has A “Pets” Section!

May 4, 2010 2:52 pm

Red flag deals has long been a favorite site of mine for hot deals and great coupon codes for sites when I’m online shopping. In fact I would say that a good 50% of the deals that I get online are from other readers of RFD.

They have now launched a “Pets” section so that people can post information, coupons, deals and products for pets and you can see what’s been put in already at their site here.

Truthfully so far there doesn’t seem to be many deals on there – but I’m sure that the site which lists everything from computers to kitchen sinks will list any new great deals and items there.. I’ll be watching for sure.


Christmas Idea For The Pet Lover

December 5, 2009 6:55 pm

I just came up with a great idea for the pet owners out there. In this day and age, I still think that gift certificates are a great gift no matter what the occasion.. I really wish that the idea that they 'insensitive' or non-personal would be erased from my memory as truth be told, I LOVE getting gift cards.. (make sure you not that down :P )

Anyhow, I thought of a great gift idea.. why not get gift cards for your local pet wash?? Personally I'd love to have something like this under my tree as it would be a very cool experience for both me and my hounds since I haven't done it before.

Note about this gift idea... I'm in no way responsible for the hyper post-wash antics of your animals after a bath and if they knock off your 60" plasma from the tv stand, don't blame me.

That said, great gift idea.. let me know if you've done this.. or even if you have one locally in NFLD.. I know we have one that opened up a few years ago.. I've yet to go though here in PEI.

Need To Find A Shelter Quickly? Or Another Business? Google’s Got Your Back

November 30, 2009 3:49 pm

re-posted from my blog site at www.lencurrie.com. I'm not sure how many (if any at all) services you use personally from Google, but I use a lot of them on a regular basis and I can honestly say that they are top notch, and best of all.. Free! This one I'll be using as well when the time comes.

Found at Canada’s Freebies Site a free directory service from Google!

goog411-canadaHere’s a number worth putting in your speed dials.

1-800-goog411. (a.k.a. 1-800-466-4411)

This is an awesome service from Google, and it’s free — great when you are on the road.

Don’t waste your money on information calls and don’t waste your time manually dialing the number.

I am driving along in my car and I need to call the golf course but I don’t know the number.I hit the speed dial that I have programmed in (800-goog411), for information.The voice at the other end says, “City & Province.”I say, ” Calgary , Alberta “He says, “Business, Name or Type of Service.”I say, “Firewheel Golf Course.”He says, “Connecting” and Firewheel answers the phone.How great is that? This is nationwide and Google provides the service absolutely free!No “Information” charge, and no long distance charge.

Click here for more details on 1-800-GOOG411 Canada


November 28, 2009 4:52 pm

Up until last week, I found myself really struggling to stay ahead of the dog fur that my two beagles were giving off.. and I wasn't sure why.

As much as we love our furry friends, we could do without the mounds of hair our pets leave on the couch. While there isn't much we can do about the smell Uncle Fred and his discount cigars give off, we can do something about the fur that's left on the carpet. And all over our clothes. And everywhere else in our homes. Not only is all that hair a nuisance when it comes to maintaining a clean house, it also harbours dust mites and aggravates allergies. But if you have the right tools, managing that neverending flow of animal hair gets easier, and perhaps saves you from shipping the dog off to the pound or shaving the family cat. Here a few products worth purchasin which I found at Sympatico Lifestyles.

1. Adhesive roller
Every home with pets should have one -- better yet, several -- of these sticky lint brushes. The adhesive sheets easily pick up hair from upholstery, drapery and clothing, and because they roll and have a handle, they're much easier to use than masking tape. From miniature to jumbo, there's a roller for every purpose; keep one in your purse, in the laundry room, in the car, even by the front door to catch any remaining hairs before heading out.
Try: Ten-inch wide Large Surface Pet Hair Pic-Up roller, $18, Evercare. (Available at mass retailers; evercare.com)

2. Sweeper with disposable cloths
A quick run over hardwood and tile with this bristle-broom alternative will clear your floor of loose hairs and dust bunnies. Quilted cloths grab on to hair without stirring up dust, which makes them great for wiping off tabletops and other surfaces as well. The best part: it takes all of three minutes to tackle a room, so it's easy to sweep up a few times a week.
Try: O-Mop, $36, Method. (Available at Safeway, and at Shoppers Drug Mart in August 2007; method.com)

3. Specialty laundry detergent
No matter how many times you throw Fido's favourite blanket into the wash, it still comes out covered in hair. The solution could be as simple as changing your detergent to one formulated especially to remove animal hair. Use it to wash pet beds and blankets, as well as your own belongings, like duvet covers and pillowcases.
Try: Le Chien et Le Chat Detergent, $16 US for 16 oz, The Laundress. (Available at select Canadian retailers; store.thelaundress.com)

4. Vacuum
For carpets and upholstery, a vacuum is a must. Look for one with heavy-duty suction and a brushroll to get stubborn hairs out.
Try: DC07 Animal Upright Vacuum, $599, Dyson. (dysoncanada.ca)

5. Static spray
Before you pull out that vacuum, spray carpets and upholstery with a static spray. This will break the static charge that binds pet hair to fabrics, making it easier for the vacuum to suck them up.
Try: Fresh 'N Clean Pet Hair Vac-Away, $5 US, Petsmart. (petsmart.com)

6. Rubber gloves
You're likely already equipped with this low-tech solution. To remove hair from upholstery, pull on a pair of dishwashing gloves and wipe your palm across each surface. The hair will start to ball up and you'll be able to easily pick it off.
Try: Fresh Comfort household gloves, approx. $3, Vileda. (vileda.ca)

7. Rubber bristle brush
Particularly useful for the short wiry hair from dogs like Rhodesian ridgebacks and Dalmatians, a rubber bristle brush generates static, drawing hairs to cling to the brush. Use it on everything from carpets to upholstery to clothing.
Try: FURemover Deluxe Pet Hair Remover, $10, Linens N Things. (canada.lnt.com)