Summertime… And The Livin’s Easy

By | June 15, 2011
Summertime... And The Livin's Easy
Tootsie enjoying a wading pool  in the
“water park” at Snout by Snouthwest,
a dog festival in Austin on 6/5/11.

I just wanted to write a quick post, letting everyone know what we have been up to since our last entry. It’s crazy hot in Austin right now – well over 100 degrees every day for nearly a month now. The humans and canines in our family are staying inside as much as possible! Hot weather + very little rain apparently = prime flea conditions. Both our dogs are very itchy right now so if anyone has any hints/tips/suggestions on how to make them more comfortable, I’d be forever grateful! Flea baths, flea spray, flea collars… nothing seems to be helping!

The main thing I have been working on this month is Teeny’s upcoming “Seven Year Itch” themed birthday party. If you have not RSVP’d, please click here to do so. We are asking all guests to bring a new or gently used dog toy and we will be passing along all donated toys to our friends at Emancipet, one of our favorite local pet organizations. Teeny’s “uncle Erik,” who works for Sergeant’s, sent Teeny two hugs boxes of toys for his birthday for us to hand out at the party or donate as we wish. What a cool uncle!

Summertime... And The Livin's Easy
Teeny and Tootsie sitting on top of the
two big boxes of toys their Uncle Erik
sent for Teeny’s upcoming party.

Teeny’s party will count as our toy drive for June. I haven’t begun to line up our toy drive for July, but I am discussing a fun “End of Summer” beach-themed play-day party at Southpaws Playschool, probably sometime in August. I will be sure and keep everyone informed about the details once I have more of them!

We have also been busy with the launch of our social network site for pets, Virtual Petwork. We are rockin’ and rollin’ and already have over 200 members! Our friends at Dog Tipper just reviewed the site; click here to read their review. If you haven’t signed up for an account yet, try it out – why not, it’s free!

Happy 2012 Everyone!

Hope to see you all at Teeny’s party!