Happy Halloween from The Cowardly Lion!

For four long years, I managed to talk myself out of dressing Rufus up in ridiculous costumes for Halloween. But then I realized I get so much joy out of the little things like snoods, new collars, hoodies, and outdoor gear….so why have I been depriving myself of the hilarity that ensues when one sees their pup looking all kinds of adorable thanks to a $6 lion costume??


I can’t believe it took me this long.


And despite his mopey face, Rufus was glad to humor me as long as I kept dishing out the treats. And dish them out I did!


Who else dressed up their pets? Link to the photos/posts below!

Happy Halloween to all of you and your fur friends!

Companies We Love | The Honest Kitchen

Generally speaking, we are big fans of Honest Kitchen in this household. They are a non-nonsense brand that emphasizes using fresh, clean ingredients.

I’ve been feeding Rufus their dehydrated dog food line off and on for years now. But since it can be a bit pricey, I try my hardest to make a 4lb. box last for as long as possible by supplementing it with his everyday dry kibble.


He’s constantly getting compliments on his soft and shiny coat, and I can’t help but think a lot of it has to do with all the good stuff Honest Kitchen packs into their formulas.

I'm so fancy.

I’m so fancy.

Oh, and bonus! The treats they offer are just as wholesome.


Simple ingredients that I can pronounce are a must for both me and my pup.


Yep, we are both big fans of this wonderful little big company.


And in case you haven’t caught on by now, these product reviews will never be taste tested accurately because this dude gets equally excited for anything and everything resembling food. If there’s ever a treat he DOESN’T devour, then I will be sure to let you know. But until then….enjoy yet another photo of Ru getting all excited about his noms.


Have you tried any of their products? What key ingredients do you keep an eye out for when it comes to feeding your pooch?

*Thanks to Chewy for the treats and thanks to Honest Kitchen for being super rad. 

(Almost ) Wordless Wednesday | Dog Walker Ed. Pt. 4

Just a few of the incredible faces I get to see on a regular basis. Hey that rhymed!


The Dynamic Duo! Seven legs between them, but a whole lotta get-up-and-go to spare.


Rufus #2. Such a sweet, gentle soul.


This guy. “Feed me my snacks while I lounge in the sun, servant.”


Bashful Beauty.


And because this blog wouldn’t exist without him, the #1 star of the show – always and forever.

Ru’s Fall Wardrobe | Handsome in Plaid

It was only a matter of time before I caved and got Rufus some seasonal gear. Dog bloggers and their love/obsession for dog paraphernalia can be kind of ridiculous, and I am no exception.

Bring on all the dog stuff and things!


In case you couldn’t tell by the super sweet note, this isn’t my first time purchasing from Eclectic Hound (this martingale collar is still one of my favorites). I just love Lara’s products. All of Ru’s collars have held up through multiple washes, squirrel chasing, and even a few mud rolls. Not to mention all of her styles are super cute. This one kinda makes me wish I had a little lady to dress up. Maybe someday…

I know what you’re thinking – “Ru could totally pull off a hedgehog print!” And believe me, I thought the same thing….untilI I suggested it to him and he gave me THE LOOK.


Say what???

I think we’ll stick to plaid and corduroy for now. :ahem:

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And while I have ventured out into the land of animal prints and mustache designs, plaid will always hold a special place in my heart. Let’s face it – this dude just screams hipster grunge dude. I did move him to the Portland area after all, so it was kind of inevitable.


He even has that slightly awkward moody thing going on.


And let’s not forget his uber uppity foodie attitude.

Just kidding – he’ll eat anything.

Who else is a crazy collar fan? Purchased anything lately? Enable me!