Raw Roundup 2015!

Y’all, I am so excited to be attending the Raw Roundup 2015 this weekend!

It is sponsored by Dogs Naturally Magazine, and is tonight through Sunday, all from the comfort of my home office.

The lineup of speakers and topics is top notch. I can’t wait to saddle up my computer chair!

I’m sure I’ll have LOADS to share when I’m done, but more than that, I’m excited to continue learning all I can about feeding my dogs a raw diet.

With each passing day, I become more and more convinced I’m doing the right thing by nourishing their bodies in a more natural, wHOLesome way to strengthen their immune systems and give them longer, stronger, higher quality lives.

It makes me feel like a better guardian of God’s creatures.

Deep Thoughts

by Jack Handey

So stay tuned and prepare yourselves for a wHOLe bunch of information about herbs, fruits and vegetables, healthy snacks, and nutritional balance.

pugs & kisses!

Birmingham’s Hottest Hounds

We had our photo shoot for the new edition of “Birmingham’s Hottest Hounds” this weekend.

Hottest Hounds is a coffee table book of fancy-pants black and white photos of dogs. There are also Hottest Hounds books for Atlanta and New Orleans, and are done to benefit animal welfare organizations.

The book’s makers have partnered with Hand-In-Paw Birmingham for this edition and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the canine therapy organization that does such wonderful work.

If you’re not from Birmingham, or even if you are, and want to learn more about Hand-In-Paw, you can do so here:


Anyhoo, we had a great time with our Pug Pal Vivian at Railroad Park on Saturday. We were lucky that the gathering clouds did not dump their load upon us while we were so far from the pavilion.

Pearl and Truman wore their brand new JazzyJ collars and looked so snazzy! Their vibrancy won’t show in the black and white photo that will be in the book, but we’ll know how fab we were!

JazzyJ dog collars Puppia harness Pet Lookout Taxi
2 Pugs in a bucket on their way to fame & glory.

You know you’re jealous of our bling. You can get yours here: http://www.jazzyjdesigns.com

The book won’t be ready for several months, but we’ll keep you posted so you can get one of your very own and brag to all your friends about how you know the famous HOL Dog duo, Pearl & Truman.

Have a great week!

pugs & kisses,

Dog-tober Fest!

It’s that time of year when everybody humiliates the crap out of their dogs with goofy Halloween costumes.

I’m inconsistent on that point. I’ve done it. I admit.

Some years, I’m too cool for it. Depends on the dog.

But if you’re interested in decking the hounds (mixing my holiday metaphors, I know. just roll with it) in their finest funery, check out these super fantastic upcoming events.

  • Hand-In-Paw “Barktoberfest” is tomorrow, October 24 at Good People Brewing Company from 6-10pm in downtown Birmingham. (for more info, go to Facebook & search Hand-in-Paw events)
  • Alabama Pug Rescue and Adoption’s “Pugs & Pumpkins” at Oak Mountain State Park, next Saturday, November 1 from 12-4. (www.alabamapugrescue.org)
  • “Dogtoberfest” at Just Happy Hounds this Saturday, October 25. Several events from 9-4, including costume contest from 11-12 (www.justhappyhounds.com).

Note: “Dogtoberfest” has a very special treat to give away…


That’s right. They’re free. Mainly because I don’t have my business license yet. And I’ve been swamped at work.

So, come take advantage of my recent lack of free time! and take home a little bag of wHOLesome, all natural, HOListic goodness.

I’ll be there with Pearl the Superstar and Truman the Brave. Come say hey!

See you Saturday!

pugs & kisses,