Winner of the Honest Kitchen Giveaway

Congratulations to Instagram user Penny_the_Italian_chihuahua! She is the winner of the box of “Nuzzles treats!


Thank you everyone for participating!


12 Unique Dog Halloween Costumes – 2014

Halloween is coming up quick and if you haven’t gotten your costume for your fur kid yet, you better hurry up! We have put together a list of 12 handmade costumes that we love on Etsy this year. Each costume includes a link to the seller’s page so if you like it you can order one of your own!

Kat’s Picks

Pink Ballerina Pig

(by sewdoggonecreative)

pink pig costume

As soon as I saw this costume on Etsy, I HAD to post it for you guys!

Most of you know I have a ballet background, so this little ensemble got me really excited! How cute it that little piggy hood?

Here is the link for this costume: Pink Ballerina Pig

Unicorn Headdress

(by bitchknits)


If you like something flashy, fun and simple, this costume is for you! This head piece is hand knitted to order. All you have to do is send in a couple of measurements and you will have a unipup in no time!

This costume can be found here: Unicorn Headpiece


(by sewdoggonecreative)

sunflower costume

I LOVE the floppy petals and tutu combo on this costume! If you want something that catches everyone’s eye, this is sure to do the trick.

This costume can be found here: sunflower doggie costume

Bat Wings

(by perfectpartyparade)

bat wings

These wings look so great! If you check out the link, you will see that they don’t just lay flat either! From the front they stand up and look almost like they are in mid flap! Super cool and super unique.

You can find the wings here: Bat Wings

Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh

(by littledogfashion)


I have always had a love for all things Winnie the Pooh, especially the moping donkey, Eeyore!

This costume even has the little tail with pink bow that he always had such a hard time keeping on.

This costume can be found here: Eeyore


(by woofstudio)


I like this costume because it is a simple hoodie and it looks super comfortable! It would be perfect for pups who live in colder areas. Even the pups who weren’t used to wearing clothes that often probably wouldn’t mind being wrapped up in this soft fleece costume on Halloween!

This costume can be found here: Giraffe



Megan’s Picks

French Maid

(by: KO Couture)

(by: KO Couture)

I had to share this costume because it’s really just a beautifully made piece and I’m sure anyone would know what your pooch is dressed up as. (Sorry…feather duster not included)

This costume can be found here: French Maid


(by: Tails Me About It)

(by: Tails Me About It)

Well…Kat, I’ll take your fleece giraffe and raise you a fleece zebra! (I totally win right?)

This costume can be found here: Fleece Zebra

Three Musketeer

(by: Matti Online)

(by: Matti Online)

This shop never disappoints! I love the model and the costumes!

This costume can be found here: Three Musketeer

Elsa – Frozen

(by: Little Dog Fashion)

(by: Little Dog Fashion)

I LOVE Frozen and no… I can’t “Let it Go”.

This costume can be found here: Elsa Ice Queen

Indian Bones (Jones)

(by: Olipra)

(by: Olipra)

How can you not love this costume!?! (The theme song is totally playing in your head right now)

This costume can be found here: Indiana Bones


Agreywaytogo genie

(by: A Grey Way to Go)

I said we were posting unique costumes right? Well I have yet to see a genie at a doggie costume contest.

This costume can be found here: Genie

P.S. We are not affiliated with these shops or Etsy in anyway. We just think these costumes are stinkin’ cute!


It’s Giveaway Time! “Nuzzles” Treats from The Honest Kitchen

Thanks to our awesome friends at The Honest Kitchen, we have the opportunity to give one of you a free 8 oz. box of their treats!

These treats are called “Nuzzles” and in addition to having an adorable name, your puppies are sure to love them.  They are hand baked, wheat-free cookies that are the perfect heart shaped sized for any pup.  They have a few different flavors, but this particular box is the Duck and Cherry recipe.

I have been giving these to my pups for a few weeks now and they love them! King likes to quickly inhale his as soon as he gets it while Tilly prefers to toss hers around a bit before daintily snacking on it for the next few minutes.


If you would like to have a chance to win a box of your own, there are two ways to enter:



    Required:  Go “like” Live.Pant.Play’s Facebook page here. Then like and comment on the Nuzzles giveaway post (1 entry)

         -For extra entries, tag your friends in your comment! For every friend you tag, you get an extra entry! (1 entry per friend)



   Required: “Follow” tillythepom on instagram and “like” and “Comment” on the giveaway post. (1 entry)

          -For extra entries:

                  -Tag your friends in the comment section of the post, each friend tagged is an extra entry for you! (1 entry per friend)

                  -Share the post on your own instagram account. Tag @tillythepom and use the #tillygives so we can see your post! (2 entries, only one

                     share per person)



Giveaway will close on October, 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm Pacific Standard time. No entries will be accepted after this time.

Winner will be announced on the blog, and both social media sites the same day by 5:00 pm. Pacific Standard Time.

One winner will be chosen at random. We are using for the winning selection.






The Poopacolypse

So, I had a wonderful experience today after I came home from work. (Insert sarcasm here)  I opened up my apartment door and immediately I knew that something terrible had happened in there. The smell was tangible. I could taste it. I could literally taste the smell as soon as I opened my front door.  I felt like I was in a horror movie, I didn’t want to go into the bedroom, but some unknown force was drawing me there for the reckoning. I slowly creaked open the bedroom door and there it was. The Poopacolypse.

King was sitting happily in his kennel in the corner. He didn’t seem to think anything was wrong. The regular  “thump thump” of his happy tail could be heard against the wires of his crate.  I peeked over the edge of the bed and witnessed what could only be explained as the Poopacolypse. poop meme 1

King had obviously had an explosive bowel movement. It was everywhere. Smeared all over the floor, the walls, and even on the carpet outside of the crate. It seemed that he had just taken his cute tooshey and pointed it perfectly outside his crate so he could poop on my bedside table.

poop meme 2

My regularly brindle and white Bull Dog was now completely brown.  The worst part was the feather pillow. He had taken his very nice feather pillow, shredded it, and then smeared it on top of his mess. Poopy feathers EVERYWHERE.  A small whimper escaped my lips as a single tear made its way over my eyelashes.What have I done to deserve this?

poop meme 3

I let my poop monster out of his cage and while trying to dodge his loving advances, ushered him into the bathroom.  Trying to bathe a 65 lb, 7 month old who does not like water is quite a chore.  After much wrestling, I was able to get him into the tub and eventually wash all the gross off of him. (It would have been easier if my shower head actually had some pressure. It was like trying to wash an elephant with an eyedropper)

I was able to eventually get everything cleaned up. ( I admit I made my husband finish the job. I was quite over the whole situation when I had gone through my second roll of paper towels)

King is now happily gnawing on one of his only clean toys while I sit here and recover. It is days like these that I have to remind myself that he is just a baby. A giant 65 lb. baby that has a lot of poop.

Happy Pet Parenting!




Home-Made Doggy Toothpaste

If your pups are anything like mine, their kisses aren’t always the sweetest! They love to snuggle up close and get in your face, but they always have that nasty dog breath.

I’ve always tried to brush my doggie’s teeth on a regular basis. I usually just buy a doggy toothpaste at my local pet store, but today I found this home-made dog toothpaste recipe that I really liked! The best part about it is that you can make it with ingredients that you probably already have lying around your kitchen.

Toothpaste 1


1/4 cup coconut oil

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 cube of chicken or beef bullion

3 Tbsp. baking soda

6-7 mint leaves

All you have to do is measure out the ingredients into your blender and blend until the mint leaves are thoroughly chopped and everything is mixed nicely.

Toothpaste 2

Put your toothpaste into an air tight container and store in your fridge. When you are ready to use, just take your puppy’s toothbrush and apply about a pea sized dollop of the toothpaste. It’s ok if your pup swallows this stuff, it won’t hurt them. Just make sure they don’t swallow any more than what is on the brush.

Showing off those pearly whites

If you do this on a daily basis your best friends breath should be smelling sweet in no time!





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