Tired of Adulting? No Prob-LLAMA! Instant Happy Notes + More Fun Stuff to Beat the Winter Blues

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Being a grownup got you down? You’re never too old for a new lunchbox or a great set of colored pencils! In fact, when I spotted this Llama Lunchbox, I knew it would be perfect for holding all of my coloring and drawing supplies. It got me inspired, and since I figure I’m not alone in needing a little pick-me-up to help cure the winter blues, I put together a little list of fun and random stuff to make you smile.

Feeling happy can start with making other people smile, too! This book of 101 Instant Sticky Happy Notes can be used in your kiddos lunchbox, your spouses laptop bag, your co-workers cubicle or anywhere you and yours need a mini message of happiness. I got these in my January PopSugar Must Have Box and have been sticking them all over the place!

Winter is cold and flu season and that means lots of hand-washing to keep the germs away! Add some cuteness to your bathroom or kitchen counter with this adorable Bunny Ring Holder. It’s got a padded base and comes in other animal shapes and colors, too.

Feel like hybernating or catching an extra cat nap? This Cat Eye Sleep Mask is both fun AND functional. It’s purr-fect for helping you get more zzz’s and has gel inserts that can be chilled or warmed for added relaxation and rejuvenation anytime.

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Movers and Shakers: What Pet Parents Are Buying On Amazon Right Now

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Pet Parents Amazon Movers Shakers

I sometimes get asked how I find out about which pet products are trending or gaining in popularity. One way is to check the Amazon Movers and Shakers list, which is updated hourly and shows which items are rising in popularity and sales ranking. This can be useful for pet parents to discover new pet products, find some pet gift ideas, and also to find newly discounted pet items since rising sales rank can often mean a price reduction which triggers a buying frenzy…and also frequently indicated an increase in positive customer reviews as well!

Now that you know WHY to check the list, here are some of the top pet supplies people are buying on Amazon right now for their dogs, cats and other pets!

  • Starter pack of Earth Rated Green Poop Bag Dispenser with Bags. This is our favorite brand of poop bags so I’m not surprised to see how popular it is with dog lovers. The dispenser is adjustable to fit any leash, carrier handle or tote bag and comes with lavender scented bags…because picking up poop stinks! Love the handy hook on the back for hands-free carrying of your used poop bag til you can find a proper place to dispose of it. Dispenser fits all standard size rolls and is super easy to refill. Current Price: $3.99

top poop bags

  • A 2-Pack of Thermal Self-Heating Mat Pads for Cats, Dogs, Puppies and other Small Pets. It may seem like summer will never end, but it will turn cold sooner than you think. Now is a great time to snag a deal on these self-heating pet beds to keep the fur kids cozy all winter long! Absorbs, holds, and reflects your pet’s body heat, and insulates them from cold floors. Current Price: $18.97

self heating pet beds

  • Zoo Med Reptile Basking Spot Lamp – 2 Bulb Value Pack. This is the #1 Reptile Basking Spot Lamp on the market, according to the manufacturer. These lights provide the heat and UVA light that reptiles enjoy and need to help them thermo-regulate. Designed for use 10-12 hours a day, because you reptile deserves their time basking in the spotlight! Current Price: $9.31

reptile spot lights

  • Marvin the Moose KONG Cozie Dog Squeaky Toy. KONG makes some of the most popular and well-made dog toys around. This Cozie Squeaky Toy comes in 10 cute characters and is made with minimal filling for less mess. Extra tough, yet soft and cuddly…these are super sweet! Current Price: $4.99

KONG Cozie Dog Toy

  • 1 Gallon of Nature’s Miracle Advanced Formula Pet Stain & Odor Remover. As pet parents, we know that accidents can happen, so it’s always a good idea to be prepared with the proper cleaning supplies to tackle the job. Nature’s Miracle is the best pet stain cleaner we’ve found and we always keep a spray bottle handy, just in case. This advance oxygen infused, bio-enzymatic formula deeply penetrates, cleans and removes pet pheromones and destroys odors on contact to prevent re-soiling in the area after cleaning. A little goes a long way. Dries quickly, too. Current Price: $19.57

natures miracle pet stain remover

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11 Rainy Day Activity Ideas for Pet-Loving Kids

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Rainy Day Crafts Kids

Summer is a super FUN time of year for kids, but rainy days can have everyone stuck indoors and looking for something to do. We’ve put together a new list with lots of rainy day activity ideas for pet-loving kids. Some involve a little supervision, or some planning ahead, so take a look and pin this list for later so you’ll always be prepared to help your kids entertain themselves on the next rainy day!

Printable PAW Patrol Dance Game

PAW Patrol Pup Pup Boogie Dance Game: Nothing beats the rainy day blues like an indoor dance party! Use this free printable from PAW Patrol and get your tails wagging! Get the Free Printable Game Template and Instructions here.

 

DIY dog house

Kid’s DIY Cardboard Box Dog House: Every dog should have a super fun indoor dog house, and it’s easy to make one. Help your kids with this tutorial for parents on how to make an indoor dog house from cardboard boxes.

DIY Catnip Toy Kids Craft

Make DIY Catnip Toys for Cats:  Check out this simple and fun kid’s activity to make some sock fish catnip toys for your cat and all their neighborhood pals, too. It’s a great way to use some of those solo socks that are missing their partner!

How To Draw Dog for Kids

Draw a Portrait of your Dog or Cat: Search youtube for loads of helpful instructional videos on how to draw pets, like this one.  Also visit Crayola for a free printable How to Draw Dogs Coloring Page for Kids.

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Tips for Safe Camping with Pets

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camping with pets

There are a couple of weeks left til Labor Day, so be sure to make the most of the rest of summer vacation with some outdoor fun with your pets! Even if you don’t have time for a big trip, you can still find a campground nearby and enjoy a quick camping trip with the family and fur kids.

ASPCA has some really helpful safety tips for camping with pets:

1. Bring a pet first aid kit. It is always better to be prepared and often remote campsites will not have quick access to veterinary care.

2. Be sure to locate the closest animal emergency clinic and add its contact information to your phone.

3. Pet proof! Before you let your pet out on your campsite, thoroughly inspect the area to make sure other campers haven’t left anything behind.

4. Don’t let your pet roam. Because your pet is not familiar with the area, he could get lost, fall into a river, or become stuck. Other well-meaning campers may feed him something toxic or may have rat poison out in their campsite. He also may have a run in with some not-so-well meaning wildlife. (Your pet first aid kit will have everything you’ll need to make a de-skunking bath that really works).

5. Make sure that your pet has proper ID on her collar at all times and a reflective collar if she will be out on the campsite at night.

If you’re taking your pet along for some outdoor adventures, you’ll also want to read the expert tips from the folks at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.

Most Popular Posts and Pins from Pinterest for Pet Lovers

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Are you on Pinterest? We are! You can check out our Pinterest boards and follow us if you like Pet DIY, Crafts, Recipes, Fun Finds for Pet Lovers and more cool stuff.

Every so often, I like to check out our analytic reports to see what photos and blog posts everyone is repinning and clicking on the most. That way, I know what kinds of stuff our readers want to see more of! In case you are curious, here is a list of our most popular recent Pins and Posts from our Pinterest Boards. Read them now, or pin them for later:

Popular Pet Photos, Recipes and Posts from Pinterest

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