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Special gifts for the pet lover in your life, or for yourself!

Memorialize your pet with Pet Perennials

When our sweet bird passed away we buried her in a pretty place in our garden. Sadly, our dog passed away just a few months later from cancer. We decided to create a garden around her burial spot as well. Now thanks to Pet Perennials we have even more gorgeous flowers to add to both garden spots!

Pet Perennials memorial kit

Pet Perennials helps you memorialize your sweet pet by planting perennial seeds in your garden. It’s not just seeds that you get, it is a kit so you can create your own seed wafers. I really enjoyed making the seed wafers myself. It was nice to think about both of our recently departed pets as I put the seeds together into the planting matrix. There was both happiness and sadness as I thought about where we will place our cute little paw prints and hearts. I look forward to seeing the plants bloom and attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden.

Pet Perennials kit

If you have cremains you can include this in your seeds. We didn’t have any since we bury our pets, but I love the thought that you can include your pet in the garden in a very literal way.

We are adding our plantings to our pet’s burial spots, but you could choose their favorite spot in the yard, or anywhere else that you want to be reminded of your pet.

The kit would be such a lovely gift to give to someone who is grieving the loss of their pet. It’s such a beautiful way to create a remembrance. Pet Perennials also has the option to have your wafers made instead of doing it yourself, and they have charming pet cards and stationary as well.

We truly loved everything about the kit, and the process of making our wafers. I can’t wait for them to grow!

*Pet Perennials provided us with a kit for our review. As always, our opinions are our own.

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Open Eyes Open Heart – Jewelry that Matters!

I’m excited to share this great shop with you today. The store is called Open Eyes Open Hearts, and they are supporting the ASPCA with each sale of their fun, animal themed jewelry! Half of every sale from the animal rescue collection will be donated back to this worthy cause.
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I love these cut out paw earrings, they would look so fun with just about any outfit. Anything with a cute little paw print wins my heart though!

And of course, they have some fun earrings for the cat lover as well. The silhouette cats are super cute and stylish.

I love knowing that anything from the collection would be helping animals. Not only can I enjoy wearing cute jewelry that shows my love for animals, but knowing that I am helping real animals at the same time makes it that much sweeter!

Be sure to visit them and have a look at all the animal themed jewelry. Feel good treating yourself to something too knowing that half of your purchase will help animal rescue. Great Valentine’s gift ideas for the pet lover in your life too!

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Fetching Hope this holiday season

Cute and comfortable shoes that also help shelter dogs in need? Absolutely! Talk about a gift made in heaven! What dog lover wouldn’t love to find a pair under their tree? Imagine the excitement when the lucky recipient also learns that their fun and comfy shoes helped animal rescue too!

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This season Bzees is partnering with I Am Not A Monster to donate $5 per item sold to their Monster Holiday Drive, supporting animal rescue shelters across the United States.

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Bzees is the go-to footwear that is both simple and stylish. Easy-to-wear and easy-to-wash, Bzees is your ideal walking companion — besides your furry friend, of course! Bzees are designed with air-infused outsoles, free foam footbeds, dynamic stretch uppers and are antimicrobial. Translation: clouds on your feet!

Oh, did we mention they’re made for the washing machine? Dusty puppy paw-prints be gone!

Bzees is passionate about their favorite rescue dog and Chief Canine Officer, Oliver. They created Fetching Hope in his honor and through this effort, they’ll partner with animal rescue and advocacy groups to raise awareness and funds to improve, protect and comfort dogs in need.

You can even pick your own special elf to support through the Monster Holiday Drive… just look at these sweet faces!

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What are you waiting for? Go get some cute and comfy shoes for your loved ones (and a few for yourself) and help rescue pups at the same time. Gift giving for the win!

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Extraordinary Men and Cats (and a giveaway)

This post is sponsored by Purina, who is providing the calendar for our giveaway.
PPC EMWC Stamp LogoPurina Pro Plan set out to shred perceptions of both traditional cat food and the typical cat owner with the Purina Pro Plan #MenAndCatsContest, for the launch of Savor Shredded Blend.

Shredded Blend is an all-new mealtime experience that combines crunchy kibble and tender meaty shreds to provide both extraordinary nutrition and exceptional taste. The best of both dry and wet foods to delight your cat!

Cat lovers were asked to share a photo of an extraordinary man and his cat on Instagram or Twitter. 11 winners were selected that best captured the relationship between man and cat and will represent each month of the 2016 Extraordinary Men and Cats Calendar, along with proud cat guy and “Devious Maids” actor Gilles Marini.

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This isn’t just a lot of great looking guys and fabulous felines though! The calendars will be donated as a fundraising initiative to Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue, a network of hundreds of small rescue groups nationwide, allowing them to raise money for their organizations as they work to give all cats the love, care and forever homes they deserve. And we have a calendar to giveaway to a lucky reader!

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Photos were judged based on three criteria including relevance, composition and originality. Visit proplan.com/MenAndCatsContest to see the winning photos of these proud cat guys and their furry felines:

Mr. January – Gilles Marini and Penelope
Mr. February – James Petix and Fin, Los Angeles, Calif.
Mr. March – Joel Smallbone and Adelina, Franklin, Tenn.
Mr. April – James Benedict and Mr. Eggs, Thomasville, Ga.
Mr. May – John Zeigler and George, Tumwater, Wash.
Mr. June – Matthew Eagan and Inny, Placerville, Calif.
Mr. July – Peter Mikhail and Luna, Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Mr. August – Chris Nguyen and Kuma, Rahway, N.J.
Mr. September –Tyler Smith and Moose, Smith Bottom, N.J.
Mr. October – Santino Nava and Tesla, Tacoma, Wash.
Mr. November – Dwayne Molock (@iAmMoshow) and Sushi, Tali & Megamam, Portland, Ore.
Mr. December – Jon Lorentz and Beamer, Orange County, Calif.

The winners will also receive a year supply of Purina Pro Plan’s new Savor Shredded Blend, an all-new mealtime experience that combines crunchy kibble and tender meaty shreds to provide both extraordinary nutrition and exceptional taste.

To buy the 2016 Purina Pro Plan Extraordinary Men and Cats Calendar, visit proplan.com/rally-to-rescue to find a rescue group near you. And if you want to learn more about the new Pro Plan Savor Shredded Blend, check them out on social media below:

https://www.facebook.com/proplancat
https://twitter.com/proplancat/
https://instagram.com/proplancat/
You can also explore the hashtag: #MenAndCatsContest to see more amazing men and cats!

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