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Who Pooped in the Laundry?
August 19, 2016 at 9:08 am 0

Serious charges

I came home from a long day and went to do a load of laundry. As soon as I got downstairs, I recognized a familiar smell. A smell that's become too familiar in my house — someone had pooped in my laundry!

There were only two suspects capable of such a dastardly deed... Casey and/or Dakota! (I was not hungover, so I removed myself as a suspect).

So who did it? Did the other know? Did they work together? Was it part of a larger conspiracy?

I called in both of the accused to get their side of the story:


Case closed!

Are you following us on Instagram yet? We share all kinds of fun dog things like the video above. Find us at Instagram.com/tuxedomutt.

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A Dog and His Bucket
August 18, 2016 at 6:52 am 0

Do you love anything this much?

We found this hilarious video of a labrador retriever posted on Reddit by user cdal233. In the post, he said he made a video for his mom's birthday of her lab who absolutely loves his red bucket. 

What's your dog's favourite toy?

Does your dog have a toy that it loves this much?

Share your photos and videos with us on our Facebook page

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Wiggle Waggle Walkathon for KW Humane Society
May 8, 2016 at 6:43 am 1

Support the KW Humane Society

Sunday, May 29th 2016 bring your dogs and your friends to Victoria Park in Kitchener for the KW Humane Society's annual Wiggle Waggle Walkathon. 

The family friendly event is a fundraiser for the KW Humane Society. Each year it attracts hundreds of walkers and their dogs and this year you can catch TuxedoMutt there for all the action. I'll be there with my two dogs Dakota & Casey to enjoy what will hopefully be a sunny day in the park. 

KW Humane Society Logo

image from kwhumane.com


Registration

If you're interested in fundraising for the event, you can register here. Get a team together and try to raise the most money. Top fundraisers will get some exciting prizes. Dakota Casey Backyard


Join Team TuxedoMutt

If you want to join one of the most fun teams that will be participating, feel free to join Team TuxedoMutt when you register on the website. I want to get a team of 10 people with a total goal of raising $1,000 for the KW Humane Society — that's just $100 per person!

Whether you choose to fundraise or just want to come out for a fun day and get some exercise, come to the Wiggle Waggle Walkathon May 29th at Victoria Park!

 



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Valentine’s Day with Your Best Friend
February 11, 2016 at 2:35 pm 1

Being alone doesn't mean you have to be lonely

If you're looking at the calendar, you'll notice that in a couple of days it's February 14th. For lots of people Valentine's Day is a day of romance and passion and an opportunity to show that special someone that you truly love them. A nice dinner, an expensive gift and some flowers are fairly common.

For those of us who are single, Valentine's Day can be a stupid holiday made up by the greeting card companies so that they can make money or you can choose to have a fun day with the help of your canine best friend.

Here's a few ideas to have fun with your dog on Valentine's Day.

 

Bake some cookies

Show your dog you love them by baking them some cookies. It's much easier than you think and you can even buy a little heart shaped cookie cutter to keep with the Valentine's Day theme. If you're looking for dog cookie recipes, there are and endless amount to choose from online.

Here's a great recipe for Nutty Bacon Dog Treats from Dog Hill Kitchen:

Homemade dog cookies in bowl

image from doghillkitchen.blogspot.ca

Nutty Bacon Dog Treats
Makes ~6 dozen 1" diameter treats

3 slices of bacon, diced
1 egg
1/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter (or Sunbutter)
1 tablespoon maple syrup (bacon + maple seemed like a good idea)
3 tablespoons water
1/2 cup soy flour
1/2 whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup wheat germ

-Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
-Fry the diced bacon until crispy. With a slotted spoon, remove the crispy bacon but save the fat. Allow the fat to cool slightly (2-5 minutes)
-Add the egg, peanut butter, maple syrup and water to the bacon fat and mix thoroughly.
-Add in the flours and wheat germ and mix until combined. Stir in the crispy bacon pieces.
-Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4" thick. Cut into desired shapes. I used three different 1" cookie cutters.
-Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes (for 1" diameter shapes) until lightly browned.

 

Watch a movie

Maybe you want to keep things a little more low-key on Valentine's Day. If your idea of a great afternoon is to snuggle up and watch a movie, there's lots of great choices for you and your pooch. Here's a list of 25 Great Dog Movies put together by screenrant.com.

Beethoven Movie

image from screenrant.com

My personal favourites are Beethoven (seen above), Eight Below and of course Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey.

Dog movies are a great way to make you laugh, then cry and remind you what a dog dork you really are.

 

Go for a walk

Going for a walk can be a fun way to spend time with your dog on Valentine's Day. Not just any walk will do however, this is a special day after all. Look locally and find a great dog park, forest or hiking trail to take your dog for a nice, long walk. You'll both enjoy your time together and you'll be really happy you got outside and got some exercise.

Here's a list of my favourite dog parks around where I live, but if you ask around and do a bit of research yourself, you'll find you have lots of options close to where you are too.

Bulldog with snow on face

image from baggybulldogs.wordpress.com

 

Pamper your pooch

Your dog works hard to sleep on the couch and love you unconditionally. They deserve a day to be pampered and loved, don't they?

There's lots of ways that you can pamper your dog on Valentine's Day. You can take them for a bath (if they like that), trim their nails or you can give them a massage.

Shih Tzu taking bath with bubbles

image from dakpets.com

Modern Dog Magazine has made a great guide for various massage techniques. These techniques can obviously be used any time of year, but on the day of love it makes sense you'd show your dog a little bit of extra affection.

 

Get drunk and cry

Maybe you're after a more traditional Valentine's Day for singles. If you're in the mood to sit at home, drink a bottle of wine and cry about how lonely you are, your dog can join you too!

Let's be clear, your dog shouldn't drink alcohol as it's really bad for them. The idea might seem funny, but it could be deadly - and that's not funny at all. But if you're like me and like to indulge in the casual drink here and there, there are at least a couple of beers made especially for dogs.

Dog drinking Bowser Beer

image from hiconsumption.com

Snuffle Dog Beer and Bowser Beer are two dog beer brands that I found. Both are zero alcohol beers, so you don't worry about having a dog that's hungover the next day -- could you imagine? The flavours and ingredients are definitely dog friendly. I don't think I've ever craved a chicken or pork flavoured beer, but who knows? I may have been missing out on something really good.

Whether you're watching a movie, drinking together or just spending some quality time with the most loyal friend you'll ever have, Valentine's Day doesn't have to be just for couples. It can be a day full of fun for dog lovers too!

Happy Valentine's Day!

 

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