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Back to Business

Our road trip is over and it's back to business...well sort of. We have company this week!!! My sister and my niece Molly are here to visit for two days and then on Friday I meet them in Disney World. So I'm getting this post written up a bit early!

WAGGO is having a giveaway!

"Each Waggo bed is made in the USA from machine washable, 100% heavyweight cotton twill (re: these things are durable!). Available in three sizes and an array of fun colors, these beds also feature recycled eco-friendly fill, making them very resilient and extra cozy!"

The good people at DogMilk are sharing a WAGGO giveaway! So if your dog's bed is looking a bit well, slept in, here's your chance to get a terrific new one. Click on this WAGGO GIVEAWAY

The Jealous Curator

I've been discovering some absolutely awesome artists lately and it's all thanks to "The Jealous Curator" Blog. If you want to see some fresh and exciting art you should really check it out. There is also an absolutely awesome podcast speaking with some of the featured artists. My dream one day is to be featured here! Danielle Krysa has some awesome taste in art and kudos to her for sharing!

I've also ordered Danielle's book  GET UNSTUCK - CREATIVE BLOCK - DISCOVER NEW IDEAS and it's just amazing. Now that me an my posse are back home I can't wait to dive into it!

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE IT?

There's not much to be said here, something I will never understand. Please share. People you think are smart truly lack any kind of common sense sometimes. Since this happens all too often it's safe to assume that you just might know of someone who knows someone who would do this.

Dog Gone Missing? Check Your Smartphone

NPR featured this article on the front page of their website this week for All Tech Considered. As many of you know losing my pups is in the top three of my greatest fears. So any tool that can help locate a missing pet is welcome. This looks pretty nifty and is having success. Check out FindingRover.com for more info. 

CLICK ON THE PIC TO FIND OUT MORE!

CLICK ON THE PIC TO FIND OUT MORE!

Art Uptown Gallery Call to Artists 

Art Uptown Gallery is opening its doors to several artists from the community as well as the gallery artists, to participate Our 7th Annual Dog Days Juried Art Show

Mark your calendars for August 1st when Art Uptown will be receiving work from community artists for the show.  

There will be an opening reception on 
Friday, 
August 7 from 6 – 9 pm 
at Art Uptown Gallery, 
1367 Main St.,Sarasota.

For more information call: 941-955-5409.

As always, thanks for stopping by! 

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Amazing Artists, Delightful Dogs and Links You Need to See

Is Your Dog Ready for Summer?

Johnny and Abby ready to roll!

Johnny and Abby ready to roll!

Here are some great Summer Health Tips I found over at Bark. Also check out their latest newsletter for dog friendly excursions and outdoor activities!

The MOO Blog

Andreas Kocks, Cannonball (#703G), Graphite on Watercolor Paper, 330 x 1670 x 13 cm. 2007.  Installation at Jeannie Freilich Fine Art, New York. Photography by Hermann Feldhaus

Andreas Kocks, Cannonball (#703G), Graphite on Watercolor Paper, 330 x 1670 x 13 cm. 2007.  Installation at Jeannie Freilich Fine Art, New York. Photography by Hermann Feldhaus

I have my business cards made at MOO.com, and I have to tell you they are absolutely awesome! A little more money than some may want to spend but quite frankly worth every penny. I laminate mine to repel dog slobber at events! 

They have a fantastic blog and this week I have to share this post about artists working with paper, their stuff is absolutely amazing! CHECK IT OUT HERE!

Blanket ID 

Life Saver - Lounge Collars from Blanket ID

Life Saver - Lounge Collars from Blanket ID

Here at Barking Dog Ranch we are all about the laid back life style and comfort. So when we are chillin' at home we wear our lounge collars from Blanket ID! Blanket ID came up with the concept to have a more comfortable collar for time at home that can still have an ID tag in case your pup gets lost. The collar just slides right over the head of your dog. They have awesome tags you register online so all the information is there about your pup. The back of the tag says "Find my Human", I love that! They have a new line out called "Life Saver" for when you hit the road this summer with your four legged companion!

Call to Artists

Leroy Wilks "Atlas"

Leroy Wilks "Atlas"

Top Florida artists on display at juried exhibit in Sarasota

A call to artists underway until the end of this June will culminate in the third annual “Florida Flavor” at Art Center Sarasota, a juried exhibition to showcase the extraordinary talents of Florida-based artists. Click here to find out more: Florida Flavor Call to Artists

Do you prescribe to the "Alpha" school?

I know a lot of people feel strongly on the idea of a "pack leader" when it comes to the behavior of dogs. It is not something I have ever ascribed to but I understand why so many have. So here's an article over at the BARK some folks may find interesting. Alpha Gets a Make Over What do you think? Leave a comment and let me know!

New Products at Society6

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Dog Photo Contest, Call to Artists, Studio Hacks, A Focus on the Seniors - Links You Need to See

Calling All Florida Residents:  Florida’s Newest Campaign Needs Your Dog

Enter to Win a $10,000 Trip and Share Photos and Videos of Your Dog Using #DogsLoveFL - click on the photo to learn more!

Enter to Win a $10,000 Trip and Share Photos and Videos of Your Dog Using #DogsLoveFL - click on the photo to learn more!

FIVE BY FIVE 2015 CALL FOR ARTISTS - Hillsborough County Arts Council

Don’t miss this opportunity to show your artwork at the Tampa Museum of Art and support programs for local artists. Click on the pic to learn more!

Don’t miss this opportunity to show your artwork at the Tampa Museum of Art and support programs for local artists. Click on the pic to learn more!

6 Ways To Ensure Your Pup Is Protected In Case Of Your Death

At Barking Dog Ranch we have an emergency plan - do you? A great post from  BarkPost.

At Barking Dog Ranch we have an emergency plan - do you? A great post from BarkPost.

21 Hacks To Help You Organize Your Art Studio In 2015

Click on the pic to see some pretty nifty ways to get organized - I love the tape dispenser!

Click on the pic to see some pretty nifty ways to get organized - I love the tape dispenser!

In Praise of Senior Dogs

We are all about the seniors here at Barking Dog Ranch! This summer I will be launching my project "Do Not Look Away" which will focus on and help our senior fur friends. If you want to stay in the loop click on the link above to sign up for our newsletter...we won't spam you, promise!

TEACH SENIOR DOGS NEW TRICKS TO STAY HEALTHY!

They still have so much to give! Click on the photo to read The Bark's article by Tom Cushing on "The benefits of adopting a more mature companion."

They still have so much to give! Click on the photo to read The Bark's article by Tom Cushing on "The benefits of adopting a more mature companion."

Some recent custom pet portraits from Barking Dog Creations Studio!

Click on several of the photographs to learn how you can get these fuzz friend images in prints, on mugs, even on bedspreads at my Society6 store!

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