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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

STAY IN TOUCH

Call to Artists, How to Know When Your Pup is Overheating, Links You Need to See

Know When Your Pet is Overheating, 12 Signs

Summer is just about here and in Florida it's pretty much here all the time! So make sure to take a moment and read this blog post from the folks at Mercola. It can save you and your pet a whole lot of grief. Just like people, overheating and or heatstroke with dogs can get very dangerous very fast. 

12 Signs Your Pet Is Too Hot: Can You Recognize Them All?

Fellow Florida Artist Meg Pierce

I wanted to share the new website of fellow florida artist Meg Pierce. I met Meg when entering a show at Towles Court Artist Colony in Sarasota. She looked at my name and asked if I had been awarded an artist residency at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut. I had and so had she in the same year! I have seen her over the years at art shows and followed her work on Facebook. She creates beautiful mixed media images that shimmer in their subtlety. Take a moment and check out her beautiful work! MegPierce.com

Corsage Pins   voile, mulberry paper, yarn, paper, acrylic on canvas   30 x 30

Corsage Pins
voile, mulberry paper, yarn, paper, acrylic on canvas
30 x 30

How to Keep Your Senior Dog From Destroying Your Home

They don't see so well and bump into stuff. They sometimes forget to go outside before they do their business. They can't seem to hear you very well. These are all things that happen when your dog gets older. But remember they are most likely going to happen to you as well! To me there is nothing better than a senior dog. My Abby doesn't see much anymore and I'm not really sure what's going on with her hearing. She hears me sometimes and runs in the other direction! But none of this matters to me, not even the fact she still poops on my porch even though I just repainted it! I love her and Johnny with all my heart, they are seniors and I will be one as well in the blink of an eye. They may not be there with me then, but I can guarantee I will have another old pup by my side. 

How to Dog Proof Your House for Senior Dogs

My Abby in the studio.

My Abby in the studio.

Amalie Arena and the Tampa Bay Lightning are excited to announce the fourth annual Open Call to Artists!

Interested in having your art displayed at Amelie Arena? Click on the photo to learn more!

Interested in having your art displayed at Amelie Arena? Click on the photo to learn more!

The Bark has just published their summer reading list highlighting the pups! I would have to add Dog Songsby poet Mary Oliver. One of my very favorites. 

Visit my Society6 store!

Saw this at Dog Milk this week and thought it was pretty nifty, click on the image to learn more!

Saw this at Dog Milk this week and thought it was pretty nifty, click on the image to learn more!

Let's Fly - oil on paper 22X30"

Let's Fly - oil on paper 22X30"

Join me at the opening reception of No Boundaries at Art Center Manatee June 25th, 5 -7PM. My work "Let's Fly" will be on display.