I’m gonna hit you with an important PSA real quick. A couple of months ago I was putting new rabies tags on my dogs’ collars when I noticed that the little metal rings holding their tags onto their collars were worn almost completely through. Likewise, the engraving on their ID tags was worn practically illegible in some spots due to the constant rubbing of the tags against each other. All this is to say it’s important to check your dogs’ ID tags from time to time, because an unreadable tag, or one that falls of completely, isn’t of much use to anyone. If you’re in the market for a new tag for your pup’s collar and want something a little more stylish than the normal bone and football shapes available at your local pet supply store, check out these cool modern options from Lovely Pup Tags. I love their classy simplicity and readability, as well as the options of aluminum, brass, or copper. They’re customizable, of course, with a name and up to two phone numbers or other short message. Check them out at Lovely Pup Tags.
San Francisco-based Wildebeest is one of our longtime favorite brands and we’re always so stoked when they release new product lines, the latest of which is the Pacifica Collection. Designed with adaptability and adventure in mind, the Pacifica Collection includes a Martingale-style collar, a 4-foot leash featuring an adjustable handle loop for added versatility, and a 7-foot leash that can be adapted for a variety of uses including a cross-body, hands-free walking method.
Each piece is made in California and available in 5 modern mix-and-match colorways. Also, for every Pacifica collar or leash purchased, Wildebeest donates $1 to the Surfrider Foundation! How rad is that? Learn more and shop the complete collection at wildebeest.co.
This is a short video tutorial on how to use the new whirlpool and steeped hop features to make amazing IPAs, as well as how you can use the same features for no-chill beer brewing. BeerSmith 3 has one of the most sophisticated engines for estimating hop bitterness in beer including the ability to have multiple whirlpool hop additions at different times and temperatures. Run time: 4:16 minutes.
While not always the main subject, dogs have been appearing in visual art since humans first started expressing their feels, a (somewhat loose and arguable) fact that is being documented in the new Instagram account Fine Art Fluffers. Focusing on “all the furry dudes hangin’ out in the corners of fancy paintings”, Fine Art Fluffers presents close-ups of the dogs (and sometimes cats) they spot accompanied by full shots of the paintings they’re featured in, and some info on the artist or artwork itself. It’s fun, informative, nerdy, and absolutely one of our favorite Instagram accounts. Give ’em a follow, you won’t regret it: @fineartfluffers.
The PetPet Massager is like those ~*amazing*~ scalp massagers you’ve probably tried but, you know, designed for dogs! Unlike the human variety, this massager is specially designed with extra space in the middle to fit and adapt to your dog’s body, while still being comfortable to hold. The dog-shaped handle isn’t just for looks either (although it is pretty adorable): the soft, rounded nose can be used to massage specific spots! Learn more and grab one for your Very Good Dog over on thepetpetshop.com.
I let my parents dog-sit for me and I specifically said no human food! I get this picture the first night he was there. Charlie was not sorry.
His sign: guess who got to eat steak tonight. Yes it was me!