Getting Ready!

Just 4 more days until PaddyWag goes to Go Dog Go! at Crestwoods Park in Kirkland!

Charity and I have been working hard to get everything together and prepped for the event. I wanted to give you a quick peek at the greeting cards we’ll be selling at our booth. I’m so excited about them!




We’ll also be selling some amazing photo packages (YAY FOR DEALS!), so I encourage ya’ll to come out and visit us on Saturday. We’ll be there from 10am to 3pm and would love to meet you and your pups!

Getting Ready!

Go Dog, Go!

I think we’ve made you wait long enough for our exciting news, so here it is:

PaddyWag was asked to participate in the first annual Go Dog, Go! Canine Festival!

Here’s a little blurb about the event:

The City of Kirkland in conjunction with Kirkland Off-leash Dog Group (K-Dog) and Washington Owners of Flying Disc Dogs (WOOFD2) is proud to announce the first annual Go Dog, Go! Canine Festival.  This event will be held in Crestwoods Park in Kirkland on July 25, 2009. Area residents and their canine companions can come out to enjoy games and contests in addition to flyball demonstrations and the Cascade Classic Canine Disc Championship. This event is free to the public and the goal of all this fun is to raise funds to maintain the city’s dog waste clean-up stations, with the ultimate goal of creating an off leash park in Kirkland.

Charity and I are really excited to be part of this event! We’ll have a booth set up at the park, so please come by and say hello! We’ll be offering some fun products and even a discount or two on our portrait packages. We’re also sponsoring a dog and owner look-a-like contest at 11:00AM, so don’t forget to bring your pup along—we’ve got 3 fabulous prizes for the winners!

Go Dog, Go!

i {heart} mod

Oh mod, I love you so. Your clean, classic look gets me every time. I love when you’re simple, but I love it even more when you’re daring in color or bold in print. Case in point–pet beds.

Here are some fantastic pet beds I found at Design Public (all images copyright 2008 by S2D2 LLC)…

This first one is the Crypton Doodle Dog Pet Bed in the color “Pool”:


This one is also by Crypton and is the Rotator Pet Bed in the color “Pomelo”:


Can’t forget about the kitties! This gorgeous piece is the Elizabeth Paige Smith Kittypod:


This one is the Kittypod Mini:catbed2

I still can’t get over how great these are! The cat beds look like sculptures and would be purrfect in my living room. 🙂

Speaking of mod things that would look good in my house, check out these super cute bird-themed wallpapers (yep, they’re on Design Public too!)…

This is the Graham & Brown Mode Birdcage Wallpaper:


And these next 2 are Cavern Home Blackbird Wallpaper:



With Design Public‘s vast array of modern products, I could literally create my own mod wonderland.

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all it takes is one…

Jamie, my youngest sister, called today to tell me two things:

1. She passed her driving test

2. She started an animal food & gift drive for the Humane Society

I was incredibly excited by both pieces of news, but I was especially intrigued by the Humane Society part. I asked what motivated her to start the drive. She told me she watched a TV show on animal shelters and was heartbroken to find that many of them desperately need animal supplies. She called the Humane Society that same day and told them she wanted to help by starting a food and gift drive.

The drive is only one week old and already she’s collected more supplies than she can fit in her room! She said that although it sounds like she’s collected a lot, it’s nothing compared to the number of animals that need food and supplies.

Right after my sister said that, I immediately thought of PaddyWag and knew I needed to post and let you all know about this food and gift drive. If you’re interested in donating, please send me an email at or call me at 206-661-8961. My sister is sending me a list of supplies that the Humane Society requested and I’d be happy to pass that along to you. Donations are being accepted until December 20th.

I’m so proud of my sister for doing this all out of the kindness of her heart and for her love of animals.

Remember… all it takes is one person to make a difference.

Take care,


Your donations go to help sweet faces like these…

…and make it possible for the Humane Society to continue helping animals find loving homes.

all it takes is one…