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Dog friendly road trip across America

Ever wish you could travel with your dog from sea to shining sea, taking in the sights, sounds, and pleasures that are this great country of ours? Me, too!   Come along with Fidose of Reality as we celebrate our new online magazine blog by launching a tour across America, looking for dog-friendly spots, haunts, products, things to do and see, and tips for road warriors. We'll … [Read more...]

Pet tube keeps dogs safe when traveling

The Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching and thus begins the unofficial "kick off to summer!" With millions of dog moms and dads expected to be taking to the highways of America, Canada, and well, everywhere over these next few months, one aspect comes to the forefront: pet travel safety. In their recent summer travel survey, PetRelocation.com reported that 47 percent of … [Read more...]

What is Uggie like in person

Uggie fur-ever. Those are the words that spun through my head after I met this legendary pooch at the Betty White Friars Club Roast last week in New York. BlogPaws and Nature's Variety were kind enough to send me to the roast and after party, where I scooped an exclusive interview with Uggie's owner and trainer, Omar Von Muller, who is an absolute doll, too! Read my complete … [Read more...]

Island advice on visiting Hawaii with a dog

By: Tiffany Keeth World-renowned beaches (and bods!), Luaus, Pearl Harbor, Diamondhead, catamarans, secret coves, surfing, beach-cruising, zip lining, whale-watching, volcanoes, Polynesian culture, coffee, Dole plantation, and Mai Tai’s are just a few of the heavenly splendors Oahu has to entice. You don’t have to be from Iowa to have heard this famous movie quote “Is this … [Read more...]

Being Betty White: A dog's eye perspective

Last week, an invitation to the Betty White Friars Club Roast crossed my desk and after the profuse wagging commenced (from both me and the dog), I gleefully accepted, packed a bag, and headed for the rhythm of New York City. Why me? As the PR Manager (and a pet writer/blogger), BlogPaws was invited by Nature’s Variety to cover the event. This made paw-fect sense for me, since … [Read more...]

Pet bloggers and parents influence politics: How to join in

You think a dog can influence a political race? Indeed. Democrat, Republican, Independent, or somewhere in between: Regardless of party affiliation, beliefs, or interest in politics, dogs are a hot button in the U.S. Presidential race. (Think Mitt Romney and the "strapped my dog to the roof of my car" story.) Pet bloggers and pet parents take to the Twitterverse, Facebook … [Read more...]

The pet friendly social media event of the year

Question: What do you get when you cross hundreds of animal lovers with several panel discussions, toss in prizes and giveaways galore, and then gingerly shake (not stir) a community of giving guardians helping homeless pets? Answer: You’ve got BlogPaws, the visionary and progressive-thinking, paw-forward group founded by pet bloggers. People from all walks of life, all … [Read more...]

Where to pee when you go: Dog bathroom tips while traveling

Dog travel. A topic that is a hot one here at Fidose of Reality, as we travel with our dogs and have done so for the past 18 years. We know that millions are also traveling with their dogs and not always by mode of car. How about some dog bathroom tips when traveling? A new app has been created (for free) to give people traveling with their pet a directory of animal relief … [Read more...]

Five things to do during Westminster Dog Show besides the show ring

Indeed the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was held recently over the course of two days in New York City, but there are many aspects of the show that are not hands-on dog but rather for the dog lover that is the common thread of us all. If one has never been to New York City during Westminster week, affectionately termed so for all of the hype, events, and activities … [Read more...]