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Pet Blogging For Love And Money Book Tour Giveaway

Pet Blogging For Love & Money is on tour and you are invited to come along. In conjunction with Maggie Marton, I co-authored a book that is making its rounds on the official book tour! Summon the trumpets and toss the confetti! The reason I wanted to write this book is to help pet lovers establish or grow a successful social media presence and/or blog, whether for the … [Read more...]

Best 24 Christmas Countdown Dog Advent Calendar Ideas

We love incorporating our dog into holiday traditions and that includes a dog advent calendar.  Fortunately, there's a countdown to Christmas advent calendar for just about everyone in the family, and that includes dogs.  In the past few years, I'm all about shopping mostly on my computer. I am not fond of long lines, fighting crowds, looking for a parking space, … [Read more...]

Dog Halloween Photo Contest Winners 2019

The winners of the Ninth Annual Fidose of Reality Dog Halloween Photo Contest have been selected.  Our judges had a lot of doggone amazing entries. Your dogs are such awesome sports that it's time for them to have some fun and go for a walk.  Please be sure to come back for our Huge Holiday Photo Contest which kicks off in mid November. Be sure to sign up for our … [Read more...]

Interview With An Icon: Anne Serling, Writer/Dog Lover

I have never been without a dog. I love when I interview someone who starts our conversation with those words. Anne Serling is a dog lover of the highest order. I first met Anne at SerlingFest in Binghamton, New York in 2018. SerlingFest is a yearly gathering organized by the Rod Serling Memorial Foundation. From presentations to memorabilia, the event offers something for … [Read more...]

113 Dog Photo Contest Costumes To Win Halloween

If you're looking for dog photo contest ideas for Halloween costumes for your pooch, we've got 113 winners to share. From funny to spooky, scary to original, big dogs and small dogs and every dog in between, there's something here for you.  The dog costumes you are about to see can be used for photo contests and in-person competitions, too. Most importantly, dressing up … [Read more...]

Same Time Next Year, A Cocker Spaniel Mystery

Same Time, Next Year: A Cocker Spaniel Mystery by Carol Bryant Alice waited for this day her entire life. She played it over and over in her mind, waiting for mister tall, dark, and handsome to walk into the door of her heart. Who'd ever marry a waitress from a small town who was more than a little obsessed with dogs she'd questioningly doubt herself 364 days a year. Now he … [Read more...]

How Watching DOGTV Calmed My Dog’s Anxiety

I have tried everything from A to Z to calm my dog's anxiety, and we are presently trying CBD oil that we plan to discuss in a future post. My dog's situational anxiety started when he was just a year or two old after some kids on bikes tossed fireworks at him on the fourth of July. I wish I could go back in time, but the damage has been done.  The folks at DOGTV asked … [Read more...]

Most Popular Dog Breeds Of 2018 Announced

The American Kennel Club recently released its annual “paw-pularity” contest, listing the 10 most popular dog breeds in the United States. We’re taking a step further: We’ve got the top 192 dog breeds, with a side-by-side comparison of where each breed was in 2017 vs. 2018. Where does your favorite dog breed fall in the list? With preface this list by saying that the best … [Read more...]

Dealing With Guilt From The Accidental Death Of My Dog

When a dog dies, often times the ones left behind feel full of guilt. The death of my dog forever changed me. When my Brandy Noel was euthanized, it took me many years to stop feeling like I failed her and ultimately killed her. After all, I knowingly allowed a veterinarian to end her life while I stood by, signed the papers, and watched as she drifted away … [Read more...]

Museum Of The Dog Delivers Something For All Dog Lovers

Dog lovers of the highest order, we found a museum that oozes everything canine-related in the art world. The American Kennel Club’s Museum of the Dog officially opened its doggy doors in New York City on Friday, February 8, 2019. Fidose of Reality received a guided tour of the Museum of the Dog on Monday, February 11, the same time as the official Westminster Kennel Club … [Read more...]