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Why We Are Pet Blogging After 10 Years: Our Journey

It’s the beginning of a new decade (time flies, doesn’t it) and every year, a group of pet blogging folks get together in cyberspace to share all about their journeys. It’s a time to reflect, look back, share, and plan ahead. Our friends at Go Pet Friendly started this fun idea a decade or so ago, and my good blogging buddy Colby Morita of Puppy In Training picked up the pet … [Read more...]

We Attended The Betty White Friars Club Roast

Betty White is an American icon and dog lover of the highest order. On this 98th birthday celebration, I look back to when I was invited to her 90th birthday celebratory Friars Club roast in New York City. I received a ticket as a member of the pet industry, and what a memorable afternoon it was! Here’s a look back and a behind-the-velvet-ropes peek at who I met, what I saw, … [Read more...]

Dex The Halls 2019 Dog Holiday Contest Winners

It's the most wonderful time of the year and 10 lucky dog holiday photo contest winners have been selected. This is the ninth year Fidose of Reality has hosted a photo contest with a holiday theme. We received hundreds of entries, and our panel of three independent judges had a hard time choosing the top five (we even had a tie!) and the five honorable mentions (so we picked … [Read more...]

Grooming A Cocker Spaniel At Home Tips and Tricks

Grooming a Cocker Spaniel at home is something I wanted to learn for decades. I knew it would be an investment but I’d be able to groom my Cocker by myself. The main reasons I wanted to learn to groom my Cocker is for safety, security, and to take care of his coat needs on my own schedule without having to schlep him to a professional and plunk down $60. It’s worth it, but an … [Read more...]

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...]