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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...]

Dex the Halls Dog Photo Contest 2016 Winners

WOW, did you all step up your holiday photo game! The Dex the Halls Dog Photo Contest 2016 received the most entries ever to date, and we've been hosting this contest for many years. Thanks to every single one of you for entering your dogs into the photo contest. You all are truly top dog, but alas, our panel of three independent judges (and I am not one of them), narrowed it … [Read more...]

What to Give Santa’s Favorite Dog for the Holidays #MakingDogsSmile

I know what I am giving Santa's Favorite Dog for the holidays. Made in America has a particularly extra emotion-inducing element to it these days. Readers of Fidose of Reality are familiar with our “if I can’t eat it or use it, neither can my dog” mantra. Here’s a clever stocking stuffer or an entire dog treat stocking full of gift ideas for your favorite pooch and his or her … [Read more...]

The 50 Best Dog Holiday Card Ideas

Season's greetings and wreck the halls with tennis balls of holly: It's holiday season and Fidose of Reality has you covered for those Christmas and Hanukkah cards. Dog lovers of the highest order, if you want to include Fido on or in your dog holiday cards, you've stumbled onto the right post. These creative card ideas are sure to make your holiday card stand out on … [Read more...]

Dog Gifts for Dogs Who Have Everything

Holiday gift guides are everywhere these days. With our new focus on all things health and wellness related for dog lovers of the highest order, we’re cutting right to the chase this year. We've got a selection of dog gifts for dogs who have everything.  Fidose of Reality has selected 12 items we recommend (and use) for holiday gift giving: For dogs and/or for dog lovers. … [Read more...]

Winners of Holiday Dog Photo Contest Announced

The Third Annual Fidose of Reality Holiday Dog Photo Contest winners have been selected!! We had almost 200 entries for the contest, and our judges had a VERY hard time selecting just ONE grand prize winner. So, we had to up the bar(K) even higher. Not only was one grand prize winner selected who will receive the nearly $600 in goodies as the grand prize, but our judges … [Read more...]

It Ain’t Too Late for Holiday Dog Photos

Fa la la la, deck the halls, one horse open sleigh, silver bells, and it's not too late to show us your dog's holiday or winter photo. In gratitude for a wonderful year and a very focused and fun one ahead with many plans for dog lovers of the highest order, we're celebrating. Have you entered the Fidose of Reality Holiday Dog Photo Contest yet? Start the new year with a … [Read more...]

Unique Holiday Presents for Dogs and Dog Lovers

Dog lovers can be some of the hardest people to shop for it seems. I never know which dog products to make life simpler, easier, or just more fun my fellow dog friends have or don't have. Finding useful, practical, but yet memorable holiday presents for dogs and dog lovers can be a laborious chore. So when I was invited to do a segment on television to report on "Unique … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Help Your Dog Survive Holiday Visits

The holidays are a time of great comfort and joy and commiserating with family and friends. Fidose readers know that family includes dogs, so over the river and through the woods we all go ... until we skid on ice. There are many ways to help your dog survive holiday visits, though. Helping your dog survive the holiday visits is essential to family harmony. If your dog is … [Read more...]

Holiday Dog Photo Contest for $600 in Prizes

  It’s that time of year. Turkeys and Christmas trees, silver and gold, falling snow and presents galore. Photo contest time!!! Indeed, it is time for the Third Annual Fidose of Reality Photo contest for  $600 in prizes! Entering is easy, prizes are plentiful, and all dogs are welcomed: past and present. Deadline to submit entries is 12/22/13 at 11:59 p.m. … [Read more...]