I love taking adorable photos of my dogs, but I can’t afford to hire a professional photographer every holiday!
Our $5 Photo Shoots series can help you take your own DIY dog photos at home, using props from the dollar store or craft store.
Our $5 Photo Shoots series can help you take your own DIY dog photos at home, using props from the dollar store or craft store.
If you are a novice at making dog food from scratch, it may seem like there is an overwhelming amount of information to learn. However, you can start off with some basic nutritional guidelines for dogs and continue to learn as you go.
The advantages of homemade dog food are well worth the effort. The following tips on feeding, variety, supplements, and foods to avoid will arm you with some basics.
Keep in mind that with a little research, your beloved, four-legged family member will be reaping the health benefits of healthy, home-cooked meals.
Settle in, folks. I’m going to whine and moan about being cold and wet for about the next six months. As much as a BC summer fills my heart with joy, a BC winter makes me want to weep. It’s not just me who hates it, both my dogs hate the rain as well.
Seriously! They’re always wet! How do you eliminate that damp, vaguely earthly, yeast-driven smell when it seems like your dogs just never get dry!? You aren’t supposed to bath your dog daily, as it can dry out their skin, make them itchy and create a problem with hot spots. Blow drying them (while necessary sometimes) isn’t ideal either. It dries out my scalp, it definitely dries out my dogs. So how do you keep wet dog smell and mud at bay?
They’re like baby wipes, only natural and totally dog safe, so even if your dog licks their paws after you use them, it’s not going to expose them to scary chemicals or make them sick. They’re also super simple to make using just a few ingredients.
In a bowl or jar, gently mix together distilled water, shampoo, hydrogen peroxide and liquid coconut oil. Open cloths and cut into individual wipes in a size that works for your dog’s paws. Place cloths in your storage container and pour liquid over. Shake gently to disperse liquid, then wait 30 minutes for liquid to be fully absorbed.
Store in an airtight container (otherwise they’ll dry out), checking periodically to ensure they haven’t been contaminated and spoiled. Use as needed to wipe muddy paws and wet, yucky fur.
I want to be the kind of person that leads a fabulous zero waste pet-friendly life. I’m also kind of ridiculously lazy. I am never going to pick up my dog poop with newspaper and flush it. There’s almost no chance that I’m starting a poop composter on the deck of my apartment. It’s not realistic for me to create absolutely ZERO waste while still living a good life. But, like most people, the truth is that I could do more. Probably a lot more. Attending BlogPaws and working as the ambassador to the #ZeroWaste Initiative was a powerful reminder that we can all do more to create less waste, even as we strive to give our pets the very best.
The conference is multi-day event bringing together experts, bloggers and brands from all corners of the pet world to celebrate the positive impact pet bloggers can have on the world, to learn how to excel at our craft and hob nob with some truly amazing, crazy pet people. It’s also a hot spot for wasteful human behaviour. Packaging from vendor booths, workshop and session materials, business cards, media kits, product info sheets and blogger swag. Tons of food to feed a pack of hungry bloggers can also mean a ton of food waste. Too often, all of this becomes trash and ends up at a landfill. We’ve all seen Wall-e. Sending everything the dump isn’t going to end well.
Ever since, their goal has been to reduce at much waste as possible at the conference. Partnering with Only Natural Pet and the Pet Sustainability Coalition to get this done, over the course of the conference staff worked hard to ensure attendees recycled where they could, composted whenever possible and made as little trash as possible. This year they were able to divert a whopping 96% of waste from the landfill and send the rest out to be recycled or composted. This astounding achievement is made even more amazing by the fact that the City of Myrtle beach didn’t actually HAVE a green waste program in place before BlogPaws asked. Carol Bryant shared more about the #ZeroWaste success in Myrtle Beach on the BlogPaws blog. It’s IMPRESSIVE, yo.
You can make a few simple changes and take a few baby steps towards being better steward for this gorgeous planet we share. This year, I’m working hard to bring the BlogPaws Zero Waste mentality home with me and reduce the things we send from Casa de Kolchak to the landfill.
There are about a million reasons to avoid plastics for pets ranging from way they harbour bacteria to the way they’re often made with low quality toxic additives. Add “terrible for the environment” to the list. Ideally, a stainless steel pet bowl or a glass pet bowl is a much more environmentally friendly choice. We use PawNosh recycled glass pet bowls, which are pricey, but still look as gorgeous as the day we got them despite several years of daily use. That said, you can get a great quality, long lasting stainless steel pet bowl for a really reasonable price tag.
Speaking of fresh, clean water, keep your pet hydrated and refreshed by serving your pet filtered agua from a water filter jug in the fridge and use an insulated drink container for on the go, so you resist the temptation to grab bottled water.
Pet food is a hot topic and I’m not here to tell you what brand to buy. There are a lot of brands I love for a lot of different reasons and I am a big advocate for feeding a rotation diet, so I don’t have a “favourite”. However, when you shop for pet food, there are choices you can make to lessen the impact on the environment.
The dog is like really excited to go for a walk. Need to grab a few veggies? Grab your kids, your spouse or a friend and walk to the grocery store instead of driving. Go for a walk through your neighbourhood instead of that afternoon drive.
And while you’re walking, for the love of WOOF, pick up your poop. I’m not going to lecture you on WHY (mostly because Jessica at You Did What With Your Weiner is a legit expert on water quality and why poop ruins our water ways). Not every city handles pet waste the same way. Give your local town hall a call to find out how they prefer you dispose of pet waste. Where we live, it’s recommended that we scoop and bag. I’m an over achiever, so I also like to use Earth-friendlier poop bags that will break down faster than a standard bag. They don’t really cost that much more and I get to feel good about what a tree-hugging human I am.
A kitty’s got to go when a kitty’s got to go, but some types of litter are more planet friendly than others. Some types of litter are actually a by-product of the strip mining industry! (gasp) For cats that will use it, consider Earth-friendly options like wheat – based or wood-based litter can be a better choice and leave a smaller carbon footprint.
OK, so I’m clearly a squitch biased, but DIY is such a great way to use materials that might otherwise go wasted. You can turn an old water bottle into a treat dispensing dog toy or convert a destuffed plush toy into a restuffable dog toy your dog can play with over and over. Toilet paper rolls and scissors can actually make a cool cat toy that even my grumpy old cat used to love.
Your pets will LOVE YOU for making them treats. We have so many homemade dog treat recipes that are free to use and there are bunches of cat treat recipes on Pinterest. Lots of our DIY dog treat recipes are the perfect way to use up bananas that are past their prime and might otherwise wasted or to use leftovers.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that bleach wipes, bathroom sprays that smell like pine and any cleaning product that has a three inch long warning on the label isn’t doing Mother Nature any favours. Here at Casa de Kolchak, I use a lot of natural cleaners, but my staples are white vinegar, baking soda and steam. If you prefer a ready made product, look for natural options free from gross chemicals and weird dyes.
So I have two dogs and they have a lot of stuff. Felix has an electronic dog food dispensing puzzle that adores. We have dog beds in every room. Felix listens to audiobooks in his downtime. Kol won’t drink room temp water. The list of ways these spoiled dogs are harshing my green living vibe is endless and ridiculous. So, I do what I can in other ways. I recycle. I return my cans and bottles. I have a green waste bin and I use the fish tank water to water plants. I’m lucky that my city has programs in place to make all these things ridiculously easy. I know it’s not as easy for everyone. But a little effort goes such a long way and after all, we only have one inhabitable planet, so we’d best take care of this sucker.
Are there environmentally friendly products you swear by? Tricks you use to make green living with pets easier? I want to hear from you! Together, we can all waste a little less, reduce, reuse and recycle a little more and be as Earth frienly as possible. Now, let’s hold hands and since Kumbaya, mkay?
Everyone loves barbecue season and a chance to get outdoors and have fun with family and friends, but with all the food and fun, a backyard party can be a dangerous place for a dog. Luckily, there are a few simple things you can do to dog proof your summer BBQ.
Every year, she throws her whole heart into raising as much money as she can for her local shelter by participating in the Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA Walk to Save Animals. She sets her fundraising goal high and works tirelessly to achieve it. In fact, she is consistently one of the shelter’s top fundraisers. She’s the kind of advocate and volunteer every organization wishes they had.
Luckily, she’s good people and totally welcomed the chance to talk about how she gets her fundraising goals met and shine a spotlight on the Arizona Animal Welfare League, the oldest no-kill shelter in Arizona.
The AAWL has some really creative approaches to funding their shelter. Phoenix locals can take training classes from accredited trainers. Their on-site, full-service, veterinary clinic helps support the animals in their care, as well as providing low-cost services to the community. They’ve partnered with Frye’s, so you can help animals in need just by doing your grocery shopping. They have an impressive education program, hosting kids camps, birthday parties and more. They work with Freedom K9 to help provide service dogs to veterans. It’s not hard to see why Candice is a volunteer and a passionate supporter.
So, how exactly does Candice bring in the benjamins to help animals in need?
She *claims* that she doesn’t do anything more than “beg on Facebook”, but after watching her in action for more than 7 years, I think it’s a little more than that and her successful fundraising methods are the inspiration for this post.
1. Set an ambitious goal and tell people why it matters to you. People are exposed to a ton of causes every day. Tell people why you care about this cause so much and why they should too.
2. Put a positive spin on it. One of Candice’s tricks is to remind everyone how close she is to meeting her goal. It’s really easy to think “$2000 is a lot of money, my donation won’t make much of a difference.” By highlighting how every donation gets her closer to her goal, Candice makes her big goals seem a whole lot easier and everyone’s donation seem a lot more meaningful. (Plus, thank your donators is just good manners and tagging your donators means their friends see your post, as well as yours.)
3. Break that big goal down into little goals. Everyone loves to help you achieve a milestone. By creating lots of little milestones, you can inspire more people to donate and put you over the top. Most people can’t donate $300 to put you over your total fundraising goal, but a lot of people will donate $10 to put you over a mini-goal.
4. Add a donation link to your email signature. Seriously you guys. Even something as subtle as this can yield big results. If your company will allow it, add it to your company signature as well. (And hey, why not ask if they support donation matching while you’re at it. A lot of organizations do!)
5. Highlight why your cause is awesome. The AAWL is kind of an awesome shelter with a lot of really cool programs in place. Share what makes your shelter special. People are more likely to donate when they are inspired by the shelter’s mission, message and passion. (click on either image to learn more about the inspiring programs)
6. Fundraise offline. Yes, your Facebook friends are awesome, but you can’t rely on that alone to help you meet your goals. If you spend time anywhere that other humans hang out, find a way to share your message. For example, Candice works in a busy office and every year, she creates a giant thermometer on her door, tracking her progress and sharing why the AAWL is so important to her. Consider it her real, live Facebook wall 😉
7. You’ve got talents! Use ’em. Candice is super handy in the kitchen and loves baking for her dogs. (This is why we are friends, amongst about 7 squillion other reasons.) Every year, she hits the kitchen and bakes a ton of homemade dog treats to give to co-workers and friends, in exchange for a donation. She displays them in a jar on her desk or packages them in cute dollar store containers to make them extra gift-worthy.
(Psssssst, while Kol’s Notes Dog Treat Recipes are not allowed to be used for commercial sales, we would LOVE if you used one of our recipes to raise funds for your shelter.)
Even if you aren’t a baker, you can harness your own talents. Knit blankets, sew dog toys or sweaters, make cards – whatever you’re good at! Think of creative ways (like this awesome one) to get kids involved.
It’s not Facebook posts or fresh baked dog treats. It’s her. She loves her shelter, she’s a proud volunteer and when she’s telling you about why she’s involved with AAWL, her passion shines through and you can’t help but want to help her reach her goal. Every shelter needs volunteers like Candice and every town needs shelters like AAWL.
If you found her tips helpful, PLEASE tell her.
Help her support the AAWL and animals in need by making a tax-deductible donation.
I’m not talking about how to make your dogs happier walking in the rain or ways to have fun walking in the rain. No. Those are nice ideas, really, but the reality of the situation is that if you live in a place like, I don’t know, let’s say Vancouver where it’s going to rain from now until June, you don’t need cute ideas to make rain fun. You need ways to keep the rain from making your dog friendly home smell like it’s harbouring a pack of wet smelly street rats.
We live in an apartment, so I couldn’t even if I wanted to, but walks play an important part in your dog’s emotional well being, in keeping them active and in stimulating their brains. A good, quality dog coat (like our amazing ones made by Hurtta) can go a long way in keeping fur dry and free from wet dog smell, but it isn’t a miracle cure. Unless you find a giant dog-sized hamster ball to fully shield them from the rain, parts of your pooch are going to get wet. (And if you HAVE found giant dog-sized hamster ball WHY THE WOOF have you been keeping this from me? I want links.)
Usually used for: house breaking puppies
Rainy Day Hack: Cutting walk time in half
We have a ton of fun ways to keep your dog busy and to provide enrichment indoors, so sometimes all we need to do outside is a quick potty break. Teaching your dog to potty on command means you can dash out and right back inside in no time flat.
Usually used for: Preventing your dog from pulling on the leash
Rainy day hack: staying under an umbrella
Not all dogs love wearing a rain coat. I get it. Still, wet fur creates wet dog smell and I am having none of that. Teach your dog to heel and head out on walks with a generous sized gold umbrella that will keep you both dry.
Usually used for: cuteness?
Rainy day hack: shaking off any additional moisture OUTSIDE instead of in your nice clean house
Even with their coats on, my dogs (especially Felix) manage to get wet on a rainy walk. Luckily, they love to shake it off like T-Swift leaving as much moisture in our parkade instead of my entry way.
Usually used for: A million things. Seriously. What a great command.
Rainy Day Hack: Getting your pooch to wait on a rubber bottomed mat to protect floors
Can we be honest? Those rubber bottomed utility mats are ugly as all get out, but MAN are they great for dogs during the rainy season. My tip? Hide one under an area rug you aren’t embarrassed to let the company see and teach your wet dog to sit there until you give them the all clear.
Usually used for: show boating
Rainy Day Hack: Wiping muddy paws
I almost didn’t teach my dogs this one because like, what is it for?! But then I realized it has so many practical uses like nail clipping and wiping down muddy paws.
Usually used for: spacial awareness
Rainy Day Hack: Towel drying bellies
Aside from being adorable when Felix wants attention this one is perfect for getting access to what is possible the soggiest part of my short dogs: their bellies.
Usually used for: minimizing begging at dinner table/impulse control
Rainy Day Hack: Keeping a dog in one, washable spot while they dry
My wet dogs are drawn to my couch like a moth to a flame. UGH, JUST NO. I think something in me dies when I see a wet dog lean in to my throw pillows. Go to your mat means I can send my dogs to lay on their own super asy to wash beds until their tolerably dry. Bonus? You can make a blanket that wicks moisture from their fur while preventing the water from soaking into their bed.
Soft, warm beds, plentiful toys, puzzles to keep their brains busy and more good, wholesome food than they need. (So much in fact that I just informed Koly that I’ll be calling him Roly Poly until his lumpy winter bod has smoothed back out into the sleek, lean monster that he normally is.) Kol has never gone hungry, save for that ONE TIME I served dinner late and he acted like the sky was falling.
To be completely honest, I struggle with the the idea that I give my dogs so much while there are so many animals out there in need. I always feel like I could and should be doing more.
So, I try to do what I can to give back to the animal community while still providing my own pets the lavish lifestyle to which they’re accustomed.
I volunteer at our local shelter. I do walks for the animals, we buy dog food for our local food bank and I try to buy products from companies that give back too. PetSmart® just made that last one a whole lot easier.
I know, that looks like I’m shouting, but HOLY WOOF, YO. I’m kind of shouting! This is a big deal.
I’m going to link the whole press release in at the end of the post because you should definitely read it and find out what inspired PetSmart® to undertake their largest philanthropic effort ever, but I’m going to give you the Kol’s Notes here, so we all know just how awesome this program is.
You can shop online because, seriously, who wants to put on pants? Or you can shop at one of more than 15,000 stores across Canada, the US and Puerto Rico, so that you can loiter around the puppy training area in hopes of petting a baby with puppy breath and razors for teeth. (I’m not the only one who does that…right?)
You pick the brand, the protein and the kibble that works for YOUR pet. All brands. All Sizes. There are no exclusions.
According to a recent PetSmart Charities survey involving nearly 1,800 of its animal welfare partners across North America, only 20 percent of these organizations receive pet food donations and about 8 percent are on contract with pet food brands to receive subsidized pet food.
PetSmart, along with their non-profit partner, PetSmart Charities aim to make a big difference in that number by distributing a lot pet food to pet shelters, animal welfare organizations and food banks, allowing these organizations to focus their energy and resources on what is most important: helping pets find amazing homes or helping them stay in the loving homes they already have.
No really, you guys. That’s it. It’s so simple. Feed your pet; help feed pets in need. We all have a chance to help make a huge difference by purchasing pet food that we all need to buy anyways. The program is running all year, from right now until December 31st.
Don’t take my word for it. Read the PetSmart press release here, visit your local store to talk to an associate and definitely find out if your favourite rescue, shelter or food bank qualifies to become a partner. I know my local shelter is!
Together with PetSmart, we can help animals in need just by taking great care of the animals in our lives. That’s something to feel good about.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PetSmart. The opinions and text are all mine. Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand.
He has no clue why I insist on keep the apartment so cold or why he had to be born in a place that gets cold, but he thinks it’s straight up crap. Since Felix is always warm and I love a cozy blanket, the temperature up in here isn’t likely to change anytime soon. That’s why we have a few tried and true favourite ways to help my cold dog stay warm.
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Ok, so I know what *some* of you guys are going to say “Dogs don’t wear clothes” and other assorted thing designed to make me feel crazy, but Kolchak legit LOVES wearing a sweater. When it’s snowing, he actually cries until I put his sweater on. What that boy wants, that boy gets, so if he needs a dog sweater to feel cozy warm, he’s going to get one. We have a whole tiny dog closet full of clothes, but I love his stretch fleece from Gold Paw Series. Aside from being really affordable, it’s simple, unfussy and it doesn’t interfere with Kol’s ability to go about his day. It fits under his harness or his coat, it doesn’t bunch up and make him uncomfortable, it’s like a second, warmer skin.
2. Bottle It Up
One of my favourite ways to warm up when I’m chilly is to put my feet on a hot water bottle, so it’s no surprise Kol loves to lay up against one. We use a cheap one from the drug store with a cover because Kol is knee high to a pig’s and he doesn’t need it very large, but if you have a big dog, this oversize 3.2 qt water bottle would be perfect. Just be safe with this, OK? Don’t use boiling water (I use water the same temp as a cozy bath), don’t fill it more than 3/4 full, fully tighten the lid, make sure your dog lays NEXT to it, not ON it and NEVER let them chew it. This solution is not a good fit for every pet, so use your judgement here to decide if it’s right for supervised use by YOUR pet.
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You guys, we live in a <1000 sq. ft. apartment and there are three of us, but holy man, we have enough blankets for you and everyone you know to come over for a really cozy party. Seriously, I can see four from where I’m sitting. I know there’s like three in the living room and another heap in bed. You have to look before you sit down around here because any blankie is liable to be hiding a slumbering puggle. He has a type too: Kol prefers a thick, plush, silky micro-fibre fleece blanket, but not like a standard polar fleece blanket. Sherpa backing optional. What can I say? The boy has good taste.
OK, I’m not a huge fan or beds on the floor in the first place. I feel like they need a frame. But the fact is that heat rises and the floor is likely to be the chillest spot in your house – even if it’s carpeted. Getting your bed up off the floor or buying a squishy bed with a thick foam inside will keep your dog cozy.
So this is a pricey, extreme solution for chronically cold dogs, like my Kolchak. We bought his Nana a heated blanket for Christmas and I’m pretty sure that no one loves that thing more than he does. It’s like a moth to a flame, y’all. He seems to have a sixth sense for when it’s plugged in and he has no shame in being a blankie hog. Just like with the water bottle, this one requires a bit of judgement, as it’s a terrible idea for dogs who chew things, spill things or potty in the house or on their bed. For dogs like Kol that just want to lay in the glorious warmth? It’s perfection.
Got a hot dog? Stay tuned. Next week we’ll share all the ways we keep Felix cool.
At any given time, my apartment could be mistaken for the wild west there are so many dog hair tumbleweeds. I find dog hair on myself even after I leave the house. The other day, I pulled a black hair off my lunch plate at a restaurant and I wasn’t even mad; I could instantly see that it was one of Kol’s. I don’t know how that boy isn’t bald.
I groom Kolchak religiously. I vacuum pretty much every day. I’m wasting my life vacuuming! I did the math on it once and I spend like 7 thousand 300 minutes vacuuming every year. That’s more than 120 hours. Vacuuming.
For real? WHAT A WASTE OF TIME. Do you know all the great stuff I could do with 120 spare hours in a year? SO much. You can imagine how abso-woofing-lutely excited I was when BobSweep asked if we wanted to review their bObi Pet Robotic vacuum. Excited, but… skeptical. I know how hard it is to keep up with dog hair. As much as I wanted to believe that I could be done with vacuuming, it just seemed…unrealistic and too good to be true. I decided to really put bObi to the test and see what she could do. I didn’t vacuum for three days before she arrived. By then, you could have knit a sweater with the hair on my rugs. I left varying levels of debris out to get vacuumed up – just to see if this vacuum could handle it. I left toys out to get run over. You guys, I set this vacuum up to fail – hard.
Imagine my surprise when the bObi Pet took every challenge I threw her way and handled it like a boss.
I haven’t pulled out my canister vacuum in two weeks and my floors are cleaner than I think I’ve ever seen them. bObi encourages me to be a bit lazy with ZERO guilt and I kind of love her for that. You don’t even have to remember to turn her on every day. The bObi Pet is fully programmable, so not only can you set her to run at a specific time every day, you can vary that time each day, so if you want her to run at 2 pm on Tuesday, but 11 am on Thursdays? That is totally possible. Set her up once and she’ll practically take care of herself.
I had to make sure she was ready to handle life with Koly and Fe. I was very concerned that my dogs would be afraid of a robotic vacuum. I was worried that Felix would leave his toys out and one would get sucked up into the vacuum gears. I was worried that bObi would ram them if they didn’t get out of her way.
My fears might have been a bit ridiculous. The bObi Pet is super quiet. Way quieter than my canister vacuum. Most of the time, we don’t even notice the vacuum is on. At first, when the dogs would notice that she was wheeling around the house they were a little apprehensive. At the first meeting, Felix and bObi exchanged words. There was a little barking. A little cat and mouse chasing, but bObi is great with nervous pets due to her sensors. She has these fancy sensors that tell her where to vacuum and where to not vacuum, so when she rolls on up to Felix, she senses he’s there, spins around and heads in another direction.
She does the same thing when navigating walls, furniture and even less solid things, like dog toys. We shared a video on our Facebook page, showing just how unconcerned Kolchak and Fe are about bObi doing our vacuuming and how cool the navigation is.
As good as the bObi Pet is at avoiding obstacles, she also knows when to push through and get the job done.
She has no problem transitioning from my carpet onto the kitchen floor or from the carpet onto our shaggy area rug. She’s gotten hung up on a throw rug with a curled up corner once or twice, but it’s really cool to see how the vacuum rocks back and forth, changing directions to get herself free. I call this her “off roading”.
She is pretty darn amazing, but she isn’t…magic. I have a terrible habit of dropping hairpins everywhere I go like a deranged hairdresser and she’s made it pretty clear that I need to knock this off. (She’s not wrong.)
And as it turns out, I also shed like it’s my job and unlike Kolchak’s hair that gets sucked up into the filter, my much longer hair gets wrapped around the rollers. Taking a few minutes every few days to unwind my hair makes sure the bObi Pet can do her best work.
One of the benefits of this vacuum is that it’s small and powerful. That’s also its biggest challenge. A vacuum this small can only have a dust bin so big. We run our bObi Pet every single day and it does a great job. This means that regular emptying of the dust bin and the filter is absolutely necessary. I empty mine at least every 48 hours and man! Every time I am impressed by just how much dust has been sucked up and gotten trapped in the filter. I had no idea my seemingly clean house was so filthy.
She’s a powerful vacuum and that means she needs power. The bObi Pet comes with a charging station that she knows to find and return to automatically when her battery dwindles. This means you never have to worry if she’s got enough juice to do her job right. In order to help you find her charging station, Bobsweep recommends leaving 2′ on each side and 10′ in front of the charging station clear. Um…that’s like my whole dining room. If we’e being honest, I’ve pushed the limits of this guideline and there isn’t *quite* 24″ on either side and luckily, so far, she seems to be doing OK.
A bObi Pet isn’t cheap.
There’s no point in me pretending that she isn’t a bit of a splurge. I get it. It can be really tough to justify spending a bunch of money on a vacuum – especially if you already have a great vacuum. The thing is? The vacuum is WORTH it. She is very cool, works very hard and has a ton of features I didn’t even mention because I’m pretty sure you guys don’t want to read a 96-minute article on how giddy I get about vacuums. All that functionality (and look at how darn stylish it is) does come at a price. Freeing up that much time and eliminating that much dust from my house holds a lot of value for me. I have big plans for ways to spend those extra hours. I can already notice that my house feels so much less dusty. Felix sneezes less. I don’t have to use up valuable closet space (which I need about 200% more of) on a big bulky vacuum. For me, the benefits far outweigh the cost. The bObi Pet is well worth every penny of her price tag and if you’re a savvy shopper, you can totally watch Amazon or other sale websites to grab one on a hot sale.
So, ask me anything. Based on all the messages and emails, I’ve gotten, you guys have bunches of questions.
I promise, I want to answer them all. And if you happen to be one of those people who are concerned that your pets will be afraid of or antagonist towards a robot vacuum, stay tuned! We’ve got some easy, fantastic tips to help you prove to your pet that bObi is their new best friend.