Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Congratulations Chester Scotties!!

Chester Scotties wins the Scottie Dog Bag! How appropriate!Congratulations!

Here is what Chester has to say about her favorite scotties: 

My two favorite Scotties are Aspri and Mavri, our wheaten and black girls. They are the light of my life with their funny little fey Scottie ways. Aspri protects the house and yard - she's always on duty and takes her job very seriously. Squirrels, birds, kids on bikes, strangers - BEWARE! :) And Mavri is our playful girl - she carries her little red ball everywhere and begs all who cross her path to play with her. These two dogs bring me back from the brink of depression almost every day when I get home from the daily grind and they are waiting to lavish me with kisses and tempt me with their toys. These are the first Scotties we've ever had, and we love them more each day.
Hey! Thanks for giving me a chance to run on about my two braw little loves!

Sounds like it was love at first bark! Congrats Chester Scotties! 
Thank you to all who participated! Next Wednesday there will be another fabulous giveaway, so stay tuned!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Mouthwatering Monday!

Abby has been having a hard time coming when she is told, so I thought I should have some treats around so she would have more of an incentive. Well today I thought, why not just make some of my own! I found a nice recipe for dog biscuits on believe it or not! A lovely little site I love to visit for ideas on dinner for my family. Not only do they have great recipes for humans, but for dogs too! As soon as these cute little bone biscuits came out of the oven, Abby and Dewey were going ballistic. Just the smell was tantalizing enough! Once they were cooled I let them each try one and I wasn't even able to get a good picture of them munching on one because they snapped them up so quickly. They're a hit at my house, try them out and I'm sure they will be at yours too!

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, margarine, and boiling water. Let stand 10 minutes. Grease cookie sheets.
  • Thoroughly stir in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, Cheddar cheese, and egg. Mix in flour, 1 cup at a time, until a stiff dough has formed.
  • Knead dough on a lightly floured surface, mixing in additional flour as necessary until dough is smooth and no longer sticky. Roll or pat out dough to 1/2" thickness. Cut with cookie cutter (I prefer bone shaped), and place 1 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Cool before serving. Store in a loosely covered container.

  • Notice Abby in the background? She could tell something good was on it's way!

    Ready for the oven!

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009

    Hot Diggity Dog Giveaway!

    It's Wednesday, and that means here at Classic Hound we're feeling quite generous! Leave a comment and this adorable charcoal tote could be yours for free! This sturdy wool fabric is a great background for our cute little Scottie Dog friend here. Enter to win by posting a comment here or on our facebook page about your favorite Scottie Dog! The lucky winner will be announced next Wednesday, the 29th! Good Luck!

    The dimensions of this bag are:

    13" wide x 11" tall x 3" deep.
    Two interior 5"x5" pockets
    Handle length is 22"

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009

    Summer Fun

    Here is Abby regally showing off her new Classic Hound tag collar and brand new tags! Red becomes her, don't you think? Abby is sporting a 'Whippet Real Good' and a solitary 'A' for Abby. :)


    And I couldn't resist mentioning this little adventure! Rowan and I went out for a walk and he announced that he spotted a 'Bug!' on our front lawn. Upon closer inspection, we found that our bug was a cicada. Rowan called him 'Cayduh'. We decided to release Cayduh back into the wild after a few hours, but before doing so, we snapped a few photos! The cicadas have come and we can hear their humming while the sun shines, summer is truly here!


    Monday, July 20, 2009

    Farm Dog

    Farm Dog of Tennessee offers a variety of tasty and healthy treats for your pup! These biscuits are grain-free, vegan, and sustainably-sourced, so you know that you're not only doing your dog a favor but the Earth as well. All the ingredients used are ecologically harvested, free of herbicides and pesticides, and produced in the United States. With 'Variety Packs' available, your dog can try them all!

    And I really like the 'Hard Tack' thin biscuit strips, that make it easy to break off smaller or larger treats depending on the size of your pooch. I think Dewey just drooled on my elbow just looking at these pictures!

    Friday, July 17, 2009

    Feature Friday! Penny Dog Accesories

    Meet Kerry of Penny Dog Accessories and fellow member of the Handmade4Hounds Etsy Street Team (the H4H Etsy shop donates 100% of the profit - less shipping costs - straight to the hounds)! Kerry lives in Leicestershire in the UK with her two greyhounds Penny and Fletcher. She sells resin and acrylic jewelry on Etsy, not necessarily greyhound themed, but with a greyhound charity in mind. Click here to learn more about Kerry's story!

    Take a look at PennyDogAccessories beautifully whimsical resin jewelry! My personal favorite is the "Captured Time" ring:

    And here are a few more of my personal faves:

    Hop on over to PennyDogAccessories, a place for dog lovers to shop and know that they're supporting greyhound adoption when they buy from artists like Kerry.

    Wednesday, July 15, 2009

    ZuZu wins for Sunshine!

    ZuZu wins!, originally uploaded by ClassicHound.

    ZuZu was our big winner for this week. CONGRATULATIONS! Sounds like this collar could not be going to a more deserving "Good Doggy". Listen to what ZuZu says about Sunshine and her new proud papa, Jerry:

    "=^..^= after a weekend enveloped in a new rescued puppers realization that life might just include kind people ... I see this gorgeous offering! I must speak up for Jerry and Sunshine!

    My friend was recently acquired by a sweet little 3-yr old girl named, Sunshine ... And although there are still clouds in this brand new relationship (2-weeks new) only time will care for those as Sunny learns about love. One thing that could be changed immediately is that awful collar Sunny came home with. Sigh. You know the ones? The standard ugly blah-thing given to each new pup as it enters a facility to hold it's tags. Ugh. Jerry took it off her and she's running his house naked now until he finds another.

    As his every other sentence is GOOD GIRL as he tries to reassure Sunny ... Nothing could convey the proud truth more than a collar that proclaimed aloud, GOOD DOGGIE!

    So, for Sunshine and her new proud papa, Jerry (both of whom have already won the big prize-each other) I say, Hot Diggity Dog what a beautiful collar! Paws crossed here at the cottage that they might be entered to win. Again :o)

    xo love, zUzU & Caila (who rescued me in 2007)"

    Awwww. I hope Sunshine enjoys her new collar!

    Monday, July 13, 2009

    The Gourmet Bone

    Your dog will be sure to enjoy these savory treats! They look tempting enough that you just might want to try a bite yourself! The Gourmet Bone has many tasty delights to choose from, such as; Carob Cookies, Lamb Branches, Carob Biscotti, and much more! With Monthly treat packages, and samplers, your pup can try them all!

    Hop on over to their blog to get a closer look at life with The Gourmet Bone!

    Saturday, July 11, 2009

    Raspberries Anyone?

    Jane from TheDogHouse has featured Classic Hound in this yummy treasury! Check out Jane's super cool blog while you're here too. I just added Max and Molly Designs to my blog roll found on the right hand side! A berry big thanks to Jane for including us in her treasury!

    Wednesday, July 8, 2009

    Hot-Diggity-Dog Wednesday!

    Enter the Hot-Diggity-Dog contest before next Wednesday for a chance to win a FREE Classic Hound Martingale collar!

    This 'Good Doggy' design is a size small and 1.5 inches wide so it adjusts from 9" to 16".

    Leave a quick comment or "tail" about your pooch and you'll be entered to win! The winner will be announced next Wednesday July 15th! We're looking forward to hearing about YOUR good doggy!

    Tuesday, July 7, 2009

    Congratulations Noonan!

    Noonan The Whippet Pup!, originally uploaded by ClassicHound.

    Congratulations to our July winner, Noonan!

    Noonan, the whippet pup considers just how fabulous he looks in his new Key West martingale/leash set! Noonan will enjoy a $20.00 Gift certificate that he can use towards any Classic Hound collar or leash purchase! Learn more about Classic Hound's photo contest by clicking here.

    Monday, July 6, 2009

    Mouthwatering Monday

    Do these even look like dog treats? This looks like something I enjoy making called chocolate volcano. If my dog loves these half as much as I love my chocolate volcano, they're sure to be a hit.
    These treats, created by thegourmetbone on etsy, are made of carob and peanut butter. Now I didn't know what carob was, so I went on Wikipedia to find out (don't you just love Wikipedia?). It's basically a pea plant which is popular in the Mediterranean. If you want to learn more click here. When you buy these "Pup Cakes" as they're called, you get 2 of them plus 2 dog toys for only $7.50! Sure sounds like a steal to me!

    Friday, July 3, 2009

    Feature Friday

    This week the World's Ugliest Dog contest was held. The winner, Pabst, is a boxer mix and he won $1500 for being so ugly! Personally, I think the dog shown below is uglier. Her name is Miss Ellie (a Chinese Crested Hairless). Don't you think that's the coolest picture?

    Thursday, July 2, 2009

    Evie the Lucky Dog

    Evie is not only a little greyhound who likes kibble, running and naps - but also the lucky winner for the Fuzz Yard all natural soap giveaway! CONGRATULATIONS Evie!!! You'll be one greyt smelling hound very soon!
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