Sunday, February 23, 2014

How to Convert Human Clothing into Pet Clothing

Making dog or cat clothes should be easy! You don't even have to know how to sew with machine. Simple hand sewing is enough. This conversion tip is less sew and super easy!

What you need:
A shirt that can cover your pet, Thread, Needle, scissors, and some lace if you like.
I used a child's sando/sleeveless shirt because it fits Robin, Pom Model of the Day.

 Step 1: Lay out your shirt. The front will become the back.

 Step 2: Widen the sleeve if you have to. Draw a curved line on where the tummy would be. This will ensure that your pet can pee anytime without having to soil the shirt.

 Step 3: Cut the curve line.

 Step 4: Put your lace trims to decorate!

See? It's so simple!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

We need to discuss... poop!

I've read blogs and blogs on pet but a topic that seems to be taboo is about poop. Poopie times are something that happens 3 to 5 times a day for most pet (cat or dog). This is a topic that should be discussed out loud.

Proper Pettiquette

Poop stink! Yes, it does. Therefore must be disposed of quickly. But dear pet parents, please practice pettiquette. Proper pettiquette states that if your pet made a doodie, it's time to scoopie. Please pick up after your pet. Sometimes, we feel embarrassed to pick up after our pets especially in a mall but we have to. It's our pets, our babies.

Proper Waste Disposal

When you are outside, out on a walk in a public place or just in the neighborhood, never forget to bring something to collect said poop. Bring newspaper or thick tissue. We suggest something biodegradable so you can dump the whole thing in a biodegradable labeled trash bin. Plastics might be tricky to disposed of. Plastic is not biodegradable and it takes 100 years to disintegrate. Be conscientious. Try using old newspaper or scratch paper. If you need a bag with you, bring a thick paper bag.

Litter Poo

Provide proper litter box for your cat, especially if you have a cat that goes outside. If they have a designated litter box, they won't poop on the neighbor's property. Rake your litter box as often as twice a week and if you are using sand, change sands every week. Dispose of the poop properly. 

Remember: poop is bio degradable!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Book Stash Part 2

Are your babies chilling? Are they the type who can be described as cool and chill? Perhaps they embrace the organic lifestyle with you?

Check out what we found in bookstores:
"Gotta Love Dogs!" is a picture book of our friendly four leggers being oh so cute! "Pet Clean Up Made Easy" is a guide book on how to get all kinds of pet stains on any surface. This book is a must for those who has a cat, a dog, both or other animals! "Happy Dog" is a book for the chillaxed pet parent and how to ensure your pet's long term happiness. "Eco Dog" is the author's favorite book. It has tips on healthy and eco-friendly household. It has most of the things you need in your pet life like how to make your own organic cleaners, how to make dry shampoo, what household solutions can be used for safe stain removal.

We hope to inspire you with more pet books in the future. Feel free to share yours too!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

What to Expect When Shooting with Pets

Shooting with pets is not a walk in the park. The shoot may be for professional or just for fun. There are some things to consider. Although we see cute and fun pictures of the furry kind in the internet, we often times dismiss the troubles behind the lens.
Working with pets can be a handful of trouble. Here are some things to expect and perhaps prepare for:

1. Runaway Model.
 If a pet is feeling hot, rowdy or bored, that pet will bolt. This applies to both cats and dogs. It can even apply to rabbits and hamsters. Make sure you can control your environment before going leashless.

2. Falling Asleep On the Job.
Heat could be your number 1 opponent. It can make your pets sleepy and there's no way we can shoot a grumpy pet. Keep your pets entertained by bringing toys and treats. If the cause is heat, bring a fan and lots of water.

3. Mean Babies!
Dogs, especially, can be mean to passing strangers or to the photographer. Keep your pets under controlled by using soothing words and possible treats for bribes. Keep them occupied in between shoots.

We hope this article helped aspiring photographers or mere hobbyists. Shooting with pets shout be a worthwhile experience for you and the pet. Keep everything stress free by controlling the environment, keeping things cool and being on top of safety. Always have help on hand and don't forget to take breaks in between so as not to tire the pet.

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This is a blog on pet fashion, lifestyle and the changing pet trends in the Philippines.