Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Off To Work We Go

I like working at Paw Pals Boutique. Making gift baskets for pets is interesting work and a lot of fun. Mom was working in the office the other day doing accounting stuff. It sounded really boring until Mom explained that one of the reasons we work is to get monies so we can buy cookies.

I don’t know much about monies but I do know about cookies. At the time, I was reading an article about expensive dog accessories so Mom explained how much the different things cost if we paid in cookies.

For example, we saw a pretty collar that was made up of 52 carats worth of diamonds. Now I like carrots almost as much as cookies but Mom said carats are different from carrots. Then she wonders why I get confused when she says stuff.

Anyway, this pretty collar cost $3.2 million dollars. Mom said you can buy your very own cookie company for that much monies.

I have a pretty purple collar made by Waggsley Muttleston which didn’t cost nearly that much so if we every get $3.2 million dollars, I’ll buy my own cookie company and keep my purple collar.

We also saw a bathtub covered in shiny crystals that cost almost $7,000. I wouldn’t want one of those anyway since I don’t like baths.

I did like the dog house we saw that cost $417,000. It has two bedrooms, a big TV and an automatic food dispenser. We already have a pretty nice house with three bedrooms and a sort of big TV but we sure could use an automatic food dispenser.

There was a $10,000 harness. It was leather and lamb skin. It also had some of those diamond things on it and some 24K gold. It was sort of nice but I like my harness. It’s black and looks stunning against my white coat.

There were some accessories for cats too. There was a nice tree house that cost $999. I guess houses for cats cost a lot less than houses for dogs. I didn’t see where the tree house came with an automatic food dispenser so maybe that’s why it wasn’t as expensive.

We found a dinner bowl that cost $750. It was black and gold. I thought my dinner bowl which is white with different color bones on it was much prettier.

At Paw Pals Boutique we know that every pet needs a few essentials like a collar, harness and a dinner bowl and our To The Rescue gift basket is filled with some or those basics plus a whole lot more (like cookies). And it’s priced way less than $3.2 million.

Love your cookie counting friend,


P.S. Blatant self-promotion. Check out our To The Rescue Gift Basket and other designs at pawpalsboutique.com 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

To Video Or Not To Video

Mom has started doing videos and posting them on our Facebook page and they seem to be popular.  DixieLee and I were featured in the first video but no others.  DL and I should probably do more but I am sooooo busy I'll have to see where I can fit another job into my already overbooked schedule. It looks like I may be able to shave a few minutes off of my afternoon nap but I'll have to do a time management analysis to see if that is the best use of my time.

In the mean time, I'll simply devote my blog this week to talking a little bit about pawpalsboutique.com

When I was adopted in 2011, I went to work with Mom every day to keep her company.  When people would come into our Shoppe I would greet them and soon people were coming in just to visit with me.

It was my idea to start selling pet gift baskets in our Shoppe and they did become very popular.  One of our biggest selling baskets was Paw Pals On the Heart.  We know that the loss of a pet is unbearable.  People send condolence gift baskets all the time so the idea of sending them for pets was a natural.

We also had lots of peoples who liked to send gift baskets when a pet got adopted.  I like those almost the best myself because I know a pet who gets a gift basket is going to be living in a super good home where there will be lots of people who love them.

By the time we closed the Laurel Mountain Basket Co shop in Massachusetts I was very active on line.  I had my own Twitter account, this blog and was an active member of 3 Million Dogs so it made perfect sense to give the pet division of Laurel Mountain Basket Co its own website.

Now you can find the bestest pet gift baskets in the universe all in one place.  Well, actually in three places but who is counting.  If you haven't already, "Like" us on Facebook and visit us often at pawpalsboutique.com

Look at the time!  I should be getting ready for my afternoon nap.

Anyway, please check out Mom's videos and let me know what you think.

Your friend,

P.S.  Blatant self-promotion.  For the bestest pet gift baskets in the universe go to pawpalsboutique.com

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hi! What's Your Name?

You all know my name is Zeva but you may not know why my Mom chose that name for me.

When my Mom and Dad first met me, they thought I was very pretty and very smart.  Ziva David, was the prettiest and smartest character (played by Cote dePablo on NCIS) they could think of.  So, I got named after her.... only we spell my name differently.

My sister's name is DixieLee.  She got her name because she is a Dixie Dog. A Dixie Dog is a dog that is rescued from high kill shelters in the South and brought North

My friends Bumo and Miu were named after the area their breeds originated.  Both breeds started in the Himalayan mountain region of Tibet so their Mom gave them Tibetian names.  Bumo means girl and Miu means doll and their names fit them well.

Our friend Beauregard is a very special dog so his Mom named him after her very first dog who was also very special.  Beauregard is a French word and means well regarded and handsome.  I think my friend is very handsome.

Fo, our cat guest blogger, was named by her human girl who liked the fairy tale Jack In The Beanstalk so she named a litter of kittens Fe, Fi, Fo and Fum.

There are lots and lots of ways to choose a name for a pet.

Lots of pets have people names or people nicknames.  Some of the most popular dog names are Max, Buddy and Charlie for boys and Bella, Lucy and Molly for girls.

Some favorite cat names are Tigger, Lucy and Molly.  Lots of cats are given names that reflect their appearance or personality.  Names like Shadow, Smoky and Midnight or Comet and Dash.

There are some things that might help people choose a good name.  First, pets respond better to names that have one or two syllables.  Some dogs, especially championship dogs, have really long names.  Their papers may say their name is His Royal Highness Reginald III, his humans probably call him Reggie.

Also it should be a nice name.  How embarrassing it would be to be playing at dog park with a bunch of new friends and have your human yell out "Come here Dog Breath"!  I would run away for sure.

People should choose a name that will grow with their pet.  Even if the puppy is the smallest of the litter, Tiny is not such a good name for a Great Dane or Newfoundland.

Since we are friends I'd love to know your name and how your humans chose it for you.

Your friend,


P.S.  Blatant self-promotion.  Looking for a super special gift for your favorite fur friend?  Take a look at the super special gift baskets at pawpalsboutique.com