I know, I know sunglasses or goggles for your dog. Really?
I never thought we would need doggles for Betsie, until we started taking our Boston Whaler back and forth to Catalina. Betsie can’t see the entire time because it’s open air and the wind just causes her hair and ears to fly right in her eyes.
Well, I can’t wait to use these ever-so-chic doggles this summer and see how she does.
After experiencing her difficulty with so much wind in her face, I now have a clear understanding of why dog owners have been using this nifty little invention. And honestly, I’m seeing them more and more.
Another perk is the protection from the sunshine.
G.W. Little has some cute pairs. Especially these fun leopard print ones below:
Please make sure to visit G.W. Little for more information.
Here are some pictures I took recently of some dogs sporting doggles:
We have had the most gorgeous weather lately in SoCal, so we have been hitting up the beach and paddleboarding a lot recently. Since Betsie is constantly jumping in the water we started using a life jacket. It’s safer with all of the boats around, other paddleboarders, etc. Last Summer I did some research and found that Outward Hound makes the best and most cost friendly life jackets.
You can purchase them through Outward Hound directly, or visit your local PetSmart.
Stumbled upon RJ’s recently after a paddle board session in Dana Point Harbor. RJ’S is very reasonably priced and the food is delicious! The best part is that you can sit out on the patio with your doggy.
I just found the cutest dog accessories by My Mascot. I had been looking for waterproof collars (since Betsie loves to swim) and finally came across them here. They also have the cutest nautical leashes and collars, as well as other cute accessories. You must check them out! They have a great Sale area as well.
Here is my recent collar purchase, as well as a few other items I thought were cute:
This is a great easy hike! It’s about 5.12 miles roundtrip (from parking lot, to the waterfall, and back). I can tell you that just getting to the parking lot is a journey in itself. There are tons of potholes, branches, rocks, etc. If it’s raining you most likely won’t make it very far. But . . . when you do get there, this hike is amazing! You feel like you are far away from civilization. The trailhead is gorgeous with tree tunnels, and huge sycamores, oaks and pines. And the best thing, the air is so fresh!
From Interstate 5, get off at El Toro Road. Head north on El Toro to the point where the road forks at Cook’s Corner. Take the right fork (Live Oak Canyon Road) past O’Neill Park. A quarter mile past Trabuco School, you will pass over Trabuco Creek. Turn left onto the dirt road. Some people park here and hike in: this adds 4.45 miles and 840 feet to your hike. Most continue on the road for another 4.45 miles and park in the Holy Jim lot.
I recently discovered Bowhaus NYC. They have the cutest crate covers! Perfect if your dog, like Betsie sleeps in their crate every night in your bedroom. These covers will make the crate more stylish and not look so crate-ish in your bedroom. No matter where your dogs crate is, these are a must!
No better way to kick off the day then to do a walk along Kellogg Beach!
We have had beautiful weather down in San Diego the last few days!
We love to walk along the path of Kellogg Beach, go past the San Diego Yacht Club and over to Shelter Island.
Also, the folks in the neighborhood leave bowls with water out for all of the dogs walking along the path.
These portable bowls are great for many reasons. Since they come in a pack of 3, my fiance and I each carry 1 in our car. You won’t believe how many times they have come in so handy. We have never used it for food, just water. These bowls make it so convenient to be able to carry it pretty much at all times, and give little Betsie water when/if needed. Sometimes running around doing errands takes a little longer then expected. Or maybe you decide to grab a bite to eat. If you have your little doggy with you, then there is no problem hanging out a little longer then expected. The 3rd bowl is kept with Betsie’s stuff so we can conveniently grab it on the go, or pack it in her bag when we are traveling. The other nice part is that it folds up pretty small so I can fit it in my “fanny pack” when we are on long hikes, etc. or in my purse. We have been using the same 3 bowls for almost 2 years now, so they hold up quite well.