Who doesn't like a good drink and a good dog? Kombucha Dog combines your love for both by providing holistic healing for both humans and dogs! This brewed natural tea company features photos of homeless dogs on the bottle’s label giving drinkers the ability to adopt the dogs! Checkout this helpful and holistic brand at their website.
So between the controversy with raw hide and the smell of Bullie breath (you all know what that means!), I had to reach out to someone in the know! Alanna Heiss had told me about this brilliant vet out of Philadelphia who is an expert on all things holistic and good for animals! I was perplexed - Bullie sticks, pig feet, antlers, which is it!! Natasha Kassell's reply was this!
“I’m a big fan of little round soup bones (beef) for small dogs. Downsides: dogs can break teeth on them, and the marrow is very fatty. That said, the marrow is also super nutritious, so if your dogs don’t have weight issues and don’t get diarrhea from it, I say let them eat it. Of course, you can always scoop the marrow out and give the dogs the bones marrow-free. They’ll still love them. Other good options for chewing are elk antlers and water buffalo horns. (I can only hope the rest of these animals are used for something worthwhile and that these chew treats are by-products that would otherwise be chucked.) Pig feet are good. If cooked, make sure they don’t have nasty preservatives. Or, if you can stand the mess factor (which is formidable), go raw. But know that pig feet, like soup bones, have a lot of fat and can cause an upset belly.”
For information on Natasha Kassell please see www.holisticvetphilly.com and we will have an article coming soon on RAW food and diet for dogs!
Tricia Rosenkilde from Camerawork Studio reached out to me to present her gorgeous platinum portraits of animals. Her own dog, Katie, came from a kill shelter in Georgia; she was originally found in the woods with her three sisters, living in an old wood pile with no food. The puppies all found wonderful homes when they were brought up to New Jersey by Eleventh Hour Rescue. Says Tricia, "my personal goal as a photographer is to make beautiful images and also to give back to the dog rescue community. I have always been a dog lover and Katie is my true inspiration for photographing them, because she is beautiful, has a great personality and especially because she makes me very happy. So do other dogs as well. I always smile and feel better when there is a dog around! I think dogs are a most worthy portrait subject for capturing forever in a platinum print. They have beauty, charm, character, grace and humor. I work with platinum prints because I love the way they look: handmade, painterly and timeless, with an incredible tonal range and depth. I love the way they feel when printed on heavyweight fine art watercolor paper. I enjoy working with platinum prints because they are a direct connection to the history of photography and to the old world masters such as Steiglitz, Steichen, Irving Penn, etc. I also use vintage lenses from the 1860's to the 1920's because I prefer the unique and pictorial qualities they can render compared to modern lenses."
Thank you for sharing your gorgeous work with us Tricia!
Holiday party season is coming up and we have exhausted the red and green sparkly dresses that everyone likes to wear to these shindigs! We at Mrs. Sizzle have decided to throw it back to a time when people really knew how to party fashionably: the 60s! Check out these chic yet mod outfits for you and your dog to entertain in!
Edited by Jahdai Kilkenny
I so adore Sally's work and this is what she had to say about it! "I got into painting dogs accidentally. I used to paint my children over and over and then the dogs crept in. Then the dogs took over and people started commissioning more dogs than people! I do still paint people as well and sometimes, people and dogs together."
"Bubba, Bichon-Shih Tzu, age 7-1/2, Taurus (like me), constant companion, photo muse, self-portrait partner. A gypsy by nature (or maybe that's me), road-trip navigator and shotgun-rider on three cross-country trips, favors motel hallways and elevators, lives part-time in Uruguay, afraid of horses and cats, loves chorizo. He's featured in three of my photo series (so far) and can often be found modeling on my instagram feed."
Thank you Heidi! Mrs. Sizzle loves it.
Steven Mackinney is part owner of Brydges Mackinney, an agency which represents photographers, art directors, film makers, stylists and set designers. He shared with me this fabulous rescue story of his dog Henry. "Henry is my dog and comes EVERYWHERE with me. He's a mutt and was born in Georgia. Once he was born, he was immediately thrown away in the garbage with the rest of the litter (can you imagine??). Thank God someone found him!!! (He was the only one who lived.) Next, Mr. Henry made it to NYC, thanks to an outreach program funded by Biscuits & Bath. Jeffrey and I adopted him when he was just two months old. Now Hank comes to work with me every day. He comes on vacation with my husband and I, and enjoys running around on beaches and golf courses. You name it. I'm pet obsessed and always have been! " Thanks Steven!