We have all been there, its the middle of the night and your pet has injured themselves or doesn't appear to be acting normal. We all need to make the call whether to take your pet into the emergency clinic. My motto has always been better safe than sorry, but it is good to know what circumstances really require an emergency visit, what can wait until the morning, or what you can handle on your own.
Living in the city usually means living in very close quarters with our neighbours (challenging at the best of times), and when you add dogs into the mix, tensions can run high.
Unfortunately, in major urban centres like Toronto, there is often a polarization between ‘dog people’ and everyone else. And there is a good reason for this: rampant irresponsible dog ownership. When dog owners are not responsible, respectful and courteous, they make life unpleasant for everyone, fellow dog owners and non-dog owners alike.
The only people who may spoil their pets more than I do are celebrities. On our recent segment on ETALK, Canada’s #1 daily entertainment show, we explore our products and ponder which celebrity’s pooch or cat would look the cutest on each of our designs. check out the full episode below.
I am a huge fan of Taylor Swift and I would love to see her two cats, Meredith Grey & Olivia Benson, curled up in one of our pet caves.
I think Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds make such a great couple and with their new addition, baby James, I think their fur babies need a place to call their own. Penny, the Maltipoo, would look soo cute in the small Joey High Back bed, with Baxter, the golden retriever, sprawling across his own custom coordinating Joey Low Back bed.
Our Molly bed has more of a masculine feel with its stainless steel legs. Do you think this style would suit Hugh Jackman’s French Bulldogs, Dali, and new addition, Allegra, a poodle-mix? I think so!
Celebrity or not, we all love to spoil our pets, but we don’t want them to spoil our interior design.
Oftentimes I’ll be working away at my desk and hear this noise. It sounds familiar, in fact, it sounds like snoring. I check the bedroom. Not it’s not my husband. I check the living room and there I see my sweet French bulldogs snoring away on their PUP & KIT bed. They breath peacefully in-and-out. They must also be dreaming of running through a field of flowers or chasing a squirrel as their whiskers and little legs twitch with what I’m guessing must be sprint speed.
I became curious as to the sleeping habits of pets. So I did some research. Did you know that according to petplace.com the amount of sleep a dog gets depends on the dog and sometime its breed? Some larger breeds need more sleep than others. Dogs also sleep in spurts--on average of about 14 hours per day. (Not to be outdone, cats sleep on average 16-20 hours per day). I also found out that it depends on if the dog has a “job.” Meaning a rescue or ranch dog will adjust his sleep habits because he has work to be done. Unfortunately, some dogs sleep a lot out of boredom. I also found out that cats and dogs don’t sleep the same way us pet parents do. They take more surface naps (aka cat naps) throughout the day and don’t sleep as “hard” as we do. But, interestingly they do enter REM, or rapid eye movement and will start dreaming. Hence, my little guys leg movement.
Pets also like to sleep in a comfortable space. You’ll often see them instinctively pawing at their bed to make a depression to get that just-right feeling. In fact, at Pup & Kit we offer a variety of pet beds designed for the comfort of your pet. They also look amazingly great in your home. Such as our Joey Low Back Bed.
Tell me about your pet and how they sleep. Maybe it’s a gigantic cat that lays with a hybrid type purr snore? Or maybe you have a Great Dane whose favorite pastime is napping and often barks a little in her sleep. Post your comments below.
Here is a little inspiration on how you can include your pet in your interior design plans.
I have spent the last few months building my design board for our next home. It is still a work in progress. When designing our living spaces, I have made a point to include our boys Steven and Doug in the plans.
Check our our living room design and keep an eye out on our blog for the rest of our plans.