Happy Tails: Knightley the Pekingese Mix

After a pretty mild December and January, it seems like snow season is finally here!  Thanks to Kristi Smith from Tigerlily Photography for these adorable photos of a dog and his bestie.

Pekingese mix wearing red sweater in snow From Kristi:  “It’s a rare occasion that it snows this much in Raleigh, North Carolina. Janet had just received Knightley a few months earlier, so a session in the snow was a must! 

cute dog under bush, Pekingese mix in snow Knightley is a Pekingese mix and a rescued dog from a family that could no longer care for him!”

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About Tigerlily Photography:  Based in Raleigh, North Carolina specializes in newborn, family, and wedding photography.  She also offers a unique photography session for girls –The Princess Experience.

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Pet Nutrition Experts: #WeBelieveInNB

This post is sponsored by Natural Balance® and the BlogPaws® Professional Pet Blogger Network™. I am being compensated for helping to share our thoughts about why we believe in Natural Balance as a quality food for our dogs.  Daily Dog Tag only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Natural Balance Pet Foods is not responsible for the content of this article.

My dogs are some of my best friends. As their pet parent, I  show my love by making choices with their best interest at heart.  I want them to be safe and happy.   Since we live in one of the snowiest cities in the United States, Theo wears a coat on the coldest and snowiest days.   Thanks to Alice G Patterson Photography for taking these photos of Theo right before our big snow storm!

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We had fun getting these shots of Theo twinning.

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Theo has been practicing his serious face, but his wagging tail gives him away every time!

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I take him to the vet for regular check-ups and keep him up to date on his shots.  If he has a medical issue, I ask my vet lots of questions.  Because Theo is an important member of my family, I want the best for him.

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When it comes to choosing food for Theo, I am happy with Natural Balance® Limited Ingredient Diet.   You can try it risk-free thanks to the Buy With Confidence Guarantee.  Although my dogs love the sweet potato and fish formula, if your dog doesn’t, you can return the dog food for a refund.

Natural Balance contains high-quality ingredients.  Based on our lifestyle and Nelly’s allergies, the Limited Ingredient Diet is perfect for our dogs.  Nelly can’t tolerate corn, wheat or soy.  Because of all our dogs are small, we chose the small breed bites.

Natural Balance takes pride in the fact that they NEVER include artificial flavors, chemical preservatives, soy, wheat, corn, by-product meals, or refined grains in their dog food.

If you aren’t sure what formula is best for your dog, contact the Nutrition Experts at Natural Balance.  All of them are all trained veterinary technicians.  You can chat online with them, and they will help determine which formula is right for your dog.  They even can help with cat food!

Additionally, each batch of food goes through a series of nine safety tests, which gives pet parents peace of mind.

Puggle waiting for dinner, heart shaped plateTheo loves lots of things,  cuddling, playing tug, going on walks, but especially dinner!

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What are some of the ways you show your dog love?

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About Alice G Patterson Photography:  Based in Syracuse, New York, Alice is an avid dog lover and specializes in dog portraits and product and portraits for small businesses.



This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Natural Balance. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Dog Pawty: Caventine’s Day Pawty

Love is in the air!  I’ve seen a few dog pawties before, but nothing quite like this!  Photographer Mandy Whitley collaborated with some other talented Nashville wedding vendors and threw a fabulous party.  Details set the mood for a party, and these details are incredible!   Everyone knows that the most important item is the guest list.  The party goers included over thirty Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and their people!  Some of the dogs wore formal wear, others went with a simple collar, but all are adorable!

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 From Mandy:  “The pawty was a huge success, we hosted 30 adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and their owners.

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The group we planned the pawty for is the  Nashville Cavaliers a group of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and their people.

handsome brown and white Cavalier wearing tux, Valentine's Day Party for dogs, Caventine's Day Pawty We called it a Caventine’s Day Pawty – complete with doggie and human treats, a kissing booth, a heart shaped water bowl station, a selfie station and lots of lots of fun!

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I thought these beautiful heart shaped cakes would be for humans, but I  was mistaken! 

Cavaliers eating heart shaped bakery cake for dogs

I might be a little jealous that those cakes are probably cuter than anything I’ve ever eaten or given to my (human) kids.

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Triple Crown Bakery  (Treats for Humans)      

Enchanted Florist  (Florals)      

Klassey Productions (Videography)    

Three Dog Bakery  (Dog Treats)

Mandy Whitley Photography  (Photos) 

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You can see more of Mandy’s dog photography by following Mandy Whitley Photography on Instagram too.   

About Mandy Whitley Photography:  Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Mandy specializes in portraits of dogs and their people.



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DIY: Banana Beet Dog Treats (Baked with Love)

Thanks to Wayfair for sponsoring this post! Daily Dog Tag only shares products that we would use ourselves.  All opinions are my own and Wayfair is not responsible for the content of this post.  

If you missed yesterday’s post starring Olive, you owe yourself a visit to that page.  You won’t regret it. 

Adorable brown puppy, purple cast with pink hearts, lying on pink chair

I was inspired to try my hand at baking dog treats when I came across this simple recipe for human cookies.  When I heard that my sister, Alice Patterson, was going to be photographing her long time client, Annie Taylor’s new puppy, it seemed like the perfect time to start baking! 

Check out all the bakeware that Wayfair offers, so many cute dishes and utensils! (Visit your local rescue or Petfinder to find a cute puppy!)

small puppy with broken leg sitting on pink chair, purple cast with pink hearts, valentine box12 week old puppy with Valentine box puppy opening Valentine box brown rescue puppy chewing on Valentine boxlittle puppy on pink chair chewing Valentine containerhomemade heart shaped dog treats in cute Valentine boxThese banana beet dog treats are pretty easy to make and all of our taste testers (6 dogs so far) think they are delicious!


Banana Beet Dog Treats


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1 banana

3 TBSP water

1 small beet (steamed or roasted)

2 cups oat flour

Directions:  You will be making two batches of dough.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Banana dough:

Mash banana with 1 TBSP water in a  medium sized bowl. 

Next, add one cup of flour, and mix well. 

Roll to desired thickness ~1/4 inch

Beet dough:

Combine beet with 2 TBSP water in a blender.  Liquify.  Add more water if needed. 

In a mixing bowl add one cup of flour to beet mixture.  Combine thoroughly. Roll to 1/4 inch thickness. (If the dough is too sticky, add more flour.)

heart cookie cutter in pink dough, beet and banana dog treats tutorial Place one dough on top of the other and cut with a cookie cutter.  

baking sheet filled with heart shaped dog treats, metal spatula

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Serve to the best dogs you know!


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Do you bake treats for your dogs?

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About Alice G Patterson Photography:  Based in Syracuse, New York, Alice is a lifestyle photographer.  She specializes in senior portraits, dog photography, as well as portraits and product photography for small businesses.


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Puppy Love: Olive the Heartmender

Designer Annie Taylor is a long time rescue advocate.  All of her dogs have been rescues.  One of the Christmas traditions in Annie’s family is visiting the local rescue to deliver items on the wish list. 

After losing their senior dog, Satchel, last fall, Annie and her family began visiting Helping Hounds weekly to get their “doggy fix.”  They have another senior dog, Zuzu, and were NOT looking to get another dog, much less a puppy.  And then they saw Olive and it was Puppy Love!  At first, I was going to call Olive a heartbreaker, but then I realized she’s actually mending the hearts of Satchel’s family.  Thanks to Alice G Patterson Photography for these great photos of Olive. 

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Olive is about 12 weeks old and was born in Alabama, but thanks to a wonderful rescue transport, she came to Central New York.   Olive is one of ten puppies from the same litter.  I think they all have homes now, but there are more puppies in shelters everywhere!

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On the day they met and adopted Olive, Annie’s son, Lincoln said, “This is the best day of my life!” I am pretty sure it is also the best day of Olive’s life.

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She has a hairline fracture in her leg, but it is mending quickly.  Olive is very nimble and has no trouble getting around.

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Check back tomorrow to see what is in the box!

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While Olive is not a replacement for Satchel, she has brought a lot of joy to her family.  Olive is loved for being her cute, wriggly, sweet self.

You can see more of Alice’s photos by following Alice G Patterson on Instagram.

About Alice G Patterson Photography:  Based in Central New York, Alice is a lifestyle photographer offering custom product, portrait, and dog photography.

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