Thursday, December 18, 2014

Saving The Planet With Poop Bags!

Photo Credit Team Toby

It's Me.... Toby the Dog....

Photo Credit Team Toby 
And I'm a dog on a mission to build a kinder world for people, pets and our planet!

The Original Poop Bags is helping us with that mission.

They were one of our partners on our PAWS Across Canada tour.

Mom loves the poop bags....she says they are Toby Tested and Toby Approved!

She loves that they don't tear or smell.

The Poop Bag Cannister is made with 38% corn!



Holy corn kernels that is pawsome!

Some days are a two (or three) bagger day... not all my fault tho!

Mom and dad are always cleaning up other dog's messes left in the parks.  Thank goodness there are lots of bags on a roll for days like this.


One of the things we learned on our tour was that many parks, walking paths even dog parks have limited or no garbage cans.  We LUV it when communities provide garbage cans so that everyone can pitch in and help keep our communities and dog parks clean.

Mom interviewed Paul Cannella the owner and founder of the Original Poop Bags on her PAWsitive Radio show.  Check out what Paul had to say here!

or here....

Check Out Pets Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with PAWsitive Radio on BlogTalkRadio

After speaking with Paul, mom talked about building PAWsitive collaborations like the one we have with The Original Poop Bags:

1) Build relationships
2) Keep commitments
3) Recognize your partners..be champions for them
4) Communicate often
5) Look for other creative ways to expand the partnership....
and I say Have Fun!

Until next time....

Let's be kind to one another.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dog Enjoys Yapple Pie.... a healthy dog treat from Your Pet Chef recipes


Photo Credit Team Toby

It's me

A dog with a blog...

Toby!

Last week mom finally made my YAPPLE PIE!

video

Here's me watching mom make and bake my Yapple Pie (recipe from Your Pet Chef).

Your Pet Chef Recipe includes apple and pure pumpkin (mom didn't have fresh pumpkin)

Then stuff the apple with pumpkin.  She put lots because I luv it and the Vet said I can have extra pumpkin!

Waiting for it to cook

Yummmmmmmm Mom cooled it for a long time



Sunday, December 14, 2014

Keeping Your Dog Dry in the Rain


Toby the dog here....
A dog with a blog

Rain
Snow
Bad weather
doesn't keep me away from my blog.

I am wearing a REIN Coat.... I luv this product!

It keeps my body dry when out in the rain.

And

It is great for dog's who have anxiety when they travel.

Check out my videos of me walking in the rain with it!





When you travel with pets it is important to bring along everything you will need for different weather.  The more comfortable your dog is.... the better behaved he is.... and the happier the family.



Here's another video of me walking in the rain with dad with my Rein Coat on.



You can buy your dog a Rein Coat here:
   and one for the two legged family members

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Pet Proofing Your Home for the HOWLidays



Photo Credit Team Toby
 Toby the dog here.

Yup.

A festive dog with a blog. 
It's Wellness Wednesday on Mom's PAWSitive Radio. The PAWlidays are right around the corner. We'll be talking (well I'll be barking in the background) about how to pet proof your home for the HOWLidays.  You can listen in here:

And don't forget to take notes, and get your kids involved.




 Mom's guest Amy Shojai is a certified animal behavior consultant, and the award-winning author of 30 best selling pet books that cover furry babies to old-fogies, first aid to natural healing, and behavior/training to Chicken Soup-icity. She created the Puppies.about.com site as the Puppies Expert and was the cat behavior expert at cats.About.com  She’s been a consultant to the pet products industry and a host/program consultant for select “furry” TV projects. 

How pawsome that she was on the show!


Now these ornaments may look pawsome but....

They can be dangerous for your pets.  Please keep them well out of reach.


Here's a few tips from Amy:

Be aware that trees may make us want to "mark our territory"
so your presents could get soaked....




Also, if your pets are like me, I LUV opening mail and presents....even when they aren't for me... just be aware. 

More Amy Wisdom...

1) Walk around on all fours to see your house as us dogs and cats see it.  Remove hazards and dangers.
2) Be aware of food you have set out. Some might be toxic for animals.
3)  Let visitors know the pet rules while visiting.


Here's a few of my fave Toby's Picks:
               

Monday, December 8, 2014

Just 4 Pets Supplies & Services Unleashes Kindness

photo credit: Airdrie Echo
Toby the dog here

My blog is full of love today!

Big shout out for Just 4 Pets Supplies and Services in North Battleford.  They helped raise funds with their pawmazing customers to unleash kindness to people, pets and the planet during our PAWs Across Canada tour.



Here is Katie at the start of the tour and the community was already supporting Twoonie for Team Toby!




Go North Battleford!

 And a big bark out to Just 4 Pets customers.

Your help and donations is helping us make a PAWsitive difference for people, pets and the planet.

Ps.... Thank you Katie for the treats.
Mom used them to bribe me to be good in the car.
I didn't chew anything.... except for gobbling up the yummy treats!

We LUV LUV LUV Zukes!!!

 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tails of Help... making life better for animals in need




Toby the dog here!


I'm a dog on a kindness mission and I LUV to blog!


I LUV blogging about kindness, PAWsitive stories and
making the world a better place!



Mum’s friend, Beth Castle, (who is a big dog lover and also a professional speaker and author), approached mom a while back to collaborate to support the Tails of Help foundation in Alberta through my books!  



Beth has been a big champion for me and my books, and has selling our book On Toby’s Terms and donating the proceeds of the booksales to the Tails of Help.

What is the Tails of Help?  Tails of Help is a volunteer-driven registered charity and they are committed to helping Albertan pets in need. They are approved by the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association,  and help fund essential veterinary care for ill or injured pets when their humans are unable to cover the costs due to financial hardship. This organization's goal is all about keeping family pets healthy and with their loving humans!  This organization is doing fantastic work and we wanted to recognize them and especially acknowledge  Beth for all she does to help pets and humans be healthy!  You are PAWSome Beth!!

Here's some adorable pics of Beth's fur babies

Photo Credit: Beth Castle
The batman picture is PAWSome!!

Photo Credit Beth Castle

Here's a big slobbery kiss from me to you!





West Jet makes a PAWsitive difference during the Howlidays!


Photo Credit: Team Toby
Toby the dog here... a dog with a blog

And I love writing about kindness, and PAWsitive ways people and animals are changing the world.

What are your favorite stories about acts of kindness?

How are  you seeing people and animals make pawsitive differences in the world?

I Luv seeing what businesses are doing to make our world a more PAWSitive place.

Check out what West Jet is doing to spread kindness, help people in need, and celebrate PAWliday miracles:



                                                                                                                 
 Team Toby  has started the planning for PAWS Across North America... a million acts of kindness.  Want to get involved?  Join the movement to make a pawsitive difference through kindness.

For less than a cup of coffee, you can help make a difference and bring me.... Toby the dog... and my books to schools and organizations that provide services to children. 

Share the acts of kindness that have impacted your life by commenting on our blog (here) or on our facebook page 

Here's some of my favorite books about creating a movement and making a difference!  Check them out, they are pawsome!

            

Thank you for helping us share our message of kindness!

                                                   

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Yapple Pie- a holiday treat your dog will love (and so will the humans)

Toby the dog here!

Yuppers

Dog with Blog

Today mom interviewed a Pet Chef!  I want one at my house

No offence to mom and dad...

They are great pet parents.....

But.

Can you imagine as a dog having your own chef to make you cool treats?

Lisa Hennessy started Your Pet Chef shared her love of making home cooked meals for her four legged family members with others. When her rough collie, Shelby, was diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy their vet asked if Lisa would be willing to prepare special foods for Shelby that had been designed by a leading vet researcher on this disease. of course Lisa said yes then started cooking.  The recipe had stuff like tofu, spinach, peppers.  Lisa said the smelled like dirt
 but not to Shelby... she gobbled it up like crazy!  Now Lisa has several books and is designing healthy pet treat recipes! 

Check out the pawsome recipe for yapple pie that Lisa shared on Mom's PAWSitive Radio Show:

Photo Credit Your Pet Chef


You can find more of Lisa's yummy recipes for us four legged family members here

Order a copy of Lisa's book to share with your pet loving friends and family! There are pawsome recipes in there that your dog will get all goobery over. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                           Maybe you need to get some cool shaped dog biscuit shaped cookie cutters?

     YAPPY SHOPPING!