Category: Pets

DIY pet door in a screen door

DIY pet door in our screen door {Heather's Handmade Life}

Our Boston Terrier, Annabelle, loves going outside during the warmer months, and it was kind of a pain. She’d scratch at a door to be let out, and then two minutes later she’d decide it was too cold/hot/rainy/windy and want back inside. When she…

DIY pet toy storage

Just a quick DIY today, guys! I wanted to share the pet toy storage solution I came up with for our Chocolate Boston Terrier, Annabelle, and her many, MANY toys. We’d been using a nice dark wicker basket but she occassionally chewed on it…

Baking a doggie birthday cake

This is completely random and hilarious, but I have been getting requests for the recipe I used to make Annabelle‘s half-birthday cake a couple of weeks ago. Truth: It looked so good that I kind of wanted to try it. I modified this peanut…

The best puppy potty-training advice you will ever hear

We brought our Chocolate Boston Terrier puppy home at the end of August, and now we can’t imagine life without our sweet Annabelle Nessa. (She even has her own Insta account, so I don’t spam everyone on my main one.) Follow me for cuteness?…

DIY dog crate cover

 Our entire family is madly in love with the chocolate Boston Terrier puppy we adopted in August. Annabelle is friendly, smart and always up for cuddles. She’s fit perfectly into our home and we’re quickly getting used to keeping everything off the floor and…

When your dog eats a grape

What to do when your dog swallows a grape {Heather's Handmade Life}

I had a thoroughly unpleasant hour earlier this week when C dropped half a grape while she was eating her lunch. Half a frigging grape! Shouldn’t have been a big deal buttttt … Annabelle gobbled it up. Darling Husband noticed her eating something and…

Today’s the day

We bring Annabelle home today. And I’m kind of freaking out. The kids are oblivious. And weird. I’m nervous something will go wrong. I can’t stop thinking about last time. I’ve been in a psychopathic nesting rage for days now — cleaning and organizing…

DIY adjustable pet bed

We’re expecting a fuzzy bundle of puppy love later this month, so of course we’ve all been excitedly preparing for her arrival. The kids and I decided to make a pet bed rather than buy one. We wanted an adjustable bed that would grow…

A tale (tail) of two pups

Thank you for the kind words after our exciting announcement last week. Annabelle should be coming home with us on or around August 27, and we’re so, so, so excited. But there’s a bit of a backstory here. A painful one, actually, and it…

Our family is growing …

Yes, it’s finally happening! We are smitten with this tiny Chocolate Boston Terrier we have named Annabelle, and we’ll bring her home on August 27, 2016 when she’s eight weeks old. Full details coming soon. xoxo

The dog-sitting experiment

Our family has been toying with the idea of adopting a dog for a while now, meaning that everyone is 100 per cent on board except Mom — The Doer of All The Work That Would Be Involved. I love dogs and I felt…

Dogs + dreams

Before I had my first baby, and my second baby, there was another baby. A fur baby. She kept me company.She rode in a pink stroller.She was my kid-in-training.She was my snuggle buddy (even when my preggo body nearly crushed her)She walked me to the…