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No Boring Socks

No Boring Socks

Life is too short for vanilla socks! We recently did a photographic collaboration with SockSmith who specializes in free spirited fun loving socks. I have about 11 socks that were sent to us.  So far here are photos from two of them.  I’ll continue to update this page as this fun creative project unfolds.  They…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, May 31, 2017
Orbit got bit by a Fire Ant

Orbit got bit by a Fire Ant

[one_full last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][/one_full][fusion_text]If there’s trouble, Orbit’s going to get in it.  Or in this case – step on it. We had plans to hike the Elfin Forest in Escondido yesterday.  We’d heard about…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, May 30, 2017
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Basic Foundation for Homemade Dog Food

Basic Foundation for Homemade Dog Food

Homemade dog food guideline = 80/10/10 (80% protein, 10% organ meat, 10% vegetables) I follow a basic guideline when I'm cooking Maggie and Orbit's dog food.  The core components are as follows: 80% Lean Protein.  This can be chicken, beef, pork, lamb, white fish and turkey.  I have a professional food grinder at home so...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, May 30, 2017
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Dog Cone E-Collar Review

Dog Cone E-Collar Review

Humane Alternatives to the "Cone of Shame There's a reason they call the plastic e-collars the "cone of shame".   A simple search online or on social media show dogs and cats wearing this cone and they look absolutely miserable.  Some dogs and cats have been known to: Get emotionally depressed, howl or spin when...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, May 30, 2017
Barkbox Review

Barkbox Review

One thing every dog mom needs to do for their dog It's all about the experience A phone is a phone is a phone.  Unless you have an Apple phone.  And then you know that owning an Iphone is all about your relationship with the phone.  From the time you unbox it, the way the...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, May 18, 2017
When you park at the wrong trailhead at Mission Trails

When you park at the wrong trailhead at Mission Trails

Friends of ours regularly hike Mission Trails and posted a photo with the California Poppies.  I immediately got a bug in my ear to take the two girls.  So on a weekday after lunch, I packed up the two and decided to head out.  Not knowing much about the trail system, I plugged in Mission…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, May 10, 2017
Bandanas – Pooch Crafts Boutique

Bandanas – Pooch Crafts Boutique

We are happy to announce we’ve joined the Pooch Crafts Team.  Why we love them: Their bandanas are handmade in the USA. Quality in workmanship. We love the way the ends are longer and allow you to tie them. So many fun colorful designs. Two sides – so you can reverse it for a complementary…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, May 4, 2017
Simple solution for dog allergy

Simple solution for dog allergy

About a year and a half ago Maggie broke out in a rash.  It got so bad I had to take her to the vet.  She received a steroid shot and a bottle of pills.  Apparently she had contact dermatitis.  Her rash would start off in her armpits and her belly. On a scale of...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, May 1, 2017
Planning Orbit’s Spay

Planning Orbit’s Spay

I finally scheduled Orbit's spay surgery for this Wednesday.  I'm feeling anxious inside.  I know it's a routine surgery but I can't help but worry.  Last year she had her "routine" rabies vaccination which she ended up having an allergic reaction to.  I wrote about it HERE. Anxiety aside I'm most worried about how she...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, April 24, 2017
Waiting two heat cycles before a spay

Waiting two heat cycles before a spay

The big push to spay and neuter our pets, in particular before puberty, was brought about as a response to the explosion of stray dogs and cats without homes.  Overtime the suggestion that dogs and cats should be fixed has evolved because it’s healthier. I did a little digging and found cases advising to delay…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, April 20, 2017
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