Dog & Cat Take Bath Together…But Where’s The Royal Treatment??

July 31, 2012

Oh, where will it all end? Cats and dogs taking baths together!

I thought as our last post for a while, this one was apropos – it’s cute and it sums up one of Prince Lorenzo Borghese’s passions (no, not making cats and dogs hang out together, although I’m sure he’s all for the creatures of our urban animal kingdom to hang out together and be loved and have warm, wonderful forever homes), but making sure our pets are all looked after to the best of our ability.

And one of the best ways we can do that is by grooming them with the fantastic Royal Treatment line. The high end organic shampoos and conditioners and grooming products for dogs are all made with a pet’s skin in mind. pH balanced and infused with essential oils that make the skin soft and supple and fur shiny and silky.

Best of all, for those certain cats who also need bathtimes and brushing, life gets easier and your flesh less bleedy (that could just be me and Marvin, though. Not the bathing – he doesn’t need it, but the bleedy – he can get a bit scratchy, but only with me…ain’t it grand being a cat parent?) with Royal Treatment pet wipes and dry shampoo. No water, no tears and less tangles.

Royal Treatment: it helps make life beautiful and smell good, too.

Hopefully we’ll be back (please let us know if you’d like that). If we move to a different channel, I’ll be sure to let you know, too.

In the meantime, do your pet a favour and get him some Royal Treatment, you’ll all be glad you did!


Adorable Puppy Playing

July 30, 2012

Here’s a Monday morning summer special – an adorable puppy playing. If that doesn’t help your heart feel as warm as this heatwave that keeps on giving, then I don’t know what will.

This is sadly our last blog entry for a while, but hopefully we’ll be back at some point, bringing you news, fun, and cute animals – not to mention all the great things Lorenzo does for all the animals out there who are unable to help themselves. But don’t worry, while the blog is going into hybernation (or at least this part of it), Royal Treatment will be still sharing their amazing products with you and your fur babies.

 


MAAAANGOOOO! It’s Summertime (apparently) & Mango The Scottish Fold Is What We All Need!

July 22, 2012

It’s too early (for me) to be posting on a Sunday morning, but as I have a lot to do today, I may not have time tonight, so I thought I’d give you all some Sunday brunch cuteness.

Meet Mango, the little orange (or mango coloured) Scottish Fold. There’s so much awwing awwesomeness in this clip that you probably won’t need sugar on your cereal.

So, enjoy your Sunday, give your fur babies some extra love (just because), and check out our July special for your pet’s grooming needs. It’s $6 off our Organic Lavender & Cashmere bundle of natural shampoo and conditioner for dogs. This means your dog will not only have the shiniest and softest coat in all the dog park, but smell the best, too.


Some Awesome Facts About The Pumi

May 22, 2012

Pumi is not plural for the word puma. It’s a dog. If you don’t know anything about the Pumi, then you’ve come to the right place. It’s Woof Wednesday and we’re here to give you some fast facts on this adorable dog. Read on.

 

1 – Ancestors

Until early in the 20th Century, the Pumi were thought to be the same breed as two other Hungarian herding dogs, the Puli and the Muli.

 

It’s believed the Pumi came about from the scandalous (well, not really…)breeding of a Puli and a German or French terrior, giving the Pumi its square shape and long head. But it’s an adorable dog with a curly coat that doesn’t shed.

 

2 – To Bark, Or Not To Bark

This is a vocal dog, because the herding instinct is strongly ingrained in its genes. Herding dogs bark to help guide sheep and they will bark as strangers and intruders (and possibly suspicious looking shadows) to alert their owners.

 

It’s important to train your Pumi to let them know when it’s appropriate to bark, otherwise you may have a lot of annoyed neighbors (okay, they probably deserve to be annoyed…wait, did I just say that?).

 

3 – Small Dog, Big Personality

This is not a quiet lapdog who likes to sit about looking pretty. This little dog has lots of energy, loves to play Frisbee and run about. In fact the Pumi loves being given tasks and will invent them when there aren’t any to do.

 

They are a smart dog who can be stubborn and tricky – they’ll work out ways to get around your rules and get away with it. But this doesn’t mean they’re a problem dog. They’re not. They don’t fight, they get along with other dogs and even cats. Which says a lot about a certain black cat who may or may not be sitting in a cardboard box (what is it with cats and boxes??), who also actively dislikes other animals…

 

4 – Tricks & Jobs

The Pumi is active. They love to learn tricks and take part of different activities, especially the show variety. In fact they’re great at dancing, obstacle jumping, obedience, agility and post zig-zagging. Let’s just say, better than me. Which isn’t right.

But they can work, too (just like me? Hmmm). There’s one dog in Europe who works as a security guard dog. which is pretty amazing, and probably slightly insane. Others show great aptitude for tracking, and their herding instinct is so ingrained in their genes that most pass herding instinct tests without ever having seen a sheep before. Some actually work as stock dogs in the US.

 

Also, let’s face it, the Pumi is cute as all hell. I mean don’t you want to just grab him and huggle and snuggle him? I thought so. Wait, where was I? Oh, yes… And that’s the Pumi.

 

Seriously, the Pumi is an awesome dog.  Go, Pumi!!!


Help Lorenzo Save Lives Of Shelter Animals Through The ‘Paint That Bus’ Campaign

May 18, 2012

We all love animals, and like to do our bit in rescuing those less fortunate than our pampered pets. Lorenzo Borghese is a major pet lover, having launched his amazing line of high end, organic, specially pH balanced-for-pets shampoos, conditioners, spritzes and all the rest (if you haven’t tried them, you must – you’ll be so glad you did!), and continuously devoting his life to helping those animals in dire need.

Animal Aid USA is holding their Amazing Grace “Paint That Bus” campaign/fundraiser. Their fabulous artist, Ellen Strack, will be painting caricatures of your pets on their donated bus in time for the July 11, 2012 Amazing Grace Caravan to Georgia. And our very own Prince Lorenzo Borghese will be at the helm, driving the bus and leading the caravan!

The bus was generously donated to the MOMS Rescue and Animal Aid USA, by Steve Dash of the Humane Society of Atlantic County.

All you have to do to get a picture of your beloved pet on the bus is to donate $50 (way less than we usually spend on a night out), and email the picture you’d like  on the bus.

For more information, please click here.

 


Top Reasons To Adopt A Dog

May 13, 2012

If you’ve come to the conclusion your life will be better with a four legged best friend running about in it, then we congratulate you. We know how wonderful dogs are and they truly are man’s best friend. But before you rush out the door to get your dog, we have 5 top tips to help you.

 

Be A Scout

Before you do anything, get prepared. Take a look around your home and see if there are things that could prove irresistible to a dog, that are breakable or dangerous. Dogs will pretty much eat anything, so you’ll have to make sure you can put all dangerous things away. Also, if you have a yard, is it secure for a dog. Dogs will need everything from leashes to puppy pads to toys, so we suggest making a budget. If you’ve already found the perfect dog and are simply waiting to pick him up, puppy/dog proof your house and have everything you will need for him ready before he arrives.

 

Breed?

What kind of dog is an important decision. If you have your heart set on a particular breed, we suggest you research breed rescue organizations, and check in with your local shelters to see if they have any of that particular breed available. You’d be surprised how many people abandon even purebred dogs. If you decide to go with a breeder, make sure you choose a reputable one. There are plenty of organizations online that can guide you. A good place to start is with the American Kennel Club.

 

Rescue Me

We are advocated of rescuing dogs. Not only do those little guys deserve a loving home to go to, you’re helping to cut down the number of animals killed each year. Just like with any adoption agency, you’ll have to go through a screening to make sure you are able to look after the dog, and can provide a safe and loving home. And shelters and rescue societies will help match you with the perfect dog, which is what we all want.

 

Puppy Love

Puppies are adorable. This is fact. However, puppies take a lot of work, and go through a lot of shoes, socks and other items that may be precious to you (how many people have had their carpets ruined by puppy pee?). Instead of a puppy, perhaps a grown dog would be better suited to you. They have lots of love to give, and even better, they’re already house-trained and have a developed personality. You know what you’re getting. Before you decide which way you want to go, think about it long and hard so you make the right decision for you and your lifestyle.

 

Size Does Matter

If you have your heart set on a particular breed or dog you’ve seen down at the shelter, you need to make sure the dog’s size (and energy levels and exercise needs) are in sync with your life and home. If you’re a busy person who lives in a tiny apartment in New York’s West Village then a big dog might not be the best choice. Size does matter when it comes to dogs. A big dog in a cramped space is not a happy dog. Nor is a dog who needs lots of exercise going to be a good fit for a super-busy person with no yard.

 

Take in all these tips and think them over and you’ll find yourself the proud new owner of the perfect dog for you!


It’s Be Kind To Animals Week!

May 9, 2012

If you follow Royal Pet Club and Lorenzo’s tweets, you’d know this week is Be Kind to Animals Week.

Promoted by the American Humane Association, the week has such stars as Betty White and Lorenzo Borghese giving their all to the cause. And what a great cause it is.

Even if you’re always kind to animals (and if you’re here on this site, reading this, then of course you are!) there’s always something else you can do. Volunteer to help at a shelter, promote the importance of spaying and neutering, or even just bring home something special for your pet (or allocate some extra time for extra pampering and attention).

Whatever you do, please help by spreading the word. The ASA has some great information on their Be Humane page, too.

Even though this week is Be Kind to Animals week, why not try and make every week Be Kind to Animals Week?