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!

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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.


US Federal Govt Seeks YOUR Opinion On The Animal Welfare Act

July 11, 2012

Hello fellow pet lovers. I know I promised you this all on Monday (liar! I hear you saying at your computer screens), but I’ve been having computer problems. Namely, modem problems. Our modem keeps not working, and the folks at Time Warner kept trying to upgrade instead of helping so that took another day. We’re striving (by we, I mean me) to keep the blog posts rolling along, but sometimes it takes 2 or more hours to get it working again. Someone of the fixer-type is coming on Tuesday, so hopefully it will be smooth sailing from then on.

Now! On to business.

If you follow Lorenzo on Twitter (and you should) you’ll see he’s been posting lots of interesting and important things for us to all take part in to help end needless animal suffering and death –  animal aid USA and The Amazing Grace Caravan to name but two.

So this is in the same spirit. The government is looking at changes to the animal welfare act. Changes that will  crack down on unlicensed dealers selling dogs, cats and other pets over the Internet or phone.

While I know you don’t buy your pets like that (hopefully a majority adopts!), and only from reputable breeders, but there are so many out there who don’t. Either they don’t know better or they don’t care. But you now have up til July 16 to have your say and do your bit to help change the laws.

Remember, if this change happens and it saves only one animals life, then it’s worth it. And you know it will save so, so, so many more.

To read all about it and find out how to register your opinion, click here.


Chloe The Corgi Tests iPad 2

July 8, 2012

I was going to bring you some hard hitting stuff today, but it’s a Sunday, and it’s hot and I just went to the gym again for the third day in a row after being lazy for a year and using my bike as a clothes rack (yes, the bike is still a temporary clothes rack, which I need to change), so I just hurt.

Instead, I’ll bring you some more serious reports tomorrow, when I’ll hurt more and be grumpy and in honour of the fact it’s Monday.

Here’s Chloe the Corgi over at tested.com, testing out an iPad.

Everyone has seen a cat test an iPad, and how cats think they’re interesting and potential toys/things cats can kill (cats everywhere: we cats can kill whatever we feel like killing). But a dog’s view? Chloe doesn’t know what to do with it and noses it over to her human. Then she pokes it with her nose. Finally, Chloe has had enough of this weird thing that doesn’t give her food or treats or take her for walks. It’s weird, it’s alien and scary. What does she do?

Bark at it. A lot.

Basically, cats rule and dogs drool when it comes time to test out new human tech. But dogs have the market cornered on ‘fetch’ and ‘it’s mine’ (dogs everywhere: cats don’t know HOW to play fetch. Dumdums).

Enjoy.


Before You Bathe Your Dog

July 1, 2012

It’s summertime, and the living might be easy but it can certainly get smelly, what with the sun hitting rubbish bins, and dogs running about and getting sweaty and tangled fur.

Summertime is a great time to get your dog clean with any one of our amazing, high end, pH formulated just-for-dogs formulas, organic grooming supplies for dogs, and this includes our range of shampoos and conditioners. Well, it’s a great excuse to get your dog nice and clean and it can be a fun way to cool down in the heat for both you and your dog.

Because, people, let’s face it, you’re also going to get wet.

We know some dogs love bath time and others you’d swear had a bit of cat DNA as they just hate baths. But you can help change that with a little prep and a little forethought.

  • Did We Say Prep?

And by that, prep your dog. Walk, run, play. It’s not only a great way to bond with your dog and spend some we time together, it’s a great way to get rid of pent up energy. A dog who wants to run, jump, play is not a dog ready for a bath. A tired dog is.  Your tired dog will be much more willing to be manhandled and bathed and will be more likely to sit still while you administer the kind of attention most of us wish it was us being pampered.

  •  The Best Bathing Spot In The House…

Is the bathroom, in the bathtub. It might seem a no-brainer but some people will think the kitchen or laundry sink is the place, or even a wading pool. But the bathroom is designed for splashes and messes and it comes ready with a tub that’s perfect for all sized dogs. Also, you can kneel and be in easy reach of all your Royal Treatment spa products, as well as brushes, combs and towels. And, unlike the great outdoors, your pooch can’t roll over in leaves and dirt and undo all the good work you’ve done in getting him nice and clean and silky and shiny.

  • Make Like You’re A Boy Scout

They’re always prepared, those little kids (and the girl guides). Before you begin with the bathing, make sure everything is ready. You have your tools of the trade – shampoo, conditioner, combs, brushes, sponges, towels, more towels and scissors if you need to do a bit of a hair cut around the eyes, or tail, or even if there are tangles or burrs you need to clip out. And don’t forget you. Your expensive heels, jewels, ballgown (hey, you never know!), fancy hair do and perfect makeup may not be the best outfit for a dog bath session. No make up, simple hair, good jewellery put away and comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting wet are the way to go.

  • The Actual Bath…

We think plunging your dog straight into the bath is very last century. Instead, gently pour some luke-warm water over him from a convenient jug to get him used to the whole bath and getting wet thing. Be gentle of voice and of hands. Of course, before you start the bathe, this is the time to be doing snippings with scissors against burs, knots and even a bit of a trim where needed. Once that’s done, begin the bath. Be sweet, sure and encouraging in your doggy banter. Make sure he knows he’s safe. Your tone of voice is very important here. And, when you’re done, it’s treat time!

Enjoy the bath time, it’s a great way to spend time with your dog, and to cool down in the relentless summer heat.

 


Sasha The Dog Says: But I Don’t Know Where IT Is!!!

June 27, 2012

Hello boys and girls! Today’s bedtime video (or for some of you, tomorrow’s breakfast video/morning secret work break/ mid-morning secret work break/just before, during or after lunch secret work break/ early afternoon secret work break/afternoon secret work break/late afternoon secret work break…) is brought to you by an adorable dog named Sasha with a very interesting tail-do.

Apparently, Sasha doesn’t know where IT is. And she tells them so. A number of times. Seriously, it sounds like Sasha the dog is actually saying ‘but I don’t know where it is!’.

Indeed, Sasha, but don’t worry, because most of us don’t know where (or even what) it is.

Enjoy!