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Dog Bookends - The Perfect Gift for the Dog Lover in Your Life
Dog Bookends - they're dog-gone (sorry...) cool and a great Christmas present!
I ran across a set of dog bookends at a local craft store recently and thought they'd be a great Christmas gift for a dog lover (like me!). Adding a bit of class and a bit of laughter to the bookshelf, dog bookends may feature a Dauschund, a Terrier or about any other dog breed.
Personalize your Christmas gift for a dog lover by adding a few appropriate books to the gift such as:
My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet.
A Christmas present of dog bookends for your VERY best friend
You're going to have to have money to burn to buy these rather expensive dog bookends for a Christmas present this year. Click the picture to see exactly how much...
Breed specific dog bookends
As I mentioned, there's about every type of dog breed represented when it comes to dog bookends. I personally like the more generic dogs but these are pretty cool too:
Scottie BookendsBUY NOW
Labrador bookendsBUY NOW
Dachshund BookendsBUY NOW
I HAVE to put in links to rescue groups...
Those of you who have followed any of my ramblings know that I'm currently owned by 4 rescued dogs and 1 confused rescue cat (he thinks he's a dog). So, since you're here looking at dog bookends, ostensibly to order for Christmas presents , how about visiting some of the notable dog rescue groups around?
- Labrador Retriever rescue
A lot of labs end up in rescue through no fault of their own - they are, by nature, a rambunctious pup, usually and labs can stay in that puppy stage for 2-4 years. People need to know a dog's characteristics before they get one!
- Scottish Terrier Club of America
You can't go wrong with a breed-specific rescue club endorsed by the National breed organization.
- Dachsund rescue
Dachshunds need rescuing too!
Labrador Retriever Dog Bookends
I think these Labs look more serious than their normal, live, goofy counterparts, but maybe they're just looking smart. Whatever they're looking, I think they're beautiful.
These bookends are well made with a felt bottom to guard against scratching your furniture. These dog bookends are 7" tall and pretty sturdy. They'd be a great Christmas gift for a Labrador Retriever lover.
I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
Buying your dog lover friend a few books to place inside those book ends is a good idea - Obedience books are always welcomed.
I used to take my Australian Shepherd, Killian, to Vermont once a year for an intense week long training session. I always brought along a book or two to help us advance. I've read all of the below books and loved each one. Grab one or two and give them to your Christmas gift recipient along with those cool dog bookends.
This is one of my favorite books. It takes you through understanding why dogs act the way they do and how to control the way they act. Killian responded very well to the lessons we learned in this book.
Sometimes he's right on and sometimes, not so much. At least that's my take on his training regime.
I had a particularly stubborn basset I was fostering and this book gave me some different pointers than I would have thought of.
There's some really fun training games in this book including following a pointed finger (fun party game) and Volleyball (Killian always wins...)
I've always said that I can train a dog to do almost anything but, training the people? Different story...
Golden Retriever BookendsBUY NOW
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Link Text...West Highland Terrier (Westie) BookendsBUY NOW
My own dogs
I was active in dog rescue, fostering and placing dogs, for many years before Mom came to live with me, and I had to give rescuing up in the interest of her (and the dogs'!) safety. I'll probably get back into it one day when this herd thins out. Here's some articles about my current dogs and assorted sundries. Note: that dog in the watercolor is my dog Killian. I took a great picture of him and used the watercolor filter in a paint program to transform it. I love it!
How to calm down an energetic dog such as an Australian Shepherd
If you're one of the lucky few who live with an energetic dog, learning to walk him or her on the right leash is key to draining energy daily. And, with the ...
Hops - the 3-legged wonder dog!
I have a sad story in my background.... One day, I came home from a vacation in Key West with a friend to find my dear, darling 1-eyed Basset, Blnker, dead ...
Introducing my dog Gizmo - Born to Ride!
Little Gizmo entered our lives in October 2010 when she locked eyes with me as I was minding my own business. Little did I know that this charming animal wou...
Agility training - the perfect way to get a dog in motion
I trained Killian, the beautiful Australian Shepherd there in the picture, in canine agility for three years. Killian is a full bred Austraiian Shepherd whom...
The Evolution of Dog Names (AKA: why isn't my dog coming when called?)
It dawned on me the other day that, although I have 6 dogs iiving with me (and, don't get me wrong - that's a LOT), an outsider would think there are at leas...
5 Things You Must Know About Traveling With Dogs
I write this Squidoo article "5 things you must know about traveling with dogs" from pure experience. You see, my darling Mother whom I cared for 5...
Introducing Golden Margarita - My rescue dog from the Caribbean island St Croix
How to explain golden love? Just look into that dog's face, look at that doggie smile. That's golden love. And, I'm lucky enough to get to look into that do...
Baron Scottie Terrier bookends
There's something about the particular dog bookends that just makes me smile.
These dog bookends don hand painted collars (fancy...) and sit upon a gold base, as all dogs should. Each bookend is 8" tall and 5 1/2 inches long. I think these would look spectacular in an office or a home library.
Dog book ends for kids
Children should always be read to, and they should always have (or at least love) dogs. So, if you know an animal lover tot, a set of these dog bookends for kids would be a nice Christmas or Birthday present.
Puppies for KiddiesBUY NOW
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Funny dog videos on YouTube
Some of these are pretty cute. Slow down, grab some soda, and dial some of these videos up.
Do you love dogs?
Please leave me comments right below
...That line changed my life 5 years ago when I put an ad out on a computer couple matching site. And, John replied. How the heck lucky am I?? Anyway, do you also love dogs. Leave me a little comment below to let me know you stopped by. I'll donate 1/2 bone to each of my dogs for each comment. Come on - Make 'em fat!