We’re officially outnumbered with Pets. We have MakMak who is 16 (she has no instagram account. she refused), Charlie Pickles (turning 3!), Jake (Turning 1 in July) and two snails – Gary and Stephen, who could be 40 years old for all we know. But they are still kicking and loving their slow pace retirement home living in our house. (Sorry, no instagram account for those two either. They are painfully shy) So it should come as no surprise since we love our pets, that I do love some good accessory shopping for them all. Here is an easy peasy roundup of some things I have found and loved.
Leashes + Collars
Here are three products that I bought when Jake, our little chihuahua came home that have been SUPER helpful. The playpen is foldable. On a few occasions I had to be out of the house for the full day and my girlfriend Erin brought Jake to her house. The playpen was SUPER easy to pop up, so he had a space he felt was like home, but also a place that Erin could keep him in as a type of crate, if she needed to leave. We’ll use the pop up playpen a lot in the Summer I’m sure. The carrier looks silly, I suppose, but actually really has helped on longer walks with Jake if he gets tired (I mean, he’s super small) So either I, or Oscar, pop him in the carrier.
In an effort to keep spread some love in the best way I know how, I’ve launched a letter campaign over on PennyPaperCo.com. You buy a card from PennyPaperCo.com (any card!) and I’ll mail it to whomever you want, with your handwritten message. I’ll pay the postage so all you have to do is enter the details from your laptop and in a few days, someone you love will get a hand written card from you in the mail. Visit here for more details.
Creating a family library | We love, love books in our house. I still get the privilege of snuggling with Oscar at night and reading him storybooks before bedtime. It’s the perfect way to wind down after a busy day. We’ve been doing it since he was a baby and even though we take hiatuses sometimes – I notice just an improvement in mindset when we’ve taken the time to sit and read together. I have so many books (from baby and beyond) to recommend, so in the effort to have some consistency on my blog I’m going to be posting a new book every Wednesday.
I can’t recall how I stumbled upon this book. But I did – and I was intrigued by all the amazing reviews. Surely all of those people couldn’t be wrong? Turns out they weren’t wrong. This is honestly the sweetest book. It has become one of my favourite books to read aloud to Oscar at night if we’re in need of some calm. It’s a sweetly written story of a boy who meets a mole, and they then meet a fox – and eventually a horse. Wisdom and sweet messages are beautifully written.