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Book Review During The Quarantine

Book Review During The Quarantine

Happy Wednesday everyone!!! I have to apologize for not getting a post out on Monday! Thomas and I were binge watching Orange Is The New Black all weekend and before I knew it, it was 1:00 am Monday morning! Has anyone watched this show? It ran 7 seasons but when it...

Dating Apps For Dog And Cat Lovers

Dating Apps For Dog And Cat Lovers

Happy Friday everyone!!  As I sit here typing and watching the news, I’m thinking of the many people who are helping us get through this quarantine from the truck drivers to store clerks to the first responders helping those who are dealing with the devastation from...

Easter Egg Hunt With Jake And Maggie

Easter Egg Hunt With Jake And Maggie

I'm hoping that Easter Sunday brought you joy and happiness.  It is a crazy time so I wanted to make it fun for the dogs and us.  It rained for a short period but nothing was going to stop me from holding our Easter Egg Hunt for the pups.  We worked in the yard and...

My Social Distancing Profile

My Social Distancing Profile

We had a very productive weekend mowing grass, cleaning and setting up our porch and patio, and spending time with Jake and Maggie.  They absolutely love playing frisbee in the yard and just hanging with us.  With all this time on my hands, I’m having fun taking...

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores? Part 2

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores? Part 2

Are you dying to know what the majority vote is on whether dogs should be allowed in grocery stores?  See my post from Wednesday HERE.  I promised I would reveal the answer and weigh in on my thoughts as well.   Jake and Maggie loved their mini photo shoot this week....

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores?

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores?

I was in our local JoAnn Fabrics Store the other day and noticed the “Pets Allowed” sign on the door as I was checking out.  I expressed my excitement to the cashier but noticed the side eye from the lady next to me.  My next stop was Krogers where I saw a couple...

Online Store Launch With The Pampered Pooches

Online Store Launch With The Pampered Pooches

I’m so excited to tell you that my on-line store has launched!  I am working with three amazing women owned businesses:  Barkville Bakery, Puppy Paws Coffee Company, and The Pampered Pooches.  They not only came highly recommended to me and once I tried their...

Online Store Launch With Barkville Bakery

Online Store Launch With Barkville Bakery

I’m so excited to tell you that my on-line store has launched!  I am working with three amazing women owned businesses:  Barkville Bakery, Puppy Paws Coffee Company, and The Pampered Pooches.  They not only came highly recommended to me and once I tried their...

Makeup Tips

Makeup Tips

This weeks post were on some pretty serious stuff so I thought I’d change it up a bit and talk about something fun like the makeup Thomas bought me for Christmas!  He knows I love putting a gift theme together and added some Bath and Body Works lotion and shower gel...

Help Australia

Help Australia

The Australian bushfires, which have been burning since September; in mere months, an estimated one billion animals and 25 humans have been killed, and 12.35 million acres of land containing approximately 2,000 homes have been incinerated.  Experts are saying that...

Joeys P.A.W. Spring Fling 2

Joeys P.A.W. Spring Fling 2

If you follow me on my Instagram account @twoadorablelabs, you have seen many posts from @a.miracle.named.boone.  I have had so much fun meeting and talking to the many dog parents or dog pawrents as we call ourselves on Instagram.  Thomas and I recently had the...

Puppy Paws Coffee Company

Puppy Paws Coffee Company

The weekend is almost over and we are winding down on our "to do" list.  Thomas got some Christmas shopping done this morning while I set both the kitchen and dining room tables with out holiday dishes from Pioneer Woman and 222 Fifth.  I'll be blogging those pictures...

Candle Making At Yankee Candle

Candle Making At Yankee Candle

I’ve been saying for a very long time that I want to learn how to make candles and well…I finally did it! Woo hoo! The Mall at Robinson in Robinson, PA has a Yankee Candle store set up where you can go to, choose your favorite scent or scents and make your own custom...

Do Dogs Dream?

Do Dogs Dream?

My Question and Answer yesterday sparked some interest with readers on another subject "Do Dogs Dream" and so I thought I'd put together another Q & A!  I've always believed that animals dream just like we do.  I've also believed that a dreaming dog should be left...

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 3

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 3

I had plans to send out one post of Holiday Gift Ideas and ended up with three posts.  I woke up this morning thinking of more ideas and just had to put a list together for you.  Christmas has become less personal over the years and I wanted to put some ideas together...

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

I hope you enjoyed my previous post on Holiday Gift Ideas and wanted to share more with you.  It all depends on how much you want to spend and how elaborate you want to go, but here are some gift basket ideas that might appeal to you.  And we must not forget to give...

Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

The stores are in full throttle on promoting all their sales and I’m finally checking off an action item of putting together a post of gift ideas.  I was even more inspired after having lunch with a friend who was trying to decide what to get someone in her family and...

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue

Have you ever been so touched and inspired by a story that you wanted to tell the world about it?  It is so easy to take the blessings we have for granted and get so engrained in our day-to-day stuff.  Sometimes I feel that I should be doing more.  As you know my...

Celebrating National Mutt Day

Celebrating National Mutt Day

Happy December 2nd everyone!!!  Can you believe it’s December already and Christmas will be here before we know it!!  It is also NATIONAL MUTT DAY.  Let’s celebrate together!!  I’m thinking I want to put out a post every day in the month of December…yep, that includes...

Blessings At Thanksgiving

Blessings At Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone is looking forward to a day full of delicious food, spending time with loved ones, doing something special, and sharing in all the blessings.   I had a wonderful surprise come this afternoon in a box signed by a special someone who...

Prevent Animal Cruelty Act (PACT) Signed

Prevent Animal Cruelty Act (PACT) Signed

I played a tiny part in helping to push a petition into federal law by signing Sidney’s petition “Pass The Preventing Animal Cruelty (PACT) Act” on Change.org!!!  Good news…Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed the first ever U.S. federal legislation to...

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

I have been hearing so much about CBD Oil lately and sat down today to do some research on the benefits of giving it to your dog.  I have never tried it nor have I ever given CBD Oil to my dogs but after reading all the good things it can possibly do for your pet, I...

PoochiePups, Boots by I.N.C., and 2 Labs

PoochiePups, Boots by I.N.C., and 2 Labs

PoochiePups contacted me and asked if I would model one of their shirts for them and I happily said yes.  Why?  Because they donate 10% of their profits to local dog shelters!!  All shirts are made and shipped in the USA.  This is one action item at Two Adorable Labs...

How Dogs Benefit Children

How Dogs Benefit Children

I was fortunate to grow up in a family of animal lovers.  My parents bought a small farm that they renovated over the years and my farther fenced in acreage for two horses, three ponies, and two baby calves!  Of course, my sister and I, saved every stray cat and dog...

A Miracle Named Boone

A Miracle Named Boone

I had a completely different post for today that I had almost finished typing when I found out about this wonderful non-profit organization called Joey’s P.A.W. Prosthetics and Wheels at https://www.joeyspaw.org.  Over the last year, I have delved more into social...

Tree Hut’s Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Tree Hut’s Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Happy Friday everyone!  If you are like me, I love Friday!!!  I always look forward to my weekends with Thomas and the dogs.  Thursday night I start planning what I'm going to wear, how I'm going to wear my hair, and coordinating my makeup with my outfits.  I...

TDI Test Requirements

TDI Test Requirements

Wow!  What a week so far!  Jake and Maggie have been training for their TDI test (well, you already know because I've been talking about it so much) and here I go again...it is THIS FRIDAY!!!  Jake goes first at 5:30 pm and Maggie is last at 6:30 pm!  I'm so excited...

Two Adorable Labs has a new look!

Two Adorable Labs has a new look!

I’ve been hinting about new changes with Two Adorable Labs and I can finally show you!!! Check out our new logo and new look by Kaila Piepkow at www.dox.design.

Kaila has been amazing to work with. She took her time in getting to know me, my vision for the brand I wanted to create and my style first before jumping right into the job. Her process is organized, well thought out, educational, and she is patient especially with clients like myself who are first timers. Her and her staff were on-time, if not early, in completing my requests.

There are three very important members of her staff…her three adorable weens…her Doxins…Finley Piepkow – Secretary Ween, Ferb Piepkow- Chief Secretary Ween, and Felix Piepkow – Office Intern Ween who I had the pleasure of meeting during our web meetings.

I knew in my first meeting with Kaila, she would be loyal to me, smart in helping me create my logo and design, and help educate me in pushing my vision for Two Adorable Labs to new levels. I would like to thank you, Kaila, for helping me and look forward to our future plans for Two Adorable Labs!

We will be working on a monthly newsletter and providing my new Pet Travel Guide when you subscribe.

I would like to thank Salene Mazur Kraemer Photography for their quality photography, patience, and fast timing in taking and processing the professional photos of me, Jake, and Maggie for my new website! It was Jake and Maggie’s first time at a professional photo shoot and they did amazing!

Sincerely,
Bobbi Jo, Jake, and Maggie

Zesty Paws Multivitamin Bites

Zesty Paws Multivitamin Bites

I've been searching for a organic multivitamin for Jake and Maggie that would cover all that I was looking for plus not make them sick.  I also wanted Dental Sticks that were organic and was so excited to see that Chewy.com had what I was looking for.  When I got the...

What is Vegan leather?

What is Vegan leather?

 found this purse at TJMaxx last week and not only did I think it was cute, I saw that is was Peta Approved Vegan leather and lead free which was another plus.  But I was standing there thinking…what does that really mean.  I found this very informative site...

Where were we?

Where were we?

I've been MIA on my blog posts but I've been here the whole time.  The problem is that I made my website using Weebly and they only allow me so many posts a month!  I had used up my allotted postings and then had to wait for a new month to begin.  Yes, I could...

Snake skin prints are so in right now!

Snake skin prints are so in right now!

You all know how excited I was about my snake skin boots because I blogged about them last week (HERE) and now I've completed the outfit.  I typically shop everywhere to pull an outfit together.  If I get lucky which sometimes I do at Macy's, I can pull an outfit...

Snake Skin Boots from 6pm.com

Snake Skin Boots from 6pm.com

Every spring and fall I clean out my closet and move my clothes and shoes around and I love doing this.  I once had a friend tell me I was crazy but honestly, it does a few things for me.  It makes me feel like I accomplished something and keeps me organized.  When my...

Misty Pines Dog Park

Misty Pines Dog Park

I recently had a birthday and always joke that the entire month of August is my birthday.  Since that's the case, Thomas asked what I wanted to do this weekend and I said... spend the day with the dogs.  I suggested a fun-filled day of going to Misty Pines Dog Park,...

Airport Therapy Dog Programs

Airport Therapy Dog Programs

​It’s been a minute since I posted about Jake and Maggie passing their Canine Good Citizenship training (here and here) all because I wanted them to participate in the PitPaws program at the Pittsburgh International Airport.  I want them both to become Therapy Dogs...

Book Review – The Wife Between Us

Book Review – The Wife Between Us

As promised, I wanted to give you a full book review on "The Wife Between Us".  This wonderful book is a Novel by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen that I purchased via on-line at Barnes and Noble.  This book was soooooo good!  I love to read and the title caught my...

Visiting California

Visiting California

Ok, so I did not make it to CA this year and I did not take these pictures but I had to share with you because I think they are amazing.  Thomas had to make a business trip to San Diego, CA and on one of the off days, he visited the San Diego Zoo.  He took our new...

Blog Roundup

Blog Roundup

Hi everyone!!  I wanted to do a round up of my most popular posts.  Since starting Two Adorable Labs, I have learned so much about blogging, creating and building a website and have met some wonderful people along the way.  I am so excited for the future and growing...

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

"Is Maggie hiding from me?"   "Is Maggie smiling?"   Who doesn’t love to know what their pet is doing when they are not home?  I know we do so we installed NEST to help us keep an eye on Jake and Maggie.  When we bought our new home, we chose Vector Security Company...

Treats-Unleashed Pet Bakery

Treats-Unleashed Pet Bakery

My sweet friend gave Thomas and I a gift card from an all natural pet bakery and pet store called Treats-Unleashed​ here in Missouri.  I visited the store for the first time today and was so impressed with the store, the customer service and their selection of baked...

Just a little survey

Just a little survey

  I'm always trying to improve my website and blog posts and would love your feedback.  Listed below are 3 quick questions and I would greatly appreciate your time if you could complete them for me.  Be honest!!  I will take it all into consideration and make the...

Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble

Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!  Thomas and I had a great weekend and celebrated Easter at the Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, PA enjoying their Easter Buffet!  The buffet includes everything from scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns to homemade waffles and...

Can dogs see ghosts?

Can dogs see ghosts?

Can dog's see ghosts?  This topic interests me because I have always wondered if my dogs could see spirits.  When I bought my first house, after only two weeks, I sensed I had a spirt of an older man.  He would visit from time to time but it never bothered me nor did...

One sure way to travel with your pet

One sure way to travel with your pet

Did you know that Pittsburgh, PA has been ranked #7 as a foodie destination? I've been watching the transition over the years and the addition of many delicious restaurants which Thomas and I have had the pleasure of trying. Now that we have Jake and Maggie, I'm also...

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you 1/9/20192 Comments Last week I did a post (see here), that talked about how dogs show their love for you. This week I want to talk about how smiling at your dog can increase their love and devotion for you. I had given Jake and...

Covergirl Cosmetics goes cruelty free

Covergirl Cosmetics goes cruelty free

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Thomas is on vacation this week and we are enjoying our time together hanging out with the pups.  I was a bit stumped this week on what to blog about until I saw on TV that Covergirl Cosmetics is now certified cruelty free and certified...

The Woodbury Cabin and Pond

The Woodbury Cabin and Pond

Thomas and I have just come back from a very relaxing trip to Ohio where we stayed in a beautiful, secluded, and peaceful cabin called The Woodbury Cabin and Pond.  One place that holds a special meaning to us is Sugarcreek, OH and surrounding areas and we wanted a...

Trips With Pets

Trips With Pets

Thomas and I have been wanting to plan a few short vacations with the pups but have had a difficult time finding hotels that allow pets. Jake is now 82 pounds and Maggie just got weighed in at 70 pounds. The majority of the hotels that I found had weight limits per...

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Well...the monsters are a year old now and I wanted to share a recap with some pictures I've taken.  Please enjoy and if you are interested in reading about a topic I have not yet posted or have questions regarding one that I have, please feel free to contact me.  I...

Luna Boutique Sewickley, Wear, Wag, Repeat Event

Luna Boutique Sewickley, Wear, Wag, Repeat Event

Fellow blogger, owner, creator, author of Wear, Wag, Repeat, Tori Mistick, is celebrating her 5 year blogiversary by hosting an event at #Luna Boutique Sewickley, Sewickley Pennsylvania, May 19th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Tori is a dog lover like me and although I...

All Kinds of Doggie Love

All Kinds of Doggie Love

If your an animal lover like me, you know that they have so much love to give but I've talked to people who want only a full blood and would never step foot in a shelter. Their argument is that these animals are "no good" which makes me crazy to hear that. Honestly, I...

Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers

Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers

I've been talking about setting up training for Jake and Maggie for awhile now.  After much research, I felt like I had finally found someone who we would want to train Jake and Maggie, so I scheduled a consultation with Zack, one of the Casey Ray Dog Trainers....

Fun With Your Fur Baby in St. Louis, MO

Fun With Your Fur Baby in St. Louis, MO

As you know, we spend our time between West Virginia and Missouri and now that we have Jake and Maggie, I’ve become more interested in places that we can take them.  As I was leaving Pet Supplies Plus on Manchester Road in St. Louis, MO, I grabbed a magazine called...

Weathering The Storm

Weathering The Storm

Thomas and I are weathering the storm of having two Labrador puppies at one time.  The pups have learned so much already.  It is our responsibility to teach them everything and stay on top of things but at 7 months old, they can easily slip back into “forgetting” what...

The Vanderpump Dog Foundation

The Vanderpump Dog Foundation

Happy Holidays to everyone!  I’m happy to say that I’m done with shopping, wrapping, and grocery shopping.  The tables are set and the tree has been up since December 1st!  Thomas and I had a good plan yesterday.  We got up early, went for breakfast at Bob Evans and...

Historical Roscoe Village

Historical Roscoe Village

Well, it’s been another eventful week for the pups!  As promised, I’ve attached pictures of Jake and Maggie enjoying their birthday.  And guess where we took them????  ​Historical Roscoe Village in Coshocton, Ohio (www.roscoevillage.com).  Roscoe Village transports...

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Jake and Maggie​who are FIVE months old today!   They arrived in our life August 5th and have captured our hearts and allowed us to spoil them rotten.  So far, Maggie has managed to chew every door stopper in both houses.  But good news!…all of our...

Wild Child

Wild Child

  "Trip to the vet with our new harnesses and leashes followed by a trip to Walmart.  Maggie ate Mommy's Jeep manual and I watched".  Love, Jake   "Road trip from West Virginia to Missouri!  Mom and Dad said we were good boys and girls". "Back home on Friday!  We miss...

Doesn’t LISTEN!

Doesn’t LISTEN!

I told Maggie to get off the chair today.  She listens well.  NOT!  No wonder she is BAD!  I take a picture instead of yelling at her :-).    You Might Also Like What Do You Think? Let Us Know!

Short attention span but still so cute

Short attention span but still so cute

This is Jake chewing on his ball.  Well, I call it his "chewy".  Then he sees a bug in the grass and it seems that makes him pretty tired watching it.  Then it's off to have a grass salad in the yard.  Maggie just wanted to go inside to lay on the couch.  I'm assuming...

Jake and Maggie’s first trip to Pet Supplies Plus

Jake and Maggie’s first trip to Pet Supplies Plus

Jake and Maggie are 3 months old now and I thought it would be fun to take them on their first trip to Pet Supplies Plus.  I needed to get them new toys and treats and figured they would want to pick something out :-). Let's just say it was an eventful trip but short...

Adoption Day

Adoption Day

This was very exciting but I have to admit I was a tad bit nervous.  It's been 17 years since I had a puppy and I want to do everything right.  I'm wondering now if the Purina Puppy Chow that I bought will be good for their little bellies.  I talked to my vet and he...

Book Review During The Quarantine

Book Review During The Quarantine

Happy Wednesday everyone!!! I have to apologize for not getting a post out on Monday! Thomas and I were binge watching Orange Is The New Black all weekend and before I knew it, it was 1:00 am Monday morning! Has anyone watched this show? It ran 7 seasons but when it aired, my first thought was that I wasn’t sure how I would connect with the...

Dating Apps For Dog And Cat Lovers

Dating Apps For Dog And Cat Lovers

Happy Friday everyone!!  As I sit here typing and watching the news, I’m thinking of the many people who are helping us get through this quarantine from the truck drivers to store clerks to the first responders helping those who are dealing with the devastation from the hurricanes that ripped through TX, OK, and LA last night.  These are amazing...

Easter Egg Hunt With Jake And Maggie

Easter Egg Hunt With Jake And Maggie

I'm hoping that Easter Sunday brought you joy and happiness.  It is a crazy time so I wanted to make it fun for the dogs and us.  It rained for a short period but nothing was going to stop me from holding our Easter Egg Hunt for the pups.  We worked in the yard and played Frisbee on Saturday with the dogs (pictures this week) and cooked a...

My Social Distancing Profile

My Social Distancing Profile

We had a very productive weekend mowing grass, cleaning and setting up our porch and patio, and spending time with Jake and Maggie.  They absolutely love playing frisbee in the yard and just hanging with us.  With all this time on my hands, I’m having fun taking personality quizzes, researching (shopping) on-line and answering social distancing...

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores? Part 2

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores? Part 2

Are you dying to know what the majority vote is on whether dogs should be allowed in grocery stores?  See my post from Wednesday HERE.  I promised I would reveal the answer and weigh in on my thoughts as well.   Jake and Maggie loved their mini photo shoot this week.  The weather was beautiful for taking these pictures.  But let me tell you all...

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores?

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores?

I was in our local JoAnn Fabrics Store the other day and noticed the “Pets Allowed” sign on the door as I was checking out.  I expressed my excitement to the cashier but noticed the side eye from the lady next to me.  My next stop was Krogers where I saw a couple walking a small dog with a vest that said…”Service Dog Do Not Pet”.  The first thing...

Online Store Launch With The Pampered Pooches

Online Store Launch With The Pampered Pooches

I’m so excited to tell you that my on-line store has launched!  I am working with three amazing women owned businesses:  Barkville Bakery, Puppy Paws Coffee Company, and The Pampered Pooches.  They not only came highly recommended to me and once I tried their products, I knew why!  I reached out to them about working with me and here we are!  I...

Online Store Launch With Puppy Paws Coffee Company

Online Store Launch With Puppy Paws Coffee Company

I’m so excited to tell you that my on-line store has launched!  I am working with three amazing women owned businesses:  Barkville Bakery, Puppy Paws Coffee Company, and The Pampered Pooches.  They not only came highly recommended to me and once I tried their products, I knew why!  I reached out to them about working with me and here we are!  I...

Online Store Launch With Barkville Bakery

Online Store Launch With Barkville Bakery

I’m so excited to tell you that my on-line store has launched!  I am working with three amazing women owned businesses:  Barkville Bakery, Puppy Paws Coffee Company, and The Pampered Pooches.  They not only came highly recommended to me and once I tried their products, I knew why!  I reached out to them about working with me and here we are!  I...

5 Signs That You Enjoy Your Pet More Than You Enjoy People

5 Signs That You Enjoy Your Pet More Than You Enjoy People

I sometimes laugh when I see quotes about liking your own dog more than you like your family members, friends, or other people in general.  I am a true homebody who enjoys my dogs company.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy an occasional lunch or dinner out socializing but I prefer to be at home with Jake and Maggie.  Fortunately, for me, I married...

Makeup Tips

Makeup Tips

This weeks post were on some pretty serious stuff so I thought I’d change it up a bit and talk about something fun like the makeup Thomas bought me for Christmas!  He knows I love putting a gift theme together and added some Bath and Body Works lotion and shower gel and MAC makeup in the same color scheme to the mix.  He hates to wrap but the...

Help Australia

Help Australia

The Australian bushfires, which have been burning since September; in mere months, an estimated one billion animals and 25 humans have been killed, and 12.35 million acres of land containing approximately 2,000 homes have been incinerated.  Experts are saying that climate change is playing a big part in what has ignited these devastating fires...

Joeys P.A.W. Spring Fling 2

Joeys P.A.W. Spring Fling 2

If you follow me on my Instagram account @twoadorablelabs, you have seen many posts from @a.miracle.named.boone.  I have had so much fun meeting and talking to the many dog parents or dog pawrents as we call ourselves on Instagram.  Thomas and I recently had the pleasure of meeting Boone and his mom as we enjoyed a cup of coffee at Starbucks in...

Meaningful Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Day

Meaningful Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Day

I have to admit that when I was younger, it didn’t much matter to me if I celebrated New Year’s Day or not.  As I’ve gotten older, I started looking forward to celebrating the new year and putting more thought into hitting the “refresh” button.  For me, it’s not about making “resolutions" because, honestly, I never keep them.  It is about...

Health Risks Of Sleeping With Your Pet

Health Risks Of Sleeping With Your Pet

How many of you sleep with your dog? Thomas and I sleep with Jake and Maggie every night and honestly, I love it!!! Jake and Maggie have two different sleeping styles with Maggie curling up into a ball at the bottom of the bed and Jake literally sharing a pillow with me and snoring in my ear. I’ve been asked many times how I can sleep like that....

Puppy Paws Coffee Company

Puppy Paws Coffee Company

The weekend is almost over and we are winding down on our "to do" list.  Thomas got some Christmas shopping done this morning while I set both the kitchen and dining room tables with out holiday dishes from Pioneer Woman and 222 Fifth.  I'll be blogging those pictures this week.  We got some deliveries on Friday and Saturday one being from Puppy...

Candle Making At Yankee Candle

Candle Making At Yankee Candle

I’ve been saying for a very long time that I want to learn how to make candles and well…I finally did it! Woo hoo! The Mall at Robinson in Robinson, PA has a Yankee Candle store set up where you can go to, choose your favorite scent or scents and make your own custom candle. I’ve had this action item on my bucket list for a long time and now have...

Do Dogs Dream?

Do Dogs Dream?

My Question and Answer yesterday sparked some interest with readers on another subject "Do Dogs Dream" and so I thought I'd put together another Q & A!  I've always believed that animals dream just like we do.  I've also believed that a dreaming dog should be left alone to wake up on his own.  Who wants to be woken out of a dead sleep for...

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 3

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 3

I had plans to send out one post of Holiday Gift Ideas and ended up with three posts.  I woke up this morning thinking of more ideas and just had to put a list together for you.  Christmas has become less personal over the years and I wanted to put some ideas together that are more personal and with more of a homemade crafty feel.  I’m also...

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

I hope you enjoyed my previous post on Holiday Gift Ideas and wanted to share more with you.  It all depends on how much you want to spend and how elaborate you want to go, but here are some gift basket ideas that might appeal to you.  And we must not forget to give the gift receipts just incase your friends and family need to return anything!  I...

Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

The stores are in full throttle on promoting all their sales and I’m finally checking off an action item of putting together a post of gift ideas.  I was even more inspired after having lunch with a friend who was trying to decide what to get someone in her family and decided that Saturday I wanted to put together some ideas for you all.  I...

How To Create A Christmas Wreath

How To Create A Christmas Wreath

We got our first big snowfall today...well, it was like an inch but it was pretty!!  Waking up to snow falling, the tree on, and a hot cup of coffee in hand...that's a relaxing morning :-). I went shopping with my sister today and as we backed out of the driveway, I looked at my cute little front porch that I just decorated and thought...what a...

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue

Have you ever been so touched and inspired by a story that you wanted to tell the world about it?  It is so easy to take the blessings we have for granted and get so engrained in our day-to-day stuff.  Sometimes I feel that I should be doing more.  As you know my passion is for the animals and my Instagram page is full of adorable animals, small...

Celebrating National Mutt Day

Celebrating National Mutt Day

Happy December 2nd everyone!!!  Can you believe it’s December already and Christmas will be here before we know it!!  It is also NATIONAL MUTT DAY.  Let’s celebrate together!!  I’m thinking I want to put out a post every day in the month of December…yep, that includes weekends to!  Are you guys ok with that?  I have fun pictures of the dogs, lots...

Blessings At Thanksgiving

Blessings At Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone is looking forward to a day full of delicious food, spending time with loved ones, doing something special, and sharing in all the blessings.   I had a wonderful surprise come this afternoon in a box signed by a special someone who I have worked with over the last several months. It came from Kaila Piepkow,...

Prevent Animal Cruelty Act (PACT) Signed

Prevent Animal Cruelty Act (PACT) Signed

I played a tiny part in helping to push a petition into federal law by signing Sidney’s petition “Pass The Preventing Animal Cruelty (PACT) Act” on Change.org!!!  Good news…Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed the first ever U.S. federal legislation to tackle animal cruelty and torture – the PACT Act. In previous years, Congress let the PACT...

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

I have been hearing so much about CBD Oil lately and sat down today to do some research on the benefits of giving it to your dog.  I have never tried it nor have I ever given CBD Oil to my dogs but after reading all the good things it can possibly do for your pet, I wanted to put a post together for you.   I wanted a reliable source to work from...

PoochiePups, Boots by I.N.C., and 2 Labs

PoochiePups, Boots by I.N.C., and 2 Labs

PoochiePups contacted me and asked if I would model one of their shirts for them and I happily said yes.  Why?  Because they donate 10% of their profits to local dog shelters!!  All shirts are made and shipped in the USA.  This is one action item at Two Adorable Labs that I want to KEEP CHECKING OFF MY LIST because I am all about helping animals...

Jake and Maggie’s First Pet Expo Experience

Jake and Maggie’s First Pet Expo Experience

We had a beautiful weekend here in the burgh and what better way to spend a sunny afternoon with your pup but take them with you to the Pittsburgh Pet Expo.  Jake and Maggie had a day of firsts from riding an elevator,  to walking the streets of Pittsburgh, to attending the Pittsburgh Pet Expo.  I was hesitant at first because this could have...

How Dogs Benefit Children

How Dogs Benefit Children

I was fortunate to grow up in a family of animal lovers.  My parents bought a small farm that they renovated over the years and my farther fenced in acreage for two horses, three ponies, and two baby calves!  Of course, my sister and I, saved every stray cat and dog that showed up at our house.  We were taught that having an animal was hard work...

A Miracle Named Boone

A Miracle Named Boone

I had a completely different post for today that I had almost finished typing when I found out about this wonderful non-profit organization called Joey’s P.A.W. Prosthetics and Wheels at https://www.joeyspaw.org.  Over the last year, I have delved more into social media than I ever had before and am finding that my favorite channels are Instagram...

Tree Hut’s Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Tree Hut’s Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Happy Friday everyone!  If you are like me, I love Friday!!!  I always look forward to my weekends with Thomas and the dogs.  Thursday night I start planning what I'm going to wear, how I'm going to wear my hair, and coordinating my makeup with my outfits.  I know...crazy, huh?  A girl cannot wear a red top with bright pink lipstick...at least...

TDI Test Requirements

TDI Test Requirements

Wow!  What a week so far!  Jake and Maggie have been training for their TDI test (well, you already know because I've been talking about it so much) and here I go again...it is THIS FRIDAY!!!  Jake goes first at 5:30 pm and Maggie is last at 6:30 pm!  I'm so excited for them.  We had our practice test today and it went well.  We will know if they...

Two Adorable Labs has a new look!

Two Adorable Labs has a new look!

I've been hinting about new changes with Two Adorable Labs and now I can finally show you!!! Check out our new logo and new look by Kaila Piepkow at www.dox.design.com. We have re-designed the site, added our signature colors and style, and created a new logo along with custom photos of Jake, Maggie, and myself.  New subscribers will get a custom...

Decoding Your Pet’s Body Language

Decoding Your Pet’s Body Language

It’s not always easy to know what our dogs are telling us. For those of us who have been around animals all our lives, we have a pretty good idea by their wagging tails, growls, licks, shaking, etc. but do we really??? We often don’t realize that “they” understand “us” better than we realize. Researchers in Budapest used magnets resonance imaging...

Zesty Paws Multivitamin Bites

Zesty Paws Multivitamin Bites

I've been searching for a organic multivitamin for Jake and Maggie that would cover all that I was looking for plus not make them sick.  I also wanted Dental Sticks that were organic and was so excited to see that Chewy.com had what I was looking for.  When I got the order, Jake and Maggie were so excited because they knew a bunch of goodies were...

What is Vegan leather?

What is Vegan leather?

 found this purse at TJMaxx last week and not only did I think it was cute, I saw that is was Peta Approved Vegan leather and lead free which was another plus.  But I was standing there thinking…what does that really mean.  I found this very informative site explaining in detail the meaning behind this leather and why you should have it in your...

Where were we?

Where were we?

I've been MIA on my blog posts but I've been here the whole time.  The problem is that I made my website using Weebly and they only allow me so many posts a month!  I had used up my allotted postings and then had to wait for a new month to begin.  Yes, I could upgrade, which I have but I'm not upgrading again.  Why you ask...well, I'm working...

Snake skin prints are so in right now!

Snake skin prints are so in right now!

You all know how excited I was about my snake skin boots because I blogged about them last week (HERE) and now I've completed the outfit.  I typically shop everywhere to pull an outfit together.  If I get lucky which sometimes I do at Macy's, I can pull an outfit together pretty quick. My sister called to say Kohl's were having a sale (20% off...

Snake Skin Boots from 6pm.com

Snake Skin Boots from 6pm.com

Every spring and fall I clean out my closet and move my clothes and shoes around and I love doing this.  I once had a friend tell me I was crazy but honestly, it does a few things for me.  It makes me feel like I accomplished something and keeps me organized.  When my closet gets messy, it drives me nuts.  It also allows me to see what needs...

Misty Pines Dog Park

Misty Pines Dog Park

I recently had a birthday and always joke that the entire month of August is my birthday.  Since that's the case, Thomas asked what I wanted to do this weekend and I said... spend the day with the dogs.  I suggested a fun-filled day of going to Misty Pines Dog Park, lunch at the Sewickley Hotel, and then home to relax before a dinner out...

Airport Therapy Dog Programs

Airport Therapy Dog Programs

​It’s been a minute since I posted about Jake and Maggie passing their Canine Good Citizenship training (here and here) all because I wanted them to participate in the PitPaws program at the Pittsburgh International Airport.  I want them both to become Therapy Dogs and am excited about taking them into schools to meet with children as well as...

Book Review – The Wife Between Us

Book Review – The Wife Between Us

As promised, I wanted to give you a full book review on "The Wife Between Us".  This wonderful book is a Novel by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen that I purchased via on-line at Barnes and Noble.  This book was soooooo good!  I love to read and the title caught my attention but was hesitant about making the purchase because I had never read...

Visiting California

Visiting California

Ok, so I did not make it to CA this year and I did not take these pictures but I had to share with you because I think they are amazing.  Thomas had to make a business trip to San Diego, CA and on one of the off days, he visited the San Diego Zoo.  He took our new Nikon 4500 with him and shot these pictures around town and during his visit to the...

Blog Roundup

Blog Roundup

Hi everyone!!  I wanted to do a round up of my most popular posts.  Since starting Two Adorable Labs, I have learned so much about blogging, creating and building a website and have met some wonderful people along the way.  I am so excited for the future and growing my brand.  I know there is so much more to learn.  I've been working on a project...

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

"Is Maggie hiding from me?"   "Is Maggie smiling?"   Who doesn’t love to know what their pet is doing when they are not home?  I know we do so we installed NEST to help us keep an eye on Jake and Maggie.  When we bought our new home, we chose Vector Security Company to arm the whole house, all windows, and doors which gave us a piece of mind but...

Treats-Unleashed Pet Bakery

Treats-Unleashed Pet Bakery

My sweet friend gave Thomas and I a gift card from an all natural pet bakery and pet store called Treats-Unleashed​ here in Missouri.  I visited the store for the first time today and was so impressed with the store, the customer service and their selection of baked dog treats, food, and dog and cat supplies that I...well, I spent a lot of money!...

Just a little survey

Just a little survey

  I'm always trying to improve my website and blog posts and would love your feedback.  Listed below are 3 quick questions and I would greatly appreciate your time if you could complete them for me.  Be honest!!  I will take it all into consideration and make the necessary changes.  If you want to talk in more detail, don't hesitate to contact...

Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble

Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!  Thomas and I had a great weekend and celebrated Easter at the Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, PA enjoying their Easter Buffet!  The buffet includes everything from scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns to homemade waffles and donuts, desserts, seafood, pasta, and prime rib carving station just to name a few....

Can dogs see ghosts?

Can dogs see ghosts?

Can dog's see ghosts?  This topic interests me because I have always wondered if my dogs could see spirits.  When I bought my first house, after only two weeks, I sensed I had a spirt of an older man.  He would visit from time to time but it never bothered me nor did my dogs ever give me any indication they could see him.  I even thought I might...

One sure way to travel with your pet

One sure way to travel with your pet

Did you know that Pittsburgh, PA has been ranked #7 as a foodie destination? I've been watching the transition over the years and the addition of many delicious restaurants which Thomas and I have had the pleasure of trying. Now that we have Jake and Maggie, I'm also searching for dining that will allow us to bring our two monsters! I just came...

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you 1/9/20192 Comments Last week I did a post (see here), that talked about how dogs show their love for you. This week I want to talk about how smiling at your dog can increase their love and devotion for you. I had given Jake and Maggie a new toy to play with and as you all know, my little monsters can destroy...

Covergirl Cosmetics goes cruelty free

Covergirl Cosmetics goes cruelty free

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Thomas is on vacation this week and we are enjoying our time together hanging out with the pups.  I was a bit stumped this week on what to blog about until I saw on TV that Covergirl Cosmetics is now certified cruelty free and certified by the Leaping Bunny!  The brand just announced that they are officially...

The Woodbury Cabin and Pond

The Woodbury Cabin and Pond

Thomas and I have just come back from a very relaxing trip to Ohio where we stayed in a beautiful, secluded, and peaceful cabin called The Woodbury Cabin and Pond.  One place that holds a special meaning to us is Sugarcreek, OH and surrounding areas and we wanted a place where we could take Jake and Maggie this time.  I found The Woodbury Cabin...

Trips With Pets

Trips With Pets

Thomas and I have been wanting to plan a few short vacations with the pups but have had a difficult time finding hotels that allow pets. Jake is now 82 pounds and Maggie just got weighed in at 70 pounds. The majority of the hotels that I found had weight limits per dog and sometimes didn't allow more than one dog per room. In my searches, I...

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Well...the monsters are a year old now and I wanted to share a recap with some pictures I've taken.  Please enjoy and if you are interested in reading about a topic I have not yet posted or have questions regarding one that I have, please feel free to contact me.  I would be happy to talk with you and also share my research via my blog. "I told...

Luna Boutique Sewickley, Wear, Wag, Repeat Event

Luna Boutique Sewickley, Wear, Wag, Repeat Event

Fellow blogger, owner, creator, author of Wear, Wag, Repeat, Tori Mistick, is celebrating her 5 year blogiversary by hosting an event at #Luna Boutique Sewickley, Sewickley Pennsylvania, May 19th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Tori is a dog lover like me and although I would love to attend this event, I am out of town.  Here's to wishing Tori...

Skechers Bobs for Dogs Partners with Best Friends Animal Society

Skechers Bobs for Dogs Partners with Best Friends Animal Society

BOBS from Skechers teams up with Best Friends to support dogs and cats in need.In a huge step forward in the effort to Save Them All, Best Friends is teaming up with BOBS from Skechers. For every purchase of BOBS shoes, Skechers will make a donation to support Best Friends programs — programs to keep more pets out of shelters and increase the...

All Kinds of Doggie Love

All Kinds of Doggie Love

If your an animal lover like me, you know that they have so much love to give but I've talked to people who want only a full blood and would never step foot in a shelter. Their argument is that these animals are "no good" which makes me crazy to hear that. Honestly, I have never minded one way or the other. My family and I have had animals all...

Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers

Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers

I've been talking about setting up training for Jake and Maggie for awhile now.  After much research, I felt like I had finally found someone who we would want to train Jake and Maggie, so I scheduled a consultation with Zack, one of the Casey Ray Dog Trainers.  Thomas and I were very impressed and signed up the pups!  Can you believe they are 7...

Fun With Your Fur Baby in St. Louis, MO

Fun With Your Fur Baby in St. Louis, MO

As you know, we spend our time between West Virginia and Missouri and now that we have Jake and Maggie, I’ve become more interested in places that we can take them.  As I was leaving Pet Supplies Plus on Manchester Road in St. Louis, MO, I grabbed a magazine called TAME Pet Mag.  I know Missouri is a pet friendly state but was so surprised to see...

Weathering The Storm

Weathering The Storm

Thomas and I are weathering the storm of having two Labrador puppies at one time.  The pups have learned so much already.  It is our responsibility to teach them everything and stay on top of things but at 7 months old, they can easily slip back into “forgetting” what they’ve been taught. Everyone told us that puppies sleep all the time and...

The Vanderpump Dog Foundation

The Vanderpump Dog Foundation

Happy Holidays to everyone!  I’m happy to say that I’m done with shopping, wrapping, and grocery shopping.  The tables are set and the tree has been up since December 1st!  Thomas and I had a good plan yesterday.  We got up early, went for breakfast at Bob Evans and got all of our grocery shopping done before the crowds hit the store!  He is...

Historical Roscoe Village

Historical Roscoe Village

Well, it’s been another eventful week for the pups!  As promised, I’ve attached pictures of Jake and Maggie enjoying their birthday.  And guess where we took them????  ​Historical Roscoe Village in Coshocton, Ohio (www.roscoevillage.com).  Roscoe Village transports you back to a time when the Ohio and Erie Canal was bustling with Canal boats. A...

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Jake and Maggie​who are FIVE months old today!   They arrived in our life August 5th and have captured our hearts and allowed us to spoil them rotten.  So far, Maggie has managed to chew every door stopper in both houses.  But good news!…all of our furniture is in tack.  Jake has learned that deer need to be barked at until they...

Wild Child

Wild Child

  "Trip to the vet with our new harnesses and leashes followed by a trip to Walmart.  Maggie ate Mommy's Jeep manual and I watched".  Love, Jake   "Road trip from West Virginia to Missouri!  Mom and Dad said we were good boys and girls". "Back home on Friday!  We miss our big yard!"  Love Maggie   Big week so far for Jake and Maggie!   Sunday was...

Doesn’t LISTEN!

Doesn’t LISTEN!

I told Maggie to get off the chair today.  She listens well.  NOT!  No wonder she is BAD!  I take a picture instead of yelling at her :-).    You Might Also Like What Do You Think? Let Us Know!

Short attention span but still so cute

Short attention span but still so cute

This is Jake chewing on his ball.  Well, I call it his "chewy".  Then he sees a bug in the grass and it seems that makes him pretty tired watching it.  Then it's off to have a grass salad in the yard.  Maggie just wanted to go inside to lay on the couch.  I'm assuming Bug watching was to much for her.       You Might...

Jake and Maggie’s first trip to Pet Supplies Plus

Jake and Maggie’s first trip to Pet Supplies Plus

Jake and Maggie are 3 months old now and I thought it would be fun to take them on their first trip to Pet Supplies Plus.  I needed to get them new toys and treats and figured they would want to pick something out :-). Let's just say it was an eventful trip but short lived.  I didn't consider how these two would attract so much attention.  I made...

Adoption Day

Adoption Day

This was very exciting but I have to admit I was a tad bit nervous.  It's been 17 years since I had a puppy and I want to do everything right.  I'm wondering now if the Purina Puppy Chow that I bought will be good for their little bellies.  I talked to my vet and he recommended this food so I shouldn't worry.  We will just have to watch and see...

Makeup Tips

Makeup Tips

This weeks post were on some pretty serious stuff so I thought I’d change it up a bit and talk about something fun like the makeup Thomas bought me for Christmas!  He knows I love putting a gift theme together and added some Bath and Body Works lotion and shower gel...

PoochiePups, Boots by I.N.C., and 2 Labs

PoochiePups, Boots by I.N.C., and 2 Labs

PoochiePups contacted me and asked if I would model one of their shirts for them and I happily said yes.  Why?  Because they donate 10% of their profits to local dog shelters!!  All shirts are made and shipped in the USA.  This is one action item at Two Adorable Labs...

What is Vegan leather?

What is Vegan leather?

 found this purse at TJMaxx last week and not only did I think it was cute, I saw that is was Peta Approved Vegan leather and lead free which was another plus.  But I was standing there thinking…what does that really mean.  I found this very informative site...

Snake skin prints are so in right now!

Snake skin prints are so in right now!

You all know how excited I was about my snake skin boots because I blogged about them last week (HERE) and now I've completed the outfit.  I typically shop everywhere to pull an outfit together.  If I get lucky which sometimes I do at Macy's, I can pull an outfit...

Snake Skin Boots from 6pm.com

Snake Skin Boots from 6pm.com

Every spring and fall I clean out my closet and move my clothes and shoes around and I love doing this.  I once had a friend tell me I was crazy but honestly, it does a few things for me.  It makes me feel like I accomplished something and keeps me organized.  When my...

Makeup Tips

Makeup Tips

This weeks post were on some pretty serious stuff so I thought I’d change it up a bit and talk about something fun like the makeup Thomas bought me for Christmas!  He knows I love putting a gift theme together and added some Bath and Body Works lotion and shower gel and MAC makeup in the same color scheme to the mix.  He hates to wrap but the...

PoochiePups, Boots by I.N.C., and 2 Labs

PoochiePups, Boots by I.N.C., and 2 Labs

PoochiePups contacted me and asked if I would model one of their shirts for them and I happily said yes.  Why?  Because they donate 10% of their profits to local dog shelters!!  All shirts are made and shipped in the USA.  This is one action item at Two Adorable Labs that I want to KEEP CHECKING OFF MY LIST because I am all about helping animals...

What is Vegan leather?

What is Vegan leather?

 found this purse at TJMaxx last week and not only did I think it was cute, I saw that is was Peta Approved Vegan leather and lead free which was another plus.  But I was standing there thinking…what does that really mean.  I found this very informative site explaining in detail the meaning behind this leather and why you should have it in your...

Snake skin prints are so in right now!

Snake skin prints are so in right now!

You all know how excited I was about my snake skin boots because I blogged about them last week (HERE) and now I've completed the outfit.  I typically shop everywhere to pull an outfit together.  If I get lucky which sometimes I do at Macy's, I can pull an outfit together pretty quick. My sister called to say Kohl's were having a sale (20% off...

Snake Skin Boots from 6pm.com

Snake Skin Boots from 6pm.com

Every spring and fall I clean out my closet and move my clothes and shoes around and I love doing this.  I once had a friend tell me I was crazy but honestly, it does a few things for me.  It makes me feel like I accomplished something and keeps me organized.  When my closet gets messy, it drives me nuts.  It also allows me to see what needs...

Skechers Bobs for Dogs Partners with Best Friends Animal Society

Skechers Bobs for Dogs Partners with Best Friends Animal Society

BOBS from Skechers teams up with Best Friends to support dogs and cats in need.In a huge step forward in the effort to Save Them All, Best Friends is teaming up with BOBS from Skechers. For every purchase of BOBS shoes, Skechers will make a donation to support Best Friends programs — programs to keep more pets out of shelters and increase the...

Misty Pines Dog Park

Misty Pines Dog Park

I recently had a birthday and always joke that the entire month of August is my birthday.  Since that's the case, Thomas asked what I wanted to do this weekend and I said... spend the day with the dogs.  I suggested a fun-filled day of going to Misty Pines Dog Park,...

Airport Therapy Dog Programs

Airport Therapy Dog Programs

​It’s been a minute since I posted about Jake and Maggie passing their Canine Good Citizenship training (here and here) all because I wanted them to participate in the PitPaws program at the Pittsburgh International Airport.  I want them both to become Therapy Dogs...

Visiting California

Visiting California

Ok, so I did not make it to CA this year and I did not take these pictures but I had to share with you because I think they are amazing.  Thomas had to make a business trip to San Diego, CA and on one of the off days, he visited the San Diego Zoo.  He took our new...

One sure way to travel with your pet

One sure way to travel with your pet

Did you know that Pittsburgh, PA has been ranked #7 as a foodie destination? I've been watching the transition over the years and the addition of many delicious restaurants which Thomas and I have had the pleasure of trying. Now that we have Jake and Maggie, I'm also...

The Woodbury Cabin and Pond

The Woodbury Cabin and Pond

Thomas and I have just come back from a very relaxing trip to Ohio where we stayed in a beautiful, secluded, and peaceful cabin called The Woodbury Cabin and Pond.  One place that holds a special meaning to us is Sugarcreek, OH and surrounding areas and we wanted a...

Trips With Pets

Trips With Pets

Thomas and I have been wanting to plan a few short vacations with the pups but have had a difficult time finding hotels that allow pets. Jake is now 82 pounds and Maggie just got weighed in at 70 pounds. The majority of the hotels that I found had weight limits per...

Fun With Your Fur Baby in St. Louis, MO

Fun With Your Fur Baby in St. Louis, MO

As you know, we spend our time between West Virginia and Missouri and now that we have Jake and Maggie, I’ve become more interested in places that we can take them.  As I was leaving Pet Supplies Plus on Manchester Road in St. Louis, MO, I grabbed a magazine called...

Historical Roscoe Village

Historical Roscoe Village

Well, it’s been another eventful week for the pups!  As promised, I’ve attached pictures of Jake and Maggie enjoying their birthday.  And guess where we took them????  ​Historical Roscoe Village in Coshocton, Ohio (www.roscoevillage.com).  Roscoe Village transports...

Misty Pines Dog Park

Misty Pines Dog Park

I recently had a birthday and always joke that the entire month of August is my birthday.  Since that's the case, Thomas asked what I wanted to do this weekend and I said... spend the day with the dogs.  I suggested a fun-filled day of going to Misty Pines Dog Park, lunch at the Sewickley Hotel, and then home to relax before a dinner out...

Airport Therapy Dog Programs

Airport Therapy Dog Programs

​It’s been a minute since I posted about Jake and Maggie passing their Canine Good Citizenship training (here and here) all because I wanted them to participate in the PitPaws program at the Pittsburgh International Airport.  I want them both to become Therapy Dogs and am excited about taking them into schools to meet with children as well as...

Visiting California

Visiting California

Ok, so I did not make it to CA this year and I did not take these pictures but I had to share with you because I think they are amazing.  Thomas had to make a business trip to San Diego, CA and on one of the off days, he visited the San Diego Zoo.  He took our new Nikon 4500 with him and shot these pictures around town and during his visit to the...

One sure way to travel with your pet

One sure way to travel with your pet

Did you know that Pittsburgh, PA has been ranked #7 as a foodie destination? I've been watching the transition over the years and the addition of many delicious restaurants which Thomas and I have had the pleasure of trying. Now that we have Jake and Maggie, I'm also searching for dining that will allow us to bring our two monsters! I just came...

The Woodbury Cabin and Pond

The Woodbury Cabin and Pond

Thomas and I have just come back from a very relaxing trip to Ohio where we stayed in a beautiful, secluded, and peaceful cabin called The Woodbury Cabin and Pond.  One place that holds a special meaning to us is Sugarcreek, OH and surrounding areas and we wanted a place where we could take Jake and Maggie this time.  I found The Woodbury Cabin...

Trips With Pets

Trips With Pets

Thomas and I have been wanting to plan a few short vacations with the pups but have had a difficult time finding hotels that allow pets. Jake is now 82 pounds and Maggie just got weighed in at 70 pounds. The majority of the hotels that I found had weight limits per dog and sometimes didn't allow more than one dog per room. In my searches, I...

Fun With Your Fur Baby in St. Louis, MO

Fun With Your Fur Baby in St. Louis, MO

As you know, we spend our time between West Virginia and Missouri and now that we have Jake and Maggie, I’ve become more interested in places that we can take them.  As I was leaving Pet Supplies Plus on Manchester Road in St. Louis, MO, I grabbed a magazine called TAME Pet Mag.  I know Missouri is a pet friendly state but was so surprised to see...

Historical Roscoe Village

Historical Roscoe Village

Well, it’s been another eventful week for the pups!  As promised, I’ve attached pictures of Jake and Maggie enjoying their birthday.  And guess where we took them????  ​Historical Roscoe Village in Coshocton, Ohio (www.roscoevillage.com).  Roscoe Village transports you back to a time when the Ohio and Erie Canal was bustling with Canal boats. A...

Book Review During The Quarantine

Book Review During The Quarantine

Happy Wednesday everyone!!! I have to apologize for not getting a post out on Monday! Thomas and I were binge watching Orange Is The New Black all weekend and before I knew it, it was 1:00 am Monday morning! Has anyone watched this show? It ran 7 seasons but when it...

My Social Distancing Profile

My Social Distancing Profile

We had a very productive weekend mowing grass, cleaning and setting up our porch and patio, and spending time with Jake and Maggie.  They absolutely love playing frisbee in the yard and just hanging with us.  With all this time on my hands, I’m having fun taking...

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores? Part 2

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores? Part 2

Are you dying to know what the majority vote is on whether dogs should be allowed in grocery stores?  See my post from Wednesday HERE.  I promised I would reveal the answer and weigh in on my thoughts as well.   Jake and Maggie loved their mini photo shoot this week....

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores?

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores?

I was in our local JoAnn Fabrics Store the other day and noticed the “Pets Allowed” sign on the door as I was checking out.  I expressed my excitement to the cashier but noticed the side eye from the lady next to me.  My next stop was Krogers where I saw a couple...

Online Store Launch With The Pampered Pooches

Online Store Launch With The Pampered Pooches

I’m so excited to tell you that my on-line store has launched!  I am working with three amazing women owned businesses:  Barkville Bakery, Puppy Paws Coffee Company, and The Pampered Pooches.  They not only came highly recommended to me and once I tried their...

Online Store Launch With Barkville Bakery

Online Store Launch With Barkville Bakery

I’m so excited to tell you that my on-line store has launched!  I am working with three amazing women owned businesses:  Barkville Bakery, Puppy Paws Coffee Company, and The Pampered Pooches.  They not only came highly recommended to me and once I tried their...

Puppy Paws Coffee Company

Puppy Paws Coffee Company

The weekend is almost over and we are winding down on our "to do" list.  Thomas got some Christmas shopping done this morning while I set both the kitchen and dining room tables with out holiday dishes from Pioneer Woman and 222 Fifth.  I'll be blogging those pictures...

Candle Making At Yankee Candle

Candle Making At Yankee Candle

I’ve been saying for a very long time that I want to learn how to make candles and well…I finally did it! Woo hoo! The Mall at Robinson in Robinson, PA has a Yankee Candle store set up where you can go to, choose your favorite scent or scents and make your own custom...

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

I have been hearing so much about CBD Oil lately and sat down today to do some research on the benefits of giving it to your dog.  I have never tried it nor have I ever given CBD Oil to my dogs but after reading all the good things it can possibly do for your pet, I...

Tree Hut’s Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Tree Hut’s Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Happy Friday everyone!  If you are like me, I love Friday!!!  I always look forward to my weekends with Thomas and the dogs.  Thursday night I start planning what I'm going to wear, how I'm going to wear my hair, and coordinating my makeup with my outfits.  I...

Zesty Paws Multivitamin Bites

Zesty Paws Multivitamin Bites

I've been searching for a organic multivitamin for Jake and Maggie that would cover all that I was looking for plus not make them sick.  I also wanted Dental Sticks that were organic and was so excited to see that Chewy.com had what I was looking for.  When I got the...

Book Review – The Wife Between Us

Book Review – The Wife Between Us

As promised, I wanted to give you a full book review on "The Wife Between Us".  This wonderful book is a Novel by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen that I purchased via on-line at Barnes and Noble.  This book was soooooo good!  I love to read and the title caught my...

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

"Is Maggie hiding from me?"   "Is Maggie smiling?"   Who doesn’t love to know what their pet is doing when they are not home?  I know we do so we installed NEST to help us keep an eye on Jake and Maggie.  When we bought our new home, we chose Vector Security Company...

Treats-Unleashed Pet Bakery

Treats-Unleashed Pet Bakery

My sweet friend gave Thomas and I a gift card from an all natural pet bakery and pet store called Treats-Unleashed​ here in Missouri.  I visited the store for the first time today and was so impressed with the store, the customer service and their selection of baked...

Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble

Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!  Thomas and I had a great weekend and celebrated Easter at the Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, PA enjoying their Easter Buffet!  The buffet includes everything from scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns to homemade waffles and...

Covergirl Cosmetics goes cruelty free

Covergirl Cosmetics goes cruelty free

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Thomas is on vacation this week and we are enjoying our time together hanging out with the pups.  I was a bit stumped this week on what to blog about until I saw on TV that Covergirl Cosmetics is now certified cruelty free and certified...

Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers

Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers

I've been talking about setting up training for Jake and Maggie for awhile now.  After much research, I felt like I had finally found someone who we would want to train Jake and Maggie, so I scheduled a consultation with Zack, one of the Casey Ray Dog Trainers....

Jake and Maggie’s first trip to Pet Supplies Plus

Jake and Maggie’s first trip to Pet Supplies Plus

Jake and Maggie are 3 months old now and I thought it would be fun to take them on their first trip to Pet Supplies Plus.  I needed to get them new toys and treats and figured they would want to pick something out :-). Let's just say it was an eventful trip but short...

Book Review During The Quarantine

Book Review During The Quarantine

Happy Wednesday everyone!!! I have to apologize for not getting a post out on Monday! Thomas and I were binge watching Orange Is The New Black all weekend and before I knew it, it was 1:00 am Monday morning! Has anyone watched this show? It ran 7 seasons but when it aired, my first thought was that I wasn’t sure how I would connect with the...

My Social Distancing Profile

My Social Distancing Profile

We had a very productive weekend mowing grass, cleaning and setting up our porch and patio, and spending time with Jake and Maggie.  They absolutely love playing frisbee in the yard and just hanging with us.  With all this time on my hands, I’m having fun taking personality quizzes, researching (shopping) on-line and answering social distancing...

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores? Part 2

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores? Part 2

Are you dying to know what the majority vote is on whether dogs should be allowed in grocery stores?  See my post from Wednesday HERE.  I promised I would reveal the answer and weigh in on my thoughts as well.   Jake and Maggie loved their mini photo shoot this week.  The weather was beautiful for taking these pictures.  But let me tell you all...

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores?

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores?

I was in our local JoAnn Fabrics Store the other day and noticed the “Pets Allowed” sign on the door as I was checking out.  I expressed my excitement to the cashier but noticed the side eye from the lady next to me.  My next stop was Krogers where I saw a couple walking a small dog with a vest that said…”Service Dog Do Not Pet”.  The first thing...

Online Store Launch With The Pampered Pooches

Online Store Launch With The Pampered Pooches

I’m so excited to tell you that my on-line store has launched!  I am working with three amazing women owned businesses:  Barkville Bakery, Puppy Paws Coffee Company, and The Pampered Pooches.  They not only came highly recommended to me and once I tried their products, I knew why!  I reached out to them about working with me and here we are!  I...

Online Store Launch With Puppy Paws Coffee Company

Online Store Launch With Puppy Paws Coffee Company

I’m so excited to tell you that my on-line store has launched!  I am working with three amazing women owned businesses:  Barkville Bakery, Puppy Paws Coffee Company, and The Pampered Pooches.  They not only came highly recommended to me and once I tried their products, I knew why!  I reached out to them about working with me and here we are!  I...

Online Store Launch With Barkville Bakery

Online Store Launch With Barkville Bakery

I’m so excited to tell you that my on-line store has launched!  I am working with three amazing women owned businesses:  Barkville Bakery, Puppy Paws Coffee Company, and The Pampered Pooches.  They not only came highly recommended to me and once I tried their products, I knew why!  I reached out to them about working with me and here we are!  I...

Puppy Paws Coffee Company

Puppy Paws Coffee Company

The weekend is almost over and we are winding down on our "to do" list.  Thomas got some Christmas shopping done this morning while I set both the kitchen and dining room tables with out holiday dishes from Pioneer Woman and 222 Fifth.  I'll be blogging those pictures this week.  We got some deliveries on Friday and Saturday one being from Puppy...

Candle Making At Yankee Candle

Candle Making At Yankee Candle

I’ve been saying for a very long time that I want to learn how to make candles and well…I finally did it! Woo hoo! The Mall at Robinson in Robinson, PA has a Yankee Candle store set up where you can go to, choose your favorite scent or scents and make your own custom candle. I’ve had this action item on my bucket list for a long time and now have...

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

I have been hearing so much about CBD Oil lately and sat down today to do some research on the benefits of giving it to your dog.  I have never tried it nor have I ever given CBD Oil to my dogs but after reading all the good things it can possibly do for your pet, I wanted to put a post together for you.   I wanted a reliable source to work from...

Tree Hut’s Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Tree Hut’s Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Happy Friday everyone!  If you are like me, I love Friday!!!  I always look forward to my weekends with Thomas and the dogs.  Thursday night I start planning what I'm going to wear, how I'm going to wear my hair, and coordinating my makeup with my outfits.  I know...crazy, huh?  A girl cannot wear a red top with bright pink lipstick...at least...

Zesty Paws Multivitamin Bites

Zesty Paws Multivitamin Bites

I've been searching for a organic multivitamin for Jake and Maggie that would cover all that I was looking for plus not make them sick.  I also wanted Dental Sticks that were organic and was so excited to see that Chewy.com had what I was looking for.  When I got the order, Jake and Maggie were so excited because they knew a bunch of goodies were...

Book Review – The Wife Between Us

Book Review – The Wife Between Us

As promised, I wanted to give you a full book review on "The Wife Between Us".  This wonderful book is a Novel by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen that I purchased via on-line at Barnes and Noble.  This book was soooooo good!  I love to read and the title caught my attention but was hesitant about making the purchase because I had never read...

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

"Is Maggie hiding from me?"   "Is Maggie smiling?"   Who doesn’t love to know what their pet is doing when they are not home?  I know we do so we installed NEST to help us keep an eye on Jake and Maggie.  When we bought our new home, we chose Vector Security Company to arm the whole house, all windows, and doors which gave us a piece of mind but...

Treats-Unleashed Pet Bakery

Treats-Unleashed Pet Bakery

My sweet friend gave Thomas and I a gift card from an all natural pet bakery and pet store called Treats-Unleashed​ here in Missouri.  I visited the store for the first time today and was so impressed with the store, the customer service and their selection of baked dog treats, food, and dog and cat supplies that I...well, I spent a lot of money!...

Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble

Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!  Thomas and I had a great weekend and celebrated Easter at the Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, PA enjoying their Easter Buffet!  The buffet includes everything from scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns to homemade waffles and donuts, desserts, seafood, pasta, and prime rib carving station just to name a few....

Covergirl Cosmetics goes cruelty free

Covergirl Cosmetics goes cruelty free

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Thomas is on vacation this week and we are enjoying our time together hanging out with the pups.  I was a bit stumped this week on what to blog about until I saw on TV that Covergirl Cosmetics is now certified cruelty free and certified by the Leaping Bunny!  The brand just announced that they are officially...

Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers

Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers

I've been talking about setting up training for Jake and Maggie for awhile now.  After much research, I felt like I had finally found someone who we would want to train Jake and Maggie, so I scheduled a consultation with Zack, one of the Casey Ray Dog Trainers.  Thomas and I were very impressed and signed up the pups!  Can you believe they are 7...

Jake and Maggie’s first trip to Pet Supplies Plus

Jake and Maggie’s first trip to Pet Supplies Plus

Jake and Maggie are 3 months old now and I thought it would be fun to take them on their first trip to Pet Supplies Plus.  I needed to get them new toys and treats and figured they would want to pick something out :-). Let's just say it was an eventful trip but short lived.  I didn't consider how these two would attract so much attention.  I made...

Dating Apps For Dog And Cat Lovers

Dating Apps For Dog And Cat Lovers

Happy Friday everyone!!  As I sit here typing and watching the news, I’m thinking of the many people who are helping us get through this quarantine from the truck drivers to store clerks to the first responders helping those who are dealing with the devastation from...

Easter Egg Hunt With Jake And Maggie

Easter Egg Hunt With Jake And Maggie

I'm hoping that Easter Sunday brought you joy and happiness.  It is a crazy time so I wanted to make it fun for the dogs and us.  It rained for a short period but nothing was going to stop me from holding our Easter Egg Hunt for the pups.  We worked in the yard and...

Joeys P.A.W. Spring Fling 2

Joeys P.A.W. Spring Fling 2

If you follow me on my Instagram account @twoadorablelabs, you have seen many posts from @a.miracle.named.boone.  I have had so much fun meeting and talking to the many dog parents or dog pawrents as we call ourselves on Instagram.  Thomas and I recently had the...

Do Dogs Dream?

Do Dogs Dream?

My Question and Answer yesterday sparked some interest with readers on another subject "Do Dogs Dream" and so I thought I'd put together another Q & A!  I've always believed that animals dream just like we do.  I've also believed that a dreaming dog should be left...

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue

Have you ever been so touched and inspired by a story that you wanted to tell the world about it?  It is so easy to take the blessings we have for granted and get so engrained in our day-to-day stuff.  Sometimes I feel that I should be doing more.  As you know my...

Celebrating National Mutt Day

Celebrating National Mutt Day

Happy December 2nd everyone!!!  Can you believe it’s December already and Christmas will be here before we know it!!  It is also NATIONAL MUTT DAY.  Let’s celebrate together!!  I’m thinking I want to put out a post every day in the month of December…yep, that includes...

Blessings At Thanksgiving

Blessings At Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone is looking forward to a day full of delicious food, spending time with loved ones, doing something special, and sharing in all the blessings.   I had a wonderful surprise come this afternoon in a box signed by a special someone who...

Prevent Animal Cruelty Act (PACT) Signed

Prevent Animal Cruelty Act (PACT) Signed

I played a tiny part in helping to push a petition into federal law by signing Sidney’s petition “Pass The Preventing Animal Cruelty (PACT) Act” on Change.org!!!  Good news…Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed the first ever U.S. federal legislation to...

How Dogs Benefit Children

How Dogs Benefit Children

I was fortunate to grow up in a family of animal lovers.  My parents bought a small farm that they renovated over the years and my farther fenced in acreage for two horses, three ponies, and two baby calves!  Of course, my sister and I, saved every stray cat and dog...

A Miracle Named Boone

A Miracle Named Boone

I had a completely different post for today that I had almost finished typing when I found out about this wonderful non-profit organization called Joey’s P.A.W. Prosthetics and Wheels at https://www.joeyspaw.org.  Over the last year, I have delved more into social...

TDI Test Requirements

TDI Test Requirements

Wow!  What a week so far!  Jake and Maggie have been training for their TDI test (well, you already know because I've been talking about it so much) and here I go again...it is THIS FRIDAY!!!  Jake goes first at 5:30 pm and Maggie is last at 6:30 pm!  I'm so excited...

Two Adorable Labs has a new look!

Two Adorable Labs has a new look!

I’ve been hinting about new changes with Two Adorable Labs and I can finally show you!!! Check out our new logo and new look by Kaila Piepkow at www.dox.design.

Kaila has been amazing to work with. She took her time in getting to know me, my vision for the brand I wanted to create and my style first before jumping right into the job. Her process is organized, well thought out, educational, and she is patient especially with clients like myself who are first timers. Her and her staff were on-time, if not early, in completing my requests.

There are three very important members of her staff…her three adorable weens…her Doxins…Finley Piepkow – Secretary Ween, Ferb Piepkow- Chief Secretary Ween, and Felix Piepkow – Office Intern Ween who I had the pleasure of meeting during our web meetings.

I knew in my first meeting with Kaila, she would be loyal to me, smart in helping me create my logo and design, and help educate me in pushing my vision for Two Adorable Labs to new levels. I would like to thank you, Kaila, for helping me and look forward to our future plans for Two Adorable Labs!

We will be working on a monthly newsletter and providing my new Pet Travel Guide when you subscribe.

I would like to thank Salene Mazur Kraemer Photography for their quality photography, patience, and fast timing in taking and processing the professional photos of me, Jake, and Maggie for my new website! It was Jake and Maggie’s first time at a professional photo shoot and they did amazing!

Sincerely,
Bobbi Jo, Jake, and Maggie

Where were we?

Where were we?

I've been MIA on my blog posts but I've been here the whole time.  The problem is that I made my website using Weebly and they only allow me so many posts a month!  I had used up my allotted postings and then had to wait for a new month to begin.  Yes, I could...

Can dogs see ghosts?

Can dogs see ghosts?

Can dog's see ghosts?  This topic interests me because I have always wondered if my dogs could see spirits.  When I bought my first house, after only two weeks, I sensed I had a spirt of an older man.  He would visit from time to time but it never bothered me nor did...

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you 1/9/20192 Comments Last week I did a post (see here), that talked about how dogs show their love for you. This week I want to talk about how smiling at your dog can increase their love and devotion for you. I had given Jake and...

Luna Boutique Sewickley, Wear, Wag, Repeat Event

Luna Boutique Sewickley, Wear, Wag, Repeat Event

Fellow blogger, owner, creator, author of Wear, Wag, Repeat, Tori Mistick, is celebrating her 5 year blogiversary by hosting an event at #Luna Boutique Sewickley, Sewickley Pennsylvania, May 19th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Tori is a dog lover like me and although I...

All Kinds of Doggie Love

All Kinds of Doggie Love

If your an animal lover like me, you know that they have so much love to give but I've talked to people who want only a full blood and would never step foot in a shelter. Their argument is that these animals are "no good" which makes me crazy to hear that. Honestly, I...

Weathering The Storm

Weathering The Storm

Thomas and I are weathering the storm of having two Labrador puppies at one time.  The pups have learned so much already.  It is our responsibility to teach them everything and stay on top of things but at 7 months old, they can easily slip back into “forgetting” what...

The Vanderpump Dog Foundation

The Vanderpump Dog Foundation

Happy Holidays to everyone!  I’m happy to say that I’m done with shopping, wrapping, and grocery shopping.  The tables are set and the tree has been up since December 1st!  Thomas and I had a good plan yesterday.  We got up early, went for breakfast at Bob Evans and...

Wild Child

Wild Child

  "Trip to the vet with our new harnesses and leashes followed by a trip to Walmart.  Maggie ate Mommy's Jeep manual and I watched".  Love, Jake   "Road trip from West Virginia to Missouri!  Mom and Dad said we were good boys and girls". "Back home on Friday!  We miss...

Doesn’t LISTEN!

Doesn’t LISTEN!

I told Maggie to get off the chair today.  She listens well.  NOT!  No wonder she is BAD!  I take a picture instead of yelling at her :-).    You Might Also Like What Do You Think? Let Us Know!

Short attention span but still so cute

Short attention span but still so cute

This is Jake chewing on his ball.  Well, I call it his "chewy".  Then he sees a bug in the grass and it seems that makes him pretty tired watching it.  Then it's off to have a grass salad in the yard.  Maggie just wanted to go inside to lay on the couch.  I'm assuming...

Dating Apps For Dog And Cat Lovers

Dating Apps For Dog And Cat Lovers

Happy Friday everyone!!  As I sit here typing and watching the news, I’m thinking of the many people who are helping us get through this quarantine from the truck drivers to store clerks to the first responders helping those who are dealing with the devastation from the hurricanes that ripped through TX, OK, and LA last night.  These are amazing...

Easter Egg Hunt With Jake And Maggie

Easter Egg Hunt With Jake And Maggie

I'm hoping that Easter Sunday brought you joy and happiness.  It is a crazy time so I wanted to make it fun for the dogs and us.  It rained for a short period but nothing was going to stop me from holding our Easter Egg Hunt for the pups.  We worked in the yard and played Frisbee on Saturday with the dogs (pictures this week) and cooked a...

5 Signs That You Enjoy Your Pet More Than You Enjoy People

5 Signs That You Enjoy Your Pet More Than You Enjoy People

I sometimes laugh when I see quotes about liking your own dog more than you like your family members, friends, or other people in general.  I am a true homebody who enjoys my dogs company.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy an occasional lunch or dinner out socializing but I prefer to be at home with Jake and Maggie.  Fortunately, for me, I married...

Joeys P.A.W. Spring Fling 2

Joeys P.A.W. Spring Fling 2

If you follow me on my Instagram account @twoadorablelabs, you have seen many posts from @a.miracle.named.boone.  I have had so much fun meeting and talking to the many dog parents or dog pawrents as we call ourselves on Instagram.  Thomas and I recently had the pleasure of meeting Boone and his mom as we enjoyed a cup of coffee at Starbucks in...

Meaningful Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Day

Meaningful Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Day

I have to admit that when I was younger, it didn’t much matter to me if I celebrated New Year’s Day or not.  As I’ve gotten older, I started looking forward to celebrating the new year and putting more thought into hitting the “refresh” button.  For me, it’s not about making “resolutions" because, honestly, I never keep them.  It is about...

Health Risks Of Sleeping With Your Pet

Health Risks Of Sleeping With Your Pet

How many of you sleep with your dog? Thomas and I sleep with Jake and Maggie every night and honestly, I love it!!! Jake and Maggie have two different sleeping styles with Maggie curling up into a ball at the bottom of the bed and Jake literally sharing a pillow with me and snoring in my ear. I’ve been asked many times how I can sleep like that....

Do Dogs Dream?

Do Dogs Dream?

My Question and Answer yesterday sparked some interest with readers on another subject "Do Dogs Dream" and so I thought I'd put together another Q & A!  I've always believed that animals dream just like we do.  I've also believed that a dreaming dog should be left alone to wake up on his own.  Who wants to be woken out of a dead sleep for...

How To Create A Christmas Wreath

How To Create A Christmas Wreath

We got our first big snowfall today...well, it was like an inch but it was pretty!!  Waking up to snow falling, the tree on, and a hot cup of coffee in hand...that's a relaxing morning :-). I went shopping with my sister today and as we backed out of the driveway, I looked at my cute little front porch that I just decorated and thought...what a...

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue

Have you ever been so touched and inspired by a story that you wanted to tell the world about it?  It is so easy to take the blessings we have for granted and get so engrained in our day-to-day stuff.  Sometimes I feel that I should be doing more.  As you know my passion is for the animals and my Instagram page is full of adorable animals, small...

Celebrating National Mutt Day

Celebrating National Mutt Day

Happy December 2nd everyone!!!  Can you believe it’s December already and Christmas will be here before we know it!!  It is also NATIONAL MUTT DAY.  Let’s celebrate together!!  I’m thinking I want to put out a post every day in the month of December…yep, that includes weekends to!  Are you guys ok with that?  I have fun pictures of the dogs, lots...

Blessings At Thanksgiving

Blessings At Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone is looking forward to a day full of delicious food, spending time with loved ones, doing something special, and sharing in all the blessings.   I had a wonderful surprise come this afternoon in a box signed by a special someone who I have worked with over the last several months. It came from Kaila Piepkow,...

Prevent Animal Cruelty Act (PACT) Signed

Prevent Animal Cruelty Act (PACT) Signed

I played a tiny part in helping to push a petition into federal law by signing Sidney’s petition “Pass The Preventing Animal Cruelty (PACT) Act” on Change.org!!!  Good news…Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed the first ever U.S. federal legislation to tackle animal cruelty and torture – the PACT Act. In previous years, Congress let the PACT...

Jake and Maggie’s First Pet Expo Experience

Jake and Maggie’s First Pet Expo Experience

We had a beautiful weekend here in the burgh and what better way to spend a sunny afternoon with your pup but take them with you to the Pittsburgh Pet Expo.  Jake and Maggie had a day of firsts from riding an elevator,  to walking the streets of Pittsburgh, to attending the Pittsburgh Pet Expo.  I was hesitant at first because this could have...

How Dogs Benefit Children

How Dogs Benefit Children

I was fortunate to grow up in a family of animal lovers.  My parents bought a small farm that they renovated over the years and my farther fenced in acreage for two horses, three ponies, and two baby calves!  Of course, my sister and I, saved every stray cat and dog that showed up at our house.  We were taught that having an animal was hard work...

A Miracle Named Boone

A Miracle Named Boone

I had a completely different post for today that I had almost finished typing when I found out about this wonderful non-profit organization called Joey’s P.A.W. Prosthetics and Wheels at https://www.joeyspaw.org.  Over the last year, I have delved more into social media than I ever had before and am finding that my favorite channels are Instagram...

TDI Test Requirements

TDI Test Requirements

Wow!  What a week so far!  Jake and Maggie have been training for their TDI test (well, you already know because I've been talking about it so much) and here I go again...it is THIS FRIDAY!!!  Jake goes first at 5:30 pm and Maggie is last at 6:30 pm!  I'm so excited for them.  We had our practice test today and it went well.  We will know if they...

Two Adorable Labs has a new look!

Two Adorable Labs has a new look!

I've been hinting about new changes with Two Adorable Labs and now I can finally show you!!! Check out our new logo and new look by Kaila Piepkow at www.dox.design.com. We have re-designed the site, added our signature colors and style, and created a new logo along with custom photos of Jake, Maggie, and myself.  New subscribers will get a custom...

Decoding Your Pet’s Body Language

Decoding Your Pet’s Body Language

It’s not always easy to know what our dogs are telling us. For those of us who have been around animals all our lives, we have a pretty good idea by their wagging tails, growls, licks, shaking, etc. but do we really??? We often don’t realize that “they” understand “us” better than we realize. Researchers in Budapest used magnets resonance imaging...

Where were we?

Where were we?

I've been MIA on my blog posts but I've been here the whole time.  The problem is that I made my website using Weebly and they only allow me so many posts a month!  I had used up my allotted postings and then had to wait for a new month to begin.  Yes, I could upgrade, which I have but I'm not upgrading again.  Why you ask...well, I'm working...

Can dogs see ghosts?

Can dogs see ghosts?

Can dog's see ghosts?  This topic interests me because I have always wondered if my dogs could see spirits.  When I bought my first house, after only two weeks, I sensed I had a spirt of an older man.  He would visit from time to time but it never bothered me nor did my dogs ever give me any indication they could see him.  I even thought I might...

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you 1/9/20192 Comments Last week I did a post (see here), that talked about how dogs show their love for you. This week I want to talk about how smiling at your dog can increase their love and devotion for you. I had given Jake and Maggie a new toy to play with and as you all know, my little monsters can destroy...

Luna Boutique Sewickley, Wear, Wag, Repeat Event

Luna Boutique Sewickley, Wear, Wag, Repeat Event

Fellow blogger, owner, creator, author of Wear, Wag, Repeat, Tori Mistick, is celebrating her 5 year blogiversary by hosting an event at #Luna Boutique Sewickley, Sewickley Pennsylvania, May 19th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Tori is a dog lover like me and although I would love to attend this event, I am out of town.  Here's to wishing Tori...

All Kinds of Doggie Love

All Kinds of Doggie Love

If your an animal lover like me, you know that they have so much love to give but I've talked to people who want only a full blood and would never step foot in a shelter. Their argument is that these animals are "no good" which makes me crazy to hear that. Honestly, I have never minded one way or the other. My family and I have had animals all...

Weathering The Storm

Weathering The Storm

Thomas and I are weathering the storm of having two Labrador puppies at one time.  The pups have learned so much already.  It is our responsibility to teach them everything and stay on top of things but at 7 months old, they can easily slip back into “forgetting” what they’ve been taught. Everyone told us that puppies sleep all the time and...

The Vanderpump Dog Foundation

The Vanderpump Dog Foundation

Happy Holidays to everyone!  I’m happy to say that I’m done with shopping, wrapping, and grocery shopping.  The tables are set and the tree has been up since December 1st!  Thomas and I had a good plan yesterday.  We got up early, went for breakfast at Bob Evans and got all of our grocery shopping done before the crowds hit the store!  He is...

Wild Child

Wild Child

  "Trip to the vet with our new harnesses and leashes followed by a trip to Walmart.  Maggie ate Mommy's Jeep manual and I watched".  Love, Jake   "Road trip from West Virginia to Missouri!  Mom and Dad said we were good boys and girls". "Back home on Friday!  We miss our big yard!"  Love Maggie   Big week so far for Jake and Maggie!   Sunday was...

Doesn’t LISTEN!

Doesn’t LISTEN!

I told Maggie to get off the chair today.  She listens well.  NOT!  No wonder she is BAD!  I take a picture instead of yelling at her :-).    You Might Also Like What Do You Think? Let Us Know!

Short attention span but still so cute

Short attention span but still so cute

This is Jake chewing on his ball.  Well, I call it his "chewy".  Then he sees a bug in the grass and it seems that makes him pretty tired watching it.  Then it's off to have a grass salad in the yard.  Maggie just wanted to go inside to lay on the couch.  I'm assuming Bug watching was to much for her.       You Might...