How to clean upholstery after a coffee spill

remove coffee from couch

Dogs are such an inspiration! I’m not sure why, but our big yellow lab always needs to be anchored a piece of furniture while she rests. She startles easily so we’ve learned through experience that we need to be careful what we place on the end tables or risk it jumping too. As was bound to happen, this time I forgot to be careful. I can’t be entirely sure if it was a … Continue reading

How we treated our dog’s nasodigital hyperkeratosis — wait, what?

hyperkeratosis dog paws, almost feathery in texture

I thought to write this since as an animal-lover, finding a solution to our woof’s problem lifted such a weight off my back. Hopefully it helps someone else’s puppy out too. A few weeks ago, Casey started limping. We first assumed it was a pulled muscle since she does this often up north when she runs around. She had been roughhousing (ruff-housing?) in the snow a lot with Junior. After a … Continue reading

DIY: Muddy Mutt Mitts

DIY Muddy Mutt Mitts

This Share Saturday is inspired by a great tutorial for Mud Puppy Mittens — I found it last night and made my own muddy mutt mitts today and I am so glad I did! I’m always looking for ways to keep our house in order. With animal family members, this can be a task — though the cats are pretty OK until 3AM when they either meow at the walls or lick our heads. Otherwise, we have two large … Continue reading

Denim whale’s big brother has arrived!

I made a more robust version of the DIY denim whale from last week! I like his tail details. Now that I’m becoming a little more familiar with my sewing machine, it was easier to do the cute little top-stitches. See the original post here (includes link to denim whale tutorial by a lovely Finnish lady). How do you like my whale?   Related articles DIY denim … Continue reading

Kitty sill bed for window-dwelling felines

I know a few fancy cats who would enjoy this thing: It’s $38.49 for a limited time and qualifies for Free Super Saver Shipping on Amazon.ca. What a bargain! Seriously speaking to the kitty people though: This would be a great DIY project, don’t you think? Share the post “Kitty sill bed for window-dwelling felines” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail

Flashback to March 2013 — Junior & Casey

Our little brown dog is now taller than Casey. I can’t believe how much Junior’s grown since we got him this past February. He’s not even a year old. Love this guy, when I don’t want to wrestle him for being bad.   Looking through their blog today and feeling the pregnant feels.  (Yep, every member of our family has some kind of web presence. Except two of … Continue reading

Chester the Tree-Climbing Dog

One of Miklos’s coworkers has a crazy dog who climbs trees. Check it out! This is cool, but for some reason I’m feeling more inadequate for my own human childhood failures at tree-climbing… Do you know a dog who can do anything like this? Share the post “Chester the Tree-Climbing Dog” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail

How Did You Find Me? Popular Posts on Commatose

One thing I find interesting about this blog, because it is comprised of so many different topics, is the popularity of some of the posts. You would not believe how many people get here searching Google for the Masked Magician. And I don’t even have any inside scoop on the guy. Is he even alive anymore? Who knows! (Wikipedia, probably.) Aside from Google, the power of Pinterest … Continue reading