Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Little Christmas for One and All

As we get ready to celebrate another Christmas I had to share one last quick but much loved project. I have Christmas wrapped and under the tree for my daughter Cassie. There's one more member of the family that we always make sure enjoys the holidays. It's Trey, our 4 year old Bicha-poo. He is a sweetheart. He has so much personality that after a bath and comb out today, I thought he needed something festive for Christmas. So wasn't I surprised to read the latest post over at Don't Disturb this Groove Blog, written by my friend Brandi. She had the cutest post on making no sew bow ties for her fur family. So, I made Trey a bow. Here he is:

                                   My bow is a little larger, but I think it's so Trey.

 Trey is such an important part of our family that he has his own ornament on the tree.

  In fact, he has more than one ornament.

This ornament was originally $5.97 but was on sale for $1.47 this week!!

So, if Trey has a new red collar and a bow, plus ornaments on the tree, he has to have gifts too.
We bought him a peanut butter flavored raw hide wreath to chew & his favorite Wild berry treats.
Next, my daughter wanted to buy a couple of stuffed animals for Trey. Now if you have a dog of any size, you know that a stuffed toy doesn't last long. Well, there is no way that I'm spending $5-$15
on a stuffed animal that looks like this in a couple of days.

 This was once a fiber filled dog!

 Dogs love the crunch sound they make when they bite into an empty plastic water bottle. You can buy stuffed animal toys that have an empty water bottle inside of them. Better yet, you can make your own for $1.07 each. We went to the Goodwill and bought 4 stuffed animals ( 2 of them brand new with the tags still on them). After running them through the washer and dryer, I ripped them on one of the seams and removed all the fiberfill from the body. Next I  inserted an empty water bottle and whip stitched them closed. That's $4.28 for 4 stuffed toys instead $20-$60. 
Here are two of the toys.

                                                     I really like the one eared puppy !

I'm sure Trey will love his gifts and have a very, 
Merry Christmas. 

I wish all of you a Merry Christmas !!


  1. Trey looks so cute and the pet toys are fab. Great idea!

  2. Merry Christmas, Tina! I'm so glad you enjoyed the post! Your pup looks so adorable in his bow tie!