Friday, November 26, 2010


Hi everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that Snack 'n Snooze is having a 20% off sale starting now until the end of Monday, Nov. 29th. Woohoo!!! Cozy beds & blankets, yummy all-natural treats in a variety of flavors for your cats & dogs, fun toys & more!

Please be sure to use coupon code: THANKS20 to receive your discount.

Snack 'n Snooze

Happy Thanksgiving, and happy shopping!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cat vs Dog

Our cat, Tatiana, and our dog, Sushi, have grown up together. They are both 7 yrs old. They got off to a rocky start, though. Tatiana was 5 months old when we brought 2 month old Sushi home. Tatiana growled, hissed and swatted at poor puppy Sushi. Sushi wouldn't come out of his crate if she was around. This lasted for about a day and a half. Finally, Sushi had had enough! He came racing out of his crate barking his head off at Tatiana, who quickly ran off. After that, they were the best of pals. Since they were the same size at that time, they would chase and wrestle all over the livingroom, it was pure fun and entertainment! As they got bigger, they still continue to play, and Sushi often mimics how Tatiana uses her paws. But, Sushi likes to be sneaky and tries to get in a few hipchecks now and then. Tatiana is almost always the instigator. I took this video the other night, as this goes on every time I am preparing their supper. You'll see our other cat, Bailey, for a few seconds at the beginning, she doesn't like to get involved!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Organization & Free Shipping!

Hi! I've decided to offer FREE SHIPPING on all items in my shop this weekend - that includes treats, beds, blankets, toys, bandanas, etc... so I hope you will see if there is anything your furkids might want :) I will be adding new items over the next few days, too.

This is my Shiba Inu, Sushi, modeling one of my new doggy bandanas.

I have a question for all of you. How do you organize your day when it come to your shop? I hate to admit I'm a bit of a procrastinator, so usually at the last minute I am rushing to work on something new. But, I've decided to change my ways and my thinking. I used to think if I started a project, that I should finish it the same day. Now I am just happy if I start it, work on it for awhile, then finish it the next day. That is for new items of course! Also, I work part-time in the mornings, so when I get home, I take 1 hr for lunch, and then work on my shop for 2 hours, and then have the evenings off for when hubby comes home. It seems to be working, and I feel less stressed when it comes time to work on new items or replace ones that have been sold.

How about you? How do you organize you day?

Friday, July 9, 2010

FREE SHIPPING on Fleece Pet Beds

Hey everyone!

I had a meeting with Sushi, Tatiana & Bailey. They want me to give FREE SHIPPING this weekend, starting today, on all Fleece Pet Beds! So, I am! Shipping costs will be refunded via paypal. So, please check out my shop and I hope you find something comfy cozy for your furbaby.

Here are some of the beds available, but there are more on my shop's website.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Are You Following Troy and Emmie of Hike for our Heroes?

Have you heard of Troy & Emmie yet? Not to worry! Now is your chance to follow them on Facebook & Twitter simply by going to their website Hike for our Heroes

Troy is a war veteran walking across the country to raise funds and awareness to military families in need. His faithful sidekick, is 3 yr old black & tan Shiba Inu, Emmie. Emmie is also a certified Therapy Dog, and during her off hours, likes to chase ducks even if it means diving into a swamp! Troy's goal is to raise $5 million.

On their website, you can follow where they have been and where they will be going to. You can also buy merchandise to support them, and see photos along the way. And, of course, make donations.

This past weekend, approximately 15 Shibas from Missouri and Kansas met Troy, his wife, and Emmie. It was a lot of fun, and the Shibas behaved themselves perfectly. Even when the KC mascot came out to taunt them!

Here is a video and some photos from this past weekend.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Preparing Your Pets Before a Disaster Strikes

Have any of you been through some sort of disaster that involved your pets? A fire, a tornado, etc...?

Here is a link to some very useful informaton to help owners prepare for disasters, so we can help our pets stay stay before, during, and after.


I've never had to worry about this until moving to Missouri. When I lived in New Brunswick and Ontario, my biggest concern was snow, which my Shiba Inu, Sushi, loved! Now he has to deal with major thunderstorms (he was never afraid before) and of course, we all worry about tornados.

Please check out this article to be as prepared as possible. Stay safe, and together!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

What Do Your Pets Do For You?

Today was a bit of a frustrating day for me. My sewing machine is pretty old. It was given to me by my Father-in-Law, and it had belonged to his Grandmother, to give you an idea. It works. I consider myself a beginner when it comes to sewing, but I'm getting the hang of it. Practice makes perfect, right? Well, this morning, I spent an hour just winding thread onto the bobbin. Sounds simple enough doesn't it? I was very frustrated and about to give up on my project (just for the day), when my wonderful dog, Sushi, a Shiba Inu, came upstairs and then sat down right in front of me, obviously wanting attention. I understand how Sushi thinks, after nearly 7 years. I've been told we are mirror images of each other. And, yes, I believe Sushi came upstairs to get attention in order for me to take a break. Petting animals can lower blood pressure, it's been reported. Sushi is a smart dog, and after I spent some time fussing over him, I continued with my project...which took all of 5 minutes to sew.

So, what do your pets do for you?


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Who Loves Sushi??

If you love sushi, check out my newest treasury. My dog's name is Sushi and he is Japanese, so he kind of insired this treasury, in a weird sort of way :)



Monday, May 24, 2010


Whether you love cats or not, we all know they ALL have catitude. I've created this Treasury on to celebrate cats and their catitude.




Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Happy Dogs and Cats!

Snack 'n Snooze Homemade Pet Products was recently featured by a new customer, .tira's destash. Please take a minute or two to read what she blogged about - not just because it is about my shop, but because it is so well written and I love the photos she took!

Happy Customers!


Monday, May 17, 2010

Meet Some Real Cool Cats

BETTY (Ithink she is the most glamorous looking cat, just look at those eyes!)

ANNIE (voted best lap cat by Wayside Waifs!)

SCORPIO & HARVEY (Scorpio is a great lap cat, and very playful too! Harvey is one of our older cats at the shelter, but he is very sweet and laid back).

It's pretty obvious that I love animals, particularly dogs and cats. I've always had a love for animals. As a child, I grew up with 2 Basenjis (at different times). When I grew up I wanted to be a veterinarian until I realized that didn't mean I just got to play with the animals all day :)

As I got older, the need to "do something" animal-related was very strong. When I got Sushi, my 6.5 yr old Shiba Inu, I became Organizer for the Toronto Shiba Inu Meetup group. Then, I became one of the co-founders for Shiba Rescue GTA.
Then, nearly 2 years ago, my husband and I decided to move to Missouri (his family is here). I was unemployed, searching for a job. When we first arrived, I wanted to find an enclosed dog park to take Sushi to. We found Bark Park at Wayside Waifs! Little did I know what my discovery of this park would lead to! I was so impressed by the grounds for this no-kill shelter, that I signed up to volunteer.
I originally started out volunteering mainly with the dogs - walking them, playing with them, giving them plenty of love. I even became involved in playgroups with the small dogs, which was a lot of fun. Whenever I was ready to leave for the day, I would go in to see the cats. Slowly, I started to spend more and more time with the cats. I'm not sure what it was. We have 2 cats that I love to pieces, but I always considered myself a dog person first. Well, the cats of Wayside Waifs won me over. They also taught me a lot about cats. Doesn't that sound funny, considering I had 2 at home? Well, these cats taught me that things happen on their terms, and most importantly to be patient. I have had so many favourites, I miss many of them, but I am also overjoyed when they are adopted to their new families and given the loving home they so much deserve.
A little over a year ago, I applied to work with the Feline Comfort Crew at Wayside Waifs. Basically, cleaning the kennels, and socializing the cats. We also check on their health and if something doesn't seem right, we notifiy the vet clinic. Anyways, I love my job. The best part, for me, is seeing new cats improve - they come in scared, shy, matted, angry and some do come in as if nothing ever changed and are happy go lucky. I enjoy working with the cats that need a little bit more help, and those tend to be my favourites.

These cats are currently up for adoption, awaiting their forever home. If you, or someone you know, is looking to give a cat (s) a wonderful home, please visit Wayside Waifs webpage for more info.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Finicky Felines Dine in Style

If you like your cat or kitten to snack in style, then this placemat is for them! Show how much you love your feline by using this cute placemat for their food & water. Same pattern is used on the bottom, so this can be reversed. Measurements: 21.5 X 12 inches

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Who Loves Stuffed Toys?

I think everyone loves stuffed toys at some point in their life. Some, like me, love them forever.

Wish With Me has a fun and unique mix of machine and hand stitch creations. From a dog dressed as a pirate to a Kitty cat ballerina. Tiny animal play sets, plush dolls, whimsical fairies, and stuffed toy animals. Custom orders are welcome, too!

Please check out this shop, so many cute items! Post which one is your fav!

Here are some of my favs:

Turtles in tie dyed colores - hand stitched

Wedding Anniversary Cats Customized Personalized Plush

Tiny Garden Fairy Carly

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

How Many Shih Tzus Does It Take...

My most recent customers were 4 adorable Shih Tzus: Checkmate, Phoebe, Zeus, and Addie Rose. Their owner, who also has a shop on Etsy called DeniseBlack, bought a large fleece dog bed for them to share. Well, apparently, it was a big hit, but it was girls vs boys! The girls weren't allowing the boys on it, and one of the girls would even block the boys from getting on it. I have since heard, though, that one of the boys bravely made it on to the bed a few days ago - yay! :)
At DeniseBlack you will find all kind of hats and dread tams along with other items she has for sale. She has been crocheting for years and is a published designer.
If you like this pattern, I do have 1 medium sized bed available. It is a good size for a dog 20 lbs or less (or a cat!).