Guest Post: Soda the Goldendoodle Introduces the “Gone to the Dogs” Collection

Guest Post: Soda the Goldendoodle Introduces the “Gone to the Dogs” Collection

“Woof!” and hello! It’s about time the folks at GiftTree allowed me, Soda the goldendoodle (who is the most-tenured dog at the company, I may add), to finally expound on life on the company blog. Be on the lookout for future blog posts covering topics such as: – Home Impruffment Ideas – Who Let the Dogs Out: 20-Minute Walk Workout – The Man, The Myth, The Legend: Bob Barker – Paw & Order: Unwritten Rules of the Dog Park You could say that I’ve got more ideas than you can shake a stick at! …and please shake the stick more and toss it thataway… I was looking through the GiftTree collection and imagine my surprise when they lacked a luxurious collection of gift baskets for dogs. Incatceivable! So I teamed up with the wonderful designers at GiftTree to create a top of the line, paw-some, mastiff-ful collection of gift baskets exclusively for dogs. With mostly my input, of course. Introducing…   The “Gone to the Dogs” Collection The Bark Avenue   Inspiration for this gift comes from The Park Avenue Wine Gift Basket. You still get the fragrant Oregon Pinot Noir, berry-rich Cabernet and world-renowned Dom Perignon Brut Champagne along with savory fare and gourmet chocolates…but all wrapped up in a corgi pattern that is just the doggone cutest thing. Did you know that Pembroke Welsh corgis are often born tailless? I can’t even imagine! The Bone Appetit Gourmet Gift Basket   Striking a similar resemblence to our Bon Appetit Gourmet Gift Basket, the Bone Appetit is the cream of the crop and that’s not far-fetched (…get it?). The...
Meet the Lovable Dogs of GiftTree

Meet the Lovable Dogs of GiftTree

There are many great things about working at GiftTree, such as helping people give great gifts on special occasions, working with a great group of co-workers, getting to sample the delicious food and beverages that go into our awesome gift baskets and many other things. However, one of my favorite parts of the day is getting to see all the dogs that come to work. Having a dog friendly work place can lead to some interesting situations, but overall it is great to have some furry friends around. Here’s a photo collage with some of the lovable dogs of GiftTree. Not all of these dogs come to work on a daily basis and some haven’t had the chance to come in at all. At GiftTree’s headquarters in Vancouver, Washington, there are a handful who come in on a regular basis. It’s probably a good thing they don’t all come in, because we’d all go broke from buying so many dog treats! Click the image for a full size...

Doggie Birthday!

So my doggie Cordie’s  1st birthday is coming up in few weeks (February 13th to be exact) and I’m trying to figure out the best way to throw her a birthday party.  She is my first pet and everything is new to me.  I don’t wish to over do it ,but do want to acknowledge this day.  My original thought was to invite few of my friends with children and  their pets for a party,  but I can’t figure out how to incorporate activities that would include adults, children and the dogs. I’m in desperate need of help!   Does anyone have any suggestions on games/activities that would involve everyone?  Any party suggestions or...

Bananas

I brought home a new kitten named Bananas a little over a week ago from the Humane Society. She was very sick with a cat cold and losing weight, so on Saturday we had to take her to the vet. She really disliked the trip but I am glad that we took her. The vet put her on antibiotics and she is doing much better. She barely sneezes now and she is starting to get the family belly. Ever since we brought home Bananas, we have been buying all kinds of cat toys and treats for her. We have feather toys and toys that roll, along with four different brands of wet food. We have been researching everything on the Internet about kittens and while perusing the GiftTree site, I rediscovered the Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul Gift Basket. I think this is really the perfect gift basket for new and experienced cat owners a like. The basket contains the book Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul and snacks for the cat owner. It is also packed full of special treats for the kitty like a variety of cat toys, a rhinestone collar and catnip filled sparkle balls. I’ve never seen a gift basket for both people and cats before working at GiftTree. I think I am going to have to bring this basket home. Every cat should have a rhinestone collar and sparkle balls AND sometimes cat owners need treats...

Winners for the National Pet Day Contest

And the winners are…Kelly Ann T., Melissa B. and Lily Kwan. Each winner will be receiving the Dogsmarts game, a game for dog fanatics. From the comments posted it appears that there are a lot of dog fanatics out there. Congratulations to our winners and a big thank you to everyone who participated. Visit GiftTree to see our complete selection of unique pet...

The Tail of David and Goliath

Cats are probably the most well known animals for doing whatever they want, whenever they feel like doing it. Somehow, aside from this personality trait, there are so many well behaved kitties out there that we came up with a little something called Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul Basket. Let me tell you why I should have found this gift years ago. Once upon a time I fell in love with my 21st birthday gift. He was a little black and white ball of fuzz that I named Goliath. Goliath was fun and cuddly for the first few weeks (obviously trying to make a good impression so we would keep him) until he got comfortable and decided who ruled the apartment. Whereas most normal cats meow until we pick them up, Golli just climbed right up our legs and into our loving arms. With his claws. He next advanced to walking across the stove while we were cooking hot meals, sticking his rear outside of the litter box to do his duty, the list goes on. We quickly found out that he had been weaned too early and would suck on people whenever he got the opportunity. He knew that he would get pushed away by most guests, so he would wait until they were sleeping so that he could drool on their un-expecting fingers for hours on end. If they woke up and pushed him away he would pretend to sleep next to them and slowly inch his way back. When his mouth was close enough he would suck as fast as he could until he...