Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas is Over

maltese dog, looking upAs the holidays come to an end, it can be a time to reflect and consider the coming of the new year. We make resolutions for ourselves and our children, but what about our pets?

Christmas and New Years are a fascinating time for all of us, including our pets. We should not only keep our own spirits high through the coming of the new year, but also consider our pet's health and happiness as well.

The owners of Whirly Dog Supplies had so much fun dressing up Whirly, the model for their pet apparel, and taking him out for visits to see Christmas lights, walks around the neighborhood to see decorations, visits to friends and family, and having the people they love over for social events. Now that Christmas is over and we are about to close out the new year, let's consider doing all those fun activities in the new year.

Dogs love interaction with others, so how about hosting parties, get togethers for coffee and tea, movie nights, game night, or even go visit a family member or friend you enjoy spending time with (and take your dog along). Do you have a public park nearby? A shopping mall? A safe quiet neighborhood? If so, get out there and explore your surroundings, take your dog for a walk! Not only will you be improving your dog's mental and physical health, but it's going to benefit you as well... Don't forget it can get a little chilly during the winter months so be sure to dress your little dog in a warm dog coat, hoodie, dog jacket, or sweater for added warmth and protection from the cold.

As we go into 2014, let's make every minute of every day count!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Homeless Man and Dog Celebrate Pope's Birthday

On Tuesday, Dec 17 2013, Pope Francis had is 77th birthday and invited three homeless men to join him for a meal to celebrate at the Vatican. One of the men had a dog and the Pope welcomed the man's dog to join them.

This warmed the hearts of many, as he is known for his love of all things. An Italian journalist's guide dog was blessed earlier this year. When the man asked for his wife and daughter who were at home to be blessed, the Pope replied "... a special blessing for your dog, too."

Whirly Dog Supplies was elated to hear of this beautiful story, as the Christmas Holiday is just around the corner, it is so appropriate to share this tale of love.

Read the full story/article here.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Annoying People have Annoying Dogs

small dog looking out window of carHow many times do we see dogs left in cars and they bark constantly, your neighbors dog barks all night long, someone walking their dogs and every person they pass the dog barks, the list goes on and on... ?

Could this be due to the dog's environment and learned behavior? We think, many times yes!

The other day we stopped to buy some office supplies for Whirly Dog Supplies Information Website, and when we parked there was a little Maltese in the car parked in front of us, and two dogs - one Corgi and one Mixed breed in the car next to us.

When we were getting out of the car to go into the store, a rotund woman getting out of the car with the two dogs. She was waving her arms around and screaming at her two children, something to do with the fact that if they don't behave she wasn't taking them to McDonalds. After they left the car and went into the store, we noticed that the dogs kept barking non-stop at everyone that went by. They seemed to be behaving the same as the woman that was driving the car.

After shopping, we came back to our car and notice the dogs were still barking at us as well as everyone else nearby. Now, to back up to our arrival at the store we had notice directly in front of us there was a larger sedan parked and sitting patiently and looking out the window was a small Maltese. He/she was quiet as a mouse and seemed intent to look directly at the store, as if waiting for someone or something to come back and not caring about anything else.

As we were about to pull out of our parking space we noticed an elderly lady, moving very slow, hunched over as if her back was hurting, and with a sweet half-smile. Not a sound was ever heard from the little Maltese waiting for her. Here is an example of a quiet, sweet, and gentle little old lady with a quiet and sweet little dog.

I think children and pets learn from their environment and become what we teach them. Many people say "some people just shouldn't be parents" - can this be true for pet or dog owner's as well?! Let us know what you think. After reading our article, we'd love to hear your experiences.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Your Dog and Cold Weather

small dog at the oregon coast wearing dog clothesIt is so very important to keep your pets and dogs warm and comfortable during winter months. Much of the United States right now is experiencing extreme cold conditions and we suggest whenever possible it is best just to keep your pets indoors. If it is necessary to take your pet outside, consider keeping it brief and having them wear protective dog clothes or pet apparel if they will tolerate it. Many short haired dogs and dogs that don't have an undercoat, such as Maltese will chill easily. A warm fleece dog jacket, dog sweaters, or dog hoodies and/or some comfortable soft cotton flannel dog pajamas can aid in adding a bit more warmth to a freezing cold day.

Whirly Dog Supplies
is located in Portland Oregon USA. This morning it is 19 °F degrees, we have a tiny bit of snow on the ground left from yesterday, and there is a bone chilling wind. We have the "Columbia Gorge" located near the city. The Columbia river, a large river separating Oregon and Washington and reaching to Idaho, has over thousands of years eroded through the Cascade Mountains leaving a large Gorge which is incredibly beautiful yet very powerful - When weather systems off the Pacific Ocean come inland, it kind of creates a vacuum that draws cold air from the east side of the state. The Cascade Mountains run north and south keeping the western half of the state warm from the ocean waters, the east side (protected from the mountain range) gets bitterly cold. So now... we have cold air coming from Alaska giving us cold temperatures, plus the wind from the gorge - they say "wind chill factor" or what the temperature actually feels like, is 20-30 °F below zero.

maltese wearing dog jacket dog hoodie made by Whirly Dog SuppliesI wanted to give you an example of were we are and how the weather is... No human or animal should be subject to this kind of extreme cold, and as humans and pet owners we have the responsibility of giving proper care for the sweet dogs we love and care for. Consider keeping them indoors where it is warm, and if they do need to go outside, protect them by dressing them in dog clothing to keep them safe and warm.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Fashion from a Shadow

image of a woman, shadow cast from a treeMany things inspire me in everyday life. Sometimes we see things such as a mountain, an animal, or even the shadow of a tree...

This morning I captured this image with my cell phone as immediately I notice that the shadow of an old tree, on the side of a building near the site of Whirly Dog Supplies, reminded me of a fashionable woman with one hand in the air and the other on her hip.

When creating our dog clothing and pet apparel, many things inspire me as a designer. Art and beauty come in many forms and this is something I will be working with when creating my next garment for the product line.

Let us know what you think of the image and feel free to share what inspires you in everyday life.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New Pet Apparel for Dogs

maltese dog wearing holiday pet apparel from whirly dog suppliesWhirly Dog Supplies has been working hard this year to bring their customers fun and festive pet apparel to ring in the holidays. Find these quality, stylish, and affordable holiday dog clothes and holiday pet apparel in Whirly Dog Supplies' Christmas Department.

maltese dog wearing christmas themed dog hoodie, dog jacket sweaterYou will find our traditional dog pajamas and dog hoodies/coats with a holiday or Christmas related theme, but you will also find new items this year such as really cute red Santa Jackets and green Elf Coats made of soft comfortable fleece.

maltese dog wearing holiday themed dog jacketLastly, you will find our products at the lowest prices available. To keep up to date with the latest news and information, bookmark Whirly Dog Supplies' Site page for the latest headlines related to the company.

Happy Holidays from All of Us at,
Whirly Dog Supplies
Blessings to you, your family, and all your beloved pets.