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Kol’s Notes & A Dog Walks Into A Bar: we’re like a crime fighting duo only totally ridiculous

We are so excited to be back with this year’s 4 Gifts for Pets blog hop and even more excited that it is a GIVEAWAY this year!

I love the holiday season. There’s something about the carols and the cookies and the fun that makes me feel like a kid again. What I don’t love? The rampant consumerism. Ironic, I know, given that this is a post about holiday wish lists, but there it is. I could receive absolutely zero gifts this season and still be thrilled with the magic of the Holiday. Let’s face it, my dogs are already *ridonkulously spoiled*. They have everything they could ever need and then about 100 more things. The only things they want out of life are more walks, more scritches and all the snacks they can hold.

I love the 4 gifts concept.

Have you heard of it? It’s designed to limit the budget breaking “getting” aspect of the Holidays by focusing on just a few gifts that matter: something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. In the case of my dogs, they aren’t huge readers, lol, but they love to eat and the words are similar, so why not change it.



Our top four fav gifts for dogs this holiday are…

Something they WANT:

Ok folks, here we are 7 months in and these dogs are still in love with their beloved “puzzle”. It remains the absolute best part of our dog puzzle collection. I’m sharing more of the reasons that we think this electronic dog puzzle is worth every darn penny on the blog later this week, but I can enthusiastically say if this was the ONLY gift your dog got this year, they’d probably be thrilled. Watch video about how it works, read up on their money-back guarantee and order yours at plus save $20 using code kolchak-20


Something they NEED:

Everytime Jessica and Gretel from You Did What With Your Weiner come to visit, they bring a snuggle bed with them and Felix LOVES it. Frankly, it’s a little neglectful that I haven’t bought him one of his own yet. Besides that, the craft room, which is where we spend 74.8% of our time doesn’t have it’s own bed in it. ::gasp:: We are die hard fans of the high-quality dog beds from Pet Lifestyle and You. They’re the only beds we have in our house and we adore them. This snazzy gray snuggle dog bed is definitely on Felix’s need list this year. You can order it on Amazon.

Something to wear:

We live in Vancouver, BC which means it is the long, wet, dog-smelly winter season. Did I mention the wet dog smell? Dog coats are my SAVINGS GRACE and I cannot possibly overstate how amazing these coats are. Houndtex, which is a high performance, multi-layer laminated water-resistant fabric is basically magic. Keeping water OFF my dogs is my secret to keeping my house free from dog smell and I feel like any dog in a rainy climate needs to be wearing a fabulous canine rain coat. You can get yours on Amazon.


Something to Read:


So, I know I said my dogs can’t read, but I CAN and I like to. I love reading and my dogs love when I read. We grab our fav blankie, light a dog-friendly candle, pour a cup of nice hot tea or a coffee and snuggle for an entire afternoon. I love the break. They love the pets and snuggles and love. It’s perfect for all of us. I’m kicking off my 2018 reading list with an old favourite The Art of Racing in the Rain which is a heart-warming and hilarious look at the absurdities of life all from the perspective of an aging dog. It was lovely when I read it the first time and I suspect it will hold even more feels second time around, as my Felix is now a senior pooch.  Order it on Amazon.

We want your pet to get the things on their 4 Gifts wishlist this year!

That’s why we’ve teamed up with a boat load of awesome dog bloggers and our friends at CleverPet to bring you some tail-wagging prizes.  This season, you could win:

A CleverPet Electronic Dog Puzzle


1 of 3 Gift Cards

$200 * $100 * $50

to the winner’s choice of Amazon, Etsy or Petsmart!


To enter, register using the giveaway widget below and complete as many entries as you wish. The only mandatory entry is to leave a comment answering the question in the widget!

We’re doing something fun this giveaway as a THANK YOU to all the awesome folks who follow us on social media! Every day we’ll be sharing a DAILY BONUS word or phrase on social media. Find the DAILY BONUS, come back to this post and claim FIVE extra entries. The bonus will be posted on a different site each day. Don’t want to miss a single bonus? Make sure you’re following Kol’s Notes on:



Click on any image below to be magically whisked away to the other participating blogs for MORE CHANCES TO WIN. Every blog you visit and enter at increases your odds of winning, plus everyone has featured different fabulous finds for Fido!



4 Gifts for Pets Giveaway – Kol’s Notes

Giveaway ends December 8th at midnight PST – don’t forget to enter!


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