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Issue #8: Santa Paws Gift Guide   DECEMBER 2009
Happy Howl-i-days! Wags and Wishes from Cleo, Chipper, Murphy and me!
Chipper, Cleo and Murphy

Arden Plays Santa Paws!

Puzzled by what to get your favorite dog or cat? Or pel pal person? Fret no more. Arden Moore unleashes these grrr-eat gift ideas that are purr-fect picks for special pets and people in your life. Gifts range from stocking stuffers and toys to treats and "mutts" more! Tune in to Arden's OH BEHAVE! show on Pet Life Radio ( - Episode 94 (will "air" on Dec. 8th)  to learn more about these tail-wagging items.
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Give the Gift of Giving!

The best way to celebrate this holiday season is to give to others. Arden shines the spotlight on these wonderful causes that could benefit by your acts of kindness:
Canine Companions for Independence:  
Since 1975, this non-profit group has provided highly-trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities. Check out its website for gift ideas, including books on Trixie by best-selling author Dean Koontz at
Henry the 3-legged cat:
This famous feline author, with the help of his "pet scribe" Cathy Conheim, wrote the award-winning book, What's the Matter with Henry? And Henry's 'sister' - a black poodle named Dolly - has a book called What About Me? Both books offers life's lessons and all proceeds benefit pet charities.
 Ricochet, a "surf-ice" dog
Ricochet is spearheading Surfin' Santa Paws toy drive to benefit San Diego area children hospitals. Send an unwrapped new toy or donation to: Surfin for Paws-abilities, 306-N West El Norte Parkway, #47, Escondido, CA 92026 or email Judy Fridono at
Friends of Humane Society de Tijuana:  
This group improves conditions for animals living in the Mexican and U.S. communities that border
Morris Animal Foundation:
This non-profit group sponsors research to benefit the lives of pets, animals and wildlife. Visit their site for gift ideas. 
I'm Tired Of Hungry Animals campaign:
For every $10 bracelet purchased, this group donates 10 bowls of food given to needy animal shelters.
American Humane Association:
Its mission is to prevent cruelty, abuse, neglect and exploitation of children and animals. Visit its site to see personalized gift ideas at
Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind
ThIs group provides guide dogs to improve the lives of blind people. Talia Askowitz, age 13, created a 2010 calendar  ($18) for the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind that features photos and interviews she took in Israel. To order, contact Talia at

Score grrr-eat dog treats!
Our friends at Stella & Chewy's know how to put the "T" in terrific treats. Name Arden's dog and the beach where she took her first canine surfing lesson. The first correct answer wins delicious Stella & Chewy's Carnivore Kisses and Carnivore Crunch dog treats. Contact Arden at Paws up to our sponsor -!

Watch out for speeding cats!
How fast do cats run? A cheetah can reach 70 miles per hour. What about indoor cats?
Is it: A) 10 mph; B) 20 mph; C) 30 mph: D) 40 mph.
The first correct answer wins an autographed copy of Arden's Happy Cat, Happy You book. Contact Arden at

Dean Koontz winners
We spotlighted best-selling author and dog lover Dean Koontz last month. Winners of his signed books are:  Melinda Mitchell of Austin, TX wins I, Trixie Who Is Dog; Lori Shaner of New Providence, NJ wins A Big Little Life; and Rick Cichocki of Dyer, IN wins Breathless. Congrats! Visit Dean's site at

Nora the Piano Cat winners
We featured the talented feline musician, Nora, the Piano-playing cat, last month. Winners of Nora's book are Anita Campbell of Lee's Summit, MO and Lucia Colella of Newtonville, MA. Congrats! Tune into Nora by visiting

Free hotel stay!
Dawn Celapino of San Diego correctly answered that the 1989 dog movie filmed in San Diego was called K9 and starred Jim Belushi. She and her dog, Jack win a free night's stay at the pet-welcoming Hotel Indigo in San Diego. Congrats and enjoy! Visit

Arden speaks!
Arden will be a featured speaker at the annual National Association of Professional Pet Sitters on Jan. 23 in Orlando, Florida. Her topic: "How to Host a Dog Party and Sneak in Good Doggy Manners." Learn more by visiting

Arden wins awards
At the 16th annual Cat Writers Association conference in White Plains, NY, Arden earned four top honors: best national newsletter, best newsletter column, best black-and-white photo and top behavior award sponsored by Tidy Cats. Learn more at

Dog Thoughts: Need a canine chuckle or wise 'dogma' advice?
Download this iPhone app on iTunes, take a photo of your dog, shake your phone and watch your dog's thoughts appear!
Dog Thoughts
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Wagging TalesWagging Tales: Every Animal Has a Tale: This insightful book by author and animal communicator Tim Link demonstrates the power of communication in bringing out the best in your people-pet bond.

Lucky Paws Silk Scarves: Paws up to LuckyLucky Paws Silk Scarves Paws for capturing fashion and function with stylish silk scarves. In black and in white - each sports the LUCKY logo. You can wear them around your wrist or sport them on your little dog.


Dog TornadoDog Tornado: Test your dog's canine IQ with this innovative pet puzzle created by Dr. Roger Mugford, acclaimed British animal psychologist and founder of The Company of Animals.

Ball of Furry Fury: Bring out the playful Ball of Furry Fury predator in your feline with this Play-N-Squeak interactive cat toy. One swat at this toy emits a mouse-like squeak.


Pork ChompsPork Chomps: Treat your gotta-chew canine to these bone-shaped treats made of natural, baked pork skin that come in bacon, peanut butter and pepperoni flavors. Good news: Pork chomps won't stain carpet or furniture.

Harrison's Bake At Home certified-organic  Dog Cookie MixDog Cookie Mix: This package contains everything you need to make drool-causing cookies for your canine, including bone-shaped cookie cutters.

Carnivore CrunchStella & Chewy's Carnivore Kisses and Carnivore Crunch dog treats: Dogs l-o-v-e these natural, freeze-dried treats that come in lip-smacking flavors, including Angus beef, bison, duck and more.

Free Range Buckarooz: These long-lasting Buckaroozchews for dogs are made of marrow-rich antlers that have been naturally shed.


Dog Gone Smart BedNano Pet Products -The Dog Gone Smart Bed: This line of dog beds comes in comfy shapes and sizes. Thanks to nanotechnology, all stand up to wear and tear and are resistant to liquids, dirt and coat oil.

Dog Gone Smart JacketNano Pet Products - Dog Gone Smart Wear: These stylish doggy jackets stay clean naturally, reduce doggie odor and look grrr-eat! Adjustable neck and belly Velcro closures allow for proper fit.

EzyDog Element CoatEzyDog Element Coat: These sporty harness coats for dogs are windproof, waterproof and fleece-lined with quick-release side buckles and two zippered stash pouches. Available in 7 sizes and 6 designs.

Pro Sport Canine First Aid Kit Pro Sport Canine First Aid Kit: This must-have kit contains 90 items inside its sturdy, water-resistant, gate-hinged case. Items include a pen light, dog rehydration drink mix, skunk odor remover, pill gun, silver Mylar emergency blanket, spare leash and more. This kit also offers free one-year memberships to The Pet Protector unique pet ID tag,

Anti-Lick Strip Prevent from Nurtured Pets:Anti-Lick Strip Prevent from Nutured Pets Constructed with all-natural, active ingredients including cayenne pepper, lemon powder, clove oil and oregano, these pet bandages deter pets from chewing or licking wounds to hasten the healing.

EzyDog CujoEzyDog Cujo: These shock-absorbing leashes with shock-absorbing hand grips are suited for medium to large dogs who pull firmly. A reflective strand spans the entire length of the leash to offer night-time visibility. Extensions are available to walk two dogs tangle-free on one leash.

Fido Friendly Magazine Subscription: This Fido Friendly Magazine Subscriptiondog travel/lifestyle magazine that caters to people and on-the-go dogs is offering a "25 Days of Gift Giveaways" this month. And, buy a yearly subscription at the regular price, get another for $1 to give as a gift.

Trimline Veterinary Recovery CollarTrimline Veterinary Recovery Collar: This collar is flexible, soft, comfortable and effective for dogs and cats recovering from injuries or surgeries. Pets are able to easily eat, drink, sleep and play while wearing these collars.

Fresh Fill: No one likes odors of any kind. Fresh FillHere to the rescue is Fresh Fill. Made of non-toxic volcanic rock, it attracts and absorbs all types of odors. Say bye-bye to odors inside and outside!

HealxZoological Education Network's line of Healx pet products: Safe, natural and effective, the line of Healx products bring out the best in your pet. Products include Healx Soother Plus Cream and well as dietary supplements, Healx Booster and Healx Sunshine Factor.

Critter CoolerCritter Cooler Elevated Bowl: Cleverly designed and easy to use, the Critter Cooler not only offers high "drinkability" but now features a feeding station, too! The new model has a stainless steel bowl and storage for food and water.

Lucky Paws Party 2 Go
Lucky Paws Cakes 4 Claws - Party 2 Go: Heeding its motto of "take it, bake it and let the party begin!" this product contains everything you need to bake a doggy cake. A party hat and invitations are included.