With Mother's Day upon us, I want to remind everyone to honor those humans who mother 'kids' of the furry, finned and feathered variety! Today I offer you, not one- but two- photo galleries showcasing some must have mama gift items... Behind Door #1, we have Companion Ware...
1 A sterling stick as a gift from Fido! The sentiment behind a canine who loves to play fetch, offering up such a beloved item to his human is just heartwarming!
2 This "Stick With Happiness" sticker/magnet is also part of the clever CW line!
3 Well this pretty much says it all!
This sterling charm comes in 2 sizes and makes a perfect Mother's Day gift for a proud critter mama!
4 This great logo and message is also available on car magnets, stickers and more!
5 If you want to go all out and splurge on the 'mac daddy'...or rather 'mac mommy' item in the collection, the bracelet offers a choice of the cat or dog themed clasp...
6 The toggle clasp on the dog-mama bracelet is just fetching! It's a mini dog collar (with tag-yay!) and sterling stick combo... Fetch!
7 The toggle clasp for a kitty-mama is also a mini collar but this one has a bell and feather combo to keep it secure! Me-ow!
8 The key chain version comes with the stick... reminding you to 'fetch' your keys before leaving the house! This also makes a great gift for a doggie-dad or any guy who loves his pup!
And behind Door #2, we have the uber unique handiwork of artist and Illustrator, Mark Poulin...
1 This pooch appears to be barking a big "Thanks for loving me," to his human mama this Mother's Day!
"Howling Dog" glass necklace by Mark Poulin.
2 An excellent choice for the human who loves fur kids of both the canine and the feline variety...
"Mister Shifty and Tiny Pointer" reversible necklace by Mark Poulin. Sterling and enamel.
3 One from kitty and one from doggie... these are a cute way for each fur kid to offer mama a token of their love ... And since it can be hard for critters to gather up enough loose change for a gift- this "Hiding Out" set of 2 pin back buttons is easy on the piggy bank at just 3$.
4 "Bark Bark and Village" necklace by Mark Poulin.
A great gift for a mama who adopted a shelter pooch and gave him/her a loving home!
"Thanks mom for giving me a forever home to call my own," Yours Truly, Fido
5 Look familiar? This is the stance of an appreciative pooch welcoming mom home after a full day of work...or after a 30 second walk to the mail box... both feel like forever to an adoring fur child!
"Dog Jumped Over The Moon" by Mark Poulin.
6 Give some love to the kitty mama in your life!
Sterling "Little Space Cat" necklace by Mark Poulin, just 26$!
7 Look mom, we match!
Martians love their mama's too...
"Orbit Girl Family" by Mark Poulin. One for mama and one for her little martian...
8 For the "Love Nut" or two... in your family...
Matching sterling mama and baby squirrel charms by Mark Poulin! Great gift for a human papa, whose "nuts" about his family, to give his daughter and her mama!
9 Perhaps you know a pooch mama with 2 fur kids who want to say Happy Mother's Day to their human...
"Dog and Pointer" reversible necklace by Mark Poulin.
(This item is also available through Pause Dog Boutique!)
10 What says mama love better than a kangaroo sporting a heart in her pouch? And mom's love has been known to make some folks want to hop...
Sterling kangaroo necklace by Mark Poulin.
11 'Some bunny loves you...' Too corny?
Well, any bunny-mama whose adopted a bun into a loving home knows how grateful they are... so a bunny would for sure want to acknowledge his/her human mama with this "Rabbit Mini Necklace" by Mark Poulin.
12 One for you and one for me...
Mark Poulin's "Pocket Pup Family" charms offer a great way for a pooch and her human to have matching bling!
13 Poulin's "Spouts Family" necklace charms.
And for whales who celebrate Mother's Day, these matching charms make a fitting gift for a mama and her baby whale...just thinking out loud here...
14 My mom used to call me "little monkey" as a kid, so this image gives me fond memories of early mama love!
"Monkey Family" glass necklace by Mark Poulin, only 28$!
15 This reversible pendant makes a great gift for those maternal souls who look after the squirrels, pigeons and other urban wildlife.
"Foxy and Village" tiny necklace by Mark Poulin.
16 And this reversible pendant makes a perfect gift those loyal dedicated cat lovers who look out for the neighborhood cats who need love too!
"Village and Mr. Shifty" by Mark Poulin.
17 Mommy, mommy, meow, meow...
Speaking as the human mama of 3 cats...one of whom has 3 legs...this one is a personal favorite!
"Cat Family" glass necklace by Mark Poulin.
18 "Pooch and Love Nut" reversible necklace.
The name alone endears me to this Mark Poulin piece!
19 Mark Poulin also offers many of his fab images on cards and framable prints for your home!
"Mama Birdie" nest art print 8.5"x11" is available on a pendant too!
If you play mom to a dog, cat, pig, parrot, rat, turtle....or if you have nurtured your little human into an animal lover... or if you are simply maternal and caring to our fellow creatures in your daily life... then you deserve a big Mother's Day standing ovation... not to mention, a super fab gift item like the ones in today's galleries!
I, for one, will be forwarding today's blog to friends and family who share my love of animals- both as a reminder that I celebrate them and...as a not-so-subtle way of reminding them that... if they were to get me a Mother's Day gift...hypothetically...or if they felt inclined to assist my own companion animals in the purchase of a gift... any of the above items would make me oh-so-happy... hypothetically, of course.
Here's to all you critter mamas!
Dr. Pia Salk
P.S. Isn't "fetch" really just "dog speak" for "go shopping"?...
To order items in today's galleries and more go to links below:
Pause Dog Boutique is just overflowing with great gifts and gear. Creating The Companion Ware (CW) jewelry line is just the latest endeavor for savvy boutiquers Laura and Colleen. A percentage of CW sales goes directly to support shelter animals through the boutique's partnership with their favorite non-profit animal advocacy groups.
Artist and Illustrator, Mark Poulin is big animal lover and advocate for shelter adoption. His images capture what is unique and quirky in each and every little critter! Be sure to peruse all of his collections as there are hidden gems and gift items to suit every budget!
Mark Poulin and the fab folks at Pause Dog Boutique have kindly offered Daily Waggers and The Glue Squad a special 10% discount on any items ordered between now and Mother's Day!
Just enter discount code: DWGS when ordering from either of these compassionate vendors!