Pink Saturday has gone to the dogs... and a giveaway (or 2)!

Giveaway information is at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!

Emily Elizabeth, aka Stinkerbelle. Isn't it ridiculous how beautiful she is? And yes, those eyelashes are real. Everyone asks.

Russ, aka Piggy. This is one of my favorite photographs of all time.

Emily on her favorite bed.

Wally, aka Wallypoo, (on the bed) and Abigail Grace, aka Chewbacca. Abby died a few years ago, and then we got Emily.

Nicholaus, aka Nick.

Happy Pink Saturday, all! I thought this week I would share some photos of my dogs enjoying all the pink in our house (including pink dog beds). Some of you may have seen some of these photos before, but I've never compiled all of them together with a Who's Who.
Emily is our little Shih Tzu - a complete and total princess who also has never met a mud puddle she didn't like. Tomboy to the hilt. I've tried very hard to teach her manners, but she's so excitable, she forgets. My boys are very well behaved and listen incredibly well - Emily, not so much. But she's adorable and loves people and they love her and she's convinced that's enough to get through life - why should she have to listen to me, too? She'll be 4 later this month and is still as rambunctious as she was the day we brought her home as a puppy, despite her docile appearance in these photos.
Russ is my oldest - he was also my first dog and is the reason I love dogs so much. I rescued him from the pound nearly 13 years ago when he was about 9 months old and we've been together ever since. There's something unique about Russ - he has this sort of "old soul" vibe that a number of people have commented on to me over the years. He's incredibly intelligent (seriously, the stories I could tell you...) and the most loyal companion ever. His hearing and eyesight are going, he has trouble with his back legs and he doesn't eat anywhere near as much as he did back when he was young enough to earn the nickname "Piggy," but despite all that, he is still vigilant in his mission as my protector. He is one of the great loves of my life.
Wally is another rescue, as is Nick. Wally and Nick are both odd dogs, but in very different ways. Wallypoo is little and lithe and has problems seeing - which is why he barks at everything until he gets close enough to see what it actually is. He's also quite grouchy. Not mean, grouchy. There is a difference. Mostly, he just doesn't want to be bothered. He's quite lovable to those who love him, but the circle is very select. He'll be 12 on Halloween - for some reason I always thought that him being born on that day really suited.
Now Nick, well, Nick is special. He is an overgrown lap dog, bless him. He's also possibly the most neurotic dog on the planet and has a very real fear of smooth surfaces, like linoleum. We rescued him when he was about 6 weeks old from the pound - he shouldn't even have been away from his mother. In fact, he was so little when we got him, he fit in one hand. He was quite sick, full of worms, etc., and it took us awhile to get him well. As a result of him being sick for so long, he stayed small. And then, almost overnight, as he got better, he was huge. He grew so fast that his suddenly long legs always seemed to get tangled up in each other, and he always seemed to fall on smooth surfaces, hence the fear. Nick is also not the the brightest bulb in the pack, which tends to add to his various neurosis. But what he lacks in brains, he more than makes up for in love. Nick really is just love. He'll be 11 in June.
Well, that's everybody. And in case you're wondering, the boys have never once objected to their pink dog beds. :)
As always, thanks to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for hosting this weekly tribute to pink. Please stop by her blog for a complete list of participants.
And don't forget to register for my giveaways if you're interested. Wishing all of you a beautiful weekend!

OK, on to the giveaways...
I wanted to say thank you to all the sweet people who come by my blog to visit. First, I'm giving away a group of bath products from Victoria's Secret. The scent is Sweet Daydream - apple, raspberry, vanilla combo - and it smells really nice. Not too heavy, not too sweet. And it's pink!
The set includes the body wash (seen above), the hydrating body lotion and the refreshing body mist.
My second giveaway is this fabulously funny Anne Taintor collection, in paperback:

OK, the details. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and let me know which of the giveaways you want to enter. You do not have to be a follower to enter - you just have to leave a comment and let me know if you want the bath stuff or the book. My blog followers, however, can enter BOTH giveaways, as a special thank you from me to them. Again, just leave a comment and let me know.
I will leave the giveaway open for a week. Winners will be announced on Sunday, March 21. Best of luck!


  1. I love your love of pink! Unfortunately my Love is not into "pink" at all so I have to find a fine balance beweeen my urge to pink-it and a man's world.... if I win the give-away I would love the book ! kind regards, Martina ( your follower)

  2. Hi Bella! How adorable are your doggies! Thanks for stopping by the other day-have been a bit lax recently with my visits and just reading everyones posts in google reader so sorry I haven't stopped by! Both the goodies look fab but I think I'd prefer the victoria secret bath goodies:) Have a wonderful Pink Saturday! Hugs, Rowena

  3. Lovely pinks you have there! Such sweet doggies!

  4. The puppies looked all pampered.
    Happy PS!

    In Shoes We Trust,
    Maggie Mae
    "Do these shoes Match this purse?"

  5. I'd love the VS body wash...lather up!

    Those dogs have quite the life.

  6. Your sweet pups are ADORABLE! And those eyelashes really are TOO CUTE! Your dogs have a beautiful life there with you!

    I'd love to enter your generous giveaway... either treat would be delightful! I'm having a giveaway as well if you'd like to enter. Happy Pink Saturday!

  7. Where to start? I was laughing at the part about "he's not mean, just grouchy"...that's how I describe myself sometimes!
    I love all your doggies!!! and I love the pink darn cute! The way you have decorated is what I was shooting for when I had my own place...but I failed miserably, lol. Thank you for sharing all of it!

    I'd love to be entered in both giveaways! you're so sweet to have them :-)

  8. Aww cute doggies and love thier beds. Happy Pink Saturday Grace

  9. I just love this post... the dogs and the pinks... adore the fabrics.

    I just started a new party called "Fur Friends Friday." You should definitely link this post to it next Friday.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Pink Saturday too! I just may have to follow you.

    Necel from the Old House in Texas

  10. Hi Bella..
    I loved your post about your sweet doggies and I love the pink beds.
    I would love to be entered in your give-aways..
    I am a follower. Happy Pink Saturday and have a lovely weekend.

  11. What a beautiful pink post. Your dog sare so cute and I love their beds.

  12. Hi Bella,
    It's so cute that your dogs have their own personality and you describe them really well. Emily is adorable sitting pretty. Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for visiting me on my very first Pink Saturday post. Please feel free to stop by any time.

  13. All your pampered pooches are so beautiful! And I love the pink dog beds!! Your house looks beautiful!! Hope you are having a great Pink Saturday and enjoy the weekend!! Sherri : )

  14. Hi, Happy Pink Saturday! I love your furry ones, very precious! I have 3 furry ones of my own plus 3 kitties also.
    If you would be so kind to enter me in your Giveaway for the bath products from Victoria's Secret. Thank you so much for this chance for your great Giveaway! I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

  15. Your puppies are adorable - would love to be entered for the Victoria's Secret Body Wash - all of their body stuff smells so great

  16. Hi Bella, I just found your blog, from Pink Saturday..I am a little behind this weekend, lol.
    I am the mom of 3 wonderful dogs..what would we do without these angels in our lives..
    Would love to enter your giveaways..I am a follower!

  17. hi bella! your dogs have it 'made in the shade'! they look so comfy... who wouldn't be surrounded by all that pink?! bet they're having sweet dreams! the photos of flowers you've posted -- and the luscious cupcakes -- make your blog very inviting! i just keep thinking of all the yummy frosting... i can't decide which one would taste best! thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog on saturday and leaving a comment, bella! please enter my name in your giveaway for the pretty bath products -- thanks much!

  18. I would be counted for Victoria's set. So kind of you to offer such gorgeous gifts, and huge thanks. I am sure my Spring will be a real Party time if or when I am eligible:)
    Happiest Spring with greens and pinkies.

  19. What a nice give away. I think I would like the lotion and put me as a yes
    Love the dof pictures..Our best friends and always party of the family

  20. Wowowowow, cutest dogs ever!!!

    I would love to win that book, so awesome!!!

  21. oooh, great giveaways....especially that Anne Taintor!!! YAY!

  22. Oh Bella

    What sweet babies you have and I see that they are indeed loved. I love seeing snippets from around your home - it's lovely and so romantic looking.

    I'll enter both giveaways since I've been a loyal follower for some time. Thanks so much for the well wishes and have a great week!


  23. Beautiful, darling dogs! Every one of them. Happy late Pink Saturday! See you again tomorrow! We are having a giveaway tomrorow. I would love to win the book! Thanks for the chance!

    Mermaid Debbie

  24. Hi Bella Sweetie...
    I so love your babies. They are all just precious. Love all the pics, but that Emily just steals your heart from her bed. Love it. Thank you so much for sharing.

    I am a follower, please enter me in both drawings sweetie. Many thanks for the wonderful opportunity. Country hugs...Sherry

  25. Very cute dogs!! Love the pink dog beds


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