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Her Shot: Wine Dogs

Our Stories / February 26, 2016 / No Comments.

VAWineDogs2The Winery Dog. This particular pooch is one that lives and works (and naps) in the vineyard, winery and tasting rooms of wineries around the world. To document and share winemakers’ best friend(s) with the rest of us common folk, the site winedogs.com offers consistent updates on these chateaux dwelling canines.

Established in 1997, the Wine Dogs webpage is basically an official encyclopedia of the winemakers’ trusty hound. Although Wine Dogs’ first book was published in 2003—with 8 more editions following—the website is still a simple way to sift through all of Wine Dogs’ products. Calendars, books, hats—the online store provides many pieces of merchandise for purchase. Besides retail, you can also tune in to the latest Wine Dog news as well as become acquainted with the featured Wine Dog of the Month.

Still, if you’re more into tangible things, the Wine Dog book series offers a photographic journal of gorgeous pictures and short essays, all intended to be a tribute to the working (and relaxing) dogs living among the grapes. And what makes these reads even better? Pairing one perfectly with a generous glass of wine.


Vodka Saves A Puppy

Our Stories / January 24, 2013 / 1 Comment.

Among the many things that puppies shouldn’t eat, anti-freeze is generally pretty high on the list. That is why when Cloe, a 9-week-old miniscule American Staffordshire puppy, licked anti-freeze she found in a car port, her owners freaked out. They brought her to the vet and she was already dangerously ill.

There weren’t really any options for Cloe, who was hours away from renal failure, but her vet had a handle of vodka sitting in his office that he’d recently received as a Christmas gift. The doctor decided to run an IV drip connected to the vodka through the dog’s nose.

“There’s toxins in anti-freeze called ethylene glycol and they’re very, very harmful to the kidneys,” said Cloe’s vet, Matt Pascall. “So what we need to do is give them alcohol and in this case, we gave her vodka, to try and mop up some of those toxins.”

After two days, Cloe had consumed one-third of the bottle of vodka. Her vet says in human terms, it’s like Cloe had seven or eight shots every four hours.

Apparently, it worked perfectly and little Ms. Cloe is as good as new now. Vodka saves puppies, but don’t try this at home. To be honest, we have no idea how this little puppy could drink that much vodka and survive, next time we’ll have to do some more research.



5 Reasons To Drink This Weekend

Our Stories / October 12, 2012 / No Comments.

We’re not the type of people who need a reason to drink. If we’re breathing, that’s reason enough. But for those who need more, here you go:
1. Zombies –Someone up in Maine keeps hacking digital road signs. The latest, “WARNING ZOMBIES AHEAD!” Cheers to that guy. Disclaimer: Don’t try this at home, its illegal.

2. National Coming Out Day – This past Thursday people supported each other all around the country. We’re raising our glass to those who came out, and the people who helped them through it.

3. Michael Vick Has A Dog – Lets have a beer to drown our sorrows for this poor pup. For the record, we’re a group of major dog lovers, so it hurt our hearts to hear about this.

4. Halloween Costumes – Its time to come up with the coolest costume ever. The best way of doing this? While drinking. It definitely helps the creative process (we know from experience.)

5. Fearless Felix – Is this guy jumping or not? Felix jumping from “space” has been postponed from Wednesday to Sunday. Place your bets now and drink if you’re wrong… and drink if you’re right, you’ve got to celebrate.



Dogs Deserve Beer Too

Our Stories / September 19, 2012 / 2 Comments.

We let our dogs sleep in our beds, eat our leftovers and sit on the couch while we watch TV, so why not treat your pooch to an ice cold beer?

Bowser Beer is a brew that is made especially for your pup. It’s non-alcoholic with no carbonation, but it’s really going to hit the spot with your dog. It’s made with USDA beef or chicken, malt barley and glucosamine. There aren’t any hops because those are dangerous to dogs, but they’re able to drink it a variety of ways:

• Straight out of the bottle, because let’s face it, your canine pal wants to be as cool as you.
• Pour it over dry dog food to make it extra special
• Put it in their water bowl if that’s how they prefer to hydrate
• Make a delicious snack and pour it over crushed ice

Flavor offerings are pretty basic, but we’re sure your dog won’t mind. You can buy 6-packs in three different varieties:

• Beefy Brown Ale
• Cock-a-Doodle Brew
• Mixed Bower Beer (half Beefy Brown Ale, half Cock-a-Doodle Brew)

The best part? You can create your own custom label for the bottles if you want to. Adding the labels can get a little pricey for every day use, but if you’re throwing some kind of party and want interesting favors, these would be pretty fun.

Pet shops around the U.S. sell 6-packs of Bowser Beer, but it’s even being added to menus at pet-friendly restaurants and bars. Pet-friendly hotels have been known to put the beer in amenity kits when guests check in.

Would you ever buy beer for your dog?