blanketID Update

Posted on March 18, 2011


Happy Friday!

We don’t know about you, but our week flew by like the blink of an eye.  Between house showings, out-of-state visitors and monitoring Gus’s recovery, we’ve hardly had a chance to catch our breath.  Although we’re sad to see M’s spring break week come to a close, it also means we’re one week closer to our trip.  Luckily, so far, excited > scared to death about what lies ahead.  We’ll let you know in a month.  We might be hyperventilating with our head between our knees, breathing into paper bags.  If we are, feel free to cyber-kick us in the butt and tell us to suck it up.

Gus is still recovering from his suspected back sprain/strain.  Our optimism at the beginning of the week quickly disappeared over the past couple of days.  Seeing his beautiful plume tail between his legs is causing us serious anxiety and loss of sleep.  Gus is headed back to Dr. Kyzar today for another check.  😦


On to happier news…look what arrived a couple of weeks ago!  Thanks to all your wonderful help, our Orange Gingham blanketID tag arrived and couldn’t be cuter!  Several of you expressed interest in the tag, so we thought we’d walk you through the easy peasy registration process.

Inside the package contained the blanketID tag and instruction booklet.

Mr. Nosey Pants moseyed in to see what we were up to.

Ahhhhh!  Isn’t it the cutest thing ever?!  We were so happy the majority selected the Orange Gingham design.  It was our personal favorite and we knew it would match his fur and new collar (post coming soon) perfectly!

We’re absolutely gaga over the small size of the tag.

These next few photos crack us up.  We didn’t intend for Gus to be in the shot…but he nosed his way in.  Now we have visual proof of why we call him, Mr. Nosey Pants.


As previously mentioned, the registration process was a cinch.  Within minutes, we were up and running.  See below for screen shots of each step:

This next screenshot immediately caused our eyes to water.  We hope to NEVER use the “Lost Poster” feature, but absolutely love that it’s offered as part of our online profile.  If your pet goes missing, the last thing you want to do is spend valuable time finding a good photo and putting together a flyer.  With your blanketID membership, it’s as easy as logging in and hitting print.  It could also be uploaded to Facebook or sent as a tweet on Twitter to increase exposure.

Genius and heart-wrenching at the same time…

Phew…so glad we’re past the lost poster portion of this post.  Onto how fabulous it looks on his collar!


We had to show you his city license tag.  Texas is obsessed with creating as many objects as possible into the shape of Texas.  Seriously.  Texas-shaped tortilla chips, crackers, stepping stones…you name it; they’ll form it into the shape of the Lone Star State.

We took these photos last weekend when his back was causing him quite a bit of discomfort, so please excuse the blurry shots.  We took them quickly so he wouldn’t move.


A few hours later, when Gus was feeling spunkier, we were able to capture a few more shots of him sporting his new blanketID tag.

Disclosure:  blanketID very generously sent us a complimentary tag as thanks for our previous post.  We were not compensated for either of our posts and the opinions are all our own.  In an effort to pay the generosity forward, we added an additional $25 to our monthly donation to the Animal Defense League of Texas.

Thank you, blanketID!


In unrelated news, we have a huge favor to ask of you.  Kimpton Hotels is currently holding a pet photo contest.  The top five pet photos in each of the six rounds will advance to win a great giveaway, including a 2-night stay.  We would LOVE to win this.  We’re huge fans of Kimpton (SUPER dog-friendly) and will be staying at several of their locations during our travels.  Help a dogger out by clicking here and “liking” Gus’s photo.  Thanks! 

Coincidentally, it was through a link on the blanketID FB page that we even learned of the contest!

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