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My dog Saban is a big dog. She’s an English Mastiff, which is one of the giant breeds. That’s why she needs a big bowl. With Valentine’s Day coming up, I started thinking about things she loves and what I could do that would be special for her. She adores Pup-Peroni and MilkBone treats, so I knew those would be part of the plan. My other idea? I thought I would personalize her water bowl. However, that just meant finally facing the truth about Saban and our cat, Domino. They are secretly friends. #TreatThePups
They play off their relationship, like this. Saban: “Don’t touch my stuff.” Domino: “Your stuff is my stuff.” Saban: “Um, it’s PUP-Peroni not CAT-eroni.” Saban: Makes a move that has no actual follow through. Domino: “Aaaahhh!!” run away, run away
Saban: “I win! I’m alone with my treats. I wish I had opposable thumbs. Hello? Someone open these!”
Have no fear, Domino is fine. They’re really great friends. Don’t take my word for it just check out these photos my husband posted on Instagram.
The tawdry tabloid headline for this would read, “The images they wish they could hide from the world!” LOL!
So cute! Also, we desperately need new couches. Sigh.
Domino looks like he has grey hair there but it’s just the light. Anyway, as you can see they are really friends. Though Domino carries this secret shame, which is why when I bought this new dog bowl, I added Domino’s name to it.
Here’s how to create a personalized (or dogalized) dish for your dog (and his secret cat friend).
I’m using a red outdoor vinyl for the bowl. I cut Saban’s name at 3″ x 8″ and Domino’s at 1″ x 5″ using my Silhouette Cameo 2 and the Arial font. What’s weeding? It’s the process of removing the vinyl you don’t want to use from the vinyl you do want to use. I like to use a craft knife to help me with that process. If you need help with the Cameo, check out my tutorials here. See more vinyl projects and tutorials here or on my Pinterest vinyl board.
Weed all of the tiny pieces from the letters. That’s where that craft knife comes in particularly handy. Cover the weeded pieces with transfer tape. Don’t have any? Use masking tape. The transfer tape will help you keep the lettering in tact while you lift it from the backing. Now you can transfer it to the dog bowl. YAY!
Apply the vinyl to the bowl. Use a squeegee or a credit card/gift card to burnish (stick down well) the vinyl to the bowl. Add any remaining vinyl lettering or images the same way. Remove the transfer tape. You’re done! YAY!
I got the MilkBone and Pup-Peroni treats and that HUGE water bowl at Walmart. I was thrilled to find that bowl. When you have a giant breed dog like I do you have to buy a lot of giant items, one of them is a water bowl. Domino will not drink out of his own water bowl. He just wants to drink out of Saban’s. So weird! Oh well, that’s why I put both of their names on Saban’s new water bowl.
Happy dog, fresh from getting muddy outside, enjoying a MilkBone dog biscuit. There will be no evidence it was ever on the floor in about 1 minute. She’s great at cleaning up her messes!
Saban: “Seriously?” Domino: “My new bowl!”
What do you do to treat your pups or other pets?