Save the Monopoly Dog Game Piece!

Hasbro, the company behind the Monopoly game, has decided it is time to change one of the iconic game pieces for the basic versions of Monopoly. These pieces have been around for years, and they are allowing fans to make the decision on which piece goes and what new one is added.

To vote, head on over to Facebook: Save Your Token


The pieces at stake for removal: the car, thimble, boot, scottie dog, battleship, hat, iron, and wheelbarrow. You can select each piece to see the “reason” for removal and why it should stay.

New pieces up for vote:


The new options are: robot, diamond ring, cat, helicopter, and guitar.

I voted for the dog piece, as it has always been my favorite:


I encourage you to vote to save your favorite piece as well! As of writing this article the dog and car are in the lead of votes while the iron and wheelbarrow are lowest. Just in case your favorite piece ends up being cut, I hear a “Golden Token” Monopoly set featuring all of the original pieces will be available from Target some time in February.

Vote on Facebook at Save Your Token.

Amazing Dog Grooming

I found some photos of very elaborate, and maybe crazy, doggie hair styles. The puppy cut can make many dogs look really cute but it is amazing what some shaving, styling, additions, and color can do to make a dog look completely different! What do you think of these dogs?

1. The Muppets



I love the use of color, differnet fur lengths, and the creative use of the dog’s tail!


2. A Giraffe



The paint is amazing, and I really like how the tips of the paws are black to simulate hooves.


3. A Horse


Wow! This dog had to sacrifice a lot of fur to make this look, but I love the mane and tail! The hooves and saddle are a wonderful touch.


4. Peacock


Very colorful, and I really hope that the peacock tail is a piece that the dog is just standing in front of and not actually attached to its back.


5. Tiger



Such a cute look!

6. Lion and Zebra



The mane is fabulous, I just feel bad for the saved tail!

7. Another horse



This puppy has nice additions to its fur for the feathers on the helmet, mane and tail, and its puppy bridal.

8. Dinosaur (or maybe a dragon?)


I am not sure what kind of reptile this is supposed to be, but the use of color and fur style are both simple and amazing.

9. Tropical dog


I love the macaw and frog designs on this dog!

1o. Bison


A cut of differing lengths really gives this dog the appearance of a shaggy bison.

11. Chicken




I love all the subtle details on this one. The little wings on the dog’s side, the front legs being colored yellow with feet above the puffs on its legs representing the nest/hay of the barnyard, the comb, tail feathers, and tiny nest with chicks really make this an elaborate and well thought out design.

12. T-rex


This one is easier to tell that it is a dinosaur! I love the teeth on it, eyes, and the creative use of the rest of the dog in the design.


I found these photos at, to see these and more go to Weird Dog Grooming Photos. Just scroll past the ads and there is a bar with more pictures that you can click through.



National Dog Day

Today, August 26th, is National Dog Day! A day meant to celebrate the dog in all of its glory! The first national dog day was in 2004 and it is meant to highlight pets, working dogs, and dogs in need of adoption.


Make sure to take a moment to give your dog a little extra attention in honor of the occasion! If you would like any ideas on how to celebrate, has a list of 50 ideas here.

Funny image to celebrate National Dog Day:

(found here)

I feel this is how all dogs I have ever owned thought!