Dogs of the Blogs
Dogs of the Blogs: Dog Milk
Pet lifestyle expert Serena Faber-Nelson is the founder of Pretty Fluffy. A contributor to Everyday with Rachael Ray, Modern Dog Magazine, Cesars Way and more; her modern, stylized take on DIY dog treats has seen her recipes viewed millions of times over.
Serena is the author of the go-to dog mom bible, Dog Mama, and the popular dog treat recipe book, Healthy Homemade Dog Treats.
As a long time reader of Dog Milk, I’m so happy to be sharing a glimpse behind the scenes of this slice of the internet where modern dogs and design meet. Every week managing editor, Capree Kimball, finds the coolest products for savvy pet owners who are after a bit more form and function for their fidos. Plus could her dogs, Wrigley and Smash, BE any cuter? (You have to say that last sentence in a Chandler Bing voice for full effect – that’s on order!) Let’s meet them…
Who: Capree, Wrigley and Smash
Where: Managing Editor at Dog Milk, Deputy Editor at Curbly
In A Nutshell: Dog Milk was brought into this beautiful world in 2010, inspired by Design Milk founder and editor Jaime Derringer’s love for her two modern pups. She felt that there needed to be a place where modern dog owners could discover new products and find what was beyond the chain pet stores. Whether it’s an innovative pet feeder, cool dog tee, or a modern dog bed, we continue to bring the most cutting edge and modern design to dog lovers everywhere!
Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging in 2007 as a way to share and curate all the incredible things I found on the Internet, mostly art, design, and playful products for the modern home. I had just purchased my first home, and was so excited by the idea of decorating and developing my own unique aesthetic!
What is your most popular blog post to date?
Our two-ingredient treat recipe has been a big hit! It’s ridiculously easy to make and there are endless ways to customize it based on your dog’s needs and likes.
Tell us about Wrigley and Smash…
Wrigley is a 5 year old Miniature Schnauzer and one of the most sensitive and emotionally in-tune dogs on the planet. Plus, he’s got some killer good looks. Smash is an (almost) 4 year old Shih Tzu and a total ham! He’s always happy (and hungry) no matter what.
If you had to describe your dogs in three words, you’d say….
Wrigley: sweet, sensitive, intelligent
Smash: goofy, mellow, happy
If Wrigley and Smash were superheroes what would their names and powers be?
Smash would be “Space Pig”, no question. His special ability would be turning anything he touched into strawberries, his favorite food.
Wrigley would be “Bossy Beard”, a dog that could employ mind control powers to manipulate any living person into rubbing his belly.
What is your favourite blog/website and why?
I’ve been super obsessed with the site HomeMade Modern lately! They feature really incredible DIY projects for the home that are surprisingly easy and affordable. They’re doing stuff you don’t see on most other sites.
What is your #1 tip for other bloggers?
Write about what you love and what you’re passionate about, don’t just follow trends! Be true to your yourself and your own interests.
Capree’s TOP 5 Pretty & Fluffy picks…
1. Cross Blanket by Pia Wallen (Pictured)
2. Pooch Posse Cardigan from Anthropologie
3. Urbanest Bed from LoveThyBeast
4. Horse by Zoe Pawlak
5. Dogleg Diner by Doca Pet (Pictured)