Pet Summer Safety Guide

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With summer on the horizon and temperatures on the rise, weather conditions can become potentially hazardous for pets. In an effort to help increase awareness about the importance of summer safety, the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS), a nonprofit trade association dedicated to promoting the welfare of animals, created a summer safety guide with valuable tips and best practices for protecting pets during the warm summer months.

unnamed“As pet parents, it’s our responsibility to protect our animals from summer threats including exposure to extreme heat,” said NAPPS president Yvette Gonzales. “Pet parents tend to forget that the sun isn’t the only thing they have to worry about. There are a lot of other risks that pets face during the summer months.”

NAPPS urges pet parents to also consider these additional tips to help keep pets safe and cool under the summer’s sun:

  • Avoid walking your dog during the hottest part of the day. If you’re unable to walk your dog when it’s cooler outside, hire a professional pet sitter.
  • Apply sunscreen made specifically for pets to light skinned and light-furred dogs. Although their fur helps provide protection, areas around their mouth, ears and belly remain susceptible to sunburn.
  • Don’t rely on a dog house to shield your pup from the sun. A dog house can be just as dangerous as a hot car. Make sure dog houses are in the shade and have proper ventilation.
  • Make sure you use pet safe products in your yard. For example, azaleas, lilies and certain plant food can be fatal to pets.
  • Keep grilling supplies out of your pet’s reach. Dogs love hanging out by the grill and they might mistake something like charcoal briquettes for food and become sick. Keep an eye on your grill and what’s or who is around it.
  • Never leave your pet alone in a parked car – even if it’s just for a few minutes. Cars can heat up quickly and can cause heatstroke and hyperthermia, which can result in death.

 

About NAPPS:

NAPPS is the only national nonprofit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of professional pet sitters. The Association aims to help the pet owning public, those interested in pet sitting, and professionals engaged in the in-home pet care industry by fulfilling its vision statement, serving as “the most respected authority in professional pet sitting.” It does so by providing the tools and support to foster the success of its members. NAPPS recently launched a membership designed with the pet parent in mind—the NAPPS Pet Parent Membership is the ultimate resource for pet lovers; offering guides, education opportunities, networking, and exclusive discounts and deals to help pet parents care for their animal companions. To find a pet sitter in your area, check out NAPPS’ nationwide “Pet Sitter Locator” at www.petsitters.org.  For more information on NAPPS, please follow @TheNAPPS on Twitter or join us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheNAPPS.

 

Check out #SneakerCulture @BrooklynMuseum

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The Brooklyn Museum is known to host the most fashion forward exhibits.

The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. At 560,000 square feet, the museum is New York City’s second largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works

The newest Sneaker Culture exhibition is not only timely, relevant but really special to me!

My hand-poured Come Clean Pop Culture Soaps featuring Retro Jordans are now available at the gift shop!  We were the featured vendor at the member preview night. It was amazing to talk to the patrons and talk to them about my process, inspiration and designs.

The Rise of Sneaker Culture

JULY 10–OCTOBER 4, 2015

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor

From their modest origins in the mid-nineteenth century to high-end sneakers created in the past decade, sneakers have become a global obsession. The Rise of Sneaker Culture is the first exhibition to explore the complex social history and cultural significance of the footwear now worn by billions of people throughout the world.

The exhibition, which includes approximately 150 pairs of sneakers, looks at the evolution of the sneaker from its beginnings to its current role as status symbol and urban icon. Included are works from the archives of manufacturers such as Adidas, Converse, Nike, Puma, and Reebok as well as private collectors such as hip-hop legend Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, sneaker guru Bobbito Garcia, and Dee Wells of Obsessive Sneaker Disorder. Also featured are sneakers by Prada and other major fashion design houses and designers, as well as those made in collaboration with artists including Damien Hirst and Shantell Martin. Film footage, interactive media, photographic images, and design drawings contextualize the sneakers and explore the social history, technical innovations, fashion trends, and marketing campaigns that have shaped sneaker culture over the past two centuries.

The Rise of Sneaker Culture is organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto. It is curated by Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator, Bata Shoe Museum.

 

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Many local artists who feature books, toys, DIY kits and collectibles are available at the museum during the run of this show.

This is cute gift!  It is a book teaching kids how to lace their shoes up.

Opening weekend, we sold out!  But worry not, we will bring more!

Visit Brooklyn Museum for more information!  

200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Local Spotlight: @My Brooklyn Baby Boutique

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My Brooklyn Baby is a baby and toddler boutique filled with a delightful selection of gifts and essentials for children 0 – 4 years old.

After giving birth to my daughter Nadia, I became obsessed with finding products for her that were safe, developmentally appropriate and eco-friendly. I also became frustrated by the fact that I could not shop for her in our neighborhood because even though I could access online product reviews in an instant, sometimes you just need to see the product yourself… and so necessity became the mother of My Brooklyn Baby!
We carry a wide range of modern, eco-friendly and socially conscience brands.  We really appreciate you stopping by and for your support of this small, mommy-owned and operated business.

Thank You & Happy Parenting!
Darcy Le Fleming

Located in Ft Greene, My Brooklyn Baby is a one-stop shop from craft toys to cloth diapers, onesies to frozen pop makers. They also offer the Medela Symphony for those who need a hospital grade option with rental options. Parents can browse while kids enjoy free (healthy) snacks and a play station. To make it an even easier experience, there’s an in-store changing table and stroller ramp. Screen Shot 2015-07-14 at 1.36.14 PM
Does it seem like everyone has the same thing on their baby? Shop at My Brooklyn Baby for super unique items that are one of a kind and inspired by BK!

Reebok Classic x Kendrick Lamar Ventilator

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Last December, Reebok announced a unique partnership with Top Dawg Entertainment recording artist Kendrick Lamar and on July 18th 2015, Reebok will release the first shoe of the Grammy Award winning artist’s capsule collection.
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The Reebok Classic x Kendrick Lamar Ventilator features a tonal paperwhite upper made of premium pigskin nubuck with perforated detailing and a pigskin leather lining. This neutral colorway is contrasted by minimal hits of blue and red on the sockliners, embroidered tongue labels, debossed heels and woven rope laces. A secondary set of waxed tonal laces are also included.
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The limited edition Reebok Classic x Kendrick Lamar Ventilator will be available on Reebok.com, Shiekh, Shoe Palace, Bait, DTLR and Shoe City for$125 starting 7/18.

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