Costume fun at PAWS Scaredy Cats and Dogs 2011!


Last Sunday, 23 October 2011, PAWS held its 8th Scaredy Cats and Dogs pets and kids costume contest. This happens every year, but it’s only now my sister and I decided to actively take part in it. The Php250 registration fee went to PAWS, and that really makes it worth the effort πŸ™‚

Shantee came as Rainbow Brite since we knew she wouldn’t want to wear something as weird as Kubrick’s Steamed Shrimp costume. The weirdness (and apparently the uniqueness) of Kubrick’s costume won him the Crypt Keeper’s Choice (Most Original Costume) award, and Shantee went home sourgraping πŸ˜› Read more

Pawparazzi at It’s a Dog’s Life fun run!


While Kubrick is recovering from placing 4th (yup, my husband Marc and him almost got into the top 3!) and Shantee is still nursing her pups and injured pride for not being on the spotlight this morning… Here are some of the shots I took during the event! πŸ™‚

I’ll be posting a more complete post on our experience later, but for now, enjoy the photos! πŸ™‚ Read more

My Awesome Dog contest results


Since there were more race kits to be given away than valid entries (humans who followed the instructions for the contest properly), we decided to just give them away! πŸ™‚

Below will be getting a free race kit which includes #1 Dog Bandana, Race Bib (for master), Race Bib (for dog) and Presidio Dog Run Manual (no race shirt).

Stacy Lyn Liong
Paula Patricia Estimada
Rachelle Nejal
Reynelda Caballero
Rhina Sison
Claudine Arcangel
Rosielyn Yacub
Mary Ann Arcega
Kristine Tutor

If you’re on this list, you should have been able to receive two emails from Shantee and me already regarding It’s a Dog’s Life and claiming of race kits. If not, please do check your email or send us a message with your correct email address if you think there might be a chance you gave the wrong email address.

It’s a Dog’s Life “My Awesome Dog” contest


Do you want to run It’s A Dog’s Life for free? Here’s your chance! πŸ™‚

We’re giving away ten (10) FREE race kits (without the human shirt) for It’s a Dog’s Life: A Presidio Dog Marathon!!!

Yep, you read it right… It’s 100% FREE!!! Here’s how to join…

  1. In the Message box of the comments section below this post… Complete the sentence, “My dog is awesome because _________.” You can add more sentences if you like, but please try not to make it too long πŸ™‚
  2. Be sure to include your real name in the Name field and provide a correct email address in the Mail field of the comments section so we can easily contact you in case you win.
  3. Deadline for joining this contest is on Monday, 11 July 2011. Be sure to submit your comment entry by then!

Winners will be announced the same day as contest deadline here in Dog Fashionista and Shantee’s Facebook page. Liking Shantee’s page is not required, but you can if you want to get the contest results immediately πŸ™‚

Terms and Conditions

  • Race kits that will be given away include #1 Dog Bandana, Race Bib (for master), Race Bib (for dog) and Presidio Dog Run Manual, BUT do not include a human t-shirt/jersey/singlet.
  • Winners of the free race kits are still eligible to receive a Finisher’s Doggie bark Bag and free breakfast.
  • Winners of the free race kits are also eligible to win Dog Runner Prizes.
  • One entry per person only — joining this contest multiple times is not allowed.
  • Offensive and inappropriate answers will be automatically deleted and disqualified. Remember, Dog Fashionista is a family-friendly web site. Be good!
  • Comments/entries that do no include the contest question (“My dog is awesome because _________.”) will not be included in the raffle draw.
  • Winners will be notified via Email, so please make sure that you provide the correct information when you leave a comment.

Pretty simple, eh? Join now! πŸ™‚

Come and join the fun at The Wharf with your pooch for It’s A Dog’s Life fun run!


Living an active lifestyle has a lot of health benefits, but it can also be a source of fun for both you and your dog!

This year, Dog Fashionista is supporting It’s A Dog’s Life: A Presidio Dog Marathon, where you will get a chance to run 1.5km or 3km with your furry best friends πŸ™‚

More details after the jump! Read more

Doggie Sudz Mango and Neem All-Natural Shampoo for Pampering Pooch


Just recently, things at work have picked up considerably, so my husband Marc and I had to hire a household help, Nelia. Nelia worked with Marc’s great-aunt, but when his great-aunt passed away, we thought it best to just hire Nelia since we were in need of somebody helping us take care of the house and the pets because of our increasingly busy work schedule. Just in time, Bow & Wow sent us an organic shampoo for the dogs to try: a 16 fl. oz. bottle of Doggie Sudz Mango and Neem All-Natural Shampoo for Pampering Pooch.

Of course, the Dog Fashionista Shantee needs to be the first dog to try it! Read more

New theme for Dog Fashionista!


Yah, yah, I know I haven’t been updating… But wait! You’re now looking at the spiffy new design of Dog Fashionista πŸ™‚

Yesterday was Dog Fashionista’s fourth anniversary (the blog, not the dog!), so I thought it was the right time to relaunch the site with a new theme design, custom-made by yours truly. Do start following us again, as we have a lot of updates in store for you! And while you’re at it, please like Shantee’s page on Facebook πŸ™‚

The long wait for bath time at Pet Express SM Cubao


Shantee was my canine companion at the Cats and Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore mall tour event at Ali Mall last Saturday. She’s the most behaved in our Shih Tzu brood, sitting still for long periods of time letting people admire her and comment how adorable she is. My little fashionista is a real diva, but it’s her diva-ness that makes her a great doggy companion during pet events.

The Dog Fashionista was starting to stink, so I figured it was time to make use of the Pet Express Php100 off Bath and Blow Dry gift certificate we got during the TailRunners pet and human fun run last summer. The event was starting a bit later than the scheduled 1pm, but we were already in Cubao by 11:30am so there was still time to have Shantee showered. Read more

The Eukanuba (with Prebiotics) experiment


One of the possible things that could happen to a mommy dog during and after pregnancy is the lack of nutrients. When Shantee was pregnant earlier this year, I already noticed that we had to increase her food intake as her usual wasn’t enough anymore. Some of her fur started falling off too (though this might be partly due to a cheaper dog food brand we had to buy when the shop we usually buy dog food from ran out of Shantee and Kubrick’s usual brand). By the time she was breast-feeding her pups, she had ugly bald spots πŸ™ I had to have her fur cut real short to make it grow evenly once again. This wasn’t so bad as it was the middle of the summer, but as you know, my little Dog Fashionista is very particular about how she looked. It was hard to make her pose for pictures and she didn’t look forward to daily walks like she used to because of her very short fur πŸ™


A shaved Shantee with Eukanuba bags, two months ago

I was honestly a bit skeptical when we were asked for our dogs to try Eukanuba for two months. We’ve already had a bad experience trying out other brands of dog food, and I wasn’t sure if Shantee was allergic to the formula that Eukanuba uses. Anyway, since we have a lot of other dogs who aren’t allergic to specific dog food brands, we decided to give it a try. If all else fails with Shantee and Kubrick, at least our other dogs can try it out. Read more

Summer “office girl” look


Summer is coming to an end, but Shantee’s still having some hangovers πŸ™‚ We keep the air-conditioner on during office hours and let the dogs wander as we go about our work. Of course, Shantee needs to glam it up while “working” at our home office!

That’s Shantee’s summer “office girl” look — conservative cuts but with the bright hues of summer. It’s the same dress she wore during her TV shoots with the Kulilits and Zooperstars crew. The summery colors just looked great on TV! πŸ™‚

We got this dog dress from a shop in Tiendesitas for about Php150-200. I can’t remember the exact amount, but I do remember it being on sale. Shantee just loves it!!! πŸ˜€

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