Paradise Solid Color and Tropical Pet Furniture Covers

When the summer heat ushers you into the sweet coolness of the indoors, relax in bliss upon a Paradise Furniture Protector. This attractive furniture cover will protect your furnishing from pets, stains, and dirt. There’s no need to fret about your furry pal destroying your furniture; this microfiber polyester cover is water-repellant and soil-resistant.

Paradise Leaf Furniture Protector Parchment Recliner/Wing Chair Paradise Solid Color Furniture Protector Recliner/Wing Chair

The Paradise Pet Furniture Cover has a quilted pattern and covers more than 90% of your furnishing. Straps and D-rings secure the protector—just another reason to de-stress and ignore the summer swelter. Treat yourself to a little slice of paradise with a refreshing watercolor tropical print or a tranquil solid tone: sage, chocolate, or natural. Recliner/wing chair, loveseat, sofa, and extra-long sofa sizes are available. The Paradise Furniture Covers are exclusive designs for Touch of Class®, so you won’t find them anywhere else.

If your dog or cat loves the cover as much as you do, no problem. The Paradise Furniture Protectors are machine washable on the gentle cycle; line dry.

Click here to view the Paradise Furniture Covers and sizing/measurement information.

Click here to view the entire Paradise Collection, including coordinating window treatments and other home decor.

Paradise Pet Furniture Covers

Before You Take Your Dog to the Beach: Tips and Etiquette

If Fido has had his fill of playing in the kiddie pool and running under the sprinkler, you might be planning a trip to the beach sometime soon. If it’s your first trip to the sandy shore together, or you just need to brush up on the basics, check out these beach tips and etiquette from the American Kennel Club and Animal Planet.

Are dogs allowed?

Check local ordinances before you leave to make sure dogs are allowed. At the beach, take notice of any rules posted.

Basic etiquette

Follow the leash laws, and supervise your dog at all times. Skip the beach trip if you have an aggressive dog or a puppy under four months. Remember waste bags to clean up after your dog.

For your dog’s safety

Ensure your dog has proper identification and is up to date on vaccinations.

Protect his skin and coat

Thirty minutes before going outside, apply a pet-safe, zinc-free sunscreen to your dog’s ears and nose and the inner part of his back legs. When you’re ready to leave the beach, use fresh water to rinse the seawater off his fur.

Saltwater temptation

Don’t let your dog drink seawater; offer him cool, clean water as an alternative. Pack a first aid kit in case you need to tend to a jellyfish sting or cut paw. Consider a doggie lifejacket for beginning swimmers or short-legged breeds. Be cautious of riptides, sharks, and deep water.

Hot, hot, hot

Limit your pup’s exposure during the hottest times of the day. Have a blanket or towel at the ready in case the sand gets too hot for your dog’s paws. Scope out a shady rest spot ahead of time or bring along a beach umbrella.

Remember to have plenty of fresh, cool water for him to drink, and watch for signs of overheating, including rapid panting, coordination problems, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Tropical Parrot-Themed Dining Accessories

All you exotic bird lovers will be flapping your wings over these adorable parrot-themed dining accessories. These serving accents will bring color and tropical flair to your table while you season your food or pour your favorite beverage.

Designed by ©Suzanne Nicoll, these earthenware accessories resemble a green parrot with blue accents. Each cute parrot is handpainted with a gloss finish.

Click here to view the Tropics Parrot Salt and Pepper Shaker Set.
Click here to view the Tropics Parrot Beverage Pitcher.

Tropics Parrot Salt and Pepper Shakers Green Set of Two
Tropics Parrot Beverage Pitcher Green

Floral Meadow Pet Furniture Covers

Summer is on its way! If you can sense it, maybe your pet can too! Has he been scampering about more than usual, hopping up on furnishings that couldn’t possibly be off-limits? If so, you might be on the lookout for a pet furniture protector. Understandably, dark, solid colors may not be at the top of your list during this time of year. The Floral Meadow Furniture Protector is the answer, with a delightful wildflower design that’s fresh and summery.

This diamond-quilted, off-white furniture cover features flowers in colors of burgundy and claret and leaves in moss and charcoal. The floral furniture protector has a water-repellant face that is also soil- and snag-resistant. A longer back helps cover your furniture for more protection. Your pet can cuddle in among the flowers whenever he likes; when the furniture cover needs freshening up, you can machine wash it using the gentle cycle and cold water. Recliner, loveseat, and sofa sizes are available.

Click here to view the Floral Meadow Furniture Covers and sizing/measurement information.

Floral Meadow Furniture Protector Off White Recliner/Wing Chair
Floral Meadow Furniture Protector Off White Recliner/Wing Chair

How Well Do You Know Dogs? Take This Quiz!

Raise your paw if you think you’re the top dog when it comes to canine knowledge. Take this 10-question quiz and find out! Questions are from the American Kennel Club, Animal Planet, and Pet Place. Answers are below.

1. The American Kennel Club currently registers a total of how many dog breeds?

A. 156
B. 172
C. 189
D. 193

2. A dog’s ____ is as unique as a human fingerprint.

A. Pawprint
B. Noseprint
C. Whisker
D. Tail

3. What is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box?

A. Bingo
B. Sailor
C. Jack
D. Scout

4. A dog’s first sense to develop is ____.

A. Sight
B. Smell
C. Touch
D. Hearing

5. Which dog breed is the fastest on the planet, with speeds of up to 45 mph?

A. Border Collie
B. Great Dane
C. Jack Russell Terrier
D. Greyhound

6. For the first ____ of its life, a Dalmatian’s spots are only visible on the skin under the fur. Then the spots emerge.

A. 4-5 days
B. 10-14 days
C. 2-3 months
D. Year

7. Walt Disney’s family dog was a poodle named ____.

A. Minnie
B. Lady
C. Pluto
D. Oliver

8. At the end of the song “____,” Paul McCartney recorded a high-pitched whistle that only dogs can hear. This was done specially for his pup, Martha.

A. “Yesterday”
B. “Coming Up”
C. “A Day in the Life”
D. “A Hard Day’s Night”

9. The most popular dog breed in Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago is the ____.

A. French Bulldog
B. Golden Retriever
C. German Shepherd
D. Labrador Retriever

10. Seventy percent of dog owners do what?

A. Sign their dog’s name on holiday cards.
B. Let their dog sleep in their bed.
C. Leave messages on the answering machine for their dog.
D. Put their dog in family and holiday portraits.

 

Answers: 1) C. 2) B. 3) A. 4) C. 5) D. 6) B. 7) B. 8) C. 9) D. 10) A.

It’s National Pet Week!

National Pet Week was created in 1981 by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the AVMA Auxiliary. Celebrated each year during the first full week of May, National Pet Week encourages pet owners to take steps to keep their pets happy and healthy. In honor of the 35th anniversary of this special week, the AVMA is highlighting seven essential actions to improve the welfare of pets. Click here to learn more!

Sunday:
Choose well and commit for life.
Monday:
Socialize now. New doesn’t have to be scary.
Tuesday:
Exercise body. Exercise mind.
Wednesday:
Love your pet? See your vet!
Thursday:
Pet population control: Know your role.
Friday:
Emergencies happen. Be prepared.
Saturday:
Give your pet a lifetime of love.

Purr-fectly Cute: Felix Quilted Cat Print Furniture Covers

Does your precious feline spend more time in your recliner, loveseat, or sofa than you do? She’ll make any space her home, so be ready to protect your furnishing.

If you’re looking for something as pretty and sassy as your own cat, you’ll love the Felix Furniture Covers. A fun alternative to solid color furniture protectors, these patterned covers feature an all-over print of cats in colors of tan, beige, tawny, gray, slate gray, aqua, and raspberry. These diamond-quilted microfiber furniture covers have a softness that you’ll appreciate, along with soil- and snag-resistant properties. This patterned furniture cover is machine washable… if you can scoot your furry friend off it, that is.

Click here to view the Felix Quilted Cat Print Furniture Covers and sizing/measurement information.

Felix Furniture Protector Light Cream Recliner/Wing Chair
Felix Furniture Protector Light Cream Recliner/Wing Chair

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