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Friyay Feature: Meet Lindy!!

By Denie Jacobson

Friyay Feature: Meet Lindy!!

We're back with another Friyay Feature and I want you all to meet Lindy!! Her pawrent tells us all about how she's just the biggest ray of sunshine to all that she meets. She also tells about how much she likes squeaker toys, at any time of the day! Anyone else have a pup like that?? I know I do 😂 Read on to get to know Lindy more and don't forget to tag Ripley & Rue when your pups are wearing their favorite bandanas!

Age

10 months?

Breed

Mutt

Location:

Los Angeles, California 

Instagram Handle

@lindythefosterfail

How did you get the name Lindy?

I was given the name Lindy by my rescue and after getting to know me, my family decided the small peppy name with some bounce to it fit me perfectly! 

What’s Lindy favorite thing to do?

Squeak toys. No matter the hour or what’s going on. She MUST squeak all the toys. 

What’s their personality like?

Lindy is like a perpetual ball of sunshine. She’s always smiling and flitting from one person to the next to show and get love.

What’s your favorite thing about Lindy?

Lindy is a meat trade survivor which means she was born into horrible circumstances where dogs are being hurt or worse. However, you would never know that by how she sees the world as a friendly place. She doesn’t fear the unknown or what hurt her in the past and is forever happy and always willing to share that happiness with whatever she does or whoever she meets.

How many R+R bandanas do you own, and what's your favorite?

Four, the “Girl Gang” bandana because her sister has a matching one!

What do you like about it? How does Lindy like it?

I love the quality of it as well as the overall design. It was one of those things that you saw and just knew your pup (or pups) would look amazing in it. Lindy loves any accessory you put on her and whenever she wears it she puffs her chest out a little to show off.  

Any funny stories you’d like to share about Lindy? 

I always love the kleptomaniac story that happened at our local pet supplies store. We were walking around while talking to her trainer and looking over some of the seasonal toys. Lindy decided she really liked one of them and snagged it from us before prancing around with it. Before I could finish up our shopping she tried to prance her way right out of the doors! I ended up having to carry her to the line so we could pay because she wasn’t interested in anything but her toy and the upcoming car ride. 
Thanks for sharing with us and supporting Ripley & Rue Lindy!!
Until next time,
XO Denie + Lucy

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Fall Trends We Used for Dog Bandana Inspo

By Denie Jacobson

Fall Trends We Used for Dog Bandana Inspo

Today I'm talking trends, and these were the fall trends we used for bandana inspo this season! Ahhh fall, how I love you so!! I, for one, will be welcoming the cooler weather with open arms as the season begin to change. Not only will I stop sweating just walking to my car, or in Lucy’s case, excessively pant from one lap around the block, my outfits are about to take a turn, for the better if you ask me. Before I start shopping for new clothes I like to do a little research to see what trends are going to be most popular for the season. To help with some inspo for the Fall Collection bandanas I looked at what trends were most prevalent on the runways and figured out how our pups could sport the looks on their favorite Ripley&Rue bandanas. 


  • Plaid
  • Many suits were seen waltzing down the runway for this season, specifically ones covered in plaid. Since we don’t make full suits for your furry friends, we settled on the cutest plaids of all time. Of course, we had to stay true to a big-time favorite, Buffalo Plaid, but also incorporated new ones that your pups will love! (And so will the camera 😜)

  • Florals
  • Dark florals are the feminine edge of the season. There’s never a bad time for florals and fall is no exception to that. My favorite part of the florals I saw on the runway was how the majority of them were oversized. Jeannie found the PERFECT floral that mimicked just that! I won’t lie I haven’t been a big fan of floral before but this one is just too cute, Lucy will be wearing this one 😍

  • Patchwork
  • This 70s trend is making its way to 2019 in a hurry! When I think patchwork I tend to think of an old tattered quilt, and luckily Jeannie picked fabrics much trendier than this 😂The mock patchwork and patches on denim bandanas are anything but an old tattered quilt- they’re some of my favorite pieces from the new fall collection! So fetch 😉

  • Lace
  • Another huge trend I saw for fall was lace making a comeback! This wasn’t your run of the mill lace that could be mistaken for your granny’s old tablecloth though, no no no. The laces for this season had a little edge to them. To incorporate this trend into the bandanas, Jeannie found some fabrics that gave the inspo of lace but the same durability of all Ripley & Rue bandanas. These lace inspired patterns are everything!


    There are so many cute bandanas for this new fall drop and I’m so excited to see your adorable doggos rock ‘em! I don’t know how I will be able to narrow down which I’ll get for Lucy so I wish good luck to you all as you shop lol happy shopping!


    Cheers to Fall!

    XO Denie & Lucy

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    Must Have Dog Birthday Supplies

    By Denie Jacobson

    Must Have Dog Birthday Supplies

    As we all know in the Ripley & Rue community, our doggos aren’t just pets, they’re members of the family. Which means, they deserve a party on their birthday too! We wanted to share with you our fave Must Have Dog Birthday Supplies to throw your fur baby the perfect birthday bash!

    1.) Pawty in a Box Pawty in a Box is a dog birthday party accessories decor kit that provides all the necessary decor items in one single box! Here I featured the “Unicorn Dog Birthday Party Box”. This versatile event box includes: invitations, party hats, bow tie accessories, flower accessories, mini bowls, cupcake wrappers, treat boxes & bags, placemats, and banners. Not only do they provide you with all these goodies but their website is packed full of tips for dog moms and dads to pull off the pawfect party! 

    2.) Ripley & Rue Sprinkles Birthday Celebration Dog Bandana Every dog needs a birthday outfit right!? Our Sprinkles Birthday Celebration Dog Bandana is sure to make any good boy or girl feel extra special on their day! Cute as heck plain or add their name to give it that special touch for just $5! 

     

    photo by @with.love.kaden.and.adalynn

    photo by @with.love.kaden.and.adalynn

    3.) Portrait Cake by Spotted Dog Bakery No pawty is complete without cake (of your doggo's cute face). This completely unique cake is a hand-painted likeness of your very own pup! Just send a picture with your order and the talented artists at Spotted Dog create a natural, fresh + soft dog cakes that are baked + decorated to order! They even ship nation-wide!

    4.) Fur Ever Young Balloons The perfect backdrop you ask? These “FUR EVER YOUNG” balloons set the perfect backdrop for the best birthday pics of your pup and their friends! Inflated they are about 13.5” tall and come with the straw to inflate as well as string to drape them across the room. Available in silver, gold, rose gold, and pink!


    5.) Pooch Creamery Ice Cream Can’t have cake without ice cream, am I right? This Birthday Cake flavored Ice Cream from Pooch Creamery is easy to make just by adding water! Place the mixture in the freezer for 8 hours and add a scoop for your doggo and his/her friends to enjoy with their cake! This grain-free mixture is simply 5 ingredients of whole (lactose-free) milk, cane sugar, gelatin, salt, and natural vanilla flavor. 

    6.) Zippy Paws Stuffed Cake Toy The perfect present for your pup! (and makes for a super cute 'gram pic)  This tasty slice of sprinkle cream cake toy comes with colored frosting and a cute candle and includes a squeaker for extra playtime fun!

    We celebrate our pups every day but making their birthday extra special is always fun!
    Tell us what your must have dog birthday supplies are below in the comments!

    Cheers XO, Denie & Lucy
    Writer for Ripley & Rue

     

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    Friyay Featured Pupstomers: Denver & Kota!! (PSA: double the cuteness!)

    By Denie Jacobson

    Friyay Featured Pupstomers: Denver & Kota!! (PSA: double the cuteness!)

    Another Friday has come around, which means another Friyay Feature Pupstomer is among us! Lucky for us, this week we get a double-whammy of featured “pupstomers”! Two doggos means double the cuteness and these two definitely delivered on that. Kota & Denver are sporting their Ripley & Rue in sunny California and their pup-parents spilled the dets on their ADORBS brother-sister relationship! Read on to hear more stories about this duo!

    handsome af bandana, total babe bandana

     

    Age: Kota is 5 years old and Denver is almost 9 months!


    Breed: Alaskan Malamute and Saint Bernard


    Location: Orange County, California


    Instagram Handle: @thebearandthemoose


    How did you get the names Kota + Denver?

    We were looking for names that start with 'D' since we (their parents) both have 'D' names. We decided on Dakota, but eventually, it just got shortened to Kota. For Denver, it just came to us before he was even born and we loved how unique it was. It also ended up being a coincidence that they're named after U.S. states/cities. Maybe our next dog will be Dallas!


    What’s Kota + Denver's favorite thing to do?

    Kota LOVES a good walkies and car ride. When we were purchasing our car recently, we made sure the window and seat were the right height for her to rest her head. (Yup, we're those kind of dog parents!). Denver is an avid drinker of fountains. He'll take them as a waterfall or sprinkler––he doesn't discriminate! Also, in classic little-brother fashion, he loves to bother his sister.


    What’s their personality like?

    Kota is so calm, sweet and smart but is not afraid to tell you what she thinks. Denver is just a lover of life; He gets so excited the second he opens his eyes and is ready to take on the day!


    How many R+R bandanas do you own, and what's your favorite? Seven! Our favorites are the bandanas that says "Fluffy AF" and "Handsome AF"––they're just hilarious! Our human favorites are the "Dog Hair, Don't Care" shirt and the stickers!


    What do you like about it? How do Kota + Denver like it?

    We have quite a large collection of bandanas for the dogs, and we just keep coming back to Ripley and Rue. The combination of colors, witty sayings, and quality is something that is hard to find! Kota and Denver are not exactly delicate dogs so we can definitely say that R+R has passed the vigorous testing of these two. Plus, we love seeing people chuckle when they get a glimpse of their bandanas!


    Any funny stories you’d like to share about Kota + Denver?

    Kota is a professional counter surfer. She's taken so many different types of things, but the funniest was a BBQ sauce bottle that ended up leaking when she took it into the backyard. There is now a bottle-shaped stain in the concrete of that home. So, she definitely left her mark!

    Denver's funniest and cutest thing is seeing what item he's going to greet you with today. Every time you come home, Denver picks up something to bring to you. They're usually shoes or a toy, but this one time, he tried to drag in the biggest stick--and he was only a few months old!

    But we think their best story is a compilation of watching them grow together.

     

    Make sure to keep tagging us when your pup is wearing their favorite R + R goods to have the chance to have their very own featured blog!  

    Make sure to check back next week to see our next Friyay Feature Pup!

    Cheers XO, Denie & Lucy
    Writer for Ripley & Rue

     

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