Last Reply by txmemaw | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities
Lucy is our tiniest cat. She came to live with us, along with her sister Isabelle, the year before we moved to Pennsylvania. I was attending a pet rescue event in Santa Monica, California in 2003, and I spotted the two tiniest Persian Tortie girls I'd ever seen. They were like tiny lions, with sha... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Purplepat | in In the Garden, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities
Greetings, Gardening Friends!
How is your garden growing along this Spring?? This week I've nearly finished my planting, although my pal Eric Wallien has promised to send me some special favorites in a surprise package later this week, so I am anxiously awaiting what he will choose for my garden, n... Continue Reading
Last Reply by bladerider | in In the Garden, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities
Greetings Fellow Gardeners!
Things are starting to happen FAST in my garden areas this past week! As my friend Eric Wallien of Roberta's said, when he stopped by a few days ago, "WOW! You guys sure have done a lot of work around here lately!"
He was right!! Last week, my landscapers and I ... Continue Reading
In In the Garden, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities
My Cottage Farms and Roberta's plants started arriving a few days ago, and at this time of the year, I always feel like Steve Martin in that oldie-but-goodie film, "The Jerk", when he runs up the driveway, all excited, yelling "The new phone book is here!! The new phone book is here!!" :D &nbs... Continue Reading
Last Reply by feline fine | in In the Garden, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities
My Fur Baby of the Month for April is our rescue doggie, DAFFODIL!! Daffodil was adopted a little over a year ago, from Main Line Animal Rescue in the Philadelphia area (www.mlar.org) where I am an active volunteer. She had been brought there about 6 months earlier as a puppy, after being thrown o... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Original Squeaker | in In the Garden, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities
As I write this, I am looking out the window of my home office and seeing a drab winter day, with cold winds and snow flurries. I think to myself, (like so many of you, my fellow gardening fans, HURRY UP SPRING!! It's a week into March, already!) Since we're "Springing Ahead" on Sunday, and soon we'... Continue Reading
Last Reply by SPURT | in Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice
Greetings fellow pet lovers!!
Since Easter falls on the last Sunday in March this year, I've dedicated this month's FUR BABY BLOG to some of the BEST PETS I've ever shared my life with.....my RABBITS!! Over the years I have fallen in love with these sweet creatures, either as pets, fosters, or those I've cared for at rescues and animal shelters. I have found rabbits to be VERY smart, VERY social and VERY loving.
Gizmo and Pierre
They all have individual personalities....some are more shy or more outgoing than others...but all LOVE the company of other rabbits and most love to be around th... Continue Reading
Last Reply by EmmasMom | in Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
Trevor picked the name...it was his turn to name the dog since Kylie named Duke. It has grown on me...and seems to fit!
To quote my friend Jen's daughter, Ella Gracie, "he is the cutest puppy of all puppies that were ever puppies!" I completely agree!
Our lives are going to change ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by 1Dee2 | in In the Garden, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities
This month's Fur Baby actually has FEATHERS!! She is a lovey dovey little Goose Girl named Pitty Pat!
Since many of you caught a glimpse of my "Gaggle of Pet Geese" on the QVC Christmas Reel this year, as part of the "Day in the Life of Carolyn" video, I thought I would introduce you to one of the bunch!!
Her name is Pitty Pat. The photos here are from three years ago, when she was a little yellow fuzz ball.
She is now a big, beautiful, LOUD White Chinese Goose!! She was a leftover baby at my local farm store, when I spotted her in her little pen, making little "peep peep peep" sounds (... Continue Reading
Last Reply by CJC | in In the Garden, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities
For many folks, January heralds the doldrums that follow the holiday season and leaves us with not much else to look forward to for a while except those often wavering New Year's resolutions! However, for gardening fans like myself, it really is "TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY" in January, becaus... Continue Reading
Last Reply by 3nubbies | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities
Hello all you QVC Pet Lovers!
This month is a Fur Baby – 2 Fur! (get it – two for!!!!! :-) You’ll learn about my first 2 dogs that I ever owned as an adult – Jimmie and Johnnie! They are now 13 years old – and – in honor of their birthdays &ndas... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Bullhead | in Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice
Happy Holidays, Dear QVC Friends!
After the hustle and bustle, the wrapping and baking, the writing and stamping, the decorating and rearranging, the boxing up packages and opening others, and the many many smiles along the way, I just wanted to drop in to say how much I appreciate ALL of you tuning in, and sharing part of your busy days during the holiday season with me, on QVC. I hope we were able to help to make your holiday shopping a little less frantic and a lot less stressful. My tree is up, cards sent, presents wrapped, doggies bathed, and menu planned. I've sen... Continue Reading
Last Reply by sophers | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities
Hi QVC Pet Loving Friends!!
I'm so happy that you are all enjoying my new monthly feature, "Carolyn's Fur Baby of the Month"!
THIS month, the featured pet is one of our cats, named PURRL. Purrl came to us as a tiny orphan, the only one of a rescued litter that was not adopted. She was SO tiny and had HUGE ears on her little head, and the shortest tail I'd ever seen on a kitten. She could fit in the palm of my hand. She was so little that she had to be isolated from the other cats in our family until she received all of her shots and could hold her own with the big cats.
So, for sever... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Pat in FL | in Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities
Trick or Treat! Only this time the treats are the doggie variety. Here are some photos of my fur babies dressed in their Halloween Costumes.
Do you dress up your pets for Halloween?
Ps. I hope that you are safe if you are in Sandy's path Continue Reading
In For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities
Two weekends in a row raking leaves tells me it's fall. The days have really shortened up way too quickly for my tastes. Even our dogs know the difference. They're ready for bed about an hour earlier than normal and spend much more time tucked under our feet at the foot of the couch late in the evening. Trust a farmer on this one, ok — looks like this will be a long and wet winter (well, at least in my backyard, that is). Our sheep have already started plumping up, and even the caterpillars seem fatter and fuzzier than ever. Time to start stockpiling hay and getting the barn ready for so... Continue Reading
In Pet Lovers, Electronics Talk, Hosts & Personalities
It was an ’80s flashback this week on QVC’s Sunday Best. Actress Linda Evans stopped by with an autographed copy of her memoirs, Recipes for Life: My Memories (F09590). She shares the story of her life and loves, along with some of her favorite recipes. So with Linda as our inspiration, we asked you to share your favorite ’80s television shows. Of course, Dynasty received several mentions, along with Diff’rent Strokes, The Facts of Life, Knots Landing, Punky Brewster, and The Love Boat. Did you know that QVC debuted in the ’80s? That’s right, 25 years ago, Q... Continue Reading
Last Reply by G in VA | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities
Carolyn here to remind you to start your Sunday with us here at the Q for QVC's Sunday Best from 10 a.m. – Noon ET.
Dan Hughes, Gabrielle Kerr, and I have a fantastic show lined up for you featuring many of our BEST Q items, including the Thundershirt anti-anxiety wrap for your dogs! It'll be featured this Sunday as one of our HOTpicks! for the day, since it was SO POPULAR when we debuted it a few weeks ago. My Wire Fox Terrier, Rowdy, will be in to model it for you and your dogs. It helps when your pups are afraid of thunder, storms, fireworks, and loud noises, as well as... Continue Reading
In Pet Lovers, Electronics Talk, Hosts & Personalities
If you missed QVC’s Sunday Best, you missed two hours of the best of everything at QVC. You also missed host Dan Hughes who had the day off. Dan will return next Sunday, but it was such a pleasure to have host Sandra Bennett fill in this week. She helped bring the girl power along with me and host Carolyn Gracie! And if you missed the show, you also missed meeting Carolyn’s dogs, Johnny and Jimmy, who helped demonstrate the Thundershirt (M26135).
It was neat to learn about this new product that's designed to help ease anxiety in dogs. The concept of the Thundershirt is simil... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Cofins4Terorists | in Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities
It's amazing how much we love our pets, isn't it? I mean, if you're like me, it doesn't take much prompting to start talking about their latest antics and to whip out the smart phone or blackberry to scroll through the latest precious pet photos!! Just now, as I was typing this blog, two of my fellow Show Hosts were comparing photos of their adorable little toddlers, so of course I chimed in and asked if they'd like to see some photos of MY babies.... and we all proceeded to "oooh and aaahhh" over their cute babies and my cute pets.
I hope you had a chance to catch our Pet Sho... Continue Reading
In Pet Lovers, Wellness & Health, Sports
We're excited to announce the launch of a "new home" for the QVC Community on QVC.com! On Monday, March 28, we're debuting a new-and-improved page where you can explore the many places and features that make up our interactive community.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE NEW COMMUNITY HOME PAGE Continue Reading
Last Reply by SekretAgent | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities
Welcome to the first installment of my Kitchen Unlimited blog!
As many of you know, Kitchen Unlimited with Carolyn is one of QVC's newest and most fun kitchen shows, airing every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. ET. You'll also find the show here and there in additional timeslots on the schedule...like Cooking on Q Day on March 27 when we'll have a special 3-hour edition of the show from 9 p.m. – Midnight ET with all special offers!
In my house, we spend lots of time in the kitchen and it's where we catch up on the day while we have fun with cooking... Continue Reading
Last Reply by germansheplvr | in Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities
Welcome, Pet Lovers, to my new weekly Pet Blog!!
My dogs actually wanted me to call it The DOG BLOG, but then the cats wanted it to be called the CAT CHAT, and then the birds started squawking and the bunnies started thumping and well.....you get the picture!!
I've got pets of all kinds here and I know many of you do as well, so I'll try to make this a blog for ALL types of pets, and pet "stuff" in general! (Although I did promise the dogs and cats that they could post an occasional installment of DOG BLOG and CAT CHAT here from time to time....so keep c... Continue Reading
Last Reply by SEBtopdog | in Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities, Gift Tip Blogs
Pets are so smart! They seem to know that some of the packages under the tree are their own. (Maybe it's the yummy smell of doggie treats under that pretty foil paper and ribbon!) They also know there are goodies in those doggie and cat stockings hung along the mantel next to Mom and Dad's! There are many great pet gift ideas available on QVC.com, and all with the convenience of ordering from home.
You'll find many great items when you type "PETS" in the search bar on our main page. You'll also find a place to click on Carolyn's Pet Picks where I've listed som... Continue Reading
Last Reply by qfun | in Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities, Gift Tip Blogs
During the holiday season, we pet owners want to include our furry and feathered family members in the festivities as much as possible. However, there are some common sense ideas and safety tips that should be kept in mind, to help make sure the holidays are a happy time for all.
First, and foremost, it’s a good idea to know of your Vet's holiday hours. Keep emergency numbers and special holiday requirements where they will be easily accessible.
Here are some important pet safety tips, divided into specific topics:
If your celebration includes a Christmas tree, reme... Continue Reading
In Pet Lovers
Dear QVC Community,
On a recent QVC show featuring Halo products, many of you may have been told that all HALO dog food is wheat free. While the vast majority of Halo products do not have wheat as an ingredient, there are in fact a small number of items that do which is always clearly indicated on the ingredient panel. These products are three of our HEALTHSOME Biscuit Treats (Chicken, Beef and Skin & Coat) and only the chicken variety of our SPOT’S STEW wet dog food due to the added pasta. None of our other food or treat products contain any wheat. Halo is very proud of... Continue Reading
Last Reply by runningdeer | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
Greetings pet lovers!! Here's hoping you and your furry and feathered kids have had a wonderful 2010 so far! At the Gracie household we are READY for SPRING to arrive!! Everyone has a touch of cabin fever, especially with all of the snow we've had here in PA the past few weeks, and can't wait to get outside in the upcoming warmer weather! Of my 8 dogs, only ONE really likes the snow...our Wire Fox Terrier puppy, Rowdy. He leaps through it like a reindeer, disappearing into 4 foot drifts and 3 foot piles, only to reappear seconds later as he leaps around the yard. His audience consists of the o... Continue Reading
Last Reply by flurkygirl | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
Carolyn Gracie here, the resident Pet Host on the Q. It's been awhile since we visited THE PET CORNER, but the Gracie Critters and I have agreed it's time to start sharing some of our adventures, ideas and pet tips with our Q family again. We'll have a new Blog entry here, written by yours truly every week, PLUS two brand new blogs....PURRLS OF WISDOM, a blog with a Feline point of view, written by Purrl (the newest Gracie cat, who is a year old this month!), and THE DOG BLOG, written by the 7 Gracie pooches....whichever one gets their paws on the keyboard first. Purrl and the Pups will chec... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Ticos Mom | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
HAPPY HOWL-IDAYS and MEOWY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!! All of us at the "GRACIE ZOO" want to take a moment to wish each and every one of you a wonderful, peaceful holiday, full of love and great times with family and friends!! Like you, our family and friends often consist of the furry and feathered types, too and this magical time of the year would not be the same with out every one of them. Our wish for this holiday season is that every orphaned, homeless and lonely pet would find a loving, forever home. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all of you who have found room in your heart and h... Continue Reading
Last Reply by LDT | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
A warm hello to all of my pet friends (and their humans who are reading this!), I wanted to drop in today with a quick hello and to remind you of some important things. First, because I don't say it enough, THANK YOU for all of your wonderful feedback, photos, emails, and suggestions on pet products for QVC. So many of you have written to say you enjoy the Pet Corner and hearing about my pets. I have to tell you, I enjoy hearing about YOUR pets, just as much!! Please feel free to write me a "brag" note about your babies anytime. I wanted to remind you that I do have a link to another popular ... Continue Reading
In For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
Greetings Pet Lovers -I hope the Fall Season finds you and your family well and happy. I am so grateful to our dogs, cats, birds and bunnies for keeping the stress level down in our home for my husband and I, with all of the uncertainty out there with the economy and the upcoming elections, and so forth. Animals truly do live in the moment and can teach us alot about life from their point of view They help me to keep things in perspective every day. We had another wonderful visit from Cesar Millan, The Dog Whisperer on Sunday Oct. 5th. I am so thrilled that I've gotten to know him and his wi... Continue Reading
Last Reply by little daisy | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
Hello again to all of my fans at home watching QVC! This past July, I was fortunate enough to be a guest during Carolyn Gracie's wonderful program to introduce my new “Dog Whisperer” line of products . for dogs, and the response was overwhelming! The QVC audience was tremendously supportive, and I really had a lot of fun! So naturally, after such a positive experience, I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be back on the air with Carolyn on Sunday, October 5th at 8pm EST with some brand new products to share with all of you. Among them... -- Three luxurious dog beds all made by JLA Pets -- My ne... Continue Reading
Last Reply by BabeBear | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
As Fall gets underway, my husband and I have saved our final 2008 week of vacation for the beauty of Fall in New England. We searched and searched for just the right spot and have decided to head to the Berkshires in Massachusetts, partly because we found a wonderful, quaint, picturesque, historic, famous-for-great-food Hotel......that allows DOGS!!! PERFECT!! We were thrilled, as it is often difficult to find such a lovely place that allows pets. We don't take our dogs on every vacation, but when we plan a short getaway, it's great to be able to take some or all of them along. For our trip,... Continue Reading
Last Reply by not happy 4 | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
WHEW!!Â It's hot out there!! WeÂ frequently hear ourselves complaining about the heat at this stage of the summer. Imagine if you had to spend any time outdoors in a fur coat, with no voice to complain about it! As the "Dog Days" of summer continue, myÂ doggies and other petsÂ are spending a lot of "nap time" indoors during the day in the cool air conditioning. A reminder to all that we should not keep our dogs or any of our pets' outdoors when it is extremely hot and humid. If there is no alternative, PLEASE make sure they have plenty of shade and ... Continue Reading
In For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
Hello Pet Pals !Here's hoping your summertime has been fun, relaxing and filled with quality time for you and your furry and feathered friends!! We have been busy here at the Gracie Zoo! Not only maintaining the status quo in our usual orderly chaos, but acquiring a few new (adorable) mouths to feed and critters to love. Our new kitten, Purrl, passed her first vet visit with flying colors and was deemed "a very intelligent kitten" by the staff, with many extra points for cute-ness! (She also had her claws trimmed!!) We have added two baby goslings to our goose yard. Rosie and Jasper are the ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by lmpink | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
Hey Pet People! ...Just checking in with the latest from the Gracie Zoo!First, I want to thank you all again, for your overwhelming response to Cesar Millan, The Dog Whisperer both during his live program and to his Q&A on QVC.com. We had many many questions submitted online to Cesar and he spent quite a lot of time while he was here, personally answering as many as he could. You will see these questions and answers posted by clicking here. We are working with Cesar on getting more of your questions answered as his schedule allows and will be posting those in the near future. Please be ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by whichywoman | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
Welcome to July, Fellow Pet Lovers! I hope you enjoy your Fourth of July holiday and that all pets are kept safe and sound from the loud noises and commotion of the festivities! My dogs tend to bark at cracking and booming sounds of fireworks, just as they do during a thunderstorm. However, the picnic food that occasionally falls from the tables during this holiday, (indoors and out), more than make up for the scary noises!! Wow! Didn't we have fun with Cesar Millan??!!?? What a fantastic show yesterday! I do hope you were able to join us. The Dog Whisperer is quite an amazing person. Two ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Gold-e | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
I want to answer a BIG question that has been coming my way and that is yes, we are very excited here at QVC to have The Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan, coming in as our special guest for a show on Wednesday, July 2 at 8p.m. ET, for an entire hour, during which he'll be debuting his new line of excellent products for your dog.All I can say is WOW!!!! I have been a HUGE FAN of his since day one and truly admire him and his talent. The first thing he'll often say is that he is NOT a trainer and he is NOT a vet. He is a human being that can communicate with dogs in an extraordinary way. He underst... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Matty6 | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
Welcome back to the Pet Corner Forum! Now that summertime is upon us, it's a good time to review some important Pet Tips to keep your much loved critters safe and cool. These tips fall into two categories:KEEPING COOL and KEEPING AWAY FROM POISONS. First, KEEPING COOL: Make sure your pets are INDOORS in the air conditioning, on days when the heat is intense. Not in the garage, not under a shady tree, certainly not left in the car!! Keeping our pets indoors insures that they will be comfortable, and safe from the heat, dehydration and insects that can cause them extreme discomfort or worse! T... Continue Reading
Last Reply by bnd | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
Mother's Day was Sunday, and I often get cards and best wishes from family and friends on that day, not only because I am a Step Mom and Step Grandmom, but because I am a "Pet Mom". I, for one, LOVE this idea! After all, for those of us who are nuts about our pets, they are often like "children" to us. We love and care for them, play with them, discipline them, take them on vacation, take them to the doctor, put them in "daycare", buy them holiday presents and have birthday parties for them and when the time comes, honor them with memorial services. For many pet owners, much of their quality t... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Tvln Nancy | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
Hi Everyone!Welcome back to the Pet Corner! I am happy to report that we had a fabulous time on our cruise and that it all went by way too quickly. We have loads of wonderful memories to keep with us, however and we are so glad we finally decided to take a vacation after all this time. I must send out a HUGE thanks to my terrific and thoughtful parents, who volunteered to house-sit and pet-sit for us and worked VERY hard all week to take great care of our "babies" while we were gone. My friend Dina, who was to assist with birds and bunnies, discovered after the first day that she was highly al... Continue Reading
Last Reply by FashionFrenzy | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
Greetings Pet Folk!Just a short entry this week to say that hubby and I are on our first real vacation in about 5 years, and I am super excited to get away and have some fun! We are going on a Caribbean cruise, along with my sister, her husband and my nephew. We've really been looking forward to it. I have to thank my wonderful parents who are pet sitting for me, along with my friend Dina who will be lending a hand with the birds and rabbits. I know I will really miss my critter crew, but they are all in very good hands with my folks there. After all, my Dad is the person I inherited my love... Continue Reading
Last Reply by junelady | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
Greetings once again! I hope you and your beloved fur-balls and feathered family members have been enjoying the beginnings of Spring! Thanks again for the terrific response to our Pet Corner blog. As always, your questions, comments, ideas and suggestions regarding pets and pet products are always welcome here. I'm sure it comes as no surprise to you that, often when I am out socially with family and friends, the conversation eventually involves something pet-related. Many times this will begin with my sharing a "Betty-ism". Betty is my 13 year old African Grey Parrot. Actually, she does not ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by MLI | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
Hi Everyone!Many of you have written to me to share your feelings during the difficult time of losing a pet. Our pets are truly members of our family and when one of them dies, it is not only very sad, but it leaves a gap in our lives, very similar to the loss of a human family member or friend. Our pets are our companions, who love us no matter what. They offer unconditional love and support and enthusiasm for us and make us feel as if we are the kings and queens of the world. Well, of course we are....certainly of THEIR world anyway and they make us feel wonderful, needed, happy, and oh so... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Indiana Home | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
Hi Everyone! WOW! I am SO thrilled to see the response from all of the Q Pet Lovers already!! First, thanks VERY much for your comments, suggestions and tips about pets, pet care and pet product ideas for QVC! What a wealth of knowledge and experience we can all share with each other. That is one of the reasons why I wanted to have a Pet Corner on QVC.COM. Since I joined the Host Team, I have received so many wonderful emails and letters just like you're seeing on the "comments" section following these blogs. Isn't it fun to hear about everyone's beloved furry and feathered friends!! I am hopi... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Dylsgram | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
I hope you've been enjoying our new area dedicated to pets, as much as I've been enjoying writing it! Just a reminder that in addition to this blog page, I have also listed two other pages that you'll want to check out. One is a page of Frequently Asked Questions , made up of the questions I receive the most in my emails from QVC viewers that are on the topic of pets. You may find the answer to a question you were thinking of here, as well. Another page to take a look at is my list of Favorite QVC Pet Products. This is made up of products that I love...not only for your pets, like toys, beds... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Giraffe | in For the Home Talk, Pet Lovers
Welcome fellow QVC pet lovers, long time pet owners, new pet "parents" and those who may be considering adding a new pet to their household. This is the NEW Pet Corner Forum, hosted by yours truly, Carolyn Gracie. As someone shares her home with a wonderful array of God's creatures and who has been actively involved with pet rescue, I have wanted to get this started for quite some time. I want to send a big shout out and thank you to a couple of wonderful gals from our internet team, Kris and Kim, for being quite instrumental in getting this off the ground! In this section, we will be featurin... Continue Reading