Hello. My name is LV & I’m an addict

Today I want to discuss something a little on the serious side that affects more people than you know. Addiction is a reality for life in America. No matter your  income. No matter your age. This is part of life in some way or another for almost everyone. Whether it’s your mom, your friend, your co-worker, or your significant other – it’s a reality and it needs to be talked about. I’m here to talk about my addiction and open up to you beautiful strangers in the hope that you guys will accept me for me and understand the struggles I am going through.

Like so many Americans, I am addicted to Amazon. My home is never without an odd cardboard box or padded mailer. The mailman knows our porch so intimately I am half expecting him to start renting it out to save on commute time to work.

My feelings on this addiction change week to week. Should I try to curb my addiction? Should I embrace it? Ah fuck it. I talk a big game but let’s be real, I’m going to keep buying everything under the sun off Amazon.

Here are a few of my favorite doggie things to buy (besides the obvious dog food & more dog food – which, btw, I buy at Costco because I go through 8 cups a day and I’m not made of money):

SUNSCREEN! Yup, for the dogs. I steal it too though. I have a pittie with a big ol’ white/pink face and I am constantly applying sunscreen to him. What I love about this sunscreen? It smells AMAZING, it doesn’t stay oily and it’s much cheaper on Amazon than at Target or Walgreens. My favorite is Sun Bum 70 SPF





KONGS! Holy savings batman! These are SO much cheaper on Amazon and I literally have like 7 of these. Pro tip: Add peanut butter and freeze. It takes soooo much longer for pups to finish them and it’s great to store a few extra in the freezer for emergencies.







Puppy pads! Ok so in truth… my dogs don’t actually use these. I used them for my ducklings when they were tiny and lived inside. But I know there are people out there who use them and let’s talk about the savings. They are huge. Ok, end of discussion. But seriously, get them on Amazon!




Last but not least (and I really shouldn’t be advertising this cause I make pet beds that are far superior. *Bragging, I know but seriously your dog will love my beds – MAYBE even more than your bed) the Midwest Ombre Swirl Bed! I love these beds. Machine washable, won’t break the bank and they are perfect to have as a backup bed when someone has an accident or when you are washing your other beds. Oh and super soft. Not the most perfectly plush bed that your pup will sink into but guaranteed your pups will be comfy and snuggly in this soft bed.

By the way… I am in no way endorsed by these products. Or by anyone actually. Except my dogs. They definitely endorse me. Although I’m pretty sure they would endorse anyone who feeds them so I wouldn’t trust the little fickle beasts. Their loyalty is clearly for sale.

Just sharing cause let’s face it, we aren’t all made of money and when it comes to our pups we would rather save our money to splurge on the fun things – like new collars & leashes from the love, Violet shop *wink wink*

But seriously, thanks for reading all the way to this point. I want to hear what YOUR favorite amazon products are. I can always use more excuses to fill my house with Amazon boxes and worry about paying my most basic of bills. Show me what you got!



Greetings From the Land of Overpriced Housing

Hello and greetings from the San Francisco Bay Area! Whether you’re one of our neighbors in the great state of California or you’re sitting in your snow-drenched home in Ukraine, I want to extend my sincerest welcome to you and thank you for visiting Love Violet.

This blog and website is not only a place where I can share my handmade pet products. It is also a place where I aim to share humor, knowledge, ideas and connect with other pet owners and lovers. I can guarantee a few laughs (generally at my own expense) and I can hope to pass along a little knowledge.

What qualifies me to pass along such knowledge? Well, I have accidentally gotten dog poop on my hands more times than I can count AND I have lost countless shoes, belts, steering wheels and screen doors to the enrichment needs of my dogs. FYI: I wouldn’t recommend donating steering wheels to your dog’s entertainment needs. That incident (*really it is those incidents but I like to pretend I learn from my mistakes and the car damages thing only happened once) turned out to be a lot more of an inconvenience than just buying an extra dog toy.  If those experiences aren’t enough for you, I could mention that I’ve worked as a vet tech, kennel manager, dog rescue volunteer, animal shelter volunteer, and competitor at dog events. But really, it’s the dog poop thing that cements my doggie expertise because you can’t really call yourself a dog owner until you have assisted your pup in the passing of some very long pieces of grass.

For those horse people out there who are reading this thinking… HEY WAIT! WHY ARE THE DOGS GETTING ALL THE ATTENTION? DON’T YOU SELL HORSE STUFF TOO!?

Hold your horses. *groan… I know but I can’t help myself*

I also have gotten horse poop on my hands. Are you satisfied? No? Ok, how about if I tell you I have given myself a Ke$ha style (also known as using a wet rag to wipe down my disgusting self) bath via my horse’s water bucket at a show? Satisfied that I have sufficient horsey prowess? Or possibly now you’re wondering just how dirty of a person I am considering my entire first blog post has essentially been about how I have touched various animal poop?

I would attempt to dig myself out of this hole and explain I’m really not THAT dirty and these poop explanations are simply a manifestation of my people pleasing need to show internet strangers that I am a hardcore animal lover but… I think I would simply end up digging that hole even deeper. So for now, I bid you adieu and I hope I haven’t completely ruined your next meal.