September 29, 2009

anthropologie's puppy love collection

Clockwise from top left: 1) Cavorting Canines dress, 2) SkinnySkinny Dog Shampoo, 3) Good Dog tee, 4) Love That Dog poetry collection

Lots of fun and interesting dog items at Anthropologie right now. I love this store, and when I stumbled across their Puppy Love collection, I'm sort of ashamed to admit that I squealed with delight... It's so nice to find "off the beaten path" dog things that I haven't seen 100 times before.

Check out lots more things in the collection at Anthropologie right here.

September 22, 2009

the odd couple

A hound dog and an orangutan... here.

September 17, 2009

paws for a cause

Breast cancer affects almost everyone in one way or another. And since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to do something to recognize the importance of breast cancer awareness and contribute to the cause.

This is my first limited edition collar... it will be available through October 23rd. Twenty-five percent of all proceeds will go to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. So now all our pups can join in to help end this deadly disease...

September 15, 2009


KbOriginals, etc.

I love these hand-thrown pottery bowls and treat jars from KbOriginals, etc. She creates everything in her home studio in Wisconsin, and the dog bowls can be personalized. The colors she chooses are so lovely!

September 11, 2009

mutt lynch winery

Read more about Mutt Lynch here, AND enter to wine a case of their wine with custom labels featuring a photo of your own dog!

September 9, 2009

a camera shy puppy dog

I realized yesterday that it had been quite some time since I had posted about my sweet guy Henry. (Why, YES... he IS still available for adoption... thanks so much for asking!) I also realized that I didn't have any new pictures of him either. So I took him out in the backyard for a little photo session.

I knew I had a difficult task ahead of me... Henry is camera-shy (although definitely NOT shy in any other capacity). It never fails... every time I point a camera in his direction, he gets this "look" on his face and/or he'll turn his head. And I've tried reading up on the best way to photograph dogs... I don't pressure him... I follow him around at his pace so that he feels more comfortable... I don't try to pose him. But no matter what I do, he goes from happy-go-lucky Henry to abused, poor, pitiful Henry in 1.2 seconds as soon as the camera comes out.

Just a small sampling of the many terrible photographs I had to take of Henry to get even one useable shot...

So yesterday I took close to 100 photos of him and managed to get TWO decent, useable shots. And these photos still don't really do him justice. He's so much cuter than he looks here.

Henry (left) and Quincy (right)... such handsome boys!

This guy is housetrained, well-mannered, and is well-behaved enough to have free reign of the house when I'm at work. He loves EVERYONE (kids included), but I'd recommend he be an only dog or share his humans with an easy-going canine companion (he can be a little bossy sometimes, and although he gets along fine with all my other dogs, I think he'd be happiest where he can be the center of attention). He also has this incredibly endearing, soft "Ahh-rooo-rooo" he gives you when he really wants your attention.

Henry has lots of years left to share with someone special. Please share his story with everyone you know so that we can find him his forever home!

September 4, 2009

greenville county animal care services needs your help!

Blaze is just one of many of the animals currently looking for homes at Greenville County Animal Care Services...

Greenville County Animal Care Services is in dire need of canned puppy and kitten food. If you're in the area, you can drop off in person (328 Furman Hall Road) or you can call in a monetary donation to 864.467.3954. Even the smallest donation is a HUGE help.

September 1, 2009

a visitor at work

I had a visit yesterday from an upexpected guest. My friend and co-worker Ellen was in town, and she brought Miss Tucker Anne by to see me. Tucker is Mona's baby, and I'm always happy to see her. She was fascinated by all the people and little cars below, and she spent the majority of her time at my office doing this: