Yearly Archives: 2010

Sibling Rivalry

Bruce kept his eye on the prize, but Maddie always gets the goods in the end. She’s a tenacious little thing, and Bruce is a wuss.

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fetch finds : Dog Bowl Roundup

For this week’s fetch finds, I’ve put together a nice roundup of some really sweet dog bowls. Check out these cool dishes! 1 :: These Creatures Bunky Standing Feeder – $90-$130 2 :: Everyday Studio Wall-Mounted Dog Dish – $130-$150 3 :: Pure Modern Plywood Picture Melamine Dog Bowl– $11 4 :: Bauer Pottery Company...

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Four Steps to a Shedless Dog

As anyone who owns an undercoated breed knows, Summertime is not pleasant. Household surfaces, clothes, guests and other pets are covered in a film of fur that collects on furniture and somehow ends up on the ceiling, giving cobwebs a run for their money. Here’s how I fight the fluff: Step 1: Bathtime Bruce loves...

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fetch finds : Cuore on Etsy

Today’s fetch find comes in the soft and snuggly form — pillows! Etsy artist Mika makes these adorable pillows, plushies, coin purses and sachets featuring your favorite 4-legged pal. If you ask nicely, she’ll even make a custom one just for you. I think a Bruce Pillow is definitely in order. Check out her Etsy...

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Get it, Maddie

Maddie has a cute little remnant of her pit-fighting ancestors, the original Boston Bulldogs. That is, if you point at something and tell her to “Get It”, she’s all over it. No questions asked, just on it. We are bad dog parents and employ this tactic to pit her against stuffed animals, vacuum cleaners, unwelcomed...

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You know what they say about sleeping dogs…

I love these detail shots of Bruce and Maddie. Maddie is a bit camera shy (cruel, cruel  irony), so for a short session these are usually the best images I can get of her. Bruce, on the other hand, has the opposite problem – I can rarely get a shot of him where he’s not...

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Unleash the Hounds

Yesterday we took a trip to our favorite Summer spot, Unleashed Indoor Dog Park. This trip was bittersweet, though, as this will likely be their last visit — this location is closing its doors next week, and although they’ll be opening other locations (possibly even closer to home!), we’ll have to wait quite a while...

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dog days…Bruce & Maddie come in from the heat

As Summer draws closer and temperatures approach the three-digit mark here in Dallas, the dogs (Bruce especially) are spending less time outside and more time playing indoors…or napping, as it were. Still, we headed out early this morning to get a few quick shots before the neighborhood heated up like a sauna. * * *...

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fetch finds: straydogarts on Etsy – Art for Dogs

Etsy artist Jessie Marianiello paints Art for Dogs–things like Kongs, tennis balls, chewy toys and water bowls–so you can surround your pup with the things that make him happy. Her “Eskimo Kisses” series is also pretty swell–I think the one pictured above kinda looks like Bruce :) Wouldn’t these little 4×4 print blocks look fetching...

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