Tuesday, August 13, 2013

jack | queen | king | ace

As you all know, I'm the one & only dog of my mistress (b.t.w. I would never accept anything or anyone else...). 
That doesn't mean that I don't enjoy the presence of other fellows - I love being outside with my beloved dogwalker and her pack twice a week! 
When finding the following playing cards »Pack of Dogs«, made by the american illustrator John Littleboy  and sell by artiphany.com, I feel reminded of our funny and action-loaded life during the days.
It's a perfect and detailed interpretation of different dog-breeds and their typical behaviour, transferred into the life of playing cards.

All that's left to say for me is: Let's get ready to rumble!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Of dogs and boxes

Yeah, it's summer! Let's go outside in the greens!
Fortunately I have some square feet belonging to me, so my mistress is currently working there at any minute of the day for some snipping and plucking, raking and digging (why is she allowed to but not me??)...
But let's get on with it: I found some interesting accessories for your garden space that even suits a balcony or looks like a stylish statue inside the house.
Some wired cages moulded like dogs for planting and shaping box-trees or moss. Once again found at ebay Germany.

I like the look of a rough scribble and wouldn't destroy this with planting something in. But decide:

And this is how it looks like with moss:

That's all fine, but my choice of a garden sculpture would be a hydrant.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

high-glass dogs

Once again sorry for my bad working morale... Time's running and I have got my paws full.
In order to know what to do, my mistress created a cushion for me that shows my daily to-do-list.
So I will nevermore forget anything...

If you are interested, it's available at her shop: www.paraperro.de

But now for something completely different: My latest web-tours.
I found a nice german eBay-shop a couple of days ago where a girl is selling lovely dog-breeds made of italian Murano-glass.
The figures are only 6.5 cm (2.6") high, are made lovingly & with a lot of typical details of the real breed.

The sellers' name is »8010katharina« and she is selling worldwide.
Check out her shop, she has nearly every dog breed available, also rare breeds.

Here's a small selection of her latest offers:

Now - after checking my to-do-list - next item on the agenda is »eating«.
Thanx mistress for this mind memory, it works!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Stinkers unlimited

Spring is in the air and everybody wants to clean the house to let 'em in.
My mistress unfortunately has a misconception of odour and cleanliness, so this time it's her turn to write something about.
She found some really interesting tips to clean the house of smelly aromas at »Bright Nest« - the perfect blog for houseowners.

picture by: Casual Canine

How to deal with dog odour:

White Vinegar – This is the best option when the spot is still wet. Be sure to blot the spot; rubbing will only push it further into the fiber. Then, mix up equal parts white vinegar and cold water. Pour the mixture generously over the urine spot, blot well and let it dry. A fan will speed up the drying process. After it’s dry, vacuum the area. While vinegar does have a distinct odor, it’s a safe, eco-friendly cleaning option and the vinegar smell should dissipate quickly.

Baking Soda – It’s a natural odor absorber. If the area is dry, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the area and let it sit for a couple hours. If the spot is still covered in urine or slobber, gently pat the area first. After the baking soda has set for a few hours, vacuum it away.

Club Soda – From shirt stains to pet stains, club soda is great for pre-treating spots. After you blot up the wet urine spot, pour club soda over it and immediately blot the area again. Once the area is dry, use the baking soda treatment (see above).

Diluted Bleach – If you have stains and smell, try diluted bleach. Dilute some bleach with water (use 10 parts water to 1 part bleach) and spray the solution on the stain. Let it dry completely, and check out your situation. If the stain still shows, spray again. Remember, bleach will lighten dark colors, so don’t try this on a dark carpet.

Read more at www.brightnest.com

Next time I'll report about the bad behaviour of humans to scent everything they get hold of...Ugh!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Beware of tiny dogs!*

I'm so sorry that you didn't read any posts for the last 2 months. It's really not my fault - my mistress didn't have the time to write down my ideas. - Think I've to search a new clerk for the future, but prudential employees are hard to find nowadays...
Nevertheless I completed my work right and still browse through the web to find interesting and extraordinary stuff for you.

Today I would like to show you some really teeny-weeny-miniature crochet dogs made by »Su Ami«, a group of 5 crafters in a family, who live in Vietnam.

It's really incredible but they perform magic with their crochet hooks:

A brown dachshund:

A multi-coloured dachshund:

A chihuahua:

A grey pug:

A sand pug:

A westhighland-terrier:

And this guy looks like me!

Isn't this awesome? From now on you can own a giant pack that fits inside a matchbox!

* 'cause you will fell in love with them all!