It’s Valentine’s Day (kisses to you all!), and do you know what has stolen my heart? These cute doggie prints, totes, and cards from Alexandra Snowdon. Her designs are screenprinted by hand in her Manchester, UK shop using eco-friendly materials. They make me smile.
It’s cold out there, y’all. Sometimes a pup needs a little extra protection from winter’s chill, and we here in the South know that nothing takes the edge off a frosty morning like a sherpa-lined wool coat — in plaid, of course. Billy Wolf Fine K9 Coatery‘s dog jackets are handmade in the USA from vintage, dead stock fabrics. They’re sophisticated and rootsy at the same time — designer Lyndsey Drago honed her skills at Ralph Lauren and Timberland — and their velcro closures make them easy to put on and remove. And if your pup is already warm enough but just needs to sport a bit of flair? Billy Wolf makes awesome bandanas, too. Check out the complete line at Billy Wolf.
It’s awards-show season, which never ceases to remind me how much I love a well-dressed man. Given, I’m a dog lover, so how would I feel about a well-dressed dog? Turns out, I feel pretty awesome about it. While I’m generally not into overly humanizing dogs, the new tumblr Menswear Dog has me checking it several times a day, desperate for updates. Menswear Dog (a three-year-old Shiba Inu from, of course, NYC) models dapper menswear ensembles, providing both fashion inspiration and (hopefully?) daily doses of squee. Find him on tumblr and Instagram.
OK. So teeeechnically the Hepper Nom Nom Dish is for cats. But let’s think outside the (litter) box, shall we? I love its clean design, bright colors, and clever kibble-and-water-catching lip. It’s also dishwasher safe and comes with two (2!) removable stainless steel bowl inserts. And the size?
Purrfect Perfect for small dogs (or, yes, cats). Order online from Hepper.
Here in the mountains we’ve had what I fondly refer to as The Rot over the past few days: rain, rain, and more rain. If you’re a dog owner, you know that means mud, mud, and more mud. Aggravating, yes, but also a perfect time for Mingus and Dottie to try out the Soggy Doggy Super Shammy and Doormat. Did the shammy and mat hold up to The Rot? Check out our review (and grab a special discount code) below!
You’ve no doubt heard of breed-specific legislation (which I’m not into at all), but what about breed-specific accessorizing? Sounds way more up my alley. The dog breeds we fancy say a lot about who we are, and the dog lovers over at Steadfast Friends know that advertising your breed loyalty can be a source of pride. They’ve got iPhone cases and (awesome!!!) temporary tattoos featuring silhouettes of a ton of dog breeds, from Airedales to Yorkies. And if mutts are your thing? Mixed breeds are represented too. Now you can flash your breed colors while helping to support dog-related charities.
I love working from home because it means I get to hang out with my pups all day. Of course, they spend the majority of the day focused on devising the most comfortable (and obnoxious) sleeping arrangements on the couch, so that’s a little annoying. Maybe with these cute office supply-inspired chew toys from Waggo they could at least pretend like they’re doing something productive.