Sunday, August 16, 2009

☆ Who Let the Dogs Out? ☆

Today was family day - including Kiwi (the whippet), plus Karla and Oz (the dobermans). Since we got a vehicle that can hold the whole family, a new tradition of visiting garage sales began this year. We don't usually find much to bring home, but the road trip with everyone is the best part anyway. Since the sales were slim today, I did a little clothes shopping at my favorite thrift store while my husband played with the dogs in some shade. Win-Win !!

To stay with the dog theme, I searched around on etsy and found some whippet and doberman treasures:

DogFaceGirls makes great needle felted items. Here is a cute whippet:

This sighthound is felted from wool, has hand-blown glass eyes, and a handmade beaded collar. This is really a one-of-a-kind item ! If you love this dog, click here to read all about it.

Whippets are such good dogs, in my humble opinion. We lived in a townhouse when we started investigating dog breeds. Whippets were not a breed I knew much about. What I found out was that they were clean, quiet, fun, and very sweet dogs. Kiwi is 12 years old now, and still has all those qualities.

I found another adorable whippet in the shop of DustyRoseDesigns. This artist sculpts polymer clay animals, including this Sleeping Hound:

This sculpture is white and grey, and measures 3" by 4". The features are so delicate and so pretty !!

Since we live in the country, large dogs are important to have around. Karla and Oz are brother and sister, and constantly keep us amused with their antics. They have short hair though, and do get cold in the winter months. Cozy Horse has amazing products to keep dobermans warm no matter the weather. Check out this fleece snood:

I know a few dobermans who would appreciate the warmth this snood would provide to their sensitive ears. This one has a skull and cross bones pattern, but the shop owner says there are other colors available by special order. Check out the listing for more adorable pictures of this cute dog!

These etsy shops have other great items too, so be sure to visit them and look around. I hope everyone had a great family weekend and that the week ahead is lots of fun too.

1 comment:

Doris Sturm said...

That doberman picture wearing that colorful snood is just too funny...he/she looks like a Russion babushka :-)

I'm glad you had a good day. My little boy will be 12 in November and as you know, I enjoy time with him too.