This week we are facing the final days with one of our beloved black labs. He has been a good dog and I find myself saying that when I get upset and thinking on what he means to us, he is just a dog, right?? I know but dogs are truly a man's best friend. They are steadfast companions, always happy to see you, never ask much of you but some food, a walk and a rub! They listen to you and knowlingly give you a gentle nudge if you have had a bad day...well that is our dog altleast. I know there are some Park Avenue pooches that rule their parent's roost and go to doggy spas by day and puppy play groups by night. They have their nails painted, their hair trimmed and wear the lastest designer dog duds. If you have one of these dogs or have a little girl who enjoys being girly....
There is a cute children's book Poodlena by. E.B. Mc Henry about a pink poodle that is always so prim and proper. She always goes out for her walks and turn up her nose at the other pooches that are dirty playing in the mud becuase she would never dare to be that dirty. One day poor Poodlena gets pushed into a mud puddle but she learns that playing is just as fun as primping!
I love, love the collars and dog beds from Harry Barker http://www.harrybarker.com/! They have some awesome beds made of hemp with stripes and toile beds that are eco friendly with hypo-allergenic stuffing (in case your dog is sensitive). These beds are not only cozy for your dog but look good in your home too. They have a wide variety of leashes from leopard to nautical and other doggy gear to choose from including bowls, toys and treats.
For all the dog lovers Best In Show by Osborne and Little comes in a fabric and a wallpaper. I do love my pups but this might take some convincing....
Osborne and Little
Some of my favorite shots with a little help from a friend.
jewelry designer Temple St. Clair Carr
Jennifer Aniston with bad dog Marley
Nanette Lepore's poodle Bunny
unknown pets Laura Casey Interiors
Photos courtesy of Elle Decor, Laura Casey Interiors, Architectural Digest and Pink Celeb
Forgive me but I do not know where or when I found the picture above to credit it but the dear sweet pup in it reminds me of our dog in his better days. May you have all the treats, love and comfort up above Bear.
If you are in Raleigh tomorrow and Saturday the Junior League of Raleigh is doing their annual Showcase of Kitchens with a kick-off party tonight at Ferguson's from 7-10 pm. You can buy tickets online in advance http://www.jlraleigh.org/ or buy them at the will call at the house located on Churchill Road. There are 8 kitchens this year and each kitchen is a self-guided tour. Each home will feature a presentation from local restaurants and retail stores as well as tableop designs and culinary demonstrations...don't miss out!