Sunday, 11 September 2011

We're For Dogs

We keep a four legged art deco crystal bowl of water for our four legged customers. We love our client's 'woofers' and regularly find ourselves engaged in canine conversations. Those without dogs are mostly horrified at the decadence but to us, a dog is nothing short of a walking miracle.

It has been said that it is difficult to live with a dog but impossible to live without one and our latest trip to the Isle of Wight really drove this point home.

Our pooch is less of a " heartbeat at our feet" (Edith Wharton) and more of a public liability suit in the making but, love her we do.

This got me to thinking about dogs in art and more specifically, objets we decorate our homes with. 

Last week, I took a few minutes out to capture a few images of canine themed pieces in our shop. It was both surprising and fun to follow the trail and gather an album of 'dogs' which I thought  might be fun to share with you. Apologies to the cat people. 

1950's puzzle
Ladybird Peter a Jane with Pat the dog
a 1940's fairling
1920's Scotty dog bookends
1930's playing cards
1950's Noddy Book
Sylvac terrier dog
Vintage Tri Ang pushalong
Alsatian bookends
1950's kitch
1930's terrier bookends
Victorian oil painting
Noddy Book
Upcycled cake stand
Fabric scotty
Large China Scotty
Famous Five and their dog Timothy
Stanley dog bunting
Staffordshire pair of fire place dogs
Last Month was our dog's fourth birthday. Four years of sharing our space with a creature who has reminded us that life is too short to take things too seriously. Yes, she has made us mad but we have laughed too. Take a look at some of these moments. 

Today,  on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 let's not only remember the folks who lost their loved ones but also the dogs who bravely risked their lives and who are mostly in retirement or passed on now.  

You think dogs will not be in heaven?  I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.  ~Robert Louis Stevenson



  1. I've never had the pleasure of my own dog, and had a push-along Triang one too. I would have liked a spaniel or Jack Russell. Since I was little my aunt and uncle have had either English or Staffordshire bull terriers; lovely dogs all of them and really quite soppy. The latest is Frankie, who sits on my uncle's lap at every opportunity. Your canine companion is beautiful, and obviously loves dressing up!