19 January 2012


Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love my puppies (which is more than a I like most people), so when I was killing boredom on etsy.com and saw these posters - I knew they would look perfect as some art deco style artwork in my house, and that they reflected my dogs PERFECTLY.

I can not even begin to explain how spookingly perfect this Black Lab pic is. We got Tilly after living together for a few months (after lots of begging). I've always loved labs. We went to the breeders property to look at the 3 black pups left and as soon as we walked through the gate, one little pup with giantic ears came running towards us and weaved in and out of our legs. I picked her up and said "We want this one!" without even consulting with Adam haha! My fear of losing Tilly is (what most would say) somewhat unhealthy. Which is weird considering I've lost a parent at a young age - so death is not a foregin thing to me. I imagine its the sort of bond parents have with their first born child. She is always going to be my perfect little girl - and I hate to think of the time when she won't be around - so the quote from the wise bear himself, Winnie the Pooh sums up an unspoken deal I am sure Tilly & I have
Plus - she is as black as the ace of spades (even her eyes) so this picture couldn't be more like her!

This poster was actually a 'rescure greyhound' picture (as most greyhounds are dumped at pounds/shelters once there race days are over). Duffy isn't a greyhound - but she is definitely part whippet and her body shape looks exactly like this silhouette. We got Duffy from our local pound after she was dumped there as a 3mth old pup. I saw her on the website and rang up to put my name down. That afternoon we went to have a look at her and saw she had a sign on her cage door "I am deaf". Lucky she wasnt ready to be 'released' for another few days, so we took the time to research deaf dogs and discuss if it was something we wanted to take on. The pound rang a few days later and said the people who had their names down infront of me didnt want her once they knew she was deaf. That was all I needed to hear to know we HAD to take her. Duffy was, and still is sometimes, a challenge. Apart from being deaf - she is very strong headed and needs to be close to you. I think she has some sort of separation anixety which probably has to do with her breed, the deafness and the fact that she was dumped at the pound. I hate to think what would've happened if someone took Duffy and werent prepared to put in the hard work with her. Had she of ended back at the pound as a fully grown dog - she wouldnt have had that 'cute puppy' factor on her side anymore. When she snuggles up next to us for morning cuddles - I know she is grateful for giving her the life she nearly didnt have!

If you have a pet you love, these are from etsy.com seller Going Places 2 which I highly recommend you check out. I believe you can change the dog breed/quotes etc

And here are the hounds in real life Tilly aka Bubba-lubba and Duffy aka Deafhead (as Adam affectionaly called her) of Duff-a-luff-a-guess

* sorry for those who arent dog lovers or pet people - this post would be a complete waste of your time =)


  1. Well your dogs are just so lovely :) I don't have any dogs or pets but I love the relationships owners have with their pets.

  2. I went to Doll House to get my dress and they promised they would get it in. I was so upset when they didn’t come through for me so I went Sassy Boutique. They were able to get my dress within three 3 days. They had wonderful customer service and nothing was a problem for them. I really appreciated the effort they made to make my night memorable. i will never go to dollhouse again.