Très chic! I'm smitten with Studio Legohead's dog illustrations! Not only does she have adorable painted postcards and greeting cards featuring stylishly dressed pups, she also does custom pet portraits. My personal pick would have to be the Pooch in Pucci card ($4), but take a look at more of her work and tell me which one catches your eye! Bowties, pearls, and hats, oh my!
In honor of Presidents' Day, it's all about the animals that called the White House home. I know I can never get enough of Bo, but let's take a closer look at pets from years past.
Can You Pick Presidential Pooches?
Which Presidential Surname's Most Popular For Pets?
Think You Know Your Presidential Pets, Part II?
If you're ready to take it to a wilder level, see how much you know about the stranger animals once living in the White House.
- ARIES: March 21st - April 19th
Your pet woes fall on compassionate ears on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday if you know the right people to talk to. Friends lend a sympathetic ear at the beginning of the week. Try not to be in such a hurry to make a pet purchase on Thursday and Friday; your animal pal would love to be pampered, but it isn't necessary. You are feeling intensely loyal to your pet on Saturday and Sunday, and happily the feeling is returned.
- TAURUS: April 20th - May 20th
There are a lot of things going on that might be clouding your judgment between Monday and Wednesday; hold off making a major pet decision until you're at least 90 percent sure you're doing the right thing. Your pet dreams and wishes have a way of coming true on Thursday and Friday, but if you question the "whys," you might jinx them. Go with the flow through the end of the week. The more you push your pet on Saturday and Sunday, the more likely they are to rebel.
- GEMINI: May 21st - June 21st
Details aren't your thing on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, so if you have a detail-oriented pet task to tackle, be sure to ask for advice - preferably from someone who is a little more organized than you! You're in a real hurry for some reason on Thursday and Friday, but your pet wants to dilly-dally. Avoid pulling them along; it's better for you to adjust to their pace. Saturday and Sunday are great days to socialize. Be sure to ask beforehand if it's OK for you to bring your animal pal.
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If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
I have a friend who often wishes she could train her cat to run errands and do chores — start the coffee, grab the paper, maybe run a load of laundry. Turns out, this helpful little pet already exists, in the form of a peppy Jack Russell Terrier named Jesse! Jesse may just be the most helpful pup ever, but what cracks me up is how cheerfully he performs his chores. Check out Jesse in action, and spend the weekend wishing for your own errand dog!
GirlA is always sharing her favorite vegan recipes in The Dairy Free Diva Recipe Exchange, and to celebrate her cute pooch turning 4, she made Moe a All Natural Dog Treat, offering lots of different recipes, including a grain-free peanut butter recipe. These treats will keep at room temperature for 2-3 weeks, or 6 weeks in the refrigerator. They are also freeze-able and . . . Moe-Approved.
One thing's for sure, though, the breed is super cute. See how much you know about this toy dog and get started now!
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In case you missed it, the Westminster Dog Show finished up this week, and we have a top dog! Meet Scottish Deerhound GCH Foxcliffe Hickory Wind, aka Hickory, this year's Best in Show champ! Hickory was the winner of the Hound Group, with Pekingese pup GCH Palacegarden Malachy topping the Toys, Chinese Shar-Pei GCH Vaje's Miss Jayne Hathaway as the Non-Sporting winner, GCH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins the Bearded Collie beating out the Herding competition, Black Cocker Spaniel GCH Casablanca's Thrilling Seduction claiming first in the Sporting Group, GCH Aviators Luck Be A Lady the Portuguese Water Dog crowned Working champ, and Smooth Fox Terrier GCH Slyfox Sneak's A Peek named Terrier top dog.
Check out my slideshow for behind-the-scenes pics from the show!
If you're a fan of reality television, then you've probably watched, and enjoyed, a few episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The ladies on the show are larger than life, gorgeous, and extravagant, but there was one star this season that rose above the rest, Giggy the Pomeranian. Giggy's lavish wardrobe and laid-back personality mirror that of another petite pom, and he's becoming increasingly popular on Twitter. We're also impressed with his blogging skills — it can't be easy to type without thumbs! Click through to see all his adorably handsome twit pics!
Animal lovers and art fans alike gathered at the San Francisco-based gallery/boutique Modern Eden, for the opening of new exhibit "Menagerie." The animal-inspired show included everything from contemporary paintings of Poodles and Pomeranians to sketches of French Bulldogs and Great Danes.
Our furry friends weren’t the only muses though; among the cuddly critters were plenty of snakes, birds, and crabs. The best part (aside from the great art, of course) is that a percentage of the proceeds goes to the San Francisco SPCA. For those pet/art lovers still on the hunt for the perfect piece, these are a creative way to show your animal appreciation.