It’s nearly impossible to adorn something with the image of a pug dog and not have it be the most awesome thing in the world. That’s why we’re loving this artsy Varmt Hund fabric from Ikea (yeah, pretty much have no idea who/what Varmt Hund is, or how to pronounce that). This design is on fabric by the yard, so we’re sure it would inspire some awesome DIY projects. A few ideas for you: a comforter cover with matching pillowcases (a pug on each!), picnic blanket spread, couch covers … to protect your furniture from your dog, maybe? Just a few thoughts.
There is nothing cuter than this little girl riding this pug. NOTHING, you hear me? Nothing. [via our buddy at The Daily Wh.at, which was selected a Best Blog of 2010 by Time.com. Congrats!] Keep reading »
I am officially jealous of Conchita, the dog who inherited $3 million and a Miami Beach mansion from her late owner—rich, crazy lady Gail Posner. Now the posh chihuahua spends her days dripping in Cartier, getting chauffeured around to various spa appointments in her private Escalade and being dressed to the nines by her stylists. Gail’s son, who only inherited a lousy $1 million from Mom, isn’t exactly happy about Conchita’s inheritance. Since he can’t technically sue Conchita, he’s suing Gail’s staff, who he believes drugged her and coerced her into leaving her money to Conchita so they could stay in Gail’s house rent-free to care for the pooch. In other news, I found $20 on the street today and got so excited that I almost peed on a fire hydrant. [Dlisted]
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We know when Amelia kicks she bucket, she’s leaving her closetful of J.Crew tops and buckets of nail polish bottles to her pooch, Lucca. But when a millionaire dies, wouldn’t you hope they leave some of their bread to, you know, the family?
Who the hell are these millionaires who die and leave their dogs homes, cars, butlers, maids, millions of bucks, etc.? I know a ton of public school teachers I could introduce them to. Keep reading »
I’m sorry, but is there anything cuter in this entire universe than when a puppy tilts its head and looks confused? No. No there is not. Don’t even try to convince me otherwise. [BuzzFeed
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Hounds of America, it is time to start your new hobby! Bobby the four-pound Pomeranian was one of over 60 dogs that participated in this year’s Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition on Saturday. While surfer boys are usually nice to look at, I would be more than willing to trade them for a beach full of adorable doggies like Bobby. I wonder if they are selling tickets for 2011′s Surf Dog Competition yet? Keep reading »
For the first time in its 125-year history, the American Kennel Club is allowing mutts to compete alongside pure breeds in their dog shows. OK, so not in every category; mixed breeds are only allowed to compete in the skills-based competitions like Agility, Rally and Obedience. But the message is clear — the organization whose mission has been to “advance the study, breeding, exhibiting, running and maintenance of purebred dogs” is finally recognizing the beauty of all dogs. “AKC has always been best known as an advocate for purebred dogs,” says the AKC’s Gina DiNardo, in discussing the change. “But [we're] concerned about the welfare of all dogs.” And if all dogs are worthy of being shown and celebrated in front of the AKC, maybe less people will be inclined to purchase pure breeds from unethical puppy mills and will adopt instead. And maybe, just maybe, a ribbon is in Lucca’s future … [Washington Post] Keep reading »
My dog Lucca does lots of really cute things. She even poops in a cute way — seriously, she looks at me while she’s doing it, like she’s almost ashamed to be in public relieving her bowels. Anyway, one other cute thing she does is dramatic stretching. First she stretches her front legs, then she individually points her back paws and stretches them. Really, she’s doing yoga, or “doga,” and she’s doing it with far more frequency than I am, if I’m being honest. So she’s really a perfect candidate for these ridiculous doga classes being offered around the country, where owners bring their pets to yoga class and they, like, open their chakras together. Doga has been around for awhile, but CBS, in the clip above, found a class in Omaha, Nebraska to spotlight, which just shows that doggie yoga is officially a big ol’ trend. I’m not sure that I would personally get much out of paying for a doga class, fitness-wise, and I suspect Lucca would rather do her doga on her own at home. She’s fiscally conservative. Keep reading »
We always feel bad for dogs that get shoved into silly little sweaters and raincoats, but designer Charlotte Ronson posted this photo of a puppy in Vans, and it’s just too cute to hate on. What a baller. [cjronson/TweetPhoto via Refinery29] Keep reading »