Tag Archives: dogs

Gee, Where Did The Summer Go?

8 Sep

So we didn’t have much of a summer here in Atlanta with week after week of rainy weather. The fall snuck up on us, and suddenly pumpkin spice is available at Starbucks (love the new #PSL campaign, by the way), the Ravens are back on the field, and the kiddos are back in school. And Christmas is tomorrow. Well, not quite, but it sure will feel that way.

Bohzie girl - superstar chug and latest addition!

Bohzie girl – superstar chug and latest addition!

I’ve been pretty quiet on the blog front as my life has been a bit chaotic and full of change – in some very good and exciting ways! From my new job to my new pup, I have certainly had my hands full. But I hope to jump back on the blog train and share more art, music, and life musings.

The purpose of today’s post: to introduce you to my new little shop on Society 6!

Available for purchase on Society 6!

Available for purchase on Society 6!

My collage art has always been my therapy, and I love creating custom pieces to share and gift to family and friends. With my Society 6 shop, I can now share these pieces with the world. I only have two up so far, but I hope to be adding more in the next few weeks. Keep an eye out!

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Gee, Has Puppy Love Gone Too Far?

11 Jun

Driving down Peachtree on a sunny Thursday afternoon, I was stunned, confused, and horrified to see a young woman, pushing her bulldog in a pink stroller. Yes, a stroller.

I did a little research and found that there are, in fact, websites devoted to purchasing the perfect stroller for your pup. Oh and don’t you worry, feline fans – there are kitty strollers, too! The pet strollers cost anywhere from $100-$300. Even Jeep has jumped on the pet wagon with some of their own stroller designs (although one website claims it has sadly been discontinued).

I positively adore dogs and animals, but this is just too much. I firmly believe that there are far more productive ways to channel your funds and affection than this little gizmo.

Perhaps it’s somewhat practical for an older pooch with limited mobility, but otherwise it is just lazy. Isn’t it harming rather than hurting your furry friend to deprive them of exercise? I’m sure we’ll hear about the American pet obesity epidemic before too long.

Gee, Yoga’s Pretty Cute…And Furry?

8 Aug

Five years ago, I took my first yoga class and never looked back.  While I don’t get to practice as regularly as I would like to, I relish in the experience every chance that I get.  This summer, I have been particularly immersed in the yoga routine.  I attend classes at least once a week at Charm City Yoga, and I walk out feeling like a whole new human being.  I become aware of muscles that I never even thought that I had in my body, and my mind floats in a sweet sense of calm.  The journey to this point is not always easy, but it is always so worth it…

While I love yoga, and I adore animals, I never would have thought to pair the two.  But photographer Dan Borris did just that.  In his famous “Yoga Dogs” calendars, Borris features a different dog in a different position for each month…and I think that the concept is absolutely brilliant.  Don’t worry – the dogs aren’t actually forced into these obscure and awkward positions.  As explained in an article on Express.co.uk, Borris works with his wife Alejandra and uses computer editing to make the poses look authentic.  In 2010, they even branched out to include yoga kittens!  This witty and inspired concept is a top pick for me.  I can’t help but smile when I catch a glimpse of a real dog finding his upward dog.

Actual yoga classes with your pet as featured in an article on MSNBC.com?  Not so sure bout that concept…