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Dog Lamps # 8: Wacky or Tacky?

February 29, 2008 by ann

Every week Euro Puppy portrays 2 dog lamps. Is one wacky and the other one tacky? Are both wacky? Or both tacky? We will leave it up to you to decide. While having our own beliefs about them, we would love your comments...are they wacky or tacky? Enjoy....

Dog Lamp # 1: This Pug with Velvet bag Lamp is the most hideous piece of home decor I have ever stumbled across. Naturally, I was confused by it - and the product description didn’t offer much help.The pug piece has a touch of the macabre as well, with human hands (with painted nails) and humorous touches, including a lamp sprouting from its head and a matching velvet pillow for the velvet bag. why the bag? It allows the pug to bark when touched. This one-off piece from artist Dietlind Preiss costs a knee-buckling $4595 and I am sure, it will keep many amused and even more happy that they needn't buy it!

Pug With Velvet Bag Lamp

Dog Lamp # 2: This pair of 1950s French dog lamps are made from whimsical black and white enameled metal. Their forms have cutout eyes, which are unmarked and nicely refinished. Both are 14” long x 6.5” h.

French Enameled Dog lamps


So? Wacky or tacky? What do you think dear Dog lover?

Check out more wacky and tacky dog lamps that Euro Puppy has collected, under our category called: Dog Lamps.


Women, Dogs, and Spiritual Beliefs...

February 29, 2008 by ann

There is a very strange custom found in Central India, among certain of the Gond people. According to the ritual it is acceptable for a human being to marry a dog. The Gond are aboriginal tribes, that still speak a fairly simplified set of unwritten languages. Their lifestyle, while not truly nomadic, tends not to have permanent settlements. Their villages are periodically moved to various sites on land which is owned by the whole clan. Their beliefs place them totally outside of the Hindu caste system. They do not acknowledge the superiority of Brahmans and don't feel bound by many Hindu rules.

Their style of agriculture is quite simple and traditional, which basically involves slash-and-burn operations. So how does the marriage between humans and dogs play a role in this? Well, because they continually clear wild land, the Gond often encounter wild animals, and these encounters can be fatal to humans armed only with digging sticks. The Gond of the Bastar region of India believe that if a woman's husband has been killed by a wild animal - especially a tiger- it is necessary for her to marry a dog, before she can take another husband.

The Gond believe that the dead husband's spirit now inhabits the tiger or another beast that killed him, and this spirit will then cause that same beast to kill any new man that the woman marries. To solve this problem the widow first must ceremonially marry a dog. The dead husband's spirit can then satisfy his jealousy be killing the dog, and he will not threaten the life of the new human husband. Although, this seems like a good outcome for the woman, I am sure, somewhere deep down, the dogs know that a simple divorce would be a better end to their marriage instead of the one the Gond envision for them!


The Sun Never Sets in Dubai with Bundles of Bolognese Joy...

February 29, 2008 by ann

Much like with a diary, a Blog is great to write down feelings, happenings and developments in one’s life. A new mother may keep a baby-book; start scrapping away at photos, or may very well start her own Blog about her new baby. Well having a Dog Blog dedicated to your latest family members, who just so happen to be two very fluffy; very playful; and immensely gorgeous Bolognese puppies is also a wonderful start to a new life together.

One of our most excited customers of late, is a young woman called E-Lan. She lives in Dubai with her family, and her 2 lovely Bolognese puppies, that came into her life with the help of Euro Puppy. Coco and Hugo arrived in February and she details the adventures and developments of her new family members. At Euro Puppy, we love to follow her stories and adventures. It makes for great reading, and Euro Puppy is now a regular reader of her puppy blog as well! For any Bolognese Puppy fans out there, who either idolize the Bolognese breed, or who are keen family members of this small dog breed, we can warmly recommend reading the daily snippets of E-Lan's life and her adventures amongst the chaotic, yet lovable bundles of Bolognese joy. You never know..maybe you yourself share some of her trials, tribulations and ultimate excitement at raising 2 overly-energetic, yet totally lovable Bolognese Puppies.

Euro Puppy is always happy to be able to continously build familes, and seemingly...- rather indirectly- puppy blogs worldwide as well.

E-Lan, Coco and Hugo in Dubai


Dog Art: Pop Art Dog Paintings

February 28, 2008 by ann

For those Andy Warhol fanatics who love the pop art feeling that was created with Marilyn Monroe, you can now also have an awesome contemporary pop art painting of your favorite dog picture! You can choose something in the style of wacky Warhol, or simply something just a little bit off the wall and your dog can be the focus of attention!

From this:

German Shepherd

To this:

Warhol German Shepherd Pop Art Painting


Fully Trained Labrador: The Ultimate Seeing Eye Dog

February 27, 2008 by ann

Euro Puppy is extremely proud to be able to offer top quality, champion-line, purebred Labrador Retrievers that have been trained by experts to be Seeing-Eye dogs. For vision-impaired people who have more obstacles to overcome in their daily lives, Seeing-Eye dogs offer not only hope, but guidance as well. In a tough world, a man’s best friend makes an inseparable and loyal companion. Euro Puppy is dedicated to building families, with happy and healthy puppies. Now we give hope to vision-impaired people, by offering the best quality Seeing-Eye Labradors for sale as well. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help.

Wordless Wednesday: Black Beauty...

February 27, 2008 by ann


Black Beauty


Black Labrador

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Dog Poems: " Old Dogs Do Not Die"

February 27, 2008 by ann


Old Dogs Do Not Die

We have a secret, you and I,
That no one else shall know,
For who, but I can see you lie,
Each night, in fireglow?
And who but I can reach my hand
Before we go to bed,
And feel the living warmth of you
And touch your silken head?
And only I walk woodland paths,
And see, ahead of me,
Your small form racing with the wind,
So young again, and free.
And only I can see you swim
In every brook I pass.
And, when I call, no one but I
Can see the bending grass.

Author Unknown


Say no to doggy-style!

February 26, 2008 by ann

Some things (and people) never cease to amaze Euro Puppy. A collection to walk down the runway out of P-Diddy’s collection was fur-hooded coats with an element of a tailwag to it. Fur from a breed of dog called “raccoon dog” was used to make the garments. These dogs look more like raccoons, but belong in the canid family together with dogs, foxes and wolves. Although the resemblance to a raccoon is startling, it is not related to a raccoon at all. Its family name is "Canidae," Latin for "dog,". This animal is definitely a dog.

They are barbarically slaughtered in China. Or should I say anally electrocuted? Hundreds or thousands of these puppies and dogs were killed to create the clothing line of the rap-star. Following an investigation by the Humane Society revealed that they contained fur from raccoon dogs, despite the fact that they were being advertised as faux fur. A spokesman for Macy's talked about its long-standing policy against the selling of any dog or cat fur. Macy’s banned the clothing line and it seems P Diddy is not going to take this lying down. P-Diddy also expressed his outrage and concern, saying "I was completely unaware of the nature of this material, but as soon as we were alerted, the garments were pulled off the Macy's floor and the Web site." He stopped the production of his fur-coats.

Strangely enough, both Macy's and P-Diddy freak out when they discover there is a fly in the soup and dogs in the clothing line. However, they're perfectly content to produce and sell fur garments made from other animals? I would love to know what the rationale behind this really is…If you wouldn't wear your dog, why would you wear any other fur?

< sigh >

racoon dog-style jackets


Celebrity Dogs: Charlize Theron and her Dog

February 26, 2008 by ann

Charlize Theron, the lovely South African actress, who made it big in Hollywood, can be seen with Tucker, her beloved Cocker Spaniel (who seems to have gotten a real good grooming session). Charlize is not only a fan of dogs, but of PETA too. She strongly believes in the ethical treatment of animals.

Charlize Theron and Tucker, her dog

Dog Quotes # 23

February 26, 2008 by ann


"Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that a child cannot do much harm one way or another." - Robert Benchley