Thursday, February 18, 2010
Dog Playing Bass
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Cheap Plastic Poodles
I remember having these as a kid. Carnival prizes, hard-earned, and for far more than a quarter each. Even back then.
The red one retains its plastic loop for hanging and is marked "Made in Hong Kong" on the side. The rest have no markings.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
You may recognize that the ad appeared in Maxim; yes, I have one of those fun 'for professionals' free subscriptions — what's your excuse for reading Maxim, hmmm? I already have a mustache, which is my excuse for not using the promised 'time-lapse' Facebook mustashe-growing app, which I was unable to find.
Anyhow, even being a woman is no excuse for not having facial hair. The appropriately-named I Made You A Beard is fully and completely ready to undertake the task of providing women a beard of their very own:
Would it be wrong of me to think women in Crayola-colored yarn beards are totally hot? Theoretically, I mean, if somebody were to think such a thing, that is. I mean, if somebody spent all day thinking at great length about what it would be like to kiss a woman wearing one of these - again, theoretically - what, I , well, if that...never mind, I'm not sure where I'm going with this thought process.
Anyhow, woman aren't the only mustacheless people to benefit from a fake mustache. That other kind of people: dogs.
Yes, dogs can participate in Movember by gnawing on the rubber ball end of the Humunga Stache. This is provided that you can get the dog to chew on it the right way; one of our dogs is horribly stupid, and would probably injure herself trying to use the toy improperly. The Humunga Stache appears to be only available in the UK, hence the British bulldog who appears to have lost his pith helmet and monocle while on a tiger hunt in darkest Burma.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Dames & Dogs #10
Monday, October 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Most Memorable Scene, March, 1970
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Pink Dogs For Sale At Kroger
Friday, July 31, 2009
Dames & Dogs #8
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Dames & Dogs #7
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Audrey Hepburn & "Mr. Famous"
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Dames & Dogs #4
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Doggie Lovers, Dare To Minaudiere?
("Minaudiere" must be what the uber rich call a cute purse too small to hold anything.)
Friday, April 3, 2009
Dames & Dogs #3
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Dames & Dogs #2
Friday, March 13, 2009
Dames & Dogs #1
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Reminds Me Of Sarah Palin
I still cringe and say Eeeeiiwwww. Which is why when I spotted a pair of such wall plaques at the thrift store, I did not buy them.
I was both brave enough & amused enough to take photos of the girl applying lipstick to the family dog tho. (Even if she has exposed her bare bottom.) For some reason both the little girl applying lipstick to her dog -- and wildly inappropriate bathroom decor -- remind me of Sarah Palin.
The Boys Refused To Do Their Homework
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Would You Believe A Talking Dog?
Friday, November 14, 2008
Butts In The Air, Like They Just Don't Care
I only have two, so it's not a collection yet. The cat is a rather popular planter motif and typically they had cactus planted to be their kitty tails. But the dog is more of a mystery -- despite a partial label on the bottom.
The hole is too small for the pup to be a planter; hubby suspects it had a bobble-tail which wagged. The tag reads Little Pete (or, it could be Little Peter), but exhaustive searches have turned up nothing. Know something about Little Pete or his missing tail? Let me know.
Meanwhile, I keep my eyes opened for a third vintage pottery animal with it's hole-y butt up in the air.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Our Kids Asked To Be Left Alone, Please
Friday, September 12, 2008
No White Spots On Your Scottie Dog
We don't think Carbona Shoe Whitener should have promoted kicking or "rubbing" dogs with shoes by making such product claims, but it was 1941. Things were different then.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Shoulda Been A Beagle
Wendy's actual story is devoid of family cruelty, according to a 1969 Women's Household magazine:
"Our dog, Wendy was given to us about four years ago. We were told that she was a six month old beagle. The vet said she was a three months old "you name it" and she proceeded to grow and grow! Her tail is almost a lethal weapon and she delights in wagging it in circles."Oh, she should have been a beagle, but she ended up being something else, big, clumsy, easily amused. She should have been a beagle -- things would have turned out differently.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Big Dreams Of The Big-Eyed
(Feel free to bid on it and send it to me.)
But did you know there was also a big-eyed doll in the 60's -- complete with tear?
Little Miss No Name by Hasbro Toys (1965) was designed by Deet D'Andrade. Little Miss No Name wore a burlap dress, had a hand made for begging, and that large plastic tear... I'm guessing I never heard of her because few little girls wanted to play adopt the homeless begging orphan (Little Orphan Annie had a lovely red dress -- and too much spunk to let herself go like that). Fewer still wanted to plan & play a day in the life of a pitiful waif (also probably why the Kate Moss dolls never came to fruition).
But I want her.
I'm guessing when I find her, she'll be more expensive that replacing my old retro sad dog bank... But it won't stop me from fancying the two, together, in my office.
It's better to have big dreams of big eyed art -- and be left with a giant plastic tear -- then to never have dreamed at all.