Monday, February 11, 2008

Cheerful Dog-Themed Gardeny Goods

Some people think all dogs like to do outside is dig holes and eat random junk they find on the ground. But many dogs enjoy relaxing in a calming, plant-filled environment. A well adjusted dog who gets enough exercise and mental stimulation will usually love the zen-like vibe of a garden oasis and (rather than get into mischief) simply flop down and snooze in the sunshine, or meander about soaking up the rays & smells & sounds. This is a great time for you to enjoy quiet, calm outdoors time together (while he naps and watches butterflies, you can catch up on your reading.) Pups will feel especially at home when they take a sniff of these adorable doggy decorations.

First up (pictured) is a Saint Francis Statue (FYI: I got mine at the online shop I have linked, but it is often not in stock.) Though I'm not Catholic, I loooove Saint Francis anyways! Saint Francis is the Patron Saint of pets, wild animals, and ecology. Some of the statues I've seen are of a very stiff and MAD looking bald guy in an ominous hooded robe (boo!) This one is a very friendly & sweet Saint Francis (as he is quoted as saying: "It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look!”) Families with children might invest in a lighthearted (but possibly accurate) stepping stone that says: "Forget the dog, beware of the kids!" And Target (who doesn't love Target?) has a supercute curled up sleepy spaniel statue. So cute!

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