Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Confessions of a Dog Lover

My name is Tamara. I'm a dog lover.

There, I admitted it. I have always been an animal lover, but never thought of owning one. The thought of having to take care of an animal was enough for me just to admire them at a distance. I always thought it was a little weird for people to call their pets "kids".  Well that all changed when I got married. I made it quite clear to the hubby that I did not want to get a dog. Well here we are 4 years later having just adopted our second puppy. I couldn't imagine not having them around. They are so funny & full of personality! Here are my dogs kids, Sadie & Lyla (Lyla prefers profile shots).





My confession
I'm not too keen on cats as I am super allergic and so is the hubby. We enjoy their cuteness from afar. However, I simply love Go Fish's hand carved felines! They are so unique that I couldn't help myself. Here are a few of my favorites.

I love this minty kitten. It makes a perfect ring holder.
I love the distressed paint work; it gives it a vintage feel.


What is not to love about this fashion forward feline?
The intricate batik inspired paint work is amazing. She keeps my vogue magazines company.


It was love at first stripe when I saw this unique piece!
I love all things whimsy & could help myself when I saw Stripes.
He'll be sitting on my bookshelf next to my fairy tale collection.


Till next time!
xoxo 
Tamara

48 comments:

  1. Cute doggies! We have kitties, but I've been wanting a puppy for awhile and hope we can add one to our family someday because I love dogs too.

    I love these handcarved felines! I think the top one is my favorite, so pretty!

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  2. I think I prefer cats to dogs, I just happen to love how cuddly they are. Dogs are really amazing as well though, since one can get the impression that they are always so loyal and will never leave you. I don't have any pets right now, but who knows- maybe it will change just like in your case :)

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  3. I'm a total cat lady, so I think these are adorable!

    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com/

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  4. I prefer dogs to cats; I just bought my first dog, a silky terrier! PS just stumbled across your blog from Mini Me Style - love it! definitely a new follower <3!

    Sarah
    sarahsavvystyle.blogspot.com

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  5. Tamara, I'm so glad I found your blog! (Thank you for swinging by mine and commenting). The shop carries the most amazing clothing and accessories, and I really like that the funds go to a good cause. These kitties are absolutely fabulous. Like you, I'm a dog person (I have 3!), but I do have a soft spot for kitties. :)

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  6. thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and i am now following you. m a dog lover to i have an american akita who is 18months and hes my wee son lol and im not keen on cats either, love your blog, lovely to read x

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  7. Like you, I prefer dogs to cats. I also told my hubby that I don't want to get a dog right now, but he's dying for one... so we'll see what happens!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  8. i love the cat with the rings!!

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  9. I love the cat ring holders! I'm totally following your blog--love it!

    Thanks for stopping by A Tale of Two Teachers! :)

    Dossome

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  10. We're dog lovers in our house, but I just adore that cat ring holder! How cute!!

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  11. Couldn't be cuter! I LOVE DOGS! They are so loving & adventurous :)

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  12. your dogs are beautiful! i have a husky :)



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  13. I too am a dog lover!! I'm just a little obsessed w/ our little pup Norman! I'm scared of cats though!! So I don't know if we would ever own one, but they are cute!

    <3 Denise

    http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

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  14. Love the stripe cat! As for being a dog lover, my boyfriend was like you... he loved them but from afar. Then we got our doberman, Encore and he fell i love. They really do have the best personalities!

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  15. I'm a total dog lover as well. Actually, it's a little overbearing. Every dog I see, I want. If I was rich and had a huge house with tons of acres, I'd probably own so many dogs. Yours are super cute by the way.

    And I love that first cat, such a cute ring holder. :)

    xx Jessica

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  16. Cute doggies! I love dogs, I have 2!

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  17. ahh your dogs are so cute! what kind of dogs are they?


    hehe i'm not a big fan of cats either...

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    1. Mutts! lol Sadie is a Shepherd mix and Lyla is a Pit Bull Terrier mix! We adopted both of them from the humane society.

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  18. I love dogs too and am not much of a cat person, but seeing as I'm the only 1 out of 4 in our family not allergic, I'll just have to ooh and aah over cute pictures. :)

    Jenn
    The Suburb Experiment

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  19. I have a cat and she´ like my daughter. the ring holder is so cute.

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    1. I saw that you follow me now so here I am, i follow here and also via bloglovin #7. see you.

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  20. My husband and I love dogs, and have two of them...neither of us are big cat people though :)

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  21. Aw, as a true cat person, I just adore these!

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  22. huge dog lover here! we've always had a dog around. i'm not one who calls them my kids, though...cause i have two of those already, lol!

    [oomph.]

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  23. beautiful post!!!!i'm following your blog!!if you loke mine,do the same!!!

    Freaky Friday

    Freaky Friday Facebook Fan Page

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  24. thanks so much for visiting my blog! i looove cats those are so adorable!!

    -jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  25. Oh wow, those cat items are just way too cute! <3

    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  26. Your dogs are so cute! I'm still trying to convince my husband that we need one.

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  27. These are awesome! I have a total kitty obsession! We are having a giveaway on our blog! Check it out and enter to win! http://bit.ly/H6zWJ4

    xx Julie xx
    www.celebrityowned.com

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  28. aww... such cute dogs!

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  29. aww i love those cute things hehe. x

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  30. I'm not a cat lover too..I had the misfortune of getting bitten by one before..although I think it was my fault..I think I stepped on the poor kitten's tail while strutting (unconsciously) my 5 inch stilettos. :o Karma was quick. Haha. Had to get 9 injections after. Oh..those felines can bite!

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  31. great post ;)

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  32. Hi Tamara! I love every animals :o). But I have only one small dog :o). If I can I take care of every dog or cat or animal that I can... Cats are very clever and precious animals to be under control of human :o). But I love the magic of them. Also Egyptian people known that they are special ;o). Have a nice day. See you soon. Xoxo V.V.

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  33. I like your post so much! These pictures are really gorgeous!
    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???
    Win two Mimi Boutique jewels of your choice

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  34. Your dogs are so cute + excellent models.

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  35. Your puppies are adorable! Loving the cat ring holders! So fun!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com
    ShabbyApple Gift Card Giveaway!

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  36. LOL, what a great post! How cute are those cat figurines.. I love dogs too, and all animals in fact, :-) Cool site.. Adding you to my GFC! By the way, love the way you designed your header..

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  37. cool! those cat figurines are adorable!

    Babi
    www.whenbabispeaks.com

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  38. Sadie and Lyla are so cute, specially Lyla, full of personality! :P
    Funny, my boyfriend always had dogs and he is always trying to make me want dogs too, I love dogs (and other pets) but I'm always telling him that when we moved together first it will be just us two, then the babies and then the puppies. Probably I'm gonna be like you, a "no dogs" person to a dogs lover! X)

    Andrea

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  39. aaawh, your dogs are SO cute! I shared a picture of one of ours on my blog today. Our other dog, a jack russel, is super scared of my camera and therefor doesn't like to get her picture taken. Haha. x

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  40. your kids are presh! I'm the same way, my dogs are way more than just pets! And don't be surprised if that stripey kitty is missing because I want to steal him :)

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  41. I'm a total dog lover too. Someday I'll be able to own one, but not right now. Instead I just go home and snuggle my parents' dogs.

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  42. we are meant to be friends. i am a TOTAL dog lover, and not a fan of cats. i wish i had the excuse of being allergic though ;)
    xo TJ

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  43. Love your blog, so I'm a new follower =)

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  44. I love dogs and cats, but am definitely more of a cat person... love those bookends!

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  45. Aw, Sadie & Lyla are SO cute! I always appreciate blog posts involving dogs :) I'm a dog lover as well - can't wait to get one of my own!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  46. i love cats! great post!

    http://themadcreationist.blogspot.it/

    Giuseppe

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