Love is in the air, it’s February, and that means time for those hard-to-by-for dog lover friends who well, have everything. You know the type (I am one of those “types”): We have the shirts that proclaim our dog love, plenty of paw print-laden photo frames, and more puppy print socks than you can be count. That’s why you have us at Fidose of Reality. You won’t find any dog leashes or squeaky toys on this list: These are Valentine (and year round) gifts for the dog lover who has everything.
Miniature Version of Your Dog
Lucy Maloney creates scale miniature dog reproductions of your dog. The miniature dogs (and cats) are constructed using the finest alpaca, cashmere, silk and leather for an absolutely realistic appearance. The miniature dogs are soft with some flexibility – never breaking and happy to get in any pose. I know because Lucy has crafted two miniature versions of my Cocker Spaniels.
Don’t let the “miniature” in her product fool you; Lucy Maloney’s craft looms larger than life. Beyond Maloney’s talent, there are tools of the trade, and like any craftsperson, these are the items that help define the outcome. “With the help of German glass eyes as well as fine alpaca, cashmere, silk, and wool, I bring miniature pets to life,” Maloney says. She knows the miniature is complete when she sees the distinct spark of life in the replica’s eye.
Here are the two replica miniature versions she made of my dogs plus a gorgeous pair of earrings she crafted for me of my dog, Dexter, seen below.
How did she do it this time? “Wire and yarn, then alpaca fiber added tiny amounts at a time.. 1mm glass eyes.. detailing and Dexter,” Maloney shares.
I literally had goosebumps and still do when I look at these earrings — she even captured my Dexter’s smudge. Lucy can work with you on a miniature or pair of earrings. For a complete summary of her work, to connect and learn more, check out her website, Lucy Francis Maloney.
Remembering a Pet Loved and Lost
If you have loved and lost a pet, just like if you have loved and lost a human being, your role in their life on earth does not change. Once a dog has entered your life, you are forever a dog parent. The passing of a loved one never robs you of that title. It is with great love that the next product on our list was designed.
BioUrn® is a biodegradable cremation urn for pets that holds the entirety of their ashes, along with soil and a seed. Once prepared and planted, BioUrn grows a memorial tree. Created by pet lover, Lisa Brambilla, for pet lovers to help them create a living tribute to their beloved companion who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
If you like celebrating and doing pet-friendly things with your dog, the Wigglebutts Uncorked gala event is the place to be.Bark is the new black, and all the who’s who of the canine world will be in attendance in their finest couture for this gala benefit to raise funds for NYC Second Chance Rescue. For one low price, you can paw-tay the night away, celebrate, give back, feel good, AND bear witness to Dexter the Wigglebutt Warrior escorting his parents down the aisle for the formal celebration of their marriage!
Dancing, prizes, swag bags, silent auction, and of course, the Second Annual Wiggy Awards: Who will win the coveted Wiggy of the Year? Savvy canines in attendance are eligible! Stay for the after party on Sunday, April 17th at a nearby location.
This is no ordinary fundraiser: This is Wigglebutts Uncorked at America’s Oldest Winery: Brotherhood Winery, in Washingtonville, New York on Saturday evening, April 16th, 2016.
Learn more about Wigglebutts Uncorked here.
My Heart Beats Dog® Swag