Wow and Woof Factor: National Dog Day

Happy National Dog Day!

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Traditional Home -Better Homes & Gardens

For dog lovers every day is National Dog Day, and in these present trying days the unconditional love given to us by our beloved four-legged dog friends provides comfort and hope.

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.  For me they are the role model for being alive.”

—Gilda Radner 

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I, like many other dog lovers, love the idea of a special day designed to celebrate dogs “decorating” designer rooms with the wow and the woof factor for National Dog Day.

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Country Living

Dog owners know all too well the comforts of home include a wag of the tail and a welcoming bark- the language of I’m so glad you’re home.

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2015 Charlottesville Idea House

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Ideal Home

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Must love dogs interior designer approved.

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Kelly Wearstler – Photo by Melanie Acevedo

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Elsie Larson’s Bold And Colorful Nashville Home

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House Beautiful

The dog days of summer refer to the hottest days of the season, but the dog days of interior design and decorating refer to the hottest four-legged accessories for the look of the season.

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Carole Akins Furry Friends Dessert Plate

Carole Akins Furry Friends Dessert Plate

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Our collections usually provide a window into the world of our memories- the souvenirs of precious times and proven joys.

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I know I enjoy a great must love dogs collection!

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Staffordshire Spaniels @ Christie’s Interiors (Photography by Carol Dronsfield)

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Fido is ready to take his place on the family gallery wall.

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Elle Decor

After all, our pets are part of the family.

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Better Homes and Gardens

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Designer Travis London – Architectural Digest

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Logie Poodle Ceramic Statue Planter

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Sun Sohovich Fine Art

Katrina Dog Shaped Liquor Whiskey Decanter

Alsten Pillow - Ralph Lauren Home

Houser Dog Wall Hook

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Country Living

The Fido Files

Friend.

Companion.

Sous Chef.

Stylist.

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Style Me Pretty

Home security system.

Therapist.

Confidant.

Constant source of entertainment.

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Design Sponge

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves
you more than he loves himself.

—Josh Billings

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Domino

“Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks.”

 —Roger Caras

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Architectural Digest

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“The dog is the perfect portrait subject.
He doesn’t pose.  He isn’t aware of the camera.”

– Patrick Demarchelier

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Go for a walk with.

Throw a bone to.

Design and decorate your life around.

Consider adopting a rescue dog today on this National Dog Day.

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A Fetching Friday: Dog Days of Summer

Today’s Fetching Friday is a take on the dog days of summer.

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Ancient Egyptian and Roman astrology links the Dog Star, Sirius, to the hottest weeks of the year of July to mid-August.  The oppressive heat of the Dog Star coupled with the sultry heat of the sun creates the extra cruel and brutal heat, ergo the dog days of summer.

According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, July 2019 now ranks as the hottest month ever recorded.

Welcome to the dog days of summer.

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Country Living

“Home is where the dog runs to greet you.”

-Unknown

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Alex Papachristidis– Photo by Lesley Unruh

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”

– Sam Keen

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Country Homes & Interiors Magazine

“Summer, with its dog days, its vacations, its distractions, is over.  We have had our holidays, our rest, our recreation.  The fall season, with its new opportunities for effort, enterprise and achievement, is upon us.  Let us rip off our coats and get down to business.”

-B. C. Forbes

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Traditional Home

“Summer afternoon — summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

– Henry James

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William McClure -Photo by Frank Tribble

“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.”

-Wilma Rudolph

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 Philip Mitchell

“People love dogs. You can never go wrong adding a dog to the story.”

-Jim Butcher

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Country Living

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Take heart- the dog days won’t last forever, and before you know it fall will be here to excite and renew.

I hope you all have a cool and refreshing fetching Friday.

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