Rico gets a promotion

Rico is a super cuddly pup who, whenever he is here, is most often glued to my side or under my feet chewing on toys, sticks, recyclables or whatever I’m eating, climbing up onto his chair beside my desk to either rest his head on my foot or leg or continue climbing up onto my lap because he wants something or to give me dog kisses, or he’s curled up next to me in bed at night. When he’s not in my sight, he can be found poking around the back yard eating the flower buds off the hibiscus plants, flushing the hens out from under a bush, or trying to tackle Nemo (that is, if Nemo has come out of the air conditioning long enough to do more than just tinkle). He’s a charming little fellow about whom I am as gaga over as I am over my own dog and not embarrassed to admit it.

Since Rico, a/k/a My Other Dog, has been the inspiration for several of our studio hashtag designs, it only seems fair to him that for his birthday, he receive a well-deserved promotion here at BigBlackDogStudio.

Presenting the new VP of our Graphic Design department …….. Rico.

10-23-13 Ricos promotion

St. Rico – patron saint of Dogtober

I was playing around with the artistic effects on this picture. A friend on Facebook had commented that it looked like a stained glass window in a dog church! LOL I love that! So, I’m sharing it here, too.

Dogtober

Worldwide Black Lab crime spree continues

Dunedin, FL – It’s full moon, folks, and dogs all around the world are in full-tilt shredder mode. Earlier today, a one-year old Labrador Retriever named Kay in Northumbria was caught mercilessly shredding one of her birthday presents.

Kay shredding boomerang toy 10-18-13This outrageous crime spree by guilty Labs has been getting worse. In just this past week, a three-year old Black Lab named Ruby was caught stealing a taxidermy possum during an educational presentation in a public park Down Under. The suspect in that case was incarcerated and later sent to rehab for retraining.

Closer to home, we have similar, tragic news to share: the famous Stinky Dog blanket, beloved comforter of wet and stinky dogs banned from the interior of the home until such time as they were acceptably dry, has met an untimely end late this evening.

The suspect, one-year old Rico, was caught with poly stuffing dangling from his mouth when BigBlackDogStudio’s resident artist happened to turn around and caught the canine destroyer in the act. The artist became suspicious when all of a sudden, she realised that the studio was eerily quiet and that the sounds of various plastic water bottles being chewed only moments before had suddenly ceased.

When confronted by the artist about the blanket-shredding incident, the suspect cocked his head sideways and pretended not to understand the question. The suspect was thereafter taken into custody and confined indoors while the evidence was gathered into a large garbage bag. Charges are pending.

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Me = dog dork

Since Rico’s human’s birthday is just two days apart from Rico’s, I absolutely couldn’t resist. Yeah, it’s totally dog dork of me, but hey. If you already know me, you’re not surprised. If you don’t already know me, well, what else do you need to know? 😀

Rico - Greg birthday card 10-18-13

Birthday present found

Eureka! I believe I found a good first birthday present for My Other Dog: a West Paw Designs Zisc, which is a virtually indestructible frisbee. Of course, we’ll see about that. It is guaranteed, however, which is a very good thing since Rico loves frisbees but he destroys normal plastic frisbees.

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Newest designs now available

Been working hard in the studio on various graphic designs for our clothing and home decor lines. If you haven’t yet visited our online store, by all means do pop by and nose around!

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Pawlicious Poochie Pet Rescue

Hey all, Nemo here. Stopped downtown last night to the Dunedin Wine & Art Walk to visit friends at Pawlicious Poochie Pet Rescue. Of course, the paparazzi snapped up my photo with Jaime of PPPR. It’s hard being such a celebrity, but I do adore all of my fans and fellow celebs out there! That’s my assistant tethered off to the side whom I booted out of my limelight. If you live in the St. Pete/Tampa area, I encourage you to support Jaime’s animal rescue efforts. We need more good humans like her.

PPPR Nemo and Jaime 10-11-13

Mirrors

….. are such fun! Once Nemo figured out that it was really him in the reflection and stopped stalking the large dog that was watching him, he relaxed – – – but he never really took his eyes off of that dog….. just in case. #LuvMyDog

10-08-13 Nemo at senior center

Foot pillow

Rico does not accept that the chair has shrunk. Even though I rearranged my studio space so there is literally three times the amount of available floor space, my cuddly Other Dog still needs to curl up where he’s touching me. And I thought Nemo was cuddly! Is this the sweetest thing ever, or what??? #LuvMyOtherDog

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