Sun’s out, fun’s out and we’re sizzling for all kinds of doggy what’s hot-ness. From palm prints for pups to a canine-catered art exhibition, read on for the buys and doggy do’s on our radar this August, and in our carefree, relaxed summer vibe, we've even let the pussycats claw their way in too.
WEAR: Nice Dig’s Jungle Fever Bandana because in another life Basil and I would live in Palm Springs in a house filled with colour, wild patterns, mid-century furniture and surrounded by palm trees, so this cool piece of petwear fits the bill perfectly. If you dig, snap up this hotter than hot dog bandana priced $35 Australian Dollars at Nicedigs.com.au. Soak up more of our would-be lottery win lifestyle via our Palm Springs Dream Board on Pinterest.
PLAY: Fuzzyard’s Popsicle Plush Dog Toy makes summer play cool. Supersize your lolly at £7 or stay small for £5 at Fuzzyard.com/uk
EAT: Lily’s Kitchen Surf & Turf recipe for dogs. Made with salmon, prawns and beef with a side of healthy veggies, what’s not to love about this protein-packed summertime supper? Fire up your dog’s belly at Lilyskitchen.co.uk
GROOM: Bondi Wash Dog Wash and Conditioner. Exclusive to luxe lovers Maison Le Lou, this grooming duo uses blends of essentials oils and natural ingredients all the way from Australia to ensure your dog is smelling fresh and feeling soft, all summer long. Priced £18 and up at Maisonlelou.com
SLEEP: Nice Digs Jungle Fever Digitally Printed Dog Bed. So you get it – we love palm print but we've also got a penchant for cool prints too so we’re onto a winner with this two-in-one bed, which is perfect for summer snoozin’. The fabric is water repellent, stain repellent, anti bacterial and anti-fungal so it’s practical too. Priced $199 Australian Dollars at Nicedigs.com/au
FOR HUMANS: Namaste Bitches Muscle Tank from Weiner-loving hipsters Bean Goods, which is guaranteed to add attitude to your downward dog or summer attire. Snap up before it sells out at Beangoods.com, priced $32.
MUST-DO FOR DOGS: MORE TH>N #PlayMore Contemporary Art Exhibition for Dogs, 19 & 20 August. If you are hot-footing around town this weekend, swing by the Southwark area of check out a series of interactive art installations, original paintings, drawings and multimedia video just for dogs, inspired by their favourite activities. We’re most liking the sound of the ‘head out of the car simulator’ that gently blows wind and scents through the air. Open Friday 19th August 11.00am – 5.00pm and Saturday 20th August 2016 9.00am – 4:00pm at 47/49 Tanner Street, Southwark, London, SE1 3PL, reserve your ticket HERE
MUST DO FOR KITTIES: Cheshire & Wain’s Luxury Pop Up For Pussycats. Freshen up your pampered puss’ neckwear from a covetable range of luxury leather collars, whimsical and mischief-making organic catnip toys and an array of kitty lifestyle goods. Rumour has it that their special edition Lucky Cheshire Cats are selling like hot-cakes with kitty lovers so hurry on down to their pop up before they wave goodbye. Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm until Friday 26 August at The Prince’s Trust Tomorrow’s Store, 9 Eldon Street, London EC2M 7LS. For details visit Cheshireandwain.com
And on the subject of cats, the Catarama brothers (and Basil) have been enjoying the thrill of the chase with their Hexbug Remote Control Mouse, priced £14.99. Literally hours of battery-powered feline fun!
SAVE THE DATE… pop September 14th in your diary for outdoors brand Orvis’ dog-friendly festival at their flagship store on London’s Regent Street. In addition to their new range of dog product and luxury dog beds, we've been told that House of Paws, Rokabone, Benyfit Natural and Snuffle Dog Beer are all on board to add to the fun shopping party atmosphere. More details can be found on the Orvis Facebook Events Page.