Entries Tagged as 'PUP PROFILE'

PUP PROFILE // SODA + SERENA FABER NELSON

April 10, 2013

Soda and Serena Faber Nelson, Pretty Fluffy

When it comes to dog blogs, none quite do it as beautifully as Serena Faber Nelson’s Pretty Fluffy. From the gorgeous photography (a lot of which is contributed by the talented Sarah Dickerson of Chic Sprinkles) to the inspirational messaging (my favorite being The 13 Project), Serena has captured the dog world in such a stunning and positive way. But she can’t do it alone.  Her trusty sidekick Soda is there every step of the way, and today, we get to know her a little better. Thanks for sharing Soda’s story Serena! (And thanks for having me and Mr. Harvey on your blog last month!)

What breed is your dog?

Border Collie

How old is he/she?

12 years

How did you and your dog come to be together?

I got Soda when I was just 21. As someone unhealthily obsessed with sitcoms, Soda got her name from Seinfeld, where George has his future firstborn’s name stolen and he tries to get the couple to switch to the name ‘Soda’ in the delivery room. She’s been by my side as I’ve started by career, met the love of my life, moved houses, and everything in between. She really is my best friend. My husband always jokes that once he had Soda’s approval he knew he had a chance with me! I love that now that she’s older, I get to be there for her and the bond we have these days runs very deep.

Soda and Serena Faber Nelson | House of Harvey

In one word, how would you define your dog’s personality?

Intuitive – she always know whether it’s time for a cuddle or time to whack you in the face with a paw to get you out of bed!

What is your dog’s favorite toy/treat/plaything?

Soda is a toy-aholic! She loves anything squeaky, and has destroyed many soft toys in her lifetime. However her favourite would have to be the Kong – whether she’s gobbling up the treats stuffed inside or playing fetch she adores her Kong. Now that she’s older she has the purple senior Kong which is much better for her teeth and gums.

If your dog were human, what career do you think they would have?

Bar tender. She’d listen to your problems for days on end, likes to get rowdy, and frankly, with her name, would fit right in. Scotch and Soda anyone?

Soda and Serena Faber Nelson, Pretty Fluffy

What celebrity does your dog most resemble?

Amy Poehler. Hilarious, whip smart and gorgeous – but not afraid to be silly.

Where is your dog’s favorite place in the house?

I know this is a no-no but she loves sitting on our bed looking out the window watching the world go by!

What do you love most about your dog?

Every. Single. Thing. It really is amazing that the longer you have a dog, the bigger your heart grows.

Finish this sentence: The love of a dog is_______________.

…a life well lived.

 

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all photos by Pretty Fluffy

PUP PROFILE // AUBREY + MICAELA HOO

March 20, 2013

Pup Profile, Micaela Hoo and Aubrey

When photographer and blogger Micaela Hoo emailed me to share a bit about her dog, Aubrey, I was both flattered and excited to learn more about the creative pair.  I quickly check out Micaela’s website, and instantly fell for her dream-like images. As our first German Shorthaired Pointer and photographer pair on House of Harvey, I say welcome and thanks for sharing your story!

What breed is your dog? 
German Shorhaired Pointer

How old is she? 
6 years old

How did you and your dog come to be together? 
My family and I got her from a family that could no longer keep her.

Pup Profile, Micaela Hoo and Aubrey

In one word, how would you define your dog’s personality?
Loyal

What is your dog’s favorite toy/treat/plaything?
A blue bone (Tiffany blue color, no less; she’s got style!)

If your dog were human, what career do you think they would have?
Magician (she’s already quite the Houdini… food seems to magically walk out of cabinets and disappear when she’s around!)

What celebrity does your dog most resemble? 
Meryl Streep

Pup Profile, Micaela Hoo and Aubrey

Where is your dog’s favorite place in the house?
Wherever her favorite humans are

What do you love most about your dog?
Her sense of humor and that she’s so affectionate

Finish this sentence: The love of a dog is ______________.
…essential to a happy life.

 

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all photos by Micaela Hoo

PUP PROFILE // PERRY + ERIN SOUDER

February 27, 2013

Perry of House of Earnest | House of Harvey

It all started on Pinterest one lazy Saturday morning.  I was scouring endless pages when I came upon a simple, but awesome, water bottle vase centerpiece DIY project. I quickly found the source at Erin’s blog, House of Earnest, and we all know what happened next…endless hours of blog digging. And then when I found her precious pooch Perry, GAME OVER. I was hooked.  Let’s all get to know Perry a little better, shall we?

What breed is your dog?
She is a Schnoodle – Schnauzer/Poodle Mix

How old is she?
She is 7 1/2!

How did you and your dog come to be together?
After graduating from college my husband (then boyfriend), Matt, and I wanted to get a dog. I wanted anything ‘oodle since they don’t really shed and Matt grew up with a Schauzer, so it was a pretty quick choice to pick a schnoodle. We reserached local breeders to choose one that had a good reputation. The one we visited ended up having a litter from their own personal house dog and we chose a dog from that litter (at just 4 days old!). We went back for Perry at 8 weeks and took her home with us.

Perry of House of Earnest | House of Harvey

In one word, how would you define your dog’s personality?
Cheeky. She’s a mixture of quirky, playful, and sassy.

What is your dog’s favorite toy/treat/plaything?
She LOVES tennis balls. She could literally play fetch for hours.

If your dog were human, what career do you think they would have?
She’d be a Zoo Keeper. We live on lots of land and she is always running around in the woods chasing something that she wants to be friends with. She also has an imaginary pet elephant named Krabby and pig named Bugsy.

What celebrity does your dog most resemble? (personality counts!)
Zooey Deschanel

Perry of House of Earnest | House of Harvey

Where is your dog’s favorite place in the house?
On our bed snoozing or the back of the couch to look out the window.

What do you love most about your dog?
How expressive her face is. She has the funniest moods and wears them on her sleeve.

Finish this sentence: The love of a dog is ______________.
…unconditional…until you’re packing to go on vacation.

 

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all photos by House of Earnest

A RESCUE STORY // BLUE + BOWIE + LAURA GOLDENBERGER

February 13, 2013

A Rescue Story, Blue and Bowie | House of Harvey

When photographer Laura Goldenberger reached out to share the story of her two incredible rescued Boston Terriers, I knew I had to share.  Not only did she save these two pups from an abusive situation, but she has  captured so many of their magical moments through gorgeous photography–something I can truly admire.  Today Laura shares some wonderful photos and the  amazing story of these blue eyed ladies.

Can you share a bit about your pups?
My dogs names are Blueberry Valentine and Honey Bear Bowie, but if you’re a friend, they’ll let you call them Blue and Bowie. They just turned 2 years old on January 15th.

How did you and your dogs come to be together?
My whole life, I’ve wanted a dog more than anything. Growing up, it was what I wished for every time I blew out candles or wrote out my Christmas list. I would often hide stray dogs in my parent’s garage, sneaking them beef jerky or borrowed kibble from the neighborhood kids. But my Dad worked extremely long hours and my parents decided it just wasn’t in the cards. I was heartbroken even though they reminded me that when I grew up I would have my pup.

When I finally did “grew up” and became a full time wedding photographer, I knew I was ready to start looking at shelters and rescues. I’ve always had a connection with animals and a soft spot for those who need a second chance. I looked at Petfinder.com every day and visited a few shelters. I would end up spending hours petting each dog through the caged door, wishing I had a huge ranch where they could run free until they were adopted.

A Rescue Story, Blue and Bowie | House of Harvey

One day, I saw a picture of Blueberry. She had freckles on her cheeks and the most piercing blue eyes. As soon as I saw her, I knew she was my dog. When the day finally came to pick her up I noticed that, although she was a happy girl, she had pretty severe breathing problems and congestion. I took her to the Vet and discovered she had fluid in her lungs, a fever and pneumonia. Her heart was also enlarged due to the stress on her body. I found out that her previous owner not only neglected/abused her, but had taken her to be put down instead of getting her treatment.

After a couple weeks of antibiotics and medication, Blue was in perfect health. Though she still snorts like a little piglet (a very endearing quality). Three months later, the rescue contacted me asking for my help. They found out the same horrible person who had mistreated Blue, had bought her sister, Honey Bear Bowie, from the same litter and no longer wanted her sister either. The rescue wanted to know if I knew anyone who could adopt Bowie….I just had to have her. I wasn’t expecting a two for one deal, but I consider it the best surprise I’ve ever had.

Bowie wasn’t sick but had been abused and had zero training. Everything scared her, she would crawl on the ground, flip onto her back, and pee if you spoke too loud; she would shake and always have her ears pinned back. With a lot of patience, love and training both Blue and Bowie are now the happiest, sweetest, craziest, silliest, healthiest, smartest dogs I know!

A Rescue Story, Blue and Bowie | House of Harvey

What do you love most about your dogs?
I love how much they make me laugh.  They are little clowns. Bowie can do a spot on impressions of Dobby from Harry Potter and also Benjamin Button.

Best Tricks: They know how to sit, wait, drop it, leave it, roll over, high five, walk on their hind legs, lay down, go to their beds, give kisses, play dead and more! Training them is a breeze and it amazes me how quickly they pick up new commands and tricks.

Favorite Activities: Their favorite activites are sun bathing, going on adventurous hikes, rough housing, learning new tricks (especially when treats are involved), playing on the beach and snuggling.

Favorite Treats: Their favorite treats, hands down, are the braided bullysticks from Trader Joes

A Rescue Story, Blue and Bowie | House of Harvey

Favorite Human Qualities: They sometimes remind me of little old men who snore loudly and fart often.

They are peanut butter and jelly, best friends, sisters and partners in crime. They truly love each other so much and spend every minute together. I am so happy that they could be reunited!

What’s the greatest lesson your dogs have taught you?
As silly as it may sound, they inspire me. Even though they were, at first, filled with fears and anxieties from their painful past, they are always wonderful to every person and animal they meet. It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from The Perks of Being a Wildflower, ”even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there.”

A Rescue Story, Blue and Bowie | House of Harvey

And now every day is a happy one for Blue and Bowie.

I strongly encourage anyone considering getting a pet to adopt from your local shelters & rescues. It is one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have.

 

all photos by Laura Goldenberger

PUP PROFILE // PARKER + PROMISE TANGEMAN

January 30, 2013

Parker and Promise Tangeman | House of Harvey

When you happen upon graphic designer Promise Tangeman’s website, you stick around for a bit.  Her’s is one of those portfolio sites that captures you from first glance and encourages you to dig deeper.  So it really is no wonder that she helps other bloggers and creatives  design their own gorgeous sites through her Sitehouse Designs studio.  Needless to say, I am a huge fan of her work, and her pup Parker is pretty incredible too.  Let’s all get to know this curly-haired cutie!

What breed is your dog?
Golden Doodle: Golden Retriever +Poodle

How old is he?
He just turned one on December 21, 2012.

Parker and Promise Tangeman | House of Harvey

How did you and your dog come to be together?
Such a meaningful story! Our friend’s 5-year-old daughter, Kate, was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor (heart breaking and devastating) a few years ago. Kate fell in love with the pet therapy Goldendoodle dog that would visit her in the hospital. She was then given the cutest Golden doodle puppy as a gift from the breeder that she named Patrick. While Kate was in chemo and therapy we would dog sit Partrick for her. We absolutely fell in love with fluffy P and would thoroughly enjoy our time with him. Last year for Christmas my husband surprised me with Patrick’s baby cousin who we named Parker! Parker and Patrick’s mothers are sisters… haha. That’s how they came to be cousins! The dogs love to play together! And there is no current evidence of disease! Woohoo!! And we hope that someday Parker can be a pet therapy dog too! He needs a wee bit more training first.

In one word, how would you define your dog’s personality?
Captivating

What is your dog’s favorite toy/treat/plaything?
Bully sticks

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If your dog were human, what career do you think they would have?
He would probably be a therapist of counselor. He always knows how to meet you where you’re at, and then cheer you up.

What celebrity does your dog most resemble? (personality counts!)
Hmm… either Alf, Teddy Ruxbin, or Fozzie Bear.

Parker and Promise Tangeman | House of Harvey

Where is your dog’s favorite place in the house?
The arm of our couch. He can watch the whole downstairs from that view.

What do you love most about your dog?
His cuddly personality and his humor.

Finish this sentence: The love of a dog is __________________.
…HEALING.

 

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all photos provided by Promise Tangeman

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