Vicky Woodgate – Pub Dogs

Vicky Woodgate has worked for the past fifteen years as a freelance Scenic Artist and Illustrator. Currently she is based at the Annexe Studios in Brighton, UK. Vicky has worked for Magazines, Design Agencies, Publishers and Ad agencies worldwide. Today we feature her new series titled Pub Dogs which features a few of the dogs she has spotted in local pubs in Brighton and Hove. Some of the illustrations are inspired by real dogs, some with a bit of creative license. She will be making regular updates to this series so stay tuned for more!

Donya Coward — Textile Taxidermy

British Artist Donya Coward’s textile taxidermy dog heads are beautiful, humorous and exquisitely crafted. Sculpted in the style of hunting trophies, they are made with crochet and knitting along with antique and reclaimed fabrics, beads, buttons and oddments. Her artwork is about preserving the craftsmanship of these materials as much as it is about the animal imagery.  Here are some of our favorite pieces from her collection…

Donya Coward : Wall Mounted Dog Heads. French Bulldog

Donya Coward : Wall Mounted Dog Heads. Boston Bull Terrier


Donya Coward : Wall Mounted Dod heads. Jack Russell

Have You Got A Dine And Dash Dog?

When humans rush a meal, indigestion can ensue. In dogs however, it can lead to bloat – a potentially fatal condition. Northmate’s Green helps avoid this by slowing down your dog’s eating, making mealtimes into a challenging game in the process. As food is placed upon the bowl, Green’s 43 blades of safe plastic “grass” make it difficult for the dog to get a proper grip on the food, leading to several minutes of entertainment, and requiring the canine in question to make an effort for its meal.

Green’s 43 blades of safe plastic “grass” make it difficult for dogs to get a proper grip ...

Northmate reckons its product can slow mealtimes down to a comparative crawl, and the video footage below shows a Jack Russell taking over 20 minutes to complete a meal which would presumably take mere seconds otherwise.

I found this at Pet Valu on the Queensway, Etobicoke.

It’s important to note that Green does not completely eradicate the risk of bloat, as the condition is linked to several factors, depending on breed and environment. However, like similar products such as BetterBowls, the Aikiou bowl, and DogPause, Green should help lower the odds, while providing some additional stimulation at mealtimes, too.

Green is offered in three different shades for US$34. The promo video below shows the unit in use.

Has anyone ever seen or used this?

I’d love to hear what you thought of it.