It’s that time of the year again when your dachshund’s and moggy’s thoughts turn to Holiday Gifts.
When the snow lay round about,
Deep and crisp and even.
Brightly shone the moon that night,
Though the frost was cruel.
When a poor man came in sight,
Gath’ring winter fuel…
Reversible Pet Hammock $25
Luxury need not mean a bank balance breaking price. This lazing item is listed as a pet hammock for puppies, dogs and cats up to 22 lbs (10 kg) in weight. The hanging bed mounts on a sturdy wood frame. The reversible hammock is 100% fleece and has a beige print on one side and leopard print on the other. The bed is removable and easy to wash whenever it gets dirty.
Chinoiserie Dog Bowl $135
Period design motifs are back in fashion and your pooch can be fashion forward with this chinese revival. Dana Atkinson Mahnke is an artist living in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. She hand paints her designs in all things blue & white and chinoiserie.
Sheffield Pet Bed $155
Crown Mark has been in home furnishings for more than 30 years and this mini version of their human-sized Sheffield bed is mucho cute.
Mondog Dog Jacket $450
Moncler is an Italian brand most known for down jackets and sportswear, taking its name from the abbreviation of Monestier-de-Clermont, an Alpine town near Grenoble, France. Now, your puppy can be wrapped in a mountain fantasy of lacquered nylon.
You can wear a His & Hers ensemble plus K9 coordinates too! The doggy exclusive capsule collection in collaboration with the Poldo Dog Couture brand, lets you traverse the city or play in the snow with four-legged friends.
Pet Bed Pagoda $1,275
This Canadian-made bed in the chinoisery style is in the decor furnishings catalogue of this furnishings brand. The fabric pillow is, alas, non chew resistant…
Isabella Blush Dog Bed $1,299
Haute House is a Hollywood-based design and manufacturing company that creates haute couture furnishings for the home.
This Neiman Marcus exclusive design would look at home in many a SoHo or Tribeca apartment; Fifi never had it so good!
We just can’t help ourselves. Our pets are part of the family and when it’s the Holiday Gift Season, they stake their claim to a fair chunk of the budget.
If we are honest, we admit that the average dog and moggy would be perfectly content with a snack or chew toy. Then again, Holiday gifts bring as much joy to the giver as the recepient.
Author’s Biography: Melvyn Teillol-Foo (MTF)
Dr Melvyn Teillol-Foo is a contributor on AlphaLuxe web-zine.
He was former CEO of PuristSPro.com horology discussion fora. He blends his scientific medical objectivity from the pharmaceutical industry with purist passion, in his musings about watches, travel, wine, food and other epicurean delights.
His travelogue ‘Lazing’ and feasting ‘Grazing’ series of articles have now passed into “mythic legend” on the original ‘ThePuristS.com’ website. Those were the halcyon days when he was “rich and famous” that he remembers with bittersweet fondness.
Dr Teillol-Foo is a quoted enthusiast on the watch industry, appearing in feature articles and interviews by Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Sunday Times (London), Chronos (Japan), Citizen Hedonist (France) and other publications. He has authored articles for magazines like International Watch (iW) – both U.S. & Chinese editions, ICON (Singapore), August Man (Singapore), Comfort (China) and The Watch (Hong Kong).