Well, I couldn’t say before, but I actually made TWO Beasties with canine pals last month! And now that this one has arrived in her new home and no birthday surprises will be spoiled, I reckon it’s high time she made an appearance on the BeastieBlog. Please say a big hello to Tracy Beastie!
Tracy Beastie should fit right in with her new family – not only do they have their own merry pack of pooches to keep her Beastiedog happy, her new mum also works as a dog trainer. So they should have plenty to talk about!
Because these two are off to sunny Texas, Tracy Beastie had to dress for the weather – we settled on her mum’s usual dogwalking outfit of yoga pants and a brightly coloured vest top. Oh, and sunglasses are a must-have!
Meanwhile, the Beastiedog looks a little like her new kennelmate Evy – a black lab cross with a white blaze on her front. If you look closely, you’ll see she’s sporting a special running harness for walkies, with a removable clip-on lead too!
And finally… I sent them off with a snack for the journey!
That one little bag must have lasted them well, because here they are in their new home!
Looks like they’re settling in well!
Regular visitors to the BeastieBlog will have noticed that I’ve been a little quiet of late. And for good reason! I’ve been inundated with commissions over the last month (what a nice problem to have!) and for fear of spoiling surprises, I haven’t really wanted to post any pictures. Now I’m finally in a position to start sharing the products of all my hard work, and I thought I’d start with Dog Lover Beastie.
Dog Lover Beastie was the brainchild of the very lovely Daphne, who I met at a market last month. She generously bought a pair of Beasties that day to give away as gifts, but she got in touch with me a few days later to see about getting one for herself too! As the proud owner of a gorgeous Old English Sheepdog called Crumble, she requested a Beastie kitted out with all the accessories she needs when she and her pooch head out for walkies. So I started out by making a pair of wellies, a grooming brush, a motivational bag of treats and a fetching scarlet polka-dot raincoat!
So far, a pretty standard day’s work here at Beastie Towers. But I figured that I could hardly have a Dog Lover Beastie without a dog… that would just be mean. So…
The dog is, of course, an Old English Beastdog – a very popular breed with Beastie owners! His lead can be unclipped from his collar, and that pink bone-shaped pouch attached to it is a bag dispenser – for, um, taking care of business. Dog Lover Beastie is one responsible dog owner!
Oh, and I also made a Beastdog-sized replica of Daphne’s dog’s favorite football, to keep him entertained.
But wait, folks! There’s more! Daphne’s also training to be a neurosurgeon, and she hoped that her Beastie could have some extra accessories that reflected this. Hey, no problem! All she needs is a sneaky costume change…
… And Neurosurgeon Beastie is ready for work! As you can see, she’s now sporting some hand-stitched felt scrubs…
… A pretty cotton scrub cap, and a felt head torch!
She may have a busy day ahead of her at the hospital… but she always has time to hang out with her pup after work.
And Daphne was kind enough to share photos of Dog Lover/Neurosurgeon Beastie in her new home! Here’s what happened when Crumble met his Mini-Me…
… And here are the two of them helping her out on the computer!
I’m looking forward to seeing the crazy canine capers they get up to!