A mutt is couture

Laura Miner’s dog Ramona. Source: Design*Sponge.

“A mutt is couture–it’s the only one like it in the world, made especially for you.”

Isaac Mizrahi, fashion designer.

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Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you have fun and peaceful weekends in store.

Pup links!

There's a borzoi on my bed. Source: Design*Sponge

Dog-related links from around the Web this week…

Dogster Picks: Apple-Picking Pals. There is a beautiful mountain apple orchard just a few miles from our house here. This fashion post makes me excited about taking our future dog there! (Miles to Style)

My Favorite Equipment. Basic picks from a German shepherd trainer. (Raising K9)

He Was Not Too Happy. Oh, the perils of hiking in the fall! (Shirley Bittner)

I’m A Little Occupied. A selection of beautiful fan art for artist Camilla Engman’s widely beloved terrier, Morran. (Camilla Engman)

Who Needs Fall? Nothing merrier than dogs frolicking in the snow. But, snow, already?? (No Tails of a Nutty Mutt)

Here Are 36 Bald Dogs… EXPOSED. A funny collection of photographs of dogs in wigs. (Best Week Ever)

Pup links!

Casey, who belongs to designer Betsy Maddox. Source: Design*Sponge

Dog-related links from around the Web this week!

Tips for the First 30 Days of Dog Adoption. Practical and accessible advice for that first month with a new dog. This is a list I’ll certainly be returning to. (Petfinder)

Best Advice I Can Possibly Give. Thoughts on what it means to be an advocate for your dog. (Success Just Clicks)

5 Rainy-Day Workouts for Dogs. A few ideas for how to keep your dog busy in the house. (Exceptional Canine)

Nail Clipper Desensitization. A step-by-step process of trying to get an anxious GSD to reduce her fear the dreaded nail clippers. This is one aspect of dog grooming that I am not looking forward to, so I appreciate articles like this one! (Peaceful Dog)

Guess the Genotype: Breakdown of Alleles. A scientist’s cleverly organized explanation of the genes that make our dogs look the way they do. (Musings of a Biologist and a Dog Lover)

Creative Peeps 03: Carole + Chai. An interview with the designer of beautiful martingale collars from Huggable Hound. (Pawsh)

Friday Under Fifty. Trendy dog products, hand-picked by Dooce herself. (Dooce)

Zara’s Dog Love. Cute and yet understated canine-centric T-shirts from Zara. (A.G. Out Loud)

The Dogs of Occupy Wall Street. Even the pooches are getting in on the protesting! Some of these signs are hilarious. (The Hydrant)