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The books of Margaret and Helen Johnson

Johnson Book covers

Margaret S. Johnson, and her mother Helen Lossing Johnson, were the authors and illustrators of wonderful children’s books featuring dogs, cats and horses. The pair collaborated on 17 books together, then after her mother’s death, Margaret wrote and illustrated 17 additional books of her own.  Helen Lossing Johnson was born in 1865 in Poughkeepsie, New [...]

October 6th, 2010 | Posted in Artists & Illustrators,Books | Read More »

Halloween Dogs


WHEN IT COMES TO antique Halloween postcards the cat is the animal that really holds the limelight (for obvious reasons). However, look around and you will discover a few dogs being pursued, harassed and troubled by Jack-o’-lanterns, witches and the ubiquitous black cat. It is most probable that the earliest exploitation of Halloween in American [...]

October 6th, 2010 | Posted in Postcards & Paper,Vintage Dogs | Read More »

George Studdy’s Bonzo Dog Collectibles

Bonzo the dog collectibles

IF YOU ARE LOOKING for a wonderful collectible with real staying power, consider Bonzo dog collectibles. Bonzo dog collectibles stretch across a swath of categories, so there’s something to delight every collector’s fancy. Bonzo, an adorable mutt, was created by artist George Studdy and began his quest for world fame back in 1922. A pudgy [...]

October 5th, 2010 | Posted in Featured Dogs,Iconic Dogs,Vintage Dogs | Read More »

Diana Thorne, Canine Artist Part I


  DIANA THORNE WAS born Ann Woursell on October 7, 1895 in Odessa, Russia though it is widely reported she was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The oldest child in a family of four girls and two boys, Thorne was raised on a farm near Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She started drawing dogs as a young child [...]

September 17th, 2010 | Posted in Artists & Illustrators,Books | Read More »

Night Vision Squirrel Goggles

Archibald models the new Night Vision Squirrel glasses

I’ve known for years that squirrels are nocturnal. Of course, one needs to wear ones special Night Vision Goggles to see them. I’ve often seen aliens … and the chap who turns up to visit the Mortimers at number 29. That chap has the most rotten timing, always arriving 15-minutes AFTER Mr Mortimer has left for his night-shift at the mill [...]

September 16th, 2010 | Posted in Dog Of The Day,Dog Photos | Read More »

Introduction to Dog Licensing and Dog Tags

antique dog registration tag

Anubis was the leading funerary deity in Egypt, it being his duty to guard cemeteries and preside over the business of embalming. EARLY DOG LAWS Dogs were domesticated early, probably around 12,000 years ago, so it is not surprising that some of the earliest recorded laws dealt with their relationship with man. The Egyptians had [...]

September 16th, 2010 | Posted in Collars & Tags,Vintage Dogs | Read More »

In The Dog Cart

In the Dog Cart

“If they’re NOT ponies, then how come they’re hitched to a cart? … and they whinny!” whine. Many antique and vintage dog photographs come up for sale here.

September 15th, 2010 | Posted in Dog Of The Day,Dog Photos,Vintage Dogs | Read More »

Reusable Self-absorbent Dog Diapers


DogQuality.com announces the launch of its eco-friendly washable dog diapers to help cope with the problems of dog incontinence. This new line of washable dog diapers, called the Washable Wonders™ represents the latest in diaper innovation incorporating many of the best designs from the baby diaper world … previously unavailable for dogs. But more than [...]

September 15th, 2010 | Posted in New Dog Products | Read More »

The Legend of Nipper, the RCA Dog

Nipper HMV dog

THE IMAGE OF THE adorable little pup sitting next to a phonograph with his head cocked to the side is etched into all of our minds. Born in Bristol, England in 1884, the inquisitive little puppy named Nipper has become an icon for the music industry. A mutt mix of Bull Terrier and Fox Terrier, [...]

September 14th, 2010 | Posted in Featured Dogs,Iconic Dogs | Read More »

Don’t Let Him Escape


Hey … I’m a border collie, OK, not the elephant you thought you owned when you rigged up this anchor and chain tethering arrangement. I’m just sayin’ … Many antique and vintage dog photographs come up for sale here.

September 14th, 2010 | Posted in Dog Of The Day,Dog Photos,Vintage Dogs | Read More »

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  • Jansson: Hey! I wonder if anyone knows anything about this Bonzo paperweight that is made of wood and stands on a...
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