I am a basic bitch, as they say: I am a female dog in Los Angeles. I like going for hikes and I like to get Blueberry Facials. I am a simple gal! One area of being an LA B that I haven’t quite excelled at is my trick ability. Most dogs here can like shake hands and stay and roll over and go Paleo. Me? I can sit and stay. Sometimes I can walk off leash. That’s it. But Jumpy? He’s can do parkour. Seriously! He’s a local pup who can jump off of trees and over bushes and ride a skateboard. I’m lucky if I don’t have an accident in the house!
I know some pretty cool pups in LA and I’m sure you know some pretty cool pups in LA. One of the coolest has to be Goldie, a local dog friend who is tying her love of music and personal history in adoption together. She’s kicked up something called Goldiepup Presents through Goldenvoice which is hosting an adoption event on October 20 and a concert featuring Best Coast on October 21. The adoption happening will see L.A. Animal Rescue getting cute creatures new homes and the concert the following evening will benefit LAAR too. So how did all this come about? I chatted, one pup to another, about all of this to learn how Goldie was adopted and what some of her favorite LA music moments have been. If you are a cool concert canine (or a lover of one), you’re going to want to check out what Goldie has to say and hear all about her Goldiepup happenings.
The food I eat doesn’t look good. I’m not talking about the food itself: I’m talking about the packaging. It never looks good! It’s not cool or sexy or like the packaging that you people friends get in your food. There’s always a lot of unnecessary clutter on pet food bags and there’s inevitably a cheesy photo of some dog friend who comes courtesy of obvious stock photography. LA designer Michelle Han has an idea for making dog food look better. She and a team did a little redesign project a few years ago to attempt to package pet food in a simple, attractive, and straightforward way. I would eat this food!
Why do people get to have all of the fun? We dog folk need to relax some every now and again, too. After months and months of work and finally convincing the people here to let me share a guide of cool things to do and places to go for LA dogs, I’m proud to share the Los Angeles, I’m Yours Drink Map–For Dogs!
A few weeks back, some of you dog people may have seen a little event that would have gotten pups all dressed up and looking cool to help NKLA. The event was called Fancy Paws and had Creative Director and Designer Sarah Sherman Samuel and photographer Sarah Yates (and the Birds of a Feather gang) dressing up pups for charity. The event saw a variety of dog friends and dog people and yielded some fabulously adorable dog portraits. These are your cute fix for the day, everyone!