Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ever Been In The Doghouse?

....well.....that is an open ended question, now isn't it?
Literally, it could mean a place of dwelling for a dog OR an an idiomatic term for being in disfavor.

However, in either circumstance, I have a hunch that THIS "doghouse" is the place to be, despite having angered your loved one or being a loving pet canine that is seeking refuge from the harsh elements.
This marvelous little shelter is the epitome of a noble dwelling that you may find tucked under some heather in the highlands of Scotland. I shall divulge to my readers that the lad (Mr. Doug) that created this little dwelling has been known to indulge in a pint of Guinness and, on occasion, does sport his Scottish kilt & Tam O' Shanter. Do I hear the drone of the bagpipes from a cliff far-far-away?
Imagine yourself in the Scottish moors...away from everything imaginable...the breath of the fog forcing itself into your lungs...gulping for the fresh clean air that the sea gifts you for the moment.
Running .....
chasing the badgers and rats that hide and torment you from under the sage.....
...and after such scurrying about, you must find a place to rest your weary bones....
A place where others have proudly hung their tags after visiting this Gaelic little tuck box.
....A place where you cannot only hang your hat, but you can also hang your antique studded dog collar on the sweet little hook.
A place where Black Forest deer Antlers are displayed over the door....
...and sweet little flower boxes are filled with the season's finest botanical specimens.
Should you need a place for nourishment, the dog bowls are always full.
....And inside there is the latest of reading and educational instruction on hunting those wild creatures that can only cause alarm to our human friends.

A lovely place to snuggle up and be cozy amongst the handmade pillows and fine woolen textiles (handmade by the Scottish lassy, Wave ~ who happened to be Cottage Of The Month in January 2009 at The Old Painted Cottage).
Inside the retreat you will find biscuits and perhaps a bothersome rat....
however I think he has been distracted by the cheese...which is fine...as long as he leaves the biscuits for the most deserving of canines.
You will even have your choice of antique dog bowls to eat from...if you can get that cat to get off of them. Of course, a kitchen would not be properly equipped without a Black Forest shelf and a picture of my Great Uncle Duhgall - the greatest ratter of all Scotland!
This is Maudie Mac Fie....the Heiress of Glendoghal Cottage....
....who bids you adieu..."Happy Tails To You......"
Note: This darling cottage doghouse was built by our friend, Doug.
Doug is quite the craftsman at building and use recycled redwood to create this charming Black Forest Style doghouse. In fact, his wife (and my sweet friend, Wave) had seen a similar style house at an antique shop. Being as both are avid dog lovers (and collectors of antique and vintage dog items), Doug decided to build his lovely wife a doghouse. No....it isn't for Wave...but rather for their lovely little canine family. Wave insisted that I share that she ONLY embellished the house and that Doug was the mastermind behind this fabulous creation!
Are they for sale? Well.......I keep telling them that they are onto something......

44 comments:

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What a cute post and what an adorable doghouse!!

the wild raspberry said...

Hi Becky!
Isn't that just adorable?! I love the little tags hanging there like plaques of honor...and that tiny window box is perfectly precious!!!
Good job Doug and Wave~
Chasity

Miss Jean said...

OOOOOHHHHH!!!! I want to order one! I'm not sure that Maggie Dear would go into it, but who cares. It's just the cutest little dog house I've seen. Of course all those embelishments make it all that more special! Thanks for sharing the photos!

Emma said...

Oh my... it is fabulous! I want one for the bob. I love the photo of your boy poking his head out, with that true scottie look.
A lovely post.
love emma xxx

Cal said...

Och aye! When it's a braw bricht moonlit nicht, your wee pooches will be snug.
Great wee hoose! ;>

xxx

Susie Q said...

This was one of the cutest posts ever! I just love the doggie house...so grand and most befitting a regal scottie! Heck! I would move right in but I doubt I would fit!
Kipper is so envious of such a palace!
The tiny window box and tage hng so proudly just made me sigh...
Wave and Doug are amazing!
Love,
Sue

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a fabulous dog house and it's decorated just perfectly!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a great little creative doghouse! Love all the pictures, Becky! And your words of wisdom are just as charming as can be!

Colleen said...

This is the cutest, most unusual doghouse I have ever seen! What a lucky pup that gets to call that home.

Holly said...

Tis Braw!

And now Rory & Fiona want a wee hidey hole of their very own. So, now look and see what you've gone and done.

Julie said...

What a fun post! I love the dog house but those pillow's are just beautiful. I just love plaid and scotties.

Julie said...

I agree with you , they could sell those for sure.... but then it wouldnt be speical for their sweet Maudie.... what a great house. I loved the flower box. What a sweet story thanks for sharing with us Becky. OH yes Ive been meaning to mention this , I really loved your new webpage, I know youve had it for a while now but I think its totally you and what your blog is about.Happy Weekend! Julie ... in Holland :)

Anonymous said...

That isn't a dog house; it's a Scottish hunting lodge!
Suz in the Tules

Rue said...

Good morning Becky :)

That doghouse is absolutely darling!! He really should sell them. He'd make a mint for sure :)

hugs,
rue

Amber said...

how cool!! I love all the little details, they should sell them, they could make a bundle!

Anonymous said...

sister becky you out did yourself. Bravo and much thanks. Perhaps Dog House of the Month??? ummh Wave

Connie said...

That is one of the sweetest little doghouses I've ever seen, honey! What an inspiration........
xoxo,
Connie

Thimbleanna said...

Oh for CUTE! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the collection of dog tags hanging on the outside -- now I know what I could do with our collection that is scattered through the house in junk drawers!

ScrapsofMe said...

Oh my....how twee! I want one!
Bonnie - the wee scottie

PamKittyMorning said...

Wow what a wonderful dog house!

Kay said...

That is just fabulous!!! What a clever chap your friend is...and just love the little touches like the tags and collars....as for the rats you can keep those but our boy is also quite happy to try to catch them...ugh!!!
Kay

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

That is the cutest doghouse. Luv your blog. Had a great visit. Connie

skoots1mom said...

lov it...so cute ...dugs looked great in it!!

The Green Pea said...

Wow! that is a fabulous dog pad. All of the fancy details are soooo cute the window box is great and I like all of the dog tags too! Lucky dogs!! Sandi

Jean said...

Becky, You have such a way with words that makes your posts so enjoyable. This is the cutest, most unique doghouse I have ever seen. All the little details are wonderful. Oh course I would expect nothing less from your friends. You have a wonderful weekend sweet Becky.
Jean in Virginia

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh what a lovely dog house. So creative. I love how he hung the tags too. What a special doggie the Doughall boy is. Did I spell that right? I hope so. Thanks for sharing his lovely palace. It inspires me although Daisy doesn't spend much time outside. She loves run around and then napping under a tree to wait for me.
Ya'll have a great weekend. Can't wait to see the weekend photo's. Maybe I'll take some haven't my poor Daisy in a long time.
Blessings,
Sherry

Sue said...

The cute decor for this actually beats the little house we had for our Duffy. His was a two room yellow clapboard beauty. The second room off to the side had a little window for him to peek out! Bit it certainly was not decorated. Duf was a bare bones kinda guy, I guess. Tell your neighbors they do great work and should sell them!
:-) Sue

Mimi Sue said...

I'd love that in my backyard. It's adorable. Mimi

Tricia Anne said...

What a cute dog house! It reminds me of an old cabin tucked away in the woods! I love it!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Lallee said...

That is the finest dwelling for a wee rat catcher as ever I did see!
Aroo!
Lallee

Leane said...

LOVE This..my dogs would love it too :)

Grandma G said...

Becky!
What fun to read your creative post!! The "doghouse" is rather a doggie country manor! Very cool digs!

Hugs!
Georgia
Grandma G's

Maryjane~Sweet Sassy Sadie Lee's Granddaughter said...

Oh Becky, how adorable!!!! I love it! You are a clever post writer and I enjoyed it immensely! I think your need one of these little dog houses!

Hugs,
Maryjane

yes, I started another little blog!

cindy said...

oh.my.gosh. my cats are supremely green with envy! even thought they run the whole house, they do not have such a wonderful spot to call their own. yes, definitely onto something there! And while building with a Guiness...what could go wrong? LOL.

-c
yapping cat

sweetpralinemadness said...

Oh my goodness! What a FANTASTIC doghouse. Too cool!!!

Dena said...

I had to send Gigi out of the room...goodness knows she'd want one too! Just adorable and very very creative :)

Hugs,
D

Brenda said...

Adorable!

Denise said...

Well, now that is about the cuties thing! Makes me want one, but can a miniature Schnauzer live in it?

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Becky,
What a great doghouse your friend Doug has created and the way Wave has decorated it really makes it whimsical . I think he should sell them,I would order one if I had a sweet doggie.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

SO SWEET!
LOVE READING THIS POST...
AND SEEING THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DOG HOUSE A DOG CAN HAVE!
DEBBIE MOSS
(ENGLAND)

Kathleen Grace said...

What a darling little dog house! Adorable details. It has gotten to the point where every time I see a Scottie anything I think of you and your sweet pups:>) This weekend at the B&B they had the cutest scottie plaques on a shelf and I just knew you would love them:>)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That is just the cutest thing, and your commentary was so much fun. Enjoyed your post. laurie

b. said...

i love your dog stuff.. i have dog stuff scattered all over my house too!!! xo.

Daisy Cottage said...

oh how cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!

oh soooooooooooo cute!!!!

LOVE THIS!!!

You just made my day!

Love you Becky!

Kim