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2016 a dog's eye view #21

2016 a dog's eye view #21

West Highland Terrier Devon aka 'Geordie Girl' Cruft's Best in Show 2016, Reuters.

West Highland Terrier Devon aka 'Geordie Girl' Cruft's Best in Show 2016, Reuters.

The Queen for Vanity Fair; Leonardo di Caprio and Django the Boston; Jimmy the Bull by Rafael Mantesso.

The Queen for Vanity Fair; Leonardo di Caprio and Django the Boston; Jimmy the Bull by Rafael Mantesso.

2016, for some, was quite the dog's bollocks. 1. Take Westie Devon, who took home top prize at England's top show or  2. QE2 who snuck Corgis into 2 out of 8 of her 90th portraits and swindled a Vanity Fair cover to boot.  3. King Leo did his pup proud and at long last took home an Oscar.  4. In Rio  Bono the Surf Dog stole the show at the Summer Olympics while Jimmy the Bull and his dad's illustrated images stole our hearts.

Gucci 2016

Dogs dominated the catwalk (or should we say dogwalk) in 2016.  5. At Gucci, Alessandro Michele emblazoned his clobber with Staffordshire dogs while Afghans upstaged a dapper Tom Hiddleston in Glen Luchford’s canine-infused campaign for the House.  

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6. Chez Thom Browne, his daxie sashayed with supers and inspired the 'Hector' a hound-shaped handbag in a multitude of hues.

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7. At Chanel Haute Couture, Leo Delevingne upstaged mum Cara when he took up the FROW. King Karl's kitty Choupette was, not surprisingly, absent.

Dominic Wilcox's Art Show for Dogs.

Dominic Wilcox's Art Show for Dogs.

2016 was also a treat for art and design hounds. 8. Dominic Wilcox staged an art show solely for mutts at which a simulated car window wafted fave doggy scents and puppers could frolic in a giant bowl of biscuits.

9. Spot, Ken Done. 10. Balloon Dog Anatomy, Jason Freeney. 11. Flying Dog Book, Julia Christe.

9. Spot, Ken Done. 10. Balloon Dog Anatomy, Jason Freeney. 11. Flying Dog Book, Julia Christe.

9. Downunder an entire exhibition was devoted to pets and their parents. Artists included our favourite Ken Done and his departed dog Spot. 10. Jason Freeny shared the secret of the balloon dog's anatomy and 11. Phodographer Julia Christe made dogs literally fly through the air.

Johnny Depp's dogs, Pistol and Boo.

Johnny Depp's dogs, Pistol and Boo.

For others 2016 was a Bitch of a year. Take Johnny Depp for example. 12. Despite saving his Yorkie's from the clutches of Oz Immigration and its "War on Terrier", saving his marriage was far less successful.

Brad Pitt

In a similar fashion Brangelina went Splitsville. Poor Brad lost Ange and a gaggle of kids. Chin up Brad we'd take the mutt over that human menagerie.

Taylor and Cats for Diet Coke.

Taylor and Cats for Diet Coke.

And then there was Taylor. She lost Calvin. Then Tom.  And perhaps some others (we can't be sure). Tay Tay take our advice. Ditch the cat. Get a dog. And '17 is your year.

Dog's Brexit, I am John Bond, Election Poop bags by Metropaws.

Dog's Brexit, I am John Bond, Election Poop bags by Metropaws.

2016 was the year that dogs got political with mutts taking sides in both the US Election and BREXIT campaign. As for the outcomes, dogs bollocks or breakfast? We'll leave this one for you to decide.

David Bowie by Terry O'Neill; George Michael and lab; Prince by IamJohnBond.

David Bowie by Terry O'Neill; George Michael and lab; Prince by IamJohnBond.

Sonia Rykiel by Terry Richardson; Muhammad Ali by Rafael Mantesso.

Sonia Rykiel by Terry Richardson; Muhammad Ali by Rafael Mantesso.

Princess Leia aka Carrie Fisher and her mum Debbie Reynolds were both committed Growlmamas.

Princess Leia aka Carrie Fisher and her mum Debbie Reynolds were both committed Growlmamas.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

2016 took too many top dogs. R.I.P  16. David Bowie  17. George Michael  18. Prince  19. Sonia Rykiel  20. Muhammad Ali  21. Carrie Fisher  22. Debbie Reynolds  23. Zsa Zsa Gabor.

May the dog days be over in 2017.

 

Happy New Year Growlmamas!

We look forward to spending it with you & your pups.

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Love is a four-legged word

Love is a four-legged word

All we want for Christmas #20

All we want for Christmas #20