From Ancient Egypt
“We, and everyone else it seems has given homage to the cats of ancient Egypt, but dogs too were important, both as symbols of gods and as domesticated animals. Certainly they were pets, but it is difficult to say whether dogs were as beloved by their Egyptian owners as cats. They were never shown as animals to be petted. But as in modern times, their uses were much more diverse. Nevertheless, they were mummified and they were often buried with owners, or sometimes in their own coffins. At Abydos, part of the cemetery was set aside for dogs near the graves of women, archers and dwarfs.” Jimmy Dunn: www.touregypt.net
We have terriers. Well, one terrier, and one mini-schnauzer. They can get stinky. The schnauzer drags her beard through food and water and who-knows-what, the wire-hair is lovingly called “parrot head” by me when he needs a bath, his aroma reminiscent of my great-aunt’s parrot’s cage. One great help of stinky schnauzer ears is hydrogen peroxide. When BeBe’s ears get greasy smelly, it’s often a little bacterial growth. My vet said soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and give those ears a swish-around. It works.
GOOD GUYS AWARD
With all of us empty-nesters traveling these days, I really appreciate sites that let me know about dog friendly lodging. http://dogfriendly.com now has listed dog parks and activities you can enjoy with your dog while on vacation! Yipee!
PET STORE MARKETING
We are working on our window display this week at our gallery. I just ran across this tip in ‘Silent Selling’ by Judith Bell and Kate Ternus:
Seven Mechanics of Window Magic
- Step 1: Select merchandise category
- Step 2: Select color story
- Step 3: Select theme
- Step 4: Select props
- Step 5: Select mannequins
- Step 6: Select accessories
- Step 7: Sketch proposed window presentation
I like the way it clears a path of using what you have to work with, instead of sketching a grand idea and then having to find the materials you need. I’m going to follow it this week…..
The Egyptian Cat Conundrum
Geoffrey Tristram courtesy of Porterfields Fine Art
“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea”-Robert A Heinlein
WHO WE ARE
We are Chez BeBe Dog Products , www.chezbebedogcoats.com makers of fine dog coats for individual pets and makers of Chez BeBe Dog Mannequins for the visual marketing industry, also at: www.chezbebedogcoats.com