My very strange mind has been thinking about cones. Why? I have no idea. This weird stuff just pops into my head. I thought about doing this design by putting a cone on one of my dogs. Who knows, I might still try that too. But I thought I’d spare them the humiliation and do… Continue reading The Cones are Coming!
Working at home and attempting to start a creative business has some great perks. You spend a lot more time with your four-legged family members. Good for you and for them, most of the time. Of course you’re creative mind can go down some very strange paths, like what can you dress them up in… Continue reading Show me that Profile
My little Peach girl has the funniest ears. When they are in a certain position, she looks like Dobby.
There’s a good reason the word business is the same as “busy-ness” – it keeps you busy! So starting my own online design business is doing just that, keeping me very busy. I have a warped sense of humor, supposedly a sign of early dementia according to a BBC study, I love dogs, and I… Continue reading The Business of Business
Winter coats and sweaters and hoodies. I spend more on clothing for my dogs than for me. And you’re thinking I’m out of my mind, but Elmo weighs 6 lbs and Peach and Bronnie are around 13 – 15 lbs. They all have short hair and the frigid temperatures here in California are just too… Continue reading Clothes Your Dog
It’s fairly easy to write about something you are passionate about, like dogs, adopting them, rescuing them, and about the great people who do this for a living. But, geez, it’s not so easy when you’re trying to write about your own business. So now that I’m minding my own business, I of course have to… Continue reading Mind Your Own Business
So you don’t want to adopt from a shelter because all they have are Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas, well at least in the San Francisco Bay area. Not! Check out Wagaroo, a site that lists dogs from many shelters in the bay area and even lists dogs for families who can no longer take care of their pet.… Continue reading Designer Dogs Available
Bronnie is turning out to be quite the domesticated dog. Right after he came home with me, he showed his fascination with the washer and dryer. Every time I went into the laundry room, he would show up and poke his head in the washer or dryer. I kept hoping he was offering to fold… Continue reading Doing the Dishes
It’s finally raining! Something we seriously need here in California. So this morning, I open up the back door to the back yard to let the dogs out and they all took one sniff and looked at me like, “Seriously? You think we’re going out there and getting wet? No way!” So, on with my coat… Continue reading Soggy Dog
What’s new? This site, that’s what. Cold Nose Design is finally here. So, what that might be? I’m a dog lover, pun lover, and designer. Put them together and you have punny dog designs. There are some nice artsy ones too, but I tend to go for the warped, the ones that make you groan.… Continue reading What’s New?