Since I am now the proud Doggy Mom of Izzy the Greyhound, I’m naturally drawn to items with a greyhound theme.
So wow – I was blown away when I saw you can buy a Barbie® doll walking her greyhound.
It’s part of Barbie® – the Society Hound Collection:
- Barbie® doll and her sleek greyhound step out into the cool day draped in their luxurious matching ensembles
- Barbie® wears a charming 1920s-inspired blue grey faux fur trimmed dress with matching lined cape
- Doll stand included
- For the adult collector, age 14 and over
I’m not going to buy this doll, as I have other priorities in my life right now. But I’m impressed.
What unique dog items do you have in your home?
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand
Artist Lucy Maloney has a unique business – Designer Dog Miniatures. Lucy produces one-of-a-kind miniatures by commission using quality materials including alpaca, cashmere, silk and leather.
Scale reproductions of your precious pooch are created from photographs that you submit. Some examples of Lucy’s work include:
Bichon Frise miniature
Sealyham Terrier miniature
What really impresses me is how lifelike and realistic these miniatures are. Lucy is obviously very skilled at what she does, using natural materials to sculpt her miniatures.
Lucy also makes play-sized miniatures for dollhouses. For example, here’s a Barbie with a doll-sized Papillon:
Lucy’s commissions start from about US$200 – but remember that you are buying an individual, handmade replica and not a mass-produced or amateur reproduction.
Miniatures don’t take up a lot of space in your home and are a wonderful option as a memorial to your dogs that have passed.
Good work, Lucy!