Four Legs

Bruno & Fritz.

In case I don’t say it enough, I love these guys. Even though they bark every time they hear the elevator open (and every time they think they hear the elevator open, too). I love them even though they put up a struggle every time they have to go out for a walk. And even though they take up so much bed space that I sometimes wind up sleeping with one leg on the floor.

Bruno and Fritz are the best. How I ever existed without either of them in my life is unfathomable.

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  • Reply Kate January 29, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Dogs are funny that way. I have no idea how I lived for so long without mine!

    Where did you find those sweaters?

  • Reply Jody January 29, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I needed that… thanks. They are too much!

  • Reply Tuesday January 29, 2010 at 10:58 am

    what?? Most dogs love to go on walks!
    Those sweaters are utterly adorable, and I’m sure you’ll get lots of oohs and ahhs over the boys if they wear them while out on a walk.

  • Reply Laurendy January 29, 2010 at 11:12 am

    I am in love with their harnesses – I have the hardest time fitting my chihuahua and his barrel chest.

  • Reply Justine January 29, 2010 at 11:25 am

    “Dogs are not our whole lives but they make our lives whole” -Roger Caras 🙂

  • Reply donna January 29, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Gotta love the buddy belts (yay Canada!). And Bruno’s sweater is badass.

  • Reply the domestic fringe January 29, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Love their outfits!


  • Reply Mary-Ellen January 29, 2010 at 11:41 am

    I don’t know how I lived before I got my dog too. His first birthday is next month! Just got him a buddy belt too. He is a pug and it is the best harness I ever got him. No matter how stressed I am, I just pet him and all is right with the world.

  • Reply Danielle January 29, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    I always complain about my dogs, but am like you. They are my babies

  • Reply yolanda January 29, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I love the way they are rocking that MichelleO cardi/belt look!

  • Reply Martina January 29, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Bruno & Fritz are totally adorable …I love them too! We have two Bichons…Oscar & Sadie and I feel EXACTLY the same about them..O&S are twins (the only two in the litter) and I think they are roughly the same age as Bruno (they will be 7 in April). Funny how such little creatures take up so much space in bed…wish they would learn to sleep parallel to us rather than perpendicularly (is that a word??). B&F and O&S forEVER!

  • Reply cate January 29, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Awww! Loving the jolly roger sweater.

    Have a fun weekend with your little scallywags 🙂

  • Reply Audrie January 29, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    I’m the same way with my cats… I have to vacuum constantly cos of their fur and even though I complain about it, I couldn’t live without them 🙂 Love their sweaters! My MIL put her Bichon Frises in sweaters and their cuteness went up a couple notches hehe

  • Reply Becca January 29, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I feel the exact same way about my dogs–2 mutts that weigh about 60+ lbs each and sleep in the bed with my husband and me every night. We are constantly fighting for covers and space, but I wouldn’t have it any other way 🙂

  • Reply Mark January 29, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    What kind of harnesses are they wearing? I am looking for a new alternative for my pug (who pulls a lot while walking)

  • Reply annette January 29, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    oohh…Anna, Fritz has the same sweater as my chihuahua!
    Meet Dia (in the blue and gold) and Gusman (in the red and blue)!

  • Reply Misa January 29, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Anna, I think you are just the best.

    I feel that way about my cats, even though they’ve destroyed my sofa and I have to have two-sided tape on every piece of furniture in the house to deter scratching.

  • Reply Lori January 29, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Those little outfits just made me laugh. In a good way. So cute!:)

  • Reply Barb F (Australia) January 29, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I’m surprised they aren’t keen to get into the street and show off those awesome outfits!

  • Reply genevieve January 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    i really want to leave a comment, but these photos are too cute for words! i feel the same way about my beast as you do about B+F. hope you all have a good weekend…

  • Reply Shanan January 29, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Wow. My two little yappers are the same way. But I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have them to alert me to potential (they have many, many, many false alarms) to action. Love the sweaters!

  • Reply Raspberry Swirly January 29, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Okay…that skull sweater is tied for cutest thing I’ve seen in the span of five minutes.

  • Reply donna January 29, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Mark, the harnesses appear to be Buddy Belts. They are expensive but definitely worth it. I have one for my bostie.

  • Reply Paisley Penguin January 29, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Cute sweaters! I love my dog too. Can’t remember ever life without him!

  • Reply susanna January 30, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Thanks for the very sweet pics 🙂 hum … I was wondering about your cat … Is somebody looking after it when u live in the city?

  • Reply Avant-Gardenist January 30, 2010 at 1:46 am

    a biker and bumblebee? OMG

  • Reply Fat Cat January 30, 2010 at 2:59 am

    Thanks for starting me off on my weekend with so much cuteness !!!

  • Reply Kristina January 30, 2010 at 3:50 am

    Hahahahaha….funny little creatures and cool looking too ;o)

  • Reply Rachel Kay January 30, 2010 at 5:59 am

    Aw, those photos are so lovely! I love the angle they were taken from!
    So so cute! Now I want a doggie to dress up!

    Rachel Kay

  • Reply Gali January 30, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Gorgeous little things! Makes me wish I could have a dog too… oh well, one day maybe!

  • Reply Lexi January 30, 2010 at 9:24 am

    anna – yes they are such lovely parts of our lives and the best family members (like no other!)

  • Reply Fiona January 30, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Beautiful beautiful dogs. I remember you had problems with them chewing up your furniture a while back but do you mind me asking, how are you getting on with the long-haired dogs on gorgeous textiles conundrum? Do your dogs shed much hair? My dog is in great health, brushed regularly and I love him to bits, but the lovely Ikea Skicka Blanket is more Irish mutt than Swedish sheep at this stage even though he’s not supposed to be allowed near it.

  • Reply juli January 30, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks for reminding me that the goodness outweighs all else..I was thinking I could never ever get another cat, but maybe one day it will happen again (in the meantime I have chatty Isha waking me up 10 times through the night, and meowing like she’s irritated if I pet her at the wrong time but she’s sweet and adorable and when she plunks her heavy dense body onto my chest at night and lets me pet her head, none of that other stuff matters).

  • Reply Adele January 30, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Oh please share where you got the skull sweater – my little maltese tobi would love one.
    I love your blog when you feature your gorgeous dogs x

  • Reply Typhanie January 30, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Hi Anna,

    I passed The Sunshine Award on to you…Happy Blogging!


  • Reply Kelly January 30, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Those are the two best dog names EVAR. Our daughter named our Boston Terrier, Cherry. When we thought we would prefer something else, she said, “Fine. You call her what you want and I’ll call her, Cherry.” -in such a nice way though, like she (4 years old then) was really trying to be helpful =)

  • Reply lindsay January 31, 2010 at 8:04 am

    It’s cold here and our pup requires a couple LONG walks each day. My husband thinks the sweaters are ridiculous, but her coat is short right now, I figure she has to be cold. I wish I could find a sweater that would grow with her. Yours are so stylish!

  • Reply siobhan January 31, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Hey Anna, Love the cute black and white throw on the bed… where can it be bought? Bruno’s cute too, of course!… and Fritz!


  • Reply Anna at D16 February 1, 2010 at 9:46 am

    I guess I should just always include a product list with my posts!

    The skull sweater is from Kwigy-Bo.
    The striped sweater is from Target.
    The harnesses are Buddy Belts.
    The blanket is from Crate & Barrel.

    With the exception of the Buddy Belts, all of these items were purchased 1-6 years ago, so I don’t know what’s still available.

  • Reply yvette February 1, 2010 at 10:33 am

    yay for doggies! and yay for the buddy belts!

  • Reply paige February 1, 2010 at 11:30 am

    OMG, is there anything better then pirate dog?

  • Reply Laura February 1, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Oh, I hear ya! I have 12 and I wonder the same thing every day. I can’t imagine a life with out them and I never want to.

  • Reply Stacey February 1, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    My husband and I just got our dog yesterday (!) and he’s a bit frustrating, but we’re already so in love with him that we pretty much don’t care about his flaws!

  • Reply Nicola February 1, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Aww love their outfits! I love my cat the way you love your dogs. Such good company and entertainment!

  • Reply meg February 2, 2010 at 1:26 am

    wow. great photos! i totally know what you mean. my husband and I have a dog and half the time I want to scream at him because he is so difficult/loud/poops/requires my only free time but i love him!! cute dogs, and lovely blog. i’ll be back for sure.

  • Reply Sammi February 2, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I <3 the stripy dog jumper!

    My little dog seems to take up so much space on the bed its unreal

  • Reply Bruce February 7, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Anna – Your photos of the pups are amazing!

  • Reply Barbara February 16, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Hello! I love my dog too. He never ever barks though 🙁
    He is a cavalier king and his name is Dante. I even take him to work sometimes 🙂

  • Reply down bedding March 7, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Too cute!!!!

  • Reply featherbed April 2, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Just adorable!

  • Reply Jamie April 21, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    i know exactly what you mean…..i have two dogs that do not even equal up to ten pounds but they know how to position themselves right in the middle of the bed and take up as much room as a saint bernard…but i love love love them . great blog xo

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