Spring/Summer 2017

The Mabel Syrup

Beautiful Mabel with Hugo

Beautiful Mabel with Hugo

Mabel Syrup is our friends beautiful basset hound.  Mabel was entered into our first Facebook competition in February and won!  Mabel's mum Debbie Smith runs our local basset waddles (walk) and we are incredibly grateful for all her efforts including leading the waddle come rain or shine!  Hugo and Bagel joined the waddles in November 2015 and we are now unable to walk them in any of the waddle locations without them expecting a troop of bassets on arrival!

The Mabel Syrup Bandana

The Mabel Syrup Bandana

It turns out that Mabel is Hugo's half sister and it is lovely to see them playing together on the waddles ❤️  In fact Mabel plays with all the bassets and is a much loved friend to them all.  

Mabel recently passed her pet therapy exam (well done you clever girl!) and will soon be going to work helping those with special needs.  I was delighted to be able to design Mabel her very own bandana and have chosen colours that I think reflect this special hound.  Blue is the colour of the mind and is essentially soothing and a wonderful quality that Mabel has and will be great for her therapy role.

The Merlin

'The Merlin' was designed for our friends dog, a gorgeous cockapoo.  We, like our friends often struggle to leave our wonderful dogs for any length of time and an evening out can be shortened rushing back for the dogs.  Our friends had the fabulous idea of inviting a group of friends round and including our Hugo and Bagel on the invite too.  'The Merlin' dog bandana was a thank you for such a thoughtful invite.

What to know how the evening went?  We had a fantastic night with fantastic friends, and enjoyed each others company until the early hours and it was awesome that Hugo and Bagel got to be party animals too!  And of course they went dressed to impress in matching H&B dog bandanas.

I have to say that having my dogs running around in someone else's home sent my anxiety levels through the roof!  However, Hugo did me proud and my 18 month old basset that lets out a little wee when excited did not get a drop on my friends lovely cream carpet.  And of course a beer or two worked wonders on my dog anxiety!

Merlin was an amazing host to Hugo and Bagel and was just as excited as they were to have new friends to play with.  Merlin even let Hugo and Bagel play with his massive stash of toys!  We had such a great time and are already looking forward to returning the invite and having Merlin round to party with us!

The Harribo

Hugo asking Harribo to play!

Hugo asking Harribo to play!

Harribo is a handsome 3 year old Basset Hound.  His mum asked me to make him a bandana for his 3rd birthday waddle (January 2017) so he could look super smart with all his basset friends.  I love designing dog bandanas with a dog in mind, it makes the whole fun of bandana making so much more special and so I was super excited to get started.  

The bandana absolutely has to reflect Harribo's character.  Harribo is very energetic, loves a rough and tumble playtime and there is no doubt that he is a boy!  I have really loved watching Harribo and Hugo rough it up on the waddles.  

The Harribo Bandana

The Harribo Bandana

Of course I headed to my favourite local fabric shop Poppy Patch and found the perfect design for Harribo.  It had to be blue as he as a proper boy!  And the circles and colours really reflect that 'laddy' side to Harribo.

'The Harribo' was the first of our fresh new designs for 2017 and I was really excited to use our brand new woven labels and include the addition of a personalised tag.  I love this design so much I made one for Hugo and Bagel too!

Want to know what a waddle is?  A group of basset hounds getting together to strut their waddling butts (a dog walk for basset hounds).

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