A surprise for Baxter from Melissa Palomo and Madison Avenue Mutts

During my Wedding Wednesday posts, I've mentioned my interest in photography. I don't think I'm all that talented with the camera at this point, but I enjoy looking at photography blogs and portfolios for inspiration. One blogger whose work I enjoy is Temecula, CA based Melissa Palomo. Melissa shoots weddings and family portraits, but she also does some beautiful work photographing animals.

A few weeks ago, Melissa posted photos on her blog about a product shoot she did for Madison Avenue Mutts. She offered readers the chance to win one of the company's beautiful dog beds. I entered, along with 115 others, and won! The fabric options were pretty amazing and I had some trouble picking one for Baxter's new bed, but I eventually settled on a pretty blue-gray floral.

The bed came yesterday and I posted a little picture of the fabric on Twitter to see if anyone could guess where it was going to be used. No one guessed that a dog bed was going to be covered by that beautiful fabric! Baxter hopped right on the bed once I had it put together.

Pardon the lack of a smile...when Baxter sees the usual morning routine happening (coffee maker > toaster > Today Show), he mopes about a bit. Perhaps he's knows that he's left home alone for the day after that sequence of events.

Maybe I'll try for another picture this afternoon when I get home.

Thank you Melissa and Madison Avenue Mutts!


  1. I love it! I really need to get new dog beds...

  2. Haha he looks so miserable poor Baxter I think that's a huge reason I still don't want to go back to the workforce I cant leave Mr. Timmy.

    Nice dog bed indeed people sometime forget you can make a bed for your pet out of pretty fabric but I think they scured.

  3. YOU won that?!?! Agh, so lucky. Melissa is an FBRN volunteer and foster mom. :)

  4. It looks great! I'm sure Baxter is secretly appreciating the fabulousness of his new bed.

  5. It looks fantastic with Baxter on it! :) Thanks for the shoutout. :)

  6. that's so funny, I have a 6 month old golden retriever and she does the same thing in the morning! Love the dog bed =)


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