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Laughing Cat Studio | How Dog Lovers Decorate Their Home

I have an amazing boyfriend.

Johan and Rodrigo, Dog Leaning, Why Dogs Lean

I adore him in so many ways and the reason why is because of how much he loves our dogs.

  • He brought home a huge freezer for us to store their raw food.
  • He dons an apron on the days when we’re chopping up and grinding chicken for their food.
  • He carries a sleepy Scout outside for a potty break.
  • He gives me updates on Sydney’s knee and the puppies’ poop consistency.
  • He plays fetch with Rodrigo daily before I get home from work.

So whenever I get an opportunity to treat him with something special, I do.

Earlier this month, Jill of Laughing Cat contacted me about her artwork and created four very cool images that we’re now trying to find a home for in our home.

Laughing Cat Art Work

This image doesn’t capture the amazing detail and quality.

After we lost Blue, we decided to finally start painting our house.  We’ve lived here nearly 4 years and besides moving our furniture in and adding a few pictures to the walls, we haven’t made this house our own.

We’re also looking for cool artwork that is distinctly us and Laughing Cat helped us out.  When I unveiled the work for J, he smiled and loved each one (I did too).  It’s exactly what we were looking for – the question is where will we hang them?

  • Should we hang all four together?
  • Should they be hung in a cube (like above) or across the walls?
  • Which wall will make the best home for these pictures?

I don’t want them in my home office, because these should be on display.  I’m thinking they should be hung in our entryway after we finish painting.  The walls will be a butter yellow, but now I’m wondering if we should use more of a toffee color.  I don’t know.  Lots of decisions.  But the idea of walking in the house and seeing these images every day makes me happy.

For now, they are in my home office…



Laughing Cat Bracelets

If you get a kick out of artwork that incorporates the canines we love, check out Laughing Cat Studio on Etsy.  And the artist has generously offered 20% on new orders when you use the code Wagging20.

Do you have any doggy artwork in your house?  How much?


  1. Those are beautiful, and so unique!

  2. Those are so cool! I have a lot of framed photos of pets past and present, and lots of other animal-themed art (birds and horses, mainly), but no dog art work.

    • I like the idea of taking this and our other photographs and putting them into frames. I’m thinking of seeing if I can find some affordable ones online or at the 2nd hand store.

    • I would love horses. A store near us has a series that I’ve been so tempted by…

  3. I do graphic art so we have several pieces of doggy art through our house. We have a display like the one you have in the living room and than others scattered through out the house.
    I like them as a cube but that is how I have four of them arranged in my living room so go figure :)

    • I wish I were creative to make our own artwork. I love going to Pike Place Market to see what the artists are up to and Seattle has an Art Walk Thursday once a month during the summer – that’s where I get art from my favorite artists. I’ll have to add that to the schedule this year :)

  4. I actually don’t yet have any doggy artwork in my home yet but since I am in the process of revamping and re-decorating, perhaps this isn’t a bad idea at all. The challenge would be to source it locally as I haven’t seen this ever before.

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love the art!

    I like hanging things together that have a similar style, feel or subject matter. Those four would look great together–and you can be very creative with how you hang them. For example, it doesn’t just have to be in a square or lined up. It can be two and two off-set and stacked. Or I have a set of pictures that are hung on the wall of the staircase; they’re hung like stairs–and they’re in a very prominent place because you can see them whether you’re on the stairs or not.

    –Woofs and purrs from Life with Dogs and Cats.

    • I like that idea! I found some frames that I think will look really good with them. I’m going to take them back to the store this weekend to see. It’s fun!

  6. I’m not a decorator at all…my husband is. At the dog show there are hundreds of opportunities for pictures. When you place, you go up for official photo, posed and then you get the 8×10’s in the mail. There are also a lot of people (not the official show photographers), that go, and take photos ringside. They post them on Facebook, have a site and sell them independently …..(if you are a budding dog photographer….print up cards and go to the dog events!). Some of the best ones are from these folks…so needless to say, I have a shopping bag in the closet full of these photos that I order…I had gone to a dog show for the weekend, when I came back my husband had taken a couple of them, framed them and put them with our other family photos. He is the best!
    He also HATES the RV…wants to sell it after every time we go some where, but he knows I love it for going to dog events….so it stays :)

    • That is so cool. I’m making a commitment to frame our artwork and hang it in March; we finished painting the downstairs so it’s time to put something on our walls. We have high ceilings so the empty walls seem HUGE.

      I would love to just try and RV for a weekend. Just to see. I wonder if we have a friend who has one – I know that J has to know someone.

  7. Kim, I was so touched just by reading your first six lines. I just had a newly renovated room for my pups and those paintings certainly would complement the design I want. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Thanks, Pria – aren’t they fun. The pictures ended up in my home office and I love them :)


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