What do you do for the dog who has everything?
Design a t-shirt, of course.
While Scoutie the cockapoo wasn't the recipient of this t-shirt design, I like to think he was pleased to see himself in this way. It's like he has a campaign or his own private brand of awesome.
Which, from what I learned about him, seems completely accurate.
Scoutie's human asked me to come up with art for a shirt so she could outfit every member of her family (except Scoutie - he did not receive a shirt). She wanted her family to feel his vibe when wearing their shirts, even when Scoutie wasn't around.
One of the first things she said to me was that he was part king and part clown. What a description! It felt to me like he needed his own brand. He wanted to be recognizable. He wanted to be like the dog version of Coca Cola or Nike. And as dignified and regal as he can be, he's also goofy and a bit rough around the edges.
Viola! A vintage design for his old soul that is simple and breaks down the essentials. I think that's what he would do for himself had he design skills and opposable thumbs. I was on my way to distressing this design for him when he said, "Stop! I like it tidy."
Honestly, what could be better than art you can wear?
If a t-shirt or other logo-like design is just what you need to honor your animal family, please send me an email or a message through Facebook @slobberedlens.
I'm Shannon, and I love and am loved by four Great Danes, four cats, and one horse (four Danes, one cat, and one horse are no longer walking this earth). Here I'll share stories of my adventures in grief photography for companion animals, my own grief journey, and thoughts on caregiving.