Nowadays, though, there's plenty of great stuff out there for pet owners with a retro aesthetic. My first pug is long gone, but her final years found her sporting some really spectacular collars. Now it's Marlee's turn (she's the atomic puglet pictured in my last post), and thanks to Etsy and a few other fun places, she has quite a lovely collection o' collars. It's not really as outrageous as it might seem for a single dog to have literally dozens. She goes to work with me, and hey, I sure wouldn't want to wear the same thing to the job day after day. Oh, who am I kidding? Yes, I'm one of those crazy dog people. So sue me. Below, a sampling of the insanity.
We have this one, but in pink:
She got this one for Christmas, purchased from TheModDog, one of our faves. Not stricly retro, per se, but it certainly has flair:
During summer, I'm all about the Hawaiian or tropical-themed collars. We got several of these from Furry Baby Fashions. She usually has at least a few Hawaiian prints available. BONUS: She does collars for da kittehs too!
And finally, what retro pug would be complete without a fabulous Pug Snuggly coat for those nippy winter days? I must confess that Marlee has three of them. But it's so hard to find clothing that fits pugs! Their bodies are just plain different from other dogs, what with the thick chest and wide neck coupled with their short stature. Anyway, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. This one is a lovely black corduroy with a cherries print.
And yes, our beloved rescue cat Gidget has her own wardrobe. Hard to see in this pic, but she's sporting a fetching aqua collar with brown skull print. Punk Rock Kitteh!
In a future post, I'll go over the available online options for retro pet beds. Because dogs and cats sleep better on cushions made from Michael Miller pinup girls fabric. It's been scientifically proven.