Dog Vanity

Great grooming at Georgette’s Closet

The past few days have been quite tiring (we’ve been moving!), so I thought of giving Shantee a treat: a full grooming session at Georgette’s Closet along Katipunan Avenue in White Plains, Quezon City. Besides, Shantee was starting to stink and become full of dust anyway (she’d been accompanying Marc and me transfer stuff to our new home, which is still under renovation). I’d give her a bath myself, but I’ve already packed and transferred Shantee’s stuff to the new house already.

Shantee groomed by Georgette’s Closet

That’s Shantee after a full grooming session at Georgette’s Closet. Ain’t she pretty? 🙂 Read more

Beach dog fashion!

I was sorting my digital photo archive and wondering what photo I can use of Shantee’s to post on this blog, when I suddenly remembered the dog fashionista Marc and I saw at Boracay Island when we went there with Pinoy travel and photo bloggers last month (that’s also when I bought Shantee’s favorite dog shell necklace).

Beach dog at Boracay Island

This little fashion pooch belonged to one of the Boracay locals we saw hanging out with their pets at the beach. I couldn’t remember her name, nor do I know her breed, but this little girl sure knows what it’s like to live in high fashion at the beach! Read more

Shantee’s Alpo 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner

A beautiful double coat is a Shih Tzu’s pride and glory. It’s one of the things that set them apart from other breeds, and also one of the determining factors during dog shows. The challenge is basically how to maintain it.

Shantee is blessed to be born from Best in Show parents 🙂

Shih Tzu with beautiful coat

But the thing is, no matter how beautiful her coat, it’s still prone to getting all frizzy (I’ve already seen Shih Tzus that look more like poodles than their actual breed because their coat weren’t well-maintained). It’s a real challenge keeping it as it is. But a Shih Tzu’s double coat is quite similar to a human being that it might not be as hard as you think… It just requires patience. Read more

Dog shell necklace from Boracay Island

Although Shantee wasn’t able to join me and Marc on our Boracay trip last weekend with Pinoy travel bloggers (which was sponsored by Microtel Inns & Suites Boracay, in partnership with South East Asian Airlines and Zuzuni Boutique Hotel and Restaurant), we made sure to bring her a present so she wouldn’t feel so bad:

Shantee with her Puka shell necklace

We bought the shell dog necklace Shantee is wearing on the photo above from one of the vendors in Puka Beach. It was actually a bracelet, but the vendor willingly adjusted its length so it fitted Shantee while Marc and I jumped waves in the Puka Beach surf. Read more

Summer fruity dog scent

Shantee begins to smell bad after romping around the house. It’s not so bad as the usual dog smell—there’s still that bit of “puppy smell” on her. But still. So we got her this sweet smelling dog cologne:

Summer fruity dog scent cologne

What we bought was the yellow one on the picture. It’s actually a local brand: Top Dog. I’d like to get the light blue one on the left-most corner (the tallest bottle), but it’s just too expensive. Crazy Dog cologne doesn’t seem to be a local brand, but it smells really good—like cherry candy. Read more

Swarovski dog necklace

About time I blogged this. Shantee’s going to be outgrowing her Swarovski dog necklace, but I kept forgetting to post an entry about it till now. Anyhoo, take a look of the necklace I’m talking about:

Swarovski dog necklace with heart pendant or charm

Shantee’s actually wearing this on her picture on this post, it’s just not noticeable from that angle. And yep, the dog necklace is made of Swarovski crystals—a dog necklace which used to be my bracelet 😛 Read more

Dog bath at a doggy salon

Shantee had been starting to stink lately—her bath was long overdue. Marc and I just couldn’t agree on who will give her a bath. Luckily, Shantee was already due to have her shots so we didn’t really have a choice but to give her one.

The staff of Posh Pets Grooming Salon (I think it’s the partner grooming salon of P&B Horseshoe Pet Clinic) along Katipunan Avenue were the ones who gave Shantee her long-overdue bath. They were nice enough to let me in their grooming area to take photos, so I was pretty much able to chronicle every step of Shantee’s bath. Take a look! Read more

Shantee’s “Disco Dog” shirt

Yeah yeah! Shantee feels so 90’s with this cute new shirt:

Disco Dog shirt

I just love the aqua blue color 🙂

Anyway, we got this shirt at Animals & Things in Tiendesitas’ Pet Village for Php450 (that’s about US$11). There were actually much cheaper dog clothes there, but I just liked the color so much. Besides, Shantee’s adorable in it, isn’t she? 😉

If you want to contact the shop, here’s their info:
Phone Number: 0915-9447744 / 6373069 / 6552344

Shopping at Tiendesitas

In order for me to agree to him buying a DLSR, Marc agreed to let me buy Shantee some fancy clothes. So after bribing my mom a free dinner for the family at Tiendesitas, we were off!

Pet Village at Tiendesitas

Tiendesitas is located at Ortigas Avenue, corner E-Rodriguez Avenue (C5). It’s a great place to go to with the entire family—you can shop, dine, and simply relax. It’s actually famous for its Pinoy arts and crafts, but for us dog-lovers, it’s a haven for pet stuff.

There were actually some rumors going around about a year ago that The Pet Village had a dog virus going around. Unless it never was true, the management seemed to have done something about it already since we didn’t see any sick dogs around. The pets for sale seem to be healthy, they could be healthier (as in, Shantee-healthy! Hehe) but they seem ok.

As I said, The Pet Village in Tiendesitas is a haven for pet-lovers. There are a lot of shops with cute dog clothes and things, and some even offer grooming and boarding! Pretty cool eh?

I bought Shantee a dog shirt, which you ought to watch out for in my next post! It’s just so cute 🙂

In memory of Sheero

Sheero had been the inspiration for this blog. She had been, after all, the “fashionista” in our dog pack. All of our other dogs didn’t like wearing dog clothes or blings—all of them except for Sheero.

Marc, my husband, and I are still deciding on the perfect gravestone for Sheero, so for now, a hand-made one will do. Besides, my family has plans of moving—it might not be a good idea to have a gravestone made and delivered at the moment just in case we had to transfer already. This is what I came up with:

Blings on a grave marker

I found the ceramic plate in our garden, and I painted it with Sheero’s name and stuff. Albeit temporary, I still wanted it to be at least a bit glitzy, so I added a few faux diamond studs on the cross. Being the fashionista that she is, I’m pretty sure Sheero liked it 🙂

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