Not so subtle whiffs of designer gowns, Hollywood stars and outrageous glamour linger in the air this time of year. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, the Oscars are almost here! But there is another prestigious award also up for grabs – the FIDOS.
Created by well respected journalist, Toby Rose, the FIDOS (For Incredible Dogs on Screen) are meant to recognize outstanding canine contributions to cinema. Rose also organizes the Palm Dog Award
at the Cannes Film Festival, but while the Palm Dog is restricted to dogs who perform only in festival films, the FIDOS are open to anyone with a tail involved in the movies.
Pooches compete in five categories; RomCom Rover, Blockbuster Bowser, Mutt Moment, Comedy Canine and Historical Hound. Then there is the coveted Best in World award, given to the talented pup who shines in all five categories. Past nominees for these categories include, Will Smith’s German Shepherd Samantha in I Am Legend, the pair of Corgis in The Queen, Kim Catrell’s spunky Yorkshire Terrier in Sex and the City, and Dug the talking dog in Up! Just like the actual Oscars, the FIDOS are a glamourous event complete with a star-studded cast of celebrity presenters and heart-felt acceptance speeches….well….acceptance licks.
But even if your pup isn’t a Hollywood celebrity just yet, there’s no reason why they cannot have a pampered weekend of luxury and leisure just like the real movie mutts! All they have to do is follow these easy steps!
Hair is everything when it comes to primping for a VIP event and what better way to get one’s fur just right than with the Deluxe FURminator Brush
. Durable stainless steel, bright eye-catching colours and a clever brush blade that never gets full, this is definitely a brush to count on for big hair on your big night out.
What would any Oscar or FIDO outfit be, however without a bit of excess sparkle? So go ahead an splurge a little on a glittering Premium Rhinestone Gold Collar from My Pups Closet. Plus adorn the gold with sequined letters to spell your pup’s name!
Now reserving a limousine to tote your pooch around for the evening might be a bit over the top, so instead why not treat them to something a little more functional. We’re thinking about the Dog Carrier 40 by Louis Vuitton; classic, stylish and tough – just the qualities one needs when immersed in the limelight.
So there you have it! A fancy canine inspired award-winning weekend out. Of course, if dressing up to the nines isn’t really your style, we also encourage getting your ‘scruff on’ and staying in. Curling up on the couch with an enormous bowl of popcorn for some quality snuggle time is an equally great way to enjoy an Oscar flavoured weekend.