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PET ARTIST: FOXY & DILLY

BUZZ SMALLER DILLY FINAL FINAL PIPPI SMALLER_905 POPPIE SMALLERLee Boulton is a London-based illustrator who produces gorgeous, minimalist portraits of beloved pets. Inspired by a personal project to draw his friend’s cat and dog — Foxy and Dilly, hence the company name — his eye for furry details quickly became apparent and a new leg added to his business… or should we say four legs. To see more of his artwork and pet commissions be sure to visit his website.

FREE OCTOBER WALLPAPER

PAWSH-October-Wallpaper-SMALLHappy October! It is the spookiest (and quite possibly cutest!) time of year and to kick things off in proper Halloween-inspired fashion we have an adorable FREE October wallpaper download for you! This wallpaper is meant to bring an extra smile or two to your work day, inspire your own dog-friendly Halloween costume and add an undeniable ‘awwww’ factor to your home office or desk.

Get it FREE here!
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This month’s adorably themed-scene was created by Leida Declet Photography and beautifully embodies the delightful — and frightful — time of year.

About Leida Declet Photography
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Equipped with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Leida started combining her love of photography and animals in her spare time with her faithful beagle sidekick.

It was her beagle’s natural affinity for rolling around to get out of any shirt, sweater or garment that inspired her winning October wallpaper submission. “I thought he would made an excellent half-unwrapped mummy already coming undone,” she says.

Leida dreams of making a difference with her photography and creative eye, specifically in relation to the homeless animal problem that is quite prevalent in Puerto Rico.

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SHARE THE FUN
If you do download this month’s wallpaper, be sure to Instagram it with the hashtag #pawshwallpaper, as we would love to see this dressed up pup sitting on your computers.

NEXT MONTH
For next month’s wallpaper contest, the theme is ‘Puppy Dog Eyes.’ Follow the link for complete details about how to submit and have your photography featured here on Pawsh!

OCTOBER PET OF THE MONTH CONTEST

Pawsh-pet-of-month-contest-October-2013Guess what? We’re announcing the September Pet of the Month nominees today as well as the awesome new prize for the October contest from our friends at Domestic Beast!

Up for grabs this October, a beautiful Stunt Puppy Everyday collar and a Boomerang Collartag that is practically impossible to lose.

BOOMERANG COLLARTAG
Choice of size, $15

WHY WE LOVE IT
Boomerang CollarTags are some of the best we’ve found for staying put, in fact, they’re guaranteed not to fall off – which is, after all, the point of any id tag. We also like the fact that they don’t get caught on thing, fall in your dog’s food dish or make noise.

STUNT PUPPY EVERYDAY COLLAR
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hoice of color, $17

WHY WE LOVE IT
When it comes to an everyday collar, you want soft, smooth and comfortable. This one is all that and more. Made with Sterling Rope’s One Inch Tech Tape® tubular webbing, it won’t pinch the skin or mat the hair. Finished with best-in-class Duraflex® buckles and D-rings for security and peace of mind. It’s supple and silky for sure.

HOW CAN I WIN?
To enter, simply email a photo or two of your furry friend to us at info@pawsh-magazine.com before October 25th! Bonus points if your furry friend is sporting their Halloween costume!

VOTE FOR SEPTEMBER’S PET OF THE MONTH!
pawsh-oct-pet-of-month-contestDon’t forget to vote for September’s winner though! Here are the four furry nominees!

1.  Pepper
2. Bubba
3.  Charlie
4. Chewy

Vote for your favourite by writing their name on our Facebook Wall before October 3rd at midnight. The pup with the most votes will win this September prize! Good luck everyone!

PAWSH WALLPAPER CONTEST

Pawsh-magazine-free-download-Sept-smallWe all need a work break from time to time and what better way to de-stress and refocus than by looking at an adorable, fluffy photo? Personally speaking it always makes me smile and instantly puts me in a better mood.

So inspired by the soothing nature of pets, Pawsh is launching a monthly wallpaper contest. Here’s how it will work:

Each month an open call will go out to professional pet photographers and pet-loving graphic designers alike for pet-inspired wallpaper submissions. I will pick my favourite and it will be available as a FREE wallpaper download to add a certain ‘awwww’ factor to our computer screens.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
1) Format photos and/or designs to 1600 x 1200 pixels wide at 72dpi.
2) Include a small, tasteful watermark in the bottom left hand corner of the image. Pawsh will also be including the month and our website in the bottom right hand corner of selected images.
3) To submit, simply post your photo on our Facebook page wall with the title “[MONTH] Wallpaper.” You can email it in as well to info@pawsh-magazine.com.
4) Submitted photographs and/or designs should somehow reflect the general theme that will be announced at the beginning of each month. For example, next month is October so we’ll be looking for something Halloween related. (Bonus points if it something completely original!)
5) The winner each month will receive a little written blurb published on the Pawsh blog in which they can share a bit about themselves, their passions and their inspirations, as well as three social media links of their choice.

Above is an example of how the FREE wallpaper download will work. Please feel free to download it for your desktop if you like it and keep an eye out for October’s wallpaper!

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TORONTO DOG PHOTOGRAPHER: CUTE DOG QUOTES

Toronto-Posh-Pets-Photography-27a copyHappy Monday ladies and gents! How was your weekend? Nothing short of fantastic and memorable I hope!

Things have been very busy around the Pawsh neck of the woods lately. Not only am I busy editing photoshoots, editing copy and brainstorming layouts for our upcoming edition of Pawsh Magazine (scheduled for release October 21st by the way), but I’m also organizing content for the soon to arrive holiday months and working on Pawsh Studio’s web page. Phew!

Sometimes, I get intimidated by the idea of change and overwhelmed when I decide to try something new or take on a new challenge here at Pawsh. But then I think of our canine companions and how they always naturally put their best paw forward, whether running after a tennis ball, chasing a pesky squirrel or nimbly trying to jump onto the bed without waking anybody up.

So with a few deep breaths, an endless supply of tea and a stash of emergency chocolate safely tucked away in my desk drawer, I’ll be diving head first into the next chapter of Pawsh this week — and posting updates along the way too! Wish me luck! xo

{Photography by Posh Pets Photography}

{NOTE: All dogs featured in our weekly ‘As Dogs Would Say’ column are available for adoption through Toronto Animal Services North. Please visit share this post to help bring awareness to the countless animals in need of loving homes.

This week’s featured pup is called Ralph — a one-year-old Pekingese or Pekingnese mix.}

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