Dear Sweet Casey.....

This is Casey.  She likes to think of herself as the "forgotten" family member. Before B came bouncing into our lives she got all the attention.  When I went into labor I cried because I didn't feel like I had adequately prepared Casey for the arrival of the baby. She was our first.  
     Things have changed quite a bit in the past 2 and 1/2 years.  I no longer seek out the fanciest dog stores to accessorize my dog, I don't go gaga over dog bakeries on vacations and I don't center my weekends around doing things that Casey would like to do.  Casey's reaction to this?  Lots of pouting and sighing.  Although she is a bit of a drama queen she is an incredibly sweet dog, with an immense amount of patience for my son.  To be honest, I would have tried to bite his face off by now if I were Casey.  So this post is for her...our dear sweet mutt that has graciously taken a backseat over the last couple of years. I am hoping this will make it up to her. Muwah!!!!

Dear Casey, Perhaps you would be pleased with a beautiful portrait above the mantel. I read this post on Design Sponge and immediately thought of you.  These are done by an amazing artist, Stevie Howell.  Completely gorgeous.

Do you feel as if your collar just isn't bringing out the color of your stunning eyes?  How about this from Lucky Fiona with id bling to go with it?

I know that lately your entire toy repertoire has consisted of old tennis balls or sticks.  How about somechic toys from Bodhi?   They may even bring some much needed zen back into your life.
One of the hardest things for you is not being able to sleep on our bed. What if we got you a super deluxe bed with nice clean contemporary lines like this one from Bark Deco .  

or if your looking for something a little more traditional how about these from Lilly Goat Designer Dog Beds, plus I think the first one would be fabulous right at the foot of our bed, not on it, but directly next to it.
Finally, I am offering to wear this just for you.  It is from Dejarnette, found via Creature Comforts.  Ok, maybe I just want it because I really like it but there is a dog on it right?  Anyway, we love you and I hope that this little attempt at buying your love worked.
Mom, Dad, and the little heathen   

Both the contemporary dog bed and zen toys were found on Apartment Therapy...people who obviously know how to pamper their pets.