Petal tiaras for pups

il_430xn62615621Spring has SPRUNG! But puppy’s earses are still chilly on morning walks… good thing Pup Hoods by are availabluhls over at Etsy.

Meanwhile, don’t miss the Etsy Pet Item Voter that is running this week only!

Excellent submishe, Vanessa.



  1. berthaservant says:

    Doggeh sez:


    And never tell my friends!

  2. elizabeth shipley says:

    Somehow it makes her look like Audrey Hepburn.

  3. Poor bebe. April showers bring, May pupah flowers!

  4. soxfan413 says:

    Absolutely precious! Such a sincere lil face. Aw. She likes her hat, I can tell.

  5. To think a decendant of the Wolf has come to this.

  6. is it a whippet?

  7. AlbertaGirl says:

    Whippet good!

    Sorry, someone had to say it.

  8. What beautiful eyes!
    This flower shines
    With dew drop tears
    And with pollen…
    of the other, crusty kind.

  9. Awww I wish my pup would wear hats! She puts her paw down at shirts.

  10. DaytimeDeb says:

    That’s just wrong. Although, Anne Geddes could use this to create an entirely new series of coffee table books. No, I take it back, it’s still just wrong.

  11. Leslie Thomas says:

    …suggest tag & voting for: Cute or Sad?
    …jus’ sayin’….

  12. Von Zeppelin says:

    Somebody’s going to find their favorite shoes chewed into very small pieces.

  13. Anon, it’s an italian greyhound. Cute picture!

  14. temperance says:

    so adorable…

    she’s not sad, she’s just a very deep and contemplative pup.

  15. That face is so sweet that it kinda breaks my heart!

  16. Awww… I must have one – no, two – for my Iggys! (Italian Greyhounds)
    Where do I find one, uh, two?

  17. What a pointy little schnozzle! And with the merest of puffed cheeknesseses. Veddy veddy cute.

  18. Did you visit the Pup Hoods website? I love “Cheeky Little Monkey.”

  19. bunnywabbit225 says:

    Finally! A Whippet!! Or is it an Italian Greyhound. Hard to tell from this perspective but I want a flower hat for my Whippet’s cold little ears.

  20. Watch out– that fleece attracts kittens.

  21. Oh, the loss of dignity!

  22. CoffeeCup says:

    I need one of these for my rabbit. Btw…if you give dogs rabbit ears, what do you give rabbits? Panda ears?

  23. Oh – I didn’t see the Pup Hoods link over there on the side (I’m so used to seeing text UNDER the pic…) Thanx!

  24. Desdemona says:

    Can’t be sure because I’m not familiar with the usual coloring for whippets or Italian greyhounds, but it looks from the gray around her muzzle and eyes that this is not a young pup. In fact the first thought I had was “grandma in a bonnet.” Yes, my dear, and my big eyes . . . the better to see you with . . .

  25. I LOVE the flower face!

  26. What a pointy littel schnozzel! And such puffy cheeknessessesss. Veddy veddy cute.

  27. That’s an Iggie, for sure. The big, soulful eyes are the tip-off. Somehow they always look sad when not actually running or licking your face.

  28. Stressfactor says:

    Looking at other pics on her website I think this pretty pup is a Whippet — looks a little big to be an Iggy.

    Of course they’re all the same family — Greyhound, Whippet and Italian Greyhound just think “Large”, “Medium” and “Small” respectively.

  29. “All the boys think she’s a spy, …she’s got Betty Davis eyes.”

  30. *picks petals*

    She loves me, she loves me not..

    She loves me, she loves me not…

    WOO! She loves meeeeeeeeee, babeh! 😉

  31. Is this a relative of “ROOFEES!11!!”??

  32. Noelle (the First) says:

    My dog would have this off her head in seconds and chewed to pieces in minutes. Pups expression is hard to read but it kinda looks like “Oh no, here we go again” to me.

  33. Stressfactor, this dog is definately an Italian Greyhound (I own two). The person who owns the dog in this picture owns 3 IG’s and and writes for the IG times magazine (all on her profile).

  34. Trabb's Boy says:

    This pup clearly loves to model — just look at the Esty shop! If she’s looking at all sad or wistful, it’s because Tyra told her to.

    BTW, definitely Italian Greyhound, the designer did a benefit for them.

    BTBTW, I am off to get lost in those eyes.

  35. @Elizabeth Shipley, it doesn’t MAKE her look like Audrey Hepburn– she already does!

  36. Argyle Donkeypants says:

    You take-a dees ting offa ma head-a, you unnastand? I am-a Greyhound Italiano; mi famiglia, dey have-a much pride. Dey no like-a see me like-a dees. (But I weel say, de ears, dey are-a nice and-a toasty, like-a crostini.)

  37. Awwe! Too cute!! Kinda reminds me of bunny tiaras (, but those are less practical 😀

  38. That dog is staring all the way through time, shame, and dark dark betrayal trying to find a happy place where she still loves her owners… stiiiiilllll loooooooking……


  39. Check out the pyjamas! The Rock Star leopard print ones are my favourite


  40. Hold on, there Maegen, less practical? That assumes a more practical somewhere in your statement. Oh, do, please elaborate!
    Sits back, waiting for fabulous treatise…………..

  41. omg! the hover text KILLED me!!!!

  42. I lobs dem greyhound type doggehs, so pretteh! Yes, granny in a bonnet! hee.

    LOL @ “Tyra told her to”

  43. “Our model is a rescued purebred Italian greyhound who was found in a dirty shelter in Utah when her owner died and the family was not prepared to care for her”


    but LOL at this:

  44. Linda Landes says:

    Sweet baby, it doesn’t get any cuter than this. Little Miss Daisy.

  45. She is gorgeous! I own or should I say that I am owned by two Italian Greyhounds…they are a wonderful dog, but be sure to check out the breed before you ever consider adopting or buying one. They are not for everyone! So many end up with a rescue that it breaks your heart…I’m so glad that the rescue found her and she has a loving home.

    Iggie Mom

  46. That is definitely an italian greyhound – I have one myself and she is about 9 years old and is slightly less white around the face than the one in the picture. I sincerely doubt she would ever put on a flower hat tho…

  47. Katrina, the more practical would be a puppeh in a hat. I know mine would love to have one in the winter. Very practical.

  48. Thank you all for the kind words about my sweet angel, Princessa! She is a 9 year old Italian greyhound that we rescued just one year ago. My mom just called me and told me she was here today! How COOL!
    We actually are owned by 5 Italian greyhounds…two are fosters. I do indeed write a health & wellness column for the IG Times magazine! I also have a rescue group for senior IGs.
    We are also on Artfire as well as Etsy. Stop by my blog and say hello! and thank you Meg for submitting my pic 🙂

  49. leslie thomas says:

    Wait, wait; I just returned to browse this comment stream again & another trail of logic/
    caption/ storyline for the pup came to mind….
    “She loves me [pluck}; she loves me not [pluck] …she loves me [pluck].”..etc, etc

    “Submitted for your approval ” [Extra credit points will be awarded to students who can identify the source of that quotation]…..

    “Tawk amongst yerselves…”

  50. @Leslie Thomas

    Is “Submitted for your approval” quote from “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”

  51. One of the most precious IGs in the world 🙂

  52. Von Zeppelin says:

    “Submitted for your approval”–surely Mr. Rod Serling in the intros to “The Twilight Zone.” As in: “Submitted for your approval: Daisy, most of the time, a normal Italian greyhound, pursuing her usual Italian activities–sipping espresso, listening to Rossini, gesturing rudely at other drivers from her Fiat Topolino. But when she slips on a certain item of headgear, she begins a descent into flowery madness. . . in the Twilight Zone.”

  53. bunnywabbit225 says:

    Don’t read anything into the doggy’s “sad” eyes. I have a Whippet and sometimes she just stands around or follows me with that “sad” look – ears back (a good thing) and big limpid pools. All the little girls in the neighborhood fall in love with this dog, but the boys make fun of her. It’s definitely a girlie dog, I think.

  54. Leslie Thomas says:

    hi again!! Amikit: I’m sure you’re correct about your program, so you’ll get the extra credit!! You’ve added an extra reference to the idea!!

    For what it’s worth: I actually was goin’ for the original series “Twilight Zone”; Rod Serling would mumble around his cigarette, “Submitted for your approval”….to introduce / set up “tonight’s episode” …. Thanks for joining in!! Peace.

  55. Leslie Thomas says:

    Von Zeppelin — You get the extra credit points fer shur, man!!!
    Peace — L

  56. What an adorable angel little Princessa is! Holly’s hats are too cute.
    My iglets are turning 8 or 9 ?, 11, 11, and 12 in the next month or two. Kathy, you are so right. They are far different than the average dog and so not for everyone. Too many tossed aside because of that fact.

  57. cutest. picture. ever.

  58. Paunchie says:

    Why “so not for everyone”? Please explain, Iz curious.

  59. Paunchie from a site about Italian greyhounds

    The Temperament of Italian Greyhounds

    The Italian Greyhound is an affectionate, submissive, and gentle dog. Due to their delicate structure, they do not make good pets for young or boisterous children, although they are fine with quieter children and other animals in the household. However, they should not be kept with large breeds of dogs. The Italian Greyhound is not an outdoor dog, and has little capacity to cope with cold weather. They dislike getting wet, and many owners build shelters outside in order to provide protection during wet or cold days, when it goes out for its potty. Italian Greyhounds are full of mischief and know they are. Hence, when things go wrong, you need to see the humorous side of things. They need gentle handling and when they are young they can be very active. They love jumping on top of furniture and down, which can be a cause for concern, because they are prone to fracturing their limbs. When situations get stressful, they need to be stroked for reassurance. They are not independent dogs, are highly strung, and need a lot of attention.

  60. such Sad, sad eyes-

    “Please take this off before anyone see’s me!”


  61. Katrina says:

    I think I’m an Italian Greyhound. I hate going potty in the rain, too. And I really like being stroked for reassurance…

  62. @kittyadventures
    And they run really really fast. I watched an italian greyhound hop out of a car at PetCo (new dog, went to buy a leash), and run away so fast her owner never caught her. I saw missing posters a week or so later at the vet’s office. I don’t know if she ever found her again.

  63. Paunchie says:

    So you probably need a big yard for them to run around in. Except when it’s cold. Then they get booties and ear mits. Or stay inside with their hooman, preferably under the blankies bein’ stroked for reassurance.

  64. Gillian says:


    This makes me wish I still had an elderly blue Italian Greyhound to put silly hats on.

    Le Sigh. I miss my doggie.

  65. What a lovely little whippet or is it an Italian greyhound ? Anyway, very adorable and in great need of a snorgle !