Thursday, May 28, 2009

Welcome canines…

dog dish 1
This dog dish sits at the base of the front yard steps. Bought it a few years ago at a garage sale for $3. I know when I am walking my girl Lollie, she appreciates it when the neighbors have a water dish out front.
Most of the neighbors with a water dish have a watering can filled with water next to the dish so dog walkers can easily refill the water dish. I wanted something different…my friend Kate suggested an enamel coffee pot and bought me this grey one…love it.
dog dish 4
Our dog dish gets a lot of action and folks are always nice about thanking us for keeping it filled. Please note that I have power washed the steps since the pics were taken.
front of house

Counting my garage sale find as part of  Homebody's Thrift Store Thursday.

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Eclectic Pink Rose said...

How sweet, and adorable too.
♥ Teresa

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

I only wish I lived a short walk away to have my Buffy take a drink in such a welcoming bowl. What a fabulous tag sale find!!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea and how sweet for all the little animals.


Lara Harris said...

OMD!This has got to be the best idea ever!How sweet!I know our 2 dogs often get thirsty on their walk and how grreat would it be if everyone had some water available along the way!:o)

Holly said...

Okay, first of all, I love your house! And what a friendly neighborhood...I've never heard of leaving water out for dog walkers!
Your dog dish and coffee pot are really cool.
Thanks for joining TST!

Holly said...

P.S. Garage sales finds are totally acceptable; thrift or consignment shop, garage or rummage sale, as long as it was sold second hand and is new to you!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hi! I'd love to be included in your article about chalkboard paint. Thanks for thinking of me.

Anonymous said...

I love this. As the ownder of two pups... I think it's fantastic what you and your neighbors do. Your hosta's are beautiful.

Ellen said...

Oh my gosh, I want to live in a neighborhood that leaves water out for other peoples dogs! That is so cool! And what a precious dog dish you have there too. :)

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hi Renee,
You must live in THE most dog friendly neighborhood in America!
i think you got a great find there!
So cute!
Does it help stop neighboring dogs from pottying in your lawn?!


Liz said...

Awesome! I love your porch with your flag!


Tamis said...

What a cute idea. I love the coffee pot.

I stumbled uppon your blog. LOVE IT! Your style is soooo ME!