Category Archives: Happiness Hankers

Hot Dogs and Hot Mogs

When you’re feeling a bit cold and sorry for yourself and a little cat snuggles into your lap the world is a happy place. My cats are real lap-cats but as is typical of cats, only on their terms. One of them in particular has an obsession with sitting on the back of the sofa or on my pillow trying to eat my hair. I have no idea why, I assure you I do wash it.

I’m sure Fudge would just sit there and keep me warm. But that’s because he’s a Hot Mog filled with wheat and lavender and isn’t overcome by strange hair-related desires. He also won’t mind being put in the microwave to warm him up, whereas I’m told that’s a real no-no with normal cats.

Hot Mog Fudge by Showpony

I’m quite scared of dogs but I could cope with one of these Hot Dogs sitting on me. You can choose from Rufus the handsome dachshund,

Hot Dog Rufus by Showpony

Daisy the good bulldog,

Hot Dog Daisy by Showpony

Bernie the willful greyhound,

Hot Dog Bernie by Showpony

Prince the charming chihuahua or Jack the ungainly Airedale.

These radiating creatures are designed and made by Emma Henderson, her company Showpony make beautiful and quirky products from a studio in the East End of Glasgow. Their screenprinting workshops look fun, if I didn’t live 400 miles away I’d definitely try to attend one.

Which Hot Dog or Hot Mog is your favourite?

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Joyless in January

Today I am feeling a bit bleurgh.

With all the exercise I’ve been doing recently I should be bouncing off the walls with happy endorphins but I just feel knackered, teary, beaten-up, irritable and generally rubbish. I would like to wrap myself up in this ‘Hold Me’ and ‘I’m Fragile’ tape, so people know what to do with this breakable version of me.

Hold Me Vinyl Tape - Bouf

Hold Me Vinyl Tape - Bouf

I would like someone to present me with this print to make me smile. That might make my irritability lessen.

Cheer Up Smile Poster - The Wallaroo

 Maybe if I went to sleep in this yellow blanket its sunshine would permeate me.

Danish Wool Blanket - Mar Mar Co.

I’m hankering to make a nest on the sofa in this quilt

Silk Padded Patchwork Quilt Blanket - Oriental Silk Bedding

…and watch John Hughes films.

That always makes me feel better.

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