|5 ways to
impress your pets
By VICKI STOUT
Uncle Joe has been a real jerk, so a bad tie ought to do. Aunt
Betty doesn't like anything, so what's the use? The neighbor's a
must, though his party's always a bust.
Amidst the good, the bad and the ugly are those who should, by
all rights, be at the top of the gift-giving list. Give special
gifts to the ones who love us unconditionally — Fido and Kitty.
Well, Fido for sure.
If anyone deserves our holiday best, it's our pets. Toward that
end, we've ferreted out five furry possibilities for holiday gifts
for your pets.
1. SoSadie Fine Pet Furnishings
Robbie Quinton has created a handsome doggie bed as well as pet
''I constantly see people with half a million dollar homes,
furnished to the nines, whose dog sleeps on an old blanket. So I
have created a bed suitable for the cherished pet,'' said Irwin, a
furniture (for humans) manufacturer's rep, who named her company
after her own dog, Sadie.
The beds offer steel construction, a powder epoxy finish, pierced
metal seat and come in three fabric choices — bones, x's and o's,
and a designer's circle pattern. The Stylish and comfortable beds,
are available at Bone du Jour in Cool Springs.
Quinton may be reached at 834-7701 . The Web site is http://www.sosadie.com/.
2. Bone du Jour Gourmet Pet Bakery and Boutique, Cool
If they don't have it, Fido and Kitty don't need, or want,
This unique boutique bakes up fresh treats daily and has a wealth
of gifts in every price range. From holiday sweaters to toys, it's
all here for good little girls and boys. Located at 420 Cool Springs
Blvd. The telephone is 503-9742.
3. T.J. Maxx
This holiday-savvy retailer has our pet friends in mind with pet
beds, bowls, gourmet treats, pillows, even hand towels in doggie
motif (for use by the humans). Holiday hours at both stores, 545
Cool Springs Blvd. and 300 Franklin Road in Brentwood, are 9 a.m. to
10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. Call
771-4085 or 661-8834, respectively.
4. Love and kisses
Julia Duke of The Privileged Pet will come to play with your pet
or take him or her for a doggie day out. Its a priceless gift in any
In the pet-sitting business for more than a decade, Duke also
provides daily and overnight services to those left behind when the
rest of the family goes off for fun.
Her Web site is http://www.theprivilegedpet.com/,
e-mail is Julia@theprivilegedpet.com
and cell phone number is 586-3131.
The Pet Nanna, Sabrina Frank, also offers pet care while humans
are away, as well as daytime walks for those whose people are
hardworking or hard shopping. Though already sold out for much of
the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays overnight-wise, Frank offers
her gifts of love and care year round. Call 599-1080.
5. Collar covers
Ann Price of Brentwood makes ''precious collar covers'' for both
dogs and cats.
''I had a dog that I loved more than life, Sid. I used to make
collar covers for him so he could match whatever I was wearing. Now
I make them for lots of pets, both dogs and cats,'' she said.
The holiday collar covers come in small, medium and large and are
$2.49 each or three for $5. Call 373-8006 to order.