Thursday, April 28

A Dog's Fairy Tale

Honey on her Swash bed

I want to thank Dogster for this great story.  With all eyes (or at least most) on the Royal wedding, I think it has put me in a mood for a good fairy tale.  This is certainly an excellent one for a dog.  It is a true rags to riches story and the best part is that it is not fictional, it is all true. 

Dogster's writer and creator happened upon this story on a recent visit to London.  She was visiting Valery Demure, a renowned showroom director for some of the world’s top accessory designers. She was taken by this golden beauty lying on a lush Swash bed and the story developed from there.  I hope you enjoy this beautiful story as much as I did.

A Short Fairy Tail

Once upon a time there was a dog with no name. She was found tied up to a post in front of a London flower shop. She was there for many hours. No one claimed her. She was scrawny, weighing half what she should. At the end of the day, she went home with Valery, who loved her as soon as she laid eyes on her. Valery had been wanting a sight hound of some sort, and this dog looked vaguely whippet. It didn’t matter, whippet or not, she would not let the dog spend the night tied to a post, and did not want to give her up to a humane society. She put up signs, and was thankful when no one claimed her.
Honey was 2 years old then. Fast forward four years. The dog is resplendent, lying in Valery’s studio, reposing on her comfortable Swash designed dog bed and listening to Valery go on about how much Honey has meant to her. The air is sweet with the smell of fresh-brewed tea and honey. Valery’s easygoing baby, Paloma, gurgles with her sitter on a comfy chair.
It turns out Honey, who has filled out beautifully, is probably half collie, half whippet. She sports a thick, shiny coat and a mellow temperament. (Except when Valery leaves; so Valery takes Honey as many places as possible. She’s a happy pup.) While Candy, the Swash team’s purebred whippet, may be Queen of the Swash kingdom, Honey is just an every mutt who hit the jackpot and is living the life she had once only dreamed of.
Honey may not be royalty, but by virtue of being at various fashion shoots in London and Paris (Valery’s native land) with Valery, she has taken part in several shoots and appeared in a number of fashion magazines. And she recently got the royal treatment: Swash featured her sweet countenance on a genuine Swash scarf. (See below.) She’s in one corner, Candy is in another. Squirrels, poop-bag dispensers, and pretty collars and leaves embellish the rest of the giant silk scarf.
It’s very sweet — just as life is for this once homeless girl who is now living happily every after.

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