Tuesday, October 27, 2009

And now for something completely different..

After all excitement in our recent posts of our adventures and friends, I thought it was about time for a more mundane post.  Back to Brutus just being his regular, cute-as-a-button, old self in his own home!

There was a package waiting for us when we got home from our Earlventure.  It was something I had ordered quite some time ago, hoping it would be here to help celebrate Brutus' Gotcha Day.  It didn't arrive quite in time, but was worth the wait (at least I thought so!).  I just couldn't wait to open it, but curbed my enthusiasm enough to let Brutus help.

Oooohh - a pressie!  Is it for me?

Hmm.  Tastes like cardboard.  Hope what's inside is better!

Well, mom - are you just gonna stand there taking pictures, or you gonna help me?  No opposable thumbs on the Frenchie, you know!

That's more like it.  Now, what do we have here??

Getting warmer.  Wait, there's a card...

Guess it's for both of us!  So much for it being a box full of dog treats, though.

Oh - here we go - its, its, its.... ????

.... Me???  Umm, OK...  
What's it say on his label?

Interesting - a custom sock dog.  That's a good looking model on the tag, I must say!

Yes, yes - I see he even has my cute little tail and nose wrinkle.  And the blaze on his chest matches mine perfectly!  Whoever made him sure did give good attention to all the details, I must say!

Let me get this straight; you had someone make a little me out of socks?  I guess I'm flattered...  At least he has good taste in collars.  

Speaking of taste... Can I eat him??

OK, OK -  even if I'm not allowed to eat him, I guess he can stay.  He is a good looking little guy after all, and how many dogs get to have their very own a mini-me?

I think this is our best side - snap away Mom!!

So as you have probably guessed, this little indulgence was much more for me than for Brutus! Although I already have Flat Brutus (who I made from a custom-drawn cartoon by Lili Chin, click here for that post) - as much as I love it, he is not exactly cuddly!  I found the custom sock dog idea on a Frenchie website, and just had to have one.  

The sock Brutus was made by Stacey Hsu, and as you can see she did an amazing job!  Right down to his wrinkles, markings, collar, and even the sort of sock she picked (it's even a little glossy, just like Brutus' coat!).  Go check out some more of her work at www.sockdogs.com - you can chose from many fun designs there, or have her custom-make a minature version of your own little buddy like we did!  No dog is too extreme for Stacey from what we can tell.  If you stop over to her site, tell her we said hi!

p.s - Yes, Dennis, we too are Monty Python fans :)


Mica said...

I love it! Sock Brutus is adorable, just like real Brutus!

Ziggy Stardust said...

Brutus, it is adorable. Of course nothing could be as handsome as you in the flesh, but this is a baby Brutus that you can snuggle with. Don't let Mason get it, cause he might bitey it.

licks and sniffs, Sasha
p.s. Mommy is going to check it out, she might have to have one of a shih tzu if they have it.

The WriggleButts said...

So cool! It totally had mom drooling but perhaps she's spent enough money for now..


Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

OMD! That is the cutest little stuffie I have ever seen. I think I must order a mini Mollie too. Thanks for sharing.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Bijou said...

Hi Brutus,

Your mini-me is very cute. The woman did a real good job. He can be your stand in whenever you need a break from picture taking.


Two French Bulldogs said...

Sock doggy is so cute and really does look like you. I have a feeling you gave mom an idea for our Christmas presents!
Happy day cutie
Benny & Lily

Oreo said...

AAWWwhhhhhh Two brutus's!!!! Nothing can be better looking than the Real YOU!!!!


Achieve1dream said...

Cool!!!! That is so awesome!!

Smushie Ranch said...

What a wonderful version of Brutus! It's so cute. Thanks for sharing the website!
Stella and Gunther

Tobi said...

That is adorable - the last picture is the best. Brutus poses well.

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Wow Brutus...your very own Mini Me!! How awesome!!!


Sam said...

Those are adorable!!!! How are her prices? I'd love to get one of Marge, and I bet that could make a great Christmas present for someone.

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

OMD it is perfect!!! We love it!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

What a cutie, but not as cute as the real thing!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

dw said...

What a cute mini you!

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Mini - Brutus is adorable. What a lucky little Frenchie you are.
Sally Ann

Freya's Human said...

Oh wow that is really cute! Thanks for showing us the site.

Also, Brutus, where do you get such lovely collars? I'd like to find a prety one for Freya's gotya day.

Stacy Walker said...

Love it! Looks just like you Brutus!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

What a clever idea - and you are right - it is a great resemblance. Thanks for sharing it.

Woos, the OP Pack

Dexter said...

Brutus! It looks just like you. That is the best kind of pal ever. It won't steal your kibbles.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Brutus!
Your Mini-me is pawesome!
Kisses and hugs

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...

Pawesomely KHUTE!

Just like woo!


Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Your Mini-Me is So Cool! In fact, Mom is drifting over to the site right now! Thanks so much for sharing your Very Cool pressie!

*kissey face*

Martine said...

That's really neat!!!!!!

xo martine

ScrapsofMe said...

I dunno Brutus, he's awfully cute. You've got that look that says Mooommmmm...how come there's no treaties in this pressie box?

Sniffies to you and yer stuffie friend. Does he have a name?


The WriggleButts said...

Hi Brutus - just wanted to let you know we're being ridiculous today ;)


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Awwww mini YOU is soooo cute. Not as handsome as the original, butt grrreat anyway. Is he house broken??? hehehe

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

We love the sock dog, but would much rather pull the stuffing out as look at it!! HEHEHE!

Woofs and Kisses!

Oakley and Swisher said...

That is so cute. Brutus we think you should totally hide the stuffie Brutus from your mom before it takes all the attention.

Lots of Licks--
Oak and Swish

SEDONA said...

Brutus, you lucky dog to have your very own mini-me! He came out great! When my human has some disposable income again, I'm gonna get her to make me one too!
Your pal,

Molly the Airedale said...

We love your mini-me, Brutus! It's just too cute! We're definitely going to check out the website!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

ocmist said...

What a great sock-Brutus! That lady really did a good job! Mom says that if she didn't have so many grandkids to get Christmas presents for, she'd look for a corgi...

Taffy said...

OMD! That is soooo cute! I hope I get one of me. It would be fun to see me as a sock dog. I am going to have mom run over and check it out right now!
PS: I'm working on a contest post for you!

Oskar said...

Sock Brutus is fantastical! Mom wants to head over immediately to see if they can do a sock Oskar!