Friday, April 10, 2009

Fido Friday: Long Awaited Interview with Mister

YAY! It's FRIDAY! And you know what that means ... FIDO FRIDAY with Abby and D - the designer yuppy puppies. All week you've had a taste of what we can do with interior design when left to our own accord ... but today is all about another designer doggy: MISTER, of DesignsbyGollum!

We had a chance to lunch with Mister last week, and we had a tail wagging time! Mister shared plenty of secrets about living in the Gollum house, and we have them here for your eyes only. Oooo, I guess that means we're like the dog version of Perez Hilton?

D & Abby: We've followed your human since our dad's early days on HGTV's Ratemyspace, and we have to say - that's one supreme doggy playground. What's your favorite spot in the house?
Mister: I have rotating favorites. Mainly I like to be with The Big Girl, because wherever she is, so is the food . I like to hang out in Big Girl's writing place. I can tell you things about her, if you like. But you will have to bribe me.
D: We see tons of things come in and out of the house, and rarely are they for us. Unfortunately! Since Abby was here before me, she told me that's just a part of living with a decorating human. What's it like living with a decorating human at your place?
Mister: It is very hard on me. I HATES it. :::Spits::: Decorating involves a lot of lessons for me, like, don't lick paint or walk in it. Also, she gets huffy when I water the draperies. The bestest thing she does is, when she goes out, she always brings me a toy. I so love my toys.
Abby: All that aside, what's it like living on a farm?
Mister: Honestly? I don't know. She keeps me in the house, or on a leash. It's like living in a giant, protective bubble. Big Girl is a scaredy cat. If I sneeze, she takes me to the cursed vet. She is a helicopter human. When we moved here, I thought it would be like Born Free mixed with Old Yeller. She thinks a hawk or donkey will get me. What a disappointment.
D: I've always wanted to chase a goat, what's it like chasing goats?
Mister: I love to look out the window at the baby goats. I would so love to chase them. I would not eat them, though.
Abby: One of our dad's favorite things in your house is the head your mom has on the living room floor. I think would scare the puppy right out of D if he came across that thing in the middle of the night. What were your feelings when that came in the house?
Mister: Big Girl's mother, The Big Old Woman, boughted it at a garage sale. She said it was the head of Beethoven, but it looks Greek to me. I water it all the time, and it is slowly acquiring a yellow patina.
D: Scare the puppy out of me!? I'm not scared of anything! Especially getting in trouble! How many times have you snagged something your human cooked for Foodie Friday's, Mister?
Mister: One time The Big Dude was eating steak.. Oh, I smelled it. I could taste it. He would only feed me green beans, the jerk. So when he got up to answer the phone, I jumped onto the bench, climbed over to the table, and scarfed down the steak. When he returned, he accused The Big Girl of being a neatnick and throwing away his food. Boy, that was a close call.
Abby: So your human collects plates, our humans collect them too! What do you think that's all about? I mean - really, why can't they just have one bowl? WE DO!
Mister: Well, I used to think that, too, until she got me hooked on stuffed toys. I rip their ears--just a little, just enough to scare her into buying me a fresh one. I have a great pile of them. What I don't like is how she hides dishes behind the curtains. That's just plain silly!
Abby: We read that you like to help your human with decorating decisions - and we are intrigued! Tell us, how would you decorate your perfect puppy palace?
Mister: I would do food themed rooms. I would love to design a hot dog shaped sofa and hamburger chairs. But in my design, I would also have food available...not all of these freaking empty plates that Big Girl is so fond of.
Abby & D: Thanks so much for your time Mister, we know that working that farm can take a lot out of you! Take care!
Oh that was a fun time with Mister, don't you think? He's quite the cool cat, err - hot dog, err AWESOME YORKSTER! And speaking of AWESOME ... We've got a giveaway for you hot dogs, cool cats, awesome yorksters, and potbellied porksters:

D & I can't live without our Bling ... a trait we get from our Dad Artie, and so we were super excited when Bling Bling Poochies offered to sponsor a giveaway, and give one lucky pup, a hoodie or collar and leash set from their wide variety online! You'll love them ... and we promise, you won't be disappointed!

So how do you get one? Go to their website and look through the awesome brands they've got that every yuppy puppy must have! Christian Diogge, Goochie, Aberpup & Fido, and many many more. Come back here and leave a message for us on which you'd like to be styling in!

Next Friday we'll announce our winner, and bling bling poochies will contact you on where you they can ship your awesome new digs. And remember, even you big boys and girls can play along! They've got collars for all sizes, and clothes big enough to fit Abby! (That's BIG!)

And for those of you who can't wait til' Friday ... use the coupon code BLOG for 15% off of anything store wide, even sale and clearance items! A big puppy thank you, and yuppy puppy kiss to Sherry at!


  1. Hi Artieness! Oh, this was just too cute! Love those little fuzzy faces!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Edward and I are back from our birthday excursiona and thrilled to see Abby and D are enjoying such a productive week! Love the interview with Mister and the Canine Seder was divine!! We send you all our best!

  3. Don't know what I did before I "found" you--thanks for the interview with Gollum's "bratty" Mister! BTW My Boston was "Sweetie Pie"!

  4. Artie, this was such a great idea--Mister is strutting his stuff! Hugs to D and Abby for the great interview.

  5. P.S. My Jessie the Shih Tzu is definitely a Louis Vuitton Girl--great doggie bling!

  6. Oh Arte, This was a job well done! Very cute! Miles is jealous of all that attention....BTW he prefers the LV black L/XL collar! Happy Easter/Passover to all at your home! ~ Robyn

  7. What a hoot!! No spoiled little doggie here!LOL

  8. What clever little Pups all the way round. I've not seen a site quite like yours before and am enjoying it immensely, they also have your home looking great. It's very homey, yet stylish. You must all love living there. Looking forward to reading more!

  9. Good one Abby & D! I loved your interview! Thank your dad for letting you "borrow" his blog. ♥ Diane

  10. Literally smiled through the entire interview! Great job!!

  11. Ahhh...this is so cute! Your dogs are beautiful and Mister is precious, too.
    Your tablescape on Thursday was stunning, Artie...Great job!!

  12. This was hilarious! Makes me want to go out and get a puppy! Hope D,A and M get tons of goodies in their Easter Baskets!

  13. Artie, this was so cute and creative...I love visiting your blog...always fun! Love your music selections too!

  14. some really cute stuff on the pooch site. I think I can picture Buddy as a Burbaby! And the Gollum photos are great too!

  15. Such a cute post! These KIDS are so verrrry talented.

    Do I see the possiblity of a syndicated 'shelter' magazine in their future with proceeds being going to the American Humane Society? (No pun intended?)

    Hugs -Brenda-

  16. Oops shud have read; 'proceeds going to'. (Don't know where the 'being' came from).

  17. Abby and D need to take their show on the road! Designers, interviewers ... and cute beyond reason!
    What a great interview with the cutiepie Mister! ... I could just so see him stealing that steak. I've seen so many photos of him peeking over the tabletop from a chair and was secretly hoping to see him finally jump up on that table! Go Mister, GO! hehe

    Bling Bling Poochies is so fun! Thanks for the introduction to them! My pretty Thing1 would love one of those sterling Tiffany & Co charms!

    Love this Fido Friday!
    xo Isa ... & Thing1 and Thing2!

  18. What a great idea, a doggie interview! I just posted about "Ben the King" at http;// come for a visit!

  19. Best interview I have read all week!
    Too cute!!

  20. Nice interview with Mr. Mister. I think we may be related, with that making things yellow habit. I wonder if he hears, "MISTER, NO!" as often as I hear, "DION, NO!"

    I visited the website for dog clothes; I'm more of a free spirit myself and like to go au naturel, so I don't think I'd wear the clothes -- too much chafing. But I'd look pretty cool in the Burberry collar.

    Have a good holiday. We didn't do a Seder this year, but the servant is making some matzoh candy that looks mighty sweet. Get it? Candy? Sweet? I crack myself up.

    Happy Easter! I am on the lookout for the Bunny dude; if I find him, I claim all the chocolate eggs.

    Dion DiPoochy

  21. i am all smiles.
    i am loving this !!


  22. just found you via lime in the coconut. so glad I did. nice to see a male perspective, and your pooches are just gorgeous.

  23. Artie, Artie ~ I have never (promise) laughed so much over a post - anyone's post! You are priceless and should be writing for a living (in addition to decorating of course.)

  24. Wow D and Abby, this interview with Mister was fantastic! I loved every second of it. And then I took my fuzzy butt to BlingBlingPoochies and I ADORE that Chanel scarf! Oh, I'd look soooooooo sexy wearing that!


  25. Artie,
    You are one creative feller! I love your yuppy puppy perspective. I look forward to reading the next adventures!

  26. Abby and D did SUCH a great job with the interview, now we KNOW all about Miss G:):) I always knew she was one terrific gal!!!!!!!! Now, when I saw "Lucky" on the website in her Chanel, it made my heart beat faster! We had a little dog, that we found, and named her Lucky! And Chanel is my allltime, that is what I vote for! This was a terrific post. Thanks so much! Hugs, Pinky

  27. Terrific & fun interview! Our mom has been a fan of Gollum's for quite some time & says now she is adding you to her list!

    Rosie & Sissy ~ owners of
    Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents

  28. Very clever post. I loved it! I adore Golum and Mister.

  29. Now Artie that was a fun was good to find out about what mister really thought..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  30. Artie, this is adorable. Loved Mister's interview, and your doglets did such a good job as the interviewers! I'm late getting around to visit. Enjoyed this so much!


    Sheila :-)

  31. Wonderful interview with Mister G. Sophie says she can see herself in a nice pink Juicy hoodie.
    Thanks for popping in and inviting us over!
    Hugs, B. and Sophie

  32. Oh, that Mister is a Hoot ! My Zoe would have a big time with him.