CityDog Magazine Valentines event + Winter issue

First, a little blurb on a not-to-be-missed upcoming Valentines event for Seattleites and their pooches.

This will be the 6th event that CityDog Magazine has held at the glamorous and dog-friendly W Hotel in downtown Seattle. It’s the perfect fit for our favorite Pacific Northwest doggie magazine and its devoted readers.

Fergie and I will be there- she in her rock star studded purple leather Primp Doggy couture coat, and me in, well, that remains to be seen. (But I promise to not be in my usual grungy dog park or photo shoot gear!)

If this event is anything like the holiday party in December it will be packed to the gills with fancily-dressed dog lovers and their stylin pooches, industry folks, writers, photographers, press, etc, etc. I am very much looking forward to seeing all of my industry friends (and clients!) there!

BTW: because I have so much going on (more projects than I can shake a tail at!) I won’t be holding my own Valentines event as previously noted on my website.

CityDog Puppy Love MuttMixer!

CityDog Magazine, you and the furry, four-legged love of your life

Join CityDog Magazine and fellow dog lovers to mix and mingle, sip cocktails and swap doggy tails. Are you single? Even better! Puppy love will be in the air, so whoknows…you might just meet that special two-legged someone to add to your pack.

Photographer extraordinaire J. Nichole Smith of Dane & Dane Photography will be on hand to snap portraits of your furry friend (available for purchase).

Wednesday, February 13, 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM

W Seattle, W Bar and Living Room
1112 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Click here for directions

Why for the love of dog, of course!

Party Animal Rules: Dogs must remain on-leash and be under your control at all times. Dogs (and people for that matter) must also play well with others. Thank you for your understanding!

Read more about the event on the W Hotel website here.

Then, there is the fabulous Winter issue.

Now, for those who don’t know, CityDog magazine is already fabulous (I’ve been a devoted reader since it’s inception over 2 years ago), but the winter issue (on newsstands now) is even more fabulous than normal!

First, the cover dog is the adorable Buddha, the cover model contest winner from PAWSwalk. I had the super fun honor of photographing him for the event, and then he ended up winning the whole contest, out of hundreds of dogs! I was rooting for him so I am stoked that he won. He is even cuter in person and the talented Nichole of Dane & Dane did an awesome job capturing his happy personality on the cover of the winter issue.

Then, you will find my new Decopaw art ad that looks like this:

Every issue will feature the same fun, colorful frame, with a different art piece befitting the season. I need to come up with the perfect image for the spring ad. Merry perhaps? She seems very springy.

Then, the cutest dog in Seattle, Fergie (sorry, I’m biased) is featured in an article on living with dogs in small spaces. There are several shots of her in my apartment, taken by my friend and colleague Nichole at Dane and Dane, including a super cute one of her in the kitchen smiling up at the camera.

Here is a sample snap of Fergie giving me 10, courtesy of, and copyright Dane & Dane Photography.

Ironically, another dog featured in the article is Fergie’s buddy from the Belltown off leash dog park- Blue. We both love Blue (especially me!) and I was delighted when I realized who he was.

AND, as if that’s not enough, you will find my photography gracing the article on cancer. Sadly I am a very good resource for photographs of dogs who have cancer, as I have photographed many a pooch whose life has been cut short from the terrible disease.

This was a hard project for me to do as I get so attached to my subjects so quickly, and looking through their images was painful. I have yet to be able to actually read the article, because my throat closes up when I think about all of the buddies I have lost to cancer, but I am really pleased that the editor Brandie Ahlgren did such a great job of honoring these precious dogs in the image captions. I will treasure this issue forever.

Sorry I can’t provide more images of the articles here, you are just going to have to subscribe or pick up an issue if you want to see them!

Also, stay tuned for more information on the upcoming CityDog Magazine First Thursday dog-friendly Art Show in Pioneer Square, to be held on Thursday, March 6th, 5-9pm!

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