My first dog was a small, part Maltese mix named Katie. She was a decent dog, as far as family dogs go, but she was a yapper, and an uncontrollable one at that. She was not an attack dog, but she did love to bark. I have very fond memories of my Katie, but I did learn that a small, yapping dog was not the way I wanted to go in the future. I have always been a big dog kind of girl—the hounds, the working dogs—dogs with a purpose, I call them. Even though my own beautiful Luna does not pull carts or herd sheep like she was bred to do, she does keep watch on the house and deter anyone from approaching me on the street by looking big and scary.
Sadly, no one has made a Bernese Mountain Dog in SL yet—a huge omission if I do say so myself. However, that does not meant that the big dogs get no love:
Carrie Tatsu has created some of the most realistic-looking animals I have seen in SL. Animals are notoriously hard to create in SL—something about all those folding joints, I guess. But this big boy (named Con after one of my favorite vampire novel characters) looks realer than I do, right down to that very curious-canine expression in his eyes. Usually Great Danes aren’t quite so big, but my avatar is only 5’8” in SL, which is apparently midget-sized. But in any case, curling up with a big dog is way more satisfying than with a little one, so if you have your own big goof of a dog, show them some love today.
A dog like Con requires some no nonsense shoes (mostly for chasing) and I am wearing the comfy mesh Uggs from Guu Nishi at Hoc Industries today. Also, Maxi Gossamer has just released a new necklace called Babette, and while there is a very high likelihood that it will get caught on Con’s ears (or in his mouth), I couldn’t resist putting it on today.
**Con does all sorts of doggy things in addition to looking adorable, which you can read about here.
Hair: [Shag] – Your Wish – eve by Sebastien Aries
Earrings: Beauty Code Loop Earrings pink by Janedark Miles (@Designer Circle)
Necklace: MG Necklace – Babette – Combo ALL – JET SILVER by Maxi Gossamer (@MMM12)
Jacket: BoHo HoBo jean jacket by Trill Zapatero
Tank: jane.femme.lace cami.br khaki by Janie Marlowe
Jeans: .:A&M:. I <3 my jeans - Dark Blue by Mala Oh
Socks: Mesh_Female Socks Top by Meli Imako
Shoes: HOC Industries – Baa Boots Small Brown by Guu Nishi
Con: Zooby’s Ultimate Great Dane Fawn by Carrie Tatsu
Cuddle Poster: [Starstruck] Slow Down & Cuddle – Pastels by Cyclic Gearz (@MMM12)