As we settle ourselves into another exciting year, it’s a good time to review 2018! From new Launches to Shows and not forgetting Goats and Guinea Pigs, here are some of our ‘best bits’….
Embracing our philosophy of comfort for your hound and style for your home, our new Floral Mattress Beds are perfect for dogs that love to sprawl out. (We even wrote a whole blog on choosing the best bed for your hound.) The long, hot summer (remember that?) was the ideal time to invest in a Bench Topper – the weather-ready version of our best-selling Sofa Topper. And later in the year, our water- and dirt-resistant Boot Toppers became a hit with hounds on the go.
What better way to showcase new products than with stunning photography featuring a whole team of top dog models. Our photo shoot with Whippet Snippets back in March was an absolute treat. Kerry and her hounds – Scout, Shadow and Bertie – combine professional efficiency with warmth and enthusiasm. And we even managed to get our hosts, Border Terriers Beanie and Billie, involved too. See our Instagram Story for more behind-the-scenes action from the shoot.
Getting to know Stan
We asked 11-year-old Lily about the newest member of The Lounging Hound family, her fur-brother Stanley. “Stan came into our lives one afternoon in October 2017. He arrived as a big ball of brown fluff and has changed so much since then – for a start, he’s completely white now! One of my favourite things about Stan is how pleased he is to see you anytime of the day (or night). He’s like a big furry friend waiting to give you a huge hug! I would recommend a Wheaten Terrier to anyone who wants to have a super-friendly, loyal, playful and loving dog in their lives!” We couldn’t agree more.
We always love seeing photos of your lounging hounds. In 2018 we started filling the Happy Hounds page of the website. Here’s Maddie on her Turmeric Topper, Scout on his Teal Travel Roll and Rocky on his Slate Topper. In the words of his dad, actor Russell Tovey, “The topper is heaven. He’s very happy!” Got a photo of your hound lounging on one of our products? Send it to us at [email protected]
Part of the fun of running a stand at a show is meeting new hounds and their humans. In July, our visitors at The Game Fair included Woody of The Cotswold Spaniels. Later in the year at the National Pet Show we met the team from City Dog Expert. Jester, Folly and Broadway were so taken with the Turmeric Sofa Topper they took one home. We were absolutely delighted to hear that it “far exceeded all expectations.” Check out the full City Dog Expert review here.
Goats and piggies
Proof that Sofa Toppers aren’t just for hounds. In 2018 our products provided lounging spots for several happy cats, the world’s most spoilt guinea pigs and, erm, a baby goat. Customer Goals for 2019? A bearded dragon, perhaps..?