Thursday, June 2, 2016

Celebrating Jeffie with Bad Romance Art Print by Angela Bond

Bad Romance ©Angela Bond ..

About five years ago there was a big to-do in the media about some studies claiming it was unhealthy for dogs to sleep in the bed with their humans.

Bruno Chomel, a professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis, said that, while such cases aren’t common, people have contracted infections from sleeping with, kissing and being licked by their pets. Chomel and fellow researcher Ben Sun, of the California Department of Public Health, expressed their views in an issue of the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Since then there have been other studies, editorials, blog posts and social media discussions about this issue.

When I first read about Chomel's comments on John Woestendiek's ohmidog blog I pretty much just felt pity for Professor Chomel.

It seemed pretty obvious to me that he had never enjoyed the true delight of a canine companion.  In fact, I still suspect that no dog ever wanted to share a bed with him and he was stuck in some kind of misery loves company scenario and just wanted to deprive the rest of us.

At that time (2011) we had four dogs.  We always had at least one of them sleeping in the bed with us.

In fact, Jeffie had his own pillow.

Jeffie enjoyed sleeping right in between me and the Dog Daddy.  He had his own pillow.  Though he liked to "spoon," he also liked to lay on his back and let it all hang out. 

So, when I spotted Angela Bond's Bad Romance art print it was as if I'd had it custom made.  I ordered it immediately.  

There we are:  me, Jeffie, the Dog Daddy.  Perfection!  And a very happy memory of our beautiful boy.

When Atlanta area based artist, Angela Bond, began painting her own cats and dogs, she often got requests for specific breeds and her business grew from there.
I admire dogs in part because they display what we consider to be some of the finest human traits; empathy, loyalty and resilience.
~ Angela Bond
To see more of her work, fetch her Dog Pop Art shop at Etsy or view her gallery at    You'll find some amazing pop art paintings of dogs, cats, horses, birds and even some sea life.

Note:  This is not a sponsored blog post or advertisement.  I purchased the art print Bad Romance and simply wanted to share this artist and her work with my readers.


  1. That's adorable. Sampson always slept between us when we shared a bed with the dog Daddy, now I usually have one dog beside me and one at my feet. Truthfully, sometimes I sleep in an 'L' position but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. :-)

  2. I love it! Having had my share of dog bed hogs over the years, I too think the professor took a wrong turn on the highway of good things in life. Sam also has his own pillow, unfortunately (for me) it used to be mine but I wouldn't trade it for the world. Those nighttime whimpers, signs and occasional snoring sounds always make me smile. đŸ™‚

  3. That is pawesome. I love it. What a perfect remembrance for sweet Jeffie. Rita only sleeps with us in the wee hours of the morning. The rest of the night, she likes to do her own thing. When she does get in bed with us, she likes to cuddle the hubs cuz he's warm! I do miss our beagle though, who would sometimes sleep in between us and we'd get in a back-to-back position. So cozy to have a warm furry buddy along your back! :)

  4. That is amazing! I love it! What a special piece to remember sweet Jeffie by! Shasta gets to sleep with us on the weekends and on special occasions! :-)

  5. I love it! What a cute piece of art and a great fun way to think of Jeffie! Bailie has slept in bed with Mom since day one and they love it. I prefer my own bed and Katie was never a bed dog. Mom says all her dogs will sleep in bed from now on!

  6. That painting is precious and such a special memory!! The back story? Priceless!!!

  7. That is really cute, and the title is perfect.

  8. That is a awesome painting! My gang all sleeps in bed with me.

  9. I love it! I agree, Chomel must have been missing out. I don't care what anyone says, our dogs will always sleep with us.


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