Archive for February, 2013


Pet Lover’s Cafe in Guildford

Today we stopped in to say “Hi” to our new friends Garry and Natalie, who own the fabulous Pet Lover’s Cafe in Guildford. Pip came along too and was immediately invited inside, where she was shown the dog toy box and allowed to play with its contents. She was in pooch heaven! Yep, there’s no fuss made here about dogs touching the stock – pets of all types are welcomed in with heart and soul.

While you can sit outside and have a snack and cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, Pet Lover’s Café is so much more than just a coffee shop for human folk. They also stock an amazing array of superior pet products carefully sourced from the best local and overseas suppliers. Items like the functional and stylish Soggy Doggy Doormat can’t be purchased anywhere else in Australia – Pip came home with one and now refuses to sit on anything else! I think that means she ‘’likes!’’

Pet Lover’s Café is also WA’s first boutique pet bakery with a vast array of tasty treats for your beloved fur kids.

We are very excited to be working on a special photo project with Pet Lover’s Café and to be associated with a business so focused on meeting the needs of pet owners and their pets.

Pet Lover’s Café is situated at Shop 1, 151 James Street, Guildford and is open from 9am to 5pm Wednesday to Sunday. But don’t just take our word for it – pop in and check it out for yourself … and be sure to take your pet! Oh and tell them Houndstooth Studio sent you! 😉


Tamron Lenses to trial

Am super excited to be trialing three of the new pro range lenses for Tamron Australia! We have the 90mm f2.8 macro VC, 24-70mm f2.8 VC midrange zoom, and the 70-200mm f2.8 zoom VC. Can’t wait to put them through their paces.


WIN a copy of “The Divinity of Dogs”

WIN your very own copy of “The Divinity of Dogs” by best selling author Jennifer Skiff! It’s a heart warming book filled with true stories inspired by (wo)man’s best friend.

Not released in Australia until the weekend, we have three copies of Divinity of Dogs to give away. To be in the running all you have to do is tell us why your dog is divine.  Just post your answer below this blog post and we will choose three lucky winners at 5pm EST on Tuesday 12th March. Prize of one book per winning quote selected – can be posted anywhere worldwide.

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Here’s what readers are saying about “The Divinity of Dogs” …

“Reader advisory: Must be read with tissues! You don’t have to be a pet lover to fall in love with these stories. The Divinity of Dogs captures the unconditional love and loyalty of dogs and delivers it with one big wet kiss.” —Carole Tomko, President of MyDiscovery

The Divinity of Dogs is a fascinating read – bringing to life the very special, sometimes incredible, aspects of dogs, with whom we have the privilege to share our lives.” —Clarissa Baldwin, Chief Executive Officer of Dogs Trust – A Dog Is For Life

“Every dog I’ve had the privilege of knowing has imparted some special lesson, insight or transcendent gift to me. It’s what they do. The Divinity of Dogs captures the essence of dogs and their many gifts to humankind. Wonderful stories.” —Francis Battista, Co-founder of Best Friends Animal Society

“This wonderful book is a treasure trove of fascinating stories that will entertain, inspire, enlighten, and amaze you. Soul-enriching.” —Lewis Regenstein, President of the Interfaith Council for the Protection of Animals and Nature

“I loved this book. The Divinity of Dogs captures the beautiful non-verbal messages between people and their pets. It’s a powerful page-turner!” —Debi Boies, co-founder of Pilots N Paws

“Do yourself a favor, read this book, adopt a dog and join the rest of us who know the secret of a happy life.” —Karen Rhodes, President, Dogs’ Refuge Home