Thursday, February 1, 2018

Year O’ De Dog

On February 16th we will usher in the Year of the Dog ... the Earth Dog, to be precise. What does that mean for 2018? Dogs are known for their loyalty, sincerity and cleverness while the earth represents stability and harmony, as well as practicality and hard work. Combine these factors and we should have a year of prosperity and achievement, unity and goodwill.

We don’t know about you, but we’ll take as much harmony and goodwill as we can get! As such, Momo has gathered a collection of curious treats to invite the qualities of the canine into your life.

A perennial favorite: Sweet ceramic cups from Bellingham artist Cary Lane aka The Bowl Maker. We have large and small dogs, as well as a menagerie of other cute critters. Also shown is a tri-fold card made by Momo Mama’s very own sister in Hawaii! Her design firm, Mozaic Paper, created the card  to be used as a luminary (with a battery-powered candle, please).

A litter of little lovelies: Dog patches! Corgis, shiba inus, beagles, French bulldogs, and lovable mutts! We all know some dog fan who would enjoy one (or more) of these iron-on adornments for their messenger bag/backpack/jacket/Converse/laptop case/etc ...

Easy-peasy, just iron it on!

Vanilla, berry and mint flavored.
Do pups have pouts? Despite the mercurial weather, it’s still winter. Going in and out of doors and dealing with constant shifts in humidity and temperature results in dry, chapped lips. Momo to the rescue with three different flavors of pooch lip balm, putting the fun in fun-ctional.

Seeing eye dog: Illuminate the new year with a charming doggie flashlight. Perfect for tucking into your glovebox or near your front door, making it easy to go for walkies in the middle of the night.

Kitschy kitchen canines: We’re cooking up some fun with tea towels in three different designs. The chic Shibas are from local dude Tom Yaguchi, the second tail-waggin’ towel is from Oh! Canada, and the third from Lala’s homeland of Hawaii. You might say we’re doggone nuts over doggie dishtowels.

Made in Seattle!
Pure cotton poochie goodness.
Poi dog ponderings.

Dog Days in the neighborhood:
The Wing Luke Museum
Sunday, February 10 from 10 - 5
Special events include lion dances and dumpling food tours, a coloring contest and divine doggy gifts from the Marketplace. Purchase your tickets in advance at the Wing’s website.
Chinatown/ID Celebration
Sunday, February 11 from 11 - 4
The fun will fill the streets during our new year party, featuring a multitude of cultural activities including traditional Chinese, Korean, Hawaiian, Thai and Tahitian dancing, taiko drumming, costume contest and the ever-popular $3 Food Walk! For a complete list of events and times, visit the CIDBIA website.

Whatever your doggy desires, come celebrate with us in the International District. Gung Hei Fat Choy!

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