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Mommy & Dog T-shirt Set

In March of this year, we held our first-ever Dog & Owner Photo Contest (you can see the winners here) and the top prize was a matching dog & owner t-shirt set from Get Off The Furniture. So Merry and I were quite excited to receive our very own evaluation package from the company.

Two t-shirts (one for mom, one for dog) and a note card set were included in the package.

Before touching on the products themselves, let's talk about the illustrations that are the main calling card of Get Off the Furniture! products. Simple and elegant in black and white, there are ten different styles available for t-shirts, and six of those styles are also available in the note cards and soon-to-be-released party invitations. Illustrator Dee D'Amico has managed to simply and artfully capture the spirit of the pampered pet - these dogs stretch out on beds, recline on designer couches, or watch television with a bowl of bones nearby for snacks. They're charming and they'll make you laugh.

The ladies tee (featured, right) is a baby doll tee with cap sleeves and a raglan style. The fabric, a soft stretchy rib, feels great against the skin. This tee, as with many of the tees carried by Get Off The Furniture (there are several ladies styles, and a children's style as well) is a "junior" type tee, which means it's very fitted and runs small. Unfortunately for me, I'm a curvier girl, so I couldn't evaluate the tee myself, so Pampered Puppy helper Stacey Waspe stepped in to model the tees with Merry.

If you're blessed with an average figure, these tees look adorable and Stacey informed me that they fit very well. She's gone on to wear hers several times to yoga and finds it very breathable. Get Off The Furniture! has recently added two new t-shirt styles which they tell me would be more appropriate for curvier women.

The puppy tee is also adorable, and comes with an identical design (the company was sweet to send us the "Bed Pugs" version, which is charmingly appropriate). And as you can see, the princess pug wears it with her usual panache. It fit perfectly, made from nice soft cotton. I would have preferred if the puppy tee was also in the ribbed fabric and hence a little thicker, but overall it's an adorable tee, particularly in black. Merry has received many compliments from her devoted fans in the neighbourhood when trotting around wearing the shirt.

The note cards are also lovely, packaged in a thick and sturdy plastic envelope for safekeeping. The card stock is thick and the cards are an excellent size for correspondence, since they're larger than a typical postcard size. The nicest touch was the charming bulldog illustration on the flap of the envelopes.

Get Off The Furniture! products are charming and very fun. They'd make a wonderful gift for the dog owner in your life.

You can find out more about Get Off The Furniture! from their web site

at www.getoffthefurniture.com. Tell them Merry sent you!

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