How do you make these dog days pass by faster? At the East Colfax retro/modern-design emporium Mod Livin', they're literally putting the dogs on the block by bringing back the time-honoredBest in Show Puppy Auction
, featuring two sizes of Eero Aarnio white plastic puppies, all done up in style by local artists and small businesses. While the smaller Pound Puppies will be on display in a silent auction, the larger Pedigree Pups will be auctioned off live beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday night to benefit, most appropriately, the Foothills Animal Shelter. And, as the name suggests, there is a competitive component to the proceedings, as well:Hop on Mod Livin's website
, and you can cast your votes for your favorite puppies; Best in Show will be awarded at the auction. It will be a hard decision to make, too. Just look at these popular Pedigree Pups:
All photos courtesy of Mod Livin's Flickr page.
Mastodog (see above), Ponderosa Paint Center: Anyone with a jones for the 10,000 Years BC lifestyle will appreciate this hairy behemoth, being ridden by a Barbie stand-in for Raquel Welch.
Blue Dog Mustang, by Peter Carey, UP Architecture: Yes, its eyes DO glow in the dark!
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SHEEPdog, MCA Denver: A celebration of MCA's Black Sheep Fridays cheap-entry promotion, this little lamb speaks for itself. Baa.
Tako Wan Wan, by Janene Hurst and Andrew Novick, Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast: The Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast entrepreneurs (who will bring back their Japanpop-imports pop-up shop to Mod Livin' in September) decked out their puppy in Visual Kei/Kegadoru style. Scrappy, by Amber Corcoran and Jaime Jennings, Fancy Tiger Crafts: Scrappy is just plain beautiful, a loudly barking patchwork advertisement for the wonderful and whimsical modern fabrics carried by Fancy Tiger. Elemental Puppy, by Scott Dergance and Jonathan Coppin, Elemental Living: The furniture builders at Elemental turned this puppy into a marvelous tribute to modern design. It's woofalicious! Best in Show goes down at Mod Livin', 5327 East Colfax Avenue, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday; call 720-941-9292.