More Tails from New Orleans!

After hanging out with my new friend Jacques, I stumbled upon another treasure of a shop, called Animal Art Antiques.  The store features an eclectic mix of art, antiques and curiosities related to all things animal.

Don’t miss this fascinating antique shop on your next trip to New Orleans!  When you’re there, you might even have a chance to meet the Scottish Terrier, Hoover.

Hoover was very anxious to make my acquaintance.  I’m sure he’d love to meet you too! Like most of the people I met in New Orleans, he was very friendly.

It’s difficult to see in the photos, but Hoover is modeling a handcrafted Swiss dog collar, from the Appenzeller region of Switzerland.  These collars are traditionally worn by Swiss cow herding dogs during the winter and fall festivals, when the cows were taken up to high pastures and when they were taken back down for the winter.  Animal Art Antiques sells these traditional Swiss collars in their store.

After perusing all of the interesting wares at Animal Art Antiques, I needed a little pick-me-up.  Cafe du Monde and Central Grocery were packed with tourists, but I found a perfect alternative just around the corner at Meltdown, a homemade popsicle shop that features flavors like Salted Caramel, Pineapple Basil, and Saffron Rosewater.  I didn’t get a photo of the popsicles–probably because I was so busy wolfing down my own Vietnamese Coffee pop.  Yummmm.

Tomorrow, I’ll have more photos from New Orleans – this time from the Lower 9th Ward, where we toured the Make it Right foundation homes, and met a puppy named Rosé!

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4 Responses to More Tails from New Orleans!

  1. Benny & Lily says:

    What great pictures Jacques is a cutie
    Benny & Lily

    • furfilled says:

      Hoover was awesome. I love shop dogs – they lend a lot of character and personality to the establishments that they occupy. And they always have a proprietary air about them. After all, it’s their job to greet everyone and ensure that all is running smoothly in their domain. : )

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