Oh Snap.

And now for a behind the scenes ceramic animal related story. While we were working on this

… this happened:

Since I’m still not ready to talk (or write) about it in depth, here’s John’s depiction of how the tragedy occurred:

Alas, my favorite giant ceramic dog (snagged from HomeGoods three years ago for just 29 bucks) sadly lost his face. In the words of the world’s most famous blogger, it sucked and then I cried.

Yes, there’s a candle lit vigil in progress. Goodbye Mr. Ceramic Dog. You were a wonderful pet. Never had to clean up after you once. Until this happened.

I might try to glue him back together (although some of the pieces are pretty tiny). Until then I’ll be found shaking, crying, and whispering “why?”

Just kidding, I’ll live.

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  1. Ana Silva says

    Ah man! I know I would have been pretty upset and kept asking, “Why, Why!” Such a big piece like that is hard to come by, especially for 29 bucks…but cheer up, things always work out!

  2. Inka says

    Stay Strong Sherry, I’m sure he will think of the wonderful home you made him as he goes on up to ceramic animal heaven :D

  3. Jason says

    I GASPED ALOUD when I saw that picture! I’m so sorry – I say glue him he deserves a rescue!

  4. Elizabeth says

    I have suffered through not one, but TWO similar dog decor tragedies.

    The first was a ceramic dog dressed as some sort of English hunting dandy who unfortunately became entangled in the phone cord (darn you AOL dial up!) and fell to his demise on my stained concrete floor.

    ~~~moment of silence please~~~

    The second was a resin bulldog smoking a cigar bronzed bust who took a header when the REAL bulldog in the house became so obsessed with the new CB2 knitted pouf sitting near the table that upon which the bust rested that he tried to ahem “mate” with said pouf and, while trying to rescue the pouf, the bulldog bust…got busted on the aformentioned stained concrete floors.

    This time, though, I was determined not to lose my decorative friend, so I sat on that pouf and painstakingly glued that guy back together as best I could and I’m happy to report that he’s still smokin!

  5. says

    Nooooo! That makes me so sad! I love that little guy and my hubs and I were thinking of getting something similar to keep our pup company while we’re at work. So sorry for your loss :(

  6. Brittany says

    My mouth was in a wide open position for a while after seeing this…so sorry :’0

  7. Kristie says

    My sincere condolences on the loss of your dog’s face. You may be interested to know that I have a similar dog, handed down to me from my grandmother, and his leg broke off. Perhaps there is some white ceramic animal reconstructive surgeon out there…..