Author Archives: nac1909

Lena – Design Inspiration

Lena January 2003-June 2015 Lena, the primary inspiration for “There’s a Dog in the House” and Home Design for Dogs, died in June. It’s taken me this long to gather my thoughts. My father died nearly 20 years ago after … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year. I have taken a break from Home Design for Dogs but will be back soon with some new posts. Much has happened this year: I retired from teaching Interior Design at Rochester Institute of Technology and we … Continue reading

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This is a very short podcast that I did last year as part of an author spotlight but the link had been removed so you may not have heard it! Nancy Podcast

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Dog Play Rooms

The official start of Winter is rapidly approaching and soon many of us in colder areas of the world will be spending more time indoors. No matter where you live if it’s too cold, hot or wet outside, an indoor … Continue reading

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The Dickens

Dog lovers, particularly those of us who love terriers, will love the new book and exhibit at the Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming.  The art exhibit features artwork of a Wire Hair Fox Terrier named Dickens. … Continue reading

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Convalescent Support for Your Dog

If your dog has had an injury, surgery or illness it can be a major disruption in your life.   The condition itself or treatment of the condition may cause other side effects, such as pain, neurological deficits, fatigue, urinary incontinence … Continue reading

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Respect Your Dog’s Needs

What does your dog need? It’s very tempting to create “cool” design solutions in our home that make it easier to hide unsightly items or because they use “wasted space”. One good example of this is a trend to place … Continue reading

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Cat and Dog Vacuum Cleaner

Yes, there really is a vacuum cleaner called the “Cat and Dog” and it’s made by Miele. A common question I get asked from dog owners is “what is the best vacuum cleaner?”. The answer is that there is no … Continue reading

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Author in her own words

April 12, 2012 The RIT Athenaeum posted an article as part of their monthly feature “Author Spotlight” about “There’s a Dog in the House”.  Listen to Nancy talking about the book and dogs in a podcast.

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Misspent Youth

Artist Andrea Pettito A creative life came naturally and early for Cape Cod artist Andrea Pettito. Her father was a sculptor and her mother a painter. Both of them had gone to art school.  She can’t recall many children’s books … Continue reading

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