The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Carry-On

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Dog cake server

Those of you who have been following my Thursday’s Child posts know about my beautiful cake server that transforms into a dog.  Chosen lovingly at Pylones in Paris, he was my faithful companion until the plane ride home, when he was ruthlessly plucked from my carry-on by a customs official at Orly airport.

But here’s where the power of social networking kicks in.  After I wrote about it, Sheila, my friend and fellow book club member, said, “I’m sure you can buy Pylones products at Write Impressions.”  Write Impressions is a store that’s less than ten minutes from where I live, and I’ve shopped there before.  They stock a wonderful collection of stationary and cards – and merchandise from Pylones!

They didn’t have one in stock.  That would have been too easy.  But they called another location then phoned me a few days later, and now I’m once again the proud owner of a canine cake server.  Hopefully, this time for good.

Having been through an adventure like this, I really think the poor dog needs a name.  So I send it out to my faithful readers – any suggestions?

Cake server resting belly-up


18 comments:

shaz said...

Hooray for getting your doggy back. It is SO adorable. I'm terrible at naming things, but maybe since he's the second one, you could call him Deux-ggy? (get it? sorry, I cannot resist a pun!):)

Beth said...

Shaz, I love it! Deux-ggy Bowser, perhaps, for fans of American sitcoms?

Brenda said...

Beth, thank you for visiting my blog! I'm so glad you did so I could find you. :o) It's always fun to meet fellow Canadians. I don't have a clever name for your cake server I'm afraid but I have to say I LOVE Deux-ggy Bowser, lol!

Barbara said...

Good work, finding another doggy cake server! Shaz's idea is a great one...pronounce it dugie with a long U.

sheila said...

I'm so glad you found it Beth. I checked the store on Sunday for you and was sad they didn't have it. Yeah for you!!!

Cakelaw said...

Yay! I am so glad that you were able to get another one - he is cute!

Joanne said...

I can't believe they confiscated the original from you! Craziness. Because obviously you are going to hurt someone with a pie cutter shaped like a dog...right...

So glad you found another one!

Foodessa said...

Beth...it seems like this cake server has a special meaning...I guess we do all have our quirks ;o)

BTW...thank you for introducing yourself and commenting on my stuffed peppers.
I took a quick look around your blog and particulary enjoyed reminising through Paris.

Pleasure to discover your place,
Claudia

Jeanne said...

That's the cutest cake server ever! Unbelievable that they took it away from you. I'm not so good with creative names, but I do like shaz's suggestion!

Jess said...

The cake server is ADORABLE. As for a name, I think Shaz had a cute idea. If you're looking for something more food-related, it could always become Milky, the cake-serving dog or Scrumptious. Or Super-Scooper instead of Pooper-Scooper (which is what some Americans call the trowel used to pick up the unmentionables...although that name might turn off your guests).

Thanks for commenting on my blog~ I'm an early morning person too!

rita said...

I love Super-Scooper! But perhaps the association may be a little off-putting for guests if, say, you chose to serve something chocolatey?! Just a thought...
Anyway, wonderful that you found a replacement because he is rather cute. What has the world come to when an innocent pooch is nabbed at security!
To throw out another suggestion, Pie-Rex might add a bit of drama.

jillbert said...

Deux-ggy Bowser is perfect! How great that you were able to replace him!

Marcellina said...

Cute pie server! I'm curious, what exactly did they think you were up to with a pie server that transforms into a dog????!!!! BTW Thanks for you comments on my blog!

Beth said...

What a creative group of friends I have! Pie-Rex, Super Scooper, Deux-ggy Bowser -- I love them all! Stay tuned: I'll announce the winning name on Saturday.

Mimi said...

Glad you were able to replace your cake server, it is way to cute. As for a name, you've got me things around here just seem to name themselves over time.
Mimi

Grapefruit said...

Beth, where in Paris is the store that sells these? I'm going in 4 weeks & have been obsessing about this cake server since I knew for sure that I'll go!

Grapefruit said...

Since I've known for sure I mean :-S

Beth said...

We bought them at the Pylones shop in Montmartre. There are about half a dozen locations, so hopefully one will be convenient for you. (Check out all the locations at pylones.com.) I loved everything they sold!

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