Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Waffles and Katie in Silhouette with Petaggio Custom Cat Art

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss! Which one are you? Are you the big one?

KATIE:  Big one?

WAFFLES:  Yeah, the big one. The one on the right. See how wide your –

KATIE:  WAFFLES! You're the one who's been power eating lately. You passed me on the scale long ago.

WAFFLES:  I don't know, Boss. You look kind of... large.

KATIE:  Waffles, what have I told you about discussing a lady's weight?

WAFFLES:  Um, that uh... I forget. Can you repeat the question?

Introducing Petaggio
Petaggio is a beautiful and modern twist on the silhouette cameos Glogirly's mother had of her hanging on the living room wall in her childhood home. Remember those? Tom Davies of Davies Decor and the creator of Petaggio is a master at combining people's love for their pets with his love for woodworking. 

Remember the gorgeous Googie Cat Bed we introduced you to last year? And the sleek Oscar Cat Rest? These were some of our favorite pieces we've had the pleasure of featuring on our blog. 

Waffles and the Googie Cat Bed, left
Waffles and the Oscar Cat Rest, right

How it Works
Each Petaggio piece starts with a favorite photo from the pet parent that shows off their pet’s best side. Maybe it's a recognizable pose, that special thing they do, or maybe it's a photo that recalls a cherished memory. Tom uses that photo to create a silhouette on a square piece of birch wood. The wood is then stained either light or dark. Each Petaggio comes with a matching stand so it can be enjoyed on a desk or table top, and hanging hardware so it can be put on a wall. All it takes is a glance, and you've got your daily smile-fix.

Choosing the Perfect Picture
So how do you pick out the perfect photo from 1000s of shots? It was quite a dilemma for us! But then Glogirly remembered our to the BlogPaws conference in Nashville earlier this year. It was the first time Glogirly, Waffles AND Katie traveled together to attend this big event. One of her favorite photos from the conference had Katie and Waffles sitting side by side on the bed, looking up in unison in hopes of scoring some freeze dried chicken treats. Apparently the promise of treats made them forget that they were sitting only an inch apart. A rare sight indeed.

When choosing your own photo, select images that will translate well as a silhouette. Look for definition in the ears, the tail and the overall shape. Background doesn't matter because that will disappear. Imagine coloring inside the shape of your pet. 

With all four ears pointed up and Katie's tail curled off to one side, we just knew it would make the perfect silhouette and the perfect Petaggio.

Pricing, Sizes, Colors
Petaggio comes in two sizes. The small measures 4" square and is priced at $49. The large is 6" square at $59. You have a choice of either a light or dark stain. Ours is the 6" dark stain.

Special Offer
Glogirly friends and readers can get a 10% discount on their own Petaggio until August 15, 2015 by using the coupon code silhouette during checkout.

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Davies Decor for Petaggio, which means that we were paid to feature this content. We also received our own custom Petaggio at no cost. Regardless of payment received, you will never see products or services featured on GLOGIRLY that we do not approve of. All of our sponsored posts will always reflect our honest and unbiased opinions. 


  1. That is so adorable! Every time I see these unique forms of pet art I imagine it as a Truffles tribute.

    1. You know, we didn't even mention using it as a tribute!
      ... but that is a WONDERFUL idea!

  2. That is very cool - it is certainly memorable to have them both so serene and close together.

  3. I love this, it's affordable for saving up to get, not $$$$ and is really special.I will miss the special discount but I am already looking towards Christmas here.....

    Oh and Waffles, sail much closer to the wind and your whiskers might get singed, blown off, or simple removed by Katie. One does NOT mention a lady's weight - any gracious (AND feisty AND fearsome) lady's cat's tom friends should know this!

    Your senior adviser,

    Dash Kitten

  4. Those are very cool! Waffles, listen to Dash!

  5. This is so cute! It's unique... don't think I've seen anything like it before. I think Glogirly picked a good photo for the silhouette!

  6. What an elegant, understated way to have art of your kitties!

  7. Waffles, Katie looks a little bigger because she's in the foreground. It's just a matter of purrspective!
    Nice image.

  8. We saw these and think they are great. We love Katie and Waffles' side-by-side silhouette.

  9. Oh that is very cool. The woman now wants one. But there are no pictures of all three of us! HA HA HA!!!!

  10. That's really cool!
    Have a great week...

    Noodle and crew

  11. Those are some very cool silhouettes! They would add an artistic touch to a room. :) I hope that Waffles doesn't end up getting a good swat for calling a lady fat!
    - Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

  12. That is beautiful, such a unique idea.

  13. Waffles!...Katie just looks bigger because she is fluffier..better watch it or you'll be getting that left hook of hers again..lol..love the silhouette..

  14. Waffles, definitely listen to Dash. Glogirly, excellent choice for the Pettagio. It's gorgeous.

  15. We like this. What a beautiful gift it would make!

  16. Dat's weally cool. And y'all look gweat.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  17. We really like the silhouette on wood and it's even more impressive that both of you were so close

  18. This is a cool idea. I love the image you chose.

  19. TW always cuts my ears off so I’d be a short-eared silo.


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