An Unexpected Visit From the Doggie Diner Heads on the Fourth of July

And Then This Happened...

So my dear friend Jenny is visiting me this week and we had an epic Fourth of July where we spent the morning watching the parade with my daughter, barbecuing in my backyard with friends, and then going to see the very funny movie This is the End.

After returning home from the movie late last night, we turned the corner to see the Holy Trinity of the Dogminican Order — three vintage Doggie Diner heads on a flatbed — right in front of my house! Traffic had been bad and their caretaker, Laughing Squid partner John Law, figured my place was a safe place to leave them for a while.

So, with our friend Kandra, we did what anyone would do when three ginormous fiberglass wiener dogs are parked in front of their house: we started taking lots of photos.

At first, we took photos like this:

And Then This Happened...

And Then This Happened...

But when we went inside to download the photos and were looking at them, we felt we hadn’t fully taken advantage of the rare situation handed to us. So then we put on costumes that I had readily available in my house: a full-body Kanga kangaroo one (which Jenny wore), a medieval princess dress (Kandra), and a recent thrift score of mine, a vintage orange and green clown costume.

So then the photos started looking more like this:

And Then This Happened...

But it wasn’t until I brought out my latex Chicken Head mask that the magic really happened:

And Then This Happened...

It’s been decided that this will be my future album cover.

photos by Rusty Blazenhoff and Jenny Slater