Fathead® Feeds My Dog Obsession

Caution: Fathead® wall decals can reveal your hidden obsessions.

If you want to play the world’s easiest game of Where’s Waldo?, one even your weird Aunt Judy who thinks her Hummels are real children could win, come to my house and play “Where’s Gordon?”  Our Labradoodle is the center of our world and odes to him fill the house.  That fact was never so clear to me than when I took a picture of the new 30″ x 40″ Fathead ® wall decal above our bed, only to realize that before I could take the photo, Gordon himself had jumped into the bed.

“Look!” I exclaimed, as if I’d just spotted a rare pygmy three-toed sloth saving a kitten from certain death. “Gordon is sleeping under Gordon!”

Mike dropped everything to come see.  If Mike and Usain Bolt had been at the 2012 Oylmpic 100 meter dash starting line, and a distressed Gordon sat on the finish line holding his paw in the air because he thought there was an acorn stuck in his pads (it fell out by then, but he won’t move until its been checked), we would have a gold medal hanging in the living room right now.

Mike’s eyes softened as he stared at the picture and nodded enthusiastically. “Good one!”

I was grinning at the Fathead ®  like the town idiot when I spotted the glass by my bed.

It’s a Tervis Tumbler my mother gave us last Christmas with the same photo of Gordon in it.

Oh no.

We were one knitted sweater of Gordon wearing a Santa hat away from going from loving dog parents to crazy people.



I’m sitting in the kitchen now, at 4:30 in the morning writing this blog. I’m up this early, because Gordon decided it would be a good time to have a poop and get his treat for bringing in the paper. When baby stirs, I jump. Plus, if I don’t, he’ll just lay on my chest and pant in my face until I do what he wants. To be fair, so does Mike.

Here in the kitchen there is a custom canvas of Gordon sitting in our backyard lily patch.  I’m drinking coffee from a Gordon mug I had handmade by an artist client. I’m wearing my Photoshopped t-shirt of Gordon with dragon wings. Above Gordon’s bowl, is the chalkboard contact paper where I create funny drawings to entertain him during lunch.

Right now, he’s Wolverine. He likes for me to keep things topical.

If these were all pictures of my kids, I’d just be a mom. Right?

So I’m not crazy… my kid just needs to be shaved down more often than some others.


Funny Note: This post was part of a Fathead ®  promotion I was offered through Canopi.com (I received my new Gordon shrine for free – but I wouldn’t write nice things about them unless I really felt that way.). When I was sent the proof for my Fathead ®, they accidentally sent me a photo of  what appeared to be a nice little Inuit family. The wall graphic was the same giant size. There were four kids crammed into it. SO WHO IS THE CRAZY ONE NOW? Huh? I ask you this, Inuits with a giant picture of your family on the wall. Eh?

You think that’s the only family photo those people have in the house? I THINK NOT.


Here’s how another blogger used their Fathead ® .  And below is a little collage of how all the bloggers involved used theirs.  It really is pretty damn magical how you can peel Fathead ®  wall decals off and re-position them endlessly. I just have to hide the Raider’s Fathead ®  from Mike. Luckily, the Raider’s suck so he’s not gungho at the moment.

Clearly, one person is obsessed with moody long horn steer. Another has well-documented mass murderer, Darth Vader, on their wall. Who’s the sicko now?


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17 Responses

  1. Abby

    I’ve always loved Fatheads! I believe they started with just athletes, which of course is my first love, and if I could afford it I would cover every wall in my sports office with Fatheads of my favorite players. Then again, I would never leave that room and it could get a bit awkward I suppose…

    Anyway, good for Gordon. He’s finally larger than life 😉


  2. Karen

    TOO cute! I absolutely love the Fathead you chose! Love that picture, too! :0)


  3. Carrie

    I’ve noticed that I seem to have the same errr uhhhh dog loving personality? As a matter of a fact I made a Christmas card with the dogs on it and sent it out last year. WHAT? If I have to receive a kazillion of everyones kids I find it acceptable to send pictures of my dogs


  4. Chooplah

    I’m thinking you need a fathead of Gordon sleeping under the fathead. Then you can start a whole Russian doll thing.. I rock my dog to sleep at night and tell him that when he dies I’m going to carry him around in a plastic bag. I get it, believe me.


    • Amy Vansant

      Ooh, I like the picture in picture in picture infinity. That would have been cool. Damn it.

      Though you’re right – when he’s dead every time we walked into the bedroom and he wasn’t on the bed and we saw the photo we’d burst into tears.

      When he goes.. oh boy. We are going to be a MESS.


  5. Cristina Sierra

    One can never have enough pictures of your kids – and I include dogs as kids (I have both so I’m obviously an expert)…


  6. Michele Drier

    Hey, you’re still OK! One of my reporters did a story once on a woman who had her poodle stuffed. She kept him under the glass coffee table except when she put him in her purse and took him out for a walk or shopping!


  7. Megly Mc

    If it makes you feel better, I won’t let my own children drink out of my cups, because it’s gross, but I will fully kiss my dog on the mouth, and I know where his has been.


  8. meleah rebeccah

    “We were one knitted sweater of Gordon wearing a Santa hat away from going from loving dog parents to crazy people.”

    That cracked me the hell up!


  9. Amanda

    See, a poster of your dog? Adorable and awesome. If I did the same with my cat, I would jump a few rungs up on the crazy cat lady ladder.

    BUT, I’m super excited that fathead has branched out beyond athletes. My bank account, however, is not.


  10. Nina Potts

    Ok, now I just have to find good pictures of all 15 of our animals, then I can wall paper our entire guest room in these. That wouldn’t be creepy to sleep under, right? Omg, I could do this to the ceiling in our room, then the dogs and cats could look at themselves while they’re on the bed. The lizard can’t (she has to stay in her tank so we don’t get salmonella poisoning from her).

    Look what you started. This is your fault.



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