Before the taking of a toast and tea

This adorable little pooch (who’s actually not so little) wants to say hello:

Meet Xin, the wee doggy of my friends Dave and Katie, and the unofficial mascot of St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast.

Meet Xin, the wee doggy of my friends Katie and Dave, and the unofficial mascot of St. Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast.

Evidently, I’ve been playing with my pre-release version of Costume Theatre, an iPhone app we’re planning to launch next month. Starting from this week, we’ll also be making updates on alternating Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Make sure to subscribe via RSS, Twitter, or Facebook for updates!

In the meantime, do you have a photo of a pet (or a friend’s pet) you’d like us to dress up before Costume Theatre‘s release? Post them in the comments or send them to us via Twitter or Facebook, and we’ll see what we can do!

The little bit of Ivory

“What should I do with your strong, manly, spirited sketches, full of variety and glow? How could I possibly join them on to the little bit (two inches wide) of ivory on which I work with so fine a brush, as produces little effect after much labour?”
— A letter from Jane Austen to her nephew, Edward.

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