Dog’s Life

Dog's Life
Dog’s Life by Gary Patterson – Eurographics – 500 pieces

Is that not the cutest puzzle? It’s so adorable!!! My darlin daughter gave me this one for Christmas, and I couldn’t wait to get at it. It’s truly a dog’s life in this puzzle, and if you have dogs or have had them in the past you will relate.

It’s not the best quality, and if you ask me Eurographics is backsliding in the quality department. They used to be very good quality randomly cut puzzles, but this one piece shape with terrible cutting leaves a lot to be desired. The finish is super shiny and there is glare no matter if you’re working with dark pieces or light.

Dog's Life 1

This is basically dog ownership in a nutshell. Always looking at you for food as if they’ve never eaten a meal in their lives; that’s how Buddy looks at us anyway.

We only have one dog, just Buddy, but he certainly enjoys a ride in the car, and there is plenty of hanging out the window going on! And more than any other little vignette in this puzzle, the one on the right definitely shows how Buddy gets comfy in bed with my husband and me. He takes the middle – all of the middle!

My youngest son surprised me by coming in at the end of this puzzle when I was finishing the middle, there were about 7 or 8 pieces left, and he just grabbed one and put it in. He NEVER wants to do puzzles with me, so it was a bit of a shock, but a very happy one. He kept on going and I let him place all of the final pieces. He stopped at the last one and looked to me, knowing that putting in the very last piece makes a hard-core puzzler like me very happy, but I told him to go ahead and finish it. It was so lovely and I was truly pleased that he came in and wanted to be with me in my puzzle room working on one of my puzzles – even if it was only for a couple of minutes! He’s so sweet, and I love that he helped me put in the last few pieces. 💖

9 thoughts on “Dog’s Life

  1. Penny Weiss

    This is an awesome post, Stacey. It makes my heart warm to hear howbyour son came 8n and helped finish the puzzle with you. I think, no matter the age of the chipd, spending time with them while doing something you love is just priceless.

    This is one of the cutest dog puzzles I have seen in a long time. I wonder if it was a one off that was cut on dull blades at the end of their lifecycle? Hopefully thats all it was.

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    1. Thanks Penny, it was so sweet of him to come in and help me, I loved it! He did it again a few days ago with the Nautilus Wooden Puzzle hubby got for me.

      As for the quality, I’ve done several of the Eurographics with the new cut, and they’ve all been failing with me as for as their overall quality. Poor cut, terrible finish, no variety in shapes – they must have changed where the puzzles are manufactured. Every single one was quality-challenged.


  2. I’ve only had one Eurographics with the single piece shape so far, but otherwise the quality was good with that one.

    We got a dog when I was about 8, and he was a master of the “I’ve never been fed” looks. Especially guests would be treated to this “Could you please, please help me, these people don’t feed me at all!”. Amazing what dogs can say with just their eyes 🙂

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    1. Glad to hear your Eurographics hasn’t been disappointing. Maybe it’s just me that’s been getting the poor quality ones, bad luck perhaps.

      My Buddy sits in front of me, drooling with hunger because apparently he’s never experienced food before. They’re so expressive with only their eyes, and they just melt your heart!

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