Reader Round-up: Batdogs, city pigs, gallery walls, and cross-stitch charms #Reader Round-up#animals#camping#cross-stitch#dogs#gallery wall May 20 2013 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Once again, I loved getting peeks into the lives of my wonderful Homies from your Offbeat Home Flickr pool submissions. The Alpine Angel showed us her outdoor kitchen, saying: "It has great ventilation, but is a bit damp during inclement weather." Ha. I see what you did there. I also got lessons in how to calm a "batdog," got to peep a glorious gallery wall, and had my mind blown by a tiny cross-stitched charm. Ooh, I share with you yet another weekend adventure. This time, you'll NEVER guess the animal I helped my friend adopt. Let's peruse reader photos together, shall we? Here's the rest of The Alpine Angel's camping setup. This is really making me want a truck, big time. Your home can be anywhere! Homie Alice has a way with hallways — first it was the rainbow hallway, now it's this gorgeous gallery wall: Related Post Raised dog bowls that will elevate your dog's food and your style My large dog has always had an elevated bowl, since he was too tall to eat directly off the floor. But as my smaller dog... Read more This hallway was very beige and dimly lit when we moved in. Solution: hang every piece of art we own all squished together. I love it so much. It's still a work in progress and we move things around sometimes if we're adding something or if we think it'd look better in a slightly different configuration. There are lots of nails in the wall now, but I think it'll only take me an hour or so to patch and paint when we move out. I'm telling you, the craftiness of some of our Homies never ceases to amaze me. Viva la Frida made us squee over her Golden Girls cross-stitch, but now she's back with her Rothko-inspired cross-stitched charm! What the wut!? This adorable doggie photo came with instructions from Homie Becky: How to calm a Batdog: Wrap in favorite blanket. There is no 2, he'll just lay down and stay till he wants food. Speaking of cute animals: last week I went to see a man about a pig! One of my best friends adopted this little girl from a family farm in Carpinteria, California. Do we have any other pig-owning Homies in the house? I'd love to get submissions from you about raising these adorable oinkers. In fact, I'd love to get more submissions from you in general. From experiences raising strange animals, to how you love camping out of the back of your truck — we want to hear from you. Get submitting! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Dyeing baby clothes (not so successfully) NEXT This shouldn't be so weird and scary: thoughts on miscarriage Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] If only my batdog calmed that easily…. 2 agree Reply my batdog is also a velcro dog. if i wrap her in a blanket, she'll just wiggle out and keep following me around and/or zooming! 1 agrees Reply I love my dog more than anything, but he's also a velcro dog when he's upset… following every. move. I make. Reply never owed a pet pig though growing up we did have a neighbor with a deep purple house who had 2 really big potbellied pigs as pets. It was always comical to see them run down the street in their escape attempt in the suburbs… lol Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.