Sometimes in life it's the little things that matter... a wet doggy nose to wake you up in the morning or a heartfelt thank you.

Yesterday I received a sweet, kind email from Berlin based canine accessories brand Cloud 7 who I wrote about on Design Hunter last year.

The company was founded three years ago by designer Petra Jungebluth, who spotted a gap in the market for pet accessories that would appeal to design conscious home owners as much as their four legged friends.

Previously only available to UK buyers via the brand's website, as of this month the range is available from Harrods. In September the brand will also be presenting a huge 120 square metre pop-up store at Normann Copenhagen. Yesterday they wrote me a lovely email to tell me their news and thank me for being the first person in the UK to feature them.

You know what? Sometimes a little thank you can really make your day...

...and because you can never have too many doggy photos and there haven't been enough of them round here lately, here are some more couples from the Cloud 7 portrait gallery.

Cloud 7 founder and designer Petra and Johan

Julia, Ali and Mogli

Svenjy and Mücke

Maria, Katherine and Kiko

Maximilian and James

Annahita and Eddy and Luisa

Adina and Kale