Tuesday, June 14, 2011

LawDog Paw of Approval

As long-time Gentle Readers will remember, occasionally I review a piece of kit that is really, really handy -- or just plain neat -- and I award it (tongue firmly in cheek) the LawDog Paw of Approval.

Gentle Reader Koutetsu Kaigun has been kind enough to fash
ion several official Paw of Approval stamps for use on future reviews.

The only problem being I'm not sure which of the seven should be used. So, I shall post all seven designs and you, Gentle Readers, get to vote in the comments for the one y'all think best embodies the spirit of the Paw of Approval.

I'm thinking most votes in the next five days, ending noon-ish my time on Sunday.

LawDog










110 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bottom left

Mikael said...

Another one for bottom left, though I also like the simplicity and cleanness of the topleft one.

Tam said...

I, too, think you should award the bottom left patch to the bottom left patch.

Cybrludite said...

I favor the belted one, myself.

Leslie said...

First one - top left.
Simple and straight to the point.

Julie said...

yer bottom left ... or top left ... nah, bottom left

Groundhog said...

Top left, round one. Stands out the most.

Anonymous said...

Top left. As Leslie said, straight to the point.

Anonymous said...

The collar is kewl.
V/R JWest

Suz said...

Top left - big paw print, jumps off the screen.
Bottom left - LOVE the badge!

George said...

Top left. Nice clean lines. But bottom left is nice too.

.45ACP+P said...

Bottom Left, the escutheon with the stars in the border.

Anonymous said...

Middle- Das Belt

Gerry

Vic & Dave said...

Clan Badge (with the belt) is my favorite.

Library-Gryffon said...

One more vote for the top left. It's a nice clean design and round, which is what seals are supposed to be. 2nd choice is the bottom left. The belted one is cool, but the red belt screams squire to me which doesn't seem quite right for this.

wv: nonation. I really ought to be able to think up a cute definition for that.

mrs_sweetpeach said...

Bottom left. There is no doubt in my mind that it is both the most dog and law like.

Anonymous said...

Another vote for bottom left.

Christina LMT said...

Top left.

45er said...

I'm going for bottom left. Both more official and K9.

Shrimp said...

For shame, there is isn't one on a sheriff's star--just seems that would have worked well for you.

My vote goes for any of the ones on the left side--though my personal favorite is the middle one.

doubletrouble said...

BL, the shield.
What would be cool is the logo in an old-west-marshal badge outline.

SpeakerTweaker said...

White shield with scrolls.



tweaker

Jeanne S said...

Bottom left! It looks clean & official.

Starik Igolkin said...

Top left.

Aggie said...

My vote is for the bottom left seal, the one with the stars.

God Bless Ya'll!

Aggie, Class of '70
An Anglican Firearms "Enthusiast" (ie: Gun Nut)
www.ananglicangn.blogspot.com/

Boyd said...

I like the simple and straightforward nature of the top left seal.

Anonymous said...

Bottom Left. (LDpoa-shield.gif)

Jason

Anonymous said...

I vote for the crimson garter version.
LittleRed1

SHARON said...

top left

Trooper Lefty said...

The belted one.

David said...

Top right. Straightforward, simple.

Digitarii said...

I'm partial to the Belted one.

armedandsafe said...

# 6

mikee said...

Top left. Approval is a complex process. Signifying approval is a simple one, and needs only a simple sign.

Keads said...

Bottom left

Hoozyrdady said...

I vote for the belted one. Nice color & design.

Buddy said...

Bottom left, for sure...

Sarah said...

Another vote for bottom left.

Nathan said...

Top left (simplicity) or
Bottom left (simplicity, with a bit of LEO flair)

I think a Texas Ranger Badge shape with the paw in the middle, and "Law Dog" on top and "Paw of approval" on the bottom.

Ernie said...

Bottom Left.

Nathan said...

oops, I'll officially toss in my vote for the bottom left.

misbeHaven said...

I'm partial to the belted one.

Mattexian said...

While I like the clan-badge style, I think the lines of the bottom-left LEO shield are much more appropriate for a LawDawg!

Josiah said...

Bottom left.

Norfolk Boy said...

The paw encircled by the belt. Definitely the right choice. It's slightly plastic paddy, but that would be on anyone other than Mr Dog himself.

Wayne Conrad said...

First one, top left.

Scrabblequeen said...

My two favs are the round one on the top left and the shield on the bottom left. I'm thinking the shield might be my winner...

PPPP said...

Plain round, or the shield. Main reason is those are the two that are easiest to read. The fancy script on the other does a number on my eyes.

Marty said...

Another vote for bottom left.

You could franchise this. Restaurants, gun makers, self-defense experts, any number of folk would pay big bucks to be able to put the "Lawdog Paw of Approval" on their products.

WV: pessom - an upset possom

gravityfrog said...

I have to say the belted one appeals to me the most.

Anonymous said...

Bottom left.

JohnW said...

First one, top left.

Anonymous said...

The one on the bottom which reminds me of a police badge.

Ulises from CA

P.S.
It needs two six shooters at the bottom to embellish it!

RM1(SS) (ret) said...

I vote for the one with the garter.

Anonymous said...

Bottom left
Kickapoo

Chocolatesa said...

Bottom left!

BGMiller said...

Left column, second from bottom.
Clear paw, badge shape, and the scrolls and script are a nice nod to your classical literary influences.

Now, whichever emblem is adopted, I think it would be nice to have the seal somewhere on the sidebar as a link to either the articles granting the paw of approval or links to the approved items themselves.

I I would love to find the Lawdog seal on the label next time I go shopping for a holster or knife or such.

BGM

Anonymous said...

Top left... just keeping it simple.

Anonymous said...

Top left or bottom left.

The only thing I have trouble with are the pads--together, a panicky (but rosy-cheeked) face jumps out at me.

Antibubba

Eric said...

Bottom left. Shield with stars.

Anonymous said...

I vote for the belted one.

- SID

Woodswalker said...

I'll take the Bottom Left thanks.

Anonymous said...

As a proud Scot, I am pleased to see the "Paw of Approval" encircled by a belt, or garter, in one design. Since such a belt encircles each Clan symbol for Highland clans, it appeals to my Scottishness. Therefore that is the design for which I cast my vote.

Hoot, mon!

Gumtree said...

Bottom Left, :-)

wolfwalker said...

FWIW: I prefer the belted one over any of the others, 'cept that the wording is a skosh off center.

Runner-up to the bottom left shield design, though I REALLY like the suggestion upthread of a Sheriff's (or Marshal's) Star style design.

Mattb said...

Bottom left

Anonymous said...

Bottom left, the shield

Tim said...

Boy, I didn't see anyone mention this and I hope I'm not the Party Pooper.... but I vote for none of them because none of them are a Dog print, they're all kitty prints and a LawDawg ought to have a paw print representative of the breed, dontcha think? I vote for a redesign and a revote. IMHO

BlueMntCeltic

Richard said...

+1 for the Celtic theme, both font and the surrounding belt!

Chuck said...

Bottom left without a doubt

BGMiller said...

Sorry Tim but I have to disagree with you...
Middle toes are even.
Heel pad has one lobe leading two trailing.
A cat would have one middle toe ahead of the other(inner), two lobes on the front of the heel pad and three on the rear of the heel pad.

Depending on the surface you may not get claw marks from a dog.

It is a fairly stylized track though. Perhaps the fuzzy companions of Herself could be bribed into giving a print for the paw's cause...

BGM

tottergirl said...

Second Row - The belted one.

Chris M said...

Bottom left. The shield shape hints at LEO thereby saying "Law Dog."

Ralph Poorman said...

Bottom left, definitely.

fuzzys dad said...

Top left

Hunter said...

The Clansman's Belt

Joshkie said...

Top left.

As to me it looks like you could actualy put it on a rubber stamp, slam it down on things; while, saying this has the LawDogs Paw of approval.

:-)
Josh

Fargazer said...

I'm going to say it's between LDpoa-seal.gif (top left) or LDpoa-shield.gif (bottom left). Those are clear, simple to read, and clean designs. After some thought, I like the shield design best - that's my vote.

Peter said...

None of the above. The Lawdog Seal of Approval should be a Leopard Seal:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard_seal

It should be depicted chomping hard on the posterior of your favorite local miscreant (ask Ambulance Driver if you can borrow Sumdood, if you wish), who is screaming and flailing in a vain attempt to escape.

Now that's a Lawdog Seal of Approval!

;-)

Skip said...

Bottom left.

Anonymous said...

Top left

MSgt said...

Bottom left, with the stars.
Clean and simple.

Larry said...

Top left. Clean and simple.

Gerry N. said...

Bottom left, definitely.

phlegmfatale said...

The garter, IMHO. The lower left is the next most appealing, for me, but I am primed to find them all fetching.

Anonymous said...

LDpoa-shield.gif (bottom left).

gamachinist said...

Bottom left or top right.

The the paw print on the white background on the others look too much like the mask from a horror movie franchise ( Scream?).

Heh, the verification word is anish.
An anarchist Amish maybe?

Anonymous said...

KISS Principle. Top left.

Logrusweaver said...

Top Left. Clean, straight to the point, the font is easy to read, and it says "PAW of Approval".

JPG said...

Ah, what fun! I write this before reading any of the comments by others. I cast my vote for what I'd call number three - - The circular shape surounded by an hielan' style weapons belt.

jimbob86 said...

bottom right- looks like an eye, suggests scrutiny.

Old Windways said...

+1 for the top left due to its clarity and ease of reading. That being said, the belted one is pretty cool looking.

Kirk said...

FWIW, my vote goes for the middle one, with the collar border.

Old NFO said...

Bottom left...

tweell said...

Bottom left. Stars, shield and the paw.

The Other Elle said...

Keep it simple.
Top left.

John the Texaner said...

Bottom left.

As an aside, WV was "intersm". I'm thinking colloquial undertaker terminology. ;)

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm....tough choice, but I would go for top left. Simple and efficient and very official-looking!

farmist said...

Another vote for bottom-left shield

seeker_two said...

This one.....

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gq7ebf6e7DY/Tfcl3i7HmmI/AAAAAAAAAS8/LsqnGU-qU1c/s1600/LDpoa-shield.gif

Anonymous said...

Bottom left!

Mr. Fixit said...

left side, second from bottom.

Mulligan said...

bottom left (its the most sheriffy imo)

although after reading through the comments I realize the thing nagging at me is there are no visible traditional dogpaw style nail marks

Jerry The Geek said...

I like the top one. Round, simple, straightforward. Simplicity of design, clarity of message.

I would have voted for the lower-left "shield shaped" design, but as the Mexican Outlaw so pungently opined in "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" about "Badges" ...
... well, you know.

PS: Welcome Back, Dawg! We've missed you.

Anonymous said...

I like the bottom left one, the belt one coming in close second.

Bonzo said...

No contest. Bottom left. The old English script looks like "Ham Dog." Which, tasty as that might be, does not reflect in any way the gravity of the Paw of Approval.

kestrels-nest said...

The Honorable Clan of the Law Dog should have a badge. I vote for the badge design.

Randy in Arizona said...

My first choice bottom left,
second choice top left.

Thanks for your efforts, but how about more tales from your misspent youth?

Randy in Arizona

Wuluf said...

Bottom left, thanks for your work, and words!

Krysta in MKE said...

I'm asking this in OCT11:
So...??
Which one won?

My vote would be top left, because it's simple,
2nd bottom left, because it's almost as simple but looks officer-y.