Laying low with Annick and Nate

Laying low is a celebration of dogs and the ones that welcome them in. From beachside bungalows to architectural masterpieces, we experience firsthand how the presence of a dog can make a house a home.

Annick Mayer is an Executive Producer at Butter Music & Sound in Venice, CA. Her husband, Nate Ripp, is an Art Director at 72AndSunny. With both of them now working from their mid-century modern home, we catch a rare glimpse of what life looks like for these LA creatives and their two sweet and quirky furry friends.

At a glance
Name: Roy | Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback | Age: 5 years old
Name: Rue | Breed: Formosan Mountain | Age: 6 years

How would you describe Roy and Rue’s personalities? 

Roy is gentle, goofy, and lazy. He loves lounging and eating and is really great at being cuddled (until he sees a cat…and then he turns into a total monster). Rue is the protective boss.

She is very vocal about what she wants and is only snuggly on her terms. But it can also turn into total ham when she abandons her self-imposed “guard duty.” She is very loyal and always concerned with what/how we are doing.

Tell us about the first time you brought your dogs home? 

We found Rue the first year we moved to California from New York. We had met someone with a Formosan Mountain Dog (aka Taiwanese Mountain Dog) walking around in our new neighborhood and immediately got the info for the rescue where that pup came from.



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