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Help us win $500 for Kyle PAWS!

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Vote For Us!

We are trying to win $500 for the local P.A.W.S. Shelter here in Kyle and we need your help!  Please click this link to vote for us!

 

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Spring Collars

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I love quilts. (Gracie gets wrapped up in a quilt that is over 100 years old when there is a thunderstorm!) I don’t have the patience to make a big quilt but I like little projects – like these quilted collars.  Hank and Gracie always have on a halter when they are out of the house so collars are purely for decoration and to hang their vaccination and microchip information tags – so I can make as many as I want and change them as often as I get the urge.

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These were made from Penny Rose Fabrics from a line called Toy Chest. It has little white Westies on it!  Isn’t it cute?  It came from The Fat Quarter Shop I think my first try was a little wide so I’m going to try again but I thought the first two were a success. I may have found a new hobby!!

A Good Book for Springtime!

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Our book is a great story for spring time!  Along with a great story about a baby bird falling out of a nest there are patterns to knit and felt a birdhouse for your yard so you won’t have any little baby birds lost without their mama! (You can see some examples of birdhouses made for the book here on our blog – just click the tab that says “Knitted Nest Knitalong” – and if you make a nest be sure and send us a picture!!

There are also a pattern for a ball you can crochet or knit and then felt – it make s a good toy for everyone to play with – dogs, cats, even children!

We are hoping to get back to work on our second book this summer while our wonderful illustrator, Molly Wade, is home from college.  Fingers crossed!!

Go buy a book here and make your own nest for your yard this spring!

PAWS Doggie Dash

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Have you heard about the Doggie Dash? It’s on Sunday, April 24th at the 19th Annual Buda County Fair and Wiener Dog Races.  It sounds like lots of fun and it raises money to support the PAWS Shelter of Central Texas – which happens to be right down the road from our office!  If you are interested in the 5K Race or the 1 mile Fun Run please go here and get more information 

If you can’t attend the race you can always check out the PAWS wishlist – they are always in need of dry dog and cat food,  kitty litter and towels.

Happy SXSW Austin!

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It’s getting warmer here in Austin so it was finally time for a haircut.  We’re just so adorable we can’t stand it!  We hope to get to go downtown during SXSW and show off a little and see all the exciting things – maybe we’ll get to see the President or The First Lady!

Pet Insurance!!

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Since Hank and Gracie stopped hanging out in the yarn shop all day and now hang out in the insurance office they have learned a lot about insurance.  Did you know that Pets can have their own health insurance – and it works just like insurance for humans?

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We just began selling Pet Insurance through Farmers and it’s pretty amazing – you get several packages you can choose from – just a basic shot package all the way up to a cancer policy. (It works a lot like the new Homeowner’s policy Farmers has just begun to sell – some people only want to insure against the worst possible thing – and some people want to insure every single thing they own with the lowest deductible they can choose.  Do you want a 99 cent hamburger or do you want a Quarterpounder with Cheese?) You can also choose what deductible you want for the package so you can decide how much you want to pay – the most basic package is about $1 a day.  That’s pretty affordable when you consider we spent about $1800 repairing Hank’s torn ACL this spring and last summer a quick taste of a Toad cost $700 and 4 long hours in the ER with some really sick dogs.

If you are interested in a quote please send me an email – all I need to get you started is a little bit of information:

  1. Pet’s Name,
  2. Dog or Cat,
  3. Breed of Pet,
  4. Age of Pet,
  5. Have they been diagnosed with any illness before – Yes or No
  6. Your email address to send the quote to.

The quote is free and no obligation – we think pet insurance is important because we think of Hank and Gracie as a very important part of our family – and we’d love to sell you a policy because, after all, we do have two very spoiled dogs that need treats and cute sweaters!!

Happy Socktober!

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Help us collect socks for the homeless!

For the entire month of October we will be collecting socks that will be distributed in downtown Austin to homeless people.

Big Socks, Little Socks, Tube Socks – ALL SOCKS!

Please remember that homeless people come in all sizes so next time you’re in a store please grab a package of socks or two and then bring them to our office.

1501 Goforth Road, Suite 104  in Kyle

We will also be collecting them at the

#KeepitKyle table at Founders Day on October 17th!

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