Selling more than sewing patterns!!!

cats, dogs, ETSY, Pets

I have updated my ETSY page to include my dog leash designs for my product line for pets under “Gimpy Pets“. Which I will have available very soon. I ordered my first production run!! Yeah!!!!! I created a cartoon of my old doggie that I adopted named Detective Tinkerton who is my mascot for Gimpy Pets. He has gone over to the rainbow bridge. He had a great but short life with us. We loved him dearly. If your not familiar with his story you can read it here! He was my inspiration for this new adventure in my work life.

Don’t worry Mackerilla is still here and I will still be selling sewing patterns and bags!

I designed up a disabled pet leash which comes in 3 colors. Pink Lemonade, Blueberry crush and Luscious Lime.

They are 6 foot long leashes with my text and image sublimated on both sides of the webbing. It’s a 3/4″ webbing with nice nickel hardware. $1 of every Gimpy Pet product sold goes to local shelters and rescues. I am starting a fund for animals in need too!

I have 3 disabled pets. Two dogs and one cat.

My dog Oonagh has one eye. She was rescued by Paphaven from a breeder that basically had her for pumping out puppies 😦    She was covered with fleas and parasites inside and out. She had allot of scabs on her belly from who knows what. We don’t know what happened to her eye but she seems fine with it. No pain or problems. It’s just done gone!

She is a wonderful little gal! We love her very much and she a lucky girl to have found us as much as we are lucky to have found her! (we spoil our pets rotten!)

Here she is demonstrating the proper way of sitting in a garden pot!

Our other disabled dog is Candy! She is another Paphaven rescue. She was in a few homes, then dumped in the streets to die. She was found very ill and Paphaven sent her to one of their fosters who cared for her and brought her back to good health. She has a damaged front leg from an old injury (which we think was from abuse 😦  ) that was never properly taken care of. She gets around just fine. She does have some aggression and fear issues. We are working through those and she is leaps and bounds better. We do have allot of work still ahead of us with her. She is a very sweet little doll! I am glad she is with us. She loves her family very much! You can certainly tell that!

Here’s Candy running and playing!

Then there is Harper the cat. He was found a stray. He was also very ill when they found him and had to be in intensive care for awhile. We adopted him from the Watsonville shelter. We have had him for 4 years now. He was a victim of VAS recently. Cancer caused by a vaccine. You can read about his story here . He had his back leg amputated. We hope that the cancer is gone. Time will tell. He is a super snuggler! Everyone loves him. I think he is the best cat in the world!!! 🙂

Harper a few weeks after his surgery

Please tell everyone about my leashes! Especially if they have a disabled pet. And please “Like” my Gimpy Pets on Facebook. Or become a subscriber to my blog/site!!!

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It’s never fun to lose a pet………

dogs, papillon, pets, Pets

With a heavy heart I have to post that my old Dog Detective Tinkerton passed away today. His short time with us was a joy as well as challenging at times. He had a funny chicken like bark and wobbled when he walked. He followed me all over the house when he could. Or would do his “patrols” about the house. Stop to bark and then move on. He was a special needs little guy with loads of personality and a zest to thrive. In the end it was not his heart or head that stopped him, but his lack of use of his legs possibly due to severe nerve issues or just gave out due to his age. He had a mass in his belly that was growing and that could have been the culprit as well. We will never know exactly since he was too old for surgery and was in our hospice care.

We adopted him November 23 2010 from a shelter in San Francisco called Muttville. They rescue senior pets, foster them out and re-home them to loving families. I have never experienced such dedication as these women. They do a fantastic thing for animals would have surely never gotten another chance due to their advanced age.

If you can, please donate to their cause. It’s a great one! Muttville.org

 

Detective Tinkerton you rule!!!!!!