I have 3 disabled pets out of our 6. Well 5 and one foster dog! 2 cats and 4 dogs.
I started a site called Gimpy Pets over a year ago to promote the positive light in caring for disabled pets. Too many animals are overlooked due to either physical or emotional conditions. Time and love can do wonders for these broken little animals.
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My crew is super happy and thriving very well. Here’s some of their stories!
We adopted a cat named Harper who was dumped in the streets and found very ill. He was in intensive care for quite a while. He ended up getting cancer from one of his vaccines and had to have his rear leg amputated. This was over a year ago and he is doing very well!
Candy our wee little gal Papillon was dumped in the streets and left for dead. She was found with a very bad upper respiratory infection. She has 3 working legs. One of her front legs was damaged when she was a pup. Probably got stepped on. She was very afraid of men and would run from them at first. She is doing fantastic now, loving life and loving us and her brothers and sisters. It took about a year and half for her to totally accept my husband. Now she is his snuggle buddy and will give him loads of kisses!! Time heals all wounds for sure!
And then there is Oonagh! She was a puppy mill dog used for breeding. With a rough start she is now a happy gal in our home! She is missing her right eye but that does not take away from how beautiful she is. She probably is the sweetest dog on the planet. Not a mean bone in her body!
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened” – Anatole France
Ahhhh look out the doggie is gonna eat me!!!!!!!
This is the first of many Screecher dog and cats toys I will be making for my Gimpy Pets shop!
I am upcycling old denim into these since denim is a wee bit stronger than just using some fleece or cotton fabrics.They will have squeekers inside and I will make some without for those who don’t want the noise! I will also make some kitty versions with a little nip inside!
I designed up some screaming faces and prepped them for my silk screen printer.
These are fun little pet toys for your furry children to toss around and play with.
I just ordered some of the squeekers for the inside and should have some ready for purchase on my ETSY page soon!!
THE CRAFTY PACK!
I just whipped up the “Crafty Pack” sewing pattern. I will be finishing up the pattern soon. Need the cover image and to proof it and then I will post it to my ETSY page. This pattern just like my others is available in PDF format for $8.
You can buy this fabric in any weight material on my Spoonflower page.
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Being a craft show vendor and a pet show vendor with my Gimpy Pet products, It’s nice to have everything on hand. And when a show is super busy with tons of customers, you don’t want to be worried where your stuff is. You want to make that sale and move on to the next. I hate to make my customers wait. I know they want to pay for their stuff and move onto the next booth!
This is also a useful pack to wear for anyone in the service industry! Waitresses and or Waiters, Show coordinators, Wedding coordinators, etc…… LOADS of people can use this item!
It’s features include:
2 open rear pockets. One for your cellphone and the other to put your money pouch in for when you doing craft fairs! Got to keep your cash safe and keep it with you at all times. I don’ t like using the cash boxes. You have to always monitor where it is. And if you have to take a potty break, you either take it with you, have a friend or show mate keep an eye on it or hide it and hope no one has seen where you had put it!!
Front features are:
Two pen or pencil slots, one open top pocket for your business cards. Easy access to hand them out without digging for them. And then the roomy center pocket with a velco flap closure. Good for all your catch all items like small scissors, calculator, notes, clips, etc……..
The tie for securing around your waste is a easy wide shoe lace. You can get them super cheap at most shoe stores. I like them better than using a ribbon which can come undone and then your Craft Pack is around your feet! Shoe laces tied tight stay put!!!
Gearing up for my upcoming Bay Area Pet expo event where I am a vendor in. I silkscreened my artwork and text I designed for promoting adoption of rescue pets. Then I appliquéd them onto some alternative apparel sweatshirts I ordered. I will be selling these for $34 at the show and will post them on my ETSY gimpy pets page.
Appliqué is a great way to add cool art and designs to clothes instead if risking screening directly onto a favorite clothing item. This way you don’t risk a failed screening job!
Working on ideas for the upcoming Bay Area Pet Expo on February 4th at the Santa Clara County fair grounds from 11 am to 6 pm! I will be a vendor there with my Gimpy pet’s products. I will also have some pet recovery collars, pet poopie pouches and will be making some pet toy baskets!!!!
There will be allot of fab vendors as well as fun events for your pets!!!
I will post my booth info when I find out what it is. Should be about a month before the event!
Many of you know that I have another ETSY page for my screen printed T-shirts. I have updated this ETSY page to be for pet business Gimpy Pets. I have added in my dog leash designs to sell. I have placed a big order for more leashes, harnesses and collars.
10% of all my Gimpy Pet sales goes to help senior and disabled pets in need. Either by my donating money to the 5 animal rescues I have chosen to help, and/or to help out individuals who are making the choice to not take their beloved pet to a Veternarian because they can’t afford it. I would help pay that bill.
I have also set up a Paypal Donation button on my Gimpy Pets site. Please donate to help these needy animals. Even if it’s as little as $5. Every dime helps!!!
I started another blog site called Gimpypets.com
I have two handicapped pets and have had special needs pets in the past that have gone over to the otherside on the Rainbow Bridge. I want to design and make products to aid pets with special needs as well as to educate people that handicapped pets should not be looked over. I want to make cute pet toys as well. All with promoting they should consider a handicapped pet when adopting s pet.
The site is not done but I do want to start to get subscribers!
Please check it out and subscribe to it if your a pet lover like me!