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Sunday, January 29, 2012

small business joy

I found this article so heart-warming that I want to share it with all of you. Thank you for helping us enjoy being a small-scale business that appreciates all our wonderful customers!
Here's our new girl wearing her American-made fleece pullover. She loves being warm!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Conversation Hearts and Dogs

Today we added some adorable conversation hearts design dog collars to our ebay listings. Not only are these an American product, made right here in the USA, they are perfect for Valentine's Day.

 We have these in XS through Large, so don't miss out! Always a favorite Valentine's Day candy, conversation hearts are silly, very sweet, and absolutely unique. A lot like your dog.

It's fun to have seasonal collars for your dog. After all, who wants to wear the same thing day in and day out? And although they are a Valentine's Day tradition, the candy's mawkish, sentimental declarations of love are just what our dogs demonstrate every day of the year.

So give your little sweetie something pretty to wear for February 14th, and any day of the year. And here is a little back story about Conversation Hearts in case you're another Mark Summers fan and love retro candy, too. Also a glimpse of the production line and some history of the company that created these candies back in the 1860s. A great American candy, a fine American-made dog collar, and a lot of fun for any day of the year, our Conversation Hearts dog collars in stock today!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Blanket Burrowing and Dachshunds

We don't know the parentage of our little adopted dog, although shelter workers guessed that she was Chihuahua (eyes) and Dachshund (length). Her coat is short and she seems to get cold easily. I'm really curious about her actual lineage, and this week found at least one positive genetic marker in the Dachshund column.

Remembering that my childhood pet, a Dachsie named Herman, loved to burrow under blankets, I went out and picked up a couple of inexpensive fleece throws (half-price at that), and proceeded to experiment. There are lots of citations on Dachshund sites about the blanket burrowing thing, so it seems to be a commonly observed trait.

When it was time to put the dogs to bed and turn down the heat a bit, I offered to cover up our little dog with a blankie. Well, Bingo! She looked at me with an expression of great appreciation, and proceeded to settle in for a nice warm sleep. Not one to kick off the blankets, or mess up the bedding, it was like tucking a child into bed at night. and has been every night since. Who'd have thought that a few dollars worth of blankets could be useful as a DNA test? I'm convinced we have at least some Dachshund here, sleeping soundly and contentedly in a soft blanket burrow.