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We Won Something VERY Special!!

Not long ago Mrs. Agnes and her special group of furiends at Doxie with Moxie asked us to vote for her quilts under the Pets on Quilts competition hosted by Lily Pad Quilting. Of course, I had to go vote.. I mean, you've seen her work with the special quilt going to the Pitty Pack and our Mayor Frankie. How could you not vote for someone who does such really cool, and oftentimes heart breaking, work??

So we go to vote for our furiends and guess what? WE won something for voting!

O_O I know right???

We were SoooooOOoooo surprised when we got an email from the people at Lily Pad Quilting!  Apparently Ms. Cathy at PupsEtc.com had sponsored a prize pack for one of the voters, and I got picked!!

Well, all I can say is Yippeee!!!!! (Actually that was Newby. He is our resident puppy toy power player.)

Ms Cathy told us a little about PupsEtc.com when we were discussing our address and just our joy in winning something so cool.  PupsEtc is her 'after work' business as she works full time. It gives her the chance to be creative and to support rescue groups which is a big interest for her family. They have worked with Lone Star Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso Rescue as a volunteer and foster family!!! (that is super cool right there... we love rescue families!)

They have donated beds as fundraisers for Lone Star and for Shih Tzu and Precious Paws Rescue in Tennessee. In November they are doing a fundraiser for Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue and she is donating a bed for Pug Rescue in Dallas. They also have an event in October called Pug-O -Ween (or something like that...) and she is giving them a Halloween bed from her shop.
 
The coolest thing is her promise to all of us, "When I began to sell the items I was making, I made a promise to myself to only do high quality work and not let anything go out of my 'shop' unless it was the  best that I could produce with the skills and resources I have."  Sounds like our kinda shop owner!!

Her Etsy shop address is www.Etsy.com/shop/PupsEtc and her Facebook page is www.facebook.com/PupsEtcCom. Please stop by and like her Facebook page and maybe even say "Hi!" on her pages, please?  And definitely take a look around her shop.   I know that Dixie has her eye on a pretty pink round bed.  And the Halloween beds are just adorable!!!

I can tell you one thing, our Newby loves to destroy toys.  If I pick something up at Wally World or PetSmarticals within minutes it has been de-stuffed and is in the toy hospital.   That didn't happen with Ms. Cathy's toy.  Her things are so very well made. 

Newby has been working on killing the big bone with the squeaker since we got the package on Saturday and it is still squeaking... even at 3:37 am in the morning, the dang thing squeaks... and squeaks... and squeaks!  So Newby gives her products 2 big dew claws up!  We give them 2 very tired thumbs up!! (And need to write a note to ourselves reminding us to put up this toy before bed time...)

So go TODAY say "Howdy" and also check out her things.  They are quality items which are going to help a great family do some great work.







8 comments:

Lovable Lily September 4, 2012 at 9:26 AM  

Way to go on the BIG win! That is really exciting.

And leave it to Newby {wink, wink} to be squeeking at that hour of the morning :)

Hugs,
Lily Belle

Casey September 4, 2012 at 9:28 AM  

Oh dear, squeaky toys are NOT allowed after bedtime in my house! Sounds very nice and durable, though.

Snoodles September 4, 2012 at 9:37 AM  

Super post! Thanks for letting folks know about our great sponsors!

Brian September 4, 2012 at 1:24 PM  

That really is a special win and y'all done good!

Lorenza September 4, 2012 at 9:14 PM  

Congratulations!
Those sure are pawesome presents!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Nola September 4, 2012 at 9:59 PM  

Congrats on the cool win!
Nola

Molly The Wally September 5, 2012 at 8:44 AM  

Great swag there guys and congratulations on your win. Have a great day.
Best wishes Molly

Madi and Mom September 5, 2012 at 10:12 AM  

Yay for great pressies. I think you all are experts at unwrapping!! Must be those short Doxie legs!!
hugs Madi your BFFF

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