A little early heads up for my blog buddies...I will be having a "Cyber Monday" special next week Monday. (One day only!) Free shipping on everything in the shop, and you get a free set of 3 notecards (your choice: Smiling Bullies, Dogs/Cats in Bad Sweaters) with every order.
I will be adding a few more Original Sock Dogs between now and then, so keep checking in to see who needs a home. Remember, they're not only fun gifts for yourself, but they make cool and meaningful (i.e. helping shelter animals) gifts for others too.
Not to redirect you from my shop, which I hope you'll visit while looking for Christmas gifts (hint, hint) but if you are looking for some stocking stuffers that are not only beautiful, but can help keep you healthy, check this out. In my quest to rid our home of all the yucky anti-bacterial soaps we currently have, I came across this seller on etsy--and now I know why his shop is one of the most successful on the site.
I ordered the "I Want it All" soap sampler and am so happy with it! I got 7 soaps (9-10 oz each) for $6.75 (you can get 20% off if you enter Nov20% in the notes to seller section):
My favorite, so far:
The best part about these soaps (apart from their wonderful scents and super bubbly lather) is that they are animal friendly! All of the soaps in the sampler are 100% vegan. Sweet.
I've met a lot of dogs through volunteering at the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, and of course, I love them all. Once in a while, though, someone comes along who is absolutely unforgettable. Fletch is one of those dogs. To put it bluntly, he was used as bait for fighting dogs. Individuals who run dog fighting operations look for passive and submissive (i.e. "bait") dogs who will take a beating without fighting back, time after time. Think of them as living chew toys for the "champions". It's totally sick and completely unforgiveable.
Fletch miraculously found his way to the shelter--he was picked up nearby as a stray and turned over to the HSGKC, whose director has a big soft spot for pit bulls. How a dog like this, who had been so terribly abused by people, could still be the loveable lap dog he is...it's just unbelievable, and a real testament to his character.
The ASPCA is holding a contest called "Show Off Your Top Dog". Their goal is to highlight a deserving dog who has been overlooked by potential adopters. After spending nearly a year at the shelter (while we all scratch our heads), Fletch definitely fits this description. He has been selected as a finalist, along with 8 other dogs, and he needs your vote! The winning dog will be featured on two of the ASPCA's web sites, which will give them a really great shot at finding a forever home.