Wednesday, November 28

Crazy couple of days!

It's been a little nuts around here the past few days... one of my eyes had a corneal abrasion, which i think was from me scratching it all the time (I have really bad eye allergies), and then i had a funky lens which tore the crap outta my eye. So I had to be one-eyed for a couple of days, which set me back on the store and other tasks, because i'm pretty much blind without my contacts.

I had my Christmas present delivered yesterday, Mickey bought me a Story and Clark piano. I thought I had gotten really terrible, but now that I can see again I am pretty good :) I LOVE my new piano.

And my Pandora, (whiteface lutino cockatiel) has yet ANOTHER feather cyst! It's getting obnoxious and expensive to have these things surgically removed every time. Sigh. But that's the price of having pets!

Sunday, November 18

Almost holiday time!!

Well gang, I quit my job at the pet store and now I am an online employee FULL TIME with my own business. Scary? You bet. I compared it to going skiing, riding up the ski lift, and then having to glide off on your own. You might fall and make an ass of yourself as you get off, you might go a little while and then crash, or you might have the time of your life skiing down the mountain.

I've been super busy getting the site ready for Christmas. For me, Christmas prep starts in July. Right now, it's crunch time trying to get everything up. I added some more stuff to the rarer breeds, like the Ibizan Hound. Lots more anime designs since those are just so friggen cute!! Hope you enjoy. If you have a specific breed request, just email me, it's not a problem at all... a lot of the stuff on there is because someone asked for it. :)

Don't forget as you get ready for thanksgiving to keep an eye on those pooches! With lots of people and food around, it's easy for the little guys AND the big ones to get into trouble! Some considerations: getting stepped on, helping themselves to food off the counter (HUGE no-no!), licking the hot oven (yes mine have done that before), escaping out the front door with so many comings and goings.... the best thing you could do is put the dog(s) in a secure room (baby gates are great!) with a nice doggie bone or other chew treat.

Friday, August 3

It's been a while!

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted in here! I've been so busy with the store, I haven't had much time for typing. Well, I've definitely gotten a lot of things accomplished. Right now I'm getting ready for Christmas on the store -yes, you heard me right! I'm adding lots more ornaments and greeting cards. Now we offer single pack cards - so you don't have to get ten of something you might only need one of!

I just wanted to take a second to tell you about a new pricing structure that our printer has thrust upon us... from now on, double sided t-shirt prints will cost more. That sucks. We are trying to delete all double sided shirts from our website, but it's quite likely we will miss a few. Please let me know if you come across any so we can take care of it. It's entirely possible we may decide to keep a couple up - but these are going to be few and far between!

Wednesday, March 21

A Sad Day

I had a woman come in today that was in a month or two ago with this situation... She said her canary was very sick, sitting on the bottom of the cage with its feathers ruffled. I said, get it to the avian vet asap. Then I had to hear a line about how last time it cost her $90, he treated the bird for something it didn't have, when it wasn't really sick, it was just lonely, yadda yadda. Whatever. I've heard it all before. She said she could actually take the bird out, snuggle him, and put him back. This is a canary we're talking about. I told her to stop talking to me and get the bird to the avian vet now, if it was that bad it was in dire need. She told me it couldn't be that bad because he had been like that for THREE WEEKS!

Needless to say, she elected to try a store bought remedy. I explained to her that it would not help her pet, that instead, it would make it more difficult to treat the bird when she finally did wise up and get it to the vet. Nobody listens to me. They all know better. And now a poor defenseless little bird is dead because she was too cheap to get it to the avian vet.
Sadly, this woman has other birds. She says she doesn't want any more, and I hope to God she never does get any more. Because they will all die slow, miserable deaths. I don't understand how someone can proclaim to love something dearly and then not provide a basic need, to watch it slowly suffer in agony, which could be prevented, but still professing that they love the animal.

This is one reason why I hate working at a pet store. If you can't afford the pet - give it to someone that can. If your pet is sick and you don't "feel like" taking it to the vet or have "other things to do," do us all a favor and jump off a cliff.