I couldn’t resist sharing pics of our Golden, Taiga and our newest, Fletcher. Everyone asks where I got the name Barking Dog Gallery, and although I don’t remember exactly, I can only assume that the exact moment years ago when I was choosing a domain name coincided with the doorbell ringing and all hell broke loose. Those of you with dogs will understand.
We have been doing all the usual holiday chores — the semiannual attempt to clean the dog smell from the remaining carpets in our house, the Christmas longhaired cat shaving . What? You don’t shave your cats for the holidays? You really should try it. Not only does it keep them from getting mats if you have a cat who can’t be brushed regularly, but it pisses them off so much they don’t come downstairs and climb the Christmas Tree.
I have had several people stop by to choose some handmade gifts. I love it when people can spend time with me in the studio picking out just the right piece. I can size the necklace, or substitute a different chain, so that everyone gets exactly what they need. And they get to visit with a slightly angry shaved cat! I will be offering free shipping in the Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/Barkingdoggallery?ref=si_shop through December 20th. After that I will do next day shipping for a reduced price for those people who really like to wait till the last minute.