Sunday, May 30, 2010

Who Loves Sushi??

If you love sushi, check out my newest treasury. My dog's name is Sushi and he is Japanese, so he kind of insired this treasury, in a weird sort of way :)



Monday, May 24, 2010


Whether you love cats or not, we all know they ALL have catitude. I've created this Treasury on to celebrate cats and their catitude.




Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Happy Dogs and Cats!

Snack 'n Snooze Homemade Pet Products was recently featured by a new customer, .tira's destash. Please take a minute or two to read what she blogged about - not just because it is about my shop, but because it is so well written and I love the photos she took!

Happy Customers!


Monday, May 17, 2010

Meet Some Real Cool Cats

BETTY (Ithink she is the most glamorous looking cat, just look at those eyes!)

ANNIE (voted best lap cat by Wayside Waifs!)

SCORPIO & HARVEY (Scorpio is a great lap cat, and very playful too! Harvey is one of our older cats at the shelter, but he is very sweet and laid back).

It's pretty obvious that I love animals, particularly dogs and cats. I've always had a love for animals. As a child, I grew up with 2 Basenjis (at different times). When I grew up I wanted to be a veterinarian until I realized that didn't mean I just got to play with the animals all day :)

As I got older, the need to "do something" animal-related was very strong. When I got Sushi, my 6.5 yr old Shiba Inu, I became Organizer for the Toronto Shiba Inu Meetup group. Then, I became one of the co-founders for Shiba Rescue GTA.
Then, nearly 2 years ago, my husband and I decided to move to Missouri (his family is here). I was unemployed, searching for a job. When we first arrived, I wanted to find an enclosed dog park to take Sushi to. We found Bark Park at Wayside Waifs! Little did I know what my discovery of this park would lead to! I was so impressed by the grounds for this no-kill shelter, that I signed up to volunteer.
I originally started out volunteering mainly with the dogs - walking them, playing with them, giving them plenty of love. I even became involved in playgroups with the small dogs, which was a lot of fun. Whenever I was ready to leave for the day, I would go in to see the cats. Slowly, I started to spend more and more time with the cats. I'm not sure what it was. We have 2 cats that I love to pieces, but I always considered myself a dog person first. Well, the cats of Wayside Waifs won me over. They also taught me a lot about cats. Doesn't that sound funny, considering I had 2 at home? Well, these cats taught me that things happen on their terms, and most importantly to be patient. I have had so many favourites, I miss many of them, but I am also overjoyed when they are adopted to their new families and given the loving home they so much deserve.
A little over a year ago, I applied to work with the Feline Comfort Crew at Wayside Waifs. Basically, cleaning the kennels, and socializing the cats. We also check on their health and if something doesn't seem right, we notifiy the vet clinic. Anyways, I love my job. The best part, for me, is seeing new cats improve - they come in scared, shy, matted, angry and some do come in as if nothing ever changed and are happy go lucky. I enjoy working with the cats that need a little bit more help, and those tend to be my favourites.

These cats are currently up for adoption, awaiting their forever home. If you, or someone you know, is looking to give a cat (s) a wonderful home, please visit Wayside Waifs webpage for more info.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Finicky Felines Dine in Style

If you like your cat or kitten to snack in style, then this placemat is for them! Show how much you love your feline by using this cute placemat for their food & water. Same pattern is used on the bottom, so this can be reversed. Measurements: 21.5 X 12 inches

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Who Loves Stuffed Toys?

I think everyone loves stuffed toys at some point in their life. Some, like me, love them forever.

Wish With Me has a fun and unique mix of machine and hand stitch creations. From a dog dressed as a pirate to a Kitty cat ballerina. Tiny animal play sets, plush dolls, whimsical fairies, and stuffed toy animals. Custom orders are welcome, too!

Please check out this shop, so many cute items! Post which one is your fav!

Here are some of my favs:

Turtles in tie dyed colores - hand stitched

Wedding Anniversary Cats Customized Personalized Plush

Tiny Garden Fairy Carly

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

How Many Shih Tzus Does It Take...

My most recent customers were 4 adorable Shih Tzus: Checkmate, Phoebe, Zeus, and Addie Rose. Their owner, who also has a shop on Etsy called DeniseBlack, bought a large fleece dog bed for them to share. Well, apparently, it was a big hit, but it was girls vs boys! The girls weren't allowing the boys on it, and one of the girls would even block the boys from getting on it. I have since heard, though, that one of the boys bravely made it on to the bed a few days ago - yay! :)
At DeniseBlack you will find all kind of hats and dread tams along with other items she has for sale. She has been crocheting for years and is a published designer.
If you like this pattern, I do have 1 medium sized bed available. It is a good size for a dog 20 lbs or less (or a cat!).