Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Summer Plans & News

I finally booked some booths at three dog events for this year here in Calgary:

June 10-12 - I'll be at the 2011 Alberta/NWT Regional Agility Championships which is being held at the Calgary Rugby Union's grounds.
  • If anyone has any special requests for custom made / embroidered agility related items I will be taking custom orders.  If anyone has an item they would like duplicated, bring it by the booth and I'll take some measurements / photographs and let you know if I can make it.
July 15-17 - I'll be at the Evelyn Kenny Kennel & Obedience Club's dog show which is being held at the Springbank Park for All Seasons again this year.
  • This event is not too far out of Calgary and worth a day trip.  Drop by and say hello if you are attending.  Custom orders welcomed.  Bring cash!  I am no longer accepting cheques or PayPal at events.  If you wish to pay via these methods, your items will be shipped out once playment has cleared and a shipping charge will apply.  Due to the excessive costs for such a small business, I am not currently set up to take debit or credit card direct.
July 29-Aug 1 - I'll be at the Alberta Kennel Club's Summer Classic which is being held at Spruce Meadows for the second year. 
  • I'm super excited to be attending this event, especially since Spruce Meadows is a hop, skip & jump from my house in Evergreen.  I believe they have a banking machine somewhere on the grounds, but it was very difficult for customers to find last year.  I made a recommendation to the AKC that they put additional signage up so people can find the portable ATM's.
So what's new? 

Well, for starters I finally purchased that embroidery software I was planning on buying for a long time.  Now I'm trying to figure out how it all works and will be offering embroidery on leashes and fixed agility-type & lure-coursing slipleads only.

Next comes the arrival of something I'm eagerly anticipating, which is a fully enclosed 5x8 ft. Continental Cargo trailer.  It's on order and will hopefully arrive from Colorado within 6-8 weeks.  This will enable me to pack everything (including all 4 of my dogs) and head out to more dog shows and event venues.  Once I get a hitch put on the back of my SUV and figure out how to drive with a trailer, there will be no stopping me!  :)

Find Nearly Naked Neckwear products in two Calgary locations!  Tail Blazers MacLeod (just off of 86th Ave. SE & MacLeod Trail) and Muttley Crue (in Bridgeland) are now carrying Nearly Naked collars, leashes and harnesses!  I'm so excited.

New items I'm working on include:  pacifier clips (embroidery add-on) and camera straps & wristlets.

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