Saturday, January 16, 2010

Valentine Giveaways Continue with Gone Doggy!

***This giveaway is closed.***



Still looking for something special for your Valentine? Well I am super, super, super excited about this one!! Let me introduce you to Gone Doggie! Gone Doggie has some of THE cutest stuffed pups you will ever see - This is what I'm getting my son for Valentine's Day!! With their little heart noses, they are THE perfect additions to your little one's stuffed lovies. I love the fun patterns and the fact that several are designed more for the boys - it's always harder to find and buy cute stuff for the guys! My son is going to LOVE his new little pup, I just can't wait to get it in my hands. And honestly, I searched and searched on Etsy for stuffed lovies...and while I found several cute ones, THIS was by far my fave AND the best priced - you can't beat $10!! Kelly, the owner of Gone Doggie, has several other things in the works - you'll have to be sure to bookmark her shop so you don't miss anything!! Kelly specializes in high-quality, custom dog collars. She even has collars for Valentine's Day! I'm thinking about sending her some fabric to make a Saints collar for our dog, Zoya. If Kelly can make a collar for our beast of a dog - Zoya weighs near 140lbs, then I know she can make ANYONE happy!! A member of Artists for Animals, Kelly is truly talented at what she does. I love that I've found a place to buy a gift for both my pup - AND my son!! Here's what Kelly has to say about her puppies - you'll definitely want to read about her personal pets too - they sound amazing!

My plush puppies have been a super hit at my craft shows. They started as a filler for my booth while i built up my inventory of collars. The kids just loved them and they were my primary customers. Both boys and girls loved them. While the college themed ones were the most popular I always tried to make sure there were plenty of prints for the boys. I still have plenty of other boy prints to list. It's just so hard because of the cost to ship them. Now that my inventory has gotten to where I need it to be for the shows I am going to start discontinuing them and only doing them as special orders or special requests but, I have plenty that need to be sold before they are completely gone for good.

You better grab them fast before they're gone for good!

Here's a little more about Gone Doggie and the inspiration behind it:

Tell us about the name of your Etsy Shop. What was your inspiration?

Gone Doggie kind of came about because after getting my first dog ever (growing up I only had cats) I fell in love and went nuts for dogs. Anything dog, all dogs, couldn't do enough with dogs. Instead of saying, "you've gone crazy" my husband would say, "you've gone doggie". My original dream was to open a brick and mortar dog store but, financially that wasn't going to happen any time soon so I began creating and doing craft shows and then etsy. I needed a shop name and that is when GONE DOGGIE was born.

Tell us about your pets.

Do I have pets??? Oh my goodness, YES! Four Dogs and believe me I would have a lot more if my husband would allow it. My oldest is Gunner, an 8 year old chocolate lab. He was a spit fire puppy that taught me what real love was. Gunner is a certified therapy dog. we volunteer with our local school system where Gunner is a reading buddy. We meet with the children who read books to Gunner. It has been a rewarding program for both the children and myself. Jorja is my second dog. She is a black lab mix. She too is 8 years old. After getting Gunner I knew we needed a second dog. Gunner needed a playmate. I found www.petfinder.com and searched all the local animal rescue groups until I saw her photo. Jorja was being transported from the State of Georga from a bad shelter. She was on the list to be euthanized because no one had claimed her nor had anyone adopted her. Jorja has been the most amazing dog. She too is also a certified therapy dog, she has not begun volunteering because she has had some health issues which have prevented her from entering the program. Blue is my third. He is a 3 year hold Husky Mix. Blue was rescued at 4 weeks of age. His mother and 3 sibilings were pulled from a mans driveway who was not caring for the dogs. Despite his young age Blue thrived into a gorgeous, fun loving, care free dog. Finally there is Josie. She is my latest rescue. Josie and her 5 sibilings were dumped outside of the animal control office the first week in December. I adopted her one week later. She is now 4 months old and she is doing great.

What is your favorite item you've created so far and why?

I have to say to date my dog collars are my favorite item. I love fabric and with the collars I can use almost all the fabrics I find that I love. I began creating the collars for my dogs. I wanted something strong and durable but, I wanted something fun. I just couldn't find what I wanted in the local pet stores. When I did see something, the cost was just too much for my wallet. I began experimenting with my fabrics and interfacing but, realized I needed something much stronger than interfacing. I then researched the different types of webbing and learned what tensile strengths were. When I decided to use the webbing I learned I could not sew them on my home sewing machine so I went out and purchased the industrial sewing machine. This machine is a beast. I was afraid of it at first but, now I whiz stuff through it. I then began making the collars and donating them to the local advocate group I volunteer with. Friends and other folks saw the collars and began asking me to make them for their dogs, then a business was created.

Is there anything you would like to tell readers about yourself on a more personal level - kids, hometown, a favorite Etsy shop, etc?

I am originally from Massachusetts. I moved to North Carolina in 2005. It was the best move I have ever made in my life. The move allowed me to start my own pet sitting service. It has allowed me to be at home more with my dogs, it allows us to spend time volunteering and it has allowed me to be at home to work on my creations. I am finally at a point in my life where I can do what I love. I have lots of friend and family in MA. I visit a few times a year but, North Carolina is my home.
I have met so many wonderful folks through Etsy. I communicate with people all over the world. Etsy has been a wonderful resource and inspiration. I have lots of favorite shops and I am as much of a shopper on etsy as I am a seller.

Do you have any plans for up and coming items you can tell us about?

I have lots of idea's in my head. I am always drawing things out on paper wherever I can. I have drawings on napkins, and if I can't draw it, I simply have words describing what I am thinking or seeing in my head.
I have a design on the table for some dog beds. I am tired of buying dog beds that fall apart after one or two times through the washing machine.
I have some different designs for collars. I am working with my embroidery machine to be able to offer names embroidered on collars. I do lots of things custom order. I get lots of fun requests.

And finally, what are your thoughts on Valentine's Day? Do you celebrate? How?

I have to share this great story about a very special Valentines Day. When my husband and I were just dating it was our first valentines day together. He had invited me to his house for dinner. When I got there he had a card table set up and it was all set for dinner. The napkins had these little lips as napkin rings and there were lace doily hearts decorating the table cloth, it was all done up for the special occasion. He was even cooking dinner. It was some chicken dish that his sister gave him the recipe for. He pulled the dish out of the oven and began serving it. The chicken was undercooked and he had to put it back in the oven. He even called his sister to find out what to do. He was so nervous and embarrassed at the same time. The meal was finally done and it was delicious. I later found out that his mom had made up the table for him. It was the last time he ever cooked for me. We have been married for 10 years and he always finds something special to do on valentines day. But for me, that dinner will always be my favorite valentines day.

Kelly truly loves what she does and THAT makes each creation even more meaningful!!

Guess what? Kelly has agreed to give one Champagne Wisdom reader a pink plush Valentine's Day puppy!! SHE IS SO CUTE! Want to enter? Just leave a comment telling us your favorite item from Gone Doggie.

Want extra entries?

*Leave Kelly a comment telling her another fabric choice you would love to see on her collars
*Become a fan of Gone Doggy on Facebook
*Subscribe via email or feed to Champagne Wisdom
*Follow!
*Follow Champagne Wisdom on Twitter and tweet (leave a link)
*Leave a comment on any other non-giveaway post
*Enter another giveaway in the I Heart Etsy Giveaway Event
*Tell me who you will give this precious pup to if you're the lucky winner
*Enter any of the giveaways over at 2 Little Muffins - and let me know which giveaway you entered
*Make a purchase from Gone Doggie during the giveaway period and earn 10 additional entries!
(Be sure to leave 10 separate comments)

That's a ton of chances to win. Here's wishing you love and luck...

This giveaway will end 1/31 at 12:00p.m. central time. Winner will be selected via random.org, emailed and given 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

133 comments:

Gone Doggie said...

Thanks so much for the super wonderful feature. I think it has been the best one I have ever done.
Good Luck everyone on the giveaway. Valerie needs a good home for valentines day!

Elsie said...

This Valentine doggy has stole my heart, I love the Monkey Fun-Doggy too, how very special!

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Anonymous said...

love the monkey fun valentine doggy. very cute!
polly
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Madonna said...

these are so cute. I love all of them. The monkey fun is just adorable and so is the must love trucks.

Jennifer H said...

My fav item is Duck, Turtle, and Frog Handmade Reversible Tote/Diaper Bag. Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

Jennifer H said...

I follow you pub-Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

Jennifer H said...

My 20m old son will be receiving this if I win. :) Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

Jennifer H said...

Entered 2 lil muff's Hairbow giveaway-jenprincess88 at aol dot com

Jennifer H said...

Entered 2 lil muff's Amwali Etsy crocheted item-jenprincess88 at aol dot com

Holly @ InkPaperStamps said...

awwww, her name's Valerie--what a precious pup!

But I have to say, of all the goodies in the shop, the pink and black Scottie-print tote is my favorite.

Bet your son adores his dino-pup, CW!

Summer said...

I love the pink Valentine dog!

Summer said...

I subscribe!
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Nikki Bartlett said...

These are so precious!! My favorite is definitely the 'Hoot' plushie because I adore owls. :)

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Jennifer H said...

Commented on Dear Lincoln Log. Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

Jennifer H said...

commented on I am Second. Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

Everything is so cute! But I especially like the Dino the Dinosaur pup.

Anonymous said...

Love the totes!

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Brista said...

The duck turtle frog bag is so cute! I love it.


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ArtsyChaos said...

Wow, very classy fabric design choices for the doggie collars! I really like the dreamy one. My kids would adore a dog as a pet but we are unable to have one. Luckily, grandma has one to visit! Do the collars come in extra tiny 3 pound doggie size? :) Everything in the Etsy shop looks so well made, lovely.

Nand said...

I would love to give the Valentine dog to my son.

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Chacoy said...

I love Robby the Robot and the Pretty Preppy tote.
I know that my son would absolutely love her, her dogs(real&stuffe), and her shop;}
My sons dog is a black lab;]

Thank you for the opprotunity!

Chacoy said...

follow Gone Doggy on fb;}

Chacoy said...

I subscribe to Champagne Wisdom via email and rss;}

Chacoy said...

Follow via twitter and tweeted:
http://twitter.com/Ma21cuteboy/status/7895430341

Chacoy said...

Seeing how my son L-O-V-E's Dogs, I would give it to my son if I won;}

Chacoy said...

I entered these giveaways:
Chalkboard to Go
Om Sewn Creations

Chacoy said...

commented on the Put Your Photo on a Valentine Plate post;}

Chacoy said...

I entered these giveaways:
Chalkboard to Go
Om Sewn Creations

Chacoy said...

I entered these giveaways at 2 Little Muffins:
XO Brand Jewelry Making Variety Pack
Amlowi Crocheted Goodie
Mae&Me

Chacoy said...

I entered these giveaways at 2 Little Muffins:
XO Brand Jewelry Making Variety Pack
Amlowi Crocheted Goodie
Mae&Me

Chacoy said...

I entered these giveaways at 2 Little Muffins:
XO Brand Jewelry Making Variety Pack
Amlowi Crocheted Goodie
Mae&Me

Chacoy said...

I entered these giveaways at 2 Little Muffins:
XO Brand Jewelry Making Variety Pack
Amlowi Crocheted Goodie
Mae&Me

emcSquared said...

I'm in love with this Valentine's Doggie!! I would love to see some Laurel Burch fabric on the colars. She was a huge animal lover and wonderful artist.

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emcSquared said...

I follow your blog!!

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Charity said...

I like the Preppy Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Doggie print tote!! Sooo cute!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26655651
Please enter me:) Thanks!!

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Charity said...

And maybe a camo print for the collars?

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Charity said...

I am an email subscriber:)

Charity said...

I also entered your Raptor Baby giveaway.

Charity said...

And I entered the Om Sewn giveaway.

Charity said...

And I entered the Chalkboard to go!!

Charity said...

And if I won this giveaway I would give it to my Mother:) She loves dogs and this is very cute!! Thanks!!

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rubynreba said...

I like the Crazee Kitty Tote Bag
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rubynreba said...

I am a new follower
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rubynreba said...

My granddaughter would love this cute puppy!
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bison61 said...

I like the Duck, Turtle, and Frog Handmade Reversible Tote

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Jessica said...

I LOVE Hoot the Homemade Plush Dog. I love anything Owls so I definitely Love this.

Jessica P.
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Amanda T said...

I am a FB Follower

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Lauren E said...

My favourite item is the Daisy Mae Plush Puppy! What a great store! I love the nose on the puppies! They must be made with love!

Lauren E said...

Facebook fan of Gone Doggie
Lauren Egier

Lauren E said...

Tweeted about the giveaway
http://twitter.com/ChampagneWisdom/status/7852112412

Lauren E said...

This is one item that I would have to be selfish about. I've donated most of my dog related contest wins to the rescue group that we adopted our dog from, but I would have to keep this one. I fell in love with it when I first saw it.

SH said...

I like the free spirit collar
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SH said...

I added gone doggie on facebook
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debbiejackson said...

love this.........since frogs and monkeys are my fave.......i'd have to say the monkey one.

I subscribe
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debbiejackson said...

I subscribe
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debbiejackson said...

entered the hairbow gw I subscribe
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Kristin said...

I like the Preppy Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Doggie Print Handmade Reversible Tote.

Kristin said...

This would be for my daughter.

Kristin said...

I entered the Raptor baby giveaway.

Kristin said...

I entered the Hair Bow and Personalized Clippie Giveaway from MAEandMe on Etsy.

Shabby Chic Mom said...

I'm following you on twitter

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Shabby Chic Mom said...

I retweeted it!

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Saturday said...

I'm following Gone Doggy on facebook.

laurenrj@gmail.com

Saturday said...

I've entered the Om Sewn Giveaway also!

laurenrj@gmail.com

Saturday said...

I love the Daisy Mae Doggy in the shop! so so sweet.

laurenrj@gmail.com

Saturday said...

I've won, this little dog would go to my little valentine! :)

laurenrj@gmail.com

Saturday said...

I've also entered the Chalkboard to Go giveaway.

laurenrj@gmail.com

Life as an Amberson said...

I follow

Life as an Amberson said...

I would give mine to my son for his 1st Valentine's Day

Life as an Amberson said...

I loe their collars, Sophie needs a new one. I think Id get her the free sprit one

june_spirit2628 said...

I love the doggie you are giving away! That's my favorite item from her shop. I also really like the pink/black Scottie totebag--adorable!

Marci
june_spirit2628 at hotmail.com

june_spirit2628 said...

How about some plaid dog collars--like brown/red or green/ivory. I think plaid would be a big hit for classy doggies!

Marci
june_spirit2628 at hotmail.com

june_spirit2628 said...

I also entered the chalkboard giveaway.

Marci
june_spirit2628 at hotmail.com

june_spirit2628 said...

I also entered the I Heart Mom/Dad t-shirt giveaway.

Marci
june_spirit2628 at hotmail.com

june_spirit2628 said...

I would give this puppy to my niece--or maybe keep it myself because it reminds me of my lab/daschund mix Sophie!


Marci
june_spirit2628 at hotmail.com

Rachel C said...

My favorite item is the "must love trucks" puppy.
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Rachel C said...

Another fabric might be something metallic or reflective that would be good for a collar.
rach62803@yahoo.com

Rachel C said...

Although my kids would love this pup, I would send it to my nieces.
rach62803@yahoo.com

Nanbon44 said...

I like the collars, pink hearts for my girls and blue camo for the boys. The valentine puppy is so cute.

Rachel C said...

commented on your "house party" post.
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Theresa said...

These are so cute! I would love to give one to my niece.

I think my favorite product is the Heartly Handmade Plush Puppy Dog!

Thanks for the entry :)

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My blog:
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Melanie said...

so cute! my favorite is the hoot plush puppy

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Melanie said...

a colored courderoy might be nice for a collar

Melanie said...

I'm going to give this puppy to my daughter for Valentines

Melanie said...

ooops here's the tweet http://twitter.com/kaiasmommy/status/8033071104

Kate and Oli said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38961210

heartly handmade is my fave puppy! thanks for the opportunity! what a great price point!

xo, katie

Kristen said...

I love Daisy Mae Handmade Plush Puppy Dog!
kristenlaudick at yahoo dot com

RR said...

I like the Robby Robot, Handmade Plush Puppy Dog. So cute!

Camille said...

I love the Honey Dog Collar! My boy dog probably wouldn't appreciate it's girly glory, though :( haha

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Camille said...

I follow this blog! :)

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Camille said...

I would give the little pup to my roommate :)

cam22190 at gmail

Camille said...

I entered the Hair Bow and Personalized Clippie Giveaway from MAEandMe at 2 Lil' Muffins! :)

Wehaf said...

I love the Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbons Handmade Dog Collar.

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Wehaf said...

I would love to see collars and leashes made with the modern flora fabrics from Jessica Jones.

urchiken at gmail dot com

lanky said...

I love the pink skulls dog collar.

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lanky said...

I follow your blog.

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bigskygirls said...

I like the blue paisley dog collar in the shop. Would look perfect on my little doggie. Thanks!

Melissa
mrvannice at hotmail dot com

bigskygirls said...

I wholeheartedly agree...a SAINTS fabric would be great! We are HUGE Saints fans in this house.

Melissa
mrvannice at hotmail dot com

bigskygirls said...

I subscribed to your blog...loving it. Thanks!

Melissa
mrvannice at hotmail dot com

bigskygirls said...

I commented on your Jan 18 non-giveaway post...loving the heart garland for Valentine's Day!

Melissa
mrvannice at hotmail dot com

MKB said...

I like the robot dog! So cute! Kbroderi@msn.com

MKB said...

I would like to see more girlie patterns in her collars and the bears too!

Penny Williams said...

The stuffed doggie IS my favorite. I like the Robby RObot fabric on him http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38550437

lmurley2000 said...

i like the heartly handmade plush puppy dog
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lmurley2000 said...

fan of gone doggie on facebook-lmurley2000
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lmurley2000 said...

email subscriber
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lmurley2000 said...

follow blog
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lmurley2000 said...

follow and tweeted
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lmurley2000 said...

i would give to son to give to his girlfriend for valentines day
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Anonymous said...

I like Hoot the Homemade Plush Dog. Love the site and products!
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The Stanley Family said...

I love the Valerie Handmade Puppy - my daughter would love it!

Lauren E said...

Daily Tweet:
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Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

My fav is the hoot plush doggie
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Elle said...

I love the "Must Love Trucks"
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Elle said...

I'm following gone Doggy on FB!
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Elle said...

I'd give it to my friend Bob's daughter, Kyra!
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Keli said...

oh my! I have to pick one? How about the all star sports doggie? or the must love trucks one. They're allcute!!

Keli said...

i would give it to my boys - they would be tickled to death with one of these!!

Keli said...

how about a camo collar?

Meaghan said...

My favorite item is the retro handmade collar.

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Samantha said...

I like the Monkey Fun Doggy.
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Samantha said...

I'm an email subscriber.
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Samantha said...

I would give this to my 3 kids.
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The Coupon Scoop said...

I love the plush dogs! But I would love a COLTS collar even more! :)

The Coupon Scoop said...

I follow!

The Coupon Scoop said...

I would give this cute pup to my cutie daughter :)

anthy said...

I like this duckie/turtle/frog reversible tote bag

Thank you for the giveaway!

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Daph said...

The Heartly handmade puppy is SO cute, oh they alll are!!
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Beverly Hernandez said...

I love the Duck, Turtle, and Frog Handmade Reversible Tote/Diaper Bag. It is so cute!
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Beverly Hernandez said...

I'm a a fan of Gone Doggy on Facebook.
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Beverly Hernandez said...

I Subscribe via email to Champagne Wisdom
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I follow Champagne Wisdom
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Beverly Hernandez said...

I will probably give the precious pup to one of my grandkids. Which one? Heaven only knows. Oh, I know. I'll give it to my baby that's due in April.