#51 - Busy Babies

Oh boy, we've been so busy that we've neglected to blog for over a week! Hopefully that will not be a common occurrence. I missed hearing from all of my lovely blogspot friends :]

I hope all of you are doing well. JD, Ringo, and I have been inside a great deal since the heat here in New England is stifling and humid. The boys have been spending a lot of time with their grandma while I have been picking up extra hours at work. I've been hired to run 3 young adult craft sessions at the library where I work, and the first one is tomorrow. Hopefully it goes well!

I have also been crafting and knitting up a storm since October is coming closer and closer and I need to have all of my items ready to sell at the Pug Rescue of New England's Pug Social.

Aside from my own crazy activities, I have also been spending my Sundays at the MSPCA wishing that I could take every sweet pup home with me. There is the sweetest American Bulldog who has been there over a month now. Her name is Sky and she was surrendered because she has terrible allergies that cause her to have many painful skin issues. The poor thing is such a beautiful and sweet dog. I walk her and spend some time giving her TLC every chance that I can. She currently has a cone around her head to keep her from biting her skin and making it raw. even though I love seeing her greet me every time I go in, I hope that soon I will walk in and see an empty cage where she was and know that some wonderful family finally took her home.

Today when I arrived I saw 3 new Boston Terriers who have just arrived and are still in holding. I cannot explain how badly I want to scoop one of them up and take him home! My favorite one is a young, playful sweetie named Mitchell. He's one of the snuggliest little guys I've ever gotten the chance to spend some time with at the shelter.

As you can see, it's been hectic around here with my scrambling between my pooches, crafts, my "real job", and the MSPCA, but keeping busy is the best way to make change in the world, so it's well worth the trouble! JD and Ringo are making their impact on the world, too, by causing people everywhere to laugh and smile at how cute they are. Here are two new prints that I've made of them to add to the fun items in my shop:

JD as a Supermodel Mug (Man + Pug = Mug)
Thank you to my cousin, Jonny, for being the body for this shot!

JD and Ringo as Sgt. Pupper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

They crack me up every time I look at them! Prints of these images are available in my Etsy shop and $1 from each sale goes to the MSPCA or the Pug Rescue of New England. Every month my lovely customers help me to donate about $15-$30 to these shelters, and I usually chip in more, too. So thank you to everyone who helps to support my shop! The profits help to pay for my college tuition and also to help animals at local shelters, so all around, your purchases mean so much to so many individuals.

x's & o's


C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Hi Jessica and JD and Ringo!
We love your etsy shop and we are so happy that you have a blog too. I hope we can be friends!

Archie and Melissa said...

hi jess!
oh your post mad me smile!
i am so happy you are having such a wonderful summer!
iwe have so much in common. one of my favorite jobs was working at the graduate library at u of m when i was in college.
i would love to hear more about your work and the classes you are teaching!
how fun!

:) melissa