Monday, December 22, 2008

Labrador Retriever Christmas Carol

BARK! The herald angels sing - everyone join the chorus! I love my Christmas houses, but a house just isn't a home for me if there is no dog and every dog deserves a loving home. So, over the years I have added a number of dogs to OtterTail Village - black Labs, yellow Labs and chocolate Labs, of course! This picture shows five of them gathering for a romp and howl. Three more dogs are off playing and I sculpted reindeer for my Santa's barn and sheep for the wool shop too. You can see some of my larger Labrador Retriever sculptures by visiting my OtterTail Lab Art website. All were inspired by my own OtterTail Labrador Retrievers. As you will have guessed by now, Labradors are a big part of my life and I am thankful for the joy they bring. Sing along with the pack. Oh Come, All Ye Faithful is another of their favorite carols - there are none more faithful than a loving Labrador!

Merry Christmas to all from Amy and the OtterTail Labs.

Friday, December 12, 2008

New Dog and Pet food bowls

Here is another great gift idea for dog lovers and cat lovers too! I now have ceramic pet bowls (large and small) available with a variety of designs or you can have one personalized. Visit the Dog Food and Water Bowls section of my OtterTail Art for Dog Lovers Shop for fun presents for your best pet pal or a pet loving friend. There is still time to order for those Dog Holiday Gifts! These would also make great dog show trophy ideas as is or customized for your club or the award won. You can commemorate any special occasion or doggy accomplishment. Contact me for special orders.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Rescue Lab Home for the Holidays

Happy news for Sally, my latest foster dog. She has been adopted by a wonderful family with a new Mom and Dad and 2 kids of her own and she moved in just in time for Thanksgiving. I think she had a lot to be thankful for indeed! And I am thrilled for her that she is settling in and beginning her new life with her best paw forward.
I wish that everyone would remember all of the animals in need this holiday season and help them in any small way you can. Every little bit makes a difference. Whether it is purchasing products that donate to dog rescue, donating directly to non-profit groups that help such as Rudy's Rescue for Labrador Retrievers, adopting or fostering dogs yourself, or donating blankets, dog products or your time to the local shelter, every little bit truly does make a difference. So many non-profit dog rescue organizations are small groups of hard-working volunteers with very low budgets. Never underestimate the value of even your tiniest donation. Everyone is thankful and you will be part of saving a life. Share your happy holiday spirit!