Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thankful for all the anipals who crossed Mom's path

Mom has asked that I put up pictures of some of the OTRB creatures who have graced KampKruse. We are thankful for their love and comfort.

Mr. Buster, Wise Warrior

Julie Dog, Silly hound mix

Rudy, Taken too early

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Celebration of Frugal Dougal

Rudy started on Twitter in 2009 with the Woodstock pawpawty. He wasn't sure what it all was, but he saw a bunch of pawty animals, and he was there. The pawty raised monies for rescues and that sounded pretty good. Rudy soon became a barktender and got to know the CD, Chief Dog Frugal Dougal. Everyone was Dougal's pal, and everyone was welcome.

Rudy learned a lot from Dougal. He has been the OTRB proprietor of Rudy's Beautification Salon and Spa for 3 years. Everything he knows abut pampering and taking care of anipals, he learned from Dougal's ways.

I came onto the scene and became a quizmaster. It was great fun, and again, I learned the gentle art of taking care of anipals and experienced their joy of wining prizes from the greats quizmaster ever, Dougal

Parker came along and joined the fray as a dj. He was very lucky to get to know Dougal, and counts him as one of the dogs he loves.

Mom says she got the greatest priviledge ever when she met Dougal's mom Lynn. It was amazing how similar Dougal and Mom Lynn's personalities were - caring, loving, silly, a bit of a prankster, and always giving.

The KruseKats celebrate the life of Frugal Dougal and thank him and Mom Lynn for everything they taught and gave to the anipal community. May Frugal Dougal be running through the pastures. We hope Rudy has figured out how to style cairn terrier fur. May Lynn take comfort in knowing that she and Frugal Dougal started a movement to Be the Change for animals and that hundreds of us are going forward with that banner, spreading the word.

Frugal Dougal and Lynn, thanks for all the joys! We raise a Hank's Bacon Beer to you.

Please visit my anipal friends as they, too pay tribute to Dougal.  

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Meet Kenzu, Our New Brother

Is mom crazy? I need another young brother like I need a hole in the head. However, Mom thought she would help out a lovely lady by takin gin her Norwegian Forest Cat. The Skogkatt is one of the Maine Coon ancestors, so I guess mom's logic thought it was ok.

Anyway, he is here an installed in the "safe room", otherwiade know as the B&B style guest room with anituqe furnitur. We have all been to check him out through the gate. so, say hello to Kenzu, aka Ken.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

How to Make a Gift Bag

Mom has learned a lot about how to mass produce gift bags for our Etsy Store benefiting World Vets. She would like to share.

  • Purchase fabric. Come home and wash/dry fabric.
  • Remove Parker from dryer/laundry basket/top of dryer on the fabric
  • Get out cutting board.
  • Remove Parker from Cutting board.

  • Smooth out fabric and begin to cut.
  • Remove Parker's foot or tail from the path of the rotary cutter.
  • Get ready to cut next bag.
  • Remove Parker from fabric pile to choose next fabric.
  • Iron. This is a Parker free step.

  •  Pin bag sides together.
  • Remove pins and pincushion from Parker's mouth because she forgot to turn pincushion upside down. He just pulls out the pins, doesn't eat.

  • Take Picture of finished bag.
  • Remove paw from picture.
  • Post picture on Etsy. This is a Parker free step.
  • Hide bags from Parker. No need to send hairy bags to customers!
  • Start process over.

If you notice, I am not helping mom in the scenario. I repeat, I AM NOT HELPING AND I AM THE GOOD CAT!