Friday, February 26, 2010

Cause for Celebration!

In just a few short days TDIPT Mercantile (not to be confused w/ the ebay group which turned 3 back in October) will be turning 3 years old! It is hard to believe that this much time has passed since our doors opened and we made our debut onto the internet.
To help to show our appreciation to our wonderful customers and our loyal followers, we've celebrated each of our birthdays w/ a giveaway, as we will this year. Some of our artists have created something special to be given away for this special occasion, and we will begin the festivities on the evening of Sunday February 28th at 10 PM ET, which is also when the artists from the 1st of the month will have their new offerings in place on the Merc for your consideration.
We will draw names on March 21st.
How to enter for the drawing?
  • Purchase an item from the Mercantile and we will throw your name in the hat for each purchase you make
  • If you're on our mailing list to receive our TDIPT Newsletter, you will be entered in to win, so if you're not already receiving it, be sure to sign up on the Merc or on our TDIPT blog.
  • If you are a follower of our blog you will be entered in to win. If you don't already follow us, be sure to sign up.

We hope you will join us to celebrate such an important occasion!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I love a PARADE!

Parade of "Prim Eye Candy" that is!
The members of TDIPT have begun their beautiful Parade of Prims on ebay today. I will add mine tonight! Here's just a little peek. To see the rest, you'll have to be watching tonight.
Look for all of the "Birds of a Feather" offerings, beginning today on ebay......and continuing on all through the week. Just type TDIPT into your search, (or click here to get there directly ) and as I've mentioned before....have your drool bib handy. :)
Thanks as always for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Counting Down the Days!

The members of TDIPT are having a group launch on ebay!
Our theme is
~Birds of a Feather...Create Together~
The parade begins Feb 21st!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sneeky Peeky

Here's a lil peek at my offering for Simply Primitives this month. Look for Stu on the 14th or 15th of this month.
As always...thanks for popping in for a visit at the Dogpatch :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Please consider them......

While you're warm and toasty in your home.

I know I know I know..... it's painful to see these images. No one likes to see them or think about the suffering. I know I don't. I don't look at, or share this image b/c it's easy, pleasant, or enjoyable. I do it b/c I must look at it, and you must too, if you care about helping animals, you must see this in order to know it exists, and to help to make a difference.

I was going to post about the work that the Best Friends Animal Society is doing over in Haiti, but after receving my email from the Michigan Humane Society (AKA the Animal Cops Detroit), and being reminded of the story of "Ice", I felt I needed to post about the countless dogs forced to live tethered outside their entire lives, some without so much as a dog house, and if they are fortunate enough to have a dog house, many do not have straw to keep them from freezing to death in these cold winter months.

Images such as this are disturbing not only to see, but it's even more disturbing to know there are countless animals just like "Ice" (pictured here) who are forced to be out in the cold and not even considered, let alone given shelter, food or water. We must at least consider them if they are ever to be helped.
Ice was one of the lucky ones. Someone saw her and yes, they considered her, therefor she was able to be helped. I know we don't want to know, and I myself am guilty of not wanting to know, and wanting to turn away from these thoughts and images, b/c it's so painful to see, and it hurts my heart to know of the suffering. But these things that bring us the temporary pain can be the very thing that may save an animal from enduring a life of suffering. Sometimes these disturbing images are what promts us to do something, whether it's just to be more aware of an outside dog that we may see when passing by in our warm car, and perhaps it's what make's us make that phone call to the proper authorities, or to make a monetery donation to a rescue, b/c w/out donations, the phone calls would be in vain. These rescues need money in order to have the resources to help animals like Ice.
Ice's story has a VERY HAPPY ENDING,
and that is why I made the decision to post it here. I want you to know that you alone can make a difference. One person, just like you or I made the difference by making a phone call, and b/c of people like you or I, The Animal Cops of Detroit were able to get Ice out of harms way and into the shelter, and eventually into a very , loving home where he is fat, happy, loved and warm, all b/c he was considered!
Please take the time to look and consider, and please check out this video, b/c it will do your heart good to see how far this sweet creature has come. She's livin the good life now! Hallelujah!

Please, if you care about animals, then please just consider them for a moment. If you were that animal, you would want someone to consider you, wouldn't you?

OK, I'm off to make a very small donation. It certainly isn't going to be much, and it alone seems like it won't be of much good, but together w/ all of the other very small donations, it adds up, and yes it does make a difference. It made a difference for Ice and it will make a difference for others just like him.