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Shhh...Santa's been shopping at ETSY Store for Merry Myrtle and Frankie!
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21 December 2015 - 11:00 pm
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Santa and his little helper, Rene, made THE most beautiful dog collars in the entire world for Frankie and Merry Myrtle!way-cool

They came in the mail today. I tried my hardest NOT to open tne box as I wanted to open them with the dogs Christmas morning. Could NOT contain myself!! I made sure the dogs were asleep and unwrapped their present.

. I cannot tell you how ABSOLUTELY STUNNING these collars are! STRIKING! The attention to detail....the quality...the workmanship....the creativity....the art...OMD!!! Talk about a labor of love... WOW!! It just boggles my mind to think Rene could create a collar....a dog's collar....with the precision of a master Jeweler! And make no mistake, these are custom designed jewelry!!clap

I am going to rewrap them and put them back under the tree for them. I cannot wait to take pictures of them stylin their custom designed fashion pieces.

And the back side is smooth (and pretty), so they can be worn in comfort.

I know many of us here are the proud owners of Rene's custom designed, made with love, jewelry. I reallu, really encourage you to visit jer Etsy Store and jave her create a sacred treasure. It will become your touchstone for happy memories. When I ordered these, I basically said whatever you design will be PERFECT...and I like stars. So what you are about to see created 100% Rene's extraordinary talent and loving heart!superstar

Look what Santa brought Myrtle and Frankie:

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!


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Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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21 December 2015 - 11:29 pm
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Those are fabulous! I'm sure they will strut around showing those collars off. I look forward to the photos.


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WOW!!! Just wow! Rene did (as we all knew she would) an amazing job~~~ Those are stunning, Sally. Truly special and unique one of a kind collars. What lucky dogs to unwrap those under the tree!!! 

I should see about getting Jasper one for her bday in January or her adopt-a-versary in July. 

So pretty.... BTW - Rene DOES do amazing work - I wear the necklace she custom-made for my sweet angel Shelby every day and get so many compliments on it. I love it! 

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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22 December 2015 - 10:57 am
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Awwww seriously blushing here! blush

Sally it was a lot of fun to make these for two awesome dogs I've had the pleasure of playing with in person! I'm not sure I put enough bling on Myrtle's collar though 😉 Still, I think I depleted the leather factory's stockpile of rivets, there just never seemed to be enough to cover a collar for a TWENTY-SIX inch neck! I put it on Wyatt and it was so funny, it looked like a life saver on him. Wish I'd gotten a photo! Hope Myrtle doesn't mind it might have his scent on it. You'll have to let me know what she and Frankie think!

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Awe those are stunning!  Myrtle and Frankie will be the envy of the neighborhood!  Rene does beautiful work.  I just had her do a necklace for Shawn in Hawaii who lost her beautiful German Sheperd Ziya and it's gorgeous!  Shawn absolutely loved it!  Get ready Rene once Sally takes Myrtle to pet smart and people see those you're probably gonna get busy with new orders 😀  

Linda & Max

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Those are amazing.  They will look so awesome in them 🙂  I can't wait to see them on them totally great.  Rene awesome job.  I love all of your work. 

Sally I want pictures of them modeling them lol


Michelle & Angel Sassy


Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013

05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."

Norene, TN
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31 December 2015 - 11:39 am
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Oh, those are beautiful!!! Rene you are so talented! I love the phone number there as well. That'll definitely help the next time MM and F decide on a walk-about!


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