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How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

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Tater at the river, Lab Club Trophies, Hawk at the River

Isn't that the classic first assignment when you get back to school...an essay or presentation about what you did over the summer vacation? We didn't take (or is it get?) a vacation, but we had a great summer anyway.  There were lots of deer to bark at and sort of chase, box turtles to retrieve, apples to play with and eat.  We got lots of swims in the river, hikes in the woods and naps in the yard. If you want to see us "in action", check out @zeppadogs on Instagram. 

Summer was good for the studio too.  The American Kennel Club recognized our breed specific note cards in their on-line store this spring. Of course you already know they are "best in show".  They've now got the Christmas ones up now, too.

Speaking of Christmas, we had our most amazing sale ever last month. Thank you bargain hunters! We're planning on making "Christmas in July" an annual event! Any thoughts? Let us know!

We shipped the Pawcatuck River Lab Club a bunch of trophies for their specialty show, added a couple new accounts to our find a store page and changed our 800 phone number.  That last one was exciting. Most of our clients got the memo, but a lot of our friends missed it. 

We finally got our Fur Children® mouse pads up in the shop! Now you can slip one in your backpack or briefcase and take your dog to work (or school) everyday! 

If you want to refresh that coffee cup or pencil holder on your desk, BIG NEWS -  purchase any 2 or more Fur Children® mugs and save almost $5 per mug! All day, everyday.  Cuz, mugs are like pairs of shoes, you can never have too many.

Last of the summer shop news - shipping. We now have a flat rate shipping charge of $7 for all US orders and Free Shipping for US orders of $150 or more. With all the sale hoopla, we think we forgot to mention it.

Looking ahead, we've got a mini "design-a-day" new breed launch coming up in a couple weeks.  Get ready for the English Golden Retriever, Dogo Argentino and Pumi.

Tater's going to host a "Dogtoberfest" Giveaway for his birthday celebration this year.  He's keeping the details pretty close to his chest (or is that vest), but we know it will be fun.

In the Company of Dogs is going to be carrying our slate signs in their holiday catalog this season. 

Looks like it's going to get pretty busy around here! Glad we had time to play this summer! Hope ya'll did too!

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