Thursday, September 23, 2010

It's Furbaby Friday!

Welcome to my weekly feature where I highlight the pet(s) of an online shop owner and then provide 50 free tweets the following week. Today you'll meet

Abbie, Zazoo, Skipper, DaisyMae, and their owner, Anne, from MadeformebyOaklie.

Yes...thank you. I know I'm beautiful!

Abbie was our "Planned" child. We went to a friend's house and got the pick of the litter. She was the only female, and George fell in love with her, so we decided she was the one. She came home with us at 7 weeks and was a handful to say the least! She is half husky and half Queenland Healer... thus the Husky fur and healer markings with the most beautiful blue eyes. She was a digger, chewer, and general "Get into mischief" puppy! At age 13 she has mellowed a lot but still insists on pulling paper out of the trash cans and leaving it on the middle of the floor. Not quite sure what that ritual means!

GRRRR.....that's right! It's my ventriloquist act to get myself out of trouble!

ZaZoo is our coal black cat. She was born under our trailer 16 years ago. I saw her one morning and decided I needed to catch her and bring her into our fold. I was ready for the fight as she was born "in the wild", so to speak, but much to my surprise I got no fight from her at all. It was as though she was meant to be with us! She is the best... a bit confused though. When someone knocks on the door she growls, so she must think she's a dog.

My rug, my family room, my house...all MINE!

Next is Skipper. He just showed up at our front gate one day. We lived on a very busy street, and I was worried he would get run over, so I let him in. We tried to find his owners and eventually did. They didn't want him... so family member #3 came into our home! He is a Shitzu mix with a Rottweiler attitude! Too funny! Skipper has been with us for almost 8 years so we are guessing on his age as he was already grown when he found us. We are thinking he is close to 10.

I, the Queen, deserve my own quiet hideaway in the garden.

Last, but not least, is Daisie. She is our Calico Persian. We were persuaded to bring her home ( didn't take much arm twisting). She is a cat with attitude and very talkative. She also is a total "Tom Boy" and always seems to get that beautiful fur all matted and dirty. Needless to say, she now gets a haircut on a regular basis. She tolerates the procedure and then struts like a fashion queen when we are done! She grew up with the dogs and hangs out with them a lot. She truly is a character!

This is my brother,Baby. We are both 5 years old. It's a rainy day and we can't go out to play. But that's ok. None of us really mind being in the house. Everybody loves us here and we can barely remember what life was like before Anne and George. We are truly one furry happy family!

I met Anne on Twitter. What stood out in her shop was the cute little girl figure she uses to model her items! She makes lovely knit scarves along with a few hats, some unique jewelry, and a few extras. Her Artfire shop is well stocked with beautiful items for the fall. Please click and visit for a bit!

Knit Scarf Plum Sparkle Lace

Handmade Scarf Sassy Sally

Crocheted Pouch - Chocolate n Copper

Isn't she cute??!

You can find Anne at all of these locations.

FURBABY FRIDAY is dedicated to our much loved furry (or not so furry!) animal friends that enrich our lives and world and make us better people!
If you are an owner of an Etsy, Artfire, or other online shop with a pet and would like to be featured here, please follow me and leave a comment with a link to where I might contact you. Those chosen will receive 50 free Tweets of advertising the following week.


  1. Aww, love all the furbabies this Friday. It is so neat how we get to each of their fursonalities. heehee.

  2. What a great family!! And the humans sound pretty cool, too ;-) Love your shop!
    God Bless~
    Kelly & Crew
    Big Mac, Molly & Moxie

  3. Fun story - a cat that growls like a dog - that cracked me up. So nice, Anne sounds like a grand person! I confess to being distracted by the sidebar on the right a bit though - all those beautiful stuffed animals...sigh~ Some kids never grow up! Happy Friday! Lisa

  4. First of all, beautiful scarves.
    I love the picture of the cat and the dog looking out the window. I love your entire family of pets - so nice, and I love the stories.

  5. I love the photo of the dog and cat sitting beside each other, staring intently out the door. What great fellowship they're having.

  6. I am familiar with the name MadeformebyOakley, but I didn't know Anne or her furbabies. What fun to get to know her better in this manner -- hearing the stories of her dogs and cats :) I can now put some 'pet' faces to the name lol

  7. Furbaby Friday always warms my heart. I am amazed at how people can have so many "kids"!

  8. Thank you sooo much for this lovely feature! I am truly amazed! Love it!!!
    Love all my babies... they are truly spoiled rotten.. and at times it is worse than having children of the 2-legged variety LOL!
    Thank you all for your wonderful comments! Hugs all around from me and my "Fur-Babies"!
    Off to tweet and share... of course!

  9. Awww.. they are all adorable.. love "Fur-Babies", and have several myself and I just know what you mean about being spoiled..

    Yours show it too, Anne :)

    Congrats on the feature , nice job

  10. What beautiful furbabies! I didn't know Anne had pets or so many, it's so nice to get to know them and see just how adorable they all are!

    Bonnie (owned by 1 dog & 2 cats)
    Snack 'n Snooze Homemade Pet Products

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