The Importance Of A Handwritten Note

I just got back from the mailbox and was sorting the piles; shred, recycle, bills and wait…drop everything…a thank you note from a friend.

You would think I would be totally blasé about getting note cards or greeting cards in the mail. But it’s a personally meaningful gesture and stands out from all the mass produced, push-a-button correspondence I normally receive.

Thank You Note Card Set

I like writing thank you notes. Really. The thought of someone getting something good in the mail and knowing how appreciative I am, really drives me. Philosophically, gratitude and focusing on the positive is something I feel strongly about. Sharing my thoughts, using my favorite pen, on an interesting card, made from really nice paper, conveys that appreciation better than anything.

Spelling names correctly is a thing I’m always careful to get right. Nobody can stand to see their name misspelled. I’m also very fortunate that my wife Janet doesn’t mind proof-reading my notes. She’s a grammatical genius.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love email and computer produced correspondence, but it just can’t beat something handwritten on an interesting thank you note.

Find A Dog A Home Photo Shoot – October 2015

Cookie - DogNKittyCity.org

Here are all the dogs we photographed for their ad.

Every month, we invite rescue groups to bring their hard to photograph dogs into the studio. I shoot a ton of exposures. Volunteers squeak toys, blow whistles, and stand on their heads. Treats flow at the rate of a fire hose. Fabulous trainers keep the dogs on set, facing the correct general direction and from having a meltdown. Janet art directs, edits to find the best poses and is a host without compare.
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Find A Dog A Home Photo Shoot – September 2015

Maximus - DogNKittyCity.org

Here are all the dogs we photographed for their ad.

Every month we invite rescue groups to bring their hard to photograph dogs in to the studio. I shoot a ton of exposures. Volunteers squeek toys, blow whistles,and stand on their heads. Treats flow at the rate of a fire hose. Fabulous trainers keep them on set, facing the correct general direction and from having a meltdown. Janet art directs, edits to find the best poses and is a host without compare.

After retouching the leashes away we create a nice advertising piece to find these guys a home. It really helps generate a ton of adoption interest and happens to be the best part of our jobs.
Except of course when cats show up!

BIG THANKS to all the volunteers Art Ortiz, Mari, Amber, from Dog and Kitty City and Rockwall Pets.

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Start 2015 off right!

New Notecard Sets

Send a note of gratitude that's guaranteed to make friends and family smile.

Introducing our new, notecard sets, right sized and the perfect little way to stay in touch. Just $14.95 for a set of 10. We've left them blank inside for you to really express your appreciation or just let someone know you're thinking about them.

All our models are certified heart breakers. And despite their rough starts, they now live in loving and caring homes.

To adopt more wonderful dogs like these, visit your local animal shelter.

 

Underdog of the Week — Dexter

Dexter - Available at Operation Kindness

Meet Dexter

A little Maltese mix with a sweet, happy and gentle disposition, this handsome guy lost his home as a part of the West, Texas plant explosion. Dexter has a very manageable medical condition that requires daily medication. It costs about sixty cents a day.

Won’t you give Dexter a much needed chance? He is available for adoption through Operation Kindness.

Shelly The Sheep

show off your herding skills, Shelley The Sheep Squeak ToyFor endless fun, check out Shelly the Sheep and many more of our flexible and durable, squeeeeaky toys.

All of our natural latex toys, handmade cotton thread toys or extra-plush squeaky toys will provide hours of activity for your dog.

Our model, Shirley, was provided by Operation Kindness and would love to have a home.