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Hey, all!

I know I've been away for a really long time . . . I've had some bad news, good news, worse news . . . The worse news broke me, it broke me bad... BUT I've had some time and I'm working on moving forward. So I'm trying to be here more often.
Utter despair. For weeks now, it's felt like my heart is in a vice, now it feels like it's being torn to pieces.

Like I'm losing part of my soul...

Mostly because I am. She meant that much to me. And this wasn't ever in the plan, this isn't something I plan for, it's not something that I thought about 15 years ago, when all I saw was this tiny little creature that no one else wanted, because she was black.

Black cats are bad luck, they say. And they are wrong. Black cats are the same as any other cat, except for some reason they are ignored at the shelters. They have a higher chance of dying than any other cat, and it's just because of their fur color.

I loved black cats. I had my heart set on a black cat, and nothing else. When I went to the shelter where I purchased her, my mind was used to going there on occasion... all I knew was that's where we got our pets from... well, the non-farm animal ones. I didn't know what I know now. I didn't know that the wretched smell was due to lack of cleaning, caused by a lack of staff, caused by a lack of funding. I didn't know that 80% of the animals brought there were put to sleep in less than 48 hours, and most in less than an hour after arriving. I didn't know that they "tested" the dogs by shoving another dog in its face, to see if it barked, and that if it did... it was aggressive and needed to be put down. I didn't know they pinched them and poked at them and if the animal growled, it was euthanized. I didn't know that any animal who was freaked out by being abandoned there, in that awful smell, with so many barking dogs and yowling cats, who could smell the dead and dying... I didn't know they, too, were euthanized. Because it was one of America's busiest, and yet worst funded, facilities, and that shelters fill up fast, but every morning hundreds more are brought in, despite their clearly not being any room... and that only a dozen are adopted out each day, if it's a good day. I just knew that's where the animals were who needed homes. I didn't know why my Mom was so nervous when I said I wanted a black cat. I didn't know that 99% of black cats brought to shelters are euthanized. I also didn't know the dogs were, too. Just for their fur color. My mind couldn't grasp that you'd kill an animal over something so silly.

My childish mind ignored everything except the thought that today I get a friend. Today, I get a companion for life that I could take care of. Today, I would stop being alone. That maybe the nightmares would stop. That I'd have someone to whisper my secrets to. That I'd have someone to lay there while I wrote my poems, and share the joy with me when a few were chosen once more to be published. I was 12, and already living in a world far more "adult" than I should have... but for today, I was a little girl picking out a kitten.

I saw people crowding around the other cages as I tried to get a glimpse of what they were gazing at... dozens of little kittens mewing for attention, but they got none of mine.

Then I saw her. Sitting in a cage with a few others, whom I was told were her siblings. Just three of them. Three black cats. They had even been placed on the higher perch, right against the door, and people walked past, hardly even glancing in. I saw excited children run through the place, some just a few years younger than I was, and they stopped by each kennel and cooed and awed and stuck their fingers through to pet the felines inside. They'd get to this kennel and look in, still with those same excited faces, and then, in an instant, they moved on. No comments, no loving strokes, no attention but a glance, lasting a mere second or two, before they deemed the animal inside worth less than the others.

I flagged a shelter employee over and they opened the kennel and let me hold her. She struggled and squirmed, and I started to feel bad... like, perhaps, I should leave her there, because my young mind didn't understand how terrified she was. She wanted to hide, because the world was scary and she was so very new to it. Too many people. She had the same problem I did... there were too many people everywhere, and you don't know which ones will hurt you.

Some woman scowled when she looked over, giving this disgusted face. "Sweety, have you seen these kittens here?"

I wasn't that sweet, and I sure as hell wasn't HER "sweety", but I nodded. I'd seen them. They were adorable.

"They're much better, are you getting a kitten today? How exciting, come see these ones here. I bet this one would make a perfect pet."

She didn't do this to the others, looking in the other cages... I looked at the little one in my arms, and then over at the ones this stranger was referring me to. There wasn't any difference, except their coloring. So I told her I liked the one I was holding, and took notice that the shelter worker had left the kennel for the black cats unlocked... in case I wanted to put her back.

The woman was insistent. "Come look at these!"

I put the little black one back with her brothers, and she mewed and stumbled around on her tiny kitten legs, stretching her claws out to grasp the metal links, while I walked over and looked at the kittens the woman was so fond of. Then I turned right back around, and got my cat back.

"Hi, Athena."



The woman seemed so upset and uncomfortable over that, like I was insisting on eating raw meat, or feces. "There are better cats here, they need homes."

It was at that moment I realized what she meant. "Better than this one?"

"Oh yes! Much!"

"Were these ones yours before you brought them here?" I asked, holding my Athena closer, and noticing, a bit behind me, my sister also stuck gazing into a cage everyone else was passing by.

"No..." The woman answered, still poking her hand through the bars to pet the 'better' kittens.

"Then how do you know?" I asked.

"That one's... Well, it's bad luck." She insisted, giving a friendly, trying smile as if she were telling me that the sky were blue, the grass was green, and occasionally, the sun rose and set.

Being the mature, responsible 12 year old I was, I stuck my tongue out at her, said "that's dumb" as wickedly as I could, and scampered off to find my mother and stepfather. My sister had a frantic little kitten. Bless his soul, he was white, brown, gray, black, tan, sandy blond, and just very cute... gigantic ears. He was so freaked out, and male... we'd been told to only get 1 female cat, each.

"He just... he needs me." She stated, in a quiet voice I'd never heard her use before. Eve wasn't a quiet girl... my twin, she was also, quite often, my opposite. She was bold where I was shy. She was athletic, while my heart prohibited such activities. She was never timid, like I was. She walked like she owned the world, but she cradled this little cat as if afraid the building was going to cave in on them. She named him Lucky. And he was... no one else had looked at him, because he sat in the corner shivering, and hiding, and afraid of them. He was afraid his entire life, but he was such a magnificent little thing.



He died in 2006 because of an embolism. It was a horrible, tragic day I still cannot forget... it reminds me what's happening today. God, in 1 hour...

Mom let Eve break the female only rule when she realized how much Lucky meant to my sister, and off we went to pay. She didn't question me on my choice, though she did seem surprised I'd found a black cat. I go to shelters now, all the time, for work/research/volunteering and I now realize why she was surprised... they don't often bother trying to adopt out the black ones.

At that moment, though, it didn't matter. All that mattered was these two were safe.



Athena was the adventurous one. her first night, I put her in her brand new pet bed, and she would have none of it, instead climbing up onto my bed and deciding my eyelids were the enemy that must be destroyed. She slept in my hair, on my face, against my back, on my leg. She tried to get into the pockets of my jeans... at the time, due to the abuse I was hiding, I went to bed fully clothed... often wearing a belt with my shirt tucked in. She didn't care, she was going to be right next to me no matter what. That first night we broke the No Cats On The Counter rule because of adorableness, and they couldn't sleep, so we fed them, on the center island. My brother came out and played with them, and my mother came into the kitchen to ask us why we were awake, and remind us of the no counter rule... but she let them stay there.

I almost cried when I got home the next day. School was terrible... I even had a teacher who just constantly told me I was stupid. And I was, I thought. I was failing every class... it didn't matter I was a published author, I was worthless. I was a waste. I was ugly and pathetic, and useless, and always would be... but when I got home, I was attacked by a little black panther who climbed up the denim on my leg and into my arms.

I was worth something, to her. She chose me over anyone else... followed me around, demanded food, then refused to eat it, then demanded it again, then took a bite... then scampered off, only to come back if I tried to pick up her dish.

She laid claim to the white chair.
Leather. Cat had expensive taste... except she hated the 'good for you' food, and stuck her nose up at fish, lobster, anything but Friskies or Meow Mix and, back then I had ni idea what utter crap those foods are.

She liked to defy gravity, on top of her chair.


Really.


No, really.


But in the end... she was mine.


She was always there for me. When I told the police what my father was doing... what he was allowing to have happen... what the bruises meant... things were so frantic, terrifying, horrible, but I had her. I wanted to run away, abandon it all, but she wouldn't survive on the streets... I couldn't take care of both of us. I wanted to die, but what would happen to her? My family would take care of her, of course, but... she'd be alone, like I was before her.

I'd had pets my entire life... most taken from me, because I was too young to control what happened to them... but Athena was... she saved me. She inspired Predator Turned Prey, and inspired me to take action. I never de-clawed her, because I couldn't let her be hurt like that, especially after I found out that it's actually an amputation that can cause life long trauma... she was my savior from my life long trauma, I wasn't doing that to her.

She was there when I had nightmares... She was there when I was just too afraid of people. She was there when I curled up in my closet, afraid to come out because the world is so horrifying.

She put up with me, and she loved me. Loves me...? She was a cat, of course...

She had her sleepy times...


But over all, she was my playful, energetic, wonderful little cat.
(though it's my sister in the photo)
She was diagnosed very, very young with arthritis... but she played fetch with me. Played tag, played hide and seek, she chased toy mice and wiggly string. She refused all things robotic, however, they were too weird for her.

Years ago, she started urinating a LOT. It sounded like someone left the faucet on... I called vets who told me it was kidney failure, but they'd put her down for me, and I hung up on them and sobbed and sobbed... I called and called until I found a vet that was interested in actually examining her, and he said she was diabetic... two options. Put her down, or try and fight it.

She always fought for me... I was going to fight for her.

I started massive research into pets. All things related to nutrition, exercise, mental stimulation, health care, all of it. ALL. OF. IT. I found an apothecary near me that had PZI or Bovine Insulin, which casts respond to better than human insulin... and I sobbed like a fool when I had to give her the first injection. My Mom had to talk me into doing it... because I was scaring her. Then I found out Athena didn't give a damn about the injections, she was going to stay alive.

19 pound. Everyone always told me she was just a large breed, and she is... she's a Bombay, but 19 pounds isn't healthy. So, it was time for a change. I took control, she got better quality food, I learned to read ingredients, she only occasionally got some of my popcorn... for the first time in her life, she showed interest in treats, so I got her good ones, and she got them daily, as apologies for the injections. When she had her bad days and didn't want the injections, I still forced myself to give them to her, and then gave her all the love I could to make up for it, but I knew things had to change... more and more research into feline diabetes. I didn't shy away from it, which I did from most things, I dove in. Because she was worth it.

And a year ago, I got her diabetes to go away. 3 Vets confirmed it, and we kept having her checked.

Half an hour to go.

She started having constipation issues... Had to have her treated for it a few times, and put onto daily medications... it got so bad earlier this year we had to have surgery done, to clear the blockage as she had megacolon... more research, but when she got home... she was my kitten again.

She ran around, she ate healthily, she played, she ran around outside with Robin or myself following her... once both, when we lost sight of her, then couldn't find her, then ran around the apartment complex in a panic, till we found her. Then she didn't go out without an escort, and not very far.

She was doing magnificent... when she stopped eating.

Then she got diarrhea bad... and it had blood in it.

I rushed her to the vet... Blood tests, urinalysis, health check, injection of antibiotics... 2 weeks I waited, and the problem never improved... three weeks later, I gave in and took her back to the vet. She lost a full pound in 3 weeks.

New medication.

Nothing worked...

I waited till the medicine was almost gone, then I called the vet in tears, asking him WHY. Why wasn't she getting better? Was there a better food? Different medicine? A procedure, WHAT!?

They could do a biopsy, but it was very invasive... and for a 15 year old cat, who was previously diabetic, and was now 7 pounds... he didn't want to... because no matter what, it was bad news.

Because she had cancer... he was certain of it. She didn't want to eat because it upset her stomach...

I refused to accept it. I force fed her, I tried over the counter meds, I bought a ton of gravy lovers, because she WOULD lick the gravy up.

Sometimes.

... Not anymore... Now she doesn't eat anything. Not broth, not water, not Baby Kitten food, from Royal Canin, that's $1.50 a can, but she was eating it and so it was worth it... she stopped eating.

She sleeps all the time. She won't go outside at all, it scares her. She wanders around like she's confused... and every time she uses the litter box, it's just a dark sticky liquid... we just kept cleaning it up. Since August 6th, we just kept trying, and cleaning up the messes and not giving up... but she hasn't any strength left. No fat for her body to feed off of, no muscle... her body is eating itself, because she doesn't eat. I bought the best foods, then I bought the worst, I spent a small fortune on different foods, trying absolutley anything! I offered her hamburger, cheeseburger, anything.

Popcorn...

... Nothing.

I should be headed to the vet now, but the idea of doing so is killing me... By all other accounts, she's healthy... but the diabetes left her weak, and the cancer... cannot prevent cancer... she has gorgeous teeth... needs a few removed, but the vet said it wasn't worth it... I still kept asking, but the procedure would do more harm than good. Just cause more pain, and she might not survive it.

... I've been praised for what I know about animals. I've mad people amazed at how well they do with me. I have a Husky mix who left the rescue afraid, and now he follows me everywhere... so the idea I cannot help her now...

Some say "she's just a cat', but she's not. She's my daughter, my hero, my savior, my soul. When I had nothing, I had her.

Oh, God... She hates the vet... won't ever have to go again, won't be in pain anymore, won't suffer... I lost her months ago, when she stopped being herself... but it doesn't matter.

I was told I had conditions that would/could kill me. I was told I have low bone density, and I'll suffer from it for life, I was told I have heart failure, and none of it made me cry... but I cannot stop crying now... This hurts, it hurt more than breaking my hip, it hurts more than anything my father of his brother did to me, it hurts more than anything I've experienced before.


I love her... I don't have enough pictures. I won't make that mistake with Lakoda, you cannot make that mistake, you have to take photos... I hate photos, because I cannot see "me" in them... but I wish I had more of her. I love her. I didn't get many photos, I regret it. I want to take photos now, but I DON'T want to remember her THIS WAY... She's not this sick, frail little thing... she's my little panther...

I am very sorry I've been away so long...

My beloved cat, Athena, who has been with me 15+ years and through more than I could explain in a single post... isn't doing well.

It's caused some pretty severe depression, but I promise, I am trying to get back to work on the groups, reply to notes, all that...

Athena's had diabetes, but she beat it! We used PZI Insulin, kept her on a grain-free diet, worked hard on making sure she didn't get sweets, and checked the quality of her food a lot... and she got better! She was 19 pounds when she had the diabetes... other vets had just kept telling me she was a "large breed"... anyway, she was 12 pounds when she was healthy, and I was SO happy... but it's lasted less than a year. She developed Megacolon (they think), and I spent a small fortune getting that fixed... when she came home that evening, she was my kittty again! Bounding and playing, running around, trotting around outside with us following her to keep her safe. She scarfed down her food... I had that vet confirm she was no longer diabetic (the vet doubted me when I told her, but I'd had 1 vet confirm it already... but it does often come back)

Things were GREAT! Then she started losing weight... a lot of weight.

Nearly 2 months ago, Athena started having potty issues... blood was coming out, and what should be firm was liquid... I took her to the vet, and he assured me it was likely a UTI, gave her an inject able antibiotic, ran a ton of tests, and off we went... 3 weeks later, no improvement. She is 7 pounds now. I rushed her back to the vet, they confirmed she'd lost nearly a full pound in less than a month... She wouldn't eat, not even milk or broth. She's always been a tad picky, but not to this degree. We have over 20 types of cat food, and she hardly eats any of them.

She has some lose teeth... I wondered if that might be the problem... but the Vet gave her some meds for the runny potty issues, and said to see how it goes.

2 weeks later... no improvement. So I called. He said with what's been done, there should be some signs she's recovering. There shouldn't be any more blood when she "leaks"...

Thinks it's cancer. Says she may just be tired and done... All she does is sleep, and I was force-feeding her with a feeding syringe, and got her eating more! But she's so weak... I asked if I should fix her teeth, and he said not to, because it won't solve the blood issue.

I don't know what to do.

I love her... She's not Athena anymore. She's afraid of going outside, she doesn't eat, she doesn't play with anything, she doesn't greet me when I come home... But I worry if I have her put to sleep... am I ending her suffering, or murdering her? Her blood work came back fantastic. They weren't looking for cancer, but my only options for that is a biopsy, and he says either they find nothing and he strongly doubts they will find nothing, or they find something that cannot be treated beyond what we've tried...

So I'm just struggling with this. I always thought I'd have her PTS if I HAD to... but it... when she's awake, she tries eating, she purrs when I pet her, I cannot tell if this is okay or not. She's obviously not "okay", but is she suffering? Is she starving? I cannot tell. And because I cannot tell, I don't know what to do. She's not lying on a hospital table, unable to do much, she's not yowling in pain, she's not doing anything I always assumed she'd do, that I'd have to decide then... Or she'd just grow old and one day she wouldn't wake up.

Now I have to determine if I put her to rest, or not, and it's too... I cannot gather the strength to actually plan out when she'll die. It feels so wrong. Because she seems... Not herself, not okay, but not like she's in agony.

So I'm just really struggling.

Selecting A Dog Food + Price List

Journal Entry: Wed May 14, 2014, 6:26 PM



Choosing a dog food is a big deal for many pet owners, and one of the main things to consider when pricing out how much needs to be set aside per month to afford a dog. Choosing a proper diet can be a difficult challenge, as some dogs have allergies, some have health issues, some just have specific needs, there are pet food recalls, good and bad ingredients, and other nutritional needs to consider.


Why Quality Matters

Many dogs survive on grocery store dog food, but there are huge benefits to feeding better quality food.
You can buy a 50-pound bag of dog food for about $20, but it has the same effect on your dog as a life of eating nothing but the cheapest junk food, and may be full of controversial or even dangerous ingredients.
It’s not always a better value to go with the cheapest. Sometimes you’ll end up spending more money on “cheap” kibble, because the recommended serving sizes are so much larger. For example, Iams has half the servicing size as Ol' Roy so the food lasts twice as long.


It can take a lot of trial and error to select the best pet food to feed your animals, and a lot of research. Some great places to go are DogFoodAdvisor, DoogFoodAdvisor How To Choose a Dog FoodDogFoodChat, DogFoodAnalysis, and DogFoodScoop as these sites are dedicated to pet health and nutrition. With all the options we have now, these sites can be lifesavers as they provide advice, assistance, and reviews which can help you decide what to buy. Health tip Soy-free is often praised, but some dogs, especially older or spayed female dogs, which are having bladder control issues can do well on soy based diets, but a diet change is just one of the things to try if your dog becomes ill or is having problems.


Always remember, the best food your dog can have, is the best one that works for your dog. It may be important to try samples of a lot of different foods, and see which one your dog does best on. Is their coat shiner, their eyes brighter? Do they smell better, is their poo better, are their teeth whiter, are they healthier? That’s what matters most! Does the food upset their tummy, make them itchy, make them sick? Then it doesn’t matter if it is rated as being the best food out there, because it doesn’t work for your dog.

Rotation diets aren’t bad, either! It gives your dog a variety of flavors, proteins, nutrients, and helps you possibly save money some months, and gives you options if there is a recall or some other reason their preferred food is unavailable.


Dental Benefits

Keep an eye on your dog’s teeth! You want clean, shiny, white teeth free from plaque and tartar. The best way to do this is to brush your dog’s teeth, but their food has a lot to do with it, as well as using raw meaty bones that have been frozen for 3 days to kill parasites. I’ve been told a story by someone whose dog lost their teeth and was in terrible health because of their food, which ended upbeing very costly. Now better information is available on how to prevent such things.


Other Helpful Sites for Dog Food

Dry Dog Food Prices

There are many dietary choices when feeding your dog… dry, canned, raw, cooked, freeze-dried, mixed and matched… In this list, I am focusing on dry dog food and I am using dogfoodadvisor.com for their 5 star Dry food list. I am omitting freeze-dried foods for this list, as I really am just trying to concentrate on dry dog food, for the time being, as it is the most common food used. I hope to get prices on all their 5 and 4 star food, at least well enough that I can update it once a month, but that will take some time.


Please keep in mind, this list is alphabetical, not by ranking, and prices are what I could find them at the day I looked (April 2014), before tax and shipping.

Acana Dog Food


Acana Dog Food

Source: Amazon
Weight: 28.6 lbs
Price: $71.99
Price per pound: $2.52




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Acana Regionals Grain-Free


Acana Regionals Grain-Free

Source: Chewy
Weight: 28.6 lbs
Price: $64.99
Price per pound: $2.27




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Amicus Dog Food


Amicus Dog Food

Source: Amazon
Weight: 11 lbs
Price: $31.25
Price per pound: $3.36




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Annamaet Grain Free


Annamaet Grain Free

Source: Amazon
Weight: 30 lbs
Price: $66.99
Price per pound: $2.23




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Back to Basics Dog Food


Back to Basics Dog Food

Source: Chewy
Weight: 27 lbs
Price: $64.99
Price per pound: $2.41




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Blue Buffalo Wilderness


Blue Buffalo Wilderness

Source:
Weight: 24 lbs
Price: $59.99
Price per pound: $2.17




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Brothers Complete Advanced Allergy Care


Brothers Complete Advanced Allergy Care

Source: Wag
Weight: 25 lbs
Price: $79.99
Price per pound: $3.20




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Brothers Complete Dog Food


Brothers Complete Dog Food

Source: Brother's Complete
Weight: 25 lbs
Price: $79.99
Price per pound: $3.20




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By Nature Organics


By Nature Organics

Source: Amazon
Weight: 12.5 lbs
Price: $33.99
Price per pound: $3.22




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Canidae Grain Free Pure


Canidae Grain Free Pure

Source: Amazon
Weight: 24 lbs
Price: $54.99
Price per pound: $2.06




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Canidae Single Grain Protein Plus


Canidae Single Grain Protein Plus

Source:  
No Source Available! Diamond Recall On Product!

Weight:
Price:
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Castor and Pollux Natural Ultramix Grain-Free


Castor and Pollux Natural Ultramix Grain-Free

Source: Wag
Weight: 15 lbs
Price:  $43.99
Price per pound: $2.93




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Dogswell LiveFree


Dogswell LiveFree

Source: Pet Supplies
Weight: 25 lbs
Price: $64.85
Price per pound: $2.60




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Dr. Tim’s Dog Food


Dr. Tim’s Dog Food

Source: Chewy
Weight: 30 lbs
Price: $41.99
Price per pound: $1.40




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Dr. Tim’s Grain Free Dog Food


Dr. Tim’s Grain Free Dog Food

Source: Chewy
Weight: 30 lbs
Price: $53.99
Price per pound: $1.80




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Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural


Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural

Source: Chewy
Weight: 28 lbs
Price: $47.99
Price per pound: $1.71




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Evanger’s Grain Free Dog Food


Evanger’s Grain Free Dog Food

Source: Wag
Weight: 16.5 lbs
Price: $38.99
Price per pound: $2.36




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EVO Dog Food


EVO Dog Food

Source: PetFlow
Weight: 13.2 lbs
Price: $32.99
Price per pound: $2.50




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Farmina N&D Grain Free Dog Food


Farmina N&D Grain Free Dog Food

Source: Chewy
Weight: 26.4 lbs
Price: $64.99
Price per pound: $2.46




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Go! Fit and Free


Go! Fit and Free

Source: Chewy
Weight: 25 lbs
Price: $61.20
Price per pound: $2.45




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Great Life Grain Free


Great Life Grain Free

Source: PetFlow
Weight: 25 lbs
Price: $64.99
Price per pound: $2.60




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Hi-Tek Naturals Grain Free


Hi-Tek Naturals Grain Free

Source: Chewy
Weight: 30 lbs
Price: $46.99
Price per pound: $1.47




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Holistic Blend Grain Free


Holistic Blend Grain Free

Source: The Animal House
Weight: 25 lbs
Price: $49.99
Price per pound: $2.00




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Horizon Legacy


Horizon Legacy

Source: PetFlow
Weight: 25.1 lbs
Price: $57.99
Price per pound: $2.31




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I and Love and You Nude Food


I and Love and You Nude Food

Source: Amazon
Weight: 23 lbs
Price: $59.99
Price per pound: $2.61




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Infinia Dog Food


Infinia Dog Food

Source: Infinia Pet Food
Weight: ???
Price: Varies by location
Price per pound: Varies by price and size.




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Innova Nature’s Table


Innova Nature’s Table

Source: Chewy
Weight: 25 lbs
Price: $53.79
Price per pound: $2.15




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Merrick Classic Dog Food


Merrick Classic Dog Food

Source: Amazon
Weight: 30 lbs
Price: $49.99
Price per pound: $1.67




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Merrick Grain Free Dog Food


Merrick Grain Free Dog Food

Source: Amazon
Weight: 25 lbs
Price: $49.88
Price per pound: $2.00




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Native Performance Dog Food Level 3


Native Performance Dog Food Level 3

Source: Amazon
Weight: 40 lbs
Price: $60.60
Price per pound: $1.68




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Nature’s Logic


Nature’s Logic

Source: Chewy
Weight: 26.4
Price: $51.84
Price per pound: $1.96




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Nature’s Select Grain Free


Nature’s Select Grain Free

Source: Nature's Select
Weight: 30 lbs
Price: $65.95
Price per pound: $2.20




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Nature’s Variety Instinct


Nature’s Variety Instinct

Source: Amazon
Weight: 25.3 lbs
Price: $63.99
Price per pound: $2.15




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Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost


Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost

Source: Amazon
Weight: 23.5 lbs
Price: $62.74
Price per pound: $2.67




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Nulo Medal Series


Nulo Medal Series

Source: PetSmart
Weight: 24 lbs
Price: $57.99
Price per pound: $2.42




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Nutram Grain Free Dog Food


Nutram Grain Free Dog Food

Source: Canada's Pet Shop
Weight: 25 lbs
Price: $66.99
Price per pound: $2.68




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Nutrience Grain Free


Nutrience Grain Free

Source: Amazon
Weight: 18 lbs
Price: $38.99
Price per pound: $2.17




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Nutrisca Dog Food


Nutrisca Dog Food

Source: Amazon
Weight: 28 lbs
Price: $51.35
Price per pound: $1.83




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Orijen Dog Food


Orijen Dog Food

Source: PetFlow
Weight: 28.6
Price: $73.99
Price per pound: $2.59




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Oven-Baked Tradition Grain Free


Oven-Baked Tradition Grain Free

Source: Oven Baked Traditional
Weight: ???
Price: Varies by location
Price per pound: Varies by price and weight.




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Performatrin Ultra Grain Free


Performatrin Ultra Grain Free

Source: Bosleys
Weight: ???
Price: Varies by location
Price per pound: Varies by price and weight




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Pinnacle Peak Protein Formula


Pinnacle Peak Protein Formula

Source: Wag
Weight: 30 lbs
Price: $68.99
Price per pound: $2.30




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Pioneer Naturals Grain Free


Pioneer Naturals Grain Free

Source: Doctor's Finest
Weight: 30 lbs
Price: $49.72
Price per pound: $1.66




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Sammy Snacks Ancestry Dog Food


Sammy Snacks Ancestry Dog Food

Source: Sammy Snacks
Weight: 30 lbs
Price: $62.99
Price per pound: $2.10




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Simply Nourish Source


Simply Nourish Source

Source: PetSmart
Weight: 24 lbs
Price: $46.99
Price per pound: $1.96




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Solid Gold Barking at the Moon


Solid Gold Barking at the Moon

Source: PetCo
Weight: 28.5 lbs
Price: $69.99
Price per pound: $2.46




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Solid Gold Sun Dancer


Solid Gold Sun Dancer

Source: PetCo
Weight: 28.5 lbs
Price: $69.99
Price per pound: $2.46




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TimberWolf Platinum


TimberWolf Platinum

Source: Amazon
Weight: 24 lbs
Price: $64.80
Price per pound: $2.70




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Tuscan Natural Carne Dog Food


Tuscan Natural Carne Dog Food

Source: Amazon
Weight: 30 lbs
Price: $56.99 + 20 shipping
Price per pound: $2.57 (shipping included)




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Victor Grain Free Dog Food


Victor Grain Free Dog Food

Source: Rocket Prtz
Weight: 30 lbs
Price: $47.99
Price per pound: $1.60




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Wellness Core Dog Food


Wellness Core Dog Food

Source: Amazon
Weight: 26 lbs
Price: $52.95
Price per pound: $2.04




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Wellness Core Reduced Fat


Wellness Core Reduced Fat

Source: Amazon
Weight: 26 lbs
Price: $53.95
Price per pound: $2.08




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Wysong Epigen


Wysong Epigen

Source: 1800 Pet Meds
Weight: 20 lbs
Price: $79.99
Price per pound: $4.00




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Wysong Epigen 90


Wysong Epigen 90

Source: 1800 Pet Meds
Weight: 20 lbs
Price: $132.99
Price per pound: $6.65




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Young Again Dog Food


Young Again Dog Food

Source: Young Again Pet Foods
Weight: 40 lbs
Price: $129.00
Price per pound: $3.23



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Features

FOOD by HunterBeingHunted Gotta Love That Dog Food. by Scummy
Food? by Tenynn Good Dog by brandimillerart
:thumb124759308: Chickenz. by t3hsilentone

Logo is mine, as is the dog. That's Lakoda, my German Shpherd / Siberian Husky mix. Journal coding by kuschelirmel-stock, thumb_table code by thespook



Oh my gosh! How adorable! This was done by :iconladyarrowsmith:, here on deviantart. She has a comic Goblins of Razard but is choosing to donate her skills to the Arizona Cactus Corgi Rescue, using StoreEnvy to take pre-orders.

A t-shirt with our favorite internet dog breed dressed up in our favorite pop-culture costumes!
100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Arizona Cactus Corgi Rescue.

This is a parody based shirt. We are not responsible for any likeness to other products or characters.

*Design will be a tad smaller than my mockup.

THIS IS FOR PRE-ORDERS ONLY.


 Pre-orders will be open for only 1 week. Then it will take about 2 weeks for printing and another week for shipping.

If you are looking for larger sizes please contact me (sarrowsmith10@gmail.com , arrowsmithstudios.storenvy.com… , or www.facebook.com/ladyarrowsmit…). Thank you!

**FREE SHIPPING IF YOU SCHEDULE PICKUP BY CONTACTING ME BEFORE ORDERING!**


If you live in the Phoenix-Metro area, you can pick up your shirt at Phoenix Comicon at table 1717 (must have con membership to attend).
Please bring your receipt.
Other pickup locations may include Scruffs Dog Food Co in Goodyear and the AZ Cactus Corgi Rescue in Glendale.

***Please contact me to make arrangements BEFORE placing your order! You will not pay through this storefront. I can NOT refund shipping costs!***

**NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES AT THIS TIME**
If you feel that simply the wrong size shirt was sent to you from what you ordered, please contact me and we will try to make it right. Thank you!

Thank you to Think Pro for being our awesome local printer. And to Black Oni for coloring our design!

-:iconladyarrowsmith:
Hey, everyone!

I started a group on facebook that's dedicated to all things canine.

I'd love for you all to join, if you want!
I fell again... a while ago, hurt my left arm and shoulder. It's nothing major, no hospital stay, but it's left me... down.

Been depressed for a lot of reasons, recently. Anxiety is just tearing me to pieces. I could probably post all my anxiety issues here and have 70% of them solved by you wonderful people just talking to me, but I don't know... I have my new husband, Robin, and he is fantastic at giving me the answers everyone here will, as well... I hope, anyway. So I haven't been good at showing these anxieties here recently, and I'm not sure I want to start using this as a rant board. I prefer to have fun.

I didn't make Tuscon ComiCon. I'm finding I cannot do conventions alone... getting the tote packed and to the car, driving the 2+ hours down to the convention, getting out, and walking to the vendor hall hurt me so bad I have been limping off and on since November 6th. So bad I spend more time at home than I do anywhere else, just on the couch. This realization has caused me to have a bit of a freak out, to say the least.

I have done these conventions on my own since I was 19. I am only 26... the idea that I cannot anymore is freaking me out. I planned on doing these things for years and years to come, so I have been having difficulties.

In the end, I decided that moping about it isn't the answer. Not now. I have goals! 2 comics, 1 board game to be done. I need to get over the disappointment from the last printer and re-print a good quality version of the colored PTP manga chapter 0. I need to talk to the colorist about getting her comic printed. I saved up for this. I even have money set aside to get Hoam's comic Corp. Agents printed, despite the fact she never asked for it. I have a little money now that I have a seasonal job, I need to get things DONE!

Get the new dog collars up, get the new hand sanitizer up, start the contest for the game art, find the artists for the comics, time to get going.

For the conventions, I will continue. I have my husband to help me out, when he is working I have my brother, and my friend ladyarrowsmith for local conventions.

I also now have a support dog. Well... Support dog in training. His name is Lakoda Hero Caspian Crescent. Lakoda for short (his second name has a purpose, but it's for emergency situations, it's a name/command that tells him he's supposed to act a certain way), his name is from Predator Turned Prey, my published novel, it's the name Matsi was going to give Hunter. It's Blackfoot and means Peaceful Person / Friend / ...Derpy... Well, it means odd headed one, and he sorta fits XD He's a little derpy.



His job, once trained, is to be my support. If I fall, he catches me. If I am okay, I use him to get back up. If I am not okay, I get the emergency phone from his vest and call for aid. If I get pass out, he guards me. Too often, people assume if someone falls they need to be pulled to their feet and get off the ground. That is NOT the case with me, or anyone with my condition. If we fall, it is fully up to us on if we can/should get back up. If lucky, then yes we can. Lakoda is to make it so there's more of a chance that I can. If I cannot, he stands over/by me. If people don't back off, he barks. He is the sweetest doggy, more likely to lick someone to death, but he growls and barks a lot and it looks scary when he does. He'll bark if it's a big crowd, to help the paramedics find me, or if we're out hiking and I fall he will bark and even seek people out and lead them to me. He's big, 67 pounds, and will get bigger, so he's a fantastic hiking buddy as he'll hold all the gear I cannot, and he'll scare any wildlife that comes prowling if I'm on the ground. Of course, I also have pepper spray for mountain lions and such.

But this is a huge step to me being independent again.

In time, Lakoda will go to conventions with me. This may be next year, it may be in 2 years, we don't know yet. He has to be desensitized to the large crowds and such. He'll be under my table or behind me, with his service dog vest on and MAYBE a costume... I haven't decided yet. He has a tuxedo my sister got him.

If I do have him, and you want to see him, you can, but if he has his vest on I cannot have people petting him :( It's because he'll be trained that when his vest is on, he is working. He's not a "pet", he is an employee when the vest is on. He needs to focus on his job. Even if it looks like he's just sleeping behind me, he still is a working dog. Still, I'll try to set up times when people can pet him, outside of the convention hall. If you're afraid of big dogs, don't worry, he won't be in front of the merchandise or register, he will be behind me, and if he is at a convention he has been fully trained and certified to be safe. He'll be a canine good citizen, he'll be well socialized, he will be in working mode, and he will only be interested in making sure I don't break. He won't randomly start barking or growling. He'll just lay there, maybe chew on a toy, maybe stare at me asking why I haven't brought him a pork rib. It's because I didn't have time to go get one, and they are expensive. Pork ribs do not grow on trees. I am not made of pork ribs, I am made of human ribs and he can't have them.

So, yeah. I am busy... but I am getting back to work! Getting back to life! Conventions, comics, board game(s)... these shall be done!

More updates to come, I promise... I have to do this! Difficulties do not end dreams.
Really. It was fully funded.
You can read the full story, but here's a short summary. (Even shorter summary: Kickstarter has issued an apology. At first, they said they were sad, but allowing it, now thanks to overwhelming outcry they are backpedaling and saying they're not only fixing it, they're donating money to an organization that fights sex crimes)

It's a book. It's called Above The Game. At first, it just made me roll my eyes and give the all too familiar smile I give when something is incredibly stupid and immature. But not followed a few seconds later when I snicker at it for being so, because I read on... and it gets pretty bad.

First off, I know there are hundreds of these guides online, a lot of them on Reddit, and 4chan and other places, they range from silly to offensive and hit the dumb, useless, pathetic, sad, and perverted lines along the way. They exist because of freedom of speech, and that's fine. It's not freedom of consequences, as many of the writers of these guides get shamed and harassed by both genders for writing them, and others people just look at, and feel bad for the writer and their odd sense of reality.

But this one is being funded to be published. And that's just so odd to me... because it tells you to molest people.

If I was anywhere... at a convention, a book signing, a comic book store, a grocery store, or even a club or bar, and some guy grabbed me "caveman style" (evolve) and threw me against a wall and kissed me, I would not be impressed, I would call the cops.
      "This is one of those "reality destroyer" openers where girls have NO IDEA what just happened. You can open as many sets as you want throughout the club/bar this way and decide which ones you wanna pursue further at your leisure.

       I did this yesterday in a dance club.

        I re-open a girl by walking up, grabbing her, caveman-ing her against the wall & kissing her. Then I cast her aside and get a drink at the bar. The entire time she is staring like "OMG who is this guy?" (in a good way)." -Direct quote from the guy who created this guide.

There are people who get turned on by that sort of thing, and that's fine for them! But doing this to just anyone? You don't know that they don't have OCD and you kissing them destroys their whole evening, and possible week. You don't know they aren't a sexual abuse survivor out for the first time with their friends and you just ruined months of therapy and guidance with your one stupid act. Also? You don't know they don't have AIDS. You also don't know that they aren't drunk and about to throw up into your mouth. You also don't know that the "girl" is a girl, and not one of the guys who look like girls and go to clubs to get free drinks and feel like a movie star acting in a part. There are whole forums and websites dedicated to doing this. You don't know the guy you think you're making out with isn't a girl, because girls dressing up as men is easy. You think it only happens at convention? Hell no, where do you think some of them practice? I hear about it while I'm at my table.

You not only risk the person (I say person, because though this guide was written about getting women, many women will read it in an attempt to see what guys find sexy, and will try it on guys to show they have the same mindset) you're assaulting, you endanger yourself.

If you have a girl/boyfriend and want to try something like this on them? Be prepared to end your relationship, but at least it's a tad bit safer than kissing a random stranger, because you may have already kissed the boy/girlfriend and have already caught anything they have.

I mean honestly. You should respect people more than doing anything this guide suggests, but if not... don't you respect yourself?

No? Fine. Let's say you hate life, and you want to end it, or you have something ending it for you soon anyway, so you decide to be an absolute prick and follow this guide. Maybe you want to see if it works, maybe you want to see what it feels like, well that's very sad. Have you considered counseling? Anyway, you may have things go how this guy says it will, you may also end up in jail because all these little tips are assault.

What if they're under 18? So many girls sneak into clubs, especially if they look older! And with the hormones and such in food, and the makeup, and all that it is becoming harder and harder to tell a person's age. So if you do as this guy suggests, and pull out your junk, in public, and put their hand on it, and they're under 18? Then you not only get a hefty fine, you get jail time, and you get listed as a sex offender for 10+ years. Oh wait, that'll happen even if they're over 18, my bad. You're just screwed.

I've been naive. I was invited to a movie when I was 19, and I honestly thought we were just going to see Narnia by a guy who was a volunteer at one of the author conventions, Ice Escape. (for those who remember, I was the youngest there by 22 years, got glared at, and sold more than 80% of the vendor hall which made them trip me. I also was the only one there professionally who was too young to drink, so I hung out with the staff and volunteers who were 21-35, but way closer to my age and personality) He starts grabbing my hand and kissing it, and rubbing his head against me... and all I can think is "what? I told you I'd never got to see this movie, you said I had to and invited me to come... why are you distracting me during it?" This guy did end up being enough of a gentleman to get that when I pulled my hand away, it was time to stop, at least for a while. He leaned in to kiss me and I moved back, he didn't try again. Later, I explained to him a little bit about my life. He apologized, gave me a lot of complements, and explained that he assumed everyone knew that "want to go _____ (here, there, anywhere) with me?" meant "Will you date me?" I told him that I have friends of both gender, and consider them friends. I don't date. He respected that, and continued being polite. We fell out of contact, but his acceptance of what I personally felt and needed? I would have dated him when I was ready to date... I don't buy into the whole "friend zone" thing. If you only want a person for sex, and they turn you down? Leave. Find someone who will give you what you want. Not everyone, male or female, is required to start a romantic relationship with someone just because they like them.

Which is why this guide is bull. "Expect her to offer some resistance when you try to bring her home. Throwing out a "I don't sleep with someone on the first date." or "No sex, okay?" will do wonders. It all helps to generate plausible deniability. If it just happened while we were in the moment she will feel much more comfortable knowing she fooled around with you. No girl wants to feel like a slut. It's your job, as the man, to make her as comfortable as possible. Also when you start to fool around, "I don't kiss and tell." goes a long, long way." -Slimeball who wrote this guide. That sounds like fraud and coercion. If it gets to force, it's rape--oh wait... Decide that you're going to sit in a position where you can rub her leg and back. Physically pick her up and sit her on your lap. Don't ask for permission. Be dominant. Force her to rebuff your advances. Pull out your cock and put her hand on it. Remember, she is letting you do this because you have established yourself as a LEADER. Don't ask for permission, GRAB HER HAND, and put it right on your dick." -Creepy slimeball who wrote the guide

So we have force (grabbing her hand and putting it on you/throwing her against the wall and kissing her), fraud (telling her to go back to your place to see a video, drink some wine, see something, get the number for that guy who fixed your car last week), coercion (once she is in the house, switching those plans and convincing her it's for the best and was her idea). All 3 of these are what make up rape and human trafficking cases. Do not do them!! Do a man, to a woman, to anyone, because you can end up in jail! It's sick and wrong as well, but if you don't care, if you're that desperate, then at least keep the reminder that you will go to jail.

... Oh, I just figured out the target audience... it's not written for people looking to date... well... not traditionally anyway... it's written for those who get turned on by prison themed, same-sex porno movies, and want to star in their own.

That's about the only possible reason I can see someone taking this advice... and well... it may confuse me as to why, but I guess if that's really what they're into, they still shouldn't buy this because it still assaults someone else who doesn't want to be part of that fantasy of yours.

So you can contact Kickstarter, sign petitions, etc. about why they allowed this. Because ew.

I've seen the petitions against so much that gets funded, even the weirdos who decide that because a book has a homosexual couple it should have been banned, and I ignore them. But this? This just seems like a trap to make the world a scarier place and get desperate fools arrested.

The fact it exists is creeping a lot of people out, so even if you can shrug it off and go "whatever", consider being against it if only to respect those who are scared. This particular issue is over, but leaving a message that'll remind people why it shouldn't be tried again, and why free guides like this online shouldn't be followed will go a long way to improve this world.

Two consenting adults, regardless of race, color, gender should be allowed to do as they please with each other, as long as they're not related. This isn't about 2 consenting adults, this is about 1 man who has decided he is a lone wolf on the prowl, and is ignoring how stupid that analogy is since lone wolves either have to form a pack quick, and hope they're at least not the omega in it, or die.

EDIT: Vet isn't fully sure, but doesn't seem concerned!
Her blood glucose was 90, which is excellent!
She recently got blood work (may 3rd) that proved no cancer, no organ failure.

We threw out all her Fancy Feast food, and got her some for upset stomachs.
He says it could have been food poisoning, could be a hairball.

We have to wait and see.

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Poor Athena...

She has diabetes, went from 19 pounds, to 11, had her food completely changed multiple times (Do not buy the store brand stuff... save yourself the expense later, trust me! Buy the quality stuff... if you can, get your cat on a canned/wet food diet only, if they'll eat it), had to be shaved, gets daily injections...

She puts up with it all. I made the promise when she was a kitten that I would do everything I could for her. That I would do whatever it took, but if she were in pain and nothing could be done? ... I'd let her go, because it would be selfish of me to keep her if she were in pain.

She's been happy and relatively healthy except for the diabetes. Even when I got hurt and couldn't groom her and care for her like she needed (she's never groomed herself. I have to give her baths and brush her out or she gets mats and knots and smells bad), my parents paid for me to have a groomer come and take care of her, shave her fur for the summer and to get the tangles out. I've done everything I can, and she's been happy.

Tuesday night, that changed. At around 1am, she started throwing up.

It's Thursday now, and she's kept throwing up... First it was her food, then just yellow liquid. Now a brown/yellow liquid... Way less today, but she has thrown up twice.

Organ failure is common in diabetics, but she had blood work done a month ago... no sighs of anything!

When she isn't sleeping, she's sick.

Luckily her vet is a very good one, Dr. Hall. He's seeing her. I actually need to leave not to get there for her appointment.

Wis her luck that she just has a tummy bug or something! Dunno where she'd have gotten it, but...

Still has a healthy appetite, eats treats and drinks water, and scarfs down any food you give her, just gets sick a while afterwards.

I promised I would make "the decishion" when and if it came to it. But I'm not ready for it to come to it...
As many of you know, I work for StreetLightUSA
A non-profit lifehouse for survivors of sex trafficking, as well as sexual exploitation.

These girls have been through hell, and we are one of the few organizations out there that actually has beds for them. When they come to StreetLight, their life begins! They get school, their own bed, a bedroom, clothes, shampoo, everything they need! They have "house moms" rather than caretakers. These are women who do act as their mothers and cook for them, help them with their school assignments, teach them things, watch movies with them, play games...

But we want to do more for them. We NEED to do more. All you have to do is vote, there is a link in there to the voting page: dmlcompetition.net/project/sum…

That's honestly all we need, we have everything else set up for it. We have professionals willing to teach the lessons, we have the campus available, we have the computers, we just need this grant, and to get the grant we need votes.

So! You can help by voting, and by asking others to vote. It's quick, easy, does not require you to sign up for anything, and is 100% free to you!


We need to provide them with creative outlets, and programs that will help them with college and future careers. Also, one of the main things that the girls are begging us to help them do is spread awareness about trafficking. They want to help prevent this from happening to others. One of their great joys was creating toiletry kits to give to a group that went out and found people on the street who were at risk, or already involved in human trafficking and giving them these kits, along with contacts for how to get help. Those kits have saved lives, but the girls want to do more.

So we have developed a media project, with the help of some professional film makers who are eager to assist, but we need a grant for it, and voting ends today!

StreetLightUSA will be offering a free one-day Digital Learning Lab for teens in August.  Participants will choose to do a group presentation using either video, PowerPoint or a website.  The focus of the projects will be

    Awareness about child sex trafficking and the long-term effects for the victims
    Ways predators use technology to lure and then sell children for sex
    Key tips for teens to avoid danger spots and prevent victimization

Professional instructors will provide basic tools in each class and groups of 6-8 will create and prepare their projects.  These will be shown to the large group and voted on at the end of the day.  Students will be asked to help spread awareness and will be given a resource packet, plus DVDs of the winning projects will be sent to 350+ Phoenix area charter schools for use as technology safety tools.
 

In order to make this Learning Lab happen, we need to get grant funding from several sources.  HASTAC is one source, and they want to know which projects get teens most excited.   The more people who vote and comment on this proposal, the more likely we are to get funded.  Anyone can vote between now and 5 PM on Saturday, June 15.   Vote now bit.ly/11tGIjZ , make a comment and share this post with your friends.



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Teens will learn basic computer application skills and create projects to share some of the dangers of sexual predators who use technology to victimize children.  Learn more, vote, comment and tell your friends. bit.ly/11tGIjZ


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Deciding things

Journal Entry: Thu May 9, 2013, 11:22 AM


So the cut from the surgery is still red... and huge. Well, it's not huge, just... weird to see?
I think I'll eventually get it covered with a tattoo. Not for a WHILE, 'cause it still hurts.
So my idea is to turn it into a good thing. Something that reminds me not to ever let go of my dreams, because I can accomplish more than I think I can. Doctor says that injury should have killed me. That's not the first time I've heard that, I hear it a lot. When I was born, I was born dying. Hole in my heart, father wouldn't agree to surgery for because it might not work and was expensive... I almost died because it was too expensive to try and save me. Then I almost took my life due to the abuse he put on me; I guess he felt I owed him for finally signing the papers (last minute, he was tricked, and a news camera was on him at the time). I survived. Then I was told if I didn't get a pacemaker, I'll die within a year. That was 7 years ago. No pacemaker because my insurance ended before I could get one, I don't have the meds I was on that kept me alive, either. I survived it, though. I had friends like Kerry Wesley Green who gave me money to pay for medication and treatment and got me to a point where I learned how to "level out". Special therapists who taught me that if I can remain calm, I remain alive; how to detect when I was in trouble and how to manage it.
I waited 8 hours in the ER in pain, sitting in a position that causes more damage and the potential for blood clots and put the femoral artery against the jagged broken bone, at risk for tearing. And if it had torn? Death. I sat and waited, and had to be still all night to keep from dying, and I survived it. (And will never snicker at a broken hip again. Who knew they were potentially fatal!?)

It's time I stop looking at what's wrong with me, and look at what I've done. I'm insecure, I'm... broken. I'm different. I've seen enough therapists and psychologists to understand what's all wrong, I just need to accept it, see others will accept it too, and move on.

There's a lot I cannot do. I fear people, there are days I'm afraid to leave the house, so I can't hardly hold down a job (if anyone knows of any at-home options, I am open for it!)

But I can write. I love to write. I can create things, I can set my mind and accomplish a lot, and so now is the time.

So, for the tattoo, I've been debating having it be a list of accomplishments.

To Do List
1. Get A Tattoo

Have it striked out. Amuses me.
When I bike to California, add that.
Major things.... debating it.

My Professional Artist (currently)

:iconhoam:
These artists work for me to help end Human Trafficking and segregation. Want to be one? Note me for how!


My Belief

I believe no one should be hated unless they are physically harming innocent people! I feel we should hate child abusers, rapists, murderers, pedophiles, and human traffickers! I do not feel we should spread our hatred around so vastly, but target it only at those who deserve it! I believe I was put here to help and protect people. I believe hating people over race, religion, gender, sexual preference or their choice in clothing is absolutely ridiculous. Why hate someone because of who they love? Shouldn't we care more about who they hate? I'm Christian.
Journal coding by kuschelirmel-stock, thumb_table code by thespook, Hunter art by Hoam; character, Hunter, by RavynCrescent

I'm Back!

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 23, 2013, 10:01 AM


Hello Everyone,

A special hello to my new watchers. *waves*

I'm back! Going to start back on my work here on DA now that I've had time to recover from surgery. The cut is astonishingly small for how much pain this all caused! Oh well...

I'll be doing more very soon! Submitting designs, logos, new button concepts, etc.

Lotions and soaps are sorta on Hiatus since standing to do all the mixing is very hard. I don't have to risk contaminating anything as well, so I hate having to touch the walker/wheel chair/counter etc. while I'm working.

But I'll have new stuff soon! Don't worry!

Thank you all for the amazing support! It's been... wow! I have no idea how to fully thank you for all the amazing support, well wishes, prayers, and even artistic and financial support!

Ever since I found out my hip was actually broken (at 26! From a fall! How the heck...? We're still unsure. My bones felt weak on some occasions, if yours do I suggest taking a calcium AND vitamin D3 supplement. As we learn more, I will let you know) I've been scared.

I had gotten a 1 day a week, 8 hours, so extremely part time job where I've been volunteering for 4 years. StreetLightUSA, and I got it the day before I fell... I haven't been able to go into work. It's low pay, especially since I'm doing graphic design... only making a fraction what I should (about 60% less than average pay for an in house graphic designer), but it's what I love to do. It's an amazing, noble cause, and while I work more hours than I am paid, I consider these extra hours volunteer time.

I make most of my money from conventions... and I've had to completely halt those, since I can't manage to be up long enough for them... I had so much fear. "I just got some money coming in every month... who will wait around for 6 weeks for me to recover!?"

The campaign my friend Robin started is life saving, it really is! It means so much to me that you all are being so supportive! Many of you I've never even spoken to before and your dedication and your kind hearts have left a great impression on me! It helps restore my faith in this entire world!

Thank you! I have a long way to go, and many things do still scare me, but I refuse to let this stop me!

I have dreams. Goals, plans... necessities I must reach, and I will not let this stop me!

My Professional Artist (currently)

:iconhoam:
These artists work for me to help end Human Trafficking and segregation. Want to be one? Note me for how!


My Belief

I believe no one should be hated unless they are physically harming innocent people! I feel we should hate child abusers, rapists, murderers, pedophiles, and human traffickers! I do not feel we should spread our hatred around so vastly, but target it only at those who deserve it! I believe I was put here to help and protect people. I believe hating people over race, religion, gender, sexual preference or their choice in clothing is absolutely ridiculous. Why hate someone because of who they love? Shouldn't we care more about who they hate? I'm Christian.
Journal coding by kuschelirmel-stock, thumb_table code by thespook, Hunter art by Hoam; character, Hunter, by RavynCrescent

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 10, 2013, 5:27 PM


Hello everyone,

I'm :iconravyncrescent:'s best friend.

Some of you may have already heard, but on March 7th, Ravyn had a nasty fall and broke her hip. She's already had to undergo urgent and painful surgery to fix the damage, and now has a long and painful road to recovery ahead of her. She's also going to need ongoing physiotherapy.

As many of you know, Ravyn volunteers to fight human trafficking (among many other things), and is self employed as a writer and also has tables at cons. She doesn't have health insurance.

We all met Ravyn different ways. Some of you are her fans, some her friends. Some of you are artists and writers yourselves who she has helped in the past.

I think we can all agree that Ravyn is an amazingly kind, lovely, wonderful and selfless person. When she hasn't been fighting for her life, she has been helping others.

I've known Ravyn for over ten years now, and she has been a constant, positive influence in my life. She's my whole world and she's made so many sacrifices just to make me happy.

This time, my friends, she needs us. It's our turn to help her, and get her through this horrible event. It's our turn to pay her back for all the kindness that she has shown us all in the past.

What I need from you:
I am starting an IndieGoGo fundraising campaign to help cover her medical bills, raise awareness about her book and the wonderful work that she does.

I want to have donation rewards at $25, $50 and $100, to help encourage people to donate just a little bit more.

1) If you are an artist, and would be willing to do some free commissions for this to help Ravyn. This would help so much and really help get some more donations. If you think you can do this, please get in contact with me ASAP.

2) I'm trying to make a video that will help tell people about the wonderful person Ravyn is without them having to read a wall of text. For this, I'd really like as many of you as possible to record a short audio clip for it. This could be a short message about how you met Ravyn and the effect she has had on your life. Or it could be a short message on why you think people should donate to help her. Or it could even be something interesting about Ravyn you want people considering helping her to know.

3) I need more ideas for donation rewards. Please thing of ANYTHING you can do, no matter how small or how large a donation you think deserves such a gift, and get in contact with me as soon as you can.

4) If you can't or don't know how to help, and none of the ways above seems possible. PLEASE forward the fundraiser pages to everyone you know. Post them on any forums you can think of. Tweet it on twitter, ask for ReTweets if you can! Every single extra person we get to see this helps!

5) As well as any of the above requests, please send Ravyn your well wishes and kind messages. More now than ever she needs to be reminded she is surrounded by friends, fans and family. Please contact me for postal or hospital details if you want to send get well cards or gifts.

Update: I'm really not pleased with the current main image for the campaign page. Anyone that has any ideas or thinks they can do better, please let :iconfelixneko: know!

Check out the IndieGoGo campaign out here: www.indiegogo.com/projects/355…

My Professional Artist (currently)

:iconhoam:
These artists work for me to help end Human Trafficking and segregation. Want to be one? Note me for how!


My Belief

I believe no one should be hated unless they are physically harming innocent people! I feel we should hate child abusers, rapists, murderers, pedophiles, and human traffickers! I do not feel we should spread our hatred around so vastly, but target it only at those who deserve it! I believe I was put here to help and protect people. I believe hating people over race, religion, gender, sexual preference or their choice in clothing is absolutely ridiculous. Why hate someone because of who they love? Shouldn't we care more about who they hate? I'm Christian.
Journal coding by kuschelirmel-stock, thumb_table code by thespook, Hunter art by Hoam; character, Hunter, by RavynCrescent

Starting Over

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 2, 2013, 4:21 PM


Due to terrible flooding in Australia, the man who was potentially going to do Mercedes' Rule has had to drop out.

Please pray for them, they lost their home, job, everything... and despite that, have been trying to be kind in all regards. After such a tragedy, they easily could have become aggressive toward my inquiry on the current status of our potential arrangement. Instead they gave the simple facts, and requested I begin looking for someone else.

While I am saddened by the tragic event they have faced, as well as the work of a very talented artist, I appreciate :iconmugenstorm:'s professionalism. He knew from the start what deadlines were around and told me very quickly the real situation. He is in pain over what he has lost, and struggling, and despite that worked to be sure our project was not further damaged by informing me swiftly enough that I can still continue forward. Through working with him I actually have created the documents and such I need in order to seek a new artist, and his advice for me to do so will not be ignored.

I wish him the very best of luck... his insurance says he won't receive much for seven months, minimum! This a trying, struggling time for him and while he states he is leaving DeviantArt, I still believe that our warm wishes for him will somehow be felt.

My Professional Artist (currently)

:iconhoam:
These artists work for me to help end Human Trafficking and segregation. Want to be one? Note me for how!


My Belief

I believe no one should be hated unless they are physically harming innocent people! I feel we should hate child abusers, rapists, murderers, pedophiles, and human traffickers! I do not feel we should spread our hatred around so vastly, but target it only at those who deserve it! I believe I was put here to help and protect people. I believe hating people over race, religion, gender, sexual preference or their choice in clothing is absolutely ridiculous. Why hate someone because of who they love? Shouldn't we care more about who they hate? I'm Christian.
Journal coding by kuschelirmel-stock, thumb_table code by thespook, Hunter art by Hoam; character, Hunter, by RavynCrescent

To Do List

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:16 AM


So, Mom's been sick... that and the holidays + job hunt + preparation for Amazing Arizona Comic-Con+ job interview after job interview have left me rather behind on my work.

Thus, I figured it would help to make a list I can cross off.

         
  • Connor Bio
  •      
  • Savannah Bio
  •      
  • Joey Bio
  •      
  • Comic-Makers-Club business cards/postcards
  •      
  • Order button making supplies.
  •      
  • Order Soap Making Supplies.
  •      
  • Find/order geeky/comic themed ribbon.
  •      
  • Find/Order clear bags to wrap the soap.
  •      
  • Find/Order about 500 strong small magnets
  •      
  • Design comic-themed buttons.
  •      
  • Order graphic punch for new, smaller button maker.
  •      
  • Finish Sarah's Dress Up Game
  •      
  • Award Prize for Ron Tortoise contest
  •      
  • Obtain Job
    • The "urgent" ones are the bios, as I have a rather talented artist who is interested in possibly working on Mercedes' Rule now, and he is auditioning. He's been remarkably patient with me, and I am kicking myself for taking so long... It's partially because of ComiCon... and the "curse" it may have. 2 artists. Two. Both of them chose ComiCon, a convention I have to pay over $260 dollars just for the table alone to back out on projects. Both times, I have had to disappoint expecting fans, and the second time I had to rush around frantically to get the new button business up in a larger scale than expected because the comic I thought I'd be debuting there wasn't going to be... When the first artist left, I was a sobbing mess for about a year because I'd spent thousands of dollars, money I could have used to go back to school, on the comic, the convention, the THOUSANDS of business cards and post cards I still have, as well as the website and domain, and even these "mood pencils" that changed color with heat that the artist told me to get because they were so cool, and of course the comic would be ready. He left without telling me. Just... not a word, for months, despite me trying to contact him time and time again, leaving pleading notes during the convention asking for at least a tentative date on when the comic would go live... nothing. Finally he contacts me and says he knew he promised he wouldn't do this to me again after the first time, but he knew he wouldn't be ready in time, and rather than tell me so I could have devoted the table to my active comic, he hid. He hid and cost me thousands of dollars. And we're still friends... Why? Because I get over my head sometimes, too... and while I won't go out of my way anymore to show him support, or help him out, I don't hate him. If I did, I'd go after him for half the expenses... and people tell me I should, but honestly it hurts enough as it is without bringing in legal issues. The next... I don't fully know. I posted publicly what the deadlines were for the comic, we discussed it in detail, even going over how KaBlam can take 2 months to print things... I have all the chat logs, I finally convinced myself to stop going through them. Despite these records, the day before the convention I was informed he was quitting. So it seems like that convention is cursed. Thank God :iconhoam: is still around! She's survived both of those conventions and is still my artist! PHEW! It's silly. These things happen... I've had so many successful ventures, and yet I am allowing these bad occurrences to taint things for me. Even another friend of mine up and just abandoned projects... She's trying hard to make up for it now, but I see that the trust is gone. I see everyone that way now. After the first artist, I remember telling the second how scared I was now. After he left? ... Wow. I had artists come up to me begging for projects! And I have so many artistic needs, and I turned them down out of fear. I'm done with that now. I'm done being scared... instead, I make back-up plans. And contracts. I don't give gifts anymore, not unless earned or needed. I don't put my heart on the line, I put my heart into my work. I'm still friends with all of them. But do I trust them? ... Well... "fool me once, shame on you..." etc. I won't release their names, and they aren't who you think they are because I've had a lot of artists work for me, and some of the more well known ones aren't the ones I'm talking about. Heck, I've had two who promised to never do what the first artist I mention here did! The only one I currently am so proud of I will announce their name, is Ally. Hoam. She's been a wonderful artist and friend! We may not be as far along in the comic as we hoped, but she is always there when/if I actually go to her and say I need something by a specific date. She has a wonderful baby girl who is already starting to walk! And she is a terrific friend I am so, so proud I have! The other is ladyarrowsmith who is not hired by me, but we are a team as far as conventions go, and I do consider her a friend. Any time I have an artistic need I do not want to bother Hoam about, she's there for me! She's more than once offered to do artwork without me even asking. This new artist is actually far more promising. Seeing his work, I've had to bite my tongue several times to stop myself from just outright hiring him. He's amazingly skilled, and when he says he will have something done by a certain date, he does. He doesn't make excuses, but does give reasons, and I respect that. Maybe he will be on the good list here soon! So far, I choose to believe 2013 will be a wonderful, amazing year. This year, the ComiCon curse will be broken.

      My Professional Artist (currently)
      :iconhoam:
      These artists work for me to help end Human Trafficking and segregation. Want to be one? Note me for how!

      My Belief
      I believe no one should be hated unless they are physically harming innocent people! I feel we should hate child abusers, rapists, murderers, pedophiles, and human traffickers! I do not feel we should spread our hatred around so vastly, but target it only at those who deserve it! I believe I was put here to help and protect people. I believe hating people over race, religion, gender, sexual preference or their choice in clothing is absolutely ridiculous. Why hate someone because of who they love? Shouldn't we care more about who they hate? I'm Christian.
      Journal coding by kuschelirmel-stock, thumb_table code by thespook, Hunter art by Hoam; character, Hunter, by RavynCrescent

I posted this at 12:12

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:13 AM


WELL, I almost did...

12/12/12 12:13


C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER

My Professional Artist (currently)

:iconhoam:
These artists work for me to help end Human Trafficking and segregation. Want to be one? Note me for how!


My Belief

I believe no one should be hated unless they are physically harming innocent people! I feel we should hate child abusers, rapists, murderers, pedophiles, and human traffickers! I do not feel we should spread our hatred around so vastly, but target it only at those who deserve it! I believe I was put here to help and protect people. I believe hating people over race, religion, gender, sexual preference or their choice in clothing is absolutely ridiculous. Why hate someone because of who they love? Shouldn't we care more about who they hate? I'm Christian.
Journal coding by kuschelirmel-stock, thumb_table code by thespook, Hunter art by Hoam; character, Hunter, by RavynCrescent

Black Friday Sale!

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:47 AM


Desire's Black Friday Sale!



Go to my Etsy account and enter the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY and get FREE shipping!

This means any order, any quantity, all of it's free shipping! Now is definitely the time to buy for yourself and all your zombie fan friends this holiday season!

This coupon will expire December 1st

Also, if you order your item will get special Holiday "gift wrapping" involving a card the button will be pinned to, that you can edit, and some holiday ribbon!

My Professional Artist (currently)

:iconhoam:
These artists work for me to help end Human Trafficking and segregation. Want to be one? Note me for how!


My Belief

I believe no one should be hated unless they are physically harming innocent people! I feel we should hate child abusers, rapists, murderers, pedophiles, and human traffickers! I do not feel we should spread our hatred around so vastly, but target it only at those who deserve it! I believe I was put here to help and protect people. I believe hating people over race, religion, gender, sexual preference or their choice in clothing is absolutely ridiculous. Why hate someone because of who they love? Shouldn't we care more about who they hate? I'm Christian.
Journal coding by kuschelirmel-stock, thumb_table code by thespook, Hunter art by Hoam; character, Hunter, by RavynCrescent

New Stuff

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:01 PM


edit: I finished the parts I said I would, but ugh... coming across issues.

For one, I'm doing this all in photoshop... and not entirely sure how to get them TO flash.

Argh.

So tempted to switch and just get the ghost one done XD that one will be so quick it's not even funny. This has taken me a month, the ghosts will take a week, tops.

And I gotta make a new journal layout. And get into the habit of updating it more often. And my twitter account... and tumbler, and my smackjeeves news updates, aaaaaaaaaaaaargh. I need to hire someone responsible for copying my stuff and posting them everywhere else XD (Hey, Tiff...)

Just until I have time to do it myself.

In other news, Andrew's been having a terrible, terrible time. Lost all his important stuff, the family that was keeping it threw it out, so the comic he's doing is being put on hiatus, simply because everything right now is going so wrong for him he's not even replying to notes or questions about it, but I cannot fully blame him...

Still, one must move on... I feel for him, I do, but I don't help the situation by sitting back and waiting... Thus, as of today, I'm seeking a new artist, and going to be getting a few "tests" out there. Andrew will always be welcome to come back and do somethings, I have tons of projects that need artists (more dress up games, primarily.......once this one's done).
He's a good person who doesn't deserve all this negativity that's been put on him.

--

I will be making a new journal layout soon!

But first, I'm working on a pirate Avatar Creator!
Sadly, because I am not an artist, this will only be males right now, and just the heads. Looking to work with an artist (or multiple artists) to get a proper game done later, but this is my "practice" game, that's gotten incredibly complicated!

This dress up game has a custom background made by me. It has the graphics by DogHead on Graphic River, who has given permission for the pack to be used for this purpose.

The graphics they provide are great! And initially, the game was just going to revolve around those pieces... however... the more I looked at them, the more I realized it wasn't enough.

SO... I've added things.

The hat now comes in 2 colors, brown and black. There are 7 symbols on the hat, instead of just the 1.

The Bandana comes in 8 colors

The eyes come in 9, as well as having a "scar" option on either eye

The earrings will come in 9 colors (Currently only 1, will fix soon)

The skin tones are more realistic, and there are 9 of them currently (but I will be adding some "unrealistic" colors soon)

The mouth will have open, closed, and then a number of gold, or knocked out teeth options.

The hair comes in fifteen different colors, ranging from realistic, to non.

The beard, and mustache will also come in 15 colors. There are 3 beard, and 5 mustache styles, so times that by 15 and you're looking at what I'm dealing with!

The eye-patch will also be coming in multiple colors, and with multiple symbols.

Because there are so many new options, I'm working on figuring out a loading screen for this game, otherwise I'm not sure it'll work.

Completed: Background,base, symbols, hat colors, bandana colors, eyes/eye colors, and skin colors.
To do: Eye patches: Include additional colors/symbols.
Mouth: Include additional colors to match the skin tones
Earrings: Additional colors
Hair colors: Style #1 needs more colors.}
Beard: All bears styles need to match all hair colors.... (15 colors per beard)
Mustache: All mustache styles need to match beard colors, 15 colors per mustache.
Then I need to make a flash loading screen, and put all these files into flash, and put create the game... estimated time of completion: Tuesday.

My Professional Artists

:iconhoam:, :icontasha9090:, :iconxvalcristx:
These artists work for me to help end Human Trafficking (NOT Smuggling) and segregation. Want to be one? Note me for how!


Journal coding by kuschelirmel-stock, thumb_table code by thespook, Hunter art by kage-ouji, character, Hunter Neko, from Predator Turned Prey by RavynCrescent

Back Fom Saboten!

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:19 AM


I'm making a new journal skin soon...

Anyway! Saboten was a blast, will be posting more on it SOON!

My Professional Artists

:iconhoam:, :icontasha9090:, :iconxvalcristx: & :iconinstant-rhapsody:
These artists work for me to help end Human Trafficking and segregation. Want to be one? Note me for how!


Journal coding by kuschelirmel-stock, thumb_table code by thespook, Hunter art by KL, character, Hunter Neko, by RavynCrescent

Convention Guide

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 16, 2012, 2:24 PM




This last convention I designed my first banner to have up behind my table. In the past, I only had a pillow case Hoam made for me!

My banner is versatile, as were my business cards. They matched one another, and they were rather blank. Now, one reason for this is that I cannot draw well at all, heh. The other reason is that I work with many different artists on many different projects. When I attend a convention, it's not just about me, it's about everyone who works for or with me, as well. I sell jewelry and buttons, and the stories for the comics are all mine, and the company is, so that information is included.... however, I can select an artist, and for one day at the convention, or the entire convention (with Hoam I've done entire conventions pretty much exclusively displaying her work), I can use smaller banners to cover my DA address and QR code with that artists, and they can design a long, small banner to go across the middle of the banner displaying their work, and that if you come to my table/websites, you will find work done by them. (ravyncrescent.deviantart.com/a…)

The point is, when designing your banner, don't just consider the 1 convention. Consider all of them. Consider "hmm, will I be sharing a tale with someone?" If so, see if they have a banner and see if yours can hang from it. Do you update your products a lot? Do you try to add more each time? Consider making something like I've done, where more can be added/subtracted/whatever! Don't do a theme unless you're only selling that theme! But, also, don't go against your theme!

Your banner lets people know you! It should reflect you, and what you sell, so they can decide if they want to come over. You'll notice mine only has a few select colors... This is because everything I sell, and the rest of my tale, relates to those colors. I like to have a solid base color, and add others to it. For some color choices, I recommend ColourLovers.com to help get inspiration. But primarily, look for a design that you would personally love. Your customers will be a bit like you, after all. You both will like the same things, with any luck! If you love it, chances are they might as well.

Don't use bright, flashy colors if all your work is meant for an older audience of 13+. Don't use all black if it's 12 and under. To save money, try and design a banner, business cards, and any bulk ordered materials that will complement your work and match any convention you attend!

If you're like me and have multiple comics, pair them! Do you have 2 comics that are supernatural based? But one one each side of a business card. Rather than having freebies for each comic/venture (if you have a lot) create a website that links to everything and create freebies and such that link to that website.

On that website, organize it by theme. Seeking a horror comic? Read ____, _____, or ____ which is horror/comedy!  

Separate the sections and include all related content, such as friends who have comics/games/whatever related to the genre of yours. It never hurts to cross advertise!

Linking to other creators pages and such, with permission, never, ever hurts you. Link sharing, promoting others, etc... these are all good things! If you have a friend who has helped you, or who you just like, help them out! If all of you have websites, link to one another! As long as one of you isn't writing for children and the other is NC17 or something... That could end badly.

Help people out. It will save you money. I helped out ladyarrowsmith and she always returns the favor whenever I ask for anything! She even included my name in her comic book! That's free marketing for me, by an amazing artist! I made her buttons and such to sell, and gave her a discount, she also knows she can get them from me quick and at just about any time, opening up her inventory choices.
Sharing tables helps out not only financially, but you have someone to help you sell your product, and you can help sell theirs! You have someone to watch your table so you don't have to sit there, looking longingly toward the bathroom... just hoping... but the minute you leave, you exit to see 3 people staring at your table, look at one another, shrug, and leave... and you hate yourself a little bit...

Really tight financially? Go halfsies  on the business cards. One side is yours, the other belongs to your partner/friend! This is a fantastic idea because, as mentioned, it never hurts to advertise for others.

I sent people to ladyarrowsmith's table to get art/text done for the buttons I was making. This made them see her stuff, but helped me complete a sale as well! It's important to help out, but she also has offered to let me put cards and stuff for my products on her table, and tells people where to get more of the buttons I made for her. It's in no way one sided, and that's important.

The only time I recommend you not advertise for someone, is if they don't complete their end, have let you down, etc. You don't want to be a doormat, you want to be friendly.

Do not bulk order before you are sure your supplies are ready. Learn from my mistakes (yes, that S there means I made the mistake, swore I'd learned from it, then I did it again!)
Don't. If you're working with an artist/inker/writer/psychic who says they'll have the comic ready in time for this convention, wait. If you're 2 weeks from the show and the comic isn't ready, don't bulk order.
And do not put a link to that comic on the back of a card for a comic you've already got a stale, trustworthy artist (Hoam) for... because you may end up with a box of 5,000 business cards that have been sitting on your desk for a year because you cannot pass them out since the comic on the back doesn't exist like it was supposed to.

My Professional Artists

:iconhoam:, :icontasha9090:, :iconxvalcristx: & :iconinstant-rhapsody:
These artists work for me to help end Human Trafficking (NOT Smuggling) and segregation. Want to be one? Note me for how!


Journal coding by kuschelirmel-stock, thumb_table code by thespook, Hunter art by kage-ouji, character, Hunter Neko, from Predator Turned Prey by RavynCrescent