Yesterday, I wrote my very first check as a business owner.
It was for $25, and the money went directly toward helping this pretty lady:
I felt so proud and grateful at the same time!
The only thing that would have made the experience better is if Tessa and I had run into her future family while we were out walking.
The money, of course, was proceeds from Beer Paws – the new little business that you all have been helping to support through purchases and by spreading the word. Tessa and I both thank you!
She seems to be doing OK, by the way.
I think she has put on a little weight, and her sensitive blue velvet coat is in good condition.
Although Miss Tessa so far doesn’t seem too great around other dogs, I think she will blossom into a wonderful companion for someone.
She’s very excited about meeting new people. And in my experience, she is neither afraid nor dominant with humans. She is rather independent, but I think she just needs a chance to bond with a person of her own.
While I cannot adopt Tessa, I will continue to do what I can to help her and dogs like her, through this blog, direct action like walking her and through the Beer Paws brand.
This past weekend, I added a new product to the line – turquoise bottle openers for collars and leashes.
As always, a portion of every sale will go towards animal rescue.
However, to keep the bookkeeping easy as the Beer Paws brand continues to grow, I’m shifting the donation from a dollar amount to a percentage – 10 percent, to be exact.
Does that sound like a good deal to you?
Stay tuned for announcements of more Beer Paws products – and, of course, updates about beautiful Miss Tessa.