Painted: Chloe, & 3 Pet Shop Holiday Announcements!

Before we get to our holiday announcements (we’re squeezing lots in this Friday!), we wanted to take a moment to share a recent painting of Chloe, Molly’s puppy niece – and serious fashionista. After sifting through photos of this sweet girl in everything from jailbird gear to tiaras, we settled on a recurring theme: Chloe’s party hats!

Here’s what Molly has to say about this party girl:

Chloe is a rescued English Pointer with personality PLUS! She loves to play dress up – it is the best way to get attention from everyone. One of her nicknames is “Little White Princess,” so this party hat portrait is very typical of how she might show up to Happy Tails Doggy Daycare (which her Mom owns) on any given day. Chloe can usually be found – in costume – sitting at the desk in the front entry of the daycare waiting to be petted by everyone that comes to visit!

Thank you, Molly! Is there anything more ridiculous (and cute and funny) than a pup in a costume? And just in time for Halloween! But skipping from Halloween to the end-of-year holiday festivities, we have 3 Pet-Shop-y things to share.

ONE. There are only 2 short months before the final batch of pet portraits are dropped in the mail to make it under your shiny trees. Your support has us feeling all warm and fuzzy inside (well, that and all the cider we’ve been drinking, too), but we’ve reached that time of year when we announce that we are only accepting 4 more custom portrait orders this year.

With that said, any order aiming for a pre-Christmakuh delivery date should be done by this Sunday, October 21st or before we’ve received 4 additional orders – starting now, right here at The Pet Shop. Because once we’ve acquired 4, the custom portraiture listings will be rendered inactive and closed for the year (and re-opened in early January!). It’s been a busy, busy year-end for the Shop (we love you!), and the jingle bells snuck up on us.

But wait!

TWO. If you’re reading this and the custom listings have since been deactivated, we have cute, quirky gift certificates available, too:

Our gift certificates allow the recipient to take part in the fun creation process, earning you cool points – while taking away the fuss and muss. They’re redeemable towards any sized custom pet painting and are printed on 5″x5″ beautiful matte, recycled art paper and come with a petal envelope and sticker enclosure. Easy peasy, and what a way to show off your thoughtful side, you sweet friend, you.

THREE. Finally, we’re thrilled to say that we’ve been accepted as vendors for the annual Renegade Chicago Holiday Market this December 1st and 2nd. (Mark those calendars!) We’ve been working on new products behind the scenes, and we hope to see you there!

Chloe was painted on a 6×6 canvas and wood panel.

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