We’re Not Just Toys Any More

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Hello everyone, Olivia here, as most of you know I am the Canine Executive Officer (CEO) of Knotty Toys for Good Dogs. When my huMom & I started this business five years ago, our only offering was our wooftastic all natural hemp rope toys.

But we have grown, we now also sell a wide range of supplements for good dogs & cool cats which are made by a pawsome Canadian company called, Omega/Alpha. On top of that we sell Welly Chef all natural base mix. The health & well being of all good dogs & cool cats is impawtant to us.

We are also affiliate partners with both Charlotte’s Web CBD products & CBD Dog Health products. CBD oil is proving to be an effective weapon in the fight against the epilepsy monster.

Speaking of epilepsy, November will be here soon & that means Epilepsy Awareness Month will be here. We will once again be holding an online silent auction to raise money for the Wally Foundation ~ Canine Epilepsy. It’s our charity of choice. They provide assistance to qualifying families who struggle with the high cost of AED’s (anti epileptic drugs). We share their belief that no one should have to surrender a family member because they can’t afford the medications.

If you haven’t sniffed out my online store in a while please do. Come November, we will be rolling out our silent auction. I hope you pawticipate. Anyone wishing to donate an item(s) can message us here or through our Facebook page, Instagram or email. It’s for a pawtacular cause.

CEO Olivia

Fostering Can Help Shelters During COVID-19

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia reporting. Like everything else Animal Shelters & Rescues are feeling the effects of the events unfolding. Donations are down & in some places, volunteer visits are restricted.

Donations are always needed, especially now but what would be even more beneficial is adopting or fostering an animal. One less mouth to feed can reduce the financial stress at a shelter or rescue. There are many animals, not just cats & dogs in shelters. Rats, bunnies, hamsters, guinea pigs & birds just to name a few.

Consider your neighbors too. Can you foster a pet if their human is hospitalized?

Of course with fostering there is always the risk of becoming a ‘foster failure’. That’s when you fall hopelessly in love with your foster & fully adopt a new best furiend. How horrible. BOL!!!

I encourage anyone who could possibly provide a home for an animal, any animal to do so during these troubling times. It can be a wonderful experience having a four legged companion, one that will enrich your lives.

If you already have a full home, consider making a donation to your local shelter. See if you can volunteer too. Make a call, see how you can help.

I would also ask at this time for you to consider making a donation to the Wally Foundation ~ Canine Epilepsy. They are seeing a rising number of requests for financial help as more humans are laid off work. The epilepsy monster doesn’t take a break & AED’s (anti epilepsy drugs) are costly.

Remember, we are all in this together.

Stay home if you’ve been told too.

#plankthecurve

CEO Olivia

Emotional Support and Epilepsy

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. If you follow me on Facebook, you know I’ve had a rough few days. The epi monster keeps lurking around the house despite our efforts to chase it off.

Fighting the monster is very draining both on me & my huMom. It takes 24 hour vigilance on her part which often means huMom gets a jolt of anxiety induced adrenaline every time I make a noise. Is the monster back? It also can mean little or no sleep for several days. I’m often attacked while sleeping; most often in the early hours of the morning.

During times like these, my huMom has to be focused & be mindful but that doesn’t mean she’s not emotionally affected.

It may be days after an event before my huMom can take a breath & process her emotions. Fear, anger & a feeling of helplessness all come out. Thankfully she has her journal/book of #*@!! where she writes all the things she doesn’t want out in our universe.  Most importantly she has her humans to talk to. Not just her close furriends but also those in inter-webs who also live with canine epilepsy. Those peeps can especially relate to the fight we are in. It’s through these connections that huMom finds the strength to prepare for our next round, when ever it may be.

If you live with an epileptic dog or cat, or any animal with special needs, you need to remember self care. Talk to someone about your anxieties. Rant & rage if you must. Write, scribble, doodle or copy & paste images in your journal. But what I want to emphasize most is that you are not alone. Having emotional support is very important & there is lots of it out there. Reach out.

CEO Olivia

PS: March 26th is Purple Day ❤  Show Your Support Show Your Purple ❤