Sunday, March 30, 2014

Grumpy shopping experience at Hobby Lobby

Good Grumpy Evvning!!

We have made new Yogi bag recently,

Although we said this was "NOT FOT SALE",
my fans have started saying "Sign me up!".
Well.., looked like we have to make some for SALE.
(*we've got a new high-tech sewing machine earlier
this month, and made this bag just to see how the machine work).
So we decided to go get some fabric.

We went to the Hobby Lobby (* Craft shop in US).
The same fabric was in stock, and we were able to get it.
we always like to shop in the store, stay there for
2-3 hours everytime (really).
We enjoy to see new products, or something we did not know.

But I got grumpy this time!!
2 things bothered me, got me grumpy in Hobby Lobby.

#1. Hunting Themed home decor items,
I do not like this item particularly!!!

Looks like a young boy has got a deer.
I don't say that Craft shop must be animal friendly,
but other decoration items for Hunting theme, was like
faux animal head made of wood or other materials but not real
animals. those are OK to me, but photo like this looks real,
even if it's fake, it can suggest people to go hunting.
(scary thing is that a very young boy in this photo).
why does the store carry merchandise like this?

#2. Real FUR

this is the leather craft aisle in the store,
can you see the furs at the bottom of the photo?
I checked the label, says those were rabbit furs.
are they necessary to be there?

there are more art materials made of animals
such as paint brushes, goat skins for drawing,
and those leather in this photo,
we have used leather code for making Yogi necklace,
and  sold Yogi bag made with leather (partially),
so I can't tell the store should not sell or ban leather.
but Real Fur as craft material .. not sure if the store
should carry it for people to buy easily.

I hope the store carry faux leather/suade at least,
and faux fur that people can use for their fur craft.

that's all.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Is Easter important holiday to celebrate?

Good Grumpy Afternoon!
I've  just seen horrible article on FB.
It was about Easter.
I was born in other country, grew up there, not in US,
I've never been explained what kind of holidays or celebration
Easter is, still don't know how it began or what for.
All I know are the candies sold in store around this time of year
with images of bunnies, sheeps, and ducks, or baby chicks.
To me, looks like Valentine's kind of celebration.

Anyway  if it's like gift exchanging or Candy give away celebration,
that's OK, but please,
please DO NOT consider buying a live bunny, chick etc.
for a gift to someone.
(only OK if you will get one for yourself to take care as your pet responsibly, I think).

Please take a look at this photo.

This is a Bunny who was given to someone as a gift for Easter.
the little child purrson in the house has cut off her ears and toes for fun.
Most people who read this blog or my fan page know this is wrong,
I assume,
but there are pet shops still exist few in every cities/states, and they
carry Bunnies to sell throughout year.
probably more Bunnies are sold in stores in Spring for Easter.
I heard that many Bunnies are brought to local shelter after Easter every year also.
Please tell people around you not consider real live animals to be in their Easter parties.


Sunday, March 2, 2014

The 3rd Anniversary of Yogi And Furriends (my fan page on Facebook)

Good Grumpy Afternoon!
Today, March 2, is the 3rd Anniversary
of my fan page.
Yogi And Furriends (Yogi fan page)

The First post on the page was this pic.
The first post on Yogi And Furriends, March2, 2011 

I want to talk about how my fan page has started.
In the summer of 2010, my momsy (owner)
became furriends with my manager (Imoe) on Facebook.
coincidentally they found out that they both lived in CO.
(my manager thought we were British, only because she had
never seen Sphynx cats in her area, CO, she thought that
people owned many Sphynx cats were all British).

As many of you know, my momsy has been on FB as
Hattie Angles , that is the name of one of the cats in my house,
the Skinny little girl.  the profile pic of the acct was this.(below)
Hattie, this was the profile pic of my Momsy acct in 2010
My manager was interested in Sphynx cat, and thought
Hattie looked unique,
so everytime she saw the new photos posted by Momsy,
she visited Momsy's page to leave comments.
Oneday my manager has learned that one of Hattie's room mates,
looked very strenji-that was me! Yogi!
One of my photos taken in 2010

She was teasing me a lot, but
my Momsy knew she was my #1 fan,
Momsy never forgot to tag my manager in
my photos then.

My manager is the genius of discovering something strenji.
She thought I was super unique.
She wanted to create/manaji fan page for a cat, but
her cat was boring (an ordinary Tuxedo cat).
She wanted a fan page like her furriend Luna's (the fashion kitty)
with many audience.
She had an idea to create mine.
She has got a purrmision from my Momsy for creating
my fan page on FB!
My Momsy didn't believe that I'd be popular by the fan page,
but Hey, look! now I have nearly 3000 fans on FB alone,
and almost 1000 followers on Twitter,
yet many celebs and people in Media know me too.
And I can donate money for needy furriends
by selling my merchandise.
(that makes me feel belly good).
Glad at least I can help others by me
being in public.
we (me, my momsy and manajer) like
to meet many people via my fan page as well..

ShanQ for your support,

Please continue supporting me, and stay with me,

Your prejident