Sunday, December 11, 2005

Next Newsletter Goes Out

Well, time got away from me and Corgis & Other Critters has paid the price. Things are still moving forward-just very slowly. I have updated the sales section. Clocks and calendars are on sale until December 25th!

The next newsletter should be sent out early tomorrow morning. If you were not signed up prior to this message and sign up now, you will not receive the newsletter. Should you like a copy of the last two newsletters, please contact me and I will try to send you a copy of each.

I hope you have the happiest of holidays and the great start in the new year.

Thank you for stopping by,

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Another Quick Update

My apologies to you all. I am trying to get a newsletter out and have had a few requests come in for the Corgis & Other Critters shop. I am still in the middle to trying to update my shop.

There are no good excuses. I have not quite adjusted to getting back into the working world. I would love to say my shop brings in enough to concentrate on it fully, but that is not the truth. My time has been come limited to things I can do as compared to this summer when I could work on it all day/every day. Things are starting to fall into place, but it is not happening soon enough for the holidays. I am going to focus on the shop and get requests wrapped up over this next week. I do hope to have the next newsletter come out next weekend.

I have put the two kinds of Fuzzy Butt Christmas ornaments on sale. Please drop me a line and let me know if you would like to personalize one with a name or extra fuzzy behinds. See previous post for this idea.

Thank you to those of you who have left me a note in the guest book and who have emailed me. It lets me know others do find joy in my designs. Off to spend a little time with my own Fuzzy Butt Corgi.

Thank you for stopping by,

Monday, October 31, 2005

Quick Update

I am hoping to have 'official' news and updates up this coming weekend. Due to starting a new job, my schedule for updating the store and blog are a little off. Changes are occurring to the store set up and should be done over the next month.

I do want to let those of you who may be interested know I will do some personalization for Christmas gifts. If you would like to get an idea of what I can do, I recently did this gift design for a friend. Thankfully, she has been told not to visit here for the next month and agreed. This design combines four different behinds to represent her 'herd' of Corgis.

Please do not be shy about contacting me about personalization or customizing something for you. There is no extra charge to this request. If I do get a high number of requests, there could be a slight delay in meeting the demand. Requests will be taken until 12/12/2005. Just want to make sure you have time to order your gifts prior to the holiday.

Thank you for stopping by,

Monday, October 03, 2005

1st Newsletter Out & Sales Changes

Due to some weird situations, my first newsletter did not go out on my planned timeline. It was my hope to have it out by the end of September and make sure to update my sales section. Things may have taken an extra few days, but the newsletter went out and I updated the sales section. I know I only have a small number of subscribers and hope that the number increases over time.

Why subscribe? Well, my few subscribers are going to find out about a special section I have for them. They also found out about some things I have not discussed here. I have few ideas which are being developed. Once I have a better idea/plan, I will share here. If you are worried about getting hit with a bunch of newsletters, please know I have no plans on sending out a newsletter more than once a month. It took a bit of time to really get this first one put together.

As for other news, I have put some new items up for sale in my sales section. You may notice a new design in there. I have started to add more to my "Got Corgi/Cardi Fuzz?" sections. Right now, I only have one design up on items. I hope to have a few others added this week. Please keep watch as I hope to have all colors of my Corgi butts up with their own fuzzy butt designs.

I am also in the revamping stage. While the colors and basic look of the shop will stay the same, I am trying to implement a new way of shopping my site. It will be more design focused. Hopefully, it will make it easier for shoppers to find something they like much more quickly. I am trying to make these changes behind the scenes and will bring them to the forefront once everything is in place.

Please let me know if you have any question, concerns or suggestions.

Thank you for stopping by,

(For my newsletter subscribers: I caught an error in the last section. You can help CorgiAid earn 20% from my shop by clicking on that banner. Ah to be human...usually I err much more than that! Thank you for subscribing!)

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Sales Reminder and Other News

Just in case anyone is checking, my special sales section will be changing in approx. 72 hours. If there is an item you wanted in the sales section, you had better order by then. New items will be available for sale and it might be a new design offered too. Working on getting some new designs loaded and up on products soon.

CafePress has started an affiliate program. It is still in Beta mode, but is now open for more people to sign up. If you are interested in being an affiliate of Corgis & Other Critters or just of CafePress, please see their Affiliate information/sign-up area. I should be offering some special banners soon for those interested in being an affiliate to Corgis & Other Critters.

My first newsletter will be going out in the next day or two. I have a few members signed up and if you want to find out about a 'special' special sales section, you need to sign up. Yes, I am offering those who choose to get my newsletter a extra special deal. The newsletter will only go out every month or two. I do not believe in spamming and will only use the newsletter to share news and special deals. Much like this blog, but it could be a little more informational in the newsletter.

As always, I am looking for feedback. Please let me know if there is something you like, however you want one thing changed a little bit. I can do some customization at no charge. I will let you know if your request cannot be filled (only a few rare cases).

Oh, before I forget! If you are looking for Welsh Corgi items or other canine ones, please check out my small selection of other CafePress shops. There are some very talented people out there offering very unique designs.

I also have been working with CorgiAid. I have been helping redesign their CP shop and working on some designs just for them. You can visit their store to find some special items or you can shop my store via this link-->Corgis & Other Critters and they will earn a 20% commission from the prices charged.

Thank you for stopping by,

Monday, September 26, 2005

Want to be a Corgis & Other Critters Affiliate?

Interested in making some money while promoting Corgis & Other Critters? Now, you can be an affiliate and earn a percent of any sales done via a link from your website. To learn more or sign up as an affiliate, visit CafePress’s Affiliate page.

I am offering a small selection of button and banners to use to link to my shop. You just need to enter the code on your website where you want it show. Any questions, please contact me. All links are set up to open in a new window.

The basic code set up is as follows:

<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="PUT IMAGE ADDRESS HERE" width="**" height="**" alt="Welsh Corgi designs and images on a variety of products. If you like these Corgi butts, just check out the selection you can find here!" border="0"></a >


  1. Remember to replace XXXXXXXX with your CafePress Affiliate ID.

  2. Where it says Put Image Address Here, add the image address as given with each banner/button information below. (Image Address:)

  3. **Put in the correct size as listed with each banner/button information. (Size: {width by height})

  4. This code's destination is Corgis & Other Critters Storefront and the address is

Corgis & Other Critters Banners/Buttons

Corgis Walking Wiggle

Size= 150x50

Image Address:

Corgis Still (tail out)

Size= 150x50

Image Address:

Corgis Still (tail in)

Size= 150x50

Image Address:

Corgi Black White Image

Size: 228 x 96

Image Address:

Corgi Face Image

Size: 228 x 96
Image Address:

Puppy Image

Size: 228 x 96
Image Address:

Big Square Corgi Butts

Size: 228 x 288

Image Address:

Thank you for stopping by,

Sunday, September 11, 2005

New Shop Sales Section

I am offering a cut on prices on select items. The items will change from time to time. I am open to shoppers making suggestions on those items they would like to see come up for sale. Send me an email or leave a message in my guest book. (To clarify things, CafePress does their own sales which I will have a banner up to publish this information. )

What is on sale? I have chosen two new items , the cotton cap and framed tile as well as the large mug. Corgi Butts, Cardi Butts and Both Corgi Butts are the designs on these items. Sale prices are only good in the Sales Section. Please check this section first to find out if something you want to purchase might be on sale.


Check back often something special could show up for a short time sale!

(Extra special sales will be available to newsletter subscribers. Check your Corgis & Other Critters newsletter for more information. Next issue coming out soon.)

As always, thank you for stopping by.


Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Newest Products and Designs!

Some more good news coming your way! We have new products to work with and more should be coming out every month or two. Check the side bar on the main page. There you should see a rotating display of new products and some new designs.

I am starting to gear up a bit for Christmas. I have become like the department stores that drive me insane. We have not even had Halloween yet and here I am getting ready for Christmas! I have two different ornaments designed and have plans for some other items.

Please drop me a line or leave a message in my guestbook for any suggestions you want to make. If there is anyone who owns a red/white Pem and a brindle Cardi and wants a Got Corgi Fuzz item, and they let me know about their 'kids.' I am more than willing to put two different butts together if you like the Got Corgi Fuzz design. Just think of the possibilities, having a special product related to your own corgis.

I am in the process of updating all my designs. Please check back to see what changes are made. Hopefully there will be something for any corgi lover to enjoy.

Thank you for stopping by!

Here's a Sneak Peak at the Updated Designs-->Soon to be on Products!

Friday, August 26, 2005

Other Corgi and Canine Shops

Looking for Welsh Corgi related images on a variety of items? Whether you are looking for yourself or a gift for someone else, below is a selection of many different Welsh Corgi shops worth checking out.

Maybe you want to find Welsh Corgi items and possibly another breed? Here are shops providing more than just Welsh Corgi designs.

CorgiAid Store  Find the CorgiAid logo on a variety of items.  Also offering some other Welsh Corgi images on items.
CorgiAid is a non-profit organization that provides financial to independent Cardigan and Pembroke Welsh Corgi rescue groups for those corgis and corgi mixes needing medical attention. You can visit their shop that offers a variety of items available. You can also visit our shop via the link below which gives 20% of sales directly to CorgiAid.

Corgis & Other Critters Shop with Welsh Corgi related gift items and more!  Come n See!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Big News For Little Shop

Considering I have been on the revamp things path and really looking at advertising avenues, it was a very nice surprise this past Friday. As my main shop Corgis & Other Critters focuses on both Welsh Corgi breeds, I was asked to donate some items for the 2005 PWCCA National Specialty Volunteer Raffle. I could not have gone out and received better exposure. I have just ordered the items that should be on their way shortly into the hands of the requester. I am also updating my business cards and making a special flyer for the event.

Wonder if you can feel my smile over the 'net waves. I am very happy to help and in turn I hit part of my core audience. Thanks to the new affiliate program that CafePress is developing, I am also looking to help out some dog rescues, particularly the Corgi rescues. As an affiliate, if a rescue group signs up and links to my shop, for every sale I make due to them sending traffic my way...they will get 20%. What makes it even more fantastic, the program is free to sign up as an affiliate. I am in the process of doing some ground work to get started on this new adventure too.

I am also busy working on a project for a friend. So far, she is my biggest "Special Request" customer and it appears my greatest asset in the 'word of mouth' advertising. I may have more work thanks to Paula.

Here is examples of the special PWCCA design I came up with for the event:

Have a great day!

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Welsh Corgi Webring Information

Welcome! Are you interested in joining a webring which focuses on both breeds of Welsh Corgis? Do you wonder what the guidelines are to join? Please see below for details.

Welsh Corgi Places of Interest Webring
  • Purpose of this ring:
    Provide information on either breed of Welsh Corgi and provide places to shop for items which feature Welsh Corgis in some way.

  • Who can apply? To join this web ring you must:
    - Have a web site with some 'Welsh Corgi' content, and
    - Your site's content must be original, well presented and not contain only a bunch of links. - Commercial site may join as long as the focus is on "Welsh Corgis."

  • What about breeders sites?
    - I am reluctant to admit any breeder sites unless they contain educational "Welsh Corgi" information, they will be accepted at the Ringmaster's discretion.

  • Who can't apply?
    - Sites which appear to be puppy mills or promoting the sale of puppies above anything else.
    - Sites containing profanity, bad vibes or pornography.
    - Slow-loading sites, your site's pages must load within 30 seconds (on my PC).
    - Sites with automatic pop-up windows displaying advertising material.
    - Sites containing gratuitous animated GIFs, gaudy backgrounds, slow-loading Flash graphics and sloppy site design.
    - The decision on whether a site is acceptable or not rests with the Ringmaster.

  • Where do member sites put the ring navigation code?
    -You can put the ring code on the main (home) page of your site if ALL your site's content consists of Welsh Corgi information.
    -If only PART of your site concerns aircraft then please place the navigation code onto the main (index) page of that section
    -Or, if you have a ring-specific page (the one containing ALL your ring panels) you can put the navigation code there...but this is my least-preferred option! (it makes it hard for ring surfers to find the navigation panel to leave your site).
    -At any time the Ringmaster reserves the right to remove any site from the ring or not admit a site to the ring that does not have the ring code located in an easily accessible location.

  • Can I customize the Ring navigation panel?
    -If the ring your site is a member of uses an image map then there's not really much you can change, the map should be left as-is or there's the possibility it won't work properly.
    -The ring graphic is loaded remotely from the Ringmaster's server, so it's not possible for member sites to change it.
    -On other rings that use tables, you are permitted to alter the table attributes on the Ring navigation panel so that it's complementary with your site's design and colors.
    -The mandatory navigation links that must included are Home/Join, List, Next, Previous and Random.

  • Get the ring navigation code:
    To get the correct customized code for your page login here.

  • If your site is going to be down temporarily:
    -If you have to take your site down for any length of time please log in to ring admin and move your site into the queue so it will not disrupt the ring flow.
    -When your site is ready and on-line again you just need to move your site out of the queue and you'll be a part of the ring again.

  • If your web site URL or e-mail address changes:
    -Please edit your site's details using the log-in form, you don't need to submit your site again.

  • If you want to remove your site from the ring:
    If you no longer wish to be a part of this ring please remove the code fragment from your web page and then log in to ring admin to remove your site. Please do not break the ring for other members.

  • Join this ring:
    STEP 1: Menu link for ring controls - IMPORTANT!

    -If you have more than one web page on your site you MUST have a link to the page containing the ring navigation controls (your registered page) on your site's navigation menu.

    -It is important that a surfer can traverse all sites in the ring comfortably. They COME to your site via the Ring. They also have to LEAVE via the Ring. Therefore you always need to assist them by having a link to the ring controls on ALL your pages.

    -Please don't be put off joining by this requirement, it has benefits for everybody. If you'd like me to advise you how to comply I'd be very happy to assist, just click here to e-mail me!

    STEP 2- Register your site:
    Click here to fill out the form to submit your site, after you submit the form you will receive back an automatic e-mail message containing your registration details and customized ring code fragment.

    STEP 3: Add code fragment/upload page:
    Open your favorite HTML editor and add the customized ring code fragment to your registered page. Upload the new version of your page to your web host.

    STEP 4: E-mail the Ringmaster:
    Click here to send an e-mail to let me know that your site is ready. If the membership conditions have been met and the ring controls are in place I'll admit your site, I'm looking forward to it!

  • What is a web ring?
    -Web rings link sites together that share a common theme, interest or cause.
    -Web rings use ring management software and a ring navigation panel on each participating site that enables visitors to choose various ways of getting around the ring, a typical web ring has links that take you to the NEXT, the PREVIOUS or a RANDOM site in the ring.
    -Beginning at any site in the ring, a visitor can proceed through these links to visit every page in the ring, eventually returning to the site from which they started.
    -Every web ring also has a LIST or HUB page listing all the sites in the ring with a link to and a description of each site.

  • If you'd like to know more about web rings:
    The links below will open in a new window, just close each one to return to this page.
    World of Webrings
    So you want to be a RingMaster?
    James S. Huggins - WebRing FAQ

    Tuesday, August 16, 2005

    Newest Item Offered

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    Here is the newest offering at Corgi's & Other Critters. There are two versions of this calendar. One has some framing and a little bit of clip art. The other offers full size pictures each month. The picture above is the cover for both calendars. Below is a sample from each one.

    From the version 1 calendar is the month of November. It has just the right bit of humor, I think.

    From version 2 is the month of July. I think the pose is almost like a salute.

    Please let me know what you think and leave a comment.

    I would also like to remind everyone that I will work with you to design your own special items. To see some of the requests I have filled, visit my Special Requests section.