Friday, March 13, 2009

Sneak Attack!

The ACE Team sponsored a "Sneak Attack" on GoneDoggie's shop! GoneDoggie makes dog collars and accessories for our furry friends. Visit her shop on Etsy! Enjoy the photos below of the lucky recipients of the purchases!

April of MooreMagnets detailed the event for us. Thank you April!

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Right now there is a huge economic crisis in this country, and here on the ACE team all members have felt the pinch. However, one very special member and our team leader, GoneDoggie, is facing the even harder crisis of watching a loved one die from terminal cancer. We have read her updates, we have felt the heartache in her posts, we have prayed for her, and many of us have shed tears for her.
Eebee sports a modern pattern of orange and red circles on black

However, this outpouring of support did not seem like it was enough and a meeting was called. During this meeting several members brought up ideas on how we could provide some financial assistance to further aid our friend.

Roland shows off his new pirate collar!

There were lots of good suggestions that will probably be implemented to raise money for other important team causes. However, they did not seem feasible to provide our team member with the immediate financial assistance that we felt she needed.
Sammy in a green dotted collar.

It was not until the idea of a "sneak attack" came up, that we found a way to provide financial support immediately. A sneak attack is where a group bands together to benevolently "attack" a specific shop with sales. As many people as possible then buy items from that shop, resulting in a frenzy of surprise business to the unsuspecting shop!

Maximus looking stylish in a purple paisley bandanna.

There were some members who decided to donate outright instead of making a purchase, and it was agreed that they too would make these contributions during our sneak attack. Some members who are suffering too greatly from the economic crisis and were unable to help as much as they would like. However, a team is only as strong as our weakest link, and we are supporting each other even if it is only with our prayers!
Arrow in her ECU (East Carolina University) Collar

Tabby, brave cat amongst dogs, naps peacefully wearing a contemporary print collar

Even though our dear friend would like to know the details of how we pulled off this "sneak attack" with out her having any suspicions, we would like her to know that each team member contributed in their own way. It is and was our intent to have the light shined upon her, and not upon any one team member.
Another napper, Dakota, wearing his new pirate flag collarSummer, proudly showing off her lovely new GoneDoggie collar!

8 comments:

Laksaware said...

Look at all those handsome doggies!
I haven't got a chance to give my Mom-in-Law's Spaniel her collar yet. Can't wait!

Wished we could do more, Kelly.

UberArt said...

Don't these pooches look so handsome in their new gear?!

princessjorja said...

THANK YOU ACE TEAM, YOU ARE ALL SIMPLY AMAZING PEOPLE AND I AM SO HONORED TO BE PART OF SUCH AN AMAZING TEAM.
YOUR SUPPORT AT THIS TIME HAS BEEN SO HUMBLING, IT HAS SHOWN ME THAT THE WORLD IS FULL OF COMPASSIONATE AND CARING PEOPLE.

Tracey Gurley said...

We love you Kelly! Those pooches look so stylish in their new collars and bandanas!

MooreMagnets said...

I love all these pooches sporting their cool new collars!

aprilsoriginals said...

Ijust had so much fun with this and to think we were helping out such a wonderful person at the same time is even better! Love those pet pics that is just awesome!!

E.B. Spider said...

Such lovely collars. Way to go Gone Doggie!

Pampered Papier said...

Look at all the fur babies! They look awesome in their Gone Doggie collars.