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I spotted these sweet Valentine’s Day cards at the Pop Doggie online shop at Etsy, created by designer Kari Egan. They are colorful, funny, and speak to the heart, whether furry or human. Pop Doggie also has magnets, mugs, dog bowls, and art prints. Kari’s illustrations of her own dog, Padden, gave way to this full-time job. Although Padden since has passed, she’s the dog on the Pop Doggie logo. Nowadays, dogs Suki and Zula and cat Callie are part of her fur family.
“They keep me company all day while I’m working and are endlessly entertaining and funny,” Kari said. “I talk to them like they’re people, and I’ll also voice their half of the conversation. Sometimes those sentences make it into my art. It’s also handy to have live models hanging around when I’m doing a new drawing.”
Pop Doggie also gives back. “My philosophy has been to donate locally, regionally, and nationally,” Kari said. So far, Pop Doggie’s total charity donations total more than $8,000.
Note: Pop Doggie ships in one to two business days, so order asap to get by Valentine’s Day.
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About the author: Cassandra is a bully breed fanatic. When she’s not exploring beautiful British Columbia with her two-year-old Pit Bull by her side, she can be found at the local watering hole enjoying an old fashioned burger and a pint of craft beer.