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to an animal charity of their choosing,

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

March Monthly Challenge Theme: House Pets

I’m proud to announce that our March monthly challenge theme is (drumroll please)...

House Pets

show us a house pet or something made for a pet !

Here are a few examples...

Blue Camo Catnip Fortune Cookies by ShaggyChic

And if you need more inspiration... here is a cute lil poem to enjoy:

All I Need To Know About Life I Learned From My Dog

Author: Unknown

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.

Allow the experience of fresh air
and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Run, romp, and play daily.

Be loyal.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

When someone is having a bad day, be silent,
sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
Thrive on affection and let people touch you -
enjoy back rubs and pats on your neck.
When you leave your yard, make it an adventure.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
No matter how often you're scolded,
don't pout - run right back and make friends.
Bond with your pack.

On cold nights, curl up in front of a crackling fire.
When you're excited, speak up.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

If you stare at someone long enough,
eventually you'll get what you want.
Don't go out without ID.

Leave room in your schedule for a good nap.
Always give people a friendly greeting.
If it's not wet and sloppy, it's not a real kiss.

Show us YOUR House Pet entry today!


If you are an EFA member & would like to submit an entry, please convo our Challenge Blog Leader, Jess of jessicalynneart, with the following information:

1. PROViDE the link to an item in your shop that fits the theme or has been created for the theme.

2. EXPLAiN how you think the item fits the monthly Challenge theme

3. TELL US a bit about your work/donations/volunteer work with animals or animal charities

4. TiTLE your convo with the name of the MONTH and the word CHALLENGE, for example: MARCH CHALLENGE.

Two more important steps:

5. TAG your Etsy listing with the monthly Challenge theme tag (this month = teamefapet) see the Themes-at-a-glance list for other tags). Be sure to ALSO keep your regular team tag in place, either 'team efa' or 'team efa cotm'

6. Renew your listing !

Remember, when we've received sixteen qualifying entries... these will be featured in a Treasury and in our Challenge Competition, where the winner will get a free etsy mini 1x1 advertising slot on EFA's Challenge blog the following month.

Challenge entries are also promoted on Etsy Teams, EFA's Yahoo Groups, Twitter and Facebook... so get your entries in asap...

Looking forward to seeing your heartfelt wares

Heather of TheBlueWindmill

Monthly Challenge Leader

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