Thursday, September 17, 2009

Very Vintage Organic Dog or Cat Collar Giveaway

This Giveaway has ended. Thanks to all that entered!

"New Key Findings From HealthyStuff.org:


Pet ProductsHealthyStuff.org tested over 400 pet products, including beds, chew toys, collars and leashes. Since there are no government standards for hazardous chemicals in pet products, it is not surprising that alarming levels of toxic chemicals were found. One quarter of all pet products had detectable levels of lead, including seven percent with levels higher than 300 ppm – the current Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standard for lead in children's products."

Not surprising at all. To me, it's just another reminder that just because items are on shelves, it doesn't mean they are safe. I know before these past 2 weeks, I haven't really thought about Eco-friendly items for my pets. Granted, I haven't bought them anything new in the past 2 years.. yes, I'm a bad mommy. But they have tons of toys. I checked further on the Healthy Stuff Pet study and out of the 30 collars they tested, 12 came back positive for high levels of lead. Since your pet wears their collar 24 hours a day, this is an important item to switch or double check to make sure it is lead free.

I found another great company,
Very Vintage, on Etsy that hand makes organic pet collars that are very cute! Very Vintage uses antique brass hardware, which gives the collars a really cool retro look. Very Vintage carries organic cat and dog collars with over 90 choices! They sent Priscilla a Spottie Dottie collar and I love it! The small collars have a breakaway feature, so you don't have to worry about your pet getting caught and choking. If your animal does get caught, the latch will release and snap back into place when you put the collar back on.
Priscilla hasn't worn a collar in 3 years other than when we go on walks. So I was worried wearing one might bother her. She hasn't even noticed it was on! It is a very soft organic cotton fabric. Underneath the fabric is a 1" organic cotton webbing. It is even machine washable. Very Vintage uses a industrial sewing machine, so the stitching is made to last. I thought it was very durable and the size we got is great for dogs or cats. They do make sizes for larger dogs.

Very Vintage also carries organic dog treats, pins, cuff links, hair creations, earrings, necklaces and organic cotton vintage tees!

The Giveaway:
Very Vintage is giving away 1 organic collar in any size or style
The Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST October 2, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US

How to Enter:
Visit Very Vintage and tell me something else you like other than the collars. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!

EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.

2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Mkokopelli on Twitter or Follow my blog
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar) You must verify and be active at the time of the giveaway- those who are unverified will become disqualified
4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (3 extra entries)
5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post
6. Tell me which Very Vintage organic collar you would pick if you won
7. Follow Very Vintage on Twitter and Tweet about the giveaway
8. Grab the Pet Week Button and post on your blog or FB page



149 comments:

  1. I love the Organic Doggie Treats, especially The Pampered Pooch Pretzels.

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  2. I subscribe via email.

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  3. I think I might pick the Tree People Collar.

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  4. I love the terrific tees!
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  5. blog follower
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  6. email subscriber
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  7. I'd probably pick the mr. roboto collar!
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  8. tweet - http://twitter.com/oheeyore/status/4071940275
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  9. tweet 2, see above
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  10. tweet 3, see above
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  11. I follow very vintage in twitter and tweeted
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  12. I also like the Terrific Tees - - Bully Dog - - Mens Guys Organic Cotton Tee Shirt Thanks!

    keithadanielle at yahoo dot com

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  13. I subscribe

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  14. I WANT THE WRITE ME A LETTER PART 2 STUD EARRINGS! Vanessa.Iaquinta@gmail.com

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  15. Vanessa.Iaquinta@gmail.com I am a fan on facebook

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  16. Vanessa.Iaquinta@gmail.com I am following you on twitter

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  17. Vanessa.Iaquinta@gmail.com I am subscribed to your blog via email.

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  18. Vanessa.Iaquinta@gmail.com I would choose the blue and green turtle collar.

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  19. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26022710

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  20. OMGosh! The dinosaur bobby pins are soo cute!
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  21. Im a facebook fan!
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  22. I also love the Sea Collection- Slowpoke Red Sea Snail Crab Hair Bobby Pins

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  23. I think I would choose the Retro Collection- Here Kitty Kitty- - Retro Fabric Kitty Organic Cotton CAT Collar SIZE SMALL BREAKAWAY SAFETY

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  24. I entered the jellybean (cat toy) contest

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  25. Shorty's Gourmet Treats - Bow-wow-nies Petite Brownies - - All Natural Organic Vegetarian Dog Treats

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  26. Miss Sophia Loren says to tell you that she is trying to eat healthier in order to be able to run fast enough to catch the squirrels that torment her. She would therefore like to try Shorty's Shrooms as part of her diet plan! :) (Ok, truth is, she LOVES any treats!!)

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  27. i like the Sea Collection- Olivia the Octopus Hair Pins Bobby Pins my daughter would love these. grndbaygal@gmail.com

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  28. i like all the different halloween collars

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  29. i like the cotton candy collar

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  30. tweet

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  31. oops i said cotton candy collar i meant candy corn.. LOL

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  32. gourment petite brownies mverno@roadrunner.com

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  33. The Be A Lamb Hair Bobby Pins are so cute
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  34. I follow blog
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  35. I subscribe via email
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  36. I like the Little Miss Mushroom Kawaii necklace.

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  37. I entered the Krafty Kates Kreations giveaway.

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  38. Super cute stuff at this etsy shop! I LOVE the owl collar.
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  39. I follow yo on twitter now : )
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  40. I am definitely gonna get my "kids" some Bow-wow-nies, my hubbie & I were having the human kind this evening & there were a couple of very sad faces watching us lol.

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  41. I like the tweet tweet tweedlldeetdeet earrings. Fun site!
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  42. I subscribe via email
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  43. I entered the Leakey Collection giveaway.
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  44. I think that these are cute: Vintage Collection- Grandfather's Relic Pocketwatch Vintage Cab Teeny Tiny Stud Earrings - - Nickel Free and Gift Packaged

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  45. I like the Prodigy Pup shirt!

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  46. Blog follower!

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  47. I think I'd go with the Cutie Cupcake collar (:

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  48. Retro Collection- Purple People Eaters- - Retro Vintage Japanese Fabric Purple Dotted Dots Organic Cotton Dog Collar SIZE SMALL

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  49. i love the doggie donuts! because they are super cute and they are organic so i know i'm not feeding my dog anything harmful

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  50. The Tweet Tweet bobby pins are great!

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  51. I love the fishbowl stud earrings. Too cute!

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  52. I also entered the Eco Bones giveaway

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  53. I visited Very Vintage and would also like Shorty's Gourmet Treats - - Shorty's Shrooms- - All Veggie - - All Natural Organic Vegetarian Dog Treats. JeansandTs@hotmail.com

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  55. I like the Antiquarian Collection- My Secret Lover Tiny Heart Shaped Vintage Gold Lockets

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  56. I entered your Casbah Kitten Giveaway

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  57. I like the Retro Collection-Candy Corn Craze - - Whimsical Retro Halloween Fabric Organic Cotton Dog Collar SIZE LARGE

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  58. I like their cute little stud earrings. Fly Fly Butterfly are my favorites.
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    Marj M.

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  59. email subscriber
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  60. I entered your Soft Star Shoes giveaway.
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  61. The Lucy Collar/Medium is my favorite.
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  62. I also love the Vintage Collection- Tweet Tweet Tweedilite Spring Green Swallow Bird Hair Pins Barrettes - - Gift Packaged! Thanks!

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  63. I like the dinner and a movie dog tee large size

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  64. Now that totally frightens me! I never thought about this before.

    I also like the Retro Collection Poison Skull & Crossbones hair bobby pins.

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  65. I love the "Prodigy Pup" T-shirt. Too cute! louboo4444@yahoo.com (C.McGinnis)

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  66. I love the Here's Looking at you, Pup tee!

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  67. following your blog
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  68. subscribed via email

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  69. tweet http://twitter.com/jsoldham/status/4431994550

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  70. entered your puppy pie giveaway
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  71. I'd pick the Retro Collection- Sailor Sam - - Retro Vintage Navy Blue Nautical Organic Cotton Dog Collar SIZE SMALL

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  72. following very vintage on Twitter, tweeted http://twitter.com/jsoldham/status/4432217807

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  73. I love the blue stegosaurus earrings!

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  74. I like the Sweet Potato Wooffles.

    I puppy looks alot like yours.

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  75. Their "Adorable Stud Earrings" are adorable indeed! I love the goldfish bowls, and the mushrooms.

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  76. If I'm the lucky winner, I'll choose the Travel the World print in size LARGE. Thank you!

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  77. I think the Friendly Ghosts Pupcake looks amazing! Almost looks like it's made for humans to eat!

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  78. Following you on twitter (ikmyeong)

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  79. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/ikmyeong/status/4454773570

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  80. Following veryvintage on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/ikmyeong/status/4454796159

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  81. If I won, I'd pick the Cherry Jubilee collar form the Retro Collection, size large. Very cute!

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  82. I entered the Soft Landing Eco Bone Giveaway: http://mkokopelli.blogspot.com/2009/09/soft-landing-eco-bone-giveaway.html?showComment=1254178247629#c985935930623560807

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  83. also entered the puppy sweater giveaway
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  84. I would pick the The Dot-O-Matic in small
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  85. I like their Shorty's Gourmet Treats - The Carnival Spot PupCakes Tiny Cupcake.
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  86. Follow on twitter (drellis500)
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  87. email subscriber
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  88. tweet http://twitter.com/drellis500/status/4468952266
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  89. Follow veryvintage on twitter (drellis500) and tweet http://twitter.com/drellis500/status/4468971497
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  90. Entered Reclaimed Wool Sweater from Puppy Pie giveaway.
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  91. I'd pick the Retro Collection- Forest Friends - - Retro Fabric Forest Organic Cotton Dog Collar.

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  92. Another item I like is the Oh Deer Me Perfect Pink Big Wide Eyed Deer Necklace.

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  93. If I won, I would choose the Sand Dollar dog collar design.

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  94. I like their Organic Doggie Treats. Specifically the Boo Cakes and Peanut Butter PupCakes. My dogs would go crazy for them.
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  95. I follow Mkokopelli on Twitter.
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  96. I subscribe via email.
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  97. I entered the Puppy Pie Giveaway.
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  98. I would pick the Woodland Owls in a medium.
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  99. Your Pet Week Button is on my sidebar.
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  100. I like the Leo the Lion Studs Earrings

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  101. also entered the catnip jelly bean contest!

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  102. i'd get the Lucky Ladybug in medium i believe.

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  103. love the Organic Doggie Treats, especially The Pampered Pooch Pretzels.
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  104. I love Terrific Tees - - Dinner and a Movie Dog- - Organic Cotton Tee Shirt, it's so cute.

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  105. I like the Bluebells and Cockleshells Antique Brass Flower Dangle Earrings

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  106. I love the Terrific Tees - - Dinner and a Movie Dog in xl.
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  107. I like the Companion Collection- Lucky Shark Bronze Blue Crest Hair Bobby Pins - - Gift Packaged

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  108. Follow you on twitter @mannabsn

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  109. like the Retro Collection- Take Me To Your Leader- - Retro Fabric Aliens Organic Cotton collar

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  110. I tweeted. post 1 http://twitter.com/scentednights/status/4539033312

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  111. I tweeted. post 2 http://twitter.com/scentednights/status/4539033312

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  112. I tweeted. post 3 http://twitter.com/scentednights/status/4539033312

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  113. Love the Wild Mushroom Retro Dangle Earrings! Super cute! Great shop! Thanks!

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  114. I like the Retro Collection- Woos Whooing Blue Owl Hair Bobby Pins - - Gift Packaged

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  115. following your blog, fan on facebook and following on twitter

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  116. I like the Retro Collection- Fright Night - - Whimsical Retro Halloween Fabric Organic Cotton Dog Collar SIZE MEDIUM - - All Antique Brass Hardware

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  117. following very vintage on twitter and tweeted the giveaway http://twitter.com/jgnp/status/4552236973

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  118. I like the Organic Doggie Treats!!

    Thanks for the chance!

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  119. Tweet #1

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  120. Tweet #2

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  121. Tweet #3
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  122. I love the Dinner and a Movie Dog organic tshirt. So cute!

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  123. i like the Holiday Collection- Haunted Gourds Stud Earrings - - Nickel Free and Gift Packaged

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  124. following your blog as klp1965
    kathy pease

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  125. 1 posted on fb http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/KathyLPease?ref=profile

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  126. 2 posted on fb http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/KathyLPease?ref=profile

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  127. 3 posted on fb http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/KathyLPease?ref=profile

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  128. id pick Bad to the Bone- - Retro Fabric Skulls Organic Cotton Dog Collar SIZE MEDIUM

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  129. I really love the Vintage Collection- Tweet Tweet Tweedilite Spring Green Swallow Bird Hair Pins Barrettes!

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  130. veryvintage twitter follower soluckyducky

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  131. I would pick the Take Flight- - Retro Vintage Brown Colorful Butterfly Organic Cotton Dog Collar SIZE LARGE.

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  132. I like the Safari Collection-Leo the Lion Hair Pins. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  133. I like the Shorty's Gourmet Treats - - Pokey's Paw Kisses - - All Natural Organic Carob Kissed Vegetarian Dog Treats.

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