Monday, January 21, 2008

Dollars For Collars

Hi Everybuddy -

We have some decisions to make. Mom ran across an interesting article regarding some collars that are being sold. Oh these aren't just ANY collars! Take a look at this one:



This particular collar belonged to a Pug who was owned by the Duchess and Duke of Windsor a long, long time ago. There is an auction for items like this in New York City which will be held to coincide with the Westminster Kennel Club's All Breed Dog Show in February, at Bonhams Auction House. The one pictured above is expected to sell for at least $3,000.00. HOLY HUSKIES! That's alot of money! This got us thinking. We have some of our old collars lying around. We asked Mom to dig them out of storage (she keeps everything "just in case"). We need to put ours up for auction. We need to decide how much they're worth. Here's Meeka inspecting his:


"I dunno. I kinda liked this one"

Here's Shadow. Does this photo not scream "Please buy me!" :


"Isn't it pretty? It's pink! "

And here I am calculating net worth:

"Since I wore it - I'd say $10,000.00"


And here's Shyla hoping Mom won't find her. She was napping in the sun:



"My collar's not for sale!"

Shyla doesn't have any extra collars since she's the new kid on the block. She was dumped at the shelter with an ugly black collar that was frayed and dirty. Certainly not fit for a girl as pretty as she! Mom assured her she can keep her bewootiful turquoise blue collar that she wears proudly. A handsome new collar with shiny tags is a big deal to a dog who was not previously loved or appreciated. To them it signifies that they are home where they belong and loved for who they are.

I'm going to have Mom give the auction coordinators a call to find out where we need to ship our collars. I'm sure they'll be thrilled to have them. What a wonderful way to raise money for those nice folks at Best Friends Animal Society! We can donate our proceeds to them!

15 comments:

Lady Kaos said...

I don't think any of my old collars would be worth anything. The one I was adopted in was just a thin piece of leather that I didn't like and all my other ones I have worn out and are now all frayed and the latches don't work. Mom says they smell funny, too. I'm sure your collars will sell a lot more than those dogs that are famous because their parents are famous. You're the one that's famous so your's are worth TONS more. Good luck!
Kaos

Barlow Putz said...

i woluld be willing to pay 3ooo dollars for a good strurdy collar...you get what you pay for and my last one from molwort for 3 dollars only lasted 10 years....sadie

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Since it's your collar, I bet that it might get even more than $10,000. You are pretty famous.

Kat

Kapp pack said...

Shyla is bewootiful and deserves to keep her collar. I think Shadow's pic is very adorable.

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Peanut said...

I bet you will raise a ton of money.

Lorenza said...

My mom says that is a lot of money for a collar but at the same time if its for a good cause sure it worth it!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Kathryn and Ari said...

Holy, cow! That pug collar looks like it would weigh more than a pug!!

The Husky in the Window said...

Oh this sounds like a good way to make money for new stuffies! Mom has kept all of ours. My puppy collar did not fit Bella (to husky of a neck) ha roo ro roo.

Husky Hugs,MayaMarie

sharkgila said...

Me thinks your collar is worth much more than that. I can't auction my old collars - I chewed them all up. Burp.

Woooo,
Togo

Ferndoggle said...

We have a ton of extra collars...maybe we could sell them & raise lots of money for a DWBs meet up!

Sherman, Penny & Lola

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I'll save my allowance so I khan bid on one of your khollars!

Wags and Wuv,
Khyra

Jan said...

Merci and Buddy used to have nice leather collars, but Buddy ate all of them. It's nice you are willing to donate collars to help.

And it was sweet to take in a pretty dog with a frayed collar. She's sweet.

jans funny farm

Holly said...

Count us in, I know we have a few old collars laying around here too!

holly

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

Hi Buddies! how generous of ya'll to auction your collars. it's certain the will bring mega $$$

Shyla is beeuutiful and we are happy she has a furever home with ya'll

Love Licks & waggin TX tails

Pacco de Mongrel said...

that's freakingly expensive...

i wonder will i turn into a SuperDog after wearing it...