Limited edition ROTW blankets

Full size bed | September 2013.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Full size bed | September 2013. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

King size bed | September 2013.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

King size bed | September 2013. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

I’m always looking for new and innovative ways to raise money for the charity (Dachshund Outreach Giving and Socialization) while showcasing some original dachshund photography. Well, I found these lightweight blankets (40″ x 60″ inches). They are a super soft poly-fiber jersey fleece material that is machine washable in cold, and can be put in the dryer (supposedly but I don’t necessarily recommend it). The edges are turned and sewn. I have never worked with this fulfillment house previously so I don’t have any experience with their products, but I really like how the blankets turned out. The charity’s cost to produce and ship the blankets is $50. Only three blankets were made, and at this time I have no immediate plans of making others. I like producing specialty items in limited quantities to make them distinct, hard to find, unique collectors’ items. AND… if some day I end up being a world-renowned dachshund photographer and artist, perhaps they’ll be worth something (to someone). One can dream, right?!

If you want a one-of-kind blanket, it can be yours for a tax-deductible donation of $85 (or more). I was very tempted to keep the blankets for myself but I feel like it’s more important to raise operational funds for the charity than satisfy my personal vanity to decorate my home in all things dachshund (though it was not an easy decision, I think it’s the right one). The blankets could be used as throw blankets when watching TV or reading a book, or they could be nice accent pieces for a bedroom set. They could even be framed and hung on the wall, if inclined.

The blankets will be given out on a first-serve, first-come basis. The first three people who make their donations will get them. Please specify which blanket you want in order from 1 to 3, I’ll do my best to honor your request. If you make a donation AFTER all three have been given away, a full refund will immediately be issued.

Thanks in advance for the consideration. Even if the blankets are not your personal style or in your price range, let me know what you think in case I decide to produce some in a greater quantity going forward.

UPDATE: Wow, as of 7:30 PST 9/12/13 all blankets have been allocated. Thank you! 

5 Doxies | September 2013.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

5 Doxies | September 2013. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

6 Doxies | September 2013.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

6 Doxies | September 2013. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

ROTW Blanket | September 2013.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

ROTW Blanket | September 2013. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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17 Responses to Limited edition ROTW blankets

  1. Virginia Roccaforte Pretz says:

    These are awesome Johnny! I like #3 the best. Unfortunately I cannot afford this at this time. If you make these in the future I would definitely save up to get one! ❤

  2. bonnie hammons says:

    I would like to buy blanket #1, if it is still for sale.

  3. Davy Doxie's Person says:

    Great concept, love the look!! Can you do one offs, say a custom blanket with one dog on it? Say perhaps…. my dog? (you can see where my mind is going with this….today a blanket, tomorrow a billboard!!) 😉 Nicely done!!!

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  5. Now you’ve done it. !! We ALL want one. I have 4 mini’s and need one for my new bed in my new home. So I think it’s a great idea to have MORE done. I think you’ll make a fortune for the group. Thanks !

    • Awe. You’re sweet. Fundraising is tough and it has been hard for us to make more than a few hundred dollars at a time. AND if we want to do a mobile spay and neuter clinic next year or a big informational / educational one-day dachshund festival – we need to raise a few thousand at a time. So we’re just trying to find what works. Surprisingly lots of folks have responded positively to the blankets so hopefully that will translate to some sales. Thanks for the kind words. 🙂

      • I’ll be following and waiting for MY chance to order. Anything for my fellow thank you. dachshund lovers…!

      • These blankets were sold during a special promotion – which now has ended. However, if you still want one we’ll happily do it for a tax-deductible donation of a $100. To make your tax-deductible donation please click here –> http://tiny.cc/gcxq3w ; Once the donation is received we’ll discuss the image you want via email or private message on Facebook. The blankets usually arrive within 2 weeks. Hope to hear from you. Thanks for the consideration. Your positive feedback and interest is humbling.

  6. Angie says:

    I received my blanket and absolutely love it! It is so soft and the picture is adorable. Perfect for me and my doxies to cuddle in on a cool fall day. My only concern is that it is mainly white and shows dog hair pretty easily especially since I have black and tans. Wonder if they could make it in a different background cover. Keep up the great work, Johnny!

    • Angie says:

      I forgot to tell you my pups were going crazy just sniffing it when I first got it. I told them they must be smelling Emily, Rufus and Lily. 🙂

    • You know that’s my only concern as well. I don’t think they offer any “other color” though. Hum. I agree – they LOOK great and feel great – but my singular concern at the moment is “is it practical for a household with animals!?” One other person was concerned about her cat and keep it away. I think it looks great on “display” but keeping it clean will be tricky for sure. Thanks for the feedback. We’ll keep working on it. Best! J;-)

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  8. cindy says:

    I Don’t just want one….. I need one!!! For me and my Frankie to snuggle in!! PLEASE make more x

    • These blankets were sold during a special promotion – which now has ended. However, if you still want one we’ll happily do it for a tax-deductible donation of a $100. To make your tax-deductible donation please click here –> http://tiny.cc/gcxq3w ; Once the donation is received we’ll discuss the image you want. The blankets usually arrive within 2 weeks. Hope to hear from you.

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