Shark Attack at DRC!!!!

Some of you may remember Marshall and Mitchell, the Christmas Elf Hat kittens…

Well they’re back sharing their Halloween hats I made for them and brought their canine brother Gunther along for the fun! Having never attempted hats like these it was a fun learning experience, and I think they turned out rather well.

But they’re so much cuter when modeled so enough chat….

Marshall shark

Marshall Shark

Mitchell shark

Mitchell Shark

Gunther

Gunther Shark

Winter Is Coming…

And House Roba is ready!

It’s that time of year where here in Canada we like to start bundling up in sweaters to fight off the chill. So why not get your furry companion a cozy sweater as well? Here at House Roba we make custom size sweaters in a variety of styles starting at $20 CAD.

If you would like a sweater for your furry companion fire us a message and we’ll discuss what the perfect sweater for them would be.

Handmaid Craft Chart

I added a new chart to the Freebies section of this site. It was inspired by The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

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Montreal Comic Con 2017 – Mr Dressup Panel

This past weekend I attended Montreal Comic Con to speak at a couple of panels. It was a fun but tiring weekend, and the Zoo sure is happy I’m back home.

While there I did my panel from Ottawa Comic Con called Inside the Tickle Trunk: Mr Dressup. I had a small but enthusiastic crowd. Being an English show many francophone people didn’t know who Mr Dressup was so I wasn’t expecting the crowd to be as big as Ottawa. The crowd that was there loved it, and I made many people happy with my costume. Last minute I decided on making a Mr Dressup costume, and I ended up being very happy with it. Especially the puppets!

Now that Con season for Canada’s 150th is done this panel will most likely be retired, but the costume sure won’t!

 

Montreal Comic Con 2017 – Cosplay With Pets Panel

This past weekend I attended Montreal Comic Con to speak at a couple of panels. It was a fun but tiring weekend, and the Zoo sure is happy I’m back home.

I did a new panel while there called Cosplay With Your Pet. Overall it went well. Had a decent crowd considering it was a Friday afternoon at 2pm. Basically we spent 45min looking at pics of animals in cute costumes. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon.

I’m hoping to do it again at Ottawa Comic Con 2018. I have a number of things I want to improve, plus I plan to build costumes for animals I know so I can talk about the process etc. So be prepared for cute costume pics of the Zoo (Kara, Bela, & Tray #robacats) and my Squad (Emma and Lily B #robasquad  #wannaberobacat). I’ve also had a few different types of animals offer to be models/guinea pigs! It’s going to be a big year of miniature costuming!

 

 

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Mission Pawsible – Beat the Heat Online Auction

Until July 16, 2017 Mission Pawsible is having an online auction! The proceeds of the auction go to help out two wonderful animal rescues in Ottawa, ON; The Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue and Furry Tales Rescue.

A word of why the rescues need help from the Mission Pawsible people;

‘Between the two rescues, there are over 200 cats in care with daily requests to take in more cats. The rescues cannot take in cats and help them find their forever homes without the funds to make sure the cats have been vet checked, vaccinated, spayed/neutered and microchiped. Adoption fees do not cover associated medical costs so fundraisers like this one help to bridge the gap.

Please help us make this auction a successful one so that more cats can be saved and find their forever homes!’

The auction is not just for cat lovers! Many of the items were donated by restaurants, jewelry makers, services, and the list goes on.

Bearly Work Creations and I donated a suPURRvisor basket to the auction.

The suPURRvisor basket is a  wicker basket with a pillow and a wooden sign for the front that says suPURRvisior that a small to medium sized cat can fit in.

In the basket is a pillow, a hand hooked wool rug called Fat Cat from Bearly Work Creations  and a number of crocheted things by me; a placemat, a Santa Paws stocking, and a Jingle Jangle toy.

 

On the Web

Auction website

Mission Pawsible Facebook Page

Furrry Tales Rescue

Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue

Fun Times at the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides

Today was the day, and Team Emma was ready to hit the streets! It was a small crowd, but everyone had a great time.  Emma got to hang with the big boys. Two big huskies to be exact.

This was the first year for the event so we’re hoping word will spread and get more dogs involved next year.  This year over $1000 was raised for Dog Guides!

Due to Ottawa Race Weekend taking place we had to change the route for the walk, which ended up being a far more pleasant route. The last leg of our journey was along Beechwood Avenue where the race was taking place, so lot’s of cheering and music going on. So we decided to have a bit of fun with it. Even though this was a walk and not a race we cheered the dogs on as they made their way to the finish line. Due to her strategy of slow and steady wins the race (and some help from the husky parents) Emma was the first one to cross the finish line. Little stumpy legs beat the big boys! lol

Thanks to all Emma’s sponsors who helped her raise $131!

Thanks to Pet Valu Beechwood for putting on such a great event! Team Emma will be there again next year!

Last Chance to Sponsor Emma in the Walk for Dog Guides

Last chance to sponsor Emma in her walk for Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides ! The walk is tomorrow morning at 11am from Petvalu Beechwood to Stanley park. A long walk when your legs are only 4 inches long.

We set a goal of $200 and so far with in person and online donations we’ve made just over half that. Also, this morning we discovered someone STOLE some of her donation money from the jar in her house.

So any little donation would greatly help a wonderful organization.

***** I’ve been told that with online donations that it looks like you have to donate $25. You don’t. Look for the ‘other amount’ button.

 

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Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides

One week from today,on May 28th, my little buddy Emma, her mother, and I will be taking part in a wonderful charity walk event and could use your help!

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Another Alien Facehugger Sighting

Today I was tagged in a post on Instagram about Etsy finds. Turns out it was a happy pawstomer and her Alien Facehugger from the DRC Workshop.

Here’s what Stella the Scottishfold had to say;

“Being huge Alien fans, the humans are a bit too excited for the new @alienanthology movie… they got me a “face hugger” cat nip knit toy from @delrobacreations

They’re nerds… 🤓

From the pics I think it’s safe to say she likes it. 😉

 

To see more of Stella’s adventures check her out on Instagram!