In celebration of National Pet Month, Nina Designs is donating 10% of our sales from our Pet Love Charm Collection during the month of May! Our donation will be going to the Humane Society of the United States which is considered one of the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organizations.
Here at Nina Designs we love our four legged friends! They bring us so much joy, comfort us in hard times, and make us laugh! Lots of our staff members have either rescued animals themselves or adopted them from a shelter! Here are some of our staff members and their adorable furry pals!
Rebecca, Customer Service Rep
This is Hazel, being friendly and snugly is her game. She’s 13 years old, and I’ve had her since she was 2 months old. My best friend’s dad found her mom stuck on the median of the freeway. He rescued her. When he got her home he found out she was pregnant. I had her and her sister, Anabelle, for 12 years. Unfortunately Anabelle passed away last year. She loves to love and has absolutely the loudest purr I’ve ever heard. She makes friends with everyone she meets including deer, skunks, & dogs. Strangely she loves everyone except other cats. She adored her sister, but every other cat is a sworn enemy.
Since the day she came home to me everyone could tell she was special. She was the smartest and friendliest of her litter. She’s my baby!
Marcy, Associate Designer
This is Ban-Ki Moon (named after Secretary-General of the UN). Ban ki was a rescued feral kitten, saved from being eaten by a Pitbull. He is 11 months old now. The silliest thing he does is stash his toys in our bed, in the couch cushions and in the water bowl. The most annoying thing he does is play with my jewelry when I’m trying to sleep and he stashes away just one earring! He is cute, friendly & playful. He always makes me smile, even when he’s being naughty! Ban Ki has recently discovered the joy of tissue paper. He loves to burrow under it and leap out of it.
Rose, Customer Service Rep
My kitties names are Trouble (the orange male) & Moxie (the black female). I’ve had them for about four months! They are seven months old, and I adopted them from the Milo Foundation.
Trouble & Moxie both sleep on their backs with their limbs all over the place and it’s hilarious, especially since the longer they’re asleep the more tangled up they get. They are both very sweet (when they aren’t destroying things or running full-speed across the house). If you pick Moxie up she will lick your nose and make a little purr chirp noise. And Trouble plays fetch! I didn’t teach him how, and he’s already better at it than my childhood dog… who I tried to teach him to fetch for 12 years! They are both inside cats, but because they are so interested in the outdoors, my boyfriend and I put them on leashes and harnesses and take them in the backyard to explore. I’m trying to teach them to walk on their leashes, but at this point they’re mostly interested in eating grass and stalking bugs.
Signe, Marketing Manager
This is Daisy! She is 14 years old and has been with us since she was a puppy. Daisy came from Animal Control. She was deemed un-adoptable because she is half Pitbull and showed signs of aggression. We rescued her from being put down and did extensive training with her for 2 years to make sure she would be a good canine citizen. I’m so glad we rescued her. She has been an amazing family member. My life is better with her in it.
Daisy’s silliest behavior is a trick that she does called “Surprise!” When one of us is sitting down, with one leg crossed over the other, she pops her head through the space created between the bend of the knee on the crossed leg and the leg below it. It always makes us laugh when she does it. Her most annoying behavior is that she will sometimes do it to guests when they visit – which is a little embarrassing….but usually it gets a laugh too, if the person likes dogs!
What kind of pet do you have?
Cat or Dog?
Fish or Fowl?
Pot Bellied Pig or Python?
Tell us a little about your pet! We love to hear cute and silly pet stories!