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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Lots of new and exciting things have been added to the website. I sometimes forget that not everyone is on our Facebook page so here’s all the news if you missed it!

We had a request for a less girly version of The Sweetheart, so we came up with The Braveheart! It’s available as a wide flat collar and also as a wide training collar.

Our latest foster failure, Bruno, needed a collar that was as unique as he is. The Jolly Roger in chestnut and tarnished silver perfectly compliments his coat, which is blue fawn sable smut in case you were wondering! This design is available as a wide flat collar too.

You can now add some Swarovski crystals to your order [collars, leads, cuffs, etc.] by adding this bling item to your cart. A huge range of colours are available. Below is a Sweetheart training collar with some clear crystals and a Bubbler with fire opal crystals and a matching narrow leash.

Our all-in-one leash has been given a slight facelift. It now has a keeper so you can tighten it around your dog’s neck and won’t need to worry about him or her backing out of it.

The Paxy was devised for a Koolie that shuts down when she wears a chain collar but has such a slender neck that she can easily back out of flat collars. Her owner is delighted with her collar and sent us this lovely testimonial.

I often hear people refer to our products as “Staffy collars”. Not true, we cater to every breed, size and strength! Below are a regular Nightowl and a regular Lunatic with matching leads made for two miniature Schnauzers.

We had a special request for a coupler, so Dave created a two piece attachment that works with any of our leads. While I would never walk our dogs with one [for safety reasons], they’re great for dogs that walk nicely on a lead and have bombproof temperaments.

During our birthday promotion we had our first order for a Diddley Eye martingale, so before I sent it off the lovely Chopper strutted his stuff in it for the camera.

I’ve been waiting for ages to add the Asteroid Belt martingale to the site. It’s the collar I want Dave to make for Angel, but he never has time between orders. [Which is a good complaint I suppose!] Thankfully someone else ordered one, so before posting it tomorrow I got our dog training buddy, Maggie the German Shepherd, to pose in it. Such a pleasure to work with a well trained dog after the nightmare I had trying to work with the very easily distracted Bruno yesterday!!

Date for your diary… The Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park is holding it’s inaugural Pets Parlour on Sunday 11 September. Ruthless Leather and Ruthless Photos will both have stands there on the day. To mark the occasion we’re having the following promotions:

RL > Order and pay for a collar on the day [in person or online] and receive a complimentary 4ft standard leash worth $82.50 with your order. Bring your dog along if you want us to measure their neck for you.

RP > Book and pay for a photo session on the day [in person or by email, session to take place before the end of 2011] and receive a $100 voucher to put towards your print/product order.

For anyone that received this update by email: I’m using my blog feed as a newsletter. If you’ve requested to be on the Ruthless Leather mailing list and you change your mind you’ll need to reply to this email with “unsubscribe” in the subject line. The unsubscribe link below only works for people who have subscribed to the feed via the Ruthless Things blog. [I hope that makes sense!]

If you’re a fan of my Facebook page you might have seen a whole heap of photos of red and white Amstaff puppies recently! There was Stella and Petey from Puppy Love Rescue and then Bruce and Merlin from Towilla Amstaffs. This is Mack, Bruce and Merlin’s brother. He’s currently winging his way to Western Australia after spending 24hrs here to break up the long journey to his new home.

Him and Bruno had a great time playing together! There’s some footage of them playing tug here and biteyface here.

He can go either way with his ears, he looks equally cute regardless!

While our lot were having their walk with Dave this morning I took some photos of Mack inside. Such a shame he had to leave, I think he would make a great photographer’s muse.

There’s one more video you might enjoy… this is Angel with Mack… what a fruitcake!!

Bruno was being incredibly cute this morning [oh who am I kidding, he’s incredibly cute all the time!] so I grabbed my camera and took some photos of him in the bedroom.

Please can I get on the bed?

He doesn’t realise he can push the wardrobe door closed to get to me so he just stands there looking pathetic!

Yes, his bottom lip is sticking out in the photo on the right and yes, I agree, it’s deadset adorable!

With no treats on offer he soon became bored and uncooperative. Considering he’s only about ten months old I think he did pretty well though. I might have to start thinking about getting him an agent!

Bruno will be the cover star of the next Urban Animal magazine. The online edition should be out any day now. The printed version will be in stores in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in early September.

It’s that time of year again! This year’s calendar is very special to me. It’s a selection of rescued bull breeds that I photographed in 2010/11. These are the lucky ones that got a second chance and are now living new lives in great homes. Unfortunately bull breeds are massively over-represented in pounds and shelters around the country, so all profits from the sale of this calendar will go to help death row or rescued bull breeds in need in Australia.

Where can I buy them?
SOLD OUT [The RedBubble version is still available, link below.]

Where can I buy them in person?
Bowhouse, Bondi Beach SOLD OUT
For Dogs’ Sake, Chippendale SOLD OUT
Pet Resorts Australia, Dural SOLD OUT

Non-Australia residents may find it cheaper to buy one from my RedBubble store as they ship from all over the world so shipping costs are lower. They’re more expensive and the design is different but the images and overall quality are just as good and they still raise money for bull breeds in need.

What else do I get?
A set of desktop wallpaper calendars comes free with every purchase. Sizes available are 1024×768, 1280×1024, 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.

The calendars are A3 with silver spiral binding and a hanger. The covers are double-sided and printed on a beautiful 300gsm stock. The internal pages are printed on 150gsm and have plenty of room for writing birthdays, appointments, hot dates, etc. on each day. They come shrink wrapped and are posted in rigid mailers for protection.

If you want to check out the images in detail, you can do so at my RedBubble store, as all the images from the calendar are available for purchase there as greeting cards, postcards, prints, etc.

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that bought a calendar. $1400 was raised which has now been split between Puppy Love Rescue, Fetching Dogs, Stafford Rescue Victoria and Staffords in Need to help them to continue rescuing bull breeds in need.