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Member Since 03 Jan 2010
Offline Last Active Jan 28 2012 01:45 PM

About Me

My name is Heidi Schamberger and I reside in Kansas City, Mo. k9 closet began in the fall of 2001. I will not bore you with the old familiar saying, "I couldn't find anything cute enough for my dog-bla bla bla." The truth is:

My mother in law Doreen bought me a sewing machine. Let me start off by telling you about the best mother in law in the world: Doreen was the most amazing woman that I ever had the honor of knowing. She was the best at everything. She could sew, cook, teach and so much more. Doreen passed away from cancer on May 5, 2007. I know she is still in our hearts and is proud of what I have accomplished with this gift she taught me. I have a funny story that will always stick with me. I wanted to make her something special with this machine she had purchased me so I thought, what is better than a beautiful scarf? I bought the most couture beaded fabric I could find. I stitched this garment until there was no tomorrow. When she came to our house I proudly handed her the scarf. She was ecstatic. As she draped the scarf over her shoulders one by one the beads fell to the wood floor. (It was never ending, I swear it had hundreds of beads) I know she saw the disappointment and embarrassment in my face. She hugged me and told me not to worry, it was still beautiful. I love and miss her so much!

I am also proud to say that Doreen named k9 closet.

On to my new found sewing machine. I wondered what I was going to do with the fine piece of metal. I knew I loved fine fabrics, fun handbags and so forth but I told myself, " I will never quilt!" =) I made a few things for my Chihuahua Beetle Juice and they were horrific. I didn't give up. I would sew all night until I had it right. After many long nights I made the cutest little coat for her. I was pretty proud of myself that it fit and actually looked nice! I made a few dozen more for her and then thought.. "maybe I should make her a cute collar". Well after making quite a few I decided to put them on eBay to see if anyone would think they were as cute as I did. It was slow going, but amazingly today it has grown beyond my expectations. Since then I have invested in 9 different types of industrial machines. I love each and every one of them.

I believe that dogs and cats alike should look fashionable, but at the same time I believe that products should be safe. When you purchase a k9 closet collar, we promise your pooch will be fashionable and safe.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. k9 closet would not be what it is today if it were not for you or my amazing mother in law, Doreen Schamberger.

Heidi Schamberger

PS: I still will not quilt.
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  • Member Title Stray Dog
  • Age 41 years old
  • Birthday January 6, 1977
  • Gender
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  • Location
    Kansa City, MO
  • Interests
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