We had a terrible Small Business Caturday! It started off when my human was leaving for the cat show. I forgot she was vending, and when I saw her with her backpack-on-rollers, I thought she was leaving town! I got upset and wouldn’t speak to her. So things got off on the wrong foot (paw).
My human set up the table with my books, calendars and cards — and some Nip Knots. Since the table was in a better location than last year — right in front of the stage — she thought she would do better than last year. But she did worse!
This show was called “Cats and Hats,” and sure enough, there was a contest with a bunch of humans putting hats on their cats. Boy am I glad this was not me!
There was a really gorgeous blue Somali at the show… and can you believe he actually enjoyed himself? The judge put him on the table and he laid down and began rolling around! I would never have been that relaxed.
The bottom line is that my human just barely sold enough to pay the (really inexpensive) vending fee and parking. After taxes, I think she wound up with about five dollars. The worst part is, since she thought she was going to do better, she bought more calendars than last year! Now she is so discouraged she will probably not do any more shows and we are stuck with 16 calendars. (Out of 20, she sold two at the show and one of our blogging friends bought one online from an old link… plus one is spoken for.) So if you were thinking of buying one (or more) of my calendars, please do so below instead of buying them from Zazzle for now (of course, you can still buy my cards and other items from my Zazzle shop) — I am hoping we don’t lose money this year:
See all of Summer’s merch at her Designercat Shop, available on Zazzle.