*A portion of profits from the sale of this shirt will go to Bullies 2 The Rescue.*
*Pre-sale runs through April, 2nd at midnight EST. Since this is a limited edition pre-sale to raise funds for charity, ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Feel free to contact us with any sizing questions or review our FAQ. Shirts are a standard unisex fit and run true to size. Orders are expected to ship 3-4 weeks after the pre-sale period concludes.*
*Orders with multiple items will ship once all items (the Stella Tribute shirt) are available.*
I've dreaded the day I would have to make this post... Late last week Stella passed away overnight. She recently celebrated her 13th birthday, and in English Bulldog years, that's a long, full life. Normally, I'd tuck this wayyyy down, withdraw, and hide my sadness the best I could (aka using humor as my coping mechanism :)). However, when you make your beloved pet a part of your brand identity, other people besides yourself are going to feel connected, and she was loved so much by many of you as well :)
I first got Stella at 6 weeks old, and she passed just a couple weeks after her 13th birthday. The photos above are from the first time I met her and the last day she was with us. As hard as it has been since she passed, I wouldn't give up a single second of the time I had with her and the memories created. We were best buds for 13 years, and that's like half my life (like I said, let me have my humor :)) It doesn't matter how much you try to prepare yourself for the loss of a loved one, it's never easy. I'm sorry I didn't say anything sooner, but I needed some time to process it myself.
This past year, she really started to show her age, and I tried to start preparing myself the best I could. Part of that was knowing I wanted to do something to honor her and do something good in her name. The shirt you see on the third slide is a design we were going to put out for our anniversary in July/August, but it seems fitting to put it out now and pay tribute to her. With sales of the shirt, we're going to donate a portion of the profits to a local rescue organization, Bullies 2 The Rescue, in her name.
If the shirt isn't your style but would still like to do something, there are a lot of rescues that are in need right now, and any of them would appreciate your support. Stella may be gone, but she will always be a part of Glory Days. We will continue to use her likeness from time to time in our designs - we already had some designs in the chamber that will be coming out over the spring/summer, so you'll still get to see her. Again, it's been an extremely difficult week, but thank you to everyone who loved her :)
Our unisex Comfort Colors t-shirt features a looser and more traditional fit. True to size fit. Made of a heavyweight pre-shrunk 100% cotton.
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