Greyt Inspirations Life

A little about our life, our business and our pets.

A bit of information….

I would like to introduce Julie, a new Greyt Inspirations author for our blog. She joined us last week and has already been giving us some good information. Welcome Julie!

With all the upcoming holidays, we have posted our Holiday Deadline information so that you won’t miss out on any opportunities to get some wonderful gifts or holiday themed collars or leashes for those holidays.

Speaking of which, we have a fabulous new Hallowe’en collar just added to our Special Occasion line. This one is called “Bats”. Bats
We have recently added many new designs to our Martingale Collars. You can find all of the new designs in our New section. You won’t want to miss out on these, there are some gorgeous new martingale dog collar designs! Some of them are limited editions…

And now for some Doggy Tails.

Mandy has learned something from Shadow and Rowdy. She recently started “talking” to us! Although she is loosing her voice and only does a raspy sound these days, she has taken after Shadow and Rowdy. At 12 years old, she now comes to us after we have finished eating supper and starts “talking” to us in an attempt to get all the others to have their nightly “Roo” and to get some “lovin”. It is too, too cute. Mandy was our very first greyhound and has (of course) been with us the longest. She is not the brightest and takes quite a long time to learn things (but she is oh-so sweet and beautiful) but after many years, she has finally taken to talking. I guess she realized the extra attention that Shadow and Rowdy get for talking to us…
Rowdy continues to serenade us nightly with his whine, whine, whine if we don’t go join him on the bed to watch TV at night. It is his special cuddle time and he “demands” (LOL) that special time. His sense of timing is off (purposely?) as it seems to get earlier and earlier all the time…
Shadow, well..Shadow is Shadow. Our big, loveable, laid-back guy. He has found Rowdy to be competition and comes to us for much more attention these days…no complaints, it is wonderful!
Onyx, our goof, is still here. He has Osteo and his back leg is giving him more and more problems. He is on pain meds and is doing okay. He is still happy, still eating and still being Onyx (although not so “goofy” these days and I really miss that…). As long as our lovable, sweetie is still happy to be here, we will continue to give him extra-special lovies and attention. We don’t know how long he will be with us but everyday is a blessing.

Every one of our dogs is a joy to have in our lives!

September 13, 2008 Posted by | Business, General | , , | Leave a comment

I’ve Been Busy

I’ve been busy fighting off a nasty bacterial virus that was triggered by the antibiotics that my dentist gave me for my tooth infection. I think I am finally on the mend and none too soon as we are leaving for our vacation tomorrow morning (we would have liked to leave today but our son, who is coming home to take care of our poodle and our house while we are away, wasn’t able to get here until tonight). I am so looking forward to this vacation!

Greyt Inspirations is happy to introduce a new line of dog collars. Leather Buckle Dog Collars. They are available in solid collars, suede, airbrushed and textured. Fabulous!

A few samples for you:

Brown Suede Leather Dog Collar usa leather dog collar Black Leather Dog Collar Pink Flame Leather Dog Collar

Some new Martingale Dog Collar designs:

Black Horse Martingale Dog Collar Pretty Martingale Dog Collar Daisy Martingale Dog Collar Daisy Martingale Dog Collar

To see all the new designs visit New.

July 18, 2008 Posted by | Business | , , , , | Leave a comment

On the weekend, I added a few new items to Greyt Inspirations and to The GlassHound. You can see a small glimpse below however all the new items are on their respective websites.

Greyt Inspirations new martingale dog collars:

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to see more of the new martingale dog collar designs, please visit our New products page.

The GlassHound, new stained glass stepping stones:

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To see more of our stained glass stepping stone collections, please visit: Stepping Stones

May 7, 2008 Posted by | Business | , , | Leave a comment

Greyt New Designs

We have recently created some greyt new designs for collars and leashes. Now that we are back from vacation, they have been added to the Greyt Inspirations website.

New Collars and Leashes

Butterflies Where’s Spring Silver Backdrop Red Diva

 Pinstripe G1 Noted Houndzee Grey Grin

March 20, 2008 Posted by | Business | , | Leave a comment

Back to Work

I have been diligently working on catching up with our Greyt Inspirations orders. The custom collar orders and embroidery orders will be completed this weekend; since it is a long weekend, I should be able to get caught up.

I have also been adding the new designs to the website as I am able. There are some gorgeous new designs that can be found on the following web pages:

New Collars and Leash designs 

or you can search through the Miscellaneous Collars, the Embroidered Collars and the Leashes pages.

More to come over the next few days…


March 18, 2008 Posted by | Business | , , | Leave a comment

Man, am I tired…

I have spent most of this weekend working on products and getting ready for the show that we are going to in March. Every year, we go to Sandy Paws, a greyhound event in Georgia. It is our most favourite event of the year; and the bonus is that we get away from the cold and snow for a few weeks. Warmth and sunshine!

In preparation for Sandy Paws, I have been making lots of new styles of martingale dog collars, leashes and embroidered clothing.  Now that I have finally sat down for a few minutes, I realized how tired I am…

February 10, 2008 Posted by | General | , , | Leave a comment

Sick and Tired, part 2

For the second time in 2 weeks, I am not feeling well again. My husband passed his version of the flu on to me. It started yesterday and today I have the body aches and I’m very tired.    Oh how I love flue season! — about as much as I love winter!

 On a happy note, I received a new fabric trim order yesterday and can’t wait to make them into martingale dog collars. They are gorgeous! and will make gorgeous dog collars. They are fabric trims in matching sets (matching colors) and the colors are just beautiful. I won’t be putting these on my website until after Sandy Paws, the greyhound event that I will be attending as a vendor in GA in early March but I will post pictures of them once I have them created.

These should be the last set of “new” martingale collars that I am creating for this event and I plan to make a “sneak preview” web page on my website to show off all the new designs. That should be done sometime within the next 2 weeks.

I  am getting so excited to go to this event for a few reasons: I will be going to warmth and sunshine for 2 weeks (huge bonus) and I get to meet up with many of my friends that I only get to see once or twice a year. I can’t wait…

February 6, 2008 Posted by | General | , , , , , | Leave a comment

I made it

Now that the Christmas Rush seems to have slowed down, I have some time to relax. I can’t believe I made it through. I was “happily” very busy for at least 2 months and extremely busy during this past month. I say “happily” because that means that Greyt Inspirations is starting to prosper after 3 years of hard work. This is what I have always strived for so I am very happy. I’m not “there” yet, but I am “getting there”.

 Starting in January, I will be designing and creating some fabulous new martingale dog collars and embroidery designs. I have had some ‘greyt’ ideas in mind and some fabulous new fabric and fabric trims that I have been dying to get to but haven’t had the time. I can’t wait to get to these new and wonderful designs. Stay tuned….

December 17, 2007 Posted by | Business | , , | 1 Comment


I am finally almost caught up on orders. I have been very busy these past 2 weeks, working every night and every weekend to get a couple of large orders ready and shipped. One more to go and that one is half-done.  Right on time, as I am going away this weekend to see my Dad who hasn’t been feeling well for the past month or so. 

I have also published a new Dog Breed Article on Bernese Mountain Dogs. This is a very well written and very interesting article.

 Later tonight, I am hoping to be loading a few new Embroidered Tote Bags. Some of them have the new embroidery designs – absolutely lovely.

November 21, 2007 Posted by | Business | , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Leashes match New Martingale Collars

Greyt Inspirations has new dog leashes to match our abstract martingale collars. These martingale collars and leashes are gorgeous! They come in 3 colors so you can have a set: blue, green and yellow.Without further ado, here they are:

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November 18, 2007 Posted by | Business | , , , , | Leave a comment