How It All Began

January 26, 2020 8 Comments

Custom Pet Portrait

Would you like to hear a tale about a wild ride that started with an Active Duty Service Member, a Ford Sales Associate, and Instagram? Trust me, you're going to want to sit down for this. 😂

I was serving in Washington state at the time, while Kait was selling cars in Pennsylvania, or somewhere on the other side of the world. When you're from the West Coast, you honestly don't understand much about what goes on over on the East. Trust me, it's true! Well anyways, everything started with a simple "like" on Instagram, which turned into a comment, which later led to a DM, and well, next thing you know, Kait was on a plane and dinner was shared at a dive bar in Seattle. Ya, it was pretty amazing!

What makes the story crazy though, is that literally 5 days after our first encounter, I was sent to Ranger School! Now for those that are not too familiar with military schools, this course is basically a 2 month school where they take away all your outside communication equipment (cell phones, tablets, computers, etc) and put you in the woods to learn how to survive. As you can probably guess, this creates quite a struggle for building a new relationship, especially for two people who met online. This is where letter writing came into play!

Ranger School Graduation

One would say that we were a little crazy and foolish, but after a consistent 62 days of letter writing and one surprise graduation appearance, Kait moved out to Washington to take a chance. Now before she showed up, I was living with that beast of a German Shepherd, Max, that you see in the top image. Once Kait stepped into the house though, Max slowly started to get less one on one time. I mean, he had to of known it was coming! 🤣 Either way, this is what led to Skye's arrival to the house. Max needed a companion! 

I won't keep going too deep into our whole life story, but basically we enjoyed the remaining two years in Washington with one trip overseas and a lot of awesome memories created. Sadly, our Pacific Northwest excursion came to an end when I left the military and took a road trip across the United States with Kait and our two psycho, I mean fun loving, pups!

The Professional Custom Pet Portrait

Now for the part most of you have been waiting for, FurPrintz. How did a pet canvas ever come about? Why make custom pet portraits and why are they wearing outfits?? Honestly, it all started with Skye! So many people would think that Max, being the large alpha male that he is, ran things in our house. Sadly, this is far from the truth. Let's just say that Skye may be small, but she has a personality that would take over Amazon if Jeff Bezos ever steps down! Hence our first ever design, the "Professional".

I know what you're thinking, how does one design concept turn into a company full of custom pet portraits? Well, after we created Skye's, we knew that we had to create something for Max as well! This is where our bond came into play. So Max has been with me ever since I got stationed in Washington and honestly, before Kait, he was my biggest supporter. All this led to the creation of the "Veteran". The portrait is basically my way of expressing Max's support for all I did while in the military.

Custom Pet Portrait

Fast forward a few months down the road, FurPrintz now has eight custom outfit designed pet portraits, a "Simple" design with eight painted colors, and even two different types of phone cases! Believe me though, we don't plan on stopping there. Our goal is to come out with new designs on a regular basis because we know that every pet has a different personality. If you are excited about our new upcoming themes and blog posts, subscribe to our newsletter below and be the first to know about what's coming next! 

Well that's it for our first blog post! How did we do? If you loved it, leave a comment and share with your friends. We know there are pets all over the world that have a unique personality, that need to be showcased for all to see!

 



8 Responses

Merrissa Lewis
Merrissa Lewis

January 26, 2020

Wonderful story. Love it. And the physco dogs hahahahaha… ❤ amazing work… love from 🇨🇦

Michaela Braun
Michaela Braun

January 26, 2020

the love stories that are crazy and full of curiosity last the longest! and who dares nothing can also win nothing. mine is already 21 years old and I don’t regret a day. Therefore I wish you both all the best for the future

Ken Bradley
Ken Bradley

January 26, 2020

It really does go down in the DM! Haha. Awesome story brotha, I’m excited for your new business! Great concept!

Sharon Casterline
Sharon Casterline

January 26, 2020

I’ve been following for some time ad Kait as well y’all have an amazing love story that keeps going and your fur babies are amazing thank you for sharing you life with us common folk that won’t turn into a scamming process lol…bravo for you and your beautiful family.
When I can get the money saved in will be purchasing one of my Maxwell that would be an awesome tribute for in memory of my boy. Have a blessed day

Diana Jo Arias
Diana Jo Arias

January 26, 2020

Wow that was so wonderful very Happy for you too and the the Beast and Skey keep up the good work

Erna
Erna

January 26, 2020

What awesome you tell your love story, i love it! I like the furprints very much, like it for my own dogs.! Keep going like this way, you two are amazing!!

Emilie
Emilie

January 26, 2020

Your story is inspiring and although I dont currently have a dog I think what you guys are doing is great.
Keep it up and wishing you great success.

Laura Means
Laura Means

January 26, 2020

So awesome that you shared your story! Classic modern day love story!!
Furprintz is such a great concept and I know I will be ordering.
It’s always cool that you shared the beginnings of your story because I love knowing who I’m purchasing something from and supporting a vet owned business. Can’t wait to see what you all will do in the future!

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