Before I moved a few months ago, I never really had to rely on doing commissions for anything, so I rarely offered them. When I moved late last year, I was hit with the blow of having real rent to pay on top of the rest of my bills, and my biggest worry (aside from getting them paid) was how I was going to continue to make payments on my veterinary bill. I was doing really well with it pre-moving, but I wasn't sure what I was going to do after, and I didn't want it hanging over my head, especially if a veterinary emergency should arise and increase that debt. I thought about getting a second job but I wanted to continue to have a flexible schedule for my current one.
I opened some commissions, auctioned/sold character designs, and did some YCH auctions as well.
I also introduced a little sketch that i initially made for myself as a template for adoptables. These developed into being known as Silky Beardogs, and have been met with more interest and support than I ever imagined!
For anyone curious, here are the treatments that you helped fund with your commissions!
Kane, 9 year old husky - Mass removal, dental cleaning, labwork, vaccines, heartworm prevention, etc
Kleo, 8 year old lab x chow - Dental cleaning, labwork, vaccines, heartworm prevention, etc
Pumpkin, 8 year old orange tabby - Exam, vaccines, hypoallergenic food, steroid injection for food allergies
Isis, 7 year old piebald gray tabby - Spay, vaccines, multiple lab testing for hypercalcemia, hypercalcemia meds
Bones, 5 year old black medium hair - Felv/FIV test, labwork, vaccines, spay, Lysine supplement
William, 2? year old piebald orange tabby that lived here outside when we moved in - Neuter, labwork, vaccines, Felv/FIV test, deworming, antibiotics for puncture wound
Eddie, 1 year old terrier mix foster dog - flea prevention
Gabriel, 5 month old ferret - exam, treatment for ear mites
Felix, 3 month old ferret - exam, treatment for ear mites
Shout outs toooooooooooo: