Thursday, July 31, 2014
We live in a 2 family home. The apartment upstairs has been vacant since February. A couple of days ago that changed. The new tenants have a dog. My wife and I both exhaled. Dog people. Yes! There is an unspoken camaraderie among those of us who are fur parents of dogs. We understand the dog hair, barking, jumping, muddy paw prints, stinky landmines, getting licked, etc. I'm guessing there was a sense of relief when they heard barking coming from downstairs. There. Is. Always. That. Sigh. Of. Relief.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
When we shop for biscuit ingredients, we tend to stand out at the checkout counter as we line the moving belt with endless jars of Skippy Natural peanut butter, bags upon bags of flour, a half dozen containers of baking powder, huge bags of Nestle white chips and several jumbo sized Quaker Oats. To us, it's no big deal. We're used to it. Baking biscuits has become such a huge part of our life. It's the norm. For onlookers, not so much.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Hands down, this week has quite possibly been one of our busiest weeks yet. Not only did we personally deliver Bodacious Biscuit Love to 5 shelters, we also launched a little fundraiser so we could purchase some much needed items for a local shelter. In addition, we shipped out biscuit love to sweet Jake who's on his road to recovery, set up a display at All Friends Animal Hospital, supplied a local radio station with biscuit samples and baked up some crunchy goodness for some fabulous people who made donations.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Late last week we put together four fundraiser bundles with the hopes of reaching a goal of $110. Early this week, we reached our goal! We can't even begin to tell you how excited we were. With the combined efforts of people making a donation for a bundle, spreading the word, sharing our statuses, etc...we did it. And when I say "we" I'm referring to every single person who stepped forth to assist with this.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
Aside from baking biscuit love 'round the clock for shelter, foster and rescue pups, we also assist with fundraising efforts for shelters and rescue organizations. Most times, we'll donate raffle baskets. The money raised from these baskets are put towards the cost of caring for abused and neglected animals. Yesterday, we decided to launch a fundraiser of our own.
Monday, July 14, 2014
A photo of the both of us us delivering biscuits doesn't happen often for several reasons. The first, neither one of us is too keen on having our photo taken and posted. Second, I'm usually the one taking the photos. Third, no one is waiting at the door to snap a picture of us carrying biscuits inside. This time around, the stars aligned and...well...THIS happened.
Friday, July 11, 2014
My wife and I have assisted with rescue efforts for quite some time. Today, during a conversation, I found myself caught off guard when I heard, "When he arrived here, he was about 250 pounds underweight." No, that's not a typo. It's also not something that we're used to hearing. It was a first for us.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
More often than not, the camera is always an arm's length away. We're always snapping photos in our Bodacious Kitchen or while on the road making deliveries. Photos keep everyone in our Bodacious community connected. In the loop. It's a way to open the curtain so people can see behind the scenes. This includes the not-so-great moments.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
On Thursday, we were quite surprised to receive a package in the mail. At some point, early afternoon, a long box was placed on our porch in front of the door. Thankfully, I was paying attention. "Grace" is not my middle name and had I not been paying attention while stepping out onto the front porch, well, you know. Trip. Fall. Look around frantically to see if the neighbors had witnessed my not-so-gracious tumble.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
On Sunday, during daylight hours, a neighbor of ours decided to shoot off some fireworks. These weren't the cheap $10 colored firecracker streams that shoot 20 feet into the air. It sounded as if bombs were going off. It took both of us by surprise. After all, who shoots off fireworks when the sun is still beating down?