Saturday, May 30, 2015

Ledyard Animal Control Appreciation Day 2015

We had an incredible afternoon at the Ledyard Animal Control Appreciation Day 2015. It was held at the gorgeous Alice Acres Farm Market & Greenhouses with Cows & Cones on site. A huge thank you to everyone who stopped by our table to chat, grab some biscuits & hooman cookies and show their support. There were a lot of familiar faces and we had the pleasure of meeting some new ones...both pups and hoomans. Our gratitude runs deep and we appreciate you!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

We're Hooman Too...

Our event season is in full swing. We've got something going on every weekend in June and things are starting to book up for July and August. We love participating in events. In the weeks ahead we'll be in Ledyard, Wolcott, Windsor, New London and Putnam. As the months roll on, that list will extend.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

And Let Us Finally Introduce To You Our Lil' Lobo

I've mentioned Lil' Lobo countless times in our blog columns and included a few photos of him assisting with biscuit deliveries. This lil' nugget of love is a special pup who entered our life back in January. Mind you, we were not looking to extend our family. Two hoomans, two rescue fur-kids. Biscuits. Work. Very seldom a dull moment. We embraced each day as it came. The thought of expanding our family never crossed our minds. Then...

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Where's The Swizzle?!?!

A few people have reached out and asked about the absence of swizzled biscuits on our displays. I probably should have posted this sooner. Dork moment on my part. I had it written down. Three times. Reminder after reminder. Write a short post about lack of swizzle. I put it off. My notes were buried under new ones. I apologize for that.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bodacious T-Shirt & Biscuit Packages Are Back!

Last fall, we had launched a Bodacious T-Shirt & Biscuit Package fundraiser to assist with Fox's medical costs. We had a tremendous response. Tomorrow, we're going to launch it again to raise money for the Ledyard Animal Control Autumn's Fund. This fund is used through All Friends Animal Hospital to treat the sick and injured animals who arrive at the Ledyard Pound. It covers medical costs, medicine, surgery, flea & tick preventative, vaccines, etc.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

14 DIY Dog Beds That Leave Store-Bought Versions In The Dust

In February we received a couple of DIY Pet Pillows. Our sweet Sophie immediately curled up on one and it was love at first nap. Since then, all 3 of our fur-kids have lounged and napped on 'em countless times. It's one of their favorite spots. And, it's been the inspiration to find as many DIY pet pillow and DIY pet beds as I can.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Keep Your Pup Cool This Summer With Pup-Sicles

Photo courtesy of The Dogington Post
Ok. I know we've already published a couple of posts this month about scrumptious homemade frozen treats for dogs including one of our favorites, homemade peanut butter banana ice cream, however, summer is right around the corner. The temps are rising. It's easy for us "hoomans" to grab a frozen treat or drink to cool down. While we're enjoying our luscious treats, we're getting the look from the fur-kids. They want a frozen treat too!

Friday, May 15, 2015

One Of Our Fur-Kids Doesn't Like Crowds...And That's Okay.

This August we'll be celebrating 3 years with our Coco bug. Coco's story is quite remarkable for so many reasons. Not a day goes by that we don't thank our lucky stars. The universe and fate worked their magic and he became a part of our family. Despite his physical and emotional issues, he made a complete recovery.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

It's Time For Another Bodacious Cans For Cookies Fundraiser

On May 9th, these lil' bundles of love were found in a dumpster. They had been tossed like trash and left to die. Thankfully, they were rescued by the New London Animal Control. At only 4 weeks old, they're hungry buggers and are going through 4-6 cans of kitten food a day. The New London Pound is running low and in dire need of canned kitten food.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Lots Of Itty Bitty Things Have Changed Since Having Fur-Kids

Today began like every other...give or take a few tasks. Coffee. Take fur-kids out. A little desk work. Spend time with fur-kids. Swizzle a few dozen biscuits. Make labels for our biscuit bags. Make sure napping fur-kids are covered with their favorite blankets. Give 'em kisses. Check email and social media. Package biscuits. Get shipping boxes ready. Address labels. Take fur-kids out for laps around the yard.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Homemade Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream For Dogs

Two summers ago I acquired a new addiction. Vegan ice-cream. Yes, this exists. It has the consistency of soft serve ice-cream when made. No ice-cream maker needed. It's cold. Creamy. Sweet. And, it took care of my occasional craving for ice-cream.

Monday, May 11, 2015

We're Extending Our Mission To Bring Awareness & Inspire For All Things DIY

Since publishing 'Let's Give A Bodacious Welcome To Jody Liles', a few people have inquired about all this DIY pet items we're going to be adding to our blog site. Inquiring minds want to know! The concept itself is rather simple. Do. It. Yourself. Whether it's baking treats, sewing blankets, making your own frozen treats for dogs to cool 'em off this summer or everything can skip the store-bought and make your own.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

It Was A Bodacious Mother's Day All The Way Around

Today we took the day off. Well, sort of. We spent the afternoon at a local pound with lots of biscuits in tow. Spent a lil' time with the shelter babies. However, we were in the company of our beautiful friends, the grill was fired up, we noshed on some scrumptious food, enjoyed great conversation, a few laughs and soaked in the sultry summer-like weather. Once we returned home, it was snuggle time on the sofa with our fur-kids. Best. Mother's. Day. Ever.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Scrumptious Homemade Frozen Treats For Dogs

Photo courtesy of Doggy Dessert Chef
Mother Nature is doling out a lil' sultry summer weather! We're not complaining. Our flowers and tomatoes are planted and they're decorating our entire porch. Hanging plants have replaced our winter bird feeders. The hummingbirds have already started feasting on the 4 bright red feeders filled with their favorite sweet "sugar" nectar. So far, it's been a gorgeous spring.

Friday, May 8, 2015

A Bodacious Fundraiser For The Plainfield Pound Pups

Today we're launching a Bodacious Fundraiser for the Plainfield (Connecticut) Pound Pups. Earlier this year, we got a little creative and put together a Bodacious Grab Bag. These were a huge hit and we raised enough money to purchase blankets for the Friends of Windsor Animal Care & Control. We decided to offer the Bodacious Grab Bags this time around so we can raise money to purchase large & extra large natural bones, large & extra large Kong toys and peanut butter for the sweet pound pups here in Plainfield.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Let's Give A Bodacious Welcome To Jody Liles

I vaguely remember the first time I "virtually" met Jody almost 10 years ago. We were remote employees working for the same states away from each other. What I do remember is we immediately made a connection. Jody had been working for the company months before I had and she had the task of training me. Which, back then, was no small feat as I was just beginning my career in the online world. Despite my continuous state of somewhat clueless, Jody was patient and thorough with the training. My questions were always answered with a lengthy reply, screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Dear Hoomans Who Have Have Stiffed Us Or Are Considering It...

Dear Hoomans Who Have Have Stiffed Us Or Are Considering It, 

I'm sitting here disgusted. I shouldn't have to write this. It's been brewing for a few months now. More so in recent weeks. I made the decision. It's time to put everything on the table for the handful of you, over the course of the past six months, who have made the heartless decision to stiff us. That's right. You ordered biscuits for your pup. We baked 'em up fresh and shipped them to you. You promised to put a check in the mail same day or next to cover the cost of biscuits and shipping. We trusted you. It's been weeks. Months. No check.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

We're Honoring All The Bodacious Dog Moms

Mother's Day is almost upon us. I know. I know. Traditionally, this is a day for "hooman kids" to celebrate and honor their Moms. However, here at Bodacious Biscuit Love, we believe in honoring all the Bodacious Dog Moms out there! And...that's exactly what we're going to do!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Removing Urine Stains & Odors From Carpets

A couple of years ago, an acquaintance of ours adopted a pup from a local shelter. After two days, she was posting desperate pleas for advice. Her newly adopted pup was peeing on the floor despite frequent trips outside. She was in a state of panic. Most of the rooms in her home are carpeted. Although she had caught a few pee spots before they dried, she knew there were more. Several rooms spelled of urine.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Bodacious Mother's Day Bundles Available Now!

I originally started off this post with, "Mother's Day is May 11th and what better way to...." Then, I stopped. Redundant "holiday" marketing does not appeal to me in the least bit. We're not a business and we're not offering fancy, schmancy Mother's Day gift baskets accompanied with a bloated price tab.