Saturday, October 29, 2016
The 4 Most Common Questions People Have Asked Us After We Shared Our Recipes
Late spring of this year, we made the decision to share our Bodacious Biscuit Love Dog Treat Recipe. In the weeks to follow, we shared more of our homemade dog treat recipes. The response was overwhelming. Pet parents reached out to thank us and shared photos of their finished product. They were grateful to have the recipes so their pup could enjoy fresh baked treats.
We still get the occasional "thank you" message, but now now, 6 months later, people are curious. We've been bombarded with a few questions.
1. "Do you regret sharing your recipe." Nope. Not at all. There are so many pet parents out there who loved giving their pups our treats, but weren't able to buy them as often as they'd like. Now, they can make them whenever they run out. That makes us happy.
2. "Are less people buying your biscuits?" In the past few months we've pulled our display from a couple of locations due to distance. Aside from that, we don't really "sell" a lot of biscuits. It goes in spurts. Overall, our funds have declined a bit, but it's worth it. Sharing our recipe provided pet parents with a means of having our biscuits all the time for their pups.
3. "Have you caught anyone making and selling your biscuits?" So far, no, but we haven't been keeping an eye out. And, if someone were to make and sell our biscuits, there's not much we could do about it. What we can do is inform those who are tempted. Making and selling dog treats isn't an easy task. There are laws to follow, fees to pay, and the labels have to be approved by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture. It's a lot of work.
4. "When are you going into business?" Never. Our passion to create homemade dog treat recipes to share, spread the biscuit love, assist pet parents in our area who have fallen on hard times, and help out some of our local shelters far outweighs "selling our product" for profit. We love what we do and we have no plans on putting an end to that.