Sunday, May 16, 2010

Peabody Snarflenubbins & Co.

I've begun to realize a few things the past couple of days.

As I reach the end of my first year of teaching, I've begun to realize how much I truly enjoy teaching. I know I've chosen the right career and I couldn't be happier. Also, I've begun to realize no matter how stressful my job can be, no matter how frustrated I am when I arrive home after a hard day, Bender is there to calm me.

So I've decided that in my time off this summer, aside from working on lesson plans and professional development, I'm going to start an ETSY shop for dog treats. I've already posted two recipes on here and I have a folder full of many others. I think that people might enjoy spoiling their furry friends with homemade treats. I know I do.

We've been kicking around names and trying to think of logos for our shop. C whipped up the logo for me yesterday using illustrator (pretty good for his first try!) Right now, this is what we have:

Bender's full name is "Duke" Bender Peabody Snarflenubbins. The Co. refers to Bones, the other loyal taste tester, as well as myself - the human making the food, but of course the Duke runs the show. I like the monocle.

Do you like the name? Do you have other suggestions? Possibly a subtitle? Other logo ideas? (Remember this is a work in progress!) We'll here's your chance to be heard!

Bender's Adventure Dog Blog Contest

Step 1. Submit Other names. We'd like it to involve Bender's name somehow. ("Duke" Bender Peabody Snarflenubbins).

Step 2. I'll post a poll of all the names. Vote on your favorite name!

Step 3. The winner will be posted on the blog and receive a free sample from Bender's ETSY treat shop as a thank you!

Get those creative juices flowing!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all Corgi and other doggie moms out there in Blog land. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Little Sunshine

This afternoon, shortly after I got home from work, I had to run back out to my car. I left the dogs at the door with a firm "stay" and walked out. Not five steps out the door I heard the distinctive click of nails on cement. I turned around and there was Bender. He managed to sneak out the door before it clicked shut.

He doesn't get to sit in the front yard often because it's not fully fenced in. I had C grab me his leash and I tied him to the fence. He seemed to enjoy lying in the dandelions.