if you have been reading my blog for more than, oh, a day, you know that i am obsessed with dogs.
more specifically, my dogs.. but any dogs will do when it comes to satisfying my obsession with these furry friends. i have been known to flip out and lay down on the dirty ground just to pet a pooch.
my pups, penny and randy, were recently lucky enough to receive some special treats from their friend krystina at polka dog bakery.
i have to share a little about the bakery before i go on. it is too touching NOT to share.
The Polkadog Story
Polka Dog Bakery is our tribute to Pearl. Found as a stray outside San Juan, Puerto Rico, Pearl had only one eye, which gave her the funny habit of dancing her head from side to side whenever she stopped to say hello. She did a little sort of polka to everyone she met. So Pearl became the Polka Dog, and danced her way into people’s hearts.
Hard living had left our gem in need of a little extra nurturing, and to spoil her properly, we took to baking her gourmet treats. We used the finest ingredients we could find, mixed and matched different recipes, and baked a little love in every bite. And the polka dog bakery was born.
We still use the finest ingredients, and bake and prepare all our delicacies by hand. We now offer these treats to you, for your own four-legged diamond in the rough.
if that is not the most touching story, i don’t know what is.
penny and randy really hit the jackpot with these tasty, fresh, natural treats.
polka dog bakery is based in boston, but they ship their goods all over the place through their online store.
i love the fun shapes.. i am a sucker for cute stuff.
i had a feeling penny was less concerned with the shape or cuteness of the treat and more concerned with the flavor…
you can tell by the look in her eyes.
“stop teasing me, ma.”
it was only fair to do the same taunting and teasing to mister randy dog.
he was licking his chops in anticipation for his super cute star shaped treat.
hahah.. his eyeball cracks me up here.
marshall is working on training the pups. randy is a super good stander.
he can stand on his hind legs for a real long time.
penny is not the best stander around…
but she is working on it!
krystina also sent this grand daddy sized bone.
i am saving it for a day when one dog is really, really bad. i will give it to the other one and make the bad one watch the good one eat it. am i a horrible mother or what?
onto the good stuff.. a giveaway!
polka dog bakery wants to send one of you fine canine lovers a special package of baked goods.
- first and mandatory entry telling me about what kind of dog(s) you have (or if it is not your dog that would be getting the goods, just talk about the dog you’d give it to), their name and something you love about them.
- additional entry for liking polka dog bakery on facebook and telling them meals & moves sent you. leave a comment below telling me you did that.
- additional entry for following polka dog bakery on twitter and tweet: “@janeeetha is giving away a @polkadogbakery prize pack http://bit.ly/iVfrDm” leave a comment below telling me you did that.
i will announce the lucky winner on saturday.
xo. janetha g.
*as per the FTC requirements: penny and randy received these treats free of charge and ate them willingly without being paid to do so. polka dog bakery is supplying the giveaway prize and i am not affiliated with the company. neither are penny nor randy. they are not able to operate bakery equipment, as they do not have food handlers permits. or thumbs.