Friday, February 29, 2008

So long, farewell

It's with very mixed feelings that I post this note to let you know that after (almost) 10 years in business The Barking Biscuit Company has been sold to a new owner. My husband and I are heading off on a new adventure, and moving to Nova Scotia. I'll be unable to run the business from there.

I want to thank all of my customers, and hope that you will continue to support the new owner in the years to come.

Ruth Comeau is an experienced entrepreneur...she has run The Valley Spice Company for the past 10 years. Now she's started a new adventure too and is looking forward to supplying Barking Biscuits to all our fans. Same great recipes and biscuits, changes there.

You can read about our Nova Scotia adventures here:

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

What's going on

I haven't been blogging much lately. That's not to say that there's nothing going on. Things have been really hopping around here and in the dog world.

Some events to tell you about:
Photographer Natalie Heath is having a photo day at Natural Pet Foods in Carleton Place on February 23, 2008. Her theme this month is "February Formals". She's offering classic head shots against a new painted canvas background. 1/2 hour session costs $60 and includes a 11 x 14 print. Call 613.725.4319 or email to make an appointment.

Canines with a Cause will be hosting their 3rd annual Trivia Night Fundraiser on Saturday march 15th. Doors open at 6pm and the event starts at 7pm at Bells Corners United Church, 3955 Richmond Road, Nepean, Ontario. Click here to register your team on the CWAC website.

The NCCPD (National Capital Coalition for People and Dogs) is thrilled to announce that on January 11, 2008, Industry Canada approved the NCCPD’s request for a new name and they became Responsible Dog Owners of Canada. This is the first step in their plans for a more proactive organization that promotes responsible dog ownership through education and support. NCCPD keeps a list of dog events going on in the National Capital Region. Click here to see lots more great things going on in and around the Ottawa area.

Phew! You have no excuse to be bored in the dog world around here.

And now, I'd like to introduce a couple of new Barking Biscuit fans. Meet Fritz and Sparky.
They'll be enjoying some Barking Biscuits on International Dog Biscuit Day (Feb 23rd).

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A couple of cuties

What a couple of cuties!

Meet Dover...a cute little black schnauzer and Dover's visiting buddy....named Buddy!

Kim , your Barking Biscuits for Dover & Buddy are on the way.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Magnificent Mya

This is Mya. Isn't she magnificent? That's the word that comes to my mind when I see majestic.

Mya has some food allergies, so her mom Christine orders our Pumpkin Please! biscuits.

You can read about Mya and her adventures on her blog.

Thanks Mya & Christine!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Did you know?

Don't forget to treat your dog to something special on International Dog Biscuit Day!
February 23rd

Monday, January 21, 2008

Crime Fighters come in all sizes

Yeah, He's a Fighter.
A Crime Fighter.

The Nov/Dec 2007 issue of Bark magazine features a story about Neville...a pit bull scheduled to be destroyed in Ontario as a result of the Bill 132 breed ban...rescued by Bullies In Need...and now working in counterterrorism with his partner trooper Dave Dixon of the Washington State Patrol and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

This is truly a success story. It's also a story that depicts how absolutely terrible our Ontario breed ban is. I know, I know. Lots of people are frightened by the pit bull stereotyping. I truly believe that these are wonderful dogs who are victimized by some irresponsible and criminal owners.

For the full story of Neville, pick up a copy of Bark magazine.

Bullies in Need is always in need of food and donations to help with vet bills. For more information please see their website.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Meet Beanie from Nova Scotia

This is Beanie. He lives in Kentville, Nova Scotia. (some of you know that Nova Scotia is my favourite part of Canada to visit!)

He is a Boston Terrier and is 4.5 years old.

And...a really terrific dog and best friend of Lynne.

Beanie...your Barking Biscuits are on the way. Enjoy!