Ok, so here is the scoop...Mama lost her job in November and decided to go full steam with the dog treat bakery idea! She partnered up with Mia's mom and Yoda, Brutus, and Ellie's mom and they started Pugs In The Kitchen! They started it a couple of years ago as a fundraiser for the KPR events. So now it is an official business! They don't have a shop, but they take orders on the website and ship them out fresh (or personally deliver in Indianapolis). Mama bakes all treats fresh in her kitchen with human grade ingredients and vacuum seals treats before shipping them. Let me tell you, they are the most awesome, lip-smacking dog treats we have ever had!!! We get to taste test all treats!
But treats aren't all that they sell! Mama also makes fuzzy, squeaky stuffies! They last longer than store bought stuffies, which is great since Eddie is so rough with stuffies! And Aunt Jess makes charms which can be attached to collars or they can be attached to anything your humans want to attach them to, like necklaces, backpacks, whatever they want! Before the website was even open for business, the mamas made their big debut at a local Star Trek convention called Star Base Indy! Mama made fuzzy stuffies that they referred to as "Tribbles" and she made some others that resembled the Star Trek insignia. They made the tribbles look like they were popping out of a suitcase :-)
Here are Aunt Cindy and Aunt Jess getting ready for the opening of the convention!
Aunt Jess made some really cool Star Trek/space charms!
They had an awesome corner spot for their goods!
There were lots of cool vendors there. Right across from the PITK booth was a soap maker called Geeky Clean! They had some really neat Star Wars themed soaps.
Daddy bought a hat for Romeo and he rocked it!!!
Mama made some Star Trek shaped treats using cookie cutters that Daddy made! They were the bacon treats and they were quite popular!
Little Mia got a little tired after all the excitement!
The boy (the one wearing the red shirt) had a good time too.
Of course he got sucked in by the all powerful TV!
He got to meet John Billingsly who played Dr. Phlox in Enterprise!
He also got to meet Tony Todd who played Worf's brother (a Klingon) in The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. But Aunt Jess was mostly excited that he was Candy Man! She's not really into Star Trek, but she loves horror!
There were all different kinds of costumes there!
Dr. Who was a very popular character there!
The Geeky Clean girls even had a Tardis soap (in the center of the table)!
I didn't get to go, but Romeo got to enjoy the day on Saturday and Rosie and Pippin spent Sunday there. Mama said I couldn't go because I would have barked at everyone in costume. Well, duh!
Anyway, that happened last month and the website opened for business a few days later. I think everyone should go order some treats because they are super yummy! www.pugsinthekitchen.com
Hope you enjoyed all the geeky pictures!!! Pug hugs and kisses! Ernie and the Pug Posse
Hello friends! We have been away far too long! We hope you didn't forget about us! It's going to take us a while to catch up, but we want to make sure you remember what we look like. This is me, Ernie.
Here is Pippin playing with a stuffy cube.
Tucker is doing his Elvis impersonation...Thank you very much!
Eddie hanging out with Rosie.
Gus Gus is always hungry.
Romeo wearing a hat. Mama says everyone loves a pug in a hat!
Eli, Eddie, and Timmy snuggling on the couch.
Pudge wanting some attention.
The beautiful Bella. Mama thinks Bernice sent her from the Mother Ship.
And here is the entire Posse posing for the Christmas card!
We will be blogging more soon to let you know what all has been going on the past few months. But we wanted to overwhelm you with our cuteness first! Pug hugs and kisses! Ernie and the Pug Posse
We're the Smith Pug Posse! There are 12 (yes, that's right, 12!) of us living with our 3 humans. And we all sleep in our king size bed with our human mommy and daddy. We get along with each other pretty well, but sometimes we get upset with each other, usually because someone is jealous of the attention someone else is getting!