Thursday, January 19, 2012

Boldly going where no pug has gone before

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!
 There were a couple of bands there.  The table on the left is for Five Year Mission and the one on the right is for Il Troubadore Klingon Music Project.
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!

Hope you enjoyed all the geeky pictures!!!

Pug hugs and kisses!
Ernie and the Pug Posse


Elgor82 said...

That is awesome ... we have had some PITK treats and we loved them all! We keep begging mama to get us more and she said she would but she just signed us all up for the 1000 Pugs photo shoot in Milwaukee and said it cost a lot of money. Valentines Day is coming up so we already told mama that is what we want ... more PITK cookies!!! Paws crossed! Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster & Liberty

Noodles said...

Love it Love it Love it!!!
I am so happy Pugs in the Kitchen exists and hope it continues to do so. I have already asked Mommy for some treats and she said YES as soon as she gets some extra cash coming her way.
Love Noodles

Payton said...

Congratulations! Pugs in the Kitchen is an awesome idea and I just know it's going to be a huge success!

Tucker and Lola said...

So glad you guys have done this and I hope you continue do great!

Southern Fried Pugs said...

Just placed our first order!
They are all delicious! Thoroughly pug approved!

World of Animals, Inc said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of this wonderful event. Some really cool looking products and treats that look really delicious. We hope it was a blast and have a wonderful rest of your day.
World of Animals