While tomorrow is Luke’s official birthday, we’re kicking off his celebration today! There is a slim chance that today IS actually his birthday – when this litter of puppies was born the first couple came on the 26th. One of the reasons we decided to adopt a puppy in 2013 was because most were born on the 27th which was a special date for us. It was our Lab mix Maggie’s birthday (1999), as well as the date our beagle Cricket came home with us (2004). You can read the full story in our post “Monday Mischief – New Sibling“.
This is Luke’s first birthday without both of his sisters, so we wanted to be sure to make it special. If you know about our Luke, you know that he is fearful of strangers. This blog is the one way I can share him with people when meeting them in person would be very stressful for him. So we wanted to give a little something special back to Luke’s virtual friends with a giveaway!
It had been my intention to announce and launch our new online store in conjunction with this! Unfortunately, those best laid plans have gone awry, and the store is not ready yet. But we’re excited to announce that it’s in the works, and we’ll soon be selling products online that up until now we have only sold locally. Our star product is our 100% organic dog treats, often made with some ingredients from right here on the farm.
We have human products as well, and those include all-natural skin care products: lip balms, hand & body butter, and sugar scrubs. I also make mini herbal/floral sachets, which make great gifts and stocking stuffers! We use herbs and some flowers from the farm for those as well, and if you look closely in the picture, you’ll also see a pretty little guinea feather in the bag!
Luke pointed out that he and our cat Samantha have a lot of cat friends and fans as well, so we wanted to be sure to include something for our kitty friends. I hadn’t been making anything yet, but I had planted some catnip in the garden….so the catnip is drying and a little bag of 100% organic catnip will be in the prize pack as well!
Luke is giving away two prize packs, each including all of the products we’ll be selling at our launch – those listed above and seen in the photos. The human winners will get to choose from a few different scents for their skin care products, and the dogs will get to choose from several flavors of treats. If the winners don’t have both a dog and cat, we will improvise with substitutes or they can give away those prizes to friends.
So come along and celebrate Luke’s 5th birthday and the impending opening of our online store for Barking Dog Organic Farm, and enter our giveaway!! Just fill out the Rafflecopter below for as many entries as you’d like. All Luke asks for in return are some birthday wishes for his special day.
♥ HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LUKE, WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!! ♥
Ruby, Rosie and Teddy says
So sorry I missed this giveaway! I can’t wait for your store. Ruby thinks the cookies sound yummy and I want to try some of those products for humans like the sugar scrub!
We’re sorry you missed it too! Thank you…we’ll let you know as soon as the store is open!
Hi! This may be a dup comment- 🙂 I love your branded goodies! Happy bday Luke! The lip balm looks amazing. And the packaging is adorable.
Thank you so much, Christy!!
Natalie Hartmann says
Happy Birthday sweet Luke!! Wishing you many treats for your special day!
Deborah W. says
Happy, Happy Birthday Luke! Wishing you all the best in the new year ahead!
Bryn Nowell says
Wishing a very happy birthday to the most handsome pup on the block! We hope it’s filled with belly rubs, treats, snuggles and kisses!!
Yes to all of the above!! 🙂
Little Binky and Granny says
🎵🎶🎵🎶🎵♩Pawkisses for a Happy 5th Birthday sweet doggie Luke and 5 Extra for the occassion🎉🎉🎉🐾😚🐶
Thank you so much!!! ♥♥♥
Happy Birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Luke, Happy Birthday to YOU
Cheryl Chervitz says
Happy belated Birthday Luke. Hope you had a wonderful day.
Jodi Stone says
I’m a bit late, but still sincere! Happy Birthday Luke!!
Anita L says
Happy Birthday Luke 🙂 Hope it’s the best one ever!!
Linda Szymoniak says
Happy birthday, Luke! With three dogs and two cats at our house, about every other month is someone’s birthday and I always try to make it special for them. I hope you have a very special birthday, too!
I sure did, thank you!! Love, Luke
Melissa Clinton says
Happy birthday Luke! Sending virtual belly rubs ♥ I am so excited about your online store. I know you will do amazing.
Thank you! We are excited too….now we just need the Momz to get to work and get it going!! 🙂
Edith Chase says
Happy Birthday Luke!!!
JOANN stancer says
Happy happy birthday Luke, here’s to many many more!! Love the guinea feather in the bag.
Their feathers are so pretty, and I’m always trying to think of ways to use them!
Karen Cantlin says
Happy Birthday Luke, a cute little puppy grown into such a handsome boy!
Thank you, Auntie Karen!! ♥
Monika & Sam says
*♪ღ♪Happy★5th★Birthday, Luke! ♪ღ♪* And congratulations to your mom with the store items! LOVE, love, love them! Your packaging is just fur-bulous and no doubt the goodies inside are just as good. Well done! 😍
Thank you so much, from both of us!!!! ♥
Tenacious Little Terrier says
Happy birthday, Luke! I hope it was fabulous and you had an awesome walk and treats.
The Dadz took me for a walk, so it was extra special, since he doesn’t do that too often. Thank you!!
Lynn LaChance says
Happy, Happy Birthday to sweet, smart Luke!! What a wonderful celebration he is having, yay!! 🎂🎂 Have lots of fun Luke, love you!
Thank you, Auntie Lynn!!! ♥
The Island Cats says
Happy Birthday, Luke! We hope your day is extra special.
allison hoffman says
Happy birthday, sweet boy! Hope that Luke gets to have some of those treats himself 😉
Happy Birthday sweet Luke!!! I love your bandana!!!
I took Amy Cook’s bogeyman course at Fenzi. Shyla and I have been playing together daily for at least 6 months now, and you should see the change in her with most strangers. She gave one a kiss today! I almost keeled over in surprise. The thing to realize about it is that it’s not an instantaneous fix. Other dogs with less serious issues than Shyla seemed better within the 6 wks of class. It’s taken Shyla all this time to start to relax…
Thank you! We might take that class at some point. I’m sure Luke would not be a quick fix either, that’s for sure. Relaxing comes very hard for him.
Happy birthday, Luke! We know it’s not the same without Sheba and Cricket … but you manage to follow in their paw-prints just fine!
Thank you! They taught me a lot before they had to leave. ♥
Mary McNeil says
Happy Birthday, Luke ! And many more !
Max and Jaxon say happy birthday! Turning 5 is exciting! Jaxon will be 1 next month
First birthdays are pretty special too!! Thank you!
Sandy Weinstein says
Luke, i hope that you have the most wonderful bday, many more happies and make them healthy ones, towards a very long life. thank you for sharing your bday with others. that is so nice.
Thank you for joining us!!
caren gittleman says
Happy Happy Birthday Luke! OMD what a PAWESOME GIVE-AWAY!!!!!
LLB in Our Backyard says
A very Happy Birthday Luke!!
Rosy, Jakey & Arty
Theresa Spaid says
Happy 5th birthday Luke. My Bandit is a shy guy too because of the abuse he suffered before I got him. He is 2 and a very happy boy in his comfort zone at home. I am glad you have your comfort zone too and can enjoy your wonderful birthday!
It’s so nice to hear from someone who truly understands how important that comfort zone is. Thank you so, so much. ♥
Happy 5th Birthday Luke. Even though I’ve never met you, I do feel like I know you. I hope you’re not having to work too hard as Chief Quality Control Pawficer for those dog cookies.
It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. 🙂
I really want to win this giveaway. enter me.
Crystal And Daisy Mae says
Happy 1st birthday with your sisters. Thanks for the giveaway. I really want to win this giveaway. Please enter me.
Crystal Stewart(AKA Crystal And Daisy Mae)
Kerry Schwidde says
🎈 Happy 5th Birthday Luke 🍰
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Jackie Preas says
Happy 5th Barkday Luke!Five is a great age for puppies like you…my Beauregard says so and he is 5 …have a wonderful day!
Bert de Bien says
Happy Birthday Luke! Good luck with your online store!!
Thank you so much!!
Shadow, Ducky, and Sue says
Happy Birthday Luke!!! We hope it’s SUPER special, just like you!! Sending you lots of love and kisses and tail wags!
Brian Frum says
You are such a handsome guy! Happy Birthday from all of us and we hope your special day is very special!
Meagan & Merlin says
Happy Birthday Luke! My lab Merlin will also be 5 on 4th November. What a wonderful idea for the giveaway ( i can’t enter as i live in Australia, but good luck to those that enter). Btw i love your bandana Luke!
Thank you!! Happy Birthday to Merlin too!! I wish we could have opened this up world-wide but overseas shipping is SOOO expensive here. Heck, even domestic shipping is too expensive! 🙂
Happy Happy Birthday dea lUke, have a super fantabulous day tomorrow!!!
Thank you!! He has some new toys waiting (shhh….don’t tell), so he’ll be having some fun!
Happy Barkday Luke sweetie. Lots woofs and licks from Tu-Lei xx
Thank you so much!! ♥
Happy Birthday, Luke! Can’t believe you are already 5, how time flies! You are almost the same age as Bailie which we had forgotten. Have a wonderful birthday weekend! GBGV hugs from all us girls. Hopefully your store will be up and running soon, and have lots of success.
Thank you!! Yes, I think Bailie joining your family was another reason I got puppy fever at the time! 🙂