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!!! ♥