Is There Any Hope For This Puppy?

 

Tube of toothpaste chewed up by naughty puppy.

Yup, he got another one. (The other tube made it into an Amazon review for Petrodex.)  Toby is so excited about Christmas and snow that he is going nuts. I thought there might be a chance that Santa could bring him something for the holiday, but now I just don’t know….

Yesterday he was so wound up about going out in the snow that he chewed up one of my shoes, stole a sock and tore up a throw rug while I was getting dressed to take him out.  His outdoor, boinging joy is so contagious, though that I love being outside with him.

Geordie, on the other paw, could do with a little less puppy.

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Don’t forget to order your copy of Poopiter!

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

Oh, and my shop has moved to a new store front.  If you would like to visit, come on over!:

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*grumble, grumble* Sharing

 

Two Cairn terriers sun themselves near the door.

Can you believe that I have to share my spot with him?!?

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Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of Poopiter in time for the holidays!  Makes a great, heart-warming gift for any dog lover in your life as well.

Or…

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A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy will give a glimpse into life for Bitey B.T. (Before Toby) featuring the poems Toy of the Gods and Whispers.  Also, learn the origin of Geordie’s Thanksgiving angst!

 

Is It Thanksgiving Yet?

Cairn terrier puppy hold his food bowl.

Am I Snoopy?  I feel like Snoopy.

Like so many in the US, Toby is eager for Thanksgiving to arrive.  He is optimistic that if he jumps quickly, he will get the contents of the table first.

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Unfortunately my pups’ online lives have once again been overshadowed by my quest for a new home for my store.  There are many choices out there, but it is difficult to find an honest review of each to determine if they would fit the needs of my business.

Wix is an attractive site for those of us who want to spend time creating items to sell but who are not tech savvy.  There are extremely varying views about whether or not Wix shops are good for SEO, though.

Etsy works for many, but it is easy to get  lost in the crowd there.  I finally left several years ago because I had to spend so much time updating my shop to meet their constantly changing listing requirements.  (That and I wasn’t getting any sales.)

WordPress also offers an ecommerce package.  I have read that WP sites can have security issues, though, and that makes me reluctant to take the risk.

If I  had more  money, I would try Shopify.  It seems to get the best all-around reviews.  Sadly this change is coming on the heels of a not-stellar business year.  I am reluctant to invest that heavily on an new site when money is tight.

I have looked at even more sites, and it seems that the marketplace ones want to discourage individual branding.  The more independent sites get poor ranking with Google.  The choices are all so ugly and expensive.  There ought to be a better way to go about online marketing,

So, until I make a decision, I guess poor Bitey and Toby will have to hover by the keyboard, waiting for their turn at the computer.  Guys, I would love to turn it over to you.  If I could just figure out the lesser of the evils…

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Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

Christmas is coming soon.  Don’t forget to order your copy of Poopiter (and a few for friends and family too)!

Or, you could check out their first book, A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy for a virtual escape into Bitey’s world over the holidays.

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Why You Shouldn’t Give a Terrier an Inflatable Ball

Toby's uninflated soccer ball.

This is Toby’s new soccer ball that Grandma got for him. He was afraid of it until he realized that he could sort of pinch it and carry it around. Well, that lasted about three minutes…..

I guess like the fuzz handles he likes to chew into his tennis balls, Toby prefers the convenience of “customized” balls.

Tennis balls with fuzz handles that a puppy has chewed from their covers.

To my dismay, one of his favorite things to do with these customized balls is to grab them by their “handles” then swing them around and beat me in the leg with them.

Why was it again that I thought having a puppy would be a good idea?

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Christmas is right around the corner.  Don’t forget to pick up copies of Bitey and Toby’s Poopiter to give to friends and family.

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

Sure to bring a smile to your face!

Halloween

 

Guess I am going as for Halloween...King TOOT Uncommon! Ugh. You're Toot "Very Common".

Hope everyone enjoys a fun night of Trick-or-Treating or handing out candy.

As for real Bitey and Toby, we will likely be hiding from night visitors because these two are too barky.  (Don’t ring our bell…we won’t be home!)

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Bring home Bitey and Toby’s stories for Christmas this year.  Order your copy of Poopiter today!

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

 

The Carnival

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Idiot.

Idiot.

Toby can find games anywhere….even in leaves blowing past us on our walks.

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Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

To enjoy more of Bitey and Toby’s adventures, pick up a copy of Poopiter.  Makes a great Christmas gift!

Butterflies

 

I have a friend who says that puppies' souls come back to visit their mommies as butterflies.

I have a friend who says that puppies’ souls come back to visit their mommies as butterflies.

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Perhaps that is why my boys enjoy chasing butterflies so much…they sense a kindred spirit.

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To read more of Bitey’s adventures, pick up a copy of A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy.   It is available from Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions.

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Coming Soon!  Bitey and his little brother Toby will have their own book.  I got a proof back from the printer yesterday, but there had been a problem with compression when the manuscript was sent.  I fixed that and resubmitted, so hopefully it will be good enough to approve next time!