Monday, May 31, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Redbud in Bloom ~ Before and After

This is a "before and after" of sorts.
A previous post showed the Redbud tree in bloom with lovely flowers.
Seed pods developed where the flowers had been!

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Spirea in Bloom

The Spirea are in bloom!
The flowers are so delicate!

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Update on Stamps to the Rescue

On April 30th, the US Post Office released the "Stamps to the Rescue" to raise awareness of the need to adopt pets from animal shelters.  I bought my stamps when they first came out.

Today I inquired at the post office about buying more of these stamps, and the clerk told me that they had sold out of them within about five days! 

This is great news that so many people are interested in spreading the word about adopting shelter pets!

My branch of the post office expects to have the stamps back in stock in a day or so.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Wisteria (Lane)

I love Wisteria...the vines with these purple flower are so lovely!
Yes, this is the flower that the famous TV show is named after...
Wisteria Lane!

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Which bag of treats would you select
for your dog?

Packaging can have a huge impact on a potential customer’s perception of the product; using the right type of packaging can help increase sales!

Whether for treats from a dog biscuit bakery, a fund raiser for a rescue group, or pet-theme products at a craft show, Cello Bags are our most popular packaging product!  (Cello is pronounced “sell-o” like cellophane…not “chell-o” like the musical instrument.)

The two most basic aspects of packaging are:
1) Protection: to protect the product (e.g., from moisture and dirt)
2) Containment: to hold multiples of the same product (e.g., a dozen dog biscuits).

But our cello treat bags don’t stop there…they provide many more benefits! How does your packaging stack up against our list below?

Food Safe: our cello bags meet FDA requirements for direct food contact.

Shelf Appeal: eye-catching packaging makes the product stand out and alerts the customer that a pet-theme product is inside the package.

Transparency: products are visible through the packaging (which isn’t possible with cardboard or paper containers).

Reclosable: cello bags can be reclosed after opening (which isn't possible with shrink wrap).
[See Accessories (below) for products to close the cello bags.]

Versatile: cello bags can be used to hold a variety of products/items...from dog treats, to goodie bags with party favors for childrens' birthday parties, to other types of products.  (For example, we use these bags to package the handmade dog-shaped cookie cutters sold on our website.)

Dogs AND Cats Welcome: in addition to the "dog and bones" pattern cello bags (photo at beginning of this blog post), we also offer the black paw prints pattern which is appropriate for both dogs and cats!

Seasonal Selection: the red and green paw print cello bags are a great choice for the “howl-iday” season.

Accessories: the black paw print ribbon and the gold seal with black paw print  wrap things up with a fun touch!

Packaging speaks to your customers about the product inside. What is your packaging saying?

SPECIAL OFFER!  Free shipping within the US on any $25 (or more) order of packaging products at
Just enter:   blogwrap    as the coupon code in the online shopping cart. Orders must be placed by May 31st, 2010 for free shipping.

It's a Wrap!

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Mother's Day! A Rose for the Moms

This Sunday is Mother's Day!

For all the Moms out there (whether you are a Mom of 2-legged or 4-legged kids)...

Happy Mother's Day!
This Rose is for you!


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Rhododendron in Bloom

The flowers are just gorgeous this year.  Maybe it is because of the recent rains that we had.  Whatever the reason, I want to share this beautiful Rhododendron.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate with the Chihuahua Cookie Cutter!

I made this cute Chihuahua Cookie using the
Chihuahua cookie cutter from our Cloud K9® website.

1. Use the dog shaped cookie cutter to cut the cookie from the sugar cookie dough and bake according to your recipe or package instructions.
2. Let the cookie cool completely before icing it.
3. Spread the white decorating icing to the edges of the cookie and let it dry.
4. Add the eye and nose with black decorating icing as shown in the photo above. (It helps to use a toothpick for these features.)
5. Add the dog collar with red decorating icing and a plastic decorating tip (or an icing writer) as shown in the photo above.
6. Let the icing dry.



We have over 80 different breeds of dog cookie cutters on our website.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

National Pet Week

This is National Pet Week!

Per the Pet Week website, "National Pet Week was jointly founded in 1981 by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Auxiliary to the AVMA, and is widely celebrated throughout the United States and other parts of the world. In 2010, National Pet Week is celebrated from May 2-8."

The Pet Week website also explains that: "The goals of National Pet Week are to promote responsible pet ownership, celebrate the human-animal bond, and promote public awareness of veterinary medicine."

So do something extra special for your pet(s) this week!

For more information, visit


Monday, May 3, 2010

Things are Just Ducky!

I saw a pair of Mallard Ducks land in the neighbor's yard a few days ago.  Now I see that the female duck is hanging out in the yard.

Is is correct to say that this duck
is pigeon toed? :-)

When she saw that I had some bread, she came running as fast as she could.

While she doesn't have the vivid geen coloring as does the
male mallard duck , I think she is very pretty!

Things are just ducky!
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