We Were at the Big E, Part I!


Whew! We’re back in town after a crazy, whirlwind weekend at the Big E! Best Buddy Biscuits was so happy to be a vendor in the Connecticut Building last weekend–we made lots of connections, met wonderful people, ate some awesome food and sold a ton of biscuits and jerky!  We cannot wait until the beginning of October to do it all again–we’re headed back to be vendors in the Connecticut Building for the last weekend of the Big E from October 2nd through October 4th.

 

In the meantime, here are a few photos of some of our favorite things from our weekend.  Check out our Facebook page here for more photos and news from BBB. Hope to see you in a few weeks on the fairgrounds!

 

Wayne and Linda at the booth

      Wayne and Linda at the booth

 

Lining up for the parade!

           Lining up for the parade!

 

Lego Art in the Connecticut Building

            Lego Art in the Connecticut Building



Furry Fashion Trends


Fur buns are the new fashion trend for pups. These dogs couldn’t be more hip if they tried. Have you ever styled your dog other than the basic grooming session? (via Buzzfeed)

 

Note: if you try this, take care with your dog’s ears and fur. If they seem to be uncomfortable or in pain, abort your fashion mission!

 

 

Who needs man buns when you have #dogbuns amiright? #hipstaB @goldendoodlesofinstagram

A photo posted by aberg26 (@aberg26) on

Captions are too mainstream. #dogbuns

A photo posted by Miss Sailor (@sailordoodle) on



How Does Your Dog Spend the Summer?


Dog Camp

 

Now that it’s summer, everyone is thinking about vacations and daytrips and visits to the beach. What about your dog? Do you take your pet with you on vacation? Does someone watch him or her when you are away? Or maybe your pup deserves a vacation too.

 

Dog camps have been popping up all over and are a great alternative to boarding your dog in a traditional way.  These programs are usually on large pieces of land so the ‘campers’ are able to get lots of time outside and many offer training courses, special exercise classes and great canine games, not to mention attentive, fun-loving staff.

 

Check out this article from PureWow to get specifics on five dog camps in the Northeast.

 

 

Photo courtesy of NY Daily News and Far Fetched Acres



Summer Food Don’ts for Dogs


Summer started this past weekend and that means lots of barbecues, s’mores, corn-on-the-cob and cold beers, right? Check out this chart to see what you should keep away from your dog. Who knew that grapes and apples under certain conditions could be so harmful?

 

SummerSafetyInfo

 

Courtesy of Dogington Post



Now That’s Doggy Dedication


Kennels can be cold and scary for dogs so when Igor’s family booked a vacation, they wanted to make sure he felt safe and comfortable while they were away.  Check out the living room replica that Igor’s dad created at the kennel. How amazing is this set-up? This is one lucky English Bulldog for sure!

 

Dog Kennel 1

 

 

Dog Kennel 2

 

Story via lifewithdogs.tv

Photos courtesy of lifewithdogs.tv



Monroe Women’s Club Presents Country Treasures Craft Show


 

Join us on Saturday, November 10th for the Country Treasures Craft Show, sponsored by the Monroe Women’s Club.  The event will be held at Masuk High School on Route 111 in Monroe, Connecticut and it will be a lovely holiday fair with tons of unique gifts.  Be sure to stop by the Best Buddy Biscuits booth for festive presents for your pet.  This is an event we are really looking forward to and we hope we will see you there!

 

Image courtesy of the Monroe Women’s Club



Made in Connecticut Fair: Oxford, Connecticut


 

Take a ride to Oxford on Sunday, October 21st and visit us at the Made in Connecticut Fair! The event runs from 10:00am to 4:00am ad will be held at Colonial Tavern, 24 Hawley Road off of Route 67 in Oxford, Connecticut.  All vendors are displaying products made in Connecticut and it’s a great day to walk around the beautiful grounds of Colonial Tavern and support local artisans.  This is a dog-friendly event so be sure to bring your pet.  Stop by our booth to say hi and try a free sample! Admission is $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for seniors, and free for children.

 

Image courtesy of Oxford Democrats (sponsoring the Made in Connecticut fair)



Stratford STARS Fall Festival


 

The Stratford Animal Rescue aka STARS will hold its 7th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 6th from 10:00am to 6:00pm on the Paradise Green in Stratford, Connecticut.  Every year, this even grows larger and larger and features bands, craft vendors, a dog walk, and a silent auction.  Proceeds will go to the Stratford Animal Shelter for the care and treatment of dogs and cats who are homeless.  This is the fourth year that Best Buddy Biscuits has participated in this festival and we look forward to it every year!  Hope to see you there!

 

Image courtesy of STARS



Connecticut Kenilworth Club’s Responsible Dog Owner’s Day


 

On Sunday, September 16th, the Connecticut Kenilworth Club will host its annual “Responsible Dog Owner’s Day” on the Guilford Green from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  Come and meet the breeds: members of the Kenilworth Club bring a wide variety of breeds to this event.  Along with Best Buddy Biscuits, a groomer will be on the premises as well as a microchip insertion station and Janet with her beautiful dog coats.  There will also be tons of fun activities for the dogs so make sure you bring your pup along for a beautiful day in Guilford.

 

Image courtesy of Connecticut Kenilworth Club Responsible Dog Owner Day in 2009



Join Us at Dog Days in Oxford, Connecticut!


 

Please join us on Saturday, September 29th at Dog Days at the Center School, 462 Oxford Road,  in Oxford, Connecticut.  We will be there from 9:00am to 4:00pm selling all of our Best Buddy Biscuits products.  There will be dog contests, a food court, animal demonstrations, raffles and door prizes, and all proceeds go to the Oxford Animal Shelter.  This is a wonderful event for families who want to enjoy a day in the country and show support for a worthy cause.  Admission is $3 for adults; children under five years old are free.

 

Photo courtesy of Canine Connection