It is hard to believe that a year and a half has gone by since Gina and I decided to build a dog bakery. We were up late one night chatting away over the phone, as we often do. We were discussing politics, the economy, the environment, and the struggles of working to help someone else achieve their goals. We’ve always been free spirits so our predictable schedules and loads of obligations were really starting to take a toll. We were both hungry to do something profound. The structured paths we both explored in the past had fallen short of giving us that breath of purpose. It was hard to except that we were placed on this planet to work and die. My sincerest apologies for the heavy subject matter but that’s just how Gina and I rant. Finally, we started to consider the idea of owning our own business. Not just any business but one that would benefit something we both loved, Dogs.
Gina and I have both spent our childhoods along side animals and they have become a focal point in both our lives. Our weakness has become Pitbulls. Thirteen years ago my family was blessed with an adorable Blue Pitty we named Jazzie. She was a sweetheart. Her gentle personality and positive energy drew people into her “pitty smile”. She was my first Pitbull so I wasn’t aware of the negative stereotypes that haunted the breed. Many relatives refused to bring their kids over to our house. Most visitors were hesitant when she greeted them and sweet Jazzie couldn’t understand why. Jazzie inspired me to educate myself on the breed and opened my eyes to painful reality they face. Two years ago we had to put Jazzie down due to a tumor in her abdomen. It was one of the most painful days for myself, my mom, and my sister. Although we were heartbroken we knew that we would love to share our home with another Pitty in the future.
A few months after Jazzie’s passing we were starting to crave the warmth a dog brings to a home so we began to seriously consider getting another dog. We ended up with Lana. A shy white Pitty with the signature black spot on her right eye like Petey. She became our precious little girl. The only thing missing was a companion for her. Two years later we ended up getting her a little brother, a Pitty mix we named Diego.
Gina also has a Pitbull baby by the name of Buddy, but I’ll let her share her story about him. All I can say about Buddy is he is a true mamma’s boy.
With our love for Pitbulls in both our backgrounds Gina blurted out “we should start a dog bakery!” I calmly replied “we can do that.” In hindsight I should have showed a little more excitment because it was truly a life changing moment. That night Pitty’s Bakery was born. In this short time we have conducted product research, sent out samples, had a logo designed, baked up a storm, created an online presence, formed a LLC, hired an accountant, built a website, and sold our Cookies at the 11th Annual Paws n’ Claws Pet Fair in Apple Valley,Ca. Now we have our eyes on a major Pet Expo in April of 2017. We would like to use this blog to share our journey as well as provide information on Dog Nutrition, Organic Products, and everything Bully.
Thanks for reading, Breana
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