I had alot of fun answering these questions! You must also read the website owners "ABOUT" section. It is funny... she learned how to balance a cookie on HER OWN nose and said she has NEW respect for the doggies :O)
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Lainey’s Pawtique and Bakery
No time to make those treats and biscuits yourself? This Barking Bakers will do all the hard work for you!
I LOVE ART!! I NEED to Create as much as people NEED to breathe! I love all kinds and have since I was little! In H.S. I took EVERY art class available except Graphic Arts…. I just ran out of time! My Favorites were Photography & Interior Design. Which I am able to use both in the making my cookies. I NEVER knew there was so much creativity in baking and I am having FUN with it. I have a 2 legged child Niki and than I have Lainey who is my 4 legged baby! Autumn is the Face of Puppy Mills and is my Starfish (the Star Fish Story) and Chloe tolerates me BUT LOVES her Daddy! I think Artistic people march to a different drummer and that’s OKAY. If you want to get out of a Craft Store or Show fast DO NOT go with me! I have a tendency to lose all track of time & take up residence.
Tell me about your taste testers (dogs).
Well I have Lainey (who inspired me and named the Company for) she is a 4 year old Puggle. Lainey likes to sit or sleep on a chair while i bake just like kids do! I also have Chloe who is a 10 Year old Lab and than we have our Newly Rescued girl Autumn who also is a 4 year old Puggle who KNOWS what the Timer sound is…. COOKIES!!! Autumn is TRYING to Take Over Laineys Position of HEAD TASTE TESTER!! My Hubby who I use often to get a human perspective.
How did you get started making dog treats and biscuits?
I NEVER NEVER thought I WOULD be a baker!!! EVER! If you would have told me 4-5 years ago that I would be baking I would have laughed and laughed. But I had Lainey who has a sensitive tummy to begin with and A family member had given me a recipe and I just held it…. and held it. Than the Recalls of food and treats started and I thought well Now is the Best time! So I finally made the cookies and thought WOW NOT as hard as I thought it would be. Friends said hey you should sell these and … well here we are!
What makes your treats and biscuits different?
They are made by ME!! I LOVE the babies….. I use FRESH ingredients like pumpkins, cutting & gutting & cooking, coconuts, breaking, scooping & shaving, fresh fruits and vegetables (from my OWN garden) while in season. If WE can eat them than THEY can eat them. I would NEVER feed your babies something I would NOT FEED mine! I use NO added sugars or preservatives. I try to find UNIQUE ingredients & pair them up unusually! I address the smaller babies with tiny cookies. I LOVE that my packaging and containers are Different and limited, so that you have a SPECIAL treat! I OFFER your babies Name or Picture on cakes or cookies!
How do you come up with your flavors?
I get inspired EVERYWHERE, you NEVER know where the next recipe is waiting!! I go to stores and I am OFF in my OWN little world. There are all these colors, textures & smells. I am thinking hmmm can this go with that? I also read magazines and books and listen to what people are making and see if i can use them or tweak them for my cookies. It’s a scary place inside my head :)
Which treat is your favorite?
I would say for Me its My PawNola & Tiny Sparkles, Hubby would say the bagels (he brings them in his lunch!) for Autumn it is ANY & ALL, Lainey LOVES any chocolate (carob) and Chloe she would say ANY & ALL also!
Share a recipe
I MAKE this for the girls in the summer!
3 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
16 ounces vanilla yogurt…… any flavor can be used.
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
Mix the peanut butter, honey, and fruit together until well blended. In a separate bowl, combine the yogurt and flour, mix well. Add the fruit mixture to the yogurt and blend together. Keep cold in refrigerator.
Use this dip to coat or dip biscuits and treats into. Allow treats to chill in refrigerator until coating is set and firm; this prevents big messes!
Totally random bonus question: What time is bed time?
UMMM what is that? HAHA it is in the A.M. I keep Vampire Hours! (so I am Told!)
How can people contact you to buy treats or other business?
judy @ 773 936-3396
email at Lainey (at) Laineyspawtique (dot) net
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ALL PHOTOS ON THIS BLOG BELONG TO LAINEY & THE BLOG OWNER ( ME!) AND ARE NOT TO BE USED UNLESS YOU GIVE MANY COOKIES TO THE BLOG OWNER (WHICH AGAIN IS ME!!). B.O.L.!!!
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~*~ DISCLAIMER ~*~
~ALL PHOTOS ON THIS BLOG BELONG TO Lainey & THE BLOG OWNER ( ME!) AND ARE NOT TO BE USED UNLESS YOU GIVE MANY COOKIES TO THE BLOG OWNER (Which again is ME!!). B.O.L.!!!