Thursday, May 13, 2010

Interesting dog facts to start your day! I had no idea the greyhound could run 45 mph!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It can be tough naming your first puppy, I personally went with a Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure theme by choosing the names Ziggy Piggy and Tank the Destroyer Esquire, here's a great link to help you decide

Monday, May 3, 2010

I (Skate Dog Studios) just submitted the Skate Pet Feeder to Pet Product News International for their annual editor's choice awards for 2010...Cross your fingers that they love it!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I wonder if I can get Tank or Ziggy to wear one of these... Dog Phones!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Read a little more about J.P.'s Skate It Forward volunteer project - Soles4Souls on my Skate It Forward Blog

Monday, April 5, 2010

New Skate Dog Studios blog posting! Check it out!

Goodbye weekend:(

It's 830pm on a Monday night and I am bidding adieu to a long work filled weekend (my day job gave us Monday off, yay!)  A lot has been happening since I last with my feet up and Tank on my left squeaking his new Kong ball, let me recap...

Friday:  Leave work, make feeders...this is a never ending battle!  Got some new stuff posted for my site and pics sent off to some stores for drop shipping...The day was beautiful so I later snuck off to the beach.

Saturday:  More feeders (do you see a pattern here?)  In the afternoon I went out to DoubleWide Surf Shop and got my newest Skate It Forward applicant, J.P., signed up as well as interest from other skaters.  I'll write more on his project on my new Skate It Forward blog, courtesy of my lovely baby sister, Lynn.  I think it's a great one though!  Got Doggy Go Greens feeders packed and ready to go on my way home, and then off I sped to a pig picking in Beaulaville...If you have never been you should try it, North Carolinians make them some deeeeeelishouusss barbeque.  Afterwards I was able to make it to my favorite pub to listen to some great blue grass music.

Sunday:  More feeders cut, I just bought a new hole cut saw for my drill press, so the skateboards cut like butter right now, it's great.  I'm trying to gear up for the Azalea Festival in Wilmington, NC next weekend, so the more feeders the better.  This will be my first festival that I've done, so I'm curious to see how they will fare.  Cross your fingers...

Monday:  More homework (I go to school at night), moved my office to my new spare bedroom, and yep, you guessed it, cut more feeders.  I was able to get out and buy some beautiful annuals for my garden, finally got them planted tonight.

So now I'm done (for now), there is a siren going off in the distance and Tank, my youngest lab, is howling at it.  I'll keep you posted about the Azalea Festival with DoubleWide...It's gonna be ridiculous!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Tipsy Society: Spruce up Those Pet Bowls
an awesome blog starring the Skate Pet Feeder by Courtney
Oh snaps the Skate Pet Feeder is EVERYWHERE!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Skate Dog Studios presents: Skate It Forward

Skate Dog Studios presents: Skate It Forward

It's Sunday night, the boys are piled on the couch with me and I think it's about time I talk about my newest adventure...Skate It Forward.

Skate It Forward is a project I'm working on to highlight skateboarding and its riders in a positive way by helping out the community through paying it forward (Skate It Forward).  The way it works is simple, if a person is under 18 years old and comes up with a plan to help your community in some way either through volunteering, cleaning up the environment, donating, anything they think would be a worth while project and keeps their grades up in school, I will provide that person free decks to ride.  When the decks are broken in, I'll take them back, exchange it for a new one, and make the old deck into a recycled feeder...pretty easy right?

Below are some images of my first Skate It Forward recycled feeder

This GIRL skateboard was skated by a youth from Ogden, NC who is Skating it Forward by helping keep the area around the Skate Barn, an indoor skate park in Hampstead, NC clean (  He makes sure to keep his grades up in school and takes time out on the weekends to pick up trash around one of his favorite places to skate, keeping it nice for everyone else who skates there.

In the weeks to come, I'll be highlighting more riders and what they are doing to help the community, pretty exciting stuff!

If you or anyone else you know is interested in becoming part of Skate It Forward, either through skating, donating boards, or just helping me make Skate It Forward bigger and better, please don't hesitate to call (910) 376-2619 or email me @ big thanks ahead of time:)
Had an awesome time today @dwskate&surf checking out the skate barn and meeting with the skaters...thanks Scott for all your help!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Welcome to 2010 here's your blog?

Happy New Year!  I'm only a couple months late, but to my defense, I was busy.  A lot has been going on since last I wrote.  I packed up shop in Iraq, came home, and have been spending time with "the kids" and friends.  So I call February my New Year because I'm finally back in the States and able to do stuff.

First order of business get rid of this damn snow!  The whole reason I live in North Carolina is for the beaches, ocean, warm weather, and, oh yeah, NO SNOW!  So why am I staring outside looking at white stuff?  Tanker loves it.

Tank in the blizzard of 2010

It was actaully pretty funny to wake up this morning and throw snowballs for Tank Tank.  He runs around in the yard looking for them forever.  Mean?  Yes.  Hilarious? Absolutely.

Tanker running in the snow

One might wonder why I don't have any pictures of Ziggy in the snow...That's because he is ridiculously smart and refuses to venture out in it.  Good boy Pig, good boy.

Ziggy, the smarter of my two children

Besides the snow, I've been diligently working on Skate Dog Studios.  A lot has been happening in the last couple of weeks, all for the good!  If you haven't seen it yet, check out the new and improved website: thanks to the creative minds of Avall designs.  I love it, it has a clean look and is easy to use.  Users can now see several different photos of the many Skate Pet Feeders for sale and soon they will be able to purchase even more items like collars, leashes, beds, toys, etc.  Ashley and Nick also redesigned my blog and Twitter pages, so everything bundles up into a nice neat package.

But enough about me, I want to know what you guys want.  What are your favorite pet items you like to purchase?  What would you like me to blog about?  To me, 2010 is about you - getting you as much good pet info as I can and offering the best pet products possible.  In the coming months I'll be reviewing several different unique pet items with the help of my head quality assurance reps, Ziggy and Tank.  I'll also be trying out different dog treat recipes as well as other fun D.I.Y pet projects and I promise to keep you up-to-date. So email, call, Facebook, and Twitter me away, I'm home and I'm ready:)