As I am always teased for saying, making a long story short.....not.... I will definitely make this one short. Ruffikins is no longer in business.
It was fun, but regulations, taxes, on a non profit making company, etc. compelled us to shutter the biz. Thank you to all those that gave your support and purchased our treats. All the best.
Although we have not been writing for quite some time we have been active doing our subscriptions and appearing at various events, several of which we should have posted for you to attend. Our apologies for not getting that out there.
We are back at the Tuxedo Farmers Market, on Route 17, the second Saturday of every month. This month we are teaming up with an enterprising young man that has decided to sell his childhood books for a worthy cause. Ruffikins will donate 15% of all sales from this event to his project. So come on by and check out the market, the books that are going to be sold, learn about his project and of course buy some Ruffikins.
Ruffikins has been on a bit of a hiatus since our last post. Truth is that we have been trying to figure out what is the best way to promote Ruffikins and actually have folks buy these delicious treats. Clearly the current method is not working. Ruffikins sell like hotcakes when we are there in person. They have not however turned into an internet sensation. We get lots of views, but no sales.
Rumor has it that we need to change our site and get right to the point. How to buy should be front and center. So we are working on that and some other creative ideas. Thoughts anyone?
What actually made Ruffikins get back to writing was a letter in the "Dear Diary" section of the New York Times. It was written by Larry Eisenberg and concerned the passing of a homeless man named Jose Perez and his dog Shorty. A truly New York story and one that speaks about the city on many levels. Worth reading if you can find it. We are thrilled that it sounds as though Shorty has a new home and pleased that so many people turned out for Jose Perez's funeral Mass at St. Joseph's.
We met so many people and dogs at PetCo for Kate's book signing and it was great fun to be there. If you have not been to PetCo in Union Square on a Saturday I highly recommend that you go. Also, if you have not read or seen Kate's book, run out there, get one and start putting into practice her practical and loving approach to training your furry pal. It would make a great Holiday gift. It seems that this time of year many people do get pets and why not start them off with some great training advice.
Happy Holidays to everyone, from our home to yours.
Kate Perry's book signing at the PetCo Union Square (860 Broadway) was rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy to November 17, 2012. That's right, tomorrow. Same time and place and it will still be teamed with the great Rock and Rawhide gang. Food, music, Ruffikins Muffins, who could ask for anything more? Oh yes, a signed copy of the book, "Training for Both Ends of the Leash".
PetCo Union Square (860 Broadway) and the PetCo foundation will host Kate Perry and her new book, "Training for Both Ends of the Leash", on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Stop by from 1:00 to 3:00 and buy a signed copy of the book. Enjoy live music, drinks, Ruffikins Muffins, and more with the Rock and Rawhide gang. They have teamed up with Kate for this launch and it will a lot of fun.
It is also your chance to donate a treat or a toy for a shelter animal.
Hope to see you there.