Friday, August 24, 2007

Wanted: Your Smiling Mugs & Input

Hi Everyone...

It's Maryann and I'm hijacking the Brat's blog to ask for help. ;) I've been working on the new store and it's coming along, I still have a bazillion items to add, things to edit, etc. (I'm no web designer so be gentle, I poke my way through it all) Anyway - I was wondering if there are any of our friends out there who would be interested in sharing a picture of themselves for the store. All it would have is your name at the bottom of the picture - maybe something like just "Spot" or "Our Pal, Spot". Any pics will work, but face, upper body shots are great. It wouldn't be endorsing any product or on any items page, just on the main areas of the site. (I'm hoping to be able to switch pics out weekly or so) I'm working on adding a photo gallery page as well so it would be in there too.

Also, if there are any items on there as I add that you particularly like and want to add a review please feel free to mail me one and I'll add it (with a pic if you want). If there's a product on there you didn't like for whatever reason let me know so I can reconsider carrying it. Everything else I'm adding I'm trying to make a concentrated effort to primarily buy American made products. Any suggestions, etc would be really appreciated as this is a totally new venture for me and while I'm really excited I want to make sure I'm making responsible choices with the items.


If you want to contribute you can mail pics, etc to me at maryann @ fivehappyhounds . com.
Thanks for everyones help, several of you have helped me tons with input already and I really appreciate it. :)
-Maryann

26 comments:

PerfectTosca said...

Arrooooooooooo! How very cool! I am gonna send you a pic of my own perfect self! Happy to help out my Happy Hounds any day! Hey why don't you just call it The Happy Hound????

You been tagged at my blog. Yup. A Mass tagging!

Sophie Brador said...

Hey MaryAnn, This is great! I had no idea you were doing this. Good for you! I'm sure the beasties are a huge help. I can just see them in the back room, packing up boxes and hauling them to the post office.

All the best with your new business. Do you ship to Canada?

The Brat Pack said...

Thanks, Tosca & Sophie!

I am planning on shipping to Canada and all of US including HI & Alaska. It's funny, Kita, Buddy and Ghost the cat are here at the office everyday. Everytime UPS or whoever come with boxes they come tearing in my office because the vendors all send treats and they've figured out boxes=treats. :)

Ferndoggle said...

Are you kidding??? The Dogs are so conceited they'd love to donate a picture...or ten :o). I'm SOOOOO excited about this store! I love supporting our friends. I'm gonna email you with our must haves...tested by the most snotty dog on earth (Princess Penny Wiggles)

Balboa & Mommy said...

a picture of me, of course!!!!!

I'm gonna go check out your store

Frenchie SNorts
Balboa

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Maryann the store looks great! Congratulations!!!! I'll try and get a good picture of Ruby and send it off and if you can use it great, if not, no big deal!!! It will be so great to patronize a store where I know the time, effort, research and quality has gone into selecting the products!!! Woo Hoo!!!

Best of Luck, Michele

Pugsley, Buster, Cricket & Daisy said...

Very cool store and web design!! Good luck. I will send you a picture of lil' ol me.

xoxoDaisy Mae

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

I would be honoured to donate my gruff chops picture to you :-)

Love
Opy

Goofy said...

me too me too... i'll be sending mine too...

Louka said...

Oh, I have just the pictures to send you! I'll do it tomorrow, though, they're all on the other computer.

The Brat Pack said...

I'm going to do Int'l shipping for those we know online and such, but just not offer it as an option on the site. I just need to figure out how to set that up online. :)

Gus said...

We liked the site and me and Teka will review our portfolio and send you photo manana

Kissies to Thrawn and we hope he is better

Holly said...

Of course I would be happy to help!! I will e-mail you some of my most beautiful photos!!!

Holly

Ronin_The_Pug said...

WOW!!! That is just great!!!! Good job!!!

wally said...

Oh I want my picture on your websiteable! If only I had one of me smooching Ms. Samantha! And I can't wait to go shopping at your store! I've already picked out 1000000000000000000 things! I trust that you guys have testing things (especially the snackables).

wally.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Whoa, for a second there, I thought the clip art was a box of kleenex and I was worried something bad had happened!! We will dig up some pictures of our furriness. We would love to be famous!! Also, I'm very opinionated, so I might be able to write some reviews too. And you know Steve, he loves to do movie reviews, so maybe he can do toys reviews too!!

Kat

Amici said...

The fivehappyhounds site is very nicely layed out and easy to use. We love the About Us section; that was really cool!

Congratulations on your new business. We added the link as one of our favorites under shopping. :)

Ruby Bleu said...

Hey Samantha...
I tagged you on my blog...go check it out!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Poppy said...

Hi! My mommy just went crazy and sent your mommy a huuuuge email of all of our favoritest stuff. And a cute picture of me, of course!

Poppy

The Daily Echo said...

Oh of course you can use my mug for your store! I'll have Mom get right on it! Good luck with your new store.
ECHO

The Brat Pack said...

Wally - we haven't gotten to taste hardly any eatables except the Zukes stuff. Mom is paranoid about buying eatables for the store and is over-researching and worrying. She's good at that. Woe is us.

Tucker

Avery said...

Whoah! Totally awesome store! Mom and I didn't get a chance to look through it really thoroughly, but it looks great! We'll definitely take the time to check everything out and get back to you with some feedback and suggestions. And, I'll definitely send you a picture of me.

Wags,
Avery

P.S. Love your Give a Paw Program idea.

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Ha roo! I love the title that everyone chose!!! Way to go! We will proudly support you and will be in search for a headshot :)
Hugs,
Sitka

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Would you want a picture of a hammie too??

~ Girl girl

The Brat Pack said...

GG - of COURSE we want your picture! Mom's working on a section for small friends, but she's slower than molasses.

:) Tucker

Lady Kaos said...

Oh boy! I love posing for pictures! I'll send you some and if you need more and in certain poses just let me know!
Kaos