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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Puppy Website is Online

Hey, I just wanted to let all of you readers here that the puppy website is online.  I spent Monday buying the domain and getting WordPress installed at Hostgator.  The domain cost me $15 for the year.  I know I could have gotten it cheaper, but I went through the Hostgator site so I didn't have to try to figure out or wait for a transfer.  I was able to see it online within about 20 minutes of purchase and installation of WordPress.  It really is getting easier each and every time.

My eldest daughter and I then found a free theme for the site and began working on the various pages.  She wrote a post while I wrote the welcome page.  She spent yesterday while I was at working figuring out how to make a slideshow and put some pictures of the puppies on the site.  She has really figured out how to work with WordPress with no instruction and has only been at it for 24 hours.  It is really easy to set up your own website and get going.  My other site, is actually paying for itself now.  You should really go to the HostGator site and get started if you haven't already.

Anyway, I knew that several had asked about seeing the puppies so if you go to you can see our puppies.  They are so cute and are a little over 2 weeks old now.  Their eyes are open, and they have started army crawling around and hobbling about.  By next week, they should be walking.  They will also get their teeth this week.

I would appreciate any comments you have on the site.  We have gotten some great feedback from friends already and have made some changes based upon that feedback.  Our goal is to sell the puppies when we have a litter, but also to provide a resource for those who might try some breeding as a hobby or those who just got a new puppy and would like to learn about development and training.  I would like the website to become an authoritative site with valuable information and an Amazon store as well.

I think it will be a fun family project.  Everyone has played some role in carrying for the dogs and helping with the puppies.  My daughter and wife have been working on the website and with Facebook.  All in all, it will be a great learning experience for everyone.


  1. Yes, I can't wait til they are a little more awake and can start running around. That will be fun.

  2. Love your puppy website - the puppies are adorable! I like that you have informative posts about the breed so people know what to expect. Your daughter did an excellent job - you may have to get her into the blogging business!

  3. I hope to have about 20 posts up by the end of the year. My daughter is trying to come up with another one before heading back to college. She did very well.

  4. They are so cute! Wish I could have one :)

  5. Yes, they are cute. I hope they do sell, however. I am getting a little nervous although they are only 3 weeks old tomorrow.

  6. Good site, sir. It is so special to have your family involved in your passionate projects. My lady has her own and we have collaborated on several and its amazing.

  7. It has been a fun project so far.


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