A little research revealed:
Beginning in 1920 a team of farm boys down South that would become known as the "hog boys" consistently won races. The group had a hog, or pig as their mascot. Following a win, they would put the pig (a real one) on the back of their Harley and take a victory lap. In 1983, an organization was formed, taking advantage of the long-standing nickname by turning "hog" into the acronym H.O.G., for Harley Owners Group. Many Harley-Davidson enthusiasts capitalize the word to make "Hog" and consider this term the sole property of H-D.
Harley-Davidson attempted to trademark "hog," but in 1999 ultimately lost the case, with the appellate panel ruling that "hog" had become a generic term for large motorcycles, and is therefore unprotectable as a trademark.
On August 15, 2006, Harley Davidson Inc. had its NYSE ticker symbol changed from HDI to HOG.
Interesting?! Anyway, I was asked to make a Harley themed birthday bouquet and this is what I came up with:
Here's a closeup.
I was also asked, by a dear friend, to make a birthday bouquet for her sister's birthday. Her sister is a dog lover, and has quite the "collection" of dogs. This was my attempt to create the following breeds in cookie form: Boxer, Pit Bull, Chihuahua, and Shih Tzu.
The Shih Tzu
Difficult name to pronounce! Looked up the phonetic pronunciation of this little guy and found out it is pronounced "sheet-sue" or "she-zoo". I've heard it pronounced "sh_t-zoo"!! I don't think that pronunciation is phonetically correct!!
This one came out looking a little sad, and a little drunk!
All of them together in the bouquet.
I also made a few "girly girl" cookies for my good friend's 2 daughters.