Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dog Days of Summer

On Sunday, Aug. 28, we spent a fun-filled day at AT&T Park in San Francisco participating in the Giants' annual Dog Days of Summer game. Prior to the game, there was a costume contest for the dogs and a parade around the field. Here a few pictures from the event.



Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cruisin' with Cruz

Cruz, sporting its new Beach Pack, took a moment at a recent outing to pose with Teri Ann.

We'll be in San Jose this weekend

If you're in the South Bay this weekend, come on out to the California Home, Garden & Design show at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. We'll be there selling our dog packs Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Check out the show's web site.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Comments About Our Product

Since we began selling dog packs a few months ago, it has been pretty evident that most people -- including many dog owners -- had never heard of dog packs. Because of this, we've heard some pretty interesting comments. Here's a sampling of comments overheard last weekend when visitors stopped by our booth or noticed Oscar (pictured above) in front of our booth at the Fremont Festival of the Arts:

"That dog's really man's best friend."
"That's what Rosco needs."
"Wow! That would be perfect. She can carry everything."
"That's very cool!"
"Oh my god!"
"Let's make Jackie carry her own stuff."
"The dog carries its own poop. Great idea!"
"He can carry my water bottles."
"That dog carries a Chuck-It Stick. We have to get it."
"My dog can carry my cell phone. Yes!"
"We can have Patty's name put on it."

Interpreted by us as compliments:
"Dogs like to be put to work."
"That's tight!"
"That's sick!"
"Mommy, Mommy, can we get one?"
"Can the dog carry beer bottles?"

Not what we wanted to hear:
"I'd freak out if my dog was wearing one."
"My dog would have that off in 2 seconds."
"I bet Sadie would just sit there and not move."
"My dog's not a pack mule."

We're still trying to figure these out:
"Do you make any that will fit me?"
"Am I supposed to drape that over the side of the couch to put my remote control in?"
"Can I put my tools in these?"
"I'm supposed to hang these on the wall inside my house, right?"

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Photos from recent fundraisers and festivals

PAW-A-THON, July 30:

Bay to Barkers, July 31:

Pooch Parade, Aug. 3:

Fremont Festival of the Arts, Aug. 6-7:

Friday, August 5, 2011

We'll be in Fremont this weekend

If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend, come to the Fremont Festival of the Arts. We'll be there selling our unique dog packs.