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Friday, October 17, 2014

Seahawks Cat


One of our best kept secrets at Dog City Dime Store is our several regular customers
who aren't dogs at all!  Notice the rugged Rambo up there, wearing his Seahawks game day gear?
He's one of an elite coterie of cats who shop with us.


Of course Rambo prefers online shopping, to avoid encountering the frequently too-eager dog who may not appreciate his feline refinement. A discerning cat like Rambo can browse our store and find cushy beds, charming toys, and other eclectic items.

When it comes to sports fan gear, what could be better than a tasteful, small bandana to wear while you select a cushy spot on the couch while the guests watch the game? Maybe even a nibble from the snack plate would be appropriate for this elegant gentleman, nattily clad in team logo gear.

One might even procure an entertaining mouse toy, while avoiding the crass crowds that frequent big box pet stores.


A soft mat is always appreciated by our cat customers, who enjoy shopping from the laps of their owners.

Kittens and convalescing cats love soft, snuggly carriers like these
as well as any panting Pomeranian.



This bed could as fashionably accommodate a cat as this sleepy puppy. Our pet beds are soft
and ever so comfortable.
 
So shop boldly, like Rambo, and enjoy your excursion, feline friends! We welcome you to prowl around our store any time of night or day, and peruse our listings at your leisure. I'm sure you understand that your patronage is highly valued, and we do our best to provide you with an unobtrusive, discreet shopping experience whenever you choose to visit us online.
 
 
And when it comes to sports fans, we are all in this together.
 
 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Batty About Dogs


This Halloween we've gone a little batty. Starting with this adorable orange and black sweater (on sale right now for a great price), and lots of cute toys for your dog.

How about this cute couple?
These are 7 3/4" wide, and have a crackly material in the wings that dogs love.  We sell these separately, but if you buy more than one, you only pay shipping for one.
 
Here's mustache boy. Love how the stache sets off those fangs, don't you?

And his girlfriend, all dolled up for Halloween. Cute and crinkly, easy to pick up by a wing-tip or hair ribbon for lots of fetching and carrying fun.


 

These guys are 10" wide, and have a squeaker inside. Lots of floppy wing to pick up and tug.
Your choice of green or orange -

As with all our Halloween inventory, we stocked a lot and it's all flying off the shelves like, well, bats:)


Darling dinosaur costume will be perfect for the Halloween parade, party, and pictures.





Limited quantities on lots of things, and some of our costumes have already sold out, so shop now for some great Halloween costumes and toys.




 


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Horsing around with dog Halloween costumes


Here's a character that will add style to your Halloween event. Especially when he rides in on a magnificent horse - like this one.


If anyone remembers that hilarious video of the monkey and the Border Collie, you can imagine how your dog will look as a horse this Halloween. Not only is this costume perfect for the dog that doesn't like to wear much gear, you can make some fun videos of your pooch in costume.

Here is the Show Jockey costume, for a more traditional horse racing look. The masked jockey has just the right air of mystery for a Halloween party or parade.

It's all about having fun with your dog, which is what we're all about at Dog City Dime Store.
So stop by and see our dog costumes. Shop while we have a range of sizes for your little trick-or-treater to wear for pictures, partying, or accompanying the kids when they go on their rounds Halloween night.




Sunday, August 24, 2014

Halloween Dog Costume Fun


Our customer Bugsy loves his new Halloween costume. Finally, a long neck for everyone to notice. We all love costumes that let us be something else for awhile.

Maybe your dog wants to be a bad guy for a change, like this convict.


 
Or maybe something cute and cuddly like this adorable Koala.

 
An animal with a very long neck.


Or a knight in shining armor.



We have the costumes and they're selling now. We get our large order early, and don't restock. When they're sold, they're sold, so stop by and shop while you have the best choices of themes and sizes.


And if you'd like to be a rare animal with a very long neck, pick up a giraffe costume, like Bugsy.
Lots of fun outfits for all your dogs in our Halloween costume department right now.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Go Pack Go! Green Bay Dog Gear


Go Pack Go!

There are a lot of avid sports fans out there, but we have a special fondness for our Green Bay Packer people. These are the folks that wear their green and cheddar orange year round. Dogs like Atlas here wear their gear with pride.


Wanna talks stats and game history? This guy will give you an earful. He's wearing a #12 jersey, and you know what that means. Football season is getting ready to begin, so now's the time to stock up on your team gear. We have doorbells, leashes, collars, two-dog walkers, toys, jerseys, and bandanas for Green Bay fans.

 
 


Get your dog something to show your Packers loyalty, because if there's one thing dogs know better than everyone else, it is loyalty. Join our Green Bay Pack and have a great year supporting a great team.


Atlas has just one more thing to say, and you can join in loud and clear -

GO PACK GO!



Saturday, July 26, 2014

Dog Show Day


Meeting and greeting all the wonderful dogs and their proud owners makes a day at the dog show so much fun. This was the first time I'd ever met a Glen of Imaal Terrier in person.
Low to the ground, but sturdy, with an amazing heather gray coat. I so enjoy hearing about the breed characteristics from an friendly owner. This guy was definitely a friend to children.


The agility ring was busy with superb athletes large and small.
 

The dogs have style, speed, and a joie de vivre that delight the audience.
 

We know that the Basset Hound has long ears and a sturdy frame, but there's nothing like seeing one close up to really appreciate a droll dude like this.

Here is a breed that was new to me - The Norrbottenspets. (Sorry for the sideways view - )



This dog is a fabulous hunter from Sweden, lively, noisy when hunting, and a nice medium 20-30 pound size. The coat is somewhat flatter than the other Nordic breeds. Alert and intelligent, these dogs have a natural appearance and seem very fit and alert. A fun breed for dog sports of all kinds.

 
And who is this? The great granddaddy of the modern poodle? In a way, he is. The Lagotto Romagnolo, or Italian Truffle Hunting Dog, has been in the north-eastern part of Italy working as a retriever since Etruscan times. Curly-haired, friendly, attached to his owner, and naturally obedient. Sounds like my Poodle! No shedding to speak of, so just a little trimming for these guys. Unusual and varied coloration and a nice medium size dog that would be fun if you live near the water.


This newcomer has so much going for him, I predict that we'll be seeing lots more of them in the future.

 
Here's a fine-looking fellow enjoying the show. Love that spot on the back. There's nothing like an Old English Bulldog to add gravitas and authority to the day.


And who doesn't recognize this adorable dog, who skipped down the yellow brick road of our childhood. Cairn Terriers excel at agility, and have a friendly, outgoing manner and classic style that explains why their popularity has endured for so many years.


This fellow's mom explained it quite simply, "Melts at high temperatures." Calm in the midst of a roomful of strangers, the Bloodhound has such a marvelous disposition and appearance.


The Chinook is called a "true American breed" as it was developed in Wonalancet, New Hampshire. The foundation dogs were descendents of the Greenland Husky lead dog that Admiral Peary took to Greenland, and a farm mastiff type dog contributed a stable sturdiness. The original Chinook was part of Admiral Richard E Byrd's Antarctic expedition. Strong, stable, trainable, and a great family dog that is particularly devoted to children, the Chinook has a long list of attributes to recommend it. Mellow and intelligent is how they looked to me.


I love seeing dogs beautifully groomed. This Old English Sheepdog certainly was turned out perfectly and had a delightful disposition. That is what I call attentive.


Here's another handsome dog, all shiny and fluffy. A gorgeous Newfie with a calm, intelligent expression.



This Dutch Kooikerhondje is another breed that I found very engaging. Intelligent, smaller (15" at shoulder, about 25 pounds), lovely easy-care coat and simply charming in person.
I can say it,  koi-ker-hon-chuh, but I don't think I could spell it without some practice.

Lively and agile are the words used to describe these clever dogs, who were used to lure ducks into a trap called an Enderkooi. I'm sure that work required some quick thinking and problem solving.

My impression is that these dogs are bright and trainable. Calm, yet alert, very sweet to meet.


So much of a winning dog's presentation is elegant movement. Everyone enjoys watching the dogs in the ring. They are all magnificent in their own way.


Do you love the style with which this elegant Greyhound has casually arranged her paws? I'm sure that a day of dog showing can get rather tiring.


Being a show dog requires a lot from the dogs. Their owners put in considerable effort, too, to share their knowledge and understanding of the different breeds with visitors. Perhaps prospective dog owners can discover what type of dog is perfect for their family and lifestyle at the dog show.
 
It is a fine occasion to celebrate the marvelous variety in the world of dogs.  






All good for positive pet ownership, and a fun day when every dog is truly a winner.