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Monday, December 26, 2011

Geaux Saints!

Celebrate some NFL history with a Black and Gold #9 jersey for your dog. Drew Brees fans everywhere love this shirt, and you can see why.

Here's video of a pre-game chant led by Brees.

These are selling out fast, so pick up your dog's NOLA spirit shirt today, when Drew broke Dan Marino's single season passing record. Your dog will love the attention he gets wearing this jersey to run around the dog park, take a walk in the neighborhood, or enjoy your game day party.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Wishes to All Our Wonderful Customers

Your sweet innocence and goodness

Your upbeat outlook that always expects the best

Your goofy antics that keep us lighthearted

Your calm dignity that connects us to the eternal truths 

and helps us to transcend the worries of today

Your eager cooperation in our holiday celebrations
Your sharing the outdoor trail of discovery, and helping us to appreciate the beauty in our natural surroundings

Your commitment to our homes and families

and your willingness to dress up for the occasion

Who can put a price on all these gifts our dogs so freely give us?

And even the magical addition to our dog family this fall
of a stray who waited in a shelter so long before 
she became our little girl

Destined to bring companionship to our dogs and ourselves
as she begins to understand that her place is safe and 
secure in our family home.

Precious Hannah,
our new dog and Arlo's special friend. 
Gentle and kind, affectionate and fun,
She loves his madcap personality!
(Here hamming it up as an ear of corn.)

What gifts our dogs give us everyday by their presence!
Our own connections to one another, through them, are precious friendships
and bonds that we value and cherish.
Thank you for being our customers and friends! Please give your precious pets
a hearty Christmas hug from all of us here at Dog City Dime Store.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Go Blue and Roll Tide

One of my favorite categories of dog supplies is sports team gear. Whether it's a Buckeye or Tiger, Aggie or Dawg, our football fan customers are enthusiastic and friendly.

That's why we stock team logo collars, leashes, sweaters, and even though it's way past Halloween season, Tiger costumes.
You know that a dog's idea of fun would be to indulge in some of that game day party food and see who's running with the ball. Our own dogs love to zip around the house, zigzagging like quarterbacks to keep the ball away from each other. No fetching for this crew They like to take off and be chased, block, and intercept when they see an opportunity. Coachless, but not without talent.

I'm sure that dogs love their football fan families, who cook and share great eats, love a fast-moving ball game, and shout out cryptic slogans like Roll Tide! 

In spite of the grim economy, negative news stories, and cold, dark days of fall, dogs, like football fans, know how to have a great time. As we say up here in the Pacific Northwest, Go Dawgs!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Top Dog Model

I think we've found the next dog fashion world top model. Of course she has great bone structure and a toned body. But there's that kind of  "I could clean your clock with one punch," and "I make more money in one shoot than you do in a year" attitude in her slightly indulgent expression that gives luxury brands their cachet

Meet Darla!
Here she is, modeling a football team jersey the way it's meant to be worn.

Notice how her gaze extends far beyond beyond the camera, and she has artistically arranged her legs in an unassuming, casual dominance. We see that Darla is a New England Patriots fan, with the natural talent of her favorite quarterback, #12.

Here she is, in a more pensive mood, as if reliving the twists and turns of last weekend's game. (Can you spell mistakes?) Her range of expressions offers a designer unlimited opportunities to showcase quality clothing. The effortlessly displayed sleeve borders say so much about this jersey's soft, comfortable wearability. Darla's set jowls say everything that needs to be said about her fierce loyalty to the team.

With a slightly quizzical expression and a subtle shift in mood, Darla could be wondering if it might not be time for a small slice of smoked chicken, or a bit of salami from the game day party tray. We say she's earned it.

Way to go top model! Thank you for sharing some fabulous dog fashion with the world.

LSU Tigers and UW Dawgs - We have your gear!

Your dog wants to get in on the football fun! Here are a couple of purple and gold items that will give your pet a chance to show that team spirit.

Here's a cozy sweater

And a charming collar

Get these while they last, LSU Tiger fans, because the University of Washington Huskies are after them, too.

Wishing winning season to you favorite football team this year, and a lot of fun cheering them on.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Christmas Dog Cheer

one of the lovely Huskies owned by our customer and friend on the coast of Scotland
So, are we dreaming of a white Christmas? Maybe some interesting and interactive toys. Perhaps this gingerbread house with smaller takeout units.

Each one of the smaller toys has a squeaker, and it's quite a challenge to remove them from the house itself.

What I love about this dog toy is that it is actually four in one. Perfect for the multi-dog household (like ours). This is a great time to pick out your Christmas toys while we have our best selection.

It's also a good time to plan the holiday cooking. Around here, this will be the year we serve Gingerbread Waffles. This recipe looks like a winner. Here's another recipe by Rachael Ray. I hope the reviewers are right on these.

My small dogs give this favorite dog Christmas toy a rave review! 
A very enthusiastic wag and yap for the plush gingerbread house and the three little toys that live there.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Santa's Workshop Now Open

With the time ticking away before the holidays, we are busy helping our customers find items for their dogs: warm winter sweaters, coats, toys, and gorgeous collars and leashes.

If you are shopping for a dog-owning friend in another town, we'll be happy to gift wrap and ship your purchase to the gift recipient on your list. That way you can scratch one off the list, and we'll take care of everything. If you'd like to use this opportunity, just let us know immediately when you purchase your item, and we'll get the elves busy wrapping in some pretty Christmas paper. We use delivery confirmation on every order, so you can track your gift's path through the USPS website.

Today we listed a leash and solar-powered flashlight set that is top quality, high tech, and so useful this time of year. The light beams ahead of the dog and walker to illuminate the path. Terrific design, waterproof, and quite sturdy. This would be outstanding for a medium to large size dog.

These are a German design, such a functional and useful item. An all-round great idea for dog walkers everywhere.

No need to juggle a flashlight while you manage a leash, all in one piece, this lights the way with a strong solar-powered beam, making things easier for you and your dog.
Toys, leashes, and bandanas are easy to select and make great gifts for the dog owners you ship gifts to. Let us help you get the gifts out! Save time and post office lines when you buy your dog Christmas gifts from us.

Of course, we're happy to wrap for your own dog, too, so just tell us you want a gift wrap when you buy, and you'll receive your item in cheerful Christmas paper. No extra charge!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Dog Sweater Mania

We are listing so many new dog sweaters this week! A little bit later than we'd planned, as we recently adopted an angel of a dog, and have been concentrating on making her comfortable and supervising play sessions with our other two dogs. Happy to report that all is going well, and the new girl is thriving and happy. Right now she's a little camera-shy, but we'll have pictures soon. Just imagine a Chihuahua-Dachshund mix with a heart of gold.

Yesterday we added a blanket-style sweater by Zack and Zoey in a soft, plaid.

What I love about this style is the straight  back edge, which is so comfortable and classic. We also have this one in blue:

Here's a view of the tummy side.

Today we'll be adding some adorable Snowman sweaters in mostly small sizes.

in pink and blue

But that's not all! More sweaters, coats, and lots of football gear listing this week, 
so check in often and see what's new!

As always, thank you so much for reading our blog and visiting our store. We appreciate all of our customers and their owners, our friends and fellow dog owners. You are the best!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Halloween Dog Costumes

Our costumes are flying out the door. So much fun to imagine all those dogs dressing up as penguins, witches, princes, and tigers.

The dogs at home are going to be a can of lite beer and a knight in shining armor. Always good for a hilarious picture and a visit to the neighbors on Halloween night. What dog doesn't love the attention she/he gets in a funny costume.

This pop-up witch is listed at a takeaway price, as well as our happy plump, plush pumpkin. A great size for little dogs.
The must-have, however, is the cackling witch. Hilarious and realistic screeching laugh that our dogs find irresistible.
This toy is perfect for small or large dogs. She'll add lots of fun to your Halloween celebration.

We're busy adding new winter items to the store, so check in often to see what's new. And remember, with the dark days of October, we need to have some crazy fun. So dress your dog up in a hilarious costume and grab a handful of candy corn. Halloween isn't just for kids anymore. It's time to laugh a little and get back to that kid-style fun we all remember so well.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Halloween Dog Collar and Leash

Halloween isn't just for kids anymore. We have what your dogs needs to be the hit of any Halloween party.
Costumes are arriving this week, and we have a terrific selection.

Today we listed these amazing collars and leashes.
Shop early for your best selection of sizes. We like to be the first to list for Halloween, and when we sell out, we're out, so check our store this week for your bootiful Halloween dog gear!