Monthly Archive:: November 2008

The Joy of Ridiculous Dog Tricks

Pug as Pig
As proud sponsors and participants of the 18th Annual People Pet Walk hosted by the Helen Woodward Animal Center held last month, we Muttropolitans had the pleasure of meeting two and four legged creatures from every walk of life, including a miniature horse and a pug masquerading as a pig.

In this challenging economy, the homeless pet population is unfortunately growing as economic pressure forces an increasing number of people to give up their pets, so we are always happy to lend a hand and support worthy causes when we can!Miniature Horsey

The costumed revelers were as spirited as ever this year and we were particularly amused by the range of absolutely ridiculous pet tricks performed at our booth. Its amazing what a dog will do for our exceptionally tasty Gingersnapper Mutt Munchers.

Our favorite trick of the day was performed by a perky paw-pumping Pomeraninan. See the video below. Words cannot describe, why, in fact, this particular trick was so amusing to us, perhaps its simply the sheer ridiculousness of it!

Find more videos like this on Muttropolis Online Pet Park

A Comfy Dog Harness: Good for walks and walks down the aisle!

Muttropolis Dog Harness 2
Newlyweds Heather and Jason Crowe of Reynolds, Georgia sent us the most handsome photo of themselves with their four-legged attendants donning none other than our super comfy Freedom Dog Harnesses on their big day.

According to onlookers at the wedding, which was held in Asheville, North Carolina,  Barley the Boston Terrier and Paco the Chihuahua mix nearly stole the show in their wedding party finery.

“They believed they were undoubtedly the best looking male and female there,” admitted Heather, the blushing bride. "The Freedom Dog Harnesses kept them warm and stylish, not to mention that they were completely coordinated with the rest of the wedding party!"

We Muttropolitans agree that the Crowe’s furry bridal party is truly of the most handsome we’ve ever seen and if you agree, bark now and forever hold your leash!

Best Wishes to the Crowe Crew!

Rolling with the Oldies

Frankie & Woofie in their Pet Strollers
Truth be told, when Dog and Pet Strollers first rolled off the assembly line 10+ years ago, many of us rolled our eyes and grimly wondered what the world was coming to. As purists, we believed that dogs and cats were intended to walk, not roll.

It wasn’t until I nearly lost all blood circulation in my arm whilst carrying a tired Chihuahua Dachsund mix around a local art fair for an hour that I realized the brilliance of a pet stroller. Or until a fellow Muttropolitan HQ staffer realized that her aging and slightly blind Pug, Winston, nicknamed “Dubya”, simply couldn’t make it down the beach anymore, his little legs were too arthritic…but the stroller gave him a whole new leash on life.

I had the pleasure of running into the parents of Woofie and Frankie at our Doga Yoga event last week and their senior pups were happy as clams in their stroller, cruising up and down the Solana Beach Cedros Avenue Design District, engaging in activities that otherwise would have been difficult.

Dog and Pet Strollers are a great way to allow older or disabled pets to get out and about and connect with the world …not to mention that we pet parents feel good about including them on outings that perhaps otherwise would not be possible.  As well, they provide a great way for runners, joggers or power walkers to include their small pet in their workouts!

Let the good times roll!