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Sunday, February 28, 2010

FouFou Freebies

For the first time ever, FouFou Dog is giving away a free D-Ring Charm or Luggage Tag of your choice if you:

1) See a FouFou Dog item in any store and upload a photo of it on our FouFou Dog Facebook fanpage : http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/foufou-dog/15005785766

OR

2) Upload your own pampered pup sporting a FouFou Dog product on our FouFou Dog fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/foufou-dog/15005785766

**limit is one freebie per customer

This limited time offer is a first ever trial interactive program that FouFou Dog is offering in order to gain more consumer interaction and awareness of the FouFou Dog brand name.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Park It Forward

Cheryl and I went to the National Home Show yesterday and of course, we had to find parking at the huge lot across from the big glass building and as usual, purchase a parking ticket from one of those machines for $12.

Cheryl NEVER ceases to amaze me with her "street skills", as we were driving around looking for a parking spot, she tells me to pull over behind a car that looks like it's ready to leave. She tells me she's going to offer them $5 to buy their parking ticket off them. I'm thinking to myself... no way... she hops out of my car and knocks on the driver side window.

"Excuse me? Are you guys leaving?"
"Yes... "
"Do you want to make some money back on your parking ticket?"
She pulls out her $5.00 bill.
"OH! What a great idea! We have never thought of that..."

... yeah.. neither have a lot of people...

"Park It Forward" next time. Do it.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Taking work away from home


For as long as I have been employed with FouFou Dog, I have been working, along with the rest of the FouFou Dog team, out of my parent's basement. "Going to work" has been a trip down two flights of stairs and "getting up early" is more like rolling out of bed at 9:00 am, as opposed to my usual 9:15 am.

My idea of business-casual is a new pair of leggings with a long sleeved shirt and the effects of snow storms or rush hour have had absolutely no significance to me.

In just a few days, FouFou Dog will be moving into a new 3800 Sq. Ft. office about 15 minutes drive from home. This milestone is one that I have been anticipating for the past 5 years, and surprisingly, I am as sad as much as I am happy about the move.

I have come to realize that what makes me the most sad about this move is not the loss of priviledges that I will miss of working from home, rather it is the distance I will be forced to have from the every day interactions between Evelyn, our creative designer, and Vivien, our operations manager, that I have become accustomed to working in such close quarters with for the past 5 years.

But I'm sure in a couple of weeks, once I'm settled into the new office and the regular routine of "going to work" and "having my own office" kicks in, I will be wondering to myself, how I was ever able to get anything done working from home...but let's not tell Cheryl that. hehe

FouFou Dog Spring/Summer 2010 Catalogue


The highly anticipated, widely sought after, FouFou Dog Spring/Summer 2010 Catalogue has finally gone to print and is ready to fall into the hands of every pet retailer, and multi-unit store owner worldwide.

As the back-end, finance and logistics officer, I really have no creative juices whatsoever, and will admit that I had absolutely no hand in preparing this 12 page, colourful, glossy catalogue with back to back products. And for me, getting a glimpse of this FouFou Dog seasonal catalogue is about as exciting as opening a gift on Christmas Day.

The new, innovative, fresh, and exciting products that Cheryl and Lillian continue to come out with season after season; from nappy mats to poochy pouches and even dog picture frames, is proving to be endless. What will they think of next?

If you can't wait for yours to be picked up at the next trade show in Orlando, FL, simply visit www.foufoudog.com to view and download this most up to date catalogue directly from our website.

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