Win a Pot o’ Gold and Help the Animal Refuge League

We’re running a contest, and for a buck (all of which goes to the Animal Refuge League), you can enter to win a pot of gold! Yes, gold. Well, what gold is to some dogs that is. Our pot o’gold is a bucket of brand-new, dog-friendly, fuzzy, bouncy tennis balls. And we’re giving one away […]

Upcoming Furst Friday


Just got a jpg of work by Belinda Kennedy, the artist we’ll be featuring this Friday for our special 10th anniversary Furst Friday.  I can’t believe we’ve been open ten years either.  Sometime this month I’m hoping to dig up old photos from the early days, way back when we developed canisters of film. And […]

1st Prize, Maxi and Calvin’s Big Dreams


Elizabeth Fraser submitted her $4M Idea through the eyes and dreams of her dogs Maxi and Calvin.  I love the creativity, the pace, the humor and the sweetness of it.  I tried to upload it, but seems WordPress won’t take it, so here it is viewable on YouTube.

2nd Prize Winner


Dave Harford submitted this terrific entry that was only just edged out by the First-Prize winning video:

A foggy April Stool’s Day

The weather was on our side today, or at least it wasn’t on the other side.  Our merry band of scoopers spread out over the Eastern Prom and hauled away 8 big bags of trash and poop, accompanied by the sound of fog horns and geese (‘harsh and exciting’ I couldn’t help thinking…it is National […]

April Stool’s Day

17 years ago, intrepid citizen dog owner and Friends of the Eastern Promenade founder Diane Davison started tacking up flyers asking for neighbors on the Eastern Prom to come out in force to clean up the winter of unscooped dog poop.  I was so moved by the mission and charmed by the sense of humor […]

Good Dirty Fun


For the last 10 yrs I’ve worked with friend and Hill dog owner Diane Davison on that quirky ritual of spring, April Stool’s Day.   ASD was her response, 17 yrs ago, to sidewalk poop, a holler out to the community to come out as a group and clean up the neighborhood including the grassy area […]

If I had $4 Million Dollars….

I’ve been kind of mystified lately imagining how it could be that my little indie business Fetch could be confused with the venture capital-backed corporation down the road.  It’s all about the name.  Their name is similar to Fetch, but with another word tacked on the end.  They are also in the pet industry, and […]