Friday, September 23, 2011

Monkey Daze is a Chewy favorite, woof woof!

I admit, I am dog who likes to be independent yet make a statement.  I have found that clothes are the easiest way for a dog to make a statement.  I don't usually bark when I am in the company of others so I use my clothes to communicate who I am and what I am doing.  With that barked...
I have a BIG wardrobe. 

Call me a metrodogsicle but I don't mind being dressed up and pampered.  I get cold.  I walk over to my mom, paw her foot, and shiver.  She puts a sweater over my tank top.  I then warm up under the sweater as I run off to play.  I have a variety of brands such as Milk & Pepper and Juicy Couture.  However, my favorite brand so far is Monkey Daze.  I like this company because of their product quality and style.
I currently own a jean jacket and a dragon denim jumper.  Both items have been worn over and over again.  I sometime hear my mom complain about the grass stains in my clothes but what does she expect... I am a dog guru with no thumbs so how I am supposed to do the laundry.  Regardless of how hard I play or how dirty I get my Monkey Daze outfits still look great.  My mom has not had to restitch or mend any part of these outfits.  I have owned them since December 2009 and continue to wear them frequently.

The clothing and accessories are very human-trendy with a dog-style edge.  I enjoy the variety in design and accessories too.  For example, I enjoy wearing jumpers on colder days.  When winter hits, I like to wear them daily without wearing the same one over and over again.  Monkey Daze offers a variety of jumpers in various colors and accessories.  I chose the dragon denim jumper to wear with my jean jacket and because of the small belt chain.  I think the belt chain is a cool looking pawccessory.  I purchased the jean jacket as is from Dog Savvy.  The jacket includes various patches and accessories all over the jacket.  After purchasing the jacket I looked up the company.  I found Monkey Daze and the jean jacket online.  The jean jacket online is naked and has no patches or accessories attached.  I currently do not know where the patches and accessories came from.  It could be a promo by Monkey Daze that has since expired or Dog Savvy putting their own spin on a old favorite.  Who knows... all I know is that my jean jacket is pawesome!

I look forward to more durable and stylish dog attire from Monkey Daze.  For more information about Monkey Daze visit  Keep wandering... and shopping!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Okashi Barkery is SUGOI!

Okashi Barkery is a friendly and tasty dog boutique located at the intersection of Campbell Avenue & Page Street within walking distance to downtown Campbell.  I have heard many stories about this store from my friend Megan and Kristy.  I knew I had to stop by and I finally made it to the barkery this morning.  I could not contain myself with excitement as my mom pulled into the plaza parking lot.  My nose starts to tingle when I am close to any dog-friendly establishment.  I could not get out of my car seat fast enough.  I flew out of the car door and trotted through Okashi's two white open doors.  I could not believe my doggie eyes!  Vintage t-shirts and lots of scrumptious organic dog treats.  This is pawtastic!

My mom spotted a Doors vintage t-shirt in my size at Bark in the Park.  I did not know that my mom spoke with Joanne, owner and operator of Okashi, and placed the shirt on hold for me.  It was very nice of Joanne to hold the shirt for me and I cannot wait to show off my new threads at my next doggie social.  There were many other outfits and costumes to look at.  My mom and I were really interested in the solid color tank tops too.  Sometimes I have to get dressed up and where my tie.  However, I do not have a solid color (no design) shirt to wear with my dressy duds.  I sniffed out a black tank top that fit me great.  The size and length of the shirt were perfect for my long Yorkie body.

I liked sniffing around Quan Yin and the doggie cheongsam/changshan.

The one item that stood out most in my mind is the hospitality!  Joanne was a great host and gave my mom and I her undivided attention.  Even after a busy day at Bark in the Park, she was ready to help her four legged customers the next day at 9am in the morning.  She even threw in a free container of beef treats when she heard we drove to the barkery just to pick up a vintage shirt.  This is a great way to introduce your products and your service to new pack members.  I enjoyed my drive and sniff to Okashi Barkery and think this dog boutique is SUGOI!  Woof woof!  I cannot wait for my return to Okashi for another sniff and a wag.  Keep wandering!

To read more about Okashi Barkery visit,

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pet People and Bow Wowzer bring BIG WAGS to Los Gatos

My favorite isle in Pet People
Los Gatos might be the "city of cats" but I think it is also the city for dogs too.  My mom and I usually walk around Los Gatos, find a spot to grab a bite to eat and then head home.  During my last trip to Los Gatos we found myself on the hunt for dog stores.  My mom found three stores for us to visit, My Furry Tails, Pet People and Bow Wowzer.  The first place we sniffed out was My Furry Tails.  This turned out to be a bust.  We got to the address listed on Yelp but there was no dog store in sniffing range.  We figured out that the store had been closed for quite some time and my mom sent an email to Yelp about My Furry Tails closing.  My mom likes her Yelp iPhone app and Yelp updated the post in less than 24 hours.  Woof woof!.  We then headed to our second destination, Pet People.

Pet People is a great hidden animal store.   I say hidden since it took my mom and I twenty minutes to walk to Pet People from downtown Los Gatos.  I recommend asking your owners to drive you to the store before heading downtown if you have sensitive paws or do not like long walks.  I was very energized and was up for the walk.  As I walked into the store I was greeted by a very nice lady behind the cash register.  She pet me, made me sit and gave me a treat.  After the wonderful tasty treat, my mom and I began our shopping experience.  We found all sorts of toys and accessories but my favorite part was the freezer.  I do not eat dog ice cream/popsicles very often because they are hard for my mom to find.   Well look no further!  Pet People have a variety of dog treats in the freezer section.  I love Frosty Paws and I found some here too!  My mom grabbed a few treats from the freezer to be consumed at a later date.  I also tried on a Harley Davidson collar and it fit perfectly.  I have been looking for a studded Harley Davidson collar for some time and I now finally have one in my size.  I was pet and given another treat by the very nice lady behind the register when my mom paid for our merchandise.  I love getting treats!

Chewy Nho @ BowWowzer July 2011

Now off to our last destination Bow Wowzer.  Woof woof!  After a 30 minute walk towards downtown Los Gatos we finally made it to Bow Wowzer.  There was a nice clean water bowl at the front door for me to wet my tongue.  There were all sorts of stuff to sniff and rub against.   My mom chilled in the clothes section so I sniffed through the bedding area and the collar section.  Bow Wowzer has a very nice collar selection.  There are a few nice looking collar and leash sets too.  As always I received a treat each time I step paw into BowWowzer.

Some dogs do not know that there are two entrances to the stores.  Bow Wowzer is also part "kitty."  Purrsnickety is an eye ball of wonder and delight.  The small cat-centric store is full of cat themed shirts to cat frames and The enormous cat TREES are really cool.  They look like trees with colored carpet and intricate shaping of the wood allows for a comforting atmosphere.  I actually stood on one of the limbs and jumped in the hole.  I love cat trees and I wish my mom would let me sleep in the cat tree at home more often.

eat groom sleep.... I like that order.
The day came to an end as we drove down 880.  I completely having a good sniff around downtown Los Gatos.  I am already thinking about my costume for the many Halloween events in the area, especially Society Dog's 10th Annual Howling Halloween Celebration.  I was a jail bird, devil, and a pirate in past celebrations.  What should I be this year?....keep wandering.