Aug

13

i scream. you scream.

Nani eating a Frosty Paw | Happy Monday.

We all scream for doggie ice cream.

Yesterday, 90̊  temps (and no air conditioning) called for Nani’s FAVORITE treat in the whooole world: a Frosty Paw. Though the clicks of my camera made her cringe, she didn’t let it stop her from licking.

Happy Hot Summer Monday, everyone.

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Aug

08

the most [ridiculous dog] in the world.

The Most Ridiculous Dog in the World | Winston

 

I’m sure a lot of people can relate to having a spoiled pet, but our dog Winston gives us no other choice. He is hiiiigh maintenance. And instead of complaining about it, we all just shrug and take it. Why? Because he’s just so…charming. Sure, he’ll step on your feet, knock down the screen door, and whine like a baby when he’s left outside, but he knows how to make you melt. Humans are the center of his universe, and, somehow, he’s made himself the center of ours.

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Apr
06

happy easter.

Easter Pit Bull

Easter Pit Bull

Happy Easter, folks! Have an eggs-ellent weekend.

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Apr

04

just another dog photo

dog eating whipped cream

 

Just another dog photo to brighten your day…

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Feb
14

happy valentine’s day from nani

valentine dog

Happy Valentine’s Day from Akula Kreative! Nani (our pit bull mix) was a good sport this morning and let me take some photos, so here is one to share…

Download Hi-Res Valentine’s Day Dog Photo (3.5″ by 5″)

This is free for personal use only. Enjoy!

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Feb
13

happy monday.

dogs make everything better.

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Feb

08

Paws in the Park 2012

Escondido Humane Society

We had a great time at last year’s Paws in the Park event, so we hope you’ll join in the effort to help animals in San Diego!

WHAT is Paws in the Park?
An annual fundraising event that involves a walk in the park and other fun activities for you and your dog(s)
WHEN is it?
Sunday, March 25, 2012 from 8am to noon
WHERE is it?
Kit Carson Park in Escondido, CA

The schedule is as follows:

8:00am : Registration and light breakfast, entertainment, and a special meet and greet
9:00am : Walk kickoff!
10:15am : Contests for you and your dog, including Canine Couture (come dressed to impress) and a Wet T-Shirt Contest (for the dogs, of course!)
11:00am – noon : Entertainment, giveaways, raffle, games, contests, pet confidence-building course and shopping at the Paw Vendor Expo, which will include such vendors as Scentsy, K-9 Dog Park and The Honest Kitchen!

So sign up, raise money (it doesn’t have to be a lot), then take a walk in a park with your pet(s)! Super easy and always fun.

REGISTER HERE and you’ll be set up with a free web page to help you in your fundraising efforts. We understand it’s not the easiest thing to hit up friends and family for cash, but you’ll be surprised how happy people will be to help. (Last year, we doubled our goal within the first few days of signing up.)

Why we support EHS:

In July of 2010, we signed up to foster a dog from the Escondido Humane Society. Her name was Nani (pronounced naw-nee), and she was a 6-year-old pit bull mix with a LOT of issues. She was so stressed out at the shelter that she had to be placed in foster care. When we met her for the first time, she hid behind a chair and trembled, avoiding eye contact and refusing to eat the treats in our hands. As owners of a boisterous, attention-hogging, people-loving pure bred golden retriever, Nani’s behavior was BAFFLING…until we learned about her situation. Apparently, she was found wandering the streets of San Marcos with another pit bull. Upon arriving at the shelter, two things happened: her companion was put to sleep (due to his aggressive behavior), and her unborn pups were aborted (due to fear they had parvo). Needless to say, she was traumatized. Pack that on to a history of abuse. Fast forward to now…Nani is still learning to trust strangers and new dogs, but in the comfort and safety of our home, you would have no idea she’s had such a rough past. Last year, during our walk at Paws in the Park, we ran into Nani’s original foster family (including her favorite chihuahua). She was SO excited to see them she jumped into their arms and licked their faces clean. We joined the other group for the rest of the walk, and it was so wonderful to watch her act like a normal dog!

Anyway, if you were curious about the mysterious dog that appears everywhere, it’s Nani!

Nani's Custom Dog Portrait

 

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Feb

04

a love-a-bull valentine’s day | special edition letterpress card

pit bull valentine's day card

It’s a Valentine for pit bull and dog lovers everywhere! Check it out in our Etsy shop by clicking HERE.

Greeting : None (Blank Inside)
Size : 4 Bar (3.5″ x 4.875″ folded)
Fold : Top
Ink : Soy-Based, Pantone BlackU
Stock : 100% Cotton, Brilliant White (tree-free, archival, acid-free, recyclable & biodegradable)
Printing : Letterpressed in limited quantities in the U.S.A.

Quantity : 1 Card with 1 Envelope in RED

Meet Nani, our pit bull mix. Once a quivering bundle of fear at the Humane Society, Nani has become an integral part of our family. She enjoys napping in the sun, chewing on tape and superglue without permission, and dismembering and de-fluffing new toys. The background of this card features a dog-bone pattern in the lightest of light grays.

pit bull valentine's day card

* This special edition card comes with a coin envelope filled with hand-punched heart-shaped confetti and one blank, unattached pink banner. Think of it as a very simple DIY kit. You write your own message and attach it to the card wherever you like, then you fill the red envelope with confetti. Ta-da!

For FREE SHIPPING in February, use coupon code BEMYVALENTINE at checkout!

A portion of the proceeds from all dog cards will go to animal charities in San Diego.

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Jan

23

tiny confessions

Tiny Confessions | 01.23.2012

Tiny Confessions art prints are back on fab.com! All 8 x 10 prints are on sale for $16.

Tiny Confessions is a collection of prints that give insight into the secret thoughts of pets and pop-culture characters. Christopher Rozzi draws from his talents as an artist and comedian to produce intimate portraits that will make you gasp with laughter and surprised recognition. 

Like we said before…we love animals with a dry sense of humor.

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Jan

23

grizzly found a home!

Grizzly

Thanks to everyone to who came by to say hello to our foster dog Grizzly! We’re happy to share that he found a permanent home yesterday at The Rock Adoption Event. Congrats, Grizzly!

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Jan

21

big loveable dog available for adoption

Hi, I’m Grizzly. I’m a big, loveable guy looking for a great family! I love nothing more than getting pet and sharing your food. I am very friendly with people AND dogs, and though I’m still learning some basic commands, I can sit and stay and will follow you all around the house. (If you ignore me, I’ll just lay next to you and take a nap.) Please don’t be afraid of my size or breed…it hurts my feelings when people are scared of me because all I want is to be their friend.

Come visit me tomorrow at The Rock from 9am to 2pm! I am available for adoption but if you can’t keep me forever, perhaps you can offer me a temporary foster home. I don’t like the shelter and I’d like to move out as soon as possible.

The Rock Church is located in Point Loma, CA. Click here to find it on a map.

I’ll lay down anywhere you’re willing to pet me…even on the stairs.

Look at my huge head! Isn’t it THE BEST?!

I’m wagging my tail here because someone is bribing me to stay still with a treat.

Details about ME, Grizzly:

  • People say I’m a pit bull/American bulldog mix.
  • I am 3 years old and I weigh 90 lbs.
  • My ideal home would have have kids 10 and older.
  • I am from the Chula Vista Animal Shelter.
  • If you’d like to meet me, please come to The Rock tomorrow (Sunday, Jan. 22) OR email Akula Kreative to get in contact with the right people.

CAN YOU PLEEEEEEASE HELP FIND ME A HOME???

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan

18

The Regal Beagle | logo design & pet portrait

Step One: Receive photograph of client’s family dog. (Isn’t the photo awesome, by the way?)

Ashley Helen Photography

Step Two: Design an imaginary bar logo based on the photo and create a 19 x 13 fine art print…

Regal Beagle | Custom Pet Portrait

Step Three: Send to client to give to beagle-and-beer-loving husband as a surprise Christmas present!

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