Thursday, June 6, 2013

Wente Vineyards Yields More Than WINE

What shall I choose from the WINE list?
 Dog Days of Summer at Wente Vineyards was more than just a canine gathering. It was also a showcase for some local businesses. Mommy and I loves loves loves this kind of event, because we usually get a lot of good information (there was a Vet there) and some fun products.

We visited this one table where a woman PAINTED portraits of pets. The next table was for Dog Behavior training - as if! I happen to be an abnormally well BEHAVED PUG. Enough said. There was a dog whisperer type who I TOTALLY dissed because he worried me; and there were 2 dog boutiques that had some really great goodies like leashes, tee shirts, and catchables.

The most unique item was something called Pup-A-Top. The name alone had Mommy guessing what it might be all about. It looked like a dog tag - so what made it so unique?







So we approached Trent, one of the developers and the President of Pup-a-Top, and asked the

THE THREE BIG QUESTIONS:

  1. What is a Pup-a-Top?
           Well, it turns out Mommy was MOSTLY right. It is a DOG TAG. But it is more! It is a fun and   functional dog tag. The Pup-a-Top, in addition to being customized, is also a full -fledged BOTTLE OPENER! Mommy gave this a "HMMMMMMM" because she firmly believes you can't have too much ID on your pooch or PUG, and you never know when you might need a bottle opener!
  1. How did the idea come about?
           Something about a pool, a dog, and a beer. Okay, okay. cute story - cute dog (not nearly as CUTE as MOI). Ultimately it was a A-HA moment which led to some serious design considerations and business outlines.
  1. How do I get one?
          You can buy the Pup-a-Top through their website www.pupatop.com as well as some local (SF Bay Area) pet stores and boutiques. You can choose from TWO sizes - Standard (dogs over 30 lbs)  or Chihuahua sizes - AND 13 colors!!!! All Pup-a-Tops can be customized with up to 3 lines of engraving.


BUT HERE'S THE BEST PART

You can WIN one by entering our NEW CONTEST!!!!! I will have all the details for you TOMORROW June 7, 2013. So please, please, PLEASE come back tomorrow and see how you can WIN A PUP-a-TOP of your very own!!!!



HAPPY THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Entering and winning contests are fun.




2 comments:

Mileys Daily Scoop said...

Why didn't we think of this!!

We are your newest followers!!

Miley and Maggie

Ellen Gawthorp said...

What will they think of next ... Wish we could come up with one of these million dollar ideas! BOL

Love ~ Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney