Personalized Dog Breed Dog Tags are here; and so is Walnut the Pug!

Mimi Green Personalized Dog Breed Dog ID TagsWe’re pretty happy around Mimi Green as of late and for good reason, or should I say reasons.  Firstly, our newest addition to the seemingly ever-expanding Mimi Green line is ready to go, and they are sharp!

Our 24k. gold plated and genuine nickel plated Mimi Green personalized dog breed dog ID tags are now available for 100+ breeds in 2 sizes.  And let me tell you, these are not the run-of-the-mill brass, or stainless steel, tags you might be familiar with. They are very well made and feel like little pieces of jewelry.  The small size is perfect for toy and small breeds, and features up to three lines of personalized text on the back, while the large size is suitable for medium to large breeds, and has up to four lines of text.  I have included a few examples below but be sure to check them out on the site along with all of the other great dog ID tags we currently offer.

Gold Plated Personalized Dog Breed Dog ID Tag by Mimi Green

Nickel Plated Personalized Dog Breed Dog ID Tag by Mimi GreenNickel Plated Personalized Dog Breed Dog ID Tags by Mimi Green

And now without further ado, I present to you Walnut!

Walnut the Pug at Mimi Green Studios Walnut came to us Yesterday after a friend dropped him off at the Mimi Green Studios.  He is staying with us until he can find a new home, although I suspect that he already has (with us)!  I guess we will just have to wait and see.  He came to us as Leroy, from a house where he had literally been living on his own, all by himself for a couple of months.  He has not left our side since arriving and has slowly (well, actually very quickly!) won over our hearts.

Walnut and Augustine in the Mimi Green StudiosWalnut chose his favorite person quickly, and needless to say – it is Augustine!  Here they are relaxing before lunch.  He is also a great model, as you can clearly see.  In these images he is content and quite happy in his Mimi Green Cebra Loca (Crazy Zebra) harness.

He is also modeling the Personalized Mi Corazon (My Heart) collar with a Mimi Green Pug dog ID tag.

Walnut in the Mimi Green StudiosThanks for reading, hope you had a great labor day weekend.  Oh Yeah, Walnut wanted to make sure you all have his discount code for our new Mimi Green Personalized Dog Bred Dog ID Tags; he’s wearing his in the above picture:

Enter the following code during checkout for 15% off our new Mimi Green Personalized Dog Breed Dog ID Tags:  breed15







The Pets of Mimi Green! Edition 1: My love, Kermie the goldfish

We are not only dog lovers here at Mimi Green, but major animal lovers. We don’t descriminate!  Here at the office we have a pet goldfish, lots of pet shrimps, 4 snails and our employees collectively have 14 dogs (of course!), 2 parrots, a dove, a gecko & 3 cats.

Our lovely black moor goldfish Kermie is, next to Chupa, the unofficial office mascot. I fell in love, and I mean head over heels in LOVE, with him last April because he looks like a pug (correction, he looks exactly like Chupa!)

He’s in a sphere tank called a Biorob, so it is super hard to get a photo of his beautiful face! But he has HUGE eyes, a stunning butterfly tail and is about as big as a softball. His mouth is crooked so his top lip doesn’t exactly match up with his bottom lip. Also, one of his gills doesn’t work quite right which could have been caused by not great water quality at his previous home (the pet store took him in from a customer) or he just has a birth defect.

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Kermie while he was still at the pet store

I think that no one wanted him from the pet store because he is older and totally imperfect, but that’s one reason I love him.

He is ALWAYS hungry so if you put your hand up to the tank he tries to bite you. And everytime I stick my hand in his tank he bites, err, kisses me all over my arm.

He totally knows my face and when I approach his tank he comes right over to say hello.

I’ve had some OCD decorating his Biorb though. I think we are on the 3rd aqua scape in the past year and getting ready for the 4th.

I love him so much I actually got a second tank to grow his favorite treat, narrow leaf anacharis.  They don’t sell it in town and it costs a ton to overnight, so complete with grow lights, I have a whole new set up. Blog post on that tank and its inhabitants soon!

Kermie, black moor goldfish in his Biorb
Kermie in his Biorb

Right now Kermie lives in the packaging/printing office, but next week when I move to my new and improved larger office in the suite next door, I’m taking him with me.

One other thing, he lives with 3 snails who I’ll tell you about later. Kermie deserved his own post 😉


I saved the best for last.

Not only is Kermie deformed, but he is half bind (see, just like Chupa! and no this isn’t the best part. Keep reading….) His big ol’ eyeballs have a foggy film over them that makes it very hard to see. I had no idea he was blind when I met him since he would come right up to the glass when I would visit him.

I quickly learned that my very hungry man couldn’t see the first time I fed him and he couldn’t find it! I tried everything, fish flakes, sinking pellets, a clip on the side of the tank and he could never find the dang food!

I wondered if he might be able to see color so I positioned a red tupperware lid in his tank and dropped the food right onto it.  After a few times of hand feeding him off the lid, he learned that there was food on the tupperware! He still has no idea when I feed him, but he checks for food on the lid many, many times a day.  I feel so proud that I was able to train my goldfish to eat off a plate! I like to say he has really good manners and that’s why he insisted on having a dish to eat from.

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The current aquascape complete with his red Tupperware

Kermie has taught me things that at 31 years old I didn’t know about myself. A year ago I would have never thought a person could get so attached to a goldfish, but man has this little guy made his way into my heart.

He is such a strange and funny fish, everyone who’s met him finds him to be extremely charming.  Even the people who work at the pet store still ask about him.






He’s my baby and I probably spend way to much time hanging with him, Paula’s even asked me if I want to quit my job to take care of my fish.  I’ve thought that proposal over, but seriously, if I quit my job who will pay for Kermie’s food and decor!?!

Kermie, black moor

Our Pug-alicious Photo Shoot! (and a coupon!)

It is no secret that I LOVE pugs, so you won’t be surprised to hear I had a blast with these monkeys today. Tracy brought her two pugs Zack and Zelda (who you have probably seen all over our site and blog, they are the cutest!) and her bf’s pug Stella (you remember her, we named our Stella Rose and Blue collars after her!)

Pugs MImi Green CollarsI love this photo. It reminds me of an early 1900s photo where everyone is so stoic.

Zack is such a ham, he didn’t take a single bad photo.

zack the black pug in mimi green

and Zelda has such a great “pug” look to her. She is as sweet as she is beautiful too.

zelda the black pug in mimi greenWe had some bloopers too, Zack decided he was such a good model that he should be in EVERY photo, so he photo bombed Stella.

pug photo bombAnd of course, no photo shoot would be complete without Chupa.

Chupa the pug in Mimi Green Dog CollarThe pugs had so much fun, Zack asked if he could give you all a coupon to save some $ on these new styles. I’m weak to him, so I agreed.

mimi green couponCoupon good till April 25!

Instagram Love

I am having such a blast with Instagram lately.  The community has really grown and I’m finding it to be even more fun than Facebook.  It kind of eliminates all the annoying things about facebook because when you have to make an image to go along with what you have to say, rude remarks or political rants are a bit more difficult to flood the feed with.  I miss the days when Facebook was a positive place to post photos or good news about your life and Instagram really fills that void.

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Some may tire of all the “this is what I ate for lunch” photos, but that kind of lightheartedness is what makes my day. Call me crazy, but I can really escape in photos of the yummy dinner you cooked or how cute your kiddo /doggie is. Meanwhile, logging on to Facebook can sometimes be more frustrating than anything else.

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And then there’s this:

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Chef Jamie Oliver’s feed (be still my heart!) . And he’s not the only star doing it — you can pretty much follow any tv personality, blogger, or celebrity that you are into.

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So if you’re into Instagram as much as me or want to give it a look, make sure to search for #mimigreen for some super sweet photos of doggies wearing our collars (and if you post any photos of your pooches in our collars, please make sure to tag #mimigreen — we love seeing all the new photos!)  And if you want to see tons of pug, food, and Mg office photos follow me at amandajmiller. 

Cute Reflective Dog Collars — Be Safe and Look Good!!

We’ve had tons of requests for reflective dog collars but I just couldn’t figure out how to make them as cute as our other collars.   After tons of thought we finally had custom colored reflective ribbon made just for us and came up with some super cool reflective collars!

Cool Reflective Dog Collar

(isn’t Minion cute! She is our manager Paula’s puppy and she is tuning 1 next week! She came from the the Save a Mexican Mutt Rescue  which is an awesome organization who helps save dogs on the streets in and around San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.)

We started with Grape, Raspberry, Forrest Green, Aqua Blue and Black but will have tons of other colors by summer.

I was skeptical, but these collars turned out more awesome than I could have imagined!

We also used the reflective ribbon to make our Personalized Buckle Dog CollarsPersonalized Reflective Dog Collar, Cute Reflective Dog CollarsThe 3M reflective tape looks grey in daylight, but even indoors any ray of light reflects brightly on this collar. This way any approaching vehicle will spot you and your dog from up to 1000 feet away so you will both stay safe on your evening walks!

Mimi Green Black Friday 2012 Sale!

Black Friday Dog Collars
Mimi Green Black Friday Sale * Coupon Code = MimiBlack

Shop our annual Black Friday sale — use code MimiBlack to save 30% off anything (personalized dog collars, embroidered dog collars, dog harnesses, leashes, dog collar flowers & bow ties, and more!)  made by Mimi Green.

Coupon vaild Black Friday Nov 23, all weekend long, and Cyber Monday Nov 26. Happy Dog Collar shopping!

Name our Zebra Oilcloth Dog Collars

Cebra Loca Oilcloth Collar (Crazy Zebra)

We always name our oilcloth collars after Mexican sayings/names (Que Chula, Tres Flores, Mi Corazon), but we are all stumped on these new Zebra Oilcloth collars. We’d love for you to help us choose a name! If we choose your idea you will win a free oilcloth collar of your choice!

New Molly Mutt Couch!

I love d.y.i, shabby chic, electic non- matching furniture, but I think I took it to a new level today with my re-covered couch.

molly mutt dog bed couchYes, those are Molly Mutt beds on my couch cushions! Aren’t they cool? This is her brand  new bed, Nightswimming.  I covered the back pillows with a Amy Butler fabric this past winter, but the cushions were falling apart. Between my two boys and my 3 dogs, these cushions were wrecked! We’ve been looking for a new couch for about 6 months but every time we see our boys jumping off the arms, eating on it, etc. we put off the new purchase.  Not only that, but no matter what we do we can’t train the doggies to stay off!

I think Dan said it best when he said “If we can’t keep the dogs off the couch, we will make the couch into a dog bed.”  I can’t say he looked to happy while saying it, but I’ll take what I can get 😉

molly mutt nightswimming dog duvetYeah, it is kinda strange to cover your couch in dog beds, but I am taking comfort in the fact that not a single person on this planet has a couch quite like mine.

Plus, with all the the awesome Molly Mutt fabrics no one would ever even know these are dog beds!

They look so pretty and feel so nice I almost feel like I got a new couch. Plus, I think I saved the couch from having to go to the landfill (yes, the cushions were that bad!)