Category Archives: Genius Dog Products

Speaking of Dog Tags…

We just got some really sweet new tags in from Rockin’ Doggie.

 

The Alphabet Initial ID tags are awesome, 2 of them are in glitter colors!

 

Chupa got the Rockin’ Doggie Gangsta Tag, which is totally suiting since she is such a tough girl. 😉

 

Here she is helping make T Shirts. Best worker we have around here!

And for the musicians out there, the Doggie Guitar Pick ID Tags are a great choice. How cool are these for you bag, keys, luggage, etc!
Pair these tags with a Rubit, and you are in business!

Wanna Borrow My Rubit Images?

So my good friend over at the wonderful website http://www.BarkSlope.com just had some of his original images ripped off by a kind of lousy website that was too lazy to photograph the products themselves. Needless to say, my friend is pretty upset since they didn't even bother to ask him to use the images.

I, on the other hand, have the opposite problem.  In Chicago, at the Backer trade show, our neighbors were the very cool guys from Rubit! — the clip on dog tag holder company. Now these guys have it made. They have brought to market the best idea since the dog tag itself. This little gadget allows owners to easly switch their dog tags from collar to collar – which is great for our customers that have more than one of our collar designs. We knew that we HAD to carry these on our site.

Since they are such a new company, I had problems finding stock images to use, so I took my own. This wasn't a problem at all since now our customers can see how cool Rubits look on our collars and I love any excuse to pull out my trusty Canon SLR camera!

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But I also had a secret hope. I was hoping that some sites WOULD rip off my image. Mimi Green is also a fairly new company and I take great joy in spreading the word about our collars. Plus I figured since Rubit hasn't released a ton of images yet that ours would stand out.

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Today I was almost as sad as my friend at Bark Slope was when a simple google image search told me that NO ONE had borrowed my super cool Rubit images! What the heck, right!?!

So here is my public offering — should you be reading this and you would like to use my Rubit images, feel free, very free.

However, we should all remember that the internet is a tricky beast. I want folks to use these particular images, but its all for shamless promotion.  We must respect each other enough to ask other sites should we want to use their images. Stealing to avoid extra work is not cool.

But don't think of using my Rubit images as "stealing", lets just call it "borrowing". And when your customers ask what crazy awesome collars those Rubits are attached to, don't forget to tell them they are MIMI GREEN!! rubit dog tag clips

PS: Second public decloration of the day — I WILL take better care of this blog. I love it, I do, but Mimi Green has been busy beyond words lately. Will post more about that soon too. Growing is great, but boy has it be exhausting!

Double PS: Rubits rock. I have them on all my doggies since I can NEVER get their tags on and off easily. These make switching collars a sinch. Rubits are on my must buy list for all dog and cat owners!

xo– amanda

Say Goodbye to Doggie Skin Problems!

I should have mentioned in my Easter post what products helped Chupa's skin so much. Her skin had turned elephant-like in many areas so hair wouldn't grow there. Paula started using Canine Earth Aweseome Apple Paw Balm on her and it softened her skin right up! Nothing else seemed to work — not the prescribed shampoo, not antibiotics.  But after a few weeks of using the Paw Balm, Chup's skin not only softened but the hair started to grow back!

natural dog paw balm

The natural balm also works really good on Piggie's dry nose and its natural antiseptic properties totally healed an infection Chup got in between her toes and between her puggie wrinkles. 

A little shout out to Canine Earth, "Canine Earth products are formulated with 95-100% USDA Certified Organic ingredients and have a pH to complement canine skin and coats. The same way human skin can be negatively affected by soaps with high pH and chemical ingredients, the same problems can affect your pet."

organic dog paw balm and dog shampoo

So far all of the Canine Earth products have totally impressed me. They also make natural, organic dog shampoo and conditioners.

The Mango is my fav, it smells like heaven but isn't too perfumy.

Chup is my fav too. How can you not love that puggie face!

natural dog shampoo and paw balm

(**Disclaimer: I promise to never push products on you I haven't tried and don't adore. We love what we sell and we sell what we love — Mimi Green is truly a labor of love. xoxo **)

New Molly Mutt Dog Bed Covers in the House!

I am in love with the new Molly Mutt Dog Duvet designs. These dog bed covers are so creative and unique, I can hardly stand how much I like them.

Wishbone covered dog beds, molly muttThis beauty right here is the Wishbone Dog Duvet and is for sure my favorite Molly Mutt thus far. Sadly, my Piggie's black fur just doesn't go well with brown ;(

If you don't know how Molly Mutt dog beds work, here is the scoop. Basically they are dog bed replacement covers if you want to cover an old bed, OR they can be purchased with a stuff sack so you can recycle old blankets and such and make your dog a totally new bed. Genius right?

Either way, you can make this a totally posh dog bed for your pup.  The fabrics Molly uses are durable like canvas, but soft like cotton. And they don't cost a bundle to ship since they fit in a small package. Totally freakin genius I say.
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Black Friday Sale on some sweet new stuff for your pup!

Tomorrow, 24 hours only, save 20% at checkout with the code : blackfriday20

And it is a great time to shop at Mimi Green as we just welcomed new stainless steel tags from Dog Ids, dog id tags
and beautiful sweaters to keep your pup warm this winter from Chilly Dog:

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and new key fobs which make awesome stocking stuffers! 

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Happy thanksgiving everyone! I am so thankful for your support with Mimi Green. It has been another great year! We have so much to be thankful for, I'm so glad that we took a day to remember that.

Mimi Green in her natural environment….

I've been wanting to post these photos for over a month now and just haven't had time!  I met Nicole at     3 Dogs and a Chick  when I fell in love with her Adopt a Dog Shirts (witch I now own!) She placed a wholesale order with us and we have developed a great friendship!  Someday I want to go out to Ft. Walton Beach Fl to see her fabulous shop. Until then, I have these photos — doesn't her store make Mimi look so good!?

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These next photos are from before she started carrying Mimi, but I want you to see how cute the store is

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Also, you MUST go to Nicole's etsy shop to check out her treats, there are lots of new ones for St. Patrick's Day!

COOKIE MOON Natural Dog Wash Products

I have been dying to try Cookie Moon dog wash on Cessie because although she is super cute, she is also super smelly.  And greasy. Yes, it is gross at times.

Rebbecca at Cookie Moon was nice enough to send us some doggie soap from her ultra fantastic line.  Minissquare

From the second that I opened her package I was feeling luxurious. The four little washes where wrapped so nicely and Rebbecca included a Sweet handwritten card. I couldn't get them out of their wrap fast enough — I have been wanting to smell them for so long!

My expectations where right on about the smell– they are amazing! And yes, it is possible to bottle the smell of S'mores. Don't ask my how, but it is.

 I decided to try out the Strawberry Shortcake Cookie first.

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I can't say Cessie was terribly happy about this, in fact she ran away when the bath stated running.

But as usual she was a trooper.

The smell was enchanting, not gross and chemically smelling like the wash we usually use. It made my hands feel so soft and good, I was feeling so jealous of Cessie! IMG_8161

The suds were great, it washed off easily, and best of all, Cessie smelled great afterward!

I am a convert. I figure that if I use natural, high quality bath products on myself it is only fair that I do that for Etta and Cessie too.

They are very special girls after all and deserve the best!

Although I am sure Cessie would argue that baths are torturous no matter what soap you use! 

You can buy COOKIE MOON at my shop, www.ShopMimiGreen.com

$13 for 8 ounces, $16.25 for the sampler pack.

Doggie Throw Up No More

I'm pretty nuts over these Brake-fast bowls.
Granted poor Cessie didn't come to us with very many teeth, still I get the feeling that isn't the reason that she insists on swallowing her food whole.  Then some days if she has eaten, excuse me, frantically gobbled, too much food she throws it all up — whole.

This morning I read about this Brake-fast bowel and I think this is our solution. The pegs in the middle slow your pup down so the excitement of a big bowel of food doesn't force them to swallow whole.

Plus they are only like 16 bucks. I wonder if we can get them for Shop Mimi Green…hhmmmm….