Category Archives: Web/Tech

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

Mimi Green on Facebook and a new contest!

Okay, new contest. We are giving away a $35 Mimi Green Gift Certificate to one lucky winner this month! Here's what we need:

We are trying to rock this whole Facebook phenomenon and we need your help.

To Enter, become a fan of Mimi Green of Facebook and then upload a photo of your dog wearing its Mimi gear. Sounds easy, right?

You have 30 days, so get your entry in soon! WooHoo! Look forward to seeing you photos

Mr. and Mrs. Macbooks

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My new baby– her name is midge (since she is much smaller than my old one). Check out the sweet covers we got for them!

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Mine got a tattoo of course;) All you have to do is find a sweet skin (aka laptop sticker) and attach it before the Speck cover and tada! Laptop tattoo. Dan inherited my 15'' Macbook Pro, which was named Cali but I think i will re-name her Marge since her coloring is like Marge Simpson's hair doo. 

Midge arrived on Friday and although her birth was almost painless, I did totally screw up by accidentaly deleting ALL of the Mimi Green files before switching them over to her. I got a cold and the meds just didn't agree with my brain.  Thank God for Mac's time machine witch had all but a few files saved. 

Dan also got a new baby just yesterday:

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A brand new industrial machine! Now we will be rocking out collars just in time for the holiday season.

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as you can see, we are swamped! The studio is a mess, but it is a glorious mess — I am so grateful that we are doing so well!

Puppy Watching…

If you haven't seen this run, don't walk, run and type this in:

http://cdn1.ustream.tv/swf/4/viewer.45.swf?cid=317016

It is like the tv channel that shows fish swimming all day for dog lovers.

Plus it adds a calming effect to election day, which I think we all need.

Remember on the Office when Michael says that he thinks that a baby should be president? Well I think if there was a puppy running for office, I'd be first in line to vote 😉 hehe.

Rare-ness and Coupon!

Guess what?

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Rare Bird Finds featured us this morning!

Usually I'd say we were more like a, gosh what is common around here, um a Road Runner, but today we get to be a Rare Bird! 

Amanda, who happens to be the genius behind Little Pies, wrote about our Etta collar today on the site and we are so flattered.

Another awesome thing today…

The website is Live! Finally! I feel like I have given birth again or something! 

For all my blog readers I have a first week coupon–

Besides our sets being 10% off all month, here is a coupon for an additional 10% off.

Enter Blog10 at check out — and feel free to send this to anyone you think might be in need of some Mimi!

Later today we will highlight the rest of our vendors who include:

COOKIE MOON

Good Clean Dog

Little Pies

Red Dingo Tags

They are super awesome so please come check us out!

Announcing our New Blog! And Presenting Jake!

Tada! A new look for Mimi to preface the launch of our new shop website. It looks like this, but way more awesome. 

And a new contest:
Since all of you Mimi customers send me such amazing pictures, every month one photo will be chosen at random to appear in our blog banner. It's a small prize, I know, but it is all I've got. 
This month the winner is Jake, he belongs to Meagan in Little Elm Texas and he is so super cute and tiny!
 
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And he looks so happy playing in the Mimi Green grass. 
As you probably guessed, this is a remake of the banner from our new shop. Only on that banner, Cessie is in the grass and will remain there for all of time. Jk, she will only remain there while she is in good graces with me, which won't be for long if she pees in my bed like she did last night. Yup, middle of the night dog pee all over me and the bed. I had to stripe myself and the covers and sleep cold and damp the rest of the night. Good times. If she does it again tonight she will be banned from the banner. And that will make her oh so sad 😉
So congrats Jake, have fun at the top of my blog this month. Hopefully there will be lots of interesting and informative posts under you the next 30 days! 

Simple Finds Review for Mimi!

Check out Simple Finds today!! Christie did a spectacular review on Mimi Green and there is a giveaway going on — leave a comment on the Simple Finds post telling her what kind of dog you have and what your fav Mimi collar is to enter to win a collar for your pup! 

And check out the cool ad we made for the occasion :  (and P.S., it is no joke)

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