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Teaching Fido to Ollie

Cool Skateboarding Dog

Give me a paw, roll over and play dead, go fetch ... none of that cuts the mustard these days.

The masses want to see something new.

Blame it on Letterman's Stupid Pet Tricks, America's Funniest Home Videos, and YouTube.

Everyone loves a dog with a special skill.

But where would we be without those televised canine acts of wonder?

What tantalizing tidbits of trivial entertainment would entertain the nation for the next fifteen seconds?

Dogs, both old and new, are under constant pressure to develop new material. They are the clowns that work tirelessly to keep us amused. They have been sent to Earth on a lifelong mission to keep us happy.

It's a dog's life, as the saying goes. But what does that really mean?

When dogs are but wee pups, the seriousness has yet to seep into their bones. Everything is new. The most simple thing brings amazement and the oh-so-familiar tilt of the head ... as if to say, what's up with that?

No one taught that little trick to the new dog. It was a built-in response.

Getting Fido on a skateboard, now that's something new.

Well, as new as skateboards are, that is ... for surely, as long as there have been skateboards, someone's been trying to teach their dog to cruise the sidewalks.

This video of Tillman the skateboarding bulldog has rolled up well over twenty million views on YouTube. Now that's the new American dream ...

In the words of the immortal Joe Strummer, "Plato the Greek or Rin Tin Tin. Who's more famous to the billion millions?"

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

Jess Keeps it Hidden


Name & Position:
Jess, Custom Sticker Specialist

Time with Sticker Giant:
5 months (as of January 2013)

Best part of the job:
Getting to see so many creative ideas :)

Crawford, Georgia

Hidden talent:
Can't tell, its hidden

Cake or pie?

Number one item on my bucket list:
Staying in glass igloo in Finland

Favorite season and why:
Summer - hate being cold!!

Cats or Dogs?

Last movie I watched/book I read was:
Movie: Lincoln. Book: Life After Death by Damien Echols

Favorite use for a sticker:
I like to put them on my water bottles.

Prediction for 2013:
To be an important part of a thriving organization.



Amy's Great American Road Trip


Name & Position:
Amy, General Manager

Time with StickerGiant:
3 years, 7 months

Best part of the job:
Helping our employees make our customers uber happy with their stickers!

Boulder, CO

Hidden Talent:
It's so hidden I haven't realized what it is yet.

Cake or Pie?
Cake, vanilla with raspberry filling and Cool Whip topping

Number one item on my bucket list:
My list isn't really a list in order, it's more a bucket with my wishes on individual pieces of paper. So the one I pull out now is ... driving around the United States to see all of the National Parks and different regions of the country.

Favorite season and why:
Fall. I love the colored leaves, anything pumpkin and my birthday, which is two days before Halloween.

Cats or dogs?
Dogs are way better than cats.

The last movie I remember watching:
21 Jump Street - 3 days before I gave birth to my son, so I don't remember if I've even seen a movie since.

The last book I read:
Can't remember the last one I finished, however, I've started reading at least three.

  • What to Expect the First Year

  • Ownership Thinking and

  • The Great Game of Business

Favorite use for a sticker:
Covering my filing cabinet at work

Prediction for 2013:
Getting at least a couple of full nights of sleep and StickerGiant is thriving and growing!




Gift Ideas: Dog Lovers

Dog lovers

Dog lovers

I've got the strangest feeling you might know what I'm gonna suggest you get people for the holidays. Did you guess...stickers? You did? Are you psychic? Because I was totally gonna say stickers.

Dog lovers as a breed (har-de-har-har) are among the most rabid fans out there. No, wait, not rabid, because then we'd have to put 'em down! Loyal, and friendly, and slobbery, and maybe a little bit scary if they're growling at you. Wait, am I talking about dog lovers or the dogs themselves? I've lost track. Anyway, dog lovers love their dogs, so try out dog-themed stickers so they can show their love and admiration. The dog lovers that is. Not the dogs. The dogs show their admiration by licking your face.

We've got a section for cat-and-dog-related stickers. So I guess you could get cat stickers for cat lovers too. But that is another post, for another day. Today, dogs rule.

I was expecting, oh, I don't know, a site about walking dogs, maybe sharing the best places for doggie walks, a social media play kinda thing. But that's not what serves up. Instead, it's "political and social commentary through the eyes of three smart dogs." Gotta get a gimmick, right? But the blog posts (authored by one Rufus Dogg, made famous I guess on their custom sticker) really are thoughtful commentary. As the author points out, there's really no reason for a dog to lie.
Is Rufus a real dog?
Yes, Rufus is very real. He was born in June 2000 and “rescued” from Jack’s in Trotwood by a very caring family who lives in Englewood, Ohio. There, he has flourished in the lap of near luxury, enjoying a MINIMUM of three walks a day, chasing rabbits, squirrels and playing with a squeaky toy.

Does Rufus really write this blog?
Well… not really,. He is, after all a dog and he has no thumbs. So, typing is very difficult. But, he is the alter-ego of his owner from time to time. At other times, he is a reflection of the world around him.

Dammit, why did I have to read the "About Rufus" page? I was loving the image of a dog nosing a MacBook, typing out blog posts one letter at a time.