Oct 2007

Toru rocks the HH Backer Show in Chicago

This past weekend was our big debut at the HH Backer Pet Industry Christmas Show in Chicago. We had an awesome time and had fantastic neighbors. Our rock 'n roll themed booth went over well and our vintage style t-shirts totally rocked.
Our swag was a big hit - especially our "Butthole Sniffers" rock 'n roll pins - we're already working on the design for the shirt. Our steady feed of jelly beans & coffee kept us going along with Joey's ipod & groovy tunes.

Being newbies and all, we think we pulled it off and went home happy, albeit partially paralyzed from the standing. Many many thanks to all the great people we met throughout the weekend - A special shout out to Brielle at Modern Dog Magazine for helping put us on the map, the whole crew from Pet Style for all of your encouragement and awesome feedback, and to Jenny at Total Diva Pets (wigs for pets) for sending over the incredibly energetic pet aficionado, Charlotte Reed and her adorable pooch who was sporting a total diva "mullet" (soon to be paired with one of our favorite toru tee's "The Dogs" for her halloween segment on the Martha Stewart radio show). Her spaniel was definitely "Garthed" out Wayne's World style - party on!