It’s me again… Sasha. Over the past few months I’ve been sharing some of the core values that ZUMI. is built around and today I wanted to share a very particular one with you all.
It’s the cornerstone to everything ZUMI. and the roots that formed this business.
So what does it mean to “hold space” and more importantly, what the hell does it have to do with dogs and subsequently making dog gear?
Here at ZUMI. we often talk about what we can learn from our dogs. Whether we’re talking about being a more compassionate or empathetic person or maybe finding more presence in our day to day life…
Dogs just have this shit figured out.
So if you’re here and you possibly agree with our “woo-woo” (or are even just open minded to it), we’ve got some great news for you...
It’s a process. Not an achievement.
Dogs make us better, it’s a fact and one that even science supports. If you have a dog you already know what we’re talking about.
Humans have a very special relationship with dogs. We have a history that goes back more than 18,000 years and they were one of the first domesticated animals in history
Scientists have proof that dogs make us laugh more than cats (sorry cat people - can’t argue with science), they reduce our chances of depression and keep you from morphing into a human sloth.
So what are some cold hard facts about owning a dog?
Today is a special day at the ZUMI office because we’re celebrating Esha’s 10th birthday!
She’s the last of the office dog birthdays for 2019, so we sorta make a thing of it, even though everyday is a party in Esha’s world.
Also, we do try to keep this level of crazy-dog-people-ness limited to one day a year... you know, for our street cred.
A few months ago we told you all about our Perfectly Imperfect Program.
Today we wanted to highlight one of the amazing organizations that we’re proud to call part of our PIP pack.
Midwest Working Dog Rescue
Independence Day is a few days away, so that means BBQs, lawn chairs, and a few cold ones.
It also means fireworks and this is where the festivities tend to take a negative turn for a lot of our four-legged friends.
Happy Summer Solstice!
That’s right, today 21 June, 2019 is the summer solstice - the first official day of summer!
And as we enjoy all things summer, today is one of those days where we’re not short of “national holidays” to celebrate. From National Peaches ‘N’ Cream Day (yum) to International Yoga Day…
But our favorite would have to be National Take Your Dog To Work Day!
For many of us, spring through fall is peak hiking/camping season. Unfortunately, it’s also snake season, which means we have to coexist on the trails with these danger noodles.
Joking aside, this is a serious matter and one that everyone should be aware of.
Limitations are a given in such a small company, but that doesn’t stop us from contributing what we can, when we can.
Which is exactly why we created the Perfectly Imperfect Program (or PIP for short), a donation program for shelters and rescue organizations around the country.
Spring is in the air, which probably means you’re spending more time outside with your best friend and we don’t blame you.
If you’re looking for something new to try with your pup this spring, you’ve come to the right place! We’re going to share with you 5 canine sports that you and your dog should try and we’ve even got a way for you to try one of them for free.