LAST REWARD POST - PLEASE TELL ME AGAIN - I'm stupid that way
First off, THANK YOU ALL for helping to restore the Doggie Diner Heads. We are not done quite yet - it's been a very intense year. I had a lot... Read more
Doggie Diner Adventure cancelled today due to weather.
Raincheck for early in the New Year.....
The Hunter Urban Exploration reward - Sat 22nd event postponed
Hey there Doggie Diner backers - we're still fulfilling the kickstart rewards and will continue to do so til we get them all to you. There was a plan for... Read more
If you have not received your schwag...
...please let us know. We will get it to you. We are in the final stages of this humongous project. It has been a LOT of work, but totally worth... Read more
STUFF STILL COMING!
Schwag is still coming. Don't despair! I ran into several time consuming setbacks including hernia surgery and a mc accident as well as mandatory work issues. We packaged most of... Read more
Dog schwag coming soon! ....and a restoration update.
Hang in there Doggie Diner supporters! Your schwag is coming - it's taken longer than anticipated to produce and prepare much of the reward materials. I've had a lot of... Read more
Dog Update May Day 2014
Howdy out there Dog Head fans and supporters.
It's been some time since the last update. A lot is going on. I've compiled a few photos of the progress below.... Read more
The Dogs are off the old trailer and we have started the process of sanding and fiberglas repair. Amy Troutman and Brian “Fish” Leese are working on that part of... Read more
Thank You All Again!
...for contributing to our efforts to restore the Doggie Diners and keep them on the road.
The first Dog (Jack) goes in for structural replacement and fiberglassing tomorrow! We will... Read more
Celebrate a new leash on life!
Come on two feet or four to celebrate the Doggie Diner icon's new facelift! This will be THE LAST visitation of the 3 Dogs until they have been completely restored later... Read more
We made it! The Dogs will NOT be banished to the Kennel thanks to you!
Thank you everyone for making our Doggie Diner Kickstart a success. I am beside myself with gratitude. I am also totally energized and looking forward to keeping the Dogs on... Read more
As we approach the final hours of our Kickstarter today, we were contacted by the City and County of San Francisco. They are restoring their Doghead and placing it on... Read more
30 Hours Left!
We have only 30 hours left to this Kickstarter!
The Backer Challenge is still ON! So many of you have increased your pledges already—we originally needed over 162 backers to... Read more
THE DOGGIES HAVE BEEN SAVED!!
The Doggies have been saved!!
That's right, this morning we passed the $48,000 mark! Thanks to YOU, the Doggie Diner heads will be spruced up in no time, and rolling... Read more
Wednesday Wayback Machine
First of all, a shout out to all the backers who have increased their pledges to meet the Backer Challenge! Your generosity is heartwarming, thank you.
But… we still... Read more
Double Down on the Backer Challenge
We wanted to give you an update on the Backer Challenge. We had overwhelming support yesterday and are well on our way to getting 25% of our backers to increase... Read more
We are almost to the finish line, only a few more days to go!
It’s looking like it’s going to be close, but looking at the numbers, we know we... Read more
Doggie Blessing 4-5:30 today in Dolores Park!
Just a little update to say YES we're still on for the Dog Blessing today in Dolores Park from 4pm-5:30. We will have SISTER DANA VAN IQUITY representing THE SISTERS... Read more
The One Dog transcends politics and take it's rightful place in San Francisco's pantheon
April 1st, 2001 around 8:15PM. From the SF Chronicle:
"Witnesses Shelby Foote and Scott Shankland were driving eastbound on Sloat Boulevard around 8:30 p.m. Sunday when they saw the doggie... Read more
Tour the historic Tribune Tower
With only a week to go, we added another, special behind-the-scenes tour of the famous Bay Area landmark, The Oakland Tribune building. For your donation of $100, you will spend... Read more
One sunny day last week, we took the Dogs out for a walk with Doc Pop, San Francisco's only professional yo-yoer, a tailor, chiptune musician, nerdcore rapper, community manager, mobile... Read more
The Doggies at DorkBot tomorrow night!
One last update for today! We just wanted to let all the Doggie Diner fans know that tomorrow the Dogs will be out on the town for the first time... Read more
The Dog and SF Politics
On April 1st 2001, around sunset, a steady, normal for that time of year wind blew the last publicly displayed Doggie Diner Doghead down onto the street from it’s perch... Read more
THE BLESSING OF THE BAY AREA'S DOGS
Yes, that's right, this Sunday February 2nd, 2014 between 4:00-5:30PM in Dolores Park, San Francisco, there will a a blessing of the Bay Area's Dogs, including of course, the Doggie... Read more
Another Thursday Throwback….
To follow up on my post yesterday about bringing one of the Dogs to the first official amplified performance at the Burning Man festival, we dug up this beautiful photo... Read more
The Wednesday Wayback Machine
I thought you might get a kick out of seeing some Doggie Diner photos courtesy of Chandler White. Of course the sight of the menu board is imprinted on many... Read more
Today we have added another fun backer incentive—the opportunity to host your own personal Polkacide concert!
Polkacide, the SF Bay Area's LOUDEST polka band, will bring their unique style of... Read more
2 New Packs of Hounds from Loid Mongloid
We're going to chain poor Loid to his work bench for the next several months because of the overwhelming popularity of his Dog figures!
We had to beg and plead,... Read more
The Dog and The Bay Bridge
Here's the continuation of the last story from post #7:
I was singing along to Kenny Rogers (You Picked a Fine Time to Leave me Lucille) on the radio when... Read more
On the street in Jingletown, Oakland 1988
CORRECTION: this story is actually the story of procuring the 1st Dog Head. Memory being what it is, I confused it with the ordeal of procuring the 2nd one (which... Read more
Friday Trip Down Memory Lane
Here's a really great photo of one of the Doggie Diner's from back in the 1970's. There are so few of these photos out there, it's such a treat to... Read more
The First Dog (cont.)
Well, Dog Heads are BIG.They are 10 feet tall, have roughly a 6 foot in diameter footprint and weigh between 350 & maybe 450 pounds. If you live in... Read more
The First Dog
I was working for Federal Sign and Signal Corporation as a sign-hanger days and participating in and organizing goofy underground events nights and weekends, basically every moment I wasn't sleeping... Read more
ALMOST halfway there. Help us?
Almost Hitting 50...
Did you know that there is a possibility we can reach 50% funding today? Trying to raise $2500 in one day may seem like a lot, but... Read more
We have a very special backer reward to add today!
We are thrilled that we can offer an original pen & ink comic strip by none other than the surreally talented & prolific, American cartoonist Bill Griffith. A long-time Bay... Read more
Tomorrow we walk the Dogs!
Tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan 14th, we will be taking the Dogs out for a "walk" throughout the Bay Area. Follow us that morning on Twitter at https://twitter.com/johnwlaw to see where we... Read more
Spill the Beans!
Thanks to everyone for your support!
Whenever we take the Dogs "out for a walk", inevitably we are accosted by people eager to tell us their stories about the Doggie... Read more
Hot Diggity-Dog! We've reached 25%!
Thank you to everyone for your enthusiastic support. All because of you, we reached over 25% funded in less than 36 hours!
Please follow this link to watch a... Read more