Friday, June 27, 2008

The Jumping Bulldog is Coming

I noticed a very unusual and interesting poster in a storefront on 23rd Avenue. The sign said "The Jumping Bulldog, Coming Soon", which will be trendy boutique, catering to our four legged friends--something that Astoria does not yet have. I'm excited for this shop to come to town but don't yet have an idea of when exactly it's coming. They do have a website url displayed on the poster, but like the poster, it doesn't reveal much information. We'll report back when we know more but thought we'd send out this alert to keep ya'll on the lookout as well.

The Jumping Bulldog - 28-10 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105
N/W Train to Ditmars Blvd (last stop)


Astoria Kibble said...

Hi there,

thank you for noticing our store!

We are also very excited to be part of the young merchant community in Astoria, and our grand opening date is Saturday, July 19, 2008.

We'd love to meet you (even if you don't have pets) so come on by and say "hi" to Oskar, the French Bulldog and the store's patron.

Greetings - Tanja

Fooditka said...

Hi Tanja,

Thanks for your note. I'll definitely stop by--thanks for telling us about your grand opening. My fiancee and I have 2 cats. Do you sell Welness cat food? If so, how much will it cost?

See you soon!


Astoria Kibble said...

Hi there!

Yes, I will carry Wellness pet food, along with other organic food products for our 4-legged critters. The prices will be comparable with other stores in the area who carry Wellness. You will probably find prices anywhere from $1.15 for a 3 oz. can up to $2.45 for a 12 oz can. But please don’t hold me to these prices just yet because I have not finalized my price comparison. In any case, it will be less expensive than some of the neighborhoods health food stores that carry Wellness, which is where I buy it for Oskar. Well, what can I tell you, he’s my baby and I spoil him rotten! Hum, I had a cat named Cleo (you’ll see her picture in the store). She was an American tabby and I swear she was a person trapped in a cat’s body. She was just about the snuggliest thing you would have ever met. When she passed away last November she had just turned 18. Isn’t that something?! Oskar and I still miss her.

We will be doing “Creature Contests” in the store. If you have cats you should pick your favorite photos of them and enter them in the contest when it starts, which will probably be in September (I’ll let you know). The winner will have his/her photo in the store for a month –until the next vote.

It would be fun to meet you. Until then,

Oskar, the French Bulldog & Tanja

Fooditka said...

Sounds great Tanja. How much is a 6oz can of Wellness? That is what we usually buy.

I will stop by when you open and will bring some pics of the kitties too!

Astoria Kibble said...

Hi again,

I am not sure yet of the cost because it also depends on if the distributor delivers 5.5 or 6 oz. cans. If you like, I can let you know as soon as the merchandise arrives and everything has been priced. You can always reach me at

Until soon :)

Greetings - Tanja

Astoria Kibble said...

OK, it took a while but I finally got my delivery today and I have begun the pricing. The Wellness cat food @ 6 oz costs $1.29, and we carry at least six flavors.

Hope to see you soon.

Cheers -Tanja

Fooditka said...

Thanks Tanja. I'll definitely see you on Saturday. What time do you open?

Astoria Kibble said...

9:00 A.M. sharp!

:) Tanja

Stephanie said...

Just went to The Jumping Bulldog this morning, and was wonderfully welcomed by Tanja, her husband and Oskar. They were very helpful, and let my poodle, Marley, explore their store and get to know Oskar. A great addition to the nabe!