The Pit in the Hat, Fancy That! (And Happy B-Day, Dr. Seuss!)

A Personal Branding Parable and a Rainy Day Pit Bull Pajama Party | KOTAW Content Marketing | Pit Bulls and Personal Branding

On a (rare) rainy Los Angeles day, Ivy looked as glum as Sally and her nameless brother who looked longingly out the window at the downpour responsible for their confinement to the little red house in The Cat in the Hat. Yes, the sun did not shine, it was too wet to play, so Ivy sat in the house, all that cold, cold wet day…causing her much dismay! There’s no denying that Ivy, my sweet, sweet red nose pit bull, is a California girl. My … [Read more...]

A Button for Corduroy, A Home for a Pit

Ivy, Katherine Kotaw's sweet red nose Pit Bull and KOTAW's Brand Ambassador, with her Corduroy bear | KOTAW Content Marketing

Corduroy is one of my all-time favorite stories. The sweet tale of a green overall-clad department store bear -- overlooked by most shoppers due to his missing button and general shopworn appearance -- who eventually finds a loving home with an open-minded girl, has warmed my heart through countless readings many moons ago to my (now fully-grown) daughters. Last week, to my delight, I discovered my very own, real-life Corduroy. I was … [Read more...]