Meet Rocco, the World’s First Pugtender
When it comes to canine employment, there’s one job that reigns supreme: man’s best friend. However, slowly there are more and more jobs opening up to our four-legged friends. There are those noble guide dogs, the brave German Shepherds in the police force and now there’s yet another career path for our business-minded buds: bartending.
Please allow us to introduce you to Rocco the Pug. He likes long walks in the park, hanging on the couch and oh ya, creating craft cocktails. The Instagram famous pup currently has over 19,000 followers on Instagram who regularly check out his account for the inventive recipes he (okayyy and maybe his owner) whip up in their Austin kitchen.
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It's never too early for Gin o'clock 🍸 #pugtender Hendricks Southside 2 parts Hendrick’s Gin 1 part fresh lime juice ½ part simple syrup 7 fresh mint leaves Combine all ingredients in shaker and shake hard. Strain into a coupette glass and garnish with a single mint leaf. Recipe from @hendricksgin
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In each of Rocco’s pics, he and his team share a custom cocktail (some highlights include: the Green Beast cocktail, a zombie and a lavender gin and tonic) and a short recipe that followers remake at home. We’re guessing anyone you serves these two will be extra impressed when you tell them a dog taught you how to make it.
Rocco, you’re an inspiration to four-legged friends everywhere.
Who’s the cutest pup you follow on Instagram? Tag us in one of their posts @BritandCo.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!