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therogznews DECEMBER 2017


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step outside

and recharge in nature.

Get back to basics. Pack away those screens. Grab your pet’s ROGZ gear plus its favourite toy and head outside. It’s time to reboot! It’s the end of the year and we’ve all been working hard, most of us in front of some type of screen. Even in our domestic time, we unwind with our ipads, iphones and TV.

We do it because it’s easy and convenient. But it’s not the best way to unwind and we all know it. Listen to your pet, look into its eyes, and see the begging for some outdoor time. He is the smart one, not you. Yeah, yeah, it’s not always the best weather - sometimes it’s too windy, or too hot, or too cold. There

will always be a reason to sit on the couch instead, right?

You will not regret it!

Without a doubt, you will not regret leaving the indoors and going outdoors for a breath of fresh air with your pet. Whether you live near the beach, or inland near a forest, park or lake, head out and get some


Sand between the paws and toes is the best natural reflexology.

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Forests and parks are wonderful places to be in Nature together.


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Nature is healthy and free. head space. Feel the sun on your face or the snow in your hair and the leaves beneath your toes. It’s natural and free reflexology.

Rejuvenate your mind

Spending time outside has been scientifically proven to reduce stress levels, help you find clarity, and rejuvenate your mind and body. Vitamin D promotes bone and dental health by helping maximize calcium absorption. It has been known to elevate mood and reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and more. Sunlight helps

you feel refreshed and relaxed by helping regulate your body’s melatonin production. Melatonin ensures you have a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling rejuvenated.

Breathe fresh air

Slow, deep breathing calms us down. Levels of oxygen in your brain are tied to levels of serotonin, the neurotransmitter that affects your mood, appetite, memory, social behavior, and other processes. Breathing fresh air can help regulate your levels of serotonin and promote happiness and well-being.

Having fun is free

Having fun can be free and healthy. Don’t get stuck into a rut of saying “I don’t have time” or “I’m too busy”. It’s up to you to change your head space. And the benefits are overwhelming to you and your pet. Now doesn’t that sound tempting?

Happy Holidays everyone!


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rogz noticeboard 20th Rogziversary Bruti celebrates 20 years! On 1 September 2017, Andre Williams (aka Bruti), Engine Room Manager at ROGZ in Cape Town, celebrated 20 years of loyal service to ROGZ. We honour his commitment and passion - his dedication is a shining example for younger Roggers.

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22-26 August 2017 The ROGZ booth in Shanghai at the 20th Pet Fair Asia, an annual international tradefair. Our Spebo was there to support Team Arrowana who did a great job representing the ROGZ brand.

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Conquering Kilimanjaro 22 September 2017 Rogger Louise Gradwell has become the third Rogger to summit Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa! Two years ago Roggers Traci Walters (RWHQ) and Fabian Fabbro (TimePet Australia) successfully summitted. We are very proud of the commitment to achieving these goals!

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World Smile Day 6 October 2017 Social Media showed pets all around the world enjoying ROGZ for World Smile Day.


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This time of year is usually when most shops decorate for the holidays. It’s also the time of year when many are looking for gifts for those special people, or furbabies in their lives. What a wonderful way to promote the festive season in a store with colour-themed merchandising to place all customers in that Festive mood.

We have wonderful existing products AND even more awesome new ones this year. The ROGZ love is strong and the demand for our products keeps increasing!


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Bring the festive spirit into stores with our Scrubz and Flossy Grinz Festive Shippers! The 2017 Festive Season Campaign is going global! Scrubz and Flossy Grinz Shippers have each product gift tagged with a To/From Label to make every purchase personal. We’ve also included Christmas hats and Festive keyguards. ROGZ really helps bring the festive spirit into pet and vet stores!

25mm Festive keyguards.

AUTHENTIC GEAR

Christmas hats

To/From gift tag attached to each product to make each purchase more personal.

Scrubz Shipper Box is a mixed shipper box with a colour mix of 10 red, 5 Lime Scrubz.

Flossy Grinz Shipper Box is a mixed shipper box with a colour mix of 10 red, 5 Lime Flossy Grinz.


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be Real ROGZ encourages authenticity. When you invest in a lifestyle that feeds your soul, you become a better version of yourself. There are diverse lifestyle choices and that encourages individuality. We feature two more Roggerz who are finding their mojo outside the office and hope it inspires you to be

For the love of people Engine Room Manager, Andre Williams has a big heart. Apart from looking after the Engine Room Roggers, he takes care of his 7 year old granddaughter Aliyah with his wife of 31 years, Debbie. But it is his infinite energy to help people that makes him unique and an angel to many: he organizes visits and gifts for old age homes and orphanages; he helps local soccer clubs by getting donations and supplying equipment without which they couldn’t exist; he jumps in and helps any Rogger who is in need, without hesitation. The list never ends.

What inspires you? Waking up every day to a family I love both at home and at ROGZ. My mojo is being able to help somebody every day and to make at least one person smile.

How do you find the time? BE...ing positive and creating time by means of wrapping one thing off at a time and never going back to half jobs.

How does your passion help with your quality of life? The passion of life make me tick because I have lots of it. I sleep better at night knowing I love the way I am living a happy life. I look every night in a mirror and ask myself what could I have done better in the day that has just past. Because you can’t turn the clock back - what is done is history. I have been married to my soulmate for 31 years and every day I love her more. Plus I love my children with all my heart Tyrone, Simone, Luke, Mandy and The Princess Aliyah.


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“ Do what you love, and do it often.”

the you that is unique. Whether it’s running marathons, cooking up a storm at home, crafting woodwork, teaching dancing, climbing summits, raising money for a good cause - as long as it raises your mojo levels, just do it! Because only YOU can be YOU!

For the love of motorbikes Jordi Font loves being a part of the ROGZ team at Comercial Dimac in Spain. When not being a Rogger in the office, he is out on his motorbike in Nature, recharging his mojo.

What inspired you to do this? I have been a fan of motorcycles since I was 16. It is an excellent way to combine sport and contact with nature. It is necessary to be in a good physical condition to be able to dominate the motorcycle and to avoid that it dominates you. In the mountains you must drive the motorbike - if the bike drives you, you will finish on the ground! Going on a motorcycle through the mountains has allowed me to go into wooded areas, high mountain areas, deserts and difficult to reach areas where you can find nature at its best.

How do you fit training into your already busy week? In order to maintain a minimum physical level essential for enduro practice, I go to the gym for three to four days, spinning to strengthen my legs and gain aerobic capacity, complemented by a work of the upper body to maintain toned muscles. Normally, we leave with the bike on Saturday mornings, making a route of about 70 km. I also go to 2-3 races a year in which, for me, finishing them is a triumph. I really enjoy sharing this hobby with other people, and in these races there are nearly 800 riders!

How does your passion help with your quality of life? This hobby is very important. It motivates me to maintain a good physical condition at 51 and has enabled me to form a group of friends who share this hobby with those who make the routes (always end up with a lunch to recover forces). The weekly hours on my motorcycle through the forest mountain allow me to disconnect from the worries of work and I recommend it to you!


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ROGZ TAGz - cut me out! It’s Christmas Eve and you’re wrapping last minute presents and you’ve run out of gift tags. Don’t fret, here is a bunch of funky ROGZ tagz to spice up your gifts. Use it or lose it, Roggerz! FRONT OF TAGZ (first cut out the page, then cut on each tag’s dotted line)

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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We’ve tried to keep it simple. It’s the end of the year and gift tagz are tedious but important. Remember to put one on your special gift for your furry buddy.

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NEWS:

STIMULATEs MIND AND MUSCLE! Some dog toys are too easy for any real effort. And that’s fine ‘cos some days are lazy days and just an easy game of tug or fetch is perfect. But ROGZ Pop-Upz, with its erratic wobble in flight and on land, stimulates both mind and muscle for an exciting game of bounce and fetch, with high visibility and easy pick up.

Self-righting technology Click or scan to view Pop-Upz Roovie.


introducing:

Pop-Upz Pops upright on land and water! Designed with self-righting technology to ensure high visibility and easy pick up, making playtime an amazing game of bounce and fetch! Erratic wobble in flight and on land, stimulates both mind and muscle. Choose from our 5 Rogzilicious colours in 2 sizes.

Self-Righting. Easy Pick-Up

High Visibility. Land and Water

Erratic Bounce & Fetch

Wobble

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Fresh Festive food from the Farm!

Beetroot, orange & goat’s cheese salad

Watermelon, berry & mozzarella salad

Festive coleslaw with cashew nuts


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PASSION Because there’s more to business than just doing business.

The z rog m far At last you have time to do something creative! For those of you who would prefer to let someone else do this, just pass it on... Choose your favourite healthy food and have fun creating a festive mood for your holiday table.


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Grateful Finally as we say goodbye to 2017, we would like you to take a moment to think about what you are grateful for. It’s too easy to complain, and we would like for you to concentrate on your cup being half full, not half empty. Finding it difficult? Keep trying. Concentrate on good thoughts. Take a deep breath, and release all your tension and negative energy. Now, think about a happy moment this year. Zone in on where you were, who you were with, how you were feeling. Close your eyes and focus on that moment. Let it envelop you like a warm blanket and chase away all the bad times.

Open your eyes. Smile. Laugh if you feel like it! Okay, do it again. Close your eyes, remember another happy moment. Zone in and let the blanket keep you warm. Snuggle in and indulge in your happy place. Open your eyes and repeat. When you feel your heart rate go down and a general feeling of happiness, take a deep breath again, raise your arms to the sky and as you breath out, allow your arms to fall slowly in a wide arc to your sides. Do it again. Now say: “I deserve to have a break. I am unique and special. I am grateful for who I am and what I do have.” See you all in 2018!


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