Norfolk, home of mermaids, now has a new special aquatic creature calling it home. And you can take one home with you.
What started as a Kickstarter campaign proved too adorable to fail and now you can find them for sale at the VisitNorfolk Tourist Information Center Gift Shop on 232 East Main Street, Norfolk.
“I started drawing a new line of characters a few years ago that I named the Norfolk Merdogs,” says Jaclyn Ashley, a local illustrator and toy artisan (Shlii Handmade Toys). “Inspiration came from the mermaids of Norfolk - we're always surrounded by adorable mermaids in this city - combined with my love of dogs. You can't walk through Ghent without seeing one of those cute little squishy-faced dog breeds, so Merpug was the very first design that I made and has always received the most love of all the Norfolk Merdogs.”
Even with their tails so big, these puppies are sure to go fast so be sure to get to Norfolk and get yours right away.