“I have done many things in my life, some good, some not so much but none that I regret. Some say that I am a has-been, and I agree…. I has-been many things and will continue to be many things because I can’t grow old if I keep moving!” ~ Bark, at some point
My name is Bark and I am a frog. Why name a company after me? Well in many illustrious circles I am considered by far, the World’s Most Interesting Frog. When you get to know me, you will probably agree.
Born one of many, many children, we were mostly left on our own to raise ourselves. Those of you with absentee parents will know exactly the traits I am talking about. Over the years I went through many changes to become the frog I am today. While I barely made it past high school biology, I excelled after that ordeal. Eventually I joined the military but got kicked out of the Seals, they said I didn’t have the right stuff. Then the call of Hollywood beaconed to my youth and hubris. Not quite a leading frog, I was still the only frog to make it to the other side of the road in Frogger, the video game. I went on to star in many movies. Most notable was opposite of Sam Elliot in Frogs, which eventually led to Disney basing an entire movie on my life, The Princess and the Frog. Well it didn’t go down quite like the PG version but it’s probably best left that way. What I am most proud of is all the National Geographic specials I starred in thus changing the lives of frogs everywhere.
Throughout all these fascinating experiences, I realized that I had a special talent for athletic pursuits. I love them all. Typically I am not last in marathons, Ultra-runs, Ironman’s and adventure races. I have also fathered well over 5,000 children which is a feat in and of its self. My biggest challenges are finding shoes for webfeet, bike fitting and reaching the water when paddling. My worst fear is clean water.
No longer wanted by Interpool, I am able to relax and enjoy life in my Menlo Park trailer. My current favorite past time is sitting by the pond and drinking Courvoisier (that’s a fancy liquor, something I have been accused of many times). Once I won a yodeling contest in the Swiss Alps, back when I was still wanted by Interpool… But I digress. Alas, my competitive days are fewer now that I am middle age, as far as frogs go, but I am always game for a good adventure.
Known for stunning good looks, I can see why I was approached by Elisa to be the CFFO, Chief Frog & Fun Officer and namesake of Barking Frogs… Barking Frogs… that’s another story! Why I said yes to be a part of her team is because of her talent for fusing fashion, athletics and the outdoors. She has years of experience as an artist, garment designer, manufacturer and entrepreneur plus when I say “I would show you my tongue but it’s stuck in my shoe.” She just smiles and says “Well put it in your Barkie so we can move on.”
So we head off on a great adventure supplying races, events and organizations with custom multi-functional headgear. You are probably wondering, does a frog really need head gear? I don’t know… you tell me!