Monday, September 22, 2008

pic of the day :: comfy kitten

make your own at icanhazcheeseburger!
funny pictures
moar funny pictures

Monday, September 15, 2008

dog dials 911

A heroic phone call by Buddy the German Shepherd saved his owners life. And it's not the first time Buddy has been there for owner Joe Stalnaker, a police officer said Sunday. On a recording of the 911 call Wednesday, Buddy is heard whimpering and barking after the dispatcher answers and repeatedly asks if the caller needs help.

AP Photo
In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 photo provided by the Scottsdale Police Department, Joe Stalnaker is shown with his German shepherd, Buddy. Police say Buddy saved Stalnaker's life by dialing 911 when he began having a seizure on Wednesday.

via azcentral

Saturday, September 13, 2008

roaming rover

Great for the hunt or taking Rover camping or hiking. The Garmin DC 20 dog collar transmitter works with the Garmin Astro™ GPS receiver to track your pup in near real time!



Keep tabs on pooch with the Garmin Astro. $199 over at
REI.com



Monday, September 8, 2008

a dogs diary - a cats diary

Excerpts from a Dog's Daily Diary
dog laughing

8:00am Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30am A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40am Walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30am Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00pm Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00pm Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00pm Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00pm Milk bones! My favorite thing!
7:00pm Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00pm Wow! Watched TV with my master! My favorite thing!
11:00pm Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!









Excerpts from a Cat's Daily Diary

cat training
Day 683 of my captivity : My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape... In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the floor.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a "good little hunter" I am.

The audacity! There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of "allergies." I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released --and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded! The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicating with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. The captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe.......for now.

via dysan.net


Friday, September 5, 2008

dogcat radio - easy listening for your pampered pet



Theres a new radio station in town and its just for your cat and dog. It's called DogCatRadio. Check it out at dogcatradio.com and watch some dog cat tv right here.


bottled puddle water for your dog

Hydration is just as important to pets as it is to people. So why aren't our pooches guzzling pepsi, orange crush, coffee, chocolate milk or double martinis like us. After all they have taste preferences too. Odds are, for your dog and mine, toilet water or gutter water would win hands down over a bowl of fresh cold tap water any day.

Enter K9 Water Company founded by Susan Goldberg and Don Magier. Their mission: to deliver a tasty water for dogs that hydrates and nourishes. Their bottled water product is to dogs what Gatorade is to people and comes in four flavors - gutter water,toilet water,puddle water and hose water.



It can be found in all fifty states as well as parts of Asia and has become so popular that the bottles are being tucked into goody bags for pets at luxury hotels and are even the featured "cocktail" during Yappy Hour at Echo, a five-star California restaurant.

read the K9 Water review here>>>

Check out the product at the K9 Water Company

sit stay sleep

Doggy beds have never looked so cool!

dog bed
Over at FeelMoreHuman.com, I found the perfect dog bed for Poppy Petunia! Not only does it look comfortable and cozy, but it has a cool mod style as well. Dog furniture with a modern aesthetic is hard to find, but here it is.

FeelMoreHuman says that ...more of a recliner than a pet bed, the Wowo Dog Pod is like an Eames chair for your best friend. (and you know how we love Eames!) Crafted from bent ply with a choice of wood veneer, it also features solid wood legs with a removable, washable pad. And that fun fur pad looks like something Poppy would love to sink her little furry white body into. It is available in a host of materials, from this great looking cherry veneer pictured, to maple, aluminum and even eco-friendly bamboo.


Oh and while your checking this cool dog bed out, check out the rest of the Vurve pet line at Feel More Human, like this WoWo single pet feeder




Tuesday, September 2, 2008

people food goes to the dogs

I was in Walmart the other day in the pet food section picking up some Iams Biscuits for Pops when I stumbled upon an end cap loaded with Rachael Ray's new line, you guessed it, DOG FOOD. Yup, Ray Ray has gone bow wow! The new pet food is called Nutrish and from the ad, she claims "Nutrish for pets has real meat and vegetables, no junk or fillers".


"for pets", so she does cat food too?
Moxie will love that! Especially without all the junk ;) and one of Nutrish's ingredients is Rachael's ever popular EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) which will give Moxie a shiny coat.

How cool is that?



Theres more - Rachael also has pet treats - Isaboo Biscotti and Isaboo Grill Treats . And to top it off a portion of the proceeds from her pet food line go to her charity. Yup, shes got one of those too! Rachaels Rescue.



Rachael Ray is definitely one motivated woman. It gets me exhausted just talking about her. I wonder what's next for the wonder woman?




Baby Food?






Check out the info here>>>Rachael Ray Nutrish

scaredy cat!

look, no ears!




notice the uncanny resemblance between the dramatic cat and my "cat in the city" painting?
yeah... it's weird.
but you can buy my cat here>>>>

by the way, the cat in this video is actually a Scottish Fold -
The Scottish Fold breed originated from Susie, a cat that lived on a farm in Perthsire, Scotland during the early 1960s. Susie was a white mixed breed cat with one exceptional feature - her ears were folded...read more>>>


Only Natural Pet Store



activia for dogs

What will they think of next! Activia like yogurt for the pooch in your life. With some of the bizarre things I find my Poppy Petunia eating (and the remnants I've found under my bed), this may be just the thing for her little churning inerds!
yöghund

The Yöghund could be called the dog version of the Activia yogurt marketing to people. The dog yogurt does not have any sugar and was first made in a peanut butter and banana flavor. “We actually create a true yogurt, we ferment it,” she said. “We’ve tried to find things dogs like, plus they have a health benefit.”

The yogurt contains probiotics and prebiotics that aid dogs’ digestion, strengthen the immune system and improve intestinal health. And the dogs lick it up like crazy. “The dogs think it’s fabulous,” Rodgers said. “If a dog is on antibiotics, it’s a great way to establish good flora in the intestines.”


Monday, September 1, 2008

make your own kitty chaise

Cats love cardboard so although this classically designed chaise isn't up to snuff on the upholstery end - your kitty will surely love it. It's as simple to make as one two three, if you follow the easy directions from Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories. Heck, if you really must have some kind of pattern and design on it then get the kiddies (not kitties) to doodle on it.





The directions for making it are here>>>

the $175,000 cat

In the market for the cat of your dreams? If money is no object, then $175,000 will buy you a beautiful spotted Ashera kitten, hand delivered to your door. Lifestyle Pets also offers a $375 monthly payment plan which I imagine will probably outlive the cat. After reading all about this rare and beautiful hybrid cat, I was persuaded to put one in my shopping cart provided on the website but ...





on second thought I decided to spring for three. After all, the more the merrier!


From the website:

ASHERA EXOTIC CAT is considered one of the rarest domestic cat available today. A proprietary blend of the exotic bloodlines of the African Serval and the Asian Leopard Cat subsequently crossed with a rare domestic cat, the ASHERA grows up to 30 pounds (14 kg).
The Snow Ashera is a rare version of the standard Ashera and differs in that the background color is white instead of the brown caramel seen in the standard cat. The result is a striking animal that resembles the famed white tigers. The Royal Ashera is rarer still, with less than four kittens produced each year. The Royal Ashera has a cream background but uniquely, the spots and stripes are tiger orange, instead of black. The Royal Ashera is indeed the rarest domestic cat in the world and will be enjoyed by just a few.


What a JUST COOL Cat this is!



PetSmart

fish school

Who says you can't teach an old fish new tricks? With The R2 Fish School kit you can.





Goldie is really smarter than you think and this nifty product proves it. It contains over 20 training devices, including basketball, football and fetch, to teach your orange gilled friend to do a host of uncanny tricks. Holy moly, I couldn't believe it myself, but watch the video and you'll be convinced too! This fish university in a box is JUST COOL! More info after the jump.







* Recommended for fish 1 to 6 inches
* Used to train the fish trick world record holder
* Includes parts to teach your fish to swim through a hoop, swim up through a chimney, punt a football, finger feed, play basketball, slalom, swim through tunnels, play fetch and do the limbo!



Doggles - Eyewear for your dog

Doggles are just about the coolest thing in eyewear for your dog. Cleverly designed to protect dog’s eyes from foreign objects, wind, and UV light, they arent just any old sunglasses. Snug fitting and stylin' , these shades are a must have your pooch on the go.




Poppy Petunia approves this message - Doggles are JUST COOL!

Get 'em here at Amazon.com