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Tag Archives: Pets

It’s a Dog Day Afternoon, Every Day: Dog Bark Park Inn

Dog Bark Park Inn

Ever wondered what it would feel like to live in a dog house? Well, wonder no more and check out the Dog Bark Park Inn instead. So it’s not exactly a dog house (as in, where your pet dog lives in), but it’s a literal dog house (meaning, it’s built in the shape of an actual dog–and in this, it’s a giant beagle.)

The bed and breakfast guesthouse was created by owners Dennis and Frances, who happen to be woodcarvers. They also make and sell chainsaw sculptures of beagles on-site. Dang, they must love beagles so much!Continue Reading

Every Cat Needs One: Solar System Cat Hat

Solar System Cat Hat

Your cat will probably hate you for it, but it’s just too funny to pass up on.

For many cat owners, their feline companions are the centers of the universe. This hat by Etsy seller Wendy Casazza Scruton just translates that fact into something tangible because it literally makes the cat the center of one particularly tiny universe. Wendy actually calls it the “cat fascinator” and describes it as being best for extra patient kitties.

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The Modern Day Technophile Does Not Play Fetch With His Dog Like Regular People

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The iFetch device pictured above will throw a ball 10ft, 20ft, or 30ft., so that you don’t have to. It’s meant to be used entirely by your dog, without your intervention. It features a large funnel shaped opening that your pup will hopefully learn how to use, and is activated by the introduction of a ball. Take your pooch to a park, set this on the floor and watch as your canine amuses himself with minimal intervention on your part. If the animal was any smarter, it would resent you for not “spending quality time with it”. Or maybe it’ll do that anyway. I don’t own a dog and never have; will they even notice?

Either way, it’s $75 to pre-order one on Kickstarter.

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Bowser Crochet Sweater Turns Your Turtle Into Super Mario’s True Nemesis

Bowser Sweater

Got a pet turtle? Love Bowser (or at least the franchise that he’s a part of)? Then you’ll find these crocheted turtle wear by Squirrel Picnic uber-adorable. The talented Jennifer is behind the unique handmade creations on the site, and she chose to crochet this Bowser sweater that fits your average turtle after receiving a challenge on her blog.

The result is nothing short of amazing.

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Cat Beards: Cat Required, Facial Hair Optional

Cat Beard

Cat Beards are a thing now. Images of cat owners positioning their felines strategically to make it look like they had a beard have gone viral over the past few days and the trend is still going strong.

Cat Bearding had its humble beginnings around a year ago when one cat owner decided to take a picture with his pet looking like his beard on catasters Tumblr. The rest, as they say, is history–until the next best or funniest viral thing comes along. You can hit the break for a clip featuring the best of the best cat beards posted on the interwebs so far.

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Cat Tantalizer: A Green Toy for Your Kitty Cat

Solar Cat Toy

If you’re conscious about your carbon footprint, then chances are you’re already living a pretty green life. So why don’t you go the extra mile and start your cat off towards the path of greener living, too? You can change his diet, buy organic cat litter, and make playtime as green as can be by replacing his battery-powered toys with the solar-powered Cat Tantalizer.

As its name suggests, this toy will tantalize your feline companion. It’s meant to be stuck on your window, where hopefully a lot of sunlight streams in. When the rays hit the toy’s solar cell, the Tantalizer’s motor comes to life, moving the rod back and forth and giving your cat one helluva fun time.

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SURESwivel Dog Tether Sure Is Better Than A Stake

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Being a dog in this world can be as fantastic as it can be gruelling. We suppose we could say that about humans, but let’s not digress. The point is, well-taken-care-of animals have responsible owners constantly on the lookout for their best interests. If your canine is of the outdoors variety and you care for him, you’re going to have to think about how to keep him inside your yard, while allowing it to move around somewhat at will. A chain is a common solution, but it can limit his freedom of movement. The SURESwivel tether is infinitely better than planting a stake in the middle of the yard because no matter how many times Rex runs around it, the ball-and-socket mechanism will keep the chain from getting tangled up in the anchor point. It comes with six spiral stakes that you hammer into the ground and which securely fasten the device to prevent even the most enthusiastic dog from pulling free.

It’s $70.

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Star Wars Costumes for Your Pooch: You’ll Love ‘Em, He’ll Hate ‘Em!

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You can’t ride a dog like you ride a horse, but you can let certain creatures ride it, provided they’re the right shape and size. I’m talking about select characters from the Star Wars franchise that are being featured in this set of doggy costumes by Costume Craze.

The costimes will transform your pooch into a Bantha, Dewback, Tauntaun, or AT-AT. And to make the reference even clearer, each of these costumes feature the appropriate passenger on the species of choice. For example, a stalwart Stormtrooper sits high and mighty on the back of the Dewback costume, ready to attack.

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Fancy Dog Basket For Car Rides

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You know who you are, if you like this thing. You take your toy canine in a fancy bag to the mall. And you… well, hey, listen folks, we’re not going to string out a list of stereotypes of the kind of people we think might fancy the Dog Car Seat Lookout. Some of you may take offence and for all we know, a big burly dude who eats two-pound steaks for breakfast might very well want one. So let’s just stick to the facts:

The lookout attaches securely to the console, and has a safety strap that can be attached to your pet’s harness. Made with firm yet comfortable foam, a quilted nylon cover and soft, sherpa fleece lining. Cover is machine-washable and dryable

It’s $50.

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