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Tag Archives: Pets

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

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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

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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

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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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LMAO: Dude Buys Toy Poodles, Gets Ferrets on Steroids Instead

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How can someone mistake a ferret for a toy poodle? When the latter has had its hair fluffed up with hair products and its system pumped with steroids, that’s what. It sounds ridiculous, but apparently, it’s actually happening in Brazil. A man was recently duped when he bought what he thought were two toy poodles for $150. A toy poodle normally costs $1000, so he probably thought he was getting a bargain…until he dropped by his vet and was told that his dogs were actually poodles instead.

Because since more traditional toy poodles (of the canine variety) can go for upwards of $1,000, one merchant at Argentina’s largest bazaar got the brilliant, nightmare-inducing idea to pump a few of what Argentinians refer to as “Brazilian rats” (otherwise known as ferrets) full of ‘roids and hair product, pass them off as warped, perhaps inbred poodles, and turn a handsome profit in the process.

When it’s too good to be true, it usually is. But I’m sure you already knew that.

P.S. Instead of buying pure-bred or toy dogs from a breeder or pet store, why not adopt an equally lovable pooch from your local shelter instead?

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Dogsbutter: Because Dogs Want Peanut Butter, Too

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Dogs can eat regular human peanut butter, although in moderation. But if you want to give your canine best friend a treat without fear of causing allergies or making it sick, then give it peanut butter that’s especially formulated for dogs. Aptly called Dogsbutter, this creamy, peanut butter-flavored spread can be enjoyed slathered on your dog’s favorite biscuits or on your fingers.

Each jar is notably pricier than regular human peanut butter at $10, but if you love your dog as much as you love yourself, then price wouldn’t even be an issue.

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A Stairlift For Dogs

We’re lucky to live in a society plagued by abundance, as opposed to say, rampant disease or violence. The same can’t be said of every part of the world, of course, but it’s getting to the point where not only are people fat, but their pets are as well. We could obviously embark on a collective diet and exercise regimen, but let’s face it, it won’t happen anytime soon. In the meantime, your pooch still has trouble going up a flight of stairs (as do you, perhaps), so the Stair Of The Dog 2022 was created earlier this year. It’s a chairlift that your dog can use. It features a large button that can easily be pressed with a paw, and can presumably handle pretty large dogs. Currently only a prototype, the machine would cost about $8,000 should it ever come to market.

It was made by UK insurance company More Th>n (that’s not a typo, that’s a “greater than” sign instead of the ‘a’), seemingly as a statement about the rising pet health epidemic. It’s estimated that by 2022, more than 50% of the dogs in the UK will be overweight.

Hit the jump for a bunch of other pictures.

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