Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pet Consumerism



I can never get enough of the weird and wonderful products available for pets:




Swiss Chalet Pet Estate -dog house

I wonder if this dog house comes fully landscaped?




pet peek


This is a great idea! I live two houses down from a walkway, and my next-door-neighbour's dog goes nuts every time someone walks along it. Although I'm not sure if being able to see what's on the other side would stop the dog from barking.




Kittypod

Actually, this cat bed would make a great salad bowl.




JOG A DOG Tread Mill


I don't know -- yes, many dogs are overweight, but shouldn't they be outside in the fresh air and open spaces?




Meowlingual Cat Translator

I know what my cat would be saying if I bought one of these Meowlingual Cat Translators: "You're an idiot."




On Friday, I'm off to Vegas for four days with five of my girlfriends to celebrate our [gulp] 50th birthdays (that's a lot of numbers for one sentence). I've been friends with these women for 30 or more years. Despite knowing everything there is to know about me, they still love me. Go figure.

12 comments:

Georgie said...

I know what my cat would be saying if I bought one of these Meowlingual Cat Translators: "You're an idiot."

LOL! Sort of reminds me of that Pet Psychic woman, Sonya Fitzpatrick, who used to come on the Animal Planet network claiming she could tell you what your dog or cat was saying.

I think she managed to *scare* some of those poor animals pretty good, but translating their barks and meows... I still don't know.

Anyway, have a total BLAST in Vegas, Lynn! You deserve it.

Remember: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. (wink, wink!)

Lynn Sinclair said...

Thanks, Georgie. Unfortunately, I think I'm well past the 'something happening' stage.

As far as guessing what your pet is saying, it's a safe bet that it's one of a few things:

I want food
I want out
I want to play
I want to be petted
My kitty litter stinks

Raggedy Angst said...

Have an awesome time in Vegas, win much money, collect memories, all that good stuff!

Lynn Sinclair said...

Thanks, Rags. I'm so excited. We're going to do the Canyon -- six-seater plane, helicopter down, then onto the water. I hate flying, but couldn't miss sharing the adventure with my friends.

NuclearToast said...

First of all, let me say that the dog-fence-bubble-window thing would be a pain. Because you know how dirty your =car= window gets when the dog's been in there, just imagine that bubble thing!

Second, seeing the Meowlingual device reminded me of the Tail Communicator.

Lynn Sinclair said...

NT, you are so right about the messy, nose-print covered windows. I can see the bubble becoming so scratched and dirty that it would distort the images on the other side, making people appear like alien creatures to the dog. So in the end, the dog is driven even more nuts than he would have been without the window. It's always good to think these things through.

That tail communicator is ... interesting.

Georgie said...

So right on that "fence" bubble thingamabob.

If you think about it, when dogs are riding in cars, they like to stick their snouts "out" through an "open" window. Having their noses harnessed inside that thing, and not being able to push *through* it into the open air on the other side of the fence (so they can get a closer SMELL of what's going on over there) would certainly be a little frustrating for the dog.

Jeez, why don't these "brainchild" inventors call *us* as their "test market" audience when they sell these harebrained ideas to the manufacturers??

Lynn Sinclair said...

why don't these "brainchild" inventors call *us* as their "test market" audience when they sell these harebrained ideas to the manufacturers??

You're right, Georgie. I'd be happy to be a test subject and press my face into the bubble. :)

k9 Amiga said...

bought a dogloo (http://www.earthling.com/cgi-bin/google.fcgi/itemKey=1923093295) for my dog, stranger, a while ago, but hes terrified of it and no amount of toys or treats can't make him change his mind

Lynn Sinclair said...

Your dog's aversion to the igloo is just like my cat's dislike of the toy I bought her a few months ago. They seem to appeal to humans more than pets.

Heidi the Hick said...

oh my gosh, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

(that can't be a cat bed... that's a salad bowl. Wow.)

Lynn Sinclair said...

Thanks, Heidi.