October 31, 2011
It is so fun to see how happy our sweet dogs are when they receive a new toy to play with, to chew on and to snuggle up at bedtime. This Fleece Dog Bone can be their very own.
Personalize it with a name or playful phrase up to 10 characters. The zippered polyester/cotton fleece cover is removable and machine washable. Available in Chocolate, White and Tan in sizes Small Medium and Large
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October 29, 2011
Many of us like to decorate for all the major holidays and seasons, and it's a fun way for our children to learn about nature and their culture. This Season's Tweetings Birdhouse With Seasonal Decorations is a fully-functional cottage-style birdhouse that comes with interchangeable, seasonal decorations.
Decorate it with the included Jack-O-Lantern for fall and Halloween, the Christmas Tree for winter and Christmas, a miniature Birdhouse to herald the arrival of spring and Easter and an American Flag for Memorial Day, summer and the 4th of July.
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October 28, 2011
If you share quarters with both a cat and a dog, you know they like to eat each other's food. The difference is that many cats like to "graze" while most dogs scarf theirs down. So next thing you know the dog is inhaling the cat's dinner.
This attractive Tiered Wood Cat Feeding Station keeps the dog out of the cat's food. The feeding chamber is constructed for easy climbing and has slatted sides for ventilation. A hinged safety opening allows for easy access and cleaning. It will work with any decor and comes with two stainless bowls.
October 27, 2011
Many of us who love our dogs are also fascinated by their relative, the wolf. What would it be like to have a dog-wolf hybrid? Part Wild: One Woman's Journey with a Creature Caught Between the Worlds of Wolves and Dogs by Ceiridwen Terrill tells the tale of the author's adoption and life with a wolfdog--part husky, part gray wolf--named Inyo.
Apparently she picked a wolf-dog hybrid to protect herself from an abusive ex-boyfriend who was stalking her, but may have bit off more than she could chew. If you are romantic about the nature of wolves as many of us are, this book likely will relieve you of that fantasy.
In her quest to understand the differences between domesticated dogs and wild wolves, Terrill did spend five years interviewing genetics experts, wolf biologists, dog trainers, and wolf rescuers in the United States, Germany, Hungary, Sweden, and Russia. An informative and moving animal saga, this book is honest and straightforward and will leave you much more appreciative of your own dog.
For a fascinating review and more on wolf-dogs, read the blog entry at The Other End of the Leash | Patricia McConnell.
October 26, 2011
These soft cotton Hatley Lab Print Dog Pajamas are for the alpha male in the house. They have a crew-neck T-style top with an "Alpha Male" graphic, and the comfy drawcord, elastic-waist bottoms are decorated with playful Labs.
October 25, 2011
The Kitty Litter Cake is a fun party idea for Halloween. This recipe can be found in Gross-Out Cakes: The Kitty Litter Cake and Other Classics, a unique cookbook that contains 20 dreadfully wonderful recipes such as the Open Wound Cake and the Toenail Torte.
The popular Kitty Litter Cake is a bit different, easy to make and assemble. Your family and friends will get a kick out of it.
- 1 spice or German chocolate cake mix
- 1 white cake mix
- 2 large pkg vanilla instant pudding mix, prepared
- 1 large pkg vanilla sandwich cookies
- green food coloring
- 12 small Tootsie Rolls®
Equipment and Method after the jump....
Continue reading: "Gross Out Cakes -- Halloween Kitty Litter Cake"
October 24, 2011
To glorify the cat on Halloween, the goblins over at Band of Cats have conjured up a spooky and creative collection of cat pumpkin stencils for cat lovers to carve this Halloween.
Let your friends and neighbors know which dog breed you love best by carving a Halloween pumpkin that looks like your favorite dog. The American Kennel Club's list of top breeds inspired this series of free pumpkin-carving stencils. Choose from Beagle, German Shepherd, Terriers, Golden Retriever, Chihuahua, Pug, Poodle, Boxer and more.
October 22, 2011
This unique Circular Iridescent Crushed Glass Mosaic Bird Feeder will look stunning hanging in your backyard or on your porch. Pour seed into the hollowed ring to attract your wild birds.
Each one is unique as the recycled crushed glass is hand-applied. Comes with holes for drainage with included hanging wire. Just the gift for the bird lover.
October 21, 2011
We sure love our kitty cats, but not so much the litter box odor. Added recycled dried tea leaves can be effective for a natural and environmentally healthy litter box air freshener. Tea also has strong anti-bacterial properties that can help keep the litter box clean. So if you are a tea drinker, this would be an essentially free solution for you.
Along these lines, Green Tea Leaves Cat Litter is a clumping litter that uses 100 percent all natural, biodegradable ingredients. It is flushable and light-weight--less than 1/3 the weight of conventional clay.
h/t Mix Tea Leaves in a Litter Box to Cut the Stench | Lifehacker
October 20, 2011
A well-trained dog is a pleasure to be around. Many, if not most, dogs want to please their human companions and will respond to positive reinforcement rather than punishment. Just break off a bit of a Natural Balance Dog Food Roll at a time to reward your pet's good behavior.
These made-in-the-USA pet food rolls provide high quality nutrition and do good things for your dog's skin and coat condition. When you need to administer medication, hide the pills in a chunk, and your dog won't suspect a thing. The rolls come in different flavors (beef, turkey, duck, lamb) and are super convenient at home or on the road.
October 19, 2011
Serve up coffee, tea and hot cider Halloween through Christmas, and even year round, with this festive set of Black Cat Coffee Mugs by artist Leslie Sattler. Each mug shows a playful black cat in a different pose. Set of four made of sturdy ceramic with a vivid red interior. Dishwasher and microwave safe.
October 18, 2011
Keep your home toasty using these Tapestry Draftstoppers. They block window and door drafts, making your home more comfortable and more energy efficient as well. Made of tapestry fabric in kitten or puppy design with polyester filling.
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October 17, 2011
Let your cat relax in style. The Kitty Ball Bed gives your cat a large comfortable bed that's attractive enough to place just about anywhere. It's off the ground but easy to get into and includes a soft tufted machine-washable pillow inside the 17" dome.
In Bamboo, Espresso and White to match any home decor.
October 14, 2011
Do you know what a brachycephalic breed is? If you live with a Pit Bull Terrier, Pug, Shih Tzu, Bulldog or Boxer, among others, chances are you do. Brachycephalic literally means "short-face" or "short-head" and refers to dog breeds with facial features that include a compressed upper jaw and a short muzzle.
As reported recently in Banned by Many Airlines, These Bulldogs Fly Private - NYTimes.com, snub-nosed dogs are showing up on some airlines' do-not-fly lists, along with Persian and Himalayan cats, due to innate respiratory difficulties which can be magnified by air travel.
According to the federal Agriculture Department, 189 animals died on commercial flights from June 2005 to June 2011; of those animals, 98 -- more than half -- were brachycephalic breeds.
If conditions are such that you must fly your pet, you do have options. Alaska Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and Sun Country apparently still allow brachycephalic breeds to fly in cargo. Pet Airways and Pet Jets offer chartered service.
October 13, 2011
This hand-crafted Albesia wood Fat Cat Thermometer makes checking the weather fun. Attach this mercury-free black and white cat thermometer to your outside window with suction cups. It displays Fahrenheit and Celsius readings, is hand-painted with non-toxic paints and then lightly coated with polyurethane for weather resistance.
October 12, 2011
Rain, snow, wind, and cold--no matter what the weather, many dogs still need and want their walks. Dress your dog in this waterproof Reversible Dog Jacket and head outside.
It's constructed with water-resistant polyester on one side, pure wool on the reverse. In Burgundy/Navy, Herringbone, Black Watch.
October 11, 2011
Are your clothes and house covered with cat hair? If so, collect those strands and put them to good use. Crafting with Cat Hair by Kaori Tsutaya and Amy Hirschman shows you how to turn those fur balls into soft and adorable handicrafts.
You can create kitty tote bags, finger puppets, fluffy cat toys, picture frames, and more. Most of the projects can be done in an hour or less and require no special equipment or training.
October 10, 2011
It's time to think about a pet costume for Halloween. Want to know what's trending this year? If your pet doesn't like to dress up, a collar or bandana works great too. Cat-Dogs & Pumpkins: America's Favorite Pet Costumes | Lifestyle | Mainstreet lists the following top pet costumes for 2011.
3. Hot dog
7. Bowties/Fancy Collars/Bandanas
At Pet Costumes
October 8, 2011
We love the contemporary design of this Bubble Fish Tank from Psalt Design.
[via Book of Joe]
October 7, 2011
You can have two enormous, glowing cat's eyes glaring out at your neighborhood trick or treaters this Halloween. This Cat-rageous the Beast Translucent Window Decorations "Double Window Design" is lit up by your interior room lights. The package includes two posters which install quickly with included adhesives from the inside your home.
At Amazon or get 15% OFF plus $3.99 shipping on any order at Lillian Vernon. Ends 10.31.11.
October 6, 2011
This Ghosts Glow in the Dark Dog Tee will get you into the spirit of Halloween. It's a comfy costume for your pet, plus you will be able to spot your dog easily after dark among the goblins. Sizes XXS to XL.
October 5, 2011
Decorate your home and office this Halloween with hanging black "scaredy cats". These Black Cat Halloween String Lights are UL listed for indoor or outdoor use.
October 4, 2011
Seems to us the fireworks were just going off. Hard to believe we are shopping for Halloween! We have rounded up links to our favorite super cool pet shops for you to browse online. Don't procrastinate as the cutest costumes sell out quickly.
Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by The New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean is the well-researched story of the line of related German Shepherd dogs featured in 20th century fictional stories on film, radio and television. The story spans 90 years and 11 generations of Rin Tin Tin descendants, providing a fascinating history of the rise of Hollywood, dogs in film and war, and the animal-human bond.
The true saga begins back in France near the end of World War I, when an American soldier, Lee Duncan, discovered a newborn German shepherd in the ruins of a bombed-out dog kennel. Mr Duncan brought "Rinty" back to Calfornia, taught him tricks and successfully launched him on a motion picture and radio career. Rin Tin Tin has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1623 Vine St.
Baby Boomers will remember The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, an ABC television series which ran from October 1954 to May 1959. It usually starred Rin Tin Tin's descendant, Rin Tin Tin IV, in the lead role.
For a review of Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, head over to The Dog Who Never Died | npr books
Our backyard wild birds need water all year long. Add some zip to your outdoors and set out this Fishing Frog Sundial Birdbath. The frog's fishing rod acts as the style for the sundial around the birdbath's perimeter. Made of weather-resistant aluminum with a verde finish.
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