October 31, 2012
People love their Labrador Retrievers and this poster shows why. See the poster up close in detail here or click on the photo above. Get yours at Alternative Anatomy of a Labrador - Poster
October 30, 2012
We have many relatives and friends affected by Hurricane Sandy currently raging through the U.S. northeast. Whether you live there or elsewhere, bad weather does a number on your home.
This attractive Durable Indoor/Outdoor Polypropylene Dog Rug is excellent for high-traffic areas and outdoor use. Add fun and style to your porch, patio, mudroom, basement, kitchen and more. Available in a variety of sizes including runner in a cute dog pattern in Black and Red.
October 29, 2012
Black cats are traditionally associated with Halloween. This adorable ceramic Black Cat with Lid Coffee Mug / Tea Cup will keep your favorite beverage toasty warm. Complete with gift box -- great gift for the cat lover in your life.
October 27, 2012
As colder weather and storms set in, food becomes more scarce for wildlife. This antique copper-finished Hand-Crafted Hearts And Bird Metal Hanging Bird Feeder will keep your backyard birds healthy and happy while looking great in your yard.
Handcrafted in Bali, it combines two filigree hearts and a bird atop the fully-functional cup feeder in a Pennsylvania Dutch-inspired design. A hanging bell at the bottom makes a delightful sound.
The metal Hand-Crafted Hearts And Bird Metal Hanging Bird Feeder is powder-coated for long life and years of use and makes a great gift.
October 26, 2012
Water dogs are a lot of fun. Just throw out a tennis ball for them and they jump right in after it, make a splash, and then surface happily with the ball. But what goes on underneath the water?
In the just-released Underwater Dogs, award-winning pet photographer and animal rights activist Seth Casteel captures these moments with vibrant underwater photography. More than 80 fun and fascinating photos--great gift!
October 25, 2012
Roar! Turn your puppy dog into a scary monster this Halloween. This Raptor Dog Costume has a lizard printed headpiece featuring yellow eyes and fabric teeth, along with a matching bodysuit with attached plush arms and tail. Hilarious!
October 24, 2012
Dogs certainly can learn and understand some words, though they naturally communicate with us through body language. Our dogs are watching us closely and taking their behavior cues from our actions and facial expressions.
We often unwittingly reinforce "bad behavior". Martin Deeley elaborates in Showing Pack Leadership in Dog Training | Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan:
Training is not just a formal five, 10 or 15 minutes of your day. It is all the time - your dog learns from everything you do.
You shout at your spouse or the kids and guess what? He picks up on that energy and may think it is directed at him. You feel irritable and under the weather? He knows it.
If you make a mistake with your dog, he will remember the body language and repercussions. Of course, the opposite is true too.
It is important when we are with a dog to realize that they are always learning. They are watching our movements, listening to our sounds and, I am certain, ''scenting'' our emotions.
Sometimes we may even take our feelings out on our dog. He did not create the feeling but we have to vent somehow and he happened to make a small mistake.
Therefore when you are feeling a little under the weather or are getting a little frustrated - put your dog somewhere he cannot get into trouble and will not be the recipient of your mood.
Or, if he is the one that can calm you, sit nicely with him, breathe deeply, and let each of you find calmness together.
For more tips, visit Cesar Millan
October 23, 2012
If you need to lighten up a bit, and are a crazy cat person, pick up a copy of this off-beat How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You by The Oatmeal which is written, drawn, and coded by Matthew Inman. The book description says it best:
If your cat is kneading you, that's not a sign of affection. Your cat is actually checking your internal organs for weakness. If your cat brings you a dead animal, this isn't a gift. It's a warning. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You is a hilarious, brilliant offering of cat comics, facts, and instructional guides from the creative wonderland at TheOatmeal.com
Sense of humor required.
October 22, 2012
Members of our family here at Super Cool Pets have recently faced the hands-down toughest decision confronting any of us who live with pets. The death of a pet can hurt as much as the death of a relative.
As well we know, nothing but time and acceptance can dull the pain. This insightful article Love, Guilt & Putting Dogs Down |The Other End of the Leash by gifted animal trainer and behaviorist Patricia McConnell, Ph.D may help in the meantime. She deals with the ubiquitous guilt factor among other issues.
And for those who live with more than one pet, "siblings" can respond in numerous different ways to the loss. These pets may be grieving, and we don't always know how best to comfort them without words. Dr. McConnell provides a few tips here in Helping a Dog Through a Loss |The Other End of the Leash.
For books and manuals by Dr. McConnell, click here.
October 20, 2012
No one wants to get cold feet, including our birds. This Thermo Perch protects your indoor birds from the harmful effects of air conditioning and cold drafts.
Help them safely regulate their body temperature year round and receive the warmth they need to stay healthy and comfortable. Small, Medium and Large.
October 19, 2012
Let your friends and neighbors know which dog and/or cat breed you love the most by carving a Halloween pumpkin that looks just like them. Free downloadable pumpkin carving stencils of many favorite Dog Breeds and Cat Breeds are available. There are many other styles to choose from. Just click the links.
Also this spooky Black Cat Pumpkin Carving Stencil is available for purchase in sizes from 6" to 60" at Amazon.
October 18, 2012
We are all about candy corn for Halloween. This Halloween Candy Corn Plush Dog Toy makes a great gift for dogs of all sizes. Looks just like the traditional Halloween candy treat, but is a squeaky dog toy.
Dressing up in Candy Corn Costumes is an option too, for both dog and Mom.
October 17, 2012
Protect your home against scratching and deck your cat out for Halloween at the same time. These festive Halloween Orange and Black Cat Nail Caps are an alternative to declawing.
They don't interfere with the normal extension and retraction of your cat's claws, and they are easy to use. Simply trim claws, add adhesive and apply.
October 16, 2012
Many pets are more comfortable standing or even sitting while eating. This one-piece Classy Cat and Dog Raised Stoneware has a wide shallow bowl that will not irritate sensitive whiskers and makes the food easily accessible to your pet. It's made of heavy durable stoneware that resists tipping and sliding.
The design of this bowl is attractive with a pedestal shape that takes up less room on the floor and is particularly beneficial to flat-faced cats and flat-muzzled dogs who should not eat wet food from a deep dish. The rim helps contain the food and keeps it from being pushed over the sides.
Classy Cat and Dog Raised Stoneware in Black, Eggshell White, Pink, Green, Blue and other colors.
October 15, 2012
Get some laughs this Halloween. Dress your dog up in this Headless Horseman Pet Costume. The outfit includes the adjustable dog harness with headless horseman rider. One size fits most dogs. Or choose from five other Dog Rider costumes: jockey, monkey, mailman, cowboy, goblin and black cat (below).
October 13, 2012
Take good care of your backyard wild birds during the upcoming cold winter months. This seasonal Pumpkin Spice Suet Wreath Cake is good for keeping their energy levels up. Thoughtful gift for the bird lover.
October 12, 2012
Pet costumes are totally cute. But sometimes, our pets are not real enthusiastic about wearing clothes. No worries. That's when we turn to Halloween Collars. Have some Halloween fun with many spooky styles!
October 11, 2012
The fall harvest of apples, pumpkins, sweet potatoes and butternut squash inspire many of us to bake yummy pies and quick breads for ourselves and our families. And given that many of our families include dogs, we can whip up some treats for them too.
These Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats | Use Real Butter use just 4 ingredients and can be cut out cute shapes with cookie cutters or into squares or strips with a knife.
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 cup pumpkin purée, canned or fresh
- 3 tbsps peanut butter
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place all ingredients in the mixing bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium for about a minute or until the dough looks like a bunch of little dough balls.
If you pinch a piece and it crumbles, add a little water. If it's really sticky, it's too wet and you'll need to add a little flour.
Gather the dough together and form into a ball. Place on a lightly floured work surface and roll it out to about 1/4-inch thickness. You can either use a cookie cutter to cut out cute shapes or use a knife to cut squares or strips.
Place the cookies on a baking sheet. They can be crowded pretty close together since they don't expand much. Bake 15-20 minutes for softer treats or 30 minutes for hard treats. Let cool completely. Makes 100+ 1-inch heart-shaped dog treats.
Or just buy your own Pumpkin Dog Treats. Not sure our dogs will care!
October 10, 2012
This time of year many of us find ourselves walking our pets in dim light or even darkness in early morning or at night. Here's a way to make cleaning up after our pets easier and increase the overall safety/awareness-of-our-surroundings factor.
This Camo Powercap with 6 LED Lights looks just like every other quality ball cap, but also provides us light to see. Just click the switch hidden on the underside of the brim to activate the built-in LEDs there. Then easily select the lighting configuration needed from 3 different intensity levels.
via Book of Joe
October 9, 2012
Distract your kittens and cats from your curtains and furniture. This unique Cat's Trapeze 3 Cushion Cat Tree hangs from the wall or ceiling to provide a fun place to play and a cozy spot to nap.
It's made of sturdy cotton fabric and comes with a bonus cotton hammock that attaches under the bottom pillow. Stuff it with throw pillows, old towels, recycled clothes or crumpled newspapers placed inside a pillowcase.
Cat's Trapeze 3 Cushion Cat Tree
October 8, 2012
We can't seem to go anywhere these days without carting along all the stuff we might need. And that's especially true when out and about with our pets. We can fill this rugged cotton-canvas Amish Handsewn Tote Bag with toys, treats, and food for a picnic, or pack it with towels and tennis balls for a trip to the beach.
Fully lined, it features swivel handles, a zipped top, and a small interior pocket for our keys, phone or cash. Handsewn by Amish craftswomen in rural Ohio, the tote's design was inspired by a vintage bag of dog food.
October 6, 2012
Let your bird celebrate the fun of Halloween too! Dress up your bird's cage with this brightly colored acrylic Pumpkin and Ghost Bird Cage Toy. It stimulates visual and physical activity with a bell to encourage play. For small to medium birds.
October 5, 2012
We all know the benefits of sharing our lives with pets; sadly we often outlive them.
One of our Golden Retriever twin girls suffers from severe and debilitating arthritis. For over a year we have tinkered with palliative (pain meds) and curative treatments.
And we are not alone--we are one family among thousands living with older pets in pain, obsessively assessing the quality of their lives, while learning that the very pain medications that relieve their suffering can and do gravely impact the quantity of their lives.
If this strikes a chord in your life, you may want to check out this Behavioral Signs of Persistent Pain chart. Then get out the tissues and read the insightful Deciding When a Pet Has Suffered Enough | New York Times Sunday Review by bioethicist Jessica Pierce. She is also the author of The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the End of Their Lives which "asks--and answers--the toughest questions pet owners face".
October 4, 2012
A Halloween case is a stylish way to protect your iPhone. This Halloween Pumpkin Cat Cell Phone Case shows an orange pumpkin background with the silhouette of a black cat in front of it.
The slim fit snap-on case is made of shock absorbent silicone rubber and allows easy access to all buttons, controls and ports. It maintains a slim profile, covering the back and corners of the phone.
Fits 4 and 4s models only. iPhone is not included.
October 3, 2012
You will be the talk of your neighborhood with this fabulous Two Story Inflatable Black Cat lurking in your yard this Halloween. The cat's belly hovers over 9 feet above ground so trick-or-treaters can walk underneath. Each paw is the size of an armchair. Its head automatically sways from side-to-side with illuminated, piercing red eyes. Lights in the neck, body, and tail produce an eerie glow.
This Cat inflates in just four minutes using the integrated air pump. It secures with the included stakes and 19 foot long tethers. It folds to 18 " x 15" for convenient storage from year to year. The Two Story Inflatable Black Cat comes with a lifetime guarantee at no additional charge.
Get free standard shipping on orders over $99 by using code HSFREE at checkout!
October 2, 2012
Seems we were just celebrating 4th of July and summer and here we are thinking about shopping for Halloween! We will be digging up our favorite holiday costumes and toys in the upcoming days, but for now, simply click these links to get started.
As always, easy shopping at Amazon for Pet Costumes and Halloween Pet Toys. There is also a great smorgasbord at In the Company of Dogs.
For steals and deals, get up to 20% off all Halloween items at the PETCO Halloween Shop. And if you find the perfect costume, toys and treats at the PetSmart.com Halloween Shop, a purchase of $49 scores $4.99 shipping.
October 1, 2012
Here's a look back at the super cool gear we dug up this past September for our super cool pets and the people they love.
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Apparel for Pet Lovers
Apparel for Pets
Books & Media
Continue reading: "Super Cool Pets Monthly Round Up -- September 2012"