February 2, 2009
February 1, 2009
Move over Super Bowl XLIII, Animal Planet's annual puppy competition Puppy Bowl V is back with an "all-star, all-adoptable" lineup of feisty, adorable pups.
Animal Planet has some "new recruits that are ready for their chance to conquer the pigskin--or a chew toy." Every puppy featured in Puppy Bowl V is recruited from a local shelter, and these little ones are "free agents" looking for a loving home.
"Pepper the Parrot" kicks off this year's sports extravaganza singing a unique rendition of the National Anthem. And move over Bruce Springsteen, the Puppy Bowl V has enlisted some frisky kittens for the Kitty Half-Time Show. Go online during the big game to vote for MVP -- Most Valuable Puppy. Check out the Puppy Starting Lineup.
Puppy Bowl V premieres today Sunday, February 1, from 3-5 PM (ET/PT).
More bizarre stuff out of China. From the Ninghai Hengchuang Molding Factory in Zhejiang -- the creepy-sounding High Voltage Pet Brush. Product features from the site:
- remove the shedding hair from the pet;
- high voltage supplied by low voltage can kill the flea and other living things attached to the pet
- suitable for cats&dogs and other long hair pets;
- operated by 2*AAA baterries;
Think we will stick with our 20th century Flea Comb.
Alibaba via DVICE and Gizmodo.
January 30, 2009
This fabulous Sweetheart Deluxe Playset comes with 9 hanging cat toys--catnip, rattles, tassles, and faux fur. The second level features 6 heart shaped openings, so cats can reach through the holes to grab at the toys from both above and below.
A smaller Sweetheart Mini Playset is also available:
Both playsets are custom made to order. Choose the color of the Hearts, Main Body and Posts, as well as the Leg Coverings. Optional sisal scratch posts, including dyed sisal, are available. Your kitty cat will love you forever!
Note: Order before February 1, 2009 to receive by Valentine's Day!
January 29, 2009
Save up to 20% at Drs. Foster and Smith! 2-Week Sale on Select Dog Essentials, Select Cat Essentials and Aquarium Supplies.
Shop Now! Sale ends February 9, 2009.
January 28, 2009
These Caboodle Corrugated Habitats for Cats are a green alternative to cat bedding and furniture. These are spacious and durable condos where cats can curl up, hide away and play.
Receive a Tumblorz Cat Toy with your order, an eco-friendly byproduct of the Caboodle design.
via Modern Cat
January 27, 2009
One week only! Get 25% off your purchase of $25 or more at pet trendy Muttropolis.com. Use code 25GREEN at checkout. Offer expires February 4, 2009.
January 25, 2009
This past December, professional animal communicator Maureen Harmonay launched The Animal Communication Book Club, a free online resource that offers regular reviews of new and noteworthy books, audio books, and DVDs. She also offers podcasts and archived interviews with noted authors of books about animal communication and the multitude of ways in which animals connect with us and change our lives. Membership is free.
Author Dusty Rainbolt will be her guest at the inaugural "Conversations With Animal Authors" teleconference, to be held on Thursday, January 29th at 8:30pm (EST). Ms. Rainbolt will discuss her recent book, Ghost Cats: Human Encounters with Feline Spirits
The hour-long teleconference is free and can be accessed by calling: 616-347-8100, and entering PIN #1063739. The interview will be archived on the site a few days later.
January 24, 2009
In our most recent Super Cool Pet Books -- Amazon.com New Book Releases 1/10/09, we featured Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson.
Most pet lovers have wondered from time to time how to "create the best life" for their pet, and given the author's autistic background, the topic of the book is intriguing. The NYTimes has posted a review. Here's an excerpt:
Ms. Grandin bases many of her observations in "Animals Make Us Human" on the work of a Washington State University neuroscientist named Jaak Panksepp who identified a series of core "emotion systems" in animals: seeking, play, care and lust (on the positive side) and fear, panic and rage (on the negative).
"The rule is simple," Ms. Grandin writes. "Don't stimulate rage, fear and panic if you can help it, and do stimulate seeking and also play." Ms. Grandin employs Dr. Panksepp's terms throughout "Animals Make Us Human," but they are really only a framework for her more interesting riffing and observations.
Read the review.
January 23, 2009
PetSmart is having so many great sales these days. Save 15% on orders of $40 or more when you shop at PetSmart.com. Use code PAWSPER. Ends January 28, 2009 at noon ET.
Plus, free standard ground shipping on the top seller FURminator deShedding Tool. which reduces pet shedding up to 90%. Removes undercoat and loose hair without sacrificing healthy top coat. Ends 2/2/09 at noon ET.
Click on the link to get the scoop on all the current PetSmart sales!