July 19, 2007
Here is a wireless doorbell for your dog to summon you when it's time to go out and chase squirrels. And when it's time to come in. The paw either chimes or barks. The Portable Wireless Electronic Pet Doorbell
consists of a transmitter shaped like a paw and a receiver that is wall-mountable or perches tabletop. No more yelping, howling, door scatching or whining. Easy directions included to train your pet.
Works up to 100 ft. Transmitter (Paw) operates on one 9-Volt battery (not included). Receiver (Chime) operates on 3 AA batteries (not included). At Amazon
July 5, 2007
This item has been upgraded. See Birdhouse Spy Cam
Have you ever wondered how people manage to snap those sensational shots of birds? Must need lots of expensive equipment, time and patience! Nope--just set up the Backyard Bird Camera
. It is an automatic digital camera (that looks like a birdhouse) with a motion sensor to catch those great shots of birds being birds. Stores on standard memory card to save those photos and email around. Impress friends and family. Great gift for a bird lover!
Backyard Bird Camera ships from and sold by Picnic World Plus.
June 27, 2007
The Cat Veranda Window House gives your indoor cat a worry-free "outdoor experience", providing a comfortable window-on-the-world cozy cat nook. It is essentially a cat door for sash (sliding up and down) windows. This product consists of the "Cat Windoor" your cat walks through to reach a cage enclosure that keeps him or her contained while providing an entertaining view of the outdoors.
* Allows your cat to enjoy fresh air while staying safe
* Secure design locks the PetSafe™ Cat Veranda™ in place
* Easily installs into vertically opening windows from 24.5" to 34" wide
* Durable metal construction has a rust resistant coating
* Lockable entry flap
* Single pane tempered glass
* Coated, rust resistant 2mm wire enclosure
The manufacturer says cats to 20 lbs. To be sure, CatsPlay recommends you simulate the opening and call your cat through before ordering.
June 25, 2007
Windchimes tinkling in the warm balmy breeze add a nice touch to the deck or patio. This fused glass Cat Windchime features a colorful spotted cat with fish chimes. Good housewarming gift this summer for the cat lover.
16" L x 12 1/4" W. Cat Windchime
June 23, 2007
Excellent information over at our fellow Blogpire site Weather Snob on storm preparedness--check it out.
For a tool to create your own personal storm planner click here.
** Lessons Learned. Our area was a bulls-eye for Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne (September 2004, 3 weeks apart!) as well as Wilma in late October 2005. It was an eye-opener, especially since many of us had weathered quite a few New England hurricanes already.
It was the norm to be without power for at least a week to 10 days, some more. An important lesson Floridians learned--you are ON YOUR OWN--water, food, health, entertainment--as far as your local and state authorities go, during and at least for the first few days after the storm. They experienced the disaster too. Neighbors and strangers can be amazingly helpful in a crisis; however, plan to be completely self-reliant.
Florida residents have learned most of what we are posting here through personal experiences. Following are some strategies that we know now, that we really didn't know then.
Continue reading: "Hurricane and Natural Disaster Pet Care"
June 19, 2007
Climate control for your pet. PETCool Therm-ASSURE® Climate Control System attaches to your existing pet shelter to give them their own A/C unit, keeping them cool on these hot humid summer days and warm next winter. Relatively lightweight and portable, this system adjusts the temperature automatically and maintains a comfortable humidity level as well through a drain in the back. No more worries about heatstroke or frostbite!
Shelter not included. From A Trendy Home.
June 14, 2007
Weather or predators often displace a nest. Many birds raise several broods over the course of the season. With this Window Nest Box your entire family can watch the baby birds from the comfort of your home. Great experience for children!
As the weather turns cold, birds often seek shelter in bird houses. Made of solid pine, with a clear plastic back that lets you observe the nest inconspicuously from inside your home. Two strong suction cups hold it securely on any window.
Dimensions: 6" x 5" x 8"H
Ships from and sold by Plow & Hearth.
June 13, 2007
We are all looking for ways to cool down our pups on these hot summer days, especially when they are outdoors.
Something we know our dogs will enjoy is the Kool Dogz Ice Treat Maker
. It will keep the pups entertained and hydrated as well. Basically the Kool Dogz Ice Treat Maker
is a big doggie popsicle: a frozen chunk of ice with treats of your choice frozen inside and anchored with a steel bar. You can freeze chicken broth with dog cookies inside, water with steak chunks, bananas--whatever your dogs love. Your imagination is the limit!
*heavy duty steel base and extension rod
*deep water reservoir to collect water as it melts
*reusable/freezable bucket with lid
*stainless steel cap bar
*ice treat recipes
The bucket will make an ice block about 5" tall and 7.5" in diameter. When placed on the platform, the top of the ice block can either be 7.5" (without the extension post) or 14" (with the extension) from the ground.
Kool Dogz Ice Treat Maker
June 11, 2007
Ensure your pet and children's safety at the pool! We posted here at Super Cool Pets about the Skamper Ramp Pet Pool Ramp. We told the tale of my brother's dog, who fell in their pool and couldn't climb out. Makes sense to consider a Pool Eye Alarm to notify pool owners of any pool intrusions. Cost: relatively low, peace of mind: priceless.
The poolside unit uses one 9V battery (not included). The indoor receiver plugs into an AC outlet, and uses a 9V battery in the event of a power outage. This underwater wave sensor mounts to the edge of your pool and detects disturbances caused by kids or animals as light as 15 pounds, while remaining immune to disturbances caused by wind and rain. Sensitivity is adjustable so you can minimize false alarms or maximize protection. When it detects a fall, it alerts you with a blaring 120dB siren at the pool's edge and a 100dB siren at an indoor receiver placed within 100 feet of the poolside unit. Because the poolside unit is battery operated there's absolutely no shock hazard. It even continues to provide protection during power outages!
Pool Eye Alarm
monitors round pools up to 24 feet in diameter, or oval pools up to 16 feet x 32 feet. At Amazon
June 8, 2007
No matter where you play fetch with your pooch, this handy gadget can add a bit of energy to the equation and save on sore arms. The HyperDog Tennis Ball Launcher
is a "high-performance launching toy for training and exercising your dog...with...ingenious ball pick-up capability".
The Launcher pictured holds two balls and features a collapsible arm brace for easy transport and storage. It shoots up to 200 feet and has "hands-free" pickup for those times when the ball is kind of slimy or gross.
Also available in 4-ball High Performance Slingshot.
HyperDog Tennis Ball Launcher