Cats would be the perfect house pets if you could just train them to do their business like dogs. Or people.
Because if you’re a cat owner, you know that dealing with the litter box is everyone’s least favorite chore. Not to mention how those ugly things completely mess up your bathroom decor. For the design-happy, there’s the colorful ModKat litter box, a sleek contraption for Whiskers’ wee-wee time. Cats enter through the hole on the top (they’ll get used to it) and take their time inside the box. The perforated roof catches excess litter from kitty’s feet to eliminate mess. You’ll also save on plastic bags, thanks to the reusable tarpaulin liner. Kind of makes your toilet look lame in comparison, huh?
The mustache obsession continues! Yesterday I needed something to make me smile (I wasn’t feeling so fab) and then I came across this totally awesome dog toy and I did more than that — I squealed. I am so going to put this mustache chew toy in my dog Lucca’s stocking (yes, she gets a stocking, what’s wrong with that?) and the next time we need to go somewhere in disguise, she’ll be all set. [$12.95, Spoon Sisters] Keep reading »
Back when I adopted my dog Lucca as an 8-week-old puppy, she needed to be crate trained. Crate-training is the very best way to teach a dog to use the restroom outside and only outside, not, say, on couches covered in micro-suede or on beds after Mommy has just changed the sheets. The puppy spends its alone time locked in the crate (always with plenty of room to move around) and then, when the owner gets home, is immediately taken out for a walk. Dogs don’t like to soil their living space and many puppies go on to really love their crates and view them as their own little private homes. But the problem with most dog training crates is that they are fugly. This is why Lucca never really fell in love with hers — because she knew her Mommy hated it. But if I were to go back in time, I might honestly splurge on a crate this stylish, especially knowing Lucca would have it forever AND it would looks fabulous alongside all my other furniture. Sure, it costs $499 bones, but dry-cleaning micro-suede really adds up! [DenHaus] Keep reading »
This sweet puss is a Hair Model Citizen because she fearlessly dares to go where no cats that we know of have gone before. In fact, last time we tried to put a wig on our friend’s cat, let’s just say the outcome was anything but pretty. To get the look, you’ll need to click on over and order up this fetching shade of electric blue for a mere $50. Or, if you simply enjoy looking at photographs of cats wearing wigs (trust us, it’s much safer this way), you can purchase the new book based on this craze that’s sweeping the nation, called Glamourpuss: The Enchanting World Of Kitty Wigs. It’ll pretty much tell you everything you need to know. [Kitty Wigs] Keep reading »
We’re not sure all dogs are like this, but at least two Frisky staffers’ dogs love to burrow into blankets and towels and piles of clothes and, in some cases, even leaves and snow. We’re not sure why this is, but it certainly is freakin’ adorable when they do, we’ll tell ya that much. If you’re in the market for splurging on a ridiculously overpriced yet darling gift for your very worthy dog this holiday season, might we suggest this Snuggie Lux Trundle Bed? It’s made of ultra-soft chenille and faux mink, is machine-washable, and, depending on the size you order, costs just $66-$72. Cough. [Muttropolis] Keep reading »
Because no dog should have to leave their sex appeal in their lingerie drawer, pet owners can now dress their furry friend in a slutty Halloween costume to match their own! Spoiled Rotten Doggies offers identical costumes for trampy ladies and their pooches — like Treasure Hunting Pirates (left) and Sexy French Maids! Lucca and I are sooo gonna get laid this Halloween! [Spoiled Rotten Doggies via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Painter Valerie Leonard is the Annie Leibovitz of pet portraits—without the mounting debt and camera, that is. Valerie’s “process” is an insanely involved one: She devotes days to each portrait, studies images of a particular animal, researches traits and characteristics of specific breeds. Then, she researches classic artists for the most fitting painting, using the client’s direction as a guide. And once chosen, she merges the animal image with the human form. In the final product, the animal features and background are often cobbled together from a composite of different images. Wondering what that looks like? Check out the dogs above, and a bunch more of her images, after the jump!
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First they take our children, and now they are after our pets. The SEX EVERYTHING UP industry has struck again, and this time they’re marketing lingerie for dogs. Metro Paws sells what they call “Negligee T-Shirts,” which are “made from fine lingerie lace and the same stretchy nylons used in fine undergarments.” OK, true story time. Yesterday I had to take my dog Lucca to the vet because she has abscessed anal glands and they needed to be “expressed.” Anything that needs its ass drained should not be wearing “fine lingerie lace.” Ugh. (For the record, she is fine now.) [Urlesque] Keep reading »
Some folks are too fashionable to clean up after their dogs, even if they use stylish Poupou Royal
bags. So we’re sure the PooTrap
will be on everyone’s shopping wish list. It’s too bad their dogs probably won’t like wearing the PooTrap contraption that attaches to their tails. However, the makers of PooTrap have some wise advice
for dog owners who may be apprehensive about the device:
“As you know there are many things dogs do not like such as showers, grooming, eating dry food. However, when they are used to all these things, they will be excited about it. According to our statistics, 98% of dogs will be used to ‘PooTrap’ after trying it for three days. Again they will be excited to see ‘PooTrap’ on them because this means that their owner is going to walk them out again.”
Oh, well then. [Impact Lab] Keep reading »
I mean, it was only a matter of time. Amelia spotted this “Snuggie For Dogs,” and the best thing about the infomercial (after the jump, as the video auto plays) is not only the prize-winning script, but also the fact that it is REAL. The sales pitch is so similar to the human Snuggie ad copy that it’s scary. Just like the argument that your hands will freeze and fall off lest you take them out of your boring old sleeveless blanket to reach for the remote, your dog needs a Snuggie because, let’s face it, he “needs to go out, but it’s a cold night. A pet sweater could help, but they pull and they’re tight!” So true, so true. Then again, we might just buy one for the free gift with purchase: a dog tag that “speaks” for your pet. We’re dreaming of recording ones in the voices that our dogs actually speak in. In our own heads. You guys do that with your pets, right? Right? [Snuggie For Dogs] Keep reading »