Posts tagged "pets"

The New TLC Show “My Monkey Baby” Looks Bananas

There are special people out there in America who want to fill a parental void but don’t actually want any children. Instead of adopting a traditional pet like a dog, cat, or goldfish, these people spend as much as $5,000 to adopt a monkey, often a capuchin monkey that can grow up to 22 inche…

By: Annika Harris / October 6, 2009

New Fashion Site For Pets Makes Us Want To Roll Over And Play Dead

It’s quite possible the internet has finally gone too far.

While social media is taking over the fashion industry — D&G provided bloggers with their very own laptops in the front row — now it seems that dog and cat lovers have their own community as well. Fooniverse.com is a new social networking site…

By: Bianca Posterli / September 29, 2009

They Call Me The Crazy Cat Lady

I admit it: I’m about four whiskers shy of being a full-on crazy cat lady. I have two cats of my own and would happily adopt more if my poor husband didn’t have mild allergies. I even promised in my wedding vows that I’d never bring home a third kitten, but that doesn’t stop me…

By: Wendy Atterberry / September 25, 2009

Is That A Parrot Or Aubrey O’Day’s Dog?

Apparently, Aubrey O’Day is a big fan of using her doggie Ginger as an accessory. She’s moved on from cutesy costumes, and is now all about dying her pup’s fur wild colors. “[Ginger] likes to have looks,” O’Day says. “It actually seems like such a taboo weird thing, but if you research online, you will…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 8, 2009

The PooTrap Embarrasses Dogs, But Makes Owner’s Life Easier

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…

By: Annika Harris / August 28, 2009

Yes, There Is Now A Snuggie For Dogs

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…

By: Erin Flaherty / July 30, 2009

Would You Buy Your Pup A Sex Doll?

We’re written about dog sex toys before and didn’t think we’d ever have the opportunity to write about them again, but, well, SURPRISE! The thing about this particular doggy sex doll, made by Brazilian pet toy company Petsmiling, is that it’s, uh, anatomically correct. The doll is described by the company as “a female canine…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 30, 2009

Would You Take Your Dog’s Teeth Out So He Couldn’t Bite?

Cotton is a white poofball, an American Eskimo dog with perky eras and a long, lolling tongue. But underneath her cuddly exterior masked a mouthful of sharp teeth. Small-child-shredding, lawsuit-spurring sharp teeth.

Cotton’s owners tried all kinds of things to stop him from biting: a muzzle, puppy classes, books, videos, a dog aggression expert,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2009

When It Comes To Pet Accessories, When Is Enough, Enough?

When it comes to buying things for their pets, for some (lucky) folks it’s all recession, what? Just when we thought a dog flying via private jet was the apex of crazy pet services, the newest ridiculousness that’s been born into the pampered pooch universe: Dog tanning booths. Well, sort of. They’re called Fauna Saunas

By: Nina Carbone / July 21, 2009

Your Cat Is Manipulating You!

Cats have learned how to control us humans with their weird little sounds. Felines use a purr-cry, a high-pitched meow and purr combo, to make their owners feed them. Cats are artfully straddling the line between meowing—which is annoying—and purring, which we usually think means they are satisfied. The purr-cry is difficult to ignore and…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 15, 2009

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s….Pets On A Plane!

Some people’s pets are like kids to them…and any parent would go nuts if you put their kid in the cargo hold. That’s why Pet Airways will fly your furry friend to your desired destination on their own fleet of planes on pets-only flights.

Pet Airways only flies to five cities in the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2009

Quick Pic: A Face Only Its Owner Could Love

Miss Ellie, a blind 15-year-old Chinese Crested Hairless, won the pedigree class at this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, CA. She certainly deserved that recognition, but she proves love is blind, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and any other adage that’s appropriate here. Would you adopt…

By: Annika Harris / June 29, 2009

For When The Dress Code Says “Cats In Ties”

A fancy feline is the height of sophistication when entertaining, which is whey we’re bummed these purr-ty ties for cats have sold out on Etsy.

“This kitty does NOT look happy,” our sister wrote in an email. That’s because the tie isn’t tied in a proper Windsor knot. Duh.

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 6, 2009

Quick Vid: A Woman With A Pet Hippo

With pet owners, there’s a fine line between sweet and just plain looney tunes. I gotta put this British woman in the later category—she has a pet hippo. Who lives in her house. And puts its head in her lap. And can open locked doors. And breaks lots of things, including beds. I…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 3, 2009

Quickies!: Ben And Dodger Have A Love/Hate Relationship

Ben and Dodger, both males, seem to be trying to decide who’s the dominant and who’s the submissive. [Dumb As A Blog]
Miley Cyrus went a little bat s**t on a British interview program, unfocused, growling, and making aggressive demands. [Pop Eater]
Kelly McGinnis, 51, who played Tom Cruise’s love interest i…

By: Annika Harris / April 30, 2009

Quickies!: Sean Penn Files For Divorce Again

Sean Penn filed for divorce from Robin Wright Penn for the second time in two years. [Pop Eater] — Obviously, they need to quit each other for good.
Chris Brown’s lawyer thinks the case should be thrown out because classified information has been leaked several times. [Perez Hilton] — It’s L.A., so the lawyer could…

By: Annika Harris / April 29, 2009

Who Is Bo Obama, Anyway?

Have you heard the news? The Obamas got a dog, and they’re naming him Bo! There were some conflicting reports about Bo over the weekend (is he, in fact, from a shelter?), so we thought thought we’d straighten out things regarding the new First Dog.

Bo is a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog (also know…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 13, 2009

Who Gets The Dog After A Divorce?

Pet custody battles are becoming more and more common. When married pet owners divorce, the animal they shared often finds itself at the center of their split. Monthly support payments, visitation rights, restraining orders, custody battles, and legal fees: Sounds like the usual bitter divorce battle, right? Not so fast. This time Kramer v. Kramer…

By: DivineCaroline.com / March 20, 2009

Dealbreaker: The Guy Who Hated Dogs

Judging by box office returns, hundreds of thousands of people went to see “Marley & Me,” the movie about that goofy yellow Lab. My ex-boyfriend was most certainly not one of them.

I met “Greg” online. Actually, a friend of mine hand-selected him for me, apparently because when left to my own devices I…

By: M. E. Robespierre / January 19, 2009

Quickies!: Janet Jackson And Beyonce To Duke It Out

Don’t forget! Amelia is liveblogging “The City” tonight at 10pm! Be there!
Janet Jackson is planning to confront Beyonce about the comments she made about the Jackson family. We don’t know what all the fuss is about. Everyone knows Joe Jackson used his children. [NationalEnquirer.com]
Musician Ne-Yo has grown a beard. I mean, he’s engaged…

By: Annika Harris / December 29, 2008
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