Posts tagged "pets"

Girl Talk: Cleo, The Breakup Kitten

Jesse was too attention-starved. Brendan was too spacey. Darrick was too needy, not to mention a big-time conservative. But for the first few years of my relationship with Chuck, he didn’t seem to have a fatal flaw. Sure, he was allergic to cats, but that hardly seemed like a dealbreaker. It wasn’t until the three-and-a-half…

Kate Torgovnick/ / December 9, 2009

Say Hello To Mop Cat!

Maru is, like, so over. Now, it’s all about Mop Cat! Check out what is quite possibly the most lethargic cat on the planet as it gets pushed around the floor like a mop. Personally, I think Mop Cat likes it. Surely, Mop Cat and Maru would make some strange kittens together … [Urlesque]…

Susannah Breslin / December 1, 2009

Fido’s Chance At Sartorial Superstardom

I want a dog. Badly. But unfortunately, living in Manhattan with roommates is not exactly conducive to housing puppies. The Limited is making it really hard for me to stray from adopting a little pet of my own, as they’ve launched a brand new line of sweaters for man (and woman’s) best friend. Along with…

Bianca Posterli / November 21, 2009

You Wish Yo Kitteh Ate With Chopsticks

OK, the cat doesn’t hold the chopsticks, the owner does, but still! This is, like, the cutest thing I’ve seen since the last time I saw a cute thing on the internet. I like the crazy hair growing out its ears, its eager eating method, and its tiny little begging paws. Apparently, this i…

Susannah Breslin / November 3, 2009

Quick Tip Of The Day: How To Give Your Dog Medicine

As I’ve already mentioned, my dog Lucca got herself a nasty case of abscessed anal glands the other week, which resulted in her getting them drained surgically. She had to take these big ol’ horse pills twice a day for a week and rather than chasing her around the apartment, dropping the pill down her…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 19, 2009

Painter Takes Pet Portraits To A Whole New Level

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…

Nina Carbone / October 9, 2009

Micro-Piglets: The Cutest Pet, Ever

These adorable little micro-piglets are bred to stay as tiny as possible for their entire lives. They are the newest pet of choice in England because they’re insanely cute, very affectionate, and as low-maintenance as cats. I want 20 of them. In my one-bedroom apartment. And no, I won’t name them all Wilbur. [CNN]…

Kate Torgovnick/ / October 7, 2009

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…

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. is a new social networking site…

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…

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…

Kate Torgovnick/ / 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…

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…

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…

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,…

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

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…

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…

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…

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.

Jessica Wakeman / June 6, 2009
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