If you scour the web, like I do, looking for gifts for dog lovers, I
think I found one your dog lover won't already have. Beautifully steel
sculpted Fire Hydrant bookends, handmade by Knob Creek Metal Arts....
Japan's Bandai wants to be your partner in pet ownership: they provide a robot dog body in black or white, you provide the brain – and by brain, we mean your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPod Touch. The Bandai SMARTPET Robot Dog for iPhone and iPod Touch is a smartphone dock taken to the next level. It's also the coolest virtual pet to come along since the legendary Tamagotchi.
Traveling with one's pet can be an arduous task, but often dog, cat and bird
owners just can't leave home without them. So the issue becomes
how to scout out pet-friendly accommodations in advance of travel to be
assured there will be 'room at the inn' when you
arrive. With today's technology and specific websites dedicated to pet
travel, that job has become a lot easier as a result of certain hotel
brands and even independent inns and B&Bs opening their doors to
The British pet insurance company, MORE TH>N, recently
designed a prototype of the world's first stair lift for fat dogs,
supposedly to emphasize to dog owners that their dogs are getting fatter
by the year. At the current rate of growth of fat dogs, more than 50
percent of British dogs will be so fat by the year 2022 that they won't
be able to carry out basic tasks.
The Marine Corps base at Miramar in San Diego, CA has an innovative
program for inmates of its brig. Those prisoners who qualify for the
program get to train service dogs that later give their service to
'fellow' Marines wounded in combat. It's a win-win situation.