Mark Twain was not only one of America’s greatest humorists, he was also one of its greatest animal advocates. His affection for all creatures large and small — with paws or claws, wings or whiskers, scales or tails — was just as much a part of his life as his literary career.
Over the years, our pets have transitioned from property to companions to family members to leaders of the roost. We depend on them more and more for comfort and all that unconditional love they’re willing to dole out. So, it’s no wonder we are spending more and more on their care, their gadgets and tech products.
I’m the proud owner of a 12-yr old grey-cheeked Conure. We named him ’Gauguin’ due to his similar color palette that matches the famous artist’s work — namely, viridian green, teal, cadmium yellow, red ochre and zinc white.
Our pets enjoy getting new toys - and dogs, especially, love to tear open their wrappings. So, here are my picks of this year's best, including gifts for dogs, cats, pet birds, rabbits, ferrets, geckos and other small pets!