Pet News and Stories and Pet Products Blog

I love not man the less, but Animals more.  I love their willingness to  adjust to our presence in their universe. And I love that some animals are so  willing to be a part of our most un-natural of worlds, and when they are willing, we adopt them as Pets. I write about what we learn about animals, what we learn from them, and the crazy things they let us do to them.

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Posted on December 16, 2008

The Weazel
Ball is a toy for cats, and it's an ingenious toy. If you know cats,
you will think, "Ah, this is the perfect toy for a cat," but your cat
may not agree. Perhaps a little coaxing may help.

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Posted on December 11, 2008

Eighty-two percent of dogs travel in the car on a regular basis and on

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Posted on December 9, 2008

Surveys are coming out right and left these days, as retailers try to find out exactly what
people will buy when they really shouldn't be buying anything at all.

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Posted on December 6, 2008

How do you like it? My dog Buddy took this picture with his new Pets
Eye View Camera by Uncle Milton. It's a new digital camera Buddy got for
Christmas... a bit early, from his Grandma. I lent it to my cat for a

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Posted on December 5, 2008

Everyone else gets to nuzzle with a heating pad; why not our pups?
Whether your dog is extra-sensitive to cold or has arthritis, bone
spurs, or other conditions that may require a special heat pack, you'll

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Posted on December 5, 2008

Pets can get tagged, micro-chipped,
telephone-collared, and high frequency-buzzed to be located when
they've wandered, but none of these methods are foolproof... by any

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Posted on November 23, 2008

Nearly every adoring cat or dog parent likes getting gifts that acknowledge their love for their furry "child." Just think about how many dog t-shirts you've seen on people, and how many cat lovers hang the thoughts of "philosophical cats" on the

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Posted on November 21, 2008

I don't really know what pet fish think of the new aquariums. You fish people will have to let us know how they react to their homes being in the belly of a robot or hanging from a lamp hook.

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Posted on November 16, 2008

I'm going to have to order 13 calendars this year, because after combing through a few hundred dog, cat, bird, ferret and other pet calendars, I'm so torn about the 13 Best Pet Calendars for 2009, I decided to put one on every other wall, instead

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Posted on November 13, 2008

....The kids may need to learn a few words in Japanese, because the puppy only obeys Japanese commands, and his instruction manual is, of course, is written in Japanese.

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Posted on November 10, 2008

Ever work in an office without windows, hearing things going on outside, but not able to see exactly what's happening?

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Posted on November 5, 2008

Birds are naturally curious, have the need to explore, and the instinct to hunt and forage for their food.

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Posted on October 31, 2008

Yes, you can design a Swiss chalet for your St. Bernard and have it built to your specifications. Your dog or cat can have his own house, excuse me, his own Pet Mansion, that's the spitting image of your home.

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Posted on October 26, 2008

I have pains in my cheek muscles from laughing at my cat try to capture the viper-like string. Is this toy for him or for me?

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Posted on October 18, 2008

This year, as a humanitarian effort, the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) and the Aminal Welfare Institute (AWI) launched 'Project Wanted Horse," assuring that any horse rescued from slaughter or an abuse situation would be placed on one

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Posted on October 12, 2008

Maybe you agree that providing your pet with his own limo and driver is going a bit too far, but I'm just not sure about bottled water for pets.

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Posted on October 5, 2008

If your dogs just can't get enough exercise and you don't live in a very cold, wet climate where you can sled, there are snowless equivalents of dog sledding. You can go carting or scootering and leave the driving to them! Mush! Mush!

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Posted on October 1, 2008

The cat's out of the bag at The Refined Feline. The news is that the modern furniture designer for cats, a pioneer in smart and stunning-looking cat furniture, is coming out with two, no actually three, new cat climbers.

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Posted on September 29, 2008

Caged birds and tanked fish rarely have opportunity to visit each other, and the mere fact that these pets are contained makes them more vulnerable to boredom.

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Posted on September 21, 2008

MORE pet ads? Yes, 10 more crazy, funny, clever, right on pet advertisements, just waiting in the wings for the laughter and applause to subside from the first ten of Lady Bee's Hilarious International Pet Ads last week.

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Posted on September 18, 2008

Did you ever think of enlisting your cat in the Army or the Air Force? If I were you I'd give a Cat Playhouse some serious consideration, because your cat may have heroic ambitions one day, and not know where to turn.

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Posted on September 16, 2008

In the central Israeli town of Petah Tikva, just east of Tel-Aviv, dog poop was found lying near the steps of the town's library.

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Posted on September 15, 2008

If you're going to open a new business, you might as well have a superb product as your flagship. Pillar Pet Products, Inc. has a pretty spiffy start with its first product, the Perfect Petfeeder.

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Posted on September 11, 2008

Everyone who is reading this knows how hard it is to please a cat for longer than a few minutes.

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Posted on September 8, 2008

Whether we have pets or not, most of us are familiar with their idiosyncracies, as well as those of their owners. Like great cartoonists, pet product advertisers exaggerate, or play on, the absurdity of those idiosyncracies...