We like to let our dogs take us outside for both our benefits and theirs. But keeping them hydrated without letting them resort to slurping up who-knows-what from puddles has been a sort of a problem.
We’ve tried a variety of doggy-intended canteen things. Nalgene bottles & floppy bowls. Little buckets & bottles. Everything was either a pain for us or the dogs weren’t interested in some stinky wet plastic — no matter how thirsty they were.
I recently bought some bottles from H2O4K9.com. The dogs took to them immediately. The bottles themselves are stainless steel. The “insulated” version’s dog-trough is big enough that both our dogs get water at the same time, sorta, and it looks like it’s big enough for large-muzzled pooches.
The insulated “K9 Unit” and non insulated bottles are both 25 ounce capacity. There’s a 9 ounce model for dogs-who-are-cat-sized too. -- Wayne Ruffner
I am a dog person, mostly, but that does not mean I can't acknowledge that they are an easy mark. [Video Link.]
Update: Huh, "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Huffington Post." Looks like this edited compilation of other people's youtube clips can thereby only be viewed at HuffPo itself.
The rear end of Tinu and the head of Uno, two Eurasiers, are seen from behind a tree during the launch of the Crufts dog show in Green Park, central London, February 24, 2004. Photo: Natasha-Marie Brown
A man from Morecambe believes his dog has found a rare piece of whale vomit while walking on the beach. ... Mr Wilman said: "When I picked it up and smelled it I put it back down again and I thought 'urgh'.
A sketchy guy was selling a darling Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in a NYC park. Kind-hearted Tena Cohen saw this and paid to get the super cute dog away from him! Scanning the pup's micro-chip helped her return the Ruby to its owners, who apparently missed it quite dramatically.
Stealing a Cavalier! Tsk.
Rolling Stone reports that the band DEVO "are set to release a track later this month entitled "Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Remember Seamus)." It is inspired by Mitt Romney's notorious road trip from Massachusetts to Ontario, during which he transported the family dog, Seamus, in a kennel strapped to the roof of his station wagon." More at THR. (thanks, GEF)
A thief caught on CCTV at a pet store made his escape by stuffing a $1,400 puppy down his pants.
Recorded by Zoo-Rama in Elmont, New York, footage shows the dog snatcher grabbing the pup out of a cage, stretching open his waistband, then shoving it into the darkness—start from about 5m in. Trapped inside his sweats, the Pomeranian writhes as its captor heads for the exit. If you know anything about the caper, the store owner has $500 for you.
The view from an ocean-facing window at the home of Boing Boing publisher-at-large Jason Weisberger, improved by his 5-year-old daughter with stickers. We had a Boing Boing meeting here.
Do you miss The Puppy Channel? Your wait for 24/7 canine-related programming may soon be at an end, thanks to DogTV.
After its debut two months ago in San Diego, the channel is available via the Internet and has plans for national distrubution. The conceit is that it's actually for dogs, writes Steve Gorman at Reuters:
The content is specifically tailored for four-legged audiences, with even the sound, colors and camera angles adjusted to make them more appealing to canines.The dogs' favorite TV stars, not surprisingly, turn out to be other dogs.
"They love watching other dogs being active on the screen, and other animals," said Beke Lubeach, head of marketing for DogTV, adding that birds, monkeys and zebras have proven popular as well.
According to their research, dogs also like harp music and SpongeBob SquarePants. [Reuters]