InventHelp Inventor Develops Self-Scratcher for Pets (PND-4370)
She created a prototype for the Scratch My CaT to enable a pet to scratch and groom itself more easily. The invention simulates the feel of being petted. The unit ensures that the pet's coat remains healthy and shiny. The accessory removes tangled and … Read more on PR Web (press release)
Pet of the Week
Lily is a 2-year-old domestic shorthair cat with a beautiful gray tabby coat. This little lady gets along with everyone including children, dogs and other cats. A couch companion at heart, Lily loves to curl up on a warm lap and get a head scratch. She … Read more on STLtoday.com
We live in a cold, cold world. By that I mean that people seem to have developed a tough exterior to things that would normally trigger compassion, kindness, gentleness, and empathy. I’m not sure if it’s because we’ve been hurt so much or if it’s because we feel that’s the only way we will survive…
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Consumer spending is crucial for recovery of the economy. The rising tide isn’t lifting all boats but one of the lucky ones is the pet supplies industry.
High-end pet items drive increase in spending. People like to buy organic dog food, timed cat food dispenses etc
“People are cutting back on themselves more than they’re cutting back on pets,” says Bob Vetere, president of the American Pet Products Association.
“Cheap pet food is selling briskly, reflecting the weak economy, at the same time costly items are thriving,” he says. “It’s the middle of the market that’s shrinking,” he says. Dog Food Blog | Best Dog Food Guide
Just some randomness from an early morning beach walk this morning.
Lacey is happy – even with a nose full of sand.
I keep forgetting to bring a toy! I’m trying not to play fetch so I leave the toys in the car. Then Lacey gets the snot beat out of her. So then I have to find something to keep Coulee occupied. Thankfully sticks are numerous at the beach.
Oh my God – euthanize a dog because she's too shy? If my local shelter had followed that policy, our beautiful little pit bull Gina, the love of our lives, would've been destroyed before we ever had a chance to meet her. And she's now been a cherished family member for 7 years. Sharla Fouquet, Sarasota FL BAD RAP Blog
Look who we met at our baseball game tonight! Bella is a Flat-Coated Retriever, and from what I hear, she’s not terribly excited about having a new little brother. Finnegan is a Yellow Lab, whose original family was unable to keep him, so he’s moved in with Bella and her family. He’s a little crazy, […]
Now that Essley is no longer a newborn and her days of living in nothing but zip-up sleepers are in the past, it’s becoming more and more fun to get her dressed each morning. And with the great weather we’ve (finally!) been having, there’s been a shift from her wearing mostly onesies/legging combos to summertime dresses. Over Memorial Day weekend we stopped in at H&M Kids while visiting my sister in Indianapolis and scored a few of the cutest little baby dresses ever (including #1 above). I have a feeling this will be the summer of dresses for Essley; I plan to scoop up several more, including a couple of the ones you see above. I’m also hoping to find a few gems at kids resale shops, which are truly the goldmines of thrift stores. (One good thing about babies growing so quickly is that there isn’t enough time for them to really wear out their clothing. Thrifted pieces tend to be in pristine condition.)
Are there any other great brands (especially small/independent ones) that I should check out for baby dresses? Which is your favorite from my picks above?