First there were doggie sweaters, then bow ties, hats and costumes. You won’t believe what cleaver marketers have come up with now to separate you from your hard earned cash in the name of puppy love.
Roar For Me Spot
If you though it was strange that your neighbor had her poodle trimmed to look like an ornamental tree in a Japanese garden, wait ’til you get a look at what the Chinese are doing to their dogs.
They’re having them clipped and dyed to look like wild animals. Lions, Tigers and Pandas, oh my! The photos are amazing, but of course, the doggies aren’t to scale.
Mommy I Miss You…
Just can’t make it through the day without seeing your furry friend? Does your dog have separation anxiety? Get a PetChatz!
PetChatz is a peripheral device for your computer that mounts to your wall at your pet’s eye level. Through the magic of WiFi, it uses your computer to set up a video chat between you and your pet.
The PetChatz uses motion detection technology to let you know when your pet is active, so you don’t disturb his nap. It also has a special ring when you’re calling, so Fido knows to show up at the device for a tete a tete with you.
You can preload PetChatz with treats and scents which you then release during your virtual visit. Just don’t let your boss catch you schmoozing with your dog during working hours or you might find that you suddenly have way too much time to spend at home.
Is It a Dog or a Shark?
Who wants a boring old doggie bed, when you can have one that looks like a dog eating shark?? Rika owner of etsy shop RiKARiKA, made the shark bed as well as one that looks like a narwhal.
These one of a kid doggie pallets are really more like sleeping bags with mouths. The dog can crawl into the mouth and “wear” the shark like a protective second skin. Because it’s more blanket than a bed, you can easily wrap your pooch up in it and pop him in the car for an outing.
Talk about a conversation starter at the dog park.
Chanel #5 Anyone?
It was only a matter of time before the makers of high end pet shampoos and conditioners realized that their customers would probably also purchase perfume marketed specifically for dogs.
At least this one makes some sense. If Roco gets sweaty during his walk, you can spritz him with a little eau de cologne before you pass by the house with the cute girl and the Pekinese.
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