Friday, August 26, 2005

Furry friends flock to pet programming

Furry friends flock to pet programming

By Sandy Robins
MSNBC contributor
Updated: 12:55 p.m. ET Aug. 22, 2005

It’s 10 p.m. in Flemington, N.J., and like clockwork, tabby cats Ralph and Riley climb onto their favorite chair in front of the television and settle down to watch "Animal Cops" on the cable channel Animal Planet. In Denver, Colo., a Welsh corgi named Ruby is watching the same show.


Thanks to Michell who sent a link to the article. Her dog Josie is fanatical about animal programs!

Does your dog watch TV? Tell us about it!

Monday, August 22, 2005

Games: A Dog for All Seasons

Talk about addictive! Here is a sweet doggie Web-based computer game for your playing pleasure:

A Dog for All Seasons

Sunday, August 21, 2005

WetNoz High End Dog Products

Nothing is more styling for your canine companion than the WebNoz line of products.

Award winning, ultra chich doggie toys, bowls, scoopers and even products for the dog lover - you.

Sure they're a little pricey. But isn't your dog worth it?

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Reads: Complete Idiot's Guide to Dog Tricks

from editorial reviews:

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dog Tricks by Liz Palika.

Finally, a manual that doesn’t make dog owners jump through hoops!

This one-of-a-kind guide provides dog owners with simple, step-by-step, illustrated instructions on how to teach their dogs a variety of tricks, from shaking hands and rolling over to fetching the newspaper and jumping through hoops. Readers learn which tricks work for different breeds and which ones don’t, and how to troubleshoot when the training techniques fail to produce the desired result.

• There are currently over 63 million dogs in U.S. households

• Offers step-by-step instructional photos, breed-specific tricks, and the latest techniques

My dogs are limited on their tricks ability. Chewie can shake hands. Pancho can dance and also perch on his hind legs like a meerkat. Ernie can look cute. What kind of tricks can YOUR dog do?

Thursday, August 11, 2005

from a press release, has launched a new website that allows pet owners to monitor their pets from any computer, at anytime, from anywhere in the world.

To utilize this free service, pet owners need only a basic home computer, internet access, and a web camera to serve as a monitoring system. With a monitoring system in place, pet owners can watch real time video of their pet from any location that has a computer with internet access and a web browser by logging into was founded by Bill Appleton, who was intrigued by how many of his co-workers would use their lunch hour to run home and check on their pets. “Now pet owners can check on their pet from work or while on the road, which makes them feel much more comfortable about leaving their pet home alone,” says Appleton, who plans on adding audio to so owners can also communicate with their pets while away. can be set up to watch both indoor and outdoor pets, including farm animals. In addition to the monitoring service, allows members to store pictures, keep a reminder list for their pet’s appointments and other needs, access pet care tips and articles, and receive special promotions for pet related products.

NOTE: Personally, I cannot access the web site because it isn't detecting that I have Flash 7, but it does look like a cool site and service.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Pet Medicine: Animals As Healers

I'm a firm believer that pets - especially dogs, of course - are healers. My dogs have helped me through so many situations in life, whether they realize it or not.

from DailyOm

All pet owners have had, at one time or another, an experience in which their pet, whether golden retriever, kitten, horse, or iguana, recognized their suffering and offered comfort. Animals, both wild and domesticated, have the ability to sense changes in the body and mind and can positively influence humans in many ways. They can inspire playful thoughts in those discouraged and remind us of the need to nurture both ourselves and others. They can even affect profound physical changes in humans, by lowering our blood pressure and reducing stress. The gentle purring of a cat or a friendly nuzzle from a warm lizard can be a form of healing, and all animals, even those in the wild, are natural healers. [Read More...]

Have your dogs been healers in your life? Share your story here!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Animal Fair

The First Lifestyle Magazine for Animal Lovers

I've written for Animal Fair before. One piece was the imagined life story of my adopted Chihuahua. The other was the Best of Jackson Hole for dogs and dog lovers.

The woman who runs the publication, Wendy Diamond, is an absolute dynamo. And her dog Lucky really gets around!

Guiness dog-walking record attempt

From a press release:
Guiness dog-walking record attempt at nation's largest animal sanctuary

 (08/02/2005) - There will be one stalwart young man and 25 -- yes 25 -- dogs strolling the grounds of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ( on Thursday, Aug.  11 in attempt to set the Guiness World Record for most dogs walked at one time.

This momentous occasion will be documented by videographers and photographers, and interested onlookers. Regardless of the outcome, the attempt is guaranteed to be entertaining.

Such an important event could not be left to chance. The most seasoned dog-walker in Manhattan can't hold a candle to our John Garcia. John is one of the staff who care for the approximately 650 dogs who live at Best Friends.

The walk will begin promptly at 8 a.m. and end once the dogs and John cross the finish line of 5/8ths-mile path.  The rest of the dogs will be in their outside play areas, barking to cheer John and his canine crew on towards their goal.

"Since there is no record at the moment, if a few of the dogs bail, we will still be victorious. They said as long as 11 dogs cross the finish line, the record will be ours," John said.