Monday, November 10, 2008

What breed of dog should our next president get?

This topic seems to be generating a lot of buzz on news channels and over the web. Some news organizations even have polls up asking readers to choose what type of dog President-Elect Obama should choose for the first family.

“This is a major issue,” Obama deadpanned at his first press conference as president-elect. “We have two criteria that have to be reconciled. One is that Malia is allergic, so it has to be hypoallergenic. There are a number of breeds that are hypoallergenic. On the other hand, our preference would be to get a shelter dog. But obviously, a lot of shelter dogs are mutts, like me. So whether we're going to be able to balance those two things, I think, is a pressing issue on the Obama household.”

Our director of operations recently got a hypoallergenic puppy of his own, the mixed-breed (Golden Retriever/Poodle) Golden Doodle. The dog is so cute and well-behaved we've decided to campaign for the Golden Doodle as "first dog."

What breed do you think the Obamas should chose?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Deal of the Week


Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

An Uplifting Story About Man And His…Fish?

Carla, an angelfish at the London Aquarium, has a life-saving operation to cure a hernia

The 10 inch long angelfish was laid out, anaesthetized, using a scalpel, needle and some forceps as Veterinarian Sue Thornton repaired the stomach condition.
Pumping water through the Carla’s body and over her gills, the Angelfish was able to breathe during the whole operation.
Sue was quoted saying: "I must admit I didn't think the prognosis was very promising to begin with.

As soon as she was asleep we moved her on to the operating surface and fed a tube from the tank into her mouth and kept her breathing by pumping the water over her gills.

I then stitched the wound together as best I could. It was difficult because the wall tissue was very stiff, but I managed to close it.”

Carla was kept under close observation, is expected to make a full recovery.

James Oliver of the London Aquarium added: "I guess it may seem a bit extreme to operate on a small fish but Carla has been with us for 10 years and she is almost family."

Now this is only a brief summary of this amazing story. I encourage you to take a look at the full article here. Also there are lots of pics.

New this Week, 10/27/08

Tetra Whisper EX Power Filters
The Whisper EX is ready to go right out of the box. Simply adjust the in-take tube, place the filtration system on your aquarium and plug it in. The submerged motor begins filtering water immediately. No priming required. And operation is Whisper quiet. Accurately determine when your carbon filter has expired with Tetra's Timestrip. The patented technology allows you to see at a glance when it`s time to replace your filter. The health of your fish depends on regular filter changes to remove toxins and other harmful impurities.

Tetra Whisper EX Carbon Replacement Filter Cartridges
Tetra’s New EX Filter Cartridges provide both mechanical and chemical cleaning of your aquarium’s water. Includes new Timestrip Technology. Other features include: improved biological performance with Multi-Density Floss, continuous flush performance, round modern design and new
Timestrips included with each filter cartridge.

Ethical-Spot Canvas Cargo Jacket
Waterproof poly-cotton canvas provides coverage and protection. And the oversized cargo pocket with a Velcro closure is a safe place for treats. Velcro closures
also on the chest and belly for a smooth fit. Take fasion along with the Canine Canvas Waterproof Dog Cargo Jacket.

Doggiduds Cambridge Sweater Scarlet
This classic cabled sweater is accented with a snap-on scarf, both in acrylic yarn. The sweater has a ribbed turtleneck and cuffs for a classic style. The scarf coordinates with the fashion-right sweater.

Carolina Pet Outdoor Bed
Great for decks, patios and dog houses, these 100% polyester beds can handle all outdoor activities. Good indoor or out, these beds are great for older incontinent pets, too. Hose down to clean; water runs right through or machine wash. UV protected.

Two Little Fishies NanoMag Magnetic Glass Cleaning Device
Two Little Fishies' NanoMag is an itsy-bitsy, lean, high-energy, win
dow-cleaning apparatus. The patent-pending design provides flexibility and a slender profile that slips safely between polyps and viewing windows. It’s got the "umph" needed for cleaning glass up to 3/8” thick. The NanoMag also glides across the curved surfaces of fish bowls, wiping off algal films with ease. It’s so much fun to use, you just might have to take turns.

Carolina Pet Four Season Bed
Truly a bed for all seasons. Warm, plush berber top reverses to cool classic twill with contrast Piping Zippered removable cover is machine washable. Overstuffed with our high loft poly fill.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Totally RAT-ical!

Growing up, the idea of surfing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was not farfetched. I believed that somewhere in Manhattan a sewer rat was training four turtles to fight crime.

Now 26 and growing older, my childhood cartoon heroes are nothing more than memory that can be found on VHS in a Walmart bargin bin.

“Surfing” the internet I found something is totally RAT-ical.

Two rats, Fin and Tofu, love the ocean waves.

You can read the full article here, but I think the video speaks for its self

Cowabunga dudes!

Deal of the Week

JBJ Submariner UV Sterilizer / Clarifier

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You Save $29.96 (33%)

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The Submariner is the proactive solution for eradicating harmful micro-organisms and unattractive green free-floating algae in fresh & saltwater aquariums.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

biOrb Aquariums & Accessories

Nowadays, you can buy an aquarium in just about any shape you can think of.

But what if you're a traditionalist? Someone who desires a shape which harkens back to days of yore; to a time when aquariums were simple spherical bowls full of wholesome family fun.

Well, there's good news … and then there's better news.

First, the good news.

Aquatic product manufacturer CASCO has re-imagined that good old-fashioned fish bowl, updating the design and producing a fresh take on an aquarium classic.

The better news?

Not only does their new "fish bowl" have stunning good looks, it's also feature-rich, functionally sound and has a bevy of cool accessories available for you to add and customize the tank to your own discriminating tastes.

biOrb—available in 8 and 16 gallon models—has all the aesthetic appeal of a fish bowl (love that 360-degree viewing!), plus features cool swappable tops that allow you to change the look of the tank to match your home or office furnishings.

The five-stage filtration system, strategically placed in the center of the sphere to avoid viewing obstructions, keeps aquarium water crystal clear and free of pollutants. A single transformer supplies the 12-volts needed to power the included air pump and light fixture.

The popularity of the biOrb is pretty astounding. There are at least 100 videos on
YouTube of biOrb owners showing off their tanks, and CASCO lists dozens of Hollywood celebs and athletes on their website as proud biOrb owners.

Easy to setup and easy to maintain, the BiOrb is perfect for novice aquarists and may be a welcome change of pace, errr, shape for more advanced hobbyists (there's even a marine conversion kit!).

Friday, August 22, 2008

CritterTrail Habitats & Accessories

The folks at Pets International certainly have some wild imaginations, especially the creators of their beloved CritterTrail line of habitats and accessories for small animals.

Take the CritterTrail X, for example. This wildly innovative hamster, gerbil or mouse cage is full of activity-driven amenities, like the Xtreme wheel (its ability to spin in both directions apparently earned it the "Xtreme" moniker). To access the wheel, your little buddy must first traverse the Spiral Slide, which is arguably much funner on the way down.

There is also the "eXtractable" petting zone, a removable area of the habitat that can be used as a carrier during cleanings or simply to offer your pet a tasty treat and a little lovin'.

X also includes a "fun-nel" climbing tube, water bottle and food dish. Oh, and did I mention that this thing is glow-in-the-dark? Well, I did now!

Perhaps best of all, CritterTrail habitats are expandable. So when your small animal grows into a not-as-small-as-he/she-used-to-be animal, you can remodel accordingly to ensure your pet lives a happy, healthy and productive life.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Score a free box of Yip Yap Breath Treats

Does your dog enjoy YipYap Breath Treats?

If so, the maker of Yip Yap,
cHoMp, wants to know about it.

If you send in an old, empty Yip Yap tin with a story, they'll send you a free replacement. Click here to claim your free box of Yip Yaps!

Don't worry, cat lovers, cHoMp hasn't forgotten about you. The same deal applies for their fish-shaped Pit’r Pat treats.

Free stuff and no more stinky dog breath? Not too shabby!