I've reached a shedding breakdown (cat hair everywhere, and my vacuum broke!) yesterday, so I finally went to Petco and bought a Furminator, based on the recommendations of pretty much everyone here. (I also bought a new vacuum, but I'm hoping not to have to use it nearly as much, since that's what — aside from being cheap — broke the old one) and everyone was right, this thing is the best. Hobbes likes to roll around on the ground and have his belly scratched, and every single time I come away with handfuls of hair. But he did this after I spent just a couple of minutes on him with the Furminator, and hardly a hair came out. Hallelujah!
So now I'm wondering, how often should I furminate? Is it safe to do daily (or as often as the cats will allow), or should it only be done every now and then? Anyone have any thoughts?
Remember those totally iconic screenprints created for Barack Obama? Well, the talented artist has done it again, this time, for the dogs! Shepard Fairey expands his talents with this new Obey Awareness project in conjunction with Adopt-a-Pet.com, and just check out the new collar and leash designs to show support for homeless animals.The cute collar ($24) and leash ($24) tell everyone you care about the cause and you (literally) put your money where your mouth is since, not just a portion, but all profits from the sale of the Obey Awareness Adopt-a-Pet.com project go towards the cause of the crisis . . . and, the image is rather sweet, too.
As an animal lover, I understand that pets are important fixtures in people's lives and feel a connection with those furry faces I can recognize on sight. Some pups are known for their famous owners, while others are famous in their own right. From the pup that cheekily said "Yo Quiero Taco Bell" to past presidents and celebrities' furry friends like Socks and Loki, tell me which late pet do you miss most in 2009?And don't stop voting there — check the rest of my best of 2009 polls!
Source: Getty, Source: Guinness World Records, Source: The Daily Wag, and Source: Karen Tracy of Pazazz Chows
Last week we checked out the year's top musical performances, and we're back with another PopSugar Rush Best of 2009 special! From Robert Pattinson mania to Rihanna and Chris Brown, we're taking a look back at the year's biggest pop culture stories. Michael Jackson of course made the list, as did Jon and Kate's never-ending divorce drama. Check out the full list — watch PopSugar Rush's 10 Biggest Stories of 2009 now!
- Empress Tang is not ready to play — The Daily Wag
- Heigl's a hero to 25 lap dogs facing euthanasia — People Pets
- Do you know why dogs cough? — Paw Nation
- Your kitty needs a cardboard cat chalet — moderncat
- PetMD recaps 2009's pet food recall list — PetMD
- Should the carbon pawprint be taxed?! — Oh Mi Dog!
- Virginia Opossums, not just from Virginia — Animal Oddities
Source: The Daily Wag