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You'll have to pardon the pretty ridiculous name on this product — maybe they weren't thinking when naming the Poop-See Scoop. But, it will prevent those lil mistakes by shining a beacon on your cat's business. If that's what you want.
On hooded or furniture-incorporated litter boxes, it can get pretty dark in there when digging for buried
treasure poop so $15 and a couple batteries lights your way. No oopsies involved.
It never hurts to have some extra light when walking in the evening. Even if your nighttime walks stay on city roads with plentiful lamps, the Leash Light ($10) can illuminate the sidewalk and street to show cracks and bumps and make you a bit more visible to traffic, too.
Now for those of you who like to stroll on darker country roads or away from streetlamps, the six ultra-bright LED bulbs can really show you the way. The light comes with double-sided Velcro, so attach one part to your favorite Flexi — and if you've got Velcro to spare at home, make this interchangeable with your pup's rotating leash collection!
I need a new knife: All of mine are old and so dull they can no longer be sharpened. While I would love to purchase a shiny new set of kitchen knives, right now I can't afford it. That's why I've decided I will invest in one shiny, sharp, and versatile knife. Can you help me find it? Let's head off to market in search of practical everyday knives that can be used for dicing onions and slicing raw chicken. Save your discoveries in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag, Kitchen Knife. Happy hunting!
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I know, I know. Not all cats like toys. Friends with finicky felines have told me that the material of a toy makes all the difference so I've scoped out these adoro birdy designs with three different textures . . . all filled with magical catnip.
- Crocheted: Sweet handmade Baby Bluebirds ($9 for three) are perfect for yarn-loving cats to bat.
- Plush: Soft Kitty Tweeters ($7 for two) will surely please those kitties who enjoy scratching your dog's cuddly stuffed animals.
- Felt: Tweet Birds ($8) have a rougher felt texture more similar to your socks or pillows – cats can really get a grip.
If your precious pet prefers "found" toys, try scattering these birds around your nest and let her make the discovery on her own!
When North and I head out of town for a quick getaway, I need an extra tote to lug all his stuff around in! Food, treats, poop bags, eye wipes, and toys are just a few essentials that I end up carrying in one of my bags. But thankfully, I don't have to shop at a baby supply store to find a nice "diaper bag" for all of my pup's stuff.
Aud & M's leather clutch is the perfect size for all of North's overnight things, and they come in a range of cool colors to suit your taste. Hey, I'm a fashionable gal, and there's no reason that my doggie's goods should be tossed in something that doesn't go with my new Fall coat. Since Aud & M doesn't have an online store, check your local pet shop for products and prices!
Let's say you're bringing Fido to get fit but shoving your wallet, keys, and cell phone in your workout clothes just won't work . . . what's a sporty gal to do? Grab this Bucchi Bag Convertible Dog Leash ($15) that's what. With a pouch big enough to fit all the above items (and pooch's poop bags, too), it snaps to the included leash on all sides, which makes it feel like an extension of your hand and causes less bag bouncing if you pick up the pace.
Then, if you decide to stop for a postrun snack, detach the lead to bring your valuables onto the table and loop the leash around a fixed object when you sit down.
These are the things fairy tales are made of! With a fire-breathing dragon and frog waiting to be kissed, playful princes and princesses can tote these toys anywhere they go! The neatest feature — the coiled parts extend when each squeakable Squeeze Meeze ($5 and $7) is compressed in chompers. I know my dog's eyes would bug out at the flapping tongue (much like those party-favor blowouts), but also that he'd find a way to destroy the toy and protect our kingdom . . . pronto. Sigh, times like this make me wish I had a more cowardly pup.
Today marks the start of the US Open (which coincidentally coincided six years ago today when I brought North home to NYC)! To celebrate the beginning of this event, I'm rounding up the first round thing to come to mind . . . tennis balls, obviously.
North loves the extra small Air Kong versions 'cause they're super squeaky and fit him perfectly. (He usually tears all the fabric off a normal doggy tennis ball to use the frays to fetch 'em since they don't fit in his mouth.) Since he's pretty darn destructive, I'm shocked how long it takes him to kill the squeakers in this version – they sometimes last a couple months, which is an eternity in his chompers. From flavored to colored, check out all my faves . . . and don't forget to bring Daisy home, too!
I'm always looking for fun kitty gear (hint: submit it to my Street Team!) so I asked my friend Aimee what toy brought the most joy to her pet, Midnight. She instantly recommended the "spinny thing" . . . hmm, great suggestion, but not so easy to track down. After some follow-up questions, I figured out it's this Crazy Circle ($8) teaser for playful kitties. Consisting of a hollowed, rounded plastic tube, there's a slot for a frisky feline paw to whack a small ball around in circles, but not fall out. This kitty-powered toy also comes in a larger size for $14 and sounds like it could make me rather dizzy!One word of warning, the batting and ball can be noisy — if you've got carpet, I'd suggest placing it on that so the entire contraption doesn't shift all over the floor while kitty's playing. Plus, Aimee's added a different ball – like one with a bell – to make her Middy even more excited!