Before you immediately balk at the price tag, especially if you live in a climate where some months are too chilly for outdoor time, remove the netting and the teepee can set up shop in your living room — are you sold yet?
Who says Labor Day marks the figurative end of Summer?! Certainly not me, as I'm trying to squeeze in a few more weekends of fun in the sun with my pooch, who is a big fan of bringing the outdoors in (on his paws and coat). This crate cover turns my ordinary living room into cabana central.With two contrasting panels, the crate cover ($95) even comes with the rollup door often spotted beachside — and North needs to nap in peace . . . on the matching pillow bed ($115), of course. Are you craving this style or will you stick to creating blanket tents in your household?
Regardless, rockin' company Rockstar Puppy recently tweeted about its new tees, and I had to check 'em out. I'm loving this one best but they've got bands of all genres. If you have any other musically inspired group/breed names or song suggestions, "Whippet good" and share in the comments below.
I took along my "go-bag" when I left a previous job where all employees received this handy emergency kit we (thankfully) never needed. The handiest thing about it was its fairly small size with everything packed in.
Little did I know they make similar things for pets! There's one for cats ($55) or dogs ($55) and a variety for other home and office uses. What strikes me about the cat one is the folding litter box — pretty genius. All you need to do is grab some of your pal's favorite food and treats, since that could spoil, and you're good to go in a flash. Would you prepare for the worse and pick up one of these kits . . . or stock it on your next road trip?
I love the color palettes used for the Blueblood products — they'll leave you green with envy and red in the face that they don't make them in human sizes!
The full bed/cover set runs $105-$210 but, for those Molly Mutt stuff sack fans, you can also purchase just the pretty covers for $76-$150. In addition to these lovely resting spots, they've got adorable collars and leashes, but I
only wish they'd add harnesses to their lineup next!
With a small size holding one quart and a medium with two, they'll work for cats and big dogs since the height ranges from about five to 10 inches tall. Surely this would be up to your kitchen's high-design standards — but is the dollar amount too pricey for your recession budget?
A pet may count as one of your carry-on items (if you're flying high), but would you also tote this designated suitcase just for the fur ball? It's got clearly labeled pockets — in case he knows how to read? — but, all kidding aside, I like the organization of a place for everything and everything in its place. The Overnighter Dog Suitcase rings in at $29, do your frequent furry fliers need one of their very own?
Jaw. Dropping. Now. Even though I'm a fan of the Snuggie while in the privacy of my own home (don't judge, San Francisco is cooold), I don't know what to think about this. Perhaps when North was giving me looks as I walk around the apartment holding the bottom so it doesn't drag on the ground, he was actually eyeing me up with envy. Well, no longer: feast your eye on this product I spotted this morning:
Back in 1984, a designer by the name of Norman Earl created the aptly-named Soda Bottle Bird Feeder ($15). The cast zinc contraption seen on the right is an eco-tastic solution — simply fill any two-liter plastic jug with seed to feed chickadees, robins, and other birds that favor hanging feeders. Better yet, it solidly screws on to keep those unwanted four-legged
pests guests like squirrels out of the flutter's dining establishment.
The stands have antislip cushioned feet for no floor scratches and the removable, dishwasher-safe bowls are free of lead and sturdy enough to stay in . . . even for overly zealous chompers and slurpers. Now if only the pups would learn how to refill and clean it on their own. Ahh, a girl can dream anyway.