Now here's a subject you never thought you'd hear about in conjunction with New York Fashion Week: cat litter. Let's face it: it's not the most stylish of subjects. And neither is cleaning out the litter box, though it's a necessary responsibility of being a pet parent. The good news is that — in addition to eco-fabulous cat litter options — there are a wealth of fashionable and functional litter box choices that go beyond the old pan-and-gravel standbys. So just in time for the kickoff of NYFW festivities, we thought we'd highlight our picks of the . . . er, litter.
Before Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi's lil one begins his GTL routine, he has to make his grand entrance into the world this Fall. Appearing on today's Live! With Kelly to promote her Snooki & JWoww show, the Jersey Shore star gave her first live interview since announcing her pregnancy. Never one to mince words, Snooki was very clear about what will and (hopefully) won't be happening when she gives birth. She says she will absolutely be getting the epidural because she can't stand pain, but she is a little worried about possibly . . . ahem . . . pooping while in the delivery room — something many of us expectant moms worry about.
New moms love to talk about poop. The color, the consistency, the frequency, etc., but in the delivery room, it is a tightly held secret. For many expectant mamas, the prospect of pooping on the delivery table is the scariest part of delivery — even more than labor pains. On last night's episode of Up All Night, Reagan's biggest fear of dropping a deuce was escalated when the doctor filling in for her OB/GYN happened to be a young, good-looking man. Take a look at the clip below and tell me, what concerned you most while delivering?
One way to encourage others act as responsible pet owners is to put out poop bags for everyone! The park near my house offers this less cute solution, but I'm surely inspired by this crafty alternative my friend spotted in Southern California.While I've seen dog walkers literally look the other way, making bags easy to find and free for all limits a mess that means each person with a pup on a leash look for a bag. Would you ever tack up something like this in your neighborhood?
As a responsible doggie parent, there have definitely been times when I've had to tote that stinky deposit longer than I'd like in search of the trash. On our usual routes, I can predict when and where North will choose to poo and always have the closest can in mind, but faraway adventures can leave pet owners grappling with more than just the leash.Now enters the Civic Doody Dog Leash Handle ($22), which snaps to a leash to both hold the filled garbage and the empties for next time. Are you put off by the bulkiness or do you think this convenience can't be beat?
Any tips for training a dog to go on the sidewalk? He really likes the grass, not so much the sidewalk!
Help a pup out! Share your tips in comments, then submit your own burning pet questions in the forum, too.
Ugh, let's take a minute to talk number two. I've just moved, and it's been a struggle to get my pooch to go potty on concrete. He strongly prefers dirt or a patch of grass as his preferred toilet and keeps sniffing around for a familiar smell as I try to hustle him along so I can go to work. I know all about marking and picky pee places, but does anyone else have a pup out there that is finicky for just the poo?
Matty was a woman of many distinguished titles. After graduating high school as an honors student, she went on to complete her master’s degree a semester ahead of schedule. She was her class valedictorian and made a brilliant speech that was revered by her esteemed professors and mentors.
Her career accomplishments were astounding. By the age of 25, she climbed up to a management position at a prestigious tech firm and became the company’s director by age 29. She and her husband were invited to every party on the circuit. She was a household name in her industry and everyone tried to woo her to competing companies offering her ungodly amounts of money. Her net worth at the age of 32 was mind-blowing, but she was missing something from her life—a family.
When she got pregnant, her company’s CEO smiled politely and congratulated her. He knew. Her work friends rejoiced for her happiness but with an undeniable undertone of glumness. They knew. Her jealous colleagues smiled with spiteful delight. They knew.
For the next few months, Matty tried to convince everyone that nothing would change after she returned from maternity leave. She was convinced of it herself. Even on the day her water broke, during an important client meeting, Matty hurriedly waddled out the door apologizing for the wet leather seat but assuring everyone that she’d be back in six weeks ready to go with the project.
She had no idea what the next 48 hours, let alone the next few years, would hold for her. The answer she found out was a whole lot of poo. To finish this post, click here.
This pitcher (Nepenthes rajah) plant is the largest carnivorous type in the world, found in Borneo. Although it does trap vertebrates, its preferred meal plan consists of tree shrew poo. Because it features (allegedly) tasty nectar, tree shrews and other small rodents are attracted to the sweet stuff and then leave behind their not-so-sweet droppings inside the pitcher feature, which can hold almost a half gallon of liquid if filled to the brim! While I'd never let my small dog near anything like this, imagine if a plant would one day devour all our pet poop. That's genius!
Source: Wikimedia Commons User NepGrower
Stop, police! See that badge? It's Officer Pawsby PooPatroller on doodie duty. There's a lot going on with this gadget ($55) but the major function is cleaning up waste (with a crank-powered flashlight to find it).While it looks like something best fitting in the hands of a child — with a small dog on the other end — anyone who has carried a bag of poop looking for the next trash can . . . can perhaps appreciate the concept. Is its function worth it to you or is this simply silly?