Friday, 28 March 2008

shopping for dog products

Johann mentioned a site where you can buy interesting products, so I went to have a look. I liked the hemp collars for dogs. I try to wear natural fabrics myself, as I can sometimes be allergic to synthetics, so I think hemp might also be better than nylon for Penny.

A gadget that grabbed my attention is a ball-thrower that folds down to fit in your pocket or the glove-box of the car. All too often I can't be bothered walking along the street to the park swinging the great big ball-thrower. I'd love to have a small one like this. It seems pretty expensive, compared to the simple ones you can get for $2, and which work perfectly well - but who knows, maybe for the dog who has everything...

And who wouldn't want a gadget that shoots disco-treats up to twelve feet away? I can just imagine the fun as Penny leaps around the garden or the park looking for them. Hmmm... maybe a bit tricky to find the treats?

The Chase-It looks fun. I've seen my friends' cats playing with those little toys that dance around on an elastic string but never would have thought of one for dogs. It's described as an ergonomic handle molded onto a 48" or 40" nylon braided rod with a 48" nylon rope. Attached is an thick plush squirrel with two squeakers and a bungee body. I'll have to make sure that Rusty hears about it, seeing his main hobby is chasing squirrels. He could get in some practice while the squirrels have a rest. They also advertise it as a lure for agility - I'm not experienced enough to know whether that would work or whether it would be allowable.

Anyway, I had fun browsing their site.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip! It sounds like lots of fun. Mom is going to read about it for me!

Come see what I almost got.

parlance said...

Okay, I'll come over, Rusty.

Slavenka said...

Thanks for sharing, I was found a very interesting stuff .

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30 March 2008

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The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

Wow, I haven't been shopping in a long time. My mom usually takes me after every grooming appointment, I guess I'm due. Thanks for the tips. I'm going to get my mom to buy me SOMETHING next time besides food. Cooper

parlance said...

Slavenka, thanks for the reply. I always enjoy your postings. I forgot to tell you that I really enjoyed the work you did describing the Croatian breeds of dogs.

parlance said...

Bryony, that would be fine with me.

Amber-Mae said...

Kewl webby! I like that ball thrower. My hoomans really need that coz they're sooo hopeless at throwing my tennis ball...Weak people. *snort snort*

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

parlance said...

Cooper, you are such a worker, helping your family to manage, that I'm sure you deserve lots of toys.

parlance said...

Amber-Mae, I think you probably like tennis balls so much that your humans could just leave them on the ground without bothering to throw them!

curator said...

Hey Parlance, just surfed on by to visit you and Penny. I don't do most of the shopping for dog Cash - that's his dad's thing - he's a Brittany and man is he busy,
(Though I do always get him a piggy ear when it's petfood shopping time.)
How are you?

parlance said...
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parlance said...

Curator, Penny's fine, been supporting the family through a difficult time - stressful things happening - that's why I'm not blogging at the moment - dogs sure have a way of keeping the humans focusing on what's important - food, exercise and tummy rubs.

I haven't been surfing myself, will have a bit of catching up to do when things are calmer