Posts Tagged ‘dogs’

Redneck Innovations: Homemade “lion” to guard your garage

June 12, 2009


Can you EVER go wrong with Japanese TV?

February 18, 2009

Of course not.  Japanese game show+dog on a bike=Ginormous win!

More clever (cringeworthy?) costumes.

October 29, 2008

Check these and more out at Mental Floss.

Humiliating Halloween costumes for your dog

October 26, 2008

VH1’s show, Best Week Ever, released a list of 10 humiliating costumes for your dog.  Maybe they were being too harsh.  Perhaps some of these costumes might give your “kid” the self-esteem boost it needs.

Batman, from The Dark Knight.

Spongebob Square Pants



See the remaining costumes at Best Week Ever.

New Swiss law makes PETA feel warm and fuzzy: calls for “dignified” deaths for golfish and showers for pigs.

September 2, 2008

Want to get rid of your goldfish? Swiss owners who have been flushing them down the toilet – still alive – must now find other methods since strict new animal protection laws took effect today.

Instead, a fish must be first knocked out and then killed before its body can be disposed of, the law stipulates.

The new legislation spells out in exhaustive detail how all domestic animals are to be treated, whether they be pets, farm animals or destined for scientific experiments.

Wild animals are also covered by the law if they reside in zoos or circuses.

However, just like in George Orwell’s satire, Animal Farm, some animals enjoy more “equal rights” than others.

Not only are goldfish now afforded a more “dignified” death than being dispatched round the S-bend, but it is now also forbidden for Swiss anglers to practise catch-and-release fishing or recreational catching only to throw the fish back in the water, or to use live fish as bait.

In the domestic sphere, common household pets such as budgerigars and hamsters can no longer be kept by themselves.

The same applies for more exotic breeds such as lamas, alpacas and yaks – admittedly not your average pet but a common feature in zoos.

Even sheep and goats must have at least “a visual contact with their fellows”, according to the new law.

Man’s “best friend”, the faithful hound, comes in for special treatment as dog owners will be obliged by law to take special classes on how to raise Fido properly so he is less likely to bite.

And Swiss dog-owners wishing to “customise” their pets as a fashion accessory will not be allowed to crop their tails or ears – nor “force them to have surgery to get droopy ears”.

However it’s questionable whether the animals will welcome all of the provisions the lawmakers have generously bestowed upon them.

Pigs, for example, are often said to be happiest when rolling around in the mud – but now they have the legal right to a shower to freshen up.