The Doggie Treadmill, Laser Chase Cat Toy, And Litter Robot Should Never Find A Place In Your Home.

From Gizmodo - Here, Boy

San Antonio Express-News, Jerry Lara/AP

Gizmodo might’ve gone too far with their article “7 Tools For Negligent Pet Owners.” The article itself was interesting as most are on Gizmodo and the splash image of the lonely rain soaked dog sitting in the middle of the street was touching. But the convenience products the article offered as penance for guilt-ridden pet owners were a little over the top. Here’s a sample with Giz’s comments followed by our own:

Litter-Robot
Gizmodo – “Without a doubt the worst part of owning a pet is having to clean up after it, and I’m not talking about food crumbs.”
Jubbling – Without a doubt the best reason not to get a pet is if you have to shell out $340 on one of these Litter-Robots because you hate to clean up after your pets. Only upside of the Litter-Robot: it reminds us of the guy choosing to live in the egg-shaped house on the streets of Beijing.
Litter Robot
Egg-House Living Guy In Beijing China


Automated Laser Chase Cat Toy
Gizmodo – “Instead of having to manually direct a red dot around a room with your hand, this little pod does all the work for you, randomly moving it about at four different speeds.”
Jubbling – If pointing a laser pointer around the room for your cat to play with requires too much effort, you probably shouldn’t get a cat.
Automated Cat Laser Toy


Canine Treadmill
Gizmodo – “Unless you happen to have an exercise room with enough space for a treadmill of their own. This smaller version, designed specifically for canines…”
Jubbling – So basically, if you haven’t purchased a full blown treadmill for your dog already, here’s a more compact $550 one that is smaller and designed specifically for your dog.
Doggie Treadmill


Two weeks ago, my daughter’s pet hamster Freddy past away and I wasn’t surprised to find hamster coffins available for people that want to send their former buddy off in style. Fortunately, we had an iPhone box and that did the trick nicely.

Pets give so much to their families, especially kids, and all they ask for in return is food, water, affection and a little of our time. Anything we do beyond that is our own consuming fault.

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