Sunday, July 22, 2012

6 Products For People Who Are Silly For Their Dogs

Every once in awhile, in my Internet "travels", I find products that are (unfortunately) overpriced, but very clearly for people who are absolutely silly for their dogs. Mind you, I'm not using "silly" as a derogatory term; I know very well that I'm totally silly for Elka. It is her job to be the best dog (really, I believe that every dog is, at some time, for their person.) and she performs very well. Sometimes better than others, but I'd be lying if I didn't take some of the blame.

I think these things are pretty nifty, if prohibitively priced.





1. Genetic Portrait

Dogster.com had a giveaway for a "Pet DNA Portrait". I had never heard of such a thing before, and of course I was immediately smitten by the idea. Especially because you can get it as your very own "dogtag" style necklace, or ring. It's one of those things just so specific that it will only ever mean "My dog" to the person wearing it.

2. Dog Nose Print Jewelry

I first saw this in an Uncommon Goods catalog, but a search of "dog nose print" on Etsy reveals a lot of people are on that bandwagon. Would I wear a necklace of Elka's nose? Oh yes. I would.


3. Dog Breed Blueprint

Also on Uncommon Goods, you can get a "blueprint" of your dog's breed. There's a little blurb about the history and general appearance, and a drawing of the breed that has highlights of various points. In profile, the Doberman one actually looks a bit like the Australian Cattle Dog, unfortunately, which makes me feel less bad about not allowing myself to splurge on that $185 price tag.

4. Paint Kit for Dogs

Considerably cheaper than some of the other options, the paint kit for dogs allows your dog to paint a "masterpiece" that you can frame and hang. No, it doesn't come with a brush; you put the paint on the surface, cover it with plastic, and have your dog walk on it so it get smushed around. Uniquely.

5. Dog Cameras

On Think Geek, you can find a digital camera to hang on your dog's collar. At DogTek, they have a digital videocamera for the same purpose. Really, with the way some of my pictures turn out, Elka's shot at them couldn't be much worse! I've seen the result of some people using digital cameras on their dogs' collars, and I've thought that the results are cool. It's a different angle, different perspective.



6. Pet tattoos

I don't have any specific sites to link for this one, because it is so subjective. Every area has its own tattoo artists who have their own strengths and weaknesses. Everybody who opts for a pet related tattoo picks different things: pawprints, names, portraits. L.A. Ink, or some of it, is on Netflix, and I saw a decent share of dog portrait tattoos there. Jennifer Aniston got her dearly departed dog's name tattooed on her foot. It's a permanent tribute, certainly on par with (if not surpassing) having your dog's DNA done up as a portrait, or wearing a nose (or paw) print in jewelry form.

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    1. It seems like a really cool idea! Maybe they'll get cheaper as time goes on and technology moves forward?

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  2. Happy Sunday to you all.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. Definitely wishlisting that video cam!

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    1. It seems like a lot of fun, for sure.

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  4. A video cam on a dog, or even better a cat, should provide hours of entertainment. We'd love to have one.

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    1. It would be really cool, wouldn't it?

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  5. these are some funny things you found. We never heard of those things...interesting
    Benny & Lily

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    1. I do think that they're funny, but I think just about any of them would be pretty fun (I do hesitate to call getting a tattoo "fun"!)

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  6. My mama gets the "silly" cos she is def silly abouts me! She wants to set up a video camera in my playroom so she can watch me on her computer at work!

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    1. I've heard a lot of dog people do that when they're at work! It helps them keep an eye on their pups, and it must be fun to see what they do when we're not home.

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  7. I love overpriced pet products.. I just can't afford any of them myself!

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  8. I just hate shopping. So I'm very rarely tempted by these things. But I have to admit the dog nose print jewelry had me look twice.

    I tell myself if I don't buy much than I can afford to work less and spend more time with my dog. :)

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    1. I definitely like browsing at any rate!

      I wouldn't mind spending more time with Elka, that's the truth ^^

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  9. Oh I've been wanting that camera! I think Nola could get some cool shots from her level at the beach

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    1. She definitely could! Beach shots are awesome anyway, but having them at Nola's level would be supercool.

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  10. LOL there is no end to what one can spend their money on.

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    1. That's the truth. The more frivolous, the lower the production costs, so there's more of a profit margin ;)

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  11. oooh yes I remember the Dog Camera, I had the Eyenimal one, for all of about a Day, it was tricky because of all my fur in the way of the lens, so Mum thought she'd rig it up a bit better on my collar, she didn't realize I could get it off and yep, chew it to bits!! No more evidence of my Mischief!! :)

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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    1. Oh Snoopy, it's a good thing you're a part of the Monday Mischief blog hop!

      These things do happen.

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  12. I am so all about those cameras! Why am I not rich?

    Also, you can DIY the paint kit for real cheap or do paw print art like I did. :-)

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    1. Yes, I think I remember you doing the paw print art!

      Wouldn't being rich be nice? I'd have all sorts of silly things.

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