Monday, December 22, 2008

It's new puppy time people. Everyone, meet Dozer. Dozer, everyone.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Rats are better than Rod

The Chicago Sun Times wrote about someone noticing that the Rat Poison Warning Sign was taken down from they alley where IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich lives. A Sun Times photog shot a great picture the other day... I think the IL Gov gives rats a bad name.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

That totally looks like...

People seemed to enjoy the whole map of Guinea vs Guinea pig someone saw this and thought it was funny...I never realized that Slovenia totally looks like a running chicken!
Nice catch Pet Blog Tipper Lindsay!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Animal Christmas Video

Here is a fun little Christmas song from those happy Brits across the water. They have a website dedicated to hints and tips about little things that can make a difference.
This video asks people to "Do One Thing for Nature this Christmas."

Those folks at Midwest Homes For Pets are at it again!

Those small animal friendly folks over at Midwest Homes just came out with Guinea Habitat.
Not to be confused with this Guinea Nation
(Repulic of Guinea, thanks CIA Factbook)

This one! (Guinea Habitat Plus is pictured!)

Not sure about that picture, trying to find a better one...
I appreciate the canvas bottom on this Guinea Habitat, I think the pigs will too!
Looks great for a kids first pet.
Check it out, in time for the holidays!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Fail blog posts a win

So the failblog had a win today by a penguin. We thought it was great! Enjoy!

Monday, December 8, 2008

You think you're fair? Your dog might not think the same.

Researchers have found that dogs see inequality in certain situations...
This AP article has the poop...
along with amusing undated is a blurb from the article.

    The dogs sat side-by-side with an experimenter in front of them. In front of the experimenter was a divided food bowl with pieces of sausage on one side and brown bread on the other.
    The dogs were asked to shake hands and each could see what reward the other received.
    When one dog got a reward and the other didn't, the unrewarded animal stopped playing.
    When both got a reward all was well.
    One thing that did surprise the researchers was that — unlike primates — the dogs didn't seem to care whether the reward was sausage or bread.

Thanks Pet Blog tipper Bridget!

Mutts pushes for White House pet adoption

As President Elect Obama slowly nears the day where he will become President...the biggest question will soon have an answer.
What sort of dog will the Obama Family choose to fill the White House?
Today the comic strip "Mutts" started a weeklong storyline about adopting from a dog shelter.
Check it out!
You can see the strip on the Seattle PI website here...

Friday, December 5, 2008

Kitty in a Boot!

It's chilly out there! Get your kitty some boots, or just one.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Truman wins! Best in Show!

The Today Show on NBC had their own best in show competition...and they ended up naming a three legged labrador...Truman...BEST IN SHOW!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Critter Nation is up for sale...

So the Critter Nation is up for sale on and a couple of other sites. Looks like there is a single and double stack model...
Here is the single:
And the double unit:
Looks similar to the Ferret Nation but the spacing is different on the cage itself, and some of the inside spacing as far as ramps and whatnot have been adjusted. From what I'm told rat lovers from around the country helped Midwest Home For Pets in designing this. I'm intrigued to see the reviews on it.

Which breed is right for you?

MSNBC had this really cool interactive photo gallery that talked about which dog breed is best suited for your lifestyle. For those of you that didn't see it you can click here or on the picture below.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Turkey Day Treat!

Here is a little SNL to liven up those holiday shopping hours.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cat comes home after 13 years!

Welcome home little kitty!
This story about a cat gone missing for 13 years is pretty amazing! What sort of holiday pet gift do you get for a cat after 13 years of missing birthdays and holidays?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Pet Food Recall on Food Bought at Kroger Stores!

Just thought we would put this up to alert those dog and cat owners that hadn't heard...
Kroger is issuing a pet food recall on pet food sold in their stores. Originally thought to just be stores in the south, Kroger has widened the recall to its Food 4 Less Midwest and Dillons stores. You can get the full info here,
but the short of the long is that the brand Pet Pride, is recalling the following items that could be infected with Salmonella,

  • Pet Pride Indoor Cat Food, 3.5-lb. Best by JUL 29 09 or earlier dates

  • Pet Pride Indoor Cat Food, 18-lb. Best by JUL 29 09 or earlier dates

  • Pet Pride Weight Management Dog Food, 17.6-lb. Best by JUL 29 09 or earlier dates

So take a look at your pet food and make sure your little friends are not eating something that could be bad for them.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Stop that wabbit!

He's stealin all the cookies! (thanks blog tipper Meaghan!)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Puppy Cam is outta control!

Have you heard about the puppy cam?
Well people here cannot get enough. Here is a little ditty about them on the Today Show.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Critter Nation...Midwest Homes 4 Pets

I was just walking by where some of the production guys sit and I saw that Midwest Homes 4 Pets has a new Critter Nation home coming out.
Specifically designed for rats, chinchillas and small pets; I was intrigued to see what the difference between that one and the Ferret Nation homes were. Apparently the wire spacing is totally different, as is the angles of the ramps.
People in the small animal world are pretty excited about these things. Word is they are launching on Dec 1st. Keep you posted if I learn anything else. Here is a pdf that Midwest put out on their website (click on the picture and it will pop up a new window)...

Cat Rides a Roomba

Had to post this when I saw it!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Failblog shows a logistics fail

I can't tell you how many times this happened to me today... Everyone be calm, looks like the donkey will be okay.

Carlton Fisk loves the dogs!

Pet Furniture Blog tipper Patrick sent this one to us this morning...
You can read all about the new doggie restaurant in Beantown at the actual press release, or just click on the picture and read the Big League Stew blog. The restaurant was just a two day temp thing for Alpo...but I'm sure the memories for some lucky dogs will last forever.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Pet Cemetery makes "best places of rest" list

The AP reported a few days ago that "Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2009" included the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery...right alongside the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramids among the 10 "best places of rest."

Made me think of the Ramones...maybe they would want to be buried in a Pet Cemetery, if it was the right one.

The Hypoallergenic Dog Myth

U.S. News & World Report had a pretty informative article on Hypoallergenic Dogs...apparently there is no such thing.
    "Unfortunately, there really is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog," said Dr. Jonathan Field, emeritus director of the pediatric allergy and asthma clinic at New York University/Bellevue Medical Center in New York City.

    "The studies have not supported that there's any type of hypoallergenic dog," added Dr. Wanda Phipatanakul, chair of the Indoor Allergen Committee for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). "All dogs produce allergens, so it would make common sense that if you've got 50 dogs in the home, the dog allergens are going to be higher than if you've got one, and if you have a huge dog, there will be more allergens than with a small dog, but all dogs produce allergens."

You can read the whole article here.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mommy dog on the go!

Thanks blog tipper Jamie! Here is a pic via
Puppoose indeed!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 goes grass roots...

The largest non-profit pet adoption website, created an online petition asking President-Elect Obama to adopt a shelter puppy, you can see all the info at

Market Watch has the release here.

Here is a snapshot..., the nation's largest non-profit pet adoption website, is spearheading a national campaign and website called "" Using a Barack Obama-themed campaign website and messages such as "Yes We Can ADOPT," animal shelters around the country are gathering signatures of a letter to be delivered to the White House in support of the President-Elect adopting a shelter puppy. The website already had gathered over 5,000 signatures in just its first few hours.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

NBC Today show has puppy advice

Missed this one a few days ago...but NBC had a nice segment.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Pups the word...

It is amazing how popular the potential presidential puppy is right now. In fact if you google puppy, news results come up with Obama and the entire puppy fiasco.You can check out the latest here on the Wall Street Journal...

Yup, that is puppy news on the WSJ...crazy.

Here is a puppy for all of you crazy puppy lovers out there.

(Don't worry, we fall in that category too)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A source for Presidential puppy news...

Thanks to e-mails coming in, we seem to be an outlet for reporting on breaking Presidential puppy news...
This clip is from the Early Show on CBS.

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Presidential First Pups on Time Magazine

Time Magazine just posted a photo gallery of all the Presidential first Pups...,29307,1830236_1746240,00.html
Check em out!

Road to the Doghouse...The Daily Show goes all pet!

John Oliver became Senior Pet Correspondent last night on the Daily Show, in their segment of "Road to the Doghouse."
There are a couple cute puppies in this clip! Plus they make funny puns like this, "All of the pets have been truly vetted."

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Simon's Cat...Yeah it's old news but new to us!

I'm sure we are way behind the times over here at the Pet Furniture Blog (some of us anyways)...but for those of you that have not seen these Simon's Cat are missing out.
You can watch the other three after you watch this one. We're always suckers for Garden Gnomes and cats.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Presidential Pets!

The race for President is sooooo close, and it means new pets in that white house in D.C.! You know, the really big one!

So here is a nice little site the Whitehouse has about Presidential Pets from 1959-2000,

Photo from Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Center

Did you know that Eisenhower had a Weimaraner? Neither did we!

For a more complete list Wikipedia has one...but of course you must take it all with a grain of salt because it is on Wikipedia,

There is a really fun little Presidential pet quiz here
Questions like, which President owned a raccoon? Which one owned an alligator? Yup there are some funny ones there.

The White House Kids site has a similar quiz here, but no animation or pictures like the one above.

We found out that if Barack Obama wins the Presidency he promised his two daughters a puppy...but one of them is allergic. Any suggestions out there for a puppy that would not flare up allergies?
John McCain of course has a flock of animals that are ready for the Whitehouse, not sure if he could possibly own any more than he has! :)

Happy Monday all!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Kitty (Litter) Robots are taking over the world!

I was trying to find some pet robots for Halloween to put on the blog and I got directed to a video talking about cool new pet products. This video is from last year, but it is still completely current as far as recent pet products are concerned.

Litter Robot came out with Litter Robot II not so long ago...and here is some praise from CBS Early Show resident Vet and pet expert Dr. Debbye Turner.
I tried to embed the video, but CBS did not have its embedding up and running for this one...So just click on the picture, Sorry about the redirect guys (at least it's in a new window though!)!

Here is the link for the full article plus mini video.

Halloween Safety...the final cut!

Here is the final installment before you start opening those doors to cute kids in costume. Those folks over at Better really summed it all up here. Although I'm not sure the pig outfit is that great :)
Very informative Halloween Pet Safety video, good work Better! I'd say it was Better than most! (too much?)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween part three! The Evil version

Ok, this pet video is truly lame...but one tip that you can take from it (who knows you may find more than this one):

    Carved pumpkins with candles and fur do not mix - Kittens and cats (dogs too!) like to rub up against things, and they have no idea where their tails go, so getting burned or loosing fur on Halloween is quite common. Use glowsticks if you are afraid for your cat's hair.

You don't want to be Dr. Evil for Halloween...or maybe you do, but buy a hairless...don't create one. Here is the video, enjoy!

Lexie lew on CSN and

So we blogged about the designer pet beds last week...designer personalized beds if we are getting technical. And someone wrote in to ask about Lexie Lew pet beds, saying they heard about em on Daily Candy a lil while ago...
As it happens we were well on our way to adding them to the site when you asked!
These pet beds have some of the most interesting fabric choices...and you can really tell that pets love em. Here is a little sample...

And here's another Lexie bed!

You can check em out at, or you can buy em and browse the selection on All Pet Furniture as well!
For those of you waiting for the next Halloween pet safety video, it'll be up and ready by the end of the day.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween Pet Safety Tips...part duex

Here is a little clip from NBC News Station 4. They brought on an expert from Bark Busters and had him talk about what to do with your dog on Halloween.
Side note to television stations...we would rather see someone walking a dog, or recreating a scene rather than someone just sitting next to one talking about dogs....
Anyways, the guy from Bark Buster made a really good point about bringing your pet in early on Halloween. People get funny the night of October 31st, and leaving your family pet outside for neighborhood kids to play with is not a good idea.
So learn what you will from this video...another one will go up tomorrow.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Safety Tips for Pets on Halloween

It's the week of Halloween...and all of you pet owners need to know some pet Halloween safety tips. So each day here at the pet furniture blog we will post a video or a post directing you to some great tips or things you should know about Halloween and your pets.

The first one comes from "The Amazing Dog Training Man," self appointed and named, but a friendly lookin fellow none the less.
We mostly posted it for his wig...nice and curly...and his nice moonwalk at the end of the video. But he really does have some good tips like making sure your dog is ok with the costume you have on...not just the costume you are putting on your dog, so enjoy.

Cat People vs Dog People...who wins?

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) put out the results of a new survey recently studying the differences between cat owners and dog owners.
According to their survey, single people are more inclined to own cats while those married with children are more likely to own that really surprising?
The interesting part of this study was the statistics on overall US pet ownership. There are more cats in the US, but there are more dog owners...provocative? Maybe.
There is a little Marketwatch article here, or you can go right to the source and view a snapshot of the data here. If you are willing to pony up $264, you can buy the entire study...or you can probably find it in your local library soon.
This is off the AVMA website... a couple of interesting facts.

  • In 2006, nearly half of pet owners, or 49.7%, considered their pets to be family members

  • There are more than 72 million pet dogs in the U.S. and nearly 82 million pet cats

  • The average veterinary expenditure per household for all pets was $366 in 2006

  • Among horse-owning households, 61.1% had at least one visit to the veterinarian in 2006, an increase of 11.9% from 2001

Thursday, October 23, 2008

And here is a lunchtime treat...Raccoon steals a doormat

Yup, he really does steal it!

What type of pet furniture do you do?

On a recent google search of pet furniture and just random thoughts on pet stuff, here is what we came up with and here are some questions we have for pet owners...
What are you looking for in the realm of furniture for your pet?
Does it have to be modern? Do people want a large sofa just for their dog?
When you have a cat do you want things like litter boxes to be hidden within furniture?
Has anyone out there tried to make their own litter box covers? How did that turn out?
These are questions we want to know about...and we want pictures too!

This mostly stems from a discussion we have been having that deals with those plots of grass you can buy for your dog. You know the ones...they look like this.
We will be adding these little portapettys, or some like them, sooner than later to, but we thought a discussion would be healthy first. Do people have these in their homes? Do you put them on your decks? Do they work as advertised? So many questions...but we just want to know!
Happy Thursday people, the weekend is almost here! We will post something fun in a bit so stay tuned.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Know your pets. Tips from the Today Show.

Just saw this go up on the ol It is a video all about pet first aid...really great tips in this one.

Personalize my pet! Or just personalize my pet bed!

People were really excited about that puppy video yesterday! Keep those e-mails coming people!

So someone was asking about personalized dog beds, actually they wanted it for their cat whom seems to take up space on a pillow whenever it is on the floor. Well, the perfect personalized pet bed is here! We recommend the P for princess since it seems that her kitty is quite the little princess. Here are some options when it comes to adding that touch of personalization to some pet products…

#1 the pet bed... Here is a line of pet beds by AY Rover that allows you to add an initial of your choice. There is a fairly wide selection, here are a few.

#2 the pet bling… Every dog and cat needs a little bit of flash…so personalize a pet collar for them. Something like this from 26 Bars and A Band is nice..

As always...If you know of anything that you want us to blog about, or anything you think we should be adding to our site, just let us know!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Oh busy Puppies

We were busy today hawkin the pet here is a video of Puppies vs Cat. Enjoy! We will be back tomorrow with more updated pet furniture news.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Some Modern Cat Scratchers

There has been some complaints that we write too much about dogs and don't focus enough on other cats. So on this chilly Monday we are going to feature some new modern cat scratchers.
The first line is by Square Cat Habitat. The coolest feature of this modern cat product line is that you can make steps out of these shelf like scratchers.
There are a lot of colors to choose from as far as the scratching insert and the bamboo choices are a fun little plus. Here are some pics of the "Itch" Modern Cat Scratcher and the "Buddha"...

That looks like fun, here is a wall scratcher...they call it the "Itch."

And this kitty was just too cute not to add...he is sitting on the "Itch" with optional horizontal brackets...

The other line that is fairly new is an Eco-friendly one made out of recycled materials...the scratchers can be 100% recycled at the end of their life. That is a pretty cool feature when you are trying to be not only Eco-conscious but style-conscious as well.

Marmalade has a few cool wall scratchers that are a pretty fair price.

And some modern loungers that cats will love to lay on and scratch away.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Oh funny Fail Blog...

How you amuse us here at the Pet Furniture Blog...especially when you post things about pets!

see more fail pictures

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Cooper responds!

We just got some new photos from Cooper himself, and he says that option #1 was the correct one! So sad!
For those of you that missed that post below...option #1 was...

    #1, Owner forgot to feed Cooper so he is licking the floor for that case he needs a new dog bowl.
He is pleading for a new bowl and says the Hunting Dogs Dog Bowl would be perfect...or maybe something raised because he gets so tired having to lean down to eat.

We suggest something like the Medium Wooden Raised Double Dog Feeder from QT Dog...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Cooper hams it up for the camera

Poor little Cooper...We figure one of three things are going on here.

#1, Owner forgot to feed Cooper so he is licking the floor for that case he needs a new dog bowl. One that would suit him may be a Hunting Dogs Dog Bowl, we think it fits in with his style.

#2, Owner fed him, but lil Cooper has trouble keepin the chow in the dog bowl and is licking up remnants. In that case he may need a No Splash Dog Bowl. Big tongues make big to keep the stuff in the bowl lil buddy!

#3 He is just too darn cute and is muggin it up for the camera...

Overwhelming majority say #3 is the correct answer but we will let you decide.

Do you have a fun pet pic that needs some captions? Send em over to us at we'll help you add that caption you're missin...and suggest some great products too!

People are so funny...

Hamsters around the world are watching this thinking, "don't people know that you are supposed to go inside the ball?" Obviously this reporter (we use that term loosely) should not be standing where she is standing. The Zorb always wins in Zorb vs. Reporter.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Gustopher misses his friend

Happy Birthday to our friend Lindsay! Here is a picture of her dog on train tracks...We think he ran away from home and is search of a new name :)

A dog on a trampoline

Happy Tuesday everyone...just thought a dog jumping on a trampoline was just what the doctor ordered.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Chihuahua laps up the competition

Seriously? Again?
How many times can you guys see Beverly Hills Chihuahua?
I wonder if anyone is bringing their pets to the film?

Well, for the second week in a row, that little furry star is the highest grossing film at the box office. Full Details here...
I wonder how Leonardo DiCaprio felt after being walked over by a Chihuahua?

DiCaprio is probably thinking, "Why is there a Chihuahua sitting on my head...haven't I suffered enough with being beat at the box office?"

If you need to see the trailer again, here is the official website...

Friday, October 10, 2008

Celebrities and their dogs...

We've been scouring the web for finding ideas about celebrities and their dogs...and it is hard to find a site that doesn't kill you with popups and whatnot!

We were just trying to find some hot new fashions that celebs are adorning their pets with.
Here is a fun little album with 20 stars and their furry friends out on the town.

I think a favorite of ours is Rachel Bilson and her furry friend Thurmen Murmen!

But the Hillary Duff picture with her Chihuahua, Lola, is great too.

So here is what we want to know here. What brands of pet accessories are these celebs buying for their furry friends? Let us know, and drop us some pictures if you have em!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pet Halloween Costumes

Okay, I just came across this dog costume. Possibly the funniest costume I have seen yet. Anyone seen better?

Grandma, what large teeth you have!

It wasn't a wolf that woke a cat owner up in Northern California...but it was a mountain lion! I'm not sure how I missed this story earlier in the week, but I did. It's not every day that a mountain lion enters your house to try and eat your cat... here is just a little quote from the story out of the San Francisco Chronicle.

    Through glazed, half-open eyes, Jane Chanteau, a 73-year-old grandmother, saw a giant animal next to her bed.
    "I was half asleep and first I though it was a big dog, trying to get under the bed, and I whacked him on the rear end, like, 'You're not getting my baby,' " Chanteau said.
    The animal leaped onto a box in the corner of the room. Chanteau realized she'd just swatted a 4-foot mountain lion that was in her bedroom.
How amazing is that?
Here is a link to the full story...

And here is a picture of a mountain lion (thanks to National Geographic) :)

That is one brave cat owner!
Kitty may need some rest on something like this :)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Beverly Hills Chihuahua Chews up Competition

The newest pet movie to hit theaters last week is tearing up the competition faster than my pup goes through a rawhide.
We here at were wondering what sort of products we could pick out that were in the movie. We saw tons of bags and totes, some doggie loungers, a lot of apparel, and some little booties that were way too cute.

If you need to see the trailer again, here is the official website...

Those little doggie loungers? You can find some similar ones here...

Here is one with a tropical poolside theme...

Bags were the all the rage, here is a nice little City Tote... You may have noticed some of the pups wearing is a nice Charcoal Pair for those long walks.

See anything else in the movie that you were looking for? We saw a lot and are hunting it down to add to our website.
Check us out for tons of great dog apparel and accessories, with new items being added daily.