for Fun. . .
Products that I buy for others
As part of my normal day I'm charged with feeding dozens
of pets (ponies, dogs and cats) and I'm always amazed at the products
that are targeted directly at the consumer (Fido), and not at the buyer.
Yesterday I was at
a friends house and the dog was running all over the back yard, playing with a dead chicken. The chicken
was stiff and was just starting to small, just the way a dogs likes
giving dogs the flavors they crave is just good marketing,
but you can take it too far. You know, if dogs chose their own dog food flavors we might
see these flavors, one that dogs really like. To be even more
appetizing, the cans could be shaped like little trash cans:
Tastes like your butt
Below are some pet
treats that my critters love, but have nasty side-effects
that I have to deal with.
Kongs for dogs
Kongs look like rubber snowmen and their shape
makes them bounce at random angles, and my dogs love them.
|| However, some genius noticed that they are hollow and
decided that every Kong owner should have "Kong
Paste" to fill-up the hole.
At the pet store, the fellow
"You don't have to buy the paste, most folks just
fill them with Alpo".
Yeah, right. . . .
Have you ever seen what they put in canned
dog food? We all know that
lips and rennet go into hot dogs, so I
cannot image spooning livestock
entrails into this Kong toy.
Nope, not happening, so I bought the Kong stuffing. It was $8, but hey,
it got an easy aerosol dispenser, so you can squirt the gross
concoction directly into the Kong toy.
Now the dogs just love licking into the
cavernous opening in the Kong, but there is always some decaying
meat product left-over inside.
What remains inside the Kong begins to fester and it serves as
a Petre dish for all sorts of bacteria and insect larvae. After
a week, The Kongs take on a life of their own and you can smell the
putrefying dog chow at 20 paces.
Bizzy Balls for horses
||Bizzy Balls are essentially a compressed
alfalfa ball held together with black-strap molasses.
designed to hang from a rope in the middle of the horse stall,
and the horses spend hours licking them, trying in-vain to
bite-off a hunk.
The horses and ponies love them, but I
don't. The horse's faces get covered in sticky molasses and the
ball itself becomes like flypaper, eventually becoming a huge
ball of flies hanging in the stall.
I'm planning to update this page as I think of
more products. If you can think of any other, I'd love to add them
to my list. Just e-mail me at