Normally I find people who dress their pets up in costumes to be incredibly annoying. However, I wouldn’t feel that way if I ran across someone with their greyhound or whippet dressed up in this AT-AT walker costume.
The security dog training firm Tactical Detection K9 has an unorthodox and cute way to find all the thumb drives and microSD cards you’ve misplaced. The company recently started training dogs that can find storage devices by scent.
The Woof Washer 360 is a hula hoop shaped gadget that sprays water so you can wash your dog more easily. Just connect your garden hose and you can get Rover clean super fast.
You can spray soapy water through it, or clean water for rinsing.
I’m not much of a pet person, and because of that it’s rather hard for me to understand how attached people get to pets to the point that they treat them like kids. So the idea that someone could get attached to a robotic pet is even harder to comprehend for me.
Watch as this presumably drunk $8,000 humanoid NAO robot tries to feed a dog a Pop-Tart. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned.
The owner hands him the toaster pastry, and the robot is all impressed saying, “Wow!”
DeviantArt member xuedaixun has a collection of digital paintings where she turned pictures of real cats – and a couple of dogs – into fictional characters, often wearing traditional Chinese robes and other accessories.
She also made one reverse transformation, turning a picture of a person into a painting of a cat.
Samsung Electronics has unveiled the “Dream Doghouse” which is valued at about £20,000 (~$30,600 USD). That’s a lot of bones. The doghouse will be on display this month at Crufts, the world’s largest dog show. This one is definitely one for rich folks with nothing better to do with their money.
We all know Boston Dynamics BigDog, a quadrupedal robot designed to navigate rough terrain. Now BigDog has a little dog sibling called Spot. Spot weighs only 160 lbs, has four hydraulic legs, a sensor head, and a crazy ability to stay upright even when kicked by a human or climbing slopes and uneven ground.
This Alien inspired facehugger dog leash is a fun accessory for dog owners, but that’s only because dogs don’t pay attention to movies. If they did, they would never allow this. Also, if they did pay attention to movies, they would know to talk and jump super high and play basketball and stuff.
Johannes Grenzfurthner and Heather Kelley present the successor to dogs playing poker paintings: Dogs Playing D&D. The artists finished the oil painting in 2010, and now you can get it printed on canvas, clothing, gadget cases and various other merch on Red Bubble.
Love the Terminator movies? Do you also have a love of Boxer dogs? Brian Rubenacker’s Boxer themed art combines them both for one amazing piece of bathroom decor with this Thumbprintz Terminator Shower Curtain.
Halloween is almost here and you don’t want to leave your dog at home right? Maybe he or she likes to dress up too. Well, now you can learn how to make some super cool laser goggles for your dog so they can join in on the fun too.
By now you’ve heard about the student who petitioned his school to allow him to use a photo of him holding his cat against a laser background as his yearbook photo. If we want pictures of our cats and lasers in the yearbook with us, we should be able to have cats and lasers.
Cats love to play with laser pointers. This is the only reason I got my kids a cat. If you like to shine the red dot on things so your cat goes crazy, but you are too lazy to actually work the pointer, ThinkGeek has your fix.
I normally hate it when people dress up their dogs. It looks rather ridiculous. I also can see the humiliation in the pet’s eyes making it almost animal cruelty in my book. Despite my loathing of dog clothing, I want these dog costumes really badly.