Over the last several years, our urban neighborhood has seen a dramatic increase in its canine population. When our neighbors aren’t out walking their pooches, they’re loading them into the car or SUV for trips to the groomer, the vet, the trainer or the dog park. New dog owners learn immediately that their pets get dirty, muddy and shed lots of hair. Plus, they have claws that can rip, snag and tear carpet and upholstery.
They say a bored kitty is a naughty kitty. And we have two bored kitties – no, make that two bored, overweight kitties – at our house. So when I saw the new motorized cat toy Mouse Chaser, my only question was should I buy one or two?
The Mouse Chaser has a motion-sensor that starts and stops the moving mouse as the cat walks and stalks around the toy. That’s cool for the cat, since it imitates the behavior of a real mouse, but it’s also good for me since it extends the battery life.
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Your Savvy Shopper saw My BFF (My Best Fish Friend) in person at the Minnesota State Fair last week, where I snapped these pix. I left convinced that the contents of this little box will definitely grow real live fish.
There were tiny fish swimming in aquariums and even a huge martini glass. The kids in the crowd were captivated. You can see the young boy at the bottom of the first photo begging his parents to make the purchase. My BFF could be a great way to introduce your kid to the fun and responsibility of pet ownership.
OK, so BarkOff is not new. It’s been featured on our website for almost six months. But after another sleepless night, I think it should be introduced to our next door neighbors. They recently adopted a shelter dog (Yay!). It’s been barking all night every night, keeping me awake and cranky (Boo!). Don’t get me wrong, because I love dogs and I want every pooch to have a loving home.
Want an automatic and humane way to keep four-footed pests off your property? The Solar Animal Repeller has a built-in infrared motion detector that claims to detect unwanted animal visitors day or night and drive them away. The Animal Repeller delivers a powerful ultrasonic “get off my lawn” that’s inaudible to humans, but unpleasant to animals. It’s solar powered and designed to withstand outdoor conditions. Mounts anywhere or use the included mounting stake.
If you’re tired of raccoons tipping over your trash, rabbits eating your lettuce, or other problem pests like squirrels, mice, gophers, deer, skunks, and even stray pets, you may be attracted to the Solar Animal Repeller. If you try it out, let us know how it works for you.
A trip downtown on the bus today got me thinking about BarkOff and how I so wish I could use it on other annoying noises… like the guy who plopped down in the seat next to me, whipped out his cell phone, then proceeded to give some friend a play-by-play of the entire bus ride. I spent the rest of the trip composing a “Top 10 Annoying Noises List”:
Hum of fluorescent lights.
Crazy Frog ringtone at table next to mine in restaurant.
Dentist drill, even if it’s being used on someone else.
Snoring spouse, when I can’t get to sleep.
All Ford commercials with Toby Keith.
Car alarm, just as I’m drifting off to sleep.
Gas-powered leaf blowers at 7 a.m. on a Saturday morning.
Driving to the lake with two Styrofoam coolers rubbing together, just out of reach.
Toe-nail clipping in the next cubicle at work.
Wouldn’t it be great to tell the world to STFU, occasionally?
What would YOU like to do with BarkOff?
If you love your dog, but hate constant barking, BarkOff may be the solution you’re looking for. Even if I can get the pooch silenced, I’ll still be waiting for someone to invent NagOff for annoying spouses. Maybe then I’ll finally experience some peace and quiet.
Crazy Critters are stuffing-free, squeaky, durable, machine-washable dog toys. Your dog will love torturing and mauling cuddling and playing with the Friendly Fox and Rugged Raccoon. Get both for $10 plus shipping.