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Aquarium Toilet Tank?? Talking pet bowl??

Sounds like it’s time for another Bizarre Pet Product of the Week session.
Only this time I’ve got TWO of these weird things!

Press Release #1: “Fish n Flush Aquarium Toilet Tank brings decorative twist to bathrooms.

“(Westminster, California) — It’s a unique new product whose decorative appeal could turn the bathroom into the most talked about room in the house. The Fish n Flush is a clear two-piece toilet tank that replaces a standard toilet tank and cleverly contains a fully functioning aquarium inside. The Fish-n-Flush’s insert can be filled with water for fish or left dry for use as a terrarium for a pet reptile or house colorful plants or foliage.

“‘We wanted to develop a product that had a dual purpose — to serve as a proper, fully functional toilet and also as a source of entertainment and conversation,’ says Richard Quintana, CEO of AquaOne. ‘Fish n Flush is definitely an attention-getter.’”

You can find out more about this silly contraption at

I guess it beats reading the Sears catalogue.

Press Release #2: “High-Tech Pet Bowl Helps Keep Pets Company.

“VICTORIA, BC — Contech Enterprises, designer of the ScatMat pet training mat, today introduced a new way to help pet parents be with their pets — even when they can’t be at home. Designed by Jay Taylor, a dog owner who felt his dog would be comforted by the sound of his voice, ChatterBowl plays a recording of your voice every time your pet eats or drinks. ChatterBowl offers pet parents a fun and easy way to be with their pet, even when they’re away.

“The key to the stylish, contoured ChatterBowl is the unique, light-sensitive TalkBox located in the back of the bowl. Simply record a message on the TalkBox and every time your pet eats or drinks it’ll hear your message. You can record a new message as often as you like — try surprising your pet with a new message every day. Ideal for free-feeding or water, the ChatterBowl helps keep your pet company when you can’t be there.”

If I had one of those things, my fraidy-cat, Newman, would never eat or drink again.

If you’re a glutton for punishment and want to see more about this, you’ll find it at

OK, I see where this is leading. It’s time for a little contest.
What would you record on your ChatterBowl? You can respond here under “Comments” or send me an e-mail at

Funniest recorded message gets to make the rest of us laugh so hard we’ll fall off our chairs! /Gary

Posted on Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
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Sexy Beast — canine style unleashed
It’s Friday, we’re in the middle of a miserable heat wave and it’s going to be stinking hot today, and I need to wade through this huge pile of press releases to see if there’s anything I can use in my column. What fun.

Press release #1:
“NEW YORK, NY — Even the most well-primped pooches get their paws dirty once in a while. Now your pup’s favorite scent will make bath time the best time. Sexy Beast, the luxury canine-care brand that created pet beauty is now debuting their highly-anticipated Shampoo and Conditioner. Along side their already lavish 3-step grooming system and award-winning Signature Fragrance, what more could your dog ask for?”

Press Release #2:
“Can a pet shampoo change the world? No. But it can eliminate the odor. Fresh Wave Odor Neutralizers for Stinky Pets NEW Fur Fresh Shampoo!!! For people who LOVE LIVING with their pets!!!”

Press Release #3:
“Good morning! With over 377 million pet owners in the U.S., the pet industry is booming. From bones to bed and bath, pet owners will do everything they can to keep their furry friends happy. Moen Incorporated recently conducted a survey to look into bathing habits for our beloved pets. The results are attached, along with a photo featuring man’s best friend and Moen’s new Inspire handheld seven-setting shower, available at Lowe’s stores nationwide.”

Press Release #4:
“Spice up your pet carrier for summer! In addition to the new carrier options on the market, an alternative is jazzing up your current carrier with colorful handkerchiefs, ribbons, or some artful sewing.”

Press Release #5:
“Barking by day and snoring by night? If that sounds like your dog, then the answer just may well be a breakthrough new product called SnoreStop For Pets, believed to be the world’s first drug-free, all-natural solution for the relief of canine (and feline) snoring. Interested in trying samples? Where shall we send them?”


I think I’ll go outside and stand in the sun and sweat for awhile.

Posted on Friday, July 6th, 2007
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