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December 19, 2009 at 3:03 am 10 comments

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Hat tip to SouthernRockiesNatureBlog  for this link to the makers of a documentary on the suicide dogs of Overtoun Bridge.  I’d heard the story of Overtoun Bridge before and suspected, as Dr. Sands apparently did, that some unique set of environmental factors was the key to the mystery.  I’ve stolen borrowed loved so many things I’ve read there that I have finally belatedly gratefully added Chas to our blogroll.

YouTube teaser for Suicide Dogs of Overtoun Bridge documentary:
  

In the “astonishingly stupid holiday gift ideas for pets” category YesBiscuit provides a link to The Fabuleash and ThePoodleAndDogBlog posts on jaw-dropping idea of Rear Gear.  I post these together because I suspect that the same kind of person who’d pony up $375 to walk her precious darling on a Swarovski crystal studded leash might also prefer not to watch Fifi’s bunghole wink as the dog drags her down the sidewalk.

And from Regretsy – quite possibly the worst idea ever conceived in pet-related intimate apparel.

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. themacinator  |  December 19, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    dammit, the rear cover thingies are sold out!

  • 2. Viatecio  |  December 20, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Wait, wait…are the intimate-apparel things for US HYOOMAN WOMEN-FOLK?!

    Rewashable and reusable?

    The hell with ‘environmentally friendly,’ that’s just gross!

  • 3. SmartDogs  |  December 20, 2009 at 12:29 am

    And putting happy doggy faces on it adds to the ‘eeewww‘ factor even more!

  • 4. Rob McMillin  |  December 21, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I would LOVE to have been in on THAT product design meeting.

  • 5. Rob McMillin  |  December 21, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Also, the RearGear item recalls point 3 under “Practical Considerations”.

  • 6. SmartDogs  |  December 21, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    [jaw drops]

  • 7. Rob McMillin  |  December 21, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    (For reference, this was a well-known Internet hoax that eventually received unwelcome attention from the Boston office of the FBI.)

  • 8. SmartDogs  |  December 21, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    And now I suppose you’re going to tell me that manly Finlanders don’t really hunt and tame wild Santas so they can sell them to malls at Christmas…

  • 9. Shep  |  December 29, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    There is an interesting old article in the New York Times from 1895 about one of J.P. Morgan’s prize winning collies committing suicide by drowning herself. I don’t believe the dog’s intention was to kill herself, but it is interesting that it was believed and reported in the newspaper as such.

    You can read the full article here http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9901EED61130E333A25756C1A9609C94649ED7CF

  • 10. SmartDogs  |  December 30, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks for the link. There are several interesting historical articles on your site too. Very nice!

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