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14 Awesome Hanukkah Menorahs For Pet & Animal Lovers

A menorah is a special candelabra lit for eight nights during the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, a holiday that commemorates the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem. The holiday is a joyous one, so it is not surprising that there are many that celebrate our relationship with our pets and our admiration and appreciation of wild animals as well.  Here are 14 wonderfully artistic animal menorahs for children and adults.

10 Funny Hanukkah Toys For Chewish Cats And Dogs

Chewish has, more or less, become the special attribution of pets who live with Jewish persons.  Or maybe it's just a great hook to sell more pet toys for Hanukkah. In any case, there are some real fun toys for cats and dogs who qualify - chewers, chasers, and swatters, who should not be left out of the Hanukkah festivities that begin early this year on Thanksgiving eve.

Your Pets Deserve Their Own Thanksgiving Dinners - Healthy Ones!

Every year around the holidays, we are warned not to share our yummy meals with our pets.  They can get very sick from eating our rich food, and really we should not feed them from the table anyway.  But there is at least one pet food company known for making high quality pet foods, that has whipped up a couple of special Thanksgiving meals for our dogs and cats - even those that are on grain free diets.

5 Unique Indoor Planter Gifts For The Winter Gardener

There's something very personal about receiving a plant.  And if you receive a plant in winter, when all outside is stagnant or frozen, it's really special.  I was browsing Uncommon Goods the other day and found a range of really creative indoor planting schemes for unique gifts.  They have dozens, but here are five of my faves....

Top Ten Baby Halloween Costumes

Halloween costumes for babies are their first initiation into the one holiday of the year that requires them to be someone else.  Yes, even though your baby don't even 'what' they are, let alone 'who' they are, this doesn't stop parents from wanting to confuse them even more, by dressing them up in a clever disguise.

What's An Ergonomic, Eco-Friendly & Stylish Ball Shucker For Your Dog? The Wood Chuck

There are a few ball shuckers on the market and they're all ergonomic, enabling you to throw a ball pretty darn far - sometimes too far! - for your dog without stressing your throwing arm and shoulder too much.  But the Planet Dog Wood Chuck is not only ergonomic, it's real eco-friendly and extremely stylish.  What a cool design!

Adopt A Guy: Retail Store Offers A Modern Approach to Matchmaking

Choosing a mate isn't as simple as shopping for a new pair of jeans (which is a task that many women dread, so we can't underestimate the complexity of jean shopping). But one bold, international company wants women to select a man by browsing the available options in a store using a process that's not unlike shopping for denim. Except that you've got to try your selections on for size after you take them home.

Effective Hair Removal Home Electrolysis Machine: Pinchless And Affordable

One of least rewarding chores of female beautification is face and body hair removal.  It's a boring activity, it can be painful, and it's fruitless because the hair always grows back in what seems like no time.   Here's a great gadget from Hammacher Schlemmer called the Pinchless Electrolysis Hair Remover that claims it will remove all your unwanted hair once and for all.  And, unlike expensive salon treatments, you can use it yourself at home.

 


Native American Style Cozy & Elegant Ponchos For Dogs

Fall weather is here and our pooches may need a little help keeping warm in the great outdoors. These Native American styled dog ponchos look so smart and are just perfect for the cooler, windy weather of the season.

 

Very Cool Cat Shell Bed And Hideout By Oppo

I saw an unidentified image of the Cat Shell about a year ago and have finally found a source for it at Japan Trend Shop. It's even neater than I thought it was because its design is so versatile!

Bitcoin Accepted Here: Beijing-based IwannaBuy Adds Bitcoin As A Payment Option

Bitcoins burning holes in your pockets? Online stores like Beijing-based IwannaBuy have embraced the hot new digital currency, supporting payments in Bitcoin as an innovative complement to online banking and online payment systems like PayPal and AliPay.

Inventors No Longer Dime-A-Dozen: Million Dollar Man Takes Bite Out Of The Sharks

Charles Michael Yim took a very deep breath after scoring big time on the ABC TV show Shark Tank this past week to pitch his latest invention. And while he might have exhaled a whiff of champagne with that sigh of exhaltation, we're sure he drove off under the legal alcohol limit. Why? Because Yim is the creator and developer of the first breathalyzer that interfaces with a smartphone.

Are You A Party Animal? We Have 13 Animal Halloween Costumes For You!

I write about animals all the time, but this week I decided to write about party animals.  Yes, humans like you and me, going to a party, maybe a Halloween party, and acting like animals. Well here are some great animal costumes that will make our acts complete!

A Happy Pet Is A Comfy Pet: SnoozZzone Pet Comfort System For Pet Beds

 

Enchanted Home Pet, best known for its pet replicas of human furniture, has come up with a trio of products that can fit into any pet bed or pet pillow with an opening.  The SnoozZzone 3 Piece Comfort Care Set consists of three interchangeable pads - one for cooling, one for heating, and one to provide greater orthopedic support for your pet - can be interchanged with ease.

 

Creature Comfort: New Sherpa Pet Totes Open Into Blankets

Take your pet on a picnic, to your kid's soccer game, or on a car trip with the new Sherpa Park Tote Pet Carrier.  This clever design has great features as a pet carrier.  Plus, it totally opens into a cuddly blanket for your pup to rest.

 

Ultimate Cat Fashions & Photos Are Back For 2014: The Catclub Calendar By United Bamboo

If you love fashion and love cats and you never miss a chance to see a truly artistic rendering of either or both of them, you will want to purchase, and then save, the 2014 United Bambo Catclub Cat Calendar.   This fourth such calendar published by United Bamboo will be out October 1st and here's a preview and a special offer for early cat-birds....

The New Nikon 1 AW1 - World's First Underwater Digital Camera With Interchangeable Lenses

Nikon recently announced the Nikon 1 AW1, the world's first digital camera with interchangeable lenses that can all be used underwater. It will also be simultaneously launching two dedicated lenses for this camera.

New Twitter Mastermind Unveils Plans For Social Media E-Commerce

While I typically share the more weird and wacky stories that pertain to business, when I read the news that Twitter might start offering online shopping a couple of weeks ago, I decided there's just no way that I can skip opening up the lines of discussion about such a business structure.

'State Of The Art' Indoor Dog Toilet: No Smell, No Mess?

.... State-Of-The-Art claims to contain your dog's pee in a hermetically sealed tank for up to a week and, unlike indoor dog potties that are covered with artificial grass, there's no urine smell emanating through your home from the dog toilet!

Chill Out With New Innovation In Sleep Technology: The ChiliPad

Innovative new sleep technology helps keep sleepers more comfortable at night. Check out this new product to cool things down - or heat them up - in bed.