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March 25, 2008 2:30 PM   Subscribe

Dogs , are they gettingenough doggie ice cream? Some brands and flavors are better reviewed than others, but it seems to work well as an aid to training and as a distraction for new puppies. Just lay off the real ice cream (and grapes, raisins, Easter lillies , cat poop, chocolate , etc.)
posted by Smedleyman (25 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love dogs just as much as the next person, but just give your dog some bacon. Seriously.
posted by The Power Nap at 2:37 PM on March 25, 2008


That reminds me that I need to start up a dog birthday party service.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:49 PM on March 25, 2008


I work at a popsicle store. In the summer we sell 'pup pops'. which are just frozen broth with a rawhide stick instead of a popsicle stick. I don't know if the dogs actually like them any more than regular ice, but people sure do like to buy them. "OMG, dog pops- that's SO CUUUTE!"
posted by showbiz_liz at 2:49 PM on March 25, 2008


Even if I had a dog, I would not purchase a product for them that had flavors such as "Pawnut Butter", "Pawnut Swirl", or "Vanil-Lick". Wow.

(And excessive/lack of spaces FTW!)
posted by booticon at 2:50 PM on March 25, 2008


Oh, and a bakery called "Doggie Style"? What the fuck?
posted by booticon at 2:51 PM on March 25, 2008


I have three dogs, and I would totally purchase a product for them that had flavors such as "Pawnut Butter", "Pawnut Swirl", or "Vanil-Lick".
posted by pieoverdone at 2:52 PM on March 25, 2008


That reminds me that I need to start up a dog birthday party service.

Just remember to tag their tails when they check them into the cloak room.

Otherwise, they'll spend the rest of their lives sniffing each others' butts, trying to find their own tails again.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:52 PM on March 25, 2008


also add onions to the list of things dogs (and kitties) shouldn't eat.
posted by CitizenD at 2:53 PM on March 25, 2008


Ubu, in that case once the dog party business is in the black I can spin off a subsidiary company of dog butt smell identification. Something involving GPS, a network of olfactory sensors embedded in commonly urinated on public locations, and proprietary database technology. SmartButt ID is a working brand name.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:58 PM on March 25, 2008


a network of olfactory sensors embedded in commonly urinated on public locations

Are you tracking dogs or drunks? It works either way, I guess.
posted by doctor_negative at 3:08 PM on March 25, 2008


huh.. I.. uh.. I thought Puppy Nutter was something else.

I learned something new today.
posted by sir_rubixalot at 3:16 PM on March 25, 2008


Well. No more ice cream, then.
posted by cairnish at 3:44 PM on March 25, 2008


i dunno. if you fatten the dogs up enough, you could kill two birds with one stone.
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:54 PM on March 25, 2008


Our dogs like cheap yogurt, frozen in the container, as a treat. Though now I think I'm supposed to slaughter the pups and send the meat to Africa. Isn't that what I just learned?
posted by maxwelton at 3:58 PM on March 25, 2008


(No, maxwelton, mods got their ‘A’ game on. Didn’t even get the chance to flag it m’self)
It’s tough balancing what’s good for dogs with what they like. And trying to model that for kids. Hoo boy, do kids think dogs love chocolate just ‘cause they do too. And then they’ve got the cuteness factor. Yogurt frozen in the container sounds pretty good. Gonna have to try that this summer.
posted by Smedleyman at 4:11 PM on March 25, 2008


Unfortunately, the cat poop thing is something that they'll go to great lengths to sneak around and indulge in when they know that you're not looking.
posted by blucevalo at 4:41 PM on March 25, 2008


blucevalo: Unfortunately, the cat poop thing is something that they'll go to great lengths to sneak around and indulge in when they know that you're not looking.

Just buy them some "kitty roca".

disclaimer: my friend works there
posted by mrzarquon at 4:43 PM on March 25, 2008


Have you guys seen these new dog hotels?!?!? They actually have hotels for dogs now, gourmet food, bottled water and all...
posted by sjohnson at 6:17 PM on March 25, 2008


Do they call them Doggie Hilton? That name has a good ring to it.
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:11 PM on March 25, 2008


For some reason I expected all of the reviews at petco.com to be like "woof woof woof! Pant pant." The actual site is pretty disappointing in comparison. Maybe I'll write a greasemonkey extension.
posted by whir at 9:27 PM on March 25, 2008


Oh, and a bakery called "Doggie Style"? What the fuck?

It's actually a really nice place. Friendly, decent prices, good selection, and groomers! Getting my dog groomed there on Saturday, in fact.
posted by inigo2 at 4:38 AM on March 26, 2008


Oh, and in case it isn't clear, it's less a bakery than it is a dog store, where they sell freshly baked dog treats.
posted by inigo2 at 4:39 AM on March 26, 2008


It might be a nice place at first glance, but if you order the secret doggie style biscuit recipe with the appropriate secret hand gesture, the clerk will usher you to a private back area full of erotic dog cakes.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:12 AM on March 26, 2008


Somebody needs to get slapped.
posted by thebellafonte at 8:49 AM on March 26, 2008


It might be a nice place at first glance, but if you order the secret doggie style biscuit recipe with the appropriate secret hand gesture, the clerk will usher you to a private back area full of erotic dog cakes.

No, the back area is where they do the grooming. (The erotic cakes are upstairs.)
posted by inigo2 at 1:02 PM on April 22, 2008


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