Ikea Now Offers Pet Furniture!

I don't have the inside scoop on whether or not Ikea's coming to the Philippines but if there's one thing a lot shoppers here wish for, it would be this --- a real Ikea shop in the area. There are Ikea dealers somewhere in either Ortigas or Makati. (Is it? I forgot.) But the prices are marked up and items have to be specially ordered.

But while we're waiting for this to happen, Ikea abroad continues to come up with nifty, affordable furniture. In Australia, they're even launching a line exclusively for pets, such as this feeding chair!!!

It's so weird watching this. I'm aware how much dogs are like family. I treat mine like babies. But I draw the line at other stuff. This high chair would be outside of that line for me. I just don't think it's practical. Or sane.

For $59.99, would you get your pet this?


Now This? This is the Real Snoop Doggy Dog!

Here's an amusing video of a dog who head bops to rap music!

Makes me wonder if any of my dogs can dance or has musical inclination. I know Frasier is, a little bit. Is it crazy if I think of ways on how to encourage that?

And who else also got a bit distracted by that funky white boy who failed to put his shirt and pants on?


Singing Dogs To Sleep

It would be so amazing if I can put our dogs to sleep as easily as this.


My Dogs Have Gone Vegan

The past few days, I've changed our dogs' diet and started letting them eat more vegetables than their usual diet of meat, doggie canned goods and kibbles. The decision came about when I noticed the dogs were no longer as enthusiastic about eating the same food we prepare over and over. They can't even finish lunch, which is really surprising because normally, they would fight over who gets to eat the most amount.  I was also adamant about changing their diet when one of them developed fever from whatever it was we fed them last, and from constantly switching dog meat sources.

So, I turned to the internet and looked for information about alternative meals and found my way to reading about vegan food for dogs.

I am keenly aware that not all vegetables are good for them and meat is best since they're supposedly carnivores.  But having read information from this BARF site, it turns out, dogs can eat just about any greens and other vegetables, save for a few types.
"Dogs need vegetables because they contain many important health promoting nutrients. The fiber your dog obtains from raw vegetables includes both soluble and insoluble fiber. Vegetables supply many other nutrients. Many of those nutrients are the ones that have been found to be in short supply in the modern dog's "civilized" diet. This includes difficult to obtain omega 3 essential fatty acids, most of a dog's vitamin needs, masses of enzymes and various anti-aging factors, including antioxidants and phytochemicals"
Convinced my dogs needed this, I searched online for vegan recipes meant for dogs and have found a few that I thought were good enough to be eaten by people! But while vegetable is their main staple for now, I still include a few meat in their diet because they still need that protein source.

They're so far loving their zucchinis, sweet potatoes, carrots, squash,eggplants and leafy greens which I sometimes mix with Pedigree or Alpo. They're also enjoying their fruits. But I have to say their tummies are still adjusting to the changes since I found one of the dogs' poop was a bit runny (ate too much mashed squash!).

But so far, it's good and I hope to stick to this. Vegetables are a lot cheaper too, considering we're feeding 7.

I also found this story of a dog who lived to be 27 years old in human years (roughly about 200something years old in dog years!!!). It's all because she loved eating veggies most! Amazing, huh?