Right before Thanksgiving we discussed the idea of two gift lists for you and your pet, or, in particular, for Arie and me. We’re starting out with super-amazing-oh-my-goodness-I-wish-I-could wish list. These are the items that we would love to have in our home for our pets, to make our lives a tiny bit easier or just to give the dog and the cats some amusement. Thanks to moving and the holidays, we’re on a very tight budget, so each of these will have to wait:
Wish List Item #1 A Roomba iRobot Vacuum
For a long time I thought Roomba’s were a joke. There was no way a little robotic vacuum could do a really good job on your carpet–That was until I saw my friend Jorden’s in action. That baby scooted around her apartment perfectly, and the most attractive feature was how it handled her dog’s hair. Arie, as a typical White German Shepherd with a double coat, sheds little white strands of fur all day along, leaving a light dusting like a first snow on our carpet within a day or two. Daily vacuuming can be an arduous task–a little robotic help would be appreciated!
Wish List Item #2 The Automatic Litter Box
Arie’s two siblings are two black cats, Jasper and Briseis. While I love them, they do produce a lot of…well, you know. As dogs sometimes do, Arie and Shady have a bad habit of trying to get into the litter box as well, so between regular scooping and playing defense with the dogs, the litter box can be a major point of hassle on our home. Automatic scooping would help move the temptation away from the dogs and make daily maintenance a little easier.
Wish List Item #3 Biters by Meirav Barzilay
I have to admit…I stole this idea from Lauren and Claire…again…but these toys are epic-ly awesome. Yes, I said epic-ly awesome like an intoxicated frat boy, or Bill & Ted, but they’re just that cool. These designer toys (oh so chic) tear apart for dogs who like to rip and tear their toys, revealing treats and more. At $4.95 a pop, they’re also cheaper than the stuffing-less toys that Arie has now.
Wish List Item #4 The Coco Dog Bed from Oscar and Lulu
I have a confession…I’m kind of a design whore…and I use that word in the nicest way possible. After writing for interior design firms, architects, and more, I have spent way too much time looking at the latest in modern interior design to ever go back to just throwing furniture together. Now, I work to hone the design and aesthetic of my home. One trend I’m absolutely in love with is the grey trend. Grey has efficiently and effectively surpassed brown as the go-to neutral, and I love these. These dog beds from Oscar and Lulu are trendy, chic, well made, and have the perfect color palette for our new apartment (more on the move in a later post).
Wish List Item #5 Greenies for Joints
While they may not seem splurge gift list worthy, Greenies can be pretty pricey, especially when the size appropriate for your 95 lb. jaws of steel German Shepherd is higher than the teeny weeny ones that work for most dogs. As a breed prone to hip and joint issues, the Greenies for Joints are perfect for Arie, and still help keep her teeth and breath clean and minty-fresh.
What items top your dream pet list? Share your Wish list in a comment.