Much as we tend to anthropomorphize our dogs and endow them with complex thoughts and even speech, I’m pretty sure my little Dottie’s average thought process is somewhat akin to one of those old Dick and Jane books: “I am hungry. There is no food. Oh, look. There is food in my bowl. Food is good. Crunch, crunch, crunch.” Thus, this line of tongue-in-cheek, retro-inspired dog dining accessories from Oré Pet might be right up her (extremely simple) alley.
ORE’ Pet‘s Rustic Words Pet Series is a placemat and a bowl (large or small) with old school lettering featuring the words eat, sleep run, sit, bark, play and YUM!
Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who mentioned she didn’t like to shop at certain pet boutiques because of the high prices and snooty retailers. She mentioned that, while she is incredibly attracted to the beautiful merchandise, she is often intimidated by the atmosphere. Personally, you can’t drag me out of a pet boutique, but I completely understand the issue this friend of mine was having. It’s a critique I’ve often heard from others. After this conversation I was inspired to dig around the web to see if I could find merchandise that had the “boutique look” without the intimidation factor. I was beyond surprised to find a collection of great items from an unexpected source, Bed Bath and Beyond!
Clockwise, from top left: Animal Planet Portable Pet Kennel, Skinneez Stuffing-Free Dog Toys, Pet Can Cover, Pooch Treat Bomb Pet Toy, “Woof!” Bone Square Placemat, Pet Supply Organizer
This Dog Bowl Tray from A La Mode Dog includes built-in dog bowls and two 1-quart stainless steel bowls. It has a non-skid so your pet eats in place without sliding all over the floor. It also features an outer rim that keeps water from spilling onto the floor, plus it’s easy to clean. Also available for cats.
Hooray! Crate & Barrel has finally jumped on the pet accessories bandwagon, and it’s lovely.
The fun, colorful Popware for Pets collection of pet dining accessories includes collapsible bowls and travel cups, can lids, mats, and collapsible and adjustable raised feeders.
[via Grassroots Modern]
NYC dwellers take note — FabDog has an MTA NYC Subway collection that features everything from a map food mat and raincoat to fun plushie toys, such as a metrocard and taxi. It’s so adorable, even non-New Yorkers will love it!