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Rick Potter
03-13-2012, 4:43 AM
Went to Costco today. While walking past the doggie beds, I found next to them the ORTHOPEDIC doggie beds. Eggcrate foam with a cover.


Sheeesh. What will they think of next?

Rick Potter

Michael Weber
03-13-2012, 12:10 PM
Well, there are pet spas. Not here in Arkansas of course but I have heard of them. Not sure that tops an orthopedic doggie bed but your right, Sheeeesh.

Rick Potter
03-13-2012, 1:10 PM
Michael,

Thanks, that reminds me of the pet cemetary in Banning(?) CA. It's a pet specific cemetary, with headstones. Pretty large place too.

What will they think of next? Pet sweaters? Jeweled collars?:cool:

Rick P

Butch Spears
03-13-2012, 1:23 PM
What is so odd about that, I am going to stop by COSCO and buy my Bandit 1 of those for the shop. He does not need 1 for the house, he sleeps on the foot of the bed. SCHEEEEEEEZE

Jim Matthews
03-13-2012, 2:38 PM
$52 Billion spent on pets (http://www.americanpetproducts.org/press_industrytrends.asp) (beyond purchasing the animal) in America, this year.
$79 Billion spent on food stamps (http://www.downsizinggovernment.org/agriculture/food-subsidies), this year.

Gotta wonder if the people buying cemetery plots with their pets are Egyptian...

ray hampton
03-13-2012, 4:59 PM
$52 Billion spent on pets (http://www.americanpetproducts.org/press_industrytrends.asp) (beyond purchasing the animal) in America, this year.
$79 Billion spent on food stamps (http://www.downsizinggovernment.org/agriculture/food-subsidies), this year.

Gotta wonder if the people buying cemetery plots with their pets are Egyptian...

do the people that get food stamps also buy dog suits

Jim Matthews
03-13-2012, 6:27 PM
do the people that get food stamps also buy dog suits

Hair of the dog that fits you?

Jerry Thompson
03-13-2012, 6:37 PM
There used to be a TV ad promoting a filter for pet's drinking water. P. T. Barnum had it right, "Theres a fool born evey minute."

Brian Elfert
03-13-2012, 8:40 PM
Even sillier is the guy who started a business promising to take care of your pets for 10 years if the rapture occurs and you get killed. He supposedly has arranged for atheists to take care of your pet. See http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/142463235.html

Even if some event occurs that kills off a huge number of humans wouldn't atheists probably be killed too? Basically he is taking your money and all he had to do was come up with a list of people that he claims will take care of your pet. Is this guy really going to follow through if some massive event occurs? Isn't it likely he would lose his life in this event? A fool and his money are soon parted.

Van Huskey
03-13-2012, 9:32 PM
If you love dogs like I do and ever have one that has bad arthritis you will be happy to buy a memory foam dog bed or the like. The amount we spend on our dogs is nothing compared to some people but the joy I have gotten back is like the "plastic" commercial say: priceless.

Scott Donley
03-14-2012, 12:24 AM
If you love dogs like I do and ever have one that has bad arthritis you will be happy to buy a memory foam dog bed or the like. The amount we spend on our dogs is nothing compared to some people but the joy I have gotten back is like the "plastic" commercial say: priceless.+ 1 I could not agree more. Now if I could only get my old guy to use a bed other than in front of my bedroom door.

Rick Potter
03-14-2012, 1:08 AM
I have the same experience as Scott. Dog was 13 when I bought her a doggie bed and put it in the shop for her. She lays on the floor....says it's 'firmer'.

Rick P

Edit: By the way, Molly is now 14 years old and a valued member of the family too. Thats why she has two doggie beds in different places. Perhaps my original post was not clear. The 'orthopedic' bed at Costco was simply cheap eggcrate with a cover. The only thing orthopedic about it was the sign. The standard bed next to it was much better.

Maybe I missed the endorsement from the canine chiropractors assn.

Greg Peterson
03-14-2012, 11:02 AM
Someone had an idea for a product, then went from designing and manufacturing to distributing their product. Seems like a good story.

There is no way to put a monetary value on the joy our dog gives us. If I can do something to improve her quality of life in her later years, I feel obligated to do so. I like that happy bark and wagging tail every time I come home.

As for the dollars spent in pet supplies versus food stamps, that seems to be either a non sequitur or an incomplete thought. Not sure where that was meant to go.

But if spending is on the table, we spent more on TARP than we have for the entire history of NASA. I think there are a few folks around here that remember how the Mercury and then the Apollo program captured the nations imagination.

Neil deGrasse Tyson says it so much better than I: http://www.youtube.com/user/Scrunchthethird

John Pratt
03-14-2012, 11:52 AM
$52 Billion spent on pets (http://www.americanpetproducts.org/press_industrytrends.asp) (beyond purchasing the animal) in America, this year.
$79 Billion spent on food stamps (http://www.downsizinggovernment.org/agriculture/food-subsidies), this year.

At least at the end of the day, my dog shows appreciation for what I provided him.

Michael Weber
03-14-2012, 12:04 PM
At least at the end of the day, my dog shows appreciation for what I provided him.
Made me laugh:D