Top 10 Super Fly Pet Products From Skymall
Have you heard the news that Skymall, the in-flight catalog that offered a vast array of wacky, never-been-seen items for purchase, is seeking bankruptcy protection? Say it ain’t so! What will we do to amuse ourselves on long flights when there’s nothing to watch on those mini headrest TVs? Yes, we know that thanks to thousands of travelers before us, the Skymall catalog was full of germs, many of which are still waiting to be discovered. But do you think we let a little thing like the avian flu keep us from the ridiculous and super cool products we just had to own? Let’s all hope that Skymall doesn’t crash land. But even if we’ll always have these Top 10 Skymall Pet Products we never would have known about, had it not been for this first-class magazine. And if you really like the cool stuff we picked out, you can still buy them. Who knows – maybe your purchase will help them pull out of their nosedive!
Push Pushi Dog Raincoat: We actually wrote a review on this product, and it works really well. Good thing you can still buy it online at other stores! ($39.95 – $49.95)
iFetch: Why play fetch with your dog, when you can train him to do it by himself, with the help of a mini cannon that fires little tennis balls? ($99.95)
Feed-Safe Feeding Station: Are your cat and dog fighting like, well, cats and dogs, when it comes time to dinner time? If you’ve got a dog with a bottomless stomach and don’t want your cat to starve, set her up with her very own kitty restaurant – no dogs allowed. ($99.99)
Star Trek Communicator Dog Bag Dispenser: Okay, I have to admit something to you: I already own this product. I’m a huge Trekkie, which makes Oscar a nerd by default. Time to beam up some poop! ($19.95)
Litter Robots: If you REALLY hate cleaning your cat’s kitty litter box, you’ll want to get the litter robot. It’s an automatically activated, self-cleaning litter box that does the dirty (and smelly) work for you. ($339.99 – $359.99)
Talking Dog Collar: Does your dog stay out all night without calling home to tell you where he is? Tell him to get his furry butt home (or just freak people out while you hide in the bushes) with a Talking Dog Collar. It lets you record four messages, and comes with a remote control to activate playback. ($29.99)
XPack Pet Carrier: Does this remind anyone else of Kuato from the movie Total Recall? I’d like to own this carrier just to reenact scenes from the movie with Oscar: “Quaid… Quaid… Start the reactor. Free Mars…” ($104.50)
NCAA Stadium Pet Beds: Touchdown! Now your dog can sleep through boring sporting events in his very own NCAA arena or stadium. ($70.00 – $90.00)
PortablePET AttachaDrink: Does your dog think he’s a hamster? Forget expensive therapy – just get him the PortablePET AttachaDrink. Spinning hamster wheel not included. ($27.95)
Serenity Cat Pod: This fancy-shmancy cat bed was created by the pod designer of Men in Black III. Its elliptical exterior blocks 90 percent of outside noise while its interior two foci amplify white noise inside. It even comes with LED lights that change color. I am not buying the cat a bed that’s more expensive and nicer than mine. You know she’s just going to end up sleeping in the box it came in. ($1,000)
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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