If you want to take the preppy pattern to the max, there's also a complementary leather leash and collar for bonus coordination. I'm leaning towards the red tartan since it would make a subtly festive Christmas present, too, but see for yourself in the widget below.
If your pooch goes collarless like mine, consider just picking up a lead to match a solid navy harness instead. With whales as far as the eyes can see, check them out close up in the widget below!
I did a double take when I spotted this pic! I thought perhaps this photo was meant for LilSugar, but these toys are going to the dogs. Compare more of the brand-new Fisher-Price pets line (offered starting this September in PetSmart stores) with the iconic children's set in this slideshow.
It's not an easy task to choose a safe fetch stick since wood splinters are not safe for pup's tummy while shards of wood aren't exactly optimal when stuck in your hands while safely teaching tug. Still, there are many pups who long to play this way all day, every day.
That's where these fake sticks come in. The Kong Pet Stix ($7–$10) are made of heavy-duty nylon for strong chewers and light on the stuffing for those creatures who sense, seek and destroy such toys. With many side "branches," the twig offers so many ways to get a grip. Is it time to go along to the park with this new toy?
With two shapes to choose from, the overlapping bits can be moved around to create custom swirls — kitty can help with this part — and become a useable sculpture in the home. The Moderncat Studio posts look like real crowd pleasers for humans and felines alike for $95 a pop. Take a look at some of the shapes that can be easily styled in the gallery below. You dig?
While watching The Oscars last night, I saw a commercial for Spam Singles. The pre-cooked meat products from the folks at Spam are easy and convenient and come in both original Spam and 100% white, lean turkey Spam. I'll admit, I think Spam has its place, and when browned and chopped into fried rice, it can be really tasty. However I don't know if I'll end up picking up these pre-sliced singles. How about you? Would you eat Spam Slices?
If you're looking for ways to cut time from your morning routine, but instant oatmeal isn't your thing, then you may be interested to hear what Kraft has up their sleeves. Their new creation is called Bagel-Fuls and they're frozen bagels, which are pre-stuffed with cream cheese. The product — which is being referred to as a "hand-held breakfast sandwich" — will hit shelves in April, and will be introduced through a national ad campaign. I'm not sure how the bagels are heated, but I'm really curious to see what they're all about. On one hand it sort of terrifies me, but on the other hand it fascinates me. What do you think? Would you be interested in a Bagel-Ful?
I never thought I'd put the words "Pepsi" and "healthy" together, but here goes: Pepsi is launching a healthy version of their flagship soda called Pepsi Raw. Made from natural ingredients, it contains no artificial preservatives, color, flavor, or sweeteners. It appears to be lighter in color — is that the lack of corn syrup, artificial color, or something else? — but that's not the only thing it's light in. It's lighter in calories (90 compared to 120 in regular Pepsi), too.
The product is launching in the UK, but it'll only be available in select bars and clubs in seven cities: London, Manchester, Glasgow, Brighton, Birmingham, Leeds, and Liverpool. A larger distribution arrives later in the year, but no word on a US release.
So what do you think? Do you think soda can really be healthy? I'd really like to try it; I wonder if tastes like regular Pepsi, or will all the excess artificial be missed?
What if I told you that you could have a hassle-free root beer float anytime you wanted? Well, thanks to the folks at A&W, you can! They recently announced a new line of drinks — A&W and Sunkist Floats ($1.79 each/$5.99 for four) — that promises to deliver a real float experience without all the fuss. Personally, I like the fuss associated with floats. Getting ice cream stuck in your straw is part of the fun! Yet, I can see where some people might like to indulge without the hassle. According to Andrew Springate, vice president of marketing at A&W, they have been trying to create this drink for quite some time. When asked about it, he said:
For years, beverage makers have tried to crack the code and develop an indulgent drink that tastes like a homemade float. The A&W and Sunkist Floats are indulgent treats like nothing consumers have experienced before; one pour and your taste buds will be amazed — no work, no hassle.
I haven't seen them at any of my local stores, but they should be hitting the market shortly. When they do, will you be picking one up?