Posted: Aug 20 2012
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Greatest. Cartoon. Ever. All hail Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman.
Posted: Aug 17 2012
If you're like us, you spend a ton of time on the phone. Not talking, mind you, but checking out social media sites, iPhone apps and web sites. One of the coolest new things we've discovered for the phone is Dog Boogie.
Dog Boogie is a newly re-built iPhone app for dog lovers. It allows you to take cool photos of your pet, grab their attention with head-turning sound effects and even share your dog's profile with other dog lovers. You can even share your pet's profile on Facebook and Twitter. It's pretty sweet.
The app was built by the developers at DogTown Media out of Los Angeles. If you'd like to download the Dog Boogie app, simply visit the iTunes App Store at http://bit.ly/dogboogie, or visit Dog Boogie online.
Tell them PupLife sent you. Woof woof!
Posted: Aug 01 2012
At PupLife we are always searching for cool new trends in the pet industry. One of the neatest ideas we have heard in a long time is DOGTV.
As its name suggests, DOGTV is television designed exclusively for dogs. Its producers spent hundreds of hours to create content that caters to a dog’s well being and unique sense of sight, hearing and movement detection. Everything from the visuals – the scenery, scenarios, color palettes and camera angles – to the audio soundtracks were selected with a dog’s experience in mind.
We also like the fact that DOGTV is created with the dog's well being first in mind. DOGTV programming is organized into relaxation, stimulation and exposure segments that provide just the right balance for the daily cycle of "stay-at-home" pups. “Animals need visual and auditory simulation throughout the day. DOGTV presents a breakthrough with programming that is created specifically for dogs,” said Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman, BVMS, MRCVS, a veterinarian specializing in animal behavior. “It will help millions of dogs that are left home alone every day and also help pet parents who don’t have the luxury of taking their dog with them to work or paying for doggy daycare.”
Currently, DOGTV is only offered on TV in the San Diego test market. However, it’s available as a streaming online channel that can be accessed by any pet lover in the world. Plus, our friends at DOGTV have created a special offer just for PupLife readers. When you use the special promotion code PUPLIFE50 you'll receive 50 percent off the online streaming price for the first month.
Posted: Mar 23 2012
Dallas Seavey may not be a household name but he has certainly made a splash (or a whoosh!) in the dog community. The 25 year old Alaskan native is the youngest winner of the Iditarod in the race's 40 year history.
Seavey hails from a family of sled dog racers and his passion for racing, and more importantly for dogs, is evident. In a recent interview with NPR, Seavey explained to reporter, Neal Conan, what (and who) drives him.
"Guinness is turning 9 years old, and she has raced in every major race that I have competed in. And she's been my lead dog in almost every one of them. .. [W]hat really inspires me about Guinness is just her enthusiasm. Not just for mushing, but for life, you know, in every aspect. And every time it's time to go, she is barking and screaming her head off, lunging against the line. She is the smallest dog in my team, but she's got the biggest heart."
Speaking about his other lead dog, Diesel, Seavey says, "Now, Diesel, he is younger. He's only 5 years old, and he's actually the largest dog in my team. And he is really just becoming that superstar leader. He has the athletic talent to be the best dog in the world. ... But ... he's not overly confident, and that's something we've been developing and working on for many years."
Seavey's love and admiration for his canine teammates is evident. Whether addressing issues like proper nutrition for sled dogs or his training regimen, it is clear that Seavey has thought through the issues in a manner well beyond what his years might suggest.
For more about this young man and his amazing team of dogs, check out the NPR Talk Of The Nation Interview With Dallas Seavey.
Posted: Feb 22 2012
The secret's out. Royal couple, Kate and William, have revealed the name of their new princely puppy: Lupo. This adorable black cocker spaniel has certainly landed in the lap of luxury! According to palace reports, Kate picked this special pooch to keep her company while her husband, William, is away on military assignment in the Falkland Islands.