October 09, 2013
Yet another dog feeder designed to crush their spirits
Constant readers may recall that I featured the Stimulo Cat Interactive Feeder (to much derision, mostly received via email) last month.
I promise, this is the last time I'll ever post something of this ilk.
From the New York Times: "The Green Interactive Feeder sets out to accomplish the same thing [eat as in nature] with an odd design. Instead of a container, the Green Feeder is a patch of green fins that are meant to resemble blades of grass. The kibble goes between the blades, leaving the pet to nose it out."
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No need to buy one. Our dog trainer said to just throw the dry food out in the yard and let the dog have a jolly good time hunting the bits. I did it once and the other party in the house had a conniption. The dog is fine.
Posted by: Bubbub | Oct 10, 2013 1:53:51 PM
I think it looks like an Emerald City Frisbee, and for that reason & that reason only, I would buy it for myself if I was of the canine persuasion, which I might be.
Posted by: Flautist | Oct 10, 2013 9:38:45 AM
One more thing. I feel especially sorry for anyone that might buy this for their pug.
Posted by: tamra | Oct 10, 2013 2:46:12 AM
More from WaltzingRhino, please.
Posted by: bookofjoe | Oct 9, 2013 3:12:39 PM
This is, perhaps, the most moronic thing I've ever seen. My dog would pick it up, fling it, and get the food off the ground. How the creators of this (a) think dogs forage, (b) think that looks like grass, and (c) got jobs anywhere that doesn't involve emptying garbage cans or sharpening crayons amazes me.
Posted by: WaltzingRhino | Oct 9, 2013 3:07:35 PM
Love the imagery!
Posted by: Marianne | Oct 9, 2013 2:59:30 PM
"I think a better invention would be a food 'bag' on legs that runs all over the house until the dog can catch it. Of course, this would only work if you have a pack of dogs and if the bag could hide."
Tam, I do believe Flautist has a functional prototype of this out back in her skunkworks, almost ready for production.
Perhaps she will take a break from her ceaseless R&D efforts to give us a progress report.
Or maybe not.
Posted by: bookofjoe | Oct 9, 2013 1:03:11 PM
OK, robby, maybe for the few dogs that gulp to the point of torsion, but I agree with Marianne on this one, I believe wild dogs hunt in packs and chase down their prey, I don't think they pick through the grass like a bird. I think a better invention would be a food "bag" on legs that runs all over the house until the dog can catch it. Of course, this would only work if you have a pack of dogs and if the bag could hide.
Posted by: tamra | Oct 9, 2013 12:54:17 PM
Can actually help dogs that gulp their food, that can develop bloat with torsion that is life threatening.
Posted by: robby69 | Oct 9, 2013 10:53:38 AM
Thank you, Joe, these devices do strike a different chord than unretouched photos and body enhancement gadgets. Human gullibility is hilarious, the consequences for trusting pets not so much.
But where does this dude think dogs actually find their food? Between the blade of grass?? Rather not go there (though my dog keeps trying).
Posted by: Marianne | Oct 9, 2013 1:19:06 AM
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