Pet Fitness Products

I’m moving in with my best friend, who recently bought a puppy, and he is really cute half the time and a total jerk the other half. Anyway, more to the point, I’ve been trying to get more into Harvey’s routines, and learning what he likes, generally easing myself into being an adoptive pet parent. One of the things that all three of us do together is walk him, because man is he laaaaaazy. He won’t actually walk unless there’s someone running in front of him, so we have to double team it with Kaleigh striding ahead, Harvey trying to chase her, and me holding onto the leash being dragged by his prancing puppy paws. It works for like, 5 minutes, and then he realizes that he’s running and stops. [caption id="attachment_60128" align="alignnone" width="587"]But he's so freaking cute. But he's so freaking cute.[/caption] I guess we’re not the only ones with a lazy pet though, because I just stumbled across this hilarious Jezebel article about stupidly expensive pet exercise products, which include:
  • Doggie treadmills (ranging from $500 to $3,000)
  • A doggie Pilates DVD ($24.99)
  • Doggie gyms ($60/month at a Virginia facility, for instance), fitness classes, and personal trainers
  • Doggie "muscle building equipment" made by Wisconsin-based "," including a $49.95 kettle ball
  • "Gorilla Max," a "Dog Protein Powder for Muscle" ($44.99 for a 30-day supply).
  • “Whistle” a fitbit for dogs ($99.95)
  • Doggie fat camps
4512dc78162cb2363f0317523621a624 I think the funniest part of the article is the simply the line, “Need him in better shape if those YouTube vids are ever gonna go viral?” because that’s EXACTLY what we want. We’ll basically make Harvey the new wishbone - but without resorting to doggie fat camp. [caption id="attachment_60127" align="alignnone" width="416"]Kaleigh and Harvey Kaleigh and Harvey[/caption] [caption id="attachment_60129" align="alignnone" width="416"]Aaaaand then there's me and Harvey. I don't quite have it down yet. Aaaaand then there's me and Harvey. I don't quite have it down yet.[/caption]

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