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For The Love Of Dog

Img_7548Want a Valentine for your faithful furry friend?  Montclair Feed & Pet Supply has a selection of treats to pamper your pooch -- or kitty. We liked the red rhinestone collar and matching leash, but our pooch would probably prefer one of the ultra-cozy luxury bed pads, with the pink hearts, of course. 191 Glenridge Avenue. 973-746-4799

February 10, 2006 in Shopping With Barista | Permalink


Awwwwww! How cute! Too bad Sir Labbalot is on a diet, I'd send him some cookies.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Feb 10, 2006 8:55:24 AM

You could buy him a toy- they've got lots of those.

Posted by: Still in the Dark | Feb 10, 2006 8:56:37 AM

Yeah, I might do that...his birthday is in March. But I'm not sure what kind of toy a 7 yo dog would want. (That's 49 in people years).:-)

Posted by: Miss Martta | Feb 10, 2006 9:01:33 AM

Oh, and a heads up: 130th Westminster Dog Show is Feb. 13 and 14 at Madison Sq. Garden and on MSG channel. If you go to the Westminster web site, you can see what breeds are going to be judged on which day.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Feb 10, 2006 9:03:06 AM

Dog show.... Olympics... Dog show... Olympics.... AAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHHH!

Posted by: crank (Any Jeff. Starship fans interested in a FREE front row tik for Sat. night 2/11, please email | Feb 10, 2006 9:10:08 AM

How did I know Miss Martta would be the first to post on this thread? BTW- I saw a car on Bloomfield Ave the other day with the bumper sticker:

My lab is smarter than your honor student.

Was that you, MM?

Posted by: Erin | Feb 10, 2006 9:47:27 AM

LOL! No , that wasn't me, but I do HAVE that bumper sticker on my bookshelf at home and on my office bulletin board!

Posted by: Miss Martta | Feb 10, 2006 9:57:16 AM

I came across this quotation recently:

"Dog: a kind of additional or subsidiary Diety designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship." Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Posted by: skipwith | Feb 10, 2006 9:58:38 AM

I never understood this business of elaborate dog treats that look like cookies and dog toys that look like teddy bears. My dog couldn't give a rat's behind what his food looks like, as long as it smells, well, uh, like a rat's behind.

Posted by: walleroo | Feb 10, 2006 11:24:30 AM

Pssst...Walleroo, I'll let you in on a little secret: It's for the owners!

Posted by: Miss Martta | Feb 10, 2006 11:27:02 AM

Bah humbug.

Posted by: walleroo | Feb 10, 2006 11:28:08 AM

Hey, besides my boyfriend, I have no one to spoil, so cut me some slack! :-)

Posted by: Miss Martta | Feb 10, 2006 12:06:41 PM

Miss Martta, I once gave the cats a catnip-scented Bill and Hillary Clinton set. They tore into them with relish. Found 'em at Petco if that helps.

Posted by: cathar (8T) | Feb 10, 2006 12:17:24 PM


Posted by: Miss Martta | Feb 10, 2006 12:21:00 PM

Montclair Feed is a fine establishment especially for featuring potential adoptees from Paws.

I've got to figure out what to give our nearly 20-year old kitty for V-Day.

Posted by: Krys O. | Feb 10, 2006 12:41:34 PM

My dogs do care about the size and shape of the toys- and also what the squeeker sounds like.

Their fave right now are called "migrators" and are in the shape of pheasants and ducks. They are longer than some of the other toys that they have to play with and have furry texture in the middle. Their squeekers are also lower in pitch than some of the others.

How do I know they like them better- 2 hours of playing with these toys (not me the pooches) last night - and the first sound I hear this morning was the duck squeeker- again and again.

I'm sure that Joel at MF&P can recommend a toy for a lab- I never met a lab who didn't want a new ball toy...

Posted by: badd_patti | Feb 10, 2006 12:43:08 PM

For a 20-year-old cat who has given you so much love and amusement, Krys O (notice I didn't use the word "devotion"), a few words of appreciation will probably suffice. I always wish I could give the cats sweet dreams of kittenhood again, but it's never in my power.

Posted by: cathar (8T) | Feb 10, 2006 12:47:14 PM

Yes, Cathar, Beauregard is a true independent kitty but he is devoted to my boyfriend and to Dominos pizza. He gets to relive his kittenhood when he chases our younger kitty in a game of tag or when he eats a snack of cheese. Little Rikki prefers Romaine lettuce as a refreshing snack. I have some doggie friends who just love broccoli.

Posted by: Krys O. | Feb 10, 2006 1:16:54 PM

Oh boy...dogs on broccoli...batten down the hatches! :-)

Posted by: Miss Martta | Feb 10, 2006 1:23:10 PM

My kids are always feeding the dog broccoli. They actually make him beg and do tricks for it, the poor animal. Lord knows what it does to his insides, but he doesn't seem the worse for wear.

Posted by: walleroo | Feb 10, 2006 1:26:32 PM

Broccoli toxiicity?

Broccoli toxicity has been noted in livestock. Apparently in California it is widely available at certain times and the dairy cattle there are fed broccoli due to this. If the percentage of broccoli in the diet exceeds 10% it can cause gastrointestinal upsets and if it exceeds 25% it is fatal.

I could not find any references to problems with broccoli in small animals, probably because no one feeds them more than 10% of their diet as broccoli or possibly because they don't have rumens and therefore don't digest the broccoli as thoroughly.

The toxic ingredient in broccoli is isothiocyanate and it is reported to be a pretty potent gastrointestinal irritant.

... I did find several references suggesting that broccoli should be fed to pets because of the bioflavinoids in it and their cancer fighting capabilities. So he might be wrong.

Vegetarian Dog Food Recipes

Broccoli with Cheese

Posted by: badd_patti | Feb 10, 2006 2:01:52 PM

Broccoli is a cruciferous veggie that is good for us and animules. Maybe there's the gassy issue but hey the benefits are worth the pooting. I remember and old issue of Cat Fancy magazine featured a 32 year old kitty who snacked on broccoli.

Posted by: Krys O. | Feb 10, 2006 2:05:39 PM

Found this:Is broccoli OK to feed my dog? I heard it contains a substance that can cause problems in animals.

Rebecca Remillard, D.V.M., Ph.D., a veterinarian specializing in nutrition at Angell Memorial, is not aware of any substance in broccoli that may cause problems in dogs. Broccoli is in the Brassica genus, along with turnip, cabbage, cauliflower, and mustard species. In fact, broccoli and other similar vegetables are commonly used as a snack for dogs on weight loss programs.

Posted by: Krys O. | Feb 10, 2006 2:07:49 PM

I'm not questioning the toxicity of the broccoli to dogs. I am questioning whether one wants to remain in the room with a pooch who has just ingested some...do you get my *drift*? :-)

Posted by: Miss Martta | Feb 10, 2006 2:10:16 PM

New FDA regulation alert on broccoli: Use in a well ventilated area and avoid contact with combustible substances.

Posted by: Krys O. | Feb 10, 2006 2:15:09 PM

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