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Karl Lagerfeld Wants to Marry His Cat

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Fashion Designers, News,

Karl LagerfeldKarl Lagerfeld wants to marry his cat.

The eccentric designer is so besotted with his feline friend, Choupette, he pays for two maids to provide care for her around the clock in Paris. The Chanel designer also has an iPad for his 22-month-old white Siamese pet - who also has her own Twitter account - and lets her dine at his table.

Karl, 79, said in an interview with CNN he is disappointed there is "no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals. I never thought that I would fall in love like this with a cat."

Choupette - the French equivalent of the English name Herbie - has already gained over 1,200 likes for her own page on Facebook, which features pictures including her eating a king prawn cake prepared for her first birthday last year. Choupette is brushed twice a day by her two nannies, as well as being given regular manicures. Her nannies also write down what she does throughout the day so Karl can catch up with it when he gets home.

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Susan Boyle Advances to Britain’s Got Talent Final

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Reality, Video,


If you were busy outside barbecuing this weekend, you might have missed that anti-climactic thud from the other side of the pond: officially became a Britain’s Got Talent finalist yesterday.

After wowing people everywhere with her surprise rendition of “I Dream a Dream” (her YouTube clip has been viewed approximately 60 million times already), the 48-year-old Scot was later selected to enter the semifinals. (You can see the judges’ announcement after the jump.) This lead to Susan’s live performance Sunday evening.

In the clip above, a more polished-looking Boyle belted out a new Broadway classic: “Memory” from Cats. Even though she seemed a bit shaky in the beginning, her strong finish - and her enormous popularity - undoubtedly earned her a place in the finals. That showdown will take place on May 30.

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SpotLight GPS Pet Locator

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: GPS, Misc. Tech,

SpotLight GPSWe are always so concerned with keeping our families intact that we sometimes forget about our pets. The SpotLight GPS Pet Locator has 27/7/365 recovery service through the AKC CAR (American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery.) If Spot or Puff wanders too far, you will receive an email or cell phone message. A rescue button is on the collar to help you find your furry friend. We were thinking that they should have put one on the little girl in the picture as well. Look for the SpotLight later this month.

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Purina Critter Carols

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Misc. Tech,

Critter Carols

If you love your dog, you probably spend some of your Thanksgiving watching the National Dog Show (a pointer won it this year.) The sponsors of the event, Purina, have made an e-card site to send greeting to all your friends this holiday season. Head over to Critter Carols, upload your pet’s face (this is Amazing Grace,) add text and music and let everyone know just how weird you get during the last couple of weeks. By the way, this app will take you longer than most to get it right, so expect a learning curve.

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WowWee Alive Cubs

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Toys,

WowWee Polar Bear CubWowWee is at it again with new cubs to cuddle. These Alive pets come in Polar Bear, Panda, Lion, and White Tiger. Each cub purrs and mews with blinking eyes and animated mouth. Leave it alone and it will enter sleep mode, snore for 5 minutes, then power down. Recommended for kids over three, each pet comes with its own adoption certificate. Look for the cubs with a price of $59.99 each.

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Petside.com is like MySpace for Pet Owners

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Internet,

Woody the Cat

Are you one of those “I-love-my-pet-as-much-as-I-love-my-kids” type? Join the club (that’s my cat Woody up above), which is why we may meet someday at Petside.com, a “web portal” created by NBC and Proctor & Gamble. Think of it as AOL meets MySpace meets Petco and you get the idea. There’s tons of useful info including articles, links, message boards, videos and vet advice about dogs and cats (owners of hamsters, birds, rabbits, etc. will have to wait till the site expands), and of course lots of pet and non-pet advertising.  But the site’s would-be piece de resistance is the “My Petside” section, still in Beta, where visitors are encouraged to create social networking profiles about themselves and their four-legged friend…and connect with other animal owners. A great idea bound to succeed, given our devotion to our pets—and heavy promotion on NBC’s “Today Show.”

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This Chess Set is Raining Cats and Dogs

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Toys,

Dog and Cat Chess set

For whatever reasons, dogs and cats just don’t dig each other. Fortunately, they’ve found a way to hash out their differences in a calm, cerebral, setting: the chess board. The animals even decided to dress in medieval costumes, we’re assuming to class things up after decades of back alley fights. After checkmate is declared, the carved, poly-resin pets retire to the chess board’s drawer, where they await their next battle. The chess board measures 15” by 15” and weighs 16 lbs. The King piece is 3.5” high. Truly for the chess enthusiast, the set is currently on sale for $129 USD.

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Meowlingual Cat Translation Device is Purr Fun

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Accessories, Misc. Tech, Toys,

Meowlingual Cat Translation Device

As a cat owner, this writer has wished many times that her beloved cat Woody could talk, if only to explain a lot of his

nutty behavior

idiosyncracies. If you’re a cat owner, you’ve no doubt wished the same. Well, the folks at Takara Tomy are having fun with the concept by introducing the Meowlingual Cat Translation Device. Like it’s successful predecessor, the Bowlingual Dog Translator (yes, we’re serious), it’s basically a toy that, when held up to your fave feline, “interprets” whatever he/she is meow-ing to you. The “translation” (such as “I can’t stand it”), is then displayed on its screen. It’s all good, silly fun, and a great gift for cat owners. The device will be released in Japan this November, no word on a stateside release. But at 8,800 yen (approx. $74 USD), we think the faux translator’s a tad expensive, so we’ll continue to wait for someone to invent a real one.

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