I know, I know, it is, after all, April Fool's Day.
So one might think the trio of dog products I am about to show you are, perhaps, jokes, gags, buffoonery.
Nothing could be further from the truth. For any doggie that can convince their human to part with the right amount of dollars, these curiosities can be yours.
Item #1 The Remote Control Dog Pal
"fast fun for all"
I think a short demo will help:
I'm not going to lie. That kind of looks like fun. But for a sticker price of over $200, maybe you might just want to rent a rabbit or a terrier for the day. Zoom zoom!
(no, seriously, I mean it)
This is very, very wrong.
"Just clip the highly sensitive, wireless moisture sensor and microprocessor inside your dog's diaper. When it senses urine, it transmits a signal to the alarm, which startles your pet and causes him to stop urinating"
I hope it comes with coupons for doggie psychotherapy. I know I'd need a few sessions if somebody put an alarm in my britches when I was a pup.
The Paw Wash
Momma says this looks a bit like a water pipe to her. Not sure what she means by that.
This alleges to be a device into which hapless dogs will stick their muddy paws for some vigorous apres walkie scrubbing. Now, tell me, who amongst you is going to hold still long enough for even one paw to go in there? I found an instructional video in which an actor dog, who likely wishes he had gone into another career, pretends that the whole "put your foot in the tube" is no big deal.
Watch it here.
There you have it, dear readers. No joke.