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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Only In America

Take that, Brookstone's Dr. Scholl's electric tootsie warmers and Sharper Image laser back scratchers:



Tagline: "Your Dog deserves a better drink"

That's right, because your beloved Fido is much too good for tap water, which kids in Africa don't even have.

I bought a case.

32 Comments:

  • Wow, can we have "Dog's Breakfast" next? Or does that only play in the UK?

    Why not a toilet-bowl shaped dish so Fido can be properly trained how to drink?

    I bet those African kids aren't sending their pets to therapy like we do as well...

    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Jan 17, 07:38:00 am GMT-5  

  • That dog water looks much cheaper than what I buy! Do you know if it is FDA approved for humans? Have you tried it Victoria? Any known side effects?

    By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Tue Jan 17, 08:37:00 am GMT-5  

  • A case of Nestle 24x500ml bottles of water is $2.99 cdn! He'd have to learn to drink out of the bottle though.

    They weren't kidding when they said it's a dog's life.

    By Blogger Renato, at Tue Jan 17, 12:10:00 pm GMT-5  

  • As my grandfather used to say "Estos americanos ya no saben que inventar!"

    By Blogger Val Prieto, at Tue Jan 17, 02:42:00 pm GMT-5  

  • It's the chlorine in many tap systems, it makes dogs shed more than normal.

    I made that up

    By Blogger Paul, at Tue Jan 17, 03:10:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Victoria,

    It appears as if each container of water comes in its own disposable dog dish for $1.79 - because Fido shouldn't even have to drink your bottled water.

    I have long believed that what America really excels at is not even inventing, but marketing and packaging. Someday, if any of our cultural detritus survives, anthropologists will scratch their heads in confusion and amazement: "They packaged their inkjet cartidges more securely than their grandparents did their entire belongings in coming to this country."

    And our dog's first choice is the toilet (over her dish), if the kids leave the seat up.

    By Blogger Pastor_Jeff, at Tue Jan 17, 04:01:00 pm GMT-5  

  • P.S. - Dogwater appears to be redesigning their website - they only have a placeholder page up.

    But the little descriptive text under the Google search result tells us:

    "Official Site for Dogwater, the only Vitamin and Glucosamine-enriched Purified Water pre-packaged in a 16oz disposable plastic dog bowl!"

    Now, don't you feel better about spending $14.32 a gallon for Schmoopsie?

    By Blogger Pastor_Jeff, at Tue Jan 17, 04:25:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Wow, can we have "Dog's Breakfast" next? Or does that only play in the UK?

    That dog'll hunt. ;)

    Why not a toilet-bowl shaped dish so Fido can be properly trained how to drink?

    Eww!

    I knew a guy who said he invented Chia heads, but someone took the patent from him.

    His next great invention, he said, was a fire-hydrant-shaped contraption, to potty train your puppies outside.

    I think he's got something there.

    I bet those African kids aren't sending their pets to therapy like we do as well...

    Guilty, yerroner.

    We actually had to send my little one to a dog whisperer/pet shrink, because he was so ferocious in public.

    It helped!

    Just don't ask me how much it was.......

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Jan 17, 04:42:00 pm GMT-5  

  • That dog water looks much cheaper than what I buy!

    That's true! Evian is around 2 dollars per 20 oz.

    Zephyrhills, which is from Florida, tastes like gravel, ick.

    I hope no one buys it.

    Do you know if it is FDA approved for humans?

    I'm reminded that little old people in the 1970s, who thought they could retire on their Social Security cheques, used to eat dog and cat food to make do.

    I'm not tryin' that, Jose.

    Have you tried it Victoria? Any known side effects?

    If I roll over and play dead, what do you care??

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Jan 17, 04:45:00 pm GMT-5  

  • A case of Nestle 24x500ml bottles of water is $2.99 cdn!

    Nestle make water too? Sweet!

    In Britain, we have our own mineral waters, like Malvern Water and Strathmore.

    Much better than that Italian muck, San Pellegrino. *g*

    He'd have to learn to drink out of the bottle though.

    Would you believe that I bought a baby bottle with which to feed him as a puppy?

    I know. I need a baby. Fast.

    They weren't kidding when they said it's a dog's life.

    And me, a Leo.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Jan 17, 04:47:00 pm GMT-5  

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    By Blogger Ruth Anne Adams, at Tue Jan 17, 04:48:00 pm GMT-5  

  • As my grandfather used to say "Estos americanos ya no saben que inventar!"

    Brazilians have a phrase just for this.

    "Coisa de Americano"

    (An American thang)

    Of course, in reality it's really a First World "thing", this wanton spending of disposable income on nonsensical items, but still.

    Americans take it to the nth degree!

    Thank heavens.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Jan 17, 04:50:00 pm GMT-5  

  • It's the chlorine in many tap systems, it makes dogs shed more than normal.

    I made that up


    Wow. You totally had me going!

    Dogwater should hire you, Paul.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Jan 17, 04:51:00 pm GMT-5  

  • BTW, what gives with infomercials and British pitch artists?

    Every infomercial I know, minus the Ron Popeil ones, have some northern man with a bow tie, trying to flog you some silly orange cleaning solution which is good for everything from countertops, to warts.

    WTF!

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Jan 17, 04:52:00 pm GMT-5  

  • We actually had to send my little one to a dog whisperer

    That reminds me! After seeing Scarlett Johannson on the Golden Globes last night, I must start my next career as a breast whisperer! ASAP!

    oops, commenting in my "aloud" voice again! Mea Maxima Culpa! ;-)

    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Jan 17, 04:53:00 pm GMT-5  

  • I got one jammed in the magazine.

    Comment, that is, not ammo.

    By Blogger Ruth Anne Adams, at Tue Jan 17, 04:54:00 pm GMT-5  

  • It appears as if each container of water comes in its own disposable dog dish for $1.79 - because Fido shouldn't even have to drink your bottled water.

    Though I haven't opened it yet, I see that the "dish" is actually recessed inside another dish.

    I suppose to prevent the little poochies from dribbling on your marble tiles...

    I have long believed that what America really excels at is not even inventing, but marketing and packaging. Someday, if any of our cultural detritus survives, anthropologists will scratch their heads in confusion and amazement: "They packaged their inkjet cartidges more securely than their grandparents did their entire belongings in coming to this country."

    *LOL!*

    Very good. And hey, you inspired a blogpost!

    You'll see in the coming days. :)

    And our dog's first choice is the toilet (over her dish), if the kids leave the seat up.

    My little one is too short for our toilet.

    If he gets a little stairmaster thingie, though, he might just have fun with our bidet...

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Jan 17, 04:56:00 pm GMT-5  

  • P.S. - Dogwater appears to be redesigning their website - they only have a placeholder page up.

    I saw that, yes.

    But the little descriptive text under the Google search result tells us:

    I like that Google keep that sort of thing archived, don't you?

    "Official Site for Dogwater, the only Vitamin and Glucosamine-enriched Purified Water pre-packaged in a 16oz disposable plastic dog bowl!"

    GLUCOSAMINE! Oh brother. Echenacea and St. John's Wort next.

    Now, don't you feel better about spending $14.32 a gallon for Schmoopsie?

    Hey, my Schmoopsie is worth it.

    (subliminal consumerism message: I can afford it, so why can't you. No pressure. No pressure at all)

    Oh these Madison Avenue people have us by our short hairs, I tell you.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Jan 17, 04:59:00 pm GMT-5  

  • That reminds me! After seeing Scarlett Johannson on the Golden Globes last night, I must start my next career as a breast whisperer! ASAP!

    I didn't see it (ergo, why I didn't comment on Ann's excellent live-blog thread).

    But what's this? Wayward breasts?

    That's never happened to any woman I know, right girls?

    oops, commenting in my "aloud" voice again! Mea Maxima Culpa! ;-)

    And I have to stop referring to my boobs as "girls".

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Jan 17, 05:01:00 pm GMT-5  

  • I got one jammed in the magazine.

    Comment, that is, not ammo.


    You mean, you got a Dogwater jammed into one of your subscription magazines, like the time I got an Absolut Vodka rain poncho on my now defunct subscription to the NYT?

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Jan 17, 05:03:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Wow! I take it your dog is an inside pet?

    Because, if they're left outside in a yard, they'll eat ... well, you know ...

    And, thrive even!

    Don't worry much about what water they drink (though we do have a plug-in warmed bowl for outside, so their little tongues don't stick to the ice--the pump-handle principle, you know).

    By Blogger reader_iam, at Tue Jan 17, 07:02:00 pm GMT-5  

  • No, Victoria:
    I mean that I posted a clever retort about you reminding me of the "Legally Blonde" gal slaking her doggie's thirst in a malibu Barbie inflatable pool and the comment was hung up in Bloggerrrrrr.

    A bullet got stuck in the magazine.

    A hang-fire, as it were.

    Too late now. It's not cute or clever anymore.

    By Blogger Ruth Anne Adams, at Tue Jan 17, 07:03:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Victoria! The clip!

    http://www.thesuperficial.com/archives/2006/01/17/video_scarlett_johansson_gets.html

    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Jan 17, 09:18:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Wow! I take it your dog is an inside pet?

    The quintessential inside pet stroke lap dog -- the chihuahua. ;)

    Because, if they're left outside in a yard, they'll eat ... well, you know ...

    Our other breeds never did that, so when I saw our little guy do that for the first time, I almost died.

    And, thrive even!

    Well, sailors use it as detergent, so it's not all bad. ;)

    Don't worry much about what water they drink

    Mum doesn't want anything to happen to our little guy. He's only 4-5 lbs -- so we're careful.

    But yeah, this water was bought on a whim, more than anything.

    But you should see our coats for him!

    God, I need a child.

    (though we do have a plug-in warmed bowl for outside, so their little tongues don't stick to the ice--the pump-handle principle, you know).

    Are you KIDDING me!

    That beats anything I have bought my furry one to date -- including imported cashmere sweaters.

    Respect.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Jan 18, 12:40:00 am GMT-5  

  • No, Victoria:
    I mean that I posted a clever retort about you reminding me of the "Legally Blonde" gal slaking her doggie's thirst in a malibu Barbie inflatable pool and the comment was hung up in Bloggerrrrrr.


    Ohhh. Gotcha. :)

    A bullet got stuck in the magazine.

    A hang-fire, as it were.


    Damn those Mannlicher-Carcanos!

    (If you're old enough or know your conspiracy theories, you'll get it)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    Too late now. It's not cute or clever anymore.

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Jan 18, 12:42:00 am GMT-5  

  • Whoa.

    Word verification above: Dieshidi.

    (Die shy di?)

    Blogger gets conspiratorial.

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Jan 18, 12:43:00 am GMT-5  

  • I thought this product was over the top until I saw this article today...

    The top 5 signs you have too much money.

    http://tinyurl.com/cxly9

    Yes, one involves a dog

    By Anonymous BrotherDarryl, at Wed Jan 18, 01:12:00 am GMT-5  

  • WHOA! Ron, just saw the clip.

    Put Scarlett out of her mizrahi!

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Jan 18, 01:16:00 am GMT-5  

  • Yes, one involves a dog

    As my mother has always said, a woman shows their wealth three subtle ways:

    1- Jewelry
    2- Flawless, unlined, manicured hands
    3- Small lap dogs which you send to the pooch spa

    Please, Lord, don't make me into these old crones one day...I'm already 2/3 of the way home. Gulp.

    Thanks for the link, BD! ;)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Jan 18, 01:21:00 am GMT-5  

  • I can't believe it has come to this! Aquapooch. Do you mind if I "borrow" your photo for an upcoming vergelimbo.com article?
    I still don't know whether to laugh or cry into the Dog Water. Are they at least recyclable?

    Perhaps you could post a photo of the type of person that would actually buy Dog Water...
    Curiously saddened,
    vergelimbo

    By Blogger vergelimbo, at Wed Jan 18, 04:00:00 am GMT-5  

  • Oy Vey!

    By Blogger benning, at Wed Jan 18, 02:25:00 pm GMT-5  

  • I can't believe it has come to this! Aquapooch.

    LOL, that's a good name for it, which I will use from now on.

    Do you mind if I "borrow" your photo for an upcoming vergelimbo.com article?

    Please do! Credit me though. ;)

    I still don't know whether to laugh or cry into the Dog Water. Are they at least recyclable?

    I STILL haven't used it.

    Probably because I'm having such good fun looking at the thing, just laughing at its existence.

    Meanwhile, my poochie is thirsty!

    Perhaps you could post a photo of the type of person that would actually buy Dog Water...
    Curiously saddened,
    vergelimbo


    You mean, me drinking from the bowl?? Perv!

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Jan 19, 12:07:00 am GMT-5  

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