I was talking to my friend Nimble (nicknames used to protect the innocent) yesterday over some beers. She said the dog she adopted with her boyfriend recently is a ton of work to take care of. In fact, she was telling me that its as much work as taking care of a baby. I’ve never had a dog.. or a baby for that matter.. so I can neither confirm or deny this. But I recently came across a website that sells pet strollers – and I’m pretty sure the folks that get a stroller for their pet are thinking one of two things. The first is that their pet is a baby. The second is that by jogging with a pet stroller they’ll be able to get more exercise by dragging their pet around in a stroller while they jog/speedwalk/crawl. The obvious exception to those two is pet owners with pets that are sick or unable to get some fresh air themselves.
So yeah, ridiculous, right? I mean, babies in Manhattan don’t get that kind of insulated bubble-stroller pampering. And get ready for more ridiculosity – guess which car company makes strollers? Jeep! Yeah, no joke here.. take a look at the fancy jogging stroller over here on the left. I mean, dogs are typically off-road kinda animals, they don’t need a 4-wheel drive stroller powered by a human to get around. But I guess some pet owners want to baby their dogs this much, so .. eh?!
So, you know what happens when you start pampering your pets like this? They get fat. I predict that pet obesity is going to increase 10-fold if pet strollers become more common. Unfortunately most pet strollers have a weight limit of 30 pounds for pets. So undoubtedly, Hummer will start producing fat-pet-SUV-strollers soon.
Here are some images of ridiculously obese cats taken from an article on Pet’s Best Insurance. Enjoy the caturday freak-show:
Meet Princess Chunk, who .. get this .. is a homeless cat that was found in New Jersey. Appropriate name, for sure. I just don’t understand how a homeless cat could get that fat. Maybe it has to do with Soprano’s style excess in New Jersey where the dumpsters have enough food to get a cat to this size. I dunno.