Friday, August 26, 2016

Happy National Dog Day!

From Vera and Sadie.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

PetSmart need to do better by Betta fish

Petsmart is currently promoting the endless possibilities of putting a male betta fish in a one gallon bowl with a plastic plant. Of course one gallon is a sweet deal when they recommend a minimum tank size od one quart, one quarter gallon, .95 of a liter.  Dude.



This means that Petsmart recommends keeping an animal they state has a maximum size of 2.5 inches in a volume of water that could be held in a cube with sides of 2.44 inches. Your fish would be living in the same amount of liquid MacDonald's serves as a beverage (their 32 ounce cup).



It is time for pet stores to mandate an absolute minimum of one gallon, with temperature regulation and a source of water movement and/or filtration. When fish are friends they deserve enough room to turn around in, at the very least.

Oh and that 'build your bowl', set should also come with food, de-chlorinator, and an animal care guide. That does not go without saying.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Soylent

Someone actually mad a product you are meant to consume, and called it Soylent.



Are Millennials too young to know the cannibalistic resonance, or just too hip to care?  I may be officially old now, if this is meant to be ironic in some way.