Oddly Enough Blog

Glad gladiators and merrier terriers!

November 9, 2008

Blog Guy, I know that President-Elect Barack Obama brought diverse groups together. What’s the oddest coalition you’ve seen from  the election?

Waiter, a comb for my noodles!

October 23, 2008

People, we need to brainstorm an advertising slogan for Acme Noodles, our newest client. We’re using photos of dogs lounging outside on big sheets of noodles being dried for sale to restaurants because, well, what goes together like noodles and dogs!

Here’s the President and his poodle, Fifi!

August 28, 2008


It seems someone is playing a big practical joke on Barack Obama.

A few weeks ago, the American Kennel Club began a national poll where people could vote on what breed of dog Obama should get for his daughters. So 42,000 people voted, and the winner was the POODLE!

Please look at me, Senator!

July 7, 2008

mutt-face-180.jpgIt seems Barack Obama has promised to get his daughters a dog after the election. You can even go to an American Kennel Club site and vote on a breed for them, in case the Obamas want your opinion. The AKC says, “presidential purebred dogs are as traditional as baseball and apple pie.”

Mutt-mobile: can Spot design your car?

May 30, 2008

We have a video report about how auto designers are shifting into neuteral, so to speak, fighting for the pet owner market by adding Fido-friendly features. I have a list of the options my own dogs are demanding:

Let’s go surfin’ now, even pets are learnin’ how…

February 4, 2008

cat-face-220.jpgBlog Guy, a couple of days ago you posted an item on a surfboarding cat in Peru. It’s not that I doubt you or anything, but if this is true, wouldn’t you have video of it?

Heavy petting online: love me, love my dogs…

February 26, 2007

If you decide to go on a date with somebody you met on the Internet, it’s probably easier to hide the fact that you’re already married than it is to keep pets a secret. There’s hair on everything you wear, you have those sticky lint rollers in your car, and when you dig in your pockets for money you pull out plastic bags for cleaning up after your dog.

The mother of all dog fantasies…

January 11, 2007

This dog lives the life other dogs only dream about, helping with quality control for a dogs-only bakery operated by her owner. Here’s the part I really like. Her owner used to be a florist. So, one day the dog comes to work expecting more boring flowers, and finds this stuff instead.  No wonder pets are endlessly optimistic and extravagantly hopeful.bakery2.jpg

A fetching day at the office…

June 22, 2006

This one is going to strike some readers as odd, but others — including me — will see it as an idea whose time has come.  It turns out a substantial number of U.S. companies let employees bring their pets to work, and if you’ve ever seen a big office with a few nice dogs walking around, it’s a very soothing sight.