03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Dog Washing Machine Looks Cruel and Unusual

The latest pet innovation to come out of France looks just plain cruel. Lazy dog owners put their pets into this huge washing machine-like contraption, which then douses the poor little pooches with soap and water for four minutes straight! This seemingly terrifying experience is followed by a drying session that can last up to twenty minutes. How lazy can you get? Isn't caring for a dog supposed to be a loving and personal experience? Monthly washings are hard enough for dogs, why torture them with this industrial nightmare? My dogs are scared of the vacuum cleaner. I can't imagine being heartless enough to stick them in this thing.