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Entries by Rabid

Human Food Trends Go to the Dogs

(10) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 4:01 PM

Human food trends have filtered down to the canine world, with kibble as passe as Cheetos and dogs now eating vegan or gourmet meals, indulging in cupcake treats, quaffing specially-brewed beer and -- when it all proves to much -- slimming down with low-carb food and diet pills.

Famous chefs...

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Dogs Are the New Kids

(22) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 4:34 PM

Dog owners often claim that their dogs are just like kids, and thanks to a raft of new products and services, they're getting closer to being right.

Adopting a fur-baby (yes, that's what they're really called) can mean feeding it with a bottle, baking it special puppy food, outfitting it...

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Exactly How Much Do You Love Your Dog?

(3) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 4:11 PM

Do you love your dog?

I mean, do you really love you dog?

Then prove it, by knitting yourself a sweater made from her fur. Wearing sexy lingerie with his face plastered over your nipples. Drenching yourself in perfume called (we kid you not) Puppy's Breath.

Here, 11 ways to...

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Doggie Needs a New Pair of Shoes

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 5:11 PM

You can't let your dog run around naked any more, not in a world that contains dog tutus and dog fedoras, zebra print dog diapers and formal dog tuxedos.

In Rabid I include dogs wearing everything from yarmulkes to a $3 million diamond necklace (more on that ahead),...

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In the Dog House

(2) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 2:41 PM

Dog lovers today wouldn't dream of chaining their pets outside and making them sleep in dog houses. Rather, dogs have full family house privileges, lounging on the sofa, watching the TV, and even dictating the decor.

So why not go all the way and incorporate more dog into your...

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Old School Dog Insanity

(2) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 12:00 PM

Sure, contemporary Americans are crazy about dogs, indulging their dogs with everything from daycare (with cameras) to reiki (via phone), dressing them in tutus and cooking them organic muffin treats.

But dog insanity didn't start yesterday, as these vintage photos attest. They were dressing dogs up like people a hundred...

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The Crazy World of Giant Dogs

(15) Comments | Posted August 24, 2012 | 2:58 PM

There's dog craziness, and then there's Giant Dog Craziness, the culture and cult of giant, tremendous, enormous -- 100 pounds and up -- dogs.

Giant dogs eat special foods in greater quantities, sleep in special super-sized beds, require bigger, tougher toys along with more powerful harnesses.

They're also...

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Amazing Dog Art: You Won't Believe Your Eyes

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 4:23 PM

Are dogs more inspiring than people? That's what a wide range of contemporary artists seem to think, creating everything from figurative oils to larger-than-life sculptures, postage stamp collages to fool-the-eye face paintings with dogs as the subject. Here, some of the most amazing, hilarious, outrageous, and dog-crazy art around today.

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The 15 Funniest Dog Ads Ever

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 2:45 PM

Dogs are used to sell everything from the obvious -- dog food! -- to the outrageous: luxury cars, lingerie, and even (once upon a time) cigarettes. Whether given a boost via photoshop or just being their own goofy selves, dogs have starred in some of the funniest advertisements ever. Here,...

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Hairs of the Dog

(1) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 1:35 PM

My upcoming book Rabid: Are You Crazy About Your Dog or Just Crazy? is about all manner of contemporary dog insanity, from dog bikinis to dog reiki, vegan diets to pet cloning.

But one of the craziest aspects of dog culture is still one that's been around as...

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