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Jun 30, 2006

Now you can shoot a turtle across the room!

Pet-shaped rubber bands. You need them for...[singsong] NO REASON!


Once again, thanks to Mary R. and Rocket, for having their paws on the pulse!

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How would they keep their shape...?
Oh well, THEY ARE CUTE AND I WANT THEM. That's all it matters.

 |  Jun 30, 2006 at 10:25 PM

I need those for work...

 |  Jun 30, 2006 at 10:31 PM


for me, for my nieces, for my leetle seester...for my BFF1 & my BFF2.

 |  Jun 30, 2006 at 10:40 PM

ceebs, love the postcards.

Did you see the lil' paper monkey with his cinamon roll ears and teeny lil' tail?

 |  Jun 30, 2006 at 10:42 PM

More cute stuft:
check out the yoga mats!!!

 |  Jun 30, 2006 at 10:50 PM

My cousin has one of the rhino ones... They're awesome! One of her friends has the set.

 |  Jun 30, 2006 at 10:59 PM

We have those at my work...(THE CONTAINER STORE). They are super cute.

 |  Jun 30, 2006 at 11:32 PM

"No reason" is the best reason there is!

Reason is overrated.

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 12:59 AM

Oh how I love rubber bands. I'm a chronic rubber-band shooter. My old cat used to squeeze her eyes shut whenever I pointed at her. Even if I didn't have a rubber band. Yes, I eventually outgrew hunting housepets with rubber bands. I just shoot inanimate objects now. honest.

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 01:19 AM

LOL, Michelle! That's awesome! It reminds me of when Jodie (my kitten that we had to give away cause she was too wild) half-closed her eyes whenever she smelled toothpaste.

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 02:35 AM


 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 02:38 AM

Ok, Darcy, now I'm curious.

WHY did your kitten half-close her eyes whenever she smelled toothpaste?

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 03:24 AM

Another great clever idea. How fun!

Alana, since they are molded to shape, they'll stay that way. They'll actually start twisting a little funny as you wrap them around something.

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 04:12 AM

I saw those at the Container Store in January. They're quite expenisve.

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 04:21 AM

I know you all wished it were so, but giraffes, kangaroo and elephant ARE NO pets ;)

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 04:23 AM


(Yeah, I know... it might be time for decaf...)

J. Bo
 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 05:07 AM

ceebs, I do believe we can outfit the Dream Office now. (see the Glossary)

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 05:36 AM

I have these, too. Actually, there's two sets. One has exotic animals (Giraffe, Elephant, etc.); and the other is domestic animals (ducks, bunnies, etc.). They're super cute. They keep their shape very well. Inside the box is a card to tell you how to take care of them. I broke one, so I'm sort of afraid to use them to hold things together, especially considering the price.

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 05:37 AM

My tabby breaks every rubber band she sees wrapped around anything, so I can't leave them around anywhere. One of my now-gone cats used to *eat* them. They can't have tasted good.

Laurie C
 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 06:04 AM

Laurie, the one cat in the office used to eat rubber bands, too! He'd bite it till it broke then slurp
it up like spaghetti. He also seemed to have issues with anything that was in the color range of turquoise to kelly green.

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 06:11 AM

I may be sorry I asked, ceebs, but how does a cat express "color issues"?

Laurie C
 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 06:20 AM

i remember when i worked at the zoo gift shop and we got those in.. we had no clue what they were for, but they're cute!

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 06:36 AM

Laurie, re: cat with color issues: The boss had a kelly green gym bag the cat would run from every time it appeared. I had one of those envelope moisteners with a turquoise cap he would either knock over or try to bite. I had a green eraser/brush pencil he would try to eat. I think the boss had a teal colored ski jacket he would run from as well. The cat is a little nutso anyway, but it definitely seemed like he acted weirder around that color.

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 06:53 AM

Interesting about the color thing. I'm glad it wasn't the peeing/pooping/urfing sort of political statement most cats make.

Laurie C
 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 07:01 AM

I got a box of these for Christmas and they are soooooo much fun!!

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 07:07 AM

I've seen that kitty in a compromising photo with Liquid Paper...that should explain any odd behavior around the office by said kitty...

*looking up nearest container store*

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 07:48 AM

Hey Darcie- my cat Sam (Sam is short for Samsonite, because she likes to be carried around) doesn't like the toothpaste smell at all. She likes to sit on my bathroom counter when I am getting ready for bed. But as soon as the toothpaste is on the brush - she turns around to sit with her back to me with a squint on her face. Not liking the mint smell. Nope. Not all all.

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 07:57 AM

Catnip is a memeber of the Mint "family." Clearly Jodie was a junkie, Sam is a teetotaler and the office cat was purely militant (mint and catnip being green and all).

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 08:07 AM

DH: That story's so cute: You're cat loves your company so much, she's braving the bad, bad smell to stay with you! Even if she does have her back turned...

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 08:20 AM


My cat Rafael used to make the most hilariously disgusted face when he would smell toothpaste. Yes, sometimes I would put it under his nose just to get a reaction. But I didn:t do it too often, I swear! And I think it was the least he could put up with for free room and board.

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 08:22 AM

Ooh, that madebyhumans site has some cuuuute stuff. Like those little animal shower gels. Although I'm kinda baffled by what the purpose of the magnetic raven & rooster is...?

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 08:31 AM

So toothpaste smells really discusting?

Makes me doubt my senses, having all these cats with their acute smelling hate it so much. They really must think we are idiots: First we eat it, then spit it out. Should have thought that was a one time experience, but nooo, we do it at least once a day, never learning.

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 08:37 AM

The magnetic raven & rooster, where they split apart? You can put a note or a photo or something in them, they call them "memo holders".
My friend, a long long time ago told me that she once put toothpaste on her cat's nose (no idea why) and the toothpaste started eating away at the nose or something! :-$

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 08:39 AM

Not just bad-smelling, but dangerous as well?

I'm not brushing my teeth today!

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 08:41 AM

My electric toothbrush stands on my bathroom counter, and my tabby licks it, despite a) the fact that it must smell of mint, and b) my protests.

Laurie C
 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 08:45 AM

Laurie, maybe your tabby is braving the smell just to get to annoy you?

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 08:49 AM

I mean no disrespect at all, but between this and the bird book, I am becoming more unlikely to recommend this site to my friends. Back to the cute!

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 10:43 AM

Ceebs: D'oh!! I was trying to figure out how someone would stick a 3-D magnetic bird on the refrigerator. Nevermind. The heat must be melting my brain cells :P

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 11:02 AM

I had sent in a link a while back to a cool site called Uncommon Goods for a cute lamp, although they sell these, too, and didn't think to send the link to them. Here's the link that I *did* send: http://www.uncommongoods.com/item/item.jsp?itemId=14597

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 11:03 AM

OMG arbed!!! That is hilarious! Of course, I have a picture of my dog just like that...(not in my webshots album...yet...)
If it was less than $180 it would be MINE!!!

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 11:27 AM

I can fling a rhino across the room! RAWR I IS STRONG! xD

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 12:34 PM

I have a cat that eats tissue paper and plastic if she gets a chance...have to keep a close eye on her, she also has to inspect my medicine every morning. (Not yet Mom, I MUST sniff the bottle to make sure it's safe.)

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 01:03 PM

"I mean no disrespect at all, but between this and the bird book, I am becoming more unlikely to recommend this site to my friends. Back to the cute!"

I agree with TPK...

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 01:09 PM

Ceebs: you found my Candy Corn Nose Duck!! I can't believe that anyone would settle for naming these birds "moor hens." They are so insanely cute and weird. Just this morning they were racing back and forth across the pond. Half flying, half walking on water. Thanks a bunch.

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 01:46 PM

Oh cool Redz!! I am glad you saw that. Glad I was right, too, I thought I knew exactly what you were talking about but could not think of what they were called, eventually I remembered & I looked up "maw hen" and I think google asked me "do you mean moor hen?" so I thought, I don't know, maybe I do!
Anyway, I agree, they are very cool. I have some in my photo collection.

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 02:03 PM

I saw those at a store about a year ago. They're so cute!

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 03:20 PM

I don't understand how they keep their shape and I don't understand how someone thought of them.

 |  Jul 01, 2006 at 03:40 PM

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