Monday, December 13, 2010

From Now On "Like" us on Facebook!

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Dog Tulip

This has been Toby and my winter night's reading!  Nothing better on a cold night than to snuggle with your dog and read a good book!

Beautifully animated and featuring the voices of Christopher Plummer, the late Lynn Redgrave, and Isabella Rossellini, My Dog Tulip is a bittersweet retrospective account of author J. R. Ackerley’s 16-year relationship with his adopted Alsatian bitch, Tulip.  The distinguished British man of letters, Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middle age, he came to adopt Tulip – a beautiful, yet intolerable 18-month-old German shepherd. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the “ideal friend” he had been searching for in vain for so many years. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, the film reveals Tulip’s sassy, often erratic behavior (and very canine tastes) and Ackerley’s fumbling but determined efforts to ensure an existence of perfect happiness for her.  A profound and subtle mediation on the strangeness that lies at the heart of all relationships, My Dog Tulip was written, directed and animated by award-winning filmmakers Paul and Sandra Fierlinger and is the first animated feature ever to be entirely hand drawn and painted utilizing paperless computer technology.

About J.R. Ackerley and the Memoir
Author J. R. Ackerley (1896–1967) was the literary editor of the BBC magazine, The Listener, for many years. His works include three memoirs, Hindoo Holiday, My Dog Tulip, and My Father and Myself, and a novel, We Think the World of You (all available from New York Review Books).

Monday, December 6, 2010

Camp Best Friends

Come check out what all the bark is about in our new camp room! 
Weekly camp partys! 
Call today for more information. (847) 634-9444

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Save-a-Pet Holiday Photos

A few of our friends that came by to help support Save-A-Pet.  We will be hosting another holiday photo session on December 18th from noon-3.  All proceeds will go to Save A Pet in Grayslake.  Call for more info, (847) 634-9444

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Angel Tree

Stop on by and make a donation to our Angel Tree!  We are gathering donations for Young At Heart and Nina's Pet Food Pantry, along with Save-A-Pet.
Together we can make sure all of our four legged friends have a Happy Holiday Season!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Pets For Vets

To see more amazing videos you can view the Pets For Vets website directly or view them on

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thanksgiving Feast For The Dogs

We are booking up fast, make sure to get your holiday reservations made soon! 
While you are enjoying your holiday feast, don't forget to sign your dog up for his!  Best Friends will be roasting a turkey this year for all of our furry friends.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Adopt A Senior Month

November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month!  Stop on by our Prairie View location and check out some of our adorable cats that are available for adoption.  For more information on these cats and other dogs and cats for adoption check out Young At Heart Pet Rescue.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pets Eye View Camera

In today’s internet age, pet owners have more tools than ever for sharing their pets’ lives with others. As Zootooers know, posting photos, videos, and thoughts about the experience of being a pet parent can connect us with millions of two-legged and four-legged friends.  But the 21st-century pet owner doesn’t have to stop there. New applications and gadgets allow pets and their humans to interact with the world — and each other — in surprising new ways.  The digital camera “Pet’s Eye View” gives owners the chance to experience life from their furry friend’s perspective. Available through such websites as at about $40 per unit, the device hangs loosely from your pet’s collar. Owners can program the camera to take automatic pictures every 1, 5, or 15 minutes, providing a unique record of a pet’s point of view.  If your pet isn’t ready to be a shutterbug, you can upgrade your own photos by trying out the first camera designed for pets. The Pentax Optio W90 has been programmed to detect the fuzzy faces of dogs and cats, and can be automatically set to snap the perfect pic the moment your pet’s face turns to the camera.  For pet owners who want to dive deeper into technology, social networking gadgets for pets have hit the market! Many individuals have joined Twitter on behalf of their pets, but did you know that your cat can now tweet on his own? Thanks to Cat@Log, a collar attachment, you can find out what your feline is doing all day long while you’re away from home. This small device operates with the help of an acceleration sensor, GPS, and camera — and then posts one of eleven original tweets depending on the information your cat’s movements are transmitting.