I’m still trying to get to skiing in Canada, but so many interesting dog-related events keep on happening in the news.
Hotel for Dogs is the new family movie out and it’s probably very cute. The interesting thing is that Swifter is the main sponsor for the movie (see this press release). You remember Swifter, right? Swifter makes those disposable flat or fluffy dust cloths that you attach to a special apparatus and swirl around the house and then discard. A few years back it came out that the sheets contain a chemical, similar to antifreeze, that attracts and poisons pets that lick their paws that have come in contact with the product. Lots of dialog ensued. And the box did always have that disclaimer on it about how you should keep it away from children and pets. Here’s what seems to be the take on this now: (see this article).
Swifter products are not dangerous to pets, even if the box says you should keep them away from pets.
Swifter, that has been losing market share of late, is spending big money to sponsor “Hotel for Dogs” hoping to ride the pet cult crest back into your house. It’s up to you. The home environment can be a very dangerous place if you buy every cleaning chemical you see and pour it about. It’s hard to resist; product marketers play up the battle to create order from disorder: the living room reflects the quality of the mind, clean and pretty house- clean and pretty people, my house is in control and so am I.
Dunno... I just dunno.