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Mac Miller: Colors and Shapes

Mac Miller: Colors and Shapes

Filmmaker Sam Mason and a talented team of collaborators created this visually spectacular and emotive animated music video for the late Mac Miller’s 2014 collab with Thundercat, Colors and Shapes. The video follows Miller’s dog Ralph as heads on a metaphorical journey through a world filled with characters inspired by the song.

Mini Dog Treat Maker

Mini Dog Treat Maker
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Betcha the Shiba Inu that sold cigarettes in Tokyo could’ve made a doggone mint selling homemade pet yummos with this Mini Dog Treat Maker by Dash. The nonstick plates heat evenly to cook fresh bone-shaped treats in minutes, and the Recipe Guide shows how to use pet-safe natural ingredients already in your home kitchen.

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Pack of Dogs Playing Cards

Pack of Dogs Playing Cards
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Artiphany’s playful deck of cards is a great gift for dog lovers. Each card is decorated with fanciful illustrations of dogs doing what dogs do best – frolicking, making a mess, and being generally adorable. They also make a deck for cat people.

GPCA X Clip PRO Leash Set

GPCA X Clip PRO Leash Set

This sturdy leash kit is designed to improve comfort for both you and your dog. Its steel or titanium carabiner can be used as a handgrip or hands-free on a belt loop, and its 360 collar clip spins smoothly and won’t pinch your fingers. The complete set includes a six-core rope-style leash that can handle even the strongest dogs.

Grab & Go Dog Leash + Bag

Grab & Go Dog Leash + Bag
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The handsome Grab & Go Dog Leash Bag by Spruce Pup keeps all your dog-walking essentials ready 24/7. The handled main pouch has compartments for human stuff and a zippered pocket for dog treats. The outside has a phone sleeve, key clip, belt clip, poop bag access, and a G-hook bottle opener on the leash.

DNA My Dog Breed Identification Test + Dog Training Bundle

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Knowing your dog’s breed and genetics can help answer questions about their health, demeanor, and abilities. This bundle includes a DNA My Dog breed identification test, plus 12 hours of lessons to help train your pooch to be a better dog citizen. Get a $10 in-store credit with a $50 purchase in The Awesomer Shop through 8.29.2021.

Making a Low-Poly Dog Sculpture

Making a Low-Poly Dog Sculpture

Andrey Kazantsev of Dirt Customs makes amazing low-polygon-count metal animal sculptures. Watch as he welds together a wonderfully pointy Doberman sculpture from dozens of pieces of precision-cut metal. He ships internationally, and his contact info is on his Instagram page. That giant panda sculpture blew our minds.

Bite Club

Bite Club

In the latest misadventures of Aaron’s Animals, resident kitty cat Prince Michael decides he’d prefer to live life as a dog and joins an underground group of like-minded felines known as “Bite Club.” Turn closed captions on to see what Michael is really thinking.

Hex Nut Dog Sculpture

Hex Nut Dog Sculpture

Metalsmith Alec Steele takes a momentary break from forging cool things to create a sculpture of his dog, Yoga. After measuring his pup’s proportions, he created a wire skeleton, then welded together numerous steel nuts in various sizes to form the metal dog-ppelganger’s bust.

DNA My Dog Breed Identification and Genetic Screening

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Curious to know what breeds are in your dog’s DNA? This test not only will give you that information with 99.97% accuracy but can also provide details on their genetics and any health risks they may face. Just want to know your dog’s breed and age? There’s a less expensive kit for that. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.

Illuminated Apparel Dog Collars

Illuminated Apparel Dog Collars
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Help keep your dog visible on night walks or running around your yard with one of these bright LED collars from Illuminated Apparel. They have reflective stitching for added visibility, are water-resistant, and can run for up to a day on a charge. Available in blue, pink, or green, and S/M or M/L sizes.

Dog Agility Course Master

Dog Agility Course Master

We have two dogs here at The Awesomer HQ, and all they know how to do is bark and demand belly rubs. But Omar von Muller’s Belgian Malinois dog, Monkey, is a bit more of a show-off, having honed his skills on this challenging obstacle course that includes balancing between two ropes and doing paw-stands along a beam.

Dog Made of Dog

Dog Made of Dog

Does your dog shed a lot? Now that we’ve seen this video, we know what to do with all that hair that comes off when you brush them. Simply gather up some fur, activate your inner artist, and get to crafting a fuzzy replica of your pup like this impressive needle-felted doppelgänger.

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Pointilist Dog Wall Sculptures

Pointilist Dog Wall Sculptures
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Artist Yoni Alter creates these awesome abstract pointillist portraits of dogs by printing colorful circles onto a wooden silhouette in the shape of a dog. They come in a variety of breeds, and limited-edition art prints are available for each dog as well. We also love his 3D-printed bearded collie miniatures.

Staple Dog

Staple Dog

Brooklyn artist James Haggerty creates images using staples as his medium. After wowing us with his Star Wars series, he made an incredible portrait of their family dog, Doxie. The finished piece is made from 75,738 staples in a variety of colors. We love how he arranged the staples to create the hair texture.

Balloon Dog Bookends

Balloon Dog Bookends
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Teach your old books a new trick with these playful bookends that feature a duo of inflatable doggies showing off. The bubbly and joyful red pups are made from cast resin, while the angle structure is made from sheet metal for weight and stability. Each bookend measures 9.75″ L x 4.75″ W x 7.75″ H.

Did You Feed the Dog?

Did You Feed the Dog?
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In our household, if we don’t feed the dogs at exactly the right time, our mongrels protest to let us know how we’ve been depriving them all their lives. But if your dogs aren’t as vocal, you might want this simple wall chart, which reminds you and others in your home if your pups haven’t been fed yet.

Boston Dynamics in the ’90s

Boston Dynamics in the ’90s

Boston Dynamics has made a name for themselves with their humanoid and animal-inspired robots. We’ve previously met Spot, their robo-dog that can handle all kinds of terrain and carry small payloads. Future Punk made this fun video that imagines what Spot might have been like had he come out in the 1990s.

Making Akita Dog Candies

Making Akita Dog Candies

Montreal’s CandyLabs shows us how they make hard candy treats featuring the face of an adorable akita dog. There’s something so satisfying about watching all that gooey hot sugar as it’s worked into shapes, then rolled smaller and smaller before being sliced.

Dog in a Car

Dog in a Car

“How did he get his license?” David Beukes‘ silly short film is about a dog who meets up with a friend and gives him a ride to the Post Office. This family-friendly, low-fi animation is just the kind of mindless silliness we could use these days.

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Squeakee Balloon Dog Robot

Squeakee Balloon Dog Robot

Moose Toys turned up at the 2020 New York Toy Fair with Squeakee, a robotic dog that looks just like a shiny balloon animal. It responds to basic commands and touch, and you can even “pop” it with a pin. While it’s certainly not as sophisticated as Sony’s Aibo, this toy is sure to be a big hit with its quirky character – and its $60 price tag.

Tennis Ball Dog House

Tennis Ball Dog House

Dogs love tennis balls. To celebrate this cherished relationship, architecture firm CallisonRTKL created a very special doghouse, covered with 1,019 tennis balls – each of which can be removed to play with. The 3D-printed doghouse was auctioned off to benefit the SPCA of Texas, but we’d love to see this sold in kit form.

Cat and Dog Road Trip

Cat and Dog Road Trip

Prince Michael the cat makes a new friend, and heads off on an epic road trip in this silly short film from AaronsAnimals. It’s basically Planes, Trains, and Automobiles with a cat playing the Steve Martin role, and a dog playing John Candy’s part.

The Michael Jordan of Dogs

The Michael Jordan of Dogs

Meet Spitfire. He’s a 7-year-old whippet with an impressive track record as the world’s best dock diver, which as we just learned, is a competitive dog sport. ESPN takes us inside the world of this talented canine, whose records seem as untouchable as the best athletes of all time. (Thanks Zico!)

Jenga Dog

Jenga Dog

We can barely get our dog to sit or lie down, but my_aussie_gal’s Australian shepherd is smart and patient enough to play Jenga. Watch in awe as her talented pup Secret manages to remove the wood blocks without toppling the tower.

Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears

Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears

Have you ever noticed that while wolves have pointy, upright ears, most pet dogs have soft, floppy ears? Skunk Bear explores the fascinating and puzzling evolutionary biology of wild versus domesticated animals that created these distinctions among others.

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