But I digress. After all, this isn't a blog about humans, it's a blog about the money this human spends on animals. And although I almost made it to the end of the month, I officially exceeded January's pet budget by buying a gift for our canine house guest, Icarus. What did I buy that broke the threshold? A Full Bully Stick Cane, 36" ($9.99).
The Full Bully Stick Cane is so much bigger than your average bully stick -- in fact, a full 30" bigger than your average bully stick. And for just under $10.00, it's a pretty good deal on a cost-per-inch basis. Oh man, it's the best joke. After I bought the Bully Stick Cane at Pets On the Run, I carried it home like it was my royal staff -- yes, I'm the kind of royalty that proudly parades large intimate parts of bull carcasses around the five boroughs.
The Bully Stick Cane was (literally) a big hit with Icarus. The first thing he did was grab one end of the stick with his mouth and jump up on the recliner, almost knocking over the lamp with the other end of the stick. I was delighted. Then he got down to business, really stinking up the living room.
A boy and his magic pipe. Lulu wanted in on the action, too. She eventually had the Bully Stick Cane all to herself -- it was nearly three times her body length. Her radiant happiness (and filthy mane, featuring bits of the bully stick) was captured by Justin in the photo below.
Lulu was also featured chewing on the Bully Stick Cane in a raw, uncut horror movie filmed by Justin at our apartment. Release date T.B.A. Leave your kids at home.