Author Topic: $40,000 SCUBA suit for pet dog!  (Read 3534 times)

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$40,000 SCUBA suit for pet dog!
« on: March 17, 2014, 12:54:51 PM »
http://science.howstuffworks.com/zoology/mammals/scuba-cat.htm

I actually think this is pretty awesome, but I couldn't resist posting it here. The guy also built a SCUBA suit for his cat for $20,000.

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Re: $40,000 SCUBA suit for pet dog!
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 06:30:39 PM »
For his...cat? Has this man ever attempted to put a cat in water?

That was one of my first thoughts too, but the cat seems pretty happy about the whole thing.

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Re: $40,000 SCUBA suit for pet dog!
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 02:53:37 PM »
I imagine putting a cat in a SCUBA suit provides it with the same experience as going to a restaurant, having a steak brought out and then being told you can't touch the steak.

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Re: $40,000 SCUBA suit for pet dog!
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 03:40:10 PM »
For his...cat? Has this man ever attempted to put a cat in water?

That was one of my first thoughts too, but the cat seems pretty happy about the whole thing.

In the article he says something to the effect that the cat liked water -- before he went ahead with this.  That said: It looks like the cat's been fed a Quaalude.  (I've known a few domestic cats that love water.  They're rare.  But they're sorta fun in their oddity.)

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Re: $40,000 SCUBA suit for pet dog!
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 05:53:38 PM »
I have a cat that will only drink running water. If she hears you showering without her, she'll stand outside the bathroom and yowl until you let her in so she can sit on the edge of the tub, watch you bathe and stick her head in for some water every once in a while.

Interesting. Our cat is fascinated by running water. Always runs in the bathroom when the shower is turned on, then jumps in once we turn the water off. We have to close the toilet lid when we flush because otherwise she would jump in the toilet bowl once the water drained! She doesn't mind drinking water from a dish though.

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Re: $40,000 SCUBA suit for pet dog!
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 10:18:50 PM »
All I've taken from this thread is that cats are funny. I am rather pleased with this takeaway.

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Re: $40,000 SCUBA suit for pet dog!
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014, 10:19:13 PM »
For your viewing pleasure.

http://animalsbeingdicks.com/

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Re: $40,000 SCUBA suit for pet dog!
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Re: $40,000 SCUBA suit for pet dog!
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2014, 06:22:12 PM »
For his...cat? Has this man ever attempted to put a cat in water?

Haha! Now that paints a funny picture :)