10 Live Luxurious Lifestyles Enjoyed By Animals
Pampered pets are nothing new. People have been spoiling their cats and dogs for a long time. But below are ten animals that live in luxury and are treated like royalty.
1. Day Spas For Your Dog
Believe it or not, but but spas for dogs have become big business. More and more of these places are popping up all around the world. Pet owners take their pooches to lavish in luxury as the pets experience jacuzzi baths, exfoliations, and coat treatments.
2. Pedicures For Giraffes
Chester Zoo in England is home to a giraffe named Thorn. Due to some health problems involving Thorn’s joints and arthritis, he requires daily pedicures. Zoo staff feed him treats and talk nicely to him as a specialist sands the 16 foot tall giraffe’s hooves.
3. Pet Monkey Treated Better Than Most Children
Audrey Ricci lives in Florida with her two pet monkeys. She pampers them and treats the primates like they are actual human infants. Every day the monkeys get bathed, dressed, and fed. Plus, they are allowed to watch cartoons.
4. Yoga Classes For Dogs
For over 2,500 years, Yoga has been practiced by humans searching for enlightenment and a sense of purpose. Now dogs can get in on the fun too. “Doga,” as some are calling it, is a fad where people and their pets can enjoy massages, meditation, and stretching. Originally a popular in Asia, this trend has recently exploded with popularity in the West. “Doga” studios can be found in almost every major city.
5. Hair Dying For Dogs
People have been giving their dogs haircuts for centuries. But a new trend in China takes things to another level. Pet owners are dying their dog’s fur so that the pups look like other animals. Panda bears and tigers are the most common dye jobs, but stylists can recreate almost any other creature as well.
6. Airlines Exclusively For Pets
Would you pay for your dog to fly first class? Some people are. In fact, Pet Airways specializes in this. The Florida based company works to provide “pawsengers” with luxurious accommodations as they are flown from city to city in style.
7. Aromatherapy For Lions
When most people think of lions scented pillows aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, as Paignton Zoo in England has discovered, these fearsome jungle cats are a sucker for pleasant smells. Indu, on of the zoo’s female lions, loves her peppermint scented pillow and carries it around with her. The zoo is also starting to provide other species with their own scented objects.
8. Strollers For Pets
There’s a good chance that you’ve seen these in your city, but dog strollers are becoming more and more popular. Expect to see more of these as pampering pet owners continue to buy them.
9. The Yorkshire Terrier Owner Who Spent $160,000 On Her Three Dogs
There’s loving your pets and then there’s going overboard. Louise Harris, from England, has spent over $160,000 on her three Yorkshire Terriers. That’s over $50,000 a piece! How was all this money spent? Harris bought her pets jewelry, dresses, emeralds, and massages.
10. Gourmet Dog Food
After numerous pet food recalls, owners started cooking for their pets. Homemade meals have become a huge deal and there are tons of cookbooks about all kinds of different dishes. You can find all kinds of recipes. Whether its something simple, or a gourmet entree like the “Parmesan Pleaser.”