Metro Pets

By Sharon Gomes Thomas

The elections are a few weeks away. Don’t forget to vote and have your say. It’s a privilege to be able to cast your opinion. Your pet may not be able to raise a paw, or nibble away a hanging chad, but she can certainly have fun with the political process too.

Your pooch can munch away on a yummy Republican Elephant or a scrumptious Democrat Donkey cookie. Either way, I’m sure she’ll vote that you stock up on these. Pick them up at The New York Dog Shop at 46 West 73rd Street, New York, NY

Isn’t everyone’s pooch tried and true red, white and blue? If there’s any doubt of your dog’s pledge of allegiance, get her one of these cute shirts. She’ll declare she’s proud to be American. Pick them up at Trixie + Peanut Pet Emporium, 23rd East 20th Street, New York, NY

Catnip for political kitties can come in small packages shaped like AH-nuld or an exiting president. The Political Animal series of cat toys can be pawed at www.FatCatinc.com

Your all-American baby will proudly display a patriotic spirit with the adorable red, white, and blue Patriotic Pearls. Swarovski pearls with alternating red and blue crystal rondelles, with an all-American star pendant in sterling silver and pave-set cubic zirconium are sure to make any pet look star spangled. Available at www.OscarNwman.com and Precious Pets, 895 First Avenue, New York, NY

After listening to political debates and verbose pundits, let your dog rest her weary head on a red, white and blue quilted bed from Plow & Hearth. What could be more apple-pie than this 100% tribute to comfort? Check it out at www.PlowHearth.com.

Don’t forget – Register to vote!

Originally published October 2008
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