PHOTO OP: Bear Family
PHOTO OP: Bear Family
Kitty Day Spa Opens in Downstairs Bathroom
A new day spa aimed at cats has opened in the downstairs bathroom. Previously occupied by a puppy dive bar, the new high end spa highlights the shift among businesses in the area toward catering to an increasingly feline clientele.
Called “Flush,” the new spa offers a range of services, including its signature swirly water massage.
“This is an up and coming part of the house,” said Melinda Baker, who owns Flush and reports that first week sales have been strong. “We’re really excited about the future.”
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Puppies Hash Out Startup Idea Over Coffee
It may be a cliche, but the coffee shop is a really great place to get work done. Many amazing startups were conceived and built at coffee shops, especially of those in Cambridge, MA, close to the campuses of Harvard and MIT.
Curly and Skip, two young canine entrepreneurs, recently sketched out the details for what they hope will be the next big dog social network while meeting for coffee at a trendy Kendall Square coffee house.
“I can’t get into too many details,” said Joseph Yan, who will join the two dogs as founding CTO, “but basically we’ve come up with an algorithm that can mimic butt sniffing digitally with 98% accuracy. Dogs will be able to tell if they’ll be compatible before they make a date at the park just by running our app.”
The team is applying for space at high profile startup incubator Dogpatch Labs.
Via Piero Sierra.
Cat Needs More Time to Pay Off Loan Shark
Terry the cat is in deep. Really deep. After his prediction that the Celtics would come back from a three games to none deficit and beat the Knicks in the first round of the NBA playoffs failed to come true, Terry owes about five large to a local moneylender named “The Clamps.”
“After the comeback win in game five, I thought maybe Terry had a chance, but now…? He’s kind of screwed,” said Jason Willis, a friend of Terry’s. “I wish I could help, but I just don’t have that kind of cash.”
Terry has until Friday to pay his loan shark back, with interest, or else things could get ugly.
“They call him ‘The Clamps’ because of how hard he squeezes his customers,” said Willis. “I would not want to be in Terry’s shoes.”
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Dog and Bunny Vacation in the South of France
“Rey and Cody always wanted to go to Europe, specifically France, where Rey has family,” explained Todd Garlinghouse, who walks Cody on Thursdays. “They just didn’t have the money, plus all that planning is stressful. The Groupon was a great deal and really perfect for what they wanted to do.”
The two return on Thursday and have been sending back loads of Instagrams of their adventures.
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Via Scott Kinmartin.
Cat Forms Uneasy Truce With Roomba
Simon the cat has always hated the vacuum, but at least there was plenty of warning when it was about to make an appearance. First the hall closet would be opened, then the cord would need to be unwound. More than enough time to pick a good hiding spot and wait out the terrifying racket that would always ensue.
But then Roomba arrived.
Though not as loud as the other vacuum, it can be just as scary — the way it arrives without notice and zips about the room like it has a mind of its own.
Simon isn’t quite sure what to make of Roomba, yet, but for now he’ll maintain his distance, remain wary and keep a watchful eye. As long as Roomba stays away from Simon’s scratching post, there won’t be trouble.
Via Eirik Newth.