Monday, December 15, 2008

Eat the Rich!!

What would the season be without at least one story of wretched excess?

This one seems to fit the bill nicely. Ho Ho Ho!

Economic Stimulus:

from the Daily Mirror (London)

A British surgeon will spend an estimated 250,000 pounds ($370,000) to equip her luxury home in Gloustershire with a state-of-the-art, three-room suite for her two Great Danes, including cameras so that she can monitor them via the Internet while she is away.

Instead of an ordinary dog door, a retina scanner will control entry, and rather than rely on human stewards, the big darlings will be dispensed filtered water and dry food automatically in self-cleaning bowls.

A temperature-regulated saline spa is available for relaxing dips before turning in for the night on sheepskin-lined dog beds.