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The following patent was issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office on May 3, 2005.

Vending System for Pet Items and Method

patent#: US 6886715

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posted on 2/8/2006, patent issued on 5/3/2005

F.I.D.O. – Forget Inessential Dog Owners

Has there ever been a machine more detrimental to animal-human relationships? If your dog no longer relies upon you as the "treat-master", you may find yourself cut off like a sack of jewels at a spaying clinic.

This "vending system" packs "a ball, a container of water or drinking liquid, a pet-food item, a pet grooming item, a pet health item, a non-ball pet toy, a collar, a leash, an I.D. tag, a whistle and a waste disposal kit" – everything a dog going solo needs to eat, drink, brush, play and obey local curbing laws.

What? Timmy fell in the well? It's time the little accident-prone bastard learned a lesson: Nothing gets in between Lassie and his Scooby Snacks.

Vending System for Pet Items and Method

Comments on Vending System for Pet Items and Method

Andrew | Dec 6, 2005 7:01 AM
This vending machine system seems vague- for some dogs it is hard enough to teach them to sit or stop barking, but this seems like a 'far fetched' trick. I think it will be a product that a few weirdos buy but no one would ever use. It will be a perfect gift for anyone who owns the human-dog collar.

Julie | Dec 6, 2005 7:01 AM
I just wanted to inform the writer that you don't get your sack of jewels cut off at a spaying clinic - they "neuter" males and "spay" females... unless for some STRANGE reason male dogs now have ovaries in their "sack of jewels!"

.jess | Dec 5, 2005 10:01 PM
i heart my doggies and would use something like this all of the time. i think its a great idea!

Mike Garrett | Dec 5, 2005 12:01 PM
Dubi, listen up, the guy is patenting the design concept. What You want him to design is a vending machine that DOGS CAN USE. My dog is not a paragon of self-control, give him a debit card and a machine like that and I'd be up to my ears in doggy toys in ten minutes flat. I mean it, no ATM card for the little Bozo until he can keep his cell phone charges under control!!

tiny | Dec 5, 2005 3:01 AM

kittylovesherdoggy | Dec 3, 2005 7:00 PM
Clever!! I likes! Now how the hell is this supposed to work??!!

FinalCSI01 | Dec 3, 2005 12:01 PM
Who was the moron that thought of this, where does the owner put such a mostrosity?

Tampa Tom | Dec 2, 2005 4:00 PM
Uhhh, OK, where do the dogs keep the change? I mean, they don't wear pants, so they have no pockets....

Mike Brown | Dec 2, 2005 8:01 AM
I don't know how much of a threat this really is - in my opinion, any dog who can manage to carry money and figure out a vending machine keyboard deserves a treat at the very least.

Dubi | Dec 2, 2005 8:00 AM
In what way, exactly, is this different from any regular vending machine? How the hell can this be construed as an inventive step?!

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