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Thursday, 27 June 2013

New Standard Animal T-shirts

We've just added to our shop a load of new T-shirts by American brand New Standard. Their high quality T-shirts each feature illustrated designs by different artists. Almost all of them feature animals in one way or another, so we just had to snap them up for you guys.

You can see the full range over on our dedicated New Standard T-shirts page, but here's a sneaky look at some of our favourites.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Is this the world's ugliest dog?

Meet Walle. He walked away with the top prize at the World's Ugliest Dog Contest in California yesterday, winning his owners $1,500 in prize money. Although, by 'top prize', we mean that a bunch of humans got together and declared poor old Walle to be the ugliest dog around. If he ever understood the concept, he might just be a little offended... But anyway, well done Walle, good boy!

Walle is a 4-year-old dog and a mix of three breeds: beagle, boxer and basset hound. Following his glorious victory, he's now set for a glittering career in the limelight with TV appearances, including on Jimmy Kimmel Live (one of America's leading entertainment shows), already booked.

But is he really that ugly? Other than his flappy-skinned little ankles, he seems like quite a normal dog to us. In fact he's actually quite handsome, in a way, especially when you compare him to some of the other dogs in the competition (see the below examples - especially the top one).

What do you think? Is Walle really the ugliest dog in the world? Let us know in the comments.

...and if that's all been too much for you, head to the Dog Clothing & Gifts page in our online shop, for some truly beautiful dog-themed products for humans.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Nyan Cat T-shirts

Check out our fantastic new Nyan Cat T-shirts. Adult sizes are available, and we have the T-shirt in a standard cut (below) and a fitted women's cut (below below). They are both officially licensed Nyan Cat products printend on high quality 100% cotton. Both come in a very bright blue, which is great as they have arrived just in time for the start of the British Summer (which must be due to start up again any day now!). 

This is the standard adult Nyan Cat T-shirt, available here: www.zoohood.co.uk/nyan-cat-t-shirt-adult/

...and this is the fitted cut, designed for women: www.zoohood.co.uk/nyan-cat-t-shirt-women/

Who is Nyan Cat?

Nyan Cat is the name of a character featured in an internet meme, which went super mega viral at some point in 2011. It takes the form of an animated GIF or a Youtube video, depending on your persuasion, and is basically an 8-bit cat with a pop-tart body flying through an endlessly repeating expanse of space with a pixel rainbow trailblazing behind. As you do. The Youtube video (see below) also comes with an appropriately nuts theme tune, and one version goes on for 10 hours. It's had almost 100 million views at the time of writing!

So join in the madness, and get yourself one of these fab Nyan Cat tees! Nyannyannyan...

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

New In: Purple Pop Jumpers

Check out these fantastic animal jumpers made by Brighton-based clothing brand Purple Pop. The lightweight polyester material used allows them to print designs which cover the entire garment. They're available in adult sizes, and as you can see they look absolutely amazing. 

You can buy them, and other jumpers with animal-themed designs, at www.zoohood.co.uk/jumpers-hoodies.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Elephant Tree Arch

Check out this amazing photo of an elephant tree. Half tree and half elephant, it appears to be a tree complete with wooden sculpture to make it look like an elephant. Or perhaps it's an elephant equipped with some kind of shrubbery backpack. We don't know what it is exactly. We don't know where it is either, but we'd really like to go there!

The question is, is it real? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Product Spotlight: Dinosaur Onesie

We thought it would be fun to shine the light on one of our favourite products. As you can see it's completely awesome: a dinosaur onesie for adults. It's made by Sazac, a Japanese brand which is widely regarded as the original and leading manufacturer of this type of product (animal-themed adult onesies).

It's made of a super-soft polyester fleece material, so it works well as pyjamas as well as (obviously) a cosplay or fancy dress costume. Dress up as a Tyrannosaurus Rex, or you could equally get away with Godzilla. It is Japanese after all!

This dinosaur onesie features a pointy set of white teeth and the hood has a red inner lining, which really enhances its ferociously bloodthirsty appearance. It also has a set of green 'spikes' (if you can call them that - they're very soft) running up the back of the outfit. It's suitable for adults up to about 6ft tall.