September 26, 2007

Reality show going to the dogs

Filed under: Animals,Dutch first by Orangemaster @ 10:08 am

Totally fed up of seeing famous Dutch people (who nobody knows outside the country) ballroom dance, teenagers singing in English in the hopes of becoming American singers (they know what their chances are if they sing in Dutch) or cameras following backpackers in China trying to hitch a ride with no money? There’s something new coming up: Holland’s Next Dog Model. Look, the name is in English – again.

People are passé, dogs are the new people. The only creatures cuter are babies (debatable), and that would surely open a legal can of worms.


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September 6, 2007

Five-star dog hotel to open

Filed under: Animals,Dutch first by Orangemaster @ 10:03 am

Gilze-Rijen, Noord-Brabant has a Dutch first in their midst: the first dog resort of Europe. Owners can leave they holiday guilt at the door instead of their family pet, according to Dutch paper De Telegraaf. The dogs get their own room and much space, and can use the pool and the doggy park.

Hotel owner Ad van der Valk (our Dutch Hilton man) took this initiative together with a group of entrepreneurs who experience this guilt with their furry friends. The luxury dog resort represents an investment of about EUR 3,5 million.

(Link: zibb)

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