It is hypothetically possible for a person to have a VERY LAZY pet that requires exercise yet stubbornly refuses to go on a walk. Technical experts probably refer to this as the “Garfield conundrum“ (or at least they should).
Instead of dragging the recalcitrant beast along with a leash, let’s motivate it to go on a walk in a more positive fashion by combining two objects:
- A food bowl (for a pet)
- A “flying disc” (or whatever the non-trademarked name for a Frisbee is)
… into a “flying disc” food bowl (Figure 1) that can be thrown by the owner.
A pet owner would simply fill the disc-bowl with dry pet food, throw it, and watch as their dog / cat / capybara / whatever chases the bowl. This process could be repeated as many times as is necessary.
This may be the next fitness and/or pet-stewardship trend. Get in on the ground floor by 3d-printing one yourself today!
PROS: Helps both pets and their owners get valuable exercise.
CONS: Substantially more labor-intensive than just going for a normal walk.
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