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Meet the man who sells testicular implants for dogs, “People thought I was nuts”
Yahoo News ^ | 26APR2012 | Eric Pfeiffer

Posted on 04/26/2012 10:21:40 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine

Gregg Miller says he's well aware that his business selling testicular implants for dogs invites just as many jokes as it does clients. That's because Miller's job is creating artificial dog testicles for canines that have been neutered.

"Dogs aren't stupid," he tells Business Week. "They would know if their eye was gouged out, or their foot was cut off. Why wouldn't they know if their testicles are now missing?"

But laugh all you want, Miller, 59, says his business has become a big success. He says 517,223 in all 50 U.S. states and 49 countries are now wearing "Neuticles" manufactured by his company. Though, as Business Week notes, even Miller can't avoid slipping into unintentional humor when discussing his unusual business.

"When Neuticles were introduced commercially in 1995," he says, "people thought I was nuts," he said.

But as the comedian Joan Rivers asked Miller, "What do they do?"

Miller claims the Neuticles gives dogs a sense of restored pride. Though he recommends the "very lifelike" (and more expensive) silicone version of his product (up to $600) compared to the "easily detected" though more affordable "rigid polypropylene version (about $150).

"Generally pet owners think (Neuticles) are genius and non-pet owners think we're insane," he says.

And while Miller offers several different styles and sizes, he also requires customers to include information about their dog's age, weight and breed before matching them with the right pair. "Going larger can create short- and long-term complications and discomfort for the pet," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Humor; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog

1 posted on 04/26/2012 10:21:49 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Probably inspired by the movie, “Van Wilder 2: The Rise Of Taj”.


2 posted on 04/26/2012 10:27:20 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I can see a market for extra smalls among the RINOs in Congress.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 10:27:49 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Only a man could think this was important to do.


4 posted on 04/26/2012 10:28:00 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Jack Hydrazine; John Semmens

I searched and searched for John’s name. I seriously thought this was satire.


5 posted on 04/26/2012 10:28:33 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I think that I will pop some popcorn, this outta be a good thread to watch.


6 posted on 04/26/2012 10:29:12 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (Newt 2012)
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To: rightly_dividing

How many hilarious comments before it gets banned?


7 posted on 04/26/2012 10:30:34 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“The years passed, mankind became stupider at a frightening rate. Some had high hopes the genetic engineering would correct this trend in evolution, but sadly the greatest minds and resources were focused on conquering hair loss and prolonging erections.” - Narrator, Idiocracy


8 posted on 04/26/2012 10:31:12 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

ping


9 posted on 04/26/2012 10:37:46 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: dfwgator
Som years ago there was a story about a show dog that might have been disqualified for show because he only had one nut. After surgery at a vet's the dog looked normal and its owner was sure he'd win a prize.
A week before the show, the dog dropped the other nut and the owner discovered his dog now had three nuts...
10 posted on 04/26/2012 10:40:22 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Bacon or liver flavored?


11 posted on 04/26/2012 10:40:44 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“people thought I was nuts”

No we thought you sold them.

I guess dogs like licking a pair only.


12 posted on 04/26/2012 10:46:14 AM PDT by THE_RAIDER (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing their idiot.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

A friend of mine bought a set for his great dane. Said it changed his personality . Gave him a sense of confidence.


13 posted on 04/26/2012 10:46:32 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

....and the guy who invented breast implants was a real boob.....the guy who invented Viagra thought he pulled a boner.


14 posted on 04/26/2012 10:48:02 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Do they come in RINO size?


15 posted on 04/26/2012 10:49:17 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1192 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Jack Hydrazine; Joe 6-pack

I don’t know if I should ping you with this or not? It does involve dogs... uh, yeah.


16 posted on 04/26/2012 10:49:51 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: null and void

“Do they come in RINO size?”

I don’t know if they’re into nanotech or not.


17 posted on 04/26/2012 10:55:41 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I used to think you were crazy, but now I can see your nuts. :)


18 posted on 04/26/2012 10:56:12 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Because he can, son...because he can.”


19 posted on 04/26/2012 11:10:24 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: Jack Hydrazine

20 posted on 04/26/2012 11:18:00 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

This guy is a big lib. Back in 2004, in the run-up to the presidential election, Larry Elder had this guy on his radio show. Larry was just interviewing him over his product, and jokingly said something about getting som neuticles for John Kerry. The guy went ballistic, and after a brief exchange of words with Larry, the guy hung up on the interview.


21 posted on 04/26/2012 11:20:48 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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22 posted on 04/26/2012 11:22:18 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Boy, this guy has a lot of balls


23 posted on 04/26/2012 11:22:21 AM PDT by rstark56
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I own a tool and die business, I build rubber molds for the rubber industry.

So many times I have seen products on the market and thought to myself “How do you explain that cavity shape to your coworkers, or the engineer from Ford when he walks in?”

Somebody had to build the tool to make it, hell someone busier than me the way the world is going...


24 posted on 04/26/2012 11:30:36 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: rstark56

Boy, this guy has a lot of balls
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

That isn’t quite what his business is all about is it?


25 posted on 04/26/2012 11:32:26 AM PDT by xrmusn (#6/98# Let's start from scratch by voting ALL incumbents out.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

They have been doing this in show cats for years!!


26 posted on 04/26/2012 11:46:36 AM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (We are screaming! I am Breitbart!! Invictus Maneo)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I saw this years ago, and I thought at the time that dogs need their masculinity just as much as humans do. The guy has my vote!

And if I’m ever lucky enough to have a dog again, I will make sure he has “neuticals!”


27 posted on 04/26/2012 12:32:53 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Four main food groups: chocolate, champagne, strawberries and chocolate. {le me})
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To: Amberdawn

“Only a man could think this was important to do.”

Empathy for the poor dog. I guess you would never miss them unless you had them to begin with, but I doubt if these snap-ons are as good as the real thing.


28 posted on 04/26/2012 2:15:12 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I saw this guy (immediately thought “Nu[e]ticles” on seeing the headline) on Penn&Teller show about “pets”. It was basically about how ridiculous people are about their animals.

“Why wouldn’t they know if their testicles are now missing?”

They DON’T know, moron, and don’t care. Neither do other outside dogs. It’s YOU, the insecure human male, who knows and cares.

Talk about anthropomorphing animals. This is another male thing that always bugs me. Give me a break; your testes aren’t that important.


29 posted on 04/26/2012 7:11:54 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: martin_fierro; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Jack Hydrazine.


30 posted on 04/26/2012 7:26:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Any AKC dog WILL be disqualified for not having 2 - neutered, monorchid or cryptorchid.

The dog in question was likely on the young side.

However, otherwise, that is fraud.


31 posted on 04/26/2012 7:31:58 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: TexasRepublic

Very true. I just wonder if the dogs “remember” having them, as they’re removed pretty early.


32 posted on 04/26/2012 8:21:26 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Well, I’ll give you credit.

You know a million times more about this subject than you do golf as you are right on target this time.


33 posted on 04/26/2012 8:59:55 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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