AN “ADULT TOY” FOR DOGS. Really, you can’t make this up. Though I wish I were . . . . But hey, it’s all about kindness, really, and enlightened self-interest: “During the doll’s test period with a few canines, including the Maltese Flock (responsible for the idea), the pets showed a better quality of life based on less anxiety, less barking, and less territorial demarcation. In other words, the dogs live a better life, satisfying their repressed sexuality, in some cases for many years.” I don’t want to be the guy in charge of the “easy-to-clean reservoir,” though.