Massage for your dog in Vegas? This is stupid - even for Donald Trump
USA Today has an item today on the Trump Hotel in Vegas, where they're now offering an in-room massage for a person and their pooch for $150.
"The hotel's "Paws Massage Package" costs $150, and covers a 30-minute massage for a dog owner and one for Fido (here's hoping the pooch likes to be touched by strangers.) Pets also get use of a dog bed, pet treats to eat, and a water bowl with fresh bottled water."
I don't know about you, but I feel sick. I LOVE dogs. Adore them. Had several and took care of them. But a massage? I probably wouldn't pay for one for my children on a holiday. I'd never consider it for my dog, unless it was on death's door and needed the peace.
The USA Today story adds that there's even fine print to the deal. First of all, taxes and gratuities are extra. Which makes me wonder, how much do you tip a dog masseuse? Is it based on the size of the dog or the temperament? I mean, I'd rather have to massage a golden retriever than a bull mastiff, or one of those stupid Paris Hilton dogs for that matter. The worst a retriever will do is drool on you.
The story also says the room at the hotel, naturally, costs extra (and some can be had for a very reasonable $99, so there's that). But the story also says pet owners "have to pony up a $200 nonrefundable cleaning fee, part of which will be donated to the local SPCA."
What a stupid deal. But there probably are enough stupid people out there to do it. And Trump knows he'll get publicity from his deal from the stupid media. Hey, wait, that means....