Sunday, November 28, 2010

Meet Eecheb and Annie

Inseperable best friends Eecheb (orange cat in photo) and Annie.  The name Eecheb comes from a character on Star Trek: Voyager. Eecheb has a pretty decent overbite which makes him all the more impressive. He lives with his best friend Annie (grey cat in photo) and their mom and dad in Toronto.  More to come on these two next week. In the meantime, look for them of Facebook, Twitter and Google Buzz.
Nanny McFur

Loves his sister

Just hangin' around

Sunday's Child November 28, 2010

And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

THE BARKING LOT: How to stop your dog from jumping

"If you have a dog that jumps, this can be a bad situation. A dog that jumps is a nuisance and could knock someone down, causing bodily harm. He may jump on family members, visitors or even yourself. What can you do? It's not too difficult to stop your dog from jumping. With the proper amount of consistent training, any dog owner can teach their dog to get off people and stop jumping."

Excerpt from an article written by Leslie Gallagher. Full article here:

THE BARKING LOT: How to stop your dog from jumping

Friday, November 26, 2010

Update: Coco's Week with Nanny

What a sweet little dog Coco is! A very curious and playful pup, she loves to get her picture taken for sure.  Coco is very much loved by her pet parents and pet siblings.

Ready for her close up

Even better close up

Got her hair done for the occassion

No more pictures please

Waiting for mom - ready to go home now

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday's Child

And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Meet Coco

What do you mean no chocolate for the birthday girl?
 Coco is a Cock-a-poo who just turned 3 human years old. She is smart, funny and spoiled like any baby of the family would be. She loves long walks with her Daddy through the park or along the River Trails. She has some close friends, Bug, Bear and Leo, who she loves to play with in her yard or theirs!

Watch for Coco this week as she joins Nanny on Facebook, Twitter and Google Buzz.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Update - Winnie's Week With Nanny

So sad to say goodbye to this good natured little girl. What a sweet cat to have around the house. She is cuddly and also good entertainment as she is so playful. Winnie is like that kid in school that had all the best toys so you always wanted to play at their house. Her mom spoils her with all the best. She has the Laser Bolt and the Undercover Mouse (Nanny's Favourite). She has lots to keep her busy. I've included links below to the toys so you can check them out.

Morning Yoga

Helping with the laundry

Too tired to keep going
Look for Cocoa tomorrow to spend next week with Nanny.

Until then,
Lots of Love,
Nanny McFur

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Let's Start the Holidays Early

This is one happy dog. Wouldn't it be great if we "grownups" enjoyed this much snow?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Top 3 Reasons To Adopt A Dog

Top 3 Reasons To Adopt A Dog
By []Matt LeClair

Have you been thinking about getting a new puppy? Are you looking to bring a new companion into your home for your children to play with? If you want to get a puppy for you or your family, then you might want to consider adopting a dog instead of purchasing one from a breeder. Both methods are perfectly fine for acquiring a new puppy, but adopting a dog has a number of great advantages.

1. Save a dog from a bad situation
Sometimes puppies have the misfortune of being raised in poor living conditions whether it be due to the irresponsibility of the breeder or the lack of any proper home whatsoever because of abandonment. Regardless of the circumstances, dogs can sometimes be left in unfavorable situations which can be turned around by those caring enough to bring them into their homes. To adopt a dog that is born into a bad situation or has no hope is an act of kindness and good faith.

2. Raise a dog that would not otherwise be cared for properly
Often times people bring dogs into their homes with the best of intentions, but later realize that they are just not able to be the most suitable dog guardian and cannot provide the best care that it needs. When owners cannot properly care for their pet, sometimes it is best to let someone else adopt a dog in order to provide a better life for it.

3. Form a long lasting companionship
You most likely have heard the old saying "A dog is a man's best friend". This really is true and one reason that you might want to adopt a dog is to be able to have a companion that will love you unconditionally, which is all that a dog in need wants to do.

Article Source: [] Top 3 Reasons To Adopt A Dog

Monday, November 15, 2010

Horse Playing?

I didn't know horses played. Did you?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pit Bull Ban Goes Too Far

Recently, Cesar Millan visited Canada and was not allowed to bring his equally famous companion Junior with him because pit bulls are banned in Ontario. I find this outrageous. Why can circuses come to town with all sorts of animals that really are dangerous then? Ontarians aren't allowed to keep circus animals in their homes either so why are entertainment companies like circuses allowed to bring in dangerous animals but Cesar can't bring the perfectly tame and socialized pit? The video below shows what a lovely dog Junior is. What do you think?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Winnie Spends the Week with Nanny

Does this cat know she's cute? You betcha!
This is Winnie, a 2 year old DSH who was a rescue kitty.  Able to leap tall armoires in a single bound and faster than a speeding bullet when she spots an escape hatch.  Able to send adult humans fleeing in terror with a single swipe of  her mighty paw.  Bold, audacious and daring. Or so her mom tells me. Nanny thinks she is a little softie. Very sweet and playful.

Look for Winnie this week on Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz and Digg. More about Winnie next week.

Until then,

Update - Spencer's Week With Nanny

 Spencer's week with Nanny was lots of fun. This charming cat really should hold a Guinness record for the world's cutest cat with the best disposition. Here are a few more pics of this cutie petootie.
His favourite place to sleep


Playing with friends

Happy to see his Mom

Saturday, November 6, 2010

In Honour of Rememberance Day

I don't know how I got to be this ripe old age and only just learn that dogs have played an important role in wars throughout centuries. Even today, dogs are serving along side our Canadian military in Afghanastan.

One Canadian dog who bravely gave his life in WWII alongside his human comrades was named Gander. The Newfoundland dog was formerly named Pal by his original owners who gifted him to the Royal Canadian Rifles who were stationed in Gander, Newfoundland (hence the new name). Gander went overseas with them to Hong Kong Island. It was during an attack that Gander picked up a grenade and carried it away from the men. Tragically, Gander was killed, but his act of bravery saved many men's lives. In 2000 Gander was posthumasly awarded the Dickens Medal. It is known as the animal's Victorian Cross and Gander is the only Canadian dog to receive the award. Gander is remembered in the book shown below written by Robyn Walker. You will also find a petition to raise a memorial to him on Facebook:

Nanny encourages Canadians to visit Veterans Affairs Canada website at to learn about ways you can support Veterans' Week.

On November 11th please pause for a moment of silence to remember the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

As always, much love,
Nanny McFur

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Koodos to Pet Crazy!

Nanny was shopping for cat food today at Pet Crazy in the Lynden Park Mall in Brantford. When I was ready to check out I noticed a small acquarium on the counter that had some writing on the front. It was a note explaining that the little occupant had suffered a stroke and could no longer walk so Pet Crazy was going to be its home. There was a little shelter in the corner of the acquarium and all I could see was a long tail sticking out. When the store clerk came to the counter I asked him about it. He told me she was a rat. As soon as we began talking the little animal started to wriggle out of its hiding place. She managed to get out, and turn herself around. She was trying to turn around facing me but couldn't manage it. She did look at me over her shoulder a bit though and, even though I am not a fan of rodents, I could see that she really was a sweet little thing who was being very curious about this person standing outside her new home. In spite of her disabilities she hadn't lost her spirit or inquisitive nature. The store clerk explained that she seemed to be getting better and could walk a bit but not very far.

Nanny is very impressed that Pet Crazy would show this level of compassion for such a "lowly creature". When I got home, I checked out their website and found they have a lot of valuable articles. I'm recommending you check it out at

Nanny is giving Pet Crazy 5 out of 5 biscuits!