Saturday, December 31, 2011

Nanny's Picks for 2011

Some stories touched us more than others this year. These are some that stand out for me.

Patrick, of course. The dog that was thrown out with the trash and left to die. Rescued, loved, fought over and then finally adopted by the folks who loved him the most.


The heart breaking dog who wouldn't leave his friend injured in the Japan tsunami. It was later reported that both dogs were rescued and doing well.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Baby lion gives up his best roar

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Twin Polar Bear Cubs

 They have a better chance for survival than they would if they were born in the wild. Still, it makes me sad to see wild animals being kept in concrete and bars and raised by humans with masks and gloves on. How about you?

Monday, December 26, 2011

Monday Meowsings

Did you know that cats' hear better than dogs'? It's true. Everyone knows a dog has a keen sense of smell though. Better than humans and better than cats. So if a dog can smell a cat from a distance, isn't it a good thing the cat can hear the dog coming?

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sunday's Child December 25, 2011

Look at that little tail going! It was love at first sight.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

12 Dogs of Christmas

I hope you enjoy this furry rendition of The Twelve Days of Christmas.

On the ______ day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

A Poodle in a doghouse 

Two St. Bernards 

Three Cocker Spaniels 

Four Basset Hounds 

Five Golden Retrievers 

Six Boxers Boxing 

Seven Huskies Howling 

Eight Sheepdogs snoring 

Nine Chihuahuas chomping 

Ten Dalmatians dancing 

Eleven Labs a laughing 

Twelve A CAT!

~ Unknown

Have a Very Merry Christmas!
Nanny McFur

Friday, December 23, 2011

Why do cats and dogs fight?

Nanny found some very interesting answers to this question. They were so obvious I wondered why it hadn't occurred to me before now. I've made a bullet point list here. You can read the full article for more detailed explanations.

  1. Dogs will playfully "bound up to" cats and want to sniff their behinds as a social greeting. Cats see it as a large animal coming at them and they don't appreciate having their buts sniffed.
  2. Dogs happily wag their tail. To a cat a wagging tail is a sign of anger and aggression.
  3. Chasing is part of dogs' play. For the cat, not so much.
Of course dogs and cats don't always fight. Many live together in harmony in the same home for years. Still, understanding how the behaviours may initiate discord is very helpful.

Two more sleeps! Are you excited?

Lots of love,

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sneaky Ninja Dog

With the stealth-like skill of a cat, watch this dog as he stalks and captures his prey!

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Monday Meowsings

You know when people see a cat's litter box, they always say, "Oh, have you got a cat?" Just once I want to say, "No, it's for company!" 

Borrowed from My Smelly

Friday, December 16, 2011

8 More Sleeps

 Just like children, dogs are always so very excited to open their Christmas presents. Nanny is always fascinated by how they know there is something beneath the wrapping paper that is for them and they know how to get to it. A cat would think the blob of wrap was the present and start batting it around. Lily sure knows what to do, doesn't she?

This little guy is my boy Sunny with his Christmas present from last year from Grandma and Grandpa. Of course, the biggest delight was the bag with the tissue inside.

It really is a lot of fun including our pets in our Christmas traditions, isn't it?  Happy Saturday and enjoy the Blog Hop!


Does your dog watch TV?

According to the answer seems to be "not really". Here is what they have to say:

Because of the anatomy of a dog’s eyes, the dog cannot tell what an object on the screen actually is. But the movement and shapes he is able to see can be pretty intriguing. The sounds emitted from the television are attention-grabbing as well. Because dogs can pinpoint the directional origin of sounds they hear, the TV can be quite aurally entertaining. Although experts say that a dog’s acute hearing can differentiate between a television sound and a live sound, many a dog still seem to be fairly well entertained by the sounds coming from the set.
Nanny thinks the following video would prove otherwise. What do you think?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday Meowsings

Cats love to help

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This pic comes from a delightful pictorial that documents a family's cats "helping" at different stages of tree decorating. Well done and very cute. Click here to view.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Bella Bowls for cats and dogs

Aren't these cute? I was given these dishes to try out with my cats and I really like them a lot. They are pretty and practical. They have a stainless interior and poly-resin exterior. The ring on the bottom keeps them in place when your pet is eating from them. It is also removable so you can clean it properly. These ones are little which is just fine for the kitties but they also come in different sizes for dogs or other pets. For more information contact Loving Pets.

Enjoy the Blog Hop and the rest of your weekend!

Friday, December 9, 2011

A Friday Funny

I came across this picture yesterday. I may have posted it before but it made me laugh so I wanted to share it today. A lot of cats sit like this. Does yours? Mine fondles his foot. I always ask him if that is his favourite footie. So cute.

Sunny chillaxin' on my bed

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

What's your caption?

(Sorry folks. Nanny forgot to record where this picture was from.)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Put away the gun, Elmer

The town of Cammore, Alberta has been faced with the problem of an overpopulation of feral rabbits. As is always the case when this sort of thing happens the local authorities issue a death sentence. In the most horrible manner, they plan to capture them and gas them. But there is hope.

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Animal Rescue Corps (ARC), a non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, D.C. has offered to take care of the problem implementing a humane solution. ARC has offered to capture, sterilize, and relocate all of the rabbits.

The town hasn't commented on the offer. You were hoping I would say "the town jumped at the offer", weren't you?

Praying for the bunnies,

Monday, December 5, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cute Catz Cat Anatomy

This was shared with me a short while ago. Cat lovers will find it very informative (Nanny learned something she didn't know before too). It is also very creative. It doesn't quite fit my page so follow the link to see the full version. You may also want to check out Cute Catz Facebook page

Cat Anatomy graphic created by Matt Beswick for Pet365. Click below to see the full size version.
Cat Anatomy Infographic