Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Picture Credit: Carlos Portos

What's your caption?

Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday Meowsings

If your dog thinks you are the greatest, don't seek a second opinion.
~ Unknown

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday's Child February 26, 2012

Sunday's Child February 26, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

World Spay Day February 23, 2012

This event is presented in partnership between the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International along with other animal welfare organizations, businesses and individuals.

It's purpose is to create awareness around the importance of spaying or neutering pets, as well as feral cats and street dogs, in order to reduce the growing number of animals who are homeless or brought to shelters where many are euthanized.
Events have included low- and no-cost spay/neuter clinics, providing life-saving veterinary services for low-income families, fundraisers to benefit spay/neuter programs, and educational efforts spreading the message about the importance of spaying and neutering pets.
To find out how you can make a difference visit World Spay Day Event Portal

Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday Meowsings

"The playful kitten, with its pretty little tigerish gambols, is infinitely more amusing than half the people one is obliged to live with in the world." 
- Lady Sydney Morgan

Picture from Create With Joy

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Pet Dental Health Month

I was thinking about the cost involved with surgical dental work for cats and dogs or even  having them anesthetized so the vet can clean their teeth. The saying goes that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and the first thing that came to mind is brushing the pet's teeth at home.

I must say I felt a lot more confident after watching the following video. I like this vet's advice about taking it slowly with the cat to get them used to it without being afraid.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lovey Dovey

My little boy cat, Sunny, is always interested in everything I am doing. If I'm doing something at the table, he jumps right up there to check it out and to see if there is any way he can be involved. If I'm standing at the kitchen counter he comes running over to me and makes that cute little chirping sound that cats make. It goes up high at the end so I know it is a question. "Whatcha doin' mom? Can I see?" All I have to do is bend down to show him and that satisfies his curiosity.

Earlier in the week I decided to gather the spare change I had been collecting and roll it at the kitchen table. How I wish a second person had been there to record the cat's reaction. My goodness, you would have thought he was expressing all the love and gratitude for everything I had ever done for him since we first met all at once! He went back and forth rubbing himself against my face, head butting me, and purring.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday Meowsings

A cat isn't fussy - just so long as you remember he likes his milk in the shallow, rose-patterned saucer and his fish on the blue plate, from which he will take it, and eat it off the floor.
- Arthur Bridges

Saturday, February 4, 2012

PETA Vs Phil

Every time PETA gets a headline where the story is conjured up for attention it frustrates me beyond compare. Recently they grabbed attention for their protest at Washington's Potomac Phil's inaugural Groundhog Day appearance. Leila Sleiman, PETA's D.C. Outreach Coordinator came to the event accompanied by a person in a raccoon costume wearing a sign that read "Buy a crystal ball. Leave wildlife alone!" I don't believe they did their homework on this one.   Potomac Phil is a stuffed groundhog.  

PETA recently posted a phony story on their website titled "See PETA's Groundhog Day Over and Over" written by Joseph King. They claim to have bought the rights to the 1993 movie Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray. They explain their intention is to change the ending to one where Phil is rescued and taken to an animal sanctuary.  Full story. There is no disclaimer to indicate the story is fake so I'm sure some folks will believe it is true.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

1999 Groundhog Scandal

(First published January 29, 2011)

Those of us who live in Ontario Canada will remember "Williegate". In 1999 we learned that Wiarton Willie, our official prognosticating groundhog, had died just two days before Groundhog Day. He was 22 years old. The story graced the pages of every newspaper in the country accompanied by a photo of old Willie in a little coffin, dressed in a tuxedo with coins over his eyes, and a carrot between his paws. There was no groundhog waiting to take his place so officials decided to proceed with the planned festivities (sans the shadow event) and allowed thousands of visitors to file past Willie's coffin and pay their respects.

Photo copywright The Star