Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bret Michaels Launching New Pet Product Line

Bret Michaels, lead singer of rock band Poison, will launch his new product line "Pets Rock" at PetSmart this summer. Collars, beds and toys will include faux leather, flame decals and skulls. One of the dog toys is shaped like a tour bus filled with band members and roadies.

Bret Michaels at the Dodge Rock n' Roll Half Marathon
in LA October 2011 in support of the ASPCA

The past winner of the Celebrity Apprentice is an animal lover, owning many dogs and horses. It should be a fun line of pet products to watch for.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Pasha Talking Back To Mom

He just does not want to come inside.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

GuZoo must be closed

In 1987 a place called GuZoo was opened in Alberta, 100 kilometers northeast of Calgary. They call themselves a licensed zoo and animal sanctuary. Shortly after opening, their trouble s began. By 1993, an ASPCA investigator told the Calgary Herald, "I have nightmares thinking about these animals."

Various groups have united to see this place closed and the animals re-homed to better circumstances. In March 2011 a Facebook page with (warning: graphic) photographic evidence of animal abuse went viral. This got the attention of the Alberta government and in June 2011 they ordered the zoo to be closed

The owners' response was to declare GuZoo to be a church and then filed an appeal.

A judicial review slated for January 2012 was cancelled. The hearing has been postponed indefinitely and no rationale has been given for that decision.

In the meantime zoo owners are complaining about restrictions that have been put on them saying "it's bad for business" One example given by the owners is not being allowed to move animals on or off premises without permission. This hindrance means they cannot take advantage of opportunities such as feeding the big carnivores a farmer's dead horse.

It seems that rather than purchasing feed at approved facilities, these owners are not only purchasing dead animals from other farmers to feed to their animals, they have begun  euthanizing some of their animals to feed the others.

It truly is a tragedy


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Confused Baby Elephant - Adorable!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Exotic Animals in Ohio Returned

Who could forget last fall when Terry Thompson released dozens of wild animals he had in his possession and then committed suicide? Police had no choice but to shoot and kill 48 of the animals that were at large in the community. Six animals survived. They were taken to Columbus Zoo but unfortunately one died.

Yesterday his widow, Marion Thompson took custody of the survivors - two leopards, two macaques and one bear. She drove them to her farm in Zaneville. Sadly, state law doesn't allow officials to check in on the animals or to require any improvements.

Ohio is putting through a bill that will prohibit anyone from owning exotic animals but it will allow current owners to keep their animals. Hopefully the new law allows for officials to inspect these places.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Lost Pet? There's an app. for that

AT & T offers its customers a tracker called Garmin GTU 10. Nanny loves technology!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dog vs Cows

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome

I have posted before about Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome because my little boy cat has it. I found this video on You Tube (not Nanny's cat) and while it is heartbreaking to watch, I thought it was important to post because it may be helpful to someone who is wondering what is going with their cat but doesn't have a diagnosis. Nanny waited two years before being able to give a name to this bizarre behaviour.

Please share if your cat has FHS or if you know someone who does.