Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
I'll admit it. I use the voice that people reserve for babies and pets and talk nonsense to my cats. Admit it. You do it with your pet too.
Sometimes we make up a melody for the words and sometimes we put our own words to a familiar tune. Here is a sample of something my sister made up for one of my cats: Kizzy wizzy kitter kins. Who is a little wizzy witter wins?
Care to share your little ditty?
|Photo credit: Ha Ha Stop|
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
It has been several months since Toronto City Council voted to send the three Toronto Zoo elephants to the PAWS Sanctuary in California. Celebrity Bob Barker has agreed to pay all the expenses. The Toronto Zoo however, continues to delay the move. Zoocheck, an animal protection charity, is asking for people to sign an online petition in support of moving the elephants to California. Please read the article on City News Toronto and click the link at the bottom to join the petition.
|Crate training the elephants for their trip had already begun|
Photo: Globe and Mail
Thursday, October 18, 2012
You are not likely to see Humphead Wrasse on the menu at your local fish and chip place but they are hugely popular in some countries. The wrasse grows up to 2.3 meters (7.5 feet) and weighs up to 191 kilograms (421 pounds). They live as long as 30 years and take about 4 years to reach maturity.
|The greenish colour and two lines coming out from the|
corner of the eye indicates this is a juvenile wrasse
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
It is entertaining to see pets in Halloween costumes but we must also consider the safety and comfort of our pets. The ASPCA offers some good advice on their website in an article called "No Scardey Cats This Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips For Pet Parents". They also offer some great tips on protecting pets from candy and decorations that could be a hazard for cats and dogs.
|Nanny is a big Wizard of Oz fan so I like this one from PetSmart|
Friday, October 12, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Nanny's cat Sunny (orange kitty) decided he was going to take on my grandkitty Spencer but as he was about to "attack" out came Spencer's back foot. That one stretched out leg seemed to be enough of a deterrent as you can read on Sunny's face. Too funny!
Monday, October 8, 2012
Nanny has been ill for the past week so when I saw this information it really caught my attention.
Humans aren't the only ones at risk for contracting the flu this season: our furry friends can fall ill from the disease as well.In fact, flu infections in cats and dogs may be much more common than thought, experts say. And pets can catch the flu from their owners, research finds.One study of cat blood samples found about 30 percent of cats in Ohio had been infected with seasonal flu, and 20 percent had been infected with the H1N1 flu strain that caused the 2009 pandemic. Studies also suggest there has been an increase in cat flu infections since 2009.Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/10/08/pets-may-get-flu-more-often-than-thought/#ixzz28j1CRuXD
It's Canadian Thanksgiving and I want to say how thankful I am for my kitties .. oh ya, and my kids, parents, siblings, the rest of my family and my friends! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
|I saw this photo on Catster|
Sunday, October 7, 2012
St. Francis of Assisi Day celebrated on or around October 4 each year is a special time for folks to bring their pets to church to receive a blessing.
“Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of all living creatures. You called forth fish in the sea, birds in the air and animals on the land. You inspired St. Francis to call all of them his brothers and sisters. We ask you to bless this pet. By the power of your love, enable it to live according to your plan. May we always praise you for all your beauty in creation. Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures! Amen.”
|I saw this picture at All Poetry|
Saturday, October 6, 2012
I posted something about this earlier in the week and I wanted to post about it again because I believe in the campaign. I also think it is a really clever way to bring attention to an issue we all feel strongly about - ending puppy mills.
Visit the ASPCA and sign the pledge then take a badge for your own website.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The ASPCA has kicked off a campaign to stop puppy mills called "Cats Against Puppy Mills". This is a really cute spin on things. Watch the video and visit their website and take the pledge to not purchase anything from a store that sells puppies.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
I always enjoy learning about new things. When I learned about the ligre - a cross between a lion and a tiger I wanted to know why this is being done.
So what is a ligre? According to Liger.org in an article titled "Do These Creatures Called Ligers Really Exist?"
Yes, ligers are the offspring of a male lion and female tiger. The offspring of a male tiger and female lion is called a tigon. Ligers tend towards gigantism and are generally larger than either of their parents, whilst tigons are generally smaller or at least no larger than their parents. Like most hybrids, both are usually sterile, but occasionally a female will be fertile and can be bred back to a male lion or tiger, producing:Lion + liger = li-liger
Lion + tigon = li-tigon
Tiger + liger = ti-liger
Tiger + tigon = ti-tigon