Archive for June, 2012

Spider-Cat Walks Down Side Of Fridge

Meet Piggy. Piggy is a cat that likes to spend time on top of the refrigerator.  Piggy is not a refrigerator magnet in the shape of a cat.  Piggy is a cat that enjoys spending time on the refrigerator. Which means that Piggy needs to get to the top of the refrigerator.  And get back […]

Lowell Herrero American Cat 2012 Wall Calendar

Lowell Herrero American Cat 2012 Wall Calendar Lowell Herrero’s 25th Edition of American Cat shows off pristine cats and their curious lifestyles. A full sized calendar grid on linen embossed paper. Buy

ASPCA Guide For Pet-Safe Gardening

Summer gardening is rewarding fun, but did you know that lots of common plants and gardening supplies could be poisonous to your animals? “Keeping animals safe from accidental poisonings should not end once you’ve stepped outside,” warns Dana Farbman, APCC pet poison prevention expert. “Protecting your pet from potential hazards in your yard is just […]

Don’t Forget: Not All Dogs Can Swim

Most dogs paddle.  But can they swim?  Not all of them – which can be news to new owners bringing them to summer water fun spots. If your dog takes to the water like a fish, then great. But don’t expect that to be the case with every dog. Watch carefully how they do in […]

Friday, June 22nd Is Take Your Dog To Work Day!

As card carrying members of Pet Sitters International (PSI), we are happy to share PSI’s 13th Annual Take Your Dog To Work Day® (TYDTWDay®) . Tomorrow, June 22nd employers are encouraged to open their workplace to employees’ four-legged friends to promote awareness about shelter animals and the increased need for proper animal stewardship, celbrate the […]

6 Cat Breeds That Actually Like To Play In Water

One of the oldest cliches in the book is the cat that doesn’t like water.  It’s a cliche because it’s pretty commonly true: cats usually prefer water in a dish or from a faucet, not all over their fur. But, as usual, surprises always lurk in the animal kingdom.  It turns out that several cat […]

Lobby For Animal Rights With The ASPCA July 27-30 in DC

Given that Washington DC is where every powerful special interest group goes to purchase their very own Congressperson on the free market for political results, why let arms dealers, bankers and  health insurance companies have all the fun?  Why not lobby Congress on behalf of more modest interest groups, such as our furry friends the […]

Pet Lifesavers: Cornell Veterinary School’s New Guidelines for Pet CPR

Nobody likes to think about emergencies, but if we put just a little thought into what could happen, and use that thought to prepare a response, we have a real chance at making a bad thing better.  It could be a matter of life and death for your pet. The veterinary school at Cornell University, […]

Rachel Ray: Pushing The Culinary Envelope, Or Simply Missing Some Commas?

[NOTE: We were hornswaggled - the above photo is, in fact a hoax (thanks for the heads up, Esther!).  Presented as originally posted for the chuckles nonetheless] You may be familiar with the effervescent Ms. Rachael Ray, having spotted her as she manages her television and internet cooking show empire. Called into the big leagues, some say, […]

Former Animal Care And Control Commissioner Declares Love For Sir Mix-A-Lot, Dogs

Former Chicago Commissioner of Animal Care and Control Cherie Travis shared this awesome pic on Facebook today, which suggests the 1992 rap classic “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot is on her playlist. Commissioner Confusion? While this is a neat thing to share, it has raised some questions.  The Facebook page today states that Ms. Travis is the […]

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