Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Pitbull VS Kitten (Real Love Real Fights)


This has got to be the cutest cat and dog video I have seen in a long time. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have. ;-)

Have a purr-fect and woofing great day!

Janet~

Friday, July 1, 2011

Jewelry made from cat hair??



Okay I love cats to death,but I have to admit that I would not want to wear their fur on my neck. I give this lady credit for her creations,but to me it's strange. What do you think?



jewelry have more to them than meets the eye — and might even be a little gross to many consumers.
That’s because the orbs, which Davis describes to Wired.co.uk’s Olivia Solon as looking like “oversized white pearls”, are made out of fur from Davis’ cat, Gaia.
The flame-point ragamuffin needs to be groomed regularly to prevent matting and, after noticing how beautiful and soft the fur is, Davis began to accumulate Gaia’s fur.
Davis’ technique?
She starts by taking a small handful of fluff, which she molds into a starter ball. To this she adds more fluff around the edges and then rolls it between her palms quickly until the strands of hair start to felt into tight, solid ball forms. She then stashes the balls until there are enough to make a necklace — which can take between two and three months.
Davis sells the jewelry on Etsy for $95-$280.Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/jewelry-made-from-cat-hair.html#ixzz1Qrxtv000


Have a purr-fect day!

Hugs,

Janet~

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sweet Tsar Will Be Missed~




This is adorable kitty named Tsar. Passed away last week. He belonged to a friend name Joanna. I just had to post a few pics to show you this adorable kitty that will truly be missed.



As you can see from the photos that Tsar was a fun loving kitty. He loved to pose for the camera and also loved his PeggySue catnip doll. Rest in peach sweet Tsar. I trust that the Lord is playing happily with you and that Joanna will see you again someday.


These are the words that Joanna posted on Facebook..

"It's hard saying good bye to someone you love... this was a hard week. My sweet Tsar passed over the rainbow this week and took a piece of my heart..was playing in the morning and waited till I came home from work and died in my arms.. And he wasn't sick - Joanna


Wishing you all a purr-fect week,

xo

Janet~

Monday, May 30, 2011

Coping With Pet Loss~


It is never easy to lose a pet. So I thought I would post some information for all of you who might have lost a pet or know someone who needs some pet loss advice. Hope this helps. It's from Care 2 .com


PetLoss.com – A pet loss grief support website, including personal support, thoughtful advice, The Monday Pet Loss Candle Ceremony, Tribute Pages, and healing poetry.
Tufts University Pet Loss Suppot Hotline – Callers speak one-on-one with staff members (trained by a psychologist) for as long as they wish.
10 Tips on Coping with Pet Loss by Moira Anderson Allen, M.E. – Very helpful tips covering everything from coping with feelings to deciding whether to stay with your pet during euthanasia.
ASPCA Pet Loss Support – Includes advice on everything from end of life care to tips on helping you decide if it’s time for euthanasia.
Care2 Pet Heaven eCard – Furry, fluffy, and fantastic. Not only are these cards sending a healing message, all Care2 eCards generate donations to great organizations.
Altar – After Byron passed, I created an altar in the area he used to eat. It included flowers, pictures of him, his dog bowl, collar and favorite toys. Having reflective moments in that sacred space proved to be very healing for me.Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/surviving-pet-loss.html#ixzz1NsxiPxuz

And here is a Rainbow Bridge Poem:

Rainbow Bridge Poem
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.


Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….


(Author unknown)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cat Anxiety-What You Can Do~



I came across another cool article for all you cat lovers. Do you have kitties that are afraid of getting into a cat carrier?? Read this awesome article for some good tips.


Men, children, people in general, thunderstorms, cars, other animals—all are common sources of cat anxiety. Often a cat’s fear begins with an initial bad experience—say, accidentally being locked in a car on a hot day. Cats express their fear in different ways. They may bite or scratch, run and hide, tremble, or even urinate when scared. Your job is to figure out what’s making your cat afraid and try to change those conditions.
By Pet Editor
Calming Cats in Carriers: A Gradual ProcessIt’s very common for a cat to be afraid of being locked in a carrier or travel crate while in the car. This action usually leads to a trip to the vet, and kitties are very good at anticipating what that may mean. You can help your cat get over that fear, but it will take some time. Start by leaving the carrier out on the floor with the door open and letting your cat explore it on her own. After she seems comfortable with the idea of the carrier being out in the open, place a treat near the entrance. If she eats the treat, put out another, a little farther into the carrier. When she takes that one, place another goodie inside the carrier, even farther toward the back. You may want to put a towel or a bed in the carrier to make it even more inviting. Eventually, the cat will get into the carrier, at which point you can start picking it up. Start by simply walking into another room and then letting your kitty out. Gradually increase the time the cat spends in the carrier and the distance until you can comfortably get her into the car.
Helping Your Anxious Dog Cope with Car Travel
Cat Scared of the Road? Take Her for a RideIf you have to drag your shy cat to the car or she trembles uncontrollably during the ride, ask yourself whether you take her in the car only when she has to go to the vet or boarding kennel (or someplace else that he might find unpleasant). If the answer is yes, take her for a ride around town or go somewhere pleasant, such as a friend or relative’s house. Keep your cat calm by doing this several times until she gets the idea that a car ride doesn’t always lead to a scary place.
Calming Cat-in-Car TricksIf your cat is afraid of the car, start to desensitize her by putting her in the car for a few minutes without turning the engine on. Then gradually expose her to more of the sensations associated with being in the vehicle. Work up to starting the engine, backing the car out of the driveway, and then actually going on a short trip. If you slowly desensitize her to more and more of the elements associated with a car trip, she will eventually learn to tolerate a road trip.



Have a purr-fect day!


Janet~

Thursday, March 31, 2011

True Story of Babu and Tami in Japan~ Love this!!


I came across a wonderful article written by Jake Anderson of Care 2 and just had to share it with all my animal lover friends. They really are Gods amazing creatures. You will just love this true story and want to hug this doggy.


You may have seen the video of the dog in Japan that refused to leave the side of another canine injured by the tsunami. Now another heroic dog story has surfaced, but this time it includes a person. Daily Yomiuri Online has reported a twelve-year old shih tzu named Babu very insistently led her owner straight away from their home right before the tsunami struck and up a hill. Immediately after taking their place on the hill, a very large muddy wall of water engulfed their house, where they had been just minutes before. Babu has a particular way of letting her 83 year-old owner, Tami Akanuma, know when she wants to go out for a walk, but there was something a little different about it that day. Babu was more animated, and the lights in the home had gone out, when she bolted out the front door. She headed away from the normal walking route and instead went towards a hill. Akanuma heard a warning message about a tsunami approaching over the community speaker system, and followed Babu. The dog kept running way, then waiting for Tami to catch up, repeatedly until they had traversed a kilometer. On the hill Tami looked backwards and saw the land they had just crossed covered in cold sea water and mud. Babu and Tami survived that day, which was the worst of the disaster in terms of the forceful destruction, and are now staying in a shelter with about sixty others. Akanuma’s house was about 200 yards from the coast in Taro-Kawamukai. The average life span is about twelve years and Babu just turned twelve.


Some believe Shih tzus descended from Tibetan dogs that lived over ten thousand years ago. Modern day Shih tzus are descended from just fourteen that were saved from the Cultural Revolution. It has been thought some animals can feel vibrations and hear sounds humans can’t perceive and therefore are alerted earlier to natural disasters like earthquakes.Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/dog-saved-elderly-lady-from-tsunami.html#ixzz1IC3voaUR


May God Bless all the people of Japan and their sweet animals too.


Hugs,


Janet~

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sassy and Pugs

Happy Wednesday Sweet Pet Lovers!
I hope you are enjoying the spring that has finally arrived. I have been super busy or I would have posted sooner.
Today I would like to share my sweet friend Emmas doggies with you.
She has such cute pets. I would like to introduce her newest member of the family. Her name is Sassy. She is a beagle. It is so unfortunate to know that she was abused,but thank goodness she is now in the loving hands of Emma and getting alot of the love she so richly deserves.
Here are two adorable pictures of her.















The last picture is Sassy and Pugs. Aren't they the cutest?? So glad I could share them with you. Emma I wish you all the happiness with you new addition and your other babies too. :-)





Hope you enjoyed the photos and thanks for stopping by to take a peek. Please feel free to leave a comment. I welcome them. ;-)
Janet~

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

5 Catnip Tips~

I came across some cool info regarding catnip and thought I would share...


Q: What is catnip?

A: Everyone has a weakness. For most cats, it’s catnip.

Here are five things every cat lover should know about this mysterious product that drives cats batty.

1. Catnip is an actual plant. A member of the mint family, Nepeta cataria L. (aka catnip) grows throughout the United States. The plant features small, lavender flowers and jagged, heart-shaped leaves that smell faintly of mint.

2. It’s easy to grow.Cat lovers who possess a green thumb can grow catnip from seed after the last hard frost of the season. As a perennial, this herbaceous flowering plant will return each year with proper care. Keep in mind that catnip requires plenty of room to grow and flourish, much like most felines. Once it grows, you will have the most popular house in the neighborhood — at least among the feline population.

3. Most cats love it. Catnip leaves and flowers can trigger chemicals in a cat’s brain that lead to bouts of energetic euphoria or laid-back laziness. For that reason, dried catnip and catnip-laced toys make regular appearances on pet store shelves. Mary Ellen Burgoon of Park Pet Supply in Atlanta advises cat owners to sprinkle dried catnip leaves on scratching posts as a training tool. Pinch the leaves first to release essential oils, and a little goes a long way. You also can refresh old toys by placing them in a sealed jar along with a sachet of catnip. It’s a great way to jump-start a fat cat’s exercise regimen.

4. Use with care. Once cats get a whiff of catnip, it’s best to leave them alone until they’ve lost that loving feeling. Catnip also can cause excessive drooling, so you may want to retrieve those cat toys after use. No one wants to step on a soaking wet cat toy. Burgoon also suggests storing catnip and catnip-laced toys in an airtight container or a cat-proof area.

5. People like catnip, too.Catnip also can be used for tea. The presence of a chemical called nepetalactone produces sedative-like affects in humans, making catnip a popular home remedy for headaches as well as insomnia. To make catnip tea, add one teaspoon of dried catnip leaves or three to four teaspoons of fresh catnip leaves to a mug of boiling water and let it steep.
As a pet lover, I get much more enjoyment out of watching cats enjoy catnip. Weird Nature’s video of cats catching a whiff of the plant is pretty entertaining. I also like to partake in a bit of digital catnip, courtesy of sites like LOLCats or Catbook. My feline-loving friends also may want to bookmark Animal Planet’s Secret Society of Cat People site, although it’s not so secret anymore. Enjoy! Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/5-must-know-catnip-facts.html#ixzz1DohuSF00

Have a purr-fect weekend!
xo
Janet~

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bringing an Outdoor Cat Inside~


Living in the city I have always had indoor cats, but I see plenty of outdoor cats and recently met someone seeking advice on how to get a stray she had befriended into her home for the winter. Part of me wonders if a feral cat might be happier to live outside, the ones in my neighborhood seem quite well-fed and frolicsome. But then I think of February in the Northeast, not to mention that Red-tailed Hawk that has been frequenting our backyard around breakfast time…
So, according to the Humane Society of the United States:


1. Transforming a free-roaming cat into a safe cat can be done, but it does require planning, persistence, and patience. The key is to make the change from outdoors to indoors gradually, until the new way of life becomes old hat. Many cats will adjust with minimal effort while others will be miserable–and let you know it. They may scratch at doors, claw at windows, yowl, and try to dash through open doors.


2. If your cat has never used a scratching post or a litter box, introduce both items well in advance of transitioning your cat to a life inside. If you’re feeding your cat outdoors, begin feeding him indoors. Then, instead of letting the cat back outside as soon as he’s finished eating, keep him inside for gradually longer periods of time.

3. Other members of the household may have to be “retrained” to close doors quickly and provide more stimulation for their feline friend. Playing with the cat is a great way to keep both his mind and his body in shape. Some former free-roamers will appreciate your providing “kitty greens” for them to munch on instead of your houseplants: Try planting grass, alfalfa, catnip, wheat, or oat grass (sold in pet supply stores) in indoor pots for this purpose.


4. If you live in a climate that has cold winters, that season may be the perfect time to help your cat make the transition to a life indoors. Your cat is likely to appreciate a warm, dry bed in which to snuggle. After the weather warms up and you’ve checked that screens are secure, open the window and let your cat feel and sniff the fresh air. Or, if your cat is docile enough, take him outside in your arms or on a leash attached to a harness.

5. If you’re having trouble slowly transitioning your cat to a happy life indoors, it may be better to go “cold turkey.” Letting your cat outdoors occasionally may only reinforce his pestering behaviors. Your veterinarian may prescribe short-term drug or homeopathic therapy to help your cat through the transition period


6. If you have an indoor cat who is scratching your couch or not using the litter box, think twice before you put your cat outdoors. Consult your veterinarian to rule out any medical problems that could be contributing to problem behaviors. If your cat gets a clean bill of health, work with your veterinarian, a trainer, or animal behavior specialist who uses positive training techniques. There is always a reason, from your cat’s point of view, for behavior that you consider to be inappropriate. He is not acting out of spite or revenge. Patience and persistence, not punishment, are the best way to get your cat back to his good habits.


7. If allergies or pregnancy make you think about putting your cat outside or even giving up the cat, consult your physician and learn how to manage those conditions while keeping your cat safe.


8. By providing for your indoor cat’s physical and emotional needs, you can create a safe and stimulating environment. Although domesticated several thousand years ago, cats still retain many behaviors of their wild ancestors. These delightful behaviors can be played out in the great indoors. A paper grocery bag, a cat’s vivid imagination, and your caring attitude will go a long way toward keeping you and your cat young at heartRead more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/bringing-an-outdoor-cat-inside.html#ixzz1CFCXmGZq


Hope you enjoyed these cool tips!


Have a purr-fect day!


xo


Janet~