Nov 19, 2011

Today is National Get a Pal for Your Pet Day!

For the longest time, Pimp was an only child. Then Moo came around and turned our world upside down.

That little menace just bullied his way into my heart and Pimp's favorite spot on the bed -- and life is so much better now that it was before!

That's why we love today. It's National Get a Pal for Your Pet Day, sponsored by P.A.L., or Pets Add Life. Because they do add life to our lives. Lots of it.

I can't imagine only having one cat now. In fact, today Moo had to go on a little staycation for a couple hours. My landlord was going to come by to drop off the lease for next year and check the place out, and I'm only supposed to have one cat. So, I packed Moo and his food bowls up and he went to stay at a friend's for a couple hours.

And I was miserable! And secretly, Pimp was, too. He tries to act like he doesn't like Moo, but I know he really does. He enjoys the company and having another cat around. I'm gone all day for work all the time, and this way they at least have each other around!

Plus, Moo keeps Pimp in shape and young. They chase each other around the house like crazy! Sometimes I think I have buffaloes instead of cats. I wonder what the people below me think.

No matter! Pimp is burning calories, thanks to Moo, and that makes his life better!

Some reasons why you should get a pet a pal:

--They get more toys! Twice as many even, if they're lucky.
--They get more treats! Pimp always picks up Moo's scraps.
--They get more exercise! It takes two to chase.
--They get more love. Sneaky Moo loves to give Pimp a little lick every now and then.
--They get more company. There's always a best friend around.

Pimp would not like me sharing this... but I have proof that they love each other.

P.S. That is our old house... and our old couch! That was before I discovered the wonders of microfiber. ;)

So what are you waiting for? There is somecat or somedog in a shelter somewhere just waiting for you to bring them home so they can make both you and your pet's life better!

This post is sponsored by the Pets Add Life campaign and the American Pet Products Association. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the benefits and joys of pet ownership, which is nice, of course, but I would have done it anyway! :)

Nov 18, 2011

Kitten Attempts His Great Escape

This tiny kitten has a big comfy box, padded and cozy with plush towels and a bed, but there's a whole big world out there just waiting to be explored!

And so he plans his great escape. Carefully at first (it's tough being so little!), but then he gives is one strong, brave big-boy push...

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Nov 17, 2011

Cat Answers the Phone

When you call this house, chances are you're not going to hear "hello" when the phone is answered. What you'll probably hear is "meow!" instead.

Whenever the phone rings, Fred runs right over to answer it. Sure, maybe he just doesn't want to hear that darn ringing noise anymore, but it's more fun to think that he's answering the phone!

Hello? Meow! Hello? Meow. Meow?

Nov 16, 2011

Daisy Dings for Treats! (And Some Special Pawprints)

Daisy the Curly Cat is one of my favorite cats in the cat-blogging world, and she very smart, too! In this video, she shows off her new trick -- she rings a bell for treats!

Her Mommeh, as she calls her, taught her that every time she dings the bell on the counter, she gets a treat. She is very good at her trick, and it is fun that she also shows how she learned it!

I think if I taught Pimp this trick, none of us would ever get any rest around here, what with the non-stop dinging...

Also, yesterday I sent a little email out thanking everyone who contributed to Bully's surgery. I was so touched by all the support, that I can't begin to tell you all how much all your comments and kind words mean to me.

In my email, I mentioned that I had gotten a plaster pawprint of Bully's little foot, and that I have four of these now from parking lot kitties that we've helped to the Bridge. They are all very special.

Someone asked if I would share a picture with her, and I did. But I also thought you all might like to see, too. Kitty paws and noses are my favorite part, so I love having these as a tribute.

Clockwise from the top left are Daddy Meow, Boo, Bully and Daisy.

Nov 15, 2011

Two Cats Tuesday: Moo Wants Out!

I posted one of these pictures on our Facebook page this week, and here's the rest of the set in a slideshow!

Every single time I sit out on my beach balcony, Moo is just dying to get out there with me. I don't let him, because it's not screened in, but sometimes I'll take him out holding him and sit in the chair so he can get the fresh breeze.

Poor thing, huh? This is what I look at every day I work from home!

Can't see the slideshow? See the pictures here.

Mooooom! Let me out with you!

Nov 14, 2011

Retired Military Dog Meets Kitten for the First Time

Chef is a military dog who is now retired and living a happy, easy life. This is his first time ever meeting a kitten!

He has no idea what he's supposed to do with him at first, but you can tell how gentle and sweet he is. This particular kitty was adopted out, but Chef does have a kitten sibling of his own now, and they love each other very much.

In the video, you can notice how Chef's tail is docked. It says he was injured in active duty and they had to remove it. Chef is a hero!

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Nov 13, 2011

Kitty and Baby Show Off Their Bellies

Harry the cat is just lounging around with him human baby sister, Penelope. I think he might actually be trying to teach her to roll over! He is a good brother.

And he pets her very soft. Such a sweet kitty!

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