Month: November 2008

  • If You Died Today, What Would Happen to Your Cat(s)?

    OK, admittedly not a topic we like to discuss. But if the worst were to happen, what would happen to your pets? When I hear stories like that of Laurel’s, whose dog and cat were saved after Laurel died through the extraordinary efforts of fellow Dogsters and Catsters, I ask myself what I would do …

  • Californians, Don’t Let Ahh-nold Tax Vet Services as Luxuries

    I read this on the Alley Cat Rescue blog, and am reprinting in whole here: Lastly, we learned of the latest in the battle facing animals, and this comes from somewhere unexpectedCalifornia may become the first state to tax veterinary services. Thats right! Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to use tax money to help the states …

  • Florida Cat Saves Man and Dog from Deadly Fire

    If you’re a cat owner, it’s not all that unusual to awaken in the wee hours to your cat clawing your face and meowing. But when Charley the cat woke up John Griffin from a sound sleep, he wasn’t looking for a midnight snack or playtime: Griffin’s house was ablaze, with flames leaping 50 feet …

  • Snuzz it Up or Snuzz it Down: Snuzzy Grows Thumbs!

    Maybe you’ve noticed a few extra thumbs hanging around Snuzzy’s house lately? Well, as our overall blog readership continues to grow, we find ourselves more and more eager to find out what y’all are digging and what you’re not digging. We LOVE when people leave comments–it’s the most honest and direct line of communication between …

  • Cat Sitter Checklist

    If you’re leaving your cats in the care of a pet sitter over Thanksgiving or the upcoming holidays, take a minute to review this Cat Sitter Checklist (courtesy of About.com’s Franny Syufy). Here’s what you should include in your checklist: Veterinary Information Provide your vet’s name, address, phone number and office hours, including info for …

  • Litter Robot vs. Cat Ninjas

    Everyone I know who owns the Litter Robot swears by it. After all, what’s not to like? Cool R2D2-esque space age design, compact footprint, and it maintains an always-clean litter box without a cat owner’s intervention. But as an unadvertised benefit, did you know it can also act as a workout partner to keep your …

  • When Cat Guys Go Bad

    In Dallas last week, a man wielding a baseball bat retrieved his lost cat at the Dallas Animal Shelter Monday, refusing to pay the $132 fee, and nearly running over two shelter employees in the parking lot as he escaped in his truck. Here’s the story as reported in the Dallas Morning News: Kent Robertson, …

  • Can pets catch colds from humans?

    Can dogs catch a cold from a human? We are looking after a 9-month-old Chihuahua who ended up in a dog pound for 24 hours before her mom rescued her back. She has started coughing and sneezing for the last three days. The cough sounds like something between a pig grunting and a goose honking. …

  • Monday Movie: Slinky

    Today we have a cat slinky double feature:

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