Month: April 2009

  • Pet Airways is Officially Taking Reservations

    Pet Airways, the first-of-its-kind pets-only airline service started taking reservations this week for flights out of New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Denver, and Los Angeles. And, they’re offering an Introductory Special rate of $149 each way, for travel between any of the cities they serve. The only humans allowed on Pet Airways flights are the …

  • Bob the Cat Reunited via Facebook

    Okay, all you naysayers who decry Facebook as a productivity-sucking waste of time, think again. Bob the Cat, missing for two years, was recently reunited with his family thanks to…. Facebook Bob held a special place in the hearts of Shane and Nicole Meide. He joined their family just after they returned from their honeymoon. …

  • Mr Higgins Living the Good Life after Katrina

    The following is a repost from SF Weekly. It’s the story of a 27 lb. orange tabby who was rescued from Katrina’s flood waters and relocated to San Francisco, where he works as a matre d’: When the lunchtime crowd filters into SoMa’s Eddie Rickenbacker’s, the establishment’s de-facto matre d’, Mr. Higgins, makes sure to …

  • Kittengarten Keeps Cats in Homes and out of Shelters

    With the current explosion in the number of cats being surrendered to shelters due to economic woes, it’s more important now than ever to do whatever it takes to keep people from turning their cats in to sheltes due to behavioral problems. To that end, the Washington Humane Society has developed a “Kittengarten” class to …

  • Cat Dubbed “The Donald” for Built-in Combover

    UPDATE!!! Our friend Diego let us know that The Donald came through surgery without incident. Read about it here. An 8-yr-old Oregon tabby, currently cared for by the Willamette Humane Society, has earned the moniker “The Donald” for a furry pouch that hangs over his face like an ill-conceived combover. The stray has been at …

  • Update on Bonded Cat-Dog Pair Seeking Furever Home

    Last weekend we reported on a strongly bonded cat-dog duo who had been surrendered and was seeking adoption in Northern California. The Marin Humane Society reports the good news that Frieda and Morgana have been adopted by a lovely Marin County family! Woooo Hooooo!!!! Enjoy your new home, you two!

  • Pet Project from Martha Stewart

    I’ve spent a lot of time at Martha Stewart Pets recently, waiting for the announcement that Skeezix is the winner of their Easter photo contest. It’s a site well worth bookmarking, chock-full of projects and petkeeping ideas for you and your pet. And don’t tell Skeezix, but her French Bulldogs Francesca and Sharkey are just …

  • Contest: Fresh Step Cat Litter Photo Contest

    Fresh Step has teamed up with Martha Stewart Living for a photo contest. The entrants are judged on merit by qualified judges, not by a rating system or popular votes, so if you have a great photo it will actually stand a chance of winning. In addition to getting some great prizes, the winner will …

  • Giveaway: Lisa Stewart Print & Notecards

    Our friends at Modern Cat are hosting a bonus giveway this week. Leave a comment on the giveaway post to be entered in a random drawing to win the fabulous feline print and notecards by artist Lisa Stewart pictured above. And as always, if you’re signed up to receive the Modern Cat newsletter you are …

  • Is Raw Food Better Than Commercial? Or is it Worse?

    I want to start by setting guidelines for comments on this post. The subject of pet food in general, and raw food in particular, has a knack for triggering strong emotions. People on both sides of the raw food debate have been known to post comments to this blog when they are angry or offended. …

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