Thursday, May 31, 2012

Quips, Quotes, Thoughts and Other Notable Sayings

Hey, my humans have been busy the last few weeks, so I've been able to snope around again---  here's a really cool quote that's got quite a bit of truth to it too!

"True friends are those who really know you but love you anyway."
-Edna Buchanan, Writer

Monday, May 21, 2012

Cat Care Tips

I'm thinking about Cats again this morning- not sure what is wrong with me -something I ate maybe?  Oh YEAH!!  My great aunt was here recently and she was chatting about how great her cats are- on and on and on and on....... so I must have them on my mind.  They sound like great cats- I hope to introduce you to them one day soon.

Anyway, I want to share another cat care tip with you today from Kurtt Schmitt of Cat Lovers Only

"The litter box is one of the most important things in your cat's life. Litter box problems can be hard to solve, so it's best to do things right in the first place.
Here are some guidelines...

  • Place the litter box on a hard, flat surface.
  • Have one more litter box than the number of cats in the house.
  • Place a litter box on every floor of a multi-level house.
  • Make sure the box is not in a noisy or busy area like the kitchen, but not in a remote area either. It has to be just right.
  • Make it easy for elderly cats or cats with mobility problems to get in and out of the box. If needed, steps or ramps can be set up.
  • Have a large enough box for large cats.
  • Use unscented, scoopable litter.
  • Don't exile your cat to a cold, wet basement to do her 'business.'
  • Don't use box liners. Many cats seem to hate the feel of the slippery plastic.
  • Never change litters quickly. Instead, pour a small amount of the new cat litter in the box and mix it with the old. Add more each day, replacing litter that gets used with the new variety.
  • Don't ever "rub her nose in it" if she has an accident. Always praise your cat for positive behaviors, and simply clean up messes if they occur. If your cat has repeated problems with the litter box, she may be ill, or the litter box or litter itself may not be to her liking."
 You can learn about cats on their page,

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday's Friend

"Hello to You!"
Happy Friday Humans!! One more day to get through and you'll have the weekend!! RUFF! RUFF!!!!!

Allow me to introduce to you my Friday Friend.  Having just celebrated Mother’s Day it seemed like a great idea to tell you about a wonderful mom! Monica is a gorgeous kitty (yes, I just said that- but please don't share with the guys!) with a beautiful coat and unique markings.

She has been a terrific mom to her 4 kittens and now she’s ready for her own forever home. Monica is about 18 months old and loves attention. Her purr can be heard from across the room and she happily rolls on her back for belly rubs. Monica loves being brushed and petted (RUFF!!-my favorites too) and will purr and tell you how much she appreciates it! 
Can you give her the loving home she’s been waiting for? To learn more about Monica please visit her on the PetConnect website: PetConnect Rescue Adopt a Cat - Monica

"Aren't I the Cutest Cat?"

"I'd Make a Great Friend!"

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Quotes, Quips, Thoughts and Other Notable Sayings

I'm sharing a quote this morning I found in my human's files.....

"Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job!"
- Franklin P. Jones

"Yes, Scratch Right There!"
So, is there anything wrong with this???? ..... anybody need something to do????  

Monday, May 14, 2012

Cat Care Tips

Yes, I know, a surprise title!  I used to have a cat brother up until a few months ago and he was a pretty good guy.  But, I don't know much about taking care of cats so I asked Kurt Schmitt of Cat Lovers Only  and to share some of his expert advice.
"A Cat's Wonder"

"Play is exercise. Indoor cats may not get enough exercise, so encourage your cat to be a kitty gymnast daily. Get some wand toys, fishing pole toys, or balls for your cat to chase."

You can learn about cats on their page,

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day 2012- Part 2

My human created this video and posted it to YouTube yesterday.  Bless his heart, he such a nice guy.

I want to share the link with you since I think it's pawsome.  I would like to dedicate it to mother's, human and animal, in celebration of love and life.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day 2012

I would like to wish all the moms in the universe, dog or cat or human, a very Happy Mother's Day.

I am dedicating this video produced by my friend "Big Bruno" at PetConnect Rescue to my grandmothers.  One of my grandmother's passed away before I had the opportunity to get to know her.  From what my humans have told me, she loved dogs and would have enjoyed this video.   My other grandmother pets me every time she comes over- makes me feel loved and part of the family.  I love it when she visits me!!

Happy Mother's Day to all

Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday's Friend- Two Cats

Happy Friday to you!!! I look so forward to this day- especially toward the evening when my humans come home from work- Dad looks at me and smiles!  I know what that means- it's our time to do stuff!!

I want to introduce to you Daisy & Gavin!!  First, did you know that Black & White cats are called “tuxedo” cats? My friend "The Cat Lady" told me that, and these two kittens are dressed in their tuxedo finest waiting for someplace to go! Don't they look spiffy??!  Daisy & Gavin were rescued from a southern shelter and though they aren't related they are best buddies! Daisy is a few weeks older than Gavin but they play and wrestle together in their foster home. Their playful nature and sweet dispositions keep their foster family laughing. Both are affectionate, but Daisy loves to give kisses! Daisy and Gavin can be adopted together or individually – if you’d like to learn more about them, please visit my friends at the PetConnect Rescue website at   PetConnect Rescue Adopt a Cat


Have a great weekend ........

Friday's Friend - Meet Jackson the Dog

Happy Friday again!!   I have another friend I would like to introduce to you today.

Meet Jackson!!! Human after human who meet Jackson at the rural SPCA said that if they were to take another dog, he'd be the one!!  Jackson is a 2 yr old Boxer/Mastiff mix who combines the absolute best qualities of both of these gentle breeds, but in a smaller package. Underweight now, he should probably weigh around 60 lbs when he gains some needed pounds. The sweetest boy, Jackson waits quietly for attention to come his way, and is so grateful for some love and a nice long walk. He's calm, gentle, affectionate, and loves all people, children, and other dogs. We’re also told he is good with cats. Jackson is microchipped, neutered, heartworm negative and up-to-date on shots. If you would like to know more about Jackson, please complete an online application and we will contact you at Click here for online application.  

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pet Fiesta Trip

What a fun week I've had!!  Been going through images my human took at last weekend's Pet Fiesta trying to select a few to share with you.

I had a great day. It was fun spending several hours with my humans looking at the various vendors stuff, taking a walk around the trails, meeting people working for the animal rescue groups, watching the dancers, meeting other dogs and their humans, and watching the dog shows (fashion, tricks, and an eating contest).  

The most fun was being with my human for six hours while he was photographing.  We both enjoy doing things together- I can tell because of the big smile on his face!!

"A Happy Friend"
"Reston Town Center"

"A Forever Home for a Forever Pet"

"Honey Bear"
"A Friend"

"Watching the Show"

"I'm going to win this game!!"

"A Puppy Waiting for a Friend"

"Two Dogs for Adoption

"A Vendor"
"The MarketPlace"

"Chatting with a Friend"

"A Special Friend"

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday's Friend

"Wanna be my Forever Friend and Home," asks May.
Hello!! For my "Friday's Friend" this week, I'd like you to meet May! I went last weekend and helped my human to photograph and spent a few minutes getting to know her so I could tell you.....

Just look at that face! May is a 6-yr old, 12 lb. Terrier mix who looks like she should be answering a Hollywood casting call!  May is her foster dad’s shadow; she loves cuddling, snuggling, and spooning. She likes to play, but can hang out on a chair or the bed for hours on end. May doesn’t like to share her person with other animals, but she goes to work with her foster dad in his orthodontic practice, and she does well with all the kids and activity in the office. May is housebroken, spayed, and up-to-date on her vaccinations. If you would like to know more about May, please complete an online application at   PetConnect Rescue - Dog Adoption.

If you are looking for an energetic companion, May could be the one for you!! I know my human LOVES having a companion to hang out with..........  have a great weekend.   


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pet Fiesta! May 5, 2012, Reston, VA

Pet FiestaI hope to see you at the Pet Fiesta! event this weekend in Reston, VA, at the Reston Town Center.   This is my first time to go so I don't know what to expect but reading the website,, it looks to be an exciting day.

You can take your human on a walk around the Town Center which helps to raise money for homeless animals, check out some of the local businesses, show your human the latest in pet products- maybe some of the ones you've read about in Dog Fancy, enjoy onstage entertainment, face painting and caricature artists.  Bring the children humans with you too!

Look for us- my human will be photographing the event probably dressed in shorts, T-shirt with a camera around his neck.  Please don't laugh at him, it's embarrassing enough to see him in shorts without having other dogs come up to us and start laughing.... you can recognize me because I am truly a handsome shiny black dog- so how can you miss me?!?

I hope to see you there!!

The event is organized by: - choose wisely. choose for life