A Purrfect Day to Celebrate – Happy First Birthday to Jazmine the Libra Cat!

by Deb at 4:50 AM • Cats, Family, Jazmine35 Comments
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This is Jazmine when we first laid eyes on her at the Global Pet Expo…We have been madly in love with her ever since…

When Dan and I happened upon Jazmine at the Global Pet Expo this past March we instantly adopted her (hours away from home and completely unprepared, mind you) because quite frankly we had no choice. We lost all sensibilities the spilt second our eyes locked with this ginger feline fatale and I am certain she cast a spell on us, rendering us helpless to her utterly charming and bewitching ways. Other than knowing she was an adorable kitten that needed a good home, we had no idea when her true birth date was. Her paperwork guesstimated her to be between 6 and 8 months of age – meaning she could have been born anytime August through October. Read more


September 25 – Remember Me Thursday™ Candle-Lighting Event to Honor Orphan Pets and Interview with Animal Lover and Actor, Eric Roberts

1-ER-bannerToday is Remember Me Thursday™ – an annual global candle-lighting event held the fourth Thursday of September that was created in 2013 by Michael Arms, the President of the Helen Woodward Animal Center in honor of those people working in animal welfare who are forced to take the lives of the pets they love. He felt that by lighting a candle worldwide for all those orphan pets, that it would be a way for people to let the world know how much they were loved and to opt to adopt, reducing the millions of orphan pets euthanized each year. Read more


Thursday, September 25 is Remember Me Thursday™ – Join the Candle Lighting Ceremony in Honor of Pets Who Have Lost Their Lives Worldwide

by Deb at 4:50 AM • Informative, Inspiration14 Comments

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It’s not something we like to think about, but literally thousands of precious animals will be euthanized across the world in the brief amount of time it takes you to read this post. It is heartbreaking, unfair, and very difficult for those of us that love animals to comprehend, but the fact is, it happens. But rather than harp on the ethics of it all, I ask for your help, enthusiasm, and dedication to helping make a difference by joining the Remember Me Thursday™ candle lighting awareness campaign on Thursday, September 25th with rescues and organizations worldwide to honor those animals that lost their lives without finding a forever home and to help find ways to increase adoptions for the millions of animals who still need a good home. Read more


We’re Sorry You’re Sick, but More Importantly, Who is Going to Feed us Dinner?


If you look closely, you will see that our whole gang of seven is in this photo and they are very concerned… As in they are very concerned with who will feed them dinner…

Yeah… it’s true… I’m not feeling so well so today’s post will be short and sweet. No lessons to learn, no complex cat concepts to ponder, and no commentary to inspire reflective comments. There will be no quiz at the end of the post and everyone is free to go home early without homework! It seems I’ve come down with some sort of throat infection… possibly due to having to talk like a pirate all day yesterday which was International Talk Like a Pirate Day….All those Grrrs and Arrrrrs can be rough on a throat….

I’m sure I’ll be fine – I went to the doctor and I am taking antibiotics to get rid of the infection, but none of that really matters. The larger issue, of course, is will I still be able to feed the cats? Relax guys… I promise you will still be fed!

Happy Caturday all and if you have not yet entered to win a SisalAngle™ Incline Scratcher and BrushUp™ Self-Grooming Post from  SmartyKat®, please make sure you go back and visit Wednesday’s post for the details and to leave a comment for your chance to win.

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SisalAngle™ Incline Scratcher and BrushUp™ Self-Grooming Post From SmartyKat® – Review and Giveaway!

Believe it or not, when I had cats years ago, I just did not know some of the basic etiquette of cat behavior and cat grooming care like I do today. For example, when my cats would inevitably scratch (and consequently shred) my furniture, I would scold them to stop which was a tactic that very rarely worked. And if they weren’t scratching the furniture, they would be shedding all over it and telling them to stop doing that clearly didn’t work either. And truthfully, you don’t want them to stop – cats were born with claws for a reason and scratching is an instinctual behavior that is important to their health and well-being. The same with shedding – it is a normal, healthy, and natural way for them to lose dead hair and maintain proper body temperature. Read more