Pawsitive Connection – Book Giveaway and Guest Post by Author Stacey Ritz!


Advocates 4 Animals, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Greene County, OH. Their mission is to help animals through a variety of programs such as the Pet Food Pantry, Spay It Forward Program, Feral Cat Program and the Rescue/Adoption Program.

One of the greatest pleasures of being an animal lover is getting to know other animal lovers and one such of these people is Stacey Ritz, the co-founder and Executive Director of Advocates 4 Animals, Inc. I have known Stacey for several years – primarily through our affiliation with the Cat Writer’s Association, but also because my beloved angel cat Harley was chosen as the cover cat for the Advocates 4 Animals 2013 calendar. Even though 2013 has come and gone, I proudly keep the calendar hung on my office wall so I can see my beautiful girl and I will forever be grateful to Stacey for giving me that keepsake. Read more


When Cats Do Blog Posts…


“Hey Jazmine,” says Zee. “Wake up, I need a favor from you!”

Hi y’all! Jazmine here! Zee just came to tell me that human Mom has a migraine and that I gotta wise up and do today’s blog post for her as a favor to him. Apparently a migraine makes Mom really grumpy which makes Zee grumpy too because he doesn’t like to see Mom suffering. He says that according to Mom, a migraine feels like having a crowbar inside your head, splitting it in half. Yikes… that doesn’t sound too nice at all and since she does feed us and scoop our litter, I guess filling in for her is the least I can do. I’m just gonna grab Mia and Rolz for some help since I’m kinda new to this blogging thing… Read more


A Special Farewell to a Friend, Mentor, Writer, and Animal Lover – Lorie Huston, DVM

goodbye-lorieBeing that I am heavily involved in the Cat Writers’ Association (CWA) and in light of the fact our annual conference will be held at the end of this month, it is not unusual to get a lot of email blasts this time of year about one thing or another. So, when I saw a message in my inbox from CWA Vice President, Dusty Rainbolt on Tuesday, I barely glanced at the subject heading and just opened it, expecting to see something about the conference. Instead, I, along with the whole CWA membership, got the completely unexpected news that Lorie Huston, DVM,  and our CWA President was in the hospital, critically ill due to complications from liver failure. Read more


A Thank You Message and Winner of the SisalAngle™ Incline Scratcher and BrushUp™ Self-Grooming Post from SmartyKat®


Jazmine and I say “Thank you very much” for all the wonderful birthday wishes over the weekend!

Hi Everyone! As we hit mid-week, we have a little bit of this and a little bit of that for today! First off, Jazmine and I want to thank all of you for the wonderful birthday wishes… Jazmine turned one year old, and me, well, let’s just leave it at some unnamed double digit that is just best left alone… Read more


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

by Deb at 4:50 AM • Cats, Family, Jazmine36 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