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Giving a Cat the Full Christmas Experience…

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Cats & Dogs, Just Being Themselves

I was going through some old images the other day and ran across these. I had saved each of them because they made me smile or laugh. I hope you enjoy them too. :-)

What’s a thirsty cat to do…?


For that matter, what’s a thirsty dog to do…?


Hilarious. Enough said…


Hamsters: the cat equivalent of a TV….


It looks like it must be cool in there…


See? Cats and mice can live harmoniously…


Obviously Photoshopped, but I love the concept…

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Carnival of Dogs and Cats – November 26, 2010 Edition

Welcome to the November 26, 2010 edition of Carnival of Dogs and Cats.

Animal Lovers in the News

Danette M. Schott presents Help! S-O-S for Parents | Special Needs Children and the Benefits to Having a Pet posted at Help! S-O-S for Parents.

Sara Coolidge presents 24 Fascinating Blogs for Following Zoo Reform posted at Veterinarian Colleges, saying, “There’s major changes going on at zoos all over the world. As global warming chases animals out of their natural habitats, more zoos are looking to care for new animals they never before featured. This means making major adjustments and renovations to zoos who may not be equipped to take on additional animals or certain species based on its living needs.”


Jessica presents cat on roof -AGAIN! posted at bright heart singing.

GrrlScientist presents How the leopard got its spots | Science | posted at Punctuated Equilibrium, saying, “A new study shows why leopards and other big cats are spotted, striped or melanistic — all black. In short, big cats’ patterning and pattern attributes evolved in relation to their ecology and behaviors.”

Patti Lecron presents HERE COMES THE SUN by P.B. Lecron posted at A French Education, saying, “Kitty Quatorze: a royal mouser at Versailles.”

Darcy presents Mac Attack posted at Of Winds and Water, saying, “The craziest cat I have ever met.”


Zunayn presents Pets & Animals Care: How To Stop Your Puppy Jumping Up posted at Pets & Animals Care.

Joy Randel presents Trick or (Dog) Treat: Home Cooked Dog Food to Start Fall Off Right! posted at Dazzle Dog Delight Blogs.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Puppy Love posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Matteo Cirami presents Easy To Follow Puppy House Training Schedule posted at Puppy Potty Training Lessons.

Matteo Cirami presents All The Crate Training Puppy Tips You Need posted at Puppy Potty Training Lessons.

Ryan Wegman presents Wotan Plunders the Petco Store | posted at Dogs Health, saying, “This is our first carnival I hope this is a success”

Jennifer presents Murphy goes to the Behaviorist posted at The Positive Dog Blog, saying, “I regularly write about dog training and dog sports.”

dolphin presents Family Addition posted at Dolphin’s Dock, saying, “Meet Zander, the newest member of the family.”

Joy Randel presents Yorkies and Shepherds and Boxers, Oh My: A Pooch Primer posted at Dazzle Dog Delight Blogs.

Tom Tessin presents How Much Does Dog Teeth Cleaning Cost? posted at Tom, saying, “Do you want to get your dog’s teeth cleaned, or maybe you’re thinking about it? See what you should set aside for a budget, as I dig deep into the specifics of pricing!”

Morgan Schwartz presents A Vaccination Guide for Omaha Pet Owners | posted at The Wuzzy Chronicles, saying, “Deciding on a vaccination schedule is one of the most important things a pet owner can do to help protect their pet from diseases. Dr. Finch is here to help your dog, cat, or ferret with a guide to core and non-core pet vaccinations for pets.”

Dana presents Fun and learning with a puppy playground posted at Roscommon Acres.

Pet News

Tina Sans presents 20 Unbelievable TED Talks About Animals posted at Best Universities.

Jeff Rose, CFP presents Save Your Dog Or Break the Bank – Is Pet Health Insurance Really Woof (Worth) It? posted at Jeff Rose, saying, “Do you need health insurance for your pet? I was determined to find out.”

Jennifer Lynch presents 20 Smartest Animals in the World posted at Top Online Colleges.

That concludes this edition. If you like these aritcles, leave a comment on the contributor’s site to let them know! Submit your blog article to the next edition of Carnival of Dogs and Cats using our carnival submission form.

Carnival of Dogs & Cats – October 31, 2010

a woman and her dog on the beach


Welcome to the October 31, 2010 edition of Carnival of Dogs and Cats.

Lisa S. Hindle Deppe,DVM presents Veterinary Rescuer: The Beginning of a New Life: A Puppy Mill Rescue posted at Veterinary Rescuer.

Patricia Oaklief presents New Dog Owners Need More Support posted at Amigram (Free Online Announcements) Blog, saying, “Most dogs returned to shelters are done so in the first two years and it’s usually because the owner was unprepared for what was involved. We need to give new owners more support.”

Animal Humor

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Catty Limerick posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.


cat walking in fall leaves


Lisa S. Hindle Deppe,DVM presents Evolution of a Victimized Cat posted at Veterinary Rescuer.


Morgan Schwartz presents On Loving Pets…and Losing Them posted at – Local Writing from the Heartland, saying, “There is no good time for pet loss. The pain may be surprising, but the death of a pet is a natural part of the pet ownership process. Each person, child or adult, deal’s with pet death differently. Dr. Shawn Finch shares her experience and tries to help.”

SheMovedtoTexas presents Adorable English Springer Spaniel Gifts on Etsy posted at She Moved to Texas, saying, “Etsy is a great place to look for gifts for the dog lover. Here is a sampling of great Springer Spaniel pieces of art!”

Kerry Fletcher presents First Scheduled Vet Appointment posted at Dealing with Distemper.

Joy Randel presents Haute Dog! How the Clothes Make the Canine posted at Dazzle Dog Delight Blogs.

Hope presents How to Potty Train Pomeranian? posted at Pomeranian Dog Training.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Carnival of Dogs and Cats using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

Carnival of Dogs and Cats – September 25, 2010

Welcome to the September 25, 2010 edition of Carnival of Dogs and Cats. Check out the latest batch of great articles about dogs & cats!

Animal Humor

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Cashing In With Doggie da Vincis posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Annah Rondon presents DIRTY FACE AND A WEREWOLF posted at Red Means Go!.

Animal Lovers in the News

Tina Marconi presents 50 Wonderful Novels for the Ultimate Animal Lover posted at Vet Tech, saying, “Here are a list of wonderful novels for the ultimate animal lover that will make for great reads when you’re ready to unwind with a heartfelt story.”

Carrie Oakley presents Blogging for a Cause: 50 Best Blogs for Animal Activists posted at Online Colleges, saying, “These 50 blogs are good examples of the fact that blogging for a cause can really make a difference. Animal rights activists congregate at these and other websites to learn about the latest animal rights news and how to act on it.”


oussama presents Retirement: Health for your Aging Cat posted at one world, saying, “Age is just a number, right? A Human who is 60 years old may act like a young adult, while another human the same age may at like he or she is on a deathbed. Cats are the same way!”

Morgan Schwartz presents Max the Cat posted at – Local Writing from the Heartland, saying, “Keeping a cat indoors will make it live one decade longer than allowing it outdoors. Amazingly true, but why? Learn more about this incredible fact through the eyes of Max the Cat, an adopted blood donor cat and a member of the ever-growing Finch family.”


Baa Tan presents Stories of Naughty Pups posted at Dog Training Manual.

Joy Randel presents When Ruff, Ruff Gets a Bit Rough, Rough: A Discussion of Training for Aggressive Dogs posted at Dazzle Dog Delight Blogs.

Kylie presents How to Deal with Aggressive Dog Behavior posted at Dog Training Advice, saying, “Aggression in dogs is becoming a increasing. Find out how to deal with it before it becomes a major problem.”

Tina Marconi presents 50 Truly Amazing Facts About Your Dog posted at Vet Tech, saying, “Dogs need almost no introduction whatsoever, cliché as that sounds. One of the most beloved mammalian companions for millennia, canines provide just as much charm as they do economic, health and safety value.”

SheMovedtoTexas presents The Thing About Dog People posted at She Moved to Texas, saying, “There’s dog people, and then there’s dog people. What we do for our pets.”

Joy Randel presents Bow-wow-OW! What You Should Know About Dog Health Problems posted at Dazzle Dog Delight Blogs.

Patti Lecron presents ONOMATOPOEIA FOR DOGGIE by P.B. Lecron posted at A French Education, saying, “What do dogs really want?”

Joy Randel presents Nom de Pooch: The Most Popular Dog Names and Why We Love Them posted at Dazzle Dog Delight Blogs.

Traveling Blog presents Doggie Sit-Ups posted at Pets Center Blog.

Pet News

Susan Howe presents 12 Independently Wealthy Pets posted at Welcome to the Insurance Blog: Life Insurance, Health Insurance and Car Insurance news and opinions, saying, “Some pets have more money than you do. Here are some of the world’s 12 independently wealth pets.”

Jill Wilson presents My Foster Home For Dogs posted at All About Jilly and Her Stuff.

Tina Marconi presents 50 Terrific Tips (& Tricks) for DIY Pet Grooming posted at Vet Tech, saying, “Pets who are regularly groomed tend to have a healthier and shinier coat because it stimulates the blood supply to the skin. Taking even just one pet to the groomer can have an all too human price tag. Stay ahead of the game by performing many of the simpler tasks at home.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Carnival of Dogs and Cats using our carnival submission form. Past posts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

30 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Cats


“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.”
~ Albert Schweitzer

Currently, cats are the most popular domestic animals. They even outnumber dogs in United States households. Even though many of us are cat-lovers, these facts about cats may come as a surprise.

For example, did you know that:

I hope these trivia bits will help you enjoy these fascinating creatures even more than ever!

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My Blogging Competition

Well, it looks like I have some pretty tough competition for writing about cats & dogs. Who better to know what cats are up to than a cute gray cat? I love this photo!

Cats in Costumes

Some kitties are the glamorous members of the feline crowd, especially for Halloween. These cats have got some amazing costumes to show off! I laughed and giggled through most of the sites I searched to find these. I have to admit that most of these kitties don’t seem to be having much fun…

Here’s a good example, a grumpy-looking bunny:


Now, this is one cool cat:

Elton Cat

Look, Charlie Brown, it’s the Great Pumpkin Cat!


Do you know which one of the Harry Potter movies this is from? I can’t remember.

Harry Potter

Hey, look! It’s the Caped Crusader Cat!

Caped Crusader

You look fa-a-abulous, dah-ling…simply purr-fect!

Glamour Puss

This is obviously the GOOD witch cat!

Good Witch

That’s funny, I didn’t know that the Village People singing group had a cat…

Village People's Cat

I think my three kitty boys would kill me in my sleep if I ever did this to them… But it’s hilarious to see these anyway! ;-)

A Truly Heroic Dog!

I saw this on the news and knew immediately that I had to write about it. When the family’s house was on fire, this wonderful dog stayed by the side of a box containing four little kittens until someone came to rescue them. What an amazing act of heroism!

It makes me want to cry to see the dog licking the little kittens he saved. Get your tissues ready and watch this:

What’s in Our Pets’ Food?

I know most pet owners were as upset and scared as I was when we first started hearing about the melamine that was in some of the pet foods on the market. And it seemed like every day another brand was being put on the danger list. Cats and dogs were dying from the contaminated foods and all I could think of was what would I do if my pets were eating the bad foods.

I talked to my veterinarian about the foods and started being even more careful about the brands I buy for my boys, but I still have my doubts about what is in the foods. They could be putting anything in the foods…the US government doesn’t regulate the ingredients in pet foods!

I don’t know about you, but I was completely shocked when I found that out. And to prove my point, here’s a recent news item from the CBS early show that explains the problem:

I guess until the government decides that pets are as important as people when it comes to food, I’ll have to buy the special brands for my four-legged babies. But to me, they are definitely worth it!