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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter, Friends!

 

Happy Easter, everyone! We hope you have an eggcellent day with your family and friends!

XOXO, 

Henry, Buster, Daisy, and blog mom, April

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Green Beans Help A Friendship Grow

 

For the past two years Isabella invited her walking partner, Daisy, to have lunch with her but Daisy just wasn't interested. Sure, Daisy would've accepted the lunch invitation if only


Isabella would serve something other than  a bowl of green beans and kibble but Isabella wouldn't oblige.


So poor Isabella ate alone while Daisy squeaked alone. Unfortunately for Isabella, this scenario went on for what seemed like forever until


last week! Just when I was about to place Isabella's bowl on the floor there was Daisy standing right beside her looking like she wanted something. Could it be that Daisy was finally ready to accept her friend's lunch invitation, after all?


I sensed a miracle was about to take place so I prepared two bowls and later



watched the girls eat in unison! How absolutely thrilling and adorable that Isabella's dream came true! Not only did the girls eat out of their own bowls


but they also licked each others' bowls as well! Yeah for green beans and kibble! Yeah for friendly lunch dates! Do you think Daisy will accept a lot more lunch invitations from Isabella for many days to come? Why or why not?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Meet Our Fine Feathered Friend, Layla!


Last Sunday we visited a unique pet store called Parrot Safari where we met this fine feathered friend named Layla. Isn't she gorgeous?


I love that the shop keepers allow their birds to leave their cage as often as they'd like! What a wonderful way to socialize birds such as Layla who did not receive the attention she deserved in her previous home and plucked her chest feathers off as a result.

 As far as I was concerned, Layla met her one true love with my fiance, Amos! Don't they make a cute pair?

 
 While watching Layla attempt to kiss my man's lips I was in love with her too. How we wish could take every displaced animal home with us but we'd need to rent a much larger home and and have a much larger bank account beforehand!

For now, we'll keep our lives simple (ha-ha) with our three true loves: Henry, Buster, and Daisy! 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

And The Winner Of The Silly Saturday Photo Caption Contest Is...


Did you know that it is much easier for me to post a silly picture on Saturday than it is to choose who should win the Silly Saturday Photo Caption Contest?


 Let me tell you, it is so difficult to choose the winner ALL BY MYSELF that I have decided to host my own American Idol contest (details to follow in a day or two) in search of the furry versions of 

Jennifer Lopez

Randy Jackson 

and 

Steven Tyler 

because I think the Silly Saturday Photo Caption Contest needs your star power to make the contest even more silly, don't you agree?

And now that I've got your attention, let me introduce the winner of this week's Silly Saturday Photo Caption Contest!


Frankie Furter's caption won "paws down" with 

"Hope you didn't spend more than TWO BUCKS fur those."

As always, I laughed while reading every one of your captions but I had to choose just one and fur this week, Frankie's caption was the pawfect one. 

Frankie, you are the furst to be inducted into the Silly Saturday Hall of Fame AND win a Silly Prize TWICE and we appreciate your silly self!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Are You Silly Enough For Our "Silly Saturday Photo Caption Contest"?


For this weekend's Silly Saturday Photo Caption Contest I'd like to introduce you to Two-Buck the Tabby, a client of ours who is obsessed with eye wear. At every visit, Two Buck challenges his pet sitter in a round of boxing but Two Buck always goes for the head for one impawtent reason! 

Oh, in case the name "Two Buck" didn't ring a bell, Two Buck earned his name from his owner's favorite wine,  Trader Joe's popular Two-Buck-Chuck wine (also known as Charles Shaw wine). Unusual name for a cat but a name I will never forget! 

So, can you think of a silly caption for this photo? If yours is the silliest you will -- 

  • receive a silly gift from me in the mail

  • be added to my SILLY SATURDAY HALL OF FAME on my sidebar and you'll be envied by all of the residents of Blogville.


And the details of the contest are -

  •  To play along you must follow my blog. When captioning, please tell me if you are following me via GFC, e-mail, or RSS. I will follow you back too!
  •  Caption the silly photo.
  •  Enter as many times as you wish.
  •  Come back to check out your silly competition throughout the day.
  •  Contest ends at NOON (EST)  - SUNDAY, 4/17!
  • The silly winner will be announced tomorrow afternoon (or sooner if Daisy wakes me up on time)!

NOT GOOD AT WRITING CAPTIONS?

DRAWING A BLANK?
Then VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE CAPTION!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thankful Fur 3 Friends Thursday Blog Hop


 What is Thankful Fur 3 Friends Thursday, anyway?


  • For starters, Daisy, Buster, and Henry want to meet new friends and they heard that blog hops are the way to do it!
    • If you are a brand new follower be sure Daisy, Buster, and Henry can see your face at the top of the page (via Google Friend Connect) because if you do that then your face will be seen right here next Thursday!   
    •  Remember, if you are one of the first 3 friends who publicly follow our blog TODAY you will be seen right here next Thursday!
    • Be sure to leave a comment requesting to be featured next week ALONG WITH permission to snatch a photo from your blog OR you can email one to us. 
    •  Last but not least, YOU MUST follow our blog and we will follow you back! We promise!
    Don't furget...you can grab the linky code below to go right under your blog post!

    P.S. Would you like to co-host next week's blog hop AND gain more followers? Contact us and we'll get you hopping! 
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    So without further adieu, Henry, Buster, and Daisy would like you to meet their 3 newest friends who are:










    1. Would you believe that four year old Dakota waited patiently at the gate for two whole years for his mom, Caren Gittleman of http://opcatchat.blogspot.com to start a blog for him? Well, it's true but as "they" say, "Everyone loves an underdog" and that saying has proven to be true because ever since his blog went "live" he has had numerous furry friends welcome him to the wonderful world of Blogville. 

    You can also "like" Dakota's blog on Facebook by clicking here


    2. From the moment Sawyer's human, Tammy, chose Sawyer as her forever Schnauzer she was sure she'd chosen the most laid back puppy out of the litter of eight but she soon found out that Sawyer was not as she expected. Instead, Sawyer turned out to be full of puppy energy; running, playing hide and seek, chasing, etc. Still in the puppy stage, Sawyer also loves to eat her kibble but she also loves to sneak in some dirt, cigarette butts, and stones whenever pawsible! Even though Sawyer is a silly little pup, her family loves her to pieces!


    3. Did your heart just skip a beat at the sight of this darling King Charles Cavalier named Charlie? I know mine did! Not only does Charlie know how to work the camera but he also loves to swim, go for car rides, play with McDonald's toys, eat peanut butter, take sun baths, and  spend time with his favorite humans, George and Lisa. Oh, and blogging is another one of his favorite activities because he gets to "meet" lots of furry friends there so please visit him if you get a chance!                   

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011

    An Old Cat And A Young Boy Form A Purrfect Friendship


     When I first met six year old Lenox five months ago I felt I was looking in a mirror; he was a reflection of my first grade self - inquisitive, carefree, friendly, and unique. It was love at first sight and I think he felt it too but those feelings didn't manifest completely until


     Lenox found his new "name tag" on his desk one morning. My note of explanation stated that since I couldn't be with him all day that his new pal, Alex, would take my place all in the hopes that Lenox would be on his best behavior.


    In case you haven't heard, Alex is a child psychologist and a wanna-be Dr. Phil in the cat community so he sent a Build A Sign bumper sticker to me in the hopes that I would give it to Lenox fur keeps. See, Lenox is a wonderful boy and all but he's not been so wonderful with his desk name tag. After sending several name tags to the trash, Alex felt it was time for a cat-tur-vention with (you guessed it) Alex at the helm.


    As it turned out, Alex was the purrfect psychologist and wanna-be Dr. Phil for young Lenox and (applause, applause) the "Beware...I am watching you" bumper sticker is still intact! And do you know what else? Lenox has been an exemplary little first grader ever since!


    You would think that Alex would wipe his paws and furget about his successful cat-tur-vention and about Lucas but that's not his style. Instead, Alex continues to send weekly notes to his favorite first grader and Lenox is always happy to correspond! 


    Who would have thought that a cat (and his amazing human, Hilary from Feeling Beachie) would become a first grader's watchful friend fur life? I think it is amazing how Alex, Hilary, Lenox, and myself have made such impact on each others lives all because of Blogville!

    P.S. Be sure to read Hilary's side of the story by clicking here!  

    Monday, April 11, 2011

    Royal Treatment Fit For A King Charles Named Vincent


    When we walked into Penny the King Charles Cavalier's house on Friday we found a darling boy named Vincent sleeping in her kitchen. No doubt he was dreaming about his much loved humans who chose to put Penny in charge of his care for a few days.



    What he didn't know was that Penny hired her dog walker, April, to comfort him with a big hug


    and to take her and her guest out for a sniff


    followed by a synchronized tour of the neighborhood.


    Penny also employed her other dog walker, Amos, and their coon hound, Daisy, to walk along with him.  


    And because Penny was such a thoughtful friend to Vinny, she was the first to get a treat and Vinny didn't mind one bit because


    he knew his humans chose the right caretaker for him---Penny! 

    Has your pooch ever taken care of  friend while his/her owner was away? If so, how did your pooch make his friend feel safe and relaxed? I'd love to read about your stories so please share!

    Sunday, April 10, 2011

    Daisy, Who Won 'The Silly Saturday Photo Caption Contest'?


    Daisy, can you believe that your pretty picture attracted 16 captions and 7 comments for this week's the Silly Saturday Photo Caption Contest?

    Of course I can! hound dogs attract a crowd just like bees are attracted to honey, you know.

    Yes, of course, hound dogs do have a ruff life, don't they?

    Yes, and choosing the silliest caption was the ruff-est thing I've ever done (besides wearing this embarrassing attractive headband, that is)! 

    So, which caption explained how you felt about your headband, anyway? 


    All of them were pawsome but the Jenner pack seemed to "get me" when they said -

    "April showers bring really embarrassed hound dogs!"

    That's a really good choice, Daisy! I liked that caption too! 

    Congratulations to the Jenner pack and congratulations to all who pawticipated because this contest wouldn't be any fun without YOU!

    Saturday, April 9, 2011

    Daisy's Silly Saturday Photo Caption Contest



    What's missing from your picture, Daisy? 

    Some water for your pretty pink flower? 

    No thank you!

    Some pink nail polish to complete your spring look? 

    Not today, please.

    Then how about a silly caption instead? 

    Sounds like fun to me!

    Alright then, Daisy, let's ask your friends to write a silly caption that describes your flowery look and 
    whoever writes the silliest caption will---

    • receive a silly gift from me in the mail

    • be added to my SILLY SATURDAY HALL OF FAME on my sidebar and you'll be envied by all of the residents of Blogville.


    And the details of the contest are -

    •  To play along you must follow my blog. When captioning, please tell me if you are following me via GFC, e-mail, or RSS. I will follow you back too!
    •  Caption the silly photo.
    •  Enter as many times as you wish.
    •  Come back to check out your silly competition throughout the day.
    •  Contest ends at NOON (EST)  - SUNDAY, 4/10!
    • The silly winner will be announced tomorrow afternoon (or sooner if Daisy wakes me up on time)!

    NOT GOOD AT WRITING CAPTIONS?

    DRAWING A BLANK?
    Then VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE CAPTION!


    Friday, April 8, 2011

    Patrick The Pit Bull Receives Outpouring Of Love After Owner Tossed Him Down Trash Chute




    Have you heard about Patrick the Pit bull who was thrown into a trash bag and then tossed down the trash chute? Well, if you haven't then I will catch you up on his amazing fight to live right here.  

    I apologize in advance for not having the time to write this post on my own and I credit this post to www.nj.com and www.newjerseynewsroom.com. for bringing Patrick's story to the forefront.

    "On the day before St. Patrick's Day, a 1 year old red pit bull mix was found in a trash bag at the bottom of a Newark apartment building garbage shoot. Mark A. Ortman, the employee at the Garden Spires apartment complex who found Patrick in the trash compactor, had seen the dog earlier on the building's 19th floor, tethered to a stairwell. He later learned the owner of the dog was Kisha "Red" Curtis.

    .
    Patrick, as he was later named by the Humane Society, was brought to the Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls where he received immediate care.


    Patrick was treated by specialists that determined he was severely anemic and malnourished. This was an extreme case of cruelty and people all over the world have been contacting the hospital to make donations and ask about his status which has been posted on Patrick's very own Facebook page. Doctors say that if Patrick continues to improve and recovers completely, the Humane Society will arrange for his adoption."

    If you want to follow Patrick's story, send him some stuffed toys, or send money to support his cause please click on the Facebook link above and/or the Garden State Veterinary Specialists link.

    What a remarkable outpouring of love this little guy is getting! Isn't he the sweetest dog considering what he's gone through?  

    Thursday, April 7, 2011

    Thankful Fur 3 Friends Thursday Blog Hop



    What is Thankful Fur 3 Friends Thursday? Well, Daisy, Buster, and Henry are glad you asked because they have all the answers!

    • For starters, Daisy, Buster, and Henry want to meet new friends and they heard that blog hops are the way to do it!
    • If you are a brand new follower be sure Daisy, Buster, and Henry can see your face at the top of the page (via Google Friend Connect) because if you do that then your face will be seen right here next Thursday!   
    •  Remember, if you are one of the first 3 friends who publicly follow our blog TODAY you will be seen right here next Thursday!
    • Be sure to leave a comment requesting to be featured next week ALONG WITH permission to snatch a photo from your blog OR you can email one to us. 
    •  Last but not least, YOU MUST follow our blog and we will follow you back! We promise!
    Don't furget...you can grab the linky code below to go right under your blog post!


    So without further adieu, let us introduce you to 3 of our newest friends who are:






    1. Gardening with Wyatt, is a blog about a dog and his garden. Wyatt is a 2 year old Airedale Terrier. He lives in Oregon with his Airedale sister, Stanzie.  Wyatt likes to be outdoors with his family and loves helping with the chores in the garden. He is especially good at digging, pruning and pulling the big blue tarp around the yard. Mostly, he just excels at being cute and making everyone laugh.  Everyday is a happy day for Wyatt!




    2. The author of I Love My Dog and My Music has been an entertainer, an opera singer, and a teacher for 43 years.

    She has also owned several dogs throughout the years but for now the only dog she has is Emma (pictured above) who was once a stray. Emma's blog mom believes she found the smartest dog ever and because of that she thinks Emma could become a classical singer with just a tiny bit of practice! 


    3. Meet Avalon (nickname: Lion), a 10-year-old Turkish Van cat named after the Mamoru Oshii movie with the same name. Apart from being the star of his own online cartoon series (Avalon Cat Cartoons), he's also an actor. His first movie appearance in the horror film The Strangers Outside.

    Tuesday, April 5, 2011

    George The Lad's First Barkaholic Counseling Session


    Dr. Daisy: Hello, George! I'm so glad you've made yourself comfortable on my therapy couch while you waited for me to start your first official Barkaholic Counseling session. As your trusted Barkaholic Counselor of Blogville, I must say that I am impressed that you completed your first step towards a bark free life: admitting you have a problem.

    The clock is ticking so let's get started, shall we?

    Dr. Daisy: Now, George,  when did you first realize that you were addicted to barking?  

    George: The first time I heard an accordion play!

    Dr. Daisy: Is barking making your humans and neighbors unhappy?


    George: Not at the moment!

    Dr. Daisy: Do you think you have to bark in order to protect your turf or your humans?



    George: Might do that when I get older but not right now!

    Dr. Daisy: Is barking affecting your reputation?



    George: When folks and furiends watch the above video of me singing an Irish tune they will think I have a very fine reputation indeed. I am a world-class singer, you'll see!


    Dr. Daisy: Have you ever felt remorse after barking?

    George:     No! Why would I?


    Dr. Daisy:  Have you been sent to the dog house as a result of your barking? How did that make you feel?

    George: Dog house? I live in the house!! My house is my dog house ; )

    Dr. Daisy: Do you feel most comfortable with other barkaholics than with non-barkers?


    George: We are not a barking breed as such so only non-barkers love to spend time with me!


    Dr. Daisy: Do you crave barking at a definite time daily? When?


    George: No, well, sometimes if the other dogs won’t play with me.

    Dr. Daisy: Have your humans recommended any no-bark products to help you kick the habit?


    George: No, but all they have to do is stop playing that damn accordion music!

    Dr. Daisy: Have your loved ones ever organized a barking intervention in your behalf? If so, what was the result?

    George:   Not as yet.

    Dr. Daisy: Do you bark to escape from boredom? 


    George:   That would be telling but when my humans are out its up to me to do what I please, right?

    Dr. Daisy: Do you bark alone? Or do you have barking buddies?

    George:   The dog next door barks sometimes but I’m not interested in what she’s taking about!



    Dr. Daisy: Our session is over already? My goodness, time sure does fly when you're having fun, doesn't it, George? 
                                                    George? 

                                                    George!!!!

                                                    George!!!!!




    Fur goodness sakes, George! Wake up! That pillow was meant to be decorative NOT for sleeping! No pillows will be on the couch at our next appointment, okay?