Monthly Archive:: April 2010

Recycle + Help Shelters for Earth Day…and Everyday

Shelter Dog Donate your used, unwanted towels and blankets to a local shelter for Earth Day…and everyday

In our disposable society, millions of pounds of unwanted textiles, such as towels and blankets, are unnecessarily tossed into landfills across the United States each year. These discarded textiles can easily be diverted from landfills, repurposed and reused at a variety of needy organizations, starting with your local animal shelter!

Don’t toss your old faded towels or well-worn blankets into the trash, instead contact your local animal shelter and see if they can use them. Most every shelter across the nation has a donation wish list that most likely includes blankets and towels…and this includes all kinds of homeless shelters.

Donating your old linens to your local animal shelter is a convenient and eco-friendly to put unwanted textiles to good use and help provide a little creature comfort to shelter pets waiting to be adopted into their forever homes.

Donate Today!

Get started by contacting your local animal shelter and look for “donations” or their wish list. To find a local shelter near you, visit Petfinder.com

Feline Faceoff: Standing Cat vs. Chopsticks Cat

Move over Keyboard Cat  - Standing Cat Has Arrived

We've all seen cats and dogs standing up on their hind legs, but the newest internet phenom, "Standing Cat," takes the prize as most agile as he (she?) stands up to be counted for not just a few seconds, but for what seems like a whole minute (ok – maybe 45 seconds).  Add to his stand-up performance a backdrop of random French Pop music and you've got yerself an official piece o'  YouTube gold!

But wait? What's that? Standing Chopsticks cat wants to weigh in? Check out both of their videos below and you decide who's got the most kitty core strength and dexterity! For a whole slew of the best "standing cat videos", check out what our friends over at Urlesque assembled for your viewing pleasure.


Article reprint courtesy of Animal Planet's The Daily Treat with Janet McCulley

Bath-time Bliss with Buddy Wash

Bathe-dog-bath-tub-800X800 My four-legged sidekicks, Lulu, Zazou & Kiki have come to love bath-time, primarily because they love the invigorating toweling-off session that ensues after the sudsy scrub is over. I have come to love their bath-time for two reasons: 1) elimination of the "dog" smell and 2) the aromatherapeutic fabulousness that is Buddy Wash Lavender & Mint dog shampoo! The fresh herbal scent of Buddy Wash smells absolutely amazing and leaves their coats super soft and shiny.

Made with pure, natural ingredients and botanical extracts, you'll a difference the first time you snuggle with your pooch after a bath. While harsh, alcohol-based shampoos can leave your pet's coat dry and irritated, Buddy Wash instead is pH-balanced, is gentle on dog's sensitive skin and is soap free.

Let your pet find their bliss with Buddy Wash for a mere $11 at Muttropolis.com

Source: The Daily Treat on Animalplanet.com

Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo

A Site to See: Stuff on My Cat

Screen shot 2010-04-01 at 6.15.56 PM Stuff you never thought of placing on your cat. Until now.

For reasons unknown, select homo sapiens have developed a propensity for placing random (and ideally lightweight) found objects on their sleeping cats (or nearly asleep cats). These objects range from toaster cozies, pineapple rinds, Garfield stuffies, McDonald's French Fries, dirty dishes and naturally, more cats.

Stuff + Your Cat = Awesome

For those of you that just can't get enough of this concept, the website Stuff on My Cat is dedicated solely to random crap you might place on your cat. In fact the site has become so popular that they have broken Stuff on My Cat down into more categories than thought possible, such as:

Naughty Stuff On My Cat
Nature On My Cat
My Cat On Stuff
My Actual Cat
Misc. On My Cat
Housewares On My Cat (a favorite!)
Gadgets On My Cat
Food On My Cat
Creatures On My Cat
Clothes On My Cat
Business On My Cat
Tech On My Cat
Wet Cats

Find this and more other needless, yet ridiculously fun information at StuffOnMyCat.com

Article reprint courtesy of Animal Planet's The Daily Treat with Janet McCulley

Must See Video: Baby Chicks Pimp Patient Pitbull

Pitbull Sharky: Very likely the most patient dog…ever.

With Easter just days away, it would be sacrilegious for us not to bring to you some absurdly adorable video involving little bitty, yellow snuggly-wuggly, fluffy, cheep-cheeping yellow baby chicks…right? Well, thanks to our friend Texas Girly (mom to the famous Roomba Riding Cat) and her amazingly patient pooch Pitbull Sharky, we bring you this most non-traditional Easter video involving one swimming pool, one flock of baby chicks, one boogie board and a Pitbull with the patience of a saint! 

Enjoy!