Meow Monday, Tuna Tuesday, CatLadyLand Cat-Toon, Pillow Thief

 

The Pillow Thief

The Pillow Thief

 

We love Angie!

Angie Bailey is a Minnesota writer, cat fancier, word game junkie, creative-project dabbler, music lover, food enthusiast, wife, and mother to two humans and three cats. She is also the co-creator, co-writer, and performer in a sketch comedy web series called 82 South St. http://www.82southst.com/She spends most of her days enjoying her family, scribbling for her cat humor blog,Catladyland, playing Scrabble, laughing at her cats’ shenanigans, and finding the silliness in most everything.

Bad Problems? No Problem!

Bad Problems?  No Problem!

We all have problems.

We all have problems.

 

Robbin and Joseph Everett, The Love Genies, host a weekly relationship segment on their radio show, Pets Teach Us So Much,  for people with pets.  This blog post was discussed in episode 112.  Listen in to hear the full conversation.

Wait, what?  No problem?

So, problems are worrisome, annoying and time consuming, right?  Reoccurring problems seem to grate on our last good nerve and leave us asking, “Why me? Why this?  Why now?”

Think about one reoccurring problem in your life- just one.  For us, it’s dealing with stupid people.  We seem to be banished to a land of stupid, where everyone drank stupid juice topped with dummy sauce and dope-ass drops!

We are plagued with these people that perpetually piss us off and have us rolling our eyes for what seems like every minute of every day.  So what does that mean?

It means we are not learning the lessons we are supposed to learn.  It means we are supposed to or maybe that we have sliced these people in half fin a former life and now it’s time for payback.

So, don’t think for one minute that these encounters are random, because they are not.  Obviously, we have not learned the lessons we are supposed to be learning, so the opportunities to learn the lessons present themselves time and time again.

And so it goes-until you turn the bad problem into an opportunity and learn to turn the bad into good, you too will have bad problems.

An optimistic attitude and the will to continue on your path helps too.  Just say to yourself, “It’s all good and I can learn from this.”  You know, your pet finds time to lie in the sun.  As you go through life and get tested each and every day, don’t you forget to lie in the sun as well and reflect on your triumphs.

Meow Monday, Tuna Tuesday, CatLadyLand, Cat-Toon, The Talk

 

The talk

The talk

 

We love Angie!

Angie Bailey is a Minnesota writer, cat fancier, word game junkie, creative-project dabbler, music lover, food enthusiast, wife, and mother to two humans and three cats. She is also the co-creator, co-writer, and performer in a sketch comedy web series called 82 South St. http://www.82southst.com/She spends most of her days enjoying her family, scribbling for her cat humor blog,Catladyland, playing Scrabble, laughing at her cats’ shenanigans, and finding the silliness in most everything.

Pets Teach Us So Much Radio, 112 with Robbin and Joseph Everett

Some questions we will answer…

Why does your dog lick his feet?

Why do pets lean on you?

Why do pets curl up in a ball to sleep?

Plus:

The Love Genies!

Joseph & Robbin Everett, The Love Genies for People with Pets on TPPC.tv's Pets Teach Us So Much Radio Show & Podcast

Joseph & Robbin Everett, The Love Genies for People with Pets on TPPC.tv’s Pets Teach Us So Much Radio Show & Podcast

We will be talking about turning Bad Problems into GOOD lessons and talking about finding love!

So join us, Thursday, October 24, 6:00 PM EST on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tppctv

 

How to Find Love and Get the Love You Deserve

How to find love and get the love you deserve-

The Love Genies, Robbin and Joseph Everett are relationship gurus specializing in advice for people with pets.  You can hear them discuss relationships on their weekly radio to podcast show, “Pets Teach Us So Much”.

There is someone for everyone. (Photo: Cutedog-pix.com)

There is someone for everyone. (Photo: Cutedog-pix.com)

What is the first step to finding love?

Many single pet lovers ask themselves, “Self, how do I find my forever pet loving mate?”  How do you find the relationship you deserve?

So, let’s breat it down and keep it real.  We can compare finding a mate to the pet adoption process.  First, you decide what you want-cat, dog, bird, fish?  What are you willing to put into the relationship?  How much time do you have?  Do you want to be out with a high-needs pet, walking it several times a day?  Would you rather be cured up by the fire and just sprinkle a few flakes in a bowl?

See where we are going?  If you don’t decide what you want, you may end up with something you really don’t want or like at all.  It’s hard to walk a fish!  You can try to walk a fish, but YOU CAN’T CHANGE A FISH into a bird, or a cat, or a dog.  Decide what you want in a relationship, because you can’t change people.

Decide what your boundaries are and what your ultimate goal is.  Is it a forever home?  Do you want a casual cat night out?  Perhaps a romp in the park or share a Frosty Paws treat!

Wandering around, wanting all of the pets in the adoption center means ultimately you will end up with the wrong fit.  A forever relationship, if that is your goal, is one that you will want and be open to.

Set your parameters and your expectations.  Be kind to yourself and to others.  Be true to yourself and gentle with other’s feelings.  Ask for what you want.  Get what you deserve.  This is how you open yourself up to finding love.  This is the first step to finding love and getting the love you deserve.

 

Meow Monday, Tuna Tuesday CatLadyLand, Cat-Toon, 10 Second Rule

 

 

10 second rule for boxes

10 second rule for boxes

 

We love Angie!

Angie Bailey is a Minnesota writer, cat fancier, word game junkie, creative-project dabbler, music lover, food enthusiast, wife, and mother to two humans and three cats. She is also the co-creator, co-writer, and performer in a sketch comedy web series called 82 South St. http://www.82southst.com/She spends most of her days enjoying her family, scribbling for her cat humor blog,Catladyland, playing Scrabble, laughing at her cats’ shenanigans, and finding the silliness in most everything.

Pets Teach Us So Much Radio, 111 with Robbin and Joseph Everett

Patrick Mahaney, VDM, CVA, CVJ

Patrick Mahaney, VDM, CVA, CVJ

One of our favorite guests, Dr. Patrick Mahaney joins us to talk about his adventures with Jackson Galaxy on the show, “My Cat From Hell“.

We love when Dr. Pat comes to visit!  He is always so insightful and gives us tons of great information.

Plus, cat nutrition and we talk about the reason why dogs cover their poop!  The Love Genies will stop by and we guarantee some laughs.

Listen in live on Thursday, October 17 at 6:00 PM EST on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tppctv or join us anytime via iTunes, Stitcher or our site for download.

 

 

 

 

Cat Nutrition

CAT NUTRITION

 

Cat nutrition-they may not always like what is good for them.

Cat nutrition-they may not always like what is good for them.

 

Having a kitty myself, I’ve come to the realization that I wouldn’t mind being in a cat’s world. Who wouldn’t want to just eat, sleep, and be loved? Not to mention, be a little spoiled-but I’m okay with admitting that. There’s a daily routine that’s been developed: my alarm clock has now been replaced by Sadie, who wakes me up with her little head nudged against my cheek. The difference between her and my IPhone?  There’s no Snooze button-whatsoever. Time to eat!  I was really curious in the beginning as to what would be the best type of food for her.

When she came home with me, I tried to remember everything I was taught in regards to pet care. Although my dad was a great trainer, he would enjoy pet treats every now and then (out of humor, of course) ,so I tried to remember everything else, aside from the treat consumption.

Breakfast is definitely her favorite meal of the day, which happens to consist of wet food. A benefit of wet food? It contains moisture, and because cats usually don’t take in enough water, wet food is a minor source. Another way to entice them to drink more, is to take catnip pellets and place them in their water bowl.

So, what’s more beneficial for a cat, wet food or dry food? Why not, a little bit of both? I guess taste wise, it’s kind of like comparing a granola bar to a plump, juicy burger, if you were hungry.

A fact I found quite interesting: wet food is strongly suggested within a cat’s diet. You can always have properly proportioned food delivered to your house, as mentioned a few weeks ago in the Pet Nutrition Blog, but if you prefer not to, know that felines need a lot of meat. They need the protein and the fat. Pets.Webmd.com even stated that if we, as humans, followed a cat’s diet  we would probably  have heart disease by age 20. Cats cannot handle carbs too well. If they ate as many carbohydrates as we do ,it would be detrimental to them in the long run.

For me, it’s incredibly hard to resist those little eyes that drop, and the tiny nose that manages to creep up any time as  I’m getting ready to eat.  There are certain foods that cannot make cats only sickly, but can be fatal as well. According to About.com, cats should never eat, garlic, chocolate , or  similar root vegetables.  These foods can  eventually lead to anemia. Green tomatoes and potatoes can cause very violent gastrointestinal problems because of an alkaloid called Glycoalkaloid Solanine. Avocados can cause vomiting and diarrhea. Milk, as well can cause uncomfortable cramping and other stomach issues. Not too many people are aware, but the majority of cats are lactose-in tolerant; however, there are solutions today. Pet stores carry Catsip which is a product made from the enzymes of skim milk to help digestion. Knowing all of  this also helps me not feel so guilty about saying “no” when Sadie is begging to devour my food. The art of manipulation will not work for me in that aspect…even though cats are so darn good at it!

What about obese cats ? So many people make the common mistake of over-feeding their furry friend. There are certain measures that can be taken to slim kitty down. It’s okay to leave dry food out during the day, but measure the amount-don’t just assume. Interacting with your furry friend using simple toys is encouraged , as it gets them moving.  I wouldn’t recommend putting your pet on a treadmill or an elliptical; but I wouldn’t be surprised anymore if someone came out with kitty workout tools!

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Gold Paw Series is a hit among trendy pups! Giveaway time!

DOGWEAR WITH INTEGRITY

Gold Paw Series Outfits Pets in Stylish, Eco-Friendly Made in the USA Outerwear

The Duluth from Gold Paw Series

The Duluth from Gold Paw Series

 

OAKDALE, Minn. (September 6, 2013) – The fashion pieces that make us drool strike a balance between timeless and trendy. If those same pieces are impeccably fit, responsibly sourced and sewn with care, well, then they’re at the top of our must-have list. And there’s no reason our pets should be left out in the cold (literally) when it comes to smart, chic clothing.

Like us, pets require proper protection from the elements. Especially on rainy or windy days, or when unseasonable weather conditions are abound. And canines of all sizes, even big ones, require extra protection during their puppy months or in senior years. You see, many pets need an extra layer from time to time for many reasons. That’s why Gold Paw Series, a family-run dogwear company, is dedicated to improving the lives of these pets and their parents with thoughtful, practical solutions to the everyday issues they mayface.

As anyone who’s ever tried to dress a pet knows, finding the right fit is an art. Gold Paw Series has been perfecting their patterns and garments for two generations – offering upwards of 14 sizes made from high-quality fabrics that stretch in all the right places. And to ensure every pet and breed finds the perfect garment with a timeless silhouette, Gold Paw Series will specially make your pet’s garment for those hard to fit breeds or body shapes – because they want all pets to be warm and adorable.

The fashion forward label includes everything from accessories, like their Visibility Vests and Peter Pan Collars, to jackets and winter coats, like their popular line of Stretch Fleece pullovers and Waterproof Coats. The latest collection features a variety of charming prints and brilliant hues that are right on trend, including Eggplant and Robin Egg – both new to the Fall 2013 Collection available now.

All Gold Paw Series products are proudly sewn in the USA, some in California and some in Oregon. Many of their materials are milled here, also, to ensure their customers are getting the highest quality products possible while supporting their neighbors too! To reduce environmental impact, Gold Paw Series utilizes high-quality recycled materials, low-impact textile dyes and biodegradable packaging. Pricing starts at $15 and ranges with product and size.

To learn more or to find a retailer near you, visit the Gold Paw Series website at www.goldpawseries.com.

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