Posted in Cats, Dogs, Neutering, Spaying, World Spay Day

World Spay Day


World Spay Day A day to remind you to spay or neuter your pets.

Held annually on the last Tuesday of February.

In 2019, that’s February 26.

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Do cats and dogs really fight like cats and dogs?


Do cats and dogs really fight like cats and dogs? – Cats and dogs have long been depicted as ardent foes, consistently getting into scrapes with one another. But are those claims exaggerated? #Cats #Dogs

Do cats and dogs really fight like cats and dogs?

Many cats and dogs peacefully coexist in their homes, where their divergent personalities combine to make homes more interesting. Cats and dogs tend to have different body language, but that should not be mistaken for opposition.

Do cats and dogs really fight like cats and dogs? - Cats and dogs can peacefully coexist in homes, especially when pet owners exercise patience and emphasize socialization.
Cats and dogs can peacefully coexist in homes, especially when pet owners exercise patience and emphasize socialization. | Photo Compliments of MetroCreative

Take, for example, a boisterous puppy who excitedly approaches visitors with its tail wagging to show friendliness. According to the animal experts at SlimDoggy.com, a resource for dog food, fitness and fun, cats interpret wagging tails as signs of anger or displeasure. Dogs like to sniff their “friends” and get to know them, and cats don’t favor this attention. When sniffed, cats may run off, unintentionally triggering dogs’ natural predator instincts.

Such an instance is a rough way for cats and dogs to begin a relationship, and it’s easy to see how such an introduction can lay a poor foundation for their relationship.

Cats and dogs also have different social styles. While a cat may be content to be alone and approach visitors cautiously, dogs tend to be sociable and rush into situations if they think there is fun to be had.

But cats and dogs can peacefully coexist. One way to foster a good relationship between cats and dogs is to control their initial introduction. If possible, separate the animals initially, giving cats a chance to warm up to their new situation. Upon introducing the two, it may be best to have the dog on a leash so that you can control its desire to lunge. Calmness is key; do not force the cat to come to the dog or vice versa. Reward calm behavior with treats. Repeat these steps until the pets appear to be used to each other.

It’s important that pet owners recognize that, while cats and dogs may peacefully coexist in a home most of the time, their natural instincts may kick in every so often. Just separate the pets if they have a tiff.

Rumors abound that cats and dogs can’t share a home, but that’s simply not true. With some early socialization, patience on the part of pet owners and an understanding of cat and dog behaviors, pet parents can ensure both cats and dogs live together in harmony.

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Posted in Bush's Baked Beans, Cats, Dogs, Duke, Sam

“Duke” Bush’s Baked Beans Dog Dies


“Duke” Bush’s Baked Beans Dog Dies – I guess you can say Duke died and didn’t share the family secret.

“Duke” Bush’s Baked Beans Dog Dies

Normally we post Cat things! But we thought we would take a change and post about Sam who plays “Duke”.

One of the dogs that portrayed “Duke” in commercials for Bush’s Baked Beans has died. Sam lived in Apopka, FL, with his owner, Susan, their neighbor David Odom says. Odom’s post about Sam’s death went viral on Facebook, and now Bush’s Baked Beans is responding.

"Duke" Bush's Baked Beans Dog Dies

″We continue to be overwhelmed by fan interest and their love of Duke. The relationship between Jay and his beloved dog Duke is the embodiment of the BUSH’S brand, and has been a part of our family story for more than 20 years,″ Bush’s Baked Beans wrote on Facebook on Tuesday. ″During that time, we’ve worked closely with several dogs who portrayed Duke in our commercials, including Sam″

So I am sure it is on to the next Duke. Almost like animal mascots, they go through several of them.

Our hoomans even got to go visit the Bush’s Baked Beans Visitor Center in Chestnut Hills, TN. I am sure people will flood there with this news.

May he and his hoomans have some peace of his passing. Not to mention his many, many fans.

Posted in Cats, Dogs, Random Cat Thought

Random Cat Thoughts


Random Cat Thoughts

Having your own dog is stressful but playing with someone else’s dog is amazing.

Having your own cat is amazing but playing with someone else’s cat is stressful.

Random Cat Thoughts

Follow this blog as we will be posting more random cat thoughts.

Know a random cat thought?

Feel free to share it in the comments and I just might might share it!

Posted in Cats, Dogs, Pets, Uncategorized

Is a pet right for your family?


Is a pet right for your family? Pets often make wonderful additions to a household. Parents not only love pets because animals bring smiles to their children’s faces, but also because pets teach kids about responsibility.

Is a pet right for your family?

But the decision of whether or not to bring a pet into a home is a complicated one that parents would be wise to give ample consideration before making their final decision. The following are a few factors parents can consider when deciding if now is the right time to bring a pet into their household.

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Is a pet right for your family?

Finances

Money is often overlooked when deciding whether or not to bring a pet into a home.But pets can be expensive, and the potential cost of pet ownership must be fully explored. Pet adoption fees are often negligible, but families who prefer a purebred dog can expect to spend considerably more money than they would if they were to adopt a mixed breed dog from the local shelter. In addition, a pedigreed cat is likely to cost more than a cat adopted from the shelter. But those initial fees are only a small part of the expenses associated with pet ownership. Medical costs, including routine veterinary visits and medication, pet insurance, food, and grooming costs can add up over time, so families already working on thin budgets might find it’s not financially prudent to bring a pet into their home until their finances stabilize.

Families who tend to travel a lot also must consider the cost of sheltering the animal when they are out of town, while renters should determine if bringing a pet into a home will incur a higher rental deposit or if the animal is likely to cause damage, as puppies and kittens tend to do, that will ultimately cost them money when they move out of their rental.

Time

Some pets require more attention than others, so heads of a family should consider just how much time they have to devote to pet ownership. Dogs tend to need the most attention among the more popular household pets, so families whose schedules are already full may find that pets who don’t need so much attention fit their lifestyle better. For example, cats don’t need to go for daily walks and tend to be more independent than canines, making them ideal pets for on-the-go families. When deciding if a pet is right for your family, give heavy consideration to how much time your family spends at home, and if you decide to adopt a pet, choose one that won’t be negatively affected by your schedules.

Demeanor

When considering bringing a pet into a home, parents should consider both their own demeanor, their kids’ demeanors and the demeanor of the pet they are thinking of adopting. Dogs have their idiosyncrasies, but breeds tend to exhibit similar behaviors. Labrador retrievers, for example, tend to be active and energetic, while a typical English bulldog might be more laid-back and less prone to running around. Active families who enjoy spending time outdoors might prefer a more active dog, while families who enjoy relaxing at home might want a dog that’s equally comfortable lounging around the house.

When considering cats, families should speak with a professional, be it a veterinarian or a representative at the local animal shelter, about the demeanors of different breeds to ensure they make the best decision. Parents of young children likely want a cat that’s playful as opposed to one who is likely to be standoffish with curious kids.

Future

The future is another thing parents must consider before bringing a pet into their home. Parents whose careers are stable might make better pet owners than those angling for a reassignment or looking to change careers. An unfortunate side effect of the recession that began in 2008 was that many families were forced to relocate when one or both parents lost their jobs but found opportunities elsewhere. Upon moving, these families realized the family pet could not make the trip, which led to shelters being flooded with homeless pets. If your family’s future is in question, delay adopting or buying a pet until your situation is more stable. If all is well in your career and your family is firmly entrenched in your community, then now might be a great time to bring a pet into your home.

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