The Truth Hurts

This is a more serious posting that will may shock/sicken/sadden/disgust you but hopefully open your eyes to what is happening to beloved dogs in this country.

OF DOGS AND MEN (click HERE) explores a disturbing trend in American law enforcement: the shooting of pet dogs. This is common enough to be named Puppycide and have a database (click HERE). From SWAT raids to simple calls and even visits to wrong addresses, we are seeing more and more incidents of officers using lethal force against a family pet they deem a threat. Are these rash reactions by officers in a system with little regard for our four-legged family members, or are they true peace officers doing their best in a dangerous job? OF DOGS AND MEN investigates the issue from all angles, interviewing law enforcement officers and experts, and taking a journey with pet owners through the tragedy of loss and pursuit of change in a legal system in which the very officers they challenge are an integral part.

This is a huge problem for all dog owners not just those “breaking the law.” You may just live in a neighborhood where there was a burglar, your home alarm system was accidentally triggered, or noise complaint. Don’t fool yourself into believing these are isolated incidents.

Hopefully you will take in this data (click here).

Slow Motion Animals

This week I took our cat Borgia to Frontier Veterinary Hospital for a recheck appointment. Her mouth looked great after having some dental work done a couple months ago.

While chatting with our awesome vet Dr. Palmer, she mentioned watching a video of a dog drinking in super slow motion. I was eager to see this video so I tracked it down and wanted to share it with you.

Now that I’ve seen a dog drinking, what about a cat?

Internet wins! Youtube sucked me into watching more slow-motion animal videos.

Crazed For Catnip!

I bought some new catnip toys for Cooper, Borgia and Tully around Christmas time from The Pussums Cat Co. I became aware of this company after seeing their products recommended on www.hauspanther.com (my favorite website for ideas on spending money on our cats).

This picture should convince you how great these catnip toys are!

Tully is still in training to become a product model. Rule #1 is to have product fully visible. Uh! Newbies.