Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday Pet Roundup

Hi and welcome to Monday Pet Roundup! The model today is my daughter's cat, Cinnamon, playing with some new toys.

* Election season is upon us. Maybe we should consider this way to vote: According to the AP, the Washington (DC) Humane Society held an election that went to the dogs. Bone-shaped dog biscuits with each of the two mayoral candidates names were placed in front of canine voters. The dogs voted by choosing which bone to eat. Some (hungry) dogs voted more than once.

* In more political news, USA Today reports on an adorable rescue mutt Hewitt, who "helps" County Councilman Dave Somers work in his office in Everett, Washington. Wait until you read how Somers acquired the dog.

* Firefighter Dayna Hilton and her dalmatian are doing great work educating children about fire safety. If you know any kids who like to color, check out her new Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog Coloring Book . It's a great way to spread the fire safety message to children. Congrats on the book, Dayna and Sparkles!

* Love cats? I hope you've seen this UK Ikea advertisement, gone viral on You Tube with more than 600,000 views so far. These are some beautiful cats. Check it out here:

* I think a parrot would make a great pet, but I have no idea how to care for one. Here, Martha Stewart and an animal expert offer a brief introductory video about owning an African Grey Parrot. Did you know they like to be misted with water?

* If you enter this contest, you could win $500 worth of pet care services. Just send Fetch Pet Care a paragraph and/or photos or video to show "How far would you go for your pet?"

What about you? I think we all would do just about anything for our pets, but can you go too far? How far is too far?
And do you think dogs can do about as good job selecting a politician as anyone? lol


  1. The commercial was adorable!
    I had a friend who had a parrot. Said birds stress out SO easily and spend a lot of time pulling out their feathers.

  2. Guess I would go a long way for my dog! I believe the skunk population did a lot of the voting for the last presidentual race, lol.

  3. Hilarious! Thanks for sharing as it gave me a good Monday !!!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing the great news about the release of my new coloring book! Firefighter Dayna and I hope that it will keep children and their caregivers fire safe and we appreciate you helping spread the word!

  5. That sure is a good one. We love the new toys.
    Benny & Lily

  6. Great little news items! And yes, I DO think critters can do a better job than people choosing a candidate. Which just goes to show what I think about the whole political process!


  7. So this is the commercial they wound up with when they let all the cats loose in the IKEA. It's really good!

  8. Guess I would go a long way for my dog! I believe the skunk population did a lot of the voting for the last presidentual race, lol.


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