Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday Pet Roundup

Hi and welcome to Wednesday Pet Roundup! Here's Kelly enjoying the fall leaves.

* USA Today Paw Print Post tells us of Bandit, a 15 pound terrier hero dog, who awakened the household by barking and jumping on the sleeping residents, to warn of dangerous smoke filling the kitchen (due to a neglected pot on the stove). Fortunately everyone--including Bandit--escaped safely.

* This is so funny, from The Oatmeal! How to Pet a Kitty. This cartoon includes whimsical instructions, and warnings, including: "An exposed belly is an invitation for a tummy rub. ...(it) can also mean that the kitty wants to ensnare you into a whiskered bear trap, composed of claws, teeth and agony.

* Why, according to, was one MIT professor so taken with the way cats lap up water without getting their faces wet? Because these findings might help in developing soft robots that manipulate liquids.

* From SF Gate: a study by found the best city to hire a pet sitter is Milwaukee, WI. This was calculated by number of pet sitters available, and average rate charged. Did your city make the top 10 list?

* Gotta love this picture (from the Huffington Post.) Dana Jennings, author of What a Difference a Dog Makes; Big Lessons on Life, Love and Healing from a Small Pooch, reflects on the four dogs who changed his life. Harry and Moxie, here, are definitely my favorites!


  1. Thanks for the pet roundup info. It's really interesting! I wish we could have some good pet sitters here too!

  2. I love that picture of Kelly! Very cute. Our kitty wishes she could go out and enjoy the leaves as well!

  3. Wow, truly nice information. How can I find your RSS?

    Brandy Swingfield
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  4. Hi Brandy, The RSS feed button is on the top right, under the email subscription button. Sometimes you just need to wait a bit for the whole page to load. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Thank you for the info. Love the picture in the leaves

  6. Interesting! Thanks. Kelly is so special. Too cute!

  7. What a beautiful photo of Kelly!

    Thanks for joining the Canine Cooking Corner blog! Yes, pumpkin is great! It's a staple here for the Sibes (mainly for my epileptic boy to help keep his appetite & weight under control) - we missed it during the shortage. I had even written a blog about where was all the pumpkin! I now have 15 cases stacked in my garage! No shortage here this year!

    Happy Wednesday!

  8. Awww...I love the leaf on top of Kelly's head!

  9. I love that cartoon from the Oatmeal!


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