Saturday, July 31, 2010
hey gang - der haz been such an enthusiastic response to da Dog Days of Summer pet fud drive dat it haz been extended to August 7th! to date, peeps haf donated over 1,500 lbs of fud, and companies haf also joined da effort. Hartz is teaming up wif Petfinder.com to donate 800 individually wrapped dog biscuits to 100 shelters, and here's wat u can do to help: 1) contact ur local shelter and ask if dey wud like to participate. 2) haf dem fill out da application and include ur name and email addy. 3) Hartz will ship da product directly to da shelter. when da product arrives, be sure to take a pichure and post it on da Be The Change for Pets page on facebook. itz dat easy!
Posted by Bunny Jean Cook at 12:41 PM
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
dis week's Be the Change for Animals challenge is Letters for Pets. da plight of shelter anipals is well known, and while many are adopted, many more still need homes. to give dez anipals da attention dey deserves, FreeKibble.com has partnered wif Tails Magazine and Halo Purely for Pets asking fur a presidential proclamation naming April 30 “National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.” dis day will promote and celebrate da adoption of shelter anipals and da volunteers who care for dem. here's wat u can do to help: email a pre-written letter asking da President to declare April 30 "National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day". fur each email sent, FreeKibble.com, thanks to Halo Purely for Pets, will donate a nutritious meal to shelter dogs and cats - up to 50,000 meals. wat a great way to help shelter anipals!
Posted by Bunny Jean Cook at 12:44 PM
Sunday, July 25, 2010
hey gang - our pals at Feline Pine are sponsoring National Take Your Cat to the Vet Week frum August 16 to August 22 to help raise awareness dat cats need annual veterinarian examinations. Dr. Michelle Gasper, house vet fur Feline Pine, says "There is a misconception that cats are independent and they don't need the level of care that dogs do. Cats also don't show disease well. We can have cats who look normal when they are covering up a serious illness." u can show ur support by adding dis facebook event to ur calendar, and help spread da word by inviting ur furends!
Posted by Bunny Jean Cook at 12:04 PM
Saturday, July 24, 2010
itz dat time again! join us on da Saturday Pet Blog Hop - hosted by Two Little Cavaliers, Life With Dogs, and Confessions of the Plume. u'll meet lots of new furends and catch up wif ur old ones. so add ur linky to da blog list and hop along wif us!
Posted by Bunny Jean Cook at 6:52 PM
Friday, July 23, 2010
via The Humane Society of the United States: A 1999 investigation uncovered Internet traffic on a large scale involving crush videos, where women in high-heeled shoes impale, crush, stomp or smother small animals for the sexual titillation of viewers.
Public disgust over this horrifying subculture prompted Congress to take action. But the U.S. Supreme Court has invalidated the 1999 federal law banning the commercial sale of videos depicting illegal animal cruelty.
In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision, the House has approved new legislation, (H.R. 5566)—by an overwhelming vote of 416 to 3—to ban the distribution and sale of obscene crush videos. Now it's the Senate's turn. Senators Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Richard Burr (R-NC) plan to introduce a crush video bill in the Senate.
Contact your U.S. senators and urge them to join as original cosponsors of the crush video bill that Senators Kyl, Merkley, and Burr will introduce soon. Please send a personalized email to your senators to support this legislation!
Posted by Bunny Jean Cook at 2:07 PM
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
dis week's BtC4Animals challenge is Up For Pups. we haf all heard of da atrocities of puppy mills, and yet thousands of animals are purchased each year frum dez facilities by peeps who don't nose where der pets come frum. Kyla Duffy haz made it her mission to educate peeps on da basics of puppy mills and how to avoid supporting dez establishments by getting all da facts befur bringing der next dog home. here's how u can help - download Kayla's free ebook Mill Dog Manifesto and share it wif ur furends, family and co-workers. becuz efurryone shud nose about da tragedy of puppy mills and what dey can do to help!
Posted by Bunny Jean Cook at 10:08 PM
Friday, July 16, 2010
our furends at Be The Change For Pets haf issued a challenge fur pet bloggers and pet lovers with da Dog Days of Summer fud and supplies drive frum July 19 - 31. here's all u need to do: 1) find a shelter or pet fud bank near you, print out a copy of da BTC4Pets flier, drop off da fud and haf sumone take ur pichure wif da flier. 2) write a blog post, tweet about it or post it on facebook. 3) upload ur pichure to da Be The Change For Pets facebook page wif a link to ur bloggy/twitter account/facebook post. BTC4Pets will add u to da total amount donated so we can all see da total impact. wat a grate way to Be The Change For Pets!
Posted by Bunny Jean Cook at 2:04 PM
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
hey gang - did u nose dat dis fursday, July 15 iz Blog The Change Day? sponsored by Be The Change For Animals, all u haf to do iz make a fresh commitment to help anipals, inspire ofurs to do da same, and spread da word! u can grab da badge at da BtC4Animals' website, and u can post a linky frum ur blog to der list. itz easy, itz fun, and it makes a real change in da lives of anipals in need. so join us and Blog The Change!
Posted by Bunny Jean Cook at 11:30 AM
Sunday, July 11, 2010
here's anofur cool peep dat wuz at BlogPaws 2010 - Andrea Arden. she iz da trainer on Underdog to Wonderdog, Dogs 101, and Cats 101 on Animal Planet. she iz also da director of Andrea Arden Dog Training in NYC, which offers private lessons and group classes fur puppies, adults, small dogs, behavior problem solving, tricks, agility, therapy dog and CGC certification. in ofur words, Andrea iz a gud peep to nose if u haf a dog! u can follow Andrea on twitter, facebook and her website.
Posted by Bunny Jean Cook at 9:41 AM
Friday, July 9, 2010
here's anofur cool peep (and anipal) dat mai mom met at BlogPaws 2010 - Karen Nichols and Skeezix da Cat! Karen and Skeezix write Catster's Blog. Karen is a Cat Writer, Artist and Photographer. Skeezix is da penultimate Feline Fashionista. In addition to Skeezix, Karen’s current feline family includes Rocky (an 18-year-old tuxie adoptee), Mao (a cranky middle-aged meezer), and Tripper (a ginormous feral cat now living in da lap of luxury), all of whom have der own bloggies. wow - and i thought mai mom wuz a crazy cat lady! u can follow Karen and Skeezix on twitter, facebook, and der bloggies!
Posted by Bunny Jean Cook at 10:44 AM
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
today's spechul pal iz Debbie Eades (@debeades). Debbie iz da dog mom to Wookie and Bugs, and a volunteer wif many dog transport groups on da interwebs. she iz also da author of Every Rescued Dog Has a Tale: Stories from the Dog Rescue Railroad. itz da first book written about transporting dogs to save dem from death, and all profits frum da book go to dog rescues and shelters! u can follow Debbie on twitter, facebook, and her bloggy.
Posted by Bunny Jean Cook at 12:50 PM
Monday, July 5, 2010
duz u nose about The Animal Rescue Site? da site focuses da power of da interwebs on a specific need — providing food fur some of da eight million unwanted animals given to shelters efurry year. when u click on da big purple button, The Animal Rescue Site provides food and care fur a rescued animal living in a shelter or sanctuary. it's a grate way to help da anipals in shelters, and all u haf to da iz go to der website and click da button efurryday! u can follow The Animal Rescue Site on twitter and facebook.
Posted by Bunny Jean Cook at 12:28 PM
Saturday, July 3, 2010
r u lookin fur sum new pet bloggies? den check out da Saturday Pet Blog Hop! a blog hop is a list dat is shared on multiple blogs. when several blogs put da same list code on der blog, da exact same list appears on each blog. visitors can submit der entries on any blog dat contains da list. entries will appear on each blog where da list resides. readers see da same list on each blog and can hop from blog to blog. so add ur bloggy, and hop along wif us!
Posted by Bunny Jean Cook at 9:26 PM
Thursday, July 1, 2010
mom cannot say enuf gud stuff about BlogPaws 2010 and da peeps she met der! today she learned about a new website called Be The Change For Animals, which provides a platform to amplify da voice of animal advocates by mobilizing a focused and powerful movement behind one cause at a time. ur role is simple - answer da weekly call to action: tweet it, post it to facebook or write a bloggy post about it. each act, great or small, spreads da word and creates an enormous impact. by following dez simple ideas, u’ll be da shoulders dat lift our champions toward der goal. so join Be The Change For Animals and help us make a difference in da lives of anipals efurrywhere! u can follow dem on twitter, facebook, and der website.
Posted by Bunny Jean Cook at 12:54 PM