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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Pet Blogger Hop!

Today's "theme" over at the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Hop is "Did you say, autumn?". Well, it may not quite be fall yet here in the Midwest, but it is September...which brings International Pet Blogger Month! We intend to have lots of fun with this month—just wait and see!

Meanwhile, back at the Ohio ranch...we're having a week of ghastly hot, humid weather—nothing like the cool breezes of autumn! But here's a couple of pictures to remind you of falling leaves and cooler temps.

Now on to the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Pet Blogger Hop to visit some old friends and new blogging buddies!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Baby Foxes Love Playing With Ball!

These adorable fox kits are having a grand time playing with a ball...and each other! Enjoy!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

House With A Heart Provides Care And Love For Senior Dogs

Senior pooch well taken care of at HouseWithAHeart.com. Photo courtesy of Sher Polvinale, founder.

It's nothing short of amazing how some humans sacrifice so much to help animals in need, while others, at the first sign of extra work needed to care for a sick or aging pet, dump them off at a shelter. Sher Polvinale and her husband had been rescuing companion animals for over two decades before they decided to turn their home in a senior pet sanctuary, aptly called House with a Heart.

This recent article from the Huffington Post, says the sanctuary requires about 55 round-the-clock volunteers to help care for all of the animals this couple has taken in—mostly seniors and/or pets with special needs who suddenly found themselves at shelters when their owners chose to no longer care for them. The animals have a list of maladies including blindness, dementia and incontinence, and some require special carts for outside playtime. Have we mentioned that these people are saints?

Although the reasons why this haven is necessary confound us, it's a beautiful feeling to know that so many people open their hearts and their homes to help animals in need of care and love in their last days.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Decade Since Hurricane Katrina: The ASPCA Wants You To Be Prepared!

    With a little planning and preparation, we can all do better!

Ten years ago this Sunday, Hurricane Katrina barreled into Louisiana, leaving massive tragedy in its wake. The hurricane and subsequent levy break left nearly 2000 people dead and at least 600,000 pets deceased or homeless. A key finding from evaluating response efforts and interviewing residents of the hardest hit districts revealed that nearly half (44%) of the people who refused to evacuate said they did so because they could not bring their pets with them. Despite this tragic wake-up call and ten years of seeing other natural disasters cut paths of destruction, a recent poll shows that 35% of pet owners still don't have disaster preparedness plans in place.

But wait! The ASPCA is here to help you change that! First, check out their nifty, "When Disaster Strikes" infographic, which includes simple steps that can save lives in case of an emergency.

Then, please "Take the Pledge" to prepare for your pets in the event of a natural disaster and share the infographic on all your social media channels. Remember: Your pets lives may depend on it!

Many thanks to the ASPCA for taking the lead on natural disaster preparedness for you and your pets!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Pet Blogger Hop: It's #NationalDogDay!

Woof, Woof! And hear ye, hear ye! It's National Dog Day and the good folks at BlogPaws are celebrating with a very special Wordless Wednesday Pet Blogger Hop!

What are you doing with your favorite pooch to help celebrate this big day? Let us know!

Meanwhile, back at the Ohio ranch... Parental Unit has promised me an extra long walk and a new bone to chew. And she's sharing one of her most favorite photos of me, taken by Rachel Lauren.

Now on to the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Pet Blogger Hop to see who's hoppin' where!
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