Search PetsWeekly

Cat Stories
Sandy Robins Honored at Global Pet Expo 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 00:00

This week, we are in Orlando Florida for the Global Pet Expo. We brought 3-D Bree along to tweet the expo and we’ll be following up with some amazing pictures and an article upon our return of all the wonderful things we have seen. Tonight is rather special though, as we will be attending an award to honor our good friend, Sandy Robins.

She is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious “Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry” award from The American Pet Products Association (APPA). Sandy is a pet lifestyle journalist, author and spokesperson and we are very excited to name her as a friend and coworker.

We’ve worked with Sandy over the years on a number of articles and in several special events, most recently as a fellow member of the Pet Safety Advisory sponsored by Toyota.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 06:08
Read more...
 
Wolves, Mules and Cats: Injustices Today PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 23:40

Photo from okami.buzznet.comI’m not sure what’s going on in the world right now. I'm covering three stories from this month that I think you'll be interested in hearing.

The first is the recent declassification of wolves from “endangered” to “predator” status. This move created an open season on wolves amongst hunters in several states with a “shoot on site” mandate. Next, we had situation in Arizona where a man who is suspected of mutilating 40 cats was not only set free; but was only charged with one count of theft. Another situation recently surfaced in Lubbock, TX when the American Museum of Agriculture decided to euthanize two mules in order to put them into an art exhibit.

Let’s take each injustice one at a time...


Last Updated on Monday, 21 January 2013 19:46
Read more...
 
You're Invited to the Algonquin! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pack Leader   
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 20:45

When it comes to chic fashion, no one wears it better than Matilda, the beloved full-time feline resident of The Algonquin. This fabulous feline and her predecessors have been cattin’ around New York since the 1930s. People have come from around the world to meet this celibricat, and now you can meet Matilda in her newly renovated hotel home.

You’re invited to attend a reception, meet some captivating cats who will be up for adoption, and view the “Cats in Fashion” show to benefit NY SAVE on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. Seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your place amongst the celebrities for only $25.00 by calling Alice at 212-419-9197. Read on for more details about this fabulous event…


Last Updated on Saturday, 28 July 2012 19:58
Read more...
 
Adopt a Shelter Cat Month – Can You Help a Feline Out? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tammy Souch   
Thursday, 07 June 2012 21:28

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month and it's a good thing. Shelters across the country are filled to brimming with cats in need of a good home, and some are even giving cats away for free (which we will reserve judgement on). We want every cat to have a good home, and when they are adopted, we want them to stay adopted. So this month is devoted to raising awareness over an enormous problem.

Every time I make a visit to the cat adoption area of my local pet supply, I just want to scoop them all up and whisk them away to a place where they will be adored and accepted as they are. Then reality hits me and reminds me why that’s just not possible. We already have two cats and a dog, and for us, that’s our limit. Every pet deserves a solid, nurturing environment, and adding one more would bring imbalance to our home, meaning the new addition wouldn’t get all of the love and care they need from us, and I think that would be unfair to them. I know your heart is like mine and you want to save them all, but before you drive yourself to the local shelter, examine your home life and see if you are ready for a new furry friend...


Last Updated on Monday, 11 June 2012 14:58
Read more...
 
10 Creative Uses for Hair and Hairballs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pack Leader   
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:09

In the event you were wondering what kind of amazing things you can do with hairballs that your cat regurgitates on to that Persian rug, we have come up with 10 creative uses for pet hair (and hairballs). These range from weaving your pet's hair into amazing sweaters and scarves for an innovative gift on Mother's Day (for the pet parents who love their four-legged kids) to creating a purr-fectly warm nest for your feathered friends and thereby keep your cats entertained when the birds flock to your front door.

Read on for more innovative ideas on what to do with your cat hair (and hairballs), and if you can't find any that are too your liking, check out this book entitled, Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat from Kaori Tsutaya and Amy Hirschman. You're sure to find something to your liking in there!

1. Save the largest and most interesting ones that have unique shapes and sell them as unique jewelry pieces, like necklaces or earrings. We've seen everything from cat hairballs that look like the Virgin Mary to little cat hairball missile duplicates.

2. Make a cat or dog hair handbag and create a new business that sells the handbags for $65-$300 each.

3.  Place it outside in the sun, dry it out, and then tear it apart and leave for the birds to pick up and make into a nest. The birds will love making these warm nests during the winter, and throughout the summer, they are just as popular for their naturally insulating properties!

4. Make a fur creature that looks like Angelina Jolie and her famous leg (unshaven) at the Oscars with Brad Pitt, and if you need help getting that much cat hair, visit FURMinator! (Also, visit Covered in Cat Hair for more of these creative pics!)



5. Visit the National Museum of Health and Medicine to learn how to preserve a hairball and sell on Amazon as an ancient European poison antidote and preventative.

6.  Add catnip and then dry it out to make a fashion statement or take two hairballs, string them together, and hang them from  your car windshield - like dice, but cat hair balls.

7.  Draw a picture of it and sell the amazing cat drawings on ETSY

8.  Write a book about Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace and how it relates to corporate management, then sell on Amazon.

9.  Roll hair into balls, string like popcorn, and place on your Christmas tree for a unique holiday look.

10. Save the most interesting specimens and send to the Washington Museum for their special gallery of hairballs.

You may also enjoy:


Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014 16:46
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 3 of 13
RocketTheme Joomla Templates
Copyright ©2004 PetsWeekly All Rights Reserved