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It’s Monday, again.  Boo!

Banjo is a very unique looking older lady.


(photos courtesy of the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society)

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Today is going to be different because I couldn’t pick just one.  Today’s Friday Fido is all the dogs at the Chicago Animal Care & Control.  (Images property of CACC)


My name is Coco

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Hey the week is almost over – again!  They keep going so quickly.  At this rate, summer will be over before I’ve had a chance to enjoy it.

I can't wait to get back to Rockport this weekend!

This week’s quote is courtesy of Superconsndar on Something Awful:

Somewhere in the dark recesses of my parent’s attic there exists, from my childhood, a talking Ren doll. You pulled on its belly button and it would say rude Ren things. Over the years the voice thingy started to die and last time I found it while cleaning out the attic, probably 2 years ago or so, it made the most god awful screeching demon noise when I pulled the string.

Dakota’s review of “Don’t Lick the Dog, Making Friends with Dogs”

Ms. Maple was on the Daily Toki!

How to pack an emergency survival pack for your pup.

Hooray Catdrugs!

Willow got her miracle (you will not come away from this with dry eyes).

I want to be as comfortable as this cat looks.

Goat figures out how to hack a food vending machine at a petting zoo!

A muddy dog is a happy dog.

Dog gets the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!!


The weeks feel like they move pretty quickly in the summer.  It’s a shame – I’d love to savor the weekends, somehow fit in everything I want to do!

This week’s meowser is Kallista!  She is a picture of beauty and mystery:

Gorgeous Eyes

(photos property of SARL)

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Oh my goodness – just look at his face!


(image property of the RISPCA)

Look at those big sad eyes – how could you say no?  You can’t, that’s now.

Clyde is meant to be your little guy and, deep down, you know it.  He is a two year old pug/boston terrier mix currently waiting for you at the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA).  He needs your help and he needs it now!  Clyde is neutered, house trained, up to date on his shots and just bursting with love and energy.  How can you pass by this face and not want to bring him home?

Quite frankly, I’m tempted, but I’m pretty sure my husband would have some sort of mental break down if I brought home another pet…

ANYWAY, Clyde is at the RISPCA in Riverside, RI.  Their webpage can be found here and he also has a Petfinder page with information.

What?  It isn’t Friday yet?  Grumble grumble.

Summer is awesome.

This weeks quote comes to you courtesy of Skizzles of Something Awful:

I had a friend in high school whose fat cat would madly hump this stuffed monkey toy they had. It was really awkward to just be sitting in the dining room, carrying on a conversation, while Gizmo slowly and silently molested this worn-out looking monkey in the corner.

Cat Chat on Adopt A Cat Month.

I’ve got to get Zoso this hat so he can finally fit in.

My dog is half the dog Cohen is…

Funny how pets just eat up your cash sometimes…

So much disapproval.

Pets and Their Vets sounds like a cute show.

Great dog playing action shots!

Of Pit Bulls and Patience asks the hard questions.

Bailey lost the good fight, surrounded by those who loved him.  Or perhaps he won.

Mushroom dudes around on the couch.

A walk through a wilderness wonderland!

Have a beautiful day, people and pets!

So shortly into kitten season we find ourselves diving into Adopt-A-Cat month!


Adopt-A-Cat Promotion


Brought to you in June by American Humane Association

Spring … season of tulips, lilies, daffodils – and cat adoptions!

Each spring during “kitten season,” thousands of newborn kittens join the millions of cats already in shelters across the country. That means your local shelter has tons of cute, cuddly newborns, in addition to all the mellow, older cats and everything in between. And the shelter staff are ready to help you adopt your very first cat — or to bring home a friend for another beloved cat!


  1. If you’re thinking about adopting a cat, consider taking home two.
  2. Find a cat whose personality meches with yours.
  3. Pick out a veterinarian ahead of time and schedule a visit within the first few days following the adoption.
  4. Make sure everyone in the house is prepared to have a cat before it comes home.
  5. Budget for the short- and long-term costs of a cat.
  6. Stock up on supplies before the cat arrives.
  7. Cat-proof your home.
  8. Go slowly when introducing your cat to new friends and family.
  9. Be sure to include your new pet in your family’s emergency plan.
  10. If you’re considering giving a cat as a gift, make sure the recipient is an active participant in the adoption process.

For more information on how you can help, please visit the Adopt-A-Cat Month! website.

Hi!  I’m Tycho!


Smooshy Head

(images property of the Metrowest Animal Awareness Society and Kitcat Photos)

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Yay, it’s Friday!  Yay!!

Here is this week’s doggy:

How could I say "no" to an Arthur??

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Right now I’d love a good nap in the warm summer sun.  Preferably near an ocean.

Quote of the week is courtesy of Pandaid on SomethingAwful:

My cat is racist. She prefers white mice toys over other toys. She’s also brought me 5 toys today, meowing to announce her victory. This is a record for her. Number 6 may be in the works.

Robins nest live!  Watch the babies hatch… eventually!

Pittie walking gear – sometimes it takes a while to figure out the best gear for your routine.

Dorothy the chicken looks like a fine, feathered friend.

Shaved kitty bellies are the softest things on earth.

Maple has such a sweet little smile.

Born Again Daisy – a tearjerker of a story.

Cats rule, dogs drool.

More baby lambs!  I am foaming at the mouth from the shear cuteness of it all.  See what I did there?



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