Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Animal shelters are full of dogs and cats that desperately need homes. Most people focus on puppies, kittens and young adults when adopting. However, a senior pet may be less rambunctious and better behaved than a younger dog or cat and can still add years of love and joy to your home. Animal Care Clinic is celebrating Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month by providing free physical exams and discounts on our wellness laboratory profiles for all senior pets adopted from local shelters before the end of 2010. Join us in celebrating life. Adopt a senior pet for the holidays.
Friday, November 19, 2010
From Rumblepurr's blog. Inigo warming his bum.
One ouf our dear twitter friends Inigo, brother of @rumblpurr has had some recent heart issues and is on the way to OTRB. Its so hard to write about these things so I point you to the wonderful blog post Inigo's mom worte about him.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
12 year old Princess the Cat: Peacock Feather, by
15 year old siamese watching cat videos on Youtube, by srossphoto
Friday, November 5, 2010
In many traditions, November 1st is considered All Saints' Day, which is followed by All Souls' Day on November 2nd. Latin America celebrates All Souls' Day as Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Wikipedia has a great page about it here.
This is not a morbid affair, not sad, not scary. It is a celebration of those who have gone on ahead. Join us this week in celebrating our loved ones who've gone over the Rainbow Bridge.
Emma with Pizazz.
Emma lived nearly 20 years. She always put up with new kittens and other animals joining the family. They in turn looked up to her as the matriarch. As she grew wise with time, nothing new bothered her. We miss her dearly.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Lisa has 2 senior littermates, and one named Jack has cancer. More tests are pending on how bad or not so bad it may be.
Pic from Lisa's blog.
The poor guy has a pile of health issues and Lisa is working so hard to keep him comfortable. Lisa and the cat Jam, More on Jack.
Even though Lisa is not on Twitter she can still go to twitter search a with the hashtag, #porchwithjack to see the caring support.
Recently he has had some health issues and was at the vet for a while.
In support many of the twitter Anipals got together and used the hastag #lakewithpetie to help keep track of the converstations. This is a wonderful supportive way to give out positive energy that seems to help quite a bit.
Many virtual adventures went on as everyone waited at Petie's get away lake house, for Petie to come home. Water skiing, hiking, campfires, good food and much more. Meanwhile Petie's parents can look on twitter and see the warm support from lots of friends.
@freshotis @danapixie and some others made photos of what is happening, all those participating and lots of food.
One of the anipals, @pumpkinpuddy is collecting stories fro #lakewithpetie for a book.
Plus to keep things going positive Anipals pair up and have virtual weddings. @pandafur , Petie's girlfriend left a marriage proposal in the personals of the Anipal Times
Soon there was wedding shower outings and pawties to be planned along with a wedding day set. Those like @danapixie that does so much for us, is making great photos for the event. Plus there are planners that cordinate dj's and bartenders.
Another Anipal that is there for us is Gunner a Senior gold lab.
He recently got very ill and was at the vet. Soon Anipals gathered on his porch to wait for news. #gunnerporch was used to help support our friend.
@JinJinDoggy kept track of everyone and made a pic of everyone that was there to support.
It turns out that he has Heart worms, which they said can be cured now days along with medication for life. Which is certainly lots better than is used to be.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Our dear friend @Brewskibutt added a blog post and says, "When a cat gets rescued, yer hope is that it is the last time they need it.
Unfortunately, that is not the case fur Percy.
Percy is a cat that my human rescued 14 years ago and placed with some friends. Because of some changes in his humans’ lives, he is in need of finding a new home again.
We call him Percy the Wonder Cat because he has managed to get around very well fur 14 years despite his front leg that didn’t form quite right. He hops and bounds instead of walkin’."
The rest is HERE
Which also leads to more info and great photos on @Bztat's blog HERE
Please pass the word..
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Lady is about 120; in human years! We don't know how old she is, because she was taken in as a (charmingly persistent) stray. She has been a part of our family for close to 15 years. Her longevity is probably due to being pampered, and kept by members of the our family - all her life. I'm the third family member to adopt her, over the past 15 years. She has rarely ever been outside in the wilds, or around other cats. She is strictly an indoor (window sill) cat, but has spent some years allowed as far as a patio / balcony. I just adopted her, my first ever very own pet. She is a family cat, so she knows me really well. Unfortunately, she came to me on the last hour ... of her 9th life. She needs a lot of special senior cat care, and TLC. There is so much to know about Cat care, it boggles the mind. Like: Cats will die if they eat / ingest chocolate! I never knew that. No problem here, as I'm allergic to chocolate. I'm also allergic to cats! In this video; Lady has just been brushed on the balcony, hair and dander is floating around outside. I'm allergic, and this (also air purification/filter systems) is the only way I can manage to keep her. So, I brush and groom her several times a day (she loves it) outside. Naturally after all that brushing, fluffing and cuddling she knows she will get fed a treat. I however need her to wait a few minutes, to let the dander and hair dissipate - before letting her back into the house. Funny, when she is inside she wants nothing but to go out, and when she is out ... She was quite the patient Lady, and did enjoy her treats. She is a very sweet, beautiful and loving Kitty. I hope she hangs out with me for a long time.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Even though this is a blog for senior cats, I also include rescues and shelters of all kinds.
I would like to mention some Twitter activity by the Anipals which are helping some dogs and other shelter animals out.
Every Thrusday night the Anipals put on a virtual night club hang out celebration, called #nipclub. Search that hash tag and watch the pawty. Hopefully you join in. This week the tips and dontations go to help senior dogs at the St. Louis Senior dog project. Just like senior cats, the senior dogs are full or love and wisdom.
Also @cokiethecat holds a weekly blog with a different subject every week. At Anipal photo hunt, this week it is, Adopt a less adoptable pet. Which is usually the seniors or special needs animals.
Along with that, @Cosmohavanese is helping out dogs with Pedigree...
Writer a post save a dog
Looking for a way to help a homeless dog? If you have a blog of any kind, simply write a post to help a dog from now through September 19 and Pedigree will donate a 20-pound bag of food to an animal shelter.
It's that simple.
Just include the bullets listed here, and add the direct link to your blog post to our Blog Hop below so we can all see how big an impact we are making!
Each year, more than 4 million dogs end up in shelters and breed rescue organizations. Pedigree created The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive to help shine a spotlight on the plight of these homeless dogs.
This year the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive is raising awareness for homeless dogs by donating a bowl of food to shelter dogs for everyone who becomes a "Fan" or "Likes" the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive on Facebook. So far more than 1 million bowls have been donated.
Cosmo and I were among the 10 Pedigree
bloggers who attended BlogPaws in
Denver, CO last weekend.
Special for BlogPaws West: For each blog that posts about the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive through September 19, PEDIGREE will donate a bag of its new Healthy Longevity Food for Dogs to shelters nationwide. It's simple: Write a post, help a dog.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
They are wonderful and caring, keeping twitter real and personal as it was meant to be.
One of the hard things about the anipals is the passing of the seniors.
We get to know them and thier families and see the pain.
Somedays its near unbarable as it comes in waves.
But you got to see the positive side aswel.
The anipals are super supportive and assist the humans with the grieving.
@pepismartdog who has passed but still visits from what they call Over the Rainbow Bridge.
He he takes the passed family member in a cart to a better place where the party continues on. Like ghosts the passed anipals still can tweet like things are normal. This is a huge help for grieving humans.
With that comes lots of condolences and concerns with what is called #pawcircle by @danapixie. She workes incredibly hard making sure everyone sick, hurt lost or passed, is included in prayer concerns.
Many times the #pawcircle creates a positive vibe and Anipals get better.
I am blown away by the great community of the Anipals of twitter.
Here is a recent blog entry by @Yoda_the_dog about his sisiter that was 18.
There are several that are close to ORB this week, its tough for sure. Nascar is 20, but they keep spirits up by knowing that he will soon be with his wife DC kitty. We need them and so they will keep tweeting and joining in with the parties that help raise money for animal charities.
On a more positive note, there are virtual weddings with celebration photo-shopped pics of anipals in love, and so on. Here is a great link to events.
Please join the Anipal family :)
Thursday, August 5, 2010
On July 6th Flippy was put to sleep :(
His health problems got the better of him.
For the last few months we had been treating him for renal failure, which he handled well....However in his last day, Flippy was suffering from heart issues and could not move around much without tiring. We had blood work and an x-ray performed, which also showed a large mass in his tummy. It was time to let him go...
Thanks for all of your supportive comments. Members of Flippy's family have been trying to read them (there are so many!). He will be missed when not starring in future videos here.
Friday, July 23, 2010
This beautiful old gal needs a loving home to live out the rest of her life. If anyone is in Richmond Virginia and see this, please pass the info - the link below, thank you!
From a dear twitter friend >@Bztat and @brewskiebutt
Artfulcats, Can you help find Whiskers a home
Saturday, July 10, 2010
On twitter today our friends @ ShivaandJaya are having a #SJpawty to help raise awarness of a rare cat disease - eosinophilic granuloma complex. They had thier Auntie write this touching blog post about how it effected her, what she saw and felt from the loss of her sis, that was taken from this world way to early.
Friday, July 9, 2010
This is Zeke, he may be 5 or 7, not a senior but wants to be included with Sammy.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Cokie is a very spry 16 yr old cat with nerve damage requiring him to wear a diaper (PANTS!) for the last three years - the result of a fall from an 80' palm tree. Hell, yeah!
This is him in May 2010 playing with Da Bird, like a kitten.
He's got such a Joie de vivre and great personality...
He's the Editor-in-Chief of The Anipal Times - an online newspaper by and for animals and animal lovers at www.anipaltimes.com. He also blogs as Cokie the Cat: Hollywood Insider from his Hollywood apartment (he's not allowed out) at www.cokiethecat.com.
Thank you, Jackson Galaxy for recommending Da Bird. Cokie loves it!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Making a memorial helps you get through the loss and you feel you have done something for your loved one for everything they have done for you.
Besides making a nice burial, you can also write out your feelings in your blog, facebook, Squidoo, profile page on your favorite site and so on.
Here is an example Of Joyce's from Bonanzle. She has a great Rainbow Bridge
THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... Author Unknown
It may be even easier to do something before they pass.
Such as what I did with Petunia, by making a video. Knowing I would have a difficult time doing it after.
If you are on Twitter it helps to get involved with the Anipal community. There is a lot of kind support there when you cat passes and they help you feel your pet has gone to a better place.
Here are some wonderful Rainbow Bridge articles by @pepismartdog
Also a blog for Anipals and humans in need or support by @Danapixie called #pawcircle
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Here is a great article by @Pepismartdog
Its an interview with @RudyCkat that passed over teh RB last year.
Please check out the great life animals will have after they pass.
To read the great article CLICK HERE
Friday, April 23, 2010
Squidoo is a site that lets you make what they call a "Lens" about what every you like, for free.
They give you tools called modules which do different things like hold a video, several videos, show pic from flicker, guestbook, amazon links and more.
Squidoo pays you for traffic and gives to charity also. Amazon and Ebay modules pay you commission. It might not be a lot, but making lens is a ton of fun.
Here's a great Lens on Mookie the Cat
You can share your favorite pics and tips on what to expect as a cat ages, art, poems and what every you like.
Here's our lens on Senior cats.
To get started click on this orange banner to reserve a lens in your cat's name.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
This week they did an interview with Petie ....
Many readers will be familiar with @Petiethecat, a 15-year-old Canadian man cat and dear friend of mine who was diagnosed last year with kidney failure. I interviewed Petie to find out more about his illness, how it has affected him, and why his recent vet visit is the talk of Twitter. Read more...
Friday, April 9, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
She says "my cat kiki who's 11 years old .I love her dearly ,she's an amazing cute friendly gentle and beautiful cat..I love and i enjoye spoiling her, she's the best.as you can see she spend most of her time sleeping...what a great life she has!!:))
song from the "4 of us" wildflower"
Now a 19 year old senior cat playing with a young kitty. By jason2520
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
A little video of a conversation with my old boy cat, Lenny. Usually I don't have to scratch his back to get a response out of him. It's just that he clams up when a camera is around - it's SUPER frustrating. As soon as he sees that damned lens, he goes silent. Usually you can not get this dude to shut up! He is one endless talker of a cat.
I thought this video was cute more than anything. But I'm biased! *^_^*
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Nikki is an 8 year old Chocolate Point Siamese cat who I just adopted ("her" official human is my youngest sister who is away at college, and my parents just moved out of state so No