Sunday, December 28, 2008

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline:Needs a Caption

Recently there have been a slew of "boxing cats" videos, circulating. This one, uploaded to YouTube by hannahrie demonstrates two kitties working hard in training.

I got a real kick out of this one. But we need an compelling caption/title for the little movie.

So please leave a comment with your ideas. Thanks for playing with us.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Meet Petunia

My friend Gene wrote me about this classy kitty,

"Mau Kitty, aka Petunia is a beautiful lady with pretty green eyes. I often get petting requests at the table, especially at breakfast & lunch. We also get lots of affection given back to us (as long as we meet the 'pet me' quotient). "

Doesn't this beauty have a high "awww" appeal? Please leave a conCatulatory purr for Petunia for being chosen as Pet of the Week.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Not So Silent Sunday: Happy Holidays: From Cats and Dogs.

Since this is the last Sunday before Christmas, I felt compelled to post this adorable video for some Holiday cheer. Enjoy this rather raucous singing by some talented cats and dogs.

Uploaded to YouTube by jakojako777 Jingle Cats and Dogs is a classic.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Meet Regulus

Regulus is a two month old "purr machine", as described by his kitty servant, Nancy He enjoys hanging out in high places, that is for sure. Purrhaps Regulus is enjoying the view from a lofty perch.

But I could not bear it if I did not show this photo of Regulus, who is kitten is so adorable sitting next to one of his "friends". I just had to add him to that select group of fabulous pets who have been chosen to be Pet of the Week.

Please leave conCATulatory comments for Nancy and her kitten Regulus' stellar win.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline

When I run across enchanting videos, I always look forward to sharing them with my readers here. This one is a hoot and a half, and so typically feline. Uploaded to YouTube by Tammyandhercats, the title is: "Congo The Cat Cartoon"

Wasn't that delightful? Leave a comment with your thoughts.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Meet Nick

Which is more important, beauty or brains? Luckily Nick, this very attractive blue shorthair kitty, does not have to make that choice. Happily, neither does Sondra, his kitty servant who is has gotten used to his many talents.

Obviously, Nick is well versed in logging onto the Internet to do his shopping. His taste in little environmentally friendly"beds" is quite aesthetic, don't you agree?

So to honor our high I.Q. feline, we have chosen his as Pet of the Week! Please do leave a conCATulatory comment for Sondra and Nick, as I am sure that he will be launching his cattop to bask in his 15 minutes of fame.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline: Herding Cats!

We all have heard about herding cattle... but what about herding cats? It seems that firenearth has discovered the mystery of this particular endeavor. Enjoy the video and have a few chuckles on me.

Do you think you will become a cat wrangler in the near future? Leave a comment and tell us!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Meet Lucy!

It was so exciting to "meet" another cat lover, ravenzcat, on the Internet who has a beautiful 8 pound polydactyl part Maine Coon girl, named Lucy. She sometimes refers to her as Lucyfer.. which of course endeared her all the more. We still miss our Lucyfur, but she is doing really well, so we hear.

ravenzcat has been a cat servant for over 20 years and describes her little girl as a very intelligent "into things" kind of kitty.

Isn't she gorgeous? We think so, and have bestowed the honor upon her of our "pet of the week".

Please leave some appaws for the team, by leaving a conCATulary comment!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline "R" Rated!

I just thought this was a very amusing video, with a suprise ending. Uploaded to YouTube by ACDCGAMER it is quite entertaining.

Leave a comment when you finish laughing, please tell us what you thought about it.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline:Meet Oscar

This little guy is precious. This is your "cute" quota for today, don't you think?

His fur-mom, Vicki sure is proud of him and he was chosen to be our pet of the week. But I am sure that he is Pet of everyday for his family!
Leave a congratulatory comment for them, please.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline

We all know how fastidious cats are about their cleanliness. But this little guy seems to have taken that instinctual drive to unchartered levels. My cats are not fond of vacuum cleaners by any means, but this little guy seems to be enjoying a good time, riding around on a Roomba Driver vacuum cleaner which may interest my "kids" Uploaded to YouTube by poutamo this video is a blast.

Do you think your pets would be so inclined to follow this kitty's lead? Leave a comment and let us know.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

HSUS Exposes Puppy Mill Sales

The Humane Society of the United States has just completed an eight month long investigation into puppy mill cruelty. This is one of the biggest projects they have undertaken thus far in part of a series designed to expose the cruelty of puppy mills, and dog auctions.

I was startled by the results of their study which was posted on the Humane Society Legislation Fund's blog, Michael Markarian reported the findings of this recent study involving over 20 Petland pet stores. Petland is one of the largest chains of stores in the country. HSUS learned that Petland is selling puppies purchased from abusive puppy mills from Missouri and across the mid-west. But what is even more outrageous, according the HSUS, is that Petland staff is telling customers that the puppies for sale are obtained from reputable breeders, who provide the best care for their stock. HSUS also reports that Petland staff continues the deception by strongly denying any connection with puppy mills and telling potential buyers that they only deal with the best of kennels. Some of Petland's puppies are also obtained from brokers and middlemen, with the information about the breeders only learned after the puppies have been shipped to the stores.

HSUS adds that with over 140 Petland stores across the United States, tens of thousands of puppies are sold every year, which are purchased from unethical facilities, which are only in the business for the money, and who care little about the dogs they are producing.

What is more upsetting is that people who are purchasing these puppies, which of course fill the coffers of these unprincipled puppy mills, trust Petland staff to be honest. HSUS strongly feels that Petland should not be supporting this industry and should emulate leading retailers like PETCO and Pet Smart which have set responsible policies for their pet sales, and work in tandem with shelters, adoption agencies and rescue groups.

My opinion is that The Humane Legislative Fund needs to be congratulated for the work they are doing to build public awareness and to lobby for policies which may put an end to the horrible abuses which is rampant in the puppy mill industry.

You can read Petland's response to HSUS by visiting: Petland Information.

Watch the video uploaded to You Tube by HSUS to learn more about Petland's dirty little secret. You can help by contacting Petland's corporate headquarters to let them know about your concern for puppy mills. Ask them to stop selling puppies procured from puppy mills and to join alongside with retailers who are ethical. Together we can make a difference. Petland Corporation:250 Riverside Street,Chillicothe, Ohio 45601:(740) 775-2464,(800) 221-5935

What is your stand on pet stores selling puppies? Leave a comment with your thoughts.

Photo courtesy of Webweaver

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Meet Boo Boo Baby

It gives me a great deal of pleasure to announce that Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue has been honored with the Adams County SPCA award for making a difference in the life of horses! You go, Angel Acres!

And to help celebrate this much deserved recognition, Frequently Feline is proud to present Boo Boo Baby, one of the many needy horses given a second chance for a wonderful life, as Pet of the Week. Boo Boo Baby, a 17.1 hands chestnut Thoroughbred gelding, is finished with his foster training and is now available for adoption. Boo Boo Baby is our Pet of the Week.

If you are interested in adopting Boo Boo Baby, contact Jo Deibel at:

Let's congratulate both Jo and Boo Boo Baby for their awards by leaving a comment for them.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline "Dancing With Dog"

This short, charming video, uploaded to YouTube by myPurpleParlour is a delight. I have seen some classy partnering between dog and human, but this exemplifies the art form.

So enjoy watching,"HiDef - BGT - Kate & Gin Canine freestyle".

Have you ever danced with your dog? Leave a comment and tell us about it.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Meet Katie Lou

Vicki's Katue Lou, a four year-old Sheltie, sure is eye candy, don't you think?

So let's give a rousing apaws for this beautiful dog and her owner, for winning the Pet of the Week award, by leaving a comment of congratulations!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline

This has to be one of the most adorable videos. Thanks, Sharon, for sending it. Uploaded to YouTube by mugumogu, it certainly is something quite different.

I wonder if this kitty ever gets a headache?

Leave a comment and share your thoughts!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Meet Teeto

We are thrilled to honor Teeto, Vicki's little 6 month old Shih Tsu as Pet of the Week.

We can see how intelligent and and thoughtful he is, and how important it is for him to be involved in his owner's world.

Let's give Vicki and Teeto a round of apaws for being chosen as Pet of the Week, by leaving a comment for them.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline:Caption the Photo

This photo was sent to me with the caption, "I don't want to go to the vet."

While quite clever, I am positive that you creative folks out there can work your magic. Please leave a comment with your caption!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Pet of the Week

CatWomanCatera's little bunny, Mika just stole my heart. Being the cutest lil critter, I just had to give this prestigious award for strong "awww" appeal as well.

Congratulations to CatWomanCatera and Mika. Leave a paw's up comment for them, please!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline: Political Announcement

Since the election is only 9 days away, I thought that a political announcement was essential!

Cats for Obama calls out to all cat servants to remember this important change!

and now.. back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Meet Truly

Not only is Truly our Pet of the Week, but he also is celebrating his 5 month-old birthday.

His mamma, Carol, is very proud of her puppy! Now isn't that a face that could melt anyone's heart?

Lets congratulate Carol and Truly for their Pet of the Week win, and send him lots of doggie birthday wishes, by leaving a comment.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline

I got a kick out of this thought provoking video, made by klusmanp.

Illustrating the proper care and practical benefits of cats, this delightful short film is chock-full of interesting information. The video maker assures us that no humans, cats or engineers were harmed during the making of this film, although he clearly states that the cats were "slightly annoyed."

Song credit on the finale of the video is "Sparkey's New Bike" from Shockwave-sound. com, a royalty free music website.

Did the video add to your scientific knowledge-base about cats? Leave a comment to share your thoughts.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline! Meet Fancy

If the eyes are the window to the soul, Fancy, who owns Kim, is definitely wearing her purrsonality on her face.

Give a round of apaws to Fancy for being our Pet of the Week and conCatulations to Kim for sharing this lovely photograph.

I wonder what's on Fancy's mind! What do you think? Leave a comment with your thoughts.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline

National Geographic: One of The Best Photographs

Breath Taking!

Just had to share this with cat lovers. Aren't they gorgeous?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline! Meet Essie

Essie was born in the country, but is now a city kitty. Once the the runt of the litter, Janis, working together with her vet assures us that Essie's diminuitive size may be temporary once she is rid of parasites.

Janis is being kept busy with her new "baby." Since Janis was thinking it was time for her to get a kitty, Essie arrived just in time.

At eleven weeks old, Essie weighs in at about a pound and a half. Her former owners claimed that she was 11 weeks old, but her vet suspects she is younger.

Wearing a rainbow of colors, Essie's vet calls her a Calico with brindle mix. Her coat pattern is quite unique, don't you think?

So please join me in welcoming Janis back to kitty servitude, and conCATulate Essie as our Pet of the Week, by leaving a comment.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline: Creative Cat Toy?

I am not so sure about this "free and creative" cat toy that ZackScott has suggested. While it costs little, financially, and one can groom a cat and reap the rewards, I just wonder about its safety should your cat ingest it.

Cat lovers out there, please leave a comment with your considerations.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline! Meet Sammi

My internet buddy, Jamaka just added another family member named Sammi. 13 years-of-age, he is a spectacular Maine Coon.

His loving humans became too elderly and fragile to give him the care they knew he rightly deserves, so he is now sharing Jamaka's home and heart.

So meet Sammi, the newest member of the feline team, and is now the Pet of the Week.

A paws up to Jamaka and conCATulations to Sammi. Please do leave a comment of appurciation for the team

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Not So Silent Sunday: Protect Our Wildlife

Polar bear with cub. Credit: Scott Schliebe/USFWS

Frequently Feline is not intended as a political blog. It was created as a resource for all animal lovers. Nevertheless, as an avid animal lover myself, I feel strongly that I have the responsibility to share information from time to time that may appear to have "political" overtones. In writing about pending legislations which may help protect all animals, and even, from time to time asking folks to take action to ensure the welfare of horses, dogs, cats, birds and all living creatures, my mission is to disseminate important information.

Therefore, I walk a fine line this morning. In posting this entry. It is not my intention to take any political sides. However, I feel a strong need to share with our readers, some disturbing issues that will strongly affect our wildlife by putting them at great risk of great suffering and even possible extinction in an area of our beautiful country that remains pristine.

I don't know about you, but I passionately feel that the folks who will soon be taking over the reins of leadership of our beautiful country must, as part of their voting record, have demonstrated their concern and support for our environment. Their intention to ensure the protection of our endangered species must be visible. Our wildlife is precious and crucial in maintaining Nature's natural balance.

I personally feel that it is a "no brainer" to inform myself with all the facts to make wise decisions, which will affect the future of our endangered species. The animals cannot speak. We are charged with the responsibility to protect them.

Learn more about where our candidates stand on these issues and their voting records. The rest is up to you.

Will your concern about environmental issues play an important part as you cast your ballot on November 4, 2008? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline:Kitty and Male Bonding

I just thought this was such a hoot, I had to share it with our readers. If this isn't one of the best examples of male bonding, I have no of what could trump it.

Do any of your male friends or family members take time to bond with their cats? Leave a comment and tell us about it. My kitties really knead to know.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A Very Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline

Folks who saw this photo were amazed. When I saw it my chin dropped!

How in the world did they do this? What do you think?

Friday, September 19, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline! Happy Bird-Day

Pictured: Kim and two of the three rescued chickens

These beautiful chickens can give thanks to Kim, rescuing them and saving their lives. She found them while riding Raven, one of her favorite horses. Someone had dumped three of them into the canyon, apparently not giving a thought to their safety.

It was a blessed event for these guys who have a new lease on life! For sure this was not a poultry feat! It rates high in my book as eggactly the perfect thing to do. Thanks, Kim.

So lets give a big thumb's up for Kim and her big heart! They are definitely Pet of the Week material.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline: Kitten Exercise Program!

I thought this was so adorable, I just had to share it. I am sure you will be equally delighted as you watch this side-splitting take off of a human exercise TV program.

That look-alike "copy cat" of Hubble, our white Oriental Shorthair, makes an excellent Furobic instructor, dont' you think? He immediately signed up for a class to get his license.

One -Two- Reach, Reach! belindavillani sure picked a neat video to share. Please leave a comment when you finish giggling!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Quit Horsing Around On Horse Slaughter and Transport

I found this article so important that I had to reprint it here on my blog. It is Michael Markarian's item from his Humane Society Legislative blog.

Eleven lucky horses who had been abandoned last week on a rural road near Molalla, Ore., got a new lease on life yesterday. Authorities still don’t know who discarded the malnourished horses, and the owner might not come forward since he or she could face criminal charges of animal neglect.

But five of the horses were rescued yesterday morning by The Humane Society of the United States and taken to its Duchess Sanctuary in Douglas County, Ore., where they will remain until they regain their health. Once these five horses are rehabilitated, they will be put up for adoption; the six other horses were already adopted by new families yesterday. We are grateful to the Oregon Department of Agriculture for making sure that all these horses went to good homes, not to “killer buyers” for the slaughter industry.

It’s not only a happy ending for these horses, but also a double-fisted rebuke to the horse slaughter crowd. First, it is self-incriminating. The proponents of horse slaughter invoke abandonment cases like this one to support their position, almost associating themselves with people who would dump horses in the middle of the road to starve to death. They fail to hold people on their side of the fence to an ethic of personal responsibility, and that is a gross failure on their part. Second, these horses did find a safe place, largely because good people stood tall. Individuals and rescue groups provided a safety net, in spite of the arguments by slaughter proponents that there are no outlets for "unwanted horses."

Yesterday on Capitol Hill, in fact, the House Judiciary Committee considered H.R. 6598, the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act, which would make it a crime to sell or transport horses across state or national borders for the purpose of slaughter. I wrote about this legislation when it was introduced in July, and included testimonials of horse rescuers who try to adopt horses or purchase them at auctions, only to be outbid by the killer buyers who can make a buck by selling horse flesh to French and Belgian gourmands. Tell your member of Congress to pass the legislation swiftly before adjourning this year, and make sure not another day goes by when American horses are trucked hundreds of miles to Mexican abattoirs to meet a grim and painful end.

Also this week, Congressman Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) joined animal advocates at Shadowbrook Farm in Mettawa, Ill., calling for a national ban on the use of deadly double-decker trailers for the transportation of horses. These stacked trucks are designed for livestock species such as cattle and pigs—not horses who have longer necks and are forced to stoop in the cramped quarters, often causing severe injuries. Kirk has introduced H.R. 6278, the Horse Transportation Safety Act, to prohibit the interstate transportation of horses in a motor vehicle containing two or more levels stacked on top of one another.
The legislation came on the heels of a grisly accident last fall in Wadsworth, Ill., in which a double-decker cattle truck carrying 59 Belgian draft horses overturned when the driver ran a red light and hit another vehicle. Residents could hear the animals kicking and screaming, panicked by their inability to escape. Nineteen of the horses either died on the scene or had to be euthanized later.
We have a video interview with a volunteer who was on the scene of the deadly crash and who spoke out against cruel transport. Watch the video here, and let it be a reminder that we must fight even harder to protect horses from harm—stopping inhumane and dangerous transport, and ending the cruel slaughter of American horses for food exports
I felt this information to be so important to share. I will return to Pet of the Week, next Friday.
Please do all that you can to support HR6598. The horses thank you.

Monday, September 8, 2008

URGENT AWI eAlert: Calls Needed Today!!! Horse Slaughter Bill (H.R. 6598) Up For Committee Vote

Please cross post and share link to this entry. We need to take immediate action!

AWI has learned that the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act (H.R. 6598) will be voted on by the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, September 10th. The bill, which was introduced in July by Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) and Representative Dan Burton (R-IN), will criminalize the slaughter of American horses. While the vast majority of Americans, the United States Congress and members of the House Judiciary Committee support an end to horse slaughter there are some members on the committee who are staunch supporters of horse slaughter and will attempt to kill the bill through subterfuge.

What You Can Do:

Call and/or email members of the House Judiciary Committee (see full list below) TODAY and ask them “to support passage of the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act (H.R. 6598) out of committee as introduced, with NO amendments”. Please also ask them “to cosponsor H.R. 6598 if they haven’t done so already.” Let them know that:
Every 5 Minutes an American horse is slaughtered for human consumption abroad.

Visit: Every 5 Minutes for the current number and to learn more about the industry.

Despite the closure of the country’s three remaining horse slaughter plants in 2007, tens of thousands of American horses continue to be slaughtered in Canada and Mexico in the absence of a strong US law banning prohibiting the trade.
Horse slaughter is not humane euthanasia; it is a brutal process during which horses suffer terribly from start to finish. Their trip to Mexico is often on double deck trailers where they are crammed with dozens of other horses for up to 30 hours without food, water or rest. Once in Mexico some slaughterhouses use a “puntilla” or knife to stab the horse to death. The entire process is extremely inhumane.
Despite claims to the contrary, horse slaughter is not a necessary evil through which sick, old and unwanted horses are humanely disposed of. The industry is a predatory one that actively seeks out marketable and healthy horses to be slaughtered at great profit.
According to the US Department of Agriculture, more than 92% of horses going to slaughter are in good condition and could be placed in a new home. Those horses who are truly sick or old should be humanely euthanized on the spot by a licensed veterinarian.
Horsemeat is considered a delicacy in many European and Asian countries where it is consumed by high-end diners.

The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act (H.R. 6598) will end this cruel trade for good. Ending horse slaughter is a positive step in improving horse welfare in the US, which is why so many horse industry groups and leaders, veterinarians, humane organizations and equine rescues strongly support an end to horse slaughter.

Whether you contact your legislator by phone or email, please be sure to provide him or her with your name and mailing address, and if you are a constituent, request a response on this specific issue. Please also share our “Dear Humanitarian” eAlert with family, friends and co-workers, and encourage them to contact their legislators, too. As always, thank you very much for your help.

Cathy LissPresident

How to help:
Because of the urgency and limited time contact your Congressperson, and ask them to support passage of the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act (H.R. 6598) out of committee as introduced, with NO amendments”. Please also ask them “to cosponsor H.R. 6598 if they haven’t done so already.

Thank you for helping our horses!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline: The Swimmer!

This little kitty I found on YouTube, may be giving the all time Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer, Michael Phelps, a "splash" for his money! Sure gives a total different meaning to "laps."

Enjoy this feline's antics in the safety of his fur parent's bathtub!

Don't you think this video is the "cat's meow?" Leave a comment and share!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Does Sarah Palin Respect Our Wolves and Bears?

I am so very upset about this, I just had to blog about my feelings to get them out. What frightens me so much about this particularly nasty legislation which Ms. Palin supported as Governor of Alaska, is the scary thought should she inherit the Presidency, what other incredibly cruelty she may support with the power to veto bills which protect our wild life.

I will get off my soap box, but would love to hear your reactions to this video, and to the truth about how she really feels about the importance of our wolves and bears.


Have you ever heard of aerial hunting? It's a brutal practice. Wolves are shot from low-flying aircraft or chased to exhaustion, then killed at point-blank range.

Governor Sarah Palin, the Republican nominee for Vice President, promotes this barbaric practice, exploiting a loophole in the Federal Airborne Hunting Act to allow private wolf killers to shoot down wolves using aircraft. We have to get the word out about this!

Please watch this powerful video by Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, and then share it with every wildlife lover you know:

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Meet Kelly

My pal Julie, claims that her adorable kitty, Kelly, is a feline with "an attitude".

With such a wonderfully expressive face, I think she is just letting the world know how beautiful she is and deserves that recognition.

Therefore, she has joined the ranks of "Pet of the Week", so let's conCATulate her with our comments, giving both Kelly and Julie a huge round of apaws for this distinction.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Not Quite Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline: Caption This Photo!

My pal, Kim, has a huge menagerie of pets. This is one of her new additions. In her email to me this morning, Kim wrote,

"Here is our Captain Jack Sparrow! He sure has alot ot say and is so happy with his 'pad'. Again he is looking for a 'calender girl' kitty to put on his refrigerator. so pic's anybody? Hugs!.....and when it rains cats and dogs ...well some times ya just gotta love it! Thanks God for blessing us with Jack!@ Hugs all!"

This photo begs for a caption! Leave a comment for Kim and Jack with some creative thoughts!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Meet Sweetie

It is so much fun to meet new people on the Internet, especially when they love cats. This lovely kitty, named Sweetie really is exceptionally lovely. I found the photograph so appealing, and captured her sweetness beautifully.

So conCATulations to her kitty servant, Elyse, and Sweetie, for being chosen to be Pet of the Week!

Please leave a conCatulatulary paws-up comment for both.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Not So SILENT Sunday! Nora the Cat Entertains!

Seems like Nora has a sequel! While this is NOT silent, it is definitely worth a view! Enjoy!

Leave a comment after watching her stellar purrformance!

Friday, August 22, 2008

A Sad Moment on Frequently Feline: Adieu to Genuine Risk!

Genuine Risk-2005: Photo by Barbara Livingston

It is with a deep and profound sadness that write about the passing of Genuine Risk, a racehorse with a tremendous heart.

One of the only three fillies to win the Kentucky Derby, Genuine Risk, a champion of the highest level, peacefully passed away on August 18, in her paddock at Newstead Farm in Virginia. A daughter of Exclusive Native, the beautiful 31 year-old chestnut mare was the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner.

Owned by Bertram and Diana Firestone, the mare was their treasured love.Trained by LeRoy Jolley, Genuine Risk became the first winner of the Kentucky Derby since Regret in 1915.
Genuine Risk was bred in Kentucky by Sally Humphrey. Matthew Firestone discovered the mare at a sale. She was purchased for $32,000.

I had the great pleasure of becoming acquainted with Diana Firestone, years ago. I had the opportunity to spend some high quality time with her, and found her to be not only delightful, but a fabulous horsewoman in her own right, and an excellent equestrian. I will never forget her, and feel graced to have been able to share some very touching moments with her.

My heart goes out to all her connections, over this sad loss. I know she will be missed deeply.

Please leave a prayerful comment for Genuine Risk's loving connections.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline: Dressage

I don't know about you, but the Grand Prix Dressage competition is one of the most breathtaking of all.

Watch this lovely free-style performance! Grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy the show, as presented by USPCxEquinexCrissy on YouTube.

Not what you expected, eh? Leave a comment and let us know.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Meet Breeze

Breeze is being such a good girl in the round pen. I am sure that her human companion, Kim, is thrilled with her progress. Such a sweet little mare, this girl is going to go places, I am sure!

She has been chosen as my "Pet of the Week" for her beauty and her fabulous personality.
Let's congratulate both of them with a comment.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline: Sleepy Kitties!

These kitties really know how to relax on a Sunday morning. DBDustbuny's two beauties have "chilling out" down pat!

Just wonder what Sabu, on top, is trying to communicate to Mandy Loo Hoo, below.

What do you think? Leave a comment and let us know!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Pets of the Week!

Luger, a Rott-Dobbie Mix, adopted from the SPCA almost three years ago, may be asking for a "swat" on the nose from Dottie the "snotty", an adorable kitty. Luger really doesn't seem that concerned, however. Freckles perches high up on the back of the chair and seems to be watching the action with great interest.

These wonderful fur babies own Amy, who opens her heart and home to several pets. They are very lucky to have her as their "fur mom."

Lets give Amy and her "kids" a round of apaws for being chosen to be Pets of the Week.

Way to go, Amy!!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline:Cat Does Dog Tricks?

You can believe your eyes! Many cats love learning tricks! A great bonding builder, with a little purrsistance and encouragement, you too can teach tricks to your kitty. Astound your friends and bust that myth! Kizzy, an 8 year-old Bengal cat seems to be having a wonderful time, don't you think?

What kind of tricks would you teach your kitty? Leave a comment and let us know!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Meet Dudley and Oreo

I love watching horses having a good time. These two really have the fine art of horseplay down pat, don't you agree?

Beaksandpaws is one lucky lady as far as I am concerned. With her menagerie, there is never a dull moment.

Let's congratulate them for their stellar Pets of the Week award, by leaving a comment.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Taking a Needed Break: But Not Disappearing!

I love blogging here, but I have been so busy writing blog entries for Petside that I am just all written out lately.

I feel JUST like this cat and dog, and need a little break. Since I love the interactions and comments which I receive, and I so enjoy posting stories and photographs of interest, I have decided that as a compromise to save energy, I will post as often as possible, but probably not every day for now.

Thanks to everyone who is contributing to make this blog popular and fun. So stay tuned, I have not disappeared.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Equestrian Eventing With Bryant Gumbel: Don't Miss This!

While the Cross Country segment of Three Day Eventing competition is considered to be breathtakingly exciting, in my opinion it is a grueling and arduous test for a horse which I feel borders on insanity. Unlike the Stadium Jumping segment of this equine Triathalon, where imposing obstacles collapse easily, cross country jumping's "natural"appearing obstacles are dense and in most cases do not fall if impacted by a horse on course.

Bryant Gumbel's "Real Sports" edition for Tuesday, July 29, will feature a segment about the risks of equestrian Eventing.

Judging from past editions which Mr. Gumbel presented about the equine industry, I imagine that this will also be an in depth examination of the pit falls and dangers of the sport.

The program will be aired on HBO on at 10:00 PM ET on July 29. I can't wait to see what the show will cover.

Watch your schedules as "Real Sports" is repeated frequently throughout the week.

What are your feelings about Cross Country jumping? Leave a comment and share.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Super Dog Whisperer? Happy Monday Morning!

Everyone wants a peaceful start of the week. So, without further ado, here is my new week gift to y'all.

You just might want to slip back in between the sheets when you hear this talented super "dog whisperer" sing his lullaby to this rowdy litter of Boxer pups.

Whatever your reaction, have a blessed week ahead.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline: Tabby Table Manners

Humans and cats! What a marvelous combination. Who'da thunk that table manners are important? Obviously this lady has strict rules for tabby at the table!

Enjoy this very funny video and if you are inspired to try this, let us know!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Running of The Bulls: A Terrible Waste

An annual "Running of the Bulls" festival held in Huamantla, Mexico, recreating the Pamploma Bull Running festival in spain, left over a dozen people injured, two seriously. Twelve bulls are let loose in the streets of the village, before being returned to the stable in which they are kept.

While a blogger customarily writes about events with a neutral eye, this festive "custom" gets my blood boiling. Running of the bulls, or bullfights sets my teeth on edge. A cruel and heartless practice, I have to admit that I feel for the bulls and while I don't enjoy hearing about people being injured, these folks ask for it. Frightened angry bulls being tormented by humans just seems senseless and I am on the side of the bulls.

Perhaps this is a wake up call to ban the practice of using bulls for human entertainment. I certainly hope so. There is nothing artistic or graceful about bull fighting in my opinion.

Uploaded to YouTube by diagonaluk, the bulls score a couple of brutal hits during a bull run.

What are your feelings about the "art" of bullfighting, or the highly attended bull running festivals? Leave a comment share

Friday, July 25, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Meet Missy Toe

Missy Toe looks regal on her high, comfortable perch, don't you think? Such a pretty kitty, belonging to Donna, I think she is a great CATIDATE for Pet of the Week.

So without further ado, apaws of well deserved conCATulations go to Missy Toe and her kitty servant. Send them an appreciative message by leaving a comment!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Optical Illusion? A Very Long Cat?

I have heard the expression "Git along, little doggie", but never anything of the kind in connection with kitties.

Either this is the longest Abyssinian ever to exist, or our eyes are being deceived.

What do you think?

Leave a comment and let us know!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Olympic Equestrian Games: TV Schedule!

It is extremely frustrating having to wait and watch in order to learn when the Equestrian Games will be featured on TV. The previous Summer Olympics had sparse coverage as far as I was concerned.

However I was lucky enough to find an extended schedule posted on the Internet. Some of the channels have not been announced, and if anyone reading this can leave a comment with the missing information, it would be highly appreciated.

Here is the schedule for those folks who are chomping at the bit to watch. You can set your DVR recorders in a few days, in order not to miss any of the events.

Television Coverage of the Equestrian Events at the 2008 Olympics Announced Release: July 10 2008
Date: Program—Time (EST) on Channel
Aug. 9: 3-Day: Dressage—2:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on USA
Aug. 11: 3-Day: Cross- Country— 6:00pm-8:00pm OXYGEN
Aug. 12: 3-Day: Stadium Team Gold Medal Final—6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on OXYGEN
Aug. 13: Dressage—6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on OXYGEN
Aug. 14: Dressage Team Gold Medal Final—6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on OXYGEN
Aug. 15: Show Jumping—6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on OXYGEN
Aug. 16: Dressage Individual – 5:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. MSNBC
Aug. 17: Show Jumping Team Gold Medal Final 1st Round—10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m on NBC
Aug. 18: Show Jumping Team Gold Medal Final Round— 6:00pm-8:00 p.m. OXYGEN
Aug. 19: Dressage Individual Gold Medal Final - 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on OXYGEN
Aug. 21: Show Jumping Individual Gold Medal Final- 10:00am- 1:00 pm (channel missing)

Are you looking forward to the Equestrian Games? Which are your favorites? Let us know!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Herdly a Word Could be Heard

If you ever felt sheepish during a conversation on the phone, you can imagine how this herd may feel.

These fabulous statues were made from old telephones, cords and wires. After you do your double take, carefully observe the statues and see for yourself.

Thanks, M00NLTSNTA for sending the photos.
What an ingenious sculptor, don't you think?

Monday, July 21, 2008

These Mice are Very Brave!

Some photos just capture a moment in time that will never again happen. These two adorable "aww factor" shots demonstrate this really beautifully. Who would have imagined that a mouse would be whispering to what we consider to be a dreaded enemy.

This one warmed my heart deeply. How could one not say "awwwww" viewing this little guy held so gently.

Sometimes a picture really says it all, don't you agree?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline: Simonscat "TV Dinner"

This delightful animated video featuring a hungry cat and his clueless human caretaker, brilliantly chronicles feline behavior.

I'll bet all the cat hair in my house, against yours, that your kitty identifies with Simon. Ask your cat to "tell it like it" is by leaving a comment.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Summer Olympic Games: Culinary Customs Hard to Swallow.

While I look forward to the Summer Olympics, at the same time I am having difficulty understanding why the Chinese and other Asian countries serve dog meat.

All Summer Game contracted hotels and restaurants have been ordered to withdraw dog meat from their menus to avoid upset and protests from those particpants and visitors who find the practice odious.

And while I mean no disrespect to Chinese culinary customs, there is something about serving up a canine companion that leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

How do you feel about the temporary ban on dog meat during the Summer Games? Leave a comment and share.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Meet Sabu

This highly intelligent kitty knows just how to find the warmest hammock and certainly is not shy in the least.

To honor Sabu, and his cat servant, DBDustbuny, I have chosen him as Pet of the Week.

Talk about Lounge wear . . . well, isn't it meant to be comfy?

Let's conCATulate the winners and leave a comment for them.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

This Kitty is On The Ball!

This cat sure is on the ball, don't you think? I wonder which league this Harlem Globe Trotter is getting ready to try out for. Purrsonally I think the cat heard the word " basket", and jumped to a wrong conclusion!

What do y'all think? Let us know!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Uninvited House Guests: Part Two

Yesterday morning, awakened by loud scratching and screaming sounds outside the sliding door in my office, I jumped out of bed to investigate its source.

My heart was beating wildly as I found a very upset and frightened young raccoon staring up at me, begging me to release him.

Hands trembling, I immediately called Aaron, our wildlife technician to report that "we had raccoon" and to please hasten to our house to retrieve her. He told me that he would be there in a few minutes, and to "hang tough." Sure.. easy for him to say.

Upon his arrival, Aaron checked the trap immediately, informing me that the trapped masked bandit was not mama. There was another raccoon in another trap outside the far end of our screened in pool area. I had no idea about that one!

Mama raccoon was not a happy camper as I rushed out to snap her photo. She hissed and growled threateningly . . . a scary critter. But she was not upset at all about the other raccoon in the cage next to her, and he was now as quiet as a Church Mouse.

Aaron checked the attic and found one very frightened youngster moving around too fast for him to manually extract him. Before he left, another trap was baited to hopefully catch the other baby.

So now we have saved Mama raccoon and one baby. Let's hope that tomorrow brings a great result so all of them can be reunited at the wildlife preserve.

I tell ya, that flat screen tv is but a fleeting memory . . . and let's hope that soon all of this will be, as well.

I need a hug!