Saturday, October 26, 2013

Furry Lifestyle: Volunteering day

Today I attended Zoomer Show, as a volunteer of Annex Cat Rescue. This people are amazing!: They feed feral cats, arrange fostering and adoptions, and very important, trap – spay – return feral cats of Toronto colonies.

Whiskers & Lipstick today donated catnip toys for the fundraising; here is the picture of the toys before I leave home.

Do you also want to help? Buying our catnip toys you are already helping, because part of the money will be donated every month to ACR. If we all help,  even with a small help, we can make a big change!

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Traveler Paws: sharing the kennel or separate kennels??

My cats will be coming to Toronto in just three days… I can´t believe it! I´m soooo happy!!

But… I still can´t decide what´s better for them: sharing the kennel or separate kennels??

If they come together they will be warmer, and maybe more relaxed as the presence of the other one may be relieving…

On the other hand, if they come in separate kennels there won´t be any risk of fighting (ok, but they never fight…) and they will have each one more space and comfort…

Just in case my mom and sis have two kennels ready, both with absorbent pads, blankets, emergency food plate, tags, papers….
Ah! And we bought for them collars with pheromone, something like Feliway. They had never tried that, I hope it works and makes them feel more calm!

… I can´t decide, I can´t decide! Any suggestions??

Furry Lifestyle: Getting ready for Halloween with your pets

I want to share with you this article I read from PetValu´s blog, about your pet safety during Halloween celebration. These are good tips so we can all enjoy and celebrate, without putting in any risk our beloved pets:

Halloween Safety Tips
Posted on: October 10th, 2013 by: Alison

Candy, costumes and just the right amount of spooky surprises ­- there are many reasons to love Halloween. But as with children, it’s important to be mindful of your pets’ safety as you prepare for fright night.

 Trick or treat tips

Dogs are notorious for being very excited by the ringing of the doorbell, while cats tend to run for cover. To avoid scary surprises, such as your pet bolting through the open door, or being spooked by a scary costume, block off your front foyer with a gate.
You can also set up your pet in a room far away from the doorbell with a comfy bed and a new toy or treat. For dogs who don’t like strangers, arrange a play date if your dog has a friend that lives in a neighbourhood less trafficked by trick-or-treaters. For scaredy cats and dogs that will become stressed by your spooky visitors, consider purchasing a pheromone diffuser or an herbal anxiety remedy.

 Your haunted house

When decorating your house, keep in mind that some of your trick-or-treaters will be canine. Use artificial candles in jack-o-lanterns that are displayed in low places.
Want to solidify your reputation as the dog mom of the neighbourhood? Make Halloween treat bags for the neighbourhood dogs! You can pick up biscuits in fun fall flavours like pumpkin at your local Pet Valu.

 Happy Halloween Haunting

If your dog loves the excitement of Halloween, bring him along as you trick or treat. A collar or leash with red LED lights will add a festive flair, and help cars spot you as your party navigates the streets after dark. Be sure to pack some treats (he’s bound to get a little jealous of all the treats the kids are getting) and clean-up baggies. With so much excitement, it’s good idea to walk your dog on a non-retractable leash. If it’s a chilly night, don’t forget to bundle up your pet too with a fashionable and warm sweater or coat.
You can dress up your dog too! Just be sure to purchase a costume designed for dogs; your pet should be able to sit, walk and trot without the costume getting in the way. Pet Valu has some great costumes, so bring your dog along to try a few on.

 Tricky treats

When the kids get home and dump out their candy haul, have them do it on the kitchen table or a put your dog in his crate. Chocolate can be dangerous if ingested by dogs or cats, and those wrappers can be harmful if swallowed by any pet. If your dog isn’t tired out after all that door-to-door fun, grab a glow-in-the-dark ball and head to the backyard for some fright night fetch.

Remember, a safe Halloween is a happy Halloween!

And also, some cute Halloween pet pictures from Pinterest…