Yoga and Pets

Posted by SusanStokes on December 28, 2011

Asanas for Animals and More

I was always interested in fitness, dancing, and the Eastern way of thought, so incorporating a regular yoga practice into my life was a natural progression as I searched for different ways to stay physically fit and healthy.  Lucky for me, yoga has become very popular in our Western world and classes are easy to find.  But lately I have noticed another trend, and that is combining yoga practice with pets and to benefit pets.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...

Posted by SusanStokes on December 18, 2011

Is Your Christmas Tree Safe for Pets?

I love everything about the Christmas holiday: the lights, the glitter, the gift exchanges, the parties.  But most of all, I love the Christmas trees.  All of them - every shape, size and color.  But so do my cats.  To them the Christmas tree is like a toy box full of fun and surprises.  But is it safe play?

Hero Comes Home, A Recap

Posted by SusanStokes on December 8, 2011

Hero - What is All the Controversy About?

While watching ABC news last Friday evening, I was lucky enough to see the story highlight about Hero, the “miracle dog."  My initial reaction was “this is a heartwarming story, but is that the original dog?”  I actually glossed over the sunbeam issue myself, chalking it up to expert photography and being in the right place at the right time.  But later, in watching the online videos and reading the comments back, I was amazed at the controversy this story stirred up.

Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month

Posted by SusanStokes on November 30, 2011

Celebrating Senior Pets

As November Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month draws to a close, I thought I would take one more look at how shelters in our area and around the country strove to create awareness for the benefits of senior pet ownership.  Here’s a look at a few:

Thanksgiving Giving Thanks

Posted by SusanStokes on November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks for our Pets

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, like so many others I feel compelled to think about what I am thankful for this holiday season.  Alley Cat Allies had a nice idea to offer out their "Thanksgiving Gallery" opportunity to give supporters a voice and chance to display their special cat photos.  I took that opportunity myself, so I hope to see my post very soon.  In the meantime, I decided to highlight here in more detail what I give thanks for with regard to my pets.

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Is This Cat Feral?

Posted by SusanStokes on November 12, 2011

ASPCA Research: Is This Cat Feral?

I like to walk for exercise and to get some sun. So I walk around my neighborhood a few times a week.  I would say nine times out of ten while I am walking I see a cat outdoors.  Sometimes the cat is sitting on a porch or lawn that I assume is his owner's property, and sometimes the cat is in a field or bushes and jumps away as I approach.  Then I think, "Is this cat Feral?"

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Veterans Day is for Dogs Too

Posted by SusanStokes on November 11, 2011

A Salute To Military Working Dogs

On this November 11th, I wanted to say a few words about our Military Working Dogs.  I did not know much myself about this subject until it was brought to my attention back in 2008 while watching ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.  At the end of the program, a website was mentioned where one could go to adopt a retired Military Dog.

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Puss in Boots 3D

Posted by SusanStokes on November 9, 2011

Stray Cat Hero Gets Two Thumbs Up!

Time for a little fun and levity! Puss in Boots 3D, a Shrek spinoff, is a real treat for both children and adults.  Donning my 3D glasses last night, I was happily amused, amazed and most of the time, in awe.  This movie begins with Puss in kittenhood, explains how he got his name and explains how this little stray cat became a hero in the end. 

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On Pet Negligence

Posted by SusanStokes on November 5, 2011

Update on Firu's Case...

Warning.....the photo you are about to see is disturbing to say the least.  Please prepare yourself to view the outcome of one of the most unthinkable acts of negligence toward an innocent dog.

SAVE Stroll for Strays

Posted by SusanStokes on October 30, 2011

Braving Mother Nature to Launch SAVE Pet Fair

Yes, right in time for Halloween, Mother Nature played a Trick on SAVE Animal Shelter this year.  She brought us a nor'easter on October 29, the day of our First Annual Stroll for Strays Dog Walk and Pet Fair.  With no scheduled rain date, the SAVE team and volunteers played a Trick on Mother Nature.  We showed up and staged the event!