Friday, July 3, 2015

Pet Parade 99

Pet Parade #bloghop for #petbloggers #cats #dogs #pets any #animals

Friday, June 26, 2015

Pet Parade 98

Pet Parade #bloghop for #petbloggers #cats #dogs #pets any #animals

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Prepared for a Pet Reptile? #ReptileCare

Prepared for a Pet Reptile? #ReptileCare #lizards #pets #lizard

Delicious Reptile Pets

It was a regular day. Nothing much happening in the neighborhood. Rocco came inside the house after hours of prowling, had himself a snack and, as usual, jumped up on the table. He stopped in his tracks!

There was a big glass box on the table that he had never seen before. He decided to inspect it. It smelled different than anything he has smelled before, but definitely like there might be something to eat somewhere close by. 

After much sniffing and circling the thing, he gave up to groom himself. He lifted his leg above his head and got to work, but just then, out of the corner of his eye, he saw something move! Yes, he most certainly saw movement. He stayed perfectly still, watching and waiting. It moved again!

He quickly came out of his cat yoga pose and sat, staring intently into the glass box at the little brown lizard. Rocco just sat and stared, perhaps trying to will his way past the glass to get a taste of that thing. This new pet reptile is a perfect snack size, after all.

Prepared for a Pet Reptile? #ReptileCare #lizards #pets #lizard

Where did it come from? 

My son brought home a blue belly lizard, so wallah! We are now proud reptile parents! I'd thought about reptile ownership before, but I envisioned a small snake or maybe a pet turtle.  

Dragon, as the kids named him, lived those first days in a cardboard box with air holes and a piece of plastic over one side; a handmade terrarium made by my son because he wanted to keep his lizard so badly. Though he was cute and fun to watch, I was hoping the lizard would be returning to the wilderness. But, after those few days, my son had such a strong bond and was taking excellent care of Dragon, so I didn't have the heart to let him go.

What do I know about reptile care? 

I babysat a bearded dragon for a few days once a long time, I don't know much. My husband took our kid to PetSmart® to find out what was needed to properly care for a lizard. He found someone there who was knowledgeable while I searched online from home for information.

I wish the petMD® Reptile Care Center had been around when we were first learning about how to care for reptiles, but they are available now and we still have tons to learn.

This post is sponsored by petMD Reptile Center, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Reptile Ownership, but Rascal and Rocco only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. petMD and PetSmart are not responsible for the content of this article.

For instance, did  you know that some reptiles respond to their name? Some show affection or pleasure when you stroke their head or neck.

I loved reading this article from petMD: Can Your Reptile Bond with You?

“There’s no doubt in my mind that people can create wonderful bonds with reptiles... It may not be the same relationship you get with another kind of pet like a dog or cat, but it’s not any less rewarding. It’s just a different bond.”says Lorelei Tibbetts, LVT, VTF in the article.

Includes 3 great tips for ways to bond with your reptile pet.

Are you thinking of buying a lizard or other reptile? 

PetMD can help you find the right reptile for your family and lifestyle and provide you with tips on reptile care. 

Now that Dragon has become a part of our family, yes Rocco, he's family, he's brought much joy and has helped my son learn and grow. He's never been more responsible! He's 8 years old and not fond of reading and writing, but he made a calendar with a feeding schedule, a list of care instructions, and makes sure the best lizard ever is well taken care of every day, all without anyone asking him to.

He brings Dragon out of his terrarium and Dragon will run up and down his arm and across the front of his shirt. He likes to perch up on top of my son's shoulder. I can tell he's gotten comfortable with him. We all love having Dragon as part of our family.

Prepared for a Pet Reptile? #ReptileCare #lizards #pets #lizard

Right now during Reptile Mega Month at PetSmart you can save up to 50% on select terrariums. Get everything you need to care for a new pet lizard, including the lizard! 

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Boxes for the World

International Box Day Hope their are enough boxes! #cats #photosofcats #catsinboxes

Happy International Box Day! 

This is a favorite day for all animals

Rather than being shooed away from them, they are encouraged to explore the wonders of that fabulous invention, the box.

The biggest problem on this day is that there are not always boxes available for everyone.

Here's hoping that you find a comfortable box and that someday all cats, dogs, and every other animal that loves them, shall one day have a box of their very own.

We are joining the Box Day Hop with Paprika and Luke and want to thank them for their enthusiasm and spirit of the day! 

International Box Day #cats #dogs #photosofcats #catsinboxes

Mystery of the Dirty Laundry

There's a problem with my laundry. 

I wash a load of clothes, or blankets and towesl and dry them just as every one else does. When I fold them, they look nice and bright and clean.

However, when I get them up to my room and begin to put them away, I notice they're all wrinkled, fuzzy, and dirty!

I'm not sure what to do! 

This happens just about every time I do laundry. I've had my washer looked at, my dryer checked out.. I've replaced my laundry basket, made sure my kids were not messing around with my clean clothes... I can't seem to find a solution.

Any ideas? 

There's a problem with my laundry #cats #adorable #sleeping #pets
These cats are supposed to be white. Does anyone else see how filthy they are?

Monday, June 15, 2015

Tri County Triple Play Benefit June 28th #MondayMatters

Welcome to Monday Matters- Spread awareness to help important causes and start your week off right by making a difference each Monday, even if that is just to pin, tweet, or share to pass this information on.

Tri County Triple Play Benefit Common Sense for Animals #MondayMatters #animalrescue #animalcharity #animals

Common Sense for Animals

Tri County Triple Play Benefit Common Sense for Animals #MondayMatters #animalrescue #animalcharity #animals

Common Sense for Animals is a nonprofit organization on a mission to promote animal welfare through education and community service. They educate all people, particularly children, on  proper care and the importance of protecting our environment, wildlife, habitat and endangered species.
They offer dog training, animal rescue, pet adoptions, even kids birthday parties at the shelter!

They host many events to raise awareness and fund their efforts.

Three of their most popular events, Walk, Run, and Motorcycle Rally, are coming together for the first time this month for the 

Tri County Triple Play

June 28th, 2015

in New Jersey

For details, see the Commen Sense for Animals website.

"Common Sense for Animals is committed to the entitlement of all animals to respect and dignity throughout their entire lives. We work to improve every area of human/animal relationships through education and community service."

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