Saturday, August 19, 2017

Pet Blogger Showcase 08/19/2017

Twice a month, Bear and I co-host a Pet Blogger Linky Party along with co-hosts PetFavesHeart Like A Dog, and Felines Opines. If you missed the last Pet Blogger Showcase, you can view it here: Pet Blogger Showcase 08/05/2017. To view past weeks as a co-host ... Pet Blogger Showcase 10/01/2016Pet Blogger Showcase 10/15/2016Pet Blogger Showcase 11/05/2016Pet Blogger Showcase 11/19/2016Pet Blogger Showcase 12/03/2016Pet Blogger Showcase 01/07/2017Pet Blogger Showcase 01/21/2017Pet Blogger Showcase 02/04/2017Pet Blogger Showcase 02/18/2017Pet Blogger Showcase 03/04/2017Pet Blogger Showcase 03/18/2017Pet Blogger Showcase 04/01/2017Pet Blogger Showcase 04/15/2017Pet Blogger Showcase 05/06/2017Pet Blogger Showcase 06/03/2017Pet Blogger Showcase 06/17/2017Pet Blogger Showcase 07/01/2017Pet Blogger Showcase 07/15/2017.

Why do Bear and I like blog hops and linky parties? 
  • We've met so many incredible new friends we'd never find otherwise. For the majority of blogs Bear and I visit on a regular basis, probably eighty percent of them or more we found through participating in blog hops.
  • With the variety of blogs that participate, there's so much to learn for those of us who can never know enough. Not to mention that there are a lot of touching, fascinating, or otherwise unique stories to be told outside of one's "niche."
  • They are great ways to build relationships within the blogging community. When Momma recently went through a tough time emotionally, our blogging friends were our best supports. So building relationships with other bloggers isn't just about increasing readership, but also connecting in meaningful ways that can often be lost behind a computer screen.
If you join our Party, please link to a specific post from your blog instead of to your blog's homepage. Since each co-host chooses three posts from the last Party to feature each week - you increase your chances of being chosen by giving us a specific post and not the more general homepage.

In keeping with the tradition of this particular linky party, my favorite link ups from the last Showcase follow. A note on the last Showcase ... Bear and I were ecstatic at how many link ups we had last time!!! Especially with the great showing of felines! THANK YOU to everyone/everycat/everydog who linked up ... the Showcase is made better by each and every friend who joins: you ARE the Showcase!

*** 8 Dog-Friendly Plants that Repel Bugs - Wag 'n Woof Pets ***

Bug control around pets can be tricky. So many times, I haven't treated a pest issue (namely ANTS) - because the danger to Bear scared me (Bear has a history of getting into everything). Before reading this post, I had no idea there were so many ways to safely repel bugs. It’s interesting that so many varieties of the mint family are included – and catnip is from the mint family too! Coincidence?

*** Big Dog Mom’s Most Glaring Weakness Revealed And It Will Surprise You - Big Dog Mom ***
Who could say "no" to that face in the picture?!?!  The pictures will draw you in ... but the humor and relate-ability of the words is what truly sets this post apart. We all have fears and things we're completely intimidated by even though we realize we've built them up in our heads to be ominous prospects for no reason ... and what are our pets for, if not pointing them out in the most obvious way? I admit - I'm terrorized by the same weakness as Big Dog Mom. Read the post to discover what it is!

*** Magic Beans - Erin the Cat, Princess ***

Erin's Peep (a "novice plant assassin") is taking up gardening ... so what else would Erin do but share her opinion of his new vocation? Does she hesitate? Nope. She approaches the task with her trademark wit and sarcasm and you'll ***ALMOST*** feel sorry for her human who is once again smacked down (by the cat) in his efforts to expand his horizons.

Wait! Wait! One more!!! We're counting this as a chosen ORGANIZATION ... though the blog itself is amazing and WELL WORTH your visit. For as long as I cohost, I will praise and raise awareness for PAWS, an incredible rescue in Norwalk, Connecticut that I've come to admire and wholeheartedly support. We LOVE Animal Shelter Volunteer Life because of their upbeat attitude and because they do a phenomenal job of sharing this particular rescue - and the cats available for adoption there. PAWS offers a lot of great programs including a "pension plan" for senior pets up for adoption. We encourage our readers to visit these two blogs, check out the amazing animals up for adoption on PAWS' website, and support rescue efforts at PAWS and locally.

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Welcome to the Pet Blogger Showcase! This is the place for you to show off your favorite family friendly pet related posts, find other great posts to read, show some love to other bloggers and maybe be featured on one of the host blogs!

Meet the Hosts Behind the Showcase

PetFaves- Living the pet lover lifestyle

Heart Like A Dog- The good, the bad, and the Oh My God of living with dogs

Felines Opines- The world from a feline point of view

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat- The humorous and touching tales of a formerly homeless, yet always extraordinary, feline and his Momma, who's just along for the ride.

About the Pet Blogger Showcase

Twice a month, On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, you have the chance to link up one of your blog posts to the linky party link-up. Then visit 3 other blogs that joined the party and leave a meaningful comment. Feel free to share with your followers on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. Then each week the hosts will feature their favorite 3 posts from the previous Linky Party on the new party post.

Pet Blogger Showcase Rules

1.    Share a pet specific post, past or present, from your blog in the linky below. Family friendly posts only. (We love reading about other topics and niches, but posts that are not pet related will be deleted this includes any posts that don’t mention pets even if they are on a pet blog or if the post could pertain to pets.)
2.    Spread the Love! Leave a quality comment(more than just a few words) on at least 3 other posts from the linky party. Tell them why you love their post, encourage them, share on social media.
3.    Check back for the next linky party to see if you are featured on one of the hosts’ blogs.

*Note: By adding your post to the linky party you are giving the hosts permission to use an image from your post if your post will be a featured post on their blog to help encourage people to click through to your post. The image may be used individually or as a collage.

ALSO ... please link to a specific post from your blog instead of to your blog's homepage. Since each co-host chooses three posts from the last Party to feature each week - you increase your chances of being chosen by giving us a specific post and not the more general homepage.

That’s it! No need to RSVP. No need to bring a covered dish. No need to add the linky to your post. No need to include a button. Just come join the party and PAWTY ON

Friday, August 18, 2017

We didn't do it, part 1 [pictures]

We've shared several posts about how adding one cat to our household increased the drama exponentially (Always something, Always something, part 2, and Always something, part 3). Another difference? Now we have TWO cats who are completely innocent and perfect angels. No kitty does ANYTHING he/she shouldn't do. This post documents the times I walk into a room and see them together and I wonder what they're up to. Today's post is made up of sets of pictures. If you walked in to a room and saw the following scenarios ... what would you suspect is going on? I'll share my interpretation of these events on the blog next week.

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Come back next week to read Momma's interpretations of the above scenes. We'd love if you'd share your thoughts on a couple scenes that really catch your eye!