Wednesday, August 31, 2011

An Unexpected 4 Legged Drop In

I cannot have cats where I live. So I content myself with making things for cats and that are cat-themed. But God must know how I feel at times, because twice in the last month I have had visitors. I have no screen on my back door so I often  leave it open for a breeze. Here is my interpretation of what happened several days ago. 


Hmmmm.....what is this? An open door? I must investigate. Oh - itch. Must scratch...ahhhhh.

Isn't this nice. A cozy cushy. Smells OK. Don't sense any other occupants of the fur nature. I'll make sure to give it quite a few rubs and leave some pretty black hairs.  

AhHA! There IS another cat here! Why....but wait.  It's only a fake. HA! Fooled me. I'll just check out the rest of this place. Not very big at all. Nice lady though. She gave me some good belly rubs and talked very respectfully as she held a funny silver thing in her face. 

I'm feeling a bit hungry. Nice pad, but no treats. Toodles my friend. I may be back. 
(Moseys into the yard where he immediately finds a plump grasshopper for a snack.)


I hope I get some more visitors! 

Patty @ Catcalls

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I thought this was awesome.
If you are like me you will watch
spell-bound until the last
drop of paint is put in place.
BTW, when you think it is over...there is more.
Make sure your sound is turned up.


Monday, August 29, 2011

Handmade Pet Products 8/29/11

Each weekday, the members of the Pets Jubilee Team on Etsy choose an item to promote from all of the active members. Here are last week's handmade pet products:

Don't forget to click on the image to go to the item and click on the name to visit their Etsy shop.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene: Having A Pet Evacuation Plan

With the Hurricane Irene situation on the east coast this weekend, Sasha and I thought it would be best to share FEMA's Pet Evacuation Plan website with you so you all can be prepared in the future.

Please, all humans and pets that are in this storm's path, stay safe. We are thinking and praying for safety for you all.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Winner of the Summer Make a Commercial Contest is...

Contestant #4 Created by Belinda at and her 9 feline furbabies! Congratulations!

You have won a free BONUS PetsJubilee Pet Sampler box full of goodies, samples, accessories and treats, and a $10 gift certificate towards a future purchase. PLUS, your ad will be featured on our blog through the end of September. (Check it out on the sidebar).

Belinda runs CatCraftsMo on Etsy, and makes wonderful cat-themed pieces such as pillows (I love the ones shaped like plump cats), cat beds and toys. I just found out that she also has a second store called GirlsLoveCoolStuff where she showcases her really fun purses, tote bags, aprons and hair accessories. Please stop by her shops and have a look at these amazing items.

Thank you for making such a fantastic commercial for PetsJubilee!

I also want to thank the other contestants for their wonderful commercials. Everyone did such an amazing job! I was so impressed. You each have won $10 off your next purchase at PetsJubilee. Thank you, also to our panel of judges, because I know I would not have been able to choose.

Friday, August 26, 2011

More Bird Pics From Pauline

Another e-mail find from Pauline from paulinesfashions.

Nicobar Pigeon

Bleeding Heart Pigeons

Lady Amherst's Pheasant

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Interesting Dog Facts Part 4

A dog’s mouth exerts 150-200 pounds of pressure per square inch … with some dogs exerting up to 450 pounds per square inch.

More than 5,000,000 puppies are born in the U.S. every year. More than 1 in 3 American families own a dog.

The Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts both offer merit badges in dog care.

The world's smallest dog is the Chihuahua, which means "tiny dog in the sky."

Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed.

Bingo is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box.

Alice England

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Vesuvius Day

Today is Vesuvius Day. It marks the date in 79 A.D. that Mount Vesuvius exploded.
August 24, 79 A.D. was an historic date for the world. This was the day that Mount Vesuvius erupted in a huge explosion. It was one of the largest volcanic explosions in recorded history.
This deadly volcano destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae. They were buried by volcanic ash and pumice. An estimated 3,360 people died in the volcano's eruption.
Mount Vesuvius also exploded a second time in 1631. At that time, it killed approximately 3,500 people.

What a sad day. One day life all a bustle and full of sights and sounds and smells. And then....everything is quiet. It's all gone. 


From Blue Ridge Studio:

It was estimated that the Roman city of Pompeii had 20,000 inhabitants at the time Mt. Vesuvius erupted and buried the city in ash in 79AD. Over time, as archaeologists excavated the site, they found voids in the ash and decided to pour plaster into the voids, to see what had been there. This photo is of a plaster cast, which was taken from one of those voids, a fallen resident of Pompeii.





Stunning Vesuvianite chunk--yes from Mt. Vesuvius--is embellished with a cascade of garnets on oxidized sterling silver. Sterling silver leverbacks. A gorgeous mix of past & present.

Patty from Dogbarks

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


This was just too cute - check out the skate board at the end - I think that one is the best, and turn up the sound for some good feeling music:

So then I decided to look for more surfin videos. This one is a little long, but I loved the whole thing. It seems some of the bigger dogs even ride the actual surf.

Hope you liked my surfin fun.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Handmade Pet Products 8/22/11

Each weekday, the members of the Pets Jubilee Team on Etsy choose an item to promote from all of the active members. Here are last week's handmade pet products:

Don't forget to click on the image to go to the item and click on the name to visit their Etsy shop.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Walk Your Dog & Saturday Pet Blogger Hop 8/20/11

Besides mealtime and treats, nothing excites Velvet more than when I get out the leash. She absolutely loves to go for walks and she acts like she enjoys car rides even though she whines the whole time we're in the car. I have to admit that a lot of times I get too busy and then too tired to take her out, but I want to start making the effort to do it more often. Walking with your furfriend can be a wonderful experience for both of you, as walking cures a multitude of maladies. Studies have shown that walking reduces stress, its a great way to lose weight, and it helps reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

Take the time to focus on your pet and your surroundings, clear your head. No cell phone, no music, just you, your dog and nature.

Fancy loves to walk with her favorite stuffy.

Video provided by KCE Knits.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Interesting Dog Facts Part 3

Smaller breeds mature faster than larger breeds.

Dalmatian puppies are born completely white.

Boxers are so named because of their manner of playing with their front paws.

Basset Hounds are unable to swim.

If never spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate, and their puppies could produce over 66,000 dogs in 6 years.

Like human babies, Chihuahuas are born with a soft spot in their skull which closes with age.

Alice England

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

There is a saying:

We become like those who we spend the most time with.

Perhaps your friend has naturally curly hair. I guess that's not so bad. Curls are cool...until it gets humid, of  course.   

And then there are the long, lanky ones with penetrating eyes who seem to look right through you. This can make others feel uncomfortable OR make them feel that you are really listening hard.  Make sure your friend is the  latter. 

Sneaky. Sly. Always looking for that perfect opportunity to creep in and get the goods. I suppose if you are interested in solving crimes, then being a bit slinky and snoopy is a fine quality. But this is really reserved for a very few. So pick your pals carefully. 

Now people....we all know there is a place in life for the unusual, out-of-the-ordinary. Like at the circus or house of horrors. If that is your aspiration - then go for it, honey! If not - I suggest you spend time with someone a bit more palatable to society. 

Like this one! We all like to make others laugh and to be the life of the party. So picking a jovial companion is a great idea! Can't go wrong with this one! 

Do you think you look  like your dog? 

By Patty 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Some things just bring smiles...

"Life is not the way it's supposed to be..

It's the way it is..

The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference.


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Handmade Products for Pets and Pet Lovers 8/15/11

These are our featured handmade pet products:

Click on the image to go to the item and click on the name to visit their Etsy shop.