in Barks and Blooms / cats / Dogs / stairs / YouTube by Sandy Kempton September 6, 2013
in 4th of July / Abigail Adams / Abraham Lincoln / American Fox Hound / Barks and Blooms / Ben Franklin / Briard / cats / Dogs / founding fathers / George Washington / John Adams / Newfoundland / Thomas Jefferson by Sandy Kempton July 4, 2013
George Washington was the Father of our nation and also the father of the American Foxhound. According to his diary, he named three of them Drunkard, Tipsy and Tipler.
It is thought that John and Abigail Adams had mixed breed dogs. Like George, they also had a sense of humor when naming their canine companions. One was named Juno and the other, Satan. (Maybe he could have benefitted from some obedience classes?)
Benjamin Franklin and his son William were partial to Newfoundlands. Who could resist that sweet face?
Thomas Jefferson became enamored with Briards when he was serving as Minister to France. He brought home a female he named Buzzy, who had two puppies on the ship home.
Abraham Lincoln’s dog Fido was a “floppy-eared, rough-coated, yellowish dog of uncertain ancestry”. (Picture below) He looks like a retriever mix to me. He followed Mr. Lincoln wherever he went when Abe and family lived in Illinois.
Lincoln also loved kitty cats. Abraham Lincoln had the first White House cat, Tabby. When his wife Mary was asked about Lincoln’s hobbies, her answer was “Cats.”
Happy 4th of July!!
in Barks and Blooms / catmagg / cats / CATS magazine / claws / Fantastically Fabulous / furniture / kitty / protect by Sandy Kempton May 14, 2013
Can cats read? Probably not. Even if they could, they wouldn’t tell us anyway. Most cats we know like to keep an air of mystery about them.
We recently discovered (and were a small part of) a new digital magazine called CATS Magazine, or CatMagg.
In it you can find articles on topics like healthy cat food choices, cheap and easy homemade cat toys, and how to survive bathing your cat. Yikes!
We are proud to tell you that one of our own has submitted an article to CatMagg and was published!
Jessica’s article How to Protect Your Furniture from Kitty’s Claws appears on page 6 of the May Edition.
Tell us what you think!
in Big Cat Rescue / boxes / cats / cats in boxes / Fla. / how to catch a cat / Tampa by Sandy Kempton April 30, 2013
We all know that cats love boxes. Just leave an empty (or not so empty) box anywhere near a cat and watch the fun.
Wondering where your cat is? You can either turn on the can opener (another sure way of catching their attention) or leave a box out where they can see it and become intrigued.
Well, it turns out that big cats like boxes, too. Tigers, lions, and leopards love boxes–just like domestic cats! Check out the following video from Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Fla. that shows how their big cats play with boxes.
To find out more about Big Cat Rescue, their mission or volunteer opportunities, check out their website here.
“Like” their Facebook page here.