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  • The Best Pet Snakes for Kids and Beginners

    from Thoughts Fur Paws

    Saturday June 14th, 2014 at 11:09 AM


    Okay so were going to try taking a new route today a fun one, an interesting one, a reptilian one. I realize my blog is mostly about dogs, cats, animal welfare and all that four-legged jazz, but I thought you all might want to take a walk on the wild side with me and learn something new from Jim the Reptile Guy. Jim has raised snakes for practically his whole life and is also a great writer. Hes very passionate about all kinds of snakes, not just his own, as well as geckos, lizards, turtles,...

  • #AdoptACatMonth Encourages Nationwide Shelter Cat Adoption; Easy Ways to Do Your Part

    from Thoughts Fur Paws

    Friday June 6th, 2014 at 10:24 AM


    So you want to help a shelter cat, or maybe assist a few fabulous foster felines, is that right? Youre probably racking your brain trying to understand the most effective route to take for our fantastical furry four-leggers. You may be continuously asking yourself questions as to what you can do to help Fluffy or Fee-Fee get adopted. Perhaps youve even called the shelter to see how you can be of service.

    Well Im here, and speaking from experience, to tell you some easy ways to help shelter...

  • Help Me Find “A Home for Hines:” the Heart-Wrenching Story of Hines the Rescue Cat

    from Thoughts Fur Paws

    Sunday May 18th, 2014 at 12:24 PM


    Although I first met Hines only a few months ago, I can tell you that this wonderful creature will always have a place in my heart. Unfortunately, due to situational circumstances he cannot have a place in my home as well (we already have three rescue cats and its a delicate balance as you all know). So here I go Im going to tell you his story in hopes that it will be shared, talked about, Liked, re-posted, commented on, etc. etc. I will do everything in my power to find this cat a new...

  • BlogPaws 2014 Kicks Off (and Kicks Arse) in Lake Las Vegas!

    from Thoughts Fur Paws

    Friday May 9th, 2014 at 03:14 PM


    Its offficially here theeee best pet blogging and social media conference in the whole world, BlogPaws.

    With a variety of attendees, both veteran blogging mavensand newbie social media mavericks; an assortment of awesome keynote speakers, including HABRI (Human Animal Bond Research Initiative); a plethora of pets (including a Capybara and Jack the Pom {pictured in sunglasses); plus a hot desert setting in Lake Las Vegas, things really couldnt get any more enticing

    Session topicsrange from...

  • Griffin, the Rescue Pit Bull; How a Former Fighting Pittie Rehabilitated and Loved Again

    from Thoughts Fur Paws

    Tuesday May 6th, 2014 at 05:20 PM


    Today Im sharing the very important story of a beloved friend of mine, Andee, who, along with her dear husband Brandon, took in an abandoned Pit Bull and gave and gave and gave until there was nothing more to give This is an important story, I will say it again. Its a story of rescue, a story of redemption, a story of love, and a story of suffering and sacrifice. Its also an excellent example of the bond that can quickly form between humans and their animals.

    So why is this story important?...

  • 1-800-Pet-Meds Thermo Kitty Mat™ is Purrrr-fect for Tired Little Tiger-Kitties

    from Thoughts Fur Paws

    Saturday January 4th, 2014 at 11:27 AM


    Its a heated cat bed yes, a heated cat bed. And your cats will love, love, love it! The Thermo Kitty Mat, which we received as a donation from the wonderful folks at 1-800-Pet-Meds, has gone over with flying colors in the Smith house.

    In fact, the 12.5 x 25 heated cat bed is so popular, I often find Sasha and Tater waiting in line (as much as cats can wait in line) to lay on it, which is on my bed.

    We also have, as many of you know, what we call our garage kitty, Maxwell. Max was abandoned in...

  • Sponsored Video: Fresh Step Catdance Festival – Check Out Cat Videos & Lots More

    from Thoughts Fur Paws

    Thursday December 12th, 2013 at 03:00 PM


    The Fresh Step Catdance Film Festival has become an awfully popular online event this year and a fun one to boot. You get to review some ferociously funny and fervent cat videos and give them a rating of Fresh or Smelly, MOL! (Get it? Fresh or smelly, like the litter box??) Thanks to the Feline Arts Council (FAC), which is simply celebrating creative cat culture, people may submit their own and/or simply vote on these sensationally silly cat videos.

    According to the Fresh Step site, The...

  • Hill’s® Ideal Balance™ Treats are Nom-Nom Delish!

    from Thoughts Fur Paws

    Friday December 6th, 2013 at 10:57 AM


    As an Aunt to two wondrous Basset brothers (as we like to call them) and a Mom to three fabulous kittehs, I cant deny that all of them provide me with the utmost in happiness. Whether the Basset boys are bounding to the door to see me when I come over or the kitties are purring away, covering my comforter in cat hair at bedtime, these animals of mine consistently are providing me with an immediate sense of pure joy. So naturally, I want to do the same for them.

    Dont get me wrong, Im pretty...

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