Look Up Here!

I was surprised to walk into my kitchen yesterday evening and see Mylo on the fridge!! He’s so sneaky!!

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January 17, 2009. Tags: , . Animals. Leave a comment.

The Men in my Life!

Just wanted to share this adorable shot of the men in my life!

December 27, 2008. Tags: , , . Animals, Life. Leave a comment.

Streep to Star in Film Version of “Dewey”

83016172CA036_Meryl_Streep_Meryl Streep will play Vicki Myron in the movie adaptation of Myron’s book “Dewey: The Library Cat who Touched the World.” That book was the best book I’ve read in a long time and I’m so happy to hear that they’re making it into a film. It’s going to be a tearjerker I can feel it already!  The book had me crying like a baby. It’s about an orange kitten that Myron found in the book drop at the library where she worked and how the kitty became a fixture in the library and touched so many people’s lives. Just like Old Yeller, or Marley & Me, you know how this story ends. I couldn’t even take this book on the subway as I neared the end of it – I was afraid I would lose it on the train!  It’s really a must read for any cat-lover. But even dog lovers could get into it I’m sure. It’s just one of those books that stays with you and reminds you of any pet you’ve ever loved. I’m giving it to a bunch of people this Christmas!

November 16, 2008. Tags: , , , , , . Animals. Leave a comment.

Meet Mickey!

This is our new foster kitty Mickey! He’s 7 weeks old and is sooooo affectionate. He was sitting all alone in a cage yesterday and I just had to bring him home with me!

November 16, 2008. Tags: , . Animals, Life. Leave a comment.

Mylo’s Halloween Get-Up

I ordered a “smooch” for Mylo for Halloween – isn’t it the cutest?  He doesn’t even mind wearing it, which makes me happy. Unlike the cone he had to wear, the smooch is comfortable and doesn’t brush against his whiskers which makes him lose his balance!  I wish we got trick or treaters so they could see how handsome he is!  Nobody ever rings our bell.

October 21, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Happy Halloween! Meow.

Mylo inspected our pumpkin today and it was really cute. We actually haven’t carved the pumpkin, but Neil added a face with a little photoshop magic!  Viola!  

Neil and I are celebrating our one-year anniversary this weekend. We’re going to dinner tonight and then for a stroll in Central Park tomorrow.  I love this time of year!  Hopefully the leaves in the park will be changing color.

October 11, 2008. Tags: , , . Animals. Leave a comment.

I Have to Wear What??

Poor Myles! I took him to the vet yesterday for his sore foot and she sent us home with some meds and this contraption. Doc says Mylo has to wear it whenever we’re not home so he’s unable to lick his wound. When I put it on him for the first time in this picture, he was frozen stiff!!! Then, he tried to back himself out of it, he looked like he was moonwalking!

October 8, 2008. Tags: , , , . Animals. Leave a comment.

Mylo Loves Pizza

We decided to order pizza last night and Mylo was glad we did!

October 4, 2008. Tags: , , , . Animals. Leave a comment.

If You Really Want a Chihuahua, Get One From a Shelter…

Amy and Foxy the Chihuahua mix

Amy and Foxy the Chihuahua mix

Ever since that shelter event on Sunday (see previous post), I have Chihuahuas on the brain. So…the movie “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” hasn’t even hit theaters yet but the Humane Society is already prepared for the fallout. They fear that people who see the movie will want Chihuahuas en masse after they see the film. The HS said this week that history has shown when a particular breed appears in movies or on TV the demand for them surges at puppy mills.

So, the HS is urging people who decide a Chihuahua is the right dog for them to visit shelters and rescues first – and to never purchase a dog from a pet store or the Internet which is a prime marketplace for puppy mill puppies.

Thankfully, Disney, the maker of the film, is supporting this sentiment. On the film’s website and at the end of the movie, a warning appears: “Owning a pet is a major responsibility. Dogs require daily care and constant attention. Before bringing a dog into your family, research the specific breed to make sure it is suitable for your particular situation. Learn about and be willing to undertake the serious responsibilities of dog care. Always consider adoption from a reputable shelter or rescue program.”

Kudos to Disney for putting a spotlight on shelter and rescue animals!

October 1, 2008. Tags: , , , , . Animals. Leave a comment.

Another Fat Cat Makes Headlines

Titanic the cat

Titanic the cat

Another portly kitty is making news for his extra fat cells. This one has been living in a Sacramento animal shelter since his owner gave him up in August. The cat, appropriately named Titantic, was 33-pounds when he arrived at the shelter this summer.  Titanic’s new, healthier diet has helped him shed one pound, according to shelter workers.

MSNBC says the porky kitty has become a fixture at the animal shelter, sleeping on people’s feet throughout the workday. The people who work there have grown attached to him, so they’re not immediately trying to find him a home.

Prince Chunk, the 44-pound puss who turned up at an animal shelter in New Jersey, became a media sensation when he stepped onto the scale. He was adopted and his owners say he’s lost some weight too.

September 29, 2008. Tags: , , , . Animals. Leave a comment.

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