Hey guys! I'd like to introduce you to Sibby. Sibby is an 11 week old Siberian mix. Sibby was found at and rescued from a local shelter by her caretaker, Jenny. When she saw Jenny at the shelter, she begged and pleaded to go home with her, and Jenny couldn't resist. The funniest thing that Jenny noticed about Sibby is when she discovered herself in the mirror and thought she was face to face with another cat. Sibby hissed and folded her ears out, looking like a gremlin. Sibby is a very funny and cute kitty, a real treasure to Jenny. Sibby was just one of many cats found at a shelter. My own cat was there for 4 months, and was THIS close to being sent to the pound, where she would have been put to "sleep" after another week or two. Every year thousands of cats are put to sleep. Please go to the pound and local shelters before you go to a pet store, where pets have garunteed good lives. You never know what treasures you might find. Thanks!!! HOW CAN YOUR CAT BE CAT OF THE [Read more...]
Did you know the maximum lifespan of a domestic cat is estimated to be as high as 25-35 years? Yet their average life span is only about 14 years. And did you know the maximum life span of a dog is estimated to be about 27 years? Yet the reality is that in our society their average lifespan is only about 13 years. One of the most important things you can do to ensure your pet’s maximum health and longevity is to provide proper nutrition. Yes, genetics is an important factor in longevity, and we can’t do much about that. But numerous studies have shown that proper nutrition plays a vital role in ensuring a long, healthy and happy life for your pet. And that’s a factor you can do something about. learn more Vitamins and nutrients critical to your pet’s well-being can be destroyed in the manufacturing processes of mass produced commercial pet foods. This can leave your pet lacking in necessary nutrients and endangering its potential lifespan.
In the meantime I had sent emails with a photo of him to every shelter I could think of, to vets in the area, the animal hospitals, I phoned as many places as I could find numbers for and asked them to be on the lookout for him. I placed an ad on Gumtree, placed alerts on all the online sites I could find. And then finally all I could still do was look for him around the neighbourhood. When Bruno took off, he was wearing a collar with a tag that had his name as well as our cell number on it so I was hopeful that someone would see the tag and give us a call. Alas, it seems he lost the collar somewhere on his journey because when he was eventually found he was not wearing it. When the call finally did come on the Wednesday after he disappeared, I nearly fainted! It was a man called Mark from the AACL in Epping and he told me that he was almost sure that a dog that he took in on Monday was my Bruno!
When Bruno was about 6 weeks old we bought him from a bergie at Houtbay. My friends say we are probably the only people who go out to buy fish and chips and then come home with a puppy! To be quite honest with you, when the bergies offered him to us I said no at first because we had 4 kittens at home and I didn't know how they would react to having a puppy around. However, when they walked away from me and I saw that face, I just knew I had to take him home with me. By the time I convinced my husband that we absolutely NEED that puppy the bergies had disappeared so we set out to look for them. Fortunately I found them about 15 minutes later and R30 later Bruno was ours! He was so small that my daughter Michelle could put him in the front of her jacket and carry him around like that. The day we got Bruno was the start of many happy and funny days with him. He is a dog with the sweetest nature, full of mischief, very playful, loves cuddles and playing with mommy and daddy. He also [Read more...]
This could be construed as a terrible thing to say about one of our major industries, but golf courses in our area are going to the dogs. Actually, they're going to the dogs everywhere. It's the latest trend - and it's good. Pacific Grove Golf Links has rented border collies and dog handlers to dissuade messy birds from eating the greens and leaving slimy calling cards for golf balls to traverse. During hours of play, the border collies herd the birds - American coots - onto the golf course's lake, and few coots seem to be taking up residence there this winter as a result. Corral de Tierra Country Club, meanwhile, has its own border collie, Mickey, to make the course less attractive to flocks of Canadian geese. In the off-season, Mickey - a club favorite - chases down pine cones tossed by Corral golfers and employees. He also knows which golfers come to the course bearing dog treats. Think of this as a full-employment act for border collies, a breed that is sometimes [Read more...]