Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day for all of us at Peace, Love & Whiskers.

Hope you have a wonderful and safe day and remember those who have died for our country.

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Animal Interviews: Meet Spootz

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How old are you? 

13

Where did your name come from?

A puppet my mom’s Spanish teacher used to use in puppet shows to teach her kindergarten class Spanish stories

How did you end up in your forever home?

My mom saved me after her sister adopted my brother and sister a few months earlier. Mom’s sister would not let her play with the new kittens, and mom was a spoiled brat so she asked Grandma if she could get her own kitten and she came to get me.

Was it scary moving ?

I have moved twice- i was driven up to Massachusetts by Grandma with my brother Archy, my sister Sigmund, and by canine friend Ace. The car ride was rather loud but not scary. I was flown back to Florida later with mom. Besides peeing on her leg on the drive to the airport there was nothing scary about that part. The plane ride was very loud but mom and the flight attendants paid me lots of attention and told me how good i was being and how handsome I was.

What are your favorite things to do?

Meow, sit on mom’s lap, have my belly rubbed, sit on the porch with mom, catnip

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What kind of food to you like?

Iams brand senior cat

Why do you like being on the fridge so much?

It gives me the best viewpoint from which to oversee my domain

Do you ever get lonely being by yourself?

I was lonely when i first moved back to Florida because i did live with my sister Sigmund back home but i have become quite independent and keep house when mom goes to work

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Now for some questions for your mom:

I know you were having a problem with Sir Spootz peeing on your clothes, how long has he done this? He has been doing this since he was moved up north- when he gets offended or if we have visitors for to long he will pee on something. Or the few times it has been too long since i cleaned his litter box

Thankful Thursday

So today I’m thankful for snuggles.

Trixie is the best at snuggles, especially when you’re sick, unfortunately she doesn’t want anyone else on the bed when she’s with you. Fair warning, once she lays down that’s it, there is no moving her, so make sure she’s not laying on a limb.  20160201_122922 (1)

She’s only 10lbs and I swear weighs a ton when you try to move her.

Buggy loves a good snuggle but he’s a pillow stealer. He loves to take over my pillows and I normally sleep with 2 of them, so I push half of the top one down so he has enough room to lay. Once he’s settled he will lay there and purr and purr until one of us falls asleep.

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Animal Interviews: Meet The Half Tail Lynx

Author’s Note: Many thanks to Lynx for letting me interview him and for allowing me the use of his pictures for this article. Please follow his adventures at his facebook page: Angel Opossum and the Half Tail Lynx

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How old are you lynx?

I am an estimated 7 months old ♡

How do did you come to your forever home?

Mom found me in the parking lot at the grocery store. She caught me and brought me home ♡

What is your favorite thing to do?

My favorite things to do include mousing, attacking helpless catnip toys, lounging, and attacking any cup left on the table unsupervised

Where did you name come from?

My name came from my Half Tail! With my tufted ears and half tail, mom thought Lynx was perfect! Also the new page title ssounds like a Harry Potter book title now

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When did the foster kittens come into the house?

The first foster kitten showed up at the beginning of May. She was maybe a day old? I was very interested in her but she is young and not interested in me. The 5/6 week olds, though, are more my speed. Their mother got hit by a car and when mom pulled over to move the body out of the road, she found the kittens. 3 have found forever homes ♡ The newest additions are maybe 3 weeks? Mom has them contained currently because they have upper respiratory infections and mom wants them to feel better before I introduce them to my minion corps.
Did you check on them to make sure they were okay?

Mom was a little wary of my first encounter with the orphaned babies. She put them in a playpen so I could smell and see, but not touch. She came home to find me STEALING the babies and taking them to my Top Secret Headquarters.

Since I had taken to them so well, mom made them a room where I had full access to teach the wisdom of the elder cats to these motherless ones

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What do you think of them now?

I am extremely pleased with my new minions. I have taught them the stairs, how to get in the garbage, and how to trip an unsuspecting human.
What about the newbies?
Mom does not let me around the newbies ye

Who do you like the most?

My favorite of the minions is Castiel, the little ragdoll colored girl kitten. She is a quick learner and already a manipulater of our humans ♡

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Do they follow you around?

The kittens DO follow me around, they seem to have taken to me quite nicely

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What big plans do you have for yourself and the minions?

Hopefully, down the road my minions and I will be over to take over the house and then…. the world! They shouldn’t take too long to corrupt ♡

Mom thought it was odd that a tom cat was so intrigued by some young and helpless kittens, but she thinks I found my calling.

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Thankful Thursday (Friday eve)

Happy Thursday!

Or as I like to call it Friday eve to make it sound so much nicer. 🙂

 

What am I thankful for?

 

I’m thankful for the friends I’ve made at the various pet blogging conferences – Blog Paws & BarkWorld- I’ve been to. It’s been 3 years since I went to my very first one which was Blog Paws and I was so nervous/scared/excited that it gave me anxiety.

I had all kinds of worries and had asked all kinds of questions to their newbie group.

That experience was a very positive one and it gave me the courage to go to BarkWorld later on that year.

I got to meet so many people, fellow bloggers who had been doing this for years, those who had just started, those who were in the pet industry and of course all the awesome pets.

 

So I wanted to say thank you.

 

Thank you for welcoming me into the pet blogging community, thank you for taking me under your wings when I didn’t know where to start and just thank you for being you.

 

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Animal Lovers

Today as I was driving home from work I saw a dog sticking it’s head out of the window just enjoying the heck out of its life. I was smiling to myself as it reminded me to be like that dog and enjoy the little things.

I noticed the bumper sticker on the vehicle and it was said TRUMP. Now I’m a democrat, I don’t generally talk about politics much because to each their own, but I feel that as an animal lover it doesn’t matter who you’re going to vote for, or who you worship (or don’t), if you’re straight, gay, bi, transgender or whatever.

It’s our love for animals that unites us.

It’s our desire to help those that are in need that can’t help themselves.

And it’s incidents like the one that happened just recently that sickens me.. a woman threw a dog from a moving van, the dog named Joe unfortunately passed away.

How can someone throw a living sentient being out a moving van like it’s nothing but trash??

I hope they find her. I hope they give her a big huge penalty but as an animal lover I’m more upset that Joe didn’t make it, I’m somewhat comforted by the fact that he knew love in his last few days and hours.

He knew what it was like to be loved, have kind words, food, water and kind people who wanted him to pull through.

So I want you all to hug and kiss your pet, give them an extra treat, blanket or take them out for a stroll.

Be glad that you have them in your life and they are getting the love that poor Joe the dog did not.

Dog Thrown from minivan Dies

(Taken from: http://wfla.com/2016/05/16/dog-thrown-from-van-in-pasco-to-undergo-surgery/)

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) — Joe, the dog thrown from a moving minivan in New Port Richey, died during surgery on Monday.

The team at San Francis Veterinary Hospital in Spring Hill said “Joe” did not survive a surgery to fix his diaphragm.

“We would like to thank the community for the outpouring of support we have seen over this past weekend. Heaven has gained another angel,” the hospital said in a statement.

When Joe was thrown from the minivan, his organs were pushed into his abdominal cavity, and his diaphragm and pelvis broke.

Deputies are still searching for the suspect who allegedly threw Joe from the moving van.

Read more: Deputies: Woman threw dog out of moving minivan

The incident happened at the intersection of Orchid Lake Road and Floral View Way early Friday morning. The woman driving a white or grey minivan tossed the mixed-breed dog out of the vehicle.

The suspect is described as a large, heavy set female. She is approximately 45 years old, with blonde hair pulled back into a ponytail. She was wearing glasses.

If you have any information about this case, please call the sheriff’s office tips line at (800) 706-2488.