Saturday, November 19, 2016

Pet Blogger Showcase 11/19/2016

Twice a month, Bear and I co-host a Pet Blogger Linky Party along with co-hosts PetFaves, Heart Like A Dog, and Felines OpinesIf you missed the last Pet Blogger Showcase, you can view it here: Pet Blogger Showcase 11/05/2016; past weeks as a co-host ... Pet Blogger Showcase 10/01/2016 and Pet Blogger Showcase 10/15/2016.

Why do Bear and I like blog hops and linky parties?
  • We've met so many incredible new friends we'd never find otherwise. For the majority of blogs Bear and I visit on a regular basis, probably eighty percent of them or more we found through participating in blog hops. 
  • With the variety of blogs that participate, there's so much to learn for those of us who can never know enough. Not to mention that there are a lot of touching, fascinating, or otherwise unique stories to be told outside of one's "niche." 
  • They are great ways to build relationships within the blogging community. When Momma recently went through a tough time emotionally, our blogging friends were our best supports. So building relationships with other bloggers isn't just about increasing readership, but also connecting in meaningful ways that can often be lost behind a computer screen.

If you join our Party, please link to a specific post from your blog instead of to your blog's homepage. Since each co-host chooses three posts from the last Party to feature each week - you increase your chances of being chosen by giving us a specific post and not the more general homepage. In keeping with the tradition of this particular linky party, my three favorite link ups from the last Showcase follow.


As an animal lover, I thought I understood the responsibilities of adopting a new furry friend. This post, describing the training and socialization of new puppy Madison, opened my eyes to all that goes into ensuring your puppy has the best life possible. And a spoiler alert ... the part about Madison and prior resident Bailie becoming best friends will warm your heart. I can’t think of anything more gratifying than adding a new family member that blends in seamlessly and with joy all around.


On the other end of the inter-dog relationship continuum ... what do you do when the two fur babies you love most in the world struggle to exist in the same house? I understand how stressful this is - especially feeling like you always have to be on guard. When I adopted Bear 10 years ago (I wasn't looking for a second cat ... he was homeless and winter was coming ...) ... he terrorized my almost 16 year old cat. I want to believe he was just trying to play and be friendly ... but he just did not pick up on the cues to leave Kitty alone. I used a water spray in the worst cases - it gave me enough time to grab him ... but it felt like my life was constant cat fights. I was nervous leaving them alone or even getting a shower. I did tons of research and introduced them properly and wracked my brain to help the situation ... with no success. Any time I closed Bear (or Kitty) in a room by themselves for a break for everyone ... Bear would HOWL on the other side of the door as Kitty and rip up carpet trying to dig to the other side. And he would howl for hours (four hours ... six hours ...) and couldn't be distracted. This howling stressed Kitty out just as much (or maybe even more) than them being in the same room ... so I couldn't win! Eventually, after 9 months, we had a very fragile peace and then Kitty died. I've always wondered if Bear's adoption had something to do with that. You love them both ... you refuse to give up either ... but everyone is stressed and miserable. Because of my experiences, I can definitely relate to this post describing an incident between Shadow and Ducky ... and the agonizing on the part of the human to try to explain and remedy the situation for everyone involved.

We always love Animal Shelter Volunteer Life - and we appreciate the focus they give to cats up for adoption at PAWS (Pet Animal Welfare Society of Norwalk, Connecticut). Tramper is just one of the incredible kitties available.  The volunteers that put together this great blog, Kevin and Tracey, are amazing advocates for animal welfare. And PAWS offers a lot of great programs including a "pension plan" for senior pets up for adoption. One drawback? You will want to adopt every single kitty featured on ASVL ... Momma was particularly taken with cutie Sniffles a few weeks ago ... and PAWS only adopts to people within reasonable driving distance of Norwalk, Connecticut. 😢 

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Welcome to the Pet Blogger Showcase! This is the place for you to show off your favorite family friendly pet related posts, find other great posts to read, show some love to other bloggers and maybe be featured on one of the host blogs!

Meet the Hosts Behind the Showcase

PetFaves- Living the pet lover lifestyle

Heart Like A Dog- The good, the bad, and the Oh My God of living with dogs

Felines Opines- The world from a feline point of view

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat- The humorous and touching tales of a formerly homeless, yet always extraordinary, feline and his Momma, who's just along for the ride.

About the Pet Blogger Showcase

Twice a month, On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, you have the chance to link up one of your blog posts to the linky party link-up. Then visit 3 other blogs that joined the party and leave a meaningful comment. Feel free to share with your followers on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. Then each week the hosts will feature their favorite 3 posts from the previous Linky Party on the new party post.


 Pet Blogger Showcase Rules

1.    Share a pet specific post, past or present, from your blog in the linky below. Family friendly posts only. (We love reading about other topics and niches, but posts that are not pet related will be deleted this includes any posts that don’t mention pets even if they are on a pet blog or if the post could pertain to pets.)
2.    Spread the Love! Leave a quality comment(more than just a few words) on at least 3 other posts from the linky party. Tell them why you love their post, encourage them, share on social media.
3.    Check back for the next linky party to see if you are featured on one of the hosts’ blogs.

*Note: By adding your post to the linky party you are giving the hosts permission to use an image from your post if your post will be a featured post on their blog to help encourage people to click through to your post. The image may be used individually or as a collage.

ALSO ... please link to a specific post from your blog instead of to your blog's homepage. Since each co-host chooses three posts from the last Party to feature each week - you increase your chances of being chosen by giving us a specific post and not the more general homepage.

That’s it! No need to RSVP. No need to bring a covered dish. No need to add the linky to your post. No need to include a button. Just come join the party and PAWTY ON

18 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for featuring us this week! Right now I'm at a loss with Ducky and what to do about her brat-itude. She's definitely - as your co-host Jodi would say - my challenge dog. I love her to the moon and back; but this lashing out at poor Shadow for no good reason has to stop. I guess it means another visit with the vet.

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    1. I'm sorry you're still struggling with this. I hope peace comes quickly for all of your sakes.

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  2. Aww, thank you for featuring us this week! We're flattered, honored and happy that you enjoy our blog about our adorable and adoptable PAWS buddies. And you know what? We love your blog, too, Momma Kat and Bear Cat. You always make us laugh and smile. We are so, so proud to call you friends. Now, off to go read those other posts -- your descriptions of them are great. Big hugs to you both.

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    1. We're glad ... sounds like we're doing our job ;)

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  3. Great featured blogs! Loved reading about them!

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  4. Little Puppy Madison is adorable and we just loved watching the tunnel game. I bet everyone slept really well that night.
    Hugs Senior Madi(son) Cat!!

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  5. Thank you for letting us discovering these blogs ! Purrs

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  6. We enjoyed your roundup and appreciate you sharing them with us!

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  7. Nice round-up, we like meeting new friends.

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  8. Jodi said it best...P.U.P.P.I.E.S.!!!! 😁

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  9. Pawsum roundup. Hugs to ya'll.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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