Saturday, February 4, 2017

Pet Blogger Showcase 02/04/2017

Twice a month, Bear and I co-host a Pet Blogger Linky Party along with co-hosts PetFaves, Heart Like A Dog, and Felines Opines. If you missed the last Pet Blogger Showcase, you can view it here: Pet Blogger Showcase 01/21/2017; past weeks as a co-host ... Pet Blogger Showcase 10/01/2016, Pet Blogger Showcase 10/15/2016, Pet Blogger Showcase 11/05/2016, Pet Blogger Showcase 11/19/2016Pet Blogger Showcase 12/03/2016, and Pet Blogger Showcase 01/07/2017.

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. A note on the last Showcase ... Bear and I were ecstatic at how many link ups we had last time!!! Especially with the great showing of felines! THANK YOU to everyone/everycat/everydog who linked up ... the Showcase is made better by each and every friend who joins.


*** What you doing? - Erin the Cat (Princess) ***
Erin is among our closest blogging friends (okay, okay ... closest friends period). She's always got something to say about everything, as you would expect of a Princess ruling her domain ... with eyes on ruling the world. She also happens to be funny, and sarcastic ... and sarcastic. In this post, she takes on her Peep for not keeping up with the news. And really, with the current atmosphere of nonsense, who of us have NOT felt that the news is better left in a pile?
We've been carefully following Brian and his sisters as they encounter THE CLOSED DOOR with their new brother, Simon, and new sister, Seal, on the other side. Simon and Seal were bonded, yet feral, when adopted. Honestly, I can't learn enough about each cat in Brian's Home ... they each capture your imagination and your heart ... and this post about Sister Gracie (and her view of the now off-limits bedroom) are no exception. As our regular readers know, Bear Cat was hungry and homeless when he and I met. For whatever reason, we gave each other a chance and a life of love and laughter ensued that changed us both. Because of that, Brian's Home's catch phrase of, "Adopt cats, we deserve it!" especially resonates. Every kitty ... every doggie ... every single one deserves a loving home and we humans have truly let them down by not providing it.

*** Reggie is learning to fetch! - Sugar and Spikes ***
Oh, yes. Cats play fetch on their own terms ... and their own time schedule. I didn't train Bear to play fetch ... he picked it up on his own ... but it's been downhill since then. At first, he'd run and return every time (sometimes a few feet short of me, but still!). Then he'd only bring it halfway back ... or only after I pretended I was busy with something else ... or only the first couple times. Now, he runs after his mousie every time ... he just doesn't bring it back anymore. Drives me nuts! He chases it ... but refuses to bring it back! So, to make sure he runs a bit for exercise, I essentially play fetch with myself and get it myself after he runs after it. But Reggie is DEFINITELY showing promise in the fetch department and you'll enjoy this post describing the process and the "I do it my own way" nature of cats!

*** Midnight - Animal Shelter Volunteer Life and Apricat - Shelter Cats ***

Wait! Wait! One ... no TWO more!!! We're counting this as a chosen ORGANIZATION ... though the blogs themselves are amazing and WELL WORTH your visit. For as long as I cohost, I will praise and raise awareness for PAWS, an incredible rescue in Norwalk, Connecticut that I've come to admire and wholeheartedly support. We LOVE these two blogs because of their upbeat attitude and because they do a phenomenal job of sharing this particular rescue - and the cats available for adoption there. PAWS offers a lot of great programs including a "pension plan" for senior pets up for adoption. We encourage our readers to visit these two blogs, check out the amazing animals up for adoption on PAWS' website, and support rescue efforts at PAWS and locally.


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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

20 comments:

  1. We luff how Bear plays fetch. Cat Rules!

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    1. As if there are any other kinds of rules! ~Bear Cat

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  2. Thanks for the nice meow-out, we appreciate you too!

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  3. So I was trying to get to your site, and typed 'bearcat' into my url bar in the hopes that your url would pop up... and discovered this beastie!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binturong

    they're kept as pets!

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    1. Whooooa! We're going to have to use that! Of course, I'm more handsome than those generic bearcats ... ~Bear Cat

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  4. HI Bear, thanks for sharing your post, it really is a great one and we loves the declaration of Independence from Bear, makes you think that does. Purrs ERin

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    1. Thank you ... every so often, my Momma gets one right ;) ~Bear Cat

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  5. You know I almost forgot to thank you for sharing my post, and that would never do. Thank You Bear, you deserve a whole Tasty Chicken even three. Purrs, Erin

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    1. I'll never argue with a pretty Princess or about deserving tasty whole chickens ... but sharing your post is elementary ... it's brilliant :) ~Bear Cat

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing the PAWS cats again, Momma Kat and Bear Cat! You are so, so kind, and we are so glad you are our friends. :)

    We love Erin and Brian, but we don't yet know Reggie. So we're excited to visit all three of the blogs you selected!

    Big hugs to you both. Oh, and Bear, we do that half-of-a-fetch thing here, too. MOL!

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    1. "Half-a-fetch" ... that pretty much sums it up! There's no need to thank us ... we just tell the truth :)

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  7. Thanks for sharing--I will check out those other blogs!

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    1. Great! They are pretty special ... just like you :)

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  8. Hi Bear and Mom! I enjoyed reading these snippets on blogs, some we know and love and some we don't know (yet)!

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  9. We haven't met Reggie yet, we will check out his blog.

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  10. Since we don't blog on Caturdays, we furget. We keep meanin' to link up, but with mommy's pea brain...MOL Great picks. Big hugs.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. My Momma always SWEARS that the next Friday before she is going to remind people and then SHE forgets! She's a co-host! She works on the post ahead of time! And she STILL forgets!!! ~Bear Cat

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