Saturday, March 4, 2017

Pet Blogger Showcase 03/04/2017

Twice a month, Bear and I co-host a Pet Blogger Linky Party along with co-hosts PetFavesHeart Like A Dog, and Felines Opines. If you missed the last Pet Blogger Showcase, you can view it here: Pet Blogger Showcase 02/18/2017; past weeks as a co-host ... Pet Blogger Showcase 10/01/2016Pet Blogger Showcase 10/15/2016Pet Blogger Showcase 11/05/2016Pet Blogger Showcase 11/19/2016Pet Blogger Showcase 12/03/2016Pet Blogger Showcase 01/07/2017, Pet Blogger Showcase 01/21/2017, and Pet Blogger Showcase 02/04/2017.

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.

*** Guide Dogs for the Blind - My Life with Dogs ***

This post shares Christy's visit to the campus of Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. There, she finds that blind people are doing incredible things like skiing and hiking with the help of their guide dogs. I was especially impressed by the facts that the organization provides their services free of charge and also teaches “intelligence disobedience,” where the guide dogs are taught to disobey unsafe cues from their handlers.

*** Winter Weather Alert – Snowmageddon! - Wag 'n Woof Pets ***

What's a dog to do when A LOT of snow is dumped on your yard? Play of course! I love the pictures of Cricket ... she can barely keep her head above the snow ... and she seems to not lose much enthusiasm either! For us pet parents, nothing makes us happier than seeing our furbabies enjoy being themselves without a care in the world ... and you will love the pictures of Luke and Cricket doing just that!

*** The Test! - 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, Erin takes on the rainy weather and JUST when she thinks she has it all figured out, the Sun makes an appearance.

*** Animal Shelter Volunteer Life and 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

24 comments:

  1. Hi Bear *Waves* So wonderful to see you again, and Thank You so much for sharing our post in The Pet Bloggers Showcase, I am deeply honoured to be here, and yes you too are a great friend, on of the best! I have added another post for other readers to enjoy too, or should that be two? Purrs ERin

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    1. We're always pleased to see you, Erin ... and thank you for linking up!

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  2. Thank you so much for choosing our post! Since our snow is mostly melted now, Cricket and Luke are already just looking back at what fun they had in the snow!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. Now it's mud time, right? Bear Cat is the only cat I know of that ROLLS in mud :p Thank you for linking up!

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  3. What a fun idea! We hadn't heard of this blog hop before, but we will join up! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. We're so glad you linked up! Thank you. And thank you for stopping by :)

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  4. Phoebe will be joining The Showcase tomorrow. :)

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  5. We love the posts you chose, Momma Kat and Bear Cat! The one about Christy's visit to Guide Dogs for the Blind was especially enlightening. And we, too, enjoyed Luke and Cricket having fun in that snow. As for Princess Erin, she always makes us smile with her musings. :)

    Oh, and of course, thank you so, so much for the shout out for Shelter Cats, us and PAWS. You are such awesome friends, and we are so grateful for you and your support. Big hugs! (p.s. - we'll link up tomorrow)

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    1. Thank you for linking up ... we're so lucky to consider such amazing people friends!

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  6. Hi Bear! M here. I was just writing a post to tell our furiends about a sale we're purrticipating in this coming week and took a break to see what Ms. Phoebe was up to.... and realized she was purrticipating in your showcase (I had totally forgotten about this)... SO, I quickly added a link back to you on our regular Sunday post... and now, I need to proofread the post I originally set our to write.
    Have a wonderful week, my furiend! Mr. M =^.^=

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    1. Thank you so much for linking up! Your selfies always make our Sunday :)

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  7. Those are all pawsum bloggys. Fanks fur showcasin' 'em. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  8. Every one of the posts you highlighted was a winner in my books. I can relate to that whole intelligence disobedience...Sam has that down pat and no one ever taught him! LOL

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  9. Oh guys, so sorry we're late and missed out on joining in, we'll have to write another reminder today fur next time!

    Bestest purrs

    Basil & Co xox

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  10. I think I missed something, BearCat and MommaKat. Stopped by from Purrseidon's blog with the announcement of the featuring. What a lovely idea to showcasting them😊 Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday😘❤

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    1. We love Purr ... and you and your Granny too, Binky! Thanks for stopping by!

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