Saturday, March 18, 2017

Pet Blogger Showcase 03/18/2017

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 03/04/2017; 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 01/07/2017Pet Blogger Showcase 01/21/2017, Pet Blogger Showcase 02/04/2017Pet Blogger Showcase 02/18/2017.

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.

*** March is Poison Prevention Month - I Love My Chi ***

Bear Cat has had several close calls with toxic substances ... once eating a glob of onion dip and another time eating an entire azalea plant.  At the time, I had no idea either was toxic. Now I don't bring anything into the house without checking. And nothing gets left out - even for the few seconds it takes to answer the phone. All it takes is a few seconds and the consequences can be dire. The lists provided in this post applies to dogs ... so our feline friends might want to reference our favorite source of information on toxic substances at the ASPCA: Animal Poison Control.

*** Sophie Jumps! - Kitty Cat Chronicles ***

Momma Kat and Bear Cat are both determined and stubborn ... we don't give up easily and because of that, we often accomplish things most people say we can't. That said, we admire perseverance and determination in others - and cheer when they accomplish whatever is in their hearts. This post shares Sophie's journey to learn to jump with cerebellar hypoplasia. In the included video ... she totally NAILS it! Her jump gets an 11 out of 10, paws down! YAY! And congratulations, Sophie!

*** Sunday Selfies - Purrseidon and Pet Blogger Showcase - 15 and Meowing ***
This time we decided to choose a featured post based solely on pictures ... and these two blogs tied; both blogs are among our favorites and are must-reads for us. Purrseidon is a feline who can't enough of water and her brofur, Mr. M, loves science and astronomy - just like Momma Kat. We love these two kitties because we're always learning something and Purr and Mr. M are gorgeous (our faves? Purr's green eyes and Mr. M's floofy tail). Phoebe is one of the cats among the clowder at 15 and Meowing. Phoebe loves to provide feedback on her siblings, her Mom Ellen, and life in general. And who could resist that face? 

*** Shelter Cats and Animal Shelter Volunteer Life ***

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

18 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by and understanding. After 9 years of blogging I hate to walk away but I don't feel we have any new ideas. Maybe time off will help.
    Cats of wild cat woods

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    1. I know it's a hard thing to decide and do ... but it sounds like the right thing for you. We support you in whatever ways we can!

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  2. Phoebe and I both thank you for featuring our blog in the showcase. XO

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  3. Thanks for featuring our poison control article!

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  4. Purrseidon is very honored to be featured, purrticularly with such a wonderful blogger as ms. Phoebe.

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  5. As always, we love your choices this week for favorite posts. And we are so grateful for your continued support for us, Maggie at Shelter Cats, and PAWS. You're such wonderful friends, and we love you! :) Big hugs!

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  6. Pawsum showcase. We luv Sophie, and even met her in da fur. She even used out pawdee box while visitin'. MOL We luv all those featured fur dat matter. Big hugs fur all.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. We envy that you met Sophie! She's an incredible cat ... just like the two of you!

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  7. Those are pawsome blogs you've chosen. We had no idea Bear Cat had suffered those episodes. Our mom is rabid about trying to protect us from toxins and stuff. She takes her shoes off at the door before coming in so she doesn't track things in, like from the gas station parking lot, etc.

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    1. We don't talk about the episodes much ... Momma gets too mad at herself ... even though Bear never got sick, I expect better of myself. Now I'm overprotective ... but I'd never forgive myself if something happened to Bear that I could've prevented!

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  8. Thank you so much for choosing us as a feature this week! We appreciate it, furiends! <3

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