Saturday, May 6, 2017

Pet Blogger Showcase 05/06/2017

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 04/15/2017. To view 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 01/21/2017Pet Blogger Showcase 02/04/2017Pet Blogger Showcase 02/18/2017Pet Blogger Showcase 03/04/2017Pet Blogger Showcase 03/18/2017Pet Blogger Showcase 04/01/2017.

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.

*** NOTE: Due to the BlogPaws Conference occurring at the same time as the next scheduled Showcase (May 20) ... we are taking that weekend off and will be back with the regular Showcase on June 3. If any of you are going to the Conference, Momma would love to meet you - so please tell her to look for you! ***

*** Why Easter Candy and Your Pets Don't Mix - Dog Wagging Care ***
Are you aware of common household items - or once a year indulgences - that can be toxic to our furbabies? Bear and I have had a few close calls (an azalea plant received as a housewarming present in the midst of the chaos of moving in - and a plate of "Bodacious Onion Dip" that I was sure Bear wouldn't touch, because it was way, WAY too BODACIOUS for me!) - but we've been lucky that Bear didn't get sick. I love the ASPCA's lists - they are very thorough - and I reference them often. This post is great for making pet parents aware that even the seemingly most harmless items could cause problems for the furbabies we love most in the world.

*** Relax! (Or How I Trained My Dogs to Rest on a Mat) - Travels With Barley ***

If you've been following the addition of Rye to the Travels With Barley household, you'll love the pictures in this post of Rye and Barley side by side like it's never been any other way. I love the idea of positive training to teach our dogs relaxation ... and one thing every pet parent encounters is an anxious or frightened furbaby. In the moment, there's so little we can do and that's frustrating ... but the concept of training a designated "safe" or "calm" place makes so much sense! This post does a great job of sharing the process with us. And the best part? Soth, that handsome feline, as the "trainer."

We love Dezi and Raena, two amazing service cats, who along with their Mom, Audra, make up Deziz World. Every Monday, the girls share stories and tips from Raena's training. This post details a recent incident where Raena's skills were put to the test. How did she do? Let's just say she's a force to be reckoned with (and we say that with complete admiration!).


Wait! Wait! One more!!! We're counting this as a chosen ORGANIZATION ... though the blog itself is 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 Animal Shelter Volunteer Life 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. To see the most recent cats up for adoption at PAWS

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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. Well, we finally got our secretary to help us with this! Yay!

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  2. Oh, I didn't know about this blog hop!

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    1. I always mean to promote it ahead of time and then it slips my mind!

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  3. Hi Bear and MK! These all look. We know and love Raena but didn't see her Monday post. We're going to check these all out next.

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  4. Oh my mouses! Linkin' up was SO EASY! PURRS.

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  5. Aaaaaaaaaw Fank you, fur featurin' us and fur da compliment. Raena is doin' well with her trainin'. And dat's sayin' somethin'. MOL Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. We have faith in Raena. We know your Mommy's a pro ... but Raena's got enough spitfire in her AND love for your Mommy that we don't doubt she could move hell and earth for her.

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  6. Drat, I just posted Phoebe's post and forgot to add this , we will link up tomorrow night with our Monday post. We love Dezi and Raena and all the others you chose this week.

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  7. Thank you again for co-hosting the Pet Blogger Showcase, Momma Kat and Bear Cat. We love checking out the posts, and meeting new blogging pals! And we know we always say this, but we are humbled and so very grateful that you include us and PAWS in your picks. It means so much to us, as does your friendship. Truly. :)

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    1. It's the very least we can do. I've been meaning to add an adoptable cat of the week and I always forget to do the leg work until I stop by your page. I've wanted to adopt so many of the kitties you've featured - and I'm glad that you always remind us what this really is about :)

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  8. Momma Kay & bear, woo hoo we got the day right to join in your Pet Blogger Showcase - Thanks so much fur co-hosting!

    Also thank mew so much fur your kind wurds on Angels Snowies and Humphrey's post, mew have no idea what it meant to us, THANK MEW ❤️❤️❤️

    Big hugs and soft purrs

    Basil & Co xox

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  9. I'm so sorry we didn't link up this time. It was a rough weekend and I just couldn't do one more thing right now. :) But we'll all be refreshed after the conference and I definitely won't miss the next one! xo
    PS....We definitely have to meet up at the conference - I can't wait!!

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    1. I can't wait to meet you at the conference! It's funny how close you can feel to people without ever having seen them in person - just because of the way they talk about their furbabies. ONE MORE WEEK!

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  10. Hi Momma Kat & Bear! That is great that you are a cohost for a blog hop! That is so cool! I am learning about yours and other hops all the time. They are such great ways to meet new furr-iends! Mom knows she'll enjoy chatting with you in person at BlogPaws real soon!

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    1. I can't wait! I have so much left to do, too!

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