Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Cats Witches N Halloween

A 17th century English woman, Joan Flower, along with her two daughters, was hung for practicing witchcraft. Joan and her daughters were employed by the Earl of Rutland and were accused of cursing his family. His sons had died, and his wife had become barren, and someone had to take the blame for it. It was said that the daughters had stolen some of the Earl's possessions and given them to their mother who rubbed them on the fur of her cat uttering curses. Nothing is recorded about the fate of the cat, but it is unlikely that it escaped with its life.

Witches and cats have had a long association with Halloween. Because cats are nocturnal creatures and do their roaming at night, they were seen as the servants of witches and out to harm those that the witches had cursed. It was also believed by some that witches had the supernatural power to change into cats and so more easily carry out their wicked deeds and escape detection. Mythical stories recount great gatherings of witches when the seasons changed, on the eve of May Day and on the eve of October 31 Halloween.

see also BLACK CATS pdf

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Teddy Roosevelt Terrier Tuesday

With US elections just around the corner,
it seems fitting that the Teddy Roosevelt Terrier make an appearance.

They are affectionatly called "TEDDIES" and are playful, intelligent and versatile.

More about this breed can be found: HERE

Thursday, October 25, 2018


The cat is aloof.
He is not in the mood for petting.
Or anything else for that matter.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Pets N Pumpkin

Have Leftover Pumpkin Purée? No problem.

From: The Very Best Ways to Use Leftover Pumpkin ....

Mixed into dog and cat food.
When in doubt, look to your pets. More than one reader was quick to point out that pumpkin purée is pet-approved and makes a good treat for dogs and cats. "I mix it into my dog's food as a treat. She loves it and the fiber is good for them!" Another reader notes: "One of our fur kids is prone to tummy troubles and a spoonful of pumpkin with her meals really seems to help."

Monday, October 22, 2018

Relatively Speaking

Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity 
a human ever has to choose a relative. 
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Shakespeare Sunday

Thou callest me a dog before thou hast cause. 
But since I am a dog, beware my fangs. 
- Shakespeare

Monday, October 15, 2018


in the news
Will We Love Robot Dogs As Much As the Real Thing? 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Throw Away Dogs Project

  • save shelter dogs
  • train them
  • match them with law enforcement
  • they are a non profit

MISSION: t"repurpose, train and relocate unique dogs to positively impact our communities."

  • Once Throw Away Dogs rescues a K9 it is protocol to have the dog get acclimated to the new environment.
  • No training will begin until the dog feels comfortable and relaxed.
  • Some dogs come directly from owners who can no longer keep them and others are rescued from animal shelters when their lives are in danger.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Feline Friday

Within the heart of every stray 
lies the singular desire to be loved. 
- Author Unknown

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Therapy Dog Primer

How Do I Get My Dog to be a Therapy Dog?
Learn how HERE

Love Is a 4-Legged Word

To call him a dog hardly seems to do him justice,
thought inasmuch as he had 
four legs, a tail, and barked, 
I admit he was, to all outward appearances. 
But to those of us who knew him well, 
he was a perfect gentleman.
– Hermione Gingold

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Semper Fi

In 1922, the Marine Corps unofficially adopted 
the ENGLISH BULLDOG as its mascot. 
The name Chesty comes from the legendary 
Lt. Gen. Lewis B. 'Chesty' Puller Jr., 
who served in World War II and the Korean War, 
and is one of the most decorated Marines in history.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Mimi And Her Cat

Original Title: Mimi et son chat
Artist: Paul Gauguin -1890 
Period: Post Impressionism
Media: gouache, cardboard

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Are Dogs Smart?

Popular Science reports that in a study, DOGs aren't especially Smart
but have a particular set of Skills. More HERE