Adorable Fritz Fails and Wins Internet

by The Staring Cat on April 29, 2015

I know, I know. He’s all over the internet. I’ve even seen him on Good Morning America attempting and failing to catch yummy human food. But I can’t help it. I laugh every time I see Fritz the dog try to chomp down on food tossed to him by his owner. So, to share a chuckle, here he is again.

And of course, people have to get in on the act, too. Here’s an amusing take on the whole food-catching attempts from BuzzFeed.


Super Bowl’s Animal Attraction

by The Staring Cat on February 6, 2015

It’s no surprise that plenty of cute critters grace our television screens during the annual spectacle that is the Super Bowl.  Whether the animals are in a high-priced commercial or in the increasingly popular alternative to the football game — the Puppy Bowl — their expected presence can make us laugh or even tear up a bit. They even showed up in Katy Perry’s halftime show. The massive tiger she stood atop during her entrance? An out-of-sync dancing shark? What’s not to like?

But this year, even before the kick-off, a couple of pups generated plenty of both positive and negative buzz. Check out what the all the talk was about at and tell us what you think about these two advertisements and if one company’s decision to pull its ad was the right one.


FDA Warns Against Jerky Pet Treats

October 31, 2013

This issue has been going on since 2007, all related to feeding jerky treats to your pets. An amazing 3610 dogs and cats have become ill due to these treats. Sadly, 580 of these sick pets have died from jerky treats. The problem is, that most of these treats are made in China, and there [...]

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German Shepherd Female Needs a Home

February 21, 2013

I have a client who rescued a German Shepherd female. However, she already has 3 dogs, and a 4th large dog is just too much. Anyone in the San Francisco Bay Area who is interested, please let me know. (Scroll down for pictures.) Here are the details she sent me. “I’ve attached 4 photos of [...]

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Dog Person or Cat Person? What Your Pet Says About You

September 10, 2012

  I came across an article that not only asks whether you are a dog person or a cat person. It also goes on to explain that the pet that you have an affinity for says something about who you are. Are you a conservative, or a liberal? Where do you live? Which Beatle do [...]

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ASPCA Help Pets Caught in Hurricane Isaac, Sparks Strong Comments

August 30, 2012

  I belong to the ASPCA and I get their emails. I got one today that updates its readers about how they are helping rescue animals in Louisiana from the Hurricane Isaac devastation. It’s a short article, and they update their readers on what they are doing, as they have blogged all their efforts there. [...]

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Crow and Kitten are Friends

August 29, 2012

I don’t usually look around on You Tube, but my admin sent me this email and told me to look at the bottom of the email. There was a video called “Crow and Kitten are Friends,” so I watched it. It’s 7:30 long, but it’s a great story about a crow taking care of a [...]

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Blog Update

August 11, 2012

Oh, when things go wrong!   If you haven’t noticed, I have not visited my blog for quite some time. I have had some difficulties with my blog, but these technical issues have been cleared up. There were a lot of comments that I am responding to now. Enjoy the posts to come!

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Feline Urine Marking

April 11, 2012

I’ve written about inappropriate feline marking in previous articles. Cat Spraying and Urinating; Why and How Can I Stop It Why Does My Cat go Potty Outside the Box? I still get a lot of questions on feline urine marking and inappropriate potty. I just found another article on the matter.   What is Feline [...]

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Just Avoid Chicken Jerky Treats from China

March 10, 2012

The same way you probably want to avoid children’s toys from China, you should avoid chicken jerky treats from China. There are just too many complaints about these products making children and our pets sick. There have been problems with chicken treats made from China since 2007, and the complaints are on the rise again. [...]

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