Alberto Reports From BlogPaws -The Litter-Ary Cat, Part 1-Deborah Barnes

Al_PressBoxWithRetroMikeHello Folks,
Alberto here, your intrepid (albeit tardy) on the scene BlogPaws reporter. So the female human attended a conference for professional pet bloggers and writers and not only did she have a great time, she managed to connect with some of the best cat writers there. And these wonderful humans graciously donated signed books for her to use at her table at our local Panhandle Animal Shelter fundraiser in August.

I’m going to feature each one of these talented (and generous authors) and their books. Today’s featured author is Deborah Barnes.

Deborah Barnes is an award winning author and all around great cat lady. Her book Devborah Barnes book Makin Buscuits“Makin ‘ Biscuits” was a multi award winner this year, receiving a Muse Award, The Good News for Pets Human Animal Bond Award and the CWA (Cat Writer’s President’s Award.  This book is a delightful look at “Weird Cat Habits and Even Weirder Habits of The Humans Who Love Them”. It’s a compilation that personal anecdotes from Deborah and cat lovers around the world. If you want a “me too” moment or want to know a little more about felines and the crazy people who love them, you will love this book.

As if this award-winning signed book wasn’t enough of a generous donation, Deborah donated two other signed copies of her books, , Purr Prints of the Heart and The Chronicles of Zee and Zoey. 

PurrPrintsOfTheHeartPurr Prints of the Heart is a memoir written from the viewpoint of a feline named Mr. Jazz. Mr. Jazz reflects on his life from kitten to old age and offers comfort to all who have dealt with the loss of a beloved pet.

The third generous donation from Deborah Barnes is her book, The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey, A Journey of the Extraordinarily Ordinary. This book tells a beautiful tale of the chronicles of Zee and Zoey book by Deborah Barneshow two cats bond together and how they fulfill and enrich the life of their human. Through her willingness to be transparent and to share how some of her biggest hurdles in life were made easier through the love and relationship she enjoyed with these two marvelous felines.

Not only is Deborah Barnes an excellent author, she’s a very nice human and the female human enjoyed getting to know her at BlogPaws.

I urge you to hightail it to your favorite book seller and buy these books and, if you are lucky enough to live in Sandpoint, Idaho, you can attend the Hodgepodge at the Lodge fund raiser for the Panhandle Animal Shelter and bid on the table the female human is putting together which will not only have amazing books (I’ll be highlighting all the authors who graciously donated signed books in the next few blog posts) but will feature many other fun things for the feline library theme.

Your BlogPaws on the scene reporter Alberto, signing off for now.

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Walk Through The Web Wednesday 6/27

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Hello All,
Alberto here bringing you my favorite feline finds on the web this week.

Feline Legal Purrdiciment – The Best Cat Page

black and white cat in Italian legal battleIf you are a less than faithful feline, you may find that you land your humans in a bit of a legal pickle. This cat in Italy had just such an experience and now the humans are prepared to duke it out in court.  So you fickle felines, decide who your humans are and stay there!

 

Quantify Your Cat’s Coming’s and Goings – Techcrunch

orange tabby cat coming in a cat doorIf you are a feline that  is a bit of a wanderer, this might just be the product your humans are looking for It’s a pet door that will report on feline comings and goings. The app sends the humans  push notifications whenever their furry feline friend enters and leaves the house.

There are other features as well but you may not want the humans to know about all of them. There is the ability to remotely lock or unlock the pet door, set curfews and track our habits and nocturnal routines (I mean a cat’s gotta’ have a little privacy). I’ll let  you decide how much you want to tell your humans.

Stray Kitten Wanders Onto TV Set and Introduces Herself – Little Things

gray and white kitten walks onto TV setI am an admirer of felines who seize an opportunity when it presents itself. Now if the humans are not so fast on the draw as far as finding furrever homes for homeless felines, I think this kitten has a brilliant idea. Just march your cute self into the studio in the middle of the broadcast. I hope the newscaster gave the kitten a furever home!

 

Special Pouches Help Feral Kittens Get Used To Humans – The Dodo

tiny kittens carried around in a kitten bjornBeing a rescue cat myself (as are all the Tribe of Five), I’m all for anything that helps cats become socialized in shelters because that helps them find furever homes. This pouch is a pretty nifty idea.  I know my brother Oliver and I who had to be bottle-fed when our mom was killed right after we were born, would have loved to snuggle in this pouch against a human.  The humans have something for their little humans called a Babybjorn. Well this is the kitten version and it works the same way. Some humans are pretty smart!

Soggy Moggy Tests New Hydrotherapy Treatments – Barcroft Media

orange tabby in pet life jacket swimming in poolI must explain for my feline friends that “moggy” is a term for cats that they use across the pond. Hydrotherapy has, until now, only been available for dogs and what it does is help muscles to exercise while nerve regeneration is taking place from injuries. It’s also a great fitness routine. And I say, why should the dogs have all the good stuff and evidently so does this human who is looking to help cats have hydrotherapy as well.  It’s not true that all cats hate water. There are lots of cats who like to be in water or around water. just sashay on over to Adventure Cats and see the cats there that like to swim or boat.

And, while we’re on the subject of cats and water, I must tell you about my summer project. The female human is working with me so that I can be her kayaking buddy. It’s going slowly but well.  I’ll keep you posted.

That’s it for this Wednesday, your pal Al,

Linky Party June 17

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Hi All,
Oliver here. Since I’m the first member of #TheTribeOfFive to opine out loud, I”m  hosting the Linky Party. I hope you enjoy my picks from the last party.

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BasilBasil the Bionic Cats Summer Pawty

I must say, those British moggies know how to pawty! Cat shaped treats, steak on the grlll ,kung fu kitties, birds and more. Basil, you`re the man!

 

 

ColleAll Things Collie – They bring Me Joy

I loved the way the collies human shares her heart about her love for her fur kids. Our humans always tell us how much The Tribe Five means to them. I wish every animal had humans that loved them that much!

ashmaTales of Asthma and Allergies With Gracie – Brian’s Home

There are lots of kitties with allergies and asthma. Our very own Miss P. (who crossed the Rainbow Bridge four years ago after living a rich and happy 18 years) had asthma all her life.

 

 

 

 

Miss P.

The humans knew how to keep her healthy and her asthma attacks to a minmum so if you’re an asmathic kitty, dont worry, you can live a long, healthy, happy life.

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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 

Pet​ ​Faves​-​ ​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​ ​(be​ ​sure​ ​to link​ ​to​ ​your​ ​post​ ​page​ ​and​ ​not​ ​your​ ​home​ ​page).​ ​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.  

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​!

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Oliver Opines – Out Loud

Hello All,
Oliver here. The #TribeOfFive will be opining out loud,  periodically. Here is my first “talkie”.  It resulted from the male human’s incredulity when he heard about our plan. Signing off for now and looking forward to opining out loud once in a while.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Oliver

 

 

Linky Party June 3

Five cats in hats celebrating Linky Party

Hello Friends,
It’s party time again. We took a brief hiatus as some of the humans involved were in a place called Myrtle Beach for something called #BlopPaws. I was the “on the scene” reporter for Feline Opines and I will be doing some apres conference reporting as well. One thing I do know, the female human comes back from this conference with copious amounts of feline goodies!  So, without further ado, I bring  you my three faves from the last Linky Party!

Purrs and Head Bonks,
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white cat gazing out a windowSometimes You Just Have to Show Your Human Side – Travels With Barley

I love that the phone Barley’s human uses decided that the oh so handsome and debonair feline Soth is a human and insisted flagging Soth’s photos as a human. Works for me!

3 cats in beds at cat rescuePatricia H. Ladew Foundation – Lola The Rescue Cat

I love to read about wonderful places for felines who haven’t yet found their furever home and I especially love rescue cats who are involved in spreading the word about other rescue cats! Lola, I hear ya’, every one of the Tribe of Five are rescues and we are forever grateful!

 

 

orange tabby in grassNerissa’s Life – They’ve Got To Be Kiddin’

Now since I (and my four housemates) take every opportunity to opine about the world and the feline view of life, I give two paws up to this savvy feline who has a few things to say about this human holiday called “naked gardening day”. And I concur, what has been seen cannot be unseen, just sayin’

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img_2985-1Welcome 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

Pet Faves– 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 (be sure to link to your post page and not your home page). 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.

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!

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