Aug 082018
 
What's That Wally Doing on World Cat Day?

Hey guys! It’s World Cat Day! A day to celebrate cats and everything that makes us special. In honor of World Cat Day, I thought I’d share some reasons why having a cat is SO beneficial. Healthy Heart. Petting a cat has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety…keeping your heart healthy. Purr Therapy. A cat’s [read more]

Aug 062018
 
The Dog Days of Summer

Hey Ernie…you mentioned the dog days of summer yesterday. You do know that phrase really doesn’t have anything to do with dogs, don’tcha? It doesn’t? So what does it mean, Wally? It’s something that the ancient Romans started calling the hot humid days of summer. The hottest days usually occur when the star Sirius can [read more]

Jul 022018
 
Non-Traditional Ways to Volunteer with an Animal Shelter or Rescue

Hi everyone. Island Cat Mom here…taking over the blog once again. The other day I was in PetSmart buying some kitty litter and a few other things. The shelter I volunteer with has a few cats in the adoption habitat at the store. I walked over and saw Perseous…one of the cats from our shelter…and said [read more]

Jun 292018
 
5 Reasons Why You Should Brush Your Cat

You all know how much I love to be brushed, right? I would get brushed all day long if I could. It feels so good. But not only does it feel good, brushing is good for me, too. Being a long haired cat, I should be brushed daily, if possible. Constantly, if I had my [read more]

Jun 222018
 
Summer's Here...Hot Weather Safety Tips for Pets

♫ ♪ It’s summertime summertime sum sum summertime…summertime summertime sum sum summertime… ♪ ♫ Yep, summer is finally here! And you know what that means, right? Lots of sun and hot temperatures. But with that heat and sun also comes possible dangers for us animals. Today I wanna share with you pet parents some hot [read more]

Apr 302018
 
The Sights at BlogPaws 2018

Hi everyone. Island Cat Mom here…once again taking over the blog from the cats. Well, another BlogPaws conference has come and gone. This year’s conference was held in Kansas City, MO, and was the 10th one…quite an achievement for conferences like these. It was the 6th one that I’ve attended.  Why do I like going to [read more]

Apr 062018
 
Footsie Friday - Fun Facts About a Cat's Paws

Don’t I have cute feet? But y’know…not only are they cute…my paws are quite fascinating…and an engineering marvel. I thought I’d share some fun and interesting facts about a cat’s paws with you today. Us cats walk and run on our tiptoes. This is called digitigrade. It gives us the ability to run with spurts [read more]

Mar 262018
 
My Experience as an Animal Shelter Volunteer

Hi everyone! It’s the Island Cat Mom. Have you ever wondered what an animal shelter volunteer does at the shelter? Today I’m taking over the blog from the cats and sharing my experience as a shelter volunteer with you. I’ve been volunteering at our local animal shelter, the Wyandotte Animal Adoption Center, for almost 2 years. [read more]

Dec 282017
 
Happy 10th Blogoversary to Us!

10 YEARS! Can you believe it? We’ve been blogging for 10 whole years! Who woulda ever thought we’d be still blogging after all this time? Now here we are…over 2300 posts and 103,000 comments later…we’re still at it! We sure enjoy sharing our stories and pictures with all of you…and being part of such a wonderful, animal-loving [read more]

Dec 182017
 
5 Things to Donate to Your Animal Shelter this Holiday Season

Ho ho ho, guys! It’s me, Santa Wally along with my trusty helper, Ernie Elf. ‘Tis the season for giving…and that includes your favorite charities, right? When you’re making out your “who to buy for” gift list and deciding what charities to donate to, don’t forget your local animal shelter or rescue group. They can [read more]

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