Saturday, December 26, 2015

Little Kitties Having Fun

Little Kitties Having Fun 

The pursuit of happiness is a goal that all humans share. Our goal here at One Smile At A Time is to contribute to that with a smile every day. Join us.

Little Kitties Having Fun by OneSmileAtATime

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

OMG Truther-Cat Discovers 911 Was An Inside Job!

OMG Truther-Cat Discovers 911 Was An Inside Job... by pistonmend

No Litterbox Required for This Clever Cat

Swakke is one cat with no interest in using a litter box. If a toilet is good enough for humans, then it’s good enough for him too. The self-taught tabby has mastered the act, displaying an impressive agility along with the intelligence of figuring this out in the first place. Credit: YouTube/Simon Newport

No Litterbox Required for This Clever Cat by storyfulviral

Cats Versus Christmas Trees

A Christmas tree at home can cause confusion for pets who struggle to understand the point; for Cole and Marmalade there is only one approach to take: attack! Their owner is wise to their ways and knows that attempting to put up a tree is futile. This year however, with his sick pet in mind, he put the tree up solely for his cats’ enjoyment, knowing the pleasure the pair will get from destroying it! YouTube/Cole and Marmalade

Cats Versus Christmas Trees by storyfulviral

Pets and the Afterlife

Editor's Note: One of the strongest paranormal experiences I ever had was feeling a kitty (that wasn't there) jump on the bed and walk over and snuggle up next to me. At first I  thought one of my cats had jumped on the bed, I was certain of it. Then I looked down, saw no cat was there, but yet felt the last few footsteps and the snuggling up. My wife had independently and unbeknownst to me experienced the same thing. These events happened shortly after losing her most beloved kitty of her life named Buzzy and stopped after getting a new kitty that looked and acted very much like him named Stripe.

Hr.1 - The Mojave Incident
Hr.2 - A Chilling Story Of Alien...
Hr.3 - Pets and the Afterlife

Since 2006, Dave Schrader has been the Executive Producer & Host of the wildly popular Paranormal Talk Radio Show; Darkness on the Edge of Town (weeknights from 9 PM to Midnight CST on Twin Cities News Talk - Minneapolis's Top-Rated AM Talk Station). Dave interviews intriguing guests revolving around the Paranormal and the Unknown. Dave is the coauthor of the book, The Other Side (2009, Houghton Mifflin), and has contributed to TAPS ParaMagazine (The Official Magazine of SyFy's Ghost Hunters Show). He is frequently a guest speaker at related conferences worldwide, and has been featured on Paranormal Programs on A&E (Paranormal State) and Travel Channel (Ghost Adventuress and Co-Host on Paranormal Challenge), plus affiliates of ABC and NBC. Dave has been an active participant in hundreds of investigations worldwide and has connections to top personalities and inventors specializing in paranormal activities and equipment. Dave is a recurring fill in Host on Coast to Coast AM.


Dreamland: Ghost Pets

Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Kitty with Jedi Eyes

Kitty With Jedi Eyes by debunkerbuster

Cat memes – Well, this is awkward

Swimmers Syndrome Kitten - How To Make Tape Leg Support

Here again is Speedo, our loving, adorable and super energetic foster kitten who is growing in personality by the hour. Speedo, who was born with Swimmer syndrome, requires multiple different types of physical therapy daily. In particular, his hind legs need to be taped together in order to encourage a normal range of motion. This particular video shows how we make his leg supports using regular medical tape.

Swimmers Syndrome Kitten - How To Make Tape Leg... by sheltercatsandkittens

Monday, December 7, 2015

Nature Documentary on Jaguars

Predators darkness African Cats Discovery... by KarieDemarco

Cat Person

Pets and domestic violence

Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Mike Honda

Pass the PAWS Act

Petition by Debbie Szot
United States
As a lifelong animal lover and domestic violence survivor, it breaks my heart when I get a telephone call from our local women's shelter WISE. Often the shelter advocate on the telephone has just witnessed a woman drive up to the shelter with a dog or cat in her car. Far too often, she’s come to WISE as a last resort; if they can’t help her find a safe place for her beloved pet, she’ll return to her abuser because she doesn’t want to leave her companion in their dangerous hands. That's when the shelter advocate contacts me at the Riley MacKenzie Fund.
The facts are, up to 40% of domestic violence survivors report that they’ve returned to an abusive partner out of concern for their pet. Sadly, only 3% of domestic violence shelters have the resources to accommodate animals.
That’s why this petition has been started asking Congress to pass the PAWS Act, which would expand federal protections for the pets of domestic violence victims and set up a federal grant program to help acquire safe shelter for their pets.
I left an abusive marriage over twenty five years ago. Thankfully my ex-husband never threatened MacKenzie, my faithful Scottish Terrier, but I discovered from my work on the board of a local domestic violence shelter that many fellow survivors aren’t so lucky. I now know that threatening, maiming, or killing a pet is one of the most common ways an abuser keeps their victim from leaving.
In 2009, I founded the Riley MacKenzie Fund that helps stray and abandoned animals and works to spay and neuter animals, but also in part helps survivors of domestic violence find a safe place for their four-legged companions while they get out of harm’s way. The Riley MacKenzie Fund relies solely on donations to pay for pets to be rehomed or in some cases to be boarded at a local veterinarian’s office while their owners focus on getting back on their feet. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the joyful reunion between a woman and her cherished pet; many domestic violence victims say getting their dog or cat back is the first step toward rebuilding their life.
Unfortunately, we are a small organization and we can only pay the boarding fees for a limited amount of time. One of the hardest parts of our work is telling survivors we’re going to have to help them put their pet up for adoption because we can’t afford to board them any longer.
The PAWS Act, which is a bipartisan piece of legislation, could change that by establishing a fund that would allow organizations like us to help more survivors and their pets. Will you sign the petition asking Congress to pass it?
I’m confident that with enough support, we can convince our legislators in Washington to do the right thing. With your help, we can make sure that no domestic violence survivor ever has to choose between her pet and her safety ever again.

Cats Vs. Babies

Cats Vs. Babies by buzzfeedvideo

Dogs React to Finding Cats Sleeping in Their Beds

Dogs React to Finding Cats Sleeping in Their Beds by videobash

8 Things People Do That Cats Hate

We love our cats and consider them family. “Cute” cat videos go viral in minutes. Your cat may not think our human behavior is always so cute, yet we expect our cats to adjust to our crazy human environment. As responsible pet parents, it’s important for us to understand their world. Pay careful attention to your cat’s reactions to the following human behaviors:
1. Not Providing A Safe Hiding Space
When the doorbell rings, dogs usually think it’s the most exciting part of their day. Cats sometimes run and hide under the bed or sofa. Cats require consistency in their environment. Most don’t like change. Allow them to resort to behavior that is comforting for them when anything new appears in their environment.
2. Ignoring Loud Noises
Change in the cat’s physical environment—strangers, different food, additional animals, loud noises, illness, etc.—is a major contributor to stress, which frequently leads to disease.  Cats prefer their homes to be stable and consistent. Acute feline stress turns into chronic irritation, manifesting in disease and behavioral challenges. Try to minimize obtrusive sounds by taking a sonic inventory and lowering the volume on household appliances and other sounds you can control, including the television, radio and computer. Even moving her food bowl away from a noisy appliance can make a difference in her eating habits.
3. Giving Them Tummy Rubs
My dogs love their tummy rubs and beg for them. However, the stomach is a cat’s most vulnerable area and many go into predatory mode when people try and rub their tummies. I’ve had my hand scratched enough times to know I should stay away from this area altogether, particularly with a cat I don’t know well. Of course there are exceptions. The cat pictured above is loving her belly scratch. Observe your cat’s body language and notice if she is tense or like jello.

4. Hugging Them
Some cats love being hugged. Others don’t. Veterinarian Rebecca Jackson advised Pet360 readers to follow their cats body language. If he tries to get away, just let him. If he crawls towards you purring loudly and melts in your arms when you pick him up, he’ll be just as happy being held as you are hugging him.
5. Petting Them Aggressively
Some cats like to be pet, others don’t. Let your cat take the lead. Place your hand by your side, and see if Fluffy comes to you. Most cats don’t like it when you reach to them and then pet them too fast and rough. Watch your cat’s behavior. She’ll let you know how much and how gentle she prefers to be pet. If she wants to move away from you, let her.
6. Treating Fluffy Like Fido or A Baby
While cats may be the size of puppies and babies, they are still cats.  Not all of them like constant attention. Most don’t prefer to be chased around and picked up, then held tight. Observe your cat’s behavior. Let her greet you when you come home. She’ll let you know when she wants attention. Her meows and rubs against your legs will give you a clue.
7. Lack of Play Time
If you have an indoor cat, she isn’t able to use all of her hunting instincts. But, you can still encourage them inside. Schedule playtime together daily. Use a toy for her to chase and hunt, and sometimes let her catch her prey. It will nurture your relationship and you’ll quickly discover that the playtime benefits you as much as her.
8. Dropping Him Off at a Shelter
When we choose to be a pet-parent, it isn’t a part-time job with an end date. It means forever. If your cat is demonstrating behavior problems, consult with your veterinarian and/or a cat behaviorist. If you are having financial problems, there are organizations that can help with Fluffy’s veterinary care. If you make a trip to your local shelter, be a volunteer, not a death sentence for your cat.
If you have any more to add to my list, thanks for posting them in a comment below
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015