Pets. We love them, and sometimes when we're traveling, we don't want to leave them. Whether it's because your boarding situation isn't ideal, or you just can't imagine going on a vacation without them, you want to make sure you and your dog (or cat!) are prepared for a pleasant and non-stressful road trip. I've hit the road a few times with this furry lady pictured here, and after a few hundred hours in the car together, we've learned a thing or two. Here are some tips for traveling with dogs (and cats!) as you head out on your vacation this summer.
I was a junior in high school when my cat, Donut, came into my life. She was a rescue from the local ASPCA, and she's been my ride-or-die ever since. Because I was young when I got her, I didn't understand all of her needs. Over the last decade of us living together, the space that Donut takes up in my home grows larger and larger - because like any other living thing, she needs more than water and shelter to thrive. She needs play. She needs nutrients. She needs a place to sharpen her talons other than the side of my armchair. And just how I want only the best for my own health and wellbeing, I want the best for hers, too. Which is why it's important that she gets her greens (or in this case, cat grass).
Have you ever seen the movie The Secret Life of Pets? The plot is pretty much spelled out in the title, but the premise is this: Pets, when left to their own devices, lead very different lives than their owners think. They have different identities, different interests, and get into all sorts of dramatic situations. The movie is basically Toy Story, but with cats and dogs instead of toys. Like any pet owner does, I too have pondered on what sort of secret life my own pets have. Do they go ballistic the moment I turn the lock? Do they secretly cuddle all day, only to shun each other the moment I step foot through the front door? I had no idea what they did all day while I'm gone at work, but I was nosy enough to want to figure it out.
There are a handful of Halloween costumes are never going to go out of style. Year after year they make their appearances: witches, ghosts, Disney princesses, cats... Chances are if you've celebrated Halloween, you have some old props and costume pieces lying around. We're recycling the old and making something new with these five last minute costumes for cat lovers. Dig your old cat ears out from the bottom of your dresser drawer, and let's...
Recently, IKEA UK let loose 100 kitties inside their Wembley store. Why? Mostly just for fun, as I can tell. Although, they claim it was an 'experiment'. Either way, it'll surely cause some buzz.
Who doesn't want their fur-children's furniture to match their design aesthetic? Daniel and Valeria, for one...or two, rather. They decided to make their kitty, Lambi, a bed/cubby that would blend seamlessly with their flooring. The outcome is
To put it mildly, I'm not a cat person. No offense to those who are, I just have a terrible memory of driving downtown with my mother to the Board of Health with a dead cat in a five gallon paint can after it bit my brother. It had to be tested for rabies. I didn't see the dead cat,
This is Leo, a cat scratching post that looks as lithe as are the fur-people that use it. Made of Zebrawood, it's soft enough to give kitty's claws a workout, but it's hard enough to keep its shape.
Brooklyn Limestone's resident mascot, Big Cat, has a new bed, and it's made out of an old suitcase! If you are familiar with the feline disposition, you know that they love suitcases (especially when you're trying to pack them).
Cats love high places, that's why they love to climb trees. And sometimes get stuck in them. These gorgeous kitty tree houses from PetTreeHouses provide all the fun and none of the risk to those felines who jones for altitude.
Because of some behavioral problems, my very neurotic cat sleeps in a very large dog crate at night. It breaks my heart, as I’d much rather have her sleeping in our bed and specifically on my feet, which seems to be her preferred human body part/pillow. For any pet-parent that has to employ a crate, you know what an eyesore they can be. Crate Covers and More sells very pretty ‘slip covers’ (starting at $130) in various styles that you can pop...
Design Public equates the Hepper Pod Pet Bed to a stylish mountaintop cave. And really, what kitty wouldn't love to hunker down for a snooze in such a lofty space? For cats and dogs up to 50 pounds, the Sherpa fleece-lined bed, which is available in six fabulous colors, will set you back $155 bucks.
Check out this simple and free--thanks to your cat--way to make a toy that will drive your cat crazy!
WARNING: Crude material ahead.
When the topic of cat butt rears its head around here, it usually has something to do with dingle berry control. You get a whiff of something malodorous and know that Miss Kitty has a milk dud attached to her backside. Frankly, I do my best to complete the dingle berry removal process by ‘feel’, averting my gaze if possible. Considering its potential for such nastiness, we might think there could be nothing ‘cute’...
Dogs may love trucks, but cats love sinks.
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