The latest recalls:
Shelter feed links:
(It's in French, but you can tell where to click to help the animals.)



Always remember to check with your local shelter to see what they need. Your donation will go directly to the animals, as a rule, in sharp contrast to some of the large national groups, whose donation income goes toward large administrative salaries and other expenses, not always for animals. But to be sure, be prepared to check out the shelter. Not all of them are as honorable as they proclaim, either.
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Remember this story?
Well, I did some research at 3 post offices and it's not true. Well, to be fair, it was true two years ago. These stamps were available in 2014 but are no longer being printed. I just wish I had known about them at the time as I would have bought some.
So, boo to the post office for shoddy advertising. I'm very disappointed.
March 7, 2016
Holidays and Observances This Month

Poison Prevention Awareness Month.

March 3: If Pets Had Thumbs Day.

March 6-12: Professional Pet Sitters Week.

March 20-26: National Poison Prevention Week.
And if you've ever wondered or would like to know how to start your own holiday, visit this site:
Cats Talking or Not Talking
Talking cats versus silent cats - that is the debate handled charmingly on the front page of the Wall Street Journal recently.
My friend, Patricia Fry, sent this to me. She is one of the authors mentioned in the article. If you haven't read her books, you are missing a fun read. Her "cozy mysteries" feature Rags, the crime-solving Klepto cat. And no, he does not have a speaking part.
Health Issues
Chronic kidney disease in cats

Chronic kidney disease is a common, complex and progressive disease that is estimated to affect more than a third of cats over 10 years of age. Affected cats often present with a variety of clinical signs and complications including inappetence, nausea, vomiting, anaemia, hypertension and urinary tract infections
-- as such, the disease can severely compromise quality of life if noy adequately managed.
Dietary management is a key aspect of managing feline chronic kidney disease.

25 signs your cat could be in pain

According to Science Daily, "New research revealed 25 key 'sufficient' signs of pain, such as an absence of grooming, hunched-up posture, avoiding bright areas, change in feeding behavior and difficulty to jump, which all infer pain, but no 'necessary' signs. These results highlight that being able to evaluate a set of behaviors will be much more reliable than looking out for one single symptom."
What Happens to Your Pets When You Die?

The time to arrange for their future is now, while you are able to address the necessary arrangements. Here are two good articles on the subject:
Human interest story about a cat!