Hi {!firstname},

Here's what's in this issue:

Halloween advice...
Grooming advice...
Cat food news...
Halloween advice...
More petfood recall info...
Feed the cats on these free sites...
Keeping cats off the counter...
Web sites to explore...
Cat trivia and new video...
Cat is duct-taped, survives...

With Halloween just around the corner, make sure
to keep your pet away from candy buckets and trick
or treat bags. Chocolate contains theobromine, which
is poisonous for cats and dogs. Unsweetened (baker's)
chocolate is the most toxic. It contain 8-10 times more
theobromine as milk chocolate. If you suspect your pet
of satisfying his sweet tooth, call your vet right away for


Grooming advice:

Even with their natural grooming skills, cats can benefit
from a little help. Learn how to be most effective:

Here's an upate on our newest cat here:
When we heard the news that this kitten was going to be
put down just because she was black, we jumped into
action and offered to let her come here, where we have
a number of black cats.
Her name is DaLinda, though we renamed her Georgia,
as that's where she came from. She was stuck in a high-
kill shelter south of Atlanta, but we put in a claim to save
her life, and our resident trucker (Ed) drove her all the way
home! What a delightful little kitty she is, too. Less than
a year old, she is a bright spot around here.
As soon as possible, our cat pages will be updated and
you will be able to see her.
(click on About Us, then, About the Cats)


Pet Edge Cat food, another voluntary recall.
Man, this is getting old, isn't it? Why can't these companies
just produce a safe, nutritious product to begin with?
More about petfood safety:

Help Feed Shelter Animals

Don't forget to visit these sites as often as you can
to click on the shelter-feed links. There is no cost to you
to do this, but it can only be done once per day.

http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/ (Just click to donate)

http://pets.care2.com/i?p=868775137 (click to donate)

http://www.freekibblekat.com/ (Answer a trivia question...
even a wrong answer gives a donation.)

You can sign up for their daily reminders, too, if you need
a little nudge, like I do.

Some interesting solutions for keeping your cat off the counter:

If you have worked out an effective way to do this, please share
it here with everyone! [Get your name in lights! Or, at least in
cyber space... along with a link to your web site or blog, if
you have one.]

WEB SITES to explore
Flea Control Secrets

Pet Poison Helpline

Download the ebook, Senior Cat Care Guidelines

(How to move when you have pets)

(Because every cat deserves to be comfortable!)

(Information about getting pet insurance)

New edition for 2009, How to Make Your Cat Adore You


Some cat trivia:

The Chinese zodiac has 12 animals representing the
12 signs, but the cat isn't one of them!

------------- LATEST VIDEO ------------

Check out the video on my website, at the bottom of the page.


This is the most laid back cat I've ever seen taking a bath!

This section may contain stories that are potentially disturbing,
as they may be about abuse or other sad situations. They are presented
only if there is some action we can take, such as signing a petition.
No stories will be listed that are sad with no way to handle it.
If you do not wish to read about these, do not click on the links.

There is no shortage of cruelty stories, unfortunately, and I
promised not to share the bad ones with you in the newsletter.
However, this one isn't as bad as most and has a good
outcome... the cat gets to go home and the guy who did
this will be punished. I share this to remind us all to be on
the lookout for sinister happenings so we might be able to
come to the aid of one some day. If we always close our
eyes, we may miss an opportunity to save a life.
Cat duct-taped:
Cat helps convict abuser: Thanks to Olga for sending this in.


(If that link isn't working, it may have expired.)


Do you have any interesting stories to share about your
cats? Send them in and I'll put them here in
this newsletter. (Include your name and website
if you have one, and I'll give you a "plug" for
your website. Or, anonymous is OK, too. It's
up to you.)


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type in my Twitter address http://twitter.com/drbert
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PS - I'm still trying to figure out how Facebook works,
for those of you who are using it. So if I haven't responded
to your Friend Request, I'm not ignoring you... I just don't
know how to do it. Any advice is welcome.


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