Honoring the Memory of GG

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Hello everyone, it’s been a month since my pig bro GG left us. The house seems very empty without him & I have had to comfort huMom a lot because she gets sad when she thinks of him.

We wanted to do something to honor GG’s memory. So we are sponsoring a pig called Pumba, who lives at the Ruby Ranch pig & Farm Animal Sanctuary. It’s run by huMom’s friends Sherry & Bob.

It’s not good that Sanctuaries for pigs are necessary but I’m glad there are humans like Sherry & Bob. People get fooled into thinking micro or teacup pigs are real. They aren’t. Pot Bellied pigs like GG can be smaller than pigs like Esther, but still, GG was about 150 lbs. On top of that, pigs are not like dogs or cats. They are more like small humans, not fully able to reason with but well able to demand. Far too often humans get a pig not understanding that they will get big, are very intelligent & will be a 15 – 20 year commitment.

With our monthly donation we will help cover the cost of Pumba’s food & shelter throughout his life. There are many pigs at Ruby Ranch so any help is always welcome. Shelters for pigs have become like shelters for dogs & cats in that they are often stretched to the limit. Too many pigs are being surrendered by humans who didn’t do their due diligence.

Perhaps you would like to sponsor a pig. I bet there is a pig rescue near you that could use help. GG would be pleased.

CEO Olivia

How to Avoid Feline Misunderstandings

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Hi there, Dot & Jerry Underfoot here today to talk on behalf of us cool cats & how you humans & canines can best avoid an unnecessary incident; a  kitty slap or worse, a bite.

If a fabulous feline were to slap or bite you, from the cat pawspective they have given you plenty of “Stop Now!! warnings but something was missed in translation because you have ignored them. Now we must teach you about boundaries & that “We are in charge!” The hard way.

The most obvious clues that we feel threatened are hissing, growling & puffing up. If we walk away, it’s best to leave us alone.  We are not in the mood.  Remember, we cats are in charge & will react if we feel otherwise. Do not try to hold us or hug us unless we have a pawsonal understanding & that can take time to develop. You should also know we don’t like the head on approach, to us that is predator behavior & we need to react accordingly.  Claws & Jaws.  Let us come to you, on our own time & you may just receive the gift you so seek, our affection.

©2015 Lili Chin

Here are 5 Feline Offences You Want to Avoid

  1. Don’t force interactions. If we want space or to be left alone, respect our wish.
  2. Don’t punish. Instead show us what is acceptable to you & if our needs are met, that’s meowsome.
  3. Don’t encourage aggressive play.  We can get over stimulated & need to bite something to get rid of the excess energy. Besides, we always win.
  4. Don’t stare. Eye to eye contact is a no no.  We cats find it not only rude but an act of aggression. Again, if you ignore our warnings you will have given us cat’s no other choice but to react. Just don’t do it, seriously.
  5. Don’t use physical restraint, like trying to hug us or hold us.  Again, that is predator behavior & we need to escape even if that means, “Claws & Jaws”. Remember the next time you try & we move in reverse, let go. It’s in all our best interest.

Our best advice is to study the chart above & then further your studies; there is a lot of good information out there.  The Two Crazy Cat Ladies are a meowsome way to learn more about us furbulous felines.

Meow for Now,

Dot & Jerry Underfoot 🐾💜😻💜🐾

FURBULOUS ON PURPLE DAY!

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FURBULOUS ON PURPLE DAY!

Today’s Artists are pawsitively furbulous. Since it’s Purple Day we decided it would be pawtastic to share with you the wagnificent pawsome good dogs who modeled some PAWTACULAR PURPLE for Purple Day 2021. Thank you to all that entered The Wally Foundation – Canine Epilepsy Event ‘PAWS UP for PURPLE DAY!

Ruby

Jeep

Cortez

HUNTER

Grizzly

Riley

Rocky

Jager

Plato

Barney

Fearghas

Riona

Rosco & Mr Miyagi

Toby

Olivia

Thank you to everyone who pawticipated in The Wally Foundation – Canine Epilepsy’s Purple Day Event. It was wagnificent fun! Sending pawsitive energy & strength to all fellow Epilepsy Warriors!

Thank you 💜 nose nudges 💜

CEO Olivia