About Pet Blogs United

Pet Blogs United aims to support our fellow pet bloggers by encouraging members to visit other members and leave comments. It’s a great way to find great blogs & new friends.

Pet bloggers are some of the kindest people we’ve come across, so we know that with your help, this site will become a great place for everyone.
We will have a featured blogger every week once we get going and that person will hopefully be showered with comments from our members.

To be a PBU featured blogger, first become a follower through Google Friend Connect (juct click the follow button you always see). Then just send an e-mail to Pet Blogs United. We'll contact you, have you pick some of your favorite posts and feature you when your turn comes up on the list. Pet Blogs United will only feature blogs about, by or for pets & animals.

Monday, August 16, 2010

About Pet Blogs United

Pet Blogs United aims to support our fellow pet bloggers by encouraging members to visit other members and leave comments.  It’s a great way to find great blogs & new friends.

Pet bloggers are some of the kindest people we’ve come across, so we know that with your help, this site will become a great place for everyone. 

We will have a featured blogger every week once we get going and that person will hopefully be showered with comments from our members.

To be a PBU featured blogger, first become a follower through Google Friend Connect.  Then just send an e-mail to Pet Blogs United.  We'll contact you, have you pick some of your favorite posts and feature you when your turn comes up on the list.  Pet Blogs United will only feature blogs about, by or for pets & animals.

Obviously we would love to have people without pet blogs to be our friends, so follow along. 

This is a brand new venture for Oskar & me, so please bear with us as we learn while we grow.  We may have some growing pains, but we hope to have fun along the way!

We welcome all input to help to make this the premiere place for pet bloggers.  We want to know what you would look for in a pet blog community, so please comment away!

Also a huge thank you to Bruce the cat from Bruce's Paws, a longtime friend, for being our first member!  Bruce you'll be our first featured blogger if you would like to be. 

Events


Dear Supporters,

When we first heard that LIVESTRONG were hosting a global awareness day on October 2nd 2010, and were encouraging everyone to show their support by wearing YELLOW that day ~ we knew we had to join in. And since we are Cat Bloggers ~ we thought the best way to do this was by going YELLOW on our blog and asking our fellow bloggers to do the same. We had no idea that we would get so much enthusiastic support ~ and we cannot thank you all enough. Ann at Zoolatry kindly created the wonderful LiveStrong cat-image for us ~ and quite quickly after our first post about our intentions, we noticed the image appearing in blog after blog in the sidebars. We cannot thank yoo all enough.

Why?
Yoo may be wondering why we got involved? Well we were greatly saddened when we heard that "Poppy" (Ann's beloved husband Vic) was fighting cancer ~ and we felt helpless and wanted to show our suppport to Vic and the whole family. Our involvement in LIVESTRONG has always been about Vic. We also became aware that some of our other dear blogging friends were fighting cancer, or had died of cancer (MaxDog in South Africa, and later our sweet feline friend Sniffie in Florida) and this broke our hearts too.

We should also point out that cancer (we always spell it with a small c as we don't want to give it more power) is a subject very close to our hearts as many members of our hooman family and friends have had cancer.

Mom is a survivor, she was diagnosed with CHONDROSARCOMA (primary bone cancer) in 1995 ~ and had her most recent surgery (a bone graft) in 2009. Dad was diagnosed with skin cancer this year ~ and had to have surgery this summer. Mom's first ever kitten (a beautiful beloved grey boy called Confucious) died of Feline Leukemia. Mom's beloved father died of prostrate cancer. Dad's beloved mother died of pancreatic cancer. Mom's dear and best friends, Gilly and Rod, both died of cancer (malignant melanoma, and liver cancer). Mom's uncle is currently terminally ill with prostrate cancer, and mom's daughter-in-law's father has prostrate cancer. We know all about cancer and the sufferings it can bring.

Of course Mom knows many SURVIVORS too; as a member of a cancer support group she came to know many fine people who have survived cancer, and many decades later still live healthy, full lives. Cancer is not the kiss of death that many people fear ~ mom has survived 17 years so far ~ and her prognosis is excellent.

So we thought that by going YELLOW we would be showing our SUPPORT ~ and help raise AWARENESS ~ and maybe some people would DONATE to LIVESTRONG ~ and what better way could there be than by joining in a global awareness campaign that brings people together to push for better treatment, more cancer funding, and access to care for everyone? That's the idea behind LIVESTRONG ACTION. And in the process we could be showing our love and support for Vic ~ and every other hooman and animal out there who is fighting cancer. (Treatment Plans and Cures that are found for cancer in hoomans benefit animals in the long term too as the knowledge cascades ~ and that is equally impawtant to us).

So THANK YOO from the bottom of our hearts for joining in, and supporting us in supporting LIVESTRONG. We believe in the Power of the Purr.

Love Milo and Alfie xx


http://welivestrongtoday.blogspot.com/

http://www.livestrong.org/


PS: Don't forget to visit us on Saturday October 2nd 2010 ~ oh ~ and in the meantime, LIVESTRONG!

Thank you so much to Milo, Alfie & their person Jan for this awesome post.  We will be participating in honor of my human grandma, Monnie, who beast breast cancer after a mastectomy last December.



E-mail us at Pet Blogs United so we can share your event with everyone.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

How To Join Pet Blogs United

To Join Pet Blogs United simply become a follower of PBU and then drop us a line at PBU at comcast dot net to be added to our blog roll.

There are many ways to be featured on PBU, here is a list of the most common ways.  In addition to these we also have contests, giveaways, and special features like Halloween parades.
Featured Blogger of the Week
Each week we feature one blog with an in depth look at them including three of their favorite blog posts.
We need a few paragraphs about the bloggers (and their people if you like), links to 3 of your favorite blog posts and 4 – 6 pictures to be included in the post.

Our goal is to have as many PBU members possible visit this blogger and leave comment love.
New Blogger Alert

If you’re a new blogger, this is a great way to bring attention to your blog.  We need a couple of paragraphs about you, why you decided to start blogging and a few pictures.

Babyface Pictures

This one is easy just send us a precious picture of your baby face that we can post to make everyone smile.

 
Picture of the Day

We love to feature your smiling faces in our sidebar.  You can e-mail us pictures individually or just send us an e-mail saying that we have your permission to pull pictures from your blog to use.  We always link back to the blogger in the Picture of the Day.
Talkie Tuesday

On Tuesdays we try to interview someone of interest to our audience.  It could be an author, the Mayor of Blogville, someone with training talent or just about anything our readers would love to hear about.  Contact us if you are interested.
Foster Friday

We aim to feature a foster or shelter animal every week.  We need a few paragraphs about the animal, 2 or 3 pictures, and all of the contact information in case someone is interested in the pet.

Guest Post
If you’ve got a post that you think would be of interest to our readers and would like to do a Guest Post, just drop us a line.
All information and any inquiries can be sent to PBU at Comcast dot net.  We welcome any ideas you might have!

Sincerely,

Your Movies!

Here is Amber-Mae from Amber's Personal Diary, doing her newest trick!







Mister Rock & Roll, Ben, from The Dogs of Greenhill Farm, at all of five months old. 



One of our ferret friends Mojo, sent in this video of her playing with her doggies brother Zac.  You can check out their blog at All About Ferrets.



Here's a great video of the talented Honey the great dane.  She's taking her first swimming lesson for hydrotherapy & doing great!




The Blab Labs with a very informative video on how to teach your humans to fetch!



Little Miss Jackie, sent in this really cool video of hear doing magic tricks!!




Send your You Tube link to Pet Blogs United to have your video here.  We will also link back to your blog to get more traffic for you!

Please make sure that your video is not larger than 500 x 405 so we can view it properly.

Pet Blogs United Store


The Pet Blogs United tote bag is now avialable for purchase, for only $10.00.  All proceeds go towards paying for the design we had made for the site.  Once that has been paid for we will doante all proceeds to a pet charity that we will announce at that time.

Click here to get one for yourself, you know you want one!!

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