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.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Our 100th Member!

Oskar & I are thrilled and overwhelmed to say that after launching Pet Blogs United on September 17, last night we reached our 100th member.

Meet Hoke, The Wild Westie!

Hoke is new to the bloggy world, so stop by & show him some PBU love!

Special thanks to the Rocky Creek Scotties, for introducing us to Hoke.

Don't forget to enter our great Fido's Closet giveaway!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Great Giveaway At Paw Nation

Paw Nation is hosting a giveaway where you could win $100 gift certificate to Dogs.com! 

That's a lot of green papers all to spend on little old you.

Click right HERE to enter.  All you have to do is leave a comment over there.  (Don't leave one here to enter, it won't count.)

Thanks for Roscoe at It's A Dogs Life for letting us know about this great giveaway!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

LiveSTRONG Global Cancer Awareness Event ~ Guest Post

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.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sleepy Kitten Saturday

My mom person likes having the window open and since it chilly outside today she got out my personal space heater
As you can see it wasn't my personal space heater today.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Our First Giveaway!

Oskar & I are pleased to announce our first giveaway here at Pet Blogs United.  We've been working with Kim from Fido's Closet and are offering one of her beautiful pet collars for one of our lucky winners.

Fido's Closet is a new Etsy Shop with really adorable pet collars!

Along with the collar we will be giving away a Pet Blogs United Tote bag.  Something for you, something for your mom person!  Perfect, right?

How do you win?

Mandatory entry:

Pay a visit to Fido's Closet and tell me which of the awesome collars you would like to win for yourself.  Then come back here & leave a comment on PBU telling me which one is your favorite (One comment)  Make sure to leave your e-mail address in your comments so we can contact you if you win.

Optiona entry methods:

*Follow Pet Blogs United & leave a comment saying that you do. (One Comment)

*Copy & paste the following Tweet, "Win A Fido's Closet pet collar & Pet Blogs United tote bag at PetBlogsUnited.com http://tiny.cc/mylndzpc07"  (One comment, can be done once daily, leave a link to your Tweet)

*Put the Pet Blogs United button on your sidebar.  (Two entries so leave 2 comments)

*Write a blog post about this giveaway using the Pet Blogs United button located in the sidebar.  Just writing a little post will get you 5 extra entries.  (Leave 5 comments with a link to your post.)

~ note: 11 inches long is the smallest collar Fido's Closet makes, but we measured & that would fit all but the smallest doggies & kitties.

Contest will end at midnight Eastern time on Saturday, October 2nd.  We'll pick a winner on Sunday the third and will send the winner an e-mail.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond or else a new winner will be chosen.

Don't forget to check out our Featured Blogger of the Week, Amy & The House of Cats!

Amy & The House Of Cats ~ Featured Blogger

This weeks Featured Blogger is Amy & The House of Cats

Here's what Amy had to say:

We decided the best ones would be our first post about us (well, the us at the time), the post where we added Barney to the family, and the post where Gus and Stella joined the group! It was really hard because there are so many wonderful posts to pick from (well, I think so at least!)
So here is our second post - About the Cats. It is about the 4 cats we had at the time - Floyd, Kirzon, Lola and Virgl. See, we started the blog with just a picture of each, which is why I chose the second post, which actually talks about them. At the time we had no real followers, but it gives a nice overview of all the cats - Virgil was still a baby then!
 The second post is from the day I got to bring Barney home. I hadn't thought I would get to pick him up before the weekend, but I was lucky and he got to come home - this is about his first day at our house!
The third, and most recent post, is the day that Gus and Stella moved in - it has only been a few months, but it seems like so long ago!
Click on the links to show your comment love.  That's the backbone of what he hope to accomplish here at Pet Blogs United, meeting new freinds and supporting each other through comments!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Adpot-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week

I would like to thank Bocci & his person Joan for suggesting this post.  We were going to do a guest-post situation, but with time constraints and my mom persons addled-confusion brain we're just posting it here.


Go check out Bocci & his great site, Bocci's Beefs and say howdy!

This week is Petfinder.com's Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week, a week dedicated to spotlighting those pets that are most often overlooked in shelters. So many shelter pets are overlooked because they are the wrong color, because they are senior pets, or because they have special needs.

These pets have so much love to give and are just looking for their forever home.

So BlogPaws Be the Change for Pets and I are taking up the cause for the Be the Change Challenge!

So who are these "less adoptable" pets? According to a survey of Petfinder membershelters and rescues the hardest to adopt out pets are senior or older pets, those with health problems (even minor ones), victims of breed prejudice (like Pit Bulls), shy pets, and those that need to be only pets. But that's not all! A lot of people overlook black and brindle dogs and cats as well.

Here are just a few reasons to love "special" pets:
• Older pets are mellower - you don't have to worry about your lamp getting knocked over!
• Physically challenged pets are often unaffected by their handicap - but you still look like a hero!
• With "bad reputation" breeds, you get the chance to prove people wrong with your great dog!
• Dark-furred pets make it easy to accessorize - black goes with everything!
• Pets with behavioral issues allow you to form a tight bond as you overcome obstacles together!
• Big dogs are easier to find when it's time to go to the vet!

I'd like to show you Deputy, he's a terrier mix who is considered special needs because he can't be with children under 12.  He's only a year old and he get overlooked because he has the crazy-hypers.

He will be a great forever friend to someone who has time to train him and teach him how to be a good pup.  How many of us had the crazy-hypers when we were little?  I know I did.  Deputy is available from the Michigan Humane Society.

So next time you or a friend are looking to adopt, give these pets a second chance, a little more time and you never know, a less adoptable pet might just be the purrr-fect pet adoption for you!

I'm also posting this link to the BlogPaws Be the Change for Pets Facebook Page.

At the end of the week, Be the Change for Pets will tabulate everyone's blog posts, Tweets and Facebook shares so we can see our global impact!

Want to help? Draft your own Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week blog post, use a LAPW template, share a less adoptable pet with friends, or even put an Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week pet search widget on your Web site.

The last Be the Change Challenge raised over 50,000 lbs of pet food and supplies for pets
in need. Now let's get together and raise the bar for less adoptable pets!

Guest Posters Needed!

Hello friends,

My mom person here isn't always the smartest pup in the litter & she decided to start this great new project at the same time that she started new online college classes. 

By the looks of these classes, she says that she will probably not have as much time as she would like for Pet Blogs United and that's where you come in.

PBU aims to be a community, not just one person's blog, so we would love to have you do some guest posting!

Our first guest post by Mayzie was so great we want all of you to share.  What's on your mind?  Pet tips, product reviews, even questions that maybe other PBU members can help you with.  Just drop us a line at our PBU e-mail with any ideas you may have & she'll get back to you right away as soon as she can.

We'll still be posting our Picture of the Day (as long as you guys keep 'em coming), our Featured Blogger of the Week, a contest, and regular posts, but this is everyone's community & we want you all to participate as much as your assistants have time for!

*Hint ~ our first contest features Fido's Closet, so click on the link or on the Fido's Closet ad in the ad space and check them out.  Tell them Oskar sent ya!

Guest Post: Adopt A Less-Adoptable-Pet Week, by Mayzie

Okay, as we all know, this is a big week cuz it’s National Dog Week. But did you know it’s also Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet Week?

Yep, that’s right! BlogPaws and Petfinder have linked up and decided that it would just be super great to try to shine the spotlight on doggies and kittehs who have a harder time finding homes. You know – the ones that are more “mature,” or have a handicap, or look a certain way.

You know, pets like me!
Now, I know you’re prolly thinking that’s the ker-aziest thing you ever heard. Considering, well, I’m sort of Most Adorable.

But the truth of the matter is that lots of peoples are skeered of doggies that look like me. And not only that, but when I first got rescued, I was super afraid of lots of stuff. And peoples want to adopt doggies who are pawfectly happy and well-adjusted. So prolly if my mom and dad hadn’t come along when they did, I mighta had a real hard time finding my Most Perfect Home That Ever Was.

And that’s the way it is for my furend, Chloe.
Chloe is being taken care of by the rescue that rescued me – Second Chance Animal Rescue Foundation.

The best they can figure out, Chloe is a greyhound/American Staffordshire Terrier. It’s kinda funny cuz when you look at her body, she sure looks like a greyhound. But when you look at her face, she sure looks like an AmStaff.

Now, me and mom thinks she’s got the Most Beautifulest face. But we have a feeling that when peoples look at Chloe, they don’t see how sweet she is or how smart she is or how she’s really good at playing frisbee. They don’t see that she’s a good girl with great house manners who’s housetrained and crate trained.  They don’t see how much spunk she has, or that she luvs to play and explore. And they don’t see how she luvs peoples and dogs and even kittehs.
No, when they look at Chloe, all they see is that somebuddy at some point cut off her poor little ears.

And when they did that, it made her look intimidating and skeery to some peoples. And cuz of that – that one little thing that she can’t help – she hasn’t been able to find anybuddy to gives her the furever home she deserves.

It doesn’t make any sense to me, cuz all peoples have to do is look past her ears and look into her eyes to know that giving Chloe a home is prolly the best thing they could ever, ever do.

If you’re interested in adopting Chloe – or know somebuddy who is – please click here to contact Second Chance Animal Rescue. Or you can call 719-931-0006 or email delliott AT mindspring DOT com.

Thanks for reading all abouts Chloe. And if you know about a Less-Adoptable-Pet, be sure and join in this Most Terrific effort by clicking here and reading more about it. I just know there’s a furever home out there for every pet. And together we can help them find it!

We want to say a big thank you to Mayzie and her mom person Amber for allowing us to re-post this.  We are sending pawerful prayers that Chloe finds her Most Perfect Home That Ever Was.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

International Day Of Peace

We learned that today is the International Day Of Peace.  We know all pets are peace loving creatures. (Except for the occasional game of bitey face, but that's all in fun right?)

Oskar put on his best tie to pause and say a pawerful prayer for peace this morning.

If you can, pause for a moment today to say a little prayer or wish for peace with your people.  Peace is possible in our lifetime, but only if we all believe.

Keep watching PBU, we'll be holding our first giveaway soon!
Peace & love to you all.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Say Your Name!

We want to know what your real name is. I actually have 2 real names. My AKC name is Mimi's Oskar Diamond Magic. That's because after about a year of research, my people decided a miniature schnauzer was the dog for them. They couldn't find any in a shelter, so my mom person found a great breeder, the only problem was she didn't have the money.

Well while listening to the "Magic" morning radio show, she won front & center Neil "Diamond" concert tickets. She sold them on e-Bay for a small fortune & was able to afford me!

My given name is Oskar Wilhelm. My people are German & so are us schnauzers, so a German name it was for me!
I thought I'd leave you with a shot of Baby Oskar.

Leave your comments of your full name & how you got it!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Your Questions

Howdy folks!

We've had a few questions, so we thought we'd address them here.

First all you have to do to join Pet Blogs United, is to become a follower with the follow button in the sidebar.  Easy peasy!

As members of PBU we hope that you will put our button in your sidbar somewhere so more pets can come & join the fun.

We've had a few people ask how they get to be the Featured Blogger of the Week.  All you need to do is send us a little bit about yourself, along with 2 or 3 of your favorite post links.  The same goes for being on our Your Movies page (send You-Tube links) or our Picture of the Day.  You can send any of these to PBU at PBU(at)comcast(dot)net.

And finally from the one & only Frankie Furter Price (husband to Ruby & Penny).

"Hey Oskar/// Is this the ONLY blog you are going to be doing now??? If you are going to continue to do your ORIGINAL blog.. you might want to make mention of that... AND give us the Name of the blog and the Addy for it. I'm just sayin'"

Nope our original blog, The Daily Oskar, will still be active, we couldn't deny anyone the pleasure of reading about our oh, so modest, Oskar, BOL!  Our address is http://www.oskarsblog.com/.

Thanks for asking, Frankie.

It's Meow Like A Pirate Day!

Sorry for being late with this friends, we are used to being more focused on the canine side of things, since we are usually blogging for Oskar, but here at Pet Blogs United, we aim to support all pets, so meow/arrrrgh your little hearts out kitties!

We think one of our cats Chloe has been trying to tell us all day, but we didin't understand her piratese!

While we were out blog surfing this morning, we found this, "What's Your Pirate Name" quiz.  Pam's was Madd Mary Kidd, not very fun.  Oskar was Dread Pirate Flint, somewhat better than Pams!

Since we're brand new, we're still looking for your pictures for Our Picture of the Day.  Send them to PBU, and we'll get them up there!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Have You Checked Out Our Featured Blogger Yet?

Here at Pet Blogs United, we aim to support our fellow pet bloggers one comment at a time.  Our Featured Blogger this week is Bruce the cat from Bruce's Paws.

The Featured Blogger will be featured for a week from Friday to Thursday.  That gives you a whole week to click on the links in the post and leave comments on them.

When it's your turn to be a Featured Blogger I know you'll want people to comment on your posts, so if you can find a little time in your busy schedule to show some comment love, I know Bruce & his people would appreciate it.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Go Away Michael Vick!

This morning on my way from getting Oskar some foodables, I drove past a local Catholic church that had this sign out, "Lock up your beagles, the Lions are playing Vick & the Eagles!"

I can't believe the NFL let this monster back in.  The animal rights groups will reportedly be at Ford Field in Detroit in full force this weekend & good for them!

Don't forget to visit our Featured Blogger of the Week, Bruce The Cat.  Check out the link and then comment on the posts.  Pet Blogs United is all about comment love, it won't work if we don't visit each other and comment!

To be our Featured Blogger of the Week, send an e-mail to PBU with information about your & your pet & links to 3 of your favorite posts.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Featured Blogger ~ Bruce The Cat

This is Bruce & he is one cool cat.  We owe a big debt of gratitude to Bruce the cat & his people Sharon & Kevin for being such great friends and for all of their help in getting Pet Blogs United off the ground. 

That's handsome Bruce right next to me in the header picture!

Here's what Bruce has to say about himself:

I got my name from the racing legend, Bruce Leven.  Seems my boss used to be one of Bruce's crew chiefs.  I'm just one of the boys at the shop, always willing to lend a helping paw or give a few meows of advice. 

I am a shop cat and my shop pals restore Porsche racing cars so there is always lots of manstuff going on around here.  Life is good and I am one happy cat :)

Yep, he is the cat behind a super cool race car team, exciting huh?

First we have a post about how Bruce came to live at the shop, Looking Back.  It's a great post about love and finding your forever home. 

Lots of cool stuff in his post Walking Down Memory Lane Part 1.  We even get to see Bruce in a yellow Care Bears Bandana, teehee!

An finally in What I Like To Watch, we learn of Bruce's love for lizards.  You don't eat them right, Bruce?

If you are a follower of Pet Blogs United, please go over and leave comments on Bruce's posts.  This is the core of what Pet Blogs United is about, supporting each other with love & comments.  Each featured blogger will have a week in the spotlight, so that your humans have time to stop by and help you comment.

Tell Bruce, PBU sent ya!

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