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, January 31, 2011

Are You On The List Part 2, Please Read!

In our previous post we aked you to look and see if you're on our blogroll if you're a pet blogger and a follower.

If you are not on the list, you have to leave us your blog link or we can't find you!  We've had several people leave comments on the last post that they were not on the list, but not with a link, so we still can't add you.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Are You On The List?

Hi guys,

Just a snowy Sunday night here in Michigan.


Have you checked out blogroll in the sidebar?  If you're a pet blogger and a follower of Pet Blogs United, then you should be listed there!

If you're not leave us your link in the comments so we can get you added, we want all of our friends on the list.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Dogs of Greenhill Farm ~ Featured Blogger

Oskar & I personally promise that you will fall in love with The Dogs of Greenhill Farm once you see these faces!
Ben
My family moved to Greenhill Farm in 1999, and since then we have aquired some more dogs!

Pip
We train our dogs up to be working sheepdogs, even though most of dogs are still in training (Sheila and Kim) or too young (Ben and Pip).


Sheila

Then there is Fly, our oldest resident aged 17.

Kim
We have numerous sheep with names out of the 360 or so we own.

Fly
Suckie, born in 2005, is the cheekiest sheep in the world!
Jack
Here are three of their favorite posts:
It's Pullin' & Spittin' Time

Four Years of Fun, Frolics and Flocks

Pram Baby

Please take some time this week to visit The Dogs of Greenhill Farm and show them some Pet Blogs United comment love. 

If you'd like to be featured please send us an e-mail at PBU at comcast dot net.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Power Of The Paw Needed

Bumbles, from I Is Maximus Spittimus needs some powerful healing energy.

Bumbles
If you have time stop over and give Bumbles some PBU support!

Foster Friday ~ Meet Middy Sue


Middy Sue & foster brother Pauley James
Middy Sue is a foster dog who was pulled from a local kill shelter. She was dropped off after hours on Christmas Eve with her puppies, but she has left all of her bad luck & memories behind her.

She has recently finished weaning her puppies & is on the slim side. She currently weighs around 45 pounds, but she probably needs to gain at least 15. She has now been spayed, had her first round of shots & has been heart-worm tested. She is approximately 1 and a half years old and is believed to be a lab/pit bull mix. She is playful, affectionate & ready for a new start on life.


You would never guess that she has not been living as a princess her entire life by the way she acts. The first thing she does upon entering a room is try & give everyone a little kiss. She is submissive, but does enjoy wrestling with her foster brother & will give him a run for his money :)

Middy Sue loves everyone & everything she meets & even enjoys lounging with the kitties in her foster home. She is crate & house-trained.

If you are interested in adopting Middy Sue, please email staradoptions@yahoo.com .

She is currently in a foster home in Kentucky, but transport can be arranged for the perfect home. Please check out her blog here http://middysuefosterdog.blogspot.com/ and her Petfinder Listing can be found here http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18205846. Please help spread the word for this wonderful dog.

Pauley James is also up for adoption and will be featured in the future, but if you just can't wait to check out Pauley James his blog is here http://pauleyjames.blogspot.com/

If you have a foster or shelter animal that you would like to have featured on Pet Blogs United, send us an e-mail at PBU at comcast dot net.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mayzie's Blogoversary Commentathon


We took this straight off of Mayzie's blog to get the news out to you.

"...for every comment we get on Thursday’s postie, mom has agreed to donate 25 cents to Second Chance Animal Rescue Foundation, the place that rescued me. Up to 87,000 green papers! Uh, sorry. Hold on a sec. What’s that, mom? Are you sure? Sigh. Okay, she said it’s up to 100 green papers. (Yeesh…I never knew she was so chintzy.)


But wait! That’s not all! One lucky, drawn-at-random winner will also gets a MATCHING DONATION sent to the rescue or shelter of their choice! So that means if we raise 100 green papers for Second Chance, another rescue gets 100 green papers, too!"

Make sure that your personal assistant, mom person, secretary, whoever, marks on your calendar so that you can comment at Mayzie's Blog this Thursday!

A Life Bewhiskered ~ Talkie Tuesday

For today's Talkie Tuesday we are talking with Eleanor from A Life Bewhiskered. She & her cultured cats Ze & Spock fill us in on life in Brazil.


Wow, a Brit in Brazil with 2 bilingual cats. First why don’t you explain how all of that came about for our readers!

I moved to Brazil last year to live with my boyfriend, who is Brazilian. Since then we got married and moved from Rio to Sergipe in the north east. He knows that I am crazy about cats and that I was really missing my old cat, Kenickie, so when we finally got a place of our own he took me to an adoption fair to get a kitten...well, we came away with two of course!

As for the bilingual bit - I speak to them in English, my husband often speaks to them in Portuguese and they are starting to respond to both. Spock, especially, is a smart little guy.

Is there a large homeless pet problem in Brazil?

Yes there is. It's very sad to see so many cats and dogs wandering around on their own and scavenging on the road side. But there are people here who try to help them. One place I visited had a large community of stray cats and kittens but they all looked very healthy and I found out that the locals put food out for them. There are also rehoming groups, like the one we got the boys from, who do their best to catch strays and then rehome them.

What made you decide to start blogging?

I was thinking about how short kitten hood is, the old 'they grow up so fast' thing, and I wanted to keep a record of this crazy time for when they are old, fat and docile. I then thought about my family back in the UK and how I wanted them to be able to 'meet' my cats. So, the idea of doing something online was born.

Now why don’t you tell us about the stars of your blog, Ze & Spock, how did they come to live with you? Are they international cats of mystery?

They were both found as tiny kittens living on the streets. We know no more than that, but I suspect that their mothers were strays. They were about 2 months old when we brought them home. Zé was quite ill but we took him to the vet the day after we got him and he improved quickly. He's now much bigger and fluffy and happy.

Spock does act like an international cat of mystery! He's always sneaking around stalking something, animate or inanimate! Zé is a lot more laid back. He's very zen, hence his name Zé Yoda. As I write I tend to think of them as characters in a film. Spock is normally the main character and Zé is his side-kick. That is how they behave at home anyway; Zé loves to watch Spock in action.


What’s your favorite bit about blogging?

I love to make people smile, which is why I try to keep everything very light-hearted. It gives me a real feel of achievement when someone tells me that they laughed at something I posted. I'm also very visual. I love pictures, so I try to illustrate every story. The cats are great for this. I have a lot of fun chasing around the house with my camera.

Will you be adding any more pets to your home anytime soon?

I don't think so. My husband would like to get a dog someday but our apartment is not huge and, to be honest, Spock and Zé have filled the place with enough craziness for the time being. I can't even imagine adding another creature to mix just yet!

Thanks to all of them for their time for our Talkie Tuesday interview!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Hey, Can You Help Us Out?


We are trying to stay warm here in Michigan and thinking hopeful thoughts for spring and the great landscaping muddy season!

We're growing in so many different directions here at Pet Blogs United and we hope you bear with us as we try to bring you the best pet blogging community we can.

You guys have been fantastic at supporting us and we want to know what you want to see in your Pet Blogs United community.

We also want features, photo's, info, from you, our friends.

Consider this an open content call for ideas that you could share here on Pet Blogs United. 

We also want to remind you of ways that you can participate by sending us information to be in features like the New Blogger Alert, Member Spotlight, Talkie Tuesday, Foster Friddays, guest poster, or of course Featured Blogger. 

We always need pictures for our Photo of the Day, and we've decided to add a new recurring feature, Babyface...something.  We haven't exactly figured out what to call the babyface feature that we're adding, but the Babyface Parade was so successful that we're going to make baby pictures a regular feature.

So, for right now, thank you for supporting us and pet bloggers get busy!  Our e-mail is PBU at Comcast dot net, so please use it to send us any of the things that we mentioned above or ideas for new stuff.  Help us out by making Pet Blogs United the best place for pet bloggers to be.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

House of Carnivores ~ Weekly Featured Blogger

This week we get to talke to Melanie from House of Carnivores. Here's what she has to say:
Romeo
A little bit about my blog: I started this shortly after we adopted Argos, our greyhound. At that time, we already had three cats, and have since gotten a fourth cat. The cats' names are Charlotte, Annie, Q-bit, and Romeo. To put it lightly, life can be somewhat interesting, and "interactions" between the animals are a constant source of amusement, concern, and bewilderment on my blog. It started out as just an accounting of daily life, but as I stated earlier, started to morph into what I hope will become a helpful guide to anyone considering adopting a pet. With the occasional rant thrown in there, when I find stories of animal abuse in the news.
Bit
My blog started out as just a description of my daily life with all of our animals, but has started to morph into something else as well: something that I can use to help encourage people to adopt. It will probably progress as a hybrid for awhile, maybe eventually splitting into two if it starts to get too ungainly. So, here are links to three of my favorite posts:
Argos
"Adopting an Adult Cat". Since most of our cats were adopted as adults, and I know that it's harder to adopt them out than kittens, I wanted to reassure others that it is possible to adopt one and still have it become a loving, happy pet.
Annie
"Animal Nicknames." A silly, light-hearted post, with a list of the tons of nicknames that we have started to call our animals.
Charlotte
"Walking in the Park." Argos' first trip to the local off-leash dog park, and cats napping all over the house. How could life possibly be better?

Please stop over to House of Carnivores and show them some PBU comment love!  If you would like to be featured, please send an e-mail to PBU at comcast dot net.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Ziggy ~ Foster Friday


Hi, I'm Ziggy. I am a one year old American Pit Bull Terrier with green eyes and a curly tail.

Ziggy
I am deaf, which just means I don't hear you if you talk to me. I am just like any normal dog, except you have to use hand signs to tell me what you want.


I have trained my foster mom to give me treats for all sorts of tricks, like sitting and lying down and staying in place and doing spins and giving high-fives. My foster mom thinks I'm the smartest dog she has ever met, but she says that is not necessarily a good thing.


She says I am a challenge sometimes and need an experienced dog owner because I am too smart for my own good. I was turned into a local shelter as a puppy and was taken in by my foster mom who volunteers with All Paws Rescue in Missouri.


I have lived with my foster family for over a year now! My foster mom has a Great Dane and we love to play tug. She also has a deaf pit bull mix named Noelle and we've become very good friends. But I would really like to have my very own family.

Will you be able to help me?

If you can't adopt me, maybe you can tell others about me. I have my own web page at http://www.dogfostermom.com/p/ziggys-fan-page.html. Or you can contact my foster mom at dogfostermom@aol.com.

Come on PBU members, let's help spread the word about super awesome Ziggy!

If you have a pet that needs a home, shelter or foster, and would like to be featured on Pet Blogs United Foster Friday, send us an e-mail at PBU at comcast dot net.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mango Minster 2011


For the third year in a row, I, Mango, Relentlessly Huge, am proud to bring you... MANGO MINSTER!

The biggest, bestest doggie show in the world (now with a special kitteh category - kitteh CATegory, get it?). None of those foo foo doggies at Mango Minster.

We have REAL categories for REAL dogs, like Insane Cracker Dogs and Bad Sport Dogs. For sure. Entry deadline is January 30th, but each category is limited to the first 20 entries, so make haste!

Slobbers,
Mango

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Forever Home Cat Rescue ~ Talkie Tuesday


Today we are talking to Beth from Forever Home Cat Rescue.


Beth, first why don’t you tell us a little about you and your history with pets.

I suppose I’ve always been rescuing something. From a sad little guinea pig in a Kmart cage, to a frightened dog running in the highway. I grew up with parents who loved animals and encouraged me to be crazy/silly about them.  I could’ve been part of ANY animal rescue, but felt that I was best suited to help the cats.

What made you decide to start a cat rescue?

There’s a need for a cat rescue that is PEOPLE oriented. I think as animal rescuers we forget that this is a people business. I work with people far more than I work with the cats!

It’s so easy to forget to say “thank you”, “I appreciate you” and inadvertently alienate volunteers when you’re in animal rescue. There are too many people who think cat rescue volunteers are a bunch of “crazy cat ladies” - I really wanted to change people’s perspective about animal rescue.

I rescue cats to make people’s lives better!

Forever Home is a relatively new venture for you isn’t it?

It is! But I’m not new to cat rescue! I’m originally from Southern California and was involved with cat rescue there for about 20 years. I’ve served on several cat rescue Boards here in Toronto, so am excited to bring together the best of my knowledge.

I’ve recently applied as a registered charity and am anxious to get started. We’ve already rescued our first 3 cats for our new rescue – and placed them into foster homes…. ahh….so many cats to rescue, and so much to do to stay on top of it all.

Where do your cats go after they come to you?

The first place they go is to the vets for vaccinations, spay/neuter, flea treatment, deworming and veterinary exam. (Whew!) FHCR is a foster-based rescue, so after their trip to the vets, all the cats are placed in a loving foster home where they can be treated like part of the family until their forever home comes along.


What is your long-term goal for Forever Home Cat Rescue?

Wouldn’t it be nice to think that every cat had a forever home and I’d be out of a volunteer job? Until that day, we’re going to keep adding new foster homes, rescuing cats and finding their forever homes.
I would love the rescue to have a shelter, but that’s so far into the future! Right now, I’ll be happy to have all my veterinary bills paid on time.

Is there any way Pet Blogs United readers can get involve or help with your rescue?

Absolutely! If anyone lives in the Greater Toronto area, I am always looking for new and enthusiastic foster homes. If you’re at a distance, FHCR is certainly looking for monetary donations to help with our endeavours. ALL donations go directly to veterinary care for the cats! I also take towels and small blankets for the cats to lay on at the shelter. Most of the time they have nothing to lay on but one sheet of newspaper.

Thank you so much for the opportunity to talk about Forever Home Cat Rescue. It’s already starting to change lives and I’m so grateful!

Beth, thank you for sharing your story with my readers and especially all of the wonderful work you do!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Pet Blogs United Babyface Parade!

Tired of winter, snow & cold weather?  We here at Pet Blogs United, we've got the cure.  Our first ever Babyface Parade!  No hype, no adorable adjectives, just baby faces.

First up here is Wilson from A Dashing Dachshund Blog at about 4 months old.


Wilson
Baily from Dog is God in Reverse.
Baily
Here are the boys from Mango's Great Adventure or Dexter's Doings (seems to be a power struggle over the name at the moment!)
Mango at 5 Months

Dexter at 3 Months
Here is Cody from Cat Chat with Caren & Cody at 8 weeks.

Cody
Here is Simba from Adventures of Simba the Golden Retriever at 8 weeks.

Simba
Here are some of the feral kittens from Homeless Cat Care.
Blanca

Boots & Tuxedo

Boots & Tuxedo
Mack from Mack's Mess.
Mack
Meja Sweet from Jerry Sweet Sucks at 8 weeks.


Meja
Coco and Tiffy from Luv Being a Chihuahua.
Coco


Tiffy
Finn the cat from Tucker Tells All.
Finn at 4 Months
Mayzie from Mayzie's Dog Blog doesn't have any baby pictures, but she sent some of the rest of her family.


Cap'n Ripley 3 Months

Brudder Ranger 2-3 Weeks
Stanzie & Wyatt from Gardening With Wyatt.
Stanzie
Wyatt
Here are Delta & Doc from Got Spots?  They are both 2 months old.

Delta

Doc
Gus from According to Gus at 10 weeks, after his first bath.

Gus
 Here is Lily from Trixie, Lily & Sammy-Joe at only 1 day old!


Lily
Here are Santa & Minnie from Santa Miniature Schnauzer.

Santa 9 Weeks

Minnie 6 Weeks
Here's Riley from Adventures of a Cattle Dog.
Riley
The Wild Westie is Hoke.  Here he is at 11 weeks.
Hoke
Oscar the Pooch.
Oscar
Tibby from Just A Pup.
Tibby
Here are Shiloh & Shasta from Team Beaglebratz.


Shiloh

Shasta
Baby Tucker.
Tucker
Lola from Cooper & Lola.
Lola at 6 Weeks
Aschuita from Pawprints, Ears & a Tennis Ball.
Aschiuta
And finally, Oskar from The Daily Oskar & Pet Blogs United, BOL!


Oskar at 8 Weeks
 I have to say that putting together this Babyface Parade sure made some gray winter days a lot sunnier.  Thanks to all of you who sent in your pictures & I hope this brought a smile to your face!
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