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.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bouncing Bertie's Climate Change Research - Guest Post

Bertie, smart & handsome!

Here on Pet Blogs United we are proud to publish Bouncing Berties scientific research paper on climate change.  Enjoy:

My important research on Climate Change

Right folks, gosh this has been hard work. Gail has insisted that I present my canine-related climate research as a scientific paper in the proper format: Title, authors, abstract, methods, results and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgements etc.

OK. Let's have a go:

TITLE


New and novel methods for detecting the arrival of Spring: a canine perspective

(Yes Bertie, that's very good, now the authors, and don't forget anyone)

Bertie; Agatha and Archie; Amber-Mae; Asta; Bella, Daisy and Kendra; Benny and Lily; Camille; Eric; Frankie Furter; George; Jake and Fergi, Jake and Just Harry; Jazzi; Jed and Abby; Lola; Ludo; Madi; Mango; Road Dogs; Riley; Rottrover; Sherry; Stella; Toby, and Wilf. (Click here to see all of the links)

ABSTRACT


The consideration of Spring indications involves a parameterisation of

(NO Bertie, it's just supposed to be a summary..)

You never quite know when Spring is going to arrive and it is all very confusing, as you will see. We present some fascinating data on the behaviour of our humans too....



INTRODUCTION

Hi there, I'm Bertie, let me tell you about myself..

(NO Bertie, you're supposed to introduce the topic that you've been researching!)

Almost all human scientists say that, due to increased concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the Earth is getting warmer and in many parts the the word Spring is coming sooner. In this paper, we consider the issue of how, from a canine perspective, one detects the arrival of Spring, and whether things are changing.



METHODS

I just asked all my pals, and analysed the responses.

(Well Bertie, it doesn't sound very scientific, but I guess it's what you did).


RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

First I would like to point out that most of my respondents ignored the bit about whether Spring is coming earlier or not and just concentrated on how you know that Winter is over.

The initial impression one gains from the data is an alarming picture of dog-blogging 'Mums' casting off their cold weather clothing with gay abandon. Hats, gloves, jackets, wellies, shoes, socks, I did begin to wonder where it would all end. Perhaps predictions for the impact of global warming should contain warnings about lots of middle aged ladies taking their dogs for early morning walks to the park in their underwear. That would be a truly terrifying scenario (especially as so many of them, particularly in the USA, also suffer from Spring allergies).....

Analysing the data in more detail, one notices that whereas humans have focussed on temperature measurements and visual data (flowers blossoming etc.), us dogs pay more attention to sounds and smells. Many of you, rather poetically, provided data on the tweeting of newly returned birds, the baa-ing of lambs, frogs making a 'racket' and the scent of sea air, jasmine, orange blossoms and the like.

In some respects, one feels that the data was more revealing of the diverse lifestyles of my friends than of changes in weather patterns. It is interesting to discover, for example, that in South Africa the need to put chemicals in the swimming pool is paramount and in Boston Spring is detected by the departure of the Red Sox team truck to Florida. It came as no surprise that George's contribution concerned the first day when one could sit outside at the pub in Shropshire, and Asta welcomed a new season of al fwesco dining in Greenwich Village...

(Bertie, I suggested you stop rambling on and provide some concrete data - a graph perhaps - or else you will never get this published).

My data came from a wide geographical area, as you can see from the graph below:


Finally, it is worth noting that those few of you who actually bothered to address the issue of whether Spring is nowadays earlier or later pr changing in any way (well done Toby and Lola) suggested that the difference is that the climate is becoming more extreme.

CONCLUSIONS

This has all been most taxing and I am now going to take a holiday

(NO BERTIE!!!!)

The arrival of Spring is a very interesting subject and many valuable new insights were gained from investigating the hitherto neglected perspective of 'dogs with blogs'.


REFERENCES

http://bouncingbertie.blogspot.com/2011/03/bouncing-boffin-springs-into-action.html


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Thank you to all who participated, and especially to Gail who provided help with the graph. Also I would like to thank in advance the editors of the prestigious journals 'Nature' and 'Science', who will surely soon be battling with each other for the honour of publishing this ground breaking study.

We want to thank Bertie for his extensive research!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

George The Lad ~ Featured Blogger

Hi my name George.

Living in the county of Shropshire in the UK.

I’ve been blogging for 8 months; mom let me start typing at a very young age of 4 months, so I’m getting to be quite fast now!!  I started this blog cus mom said I had to!! she thought it would be a good way to keep track of what I get up to, like a diary so to speak, but its more than that, it’s the furiends you meet along the way, the bond you make between them all makes blog land a very interesting place.

Now if you add 8 plus 4 can you work it out? You got it, that makes 12, I’m just coming up to the big 1st Birthday, and have some things going on that you can join in, but remember always ask permission from your owner first, I don’t what loads of peeps emailing me because you’ve been messing with the PC!!!! and half the files have gone up the Suwannee!!!

I’ve been asked to give three of my favorite posts so here goes, in reverse order, I just love being different

Number Three

Frankie Furters Name Game

Number Two

Mom’s not here.... Come and look at this!!

Number One

Bloggers Disease

So there you have it, if you know me already "hello to yea", if you don’t then pop by and pay me a visit, or you might be thinking I don’t think I’ll bother well that’s ok to, I’m pretty laid back about things

See Yea George xxx

Please stop by and see George The Lad and give him some PBU comment love.  If you'd like to be a weekly Featured Blogger drop us an e-mail at PBU at comcast dot net.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Levi ~ Foster Friday


Has Levi been waiting patiently for you? This 4 years old, neutered poodle is looking for his own forever family. This little guy weighs about 7 pounds, is neutered and is almost all white with a little apricot area on his front leg. Levi has been learning all about family and manners in his new foster home. Levi was turned over to a shelter in Tennessee by a breeder. He spent two lonely years in the shelter until he was rescued and came to Illinois to live with a foster family.

Levi’s foster family taught him about baths, yards, stairs, car rides, and cats.  While he is still a little shy he is house broke, likes other dogs and cats, and lies quietly by your fee most of the day. Levi only barks when someone is at the door.

Levi can be adopted from Tailwaggers911. http://www.tailwaggers911.com/. The
fee to adopt Levi is $300. For more information call Laura at (815) 344-1965.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

We Need Your Help!

Hello friends,

Sorry we have been mostly absent around here.  After my uncle's death it has taken me some time to get back up to speed.  All of your prayers and kind words have been deeply appreciated, so thank you.

We are currently working with the Crossed Paws group on a series of cookbooks on disc to be an ongoing fundraiser for pets in need.

We are asking for all of your help.  We are looking for pet recipes, but are also expanding the series to include a soups disc and a casserole disc, so we need your help.  Please send your pet recipes, soup recipes & casserole recipes to PBU at comcast dot net.  Feel free to send more than one.  If you send a recipe, please include a picture of your pet, the finished product, if you can, and your blog address.  All recipes that appear in the cookbook will have a link to your blog included.
We really want to get the word out about this, so mention it to your friends, Tweet it or even post about it on your own blog, but whatever you do, send us those recipes!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Clooney's Num-Num Fund ~ Featured Blogger

Hello there Audience, I'd like to introduce myself... I'm George Clooney The Cat. (My Human named me after her favorite celebrity.) I was found in a back alley when I was really little. From there I went to a rescue organization called Happy Cat Sanctuary. My Human saw me on the interwebs and it was love at first sight. She said I was a character right from the get-go. As a 6 month old kitten, I used to "run laps" around the house till I was panting like a dog. I'm also a good sport about being dressed up.

I like to entertain humans, felines and canines with my crazy antics and funny stories.  I have a whole cast of characters that are on my blog including "The Baby" who is an orange dog toy with horns and the best friend of a canine I know called Mr. L.

I run an Automotive business called Clooney Credit Canada where I am working on producing the World's First Clooneymobile. I also love Num-Nums (soft food, aka: stinky goodness) so some of my stories center around this theme.

I also have a very special cat "tunnel" where things magically appear every Tuesday. Check out this story of mine to see my tunnel and what happens!

About a year and a half ago, “Girlfriend” my feline friend and Secretary at Headquarters passed into kitty heaven and my Human and I were very sad.  But then I got a new Secretary to help me run things and take over Girlfriend’s “Pink Nose Society”
Her name is Neytiri and she was named after the leading female character in Avatar. Neytiri ia a Ragdoll and loves bugs (especially moths), climbing, and observing close-up anything noisy like vacuum cleaners, fax machines and printers. Here is a pic of the two of us:
We are very excited to have found PBU  and to be a PBU Featured Blogger.  We hope you come by and visit and have some fun.  Clooney's Num-Num Fund is all about having fun and being silly.  We look forward to meeting you and making more new friends.

Please take a moment to stop over and say hi to Clooney and Neytiri, tell em that PBU sent ya!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Paws For Japan

Paws for Japan

It's situations like the earthquake and tsunami in Japan that remind us how precious - and volatile - life is.  One minute you could be happily petting your cat or dog on your couch, and the next, homeless, injured, unable to locate loved ones, or worse.

BlogPaws Be The Change for Pets is committed to taking action to help relief efforts for animals in Japan. One of our community members, Cathy King, is the founder and executive director of World Vets, an organization dedicated to providing veterinary aid worldwide.  The first World Vets responder deployment is en route with supplies to Japan to meet up with a coalition of Japanese animal welfare groups.

To assist World Vets in their extremely important work, Be the Change for Pets is asking the online pet community to help raise funds and awareness for the World Vets efforts.



If you can help in any way, please click on the widget above.  You can even do your own post & add it to the Linky below!



Monday, March 14, 2011

Tiffy's World ~ Featured Blogger

Tiffy is a sweet and lovable Yorkshire Terrier that came into my life 4 years ago. Tiffy was the most adorable puppy, a tiny bundle of black fur weighing only 2 1/2 pounds with the biggest ears you've ever seen. This is a picture of Tiffy when she first arrived home.

This charming little dog really captured our hearts and we love her more and more each day. We wanted to share the adventures of this special little dog and connect with other dog lovers and that's why we created the "Tiffy's World" blog.

Along with spending time with our family, Tiffy enjoys connecting with fellow canines through her blog "Tiffy's World". Tiffy shares her insights from a dog's point of view and seeks out the latest trends in all things dog. She barks about the doggy fashion and dog friendly places to visit. Tiffy also has several columns she writes for fun and entertainment such as...

"Dear Tiffy", where she helps her fellow dogs with their canine dilemmas...

Miss Tiff who barks about canine manners....
Trendy Tiffy the Yorkie who barks about canine couture...

Chef Tiffy who enjoys baking home made biscuits...

Tiffy is a very special little dog with a big heart. Besides writing her various articles, she also finds time to help dogs in need. Recently, Tiffy had the opportunity to foster a little puppy. This was her first foster opportunity and she did a great job. Tiffy shared her toys with her new friend, as well as helped teach her some canine manners. After a month, our littler friend was ready to join her forever home. It was a wonderful experience. Here is a picture of Tiffy with her friend Layla (Our First Foster Puppy).

This is a glimpse of what you will find at "Tiffy's World". I hope you stop by and join us for some fun canine adventures.

Here are 3 of Tiffy's favorite posts:

This first link is a post about an apple picking adventure Tiffy took part in with her family.  We visited a 105 year old farm in New York State.

The next link is a post of "Dear Tiff", a fictional doggy advice column.  Dear Tiff, answers letters from puppies with problems and gives her best dog-gone advice.  This is a new feature I just added to my blog for fun.
This last link is a post from Halloween.  Tiffy and cousin Jasmine the Cream Color Golden Retriever puppy head out to scare up some fun at the local Petco Howl-O-Ween Parade.  They didn't win but they had fun anyway.

Please go over and give Tiffy some Pet Blogs United comment love, and thank you all for your patience.  We hope to get back on track this week.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

She's Back!

My mom person is back here where she belongs!


Thank you for all of your love, prayers & support!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Stranded

Hello friends,

After the death of my uncle in St. Louis, I am currently stranded in a small town in Illinois with a car problem. You can click on my blog Screaming Mimi for a more detailed account of the situation.

I appreciate all of your love and support and hope to be back to my family and my blogging soon.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Another Break

Hi guys, it's Pam.  I have a family emergency in another state and won't be back until at least Friday.

When I have some down time I may comment on some of your blogs, but I probably won't be able to update for awhile.

Have a great week, friends!

Roxy The Traveling Dog - Member Spotlight


My name is Roxy, I am a 6 year old Pomeranian-chihuahua. I just recently started blogging about all the fun me and my family have. My mom and dad are both artists, so we go to art shows and travel to art galleries. We do a lot of traveling just because it’s fun. Our favorite place is the desert in southern Utah. I love to go camping and hiking, anywhere really, but the desert is my favorite. I can hike for miles and miles, just give me snacks and enough water, and I’m good to go. Mom did make me a little carrier, for when I need a bit of a rest.

My blog is also about the work my mom and dad do. I get to help at the shop, were my dad creates custom furniture. So every Friday I have a “ shop dog report ” about what’s going on. I get to help mom at home do her leather work and bead work too, that’s fun.

We recently got a puppy. I was not thrilled at first, but she’s OK. Torrey is a miniature australian shepherd and she has provided some pretty funny content for the blog. She likes traveling too. Which is good, because we have some fun stuff planned for this coming year. So come travel with us.

My motto is “ It’s all about the fun!! “ because it is.

Stop by & visit Roxy & her crew and tell them PBU sent ya!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Brian's Home ~ Featured Blogger

Brian
My name is Brian and I was born on a Christmas Tree Farm. Some very nice ladies from Kitten Action Team (KAT) in Greenville, SC rescued me. I was at PetSmart for 9 months before I got my forever home.

Actually I was adopted once but they didn't treat me nice so the KAT ladies came and took me back. My mission is to help as many other homeless critters as I can find purrfect forever homes too. I raise awareness through my rescue blog at http://foreverhomewanted.com/ and through Facebook and Twitter where I have over 10,000 followers. I am also an Offishul Repurrter for the Cat Blogosphere .

Sascha
My 4 sisters are all rescues too. My sister Sascha was left in her carrier all night outside of PetSmart...on a very cold night. Fortunately that is where Kitten Action Team is and my Mom and Dad just happened to stop there to buy some food. The decision to adopt her was made on the spot.
Gracie
Zoe
We also adopted my sisters Gracie & Zoe from Kitten Action Team and we adopted them on the same day. They are both very nice sisters.
Dolly
My sister Dolly is our Social Media Rescue and one of the links tells her story. It proves that social media and all we do really can have an impact.

Here are 3 of their favorite posts

The Social Media Rescue

Bark World Expo

Tabby Town Thursday in Greenville, SC

Stop by Brian's Home this week and tell 'em PBU sent ya.  Show them some comment love & if you want to be the Pet Blogs United Featured Blogger drop us a line at PBU at comcast dot net.

Friday, March 4, 2011

On A Break *Update*

*Update*

Due to all of your love & prayers my mom person is home from the hospital.  Besides resting, she wants to relax by visiting my friend blogs, but we might not post for a couple of days.

I just want to say thank you to the blogging community for all the love and well wishes.  Pet bloggers rock!

Pam
---------------------------------
Oskar here,

My mom person, Pam is staying at the hospital for a day or two, so there won't be any posting for a bit.

She'll be back as soon as she can!

Foster Friday ~ Meet Cha Cha

Cha Cha is a wonderful dog who has been at Animal Haven Shelter in Soho, NYC for the past 8 months (much longer than any other dog) and for no good reason!

Everyone at the Shelter agrees that Cha Cha is a great dog who will make an amazing pet. It is hard to say what breeds Cha Cha may have in her DNA, but the shelter staff think she might be part boxer or mastiff. She is a big bundle of joy who has had trouble finding a home in New York City due to her size.

She came to the shelter in the summer of 2010 with her puppies who found homes long ago. She has had time at the shelter to be trained by the shelter's head trainer and has graduated basic obedience class. Even though she gets lots of love and attention from the staff and volunteers, she really needs a home and a family to stimulate her with new people and surroundings.

Cha Cha is three years old, smart, outgoing and bubbly and will make a fantastic family dog. Please consider spreading the news about Cha Cha!

For more information about Cha Cha, click here.

Please Tweet the following if you're on Twitter: "Help lovely ChaCha find a home with @PetBlogsUnited http://tinyurl.com/4s7jq9n pls. retweet"


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