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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.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Tonk's Tale Featured Blogger

This week we get to introduce you to the gang from A Tonk's Tale, so grab your coffee & check them out.

This blog was named after Ryker, a purebred Tonkinese I rescued from a breeder who was going to euthanize him for health reasons. He first came one the scene in 2009 as @Ryker_Tyker on Twitter. This blog was created to give him a voice longer than the 140 characters Twitter allows. We lost Ryker to a sudden blood clot in November, 2010.

Our little "Waif" we rescued from Wayside Waifs on December 23, 2009. She's a Daddy's Girl (he buys roses for her, not me!) who adores her pink mani/pedi and blingy collar.

Ryker'z Boyz: Maxwell & Faraday
Maxwell is a Blue Point Siamese who came to us from a Siamese rescue. Unknown to us, he was completely deaf. We didn't care. His sweet disposition utterly charmed us! Several months of treatment and one surgery later, he now has partial hearing in one ear. Faraday? Oy vey! What to say about this bundle of energy? Faraday's a purebred Platinum Mink Tonkinese we got from a breeder who also places Tonks who have been abandoned & need to be rehomed. He yells a lot, at the top of his lungs, when he wants attention. Which is basically all the time.

I'm a director of film & video, a pilot and an avid cat lover. Volunteering at Wayside Waifs, Missouri's largest no-kill animal shelter, is my way of helping to reduce the alarming euthanasia rates of shelter cats in the U.S. I work as a cat socializer, video producer, social media advocate (& anything else they ask me to do!).

I'm married to a physicist who is also a pilot, and who also loves cats -- and keeps telling me he wants more (um, can we wait on that one for a while? Faraday's still swingin' from the rafters over here....).

It's our hope that our blog can be used to entertain, educate and help spread animal advocacy.
Here are some of their favorite links:

Cats and heartworms (an important, fairly new issue not many know about)

Less adoptable: Deaf Cats (our sweet Maxwell was completely deaf when we adopted last year & we didn't know it!)
Puppy Mills: How One Missouri Shelter is Fighting Back (part 1)

Puppy Mills: How One Missouri Shelter is Fighting Back (part 2)

Senior Cats

Stop by A Tonk's Tale today and check out all of the fun!  Tell them Oskar & Pam sent you.

If you're interested in being featured on Pet Blogs United, drop us a line at PBU at comcast dot net.


Mariodacat said...

Oh, we just love this family so much and have known them for a long time. They do so much for rescues and for the Twitter community as a whole. You won't find nicer oomabs or anipals who really give of themselves.

Nerissa said...

Hi you guys! ... and Allie too, of course! I didn't know a lot of that stuff 'bout you and your peeps and I'm so glad that now I do. I LOVE the final picture. You're such a cutie there with that silvervine pillow. I'm assuming it's a silvervine pillow that can put you into such a state of bliss. You're all beautiful!!!

Kjelle Bus said...

Me and mom have just known the A tonk´s taler for a little while.
But we already LOVE to visit them :)

Random Felines said...

we love these guys...thanks for letting others know about them!!

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

Maxwell: *bluuuush*! Thanks you all for such kind words, and for Oskar & Pam for featuring us!
We're so honored!

Tamago said...

I did not know them but they sound wonderful! It cracked me up when I read "he buys roses for her, not me" part :-) I love the last photo very much!!

Carolyn said...

Hey you guys! I've just visited you and here you are again! :) Nice to get more of the lowdown xox

Brian said...

They are one way cool family!!!!!

The Cat From Hell said...

Nellie and I visit Faraday, Allie and Max! They are great cats and they always have great stuff to say!
I am visiting because Queen Penelope is still under the weather.
Have a great Day!

meowmeowmans said...

We LOVE our friends at a Tonk's Tale! They are the best. Thank you for featuring them ... we hope lots and lots more people discover them through this post!

Two French Bulldogs said...

wow they sure sound pretty cool
Benny & Lily

Katie & Glogirly said...

It's so fun to get to know you better, Oskar and Pam!
It's always fun peeking into the lives behind the blogs.
We love you and your blog!
xo Katie & Glogirly

pawstotalk.net said...

Thanks for sharing we look forward to being friends.
Bella and DiDi

Keisha said...

They is very sweet! :)

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

We adore these guys - well done featuring them!

Hound Girl said...

They look like great people to know, thank you for introducing them to us!

www.shelter-cats.com said...

There's a lot of good advice on Tonk's Tale. Also very lovely cats!
Thank you, Oscar and Pam for introducing them.

Clooney said...

Wonderful post and feature on A Tonk's Tail! We love them, their blog and the way they help kitties!

meowmeowmans said...

What a wonderful post! We love our pals Faraday, Max and Allie (and their humans, too). Thank you for featuring them here on PBU ... we hope it leads to lots more kittehs and people discovering their awesome bloggie. :)

Alien said...

Shh. If anyone from the government asks, I wasn't here.


Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

MOL! We loved getting to meet the Alien, too!

And thank you all for saying such nice things about us! And it's so nice meeting new folks too!

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