We at Baylie Dog consider every month “Adopt a Cat Month” even though the month of June is the “official” campaign. We love to see all animals get a second chance for a loving home. After all, my Baylie Dog was a canine rescue and adopted by me after she was found on a rural road and covered in fleas, ticks and lice; all four pounds of her. I also adopted my cat, Smoki, over 12 years ago from a family with a litter of kittens; a three-hour drive one away. My only regret is that I didn’t adopt two from the litter. I think cats miss that bond established by having another cat share their domain. However, it is so much easier for us and less stressful for the cats to bring two kittens or two shelter buddies into a home rather than to introduce adult cats that are not well matched. As expected, there will be a jockeying back and forth to establish dominance. But, it can be accomplished; depending on many factors including the temperament of both cats. As a senior cat, I’m certain my cat, Smoki, would not adjust or tolerate another cat sharing her home.
We at BaylieDog.com are a feline friendly, canine friendly community of like pet lovers. In fact, we love all God’s creatures. You will never see a request from Baylie Dog for personal donations; “chip-ins”, “contribute to” links or any type of request solely for the purpose of self-promotion or personal gain. That is not our mission statement. We are not a profit-driven community. It is also not our mission to ask you to cast a vote for us in order to place a trophy on our mantle; as public accolades are not our goal or purpose unless your vote has potential for allowing us to make a donation to a named shelter or rescue organization. Even though we have no plans to offer any Baylie Dog products in the near future, we will never solicit you to purchase any products related to Baylie Dog with the disclaimer that a “portion” of your donations will go to charity “X” without full disclosure and transparency of that percentage of disbursement.
Baylie Dog was created a little over a year ago when this author rescued a feisty little puppy who stole her heart. The reason for creating Baylie Dog’s presence on social media was for the sole purpose of connecting with like-minded pet lovers in order to share knowledge of pet related issues and enjoy a little silliness to help us through the day; not for personal financial gain.
On BaylieDog.com and Facebook page, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to offer product giveaways to our readers that have been graciously donated by our affiliates and peers in the pet industry. This is our way of showing our gratitude to you; our loyal readers in our small community of Baylie Dog. It warms our hearts to be given the opportunity to do so. Our only regret is that we cannot offer more in these difficult economic times as we know, firsthand, the ever-increasing costs involved in vetting and providing quality, nutritional food for our four-legged family members. If we make just one reader smile or enrich their day through a post, then we have accomplished our goal for the day. If we provide a brief respite to someone from the trials of their every day life for just a moment by means of one of Baylie’s silly photo’s, then we have met our expectations.
Even though we are a small community, we feel we can make a difference. If we lose sight of our purpose, as has been the case with so many communities, we encourage you to reach out to us. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for following our journey and hope you will stick around. I hope we have provided you with as much joy as you have given us.
—-For it is giving that we receive—-
Our friends at Pet360 shared with us this cute infographic with the goal of raising awareness of pet foster programs and to encourage pet lovers to consider fostering shelter pets. As you know, my Baylie Dog was a rescue but not in the normal sense of the term. Baylie was a rescue that I had all intentions of finding a forever home after she came into my life the day she was found on the side of the road. I don’t call her a “foster flop” but rather a foster miracle. I decided to cease my search for that special family to give her a home because she was home! Who was I kidding, I had fallen in love with this cute little four-pound ball of fur.
We, at BaylieDog.com, are a feline and canine friendly community. Even though we go on and on and on with relentless dog talk, we love all things CAT! Seems cats have taken over social media and now have their sights clearly set on Instagram where there are bookoodles of cute kitty pics.
Here is one of the cuties I found at #cats_of_Instagram. His name is Sam. He does appear to have a permanent surprised look about him with the Groucho Marx eyebrows but that’s what makes him so irresistible! He is oh so cute, don’t you think? Seems he has become the king of Instagram; that is, the cat world of Instagram with over 2,500 followers. You can check out his photos on Instagram as #samhaseyebrows. And, if you want your fix of cute cats, just pop on over to Instagram and check out #cats_of_Instagram
Until a few weeks ago, it had never occurred to me that I may have the option of getting my pet’s meds filled at a human pharmacy. That is, until I saw a news story on one of the national news channels warning of the consequences of doing so. I thought everyone did as I have done in the past with my pet’s prescriptions; walked out the door of my veterinarian’s office with meds in hand or as some pet owners prefer to do; order their pet meds online. Why would one choose to have pet meds filled at a human pharmacy, you ask? Cost. Some say you can get them at a human pharmacy for a price much more reasonable than what the vet will charge. I’m not convinced of that theory.
Is your pet ready for some football? Baylie Dog and Baylie Dog.com are thrilled to be a part of a special event hosted by Event Barkers along with AllThingsDogBlog.com and DogTipper.com called Super Dog Sunday™; a photo contest that is a 100 percent charitable event benefiting the
Baylie Dog here. Just recently, mom attended BarkWorld Conference and Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. What is BarkWorld, you ask? It’s a National Pet Social Media Networking Conference and Expo. Can you believe that mom didn’t take me along even though pets were allowed? Sheesh!
This is my dear friend, Elisabeth Gardner, with her rescue cat Frankie. Frankie lives in my town, and I plan to post more about Frankie’s journey when I visit Frankie. We will discuss the medical issues associated with a morbidly obese cat per Dr. Norman of The Ark Animal Hospital in a later post, but I first wanted to introduce you to Frankie. You can follow Frankie’s journey through his Facebook page, FrankieThe 30lb Cat, as he begins his weight-loss journey.
Frankie’s rescue story began in Mobile, Alabama where he was surrendered, at 11 years old and morbidly obese, so his family could travel in their RV. Elisabeth, through Have a Heart Rescue in Birmingham, Alabama, drove over three hours to Mobile, Alabama to rescue Frankie. Frankie is now in a loving home and under the care of a local vet (my feline sister’s vet, as well) and on a strict diet. In the attached video, Ashley Norman, D.V.M, of Ark Animal Hospital in Millbrook, Alabama, discusses some of the problems associated with an obese cat.
Hope you will stop by Frankie’s Facebook page and say hello to Frankie and his family. His mom, Elisabeth, has such a kind spirit for all animals. Thanks to Elisabeth and her husband, Paul, for giving Frankie a loving home and the medical care he so desperately needs!