Tips for Hanging Out From Morris the Cat + Q&A with the Star Kitty Himself!


This post is brought to you by 9Lives. All opinions are my own. Morris the Cat is probably the world’s most famous kitty ever. Known for his role in over 50 9Lives cat food commercials from the 1970s up through today, he’s THE face of “charmingly choosy” kitties. Morris gained even greater fame when he became an advo-cat for kitty adoptions with his “Million Cat Rescue” initiative, and just this year, he took a trip to South by Southwest as a feline technology correspondent. It seems like Morris is one insanely busy kitty, always on the go! He still manages […] Read more »

What Do You Need to Know Before Bringing Home a Snake? #ReptileCare

New Snake Essentials

This post is sponsored by petMD Reptile Center, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Reptile Ownership, but I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers. petMD® and PetSmart are not responsible for the content of this article. Many moons ago, when I brought home my iguana Clyde, we didn’t know all that much about reptile care. In fact, we knew exactly what we were told at the pet store. With no internet back then and no access to experts, I went off that one conversation for the entire four years […] Read more »

What I Learned About Snakes By Snuggling a Python #ReptileCare

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This post is a sponsored post. I am being compensated to help spread the word about Reptile Ownership, but I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers. petMD® and PetSmart® are not responsible for the content of this article. When I was 15, I begged my mom for a lizard. After much debate, she finally gave in and I got Clyde the Iguana. He was awesome. Friendly, curious and just plain cool. He used to sit on my shoulder while I typed up school papers. That was before computers were in every house, so it was an old-school typewriter. He […] Read more »

Freshpet Makes Dry Food Now & Dogs Everywhere Do the Dance of Joy

Freshpet Grain Free Fresh Chicken Recipe has fresh ingredients that you can actually see in the bowl.

Did you know that Freshpet makes dry dog food now, called Freshpet Fresh Baked Recipes? Well, they do, and it is awesome! At least my dogs think so! They got to try out the Freshpet Grain Free Fresh Chicken Dog Recipe in exchange for my translation of their honest review and they were just beside themselves with excitement! My dogs love the Freshpet rolls that you find in the refrigerators at the end of pet food aisles (at least, that’s where I always find it). We add it to their kibble to stretch it and give them more variety in […] Read more »

Kitten Cuteness on Overload (Not-Even-Remotely-Wordless Wednesday)

Cute Cuddly Kittens

I rarely do Wordless Wednesday posts, mostly because I forget the meme exists. Also because I don’t like the whole idea of being “wordless.” I’m not capable of it! So here’s a sort of Wordless Wednesday post instead! Insanely cute kittens doing cute kitten-like things. I lied. This isn’t even “sort of Wordless Wednesday.” There’s a story behind these kittens and I have to share it! So here’s how it goes. See this Mama Cat? Well, one day in the dead cold of winter (coldest on record), some inhumane monster dumped her off at the cottages where my boyfriend lives. […] Read more »

Celebrate Your Best Friend with Barkfest on Nat Geo WILD


Need an excuse to celebrate your beastie bestie? How about an entire weekend dedicated to our beloved canine companions?  Nat Geo WILD’s inaugural BARKFEST, a full weekend of programming that celebrates man’s best friend, airs this weekend (May 15-17). Check out some highlights, along with a program guide below! Then kick back, invite your furry pal up on the sofa, grab some pooch-safe snacks and snuggle up!   Barkfest Weekend Lineup Barkfest weekend features 48 hours of all dogs, all the time. In addition to the highlights below, you’ll be seeing plenty of Cesar in Dog Whisperer, Cesar 911, Love my […] Read more »

Take the Heavy Lifting Out of Stopping Kitty Odors with Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal Lightweight #ClumpAndSeal

Clump and Seal

I received Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal in exchange for an honest review as part of the  Smiley360 Blogger Program. All opinions belong to me and my cats. Aforementioned cats would like me to add that since I am not fluent in cat, they take no responsibility for any meows lost in translation. Ah, the litter box! It’s the best part of having a cat, isn’t it? Bending over with an aching back every day to scoop out another creature’s waste, it’s EXACTLY why I got my first cat! I couldn’t WAIT to start scooping! In case my own “meows” are […] Read more »

Make Your Purina Pet Haul Go Further at Dollar General #DGPetDash

Dollar General Purina Pet Haul

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sponsored by Purina for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. With three cats and three dogs (not to mention the guinea pigs), shopping wisely for pet products is super important to me. Otherwise my furry friends could quite literally eat me out of house and home! On top of my fuzzy kids, my boyfriend Sal is fostering an abandoned mama cat and her three super squee-worthy kittens over at his place. For your viewing pleasure, a pile of cuteness: We’re pretty much swimming in cats and dogs! So as you […] Read more »

Be a Smart Cookie and Customize Your Own Dog Treats + Giveaway

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My dogs want me to tell you that while they received complimentary samples of Smart Cookie dog treats (and devoured every last one of them), all opinions belong to them. They also want me to tell you that any errors in dog-to-human translation are entirely my fault. Should I make my pooches sound less hip than they actually are, that’s on me. That said, I don’t need to be Dr. Doolittle to tell you that my dogs are totally bonkers for Smart Cookie Dog Treats! I can almost guarantee that your dogs will too. Why? Because YOU get to decide […] Read more »

Read to Your Pets, Promote Literacy AND Save Money with Purina & Dollar General!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Purina. All opinions are 100% mine. If you’re a regular reader, by now you should know that I’m pretty passionate about promoting literacy. If you’re new here, well, I just told you, so now you know. It’s just SO important to every aspect of our lives. Growing up, I didn’t live in an area with a lot of kids. Many of my best friends either had four legs ad fur or lived in between two book covers and in my imagination. I read voraciously. I imagined just as voraciously. […] Read more »