If there’s one purchase every cat family needs to make even before bringing home their cat, it’s a cat carrier. These portable kennels make it easy to transport your cat safely, whether that’s for a trip to the vet, a move, or a vacation. The least expensive type of cat carrier is the cardboard carrier. […]
Children’s Book Review | “Tumford the Terrible” by Nancy Tillman
Author and illustrator, Nancy Tillman,takes us on a delightful journey of oopsesand oh noes brought about by the mischievous antics of Tumford,an adorable, roly-poly, tuxedokitty. Little Tumford is always making messes but has the hardest time saying “I’m sorry.” Tsk, tsk.Will he ever learn the value of owning up to hismistakes, and thepeace of mind […]
Interview with Petties Winner: Angie Bailey
DogTime interviews Angie Bailey of Catladyland, winner of the 2011 Petties Award for Funniest Blog. Congratulations, Angie! DogTime: Who or what is the inspiration for your blog? Angie Bailey: Catladyland is a cat humor blog so my inspiration has always been my cats and the silly things they do to entertain me every day. When […]
Interview with Petties winner: Stephanie Harwin
DogTime interviews Stephanie Harwin of Catsparella, winner of the 2011 Petties Award for Best Social Media Integration Blog. Congratulations, Stephanie! DogTime: Who or what is the inspiration for your blog? Stephanie Harwin: My blog was inspired by my 10-year-old tuxedo cat, Priscilla. Before she came into my life, I was a crazy cat lady without […]
Interview with Petties Winner: Be the Change 4 Animals
DogTime interviews Be the Change 4 Animals, winner of the 2011 Petties Award for Best Cause Blog. Congratulations, Be the Change! What is BTC4Animals? Be the Change for Animals (BtC4Animals.com) highlights one cause per week, providing calls to action that ultimately help animals in need. These actions require no monetary donations and take mere moments […]
Interview with Petties Winner: Sparkle
DogTime interviews Sparkle of SparkleCat.com, winner of the 2011 Petties Award for Best Blog Post. Congratulations, Sparkle! DogTime: Who or what is the inspiration for your blog? Sparkle: My human has been online since 1993 and building websites since 1997. So when I came along in late 2002, she already knew she was going to […]
The great cat declawing debate
Years ago no one blinked when someone had a cat declawed, but these days declawing is passionately debated. Still, some individuals are not aware of the seriousness and potential ramifications of declawing and make the decision without being fully informed. Unfortunately, declawing cannot be undone if the human later regrets the decision, so continued efforts […]
Dog Eating Carnival Banned in China
Article courtesy of PetMD.com. A dog eating carnival in China dating back more than 600 years has been banned after public outrage at the cruel way the animals are slaughtered, state media said Wednesday. The dogs are killed and skinned in the streets of Qianxi township in the eastern coastal province of Zhejiang during the […]
Should Tom Otterness ever work in this town again?
In 1977, a young man named Tom Otterness adopted a shelter dog, tied him to a fence, and shot him to death. He captured the entire episode on film, ran it on a continuous video loop, and called it art. Otterness was never charged with a crime, and in fact, went on to commercial success […]
Petties Award Winner Interview: Robin Olson
DogTime interviews Robin Olson of Covered in Cat Hair, winner of the 2011 Petties Award for Best Cat Blog. Congratulations, Robin! DogTime: Who or what is the inspiration for your blog? Robin Olson: In 2006, the stress of living with working at home with eight cats was causing me to have a nervous breakdown. Writing […]
Interview with Petties Winner: Kate Benjamin
DogTime interviews Kate Benjamin of Moderncat, winner of the 2011 Petties Award for Best Designed Blog. Congratulations, Kate! DogTime: Who or what is the inspiration for your blog? Kate Benjamin: I have nine rescue cats that are the inspiration for Moderncat.net. They are my product testers and models. I track their needs and behaviors and […]
Interview with Petties Winner: Carol Bryant
DogTime interviews Carol Bryant of FIDO Friendly, winner of the 2011 Petties Award for Best Dog Blog. Congratulations, Carol! DogTime: Who or what is the inspiration for your blog? Carol Bryant: FIDO Friendly is an online extension of the magazine of the same name. Now in its 11th year of publication, FIDO Friendly magazine includes […]
Interviews with 2011 Petties Awards Winners!
When the winners of DogTime’s annual Petties Awards were announced last month, the blogosphere cheered and toasted. In case you haven’t heard, the Petties are Dogtime’s annual celebration recognizing the best of the best in the pet blogging community. Now, here’s your chance to learn more about the winning bloggers. Find out where they get […]
Interview with Petties Winner: Ingrid King
DogTime interviews Ingrid King of Conscious Cat, winner of the 2011 Petties Award for Best Overall Pet Blog. Congratulations, Ingrid! DogTime: Who or what is the inspiration for your blog? Ingrid King: The Conscious Cat was inspired by Amber, who was the original conscious cat. She was a wise old soul in a feline body. […]
BarkWorld: the Not-to-Miss Conference for Pet People
Love a dog? Owned by a cat? Wanna learn how social media can help your pet-focused business, local rescue, or animal-related website? Then don’t miss BarkWorld, the annual conference covering all facets of social media, pet lifestyle, and business education. This year’s venue is the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, and the conference runs […]
Win $10,000 for Your Favorite Shelter or Rescue
Hurry — there’s still time, but you only have ’til the end of the month! Know a shelter or rescue group who could use a little extra help during these tough times? You could be the one to make all the difference. One lucky DogTime reader will win $10,000 for his or her favorite shelter. […]
Winners Announced for the 2011 DogTime Pet Blog Awards
DogTime Media’s Petties Awards Recognizes Eight of the Best Pet Bloggersand Donates $20,000 to Animal Shelters and Rescues Nationwide SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – (August 31, 2011) – DogTime Media, the largest vertical media community focused exclusively on pet owners, announced the winners of the 2011 DogTime Pet Blog Awards, also known as “the Petties.” The […]
Advertisements, comedic bits, and their impact on animals
Tuesday on my way to coffee, I heard rising star and comedian Wyatt Cenac interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition program. He talked about, among other things, being funny and about his gig as a Daily Show correspondent. He also spoke of his frustration over a controversial advertisement put out by an animal rights group. He’d […]
The 2011 Petties Awards Winners — and Their Winning Shelters!
Friday, August 26, 2011: It was the biggest night of the year for pet bloggers the world over as the winners of the 2011 Petties Awards were announced on DogTime. The Petties are Dogtime’s annual celebration recognizing excellence among animal-loving bloggers of all stripes. The Petties are the only awards nominated by, voted for, and […]
Charles and Camilla Adopt a Shelter Pup
All hail the king and queen (to be)! Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, adopted a puppy. Though pedigreed themselves, the royal couple made an absolutely noble decision when they opted to go for a shelter dog. Now that’s leadership. According to CNN, Camilla contacted the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and asked to […]
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