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June is Adopt A Cat Month, and while may June may almost be over, there are still a lot of cats in shelters looking for a place to call home.
If you are thinking about adding a cat to your family, I hope you will help put kitten mills out of business by choosing to adopt a cat.
Before you bring your new cat home, it is a good idea to make sure you have the essentials.
Food and Water Bowls
Food (start with the food your cat is used to eating, if you have a preferred food, transition your cat’s diet slowly.)
Litter Box and Litter
Hiding spots (if there aren’t any, you can make one out of a cardboard box)
Collar and ID tag
Moving is stressful even under the best circumstances. It must be very confusing for newly adopted animal to be placed in a new environment.
A lot of people recommend confining a new cat to one room for a period of time so the cat isn’t overwhelmed with everything, particularly if there are other pets. If you have dogs, you may want to read this post, Introducing A Cat Into Your Home. It is important for you to spend some time in the room with your new cat, even it is the cat is shy. If your cat is hiding, simply spend some time in the room reading or watching TV so your cat can observe and learn to trust you. When it comes to helping cats adapt, patience is a virtue!
We found some cool essentials to help you and your cat chill in style!
Skittles is a Siamese cat and Mona is a Himalayan cat who was once part of a feral cat colony. She is friendly once she feels comfortable with people, but does not like to be picked up. Mona has a deformed paw.
You can also check your local shelter and Petfinder to find awesome cats in your area.
I’d love to hear if an adopted pet has touched your life in a positive way.
With a glorious long weekend stretched out in front of us, it is easy to fixate on the fun parts, the food, the socializing and for many, the fireworks. But the Fourth Of July can be dangerous for dogs. In addition to the regular holiday dangers (eating something toxic, stress due to a crowd of people, and an increased chance of an unnoticed exit) fireworks can wreak havoc with a dog’s mindset.
While my dogs don’t seem to mind fireworks, they skip our local fireworks display because there are too many people and other dogs there. I feel that for my crew, the risks outweigh the potential fun.
If you’ve added a dog to your family recently, you might not know how he will react to fireworks. What once seemed magical to me, I now realize can be absolutely terrifying to humans with PTSD, dogs, and wildlife.
Meghan Marrs from K9 of Mine sent me this awesome infographic with five smart ways to help keep your dogs safe and happy during the fireworks.
5 Ways to Keep Your Canine Safe for 4th of July
I am hoping that noiseless fireworks will catch on in the United States. If fireworks cause so much distress for dogs, I bet it is much worse for wildlife.
How do you keep your pets safe during the Fourth of July?
Happy Monday! These photos of a Pomeranian in Paris might be the cutest thing you see today. Thanks to Lindsey Kent from Pictours Paris for this engagement session.
From Julia: “My fiance Max and I met in Nice when we were both studying French for a year. When it was time to take our engagement photos, Max had the idea to get some photos done in France as well is in my hometown in Texas. After visiting my family in Texas, we flew to Paris on our way back to Germany. We were only in Paris for a few days, and we were jet lagged, but our Pictours Paris experience was stress-free.
Lindsey made us feel so comfortable and was so accommodating with our dog, Maia. I had some worries about the day, but it all turned out perfect. Lindsey gave a great recommendation for hair and makeup and everyone involved was so easy and fun to work with.
We did the two-hour photo session and were pleasantly surprised with how many locations we took photos at without sacrificing the number of photos we could take.
All in all, it was a wonderful experience, and we look forward to doing it again in the future!”
If you are considering traveling internationally with a dog, visit Montecristo Travels. Montecristo shares lots of dog-friendly places and great travel tips.
If you are looking to add a Pomeranian to your life, please consider adopting one!
About Pictoris Paris: Based in Paris, France, Lindsey Kent offers photography for couples, families and individuals for a unique souvenir from the City Of Love. Her husband, Chef Justin Kent, also offers Picnics in Paris which sounds incredibly romantic and delicious.
Happy Weekend! I don’t live near a beach, but I wish I did. I love this gorgeous duo of Afghan hounds that Emilee Fuss photographed in Boca Grande, Florida.
You can see more of photos of Paige and Paris here.
About Emilee Fuss Photography: Based in Orlando, Florida, Emilee specializes in portraits of pets and children.
Fetching Links We Love
June 23-25 BlogPaws Conference, Phoenix, AZ
June 26 Join Muttville for Pride 2016, San Francisco, CA
June 25 MHF 26th Annual Black Tie Gala, Marshall, VA
July 14-17 Best Friends National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT
July 16 Global Anti BSL Protest, Montreal, Quebec
July 23 “Every Animal Has Its Day” Golf Tournament, Pompey, NY
August 27 Bark For Life, San Francisco, CA
September 17 Bark In The Park, San Jose, CA
If you are interested in having an event listed here, email rescue (at) dailydogtag dot com.
If you are a wedding aficionado, you may have seen this amazing Doxie wedding previously, but I doubt you will mind seeing them again. This styled shoot is the brainchild of photographer Danielle Rivera from Danfredo Photos + Films. In addition to the cutest bride and groom, every detail is perfect!
From Danielle: “Hudson was adopted from Little Paws Dachshund Rescue.
Shortly after we brought Chelsea home from Sophia’s Grace Foundation, I mentioned (over wine) how funny it’d be if she and Hudson got married. Like, REALLY married. With flowers and an invitation and a ceremony and guests. The whole shebang.
When I told Sara Murray from Confetti & Co. about my ridiculous idea and she LOVED it. She totally signed up to be Hudson and Chelsea’s wedding planner! Between the two of us, we were able to build a solid team of crazy dog people.
Dog Crazy Vendors That Made This Wedding Possible
Kate Farley from Kate Farley Design, Ashley Wrenn-Peterson from hello, bird., Brooke Saylor from Saylormade, Claire Hudson from Pennys & Stamps and Jackie Starker from Amelie’s Bark Shop helped us throw the wedding of the century. Lastly, our buddies at West Elm Philly were gracious enough to lend us all the decor for their nuptials.”
You can see more of Hudson and Chelsea’s wedding on Danfredo’s blog here.
Follow hefydanfredo on Instagram to see more of Danielle’s images (including Hudson and Chelsea!)
About Danfredo Photos + Films Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Danielle and Wil Rivera are a husband and wife photography team.