Archive for the ‘raise a paw’ Category
Raise A Paw has been out of action for a bit but is back with a bounce despite the toasty heat wave we’re having here on the east coast. If I currently didn’t need a job to survive, I would be on the beach all day every day soaking up the rays from a float in the ocean watching the pooches play in the sand and relaxing under trees. The only thing missing would be beach cats. I mean, does such a thing even exist? Why if pups are (seemingly) allowed on the beach (though often not here in New York) don’t we see felines frolicking in the sand? Raise A Paw is curious to know, Are Cats Good Beach Buddies?
You’ve seen them and you’ve wondered to yourself, “Why on earth is that cat wearing that ridiculous Victorian collar?” or maybe “How did that cat get it’s head stuck in that funnel?” Am I right? Yes, I am. So this week The Etsy Herd dedicates it’s goods to those pets who we love, who sometimes have to put on that foolish-looking although purposeful, but giggle-inducing, Cones of Shame.
Raise A Paw readers, this is your chance! With the dog days of summer finally here my quest for questions has begun. What sunny season queries do you have about your pet?
“Do dogs get sunburns? “
“What are the signs of pet dehydration?”
“Can you take your cat to the beach and if so what beaches are feline friendly?”
Whatever you are feeling inquisitive about whether it’s serious, silly or strange leave a comment asking and I’ll be happily tackling your questions as the heat rolls on.
Image: Arthur – My Daily Bathtub Lifeguard
Out for a run (okay fine, really more of a confident walk peppered with moments of faster walking that I label as “running”) this morning through Prospect Park in Brooklyn I came upon Red-Eared Slider turtle strolling across the road. I stopped, concerned that the bicyclists that whiz through the park might not see it and run it over. We looked at each other for a moment before I asked it where it was headed. Turtle didn’t respond but did give me a sort of, “none of your business lady,” look. Or did it? I wasn’t sure, so I repeated the question and still there was no answer. Not one to bully, I picked Turtle up and put it in the leafy woods and without even so much as a thank you, it strolled off. I wasn’t offended, but it leave me wondering – While Turtle stopped to look at me, did it actually hear me approach? Raise A Paw wants to know if turtles have the ability to get an earful; Turtles, Can You Hear Me?