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Too-Cute Kitten Holiday Chorus (Video)

Video:  Chorus line of Kittens performs Christmas dance

December 27, 2013 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, animal behavior, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Dog Waits at Gate for Cat to Come Home [video]

Video: Dog Waits at Gate for Cat to Come Home

Tobias the cat was very ill or injured and at a vet clinic for three weeks. Watch as sweet Camila, a yellow lab, welcomes her kitty home.

September 29, 2013 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, animal behavior, animals, Animals Adopting Animals, Dogs, Dogs, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Two-faced kitten

Two-faced kitten Deucy born at ‘6:11 a.m. on 6/11’: Oldest two-faced cat is 13

Two-faced kitten  -  It’s oddly adorable!

Radio Patriot:  A rare, two-faced kitten was born in Amity, Ore., on Tuesday. Stephanie Durkee, the owner of both the female kitten and its mother, took the two-faced cat to a vet, who say she’s in good health. (She meows "loudly from both mouths," according to the Guardian.)

Durkee told Portland’s KGW-TV the kitten — named "Deucy" — has been rejected by her mother, so she’s been feeding her warmed kitten formula from a syringe.

"The kids … came in and said, ‘Mom there’s a kitty with two heads,’" Durkee told Portland’s NBC affiliate. "And I said, ‘I think you guys are just tired, you’re crazy, that doesn’t happen.’"

Durkee, who plans to keep Deucy, says the kitten was born at "6:11 a.m. on 6/11 under the ‘Gemini’ astrological sign." Durkee said she "can’t help but wonder at the ‘double’ coincidences surrounding Deucy’s birth."”

Two-faced cats — known as Janus cats, for the two-faced Roman god who also gave us the word "January" — are unusual but not unprecedented.

In 2012, a Port Charlotte, Fla., couple’s cat gave birth to a two-faced male kitten. (They named him Harvey Dent, after the two-face "Batman" character.)

Sadly Harvey died after two days.

Examiner:

Deucy is just the latest of animals born with two faces or heads, a condition known as polycephaly, or having more than one head. Specifically, having two heads is called bicephaly or dicephaly. It is a product of the same genetic malfunction that causes conjoining, or, as in some cases, a parasitic twin.

The condition can also be a product of diprosopus, or craniofacial duplication, where, as the latter name suggests, a genetic disorder causes the parts or all of an animal’s face to be duplicated on the head.

In April a pig was born in China with two two faces, complete with two snouts, the heads meeting at a single eye (giving the pig an odd three-eyed visage).

A two-headed blue shark fetus was discovered in a pregnant shark caught in the Indian Ocean earlier this year, and, in 2011, the first ever two-headed bull shark was pulled out of the Atlantic just off the Florida Keys.

But of all animals, snakes are the most common to produce polycephalic offspring.

It is unclear if there have been any astrological significance placed on the births or their timings, but it is not unusual for people to attach supernatural or superstitious portentous import to such occurrences.

But one has to wonder, if such births are in any way significant as "signs," why there aren’t hundreds of such two-faced animals born in Washington, D. C.

Frank and Louie, the two-faced cat who was born 13 years ago, like the two-faced kitten born in Oregon, has made it into the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest recorded Janus or two-faced cat.

“Janus cats appear to be conjoined twins, but their condition is actually not the result of incomplete separation of two embryos in the womb. It’s triggered by a protein called sonic hedgehog homolog (SHH). Yes, there’s a protein called the sonic hedgehog protein,” reported BuzzFeed in February of 2013 in an article about 13-year-old two-faced cat Frank and Louie.

Like two-faced kitten Deucy, two-faced Frank and Louie was brought into a pet hospital when he was a just one day old. Today, two-faced Frank and Louie is 13 years old and therefore has a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest living two-faced cat. Maybe eventually two-faced kitten Deucy will join Frank and Louie in the Guinness Book of Records — the world is rooting for the little two-faced kitten.

June 14, 2013 Posted by | Animal or Pet Related Stories, Animal Related Education, animals, Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love, Pet Health, Pets, Unusual Stories, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Kitten Message Therapy

Video:  Kitten Massage Therapy

It’s stressful being a kitten! So, after a long day of eating, napping, and terrorizing unattended clothing, it’s important to unwind.

March 6, 2013 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal and Pet Photos, animal behavior, animals, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, pet fun, Pets | , , | Leave a comment

Puppy Bowl IV – 2013

Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl includes puppies, kittens, hamsters, hedgehogs – an absolute must see. If you missed this year’s Puppy Bowl, make sure you tune in next year. It’s worth the time. Even better, all of the puppies featured in the game are adoptable via Pet Finder. An entertaining event supporting a worthwhile cause. Check out the videos; definitely good for a solid giggle or two.

For those who are not football fans, the Puppy Bowl is a great alternative or an additional fun watch on Super Bowl Sunday:

Video:  Puppy Bowl IX – 2013 Starting Line-up

Video:  ABC NEWS Doggie Football Event

Video:  2013 Puppy Bowl Video Final

February 5, 2013 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal and Pet Photos, animal behavior, Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Dogs, Dogs, Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, Pet Adoption, Pet Events, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The 25 Most Awkward Cat Sleeping Positions Plus One

BuzzFeed – Animals: h/t to Garry Hamilton of the NoisyRoom

1. The Full Situp
To achieve the full situp, you must begin with the genuine intention of exercising your abs and promptly fall asleep midway through the task. This position is extremely advanced and not recommended for amateur sleepers.

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2. The Awkward Spoon
The goal here is not so much intimacy as it is the socially uncomfortable sharing of a physical space with someone. Bonus points if your arm falls asleep but you’re too embarrassed to move it.

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3. The Semicircle
Tuck your tail between your legs and imagine that you are an omelet.

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4. The Sunbather
The trick is to look like someone who is acting comfortable whilst also appearing extremely uncomfortable. Let’s take this excellent opportunity to coin the term "meta-comfortable."

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5. The Double Bed
You will need a partner for this one. The goal is not so much comfort as an expression of sheer, unadulterated greed.

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6. The Half-Box
Any old box will do, but two of your feet – preferably on opposite sides of your body – must remain outside the container at all times.

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7. The Backstroker
Do not even attempt unless you have tiny, tiny, precious little legs.

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Via: 7easylife.info

8. The Sleeping Baby
Find a baby. Imitate the baby.

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9. The Fur Pile
For this, you will need at least three friends who are not averse to your sleeping on them.

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Via: cuteoverload.com

10. The Full-Box
Just get your whole damn body in there no matter what it takes. Be the box.

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Via: shangralafamilyfun.com

11. The Drunken Radiator
Just because you are obviously some kind of gin-addled hobo doesn’t mean you can’t be nice and warm.

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Via: cuteoverload.com

12. The Sleeping Dog
Find a dog. Imitate the dog.

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Via: zuzafun.com

13. The Librarian
Bury your furry little head in your paws and try to look as contemplative and bookish as possible before drifting off.

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Via: zuzafun.com

14. The Ruler
Measure the floor with every inch of your tiny body.

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Via: designswan.com

15. The Windowsill
The whole world is your hammock.

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Via: designswan.com

16. The Clothes Dryer
Imagine that you are a wet T-shirt, fresh from the washing machine. Drape yourself accordingly.

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17. The Pot Luck
Think of yourself as a last-minute fruit salad that everyone will be very polite about but probably not enjoy all that much.

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Via: cuteoverload.com

18. The Head-Rush
Head to the ground, paws in the air – let gravity do the rest.

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19. The Odd One Out
For this one you will need first to find two willing conformists.

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Via: lovemeow.com

20. The Mid-Sentence
Only recommended for individuals with extreme forms of narcolepsy.

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Via: zuzafun.com

21. The Bag Of Limbs (Box Edition)
Have a friend or loved one take you apart and put you back together haphazardly inside a box.

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Via: thefrogman.me

22. The Bag Of Limbs (Couch Edition)
Same as above, except (obviously) without the box.

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Via: mousebreath.com

23. The Dog Bed
Not a bed for dogs, but a bed that is made of dogs. I.e., the most comfortable bed you will ever sleep on that also smells kind of funky.

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Via: funnycutepics.com

24. The Office Worker
Fall asleep on the job. LOL.

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Via: manualidades.facilisimo.com

25. The Married Couple
Don’t be afraid to snore.

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Via: cutetastic.com

26.  Four Cute Kittens Sleeping In A Drawer

If I could just get my dogs to sleep in some of these positions… there would be a lot more room in our bed!!  AskMarion – JOMP

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August 6, 2012 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal and Pet Photos, animal behavior, animals, Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love, pet fun, Pets | , , | Leave a comment

MHAA is a free-range, no-kill cat sanctuary

                     A place to call home until that home comes true!       

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Mid Hudson Animal Aid runs the Essie Dabrusin Cat Sanctuary, A free range, no-kill home to hundreds of cats and kittens pending adoption. At the sanctuary, we "socialize" cats, provide preventative medical treatment, rehabilitate frightened and abused animals, and provide a safe and stimulating environment during their stay at the sanctuary. Our goal is to place these animals in good quality homes through our Adoption Program.

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Our purpose is to protect and provide for abandoned and abused animals in the Hudson Valley and place them in good adoptive homes. We have many cats and kittens available for adoption.  For years, we have been serving the entire Hudson Valley including Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester, Orange, Ulster and Rockland Counties, but we invite anyone from anywhere to come and get involved

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For a video tour of the shelter please visit HERE

Mid Hudson Animal Aid

Related: Craig Grant’s Sanctuary of Homeless Cats

April 5, 2011 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal Rescues, animals, free range rescue, Just One More Pet, NO KILL NATION, Pets | , , , | 2 Comments

Pictures to Make You Smile

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March 28, 2011 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal and Pet Photos, animals, Just One More Pet, On The Lighter Side, Pet Friendship and Love, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Life, Love and Four Paws By Ben Stein

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Ben Stein… Life… Love…. Four Paws

Ben Stein had some thoughts on CBS Sunday Morning on how to get through the recession. His advice? Get a dog.

And why is he leaving his mark? Because he encourages that you should rescue a dog from a local shelter.

From the New York TimesEvery week I read Ben Stein’s column in the Sunday New York Time Business section. I appreciate his grounded, rational approach to long term financial success.

This week’s piece was dedicated to “his best possible thoughts on sound investing and living a long life“. Amongst the Warren Buffet-esque and uber sagacious investing and saving advice he recommends everyone to “get a dog” and “get some kittens.” Get a dog to “sleep in your bed with you. Dogs know nothing of mortality and they share that peace with you.” And kittens “to let them crawl all over you.”

I can say without exception I have seen every one in our office, after having a particularly challenging moment take a couple minutes to goof around with an office dog, walk off much lighter in mind and spirit. Anyone who has a dog or cat knows how therapeutic pawed companionship is. But I bet you didn’t know it would make your richer

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March 31, 2010 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal Rescues, Fostering and Rescue, Just One More Pet, Pet Adoption, Pet Friendship and Love, Pets, Success Stories | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

March start of kitten, puppy season…

By LARISSA GRAHAM/The Lufkin Daily News

 This year, Lufkin Animal Control will take in approximately 7,000 dogs and cats for a variety of reasons, whether they are surrendered by their owners, dropped off as strays, or caught by animal control.

Of those, only 10 percent of the dogs and 2 percent of the cats will make it to new homes. The rest will be euthanized to make room for a constant flow of incoming animals.

According to Rhonda McLendon, director of Lufkin Animal Control, March marks the beginning of puppy and kitten season, when the shelter will see a huge increase in the numbers of puppies and kittens left with them.

“Unfortunately, a lot of folks out there bring us puppies and kittens. Almost every day this time of year we’ll get a litter,” McLendon said.

During the summer, the shelter will take in anywhere from 600 to 1,000 animals a month.

“We’re taking in vast numbers and we’re adopting a few and getting a few back to their owners and a few to rescues,” McLendon said. “The numbers are pretty ridiculous.”

The reason for their staggering intake numbers, McLendon said, is because people are allowing their pets, whether by choice or by accident, to reproduce.

“Way too many animals are being born, and there just aren’t enough homes out there for them,” McLendon said.

McLendon hopes that education will encourage more people to choose to spay or neuter their pets.

Currently, the city of Lufkin works with Southwood Drive Animal Clinic, allowing all animals adopted from animal control to be spayed or neutered for a much lower fee than a veterinarian would normally charge. The Humane Society has a low-cost spay and neuter program, as does O’Malley Alley Cat, which also offers trap-and-release programs.

“There’s folks out there that you can go to and get help for spay and neuter, but a lot of folks don’t because they don’t realize how bad the overpopulation problem is. They’re used to seeing their dog and their neighbor’s dog and maybe a few puppies. But if you come in here every day for a week you would be astounded at the number of animals that come through here,” McLendon said.

According to McLendon, the shelter’s capacity varies depending on the time of year. By the end of March, McLendon expects to house between 150 and 175 animals, with around 200 a day during the summer months. Because the shelter acts as an evacuation center, anywhere from 450 to 500 animals may stay there during a hurricane evacuation.

“Numbers are fairly high because the incoming animals fluctuate all the time,” McLendon said.

Dogs usually remain up for adoption for 30 days, depending on their health, temperament, adoptability and the time of year. During the summer months, dogs are euthanized at a faster rate because of a higher intake.

Cats do not stay as long, due to higher intake and lower adoption rates. On average, cats are euthanized after three weeks, but that drops down to two weeks during kitten season.

“Unfortunately there’s not a whole lot of folks that come to the shelter to adopt a cat,” McLendon said.

More smaller dogs are coming into the shelter than they did in previous years, McLendon said. There has been a problem with people trying to sell dogs at Walmart without a breeder permit, she said.

In order to sell dogs in Lufkin, one must have a permit, pay the applicable fees and, if the breeder lives inside city limits, go through an inspection. Out-of-town sellers still need the proper paperwork in order to sell dogs, McLendon said.

“Even if you’re selling them from your own home, as long as you’re in city limits, you need a permit,” McLendon said.

In addition to education about spaying and neutering, McLendon hopes to dispel some rumors surrounding dogs adopted from animal shelters.

Approximately 25 percent of all dogs that end up in shelters are pure bred, McLendon said.

“We see pit bulls and labs all the time,” McLendon said. “An enormous number of those come into the shelter.”

However, Animal Control will also see popular breeds like dachshunds, schnauzers, chihuahuas and poodles.

“Unless you’re wanting something that’s unusual, then the shelter has either got one or will be getting one. We’ll get the Yorkies in and we’ll get Akitas and some of the breeds that are not seen very often, too,” McLendon said. “We get a little of everything.”

According to McLendon, people will often bring in entire litters of lab puppies, believing that because they’re cute they’ll be adopted.

“There’s a good chance they won’t even go up for adoption because that same day I may get three or four more litters, and there’s so many,” McLendon said. “We’ll have 30 or 40 puppies come in and only two or three of them will get selected for adoption.”

Black dogs and cats have even less of a chance of adoption, McLendon added.

“The black labs are adopted less than any other dogs, and the black lab is the number one dog we see,” McLendon said.

When it comes to pure-bred cats, Animal Control sees mostly Siamese, though they will get other breeds on occasion.

“If you’re not wanting to spend a ton of money on a pet that is show quality, this is a good place to come,” McLendon said. “What we put up for adoption are high-quality pets.”

Another myth McLendon wants to put to rest is the idea that a dog goes into a shelter because it has temperament issues, or is sick or injured.

“We do get the ones that are sick, injured or with temperament problems, but we don’t put them on the adoption rows,” McLendon said. “The reason they’re here is because someone turns them in, they’re caught, or their owner surrenders them.”

McLendon stressed the importance of pet ID tags. According to McLendon, 95 percent of lost animals that are not wearing ID tags will not be reunited with their families.

In East Texas, many people believe their children need to see a pet have a litter of babies, McLendon said. However, she added, that is not the case.

“(Children) go through the birthing process in their science classes,” McLendon said. “What your kids need to learn is pet responsibility, and when you’re allowing your pet to have puppies or kittens that are not guaranteed homes from now on, chances are that one of them or their babies will come to the shelter are very high.”

There are just not enough homes for the massive intake of animals, McLendon said. If parents want their children to interact with puppies or kittens, or see pregnant pets, they are welcome to visit the shelter. There, children will be allowed to play with the puppies and kittens as long as they like.

“Teach (your kids) responsibility as far as pet overpopulation. It’s only going to get better when people are spaying or neutering,” McLendon said.

Other common misconceptions, McLendon added, include the belief that it is unhealthy to spay a female pet before she has had a litter of babies, and that animals who have been fixed will become fat or lazy. In female dogs, there is a much lower occurence of some cancers if they are spayed before they have puppies. Males who have been neutered are less likely to roam and get into fights over females. In addition, McLendon said, they may not be as territorial as a male dog who has not been neutered.

As for becoming fat and lazy, McLendon added that some dogs who become overweight were already predisposed to obesity, or they could be overfed. Spaying or neutering does not change activity level, McLendon said.

While a puppy may be cute, McLendon warned against adopting just for the ‘cute factor.’ While the puppy stage does not last long, it brings with it the chewing stage, along with the need for housebreaking and proper socialization. Some dogs in the shelter are already housebroken and may have been raised with children. In addition, the risk of chewing is greatly lower in adult dogs because they have already passed the teething stage.

“There’s just a lot of great things about adopting an adult dog,” McLendon said.

For more information on Animal Control or animals up for adoption, anyone interested may contact Animal Control at 633-0218.

Larissa Graham’s e-mail address – is: lgraham@lufkindailynews.comThe Lufkin Daily News

Being a pet parent requires responsibility and love, just like we give our human children, grandchildren and charges.  Part of being a responsible pet owner is making reproductions decisions and making sure there are homes for the pus and kittens, if there are some.  And those decisions is not always as one sided or uncomplicated as it may seem:

No Kill Nation: MANDATORY SPAY NEUTER LAWS ACROSS AMERICA HAVE LED TO:
▪ more animals killed
▪ more animals impounded
▪ increased animal control costs
▪ decreased licensing revenues.

www.floridaanimallaws.org

Ask Marion – JOMP

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March 10, 2010 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Change Number of Pet Restrictive Laws. Ordinances and Rules, Just One More Pet, Pet Adoption, Pet Friendship and Love, Pet Owner's Rights, Pets, responsible pet ownership, Stop Animal Cruelty, Stop Euthenization, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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