|Issue #9: Welcome to the Wonder Year: Puppies, Kittens - And Moore
|| JANUARY 2010|
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|Fleet-footed Feline Quiz Winner|
So, just how fast do cats run? Sure, a
cheetah can race 70 miles per hour, but Mark Hills of Ventnor, New
Jersey was the first to correctly email that indoor cats are capable
of hitting speeds up to 30 miles per hour. Mark won an autographed
copy of Arden's book, Happy Cat, Happy You
. Congrats, Mark!
Arden Talks Pets With Steve "The
Yes, we're talking about Steve "The Woz" Wozniak, creator of the Apple computer, former
"Dancing with the Stars" contestant and lifelong advocate for
dogs and cats. The ever-inventive, always-creative Steve shares life
inside the Land of Woz with Arden on her Oh Behave Show on Pet Life Radio (episode #95). Tune in to this episode by clicking here and visiting Steve's official website at www.woz.org.
| Treats! No Tricks
|Treat your gotta-chew canine to Pork
Chomps, bone-shaped treats made of natural, baked pork skin that come
in bacon, peanut butter and pepperoni flavors. How? Just be the first
to email Arden
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news: Pork chomps won't stain carpet or furniture. Learn more by
|Sign of the Times - Woof!|
The fine folks at The Original Property
Postings are offering stylish canine signs you can post on your home
fences or gates that are elegant and durable. We are happy to give
away two free "Dogs in Yard" signs to the first two who email Arden
and put in the subject header: Dog Signs. These signs are handy to
have to alert visitors to your property that a canine or two lives
here. Learn more by visiting www.doginyard.com.
Arden will be a featured speaker at the
annual National Association of Professional Pet Sitters
in Orlando on
Jan. 23. Her topic: "How to Host a Dog Party and Sneak in Good
Doggy Manners." Learn more by visiting www.petsitters.org
Then Arden dashes back to San Diego to present two talks at the
annual Pet Sitters International
conference on Feb. 5. Please visit
Arden does a play bow of gratitude to professional pet sitters for
bringing out the best in our most priceless asset - our pets!
|Donating Across the Border|
Arden thanks all the wonderful sponsors
of the December Gift Guide. She happily donated many pet products,
ranging from beds and dog treats to cat toys and more to Friends of
the Humane Society de Tijuana
. This group improves conditions for
animals living in the Mexican and U.S. communities that border
Tijuana. Volunteer Alana Foxworthy, of Carlsbad, California accepted
donations from Arden and her dogs, Cleo and Chipper. Learn more by
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Welcome to the
Puppies, Kittens - and Moore
I often refer to
the first year in the life of a puppy or kitten as the "Wonder
Year." The antics and actions displayed by these fast-growing pets
can often make you wonder about
your sanity - and patience level.
Whether you adopt
a puppy, kitten or adult dog or cat from a shelter or rescue group,
be selective because most pets live 12 to 20 years. During that span,
you may switch jobs, zip codes, partners and definitely 2 or 3 cars.
Stilwell, host of the popular "It's Me or the Dog" show on
Animal Planet offers some savvy advice on addressing mutt mayhem. Just tune in to
Arden's Oh Behave! show on Pet Life Radio
(Episode #96). In addition, sniff out her website:
To you loyal subscribers, she is offering an autographed copy of her
book, It's Me or the Dog: How to
Have the Perfect Pet, to the first
person to email Arden with the CODE WORDS: Wonder Year.
Twilight Saga fans! Rachelle LaFevre, who plays the evil vampire,
Victoria in the New Moon movie, is starring in a new role as
spokesperson for the Best Friends Animal Society's Puppies Aren't Products campaign.
She advocates adopting puppies from shelters, not buying them from
pet stores. Heed her motto: "Adopt, don't shop."
Learn more by
watching this short video on YouTube.
Tune in to
Rachelle's guest appearance on Arden's Oh Behave show
- Episode #93.
|IN THE SPOTLIGHT:
Ada Nieves -
Click HERE to watch a Doggie Fashion Slideshow!
Arden shines the spotlight on a "top dog" or "cool cat" in
the pet world. This month, we salute pet guru Ada Nieves
of New York
City, who puts the "F" in fun, food and fashion for dogs, large
and small everywhere. She is your go-to gal for dog paw-ties and Fido
In step with Jan.
14 designated as National Dress Up Your Pet Day, Ada unleashes these
fashion success secrets to:
colors of outfits that bring out the best in your dog's coat.
Black dogs look best in yellows and minty greens. Light-colored dogs
in bright reds, blues and pinks. Tri-colored dogs look grrr-eat
in turquoise or red.
praise when trying on outfits on your dog. Accept some dogs prefer
to go au natural
to sporting the latest fashion trend.
quality fabrics that are soft, won't fade and allow dogs to move
Got a little dog
who loves to strut his (or her) stuff? Ada is giving away one of her
custom canine outfits. Win it by being the first to email Arden with
the CODE WORDS: Fido Fashion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
co-founded a new business called My Dog Walks that offers private on-leash walks for dogs in Manhattan and Northern
New Jersey. A portion of the fees are donated to animal shelters and
rescue groups. If you live in that area, win a free walk by emailing
the phrase "My Dog Walks" to Arden.
Learn more about
Ada by visiting her website (be sure to click on her doggy fashion
Check out her
Vida Doggie show on Pet Life Radio!
Meet Zeki -
A Spunky Survivor!
It's been 10 long years since I've
adopted a young cat, but Zeki is worth the wait. A Turkish Van mix,
she is -- at best guess -- 14 months, but has already survived being
a stray on the Dallas streets, being skinned and contending with a
My adoption was arranged through my
friend, Dusty Rainbolt, who has fostered felines for 20 years. It was an ideal adoption
because Dusty knows the temperaments of my dogs, Chipper and Cleo and
my cat, Murphy and she lives near my sister, Deb in Texas where I
spent the Christmas holidays.
Prior to my adoption through Animal Allies of Texas, Zeki was made famous as sweet kitten named Edwina who survived being
skinned with a hunter's knife that left a 3-inch gash on her back.
A senior named Edwina covered much of her medical costs and the ASPCA
posted a $5,000 reward to capture the attacker.
I renamed her Zeki because it stands
for "clever and courageous" in Turkish - two traits she aptly
displays. Zeki is conquering her medical challenges and unleashing
purrs and affection to everyone she meets.
To demonstrate how far she has come,
here are two links.
- The first aired on CBS-TV after her attack.
One day after Zeki flew home with me,
she made headlines in my local newspaper, the North County Times.
'MEW'SINGS & MUTTISMS©
It's a myth that dogs are color
blind. They simply politely look the other way when we wear colored
shirts and pants that clash.
Cats use a special sound embedded
in their purr to persuade us to feed them, according to a new study
published in Current Biology. What's next? A feline
Dogs are far more nimble and fast
that we are. That explains why they can deftly dodge poop
"landmines" during backyard romps. Our shoes? Alas, not so
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Saving Lives Since
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