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Archives for September 2011

P&G’s Paws for a Cause One Day 10,000 Bowls Donation!

P&G Pet Care’s 4th Annual Paws for a Cause Shelter Makeover

Today over 175 P&G Pet Care employees will head to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton to spend the day2011 P&G Shelter Makeover painting, landscaping, adding agility equipment for the Community Dog Park, and adding climbing areas & perches for cats and even cabinets for “pocket pets! This is especially exciting for me because this is an animal center not too far from me!

Today is also the “One Day. 10,000 Bowls” donation campaign!

Starting at 8 am this morning, 9.22.2011, for every like and comment on the pictures posted on the following pages:

P&G Pet Care  will donate 1 bowl of food to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, up to 10,000 bowls.   The donation will be a mix of Eukanuba, Iams, and Innova Pet Foods.

Don’t forget about Twitter!    1 bowl will be donated to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton (up to 10,000 bowls) for each tweet that mentions ONE or ALL of these accounts:

  • @Eukanuba
  • @Iams
  • @InnovaPet

AND uses the hashtag #ShelterMakeOver:  Here is an easy one:

1 Day. 10,000 bowls~ Use #ShelterMakeover & mention @Iams @Eukanuba or @InnovaPet = 1 bowl food donated to @HSDayton 9.22.11 only! RT

Thank you everyone for helping feed our cousins in need!

International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”)  is today September 21!

This special day gives us an opportunity for not only nations and organizations, but also individuals to create

Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger hoping for Peace

Today is International Peace Day. Please think peaceful thoughts and be kind today and everyday.

practical acts of peace.  This day was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly.  The very first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982.

With the creation of the  International Day of Peace, the United Nations pledged to devote itself to worldwide peace and to encourage all of mankind to work in cooperation to seek peace. Here is the premise for Peace Day:

“Peace Day should be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples. This day will serve as a reminder to all peoples that our organization, with all its limitations, is a living instrument in the service of peace and should serve all of us here within the organization as a constantly pealing bell reminding us that our permanent commitment, above all interests or differences of any kind, is to peace.”

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What is The Tiniest Tiger Thinking?

Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger

Who can guess what I am thinking?

Happy Wednesday!  Today I have a lot on my mind, so I am going to stay here on my sheep-style blanket and contemplate for a while.   Who can guess what I am thinking?

Leave your best guess in a comment below this post here on our Conservation Cub Club.  Let’s see which comment gets the most “likes”.  I am choosing a nice prize for the most likes.  Meow for now!

You can find the clue here.

Lazy Leopard said this is like clicker training for humans.  hahahaha.

Feline Diabetes: The Importance of Home Blood Glucose Testing

Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger

I want you to know how important home glucose testing is for the health of your cat living with diabetes

Last fall, I started showing symptoms of feline diabetes. I was getting super thirsty and began to drink a lot more water. And even though I was hungry and eating more, I was getting thinner. I was making more trips to my little box too.  My parents scooped me up and put me in my cat carrier and we went to see my doctors at the Morris Veterinary Clinic. My diabetes had returned. This time, my doctors didn’t think it was going to be transient like it was after suffering from pancreatitis the previous year.

Hearing that your pet has developed a health condition can be a scary time for pet parents.  But feline diabetes is treatable and your cat can resume a normal, happy healthy life once the diabetes is under control.

One of the best ways to help aid in regulating insulin levels is for your parents to learn how to use a blood glucose meter and plot a glucose curve at home. Now at first, you might think this will be too difficult, and it can be intimidating, but with some practice and patience, you will be able to get this testing down to a routine.

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Martha Stewart Pets-Cat Double Feeder Review & Giveaway

Martha Stewart™ Double Feeder and Silicon Feeding Mat are available exclusively at PetSmart®

The nice people from PetSmart were in attendance at BlogPaws a couple of weeks ago and we had a nice chat about the new Martha Stewart Pets products that are available exclusively at PetSmart.  One of the new items  in the Martha Stewart line is the  Double Feeder and Silicon Feeding Mat.  I have been chomping my chow from this feeder and I like it for several reasons:

  • It is a really pretty color.  I know that isn’t a practical attribute, but it is important nonetheless isn’t it?
Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger with Martha Stewart Double Feeder & Silicon Mat

The Martha Stewart Pet Double Feeder is quite attractive isn't it?

  • The stainless steel bowls are easy to clean and rust proof.
  • The bowls are shallow so that I don’t experience any whisker issues.
  • There is a silicone ring under the rim of the bowls to reduce noise.  ahhhh! I like that too.
  • A shaped hand-grip makes the bowl easier to move without spills.
  • The feeder includes two air-tight lids. This makes it convenient for travel too.
  • The silicon feeding mat has a lipped edge that prevents messy spills and easy clean-up.

If I had just one wish to improve this feeder, it would be that it came with a platform to elevate the feeder.

Overall, I like this feeder and the nice people at PetSmart are going to give  a Martha Stewart Double Feeder and Silicon Feeding Mat to one of our Friends here at The Tiniest Tiger! Here is what one lucky reader will receive:

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No More Dancing in the Moonlight

Gracey on the nightstand

Here I am Dancing in the Moonlight!

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Feline Adoption Tips from Mike Arms

A few weeks ago, my mom and Flat Gracey, my stunt double, had the privilege of  meeting Mike Arms, president of

Helen Woodward Animal Center

Helen Woodward Animal Center

the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego. The Helen Woodward Animal Center is an amazing, private, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of animals.

You might recognize the name from our participation in the Iams Home 4 the Holidays! Last year our small paws united to provide 32,375 meals for our cousins in need! The Helen Woodward Animal Center has partnered with Iams to make the Home 4 the Holidays a worldwide movement!  Get ready to pounce again this year

Mike Arms is a super smart big hearted animal lover and  is leading the way by setting the bar for animal centers. Notice that he does not use the word animal shelter, he uses the word  animal center.  The Helen Woodward Animal Center is an all-inclusive “center” that provides for the community’s animals, people and education of children.

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The Tiniest Tiger reveals shocking food item in kitchen!

Friends, as you might know, I have food allergies. These food allergies prevent me from eating one of my all time favorite foods ever….tuna fish. I can’t even have a whiff of tuna or any other fish for that matter. My parents don’t even bring tuna fish into the house because once when my dad was tearing open the package, I went a little wild. I really did. It smelled so super delicious that I almost climbed up his leg onto the counter. I cried like a kitten. They felt so sorry for me that they do not eat tuna in front of me.

Today when my parents returned from hunting down groceries, I helped my mom unpack the bags and put the food away. There were the usual things, Fage yogurt, celery, peaches, and the like. Then I saw something that I just could not believe.

Here it is!

goldfish-bread-gracey

What do you make of this?
GOLDFISH SANDWICHES?

That wasn’t very thoughtful now was it?  What do you think?

Petfinder.com’s Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week Sept 17-25

Our friend Jane at Petfinder.com told me about a very important week starting today, September 17, 2011. This week is Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable Pet Week.

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Gracey & The Pope In the Garden

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Gracey and The Pope

Remember to care for all earth’s creatures, big and small.

Pope Benedict on a bench outside the Madonna della Salute chapel

Friends, with all the travel to and from, I didn’t get the chance to post my last in the series Gracey & The Pope.

On my last day with the Pope, we sat quietly in the garden. There surrounded by nature, the Pope reminded me of the most important thing that any living being can do. And that is simply this;

Remember to care for all earth’s creatures, big and small.

At first this seems super easy to do doesn’t it?  But then as we go about our everyday lives, sometimes we just can’t fit into our busy schedules the time to care for the others that cross our path.  It doesn’t always have to be a grand gesture.  Sometimes it is just taking the time to say hello, or give a gentle pat on the head.

St. Rose Rectory, Gracey and kitten

Visiting the Rectory Garden. A sweet kitten visits.

When I returned from Rome, I went to visit the garden at the Rectory near my home.  While enjoying the  butterflies and birds, a little cousin came for a visit.  She must have known that this was a feline friendly garden because she came to rest

Fr. Jim and the kitten

Fr. Jim greeting our kitten cousin

alongside the walkway.

While she was resting, Fr. Jim came walking by.  When he saw our little cousin resting, he took the time to stop and say hello, and then extended his hand to give a gentle and loving pat on the head.

This made me feel warm and happy.  I wish that everyone would stop and say hello, and just take a moment to offer a gentle and loving pat on the head to all of our cousins in need. It doesn’t need to be a grand gesture, but just a small act of kindness.You could also do this with fellow humans, maybe not the pat on the head, but a small act of kindness, even a smile.  One of the best things about the message the Pope gave to me in the garden, is that the message is timeless.  Thank you for being my friend.