Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – 1st March 2017 – Pet Parent Group, Celtic Cats, Hamstah Dudes, Vintage Ads and Dog Mums.

Smorgasbord Blogger DailyWelcome to March and the first Blogger Daily in ten days. I have been keeping up with most of my regular blogger friends but have a couple of new ones to introduce to you. Apart from Linda Bethea’s post there is definitely an animal theme today.. and thinking about it some of her adverts might fall under that category too.


Here is a little bit about Dr. Rachele Baker

I am a veterinarian, writer, published author, and award-winning blogger living in the beautiful state of California. I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of California Davis in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology in 1997, and then went on to obtain my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. I have been a practicing small animal veterinarian in the state of California since 2001. I owned and managed my own veterinary hospital for four years.

Rachele has two books due out that will be promoted here in the Cafe and Bookstore.
7 Simple Ways To Keep Your Dog Healthy  and the second one is called Dogs With Allergies: How To Stop The Itching, Scratching, and Chewing.

As an introduction to Rachele’s posts and pet parent group here is a post that will be of interest to all pet owners.

I would like to invite you to join my Pet Parent Group. You will receive a free copy of my 11-page illustrated Guide To Dog Dental Products. This wonderful guide includes information on twenty dog dental products clinically proven to help control plaque and/or tartar including dental chews, water additives, diets, and more.

You will also receive my monthly “interactive” newsletter. Members of my Pet Parent Group are encouraged to let me know what topics they would like to see discussed in my upcoming newsletters.

Read more and sign up:

And whilst we are on the subject of animals… Ali Isaac’s post yesterday explores the Irish legends for evidence that cats and other animals played a part in daily life. It would seem they did.

I read a post on Facebook yesterday which claimed that animal behaviorists now believe that hugging your pet is harmful for them, as it causes their stress levels to rise. Apparently, they prefer tummy rubs, stroking and treats. Well, it’s hardly surprising; they haven’t evolved to hug each other, but instead show affection by licking and grooming each other, by sharing food and curling up together to sleep. I reckon not hugging your pet is going to upset you far more than your pet.

Which got me thinking… did our ancient ancestors form the same kind of relationships with their animals as we do, or did they see them merely as a source of food and income, or beasts of burden?

Read the rest of the post:

51hcyukkqjl-_uy250_There is one blog challenge that is not for the faint hearted and requires nerves of steel.  The rewards are bountiful if you survive. This week it was Tina Frisco’s turn to run the gauntlet that is The Dudes… the Hamstahs who have taken over Shehanne Moore’s blog. Her interviews are legendary and you won’t be disappointed at this one.


Yes, I’d like to think Mother Shipton prophesied hamsters would one day take over the world. In my opinion, hamsters would be far better than humans at accepting diversity and less likely to have designs on world dominance. To put it in a nutshell: Hamsters are pure love wrapped in a fur coat, while humans are naked works in progress.

Read the rest of this terrific interview:

Linda Bethea can be relied on to add humour to most aspects of life.. but she takes the biscuit (or cake) with these vintage ads that would be banned if aired today.. here is just one to whet your appetite… Please head over and view the other 17.. they will have you roaring with laughter or gnashing your teeth…

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Last but not least a new blog to me Cara of Another Good Dog… with a tale of three dog mums who have been rescued from awful circumstances. I am not going to get started on my idea of justice for those who are cruel to animals but let’s just say it would not be slap on the wrist and a ban that they break.


The Tale of Three Mama Dogs

Estelle went home on Friday. We all miss that happy little girl with the funny ears, quirky ways, and incredibly sweet nature. Now she gets to be the puppy she was meant to be instead of spending a lifetime having more puppies.

I looked over her paperwork, finally, in preparation for her leaving and saw that she was only ten months old when she arrived here, a puppy with a belly full of puppies.

Find out more about these exceptional mums:

If you would like to see your latest post featured here then please leave a link in the comments.. thanks Sally


25 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – 1st March 2017 – Pet Parent Group, Celtic Cats, Hamstah Dudes, Vintage Ads and Dog Mums.

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  2. Thank you for sharing my guest post, Sally. I don’t think I need to tell you how pleased I am to be included in this animal-themed post. I enjoyed visiting those blogs and sharing. I’ve done my share of confronting animal abusers, but fortunately was never arrested — yet 🙂 ♥

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