Missouri has been known as the puppy mill capitol of the US, but they’re working to change that. The Canine Cruelty Prevention Act was signed into law in April and has been used to seize 73 dogs (Cocker Spaniels, Labrador Retrievers, American Eskimos, Poodles, Beagles, Papillons & Brussels Griffons) from Linda Brisco of Monett, Missouri. She can’t legally operate a dog breeding facility for six years. Go Missouri!
Ignoramusky is back with another fun video set to a dramatic musical score. Remember Kitten vs. A Scary Thing? Maybe there’s something inherently scary about lime green spheres given what the kitties are scared of in both videos?
Conan definitely has a flair for the dramatic. (We’ve seen Conan before when he faced down his nemesis. Sort of…)
Amazon now has a dedicated site for pet products—Wag.com. I wonder if this will have an effect on the specialty pet sites (like PetExpertise.com) I like for finding progressive training tools and books. I hope it means more people will have accesses to quality foods, tools, and information!
(Note: I’m not connected in any way to either site, other than having ordered products from PetExpertise and Amazon.)
Our cat Raven loves the ladder we use when doing home improvement projects. If we left it for a moment, she was always sitting at the top very pleased with herself when we came back.
Most cats like high spots and here’s a tutorial on making your cat their own ladder. The nifty thing is you could move this around your house to keep things interesting for your kitty—from a bookcase to a closet to a ledge. I bet you could modify this design so you wouldn’t have to drill holes in your bookcase, shelf, etc. Lean the ladder at enough of an angle, rubber caps on the feet of the ladder, long brackets with a non-slip material on them, etc.
- some soft carpet or rug (the author used a $15 Ikea rug)
- 1×2 boards (measure where you want the ladder to reach and add some length so you can lean the ladder at a bit of an angle, and include the number of 5″ long rungs you’ll need for the length of the ladder)
- measuring tape
- scissors, carpet knife, utility knife for cutting carpet
- hot glue gun plus extra glue sticks
- wood screws
- metal brackets to secure ladder to bookcase, shelf, etc.