September 30, 2011
It’s almost Saturday, so for those night owls who’ve been waiting for a bit of the Royal Treatment, I’m presenting you with an oldie but goodie – Maru vs the big box.
If you don’t know Maru, he’s an adorable Scottish Fold kitteh who lives in Japan and has his own blog.
Everything Maru is addictive, and you can see him at his site, or look him up here for other Maru adventures.
Enjoy the rest of your evening – or your morning, or whenever you happening to be looking at this. And don’t forget, our very own founder and fabulous friend of pets, Prince Lorenzo Borghese is currently in LA, judging the Hero Dog competition. If you’re in LA, get yourself a ticket and go along to see the gala and help some dogs!
September 29, 2011
Is this not the cutest lamb ever?
Meet 6 month old Jack, who lives on a farm shop (I’m not too sure what a farm shop is, I mean, it’s obviously a farm that sells stuff, but maybe it’s like a hobby farm? I’m simply too lazy this morning to google it…) in Shropshire, England. When he was 2 days old he was brought into the home for some extra help living and eating by Alison Sindstadt and Simon Sherwin.
Jack started to sleep with their Springer spaniel, Jessie.
Well, Jack loved Jessie immediately and started following her around, and basically copying Jessie. He even goes on walks with her, helps round up the other sheep and plays fetch! He loves having his head scratched right between his ears. He attempts to bark (should that be baaaark?), and is being taught tricks like roll over.
What a smart little sheep! Jack knows by being cute and entertaining humans he’s saving himself from the slaughter – Yvonne the cow would be proud!
Jack is now a part of the family and while the other lambs will be sent off eventually to become dinners around England, he’ll be safe and sound in his dog house.
To read more about this story, mosey on over to the Daily Mail.
Hmmm, I wonder how sheep that think they’re dogs like organic dog shampoo?
September 27, 2011
This adorable little dog is Harper, an 11-week-old pit bull who was basically tossed into a trash bag while a man sold her siblings outside a Save-A-Lot in Sanford, Florida. Erica Daniel heard strange sounds coming from the trash bag and pushed the man into letting her see the puppy inside.
The man said he couldn’t sell her because was born with ‘swimmer puppy syndrome’, a sometimes fatal disorder that deforms a dogs chest cavity, that causes the dog to lie on its stomach and not be able to turn its head.
Erica took the puppy to the vet to have her checked out and received the sad news that such puppies don’t live for more than 3 weeks. After being told this news, Erica took the puppy home for a day of love and attention, planning to bring her back to be euthanized the following day.
What happened next seemed to be a miracle. Erica massaged the puppies limbs and Harper after a few hours started gaining more mobility, moved her head and even tried to walk!
Luckily, Harper doesn’t have a severe form of the syndrome, and she’s now doing hydrotherapy classes and can even walk.
To read more about this adorable, sweet little puppy, hop on over to Geekosystem for more information.
September 26, 2011
Okay, we’re stealing this from Lorenzo. But, it’s not really stealing when the video was posted on the Royal Pet Club Facebook page by Lorenzo himself, right?
Anyway, Lorenzo is right, this video is adorable and a great way to start your week right!
So, enjoy the video. And if you have some great videos of your kids and your pets, we’d love to see them!
September 26, 2011
Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be a costume parade, with dogs having to dress up as super heros!
Presented by Cesar pet food, The American Humane Association is honouring the hero dogs in our society who do so much.
Whether they work in rescue, as therapy dogs or guide dogs or for law enforcement, these dogs work tirelessly each day to not only keep us safe, but help us in so many ways.
The competition is a way to bring awareness, give thanks and raise money to help these dogs continue their good work. Click here for all the details!
Best of all, Prince Lorenzo Borghese will be flying to LA to take part in judging the finalists. And he’ll be in fine company with Whoopi Goldberg, Victoria Stilwell and the wonderful Betty White!
The winners will be announced live at a star studded gala on October 1st in LA, so if you’re in the area, please buy a ticket, have fun and help some dogs.
September 23, 2011
Yes, tomorrow is the 9th annual My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair, held in the Naumburg Bandshell (mid park, at 72nd Street). The fun event will run from 11 – 3pm.
The event, run by the Central Park Conservancy, celebrates all dogs and owners of all ages and the park itself. The event is a fun way to meet other dogs and owners from New York, and a way to feel more connected to the Park. It’s free, too!
And, our very own Prince Lorenzo Borghese will be there!
What can you expect at the park tomorrow?
The Examiner will tell you:
- The Best in Park Dog Show under the direction of David Muriello of Bisquits & Bath. Dogs and owners who show good dog behavior in three preliminary rounds throughout the day will compete for the title of 2011 Best in Park Dog at 2:30 pm.
- Games and Contests hosted by emcee Jeremy Johnson on the Bandshell stage where dogs can “strut their stuff”, to be judged by NY dog scene celebrity judges.
- A Top Tips Tent, where experts will offer demonstrations and advice on a range of topics.
Also includes an agility course, giveaways, canine good citizen testing, microchipping, vendor booths and much more!
Lorenzo hopes to see you there.