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Tickle Paw Tuesday: Puppy Cam Cuteness Overload in Preparation for Puppy Bowl IX

Tickle Paw Tuesday can stretch into the entire week as you prepare for Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl IX by watching their live puppy cam. Don’t worry, they have a kitten cam, too. Seriously, if this doesn’t keep your heart beating to a happier beat, you might want to get that ticker checked.

When people talk about the “big game” to us, we simply assume they mean the Puppy Bowl. Further talks break down when we start discussing the kitten half-time show and hedgehog cheerleaders, and both parties suddenly realize the other isn’t participating in the same conversation.

See ya in the virtual bleachers Sunday, February 3, 2012, for Puppy Bowl IX on Animal Planet from 3:00-5:00pm ET. Checkout the site and learn the secrets behind the Puppy Bowl game.

Happy Tuesday!

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Tickle Paw Tuesday: Life Lessons from Guinea Pigs

For the third Tuesday of the new year, we offer you a Tickle Paw Tuesday installment that reminds us all how very blessed we are to share our lives with our companion animals and imparts some life wisdom taught by guinea pigs. For those with guinea pigs, I’ll think you’ll find the other videos by Momo Hsieh to be very beneficial and educational. Those are some very well loved and cared for pigs!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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In Remembrance of Frosty

dog Frosty

Four years ago today we held our baby Frosty as he took his last breath. He was the first of our dogs to die. The day I’ve always dreaded– the day I may have to euthanize one of my beloved companion animals was happening.

It is a horrible feeling to desire just one moment more when you know that moment causes more pain for the one you wish to hold onto.

Frosty, you funny, sweet, smart, mischievous, stubborn, loveable dog– we miss you so very much. It feels like an eternity since I’ve felt your velvet ears or felt you good morning kisses on my cheek. The loss doesn’t lessen as the years go by.


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Tickle Paw Tuesday: Floating Along with a Sweet Copilot

Our “Tickle Paw Tuesday” selection made us want to hop in a kayak and float along with a sweet copilot like Chance, the dog who is featured in this video. Chance looks safe (with this life jacket and leash) and content. The river is beautiful too, but gotta say, Chance steals the show. All the videos from timvid are interesting and beautiful, we encourage you to check them out. We especially like this hummingbird video and the Wild Box Turtle Eating Strawberries video.

Hope your Tuesday is beautiful!

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Tickle Paw Tuesday: A Dog and Bunny Teach Perspective

Our featured Tickle Paw Tuesday video of the week should help give us all a little perspective. Here are some lessons we can take away from the sweet video:

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  1. Try overcoming your problems instead of running circles around them.
  2. Set your problems to music. “You Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer is a good personal anthem when you are feeling especially vulnerable.
  3. Stay calm when those around you have clearly lost the ability to do so.
  4. Keep moving. Exercise is good for the body, mind, and your life expectancy.
  5. Keep assessing the situation. You may just be better off letting the problem wear itself out.


Happy Tuesday! Stay strong and healthy out there!

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Happy 2013 New Year Wishes from 24Paws!



2012 was a transformational year for us. Our beloved Grandbury developed a brain tumor that presented fresh learning experiences as we supported him through the next stage of his life that included seizures. We said good-bye to Grandbury in March, and shortly after, moved again when an opportunity came knocking. It was one of those years that felt as though it had lasted a decade. We look back in awe that only twelve months have passed.

2013 will be a major year for 24Paws. Our new online store is nearly complete, and we will finally be able to share the products we’ve loved and tested with you and your companion animals.  We are expanding our product line, working with various shelters and animal organizations, and creating new products that you can order or be inspired by.

Thank you for a wonderful year. Thank you for supporting us, watching our videos, sharing our educational news and information, and helping us keep the lessons our pack has taught us about life, love, and happiness alive as they continue to impact the lives of other pets and their people.

As a couple, our eighteen years together have always been dedicated to and dictated by our companion animal pack. As such, their care has always been paramount. We would have liked our business to have grown more rapidly, but never at the expense of their happiness. They’ve taught us just about everything that is important in life, and we never want those lessons to be forgotten. They have always been, and shall remain, the paw driven force behind 24Paws.

Thank you for helping us to keep their memory alive. We are so happy to share our knowledge and experience with you. We love your stories, photos, and feedback! Onward to 2013!

With love and appreciation,
Jeannie & Loren

24Paws Pack Mom and Dad

If all else fails, remember actions of wisdom from Winni:

Sleep does a body good!

Winni napping



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