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Tickle Paw Tuesday: Make Me the Man My Dog Thinks I Am

This week’s Tickle Paw Tuesday post features the beautiful ode, “Make Me the Man My Dog Thinks I Am” by award-winning songwriter Jimmy Scott. Dogs do think their humans are super, as the song states,  “I don’t know what he sees when he looks up at me, but he must think my name’s Superman.” This sweet song and accompanying shots of lovely dogs will certainly have you humming a happy tune.

“My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.”  ~Author Unknown

Happy Tuesday!

 

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Tickle Paw Tuesday: Attention Seeking Cats

Winni, a cat, seeks attention.

This week’s installment of Tickle Paw Tuesday is from theoatmeal.com and highlights the hilarious attempts cats make at capturing out attention away from all those human activities we invest time in, especially the internet. Don’t let your cat turn to destruction, go give him some loving! June 4th is Hug Your Cat Day!

Winni is doing her floor show that consists of purring and stretching and flipping all around on her back. It will get your attention.

Happy Tuesday!

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Tickle Paw Tuesday: Ink Up for Adopt-A-Cat Month

June is Adopt-A-Cat Month (a program of the American Humane Association), and we dedicate this week’s Tickle Paw Tuesday spot to the great feline and the people who love them. Do yo love your cat enough to have his face permanently inked across your back? This gallery of 13 Cool Cat Tattoos will definitely inspire you should you be in the market for a tattoo. Don’t worry, cat adoption does not require a tattoo, but it does require a lifetime of love.

You can also add an “Adopt-A-Cat Month Twibbon” to your social accounts.

Happy Tuesday!

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Tickle Paw Tuesday: Dog Found in Tornado Rubble

This week’s Tickle Paw Tuesday installment features Oklahoma tornado survivor Barbara Garcia discovering her dog alive among the debris of her fallen home. Her joy at seeing him is so touching, and we are so happy that they can be reunited again. Thankfully, Ms. Garcia had him contained in the house with her when the storm hit. On all accounts, he is one lucky pup.  As his amazed momma in the video says, “Bless your little bitty heart.”

Our hearts go out to all who have had their worlds torn apart by the recent horrific storms in Texas and Oklahoma. Our personal ties to the areas devastated by the tornadoes makes us well aware of the work that lies ahead for the people of these communities. We rescued our beloved Grandbury from Granbury, Texas, and as a native Texan, I’ve spent many summers visiting family just outside Oklahoma City.

Have you gotten your emergency disaster relief kit compiled? We encourage you to take some time and prepare for the unexpected. We hope you never need to use it, but should you need it, you’ll be ever so thankful you have something to hold onto in the wake of a disaster.

Happy Tuesday.

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Tickle Paw Tuesday: Pet Adoption Shelter Pet Project

This week’s installment of Tickle Paw Tuesday features two videos from the Shelter Pet Project. We’ve spoken about our support of the campaign that works to spread the work about the awesome pets that are waiting for you at your local animal shelters. The two videos we picked for this week highlight what we think our dogs definitely felt about us picking up their toys, and the sweet encounters we can have in life thanks to our pets. Remember, you can find any breed of dog or cat you desire in a shelter. Many shelters are dedicated to rescuing a specific breed of animal.

We hope you are having a beautiful Tuesday.

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Tickle Paw Tuesday: Love Is Blind

This week’s installment of Tickle Paw Tuesday features the story of Henry, a rescued pig, who found love and companionship in Raffy, a blind dog. Love truly is blind, and what a great reminder to continue to open our hearts to those who are different from us. You never know who may be around the corner in need of someone just like you.

Thank you, Brightside Farm Sanctuary, for rescuing Henry, and for fighting for those in need of an actionable voice. If I ever make it to Australia, I’m cuddling up next to Henry. This vegan loves your recipe section, too!

Happy Tuesday!

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Tickle Paw Tuesday: Ode to a Fanimaly

This week’s Tickle Paw Tuesday installment is a beautiful video from Nano Calvo on Vimeo.com who captured the little lovely moments that make up the lives of  his “fanimaly” of pets. The video highlights the pure beauty that lives in the rise and fall of the chest of a beloved cat, and the sleepy wink from a treasured pooch. I always encourage pet parents to take more photos and videos of their companion animals, for when they are gone, you will surely turn to them for comfort and joy. One can never have too many photos of their beloved.

Check out the fantastic photography by Nano Calvo.

Happy Tuesday!

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Tickle Paw Tuesday: Squirrels in the City

This week’s Tickle Paw Tuesday installment should get you ready to “spring” forward to welcome warmer weather, flowers, and feeding squirrels in the park. Squirrels are frisky and ready to roll here in Charlotte. The warm spring has them chasing their tails, each other, and hunting down the best hiding spots for their pantry bounty. They’ve always gotta think about banking more nuts.

If you’ve never fed squirrels in the park, live vicariously through this couple as they share their nutty treats with some very hungry squirrels.

Happy Tuesday!

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Tickle Paw Tuesday: Creature Comforts

This week’s installment of Tickle Paw Tuesday highlights the amazing talent and comedy created in Aardman Animation Studios. We are huge fans of Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, and Creature Comforts. If you’ve never watched Creature Comforts, you have the opportunity to do so on Netflix (Season 1 is available), or you can buy the DVDs at Amazon.

I love the “Pets at the Vets” scenarios. Aardman creates magic by taking human thoughts and feelings as voiced by humans and giving them expression in the form of animals. The sweet dog with the E collar around his neck just does me in every time.

In light of the horrible explosions in Boston, we send our love and thoughts out to the amazing people of that beautiful city. Boston, we love you!

Have a Happy Tuesday!

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Tickle Paw Tuesday: Cats Don’t Do Phones

This week’s installment of Tickle Paw Tuesday still has us giggling. There are many mysteries in life, but when you discover your phone is consistently busy, it may very well be because your cat “answered” it for you. The greatest part? The way the cat exits as though to say, “my job here is complete.”

Happy Tuesday!