Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hurricane Preparations for Pets

According to Pop Art Pet Unleashed, as many as 104,000 pets were left behind after Hurricane Katrina. Only 15,000 were rescued. With Tropical Storm Alex approaching the southern Texas coast, it's as good a time as any to review over how to make disaster preparations for the furry ones in your house.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Houston Humane Society blindsided by burglary

Are we really reaching the point in the recession where humans steal from animals now?

Thieves steal thousands of dollars worth of vital equipment from Houston Humane Society

Consider making a donation to the Houston Humane Society by sending a check or money order to the address below:

Houston Humane Society
P.O. Box 450528
Houston, TX 77245

You can also donate online by following this link.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Something smells, and it's not me.

Have you been smelling something funky coming out of your pet's pantry? Is your pet's breakfast beginning to remind you of your litter box? Is the word 'Kellogg's' making you spontaneously spit hairballs?

If so, check out this great article to discover what the bar code numbers really mean in the Kellogg's recall. Other factors of course help determine if you need to send your pet's cereal back so you'll need to check this list as well. If all else fails, you can just take that cereal and feed it to your psycho sister as it'll probably have no effect on her, considering she's already missing some frontal lobe functioning.

What's that? You don't have a sister? You can improvise.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I'll give you a topic: The chick pea is neither a chick nor a pea. Discuss!

This morning, I was met by my monthly urge, namely the urge to search for myself on Google to see what I would find. Well, readers, I assure you - I wasn't disappointed.

A hopping discussion forum named The Daily Kitten decided to chat about ME! Apparently, my 'family photo' ala The A-Team piqued the whiskers of some rather frisky felines. I can't blame them really. Having me as Face is, dare I say, purrfection.

(Yes, I went for a cheap pun. Don't judge.)

So thank you, visitors of The Daily Kitten, and by all means, keep discussing feline topics galore, but more importantly, keep discussing me!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father hater

I'll never know your name,
and I'll never care to know,
You used my momma,
and then you ran off to go.

Our momma couldn't care
for us so we had to leave.
Off to an orphanage at PetSmart -
A new start, I had to believe.

Here I am now,
nine years later,
No thanks to you,
you kitten hater.

I'm glad I'm fixed
so I don't have to worry,
that I'll be like you
and use females in a hurry.

So should we ever meet,
in the yard or in the street,
You go your way, and I'll go mine,
And both of us will be just fine.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

A new look

So after four years, the blog has been updated. If you have any suggestions on how to improve the layout or constructive critiques on the new look, feel free to post them below. Thanks!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Training day...minus Ethan Hawke (damn!)

Dear Zeus, Isis, and Ares,

I'm having a rather good time at my training! Would you believe I met someone who lives right down the road from us? Strange, huh? I guess I had to travel pretty far to meet the neighbors!

The view from my hotel room

Region X - the location for my training

Plenty of coffee to keep you going

Slides for the win!

I'll be home tomorrow so hopefully, you haven't gotten into too much trouble.

a.k.a. The Human Pet

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

On the road again

Dear Zeus, Isis, and Ares,

Just to let you know that you're in my thoughts as I am away, I thought I would send you some photos of my trip thus far.

Sam Houston in all of his glory

The Texas Prison Museum...only in Texas!

Could you imagine saying, "I'm from Angus!" or "I'm from Mustang!"?

Coming into Dallas

Looks like I'm going to run right into it, huh?

Well, that's all for now. I'm off to learn new and exciting things! I miss all of you. Try to be good for my brother.

a.k.a. The Human Pet

Monday, June 14, 2010

I pity the fool that gets this A-team

All by myself...don't wanna be...all by myself

Pray for me, friends.

The pet is off to an out-of-town conference for a few days, and I will be left alone with the pet's brother. I can only hope that my intimate knowledge of the house will save me from whatever he may have in store for me. If I can last till Thursday evening, all will be well.

Cat #2 (Isis' new name) will have no trouble, and as for Ares, he's on his own. Tough luck, sucker!


Monday, June 07, 2010

She's all mine!

If I had any fear that my pet was going to leave me this summer for untold adventure, all fear subsided rather quickly when I saw the amount of reading she had to do before July 6. You see, dear reader, she's participating in the Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program at Rice University, and as such, she must attend a summer institute which is held throughout the month of July. To give you an idea of just how sure I am that I have her all to myself, I took pictures of her assigned readings:

Three inch binder complete with over 500+ readings, including research journal articles, business case studies, and national reports

Three books totaling 600+ pages

Oh, and did I mention that she didn't receive two more books which she has to pick up later this week?

Yes, my pet...I have you all to myself for the summer. Muwahahaha!


Friday, June 04, 2010

Incoming panic attack

(Dialing voice mail)

You have three new messages. First new message from 555-0839. Received at 5:10 pm:

"Ohmygod, Marina, you need to call me. Call me right away! I don't know what's wrong with your dog. He puked, and he has a string hanging from his mouth. Call me please!"

Next new message from 555-0839. Received at 5:18 pm:

"Ok, look. I played with your dog all day doing the fetch thing, and then I went to the bathroom. When I came back, your dog had puked, and I guess the string thing wasn't really a string but just some stringy puke. I cleaned everything up, but I don't know if he's ok. Please call me back."

Next new message from 555-0839. Received at 5:25 pm:

"Alright, so everything's fine now. He's jumping around. I guess he got scared when I screamed, 'Holy [expletive], Dog!' I guess he's kinda sensitive, huh? Anyhow, it's fine now so don't worry. Bye."

You have no more messages. Main menu.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010


Thanks to the pet's brother, we all have new names.

I am Garfield.

Ares is simply called Dog.

And Isis is called Cat.

I'd like to think that I stand out from my brother and sister as being the exceptional one, the one worthy enough to have a name and not some generic common noun thrown upon me. Clearly, the pet's brother has enough sense to notice that. I do, after all, have my own blog.