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Please release the fleas!

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Bo:  Do I see you scratching over there, Jessie? Jessie:  Nah.  It’s just a little itch.  No big deal.  (Continues to scratch rather feverishly) Bo:  Looks like more than just a little itch to me!  Sure hope you don’t have fleas! Jessie:  No, not really.  I am just itching to get away from the likes […]

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  October 27, 2009   No comments

Is your cat “purr-fect?”

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What exactly is that vibrating, humming sound that comes from cats? While theories abound as to what produces a purr in cats, none have resolutely been proven.  Some scientists speculate that purring is the result of electrical impulses in the brain transmitted through the central nervous system to the muscles near the voice box and […]

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  October 23, 2009   No comments

Go grab a breath mint, dude!

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Bo:  You know, Jessie, I have been meaning to tell you this in some diplomatic way, but I don’t know how to say it other than, “Do you need some mouthwash or something?  Your breath is kind of foul at times!”  There is no Joy of Living in that, my friend! Jessie:  How dare you!  […]

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  October 19, 2009   No comments

Hey, you old cat!

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Bo:  News flash!  Did you know that aging in cats is not a disease?  It is a natural process.  However, despite the naturalness about it, it is not without its problems.  As you know, from the time we are cute, adorable kittens through our geriatric phase, we delight in keeping you company and making you happy.  […]

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  October 8, 2009   No comments

How do you know if your pet is in pain?

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Bo:  This is a great topic.  Jessie is a pain in my side, and I have to tell someone.  Who will listen?  Maybe the experts at www.myjoyofliving.com in Kansas City can help me find out.  They are the best pet sitters in town and seem to boast a wealth of knowledge when it comes to […]

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  October 6, 2009   No comments

October is National Pet Wellness Month!!!

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Jessie:  Hey!  It’s October 1st!  This is a great month, as it focuses on the pets in your life!  It is National Pet Wellness Month!  Who could ask for a better month? Bo:  How about a month all about ME? Jessie:  And where is the value in that?  Besides, I need to get moving here […]

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  October 1, 2009   No comments

Why bark when I can write blogs?

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Bo here!   You know, I have always wondered why dogs have to engage in that annoying sound humans refer to as barking.  I don’t bark.  I dare not draw attention to  myself in such a demeaning manner.  I prefer to draw accolades from my good looks, overall charm, and feline prowess. Jessie:  Hey, Bo!  News flash!  […]

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  September 28, 2009   No comments

“Do good” by your cat…and for the environment

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Bo here!  I am so excited to learn about a great new contest for cat owners!  Yes!  Cats are getting the recognition they deserve. Yesterday’s News brand cat litter is sponsoring a contest for all cat owners. Jessie: That’s right..cats ARE yesterday’s news! We dogs continue to rule, and if you kitties knew how to take […]

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  September 22, 2009   No comments

Never feed your dog THIS!!!!!

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Jessie and Bo here!  I know we critters can beg and beg for any food scraps you might have at the table or in the kitchen. We also know that sometimes you simply cannot resist our sweet and lovable faces, so you are tempted to toss us a grand treat from time to time. If you have […]

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  September 17, 2009   No comments