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(Minnesota, USA) – When you first meet him, Justin M. Anderson, 16, who lives in Minnesota, seems like your typical American teenager. He enjoys drawing, playing computer games and texting with his friends. But in the summer of 2015, he took on a cause not too many teenagers delve into. He became an advocate for the plight of homeless animals.
You could say it’s an effort he stumbled upon. “I was out for a walk at my neighborhood park with my mom when I spotted a mother cat and three kittens relaxing at the edge of the woods,” he said. “I thought to myself, ‘Hey they don’t belong there.”
Anderson and his mother enlisted the help of some neighbors to catch all four cats. The next day he helped deliver them to the Animal Humane Society, the leading animal welfare organization in the Upper Midwest.
When he returned to the…
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National Pet Month is all about celebrating the special bond that we have with our pets and of course to promote responsible pet parenting!
Oli and me started our celebration day with some quality time together! Of course his sister started getting a bit jealous and what you can’t see or should I say hear is that she was meowing quite a bit at us to tell us to get up and get the party going!
We decided to make it as much of a surprise as possible for our two so decorated the party area and put out toys and treats for them to find before opening the living room door again.
Of course being cats their natural curiosity immediately kicked in after we opened the door. 😀
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Even the loveliest, cuddliest, and most well-behaved cat can develop annoying or destructive habits, seemingly out of nowhere. The problem is, the longer you leave it and ignore it in the hope it goes away, the more ingrained it becomes in their routine and the more destructive it can become. Cat’s bad habits need nipping in the bud and banishing before they become a more serious problem. It’s never impossible, but the sooner you try to break the habits, the easier it is.
Address the cause
Bad habits rarely stem from nothing. If they’re scratching because they don’t have an adequate alternative, all it might take is the introduction of a new, dedicated scratching zone and claw clipping to put them off the furniture. If their habits are borne of stress and anxiety, it’s important to address the root cause. A pheromone such as Feliway spray can help them to…
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