Crap I Say To My Pets Every Damn Day 

Crap I say to my pets every damn day.

Stop licking my feet.

Stop licking my legs.

Seriously! Just stop!

Do you have some sort of foot fetish?

Why does your throw-up look like poop? Who does that?

I don’t remember feeding you that!

Well don’t eat it!!

Stop trying to get freaky with your sister.

Stop trying to get freaky with your brother.

Seriously, just stop!

Come here.

Stop spinning and come here.

Please stop spinning and get over here.

Fine! Spin this way!

Hush!

Shhhh!

I know the next door neighbor is smoking in their backyard but you need to be quiet.

I hate second-hand smoke too, but enough!

Seriously? Did you die from lung cancer in a previous life??

Awwwww, who’s a good dog?

I love you guys!

What do you say to your pets over and over and over and over and over?

Which brings us to Raspberry, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week.

Raspberry

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It’s raspberry season so, here’s Raspberry, a 2 year old female domestic shorthair who’s ready to be “picked” for adoption. Come meet her at Lollypop Farm!

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Elle and Stacy’s Summer Roadtrip

When we first started this blog all those years ago, my children were so much younger and totally adorable. Of course, they’re still totally adorable, just older and not as into spending time with mom making silly videos. Watching this video we made brings back great memories from that summer.  The kids helped set-up, shoot, and edit this video and we had so much fun making them. It was a great summer.
Elle and Stacy’s Summer Vacation

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Silly String Meow Monday 

Rosie has thing for strings. A big thing. She can’t resist them. Whenever she sees string her pupils dilate and her mouth opens and you know she’s about to pounce. That’s great if you’re playing with her but if there are any strings on your shirt and she looks at you like that you better run. She becomes so hyper focused on the string she doesn’t realize she’s hurting you in her desire to destroy that string. Yelling and screaming won’t help because she can’t hear you. The lesson is never get between Rosie and her string.



Which brings us to Moo, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week. 

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Moo is a 2 year old male domestic shorthair mix with lots of cute spots. There were too many pets where he used to live so he’s come to Lollypop Farm to find a new home. Come and see if he doesn’t just charm his way into your heart and home with his big, beautiful green eyes.

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5 Reasons You Should Foster A Pet  

5 Reasons You Should Foster A Pet

You may not realize it, but there are countless animals in your own community that may need a temporary home. Maybe it’s a nursing mother cat with a litter of kittens who needs a safe warm and loving place to flourish and thrive until the kittens are old enough to be adopted and then the mother cat will be spayed and placed in a loving home as well. It could be a heartworm positive dog who needs a quiet place to recuperate during his treatment.  Don’t forget small animals like rabbits, rats, and guinea pigs. They often need fostering until they are old enough to be adopted. 

If you’ve ever thought about fostering, here are 5 reasons you should foster a pet in need.

Who Doesn’t Love Baby Animals?

5 reasons to foster a pet in need

Seriously, who can resist cute kittens and puppies? Believe me, I struggle to resist all day long.

When You Foster A Pet in Your Home, You Are Making Room For Another Pet In Need.

By fostering an animal in your home, you are helping to open up a spot in that animal shelter or rescue organization for another animal in need. You aren’t just helping the animal(s) in your care, your help directly impacts another pet in a positive way. How cool is that?

5 reasons to foster a pet in need

Fostering Teaches Your Children Empathy and Responsibility.

pets encourage empathy and caring in children

There is lots of research available on how beneficial pet ownership is for everyone. Children raised with pets learn empathy and responsibility and how to be gentle and caring with animals that need our help.

You Just May Find Your New Best Friend.

foster failure means

Foster failure may become a familiar term to you. It doesn’t mean you have failed as a foster parent, it means that you are now the proud pet parent of your new best friend. Way to go!

It Feels So Damn Good!

It really does! Taking care of an animal in need, whether it’s for a couple short weeks or a month or more, and seeing them flourish under your loving care is an amazing experience. Knowing you are giving them a second chance at a wonderful future with their forever family feels damn good.

You can check with your local humane society or rescue groups to find out what you need to do to get started fostering pets in need in your community. It just may turn out to be one of the best things you’ve ever done.

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Meow Monday 

Last week I brought home a new toy for the cats.  I’ve been happy with the quality of the Kong products and am always looking for another outlet for my cats to sharpen their claws on anything else besides my furniture.  The latest toy I brought home is an apple with cardboard in the middle, similar to what you would find in a cardboard scratcher. 

  
The top screws off and you can pour some catnip inside. It definitely caught their attention and there were some issues with sharing. 

   
   

It’s still a hit this week. We refilled the catnip chamber and the cats started playing with it again. Except for George. He went right up to my son to look for the big container of catnip. None of this few flakes in an apple business. 

Which brings us to Dottie, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week. 

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Dottie is a 1 year old female domestic shorthair. She and her four kittens came to Lollypop Farm to find new homes. The kittens are all re-homed but Dottie is still waiting. She’ll like a quiet home the best since she’s a little skittish. Come meet Dottie at Lollypop Farm.

  
This is not a sponsored post. I purchased the above mentioned product. 

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