Oct 172012
 

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It really sucks being an only pet. Take it from the guinea pig.

I can only imagine the loneliness felt by this little dude.

I am lucky. Except fur that brief time when I was a small kitten lost on a country road before I was rescued, I have never been alone.

I have 4 other fur pals who, along with me, are pets that add life to my human’s existence.

Five cats sleeping on bed

Brew’s Crew

My human never really intended to have 5 of us. Three would have been a more ideal number. Stuff happens.

Still yet, she has been committed to having more than one pet fur a long time.

My human once had a cat named Beezie (from whom she took the moniker BZTAT) who became overweight and lazy when she was a single pet. Although Beezie was not particularly fond of Bub and later on Slick, Beezie became more active and entertained when these cats came into her life.

Ever since then, my human has never had just one pet. When Beezie and Bub went to the Bridge within a year of each other, leaving Slick alone, my human went out and found Noah and me to keep her company.

The Pets Add Life (PAL) Campaign is “designed to demonstrate the joys and benefits of pet ownership, thus driving increased adoption of pets and responsible ownership of pets.” They asked me to talk about it, because my life is all about what the campaign promotes. I was adopted. I bring lotsa joy to my human, and I live in a multiple pet household.

So here’s the thing. Your human can be like mine and make a commitment to these same things. Get yer human to take the pledge!

PAL Campaign pledge

As of this writing, 223 people have pledged to adopt their next pet; 118 have pledged to volunteer at a shelter; and 165 have pledged to share a photo of a homeless pet with others to help it find a home. You could add to those numbers by getting yer human to sign on and by sharing it with others.

Whatcha waitin’ fur?

Oh yeah, and lets help some homeless turtle get connected to this guinea pig. They really need each other.

This post is sponsored by the Pets Add Life campaign and the American Pet Products Association. I am being compensated fur my efforts in helpin’ spread the word about the benefits and joys of pet ownership. It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it.

Oct 012012
 

Brewskie Butt cat oncomputerI learned an important lesson last week. Strange things can happen to computers.

Now humans will have you believe that cats are to blame when something goes wrong. I beg to differ.

Here’s the scoop.

Our web host where we register our domains starts sendin’ us emails to re-up several months in advance. BZTAT knows that they save the good deals up until a week before yer registration is about to expire, so she puts it off. But this time, she was really busy the week of the expiration, and she furgot. Oops.

That meant all of our websites went dead fur a time. Now she was on it fast, and she renewed before any damage was done. But fur some reason, my site didn’t come back up right. Her site came back up instantly, but mine didn’t.

So she called them, and they said wait 48 hours. We did. No luck.

Finally, I complained on Twitter, and they got it runnin’ again in a blink. Hmmm.

I apologize fur the downtime and I will try to make sure this does not ever happen again.

But there is a point here. Ya gotta be careful with yer stuff when yer really dependent on computers.

That brings up another issue that is separate, but similar.

Saving data. You know, all those gorgeous photos that humans take of you and other important documents you have.

My buddy Romeo the Cat told me about this great new product Surdoc that can help you do that, and they actually are sensitive to cat people. They came up with this cleaver infographic to explain how you can protect your computer.  One little catveat – we know that that they are projecting human behavior on us. WE are not the ones damaging computers.

 

Cat Proof Your Computer infographic

That last part about backing up online is a really good idea. And to give a paw to cat peeps to use it, they will give you a free 30 GB account, too, if you use the code CATPROOF. We are going to give it a try – you should too!

Although if ya ask me, I think the code should be HUMANPROOF. Just meowin’.