Adopt or Buy (a Pet)?

Dogs and Cats

This week’s Moral Question of the Week is simple: should you adopt or buy a dog/cat/pet? I will prejudice the question with my point-of-view that there are FAR too many dogs and cats in shelters and FAR too many dogs and cats that are killed each year for anyone to go out and buy a “special” kind of dog or cat? What do you think? Comment below…

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Obesity and Our Pets at #PetRap Sunday

Photo of fat weiner dog obesity

Fat Weiner

All we hear on the news is obesity, Obsesity, and OBESITY. Yes, it’s a problem. We mostly hear about its dangers for us and our children. But, it is also a big – pardon that choice of words – problem for our pets. If we do not feed and exercise them correctly, they will gain weight just as we do. That’s our topic for #PetRap this Sunday, July 14 – right before #blogchat – at 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PT/8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET.

Photo of obese cat

C’mon, what is the title of this photo? You know it! – – Fat Cat!

#Pets and Our Kids at #PetRap – New Time!

Sweet photo of baby and his dog - petsPets and our kids is our #PetRap topic this Sunday – at our NEW TIME of 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PT/8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET. We will lead in to the wonderful #blogchat that begins immediately afterward. My little boy poked our beloved Mazel in the eye and got a nip on his face as a consequence. The tiny scar is still there on his 19-year-old face. We saw it happen and we knew is was not our dog’s fault, but it raised the question of safety in our home vis-a-vis our dog and our son.

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Pet Quirks at #PetRap Sunday

Goofy dogs - pet quirks

Everyone who has pets has had those times when their pet does something that simply makes you giggle. Call it a quirk; call it personality; call it whatever! It’s one of the many joys of having pets in your life. Let’s get together this Sunday, June 9 at noon – 1:00 p.m. PT/3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET and share some of those funny pet quirks.

#PetRap begins Sunday with a Photo Contest

Cool Kat - Cool Dog #petrap

#PetRap is finally here! If you’re a pet-lover, like me, you’re slightly kooky, passionate, and loving. It goes with the territory. #PetRap begins this Sunday, May 26, 2013 at noon -1:00 p.m. PT/3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET, with a favorite pet photo contest. Just for the fun of it. Bring your fav photo and we’ll have two winners. The prize for the winners is PDF copies of my two books, but the big WIN is the bragging rights. I am promising to create a community of pet lovers that will get together on lazy Sundays to have fun together. This is NOT going to be an activist community.

NOTE: I just discovered that there is an existing PetChat so we’re going to be #PetRap. Please note hashtag change!

All photos must be submitted DURING our first #PetRap hour on Sunday, May 26 between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. PT/3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET. The winners will be announced at next week’s #PetRap and their photos posted in next week’s #PetRap pre-chat post!

Book Cover from The Empty NestA Dad's Point of View book cover

Bring YOUR #Pet to #DadChat

My dog, Simon - enjoying the wind and the view!

We talked pets and had a pet photo contest Thursday, November 8 from 6:00 Р7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 Р10:00 p.m. ET. There were THREE winners of a copy of my soon-to-be-published new e-book for best/cutest pet photo! The were @GemWebb, @KimWhix, and @Casudi. The cover is pictured at the bottom of this post. Trey Burley was our co-host. Share in what you missed via the transcript.

#DadChat has been having some HEAVY topics lately so I felt it was time for a lighter night for our community.

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