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Who doesn’t love cat butts? Cat owners do

How can you not love these ? Bakerlogy you make me so happy!

The other day a friend posted these little cat butt cookie cutters ( You will love these too) And it got me thinking, actually it got me daydreaming. I also searched for some more adorable cat butt products. Fortunately, Christmas is on its way, and these would make a cute gift for a cat lover.

Why do cats show us their butts? As much as I love my cat’s little butt, it is always a surprise when it is aimed at my face first thing in the morning before coffee. Kitty turning your butt towards you is a way of communication. It is an expression of trust. I have notices it often accompanies by cuddles and head bumps.

Does my cat love me?

The autumnal equinox always awakens my desire to bake and eat more comforting foods. Even here in Southern California the nights and early morning are just starting to feel a smidge cooler. The household pets are already starting to snuggle a little closer. For instance, Pizza the cat, has started his fall rituals, like burying himself under the covers with me, usually at dawn. The household dog is inching her way from the foot of the bed to the middle near me.

Thoughts of fresh-baked cookies, a hot beverage, and a good book make me happy this time of year. Especially when there is a chilled out cat curled up near me and a dog at my feet. In preparation, I spent a little time window-shopping for the coming months. I think you will like what I found.

Look at these goodies. I am in love with these cat butt cookie cutters.

For all your favorite rolled cookie recipes.. ( or my favorite one)

Jamie’s No Chill Sugar Cookie ( For Human Enjoyment)

Preheat oven to 350° F.

  • 1 Cup butter
  • 1 Cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 1 egg (preferable medium sized)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • Firstly, in a bowl cream softened butter and sugar until smooth with your mixer, at least 3 minutes Then, Add in extracts and your egg.
  • In a separate bowl combine baking powder and salt  with flour.
  • Add a little flour mixtures at a time to the wet ingredients. The dough will be very stiff. If it becomes too stiff for your mixer turn out the dough onto a countertop surface. Wet your hands and finish off kneading the dough by hand.
  • DO NOT CHILL THE DOUGH. (Waiting is the worst part of sugar cookies, with this tried and true recipe you don’t have to)
  • Divide into workable batches, roll out onto a floured surface and cut. these cookies work best if rolled on the thicker side (closer to 1/4 inch rather than 1/8).
  • Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.

Perfect for decorating once cooled, or just a good solid dunker for tea.

Spinach and Chicken Cat treat Recipe

Kitty Butt Pillow To Sit on for Comfort.

For lumbar support while curling up on the couch or favorite chair with those sugar cookies

Enjoying some that first cup of coffee, hot cocoa or some hot tea

Makes you smile, doesn’t it seriously how can it not?
Coloring is fun, relieves stress, especially when its a #catbutt
You are going to need to to post your holiday shopping list why not use these cute magnets?
and finally, if you are actually working while enjoying all these things, here is a planner to start the year of right!

Cat Butts are love.

Cats are pretty affectio0ate creatures, even if they have odd ways of showing it! Who knew a butt in the fact meant I love you! Finally, I hope my enthusiasm for these adorable things brings a smile to your face. May there always be a cat butt in your face.

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Can Static Bark Collars really help stop the barking?

Do Bark Collars really help ? This one is on the Amazon bestseller list at #14 They remain a popular product. Does it really help stop barking? Is it humane? After some research and conversation, I have a new-found knowledge of bark collars I would like to share should you decide it is for you and your pet. Knowledge is important, and it is up to your family if this will be beneficial to your predicament. An informed decision is a good one, whatever you decide.

NVK Shock Collar with remote

Personally I have not considered using one on a dog. They have a reputation for being inhumane, and painful for the dog. True or not it has prevented me from even considering it. An electric fence works similarly to an electric collar. I have considered fences as we used to have an escape artist in the family. As it turns out, they use similar technology.

Was I too quick to judge a bark collar?

Bark collars are used as a deterrent for unwanted behavior. They can help correct unwanted behavior. They emit a static shock thru the collar to interrupt the dogs barking. You can start with just a small static shock to correct behavior, most have a dial that can be adjusted stronger. Some include a remote control so the bad behavior can be corrected from a distance.

THEY SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A PUNISHMENT, JUST AS A CORRECTIVE MEASURE

Even with the use of a shock collar, positive re-enforcement for GOOD behavior, has more long term benefits, than punishments. Remember, dogs aim to please, a positive reward system either small treats or lots of verbal praise, work well for training.

Are Bark Collars Safe ?

It depends on who you ask. The ASPCA ( American Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals) doesn’t recommend them unless used with the supervision or training of a behavior specialist. Preferably after other methods have failed. Organizations like the European Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals , is heavily criticize the use of collars as being cruel and inhumane.

Veterinary professionals question the efficiency of static bark collars. A study conducted at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine found that half of the dogs that were fitted an electric bark collar had absolutely no reduction in barking activity at all. Additionally there studies that confirm it can be mentally damaging to the dog.

 Additional studies including The Humane society have demonstrated that shock collars have the potential to cause symptoms of distress in dogs. For small to medium-sized dogs, a shock could be painful to their little necks. They are not recommended for pups under 8 months of age or 8 pounds. Potentially, your pup might begin to associate the painful shock with people or other experiences, leading to fearful or aggressive behavior. That is counterproductive to solve the behavior you are trying to fix.

Static bark collars were originally used to help train hunting dogs in the 1960s, but some feel it is an antiquated training method. Today they are still recommended by some trainers in the states. Conversely, in 2020 they are banned in several countries. They are not allowed in Wales, England, Scottland Quebec, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, Sweden, Austria, Norway, Denmark, and a few areas in Australia. There is a bill on the books in Boulder Colorado to ban them. That alone makes me think twice about using them as a training method.

WHY IS your dog barking? How can we solve it?

Canines are pretty smart, some understand barking and the shock collar goes together so they stop the behavior. The problem is, some ONLY stop barking when wearing the collar. Again, a rather counteractive result of excessive barking. Bark collars should only be worn for a short amount of time per session.

Here is a checklist to assess the situation if you are home. Many times dogs bark for the following seven reasons.

Dogs are naturally territorial animals, which makes them a perfect guard to protect your property. However, if you are home feeling F-A-A-B ulous and your P-E-T is barking too much… there may be a reason.

Fear

Anxiety

Attention

Boredom

Pain

Excitment

Territory

Are bark Collars the best tool for solving the problem?

Knowing the motivation behind the exessive or inappropriate barking is a beneficial way of learning how to correct the issue effectively. Firstly, I want our household dog to bark when someone approaches the property for protection. Secondly, I don’t want her to bark ferociously at the same mailman that comes about the same time every day. Therefore, I need to understand why she barks and teach her when it is o.k. and when it is not.

When used properly with instruction from a trained behavioral specialist, bark collars can be used to solve an issue. If you feel though that a static shock collar is too aggressive, read on!

Are there other options besides a static shock collar.

There are other options besides a static shock option. Some collars also feature an

Ultrasound and or Vibration (or both) – In lieu of a shock, the collar emits a high pitched sound. A noise only dogs sensitive hearing will notice and it distracts the dog mid bark.

NPS No Shock Collar

Citronella Spray – Instead of a shock or noise, a squirt of unpleasant oil gets strayed. In theory, this works. However, if another pet or you are standing to close watch out!

Zeonetax Recharging Citronella Bark Collar

In conclusion, it is a decision you will need to make on your own. There is a lot of argument against using them. However, they are still widely used and recommended by trainers to this day. More aggressive breeds like pit bulls and larger dogs like Great Pyrenees may respond to a more forceful training than a smaller more docile dog. If you decide that excessive barking is causing too much trouble and redirection or other retraining methods haven’t been successful, bark collars may really help.

It is important to get proper knowledge on proper use. Use of a static bark collar with a rescue dog is not recommended as you don’t know the dogs history. Having a well behaved furry friends is important and it leads to a peaceful relationship. It’s our responsibility as animal owners to teach good manners. There are many constructive ways to teach that don’t cause harm. Ultimately, you know your pet’s personality best. However, please make an informed decision about how best to train your best friend.

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Looking for a new litter box solution?

Kitty Poo Club -An Honest Review.

Kitty Poo Club is a mail-order disposable litter box and it is definitely a product I can’t live without anymore. The litter boxes are environmentally friendly, easy to set up, and easy to dispose of. The litter goes in the trash and the cardboard can be recycled.

Admittedly, I’ll be honest, I don’t scoop as often as I should. Also, I have a pet peeve about litter boxes. They are plastic and quite frankly once you get the scent of urine in the plastic it doesn’t seem to go away, no matter how often you clean out the entire box.

On a whim, I did a search on disposable litter boxes. Kitty Poo Club offered a perfect solution to my problem. It is recyclable and easy to set up the box, that is auto-delivered. I consider myself pretty frugal and at $21.99 a litter box (shipping included) finding a solution that is effective, and eco-friendly, and delivered to me, is worth it.

Easy to use

Your cardboard litter box comes compact. With ingenious packaging, the box IS the box so there is no waste. The package folds open, to a bag of extra absorbent eco-friendly litter. It includes plastic sliders to stabilize the sides. (I use the lid as a shield as Pizza is long-legged and sometimes urinates higher than expected.) You can set your reorder for three or five weeks later, and the disposal process is just as easy. I make sure it’s empty of “treasures”, slide the plastic bars off and, add them to the box, close it up place the lid back on, and toss. The box is coated and leak proof. The actual litter can be disposed of and the cardboard box can be recycled.

Ready to be assembled

Different Litter Options Available

I have watched the company grow from one size litter to several options. In the beginning, silica was the only option. Today there is the original silica, but now fine-grain silica, clay, or even a soy option. (Personally, we switched to fine-grain once it was available. Pizza was tracking the silica around and despite my best efforts to stay on top of it, it was a little like stepping on a lego in the middle of the night, so we switched to the fine grain which is a little easier to sweep up. Today Kitty poo offers “catch-all mats”. In recent months Kitty poo club has expanded its selection to include domes that fit their boxes for the taller cats, also a selection of high-quality food and treats and food toppers. The company has grown considerably since we first started using their products.

I love the convenience of contactless auto-delivery. I was not a fan of purchasing heavy litter containers and unloading etc, Kitty Poo Club orders have always been on time, and I have never had a billing problem. They even have an option to go on vacation if you need to skip a month or two.

Lastly, Kitty Poo Club is a modern convenience and a time saver. A clean litter box makes for a happy cat. If you are looking for a new litter box solution for a new kitten or an older big kitty, check out Kitty poo for your litter box needs.

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Best Hi Tech Christmas Gifts for Pet Owners

Shopping for your Hi Tech Christmas Gifts for Pet Owners? Yet Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner.

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Let’s look at some of the best hi-tech Christmas gifts for pets. and their owners. Nowadays, pets are a fundamental part of the family nuclei for hundreds of people around the world and large technology companies know this, which is why a wide variety of gadgets and apps have been developed for pet owners who want to offer their furry friends a better quality of life.

According to data generated through researches in the United States, it is deduced that six out of ten homes have pets; Furthermore, the market for pet-related products and services, in the country, has experienced constant growth in the last four years. With this data, it is impossible to deny that pets play and will continue to play important roles in every pet lover’s lives. Therefore, let’s talk about the latest in home automation and technology for pets.

Smart pet camera systems.

Furbo smart camera is a stimulation system that aims to help comfort your pets in the absence of their owners. This device is a WiFi Pet Camera with two-way communications with a capacity of distributing treats. What a great holiday hi-tech gift for pet lovers who work outside the home!

There are many choices, however the Furbo smart camera has many positive features over the competition. However, be aware many of the super cool features require a monthly “Furbo Dog Nanny” subscription from $9.99 per month.

Let’s talk about its basic features.

The basic features are great especially if your goal is to just be able to see and interact with your dog while you are out or at work.

The Furbo pet camera has a blue and yellow lights that your dog can see and learn to recognize. It doesn’t take long for a curious pup to notice when a treat is on its way.

1080p Full HD with 160-degree wide-angle and night mode. The camera allows you to see your dog even if he is right under the Furbo. A definite advantage over other pet cams of the market.

2-Way Audio allow you to hear your pet and allows him to hear you.

Fun Treat Tossing- It’s compartment is smaller than its competitors and only holds approx 3/4 cup of treats, however, the Furbo only tossed one or two treats at a time consistently, where other similar products toss more. It can be fun for you to remotely reward your dog for good behavior.

Barking Alert – It has a basic feature that will alert your phone app when your dog barks. Furbo ap on your phone alerts you of the barking.

It is compact and has a sleek design, and micro usb cord that is discreet. The lid is secure and Fido will have a hard time opening it.

The Optional Furbo Dog Nanny subscription offers more comprehensive alert notifications (including whining, howling, activity, dog selfie alerts, people alert, and other household alarms) I can see where this would be a useful tool for a new dog or one with separation anxiety. However, read the fine print.

Speakers to calm anxious animals

Strange and very loud noises can trigger an anxiety attack in cats and dogs; for that reason, there is everything from soothing vests to talking to help the animal during these times.

iCalmPet is one of the best-known companies dedicated to creating and distributing speakers and relaxing music for pets. They have devices for dogs and cats – iCalmDog and iCalmCat, respectively – that play specifically selected music produced to generate relaxation for your animals. This company did years of technical research to determine the best music to calm your pets. Great care was taken to observe both cats and dogs and find music suited to their ears. It has been proven to be a wonderful alternative option to drugs . Many happy pets have enjoy this calming soothing music through thunderstorms and firework displays. iCalm pet comes preloaded with calming music and the on to purchase additional microchips. It is the size of a tennis ball, therefore portable. It also has Bluetooth so you can also stream your favorite music streaming platform.

Smart food bowls

Despite the large number of people actively living with pets, the reality is that many of those pets spend several hours of the day alone at home. For that reason, many companies have created a wide variety of gadgets that can provide them with part of the care they need during the day. One of those new technological products is smart bowls or feeders.

The Wopet is relatively new on the market. It is a perfect top holiday hi-tech gifts for pets. I know my pet is always concerned with mealtime. The Wopet is an automatic feeder that is controlled by a phone app. Some fun features include personalized messages for your pet when it’s time to eat and smartphone programming. It is designed for small dry food only making it perfect for either dog or cat. It has a battery back up option in case of a power outage.

Pet Trackers

Losing your pet is one of the owners’ biggest fears. A pet’s microchip is not a tracker. However, today there are many options for dog trackers. Sometimes dogs often far out of our reach in parks or cats that tend to escape through windows. Trackers are useful to keep you pet safe.

Some of the most notable options are Whistle GPS Pet Tracker, which through the app, alerts you when your pet has left your home and tells you how to locate it.

Pet Cameras

Seeing what pets see is a mystery that has fascinated owners for years and years; however, with cameras for dogs and cats, it is now possible to know what they see, where they are going, and what intrigues them so much. Although a GO Pro is not specifically for pets, there are a variety of harnesses that allow it to be used with pets. So If you have a Go Pro or if it on YOUR holiday list. Maybe consider this Fetch harness through which you can see exactly what your pet observes. If you want to see what your furry friend sees from his perspective, this is very fun.

Smart toys for Dogs

Within the wide list of toys for dogs and cats, you can find the following: laser cat toys, with which you have the option of choosing adjustable patterns and timers for the hours of play; there is also the IFetch 1 (for small dogs)and Ifetch 2 Large dogs) a fun interactive ball launcher. This automatic launcher can provide pets with a lot of fun. It doesn’t take long before Fido understands how to reload the ball himself. Though marketed primarily to dog owners, I’m sure some felines would be equally entertained.

These are some of the gadget options you can acquire for your best friend’s well-being, which is your favorite? Hopefully, these reviews will help you decide which Best Hi Tech Christmas Gifts for Pet Owners belong on their Christmas list.