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How Cats Show Love

Saturday, December 10, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

cataffectionCats do show love for their owners only they do it differently than dogs do. Yes, cats are independent creatures so they will probably not come to greet you when you come home. My cat Molly is with me all the time. Right now she is snuggle next to me on the chair while I write this. The following information provided by The Nest.com shows the different ways that a cat show is love and affection for his owner.

Felines have their own unique means of expressing affection. The face rub, for example, is a grand romantic gesture in feline terms. Your pet has scent glands on his cheek and when he caresses your face with his, he’s telling you that you belong to him and are a cherished part of his family. The feline kiss, bestowed via a leisurely blink, is Tinker’s way of telling you that he loves and appreciates you. People often express their love for their kitties in a more traditionally human romantic way. 

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Holiday music all the time during this holiday season – turn on A Delmava Christmas as you prepare for Christmas today!

The best variety of oldies –The 50’s 60’s 70’s early 80’s plus great pop standards and holiday music! It EDGEWATER GOLD RADIO! Turn in on….keep it on!

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Remembering Our Pets This Holiday Season

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

trafficThe post below was written several years ago but still applies today. Only today, I no longer live in traffic ridden north Jersey. I live in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware where I can shop peacefully without the horrendous traffic. I will shop for gifts for my two cats in some of the nearby pet stores. Among their gifts will be some healthy treats,and some toys with catnip. I may also buy some new, soft blankets for them to snuggle up in. Remember our pets this holiday season and after looking at my post below, I’m glad I don’t have to do my shopping this year in north Jersey!cattree

After work today, I decided that I cannot delay my holiday shopping another day. I waited too long already and had to buy lots of gifts. I got in my car and headed out to the mall. Living in North Jersey where traffic is normally a nightmare proved even worse than could be imagined. Infamous Route 4 was a literal parking lot! When I went to enter the mall, I realized that mall security had blocked off the entrances! Cars were zig zagging all over the place. You really never know what to expect in this state with it’s horrendous traffic all the time! Luckily, I knew a back entrance that not many people are not aware of. I got in, parked the car and fought the crowds. After I made all the purchases of “people” gifts, I had to shop for my two cats. Off I went to the pet store lugging so many bags of bulky gifts that I felt as if I would tip over! The cats had to have their presents! I bought a bunch of cat toys, a stocking and some other cat items. Why do we do this? I would feel that the holiday is not complete without the gifts for the cats. They already have a toy box full of toys from previous Christmasses. Most of the toys are either under the furniture or hidden in some special place. Surely these won’t be found until I sell the condo! I put the gifts under the tree on Christmas morning like I would for anyone else. Out come my cats Mollie and Millie. They sniff, swat, roll around with them for awhile then, they’re done. Another Christmas with the cats! Well after all, they are part of the family.

petptoyRemember, your pets count!

When you got to work, turn on the holiday music – listen all day to A Delmarva Christmas.

The greatest songs of the 50’s and 60’s – turn them on today-they will make you smile!

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Serious Medical Condition In Dogs

Monday, December 5, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

dogcheckPleural Effusion is a condition where fluid or pus accumulates in an animals chest cavity compressing the lungs and heart. Leah Cohn, Professor of Veterinary Internal Medicine at the University of Missouri says that animals with pleural effusion have to breathe very rapidly because they can’t expand their lungs. They take short, shallow, rapid breaths. She says the pleural effusion has many potential causes such as infection and congestive heart failure. Treatment will vary. If a pet is struggling to breath, most veterinarians will remove the fluid with a needle and syringe. This is a process that may need to be repeated until the underlying cause of the fluid buildup can be cured. In this case pet medication alone will not cure this kind of problem. If you notice your pet breathing very rapidly, take him to your vet right away.

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Turn on the holiday music when you get to work today! A Delmarva Christmas!

The greatest variety of oldies for the 50’s through the early 80’s plus great pop standards and holiday music!  Edgewater Gold Radio!    You can also listen here—Edgewater Gold Radio.

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Cats Keeping Warm In A Cat Engine

Sunday, December 4, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

catscarIt that time of year. The weather is getting colder and we need to find ways to protect our pets. Did you know that in the winter, cats can climb into the engine of a car to stay warm? This can be very dangerous of even deadly to a cat. Here’s a true story of one cat named Fannie Mae, that got trapped. Thanks to the Pet Health Network for providing this story!
Fanny Mae had been sleeping inside of a parked car when the car’s owner started the engine early one morning to head into work. After turning on the ignition, she heard some loud noises and clanks under her hood and thankfully turned off the car. She lifted the hood to figure out what was going on and noticed a bloodied paw. She immediately called the Department of Animal Services for help. An officer arrived and after some effort, was able to get Fanny Mae out. Unfortunately, Fanny Mae had several lacerations on her legs and abdomen and wasn’t using her right front leg at all. The officer raced Fanny Mae to the shelter’s veterinary hospital.

That’s when I met Fanny Mae. I’ll never forget the fact that despite her severe injuries and obvious pain, she continued to purr and rub her face against my hand. After Fanny Mae was medically stable, we sedated her. I closed all of her wounds and we took full body radiographs (x-rays). Her radiographs showed no fractures or internal injuries, but unfortunately confirmed my suspicion of a brachial plexus injury. Brachial plexus injuries occur when the nerves in the armpit region (called brachial plexus nerves) are stretched or damaged. Unfortunately, brachial plexus injuries do not heal or recover and since the affected limb becomes limp and useless, it has to be amputated to avoid future complications. For the next two weeks, Fanny Mae hung out in our medical center recovering from her wounds. She continued to win the affection of everyone she met. Despite wound cleanings and medications, she remained sweet and grateful.

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The holiday season is in full swing! Keep the greatest holiday music playing all the time! A Delmarva Christmas – Listen now!

 

The best oldies of all time are on Edgewater Gold Radio –Listen now! You can also listen on our new player – Edgewater Gold Radio!

If you prefer the 50’s and 60’s, listen to Rehoboth Radio – Beach radio 5060 for the greatest memories of your life!

 

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Feeding Your Dog –Recommended Amounts

Saturday, December 3, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

dogeat5If you read the labels of your dog’s favorite foods, you will notice lots of discrepancies in the recommended amounts to feed him. The amount of food that you feed your dog will change throughout his life. Most weight problems develop slowly and are likely to occur during the transition period from puppy to adult. Remember, an adult dog’s appetite is always greater than his need. Another time when weight gain increases is when your dog gets older and his activity level decreases. Be aware of the need to adjust your dogs calories and give him periodic weight checks. This will help you with overfeeding during these transition times.

Knowing how much to feed your dog can be confusing. Always start with a quality food and note the feeding instructions on the bag or can. Then, add or decrease the amount depending on your dogs activity level. Start feeding this amount but monitor his weight on a regular basis. Make adjustments along the way and always check with your vet. So don’t overfill that dog dish right away!

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The best holiday music– A Delmarva Christmas  – listen now!

50’s and 60’s oldies all the time! Rehoboth Radio – Beach Radio 5060 – listen now!

Oldies from the 50’s through the early 80’s plus great pop standards — Listen here:

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The Advantages of Fostering A Pet

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

fosterpetsSometimes instead of fostering a child,foster parents choose to foster an animal. These foster parents take in shelter dog and cats that are ill, not socialized or not yet weaned and turn them into healthy, loving, adoptable pets. By providing temporary homes, foster parents enable shelters to take in more animals than they would otherwise have room for. So if you have the time, space and love to share with a foster pet, contact your local shelter or rescue group. If your application is approved, you’ll attend training sessions to learn how to socialize, house train and maybe even bottle feed your foster pet. The hardest part of fostering is giving up your foster pet. After you buy the cat bed or dog crate, they are hard to let go of but you are doing a wonderful service by providing shelter and care for a sheltered pet!

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As soon as you get to work, turn on our holiday station. A Delmarva Christmas – A large variety of Christmas music for all tastes!

The greatest songs of the 60’s and 70’s are on Rehoboth Radio – Beachradio 5060.

Oldies from 4 decades – the 50’s through the early 80’s plus great pop standards! Edgewater Gold Radio   Listen directly from our website to all of our stations. Download the FREE Edgewater Gold Radio app and take all of your oldies with you wherever you go!

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Cats Are Control Freaks

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

mollyradioAs many of you know, I run several online radio stations. I usually broadcast in an automated mode where everything is pre-recorded. I recently added a “live” capability to my station. This means that I can broadcast live anytime from my home studio. I will be scheduling more live broadcasts but I do have one small problem…..my cat Molly. You see, she always wants my full and undivided attention. The other day, while broadcasting live, my cat Molly, would “Meow” every time I opened the mic. She either wanted me join me on my show or wanted me off the computer where I could pay more attention to her. My guess is the latter.  So don’t be surprised if while listening to Edgewater Gold Radio, you hear a “meow” every now and then!cat-radio

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The greatest variety of Christmas songs. Mostly classics and traditional but lots of pop and some contemporary. Listen to A Delmarva Christmas all holiday season long!

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Cats Playing But Some Don’t Like To Play

Sunday, November 27, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

cattoyMy older cat, Mollie never liked to play with cat toys such as those that dangle on a string or little ones that make noise. My younger cat Millie, is a very active and at 9:00pm every night she sits by her toys and meows. She loves to chase her toys on a string.

Some cats prefer toys that mimic the sounds, textures of movements of prey. I think my cat, Millie thinks that the moving toy is a bird. Cat toys that are on the market are designed to squeak, move, twitter or swing. There are many to choose from. Some cats prefer leather or fur. My cat loves feathers. She goes through them so fast that I am constantly buying her new ones. Some cats like to chase toys that roll. If your cat lives indoors, he needs exercise so make sure that you make some time each day to play with him.

My older cat Mollie never liked to play. When I try to play with her, she grunts and runs away. She’s a funny one. She will rather snuggle next to me while I’m watching TV. In fact, she’s lying next to me as I’m typing this. I better hurry up or she will get mad and shut my computer down!

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As you decorate, shop and enjoy the holiday season, turn on that great holiday music–

A Delmarva Christmas! 

The greatest songs – songs that let you relive the best times of your life – the 50’s and 60’s live on Rehoboth Radio- Beach Radio 5060

The greatest variety of oldies you’ll ever hear are on one station – Edgewater Gold Radio!

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Taking Care Of Our Pets Takes Priorty

Friday, November 25, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

catdogsantajpgThis Thanksgiving, I spent my holiday at my brothers in New Jersey. It’s about a 4 1/2 hour drive from where I live in Rehoboth Beach. Normally, we would have stayed overnight and headed back down today but because of my 17 year old cats medical needs, we decided to come back the same day. It was a wonderful dinner great seeing my family. Even though I was tired, we arrived back home at about 10:45pm. Molly needs medicine for Hyperthyroidism and is on a special prescription diet so I feel more comfortable tending to her medical needs myself. It can be very restrictive but we do what we have to for our pets or we should anyway.  I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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Turn on the Christmas music this black Friday – yes the holidays are here!

A Delmarva Christmas- A large variety of Christmas music 24/7.

The best variety of the 50’s and 60’s – Rehoboth Radio – Beach Radio 5060.

The greatest variety of oldies from the 50’s through the early 80’s plus great pop standards – Edgewater Gold Radio.  or Radio.http://s6.streammonster.com/start/edgewate

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Happy Thanksgiving – Keep Your Pets Safe

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

thanksgivingIt’s Thanksgiving day tomorrow and there will be guests and lots of food. It’s important that you remember to remind your guests not to give the begging pooch any table scraps. Dogs could choke on bones and cats can get very sick if they are given any chocolate. If your dog is a “jumper,” it will be a good idea to keep him in a separate room while the guests are arriving. Make sure to keep your dog away from the door. He may dart out in all of the excitement. Keep these simple things in mind and you’re sure to have a great day. Happy Thanksgiving! Remember, your pets count! thanksgivingdosthanksgivingdont

Let the music play —The holidays are officially here —turn on our all holiday music station!

A Delmarva Christmas – The best variety of Christmas music ever!

If you love oldies, you’ll love our oldies station that’s been on the air for 14 years! Edgewater Gold Radio – one of the best and oldest internet radio stations on the air today!

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