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Archive for December 2nd, 2009

seizure-dogSo called seizure response dogs provide support for people with epilepsy by helping prevent unintentional injuries during and after a seizure. Some of these seizure dogs are able to predict when their owner is going to have a seizure.  The dog will alert the person by whining, pawing or circling. There are many stories of this happening but scientists are not sure as to how and why some dogs seem to have this ability. Many people suspect that the dogs respond to very suttle visual or hearing changes that occur during the early stages of a seizure. Some research suggest that the dogs are responding to psychological not epileptic seizures. Regardless, it shows how strong the bond can be between people and pets. These dogs deserve special gifts of treats, a new fleece dog coat or even a big hug!!

Fishing for Felines!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
posted by PetsRule

fishing-pole-cat-toyI just adore my little tabby Sophie, and while we do share several activities together, I think I have the most fun when I’m just playing with her around the house. Sophie loves the fishing pole cat toy I bought for her. It’s just a string with a feather tied to a the end, but whenever I dangle it in front of her, she turns upside down and paws at it and tries to bite it. She also loves to stalk it; I’ll dangle it behind a chair so that she can just see the tip, the she rushes towards it and attacks it! I let her catch it most of the time, but sometimes I think she gets tired and just falls down.

Sophie is an indoor cat, so I play with her often to ensure that she gets a little bit of exercise.  The fishing pole cat toy is great fun for both of us. I’ve come to call the activity “fishing for felines”, and in some respects, it does feel a lot like fishing!