Archive for January 2014

6 things terribly wrong with the Audi Super Bowl ad

6 things terribly wrong with the Audi Super Bowl ad
Yesterday, I gave my reasons as to why so many people have been taken in by the Budweiser Super Bowl Commercial featuring a puppy and a Clydesdale – Puppy Love. Today is the flip side about all that is wrong with the Audi Super Bowl ad. I know the spot is trying to be funny.... Read more »

6 reasons why we love the Budweiser Super Bowl commercial Puppy Love

6 reasons why we love the Budweiser Super Bowl commercial Puppy Love
If you haven’t seen the new Budweiser Super Bowl commercial “Puppy Love” you must have been in an alternate universe for the past day or so. I saw it no less than 20 times as my group of connections on Facebook cross-posted it like crazy (and I love the spot so I watched it over... Read more »

Marley and Me or is it Scarlett and Me

Marley and Me or is it Scarlett and Me
When you watch the movie Marley and Me, you just know how it’s going to end even if you didn’t read the book. It’s so much more than the humorous story about to the family dog that misbehaves a lot. It’s a tribute to a pet long since gone. And by gone (spoiler alert) that... Read more »
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Collaborative effort helps Polar Vortex cat find rescue and a home

Collaborative effort helps Polar Vortex cat find rescue and a home
When the weather turns bitterly cold, rescues often work on borrowed time trying to save as many stray and neglected animals from the outdoors as possible. During Chicago’s first Polar Vortex, a group of rescuers battled to save a cat from the streets. Thanks to a collaborative effort, Gummi Bear was saved and moved into... Read more »

Update: Breeder from Flat Creek Border Collies faces more charges

Update: Breeder from Flat Creek Border Collies faces more charges
As bitter cold weather continues to spread across the country, animal advocates look to upstate New York for an update on Flat Creek Border Collies. The breeding operation made headlines earlier this month when dogs were found to be living outdoors with little shelter. Most of the dogs were removed and sent to rescue. Now,... Read more »

7 fun videos to cure cabin fever from the Polar Vortex

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You've seen skateboarding dogs...what about Didga the Skateboarding Cat? This fellow comes all the way from Australia and goes a long way to warm up the day.
Welcome to Chicago and Polar Vortex number 2. The only thing worse than this cold weather is being homebound yet again with schools closed across the region. Have you run out of fun things to do. Here are a few quick videos that can remind us of happy, warmer times and may occupy the kids... Read more »
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When trolls attack: The polar vortex of cyberbullies and social media

When trolls attack: The polar vortex of cyberbullies and social media
It’s been a doozy of a winter so far – lots of snowstorms, lots of cold thanks to the polar vortex and lots of downtime for people to spend more time than usual on social media.  Unfortunately, not everyone uses the time for catching up. With folks inside for the winter, the trolls have come... Read more »

Chicago pet events through February 2

The cold winds may be blowing through Chicago, but there are plenty of Chicago pet events to keep you warm. From fun at the indoor dog park to trivia nights and Karaoke for a Cause an early Valentine’s Day open house and don’t forget the Puppy Bowl. Check out the details below and join Chicago’s... Read more »

Stockings' tale goes viral, all in a days work for Tree House

Stockings' tale goes viral, all in a days work for Tree House
Life has been a bit crazy for Stockings the kitten lately. And, it’s not because he’s become an Internet sensation with his story going viral. No, it’s much more simple than that for the little Chicago kitten born with deformed legs and given a second chance by Tree House. Stockings’ life has been a bit... Read more »
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If you're patient, the right cat will pick you

If you're patient, the right cat will pick you
Do you know that when the time comes to add a cat to the family that if you’re patient enough, the right cat will pick you? I was entering the kitten room at Tree House Humane Society over 20 years ago and was explaining to the adoption counselor that I wanted to adopt a pair... Read more »
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