Sunday, March 17, 2013

Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue Annual FurBall Fundraiser!

Sunday, March 24, 2013
1:00 PM to 6PM

Knights of Columbus Hall

36 Pierce Avenue 
Hamburg, NY 14075
  • 50/50
    • FOOD & SNACKS 
    • MENU:
    • Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
    • Meatball Goulash
    • Grilled Cheese on Sourdough Bread
    • Chicken Quesadillas
    • Fruit & Cottage Cheese Tray
    • Desserts galore!
    • CASH BAR

      If your business can donate items for this event such as: 
      • Gift certificates/Gift Cards
      • Gift baskets/Items for gift baskets
      • Complimentary services (mani/pedis, spa treatments, haircuts, make-overs, etc.) 
      • Complimentary lunch/dinner(s) for two 
      • Wine or liquor items
      • Chocolates, Candy or Pastry items
      Please e-mail Valerie at


      Ten Lives Club is a registered non-profit organization located in Western New York that is made up of volunteers and staff all devoted to the club's mission, "to promote, further and enhance all cat life". We rely on donations to help us feed, medicate, and house over 300+ (including our cats in foster care) cats in our program. Ten Lives Club began in January 2001 with a dream to be able to save as many cats as possible. 
      Since 2001 Ten Lives Club has touched the lives of 15,000+ cats and kittens whether through adoptions, spay/neuter or other assistance.  
      In 2012 alone, Ten Lives Club adopted out 1369 cats and kittens to forever homes!
      To donate by mail please send checks to:
      Ten Lives Club 

      P.O. Box 253 

      North Boston, NY 14110

      Tuesday, March 5, 2013

      Friday, March 1, 2013

      Oskar The Blind Kitten

      So sweet...

      And here he is today:

      How Many Nicknames Does Your Pet Have?

      I'll admit, I have numerous silly nicknames for my kitteh Lilly Fae:

      • Lulu
      • Lillykins
      • Boo Boo
      • Boobums (Yeah, I know...)
      • Lilly Lou
      • Boopums
      • Boopie
      She recognizes every one.  I've read the more nicknames you have for a loved one, the more loved that one feels.  Lilly holds my heart in her paws.

      The same goes for my dog - Maggie Mae:

      • Maggs
      • Maggie Moo Moo
      • Moo Moo
      • Maggie Moo
      • Sissy
      I know there are many more for each of them that I just can't think of off hand.  The point is, they both know and understand all of them.  They also know that I refer to them as "sisters".  As in, "Go play with Sissy!" or "Sissy wants to play!".  They love each other and although both of them vie for my undivided attention, they are devoted to each other and to my family.  It's a beautiful thing!

      Wednesday, February 27, 2013

      Awesome Etsy Gifts For Dog Lovers

      29 super cute gifts for dog lovers from Etsy.  Courtesy of

      Make Way For Ducklings!

      What a cool story!  This man literally catches the babies as they dropped from their nest outside of his 2nd story office window.  The mama duck had nested right outside his window & once they were old enough to leave the nest, she flew down to the sidewalk but the babies couldn't fly. He stood underneath the nest on the sidewalk & caught them one by one as they dropped off, trying to follow their mother.  Practically the whole town rallies around the mama & her babies as she marches right down the middle of the busy street to get to the river!

      Kudos Mr. Banker!!

      Wednesday, January 30, 2013

      Sgt. Reckless - Korean War Horse Hero

      In 1953, during the Korean War, Reckless joined the ranks of our military forces.  She delivered ammunition to the front lines.  Usually, by herself and under enemy fire.

      During just one battle, she made 51 trips - most of them by herself. “It’s difficult to describe the elation and the boost in morale that little white-faced mare gave Marines as she outfoxed the enemy bringing vitally needed ammunition up the mountain,” Sgt. Maj. James E. Bobbitt said.

      Reckless’ decorations include two Purple Hearts, a Good Conduct Medal, a Presidential Unit Citation with star, a National Defense Service Medal, a Korean Service Medal, a United Nations Service Medal, and Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.  She proudly wore them all on her scarlet and gold blanket. But the awards she liked most were cokes and beer and cake and chocolate bars—even a little whiskey or bourbon occasionally. 

      Reckless was retired at the Marine Corps Base in Camp Pendleton where a General issued the following order: "She was never to carry any more weight on her back except her own blankets." She died in 1968 at the age of 20. 

      There is a plaque in her honor at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton stables.

      How Many More Innocent Family Pets Will Die?

      Tuesday, January 29, 2013

      Great Idea for "Little" Dog Owners - The Pet Sling

      How cute is this?  If you have a small dog (20 lbs. or under) what a neat way to take your pup wherever you go!  They come in a variety of solid colors or fun prints.  Check them out at

      Friday, January 11, 2013

      My Furry Valentine - Super Pet Adoption Event!

      Hundreds of adoptable animals from shelters and rescues throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas under one roof!

      Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 11:00AM to 5:00PM
      Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 11:00AM to 4:00PM

      Tim Gunn Exposes Fashion Cruelty

      Tim Gunn of Project Runway and Tim Gunn's Guide to Style talks about the incredible torture animals endure in the fur industry.  This new video, produced by PETA2, shows extremely graphic footage of "producing fur" for fashion.  Although unspeakably horrific, many times that is what it takes to educate consumers, fashion designers, buyers and others who really may not be aware of where and how that fur ended up as a coat or fur trimming.

      Personally, once that part of the video started, I had to fast forward.  I already know how these animals "live" their short lives and end up being brutally electrocuted, beaten and many times skinned ALIVE.  I cannot handle seeing the atrocities. I have been well aware of the cold hard facts for many years and have always advocated for alternatives to using real fur.  I have never bought, worn, much less touched, a fur garment of any kind.  I am not shy about voicing my disgust to anyone who does make that insanely selfish, aberrant choice.  Again, it's possible they had no idea.  However, those that do know and choose to buy/wear fur anyway are, in my book, nothing less than accomplices to murder.

      Woody Harrelson Says NO to Cruel Fashion - Go Woody!!

      Watch the video here featuring Woody Harrelson, then SIGN THE PLEDGE to be fur-free.

      Behind the Scenes With Dave Navarro and peta2

      Thursday, January 10, 2013

      Paul McCartney Wants to End Animal Testing

      I've always loved Paul McCartney's music as well as his compassion for animals.  The former Beatle is backing the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International’s “Be Cruelty-Free” campaign, the largest-ever global campaign against cosmetics and personal-product manufacturers from testing their products and ingredients on animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and mice.

      Animal testing for cosmetics such as lipstick, hairspray, and moisturizer is banned across the European Union but it’s still permitted in most countries around the world, including the United States and Canada. In regions such as China and parts of South America, such tests are required by law, a fact that has led companies like Avon, Mary Kay, and Esteé Lauder to ignore more than 20 years of “no animal testing” policies.

      McCartney wants to see a world where “no animal has to suffer and die” for the sake of cosmetics.

      “The ugly truth about testing beauty products on animals is that it causes them unimaginable pain and suffering,” he says in a statement. “If every cosmetic tested on rabbits or mice had a photo on the packaging showing these animals with weeping swollen eyes and inflamed skin, I believe everyone would leave cruelty on the shelf and go for the cruelty-free option instead.”

       Bravo Sir Paul!