|I've been blog-bombed by Bentley!|
Hi everyone, Katie here. Wait...THAT'S not me!!!
I know I know...you come here to laugh, to snort, to roll your eyes. A dash of dog-defamation here, a pinch of peep-persecution there. Today I'm shaking it up like a perfect catnip cocktail. Don't worry, you can leave your kleenex in the box. But there's bound to be some awwwwws and squeeees ahead.
The BIG news coming out of the BlogPaws Pet Blogging & Social Media Conference in Salt Lake City was the Nose-To-Nose Awards. The BIGGER news was our exciting win for Best Cat Blog. But the BIGGGEST news is Glogirly and I now have an amazing opportunity to help a local shelter! On behalf of Halo Pets and BlogPaws we are donating 5,000 meals to Animal Ark Shelter right here in our home state of Minnesota. That's a LOT of food!
If it were ALL for me, it would last over 12 YEARS! Holy CAT! Gloman's got shoes older than that.
|Ellie's a lover.|
To celebrate, Glogirly & Gloman visited Animal Ark to meet some kitties waiting for adoption. I authorized the visitation on the condition that heavy-duty cat hair rollers would be employed upon their return.
|Gilda & Glogirly. Looks like the feeling is mutual.|
Animal Ark is located just south of Minneapolis in a beautiful and historic town called Hastings. A new cat adoption center opened recently right in the heart of Saint Paul, the capital city. This is where Glogirly & Gloman stopped by to share some neck scritches and headbonks. With the kitties.
|Bentley's playing the cute card and hogging the camera.|
Remember Just One Day? On June 11 of this year, shelters across the country joined paws to create a no-kill nation. Just for a day. This wildly successful campaign was organized and coordinated by Animal Ark of Minnesota and the No-Kill Advocacy Center in California. It all started right here in our own backyard! Animal Ark was instrumental in helping to make Just One Day the safest day for companion pets in US history.
|Gilda strikes a pose. Bentley's just hangin'. Albert, snoozing by the fan.|
About Animal Ark
Animal Ark is Minnesota's largest no-kill shelter. Although they're a small organization with limited green papers, they've created some of the most elaborate sheltering available for homeless cats, dogs and rabbits. Instead of small, cold, stainless steel cages, cats are housed in large, open, kitty apartments that include exterior windows, cat trees and other amenities.
Dogs are housed in spacious kennels, some measuring 9 X 12 feet. (That's bigger than Glogirly's first apartment!) Each dog is provided with it's own soft, raised bed with blankets, chew toys and treats. They have large outdoor yards to play in and go out three times each day for potty breaks and playdates with other dogs. In the summer, kiddy pools and a water misting system keep them cool and refreshed. In addition, dogs are also walked each day by a group of dedicated volunteers.
Rabbits are kept in a luxury bunny suite that includes all the amenities a house rabbit deserves.
Animal Ark On Facebook
Be sure to Like them on their Facebook Page...show the love!
Animal Wise Radio
Did you know Animal Ark has their own radio show? With an awesome lineup of expert contributors, Animal Wise Radio is a place for you to cry, laugh and be entertained as they celebrate the many profound connections people have with the other animal species that share our world. Listen now!
|Guess who? Bentley again.|
The Animal Ark kitties were throwing on the charm. I have a feeling it was pretty hard for Glogirly to leave without a cat in her bag.
Help the Animals Celebrate Their OWN Independence Day!
For the entire month of July, Animal Ark will offer half priced adoption fees to help their animals earn their independence from the shelter.
AnimalArkShelter.org (651) 772-8983
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