Mother Cat and Kittens Rescued with Remote Control Car

Mama Cat in Pipe seen through remote control car with camera - Hope for Paws

Storm pipes can seem like a safe place to an expectant female cat looking for a place to give birth, but when heavy rains come they become full of dangers. This spring a rescue organization in Los Angeles, CA was contacted about a cat in a drain pipe. The rescue soon discovered that the situation would take ingenuity, patience, and a lot of hard work.

According to The Dodo, when Hope For Paws founder Eldad Hagar got to the drain pipe, he discovered that the situation was complicated. The drain pipe was long and had lots of debris scattered throughout. Plus, it wasn’t just one cat stuck in the pipe – it was a mama cat and her kittens! Eldad evaluated the situation and decided to return the next day with additional rescuers and supplies.

Eldad returned with fellow rescuers Loreta Frakonyte, Lisa Arturo, JoAnn Wilitz, and Kyle Schwab. In addition, they brought a remote control car, a flashlight, supplies to make a pole, blankets, and a cat cage. Kyle normally rescues dogs through Smashface Rescue, but was game to help this feline family in need.

Read more about the Remote Control Car Cat Rescue.

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We love seeing our PawZaar products out in real life–so we’ve started a new giveaway to encourage everyone to share their photos! Starting in July, we’ll be giving away a $ 25…



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Summertime Family Story Night

Summertime Family Story Night

I think if you asked any member of my family to tell you their favorite time of year, they would, without hesitation, say summer. (And no, Emmett can’t exactly verbally articulate his opinion quite yet, but I just know the little dude agrees.) The kids especially relish in everything the season brings, from playing at the park for hours to swimming at the local pool to enjoying summery treats (summertime ice cream forever!). I feel like when I look back on my own childhood, my most vivid memories take place in the summer and involve summertime family traditions. We’ve been trying to create our own traditions, and the most recent is probably my favorite – summertime family story night.

The fact that summer means getting to spend time outdoors is the absolute best, so we decided to set aside a few evenings a month to create a special “story hour” on our back deck. We pop some popcorn and Essley gets to choose one sweet treat (this time it was fruit soda), and we illuminate the deck with products from the TIKI Brand Clean Burn Tabletop System. The kids get to pick out a basket full of books, we leave our phones in the house, and we enjoy the evening reading the books to Essley and Emmett and just relaxing together as a family. It’s such an easy way to take advantage of the summer and do something simple that ends up feeling really unique and special.

Summertime Family Story Night

You guys already know that I’m a big fan of TIKI Brand – we’ve been using their products to create a warm ambience in our outdoor spaces for years. There is something wonderful about being able to walk out onto the deck, light a few products from their Clean Burn Tabletop System, and instantly transform the area into a cozy, warm little haven. When we do this for family story hour, Essley calls it “turning on the magic.” And honestly, that’s a pretty accurate description. While on most nights, we only choose a couple of pieces to light, on story night we light them all.

Summertime Family Story Night

Our Clean Burn Tabletop Firepiece (in Bronze Ceramic – so pretty) makes an incredible table centerpiece and feels like a mini back yard fire pit, perfect for reading stories. Because the Clean Burn Torch Fuel used in the Tabletop Firepiece (and all of the TIKI Brand Clean Burn Firepieces) burns clean (it’s an 85% plant-based formula), we’re able to enjoy our evening without a smoky mess. We also light our Clean Burn Tabletop Firepiece with FlameShield, our Clean Burn Tabletop Firepieces in Red Glass and Teal Glass, our Clean Burn Tabletop Firepiece in Burlap, our Urban Metal Torch (Essley says “it feels like a party!” when it’s lit), and our Earth Tone Citronella Wax Candle. Each of the Firepieces, in conjunction with the Clean Burn Fuel, burns for 3+ hours, and the Urban Metal Torch burns up up to 5, so we’re assured a full evening of story time fun. It’s pretty great.

Summertime Family Story Night

It’s amazing how such a simple summertime family tradition can bring so much joy. And it’s also amazing how easy it is to take the event up a notch by throwing together some snacks and creating a magical ambience with a few pieces from the TIKI Brand Clean Burn System.  I know this is something we’ll all look forward to as summer approaches every year, and that my kids will be able to look back on it in the same happy way I do the summertime family traditions of my childhood.

Summertime Family Story Night

Use code TIKI5OFFCB on tikibrand.com for $ 5 off when you purchase the Clean Burn Torch Fuel and a Clean Burn Firepiece. Find more info here.

What summertime family traditions do you have?

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She left us yesterday

The aligning of the Cosmos with two entities of golden retrievers and hemangiosarcoma is one the crueler aspects of existence. She died at home yesterday–on her own terms.

That’s all I can write right now. I’m just letting you know. I know that if you’ve been reading this blog since the beginning, she was a major feature here, and I know that she will be missed.

I certainly am. It’s very raw right now.

miley


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My first “Jacques Cousteau GoPro” attempt

I’m in Kauai for the week. I did some snorkeling off Anini Beach this morning. This was the best video (of the first fish I saw!)

It is the state fish of Hawaii, of course. It is one of two species that is called a  humuhumunukunukuapua’a.

 


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Turtle!

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Photo by Matt Hammond.

I didn’t get a photo of this turtle while snorkeling, but a member of my party got it. I actually drifted right over it!

We saw an even larger green turtle later on, which was the biggest one I’d ever seen.


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Let’s Make Some Summertime Cakes

8 Cake Recipes for Summertime

I’m actually majorly limiting my sugar right now, but I have had a serious cake craving lately. I don’t bake often, but I do go through phases where I feel randomly motivated to make all the sweets, and I’m in one right now. These are all cake recipes I’ve discovered lately that I feel inspired to recreate. I don’t even have an occasion – I just want to make them. They’re all sort of summery and floral and just feel right for this time of year. And it doesn’t hurt that they look really, really pretty too.

Do you have a favorite cake recipe? If so, please share!

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Dogs in Hot Cars

For those of you who are still suffering under a heat wave or are expecting a hot summer. It has happened again. Police in New Jersey had to rescue a dog (and a two-legger!) who had been accidentally locked in a hot car. WPVI, 6-Action News, the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia reports on the scary […]


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DOGTV Launches “Adoption Show”

Dogs who are hoping to star in the lives of a forever family are literally getting the chance to enjoy 15 minutes of fame thanks to the just-unleashed DOGTV series The Adoption Show, which showcases…



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Dogs of Management

Ha ha! Until next time, Good day, and good dog!


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