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What your cat’s meow means


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Do you know what your cat wants?

Yes, every cat basically wants to be left alone – we’re only there to provide food, water, and occasionally clean their litter box.  We are there to cater to a cat’s needs.

But once in a while, a cat will deem it necessary to communicate with their human caretaker.

Cat Butt Magnets
Cat Butt Magnets

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Why you shouldn’t keep your pet in your car


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Do you drive your dog around each weekend?

Is your dog the kind that travels with its head out the window, sniffing as the world goes by?  Or is your dog a bit more casual – sitting comfortably in the passenger seat and napping?

Or are you the kind of driver who insists on driving with your dog sitting in your lap (and possibly getting in the way of the airbag, should it be needed in an emergency situation)?

Car Thermometer
Car Thermometer

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Chicken Diapers: the perfect gift


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Chicken Diapers.

We know.

There’s not much to it.  When one hears “Chicken Diapers”, you pretty much know what you’re going to get when you click the link.

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Want to stay healthy? Stop sleeping with your pets


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This year’s flu season seems to be a bit out of control, so everyone is looking for ways to stay as healthy as possible given the circumstances.

Some people are just working from home for weeks on end while the funk runs through their office co-workers.  Others are keeping their kids home from school or daycare for the same reason – which is a shock to everyone that there are people who will actually keep their kids out of school for illness reasons!

There’s the over-reliance on anti-bacterial products, using a tissue-wrapped pen to punch your ATM code into the machine, doing everything one can think of to avoid touching any potentially unclean surface that may be contaminated with another person’s germs.
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Bella and Kitty lead the list of Top Pet Names for 2012


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Naming your new puppy or kitten is a pseudo-exact science.

Some people let their kids name the pets, as that’s a way to encourage ownership with the kids and hopefully force them to remember to feed or clean up after their new furry companion.  (Ha! Likely not to happen, but it’s worth a shot – right, parents?)

Others base the names they select off the pet’s coloring (black cats would be “Smokey” or “Shadow”. Spotted dogs would be, well, “Spot”)

And others may decide to name their pets after their own favorite hobbies.  Which may explain why there are so many pets named after either spices or alcohol.

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How do you play with your dog?


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You own a dog.  But your dog gets bored, and decided to chew up your furniture.

Hey, it happens.

Dogs need seemingly constant attention and distractions to keep them occupied and entertained.  While cats could care less about the humans they keep around to help get them tuna every once in a while, a dog craves interaction with their owner.

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Why every office should be filled with kittens and puppies


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Are you watching the current BRAVO TV program LOLWORK?

It’s a reality TV program that allegedly shows the real-world behind-the-scenes workings of how the Cheezburger Network — home toLOL CATSand millions of other funny animal pictures and videos — does business.

While most the show appears to be purposefully driven to make what is supposed to be good TV, there are specific business-aspects that get aired that really for-real give a reasonable peek behind the curtain of what it takes to run a popular content-driven website.

Watching LOLWORK will give you a good reminder that it’s always hard work to create good, compelling CONTENT for your website, but that it’s that same content that also brings eyeballs to your site in the first place.  Focus on the content, let everything else fall into place later.

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Feeling lonely, men? Guess what – women prefer to sleep with their pets


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Web Watch knows a lot of women who love their pets. A lot.

We know that they dote on their pets to such a great extent, that the pets are truly part of the family – even to the extent that these women would rather spend time with their pets than go on a date.

To them, their pets will always come first.

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Are you a roadkill killer? Chances are – yes, yes you are.


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Web Watch sees it every day.

Animal carcasses by the side of the road.  Usually it’s a skunk or an opposum.

Sometimes a raccoon.  Occasionally a rabbit.  Wild animals that just don’t know how to cross a road safely (which may explain why we never see a chicken at the side of the road — apparently, chickens know how to cross the road).

Once in a while we see a deer.

We even saw a dead moose once.  No idea how the car that hit that monstrosity survived.

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Everything your date knows about you, he learned from your dog


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They say that the best way to meet someone is to take your dog for a walk at the park.

Or borrow a friend’s dog, and take the dog for a walk at the park.

Or hang out at the Humane Society, taking the puppies out for a walk at the park.

(See the trend here, folks?)

The secret – obviously – is to get a dog, and let that be your way to introduce yourself to the ladies or the guys.  Who can resist puppies?

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Patrick Murphy loves dogs… but hates dog poop


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Boulder, Colorado’s Patrick Murphy is a plant ecologist.

And like many of Boulder’s proud residents, Patrick is extremely environmentally conscious.  Being a plant ecologist and wanting to be environmentally-friendly sort of go hand-in-hand – but throw in the Boulder mystique, and Patrick’s really got something.

A disclaimer:  Web Watch loves Boulder.  We have a number of friends who live there, and we enjoy every opportunity we get to spend some time out there.

But like Austin, Texas’ reputation, Boulder is a bit quirky.

And that’s okay.   We like those folks anyway.  And Patrick does bring up a vitally important point that pet lovers around the world should take notice of:

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Dogs understand people more than you think


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How well do you know your dog?

More importantly, how well does your dog know you?

Have you ever noticed that your dog does really well with sensory clues around them to react to?  Web Watch remembers a former pet we had that would sleep in the corner all night long… but the one time that we knowingly get up to go to the refrigerator for a snack, they would wake right up and follow us to the kitchen.

Every.  Single.  Time.

It’s like they knew something, sensed something about what we were doing – and acted upon it.

Turns out, our observation isn’t that far from the truth discovered by scientists.

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Looking for a new pet? Try this color-coded pet matching service!


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You would love to have a new pet. 

You’ve always loved dogs and cats, but now that you’re a little bit older and settled into your personal lifestyle, maybe it’s time to take another look at what would be the best pet for you.

Besides – you would hate to go to your local pet shop or adoption shelter and pick a new companion without having any idea of whether that animal would fit in with your expectations.

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Pop Quiz: in an emergency, would you rather save your pet or another person?


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Web Watch would like to own a dog, but we’re more “borrow a dog” people over “own a dog” people.  Too much hair and upkeep with a moving pet.  We owned one of those beta fighting fish for a year or two.  That seemed to work out okay, since the fish seemed to stay in its jar throughout the day.

But we’ve never owned a pet where we had an emotional connection that would come into play in an emergency situation.

So we ask you:  in an emergency, if you only have one option – to save your pet or to save a person – which would you choose? Continue reading POP QUIZ: IN AN EMERGENCY, WOULD YOU RATHER SAVE YOUR PET OR ANOTHER PERSON?

If you live in an urban area, the air you breath contains lots and lots of dog poop


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The Dog Poop Initiative
The Dog Poop Initiative

Stop for a moment and take a deep breath.

Ah.  Fresh air smells good, right?

Well, a recent study has come out that shows that the air you breath – especially if you’re living in an urban area – contains more than its fair share of CANINE FECAL MATERIAL in that air.  The study, entitled SOURCES OF BACTERIA IN OUTDOOR AIR ACROSS CITIES IN THE MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES was commissioned to identify what types of bacteria would be found in urban areas.  Would there be differences based on urban population, the season, or other elements? Continue reading IF YOU LIVE IN AN URBAN AREA, THE AIR YOU BREATH CONTAINS LOTS AND LOTS OF DOG POOP