How your pet chooses their own name…

This is a helpful collaborative guest post about how your pet chooses their own name. We love all things pet related in this house, and take pet care pretty seriously.  I was raised to believe that children should spend more time outdoors and less time glued to the TV so I convinced my husband that […]

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Pet responsibility. 

Having any pet, be it a few fish, or a dog that needs a lot of walking, or a cranky old cat that needs lots of tlc, is a big responsibility. When the children begged me to let them get a hamster, and we agreed to get one for Little Man’s birthday, I told them […]

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Thinking about getting a dog?

As you will know if you read my blog on a regular basis, I am a cat person. My family only has cats and fish, no dogs. However, a friend of mine recently told me that her children had been pestering her for a dog. This got me thinking about what parents who are considering […]

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Cats are NOT stupid…

 If you read our blog at all, or follow us on any social media, you know that we have two cats. We love our kitties and are firmly convinced, like most pet owners that they are the cutest, prettiest and funniest creatures. It’s a bit like parenting. Of course you think your child (or pet) […]

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A few of Layla’s pet hates….

  My name is Layla. I am a 10-year-old half Persian cat. I live with a family of two children, another cat called Jasper,  some African giant land snails and a hamster. It’s always busy and a bit mad round here. That’s why this blog my human writes is called The Mad House of Cats & Babies… […]

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Dear Human… You shall not brush my teeth!

The vet apparently thinks you need to be brushing my teeth, every day. The vet is clearly deluded and has no idea how strong my will is, how hard I can bite, or how sharp my claws are. Why he thinks that I would let you grab me, wrap me in a towel, then prize […]

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Being a pet owner is like being a parent…

I have learned through 8 years of parenting, that a lot of the time, you go with your gut, or your instincts, when it comes to your children. I also think this applies to owning and caring for a pet. Being a pet owner is like being a parent.  If you read this blog, or […]

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Saturday is SatCap Day – What would the hamster say?

We have a new member of the house. Meet Nibbles, the Hamster… Now, can you caption this photo? What would the hamster say? Does she know she’s joined the mad house?   Please do not copy my work, or use my photos. Thanks © 2015 karen reekieAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Read OnlyLicense Summary:You may read the original content in the context in […]

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I get all the good jobs….

We own two cats, a handful of fish, and two African Giant Land Snails, in this household. Or perhaps they own us, I am never quite sure who is actually in charge round here… The animal residents are mostly low maintenance. Well, Layla isn’t always, but we love her, so we don’t mind too much.  […]

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Cat Proofing your home. Hints and Tips.

Cat proofing your home: Interesting things you need to know Cats are lovely to have around. However, they can also be a handful around the house. This means you have to put in some work to make sure the cat, and your home are safe. Here are some tips to guide you. Protect your vinyl […]

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