Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cyber Saturday

This week, HelloGiggles posted an article about "crazy cat ladies" and the stigma attached to that phrase.  It is NOT shameful to be a crazy cat lady, and if my husband's lungs didn't suck (just kidding, Jared.  Kinda.), I would happily join that club, too.  Let's be proud to be crazy cat ladies!

The popular design blog Almost Makes Perfect posted about how to make a simple DIY elevated pet bowl stand.  It's cute, easily customizable, and it provides a resolution to your cat/dog making a mess with his water bowl.  An elevated stand like this one could also benefit pets who have issues with regurgitation (megaesophagus).

Blogging Wizard wrote an amazingly helpful article about how to make every blog post have more of an impact on readers.  Awesome tips for standout headlines, ways to draw readers and subscribers, and how to make contacts in the blogosphere.  Super important stuff that all bloggers should be aware of!

I just discovered the wonderful blog of a Maryland veterinarian, Diary of a Real-Life Veterinarian.  After reading an article about how to get hired in an animal hospital (where I'm hoping to eventually work), I was hooked - I read through the archives, loving every post...some of which brought me to tears!  That's why this post is from 2012...but the subject matter hasn't gotten any less important over time.  It's all about pet obesity, why it happens, and how to deal with it.  Every pet owner and animal lover should read this.

I am loving this throw pillow from SocietySocial, called the "It's a Doggy World."  I love that the silhouettes of many different breeds are shown - it's a very quirky and cute pillow that I'm pretty sure I need in my home.  But since it's $42 on sale, I was forced to search for some cheaper options:  I found this adorable "Dog Rules" pillow for $14.99, this OMG SO CUTE doggie-shaped pillow that can be ordered in Chihuahua, Shiba Inu, Corgi, and many different other breeds for around $30, and this "It's been a LONG day" dachshund pillow for only $17.99.  All are equally as cute as the above pillow. :)

And finally, Kelley's Dog Blog gave me an awesome idea for cooling Riley down on the hottest summer days - it just involves toys, a wading pool, and a whole lotta ice!

Meanwhile, here on the Second Chances blog, I wrote about:

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Have a wonderful weekend! :)


  1. We went by to be sure to follow you on Twitter. Thanks for following us.

    We think the term crazy cat lady came from those who are really jealous they don't / can't have cats. Or dogs. :)

    1. I think so too - I would definitely be a cat lady if I could! Thank you for the follow! :)

  2. I don't use Crazy Cat Lady. I say Kind Cat Lady. Works for me. ;-)

    --Wags and purrs from Life with Dogs and Cats

    1. Oh, I like that! :) Cuddly Cat Lady, Caring Cat Lady...anything but crazy! :) Thanks for reading.

  3. I adore your site, Chelsea. Cyber Saturdays are especially fun! And your new website design took a definite upbeat turn. Very nice. I hope you and yours are all ok after recent storms?