RIP Charlotte

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That's her picture at the top. No more blogging today

Charlotte Is Going to Get You!

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The old cat with the collapsed lung is as ornery as ever! What is she planning now

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New Year, Old Cat

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So, Charlotte the Cat Queen is an ongoing saga. Tags: Charlotte In 2007, she was diagnosed with pyothorax and was hospitalized for almost a week. Then in April 2008, we were told she had terminal cancer. So we waited for her to die for about 8 months. In December, she had serious trouble breathing so we rushed her to the emergency vet again. They determined that she was not terminal because 1) she was still alive and 2) she had no weight loss.

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Thanks to Everyone

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Thanks to everyone who has sent us condolences about Her Majesty Charlotte the cranky cat who has returned to the circle of life. I can honestly say that if it weren't for Charlotte, there would be no Critter News and I would still be eating the big burger at Kid Valley. She was one hell of a cat


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From, THE CRITTER NEWS TEAM (aka Anna, Patrick, Charlotte, Sonia, Jennie, Cleo, Chay, Doris, Heidi, and Lou Many wishes for a joyful, successful and animal-friendly 2009!

Preparing for the End

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I read this when I thought Charlotte's time was short. This is a really good web page about what happens when your cat is reaching the end of their days. Very informative.

Alley Cat Allies Wins Recognition for Financial Efficiency

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We've been supporters of Alley Cat Allies for years, ever since we rescued a feral cat colony living in our apartment building's parking lot 14 years ago (5 of those clowns are aging nicely with us with us now.including Charlotte who's on the masthead).

Chimpanzees Mourn Their Dead?

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Heck, even my cats visibly missed old Charlotte who died last August. A couple of studies imply that chimpanzees may mourn their dead. I believe they do. I believe that great apes do have that capacity. I've read of the mountain gorillas in Virunga grieving over the loss of a silverback. If you jump to the comments at the bottom, people took issue with the implication at the end of the article that Jane Goodall would somehow question this grieving behavior.

1,200+ Canines Don Tiaras & ‘Tails’ This Week for Doggy Proms

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Doggy proms will be held throughout the week at Best Friends Pet Care centers in the Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Denver, San Diego and Houston metro areas, across Connecticut and New Jersey, and in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Charlotte and at Best Friends Pet Care center at Walt Disney World in Florida. It’s prom season for teens everywhere — and that includes the canine kind!

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Dublin Dog Foundation Update

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. The 2009 Let Freedom Bark charity ride from Charlotte, N.C. Founded in 2007 in Charlotte, N.C., What an awesome update to find in our email box today! The Dublin Dog Foundation Successfully Completes 2009 Let Freedom Bark Ride; Exceeds Fundraising Goals. The Dublin Dog Foundation Awards Funds to Canine Assistants. to sponsor a service dog for North Carolina Cerebral Palsy Patient.

Scotch Fur Fighter

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As a long-time pet owner, I understand the frustration of constantly cleaning fur off the floor,” said Charlotte Reed, pet trend and lifestyle expert. Attention pet owners with pets that shed! You have found your new best friend! The Scotch Fur Fighter Pet Hair Sweeper is designed to help you keep your hard surfaces free from pet hair. We got to try one out, and loved it! It even picked up my pesky hair (I shed way more than our dog does)!

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Dublin Dog Foundation (giveaway)

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Kicking off on the 4th of July, the 2009 Let Freedom Bark Ride will be a 24 hour-a-day, 400 mile charity ride on the official Dublin Dog Dream Bike and Sidecar from Charlotte, N.C., Founded in 2007 in Charlotte, N.C., The Dublin Dog Foundation, the non-profit branch of Dublin Dog Co.,

Pet Paradise Resort to donate ALL pet hair clippings

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Pet Paradise was formed in 2002 and currently has 13 facilities in operation of which nine are located throughout Florida; two are in Houston, and one each in New Orleans and Charlotte. We sure love to share great press releases like this one! Did you know that pet hair clippings (and human hair too) can be used to help clean up oil? Read on to learn what Pet Paradise is going to do to help with the massive oil spill.

The Emotional Lives of Animals

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A lost pit bull mutt broke up an attempted mugging of a woman leaving a playground with her son in Port Charlotte, Florida. Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience. by Marc Bekoff. Scientific research shows that many animals are very intelligent and have sensory and motor abilities that dwarf ours. Dogs are able to detect diseases such as cancer and diabetes and warn humans of impending heart attacks and strokes.