Posts Tagged ‘cats’

Comics Purr-fectly Capture What Animals Would Say If They Could Talk

Monday, June 20th, 2016

These are well worth checking out.

What Life Is Like Before And After You Get A Dog, In 9 Comics

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Good comics.

Abraham Lincoln’s respect for life extended from humanity to all creatures

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Lincoln was like more than a few of us whose pets have run of the house these days: He also left to those friends the dog’s favorite horsehair sofa on which to nap, as well as a long, specific list of rules for how Fido was to be treated during his waking hours. For example, Fido was not to be scolded if he came inside with muddy paws, and he was to be fed from the dinner table.

Lincoln’s attitudes and relationships with animals were in some ways ahead of their time. Matthew Algeo, author of the new book, Abe & Fido: Lincoln’s Love of Animals and the Touching Story of His Favorite Canine Companion, paints a picture of Lincoln as a deeply compassionate and empathetic person, whose respect for life extended from his fellow men all the way down to the smallest creatures.

 

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11 Reasons Your Crazy Cat Obsession Makes You Happier And Healthier

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Even pet owners who prefer puppies can’t deny the major benefits that come along with caring for a furry friend of either species. Science shows that pets can help prevent allergies in kids, ward off respiratory infections, improve your mood and even boost self-esteem.

Whether you’re a crazy cat lady or a dude ready to publicly proclaim your obsession with your feline friend, get ready to celebrate the many pros of being a proud cat owner — all negative stereotypes aside.

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Personally I think everyone ought to have one or two cats and one or two dogs. You could take on more if you really are capable of taking good care of them. But taking proper care of an animal, like a child, requires time, wisdom, and work–not to mention money, not just for food but for toys, training, medical care, and so on.

Homeless Cat Cuddles With Abandoned Baby, Saves It From Freezing To Death

Friday, February 6th, 2015

A baby who was abandoned in Obninsk, Russia has a homeless cat to thank for saving his life, after the nurturing feline curled around the boy and shielded him from below freezing temperatures last Saturday.

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12 Surreally Beautiful Instagram Accounts Out Of China

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

China has a complicated relationship with Instagram, but that hasn’t stopped amateur and professional photographers from beaming out a wide range of stunning sights in the massive country, from geometric skyscrapers, to pastel lines of umbrellas. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite Chinese feeds below.

Take a look.

Good holiday gifts

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

I’ll make my usual offer of donating 30% of the price of my popular Afghan Hound memoir, Baltho, The Dog Who Owned a Man, and 20% of any of my other books, to any good cause, BUT ONLY WHEN you order directly from me on my site. I have no way of tracking otherwise. I’ve made this offer earlier. Please remember that it’s a standing offer. Just be sure to tell me when you order what you want me to donate to. www.thomasrameywatson.com/edit

These popular books make good gifts, by the way. Some buy extras to give to charitable events, fund-raising drives, and so on.

The books are also available on amazon.com and from other online outlets and local bookstores. www.thomasrameywatson.com/edit

These popular books make good gifts, by the way. Some buy extras to give to charitable events, fund-raising drives, and so on.

The books are also available on amazon.com and from other online outlets and local bookstores. BalthocovericonsizeLoveThreads_COVER_LSTRWatson_NecessityOfSymbols_cover

Here’s Why Cats Keep Rubbing Against Our Legs (And Why Catnip Makes Them Go Crazy)

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Ever wondered why your cat keeps rubbing against your leg? Or why kitty goes crazy over catnip? Well, you’re in luck.

A new YouTube video (above) from the American Chemical Society uses chemistry to answer these and other questions about familiar feline phenomena.

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What the CDC says about cats and dogs and Ebola

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Some helpful information for many of us.

Friday, October 10th, 2014

My popular books make great summer reading—as well as gifts. My memoir, Baltho, The Dog Who Owned a Man is about my remarkable Afghan hound rescue named Baltho, with whom I shared a psychic bond. He helped me in my counseling and coaching practice by pointing out things I missed.

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I also recommend my two new books of poetry, The Necessity of Symbols,

TRWatson_NecessityOfSymbols_coverand Love Threads, a remarkable narrative of an often paranormal love affair that takes place mostly in the soul realm. LoveThreads_COVER_LS

In my books I often talks about my many mystical experiences, not only with the living, but with those who have passed on.

 

For more on Baltho and his three incarnations (he’s now back for the third time, wanting to be known as Melchior), see this article by British writer and researcher, Geoff Ward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Melchior, along with Melchior and his cat Noir. Melchior is working on becoming my co-therapist again.

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If you’d like signed and inscribed copies of my books you can buy them from this site, for the regular retail price. They’re also available from Amazon.com and other outlets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Ramey Watson is an affiliate faculty member of Regis University's College of Professional Studies. He has served as an Episcopal chaplain (lay), trained as a psychotherapist, done postdoctoral work at Cambridge University, and was named a Research Fellow at Yale University.

In addition to his scholarly writings, he is a published author of poetry and fiction.

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