Posts Tagged ‘cats’

Two Stray Puppies - World Spay Day

Each year on the last Tuesday of February is World Spay Day, today it falls on February 24th 2015.

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Valentine's Cat

Heartfelt pictures of cats and dogs that made us smile here at Pet Insurance Ireland on Valentine’s Day.

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A pet is for life not just for Christmas

There are always big campaigns each Christmas by animal charity, asking people not to give pets as presents, surprise gift or to give in to impulse and purchasing a pet themselves this time of year.

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cute tabby and white old cat

Many people are put off adopting older pets, this can be for many reasons, but unfortunately if the animal sanctuaries cannot home them, they often do not take them in.

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Black cat Halloween art

Halloween is well known for its witches and black cats, but how did black cats get such a bad reputation? When you look back at the history of the cat, they were not just used to kill mice and rats, the Romans highly revered them and the Ancient Egyptians even worshiped them. Cats were thought so highly of by the Egyptians, it is said that to kill a cat intentionally or by accident, was punishable by death.

It wasn’t until the 17th century that cats began to be persecuted. This was due to their association with witchcraft and Satan. The image of the black cat sat on a witch’s broomstick still stays with us today, and is a popular image/costume on Halloween.

Thankfully we know there is no such thing as a witch, and cats in general are now adored and loved by many, but why then are black cats still the least popular? Unfortunately many people are still superstitious of black cats, be it bad luck if you have a black cat turn its back on you, or meeting a black cat early in the morning. If you were to believe superstitions then you would think people would also believe the good luck that black cats bring, be it good luck to own a black cat, have a black cat enter your house or to touch a black cat, but unfortunately being superstitions, they are not logical reactions to black cats in the first place.

Superstitions aside and on a more serious note, if a cat happens to be born with a black coat, animal rescue centres are finding them a lot harder to home. These beautiful animals are for some reason not as popular or as fashionable, and many people who come to look at the cats at re homing centres are dazzled by the beauty of the tabby cat, or ginger and the many other striking cats waiting to be re homed. The poor black cat is often totally ignored.

It is sad to see any cat waiting for a home at an animal sanctuary, but to be over looked just because you have black fur is heart breaking.

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Lucy looks towards Black rock and Ballyheige - Photo by Blue Sky 4691

We thought we would compile some of our favourite dog pictures at the moment from photographers in Ireland.

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Lightsaber Cat

We couldn’t help but share this video it is so funny. Cat playing with a toy lightsaber.

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First up is this super-cute video of a cat and a dog playing in the Dublin snow from Youtube user Irishtankgod. There is a trampoline involved. Cat goes flying. Brilliant.

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Anyone that has ever lived in Dublin, or one of the big cities in Ireland, will know that Hallowe’en is a loud experience to say the least. Read the rest of this entry »

White KittenWriting in the Independant, Pete Wedderburn author of ‘My Dog Thinks He’s Human’ and ‘My Cat Is Ignoring Me’ gives us 10 reasons pets are the best medicine.

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