An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, “African Cats” captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna.  Narrated by Oscar®-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, the story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion and his sons.  Disneynature brings “The Lion King” to life on the big screen in this True Life Adventure directed by Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill (“Earth”).  An awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild, “African Cats” leaps into theatres on Earth Day, April 22, 2011.

During the film’s opening week (April 22-28), a portion of the proceeds from that week’s ticket sales will be donated to the African Wildlife Foundation through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor, a passage between the Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu Hills National Parks that is frequently used by lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the African savanna.

Website and Mobile Site:
Like us on Facebook:

Follow us on Twitter:

Leader Dogs for the Blind- Help Max help others!

(From Max’s owner, who would like your help!)
It’s voting time!!!  As many of you know I am an award winning children’s book Author and partnered with Leader Dogs for the Blind.  A portion of the proceeds from my book sales are donated to this organization.   Recently, I have worked with Leader Dogs for the Blind in the creation of our newest book “Dogs Work Too!” to tell their story about Leader Dogs for the Blind from a dogs prospective.   Since the release of the book, an educational promotional video was created.  It has been a really exciting and rewarding project.

This brand new video promotion titled “Read With Max!  Childrens Book “Dogs Work Too!” A Story About Leader Dogs for the Blind” has been selected to compete in the 2011 Peoples Telly Award. This competition is conducted online at the Official Telly Awards YouTube website.  Voting starts Monday March 28th and continues for 4 weeks.

This competition and the People Telly Awards are chosen specifically by online voters.  We are seeking your help to share and gain as many votes as possible to show support for Leader Dogs for the Blind.  To vote, please visit the Link provided below and rate it using the ever famous “thumbs up” system.  Videos that earn the most thumbs up – win! 

Visit:     to cast your vote
Hugs and Licks:

Great Animal Group!

Here are some “fun facts” about turtles, provided by, a great not-for-profit group. Check them out! 🙂

10 Common Turtle Myths
Myth 1: Turtles are easy to care for – just buy a nice tank.
False: Turtles are wild animals. They have territories that can be many miles wide. Putting them in a tank is cruelty. All they do is pace all day long like a caged beast. Think of it this way: it’s like you and me spending the rest of our lives in the bathtub. A turtle needs a large habitat or a pond to approximate nature not a tank.
Myth 2: Turtles usually live about five years.
False. In captivity, a well cared for turtle can live 25, 50 or more. These animals have been on the earth for 200 million years or more, longer than dinosaurs. They will have to be in your will and your children’s will and then some.
Myth 3: Turtles do not need veterinary care like dogs and cats.
False! The problem with turtles is because of their very slow metabolism, they do not show the signs that they are sick until the illness has progressed very far. The signs and symptoms you should be very aware of include: Closed and swollen eyes, loss of appetite, sitting in one place, daily pattern changes, and runny nose and eyes. If any of these are observed, you need a vet!
Myth 4: It is best to buy turtles and tortoises at a pet store.
Absolutely false. Pet stores should sell pet supplies not [Read more…]


Hey guys!  Sorry for the no-posties!  And if you sent me email since Friday- I am slowly getting to it.  My best friend had a housewarming party yesterday, and I was there pretty much all day.  Today was an event with one of our animal rescue groups- this weekend kind of lost me!  LOL.
But I am putting up the promised contests now- sorry it is a day later then I expected!  Have a good one, bloggy buddies!

Friends for Seals

Hey Bloggy Buddies- I wanted to pass on some information on Friends for Seals, who work very hard to help animals. Even if you think the hunt is “no big deal”- I hope that you read her post, and check out her website. Thanks for indulging me 🙂

A big Thank you to Samantha for the invitation to describe the goal of FriendsForSeals.ORG.
I appreciate everyone’s time. My name is Denise Perrin and I’m the Founder of FriendsForSeals.ORG. To let you know a little about myself, I’ve been rehabbing birds for over 20 years, as well as taking in abandoned animals of ALL kinds. I own a 100% cruelty-free business, La Bella Pink. I’m married, have a son, and live in California. I have been actively fighting and educating others about Canada’s annual slaughter of Harp seal pups since 1977. (In his book, Growing Up Happy, Bob Keeshan, Captain Kangaroo, credits Mr. Green Jeans for so many kids appreciation for animals! Maybe that’s when mine started!)
You are probably familiar with the whale and dolphin situation in Japan, but it’s Canada’s seal massacre that is the largest marine mammal slaughter on the entire planet.
FriendsForSeals.ORG is the first to bring news to you on this topic as well as being committed to accurate information. We believe this is the responsible thing to do, The Canadian government (taxpayer) has paid “Social Media Group” $75,000 to monitor the internet for incorrect information about the seal hunt. I won’t go into the graphic details about the hunt here. In the hope of bringing emphasis to what we are all about, let me first tell you what we don’t do. We don’t collect money. At this stage of the fight, donations to animal welfare [Read more…]


This is our foster guinea pig, whom Little Man calls “My Precious” (he thinks he’s Golum, lol)

We have our own pets, and usually have a foster or two. They are always listed on

“Precious” was neglected before coming into the rescue, and then into our home to be fostered. Little and Kamikaze adore him, and [Read more…]