Petside Digest: The Week's News, Notables, and Cute PetsPublished July 22, 2011
Michael Vick Supports Anti-Dogfighting Bill: Dogster
First, we'll start this week's Digest off with the news portion, and what dominated some of the headlines in the pet world this week. As profiled in this report on Dogster (as well as elsewhere), NFL quarterback Michael Vick, who you will remember was convicted a few years back of animal cruelty in charges related to dogfighting, has announced his support of a bill in congress that would make it illegal to attend a dogfight or a cock fight.
For Vick, the law is meant not just as punishment for those that do get involved in these types of activities, but is meant to prevent people from being involved in the activity in the first place. Education, he cites, is an important part of eventually eliminating animal cruelty in this regard.
No matter how you feel about Vick, you can't help but give him credit for stepping up to the plate in trying to right his wrongs. With his return to the NFL, he very easily could have dismissed PSA's like this and turned his back on the cause entirely.
With this news-y stuff out of the way, let's turn our attention to what the Digest has recently rededicated itself to: CUTE!
Pining for Photos of Celebrities and Their Pets?: Celeb Pets
If you are among the class that finds themselves pining for pictures of celebrities and their cuddly companions, then look no more. After much scouring of the Internet, Petside has found the site for you--a site called Celeb Pets that is dedicated to one thing: showing you pictures of celebrities and their pets. Their most recent post is Nichole Ritchie's pups. Check it out!
Despite Not Having Thumbs, Cats CAN Blog: BloggingCat
Looking for a daily dose of cat-induced laughter? Look no more, as once again we've got you covered. Upon searching the Net, we've found that there is at least one site that doesn't seem to be run by humans, and that is BloggingCat. It is what its name implies: a site dedicated to the daily musings of blog postings by an adorable cat. We highly suggest you check it out. Hey, who knows, maybe you're cats will be inspired to blog now, too!
Cute Overload: Your Daily Cute
Does a site called "Your Daily Cute" even need a description? It's cuteness...7 days a week! So when you need a cute boost, click on over to Your Daily Cute and see what adorable photo they've got to offer you.
Adoptable Pet of the Week: Namaste
Namaste is an adorable adult domestic shorthair hailing from the NY area. She's all taken care of in regard to her medical needs, and has a sweet temperament. She's a little on the hefty side in terms of weight, but that only means there's more to love, right? If you can, give Namaste a chance at a furever home!