Friday, March 25, 2011

Ft Myers Pet Care | Pet Quotes

Those who care about pets and animals know the value of having our pets in our lives. Some of the best and most meaningful quotations I've ever heard have been on the subject of pets, pet owners, and animals. Some are funny, some are inspirational, all are worth reading! Hope you enjoy them!

"We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us."
Maurice Maeterlinck

"A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of."
Ogden Nash

"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms."
George Eliott

"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."
Sir Winston Churchill

"All of the animals except for man know that the priciple business of life is to enjoy it."
Samuel Butler

"A bird does not sing because he has an answer ... he sings because he has a song"
Old Chinese saying

"Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them."
Jim Davis

"If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
Will Rogers

"Thousands of years ago,

Thursday, March 24, 2011

"Bark In The Park" Event Fun For Pets And Owners

Pets, pet owners, animal lovers and pet care providers will all gather together at the Mercato in Naples Florida for a day of fun activities. The "Bark In The Park" event, organized by the Humane Society of Naples, will be held at the Mercato ( The Mercato is just north of Vanderbilt Beach Rd off U.S. 41.) on Saturday March 26, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m..

Dog Training Demonstrations
Pet Product Vendors
Information On Pet Services

A great opportunity for pets and their owners to socialize and make new friends! Bring your camera as there will be many opportunities for some great pictures! There will also be pet contests in the categories of ...

Best Costume
Best Voice
Pet/Owner Look Alike Contest
Best Trick/Talent

There is a $5.00 entrance fee for each contest category with all proceeds going to help The Humane Society Naples no-kill shelter and adoption center.

For more information about any of the above events, including ticket purchases and sponsorship opportunities, contact Ali O'Connor at or by calling 239.643.1880 x18.

The Humane Society Naples
370 Airport-Pulling Rd. N.
Naples, FL 34104
(239) 643-1555

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ft Myers Man Cares About Pets

I have a friend who is one of those people that care's about his pets the way most people only care for their children. He has 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 birds, and a ferret. He keeps them all well groomed, he feeds them the best food he can find, he brings them toys, and he makes sure they all get the individual attention they need. Keeping them happy is what makes him the happiest!

As an outside observer it seemed to be a never ending, insurmountable task that took up a significant part of his daily routine. To take care of one pet is a challenge for me, he made taking care of 10 pets look easy! I asked him one day what made him so devoted to his pets. He was more than happy to tell me!

In his 20's, prior to moving to Ft Myers, he lived in upstate New York. One cold winter night, in the middle of a near blizzard, with the temperature around 20 degrees, he and his dog were sitting in front of a nice warm fire ... cozy, quiet, and peaceful. He remembered he hadn't checked his mail, and knew if the snow got much higher he might not be able to for a day or so. He got up from his chair, threw on a jacket and opened the door to go outside and his dog was right there beside him in a flash ... anxious to go with him! My friend looked out the door, then back to the nice soft rug in front of the fireplace, then back to the front door and thought ... "who in the world would want to get up from a cozy spot like that, and head out into a blizzard simply because that is what I'm doing!"
The answer ... "this dog ... thats it!"

His brother? ... Doubtful.

His buddies? ... Not likely.

His Girlfriend? ... No WAY!!!

From that moment forward he started to appreciate the devotion, friendship, and unconditional love he got from his pets, and over a period of time he has gotten better and better at finding ways to return the favor. He claims " everyone knows a pet is a commitment for life, however, it's not just a commitment for the length of their life, but for the quality of their life as well."

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