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“Ya’ll know Kanye West-ie?”

Everyone does now!

The results are in for the 2016 wackiest name contest sponsored by Nationwide. Categories include both dogs & cats! Yeah!

Starting with the dogs: congratulations to “McLovin the Stud Muffin,” “Kanye Westie,” and “Angus Von Wigglebutton” earning them the top 3 spots.

For the cat division: the stakes are higher! From #1-#3 are “Agent Jack Meower,” “Shakespurr,” and “Meowmadeus,” respectively.

My personal favorite is the cat name “Sharkbait Hoo Haa Haa”.

You can see all of them here. What is your favorite?

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Zika virus and pets

I’m sure you have heard the news about the latest unwelcome addition to the mosquito-borne disease list, Zika virus. The Fetch Blog from PetPlan has a great post with all the info you need to know about zika and pets. You can read the full article here.

As of now, there have been no known reports of zika in animals, however the CDC says more research will be necessary.

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Rescue Dogs, a fun, family film saved over 150 animals

Continues to Give Back to Animal Rescue Community

Hollywood, CA (July 26th, 2016) — Busted Buggy Entertainment is proud to announce Rescue Dogs, a first of its kind family film starring real rescue animals, is now available for pre-order on iTunes. Throughout its filming and release, the producers and team behind the film have continued to give back to the animal rescue community.

The children-friendly, talking-dog film released in select theaters across the country in April and not only entertained, but also made a difference. Filmmakers partnered with 23 animal rescue organizations to host adoption events in each city during opening weekend, with a portion of the producers’ box office from the theatrical run benefiting the charity associated with each theater.

As a result of the film’s theatrical release and corresponding animal adoption events across the country, over 150 animals found their forever homes.

One of the partnering rescue organizations, Animal Welfare League (AWL) in Chicago, Illinois, had 51 animal adoptions in two days! Twenty cats, 30 dogs and one rabbit went home with new, loving families. Lady, a dog “long-timer” at AWL, was one of the 30 dogs that found the perfect forever family.

Filmmakers also worked with charities to select specific available dogs to serve as film “mascots.” The ultimate goal of highlighting “mascot” dogs was to find forever homes for each of them while bringing light to the countless shelter animals that are often overlooked.

In Utah, a special needs dog named Fynlee was featured as the Rescue Dogs mascot for Salt Lake City. Fynlee had been saved by Rescue Rovers, and a few weeks following the movie’s release she was adopted by a senior couple. To date, five Rescue Dogs mascots have been adopted.

Now, the Rescue Dogs team has set out to save even more animals through the film’s itunes sales promotion with animal rescues. Filmmakers have selected prominent nonprofit animal rescue organizations to receive 50 percent of proceeds from the movie’s iTunes sales.

Rescue Dogs the Movie helped 150+ animals find their forever families. Now’s the chance to bring home Charger, Hambone, and the rest of the Rescue Dogs crew by pre-ordering the video today on iTunes and supporting nonprofit animal rescue organizations!

About the Movie:
Rescue Dogs is the story of Tracy and his rescue dog Charger as they foil the plans of an Evil Businessman who wants to knock over their beach restaurant in order to build his golf course. With help from his brother, Tracy tries to meet the bills, manage the kitchen (where Charger helps cook!) and still find time to fall in love with a beautiful dancer named Bridgette. Through a comedy of errors and mishaps, the humans discover they can be rescued by their very own rescue animals. The film was written by Jordan Rawlins and MJ Anderson and co-directed by Anderson and Haik Katsikian.

About Busted Buggy Entertainment:
Busted Buggy Entertainment (BBE) is a film and television production company founded by actress, Courtney Daniels. Rescue Dogs is the third feature film Courtney and BBE have produced and is especially close to Courtney’s heart as she is currently the proud pet-parent to 6 rescue animals. Busted Buggy Entertainment’s most recent film, THE GIRL IN THE BOOK, starring Emily VanCamp, was released in December 2015 and was selected as a New York Times Critics’ Pick. It is currently available on iTunes, Amazon Prime and Netflix.

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Soot Sprite slippers (we love Totoro)!

Soot Sprite Slippers

If you know me in real life, then you already know I love My Neighbor Totoro, and Spirited Away. I also love fun things for my feet, so of course I was thrilled to get a chance to review these slippers. They are the adorable Soot Sprites that make an appearance in both films.

They are cute, they are comfy, and of course, they will make you smile when you look down at your feet. The slippers come from the site, but don’t let the name fool you. Bunny slippers abound, but there are so many other fun options there too, including the Monty Python bunnies! And of course, the site has so many fun options for animal lovers we just had to share our favorites with you. Not only are they great slippers, but I think they would be a fun and unique gift for all occasions (especially the animal feet)!

animal slippers

Which are your favorite? Do you like wearing slippers? Do your pets like to attack your feet if you have slippers on? Our bird used to like playing with a pair of flamingo slippers I have.

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