We all know that our own pets rock and what’s more, we love to announce it to all of our family and friends. But who would ever think that our fascination with them would also spill into the online realm? In fact, pets have grown to be so popular that a new social media wave is one the rise; giving way to a fun filled ocean’s worth of online doggy and kitty profiles, ranging from pet blogs to pets having their own Twitter or Facebook account. So, perhaps the new question is just how many pets ARE online? Here is a preview of a lightly styled pet infographic (originally created by eBay classifieds), to see some fascinating facts regarding our pets and their growing online popularity. Click here to read the entire infographic.
If you already have a pet or are getting ready to adopt one, feel free to refer to this infographic and learn how you can make your pet a social savvy one! In fact, we did this for our very own two in-house dachsunds Mina and Max. Check out their dog blog here: www.minanadmax.com or follow them on twitter via: @minaandmax (and yes…it’s official, we are crazed).
We are crazy about all things animal and of course this includes kitties!
So, here is a free beautiful and elegant 1280 x 1024 illustrated cat desktop wallpaper to download. This custom themed desktop design was created by the talented digital artist Apofiss. Click here to visit the portfolio and find other beautifully illustrated goodies generously placed online to download. Enjoy!
Check out these really neat vintage cat advertisements. We’ve always known that using animals as part of your advertising usually does well for just about any kind of business and of course, especially for a pet related business. Plainly put ads that use cats as part of their marketing pull can do well because cats sell. We’re just not talking ads about cat food being marketed here but historically speaking companies have used cat imagery for all sorts of wares, from cod liver oil, fine liquors, to Corvettes. So, without further ado click here to see a sampling of 21 one ad products hawked by cats – (pun intended).
Our constant quest and thirst for new and fun animal themed tidbits has lead us to another very talented and inspiring illustrator: Michael Fleming. To freely view more of his work, please visit tweedlebop.com/blog.
What we love most about his work, is the richly textured and colorful style he beautifully displays in his work…we are also partial to his pieces whose theme centers around animals and pets. So, if you happen to need a quick get away into a world where texture, color and creativity rule, his blog is a great place to start, sit…and stay.
We love to celebrate Valentine’s Day in honor of all those near and dear to us! So, here is a free DIY animal card template for you to download and give to all of your most favorite and ‘furried’ Valentine(s). Better yet, these can also serve a great fit for all of those (ahem), last minute types who still wish to give out a simple, yet highly unique card.
This pet themed card and envelope set was designed to be simple and fun. There are two themes to choose from: pink or red. Also included in the template is a matching envelope that you can print out and cut out. It’s so easy! Better yet, download both and get extra crafty with these pet design templates. After all, every one (both human and pet), deserves to know that they mean everything to someone. Woof!
Come and dig this ultra nifty DIY cake roll dog toy pattern we found via Feed Dog’s blogspot.
Looks pretty delicious doesn’t it? Well we thought so too and wanted to share this tasty little treat with you. Download this free PDF pattern and you will find that it includes two mini cake versions. An all American version – a Swiss cake roll and a British version – a mini jam roll. Both use the same pattern pieces but slightly different techniques for each. Have fun on getting started on making some sweet and new memories for you and Fido. Buon appetito!