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Free dog grooming products.

Win over £300 pounds worth of dog grooming gear in a simple competition organised by PROPOOCH.
To celebrate the launch of Propooch’s Nothing to Hide range of grooming products they have tons of loot to give away
to keep your doggy looking well this summer.



Kittens Rescued from River by Fisherman – Video

Kitten Rescue.

When this fisherman went out on the water this weekend, he made an unexpected catch. Jason Frost and his friend Brandon were fishing on the Warrior River in Alabama when they spotted a small kitten racing to their boat. “At first we heard a splash…

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Pet Photography – Some Simple Tips for Better Photos

Pet Photography – Achieving better results

If you’re a budding photographer, there’s a strong chance that your pets and those of your friends and family have become a source of inspiration and the subjects of countless experimental photo shoots.

Since animals are very unpredictable and can’t be directed in the same way humans can, getting great pics. of your loyal companions is often easier said than done.

1. Use Treats. This is the simplest trick in the manual! Grab your pets favorite treat or toy and hold it directly above or beside your lens. Without the treat It would be far more difficult to get a good shot.

2. Use Props. New puppies are a little bit more calm, Work with what you have a try different toys until something works.

3. Dress Them Up. Silly as it may be, pets in outfits are eye catching. The more your pets wear them, the less they will mind them.

4. Use the light from windows when taking an indoor photo of your pet, switch off the flash and use natural light. We’ve all seen photos of dogs and cats with scary eyes which are caused by using flash. Turn your flash off for a much nicer image! If you are low on light take your pet nearer to a window. Position your back to the window with your pet in front of you (facing the window).

5. How about posing with your pet. When you are included in the photo with them there will automatically be more personality added, even if your face isn’t in shot. It highlights the family aspect of having a pet. Photos where you are snuggling, playing or sleeping will be treasured memories that you will keep!

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Plastic Waste Contaminating Tropical Island

Plastic Waste by the Tonne Contaminating Tropical Island Paradise

Henderson Island is part of the Pitcairn group, it is covered by a staggering 18 tonnes of plastic – the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded anywhere in the world.

One of the world’s most remote places, an uninhabited coral atoll, is also one of its most polluted.

Henderson Island, a tiny place in the eastern South Pacific, has been found by marine scientists to have the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded anywhere in the world, with 99.8% of the pollution consisting of this synthetic material.

There is nearly 18 tonnes of it piling up on an island that is otherwise mostly untouched by humans have been pointed to as evidence of the catastrophic extent of marine plastic pollution.

Almost 38 million pieces of plastic were estimated to be on the island by researchers from the University of Tasmania and the UK’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, totalling 17.6 tonnes.

The majority of the debris – about 68% – was not even visible, with up to 4,500 items per square metre buried to a depth of about 10cm. About 13,000 new items are washed up daily.
This plastic is old, brittle, sharp, and toxic. It is a bad site seeing the crabs scuttling about, living in our waste.
Across the board, no country is innocent on this – with bottles from Germany, containers from Canada, a fishing crate from New Zealand. What that says is we all have a responsibility in this, and we have to sit up and pay attention to that.

At the world oceans summit in early March, Indonesia agreed to put up to $1 billion a year towards reducing plastic and other waste products polluting its seas, setting a goal of a 70% reduction in marine waste within eight years.


Cat Sounds and Their Interpretations and Meanings

Cat sounds and what they mean

All cats make noises — from meows and purrs to hisses and growls — but some cats are more vocal than others.
Cats communicate with meows, chirrups, hisses, purrs, chatters and growls, but the onomatopoeic meow is the most used.

Kittens will meow to their mums, but as they grow older they typically quit using this sound to communicate with other cats. Often, adult domestic cats that meow do so only when a human is around. This is likely an extension of the way kittens use their plaintive meows as a signal.

It’s usually assumed that cats make this calming sound when they’re happy, but they purr for other reasons. Purring can signal that a cat feels frightened or threatened and research shows it’s also a type of self-healing.

This trilling sound is a cross between a meow and a purr, and many cat owners beleive cats use it as a form of greeting.

These rumbling sounds are meant to warn. They can be a response to humans, animals or other cats, and most felines make the noise out of fear, anger or territorial reasons.

This stuttering sound has been described as a combination between a meow and a bleat. It’s typically heard when a pussy spots something,usually a bird or flying insect thats out of reach. It could communicate excitement or frustration.

A hiss can be loud or soft depending on the cat and the situation it is in. It’s often the cat response to fear and can be directed at cats,other animals, and humans. When a cat is hissing leave it alone!

This shrill and wailing noise is the cry of a cat in heat.

If you have a cat, you can interpret what your pets’ meows and other sounds simply by observing. Look to see what stimulus your cat could be reacting to, and watch its body language — especially its ears and tail — to determine what emotion or message the animal is trying to convey.