Saturday, March 29, 2014

CONTEST!!

Our Facebook page is nearing 500 likes! We have decided that once we reach the 500 mark, we will hold a random drawing. The winner will receive a commissioned oil painting of their dog by Amy Norden. She is the artist that has illustrated all of our advertisements and the huge paintings by our front desk. Here are some examples of her work:

 



  



 




If you would like to see more of her work, her Facebook profile is "public". You will be able to browse her photo albums of Illustrations and Portraits. Once we have announced the winner, we will post progress of the painting on this blog as well as the finished product. You will get to take a look "behind the scenes" of how an oil painting is made!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

"Cats"-- by a third grader


 Last week was my son's science fair and he decided to do his presentation on cats. He is pretty obsessed with cats. It might trump his obsession with Minecraft. My prediction is that he will grow up to be a Zoologist or something and specialize in big cats.

Because of all the hard work he put into his presentation, I thought I would share it with you. Honestly, I found myself surprised by some of the facts he found! I have left it unedited, though these are my pictures. He used images off of the internet and I didn't feel right using someone else's photographs for my blog.

Here is a third grader's research on cats:

WHY DO CATS HAVE A TAIL AND WHISKERS?

Cats have a tail and whiskers so they can feel and balance. If you cut off a cat's whiskers, it will lose it's balance and will not be able to feel . A cat's whiskers can be white, black and also gray. Please do not cut off a cat's whiskers. A cat's whiskers are a sensory organ like our fingers . If you cut off a cat's whiskers they will not be able to feel around their environment and might get hurt.


HOW DO CATS SMELL?


A cat's smell is ten times better than a human's smell. They have 200 million odor sensitive cells in their noses compared to only 5 million for humans. They can smell a mile away. If the wind is stronger they can smell farther. Cats have sensory organs in their mouth called Jacobson organs. They are connected to their nose and help them smell better.

HOW DO CATS HEAR?

Cats can hear better than humans. Cats can hear around 35 feet away . Cats have 30 muscles in their ears. A cat's ears can get damaged by a loud noise . Cats have fluid crystals in their ears too. Cats can hear low and high sounds that humans cannot hear. Be careful to a cat's ears and respect them.


NUTRITION

The most important food of their diet is meat . Cats have to eat meat every day . Cats can not eat candy, cake, pie, ice cream, donuts, garlic, or onion . NEVER feed cats those foods. They could die. Kittens need to be fed two tablespoons, three times a day for two months. Then, twice a day until four month old. Then once a day. Cats can only drink cat milk and water . PLEASE keep cats healthy.


CATS EYE SIGHT

Cats do not have eye sight like people. Cats can only see at about 20 feet away. Humans can see 200 feet away. Cats do not see colors as well as humans. But, cats have better night vision because they have more rod cells than humans. Rod cells are cells in your eyeball that are responsible for night vision.


WHY DO CATS PURR?

Cats purr when they are hurt or when they want to communicate. Cats purr when they have babies too. Purring helps them heal as well . Cats sometimes purr when they are worried. If you hit a cat they will not purr any more. But do not hit a cat because it is not nice to do.


CONCLUSION


I hope you learned a lot about cats today. I had fun too. Cats are all around the world. Cats are good animals.

Cats !!!


My mom helped me create this project.







Thursday, March 6, 2014

February Photo Contest Winner

Drum Roll.......



The Bark City Employee who took this photo will win a gift certificate to Seven Sushi! Every month, our employees take photos of our four-legged clients. Our clients' parents (humans) can look at these photos on Facebook. The photo with the most "likes" wins a gift certificate to a local business.


If you happen to be going on vacation and don't want to spend your time looking at all our Facebook photos to find your dog, we have a program for you:


Did you notice the third highlight down was a DAILY email to let you know how your dog is doing? That means, you can officially "unplug" while on vacation. Except plug back in for a quick minute to read the one email from us.  Lastly, if your dog happens to go to our daycare ALL the time to play while you work, there is another program you can enroll in:



Did you notice that if you enroll in this program, you can get the Luxury Boarding at standard boarding price? When you finally get that chance to vacation, you can rest knowing your dog is a VIP (Very Important Pooch) and getting all the Luxury he/she needs... just remember to check your email.