Saturday, June 6, 2009

Romeo has moved sites! Please read.

Hi everyone!

If you are wondering why Romeo hasn't posted in weeks, it's because I moved him to another blogging platform and apparently subscribers don't follow it automatically or maybe I have to figure out how to make them transfer. I am so sorry for the inconvenience.

Refresh your browser cache and come visit us at the same address: and check out his new look!


Romeo's tech support

Friday, May 15, 2009

I've moved!

Hi Friends!

I have moved my blog from Blogger to Wordpress but I don't think subscribers transferred. 

So.....check out the new digs at the same address: and sign up for the reader there (sorry for the inconvenience!)

ALSO I would love your feedback on the new site!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Announcing the Winners of the "What's Your Pet's Funniest Habit?" Contest!

Congrats to the winners of our "What's Your Pet's Funniest Habit?" contest to celebrate "Pets—The Spice of Life" during National Pet Week 2009, May 3-9th.

The Twitter winner is Miss Poofy (left), a beautiful Himalayan "princess cat" from Illinois. She is a very dignified princess so she is not too silly but often dashes up and down the hall like a madwoman.

Our Blog winner is Tasha (right), a cute Tortie who blogs at and who burrows under clothes and waves a paw for help when she wants to come out.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered and donated. This was so much fun!

Thank you to Iams for helping us celebrate the wonderful, funny things we pets do!

Since both of our winners are cats, here are the wonderful goodies they will each receive courtesy of Iams:

3.5 pound bag of Iams Cat Food, a Whisker City Fleece Kitty Den, a Whisker City Safety Stretch Cat Collar (Available in multiple colors), a Groomax Brush & Slicker Combo for Cats, ToyShoppe Teaser Wands, Petlinks System 3 Blind Mice Cat Toys and an Animal Planet Plush Jellyfish Cat Dangler.

Have a great day!


Friday, May 8, 2009

Guard Cat

Am fierce and loyal protector of all defenseless creatures. I shall use my power and strength to ward off danger and will keep watch day and night.

Except during dinnertime.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

From the archives

Believe it or not, the staff manager does not always look like this; this was her Halloween costume.

Poor Pugsley got really confused and did not recognize her in this get up! He hissed and hid in the corner until she took the ears off.

I knew it was her the whole time, though.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Our National Pet Week “Pets – The Spice of Life” Contest!

The Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medical Association is celebrating "Pets—The Spice of Life" during National Pet Week 2009, May 3-9th.

To join in the fun, we’re holding a contest in conjunction with Iams to celebrate the wonderful, funny things we pets do!

TWO winners will receive a fab-u gift basket from Iams. See below for specifics.

Here’s how to enter:

1. Leave a comment here sharing your pet’s funniest, most endearing habit.


If you prefer, send a tweet to @romeothecat sharing your pet’s funniest, most endearing habit.

2. It's not necessary to enter but for EXTRA chances to win, visit and donate $1 (or more!) to our FURPOWER Donation Challenge May recipient, Beaufort Community Cat Project. For each $1 you donate you get an extra opportunity to win.

3. Check back here on Monday, May 11 at 3 p.m. EST to see if you won!

That’s all! It’s easy.

Entries will be accepted until 11:59 a.m. EST on Monday May 11, 2009. We’ll draw one winner from our blog entries and one winner from our Twitter entries.

Here are the fantastic prizes Iams has generously donated (Only U.S. and Canada winners eligible for prizes, sorry.)

DOGS – 8 pound bag of Iams Dog Food, a Canine Cushion Orthopedic Fabric and Fleece Dog Bed, a Twin Pack of Flavored Tennis Balls, a ToyShoppe Plush Floppy Legged Friends for Dogs, an Animal Planet Tree Frog Flyer Dog Toy and a ToyShoppe® PetSmart Loofa Dog Toy.

CATS – 3.5 pound bag of Iams Cat Food, a Whisker City Fleece Kitty Den, a Whisker City Safety Stretch Cat Collar (Available in multiple colors), a Groomax Brush & Slicker Combo for Cats, ToyShoppe Teaser Wands, Petlinks System 3 Blind Mice Cat Toys and an Animal Planet Plush Jellyfish Cat Dangler.

Whew, dat’s some LOOT! Thanks, Iams!

Good luck everyone! Can't wait to read all the entries.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

Announcing our May FURPOWER recipient!

We're so excited to announce that the Beaufort Community Cat Project is our May FURPOWER recipient!

The Beaufort Community Cat Project ( is an all-volunteer organization advocating non lethal methods to reduce the free-roaming cat population using Trap-Neuter-Return. They are a charitable non-profit organization with federal tax exempt status, 501(c)(3).

Thanks so much to everyone who submitted organizations for consideration!

We have lots of fun activities this month to raise awareness of the BCCP so stay tuned!


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Cleaning Day.

I love when the staff tries to get organized. As far as I'm concerned, the more crap to lay on, the better.

P.S. don't forget to submit your favorite organization to be our May beneficiary. Leave a comment below. We've raised nearly $2K for Kitten Rescue. Meow!

Monday, April 27, 2009

It's time to choose our May recipient!

We're close to wrapping up another successful month of our FURPOWER $1 Donation Challenge. GREAT job raising money this month for Kitten Rescue. The grand total will be close to $2,000 including on and off-line donations. THANK YOU!

Now it's time to select another organization to help in May.

Please comment below with the name of the rescue organization you'd like to submit into our drawing. The organizations must: be a U.S. organization, a designated 501c3 non-profit and include cats in its efforts.

Also, to be fair I can't accept "anonymous" submissions so please leave your name OR email me at romeo at romeothecat dot com with your submission.

We'll be taking submissions until April 30, 9 p.m. EST and doing our random drawing and announcing the winner on Friday May 1.

Here's how to increase the chances of your favorite being selected:

1. Tell your friends to come here and comment! The more submissions for your organization, the better chance you have of winning.
2. Subscribe to this blog and leave an additional comment telling me you did!
3. Tweet about this campaign and leave a comment telling me you did (with your twitter handle).
4. Blog about this on your blog! And leave a comment linking to your post.

Pugs and I can't wait to help another hardworking, deserving organization!

Email me with questions at romeo at romeothecat dot com.



R & P

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Pugsley's up to his hide-and-seek shenanigans again. Any idea where he might be?

Friday, April 24, 2009

And our other winner is...

for the blogger drawing.....Peggy and the Cats!

Congrats Peggy (and the cats!) You are the proud owner of a brand new FURminator!

Thank you to everyone who supported the National Hairball Awareness Day "Who's your Favorite Furball?" contest. I had a lot of fun and I hope you did too!

Special thank you to Ann at Zoolatry for the fantastic badge and superwonderful new blog header.

Have a great weekend and xo!


And the winner is.....

Congratulations, Madison and her staff, Cindy, winners of the “Who’s your Favorite Furball?” contest in honor of today, National Hairball Awareness Day. Madison will receive a FURminator DeShedding Tool, courtesy of FURminator, Inc. to keep her coat beautiful and hairballs to a minimum.

Here was Cindy’s entry:

"My favorite furball’s name is Madison. As you can see maintaining a spotless supermodel body and fur coat are hard work for the average Tabby. Madison takes her grooming incredibly seriously as she must look purrfect at all times. You never know when In Style or Vogue are going to call and she is always ready for her next close up.

However, as you can imagine nothing looks worse than a supermodel choking on yesterday’s hair. It just is not very ladylike and it makes you so embarrassed!

Madison says, 'I want the FURminator as that is the ultimate in grooming accessories and I would love to have my people use it on me every single day (when they are not fixing my dinner or scooping my box)' "

Thank you to EVERYONE who entered, donated money and supported the promotion of the contest. The rescues thank you!


Romeo & Pugsley

Happy Hairball Awareness Day!

In honor of today, I've dug into the archives to share with you photos of Pug and moi at our furriest. You've probably only known us when we have shorter hair because my female staff manager is allergic and unfortunately, less furry, fuzzy, fabulous fur means less stuffy nose for her. And, honestly, fewer stupid hairballs. But now that we have the FURminator Pugs and I think we might remain a little floofier.

Anyway check out the hairball prevention tips below and share with your friends! AND tune in at Noon today, EST to find out the winner of the "Who's your Favorite Furball?" contest!

It's no coincidence we're in the same wonderful nap spot. When someone finds a good new spot, the other one usually hijacks it. Who do you think does the nap spot hijacking?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hairball Tips and Last Day to Enter Contest!

Today is the last day to enter the "Who's your Favorite Furball?" contest in honor of National Hairball Awareness Day! Winners receive a FREE FURminator DeShedding Tool and will be featured here, on and on blogs across the Internet! Details on how to enter here.

Now, onto the educational portion of today's post. With peak shedding season underway, we furry guys are in full swing when it comes to grooming ourselves, which means an increase in hairballs.

FURminator has offered the following tips for preventing and caring for those nasty, ooky hairballs!

1. Regular Grooming: Hairballs occur when cats over groom. To help cats look and feel their best, it’s essential to regularly brush them. The FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats is recommended by vets and nominated by Tufts University School of Veterinarian Medicine as the number one product to reduce hairballs in cats. Using the tool on a regular basis, as well as the FURminator deShedding Shampoo for Cats, will help reduce shedding, thus reducing the amount of hair your cat ingests.

2. Home Remedies: Try adding a little butter and canned pumpkin to your cat’s meals once or twice a week. The butter may loosen the hair clod and the fiber in the pumpkin can help move it through the system.

3. Stay Hydrated: Encourage your cat to drink plenty of water by placing various bowls throughout the house. The water will help flush out the hair before it has time to clump in the stomach.

4. Consult Your Vet: If you believe you cat has chronic hairball problems, ask your veterinarian to recommend a laxative supplement to help prevent ingested hairs from forming hairballs.

The photo above is me getting FURminated by my male staff member. This was just at the beginning of the process too! Hooray for hairball reduction!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

National Hairball Awareness Day "Who's Your Favorite Furball?" Contest

In honor of National Hairball Awareness Day, Friday April 24, we have teamed up with FURminator, Inc. to sponsor the "Who's your Favorite Furball?" contest!

The winner will receive a free FURminator deShedding Tool and will also see their favorite, funniest, furriest furball featured on and popular pet blogs across the Internet.

Entering is easy!

1. Click on the FirstGiving link to your right to donate $1 (or more if you choose!) to my FURPOWER beneficiary of the month, Kitten Rescue of Los Angeles.

2. Submit your favorite, funniest, furriest furball photo (cats only, please!) via email to romeo at romeothecat dot com and tell me how winning a FURminator deShedding Tool will change your life (and your furball’s life!). Make sure to include the following information:

• Your Favorite Furball’s name
• How winning a FURminator deShedding Tool will change your life (and your furball’s life!)
• Your name
• Your email address
• What name you used with your FirstGiving donation

3, Entries must be submitted by 9 p.m. EST Thursday, April 23, 2009.

4. We will be posting the Favorite Furball entries here.

5. The winner will be selected via a random drawing.

6. The winner will be announced here at 12 p.m. EST Friday, April 24, 2009 and featured on and participating blogs.

Contest parameters:

• Contest is only open to cats (sorry doggies but it is hairball day!)
• Entrants must be located in the U.S. or Canada
• Entries must be submitted by 9:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 23, 2009
• Entrants agree to allow their photo to be posted on participating blogs

If you have additional questions, please contact romeo at romeothecat dot com.

Good luck and GO FURPOWER!


Romeo and Pugsley

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

We're Two Wild and Crazy Cats!

The nice people at Cardinal Laboratories sent Pugs and me the most AH-mazing toy called the Crazy Cat Cat Quest. OMG is it fun!

This uh, crazy toy is a whirring, buzzing, zipping dragonfly bug thing attached to the end of a string attached to a wand. Pugsley and I thought it was a real bug but the female staff manager said that it was battery operated and she was making its wings flap and go buzz by pushing a button on the handle of the wand. Really?!

Like I said, PUGS thought it was a real bug. I knew it wasn’t.

Real bug or not, we had lots and lots of fun jumping around, running through the house and playing with it. The staff couldn't stop laughing. I think they were laughing with us, not at us though.

One of the best things about the Crazy Cat Cat Quest to me personally is that it's not a real bug! Real bugs kinda scare me a little bit sometimes.

Shh, don't tell.

If you want your own Cat Quest, you can get one at the Crazy Cat Web site. But tell your staff to beware: it's addicting!

Pugs and I check this
thing out.

Look! Pug caught him!
Go Pug!

Monday, April 20, 2009


I sit. I survey. I watch as the world goes by - birds and bugs and dogs.
Am respected and feared King of the Suburban Jungle. I shall go out now among my minions, spreading my….whaaaaaa? Damn. Stupid screen.

Friday, April 17, 2009

You can't see me but I can see YOOOOOOOU

Has anyone seen Pugsley? Where, oh WHERE IS THAT PUG?

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Pugs and I love to wrastle. He's younger and smaller so I usually let him win. Usually.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

In da news

The Allentown Morning Call ran this nice piece in their paper today about our work for Animals in Distress. We love reporters who write about rescue organizations! We want to give them big kisses and purrs.

Check it out by clicking HERE.

This is me looking loving and appreciative.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Top Secret Plan

Now listen, Pug. While you distract the staff by jumping on her lap and looking all cute, I'll grab the turkey sandwich. Deal?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Am so happy

to report that lots of animal lover bloggers and media peeps have featured the FURPOWER challenge on their blogs.

Today I was on the Franny's Cats Blog on and Paw Fun and earlier this week on , Tattle Tails, the Orlando Sentinel's Animal Crazy Blog, and Bailey's mom's blog, My Fire Hydrant.

I know there are more and I'm sorry I haven't called you out before, but thank you to everyone who helps spread the word about the work we're doing!



Friday, April 10, 2009



Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My favorite things

1. My staff & Tuna (TIE)
2. Pugsley
3. Raising money for rescues
4. Noms
5. My tail
6. Naps
7. Anything dangly that I can bat
8. Ponytail holders
9. Wrastling with the Puginator
10. Hanging out under the end table
11. Elmo

Monday, April 6, 2009

Fundraising is hard work!

Whew. It's only April 6 and we've raised MORE THAN 110 percent of our monthly FURPOWER goal for Kitten Rescue. We've blown this month's goal right out of the water bowl!

The pawpawty was a great success. Thank you, Brewskie Butt, for dedicating your birthday party to our cause.

Now remember: to make this month's FURPOWER challenge even more fun, if you make any amount of donation you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a beautiful piece of artwork titled, "This Brew's for You!" by BZTAT, AKA Vicki Boatright, AKA Brewskie Butt's mom. Check out this very talented artist's work here:

Okay, it's been a loooooong day. Pugs and I are going to catch some z's. Thanks everyone for your ongoing support!



Sunday, April 5, 2009

It's only fair

It's really no secret who does all the work around here and who just lounges around looking cute all day. AHEM.

But I'm happy to announce that Pugsley decided to do his part for the cause and wear bunny ears as well.

Easterpug? Pugbunny?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Got my Easter on

In preparation for the Pawpawty on Twitter tomorrow and Easter of course, I've allowed my photo to be adorned with bunny ears. Not sure if I think I'm a hilarious and fun-loving guy or just plain silly.

I suppose it's all in how one conducts oneself while wearing the bunny ears.....

Friday, April 3, 2009

Get Ready to PAWTY

Pugs and I want to share with you an exciting event happening on Twitter on Sunday, April 5.

Hundreds of pets will be meeting on Twitter to virtually celebrate our friend Brewskie Butt's birthday (that's him to the left), whoop it up with their pals, win prizes and raise money.

The Twitter community’s second “pawpawty” is in honor of popular Twitter cat, @brewskiebutt, who turned five on April 1.

The pawpawty is not just about fun and games, however. The event will also raise funds for my FURPOWER Donation Challenge. Thanks, Brew!

So how exactly does a party on Twitter work? Those participating in the pawpawty end their tweets with “#pawpawty.” Partiers can then follow all of the Twitter comments designated with #pawpawty using Twitter search functionality or by following this link:

The #pawpawty will run for 24 hours, from 2 p.m. EDT Sunday April 5 to 2 p.m. EDT Monday, April 6, giving animals all over the world a chance to participate. The organizers have collected more than 50 “door prizes” that they’ll be giving away throughout the party.

Each #pawpawty has a virtual location at which the animals gather. Since the real Brewskie Butt (known as the Brew) lives in the trendy Canton Arts District, his neighborhood has been chosen as the virtual location of his Birthday Pawpawty. His staff Vicki Boatright’s website, will be redesigned as a gateway to the Canton Arts District in order to introduce the world to the Brew’s community.

Interested twitterers should follow organizers: @brewskiebutt, @emmythecat, @romeothecat, @duke_richard_II, @oscarthecat and @frugaldougal for ongoing details or visit

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Here's Pug teaching himself how to fly. He has not launched himself off the bed yet but that's coming. Go Pug!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April FURPOWER Recipient - Kitten Rescue!

WOW. I'm blown away by the number of submissions we received. You guys sure are a passionate bunch.

I'm excited to announce this month's FURPOWER recipient is Kitten Rescue of Los Angeles!

First of all, I just learned that Kitten Rescue has recently started helping dogs too so all you woofers out there, don't you worry! Your brothers and sisters are included too.

Kitten Rescue is devoted to rescuing cats and kittens from the streets and shelter euthanasia. Approximately eighty percent of our cats are rescued from the Los Angeles City shelters at the "11th hour" right before they are scheduled to be euthanized.

Kitten Rescue also works with the surrounding communities to rescue strays and abandoned cats, and facilitates Trap/Spay-Neuter/Release (TNR) assistance throughout these communities. Kitten Rescue is equally dedicated to educating the public about responsible pet ownership, care of kittens and cats, managing feral cats and most importantly, the importance of spaying and neutering. Kitten Rescue makes this educational material available via events, print, school presentations and their Web site.

Congratulations. We're looking forward to another amazing month of raising money for animals in need. Also, lots of fun parties, contests and giveaways are planned, so stay tuned. In fact, be sure to sign up to follow us so you don't miss a thing! (scroll down the right hand side to the "Romeo's Followers" section and click "follow.")


Romeo and Pugsley

P.S. I couldn't resist posting this adorable photo from KR's Web site.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

LAST DAY to enter for April recipient!

I know I don't LOOK excited, but I am. (This IS my excited look!) Today is the last day of March which means you have until 6 p.m. EST to enter your favorite animal rescue to be our April donation recipient. We'll be doing our drawing this evening and announcing the winner tomorrow morning.

Leave a comment here telling me what organization you'd like to be our recipient. Please include your name and contact info (email, web site or twitter handle). And please one entry person/pet please unless you do the extra credit (see my March 25th post below for how to get extra entries).

And new today, EXTRA EXTRA credit. If you sign up to follow this blog (scroll down the right hand side to "Romeo's Followers" and hit the "follow" button) you will receive TWO extra entries. But you have to leave a comment and tell me you are now following.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Just one addition

Wow! Great response. I can't wait until we draw the winner!

A couple of things: if you are commenting as "Anonymous," please leave your name, email, twitter handle, anything to distinguish you so I can let you know if your organization wins!

And I probably don't need to say this but one vote per person/animal please. I'm trusting no one will abuse my "honor system!"

Lots of xoxos!


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Who will be our April donation recipient?

Hi everyone!

GREAT job raising money this month for Animals in Distress. The grand total will be close to $1,300 including on and off-line donations. THANK YOU!

Now it's time to select another organization to help in April.

Please comment below with the name of the rescue organization or shelter you'd like to submit into our drawing. It needs to be a U.S. organization, an official non-profit (designated 501 C3 but most are) and has to include cats in its efforts. Make sure to leave your email address, link to your site or twitter handle so I can contact you if your organization wins!

We'll be taking submissions through March 31 and doing our random drawing and announcing the winner on April 1.

Here's how to increase the chances of your favorite being selected:

1. Tell your friends to come here and comment! The more submissions for your organization, the better chance you have of winning.
2. Subscribe to this blog and leave an additional comment telling me you did!
3. Tweet about this campaign and leave a comment telling me you did (with your twitter handle).
4. Blog about this on your blog! And leave a comment linking to your post.

Pugs and I are so, so, so, so excited to help another wonderful organization help more animals.

Email me with questions at romeo at romeothecat dot com.


R & P

Where there's a will, there's a way.

So, right. The baby gates are back up on the stairs. I heard something about the staff manager having bad allergies and me not being allowed to sleep on her head anymore. Am not sure what that means, exactly.

All I know is that another barrier to the big comfy bed and good squirrel watching vantage points appeared on the stairs, this time much taller than the one before. Even I am not gutsy enough to jump this one.

However, after a couple of days of consideration, I found the structure's weakness.

Apparently it was all caught on film by a hidden camera.

Considering the task before me.

Grooming, acting cool so they don't know what am up to.

Haha! Bingo!

Am home free!
Wonderbed, here I come!

The moral: when one is highly motivated and has lots of strategic thinking time, anything is possible!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Tall drink of water. say this is not my water, but how can that be? It's a perfect fit.

Well, doesn't really matter. Mine now.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


It's been an amazing week! It's only March 22nd and we're already 84 percent of our way to our March FURPOWER goal. It looks like we're going to make it thanks to you guys.

We'll be announcing our FURminator winner on April 2.

The #pawpawty on Twitter on Tuesday was awesome. Check out @emmythecat's photo wall all of the amazing participants below. Thank you so much to everyone who came to the party and donated throughout the week.

There are a lot of exciting things on the horizon that I'll be sharing with you in the coming weeks! We're going to keep up our FURPOWER campaign to raise money for new rescues/shelters/organizations and Wednesday we'll be asking for your recommendations for our April recipient. Make sure to subscribe to our feed and let your friends know too. The more submissions one organization gets, the better chances it has of being selected in our random drawing.

Also, we will have lots of exciting giveaways and events to keep the fun going (not that raising money for our fuzzy friends isn't fun already!)

If you have any ideas for cool events, giveaways or promotions, let me know. Email me at romeo at romeothecat dot com.

Here's to another great week for FURPOWER!


Romeo (& Pugsley)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

To Do Today.

1. Take nap.
2. Go to kitchen to see if dinner is being served early for some reason.
3. Sniff cat toy. Paw to see if it moves. Continue on.
4. Sit in front of female staff manager and look at her.
5. Watch bald creature warily. Allow it to grab my tail. Pray staff intervenes. WHEW.
6. Sniff top of Pugsley's head.
7. Go to kitchen to check on dinner one more time.
8. Take nap.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Pugs does Pilates

If you're wondering what Pugsley does all day while I'm busy fundraising, the answer is napping. Or strengthening his core.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

FURPOWER works!!

I am seriously amazed. Who knew what kinds of things we could accomplish when cats and dogs and those who luv them got together for a good cause? So many anipals have been generous and supportive of my monthly $1 FURPOWER donation challenge.

And, a couple of dogs and a cat got together recently to come up with a really fun way to
get more Twittering pets and their people involved in donations.

Twitter pals @frugaldougal, @emmythecat and @fergusthedog are encouraging all pets to don their St. Patty's Day hats and donate to the Animals in Distress cause!

Check out the details here:

Thanks to their efforts in raising awareness and the FUN-o-meter, we are now at 47 percent of our monthly goal! Thank you guys. And thank you to everyone who has donated and continues to donate.

Here are some of the hat-wearing pets who have donated so far! THANK YOU!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I am so excited that after just ONE DAY we are already 15 percent of the way to our FURPOWER $1 Donation Challenge goal. Seriously, THANKYOUTHANKYOU to everyone who has generously donated. This will mean a lot to many animals. I am really excited to see what we can do for the next 20 days!

Now, onto other fun things. I happened to take this photo right before Pugsley took off like a bat out of Hell across the room. I don't know what could have made him run off like you?