Happy Holidays from Wow My Pet Did That!

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Thank you for visiting this year, as well as for the comments and likes, which are truly much appreciated. Here’s hoping 2022 is a great year for everyone!

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Amateur and professional artists needed for holiday card submissions

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We’re sharing the word that Deviantart.com, a site where artists of all ages and skill levels share their work, is having a online holiday card “drive.”

For their Holiday Card Project 2021, intead of collecting physical cards, DeviantArt is collecting online cards for hospital patients.

According to the site, “Since 2004, the DeviantArt Holiday Card Project has led the DeviantArt community to use its artistic talents to design and create uplifting, physical greeting cards for hospital patients during the holiday season. To date, over 32,000 cards have been distributed to patients around the globe.”

To enter: Create a card and submit it to DeviantArt with the tag #DAHolidayCardProject2021 so it can be collected and distributed to hospitals.
Digital cards can be shared with many patients, maximizing the impact of your contribution. Plus, you get a good excuse to “do art.”
For more information,  card templates and size specifications, and examples of cards submitted, go to: https://www.deviantart.com/team/journal/Holiday-Card-Project-2021-899312819


Mid-century modern Christmas pet-themed cards and ornaments available

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Combining the magic of the holidays, pets, and mid-century modern, are these Christmas illustrations, which you can get on an ornament, on card and more at:




I hope to have even more holiday-related artwork posted soon.

Relatedly, I’m extremely happy to note that some of my artwork was featured in the fall issue of CA Modern magazine and online at:


The article linked to above focuses on,  “How the feline form in the mid-century evoked a cool yet spiritual persona with an aura of mystery,” and it’s a highly-recommended read for anyone who is interested in cats and art.

PetSmart shares safety tips for dressing small pets this Halloween

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PetSmart’s Resident Veterinarian, Dr. Gregory Costanzo, says that pet parents should take specific precautions to ensure that small pets are safe in Halloween costumes.

“The bottom line is, when dressing up any kind of pet, pet parents should take it slow and watch for any negative reactions to ensure pets are happy and safe,” said Costanzo in a press release.

PetSmart Tips for Dressing up Small Pets & Reptiles in Halloween Costumes

  • Find a good fit. Ensure your pet’s costume is not uncomfortable or interfering with their movements.
    • Costumes should not cover their eyes or nose and should not be too tight.
  • Use treats. Costanzo recommends using treats to let pets know that dressing up can be fun.
    • “Positive reinforcement has been shown to work with small animals when doing basic training,” he said. “This could help your pet get more comfortable with clothing.”
  • Do not leave pets unattended in their ensemble. Pet parents should always directly supervise their small pets while wearing costumes or clothing to ensure they are comfortable and safe.
  • Watch for signs of stress.
    • For small pets like guinea pigs, Costanzo says signs of stress would include increased respiratory rate (breathing), hunched posture, closed eyes, tooth grinding, pinning their ears back, increased vocalization, aggression or attempting to physically remove the costume.
  • Be gentle during photo opps. Small pets like guinea pigs are easily startled by bright lights and loud noises, meaning pet parents should be careful taking photos, according to Costanzo, who added that pet parents should avoid using the flash.

For more information, including PetSmart’s Halloween collection, visit petsmart.com/halloween.


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Mark your calendars! These pet celebrations are coming up in January

Reading Time: 2 minutesOf course everyone is excited to ring in the New Year, and, apparently January is also National Oatmeal Month. It is also the month of some frightening-sounding events, including No Pants Subway Ride Day (January 10, 2021) and Kiss a Shark week (Jan. 24-30). We think we’ll pass on those, but there are some special pet-related celebrations coming up in January to be aware of too.

Using http://www.holidays-and-observances.com/january-holidays.html, which posts an extensive list of holidays and observances for each month of the year, we also found out that January is:

Also according to the same site, pet-related weekly observances include:

As for special days, the site sites:

Thus, it sounds as if there will be plenty for people and pets to celebrate in January. Did we miss any pet-related dates? Are there any of the above you’d like to know more about? Let us know in the comments section.

Happy New Year!


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Still looking for a unique holiday gift for your cat? Five of the weirdest cat gifts we’ve seen

Reading Time: 3 minutesThere’s nothing like the joy of giving and giving to our pets is no exception.

But, while looking for some gifts for our own pets, we came across some interesting options that are unusual to say the least, but maybe they will work for the cat that has everything?

  1. FUZZU Donald Trump Special Edition Political Parody Novelty 8-inch Cat Toy

    Whatever your cat’s political leaning, what kitty doesn’t need an 8-inch Donald Trump doll to play with or consult with about series meow-ters of state? And it’s catnip-filled to boot.

For more information, click here.

2. Kitan Club Cat Cap – Pet Hat Blind Box Includes 1 of 6 Cute Fruit Styles

Is your cat fashion forward and/or into looking like fruit? This fruit hat for your cat is available in six styles, including a banana, apple and strawberry. And, for added fun, you get a randomly selected fruit, so you won’t know for sure what kitty will get until it comes in the mail.

For more, click here.

3. Ronton Cat Toothbrush Catnip Toy 

What could be more fun than a toy that is also a toothbrush? Not much, if you ask us. But this rubber toy, which is also apparently good for your kitty’s teeth, can be made even more appealing by tucking some catnip (included) inside it and afixing a bell (also included).

For more, click here.

4. TOPKITCH New 2020 Safari Activity Cat Tree Condo with Scratching Posts

This uber fancy cat activity tower also comes in zebra, giraffe and deer style.

These aren’t so much weird, as they are cute and stylish, but our guess is that your cat will be the only one on the block with one.

For more information, click here.

5. Balacoo Cat Scratcher Cardboard House 

If your kitty has her mind on her money and her money on her mind, give her a safe and fun place to scratch her claws and take a nap with this faux money cardboard, scratcher house. And, maybe save a real stack of money in the process if it helps kitty stop scratching the furniture.

For more, click here.

Happy Holidays and a free, printable Christmas card from Wow My Pet Did That

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We hope you enjoy this Christmas art and free, printable card.

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Wow! This adorable ornament helps feed shelter dogs!

Reading Time: 2 minutesSo, my sister sent me an email today strongly recommending this Christmas tree ornament that she found on the I heart dogs website.

A Christmas Miracle Rescue Ornament

A Christmas Miracle Rescue Ornament from iheartdogs.com. https://iheartdogs.com/product/a-christmas-miracle-rescue-ornament-classic-woodie/

According to the iheartdogs.com site, “This gorgeous 3d layered, wooden ornament does something wonderful – it feeds shelter dogs.” Purchasing it provides 10 healthmeals for hungry pups in need.

As a nice surprise, my sister noted that it also came with a scratch off ticket:

scratch off ticketAs you can see, there are dogs in sleighs, trains, and other styles of cars as well.












And don’t worry cat lovers! They have also have cat ornaments. Here’s the link to their holiday page: https://iheartdogs.com/holiday-shopping/?iid=HeaderBanner_HolidayShoppingPage


Cute and easy dog tree ornament kit

Holiday gifts for the chicken lover

Dog treat gift bottles: make homemade dog treats and recycle bottles into beautiful gifts!