Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Whiskers Wine & Dine 2015


Preparations are in full swing for WWD15 at the clinic.  We are loaded to the rafters with all sorts of wonderful items which you will have an opportunity to purchase on Saturday March 21st!
I thought I'd give you a sneak preview of some of the items you can get.  We have a lot of variety.  


 There are household items like this crystal cake plate:


Fun items like this "silly cat" apparel basket
Meow


There are luxury chocolates

I think I'll just mark those as my own.


And lots of beer and wine (it is "wine" and dine!)


There is this awesome "Ninja Bob Approved" cat tree

This just might have to get lost on it's way to the auction... ;) 

And the baskets this year are amazing!


Food, drink, gifts, fun


 There is sure to be something for everyone.


 If I don't keep it all to myself.

Join us for Whiskers Wine and Dine 2015 at McGavic Conference Center in Lakewood!
Saturday March 21st, 2015
5PM
Tickets available online at 

Or you can purchase at the clinic and say 'hi' to me.  As long as you don't wake me from a nap.


Friday, March 6, 2015

Daylight Savings Time

Here's another silly tradition I simply don't understand: Changing the clocks twice a year.  Does moving the clock forward or back an hour make you more productive or happy?  You humans really do need to lighten up and relax.  It doesn't matter if the sun rises at 5am or 6am.  If the sun is up, its sunny nap time.  If the sun is down, it's bed time.  And the little gaps between are feeding time.  That's all you really need to know.

But since you insist, don't forget to "spring" your clocks forward an hour this Sunday. Otherwise you may be late to Whiskers Wine and Dine on the 21st!

Oh Look!  It's nap time!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Will You Be My Valentine?

You might think that a cat like me would have people clamoring to be my Valentine.  You'd think right.  However, after much contemplation I have come to the conclusion that it would be simply unfair for a cat of my prestige not to spread my love around to all of my devoted followers.

So, will you all be my Valentine this year?  After all, one can never have enough love!



















Flowers and chocolates are not necessary (especially considering how poisonous both can be to pets).
But you are welcome to send cat treats c/o Northwest Spay and Neuter Center.




I'll be waiting.  XO Ninja Bob


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Animal Identification


This is a Cat:




This is a Dog:




This is a Clowder or Kindle of kittens:


This is a King:


Ok, so that's not really the type of identification I am going to talk about today.  But I figured I would do my best to help you out with the basics first.

No. I am here today to talk to you about the serious matter of pet identification: specifically the importance of your pets being licensed and microchipped.  It is estimated that 10 million pets are lost every year and 90% of them without identification will never make it back home (info borrowed from microchip.homeagain.com)

Can you imagine what life would be like if your little three- or four-legged friend disappeared forever?  Can you imagine what life would be like if I disappeared forever?  Tragic, that's what. Luckily for you, I am both chipped and licensed, so you will never have to find out.

So, you may be asking, what is the difference between the two?  An excellent question.

Licensing is done at a local level and is required in most municipalities.  Generally speaking (as it is a little different for each location), you pay a small fee to register your animal with the local authorities.  Most places give you a discount on licensing if your pet is altered.  In return for your annual license fee, you get a cool tag proving that your pet is legal.  This way, if you pet gets out or away from you, anyone who finds your pet can call the licensing office that issued the tag and report your pet found.  NWSNC currently sells licenses for unincorporated Pierce County and the cities of Tacoma and Fircrest.

Microchipping is the process of implanting a small, inert circuit under the skin. The chip is small, about the size of a grain of rice, and they use radio frequency identification (RFID) when scanned by an approved device to produce a unique identifying number associated with that chip and that chip alone.  Almost all vets, animal control agencies, and shelters have the scanners, so regardless where you travel to (some even work internationally), you can still be contacted to expedite getting your animal back.  They are implanted with a somewhat large needle, and animals at my clinic are typically asleep when this is done, so they don't feel anything, though I'm told it is no more painful than any other routine vaccine.

Sounds scary, doesn't it?  It's really not.  You may call me Ninja Cy-bob if you'd like.  

Be like Ninja Bob.  After all, it's hip to chip and it's makes sense to license

Monday, February 2, 2015

Groundhogs day


I have been told that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, which means six more weeks of winter.  Not that I care.  Winter, summer, spring, it's all the same to me (since I'm an indoor, climate-controlled kind-of kitty).  But I just have to ask, WHY would you entrust a groundhog to predict your weather?  Especially since you humans have a hard enough time predicting it yourselves!  Although, weather reporters in the Pacific Northwest do have it decidedly more easy than other places around the world. "Chance of rain" will be correct four out of five times.  Though now I've digressed.

A groundhog?  Seriously?  Have you ever seen a Groundhog walk on a leash?  Or open doors?  No.  I'm sure that you have not.  I STRONGLY encourage the human race to rethink groundhog day and turn it into something that isn't completely ridiculous. 

I propose that you re-name it "Ground-Bob" Day.  

If I see my shadow, it means six more weeks of naps.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Happy National Puzzle Day

Yes, that's right.  Puzzle Day.  You humans have a holiday for everything, don't you?

I've never understood puzzles personally.  Why would you take a perfectly good napping spot and cut it up into teeny, tiny pieces, THEN spend hours trying to put it back together??  It would
be much simpler if you never took it apart in the first place.

Silly people.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

NWSNC Turns Two!

Today marks the two year speuter-versary of NWSNC.  It seems like it was just yesterday that I was walking down the halls of this empty building dreaming of the day it would be full of cats, dogs and rabbits waiting for their turn to be spayed and neutered.

I've...er, I mean we've done some amazing things since we opened our doors at this location on January 7th, 2013:

    • We've altered over 26,700 animals in this building alone
    • Created and hired for another six staff positions, including adding a third vet to our team.
    • Assisted with the TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) of over 2,000 feral cats
    • Microchipped over 7,700 animals


And we're just getting started!

2015 is looking to be another amazing year of growth.  With our transport program reaching those far corners of western Washington, we are now able to provide services to people who otherwise couldn't access us.  With the generous donation from the Koch family to supply our 2nd surgery suite, we are now able to accommodate nearly twice as many animals as last year and keep up with the demand for our much-needed services.  With me at the helm, great things are going to happen...well, you already knew that.

As you can see, I'm totally on top of things around here.

On a more personal note, my New Year's Resolution is to lose a little weight.  Ok, that's not actually MY resolution, but that is what I am told is going to happen.  It would be a moot point if I had thumbs and could open my food drawer by myself.  Doesn't this constitute animal cruelty??

Wishing you all the peace, joy, and e-collars that 2015 can bring!