Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Hunt is Back - But It's Back at Cokie's Blog

After many requests to revise the Anipal Photo Hunt, it's back, but I'm not going to keep up this separate web page. It started on my blog at, and it's going back to my place.

No prizes this time, just a blog hop with a fun photo theme each week.

Hope to see you there!

Cokie the Cat & the Anipal Photo Hunt blog hop.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Photo Hunt #16: "My 2nd Job" EXTENDED THRU DEC 12!

It's been requested that I extend this week's photo hunt, so this one will run through Dec. 12th. Be sure to comment with "extra credit" if you've done the extra credit under the Win a Prize! tab above.

All of us know that our first jobs are to take care of our humans. They're very delicate, albeit gigantic, creatures, who need lots of love and dedication, and require constant monitoring of their physical and mental states to determine the appropriate response to make them feel better. As exhausting and time consuming as that can be, many of us manage somehow to actually have second jobs.

Some of you might be babysitters, therapy dogs, moms or dads...

Mom met a golden retriever named Gracie this week at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. Gracie's second job is as a therapy dog. She visits people in the hospital every Monday. She's also a really good listener and kids read to her at libraries, when they might not be as comfortable reading out loud to adults. She does other stuff, too, comforting people in different kinds of crisis, with her best friend, human Claudine Singer. She works with several organizations, including Hope Anipal-Assisted Crisis Response.

What's your second job?

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

WINNER! Holiday Hop for Pets Giveaway

We have a winner in the Holiday Hop for Pets Giveaway! The Prickly Pine Cone won the Santa Claws Jingle Bell collar charm, courtesy of, for their family cat. Concatulations!

Everyone else, remember, we have a prize drawing every week for Anipal Photo Hunt participants. Just check the New Rules tab above to make sure you'll qualify. : )



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Anipal Photo Hunt #15: THE VET

The vet came to my house two weeks ago. 
I fought him off.

Mom & Dad took me today to a vet's office full of cute ladies.
I scared 'em off.

Tomorrow I have to go back. They have to give me a tranquilizer first.
I don't like vets.

Cokie the Cat
At the vet's today, having proved my point. Can't touch this!

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to see how to win a prize with this photo hunt!

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Holiday Hop for Pets Giveaway!

What the hay!? By golly, it looks like The Anipal Photo Hunt & Blog Hop is doin' something different here... Yep. It's true. Two Little Cavaliers talked me into joining the Holiday Hop for Pets Giveaway Giveway!

So check it out - our regular weekly photo hunt is still going on until Sunday night, so continue to add your MOM! posts, and be sure to follow the New Rules tab above, to be qualified to win a prize from Big Paw Designs for our regular blog hop; HOWEVER, we're ALSO having a holiday giveaway, and you don't have to post a photo for this one!

This giveaway contest begins at 12:01am on Thursday November 18th and will end on Thursday, November 25th. The winner will be chosen via

I have several other blogs participating in this event, as well:, and Stop by each of them and all of the other participants' blogs - there are so many in this blog hop, your odds are good to win something!
Big Paw Designs® is one pretty lady and a whole bunch of animals - who, by the way, help design the products (thus the name)... They are our new sponsor, and donate the weekly prize for our Anipal Photo Hunters. Since 2002, they've made dogs hip, cats cool and pet lovers pleased with their unique products that are designed and made in the USA. They also work a lot with animal charities, including a fundraising program they share with Romeo the Cat called Romeo Love!

They've also stepped up on all fours to donate a really cute giveaway for the Holiday Hop, 
this adorable Jingle Claws holiday pet collar charm: 
BUY IT: If you'd like to buy one of one of these silver, red & green bell trios on a sterling collar clip (Hey - maybe one for Mom and one for the furbaby??) Go to They're regularly $12 each, but they're on sale right now for $6!

The winner of this giveaway will receive one Jingle Claws Holiday Collar Charm. There will be one winner chosen by All ages and geographical locations are eligible! See instructions, below.

MANDATORY ENTRY: Follow this blog (The Anipal Photo Hunt & Blog Hop) on Google Friend Connect and leave me a comment below that you have done so.

Bonus Entries: (Please leave a separate comment for each entry.)
1. Follow the Big Paw Designs blog.
2. Follow Big Paw Designs at Twitter @woofcp.
3. Follow Big Paw Designs on Facebook.

Remember, this giveaway ends on November 25th, 2010.

Good luck!
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Anipal Photo Hunt #14: MOM!

Yes, Mom. It's time to come out of the closet. Show your face as the anipal crazy pet Mom (or Mr. Mom) that you are. No excuses. Let's see your mugs! Here's mine:
If you just can't bear a photo, a self portrait is permitted.

If you would like to qualify to win a prize from, please follow all steps in NEW RULES tab above, and comment here that you have done so! You're on the honor system. I can't keep looking up who's following who on twitter!  ; )   Good luck and Happy Hunting!

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Anipal Photo Hunt #13: From Where I Stand...

This is my view when I'm standing on the balcony:

You can see these palm trees from the Chinese and Kodak Theatres
on Hollywood Blvd. 

What do you see from where you stand?? 

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how to win a prize with this photo hunt!

Cokie the Cat

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