It’s All About the Cat–Article

In early February I attended the CATalyst Summit in Palm Springs with other cat-savvy, cat-centric folks in the veterinary and animal welfare world, concerned that cats don’t get the same respect as dogs. Read my report at my website, here, as well as listen to a radio show on the subject:

http://www.shojai.com/articles/CATalyst

amy

Free Cat & Dog Behavior Advice

Friday February 22nd, I’ll be a chat guest at the 10th Annual Chat Event at PetHobbyist.com, starting at 10 pm ET. I’ve done this before, and it’s great fun for everyone to post questions and have an online conversation.

I hope those of you of a furry purr-suasion will nip over and check it out to see if there’s anything to howl about. My topic this year is cat and dog behavior…so there’ll be a variety of issues covered.

You can log in as a “guest” to participate in the chat. I’ll be in the Auditorium, which can be accessed by this link http://chat.pethobbyist.com/login.php?room_name=Auditorium+-+Special+Events

Website Fixed

I’m pleased to report that the www.owfi.org website once again functions as designed. Whew! What a helpless feeling. I want to be able to push an on-off switch, click on websites and easily read whatever and not worry about how it got loaded, servers, domain names, routing, IPs and whatnot. Thank the lord for people who understand such things!

Our “early bird” deadline for the price break of $125 for the 40th Anniversary Conference is March 1st, and thereafter the fee goes up to $150 — it includes two banquets, 40 seminars, a book signing event, editor/agent appointments with 5 agents and 7 NYC editors, and author speakers including a number who happen to be members of International Thriller Writers.

Y’all come! You can contact me at that site, if you have any questions.

amy

Website Hijacked!

I’m the president of the Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc, and we’ll celebrate our 40th Anniversary conference May 1-3. We are in the midst of receiving registrations and answering questions–and to our dismay, discovered that the www.owfi.org website has been removed from the ether, and replaced with an imposter!

We’ve paid our domain name on time. Our fees to the server are up to date. So we’re awaiting word on exactly what needs to be done to recover our home.

Meanwhile, anyone needing information that can’t wait about the conference can email directly to me: amy@shojai.com with “OWFI INFO” in the header.

Apologies for the confusion. I’m livid! And that’s being kind.

Pet Peeves Radio Shows

What HISSES you off about cats and dogs (or other pets)? The issues-oriented PET PEEVES weekly half hour podcast on www.petliferadio.com has become a wonderfully fun time!

So far, I’ve interviewed David Frei, the “voice” of the Westminster Dog Show, to find out if those frou-frou dogs have any brains beneath the poof. Check out “Only a Pretty Face?” and see if you agree or disagree with the experts.

Since February is National Pet Dental Health Month, my second show features the president of the American Veterinary Dental Society with tips on how to freshen up Boo-Boo’s nasty breath and prevent heart disease at the same time!

Next up will be “THE COST OF LOVE?” with a heavy-hitting discussion about expense of veterinary care.

I hope that any of the Red Room authors who happen to have a book that includes a pet–or a pet issue–will contact me about being a future guest. Woofs and purrs and see you on the radio!

amy