Dog & Cat Take Bath Together…But Where’s The Royal Treatment??

July 31, 2012

Oh, where will it all end? Cats and dogs taking baths together!

I thought as our last post for a while, this one was apropos – it’s cute and it sums up one of Prince Lorenzo Borghese’s passions (no, not making cats and dogs hang out together, although I’m sure he’s all for the creatures of our urban animal kingdom to hang out together and be loved and have warm, wonderful forever homes), but making sure our pets are all looked after to the best of our ability.

And one of the best ways we can do that is by grooming them with the fantastic Royal Treatment line. The high end organic shampoos and conditioners and grooming products for dogs are all made with a pet’s skin in mind. pH balanced and infused with essential oils that make the skin soft and supple and fur shiny and silky.

Best of all, for those certain cats who also need bathtimes and brushing, life gets easier and your flesh less bleedy (that could just be me and Marvin, though. Not the bathing – he doesn’t need it, but the bleedy – he can get a bit scratchy, but only with me…ain’t it grand being a cat parent?) with Royal Treatment pet wipes and dry shampoo. No water, no tears and less tangles.

Royal Treatment: it helps make life beautiful and smell good, too.

Hopefully we’ll be back (please let us know if you’d like that). If we move to a different channel, I’ll be sure to let you know, too.

In the meantime, do your pet a favour and get him some Royal Treatment, you’ll all be glad you did!


Dog Wedding Of The Century – Most Expensive…For A Cause

July 14, 2012

Thursday just past was a big day in the who’s who of the Animal World of New York.

Yes, poodle Chilly Pasternak married Coton de Tulear Baby Hope Diamond in a Central Park ceremony that launched them into the pages of the Guinness Book of Records!

The wedding was the most expensive pet wedding ever, costing a cool $158,187.26.

Never fear, if you’re thinking the who’s who of NYC were living it up, well, okay, they were, but all proceeds went to the Humane Society of New York. And the sushi and music were all donated.

Let’s face it, if anyone was going to have a super expensive pet wedding, then it’s only fair all proceeds go to help all the animals who can’t help themselves.


US Federal Govt Seeks YOUR Opinion On The Animal Welfare Act

July 11, 2012

Hello fellow pet lovers. I know I promised you this all on Monday (liar! I hear you saying at your computer screens), but I’ve been having computer problems. Namely, modem problems. Our modem keeps not working, and the folks at Time Warner kept trying to upgrade instead of helping so that took another day. We’re striving (by we, I mean me) to keep the blog posts rolling along, but sometimes it takes 2 or more hours to get it working again. Someone of the fixer-type is coming on Tuesday, so hopefully it will be smooth sailing from then on.

Now! On to business.

If you follow Lorenzo on Twitter (and you should) you’ll see he’s been posting lots of interesting and important things for us to all take part in to help end needless animal suffering and death –  animal aid USA and The Amazing Grace Caravan to name but two.

So this is in the same spirit. The government is looking at changes to the animal welfare act. Changes that will  crack down on unlicensed dealers selling dogs, cats and other pets over the Internet or phone.

While I know you don’t buy your pets like that (hopefully a majority adopts!), and only from reputable breeders, but there are so many out there who don’t. Either they don’t know better or they don’t care. But you now have up til July 16 to have your say and do your bit to help change the laws.

Remember, if this change happens and it saves only one animals life, then it’s worth it. And you know it will save so, so, so many more.

To read all about it and find out how to register your opinion, click here.

Breaking News: Reporter Has Stray Kitteh Shower Her With Kitteh Love!

July 6, 2012

This video has been making the rounds today. WXMI Fox 17’s Nicole DiDonato attempted to give a report on who knows what (and who really cares when you’re watching this) when a little grey fuzz-face put a paw on her shoulder (scaring her) and then jumped up on her to show her and the world was a beautiful kitteh he (she?) was, and how so, so very friendly.

Sure a little of the love was shown with a little claw action (how else do cats get a grip when they’re preforming their amazing balancing acts?), but having a cat sink the odd claw or two in while trying to smooch and perform some acrobatic tricks at the same time is simply another way of saying, ‘hey you, I deign to acknowledge you’ – which is human speak translates into love.

The beautiful grey cat sauntered off after she (he?) showed the world what true beauty is.

Nicole said she didn’t mind it, and you could see she valiently tried to go on and wasn’t mad at the cat (she’s no Evil Queen to the cat’s Snow White). Apparently Nicole has adopted 2 stray cats from 2 different cities she’s reported from. Nicole, we love you for that.

I really hope little grey cat finds a wonderful forever home. But things like this do show us that there are cats and dogs out there. Sweet, loving, friendly, well-adjusted animals living on the streets, living in fear of being transported to a kill shelter. It’s time we all did something about it, by supporting no-kill shelters, and supporting Lorenzo in his upcoming bus trip. It’s never too late to do you little bit.

Meet Bella, Baby Jaguar

June 20, 2012

One of the things we all love about Lorenzo – besides bringing the world an organic, high quality pet grooming product line that not only smells good but actually helps your pet’s skin and fur (imagine!) – is his tireless work in bringing awareness and help to the countless animals in trouble everywhere.

So I thought I’d do a few videos over the next few days of Bella. Isabella (or Bella) is a baby Jaguar whose mother couldn’t feed her the milk she needed so she was hand reared in Florida by this wonderful place called Panther Ridge.

Panther Ridge is a refuge, shelter, haven, habitat and home for many big cats that have been rescued from all kinds of situations (there is a cat who was once a ‘birthday party’ cat, which really does send shivers down the spine), and now live out their lives in luxurious homes with lots of space to run and purr and stretch and just feel, well, big cat-like.

Panther Ridge is a wonderful place, and you can adopt a big cat, too! Of course, this is just sponsorship…you can’t take the big cat home – think of the neighbours!

Enjoy, and we’ll be back with lots of fun tomorrow.

Join Edie Falco & Lorenzo For The Animal Haven Benefit June 7

June 4, 2012

On June 7, Prince Lorenzo Borghese and friends will be taking part in the 2nd annual Animal Haven benefit, ‘Performance for the Animals’. TV star Edie Falco will be there and music will be provided by Matt White.

The event is to be held at the City Winery on 155 Varick Street. You can choose to attend the special VIP wine tasting first (held from 6.30 til 7.30) or just go with the flow of general admission, which is from 7.30 til 10pm.

Performance for the Animals is not only celebrating over 10,000 pet adoptions, but to raise money to celebrate at least 10,000 more.

Like all good causes Lorenzo attaches himself to, this one also has its fair share of fun. There’ll be cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, great music and company and an auction.

Lorenzo hopes to see you there. For more information, or to get your ticket, either go toAnimal Haven, or call212 274 8511.

Meet Disco, The Talking Parakeet

May 21, 2012

This little green guy is called Disco (in case you can’t tell from the video), and he’s a talking parakeet (budgie to some).

We love all animals around here, and Disco is pretty awesome!

If you have a parakeet and it doesn’t talk, don’t be sad. It takes a lot of time and attention every day to get your bird to talk. If you do have a talking parakeet, send us a video, we’d love to show it.

And, in case you haven’t yet, don’t forget to send your donation of $50 and a photo of your pet to help support the Paint the Bus project for Animal Aid USA. All proceeds will go towards saving shelter animals across the country – and Lorenzo will be driving the bus!