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The Greatest Goofiest Guinea Pig Interview … From Pets Add Life (PAL)


Of all time!


Marcy catches Cynthia watching a video with a talking guinea pig.

Marcy (accusing):  What are you doing?!

Cynthia hastily slams her computer shut.

Cynthia (shrugging):  Nothing. Nothing at all.

Marcy:  You were watching that guinea pig video again. The one that promotes getting a friend for your pet.

Cynthia:  So?

Marcy:  So I don’t want another pet. I hate pets. There are too many pets around here as it is.

Cynthia:  You are so unsocial, Marcy. It’s highly unusual. Most animals need a friend. And Pets Add Life comes up with the most adorable videos promoting pet adoption. C’mon! Watch it with me.

Marcy:  Fine.

Marcy and Cynthia watch the goofy and sweet guinea pig interview.

Marcy gets wide-eyed and starts drooling.

Marcy:  I’ve changed my mind.

Cynthia:  Ah ha!

Marcy (licking her chops):  I want him for a pet.


*About PAL – In their own words. 

Pets Add Life is a non-profit campaign established by the American Pet Products Association. The mission of PAL is to increase awareness of the bonds and other rewards associated with pets of all types. Through primarily social media, PAL encourages pet adoption, responsible pet ownership and multiple pet adoptions. Ultimately, the purpose of PAL is to spread the joys that come with pet ownership.” 


Fine Arts

Brooke Shaden: Fine Art Photographer and Fine Feline Friend

Photography by Brooke Shaden

Cynthia:  I love that my favorite fine art photographer, Brooke Shaden, is not only a cat lover but also a cat rescuer. She reposted this photo  – one of her early works –  to her Facebook page a few days ago since she was on her way to Best Friends Animal Society to volunteer AND to adopt another kitty.

This photo makes me think of Alice In Wonderland with the Cheshire Cat.

Marcy:  She’s pretty awesome. Do you think she would let me be her kitty? I could pose for her. Instead of being known as Marcy Very Much I could be Marcy Very Muse. Our pictures would be fantastical and magical and beautiful. It will be known as the Marcical era of photography.

Cynthia raises her eyebrow. She is skeptical.

Marcy (offended):  What?

Cynthia:  Her pictures are already fantastical and magical and beautiful. Remember that post I did about her a few months ago? I am not so sure that she needs your help on that. Besides, I don’t think you could remain still long enough. It’s hard work to be an artist’s model.

Marcy glowers at Cynthia. She swishes her tail back and forth and flattens her ears.

Cynthia:  Honestly, you think you could hold a pose like this?

Photography by Brooke Shaden

Marcy:  “I find inspiration in having the courage to try.”

Cynthia:  Who says that?

Marcy (triumphantly):  Brooke Shaden.

Marcy and Cynthia (exuberantly and in unison):  Awww… She’s so awesome! We love her!

Cynthia:  Shall we?

Marcy raises her Friskies can. Cynthia raises her martini glass.

Marcy and Cynthia:  Cheers to Brooke Shaden for not only creating fantastical and magical and beautiful works of art, but for inspiring acts of generosity and kindness.

Brooke Shaden and her cat


*Please check out more of Brooke Shaden’s amazing work on her website. She also updates her blog regularly with posts about how she creates her art work. Her posts are endlessly fascinating and always inspiring.




A Cat BITE (Big Important Tip, Everyone) From Marcy: Get A Cat. It’s Good For Your Health.





























Marcy: As you can see from the chart above, cat purrs are scientifically proven to be medically therapeutic to you humans. It lowers your stress, blood pressure, and swelling. It helps you to breathe and heals your strained muscles and broken bones.

Cynthia cocks her head to the side looking confused and somewhat skeptical.

Marcy:  What?!

Cynthia:  Well… I don’t think they are taking into account your terrorist tendencies towards my toes and how your attacks on them at 3am leave me shaken, stressed out, and, quite frankly… bloody.

Marcy:  Yes, but after my attacks, I heal you with my cat super powers. You can call me God now.

Cynthia (shaking her head):  Yeah, I don’t know, Marcy. I think they cancel each other out.

Marcy:  How about I cancel you out.

Cynthia:  Marcy! No need to get vicious. I’m just saying that I don’t think I am getting much of a benefit here if you have the power to increase my blood pressure and then have the power to lower it but then increase it again.

Marcy:  That’s the point, Cindy. I have power over you. I am a Goddess. This is a scientific fact.

Cynthia:  But this post was supposed to be about how adopting a cat or two is good for one’s health – a Cat BITE (Big Important Tip, Everyone) – not one of your delusional rants.

Marcy:  A cat bite always hurts a little.

Cynthia:  Well, I wish you would use your powers for good and not evil a little more often.

Marcy:  I can do that!  Thank you to Friends of the Palo Alto Animal Shelter and designer JJ Tso Graziano for sharing this wonderfully concise and informative info graphic about the good cats do for humans.

Cynthia:  Ah… much better.

Marcy:  Please consider adding a feline friend goddess or two to your household. Not only will you save their lives … you might also save your own.