It’s Pet Parade 259 time!

Welcome to your favourite weekly Blog Hop of posts and social media shares. We are celebrating taking up the hosting the Pet Parade with a giveaway, and a survey and an appeal. We look forward to seeing you strut your social media stuff at the bottom of the post. We have a lot to say so let’s go.

We are proud to take on the mantle of Hop Hosts from Rascal and Rocco who are taking a well earned break to focus on other creative endeavours. We thank them for the amazing fun they have given us, and we wish them well.

The NEW Pet Parade Banner Aug 2018

You know our Pet Parade 259 co-hosts, of course!

We hope you will enjoy submitting your posts, tweets and pins, then visiting fellow hoppers. Please share the Pet Parade using your favourite social media channels and let’s tear up the blogosphere!

This week we have a celebratory giveaway to launch Dash Kitten’s joining the Pet Parade and an appeal for two cats in peril.

The appeal comes from our trusted friend and rescue colleague Brian Frum. Two cats are at high risk of euthanasia. Mom (90) is going into care and, tough to say this but, son ‘doesn’t care’ about the cats and wants them euthanised……. As part of our efforts to help, the highest earning task in our Rafflecopter giveaway is the Tweet on behalf of the kitties.

Pingo and polo appeal

Our Pet Parade Giveaway

We have a gift basket of goodies for those who take time to comment, tweet and visit our Facebook page:

  • A cute Teddy the Dog T-shirt in fresh summer green (size L);
  • A copy of The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa (reviewed here);
  • One Limited Edition print copy of ‘How to Make Your Cat an Internet Movie Star’ our popular eBook. OK we admit EVERY pet user will love to read this one;
  • A Travel Pouch – exclusive from Quantas Airlines and not found in the shops. I have added a couple of mystery surprises too
  • An exclusive Designer Cat Mug from Manhattener’s, a Japanese company who take their inspiration from the cats of New York. Their work is stylish, hand crafted, and totally unique.

Mailing List Special Prize

If you are on our mailing list (or join) The prize includes an exclusive handcrafted Kitty Trinket Dish. (You can join in the sidebar after you fill out the survey!)

Pet Parade 259 Mailing List Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Finally, Why a Blog Hop Survey?

We looked at the blog hops that our many pet and animal friends have the opportunity to visit during the week, they are amazing. On Friday alone there are Flashback, Felines, Fails, Flowers and the popular Friday Fill-ins. You can get an idea of the number of pet related hops here.

So we are hoping to move to Wednesday and a less crowded visiting and sharing time. Don’t worry you would still have the whole week!  We want to embrace and celebrate both the inspiring images we discover in wordless posts, and give our word loving friends a chance to speak out. WOW can be wordy OR wordless. So, we would love your input. OK friends, let’s get this Hop on the road!



We are having issues commenting on Google only blogs at the moment. We struggle to comment sometimes, in spite of trying every trick we can. We will try not to let you down BUT if you do not get a comment, this is why.

Marjorie and the
Dash Kitten Crew





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  2. LilyLuWhoT

    August 10, 2018 at 3:22 am

    Concats on hosting the Pet Parade Marjorie & Dash Kitten – we know you’ll do a pawsome job! Good luck to efurryone with the giveaway – it’s a great gift basket!


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  4. Dorothy "FiveSibesMom"

    August 7, 2018 at 1:19 am

    Congrats with becoming the new lead host of The Pet Parade! I know you’ll do amazing things! I do Flashback Fridays hop, but have also joined up with Pet Parade (which I am doing right now)! So any day is a good day for a Pet Parade and fine by me!


  5. BrownSquirrel

    August 6, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    What a great comp – well done Can’t support you on facebook though since I don’t use facebook so hoping that won’t count me out of entering. I love this site – so many good things about it Thanks for all you do


    • Dash Kitten

      August 6, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      No, it will not preclude you from entering!


  6. Jeanna Massman

    August 6, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! Hooray! For pet parade!


  7. Kristy (Pet Coupon Savings)

    August 6, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    What a great idea for a blog hop! I will be sure to add my links to participate, too. 🙂


  8. Linda Szymoniak

    August 6, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    OMG, what a great selection. I’d love to win!


  9. Sweet Purrfections

    August 6, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Congratulations on taking over the Pet Parade Blog Hop. Please send us your graphic and information about the hop and we’ll add it to our list of hops on the Cat Blogosphere.

    We’re on Blogger and we have some problems commenting on some WordPress blogs. Who knows what is going on?!?


    • Dash Kitten

      August 6, 2018 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks Miss Truffle and Miss Brûlée. It is frustrating. We want everyone to feel included so this doesn’t help!


  10. Sandy Kubillus

    August 6, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    I’m glad you’re taking over for the Pet Parade. Hope the kitties find a new home!


  11. Cleopawtra (Becca Cook)

    August 6, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Concrats on co-hosting the Pet Parade. What an awesome giveaway!. All the prizes are great.


  12. Irene McHugh

    August 6, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Such exciting news! Congratulations Marjorie and the whole Dash Kitten crew! I tried blog hopping in the beginning of the year and I just couldn’t get my schedule organized enough to visit as many blogs as I would have liked. Since this hop is open all week, I could drop a link on your designated day and then maybe visit 1-2 blogs per day over the next week. Or binge read on Sunday! Also I love how you included a link to pet blog hops out there. Going to go check it out. Thanks!


  13. Katie Sample

    August 6, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Great blog hop! I love the giveaway too. I’m sorry about your mom’s Cats.


  14. Maureen

    August 6, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    This looks awesome! congrats on getting it all organized and the giveaway looks amazing!


  15. Jana Rade

    August 6, 2018 at 10:12 am

    I don’t know if the latest post is the most appropriate. I am sharing one that seem to be the right fit.


    • Dash Kitten

      August 6, 2018 at 10:56 am

      That fine Jana. More than happy with that!


  16. Bernard Lima-Chavez

    August 6, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Congrats on helping co-host the Pet Parade blog! You’re gonna rock this!


  17. Allison

    August 6, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Congrats on being the new host for the Pet Parade! I’ve added my link. A Wednesday blog hop sounds like a great way to break up the week.


  18. jansfunnyfarm

    August 6, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Congratulations on “inheriting” the Pet Parade. We’re sure you will do a great job with it too.


  19. Canadian Cats

    August 6, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Congrats on helping with the blog. You are one busy lady.



  20. Kayley

    August 6, 2018 at 8:30 am

    What a cute variety of prizes!

    Regarding the poll, I think there are a lot of activities on Fridays, so Wednesday might be better.


  21. Tenacious Little Terrier

    August 6, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Congrats on hosting your first Pet Parade! I hope those two cats find a good home soon.


  22. Kathy Fleming

    August 6, 2018 at 1:44 am

    I love the Pet Parade! Kitty Kat would love to win these awesome prizes.


  23. Cathy Armato

    August 5, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Congrats on taking over the hosting of the Pet Parade! Any day would work for me. These are great giveaways, any kitty would love to win!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them


  24. Holly

    August 5, 2018 at 11:19 am

    joining up for the first time. I love the wow idea for Wednesday, I’m definitely a word girl, but I love to see all the gorgeous images people post for wordless Wednesday.


  25. Create With Joy

    August 5, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Thank you for hosting! Look forward to sharing the love with you (on Wednesdays, Fridays, or wherever you land!) each week Marjorie! 🙂


  26. Beth

    August 5, 2018 at 6:06 am

    I hope these two cats end up in a great home! The prize pack looks awesome!


  27. Ruby and Kristin

    August 5, 2018 at 1:14 am

    Hope my first comment went through. Wanted to let you know that I’ve also shared the two kitties from Brian’s blog.


  28. Ruby and Kristin

    August 5, 2018 at 1:11 am

    Congrats on taking up the Pet Parade. I’m going to add my link. I think Wednesday is a good day or at least it is for me, kind of takes the place of the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday hop that is no more.


  29. Sherri

    August 5, 2018 at 1:02 am

    Didn’t care about the cats? I wonder if he cares about the will? Shameful. It’s good you know how to do a blog hop… I don’t


  30. meowmeowmans

    August 4, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    We’re so excited that you are co-hosting the Pet Parade now! Thank you! Any day is fine with us. 🙂


  31. JoeHx

    August 4, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    I sure hope those two kitties find homes!


  32. We are stumped we can’t find the code for the pet parade.


    • Dash Kitten

      August 4, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      Should be a blue rectangle bottom left folks.


  33. That sure is sad about those two kitties. Hope they can find a new loving home. Maybe the facility their Mom is going into might take them on as resident pets? Some places do have kitty ‘pets’. There even is one here in my town.
    I do not have a twitter account…so sorry about that…


  34. mommakatandherbearcat

    August 4, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Yay for your first week hosting the parade! We always enjoy ourselves.


  35. We will try to be better at participating. Thank you for hosting.


  36. Amy Shojai, CABC

    August 4, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Awww, so sorry that the son doesn’t care about the cats–or his Mom’s feelings, apparently. We can’t know the circumstances but surely other options could be found. I don’t generally participate in the blog hops so I didn’t vote. *s* Any day would be fine, therefore.


  37. Ruth Epstein

    August 4, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Loving this and any day is ok with me thanks as we love Pet Parade


  38. Michelle & The Paw Pack

    August 4, 2018 at 8:13 am

    What a fun giveaway! Well done taking over the blog hop. I don’t think I’ve joined in on it before but I will have to try to remember to check in and join sometimes.


  39. Memories of Eric and Flynn

    August 4, 2018 at 6:45 am

    I only joined this blog hop for the first time last week because I didn’t realise I could add my Friday Flashbacks. Any day is ok with me but I did vote for Wednesday.


  40. Thank you for taking this on! Alberto entered his mewsings on the Tour de France. We’ll be back!


  41. Michelle

    August 4, 2018 at 3:59 am

    Well done for taking over the blog hop and what great prizes to start the whole event off! Hoping the two cats find a new home that will love them and take care of them. x


  42. Jen clifford

    August 4, 2018 at 2:54 am

    Great giveaways! There isn’t an item there that I don’t want. Fantastic choices! Excited to see you on the Pet Parade! My best to all in the Parade!


  43. Comedy Plus

    August 4, 2018 at 2:47 am

    What a fun hop and a great giveaway.

    Have a purrfect day and weekend. ?


  44. Brian Frum

    August 4, 2018 at 12:28 am

    Thanks so much for sharing Pingo and Polo and for hopping in as one of the Chief Hoppers for the Pet Parade. We’ll be here whatever day you pick!


  45. Pam Greer

    August 3, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Any day is fine with me! I sure hope someone adopts those kitty cats!


  46. Hindy Pearson

    August 3, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Congrats on the new role, and it sounds like so much fun! Great giveaways as well, and I have to mention I love that you’re featuring cats that need help. Don’t even get me started on how someone could think killing an animal is a good solution. Anyway best of like with this new gig and sharing and entering!!


  47. ERin the Cat (Princess)

    August 3, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Hi Dash Kitten Crew! Have to say that is an excellent selection of prizes, every one a delight. We voted for Wednesday as it does seem a lot clearer. We could often ourselves then visit too, as sort of mid week and Mrs H has done all the shopping, gardening, dusting cleaning, brickwork etc . Have visited Brian and shared the poor set upon cats that need a home….


  48. Monika

    August 3, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Rascal and Rocco are on their well-deserved rest! I’m so glad you will continue the Pet Parade. Wednesday sounds great to me, even better than Friday 🙂


  49. Lone Star Cats

    August 3, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Since we already do Flower Friday for da pups and wanna start doing Fill-in Friday, we think a move to Wednesday would be pawsome – den we could join in too!


  50. Melissa Clinton

    August 3, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Yay! I am so happy that you are joining us for the Pet Parade. You are so awesome! I love your giveaway and wish all of the Pet Paraders the best of luck.


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