Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I Love Elephants!


We are pet sitters because we LOVE pets. But it doesn't stop there....we love all animals! One of my favorite wild animals is the beautiful, majestic elephant. Elephants are incredibly intelligent and emotional beings. Many years ago I read a wonderful book called Modoc - The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived. This book touched me so deeply that I never looked at elephants the same again. Another wonderful book on the emotional lives of elephants and other animals is When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals. These books will certainly give you a new perspective on animals.
Tarra and Bella

The reason I brought elephants up is because in addition to Cozy Critters celebrating twelve years in business this Valentine's Day, it is also Tarra's 40th Birthday! Tarra (pictured above) is the founding elephant at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, which was founded in 1995. It is our nation's largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically for African and Asian elephants. The Sanctuary provides captive elephants a natural habit, individualized care and the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe haven dedicated to their well being. As a true sanctuary, the habitat where the elephants live is not open to the public. You can however, watch them live on their website via their Elecams. How cool is that?! I have been a proud member of The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee for years and am wishing Tarra a happy 40th birthday! I am so glad that she and all the other elephants there at the sanctuary are able to live the rest of their lives like elephants should.

You may remember seeing the story about Tarra and Bella which was shown on several different television programs and in magazines in recent years. Bella was Tarra's dog. They were inseparable and the story of their love for each other will pull your heart strings.

Click here for a quick slide show of seven amazing facts about the anatomy of elephants.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

New Pet Supply Store in Town

Yay! Another all natural pet food store. This Saturday, Feb. 8th, is the grand opening of a new all natural pet food and supply store here in Houston called Kriser's. Located at 5160 Buffalo Speedway at Westpark near Kroger's. I just got this email from them: (bold is mine)

At Kriser's, we set out to help our furry friends (and their parents) live the BEST possible lives. That’s why everything you’ll find in our stores — from food to toys to grooming services — is completely natural and free of the harmful chemicals, by-products and unnecessary fillers typically found in pet products.

Our commitment is to all pet’s health, and we’re thrilled to be expanding and impacting more furry family members than EVER before.

That’s right, the healthy pet movement is heading to Houston!

We’d like to invite Cozy Critters Pet Sitters, your clients and ALL pet pals to join us Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9 at 5160 Buffalo Speedway for Kriser’s Houston’s grand opening — where we’ll have special offers and fun activities all day long, including:
• Limited-time-only discounts on grooming services and products 
• A chance to win a $300 shopping spree
  • The first 25 people in line for our Saturday morning opening (10 a.m.) will be eligible to           win a $300 shopping spree.
• FREE photos of pet parents with their dogs or cats (11am–4pm February 8 only) 
• FREE nail trimming for four-legged friends (February 8 and 9)
• FREE pet ID tags (February 8 and 9) 
• In-store contests and giveaways galore (February 8 and 9)

It's nice to see another all natural pet supply store open up! I know the one I have been going to called Natural Pawz has done so well they now have twelve stores around the Houston area! It's great to see more people are buying better quality foods for their pets. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Celebrating our 12th Year in Business!

2002 - 2014

This Valentine's Day, Cozy Critters of Bellaire celebrates it's twelfth anniversaryWe are so grateful for all of our wonderful clients, both two and four-legged. We love meeting other animal-loving people in our area. We love getting to know each and every pet, caring for them and loving them as if they were our own. So many memories and funny stories are made over the years. But most of all, we love providing a great service: Pet Sitting! Looking forward to making more friends and memories....

 To all of our clients...