For Cat Bloggers, the world over, the Carnival was once an important way to discover blogs they might never have heard of, on subjects of all kinds!
It was an opportunity for them to reach an audience they might not otherwise reach.
It was a chance to promote a post or 2, each week, that they thought would be of interest to others, and to pitch them using more than 140 characters or just a short sentence barely long enough to get a point across.
My, how times have changed....
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google +, LinkedIn, Mr. Linky, InLinkz, online communities and more, have allowed for more platforms to share ones pet blogging, some more popular than others.
On Sept. 13th, or a few days after, this blog will host the 600th weekly edition of the Carnival, uninterrupted, since Spring 2004.
That's 3 weeks away from now.
For now, let's get to THIS edition!
Let's begin with a couple of important medical updates....
"Having episodes of SVT and will have ablation done...Nice to know what it is. Had problems with it before so not a surprise. I am on a waiting list for October.
SVT is supraventricular tachycardia, a rapid heart rate originating in the atria, typically atrial tachycardia, atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, any of which can be ineffective in pumping blood....Ablation is where the doctor cauterizes or freezes the spot causing the abnormal rhythm. It is done outpatient now so is a fairly simple procedure."
Please stop by her blog with your purrs and purrayers for Miss Mog.
2. Over at CatSynth concern is on 2 fronts, Luna and, now, her beloved human, Amanda...
"Luna continues to improve after her surgery. She has had her stitches removed and she was clear to be cone-free....In the midst of Luna’s health crisis, I suddenly find myself facing one as well. Two Wednesdays ago, I suddenly started having distorted vision in my left eye and localized headaches in the vicinity of the same eye. I quickly went for an eye exam, and it deemed serious enough to warrant a visit to a retina specialist as soon as possible."
She suggests googling “central vein occlusion” and “retinal hemorrhaging” to learn about her issues and has a bit more to say about Luna and herself in this blog post, with a cool photo of them both.
Please stop by their blog with your purrs and purrayers.
3. As for us, nothing new but in case you missed it the first time we shared it...Sneakers and I on video!
3. Rascal & Rocco has Pet Parade #106
4. Create With Joy and her cats host a Wordless Wednesday with always interesting essay topics and photos of the resident cats - " Share your cat photos and stories with us each week (Submissions accepted all week!)"