Have a Happy Valentine and Make it Safe for Pets

V-day is coming this week and whether it is looked forward to or dreaded, those of us with beloved pets have to take some precaution to avoid having the day of love turn tragic. This information is also important to those who love pet lovers.

Valentine staples like chocolates can be delicious to us humans but toxic to pets. Certain flowers can be poisonous to cats. My favorite flower is the oriental stargazer but as a lily it’s a no-no for my cats. Oh well, the flower does not live as long nor provide the same cuddling benefits my cats do.

This month’s ASPCA newsletter contains an article with some tips and additional links, including alternatives, on ensuring a safe and enjoyable Valentine’s Day for humans and animals: ASPCA Guide to a Pet-Friendly Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

2 thoughts on “Have a Happy Valentine and Make it Safe for Pets”

  1. Hello Thu,
    I am not sure if you want to be bothered by technical stuff here but I am a user of coppermine and the forum is very intimidating for me with my limited technical skills. I have been told that I ahve to update my coppermine software due to very frequent errors my users and myself encounter, and no one at godaddy can help me. I don’t even know what version of coppermine I have. I’ve got 8200 images and mostly all of them are tagged. So as I am sure you are aware new software is a scary prospect.
    I looked at the forums and couldn’t find answers I need in simple non-technical language.
    Are you able to help me?
    Thanks for the heads up on the dangers of V-Day for my little kitty.

  2. Hi Lauren,

    Thanks for visiting my blog and I’m glad that the information in this post can help protect your kitty.

    I have a personal policy of directing Coppermine users to the support forum unless they are asking about mods or themes that I have created. This ensures that information is discussed in the right location where others may also benefit, and reduces what would otherwise be “clutter” for my non-Coppermine-using visitors.

    I have visited your gallery and it is running version 1.3.0. In that case, please read the following part of the documentation on upgrading: http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/docs/index.htm#13

    Did you see this subcategory in the forum for “1.4 upgrading”? http://coppermine-gallery.net/forum/index.php?board=59.0

    If you are still confused after reading information from the above links, please create a thread in the upgrade subcategory and describe your situation just as you have here. The more information you can provide, the more help you are more likely to receive, especially if it shows that you have made an attempt to figure things out on your own.

    Good luck!

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