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Welcome to our blog! Here you'll find our weekly dog and cat contest winners along with the inside scoop on some of our favorite calendars and more. 

Purrfect Adventure Sweepstakes

One grand prize winner will receive a personalized  three month gift subscription to meowbox, an Adventure Cats 32 oz. Nalgene Bottle, an Adventure Cats Logo T-Shirt, and a copy of Adventure Cats by Laura J. Moss

 
 

meowbox is a monthly subscription box devoted to cats, full of fun toys and yummy goodies, delivered to your doorstep. All the items are thoughtfully chosen and all edibles are made in Canada or the US from trusted domestic sources. meowbox supports well-loved familiar brands as well as small businesses who make quality handcrafted goods.

AdventureCats.org was started by a group of outdoorsy cat lovers as a resource for people looking for safe ways to explore the great outdoors with their feline friends.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to US residents of the 50 states and Canada, age 18 years as of 5/15/17. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 5/15/17 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 5/30/2017. Click here for full rules.Void where prohibited.

Meet Dumuzi: Our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Dumuzi - This week's Page-A-Day Cat Photo Contest WinnerDumuzi was a sick little 5-week old foster kitten taken in from the Humane Society. With lots of TLC, he recovered quickly and became a member of our family. He is now 8 years old and loves to pose for pictures.

Congratulations to Dumuzi, our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® Cat Calendar is right for you?

 

Righteous Ribs from Steven Raichlen’s Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades—Bastes, Butters & Glazes

Righteous Ribs by Steven Raichlen, author of Barbecue Sauces

Righteous Ribs Recipe

Yield: Serves 4 really hungry people, 6 to 8 as part of a full meal.

Advance Prep: 4 to 5 cups hardwood chips, preferably apple or hickory, soaked in water for 30 minutes, then drained

  • 4 racks baby back ribs (8 to 12 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup Basic Barbecue Rub
  • 1 cup Cider Squirt, in a spray bottle
  • 2 cups Sweet-and-Smoky Barbecue Sauce

Step 1: Remove the papery skin on the back of each rack of ribs by pulling it off in a sheet with your fingers (using a corner of a dish towel to secure your grip), or ask your butcher to do it. Sprinkle the ribs on both sides with the rub, rubbing it in with your fingers. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Step 2: Set up a smoker following the manufacturer’s instructions, and preheat to 250°F. Add the wood as specified by the manufacturer.

Step 3: Place the ribs, rounded side up, in the smoker. Smoke until cooked, 3 to 4 hours. After 1 hour, spray the ribs with Cider Squirt, and spray again every hour. The last half hour, brush the ribs with half the barbecue sauce. (Omit this step if you opt for Step 4.) When the ribs are ready, the meat will have shrunk back from the ends of the bones by about ½ inch. The meat will be so tender, you can pull the ribs apart with your fingers.

Step 4: This is optional: Set up a grill for direct grilling and preheat to high. Brush and oil the grill grate. Brush the smoked ribs with half the barbecue sauce and direct grill for 2 to 4 minutes per side to sear the sauce into the meat.

Step 5: Serve the ribs on a platter, with the remaining sauce on the side.

About the Book

Barbecue Sauces, Rubs and MarinadesIntroducing Steven Raichlen's newest masterpiece, Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades--Bastes, Butters & Glazes, Too

Barbecue sauces, rubs, and marinades are every griller’s secret weapon—the flavor boosters that give grilled food its character, depth, and soul. This book has over 200 recipes in all, including a full sampler of dinner recipes using the sauces—plus full-color photographs throughout. It’s the essential companion cookbook for every at-home pitmaster looking to up his or her game.

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Meet Nana: Our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Nana, Our Page-A-Day Dog of the Week

Nana is a mini goldendoodle who was born on St. Patrick’s day in 2016! She lives with her mom and dad in Nashville, TN but has traveled to over 5 U.S. states already! She is the fastest (and cutest) pup at any dog park!

Congratulations to Nana, our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® dog calendar is right for you?

 

Meet Sophia: Our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Sophia - This week's Page-A-Day Cat Photo Contest WinnerSophia was born feral and raised in a loving home. She is very social and loves to find a nice quiet place to res in the garden. She spends as much time as she can in the cat proof yard enjoying the birds but she always comes to her humans

Congratulations to Sophia, our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® Cat Calendar is right for you?

 

The Purrsonality Quiz

Take the quiz below, excerpted from Laura Moss’s Adventure Cats, to find out if your cat is likely to enjoy adventuring with you.

Adventure Cats Purrsonality Quiz

Adventure Cats Purrsonality Quiz Answers

About the Book

Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about cats comes the ultimate—and unexpected—guide to taking your cat into the wild. Here are cats walking on a leash. Cats hiking on a leash. Cats tramping through snow. Cats camping. Cats kayaking, canoeing, even surfing—yes, cats who love water.

When animal writer and active hiker Laura Moss couldn’t find an online resource for hitting the trail with her cat, she created one. AdventureCats.org took off like wildfire, with attention from Wired, the Huffington Post, Outside magazine, BuzzFeed, and much more. Now, the book Adventure Cats—a collection of jaw-dropping photographs, inspiring stories of real-life cats, and all the how-to a cat owner needs—will take readers and their cats well beyond the backyard. Learn how to leash-train a cat. What to do if you encounter wildlife on the trail. Plus, winter safety tips, and how to bring a little bit of the outdoors to an indoor cat.

Buy the Book »

Adventure Cats Sweepstakes

Meet Jaxen: Our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Jaxen, Our Page-A-Day Dog of the Week

I was alone with no home, but my human mommy rescued me when I was 11 months! I’ve lived with her for 2 years now and she’s the best! I love running, playing with my very squeaky tennis balls, snuggles, being curious, and wearing bow ties.

Congratulations to Jaxen, our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® dog calendar is right for you?

 

Meet Dovi: Our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Dovi - This week's Page-A-Day Cat Photo Contest WinnerAli has 7 toes on each of her front paws and has a funny little mustache. She enjoys cleaning her long fur, napping in the sun and bird watching out the front door.

Congratulations to Dovi, our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Named after the great motoGP rider, Andrea Dovizioso. I am deep down Italian born in Australia, rescued at 6 weeks young.

Which Page-A-Day® Cat Calendar is right for you?

 

Meet Ali: Our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Ali - This week's Page-A-Day Cat Photo Contest WinnerAli has 7 toes on each of her front paws and has a funny little mustache. She enjoys cleaning her long fur, napping in the sun and bird watching out the front door.

Congratulations to Ali, our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® Cat Calendar is right for you?

 

Meet Lincoln: Our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Lincoln, Our Page-A-Day Dog of the Week

Lincoln is a GSP×Weimaraner hybrid. He’ll be6 months old on January 22nd. Fun facts- Lincoln’s favorite toy is an empty plastic water bottle. He loves taking a bath. He loves eating fruits and veggies, especially broccoli. He has his own Instagram account with way more followers than mine!

Congratulations to Lincoln, our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® dog calendar is right for you?

 

The Cat’s Meow Sweepstakes

Enter now for a chance to win! One (1) winner will receive one bottle of Tabby James Catnip Regular Cut, a Tabby James “Purr Me Another” Wine Tote, a Tabby James Kitty Nap Pad, and a copy of Adventure Cats by Laura J. Moss. 

 
 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to US residents of the 50 states, age 18 years as of 5/1/17. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 5/1/17 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 5/15/2017. Click here for full rules.Void where prohibited.

About the Book

Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about cats comes the ultimate—and unexpected—guide to taking your cat into the wild. Here are cats walking on a leash. Cats hiking on a leash. Cats tramping through snow. Cats camping. Cats kayaking, canoeing, even surfing—yes, cats who love water.

When animal writer and active hiker Laura Moss couldn’t find an online resource for hitting the trail with her cat, she created one. AdventureCats.org took off like wildfire, with attention from Wired, the Huffington Post, Outside magazine, BuzzFeed, and much more. Now, the book Adventure Cats—a collection of jaw-dropping photographs, inspiring stories of real-life cats, and all the how-to a cat owner needs—will take readers and their cats well beyond the backyard. Learn how to leash-train a cat. What to do if you encounter wildlife on the trail. Plus, winter safety tips, and how to bring a little bit of the outdoors to an indoor cat.

Buy the Book on Workman.com »

May Holidays and Observances - Hug Moms and Snuggle Pets In May

May 2015 Holidays and Observances - Page-A-Day

At Page-A-Day, we don't just want to bring you beautiful, amazing calendars — we also want to help you fill them too! Check out all the exciting holidays and observances coming up in May.

Mother's Day Gift Guide BannerFirst, and foremost, the holiday you want to circle on your calendar right away is Mother's Day on May 14th. Browse our gift guide for suggestions to make mom's day extra special.

Monthly observances in May:

  • National Pet Month: May is the month to celebrate your darling pet by spoiling them rotten and making sure they have everything they need! Browse our best pet care titles for tips.
  • Get Caught Reading Month: Celebrate Get Caught Reading Month by revisiting your favorite books or discovering your next great read!  
  • National Smile Month: Did you know that smiling can actually make your brain relase chemicals that will make you happier? Think Happy, Be Happy and make May super duper smiley!   

Happy Cat, Happy You, Be Kind to Animals Week  Think Happy, Be Happy - National Smile Month   

May has some exciting weekly celebrations as well:

  • Be Kind To Animals Week (May 7-13): There is a chance you'll learn some life lessons as well! Don't miss Really Important Things My Dog Has Taught Me
  • National Bike to Work Week (May 15-19): Get to work in style on National Bike to Work Day. Take a look at Just Ride for some inspiration and practical tips!

Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me - Be Kind to Animals Week  The Nurses - National Nurses Week  

And, of course, the daily observances to fill your Page-A-Day calendars with some extra excitement!

April 5th is Easter!

  • May 4th is Intergalactic Star Wars Day:  May the Fourth Be with You today on Intergalactic Star Wars Day! Don't miss these Star Wars Brainquest workbooks (just in time for summer vacation enrichment). 
  • May 5th is Cinco de Mayo: Ay Caramba! Enoy chips and salsa and a frosty imported brew. Browse our beer books  to find the perfect cerveza for your celebration!
  • May 12th is International Nurses' Day: Check out The Nurses for the behind-the-scenes scoop.
  • May 12th is also Hug Your Cat Day: Give your feline friend an even bigger hug and squeeze today than you normally do and make a vow to take care of them to the best of your ability today — even if Your Cat’s Just Not That Into You.​
  • May 14th is Mother's Day: Get the perfect gift to make mom's day special. 
  • May 29th is Memorial Day: If the veterans in your life are readers, treat them to one of our Books to Honor Veterans.  

Just Ride - National Bike to Work Day Your Cat's Just Not That Into You

Star Wars Brainquest Workbooks - May the Fourth - Intergalactic Star Wars Day  Star Wars Workbooks - May the Fourth - Intergalactic Star Wars Day  1st Grade Writing Skills

If we missed any, please leave them in a comment below! We'd love to celebrate whatever you're celebrating this month.

What Type of Cat Mom Are You? Quiz

 
 

About the Book

Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about cats comes the ultimate—and unexpected—guide to taking your cat into the wild. Here are cats walking on a leash. Cats hiking on a leash. Cats tramping through snow. Cats camping. Cats kayaking, canoeing, even surfing—yes, cats who love water.

When animal writer and active hiker Laura Moss couldn’t find an online resource for hitting the trail with her cat, she created one. AdventureCats.org took off like wildfire, with attention from Wired, the Huffington Post, Outside magazine, BuzzFeed, and much more. Now, the book Adventure Cats—a collection of jaw-dropping photographs, inspiring stories of real-life cats, and all the how-to a cat owner needs—will take readers and their cats well beyond the backyard. Learn how to leash-train a cat. What to do if you encounter wildlife on the trail. Plus, winter safety tips, and how to bring a little bit of the outdoors to an indoor cat.

Buy the Book on Workman.com »

Meet Mr. Whiskers: Our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Mr. Whiskers - This week's Page-A-Day Cat Photo Contest WinnerMr. Whiskers was a homeless cat who showed up at our door days before a hurricane in 2008. We let the scraggly ear mite infested cat inside because of the impending bad weather. He won us over and stole our hearts and has been the best friend to us. He does not have a very playful side but he is a very sweet boy and loves the camera.

Congratulations to Mr. Whiskers, our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® Cat Calendar is right for you?

 

Meet Thor: Our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Thor, Our Page-A-Day Dog of the Week

Thor is a very sweet and handsome boy who is turning 9 years old soon (Sept 6th). He is very structured and loves his walks and daily treats! When my mom visits, he can’t wait to be allowed into her room to wake his Nana up by jumping on the bed and kissing her face! He also walks slowly by her side so that she can use him to balance on her feet better, even going up and down stairs. Thor is also one of the best kissers ever!!!

Congratulations to Thor, our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® dog calendar is right for you?