One on One with Jonathan N. Pruitt

One on One with Jonathan N. Pruitt

We warmly welcome Jonathan N. Pruitt, a lifelong educator, former scientific researcher, and author of the engaging fantasy novel “The Amber Menhir”. Pruitt is not just a spinner of tales; he is a weaver of deep insights and biting humor, his stories imbued with the rich experiences gleaned from living in diverse global corners, from South Africa and Namibia to Australia and Canada. These experiences are deftly woven into his debut work, offering readers a narrative that is as emotionally true as it is fantastical. Through his writing, Pruitt prompts readers to explore the complexities of good and evil, shedding light on the murky, indistinguishable areas between the two. “The Amber Menhir” is a reflection of its creator: wise, witty, and unafraid to probe into life’s grey areas. Join us for a conversation with a man whose words are spells, casting long, enchanting shadows that linger. We got to know him better, take a look:

  1. One word that describes you?

Impish: inclined to do slightly naughty things for fun; mischievous.

Though I’m a people-pleaser by nature, I do enjoy gallows humor and a dark comedy on film and page. Is there a manic character high on cocaine about to fight a rattlesnake? Well then, sign me up.

  1. What was the hardest part of writing your book?

The hardest part of composing a book is editing. Writing a first draft resonates with my work ethic and drive. I work some amount of time, and I get to watch a story unfurl and a wordcount accumulate. But that story I’m writing isn’t any good. In fact, it’s probably pretty bad. I always have plans for how a story will go. I’ll seed those suspected events, and then… they just won’t happen. Something else more organic in terms of plot will emerge. Subsequent drafts are spent tidying up the mess and slaying superfluous words. It’s like sawing off a literary foot so that I can reach a antidote before the story’s poisoned to death.

  1. Any ritual like a specific scented candle, preferred writing place, or drink that you kept through writing? 

Uh, no. I write everywhere and anywhere. I write at bar tops, restaurants, coffee shops, hiking trails, airplanes, and while Catholics write their biology exams. When I’m not physically writing, I’m still writing, because I mull over plot knots and story arcs, even while dreaming. Maybe one day I’ll only deign to write in a salt cave while receiving a massage and smelling jasmine, but it certainly isn’t today.  Though that does sound nice…

  1. If there is a movie adaptation of your book, who do you think would be perfect for the lead roles? 

Hmm. I think Anya Taylor-Joy would make a superb Tara Langcraw. Frosty, austere, and ready to be laid low, I think Tara resembles many roles Taylor-Joy has brought to life. As for gristly old Ms. Ash, I think maybe Kathy Bates could be fun. Ms. Ash is a cynical aunt who isn’t afraid of getting her hands dirty, or bloody, for that matter, and expresses an aptitude for chastising foolish behavior. If Ms. Bates can deploy a believable British accent, then I’d love to have her in the role. I’m betting she can. Chesa is an apparently sycophantic servant with a penchant for poisoning her scholars. She possesses a capacity to torture, and even delight in it, but is herself tortured. I think Gong Li would be amazing in such a role. I can already see her drowning some smug scholar that she’d rendered catatonic. Halle Bailey really impressed me in her performance in the reboot of The Little Mermaid. With the weight of so much expectation and acrimony upon her, Bailey succeeded in bringing Ariel to life once more, though admittedly not with either the script or supporting cast I’d have wished for her. That optimistic fervor and wide-eyed hope is something critical for the role of Peony.  The sweet, stammering Roland Ward is harder to dream-cast. He’s hulking, careful, intelligent, and is quick to internalize the stress of others. It might sound off the wall, but I’m sort of allured by the idea of James McAvoy in the role. Gods know he has a considerable acting range, though he would need to put on some weight. I wonder if he’d be willing…

  1. If you weren’t famous, what would you be up to right now?

I think I would enjoy being a therapist. I love people and I enjoy hearing their stories. The real versions, I mean. I would love to be able to help people acknowledge their flaws and strengths, and then leverage them to reach their dreams. I’ve dug myself out of a fair number of pits. I think my toolkit could be generalized to help others too. I hope so, anyone. That might even be a hidden part of my books.

  1. When did you decide to write this story and why?

I’ve always wanted to write a fantasy novel, or three. It was unescapable that, if I did, its plot would occur in an academic setting. It’s all I’ve ever known, really. I know the virtues and vices of the ivory tower and its subjects as well as any. Write what you know, right? Add a cutesy macabre humor, and something like The Amber Menhir was inevitability. I hope that people enjoy reading it at least half as much as I loved writing it.


  1. How did you come up with your title?

For the longest time the working title was “A Sinking Monolith”, but that made my PR and marketing folks spin their heads around and vomit up pea soup. Seems that title registered as a bit too depressing, or so they said. The series isn’t truly depressing at all. It deploys a dark humor and tongue-in-cheek satire, true. But hope and the power of the human spirit shine all the brighter in such a setting. So, as a compromise, we all agreed that the setting, The Amber Menhir, served well enough as a title.

  1. What is your ‘if you don’t like this, you can’t be my friend’ book?

I don’t have such a book. I like a diversity of authors, genres, and perspectives. Jemisin, Mieville, Sanderson, Martin, Maas, Butcher, Rothfuss, and Rowling are all contemporary fantasy authors I love, though each for different reasons. But I can enjoy other fare from Ayn Rand to Gore Vidal. My friends and allies range from animal activists and post-humanists to evangelical objectivists. They’re all welcome on my next hike or camping trip. I accept people as they are and can love the good and bad in them all.

  1. What has been your favorite comment/review so far about your book?

“…it is such a hotbed of murderous ambitions and dangerous political scheming that it makes a pit of vipers look like a basket of kittens. With the academic setting and three young student heroes, you could perhaps draw a parallel to Hogwarts, but only if the Harry Potter series had been produced by Hammer Films or penned by Stephen King.” – National World book reviewer.

I mean… what’s not to love about that? All the better, it’s fairly accurate.

  1. Which fictional character would be most exciting to meet in real life?

Ursula the sea witch, naturally. I dig ladies with a plan, a path forward, and who engage in self-love.  All the better if they’ve survived and grown from trauma, like being ostracized from a kingdom of gaunt mermaids, and they’ve learned the ins and outs of a good contract. Ursula, you’re welcome on my adventure any time; we’ll make appropriate accommodations to have you.

Part 2: Are you ready for our rapid-fire questions? Let’s go. 

  1. Sun or Snow?

Sun. I’ve lived in rainforests and tropical deserts for much of my life. Heat doesn’t touch me the way it does normal people, though I suppose that means I’m more likely to die from it. Que sera sera.

  1. Write in silence or write with music?

I usually write in busy public places with earplugs. So… manufactured silence, I guess.

  1. Money or Love?

Love. I mean, I like money too, but I like it for its ability to solve the problems of those I love and enjoy the light of this world, which isn’t always so pleasant.

  1. Cats or Dogs?

Cats. The more floofy and capricious the better. One day, if I go completely round the bend, I’ll have a (rescued) savannah cat in my house.

  1. Beach or Ski Trip?

I’ve seen a lot of rich people in the infirmary at ski lodges and that **** just looks dangerous to me. And cold. Beaches wins by default, though I’m not one for sitting still.

  1. Love Song or Rock?

Get real. Have you seen me? It’s thudding disco anthems for the win.

  1. Formal Dinner Date or Home Cooked Dinner Date?

Let’s just go to dinner. I’ll buy.  I mean, we can cook together as an adventure and all, but Uber Eats is likely in the cards thereafter. I’m a miserable failure as a cook. But it’ll make a good story.

  1. Real Tattoos or Henna?

Real tattoos. I’m not ready to join Kabballah yet. Though I do like the look of that mystical red string…

  1. Work from Home or Office?

I work from the trail best, during a picnic aside a scenic overlook. But I work from anywhere and instinctually must.

  1. Super strength or Invisibility?

Invisibility, of course. I like assessing matters from the shadow, watching, documenting, and biding my time. I’ll only ever confront a matter when the time is right, and under my ideal terms. Is that spidery? Maybe so.

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P. L. Hampton: Scribe of Shadows and Secrets!

P. L. Hampton: Scribe of Shadows and Secrets!

Clear some space on your bookshelf and brace yourselves! P. L. Hampton is the literary maverick sending shivers down spines straight from Seattle. A maestro in melding family sagas with ancient enigmas, Hampton’s pen is mightier and murkier than ever. While he educates by day as a college professor and chases that coveted JD, by night, he crafts tales that echo with whispers from the shadows. Dive deep into “Shadowland” and emerge transformed, wondering where fact ends and fiction begins.

Q If you could give your book to one person in the entire world to read, who would it be and why?

I know this question asks what person I would give my book to, but at this current time in America, I would give my book to a library. The reason is so everyone can have the opportunity and access to read it. American history is a rich history made up of so many colorful voices. It is necessary we hear all the voices that come together and make up this beautiful tapestry we call America. 

Q How did you come up with your title?

The title of my novel deals with the gray area the main character, Aaron, finds himself in regarding his familial situation, his inner struggles, and the mystery shrouding the supernatural and spiritual journey he finds himself on. 

Q When did you decide to write this story and why?

I started writing this story roughly a decade ago. The inspiration for this story came from my wife, Tonya. She had awakened me one night professing to have seen the shadow of a man in the living room. Fortunately, there was no man actually in my house. Nevertheless, the thought of a shadowy figure lurking in my home sent my imagination racing. I started writing Shadowland that night.

Q What has been your favorite comment/review so far about your book?

My favorite comment came from my sister. She loved how the novel weaved African, African American history, spirituality, and horror into this enthralling tale.

Q What is something you learned while writing this book?

. I learned about the richness of African history and spirituality. I wanted this novel to be as authentic to African history and spirituality as possible. Thus, the reason it took me some time to write this novel.

Q Who is your celebrity crush?

I would not per se call it a crush. Instead, I would call it admiration. That would be former President Barack and Michelle Obama. They carry themselves with dignity, grace, and yet they are very relatable.

Q Which fictional character would be most exciting to meet in real life?

Urbi Houna. Hands down. I found it very hard to not let this character take over Shadowland. In reading the novel you will find out why. She is such a rich character. That is why I feel compelled to give Urbi, her own story.

Q What is the most useless talent you have?

That’s a good question. I’ll have to think about that one.

Q What got you into writing?

My father recommended I read Watership Down by Richard Adams as a teenager. I was fascinated by the journey of these rabbits to find a home of their own. Octavia Butler also was a huge inspiration in compelling me to put my words and ideas down on paper.

Q. Coffee or tea?

A. Coffee

Q. Dinosaurs or princesses?

A. Dinosaurs

Q. Laptop or phone?

A. Laptop (Old School)

Q. Mountain or Beach?

A. Beach

Q. Beer or Vodka?

A. Neither. I don’t drink.

Q. Fame or Fortune?

A. Neither. I chose happiness.

Q. Love or Money?

A. Love! Every day, all day!

Q. Sky diving or Scuba diving?

A. Scuba diving. The finality of jumping out of a plane and the parachute not working scares you know what out of me.

Q. Scented Candles or Inscense?

A. Scented candles. Candlelight is so serene and peaceful.

Q. Red Meat or White Meat?

A. I don’t eat beef or pork. I’m a chicken and fish guy.

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Susy Smith – Crafting Dystopian Chaos

Susy Smith – Crafting Dystopian Chaos

Attention, bookworms and lovers of all things thrilling! Meet Susy Smith: not just an author, but a veritable scribe of suspense. Our dame of dystopia doesn’t just write stories; she conjures worlds. And with a title like “curriculum specialist for the Kanza Tribe” under her belt, you know she’s packing more than just ink in her quill.

Beneath her writer’s cloak, she’s armed with the resilience of every protagonist, the linguistic sorcery from her English degree, and enough storytelling mojo to leave readers on the edge (or even falling off) their seats!

Her claim to literary fame? “Asylum,” a spellbinding saga that didn’t just win hearts, but the 2020 Writer Con crown too. But she didn’t stop there. Susy’s sequel, “Ascendant,” plunges even deeper into the human psyche, making us question: are we reading the book, or is it reading us? Let’s learn more:

Q. If your book was turned into a film/TV show, who would you tap to play the lead(s)? Why? 

– I would love for my books to be turned into a movie or a Netflix series! I’d pick Tanner Buchanan (He’s all that) or Chase Crawford for Jace Cooper, and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies) with dark hair for Lacy.

Q. What’s one secret about you that you’ll share with the world?

– I don’t want to get old! Sadly, it’s happening anyway. The older I get the faster time seems to go. I didn’t use to get the old adage, ‘youth is wasted on the young,’ until I turned 50. Then I was like, ‘yeah, I get that.’ My brain still thinks I’m 20. Unfortunately, my body doesn’t agree!

Q. What is the core message you want to deliver to the world through your writing/books/stories?

– I’d like to see the younger generation think for themselves and not take what they see and hear on social media/TV/news on its face. There’s always more to the story than what’s being told. School is not set up to teach kids to think for themselves and that’s doing them a disservice.

Q What makes your book unputdownable?

  • I think it’s suspenseful enough to keep readers turning the page, at least that’s something for which I strive. I think the characters will stick with the reader as well.

Q Tell us something about you that no one else knows

  • I’m left-handed and proud of it!

Q What book has made you cry, why?

  • When I was a kid, one of my favorite books was Where the Red Fern Grows, and I cried each and every time I read it.

Q What is your dream vacation? 

  • I’d really like to spend some time in Ireland and the Scottish Highlands. Some of my ancestors come from those places. I’d like to learn some Gaelic and some of the druid culture while there. After that? I’d love to spend some time on a white sand beach, doesn’t really matter where, Fiji, Maui …

Q If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for?

  • This is a tough question. I’m not going to go all selfless and say world peace, but I’ll list the first three things that come to mind:
    • For my kids to live happy, prosperous lives.
    • I’d like to live a long time, myself.
    • I’d like to know the secrets to the Keys of Solomon.

Q Who/What is your biggest inspiration in your writing?

  • The biggest inspiration I have when I write is music. One of my favorite quotes is “I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music …” by Albert Einstein. My musical tastes are eclectic. I might get hung up on a folksy song by This Wild Life then turn around and listen to Bad Omens – which is what I’m stuck on now. I enjoy making playlists for my books and characters.

Q If you could give your book to one person in the entire world to read, who would it be and why?

  • If I could give my book to anyone in the world, it would be my Nanny. She walked on long before I published Asylum, but I think she’d like to know I’m writing which is something she always wanted to do. She encouraged my love of reading from a young age, buying me books every time she got the chance. I dedicated Asylum to her.

Rapid Fire Questions and Answers

Q. Movie or TV Series?

A.  TV Series

Q. Long walk or long car ride?

A.  Long Walk

Q. Comedy or Drama?

A.  Comedy

Q. The city or the country?

A.  Duh, Country

Q. Baking or Cooking?

A.  Baking

Q. Margarita or Cosmo?

A.  Neither

Q. Holding a Puppy or Holding a Baby?

A.  Puppy

Q. invisibility cloak or sparking skin?

A.  Invisibility cloak, no question

Q. Coffee or tea?

A.  Tea

Q. Dinosaurs or princesses? 

A.  Dino’s

Q. Laptop or phone?

A.  Laptop

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Worlds Best PopPop? Meet William Stevenson

Worlds Best PopPop? Meet William Stevenson

William “PopPop” Stevenson, Ed. D.
: The Rockstar of Kiddo Lit!

Ladies, gents, and tiny fans with crayons in hand, meet William Stevenson: a former award-winning accountant turned children’s book superstar.

Once elbow-deep in spreadsheets, now he dives into epic time-travel escapades, all inspired by the mischievous glint in his celeb-sidekick grandson. They’ve salsa-danced in Ancient Egypt, jet-packed through Greece, and turned Rome upside down, all before bedtime!

Their hottest release? “Ricky’s Triple-Whammy Dream Trip to Egypt, Greece, & Rome” – a tale that screams Hollywood adaptation. With shades perpetually perched atop his head, and a following that rivals A-listers, William Stevenson is not just telling stories; he’s making history. Catch him at the next red carpet – just follow the trail of glittering picture books and swooning toddler-fans!

Q. Who is your biggest writing inspiration?

Ayn Rand has affected my life more than any other author.  Two of her influential books are THE FOUNTAINHEAD AND ATLAS SHRUGGED.

Q. Give us the scoop about your book.

The stories are based on actual history written on a foundation of love.

Q. Can you tell us three fun facts about you?

– I am responsible for changing how taxpayers pay their income taxes.  The payee was changed from the Internal Revenue Service to the United States Treasury.  I felt Americans would feel more patriotic by sending checks to the United States Treasury.

– Joan, my childhood friend of 60+ years fell in love after we both lost our spouses to Alzheimer’s disease.

 – I was on the planning and implementation teams of two new community colleges: one in New Jersey and the other in New York.

Q. If your book was turned into a film/TV show, who would you tap to play the lead(s)? Why?

For the role of PopPop, I would select Tom Hanks who is known for both his comedic and dramatic roles.  He is very talented and highly respected.

Q. What is the core message you want to deliver to the world through your writing/books/stories?

Life should be lived on a foundation of love, respect, and honesty.

Q What makes your book unputdownable?

The result of the love between a grandfather and grandson is very compelling.

Q Tell us something about you that no one else knows

I believe that the love between Joan and me has been visited upon us from beyond our Earth.

Q What book has made you cry, why?

LOVE STORY crushed me emotionally due to the death of Ali MacGraw’s character.

Q What is your dream vacation?

I am living my dream vacation.

Rapid Fire Questions:

Q. Movie or TV Series?

A. TV series

Q. Long walk or long car ride?

A. Long Car Ride

Q. Comedy or Drama?

A.  Drama

Q. The city or the country?

A.  The Country

Q. Baking or Cooking?

A. Cooking

Q. Margarita or Cosmo?

A. Margarita

Q. Holding a Puppy or Holding a Baby?

A. Holding a Puppy

Q. invisibility cloak or sparking skin?

A. Invisibility Cloak

Q. Coffee or tea?

A. Coffee

Q. Dinosaurs or princesses?

A. Princesses

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Is Colorado A Good Place for Outdoor Concerts?

Is Colorado A Good Place for Outdoor Concerts?

Outdoor events have become increasingly popular across the United States, and for good reason. Outdoor event production offers a unique experience that cannot be found in an indoor venue. With the breathtaking views of the mountains and the crisp, fresh air, Colorado has become a go-to location for hosting outdoor concerts. However, is Colorado really a good place for outdoor concerts? Let’s explore the factors that make Colorado a great place to host outdoor concerts.

The Climate

As a prime location for outdoor event production, Colorado’s climate is a key factor. Its mild summer temperatures and cool evening ambiance make it an ideal spot for hosting outdoor concerts. In contrast to other regions, Colorado is relatively unmarred by frequent thunderstorms or rain showers. The reduced likelihood of weather-induced cancellations makes it a more reliable choice. Thus, in terms of climate, Colorado provides one of the most favorable settings in the nation for outdoor musical events. Its unique climatic advantages not only provide a comfortable experience for attendees but also ensure smooth, unhindered event planning and execution. Simply put, Colorado’s climate is one of its greatest assets when it comes to the world of outdoor concerts, reducing weather-related risks and enhancing the overall experience.

Natural Beauty

Another factor that makes Colorado an excellent location for outdoor concerts is its natural beauty. Colorado boasts some of the most striking landscapes in the country, including the Rocky Mountains, Mesa Verde National Park, and Great Sand Dunes National Park. These scenic locations provide a stunning backdrop for outdoor performances, giving an ethereal experience that stays in the visitors’ memories forever.

A Diverse Variety of Venues

Colorado is a prime destination for outdoor concerts due to its range of venues, capable of hosting everything from intimate gatherings to massive festivals. The globally renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre exemplifies the integration of natural beauty into the concert experience. Its unique geological structure in the Rocky Mountain foothills elevates each event into an unforgettable encounter with nature. On the larger end, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre has the capacity to accommodate up to 18,000 attendees, making it an ideal location for grand music festivals. This diversity of venues, combined with Colorado’s stunning landscapes, cements the state’s status as a leading hub for outdoor event production.

The Bottom Line

Colorado, renowned for its exceptional climate and picturesque landscapes, offers a diverse selection of stunning venues for outdoor concert events. Whether you’re orchestrating a small, intimate gathering or a large-scale music festival, Colorado’s venues can cater to events of all sizes. Its perfect blend of natural beauty and versatile, event-friendly infrastructure continually attracts artists, event organizers, and audiences from across the globe. People seeking unique and extraordinary experiences in remarkable settings consistently choose Colorado as their preferred destination. C

onsider exploring the unparalleled beauty and amenities of Colorado as an exceptional location for your next unforgettable outdoor event. Lastly, if you’re planning an outdoor event at any venue in Colorado, consider hiring an A/V service provider in the area too. These experts ensure all of the audio and visual equipment for your event are taken care of. 

Cat Breeds: Exploring the Diversity of Feline Friends

Cat Breeds: Exploring the Diversity of Feline Friends


Cat Breed. Cats have been cherished companions to humans for thousands of years, captivating us with their elegance, independence, and playful personalities. As our feline friends found their way into our homes and hearts, various breeds emerged through natural mutations, selective breeding, and geographical isolation. Each cat breed boasts unique characteristics, from their physical appearance and temperament to their health predispositions. In this article, we will embark on a fascinating journey to explore the incredible diversity of cat breeds, highlighting their distinct features, histories, and the joy they bring into our lives. Watch Cute Cats on YouTube Channel animalhub2023.

1. The Ancient Origins of Domestic Cats

Before we delve into the diversity of modern cat breeds, it is essential to understand the ancient origins of domestic cats. Around 10,000 years ago, wildcats (Felis silvestris lybica) began to associate with early human settlements, attracted by the presence of rodents. These wildcats exhibited tamer behavior, leading to a mutually beneficial relationship with humans, as they helped control the rodent population. Over time, these wildcats became domesticated, giving rise to the domestic cat we know today. Cute Cats

2. The First Cat Breeds: Egyptian Mau and Siamese Cats

Among the earliest recorded cat breeds are the Egyptian Mau and Siamese cats. The Egyptian Mau, with its striking spots and graceful demeanor, has a history that traces back to ancient Egypt. Highly regarded and worshiped by Egyptians, this breed remains treasured for its unique coat pattern and captivating green eyes.

The Siamese cat, on the other hand, originated in Thailand (formerly known as Siam). Renowned for its striking blue almond-shaped eyes, short coat, and distinctive color points, the Siamese cat quickly gained popularity worldwide and became one of the most recognized and loved breeds. Cute Cats

3. Cat Fancy and the Emergence of Cat Breeds

The concept of cat fancy, similar to dog breeding, gained prominence in the 19th century. Enthusiasts formed cat clubs and began selectively breeding cats to enhance desirable traits and create distinct breeds. During this time, many familiar breeds such as Persians, Maine Coons, and British Shorthairs emerged, each having its own set of characteristics and unique charm.

4. The Persians: Elegance and Grace Personified

One of the most beloved and iconic cat breeds is the Persian cat. Known for its long, luxurious fur, adorable flat face, and gentle personality, Persians have won the hearts of cat enthusiasts worldwide. Despite their high-maintenance grooming needs, the affectionate nature of Persians makes them popular choices for cat lovers seeking a loyal and laid-back companion. Cute Cats

5. Maine Coons: Majestic Giants of the Cat World

The Maine Coon holds the distinction one of the largest domesticate cat breeds. With their tufted ears, bushy tails, and rugged appearance, Maine Coons have a wild charm that sets them apart from other breeds. Originally from the northeastern United States. They are known for their intelligence, sociability, and gentle temperament, making them excellent family pets.

6. British Shorthairs: Endearing and Adaptable

The British Shorthair, with its round face, dense coat, and sweet expression, exudes an irresistible charm. Originating from the United Kingdom, this breed has a long history and is associate with the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat. British Shorthairs are known for their adaptability and easy-going nature, making them ideal companions for families and singles alike. Cute Cats

7. The Abyssinian: A Playful and Inquisitive Companion

The Abyssinian cat is one of the oldest known cat breeds. With their ticked coat pattern and expressive eyes, Abyssinians have a wild appearance reminiscent of their ancestors. These cats are highly active, playful, and intelligent, making them excellent choices for households that can provide them with mental and physical stimulation.

8. Ragdolls: The Gentle Giants of the Cat World

Ragdolls are a relatively recent addition to the world of cat breeds, but they have quickly gained popularity for their calm and affectionate nature. Developed in California during the 1960s, Ragdolls are known for their striking blue eyes, semi-long fur, and tendency to go limp when held, hence their name. They are devoted and sociable cats, often forming strong bonds with their human family members. Cute Cats

9. Bengal Cats: Bringing the Wild into Your Home

The Bengal cat is a breed that visually resembles the wild leopard, thanks to its distinctive rosette markings. Developed by crossing domestic cats with Asian leopard cats, Bengal cats have retained their wild appearance while exhibiting a loving and affectionate personality. Their active and playful nature makes them an ideal choice for families seeking a feline friend that enjoys interactive play.

10. The Sphynx: A Hairless Enigma

The Sphynx cat is perhaps the most recognizable hairless breed. Contrary to popular belief, Sphynx cats are not entirely hairless but have a soft downy layer of fuzz on their bodies. Known for their affectionate and extroverted nature. These cats crave human attention and are often described as “velcro cats” due to their tendency to stick close to their owners. Cute Cats


The world of cat breeds is a vast and captivating one, with each feline friend bringing a unique set of traits, characteristics, and histories to our lives. Cute Cats. From the ancient origins of domestic cats to the emergence of various cat breeds through selective breeding. The diversity in feline companionship is both remarkable and heartwarming. Whether you prefer the elegance of the Persian, the wild charm of the Maine Coon, or the playful nature of the Abyssinian, there is a cat breed to match every person’s preferences and lifestyle. Cute Cats.

As we continue to cherish and care for these beloved companions. Let us appreciate the intricate beauty of their diversity and the joy they bring to our homes as our cherished feline friends.

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The Joy of Puppy Playtime: Fun Games and Activities

The Joy of Puppy Playtime: Fun Games and Activities


Bringing a new puppy into your life is a delightful experience filled with love, joy, and endless opportunities for growth and bonding. Among the many essential aspects of raising a happy and healthy pup, playtime stands out as a crucial element. Puppy playtime not only provides your furry companion with much-needed physical exercise but also stimulates their mental faculties, aids in socialization, and fosters the development of a strong human-canine bond. In this article, we will explore the significance of puppy playtime and present an array of fun games and activities that will ensure both you and your adorable pup have an enjoyable and rewarding playtime experience. Watch funny puppy on YouTube channel @animalhub2023.

The Importance of Puppy Playtime:

Before diving into the exciting games and activities, it is crucial to understand why playtime is so essential for puppies:

  1. Physical Exercise:

Puppies are bundles of energy, and regular playtime provides an outlet for all that youthful vigor. Engaging in physical activities helps maintain a healthy weight, promotes muscle development, and keeps their bones strong.

  1. Mental Stimulation:

Playtime serves as a valuable opportunity to challenge your puppy’s mind. Puzzle games and interactive toys can help develop cognitive abilities, problem-solving skills, and prevent boredom. funny puppy

  1. Socialization:

Introducing your pup to different people, animals, and environments during playtime encourages proper socialization. This sets the foundation for a well-adjusted, confident, and friendly adult dog.

  1. Bond Building:

Playing with your puppy strengthens the emotional bond between you and your pet. The time spent engaging in fun activities creates positive associations, leading to a more trusting and loving relationship.

Creating a Safe Play Environment:

Before initiating playtime, it’s essential to create a safe and suitable play environment for your puppy:

2.1 Puppy-Proofing:

Ensure the play area is free from potential hazards like electrical cords, sharp objects, toxic plants, and small items that your pup could swallow. funny puppy

2.2 Size and Space:

 Consider the size of your puppy and the space available. Indoor play can involve designated rooms, while outdoor play requires a secure, fenced area.

2.3 Age-Appropriate Toys:

 Choose toys that are specifically designed for puppies, as they are durable, safe, and suited to their developmental stage.

Fun Games and Activities:

3.1 Fetch:

A classic game that most dogs love, fetch engages your puppy’s natural instinct to chase and retrieve objects. Use a soft ball or a plush toy to minimize the risk of injury.

3.2 Tug of War:

 Tug of war can be an excellent bonding activity, but it’s essential to establish boundaries. Use a designated tug toy and teach your puppy to “drop it” when requested. funny puppy

3.3 Hide and Seek:

 Hide and seek is an enjoyable game that encourages mental stimulation. Hide behind furniture or in another room and call your pup’s name, rewarding them with praise and treats when they find you.

3.4 Puzzle Toys:

 Puzzle toys challenge your puppy’s problem-solving skills. Stuff interactive toys with treats or kibble, encouraging them to work out how to access the rewards.

3.5 Agility Course:

 Create a simple indoor or outdoor agility course using everyday items like cones, boxes, and tunnels. This activity enhances your puppy’s coordination, confidence, and physical abilities.

3.6 Bubble Chasing:

 Blowing pet-safe bubbles can be fascinating for your pup. Watch them delight in chasing and popping the bubbles around the yard. funny puppy

3.7 Playdates:

Arrange playdates with other friendly and vaccinated puppies or well-behaved adult dogs. Socializing with other canines promotes healthy social behavior and play skills.

3.8 Obedience Training Games:

 Incorporate obedience training into playtime by teaching commands like “sit,” “stay,” or “come.” Use treats and positive reinforcement to make it an enjoyable learning experience. funny puppy

3.9 Water Play:

 On a hot day, introduce your pup to shallow water play in a kiddie pool or sprinkler. Many dogs enjoy splashing around and cooling off in the water.

Tips for Successful Puppy Playtime:

4.1 Regularity:

 Consistency is key for successful puppy playtime. Establish a routine to ensure your pup gets daily play sessions.

4.2 Duration:

Keep play sessions age-appropriate. Younger puppies may have shorter bursts of energy, while older ones can play for more extended periods. funny puppy

4.3 Observe Limits:

Pay attention to your puppy’s energy levels and avoid overexertion. Provide breaks and rest when needed.

4.4 Positive Reinforcement:

 Always use positive reinforcement during playtime. Praise, treats, and affection reinforce good behavior and strengthen the bond.


Puppy playtime is an incredibly rewarding experience for both you and your furry friend. It not only promotes physical health but also nurtures mental well-being and emotional bonding. Engaging in a variety of fun games and activities not only makes playtime exciting but also stimulates your puppy’s growth and development. funny puppy. With the right environment, toys, and positive reinforcement, you can create an enriching playtime routine that will contribute to a happy, well-adjusted, and socially adept adult dog. So, let the fun begin, and enjoy the endless joy of puppy playtime!

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Puppy Training Tips for a Well-Behaved Cutie

Puppy Training Tips for a Well-Behaved Cutie


Puppy- Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting and joyous experience. These adorable little bundles of fur can instantly win our hearts and become beloved members of our families. However, with this immense cuteness also comes the responsibility of training them to become well-behaved and obedient companions. Proper puppy training is crucial for a harmonious and happy coexistence with your furry friend. In this article, we will explore some essential puppy training tips that will help you shape your pup into a well-mannered and well-adjusted cutie. Funny Puppy videos at YouTube Channel @animalhub2023.

1. Start Early, Be Consistent

The key to successful puppy training is to start early and be consistent with your efforts. Puppies are like sponges; they absorb information and learn quickly during their early months. The behaviors they learn early on tend to stick with them as they grow older. Establish a routine from day one and ensure that all family members are on the same page when it comes to training methods and commands. Consistency in training will prevent confusion and create a more stable learning environment for your pup.

2. Use Positive Reinforcement

Positive reinforcement is a powerful tool when it comes to training your puppy. Rewarding your pup for good behavior with treats, praise, or affection encourages them to repeat those behaviors. This method is more effective than punishment-based approaches, which can lead to fear and anxiety in your puppy. Whenever your pup follows a command, responds to their name, or displays good behavior, shower them with positivity and affection to reinforce that their actions are desirable. Funny Puppies videos.

3. Crate Training for Safety and Comfort

Crate training can be a beneficial technique for both you and your puppy. Dogs are naturally den animals, and a crate can become their safe and comfortable space. When properly introduced to the crate, your puppy will see it as a haven rather than a punishment. Use positive reinforcement to encourage your puppy to enter the crate and gradually increase the time they spend inside. A crate can also aid in housebreaking your pup as dogs tend to avoid soiling their sleeping area.

4. Socialization – A Vital Aspect

Socializing your puppy is crucial for their mental and emotional development. Early exposure to various people, animals, environments, and stimuli helps your puppy become more confident and less fearful. Take your puppy to different places, introduce them to friendly and vaccinated dogs, and allow them to interact with new people. However, ensure that the encounters are positive and controlled to prevent any negative experiences. Funny Puppies Videos.

5. Basic Obedience Training

Teaching your puppy basic obedience commands lays the foundation for good behavior. Start with simple commands like “sit,” “stay,” “come,” and “leave it.” Use treats and praise to reinforce these commands when your puppy follows them correctly. Keep training sessions short and engaging to maintain your pup’s interest and attention. Gradually increase the difficulty of commands as your puppy becomes more proficient.

6. Leash Training for Walks

Leash training is an essential aspect of puppy training, especially if you plan to take your pup for walks outside. Begin by introducing your puppy to a collar or harness and let them get used to wearing it indoors. Once they are comfortable, attach a leash and let them explore the house while you gently hold the other end. Practice walking indoors first, rewarding your puppy for walking calmly beside you. As your pup becomes more confident, venture outside for short walks, and gradually increase the duration.

7. Addressing Unwanted Behaviors

It’s natural for puppies to exhibit unwanted behaviors during their learning phase. Instead of scolding or punishing them, focus on redirection and positive reinforcement. For example, if your puppy starts chewing on furniture, offer them an appropriate chew toy instead. If they jump on people, teach them to sit and greet calmly. Understanding why the unwanted behavior occurs can also help you address the root cause effectively. Funny Puppies Videos.

8. Patience and Understanding

Puppy training can be challenging at times, but it’s essential to remain patient and understanding. Every pup learns at their own pace, and some may take longer to grasp certain commands or behaviors. Avoid getting frustrated or resorting to harsh training methods. Instead, celebrate small victories and be consistent in your efforts. A positive and patient approach will yield better results and strengthen the bond between you and your puppy.

9. Exercise and Mental Stimulation

A well-behaved puppy is also a tired puppy. Regular exercise is vital to keep your pup physically and mentally stimulated. Play games, go for walks, or engage in interactive play sessions to burn off excess energy. Mental stimulation is equally important, as it prevents boredom and destructive behaviors. Use puzzle toys, treat-dispensing toys, and training exercises that challenge your puppy’s mind.

10. Professional Training Support

If you encounter significant challenges during puppy training, don’t hesitate to seek professional help. Professional dog trainers can provide valuable guidance, identify areas that require improvement, and tailor training techniques to suit your puppy’s specific needs. Remember that investing in proper training early on can save you from potential behavioral problems down the road. Funny Puppies Videos.


Puppy training is an enriching journey that strengthens the bond between you and your furry companion. Funny Puppies Videos. With early and consistent training, positive reinforcement, socialization, and patience, you can shape your puppy into a well-behaved and well-adjusted cutie. Remember that each puppy is unique, so tailor your training approach to suit your pup’s personality and learning style. By investing time and effort into their development, you will be rewarded with a loving and obedient companion for years to come.

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Cat Behavior: Decoding Your Kitty’s Quirks and Body Language

Cat Behavior: Decoding Your Kitty’s Quirks and Body Language


Cat behavior. Cats have been fascinating companions to humans for thousands of years, and their behavior has always been a source of curiosity and wonder. From their playful antics to their mysterious mannerisms, cats continue to captivate us with their unique quirks and body language. Understanding our feline friends’ behavior is not only crucial for developing a deeper bond but also for ensuring their overall well-being and happiness. In this article, we will delve into the world of cat behavior, decoding the various quirks and body language that our furry companions exhibit. Watch memes on YouTube Channel.

The Social Nature of Cats

Contrary to popular belief, cats are social animals. While they may not rely on a hierarchical pack structure like dogs, they do form strong social bonds with their human caregivers and fellow feline companions. Understanding the social nature of cats is essential for interpreting their behavior accurately. Memes Video.

1. Attachment and Affection

Cats can become deeply attached to their human owners. They often display affection through various behaviors, such as rubbing their head against you, purring contentedly, or kneading with their paws. These actions are signs of trust and love.

2. Grooming Behavior

Grooming is a significant social behavior among cats. When your kitty grooms you, it’s not only keeping you clean but also showing its affection and acceptance of you as part of its social circle.

3. Play and Hunting Instincts

Play is an essential part of a cat’s life, even for adult cats. Play mimics hunting behavior and helps them hone their predatory instincts. Engaging in play with your cat strengthens your bond and provides necessary mental stimulation. Memes Video.

Feline Communication: Decoding the Language of Meows

Cats are vocal creatures and use a range of vocalizations to communicate their needs, wants, and emotions. Understanding their vocal cues can help you respond appropriately to their demands.

1. Different Types of Meows

Each meow has a distinct meaning. A short, high-pitched meow may indicate a greeting, while a long, drawn-out meow might be a sign of discontent or a request for attention. Pay attention to the context and tone to decipher your cat’s message accurately. Memes Video.

2. Purring: The Enigmatic Sound

One of the most captivating sounds cats produce is purring. Purring can signal contentment, but it can also be a self-soothing mechanism during stressful situations. Cats may also purr when they are in pain or unwell.

Understanding Feline Body Language

A cat’s body language is a fascinating aspect of their behavior. Learning to read their body language can give you valuable insights into their feelings and intentions. Memes Video.

1. The Tail Tells All

A cat’s tail is a highly expressive part of its body. A straight-up tail signifies a confident and happy cat, while a puffed-up tail indicates fear or aggression. A gently swishing tail may suggest excitement or anticipation, but a thrashing tail could mean annoyance.

2. Ears: Windows to Emotions

Cats communicate a lot through their ears. When a cat’s ears are forward, it shows attentiveness and interest. Flattened ears against the head suggest fear or agitation. Paying attention to their ears can help you gauge their comfort level in different situations. Memes Video.

3. Eye Contact and Blinking

Direct eye contact is a sign of trust and affection from a cat. Slow blinking is a friendly gesture that shows they are at ease in your presence. Conversely, prolonged staring can be seen as a challenge or threat.

4. Kneading and Rolling

Kneading is a behavior cats develop as kittens when they knead their mother’s belly to stimulate milk flow. Adult cats often knead when they are relaxed and content. Rolling over can be an invitation for belly rubs but proceed with caution, as some cats may not appreciate this gesture.

Common Behavioral Quirks and Their Meanings

1. Head-Butting (Bunting)

When a cat head-butts you, it’s a sign of affection and marking you with its scent glands as part of its territory. Memes Video.

2. Chattering and Chirping

Cats often make chattering or chirping sounds when observing birds or prey outside the window. This behavior is thought to be a frustration response as they express their desire to hunt.

3. Kneading Blankets

Kneading blankets or soft surfaces is a comforting behavior that harks back to their kittenhood when they kneaded their mother’s belly for milk. Memes Video.

4. Bringing Gifts

When your cat brings you “gifts” like dead insects or small animals, it’s an instinctive display of their hunting prowess and a sign of trust and friendship.

5. Slow Blinking

Cats often slow blink at their owners, which is considered a sign of trust and affection. You can reciprocate the gesture to show your love and trust in return.

Behavioral Issues and How to Address Them

Understanding cat behavior is not only about decoding their quirks and body language but also addressing any behavioral issues they may display. Memes Video.

1. Aggression

Aggression in cats can stem from fear, territorial disputes, or medical issues. Identifying the cause is crucial to addressing the problem appropriately.

2. Scratching Furniture

Cats scratch to mark their territory and maintain their claws. Providing appropriate scratching posts and regularly trimming their nails can deter them from scratching furniture. Memes Video.

3. Inappropriate Elimination

Cats may avoid the litter box due to stress, medical problems, or dissatisfaction with its cleanliness. Maintaining a clean litter box and consulting a veterinarian can help resolve this issue.

4. Excessive Meowing

If your cat’s meowing becomes incessant, it may be trying to communicate a problem or seeking attention. Rule out any medical issues first and ensure they receive enough mental and physical stimulation. Memes Video.


Decoding your cat’s behavior can be both a fascinating and rewarding experience. By understanding their quirks, body language, and vocal cues, you can build a stronger bond with your feline friend and ensure their well-being. Remember that each cat is unique, and paying attention to their individual personalities and preferences will help you develop a deeper understanding of their needs and emotions. Memes Video. Cherish the moments you spend with your furry companion, and embrace the enigmatic world of cat behavior.

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Puppy Developmental Stages: Understanding the growth phases of a puppy

Puppy Developmental Stages: Understanding the growth phases of a puppy


Bringing a puppy into your home is an exciting and rewarding experience. However, understanding the different developmental stages that puppies go through is crucial for providing them with the proper care and support they need to grow into healthy and well-adjusted adult dogs. In this article, we will explore the various puppy developmental stages and offer valuable insights on how to meet their specific requirements during each phase. See Viral Puppy on YouTube Channel @annimalhub2023

Stage 1: Neonatal Stage (0-2 weeks)

The neonatal stage is the first two weeks of a puppy’s life. During this period, puppies are entirely dependent on their mother for nourishment and protection. Their eyes and ears are sealed shut, and they rely on their sense of touch and smell to interact with their littermates and mother. It’s essential to ensure a quiet and comfortable environment for the mother and her puppies during this stage. Avoid handling the puppies excessively and let the mother care for them naturally. Viral Puppy

Stage 2: Transitional Stage (2-4 weeks)

Between two to four weeks of age, puppies begin to open their eyes and ears, enabling them to perceive their surroundings better. This is a critical time for early socialization, as they start to interact more with their littermates and explore their environment. As a responsible owner or breeder, you can gently introduce them to new sights, sounds, and smells to help them acclimate to the world around them.

Stage 3: Socialization Stage (4-12 weeks)

The socialization stage is a pivotal phase in a puppy’s life. It typically lasts from four to twelve weeks of age. During this time, puppies are highly receptive to new experiences, people, other animals, and various environments. Positive interactions and exposure to a wide range of stimuli are vital for their mental and emotional development. Proper socialization helps prevent behavioral issues later in life, such as fearfulness and aggression. Viral Puppy

As a responsible puppy owner, prioritize the following during this stage:

Positive Reinforcement:

 Use treats and praise to reward good behavior, reinforcing positive associations with people, other animals, and new experiences.

Exposure to Different Environments:

Introduce your puppy to various places, such as parks, streets, and crowded areas, to build their confidence.

Meeting New People and Animals:

 Arrange controlled meetings with friendly, vaccinated dogs and people of different ages and appearances to ensure they become well-adjusted around strangers.

Handling Exercises:

 Get your puppy used to gentle handling, including touching their paws, ears, and mouth, to make grooming and veterinary visits more comfortable for them. Viral Puppy

Stage 4: Juvenile Stage (3-6 months)

Between three to six months, puppies enter the juvenile stage, which is akin to human adolescence. They may display behaviors like increased independence, boundary testing, and bursts of energy. Consistent training and clear boundaries are essential during this stage to maintain good behavior. Keep in mind that some puppies may experience temporary “adolescent regression” in their training, but patience and persistence will yield positive results. Viral Puppy

Stage 5: Adolescence Stage (6-18 months)

The adolescence stage usually occurs between six to eighteen months, depending on the breed. This period can be challenging for puppy owners as hormonal changes may lead to behavioral challenges. Some puppies may become more territorial, vocal, or exhibit selective hearing during this stage. It’s crucial to remain consistent with training and provide outlets for their energy through regular exercise and engaging activities.

Stage 6: Young Adulthood (12-36 months)

By the age of one to three years, most dogs have reached their young adulthood. They are now more emotionally mature and physically developed. However, large breeds may continue growing and maturing beyond the three-year mark. During this stage, continue providing regular exercise, mental stimulation, and positive reinforcement to maintain their well-being. Viral Puppy

Supporting Your Puppy’s Needs Throughout Development

Proper Nutrition:

Providing a balanced and age-appropriate diet is vital for a puppy’s growth and development. Consult with your veterinarian to determine the best feeding schedule and dietary requirements for each stage.

Regular Veterinary Check-ups:

Regular visits to the vet are essential to monitor your puppy’s health, administer vaccinations, and address any potential health concerns.

Training and Socialization:

Consistent positive reinforcement training and early socialization play a critical role in shaping your puppy’s behavior and temperament. Enroll them in puppy training classes and expose them to various environments, people, and animals. Viral Puppy

Physical and Mental Exercise:

Puppies have high energy levels and need regular exercise to stay healthy and prevent behavioral problems. Provide daily walks, playtime, and mental stimulation through interactive toys and puzzles.

Safe Environment:

Puppy-proof your home to create a safe space for your young canine companion. Remove hazardous items and ensure they cannot access potentially harmful substances. Viral Puppy


Understanding the different developmental stages of a puppy is essential for providing the right care and support they need to thrive. From the neonatal stage to young adulthood, each phase brings unique challenges and opportunities for growth. By offering proper nutrition, training, socialization, and a safe environment, you can ensure that your puppy grows into a well-adjusted and happy adult dog, forming a strong and lasting bond with their loving owner.

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