IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS: Who will reign supreme, the Dog or the Cat??

This is the battle we’ve all been waiting for. To recap: My friend Mary (from Jingle Jangle Jungle) and I teamed up on putting together this fun Dog v Cat Battle of the Bands Tournament. It’s been so much fun and hopefully you’ve had a chance to check it out. But if not, no worries! You can still play in this very exciting AND HISTORICAL event!

After weeks of battles choosing best Dog songs and best Cat songs in the categories of Hard and Soft Rock, we had Playoffs to determine which song was going to Represent going into the Championship Battle. And now we are here with the exciting finish.

Last month’s mid-month battle of the bands was the Final Playoff to choose the Dog song going into the Superbowl of Championship Battles. And at Mary’s place (Jingle Jangle Jungle) was the Playoff to choose the Cat song to send to this Grand Finale.

Here voters had an opportunity to vote for either the hard-rock Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” or the soulful soft pop by Marvin Gaye, “I’ll Be Doggone”.

It was a super tight race and tied all the way up to the very end, when two votes came in, pushing Led Zeppelin over the finish line. The final playoff tally was 8-6. (FYI: I voted for Marvin Gaye’s song). So the NDC (National Dog Conference) is sending hard rock winner “BLACK DOG” to today’s big Battle Championship!

So just what Cat song is our Dog champ going up against? Mary’s NCC (National Cat Conference) Playoff winner is the beloved “CATS IN THE CRADLE” by Harry Chapin.

SO THIS IS IT! It’s time for the knock-down drag-out battle between CANINE and FELINE. Who will be the reigning victor of the first ever DOG v CAT BATTLE OF THE BANDS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP??

It’s in your hands People! Are you a dog person or a cat person? LET’S HEAR FROM YOU!!!

And now, without further ado, Let’s Battle!

BLACK DOG by Led Zeppelin

 

CATS IN THE CRADLE by Harry Chapin

 

PLACE YOUR VOTES IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW. Being this is the Championship, both Mary and I have the same exact battles going today, using the exact same videos. We know that the regular BOTBers will be placing duplicate votes. Don’t worry about it; we’re going to take out the duplicates. PLEASE VOTE WHEN YOU VISIT EACH OF US. Thank you so much! Thanks for playing along…

VOTING WILL BE OPEN THROUGH SEPTEMBER 10th!

And Don’t Forget to visit the other Battles today. First go to Mary’s Jingle Jangle Jungle Dog v Cat Championship battle post and place your vote there. There are links to all participants at BOTB Host Stephen McCarthy. 

For your convenience, I’ve also listed the other cool battles going on with our fun group so be sure to visit and vote on all these battles:

Stephen McCarthy Presents Battle of the Bands

Tossing It Out

The Doglady’s Den

The Sound of One Hand Typing

Curious as a Cathy

Mike’s Ramblings

 

Best Animal Compilation Video: 5 Shorts

This 4-minute compilation video from The Dodo includes five shorts that will absolutely warm your heart. Plus you’ll learn something too… What a great day!

Enjoy!

 

Videos detailed below.

Best Animal Videos Today include: Dogs Are So In Love With Their New Baby Brother; Cats Who Can’t Walk Still Love To Zoom Around; Baby Penguin Rescued From Storm Drain; Goats In Coats; What To Do If You Find A Baby Bird

Dogs Are So In Love With Their New Baby Brother
Keep up with these very special pals on Instagram, @frametheweim: http://thedo.do/frame

Cats Who Can’t Walk Still Love To Zoom Around
Follow these very special kitties on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Arkadiys-Adv… Instagram: http://thedo.do/perfectlyimperfect

Baby Penguin Rescued From Storm Drain

Goats In Coats
Special thanks to Farm Sanctuary for providing footage of some adorable goats. Visit http://www.farmsanctuary.org/ to learn more.

What To Do If You Find A Baby Bird
To help injured baby birds, you can support our friends at All Things Wild Rehabilitation (http://thedo.do/allthings), Wild at Heart Raptor (http://thedo.do/raptors), Wild Bird Care Centre (http://thedo.do/wbcc) and Wildsong Wildlife: http://thedo.do/wildsong.

Love animals? Watch more videos from The Dodo: https://www.thedodo.com/video/

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Notable Quotable: Loving Animals

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”    –Anatole France

I use this quote in my email signature. It is so true. I’ve seen people completely transformed from experiencing the love of an animal. I’ve seen people who were hard and cold suddenly become soft and loving after having a dog for a while.

There is something about sharing heart with an animal that changes a person. Look at the success of programs that utilize the caring for dogs by prisoners. And the enormous triumphs with autistic and special needs children after they’ve spent time with therapy horses. More and more hospitals around the nation are instituting animal therapy for their patients, using dogs and cats. That has to tell you something.

There is an awakening of the heart and soul that is unmatched in these programs, dramatically moreso than in any other arena. The takeaway: loving an animal is good for you!

I’ve always said that I like dogs more than I like people and that’s essentially the truth. Dogs make wonderful friends–they don’t lie or deceive, they don’t judge, and they don’t hate. They love unconditionally. That is something you cannot get from another human being, I don’t care how much someone protests that they can love another person unconditionally. Not possible! There are always conditions between people. Period. But not so with dogs (and other animals). Their love is pure and absolute.

So if you haven’t experienced it already, do yourself a favor and love an animal. Your world will be better for it.

Have you witnessed someone change for the better after bringing a pet into their life? Do you believe that one’s life can be improved just by introducing an animal into it? Have you experienced the special love shared between people and their companion animals? If you haven’t yet experienced this, what’s stopping you?

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