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First Aid Tips for Cat Guardians that could save a Kittie’s Life this Summer by Blue Cross -by Katzenworld
First, I apologize to All potential clients that I did not have a chance to call back or book appointments. We have been BOOKED. Also, in the midst of making many changes . Once everything is settled, I will be back with an Announcement. I DO appreciate all the referrals. I want to at least leave everyone some GREAT tips for the Fourth Of July Weekend 🐾🐶🇺🇸
Safety during July 4th celebrations:
Leave your pets at home when you go to parties, fireworks displays, parades and other gatherings. Loud fireworks, unfamiliar places and crowds can all be very frightening to pets, and there’s great risk of pets becoming spooked and running away.
Consider putting your pets in a safe, escape-proof room or crate during parties and fireworks.
If you’re hosting guests, ask them to help keep an eye on your pets to make sure they don’t escape. Placing notes on exit doors and gates can help both you and your guests remain vigilant.
Keep your pets inside if you or your neighbors are setting off fireworks.
Keep sparklers, glow sticks, fireworks, charcoal and kabob skewers away from curious pets.
Don’t Use Fireworks Near Dogs. While lit fireworks can pose a danger to curious dogs and potentially result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws, even unused fireworks can be hazardous. Some fireworks contain potentially toxic substances such as arsenic, potassium nitrate, and other heavy metals.
Don’t let pets get near your barbecue grill while it is in use or still hot.
Avoid the urge to feed your pets table scraps or other foods intended for people.
Alcoholic Drinks & Weed Poison Pets. If your pet drinks alcohol, they can become dangerously intoxicated, go into a coma, or in severe cases, die from respiratory failure. Yes, even beer is toxic; fermented hops and ethanol are poisonous to dogs and cats.
Have your pet properly identified. If your pet manages to break loose and become lost, without proper identification it will be that much harder to get them back. Consider fitting your pet with microchip identification, ID tags with their name and your phone number, or both. It is also a good idea to have a recent picture of your pets in case you have to put up signs.
Remember that too much sun and heat (and humidity!) can be dangerous to pets. Keep them inside when it’s extremely hot/humid; make sure they have access to shady spots and plenty of water when outdoors; don’t leave them outside for extended periods in hot weather.
Never leave your pet in your car when it’s warm outside. Vehicle interiors heat up much faster than the air around them, and even a short time in a locked car can be dangerous to pets.
After the celebrations:
Check your yard for fireworks debris before allowing pets outside to play or relax. Even if you didn’t set off fireworks yourself, debris can make its way into your yard, where curious animals may pick it up to play with or eat.
If you hosted guests, check both your yard and home for food scraps or other debris that might be dangerous to pets, such as food skewers.
🇺🇸We wish you and your family a happy and safe Fourth of July!🇺🇸
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Buenas tarde a todos el mundo ,hoy voy a proponer un plato hecho y inventado de mi mujer,muy bueno y facil da hacer,con un coste bajo un tiempo de preparacion bastante rapido como esta espectacular patatas…
I made reservations for a dinner and a brunch for My Dad today. He didn’t want to go, he’s really tired. And He’s tired because he’s been helping me with some changes these past 2 months. He’s the best Dad EVER! So I love showing my appreciation to him. So since dinner was called off, I decided to cook and bake. Ok I’m not a chef. So I decided to bake. His favorite dessert is banana pudding. I found a great recipe with a twist. It’s a Banana Pudding Ice Cream Cake. Well here is what it is SUPPOSED to look like.
And Here is What My Banana Pudding Ice Cream Cake turned out to be….
Father’s Day festival is considered extremely important as it help acknowledge the contribution of fathers to individual families and to societies as large. Besides observance of Father’s Day provide children an opportunity to express love and respect for their fathers. The sentiment goes a long way in strengthening father-child relationship and consequently in the emotional development of a child.
The idea of celebrating Father’s Day Festival was given by Ms Sonora Dodd, a loving daughter from Spokane. Her father Henry Jackson Smart single-handedly raised Sonora and five of her siblings after the death of her mother during childbirth. When Sonora attended a Mother’s Day Sermon in 1909, she thought that if there is the day to honor mother then there should also be a corresponding day to honor fathers. Sonora worked relentlessly for years to ensure that the idea of Father’s Day becomes a reality. In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge first recognized Father’s Day. In view of the massive popularity of the festival, in 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father’s Day to be held on the third Sunday of June.
Over the years, the concept of celebrating Father’s Day spread beyond geographical boundaries. Today, millions of children across the world express gratitude for their dads as they celebrate Father’s Day festival.
Significance of Father in our Lives
Many people laughed at Sonora Dodd when she gave the concept of having a Father’s Day, as traditionally, only mother is regarded as the sole nurturer of a child. The role of father is often relegated to a secondary status as compared to a mother. But all of us know that father is just as important for a child as the mother is. If mothers are the heroes of child rearing, significance of father in the development and emotional well being of a child is no less. Children depend on their father for their spiritual, emotional, physical, financial and social well being. For daughters, father is the ideal man in the world and also the first man they adore, while for sons, father is an idol and the strongest man they aspire to emulate.
Though traditionally father is seen more as a provider and guide for children, the scenario appears significantly changed in nuclear family culture of today. With most husband and wife working, fathers in present times are as involved in child rearing job as the mothers are. Today, most fathers do not shy away from changing nappy or taking the difficult task for putting the baby to sleep. This cultural change is helping in strengthening father-child relationship and consequently in emotional development of a child and building of stronger family bonds.
Significance of Father’s Day Festival
Father’s Day festival give us the opportunity to express thanks to our Daddy for all their unconditional love and affection. Observance of Father’s Day makes fathers feel that their contributions are acknowledged in the society and also by their children. They feel proud of themselves ! Besides by celebrating Father’s Day, children come closer to their father. For, most often children take love of their parents for granted. Celebration of Father’s Day makes them ponder for a while on the important role their father play in their life. This helps them appreciate the selfless care and protection provided by their father and hence they come emotionally closer to their dad.
Children must therefore take full opportunity of the day and express their gratitude for fathers with all their heart. The best way to do so is to do small things that daddy appreciates and by saying “I love you, Papa” with a gift of beautiful flower.
So where did we leave off with the baby birds, in the rhododendron bush in the backyard?
They really were in there.
First they were pink and a bit fluffy, and then they started the hard work of growing feathers, which meant they needed a lot of sleep, with short breaks for eating and nuzzling with Mom.
The four babies slept in an undifferentiated pile, in a nest that became progressively smaller and smaller, or at least that’s how it seemed.
One day, the oldest of the babies saw me coming with my camera and flew out of the nest. The next day, they all saw me coming and flew off in different directions. But not too far.
And the following day, they were gone.
A week or so later, I saw one of the baby birds, a teenager now, standing on top of Mom’s temporary greenhouse in the backyard…
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Are you aware that when Memorial Day was originally created, it was called Decoration Day? I didn’t know that until I was an adult. In my 20s and still today, I’m a History addict. I love learning everything I can about the History of the World especially about my country, the USA. There have been many events in America that we got wrong. But there is WAYY more events that occurred, that the U.S. got right. 🇺🇸
Decoration Day originated after the Civil War. It eventually became Memorial Day and then a Federal Holiday, in 1971. It’s meant for us to take the time out and recognize the people who did fight for your freedom. It’s meant for Families to honor and remember those family members that they miss dearly. And we pay our homage by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.
On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a nationwide day of remembrance later that month. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed. The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle.
Did You Know?
Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.
In my eyes ,The Civil War ranks either the most important war of U.S. history or the 2nd most important. We can’t forget the American Revolution. In The American Revolution, we gained our inpendence from England and with the Civil War, slavery ended. I wonder what the world would like be without these two critical events occurring. In every War, countless brave men and women give up their life , to help evolutionize the world. When you sit and think about , it’s a selfless act. Earlier this week, I was watching one of favorite shows, The Americans. The character, Pastor Tim, counseled the main characters of the show, Elizabeth and Phillip , about not standing in the way of their sons’ dream and goals. The son wants to finish his schooling abroad but , the parents had a difficult time seeing how this was a benefit to their son. Pastor Tim’s advice was the best line of the episode. ” You can’t predict what a person’s life is going to be and you can’t deny them the challenges that will shape them.” The parents learned they had to let go and let him pursue his purpose. The men and women who fight, probably didn’t imagine how their actions would help create America as the leader of this world , a country that many around the world wants to live for a better quality of life. But their actions did and shouldn’t be ignored. Many families have been left with holes in their lives because of the losses. And although you hurt, I thank the families for recognizing there is a bigger purpose being served.
I know the older these rituals are, people who didn’t feel the pain of the many losses believes it’s day for them to party, cook out and sleep. This Memorial Day , I ask people to put our wants and needs aside for a day, and honor those who sacrificed their lives for us. And for those that have survived war, take the time to learn their stories. Soak in the history lessons either by their first hand experience or the events that changed their lives forever. Since I was about 8, talking to my grandparents and their friends about the events that have occurred in their life, is still one of my favorite. All my grandparents are deceased now, but I can still tell you word by word about their history. And knowing those events, has kept them alive in me. They are apart of me. I learned respect and appreciation for people. And especially those people that have gone through very hard times and survived it. This Memorial Day, I am going to accept the call to action to celebrate our veterans by visiting the Georgia War Veterans Nursing in Augusta. Like the days, I was sitting on my Granny’s porch in Charleston, S.C. ,listening to the stories and history lessons she and her friends told, I am going to spend some time listening to the stories of these veterans, celebrate them and letting them know , their sacrifices won’t be forgotten or ignored.
What will be your call to action this Memorial Day?
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As the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day is a great excuse to get outdoors. But whether you’re partying, barbequing, or just soaking up some rays, it’s important to keep your pet’s safety in mind at all times. To prevent any Memorial Day mishaps, we’ve put together some tips to help protect animals during the “Dog Days” of the season.
Barbequing is one of the best parts of Memorial Day, but remember that the food and drink you serve your guests may be poisonous to pets. Keep alcoholic beverages away from animals, and remind guests not to give them any table scraps or snacks. Raisins, grapes, onions, chocolate, and avocado are all common at barbeques—and they’re all especially toxic to animals.
Be Cool Near the Pool
Don’t leave pets unsupervised around a pool or lake—not all dogs are expert swimmers! Introduce your pets to water gradually and make sure they wear flotation devices when on boats. Also, try to keep your dog from drinking pool water, which contains potentially dangerous chemicals like chlorine.
Skip the Spray
Unless specifically designed for animals, insect repellant and sunscreen can be toxic to pets. Signs of repellent toxicity include drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst, and lethargy. DEET, a common insecticide in products for humans, may cause neurological issues in dogs.
Made in the Shade
Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so if you’re spending time outside, give them plenty of fresh, clean water and make sure they have a shady place to get out of the sun. Note that animals with flat faces, like Pugs and Persian cats, are more susceptible to heat stroke since they cannot pant as effectively. These pets, along with the elderly, the overweight, and those with heart or lung diseases, should be kept cool in air-conditioned rooms as much as possible.
Time spent outdoors comes with the added risk of pets escaping. Make sure that your pet is fitted with a microchip or ID tag with identifying information, or both. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Opt for a Humane Holiday
Everyone loves a Memorial Day barbecue, but for those who eat meat, eggs or dairy, avoiding the worst factory-farmed products can be tricky. For help making the most compassionate choices this holiday (and all year long!), be sure to reference our humane picnic tips.
We used to have a colony of feral cats in the backyard at my building, or so I’m told. Over the past few years, the feral cat population has been gradually dying off, or leaving town, without being replaced. There is only one cat who has come by this year – I’ve seen him twice now – and he is a huge grey and brown cat, who looks like he may have swallowed one of the local raccoons. I tried to take his picture, but he faded into the background so well that all I could see were his eyes flashing back at me through the camera. As a result of the decreasing cat population, though, the local bird population has been exploding.
We have two, very loud, bird families living adjacent to our apartment: one under the air conditioner in Mom’s bedroom, and one under the air conditioner in…
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Nick Patterson, 30, of Alex City, Alabama, was sentenced to 99 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated animal cruelty charges.
Patterson starved and neglected purebred Collies on his grandparents’ property, leading to his arrest.
A plea deal was struck on Wednesday between Patterson and the prosecution, where he pleaded guilty not only to nine counts of animal abuse, but also three counts of financial transaction card fraud, reports Alex City Outlook.
Assistant District Attorney Damon Lewis, who negotiated the plea deal, hopes this will “send a message” to local resident
“If you hurt a child or hurt an animal in Tallapoosa County, you are going to prison,” Lewis said. “It’s that simple.
This has been an emotional case and one that involved some of the worst animal abuse I have ever seen.”
Police discovered 14 living, but malnourished, dogs in outdoor enclosures where Patterson lived last June.
The dogs only had dirty rain water to drink and it was found that they were only fed sporadically, and had been neglected for months. Police also found the remains of six other Collies on the property.
To try and flee from police, Patterson went on the run. It is then that he reportedly fraudulently used credit cards and stolen checks in order to keep going.
Patterson eventually turned himself in to authorities in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on July 24.
Patterson was sentenced to 10 years on each of the nine animal cruelty and abuse counts, and three years on each fraud charge. All sentences will run concurrently.
He may be eligible for parole after he serves a minimum of 18 years, per WSFA.
Patterson is not allowed to ever own an animal again.
WSFA reports that Patterson showed no emotion when the sentence was handed down.