Wordless Wednesday – Wildlife Style

You may see snow in this picture but thankfully there is no snow on the ground. I laugh at this picture each time I see it.

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RAINBOW BRIDGE REMEMBRANCE DAY

QUEEN TIGGER ON CURIO CABINET. TIGGER DIED 9-11-2015.
KANDY OUR PUPPY DOG WHO CHEWED THROUGH THE PANELING.
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SNOWBALL SLEEPING IN THE LAUNDRY BASKET.
QUEEN TIGGER ON CURIO CABINET. TIGGER DIED 9-11-2015.

Hello Everyone and Happy National Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day. I find it ironic in a good way that butterflies have been out this week in full force. Granted we’ve had no rain only sunshine but it’s like the butterflies know today is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day for all of our pets. Above are just a few of pets of mine I lost. My last pet I lost was my cat Tigger who I lost on 9-11-2015.

What is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day?

In short, Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day is a day set aside to remember all your pets that’s passed over the Rainbow Bridge. To find out more including when this day was founded, Who founded this special day and Why this day was founded and more please go to the following link provided and it is: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day August 28 . 

My pets from when I was child to when I was an adult were many. I’ve had Chameleons, Dogs, Cats and I’m sure there were more I can’t remember. I remember all of my pets that have went over the Rainbow Bridge.

Remember, today isn’t a sad day but a happy day because our pets aren’t suffering anymore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caption Winner

CAPTION WINNER FOR WHAT IS THIS TURKEY SAYING?

I’m sorry and sad to say I only got 1 caption for this but that’s OK because the caption I did get was a good one. I not only want to thank greg-in-washington for sending me a caption I want to tell him his blog is very good and congratulations to him because he’s the caption winner.

I survived Thanksgiving and Christmas! Look how big I am!

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Our Blogger Recognition Badge

I’ve been asked how to get the badge? If you want the badge it’s actually simple to get. You can either go to Blogger Recognition Award or use the badge provided below. I hope this clears up any confusion. Double click on the badge to save the image and make sure you link back to me.

 

 

Sparks & Awww…Monday

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Since McGuffy’s Reader is on hiatus from Sparks that doesn’t mean we can’t shine our light and give off positive vibes to others.

I changed my mini cat calendar this Morning and what I look forward to is whether or not there is a saying or not. This morning there was cat saying and I thought it was good for Sparks. The cat saying is as follows:

Experience is valuable in most human endeavors, but the problem of getting a cat down out of a tree is new every time it arises.

       —Francis Duffy

My Interpretation: Experience is a very good teacher in all situations and each situation is different and should be handled differently each time.


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I’m putting the original picture first and the following 2 are bloggif pictures. Hope you like them.

 

CATURDAY ART

CATURDAY ART WITH DAISY MAE’S HELP

QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY. (ORIGINAL PICTURE).

Hi everyone, CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE is joining CATURDAY ART with Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty and I get to help. 

Anyhow, the Queen Mom Deputy Sister played around some on BlogGif and guess what she dressed up one of my pictures she took of me. Personally, I thought she did a fantastic job but let us know what you think. She made one with wording and one without. She wants to show you both of her creations. So without further adieu below are her creations for CATURDAY ART below. ENJOY!!!!

MY CATURDAY ART CREATION OF DAISY MAE FROM BLOGGIF WITH WORDING.

MY CATURDAY ART OF DAISY MAE ON BLOGGIF WITHOUT WORDING.

Daisy Mae Does Friendly Fill-Ins

QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY. (ORIGINAL PICTURE).

 

Hi everyone, I’m excited because I asked The Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal if I could do the Friendly Fill-Ins this week and guess what? She said sure I could do it if I wanted. In fact, she said I could do them every week if I wanted to. WOW!! she wants to give me more responsibility. I guess if I’m going to have my name on her site I better do my part. So here it goes my first Friendly Fill -Ins. 

  1. My wonderful forever family brings out the best in me.

  2. Cat fights, animal cruelty, heat and humidity and going to the vet make me grumpier than Grumpy Cat.

  3. If money grew on trees I could help other animals, get a tall scratcher with multiple floors, I could help St. Labre Indian School and send money to Biblical churches and organizations. 

  4. I have a fear of getting stuck somewhere and not being rescued. I also have a fear of accidentally getting out and my forever family leaving me.

Remember Everyone RAINBOBRIDGREMBRENCDAis August 28. For those who don’t know what this day is or about it is a day that is set aside to remember the pets companions we’ve lost. The death of a pet whether furry, feathered or an uncommon variety, we feel the loss deeply. They become family and a familiar part of our lives. You can find more out by going to Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day August 28th and Rainbow Remembrance Day(Choose Your Link) 

Remember to put #Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day so we can find your posts.

CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE is joining 15 AND Meowing.com for Friendly Fill – Ins. 

Wordless Wednesday

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY(A SLIDESHOW)

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Awww…Monday & Sparks

AWWW…MONDAYS & Sparks

The Awww…Monday I chose today could be a Spark too so I’m doing my Awww…Monday & Sparks together.

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August Fun Holidays

I don’t know why I thought I had to know what fun Holiday was on August 20th but I did and my research found a whole list of fun Holidays for today and through the month. I’m sure there are more but below is a list of what Holidays I found.

FUN AUGUST 20TH HOLIDAYS

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    Cupcake Day

  2. National Bacon Day
  3. National Radio Day
  4. Virtual World Day
  5. Stay Home With Your Kids Day
  6. National Lemonade Day
  7. World Mosquito Day
  8. Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

MULTI-DAY EVENTS FOR AUGUST

  1. Admit Your Happy Month
  2. American Artist Appreciation Month
  3. Black Business Month
  4. Cataract Awareness Month
  5. Children’s Eye Health Month
  6. Fall Of Empires Month
  7. Family Fun Month
  8. Home Business Month
  9. Learn Japanese Month
  10. National Breastfeeding Month
  11. National Canning Month
  12. National Catfish Month
  13. National Children’s Vision & Learning Month
  14. National Eat Dessert First Month
  15. National Eye Exam Month
  16. National Golf Month
  17. National Immunization Month
  18. National Inventors Month
  19. National Napping Month
  20. National Parks Month
  21. National Publish Your eBook Month
  22. National Sandwich Month
  23. National Wellness Month
  24. Professional Speakers Month
  25. Psoriasis Awareness Month
  26. Romance Awareness Month
  27. Water Quality Month
  28. God’s Preeminence Day

AUGUST 22 & 28

  1. August 22: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  2. August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

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**Please Note** There are other days but I Only listed a few.

Information gotten at: https://www.checkiday.com

 

 

 

Turkey Playing In The Snow

No we don’t have snow. We have sunshine and are in the mid 70’s to 80 degrees right now. These pictures are from January

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TURKEY ON A SNOWY DAY

No we don’t still have snow thankfully. 

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TURKEY WATCHING WHAT LOOKS LIKE A DEER BUT I’M NOT SURE WHAT THEY’RE WATCHING.

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Under Mother’s Watchful Eye

I thought I would show some pictures of fawns under mother’s watchful eye. Enjoy Everyone.

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Caturday Art

I wanted to do a lot of different things for you because they changed things. They put things in a different language not English and no matter How many times I pushed the button that said English it didn’t help. The slideshow I originally planned didn’t work because the thing that said create your slideshow would only take one picture. Well maybe we’ll have more luck next week. Any how, I eventually went with the bloggif photo effect called in my terminology the mirror effect.  Enjoy the photos.

As you can see I worked with Smalls picture this week and from left to right to bottom this is how they go. I mirrored Smalls picture with no frame(on left), Smalls picture mirrored with frame(on right) and the original picture of Smalls I used(on bottom).

CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE is joining ATHENA’S CATURDAY ART BLOG HOP. ATHENA CAT GODDESS has a website which is great and I hope you visit it. The link to her site is Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.

 

 

 

🤷🤷VERY BAD CHOICE OR DISEASE????🤷🤷

DRUG COMMERCIALS

For a while now I’ve been debating to write on this topic or not. My mission is to get everyone to make good choices not bad choices. Some of you may not like what I have to say in this post and you may disagree with my opinion and that’s OK because we are allowed to have our own opinions whether we agree or not. Now on with the post.

I don’t know about those who live somewhere other than the USA, but there seem to be more commercials in between tv programs. The commercials I’ve been seeing lately is what inspired me to write this post. Those particular commercials are about calling drugs a disease. That’s right, I said disease. But are drugs really a disease or just a very bad choice? These commercials seem to think they are disease. Before I tell you my opinion and why I feel this way let’s look at the definitions of Choice and Disease.

Definitions:

Disease: a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury. (Noun)

Choice: An act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities.

My opinion is that drugs are a very bad choice and not a disease.  I took plenty of time to make sure this is what I really felt because I get angry at commercials like this and yell at the television even though they can’t hear me. Why do I feel this way? I feel this way because if you really think about it, you’re making a choice to do drugs or not to do drugs. A choice not a disease.  Oh sure you can rationalize that it’s a disease by telling yourself and convincing yourself because it’s considered an epidemic it should be called a choice but it’s really a choice because you choose to do drugs or not.

In conclusion, this not only applies to drugs but to alcohol, smoking and many other things too but I’m focusing on drug commercials right now.

If you have a relative, friend or just know someone who needs help there are plenty phone numbers sites on the internet you can go to and there is help for family and friends. There are even support groups for you too.

I wish you all the best.

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Feline Friday

 

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Wordless Wednesday

WILDLIFE WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

No we don’t still have snow thank goodness. Our weather is crazy. One day it’s sunny the next day we’re getting thunderstorms. Below is the picture without being circled.

Below I’ve circled the bunny in purple so you can spot it better. Please caption the picture.

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We are joining Comedy-Plus for Wordless Wednesday.

 

End Of The Farmshow

Previously, I showed you some pictures that my sister and her family took that she sent me. The pictures are of their friend’s cows with Make America Great Again hats on the cows. If you haven’t seen the posts you can view and read them by going to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!! and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!. You will notice that I have made the links the same. That’s because they’re from two different sites. 

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MY NEPHEW WAS BORED SO HE PUT MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN HATS ON HIS FRIEND’S COWS AT THE BUTLER FARMSHOW.
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CLOSEUP OF MY NEPHEW FRIEND’S COW AT THE BUTLER FARMSHOW WITH A MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN HAT ON ITS HEAD.

Below are more pictures of the farmshow since the end of the farmshow is Saturday, August 11, 2018.

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MY NEPHEW WITH ONE OF HIS BUNNIES AT THE BUTLER FARMSHOW.
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MY NEPHEW WITH HIS FRIEND’S COWS AT THE BUTLER FARMSHOW.
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MY NEPHEW TRYING TO DRINK ICE TEA WHILE GETTING KISSED BY ONE OF HIS FRIEND’S COWS AT THE BUTLER FARMSHOW.

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Awww…Monday & Sparks

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Welcome to another positive week with Awww…Monday & Sparks. This week I put my Awww… Monday & Sparks image together. 

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How To Stop Chewing In Cats and Dogs Naturally

Hello, my name is Kalia. I run frontseatryder.com, a blog designed to inspire dog moms to improve their mental health alongside their doggos.

My boy, Ryder and I want everyone to be able to unleash their pawsitivity and chase a happier life. We talk about ways to combat depression and anxiety. We also share tips to help gain a better bond with your four-legged.

I am extremely honored to be able to guest post today. Thank you so much for having me, Crystal! Today I am going to share a few tips and tricks on how to stop your pets from unwanted chewing.

 

How To Stop Chewing In Cats and Dogs Naturally 

Most puppies and kittens tend to chew on things they shouldn’t. It is just part of the growing process; just like human babies going through the teething stage. Chewing is something that a pet parent must be ready to tackle. Your love for your pet must be stronger than your love for possessions. From a new pair of sneakers to couch cushions, blankets, and yes, even that brand new tank top you bought for this Summer’s vacation.

If you are struggling with your cat or dog chewing and want a natural remedy, check out these options below. I have a list of ways that you can hopefully get them to stop nibbling on things they shouldn’t be. 

These tips and tricks below work on adult and baby animals. And any pet that has not thoroughly learned what they can and can’t chew on. Usually, when a cat or dog begin chewing even though you are working on breaking them of the habit, they might be doing it to tell you something. 

 

Stopping a Cat or Dog From Chewing

Burn Off Energy 

A lot of times cats and dogs will chew out of boredom. When they get anxious or feel like they are not getting any attention, they reach for chewing as a form of attention. It helps them release stress. Making sure to spend time with your pet every day is imperative. Have toys to play with them, take your dog for a walk or to the dog park to run.

Even if it is 15 minutes a day, you need to devote that time every day to keep your animal content. Plus, who doesn’t want to bond with your little (or big) furball?! When your pet stops chewing and you stop playing, they will most likely revert back to chewing. Make it a daily habit to get out some energy.

 

Catching Them In The Act 

When you find your pet chewing away where they shouldn’t offer them a chew toy that they can chew on instead. Redirection is the way to go when it comes to training any animal. Plus, a toy to chew on is positive reinforcement. This will teach them that they can’t chew on the couch, but they can chew on their ball. Diverting them in a positive way is a great way to teach them — “Hey look! Here is the toy to play with.” You can buy natural pet deterrent sprays that you can spray on items in your house as well. You can find natural ones that just turn your cat or dog off. This is good for items like shoes, clothing, or furniture you don’t want to be torn up. 

 

Chew Toys

Whether you buy a chew toy that has strings, interactive toys for your cats, or dog bones, have a variety. Fill a toy with treats to entice play time. Or buy an item with catnip for your feline. Make sure you are buying toys that interest your pet. Then when you see them acting bored, offer a toy to play with. You could even make a grass garden for your cat to nibble on and lounge in. Just think outside the box to find ways to entertain your pet. 

 

Bitters

There are a few different spray products on the market to curb your furbaby’s destructive chewing habit. The most common are “Bitters”. Most dogs do not care for bitter tastes. Spraying items with this taste will help detour your pet from wanting to chew on it anymore. This is a great option for things around the house that can get wet without damaging them. Make sure to not only spray the bitters but have a positive alternative to chew on at the ready. Your buddy with still needs to release some of their pent-up energy.

 

Mental Stimulation 

Making sure your pet has mental and physical exercise, and stimulation is a must. Teaching obedience, tricks, and more are imperative. Having a perch for your cat to sit on to look out the window, taking your dog for a walk or car ride. Showing them pet videos to help stimulate their minds. Make sure you do things that not only offer physical exercise but also aim for mental. 

 

If you try these routes and still struggle, it might not hurt to take your pet to the vet. Sometimes anxiety can be causing the stress chewing, and medication might be needed. Other times dental issues or underlying health issues can make your pet act out or show signs of chewing that you can’t seem to stop. It is always best to get them checked out to rule out any health issues. 

What tips do you have for stopping chewing naturally?