Getting A New Pet, Introducing Your Pet To Your Other Pets And Avoiding The Pitfalls…

QUEEN DAISY MAE SLEEPING ON HER THRONE AND FEELING LIKE ROYALTY.

First Offwhen you’re thinking about bringing another pet into your family, there are several important suggestions/pointers I have about doing that. So what are they you ask? Below are a few I have and you may be able to think of some others too. Now on to those pointers/suggestions.

Point #1Always consider where you’re living – Are you in an apartment, Pet friendly apartment or a house?

Point #2When you think you’ve made a decision but you have a family, always take your idea to the family. In other words, call a family meeting and tell them what you want to do then talk it over as a family and let the children know that their ideas will be considered.

Point #3When you’re decision has been made to get a pet, now the next part you want to talk with the family is what kind of pet do you want? Do you want a Cat, A Dog, A Bunny, A Feathered, etc… Whatever pet you decide on, you have to decide on a small, medium or large, make sure you’ll be able to:

ayou’ll have enough time to care of your new pet.

b. make sure you can take care of a new pet.

c. make sure you can afford a new pet. Pets are and can be expensive.

dAlways make sure your new pet has room to exercise and play.

eAlways make sure your all your pets have lots of love.

Point #4 & 5Once you decided on what type of pet you want: Cat, Dog, etc…, now it’s time to go to local rescue/adoption shelter for pets. Most shelters have animals that make great pets. Howeverbe very, very careful of those places that bring animals into malls and places like that. Ask plenty of questions like you would at a shelter. If the people can’t answer your questions and you know more about taking care of that pet than they do then walk away. Don’t get yourself into a situation where it ends in a catastrophe. Let me give you an example that actually happened to my family and I. We had just lost one cat and my family and I had finally decided to get another Cat. The only thing was, we decided we wanted a Kitten not a full grown Cat. Well being at the mall practically daily since I worked at a store in the mall I would walk down, there were animals that could be adopted. We adopted a kitten. Watch out for red flags. Examples of red flags are:                                                       aYou know more than the people trying to get you to adopt the animals.                                             b. When the people argue with you and don’t listen to you.                                                                   c.   If they try to act like they know more than what they do it’s time to walk away.                               d.   Another red flag is when the person tells you if the Cat dies within a week to let them know. Just to let you all know my family encountered this situation and sadly the cat we adopted only lived a week. She was to young to be flea dipped and we tried to tell the people she was to young they didn’t listen. I named her Cutie Pie. Cutie Pie only lived a week before earning her wings and flying to the Rainbow Bridge  and beyond. This was quite some time ago but ended tragically.

So the moral is when you decide to get a pet, always start by making it a family decision & include the children, start by looking at a reputable animal shelter, always prepare for extra bills with your pets, Always look for red flags (hints that the people or animal isn’t reputable, always listen to that gut feeling that says something isn’t right because walking away is better than losing a pet in a weeks time (trust me I know) & if it seems to be good to be true it probably is.

Daisy Mae And I, we say always adopt and/or rescue a pet first but some would say getting a pet from a breeder is like rescuing a pet because the pets are not used like the breeder wants them to be they have become part of someone’s forever family.

 

 

 

When Love, Murder & Rejection Collide: Book Update With Background Information

“Hey…the bird feeder’s empty! What did you do, oversleep or something?”

Book Background Information

As most of you know, I have found a new talent and hack to lesson the stress at least it does for me. That new talent and hack is writing for fun and yes it actually works. Well since my family and I all caught the nasty virus COVID 19, I was thrown into being a full time caregiver for both of my parents unexpectedly. So since I had already set a New Year’s goal of being done with the book I’m writing in which I entitled it appropriately When Love, Murder & Rejection Collide.First should tell you all how found out I could write poems, short stories and yes even books. You know how college professors and college classes can be well boring? One day my college professor who was very boring and strict took the class over to a building to where there was a meet & greet scheduled. She took the class to hear Maya Angelou speak and afterward we had the opportunity to meet her. I took that opportunity and met Maya Angelou that day. The one thing I remember her saying is to never give up.  After that, I thought how cool it would be to write for fun so I decided to start small and tried writing short poems. When I found out I had success at that, I tried my hand at writing longer poems then I went on to short stories. Then approximately 2-3 years ago, I wanted to surprise an author friend who I had been following for a while and write her a poem about two of her main characters from some of her books. As a a fluke none less, the poem I wanted to write kept getting longer and longer about 2 pages worth so with good conscious I felt I had to stop then the next day I contacted the author told her what happened and what I was trying to do then apologized and she accepted my apology. After that, we came to a mutual understanding along with mentoring on my writing. She was really great and stills mentor me today in which I appreciate very much. But finally today I have progressed from writing practice books to writing a book of my own. The update on that book is below.

A PINK SUNSET OR A “LOVER’S SUNSET”.

When LoveMurder Rejection Collide: Book Update

You know it’s funny because the title for this book has changed 3 times. This book has literally been a labor of love. Also, it’s been hard work but well worth it. Will it ever be published? I really don’t know but I do hope so. If it gets that far at least I’ll have a draft of the book. My goal for this book is at least 40,000 words AKA novel length if I don’t get more. Right now from Jan. 1, 2022 to present day, I now have 33,983 words and I’m still writing. Am I having fun writing this book? You bet I’m having fun writing because the book is set in multiple settings. Also even though the book is set in multiple settings, the main setting is in Ireland. Like I said before, writing this book has been a labor of love but what I didn’t tell you is although this book is fiction, it’s based on my first hand experience from being bullied what can happen, what I wish would’ve happened and what I wish the way things could have been so this book that is fiction spans multiple genres. What genres is the book written in? The book is written in the genres of Mystery, Suspense & Romance.

 

 

ALL THAT IS HIDDEN: A PAPERBACK REVIEW

About The Book All That Is Hidden:

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 20, 2012)

Language: English

Paperback: 315 pages

ISBN-10: 1479289736

ISBN-13: 978-1479289738

Author: Laura DeNooyer-Mo

Welcome & Book Introduction:

Welcome readers and thank you for coming to CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE: MORE THAN JUST A PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. While you’re here today, we hope you read the paperback book review and intrigues you enough to go out and read it and possibly buy the book. All book information will be at the end of this post in case you are interested.

Goodreads Synopsis/Excerpt Of Book:

“All of God’s earth to my brother Nick and me were the streams for fishing, the fields for planting and harvesting, a world snugly enclosed by the blue-misted Smokies…Other than seasons, nothing ever changed…” Until the Summer of 1986. Ten-year-old Tina Hamilton’s life changes forever. Trouble erupts when a proposed theme park threatens her tiny Appalachian town.  A past he has hidden catches up to him, his family, and the entire town. To read more of the Goodreads for the book All That Is Hidden go to the following link and it is: GOODREADS BOOK EXCERPT/SYNOPSIS FOR ALL THAT IS HIDDEN  .

What I Thought About The Book?:

I really thought the book was an enjoyable read, intriguing, interesting, I was kept engaged from beginning to end of the book especially when the trouble started. Also, I found that this book had wonderful characters and even found a few teachable moments that we could all learn from. For example those teachable were: When a secret is hidden from others that is in our past, that secret most likely will come out eventually and usually at the most inopportune times. What will our secret cost us and others around us? Will it divide the family, our friends, the town/village and surrounding areas.

My Rating Of The Book, How I Rate And My Reason For The Rating:

First my rating for the book is 📚📚📚📚📚(5 books/5 stars).

How I Rate is actually pretty simple. My rating system is below. Starts at 5 stars.

stars Book is well written, clean (no use of swear words), wonderful characters, has action and the author kept me engaged from beginning to end. A definite must read and comes highly recommended.

stars Has some swear words usually no F-words. I may or may not recommend book. If book has swear words but only a couple uses of F-words I may bump rating to 5 stars but that depends on what I think of book and how well it was written.

stars The book was OK but had to many swear words and F-words that I couldn’t finish the book. Not worth my time to try to read again.

and stars = Not worth reading, recommending although I do let everyone decide for themselves. Also, I don’t usually review books that are 3 stars or below.

3 stars = The book is OK but has swear words, use of F-word, graphic sex and in my opinion not worth reading.

4- 4 1/2 stars = The book is better than 3 stars and has a good story and plot and should read the book just to decide for yourself.

5 stars or more = The book is a must read, is clean, easy to read and worth reading.

My Recommendation & Will I Read Again?:

I highly recommend the book All That Is Hidden by Laura DeNooyer-Moore. 

Will I read the book again? Absolutely. I loved the book.

 

 

 

 

 

Mom Crystal’s Letter To Santa Paws: Part 2

Dear Santa Paws,

have so many blessings I’m thankful for and I’ve been a very good girl this year. Santa Paws, I would really like a 5 or better yet 6-shelf bookcase that’s wide so I can put my library of books in and I would like some more books too. I love to read. Some other things I’d like Santa Paws is, to get my Dad back to where he was before he got really sick. I’m grateful he’s recovered mostly but want him back the same way he was before COVID. Also, I would like you to make my Mom better and to be able to get her strength back and be able to walk again that her autoimmune deficiency disease has just taken away from her. 

Santa Paws, I believe in you and so does my Cat Daisy Mae.

🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁MERRY CHRISTMAS SANTA PAWS🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁

Love,

Crystal

Concats To Mom Sister Crystal

 

Just recently Mom Sister Crystal had Participated in a weekly blog hop over at All Recipe Books AKA Esme’s Senior Salon. Mom Crystal’s win happened a few weeks ago. Although Esme’s blog is named All Recipe Books, she helps other bloggers get more traffic by doing a special blog hop and the prize well the person who wins the most views gets to be a featured blogger their post/posts. It’s a win-win for both sides. So what did Mom Crystal win? She won free classes from Esme for Canva. 

Another thing that Esme does is she shares your posts. She really cares and wants to help bloggers. Best part is your posts don’t have to be about food or recipes and you can your old posts.

I do hope you all go visit and join her blog hop.

🎂🎂🎂🎂DAISY MAE: A BIRTHDAY POEM!!🎂🎂🎂🎂

Poem By: Crystal Stewart

Written on: 8-4-2021

QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.
DAISY MAE IN HER RED HAT AFTER BECOMING A CROTCHETY COUGAR.

DAISY MAE’S BIRTHDAY!!!!

DAISY MAE it’s your 15th birthday and

you get to do what you want when you

want but then you always do since you’re

the Queen and rule the roost.

Since you’re turning 15 this means you

become eligible to become a Crotchety

Cougar. How Fun!! We your furrever family

and friends hope you enjoy your

special day and get lots of gifts,

catnip, extra toys and maybe even a

brand new catnip mat to lay on.

OH the joys of becoming a

Super Senior Cat and a Red Hat 

Crotchety Cougar.

Daisy Mae, my sweet, cute and

adorable Birthday Kitty Cat the joy

and Happiness you’ve brought me for

15 years is a blessing.

Thank You My Sweet Daisy Mae!!

🎂🎂🎂🎂HAPPY 15TH BIRTHDAY

DAISY MAE!!🎂🎂🎂🎂

DAISY MAE CELEBRATING HER BIRTHDAY!!!!

 

 

 

When Life Hits You Hard Then Also Throws You CurveBalls & Feline Friday

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DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.

Hi everyone, Daisy Mae here. If you don’t know who I am (shame on you). No really, if you don’t know who I am let me introduce myself. I’m Crystal’s pet Cat and the other half of CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. I help out when something happens that Crystal can’t post.

The reason why she isn’t hear is because well she’s had a rough few months. As the title states, Life hit her and her family hard  then through her some curve balls to top it all off. I guess it all started way back in April a few days before April 22, 2021. The Dad had started hurting some and then Mom started getting body aches too. Neither one thought anything about it because Dad was out mowing and Crystal picking up sticks so they blamed it all on either a Sinus Cold, Allergies, pollen and bending to much and using muscles she hasn’t used in a year’s time  in Crystal’s case (don’t ask).  After almost a weeks time and the pain hadn’t left yet it was then Crystal started suspecting something was off and wrong. 2 days later, Crystal’s youngest sister popped in to check in on everyone and when she heard Dad’s symptom’s she said we’re going to get you tested for COVID and that’s when Crystal spoke up and said, I want tested too. So on April 22, 2021 the day the Dad and Crystal were to get their first vaccine shot well that didn’t happen instead they went to this place called Faster Care. After hearing their symptoms they tested them both and the Dad’s Rapid COVID test was negative but Crystal’s COVID test was positive. The strange part is The Dad’s COVID test that was sent out came back positive and Crystal’s came back positive. That evening The Dad was sent to the ER due to Covid then the Hospital people sent Dad home then the following Monday he went to hospital by ambulance then came home a few days later then on Memorial Day Dad went back to the hospital by ambulance once again.  Mom Crystal has gone from being a part time caregiver to a full time caregiver who cooks(well bakes mostly), cleans and cares for her Mother who hasn’t been out of the house for quite some time because her Dermatomyositus and Lupus has made her immobile.

I suppose some bright spots in all this is that Crystal’s Dad is progressing very slowly each and that she has won one big contest and some small ones too. The big contest she won the prizes were a Kindle Fire With Aleza, $150 Amazon Gift Card and a few EBooks.

We want to give a huge thanks to Ellen and “Nurse” Joanie for the Card. The picture of “Nurse” Joanie made my Human Mom smile and she loved it. It lifted her spirits greatly(which she needed might I add). Thanks to all our readers.

Crystal hopes to be back soon but is not sure when but I will pop in to post every now and then.

I’ve added some Cat pictures for Feline Friday. ENJOY!!!!

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5 In 1 Pet Carrier

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DAISY MAE IS THE CAT LYING DOWN ON THE BED AND TIGGER IS THE CAT ON THE BED LOOKING AT THE CAMERA.

Hi Everyone, Daisy Mae Here, I have some exciting and thrilling news to share with you all. You see, I had this green pet carrier Mom Crystal used when I was a Kitten and I fit in it real good then I became a Senior Kitty almost a Cougar Kitty Cat. Well approximately a year or two years ago Mom Crystal and her Mom & Dad took me into the Vet for my routine check up no problem right? Well that’s a huge WRONG. You see here is my story in short. The Vet trip started in chaos like it always does because well I don’t like my pet carrier and don’t travel well. Mom Crystal sat in the backseat of the vehicle playing with me and trying to calm me down. Finally we got to the Vet building. Mom Crystal’s Mom stayed in the vehicle while Mom Crystal & her Dad went into the Vet building with me. Just as we turned the corner around the reception desk it happened, my pet carrier fell apart and the roof of it caved in on me and I was trapped even though I tried to get out but didn’t. Finally the nice Vet Tech people saw what happened to me and took us in right away. The vet Tech people even attempted to put my pet carrier back together but to no avail, they put the pet carrier back together backwards and when we got home the Dad took the pet carrier apart and put it together better and stronger. To Say the least, I am afraid to get in my pet carrier now.

Since Mom Crystal has had a blog since 2017, she’s been looking for a new pet carrier online for me. Then just last year on Sweet Purrfections Blog which is a great blog by the way, Mom Crystal got a post from Sweet Purrfections since she follows them and I’m glad she does. Anyhoo, they had this post and did a review on this 5 in 1 pet carrier. Then below the sponsor was giving away this pet carrier. Chances of winning were 50-50 lower for Mom Crystal since she’s not on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tik Tok and etc…. But one of the chances were to comment and you had to them why you thought you should win the 5 in 1 pet carrier so Mom Crystal told them about my traumatic experience at the Vet. When she found out she had won she was excited, thrilled, shocked and happy for me all at the same time. Ever since this pandemic hit in 2020, I haven’t had a chance to use my new pet carrier yet. Mom Crystal is very grateful.

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Sunrise at Normandy Paperback Review

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Title of Books: The Sea Before Us, The Sky Above Us, The Land Beneath US.

Book Series: Sunrise at Normandy 3 Book Series.

Author Of Books: Sarah Sundin.

Amazon Excerpt Of 3 Books

The Sea Before Us Book 1 Excerpt:

In 1944, American naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton arrives in London to prepare for the Allied invasion of France. He works closely with Dorothy Fairfax, a “Wren” in the Women’s Royal Naval Service. Dorothy pieces together reconnaissance photographs with thousands of holiday snapshots of France–including those of her own family’s summer home–in order to create accurate maps of Normandy. Maps that Wyatt will turn into naval bombardment plans….

The Sky Above Us Book 2 Excerpt:

Numbed by grief and harboring shameful secrets, Lt. Adler Paxton ships to England with the US 357th Fighter Group in 1943. Determined to become an ace pilot, Adler battles the German Luftwaffe in treacherous dogfights in the skies over France as the Allies struggle for control of the air before the D-day invasion….

The Land Beneath Us Book 3 Excerpt:

In 1943, Private Clay Paxton trais hard with the US Army Rangers at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, determined to do his best in the upcoming Allied invasion of France. With his future stolen by his brother’s betrayal, Clay has only one thing to live for–fulfilling the recurring dream of his death….

More on each book excerpt on Amazon. 

What I Thought Of The Sunrise At Normandy Series?

I just loved this series by author Sarah Sundin. This series is made up of a trio fictional stories based on actual events. I loved how Sarah Sundin pulled the series together. She based the events  of each book around each Paxton brother. For example,  Book 1 was based on Lt. Wyatt Paxton, Book 2 was based on Lt. Adler Paxton and Book 3 was based on Private Clay Paxton.

The series was very interesting, intriguing, action packed and showed how the women helped the men battle why they were serving. I loved this series so much I hated to put it down. I also noticed that when I read this series I found 2 recurring themes. The themes I found were: Love and Forgiveness. For those of you who like romance books this series even has romance.  The best part of this series is everyone can read it—YEAH!! I hope you all pick this series up and read it.

My Recommendation, Will I Read Again & More

My Recommendation is to go buy, read & review this book. Just go read this series, I know you’ll like it. Yes, I will read this series again and my Rating for each book is 5+ and for this series is 5+.

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Spawning Suspicion Paperback Review

Title Of Book: Spawning Suspicion

Format Of Book: Paperback

Book Series: A Seafood Capers Mystery

Book 2 of 2

Author Of Book: Maggie Toussaint

Amazon Excerpt Of Book

The death of island playboy Curtis Marlin doesn’t register on busy caterer River Holloway’s radar…that is, until her brother and his girlfriend are arrested for the former athlete’s murder. Certain of the pair’s innocence, the amateur sleuth sets out to investigate. Suspicion spreads like chocolate sauce when River questions the victim’s teammates. The suspects don’t appreciate her stirring up trouble, but she won’t let an election-hungry sheriff make her brother a sacrificial lamb.

But there’s more than murder on River’s to-do list. A missing groom, catered banquets, and River’s own wedding plans keep her hopping like a short order cook. And as the cherry on the sundae, she has a wild kitty to tame. Under mossy oaks and rustling palmettoes, fact and fiction blend in a mouthwatering romp of good eatin’ and yummy recipes. Spawning Suspicion is the second in Toussaint’sSeafood Capers Mystery Series.

My Honest Review Of The Book

Spawning Suspicion is a fun, intriguing, suspenseful, interesting, mysterious, action packed, page turner book with a touch of romance in it. Another thing I liked was the recipes in the book. I just loved this book. I know I know, I read book 2 first. So why did I do things this way? Probably because I won book 2 and now I have something to look forward to—to read book 1. I also loved how Maggie Toussaint worked the Cat in the story. How the Cat acts is well just like a typical Cat. I laughed and laughed as I read this book. I will say this too, how the book ended was tragic and thought there could be a third book in the series.

My Recommendation For The Book

My Recommendation for Spawning Suspicion is to go buy, read and review this clean book that everyone can read. I will read this book again and will hopefully get Book 1.

Thankful Thursday

Hi Everyone Daisy Mae here, Mom and and I wanted to join Brian’s Thankful Blog Hop this week. So what are we thankful for you are probably wondering? We are actually thankful for everything. I know it sounds crazy and how do you be thankful for the bad things. Trust us, it’s not as easy as it as it sounds. We are going to list a few things We’re Thankful for below.

Daisy Mae’s Thankful For?

My Catnip Pads.

My Cat Food.

My Treats.

My Water.

My Ice Cubes.

Crystal’s thankful for

My Furrever Family.

My Family.

Covid is almost over.

Lockdown is almost over.

The beautiful place where I live.

My Cats Daisy Mae and Angel Tigger.And so much more…...

When Love & Murder Collide: A Prologue Reveal

Hi Everyone, I thought I would share with you the Prologue of my book When Love & Murder Collide. I would appreciate it if you could tell me what you you think of it too. Also, I sure hope you can read this post because ever since WordPress has changed to the Block Editor, I’ve been trying to relearn things. Ever since they changed, I haven’t been able to choose to write in Classic Editor. No it’s Classic Block and trust me it’s not the same thing. Right now this post was written in Post/Paragraph mode. Hope your able to read this post. Well without further adieu let’s proceed to the Prologue which is below. ENJOY!!

Prologue

It was 1981 and Diann and her two sisters Irene and Ilene had completed Elementary School in Stewart, Ireland and next semester Irene and Ilene would be starting seventh grade at the High School while she would be starting eighth grade. However, what happened next would change all their lives forever. Would it be for the better was yet to be determined. When Diann, Irene and Ilene’s Mom came into the room, she told her three Daughters that they would be changing schools next semester. After they got done moaning and wining, Diann said what her and her sisters were thinking. Mom, I think I speak for all us when I say we love our school and things are going fairly well. Irene and Ilene spoke up and said in unison, yes Mom we agree with Diann please do not make us change schools. Diann their Mother said, I am really sorry girls but it has been decided and your Father agrees. We are trying another school to see if the bullying against Diann lessens. Ilene said, when do we leave since you and Dad are so set on leaving? Well to answer your question about when do we leave? We leave in two months for Friendlyville. Your Father will stay behind as he will be starting his new duties. Diann said, new duties what are Dad’s new duties? Well your Father and I are happily and excited to say the crown will be passed down to your Father and his Coronation is in two weeks. Once your Father is crowned King, you three will become Princesses and we will become royalty. Diann, Irene, and Ilene’s Father’s Coronation Day finally came. They were all finally shown to the Throne Room. They all took their seats and waited for the time when their Father would be shown into the Throne Room to be crowned King. Thirty five minutes later with trumpets and horns blaring, they brought the new King in and and crowned him and put the royal purple robe on him. Then after they did that, they put special robes on Diann, Irene and Ilene and gave a special robe to their Mother too. After they all had been given their robes, they all knew their lives as regular children had just changed.

Two weeks before Diann and her two sisters were about to start High school, their Mother had a sit down emergency meeting with her three Daughters. They had a nice long talk about what they should do and finally decided they should hide the fact they are Princesses or have anything to do with royalty. Then because it was early in the Morning, their Mother took her three Daughters shopping for school clothes. When they had come home, it was around four in the Evening. They had so many shopping bags of school clothes and accessories it would be so hard to choose what to wear on the first day of High School. Finally it was time to eat Supper and sadly it would be their last Supper as a family for a while because the next Morning her two sisters, Mother and her would leave for some place called Friendlyville. That night Diann was really, really restless probably because she did not want to go to this place called Friendlyville. Mirium who was the royal food server brought the food up to everyone’s royal Bedroom so they were to be sure to have a good Breakfast before leaving for the Ireland Airport. After five and a half very long hours, they got to Friendlyville now for the hard part, finding some place to stay temporarily. Surprisingly, it only took them ten to fifteen minutes to find a place. The very next Morning Diann, Irene and Ilene’s Mother drove them over to the Friendlyville High School and went into the Reception Room where a man was sitting behind the desk doing some typing. Diann the Mother rang the bell on the desk and he finally came to help her. He said, How may I help you Maam? Well… I am here to register my three Daughters in this High School. The guy at the desk looked at her then said Maam, You do realize that the registration time is past? Diann the Mother said, That might be true but we are from Stewart, Ireland and so I ask you once again will you not register my three Daughters for this High School and if you will not then I will find someone who will. One moment Maam and I will get you a registration paper. Here you go. Write down everyone who you want to register, and what grades they will be going into and finally their birth dates of course. So Mrs. Royalty did just that and her three Daughters were registered for the Friendlyville High School just like that.

Despite all the bullying Diann had endured and Ilene tried to stop, the bullying continued and seemed to worsen each day. The main bully got really bold and decided to walk up to Diann one day at Dinner while in the High School Cafeteria and said something to the effect of Let us go fight after High School is out? With all the students that were eating with her and all the students surrounding her, they all waited with baited breath to see what her answer to the bully would be. Diann sat there a bit and finally said to her bully, I do not think so and the Bully walked away from her. It was 1986 and for the first time in a long time Diann had felt like she had done something good for her self and her self esteem seemed like it was so much better. She thought…. If I can just survive what bullying there is until Graduation Day, I might just make it. Two weeks later it was Graduation Day and many of the Seniors were home getting ready for their big day or at least that is what they were supposed to be doing. Diann said to her Mom, you know I will be so glad when I graduate tonight. OH Sweetheart, I am so proud of you despite everything that has happened to you. Thanks Mom. I hope things get better. Later that Night, Diann graduated from the Friendlyville High School and now was off to tackle finding the right college and then off and then off to find the right job in her field that she got her degrees in.

Book Update: When Love & Murder Collide

“Hey…the bird feeder’s empty! What did you do, oversleep or something?”

As most of you know I wrote my first 5 book box set just to see if I could do it. The result -I accomplished it. Afterward, I took a few months break from writing and also debating as I wasn’t sure that I  was going to write another book even though I wanted to. After talking with a my mentor and author I decided to write another book but not in a box set this time. I finally started my book a little bit before the first of year in 2021. I started my book with a different  title but didn’t really like it so I changed it to When Love & Murder Collide. The book is a Murder Mystery/Suspense/Clean Romance  book. I also have a lot plot twists and turns.

I have accomplished so much in the last few months. A lot more than what I thought I would have accomplished. Right now, I have completed the Prologue through the start of Chapter 8 which = 15,775 words. I have no idea how many chapters will be in this book but hope the book will be at least novel length or at least 40,000 words.

Writingaccomplishing writing a book is the best feeling. You feel like there actually may be a chance at getting this book published and that’s a great feeling. Who knows, maybe I’ll get lucky enough to be able to publish this book. Right now, I’m just concentrating on getting the book written.

Kandy: The Paneling Experience

Growing up, I always had some sort of pet for as long as I can remember from Chameleons to Cats. Today I want to tell you about a dog I used to have and her name was Kandy. Kandy was a German Shepherd/Husky mix. We got her as puppy dog. Since she was part German Shepherd/Husky we knew she would be a “runner” and we were right. I don’t know how many times she got away from us all because she was stronger and faster than my family and I.

We hadn’t had problems with her chewing until one evening my family and I came home to a gaping hole in the wall that shouldn’t be there. Let me try to explain. Our house was 100+ years old at that time and some of our walls had paneling. Our jaws almost dropped to the floor in disbelief at what we were looking at. So off to to the vet we go with Kandy to make sure she was OK and didn’t ingest anything she shouldn’t have or anything dangerous. We were fortunate that everything was OK with Kandy. Our vet did give us a tip to curb chewing in Dogs. The tip our vet gave us and you’re more than welcome to use is: Give your Dog(s) a Pine Log to curb their chewing. She also told us a Pine Log is healthy for your Dog(s). Let me tell you we tried this tip and it really worked. The hole is fixed and can’t tell where it was.

A picture of Kandy as a puppy is below.

KANDY OUR PUPPY DOG WHO CHEWED THROUGH THE PANELING.

 

 

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DAISY MAE’S 1ST SECRET PAW!!🎄🎄🎄🎄

Hi everyone, guess who it is? Well did you guess who, hah, hah, hah, hah? If you guessed it’s me Daisy Mae then you’re right. If you are wondering what’s a Secret Paw I can assure you’re not alone. You see the Secret Paw program is similar to the Secret Sister or for you men the Secret Brother Program. The first thing you have to do is whether or not if you want to join. The Secret Paw Program is done on a yearly basis meaning if you want in 2021 you’ll join in November or early December then if you don’t want in the next year no worries, no problem.

When Mom Crystal told me she signed me up for the Secret Paw Program, I was really excited. It meant I got to share Christmas not just with my family but with my Secret Paw. Also, it meant I got to show a special Kitty Cat some love by sending them a special gift. 

This is my 1st Secret Paw Christmas. No, No this isn’t my 1st Christmas. Actually far from it. You see I’m 14 years old, a few months, a few days and a few hours old. Actually next year, I become old enough to become a Crotchety Cougar.

I got my gifts to that special Kitty Cat & Mom Crystal picked out and paid for the gifts. She had the tough job. The package was sent and delivered — Yeah!! 

Well guess what? I finally got my gifts from my Secret Paw Yesterday in the mail which was December 12, 2020. Although my gifts came yesterday, Mom Crystal And I only opened the one.  I hated to have to wait to Christmas Eve Day to open my gifts, which is tradition at our house. So what did I get? OOOOHHHH…. wait to you hear. I got:

1. Pet Water Fountain.

2. Fresh Pack Treats — A variety of flavors.

3. 30 oz. Chicken Treats by Temptations.

4. A pole with a feather at the end that extends up to 4 feet.

5. laser light.

6. Mom Crystal got Goats Milk soap.

That’s right, my Secret Paw was nice enough and thoughtful enough to get Mom Crystal something too.

We want to give a huge Thank You to my Secret Paw and their Human.

You all are probably wondering who my Secret Paw  is. So who is it? Well first, let me say I was really surprised who it was. Second, my Secret Paw wasn’t one Kitty Cat like I expected it was group of pets. Their names are: Sherpa, Harry, Puffball, Fang, Queenie and Cappuccino the Bunny plus we can’t forget their human Patty.

I want to thank you all for my nice gifts. I love them and Mom Crystal loves her gifts too. I love them so much, I think I might get in it next year if all goes well.

P.S. If anyone knows what their blog site address is, please let us know. Thanks Again.

Mom Crystal And I Daisy Mae, want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year to you all. We also hope it will be a healthy and safe 2021 too.

Love’s Pure Light Paperback Review

Introduction

LOVE’S PURE LIGHT is a collection of 4 Christmas novellas by 4 different authors. The authors for these Christmas novellas are: Susanne Dietze, Shannon McNear, Deborah Raney and Janine Roche. 

Author Excerpts

Story #1 is called While Shepherds Watch Are Keeping by Susanne Dietze is set in Massachusetts, 1899 and the excerpt is:

This Christmas, Pastor Seth Shepherd has little to offer his flock of congregants in their time of need until Jessalyn Grant, a mysterious newcomer, comes to his aid.

Story #2 is called The Wise Guy and the Star by Shannon McNear is set in South Carolina to Missouri, 1919 and the excerpt is:

While journeying by train, Stella Shepherd befriends war veteran Nat Wise. She helps him find renewed faith in God, but could he also be the answer to the wanderings of her own heart?

Story #3 is called On Angel Wings by Janine Rosche is set in Kansas City, Missouri, 1945 and the excerpt is:

Elodie Wise plans a fundraising ball with the help of her friend Benjamin Gabriel. But can she look past the swanky Hollywood headliner to see the man who truly loves her?

Story #4 is called Making Room at the Inn by Deborah Raney is set in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Present Day and the excerpt is:

Benjie Gabriel thinks the chef’s position she’s taken at an award-winning bed and breakfast is temporary—just a steppingstone. The B &B’s owner, Trevor Keye, thinks the same. Will five months be long enough for them to figure out that what they’ve each been longing for, praying for, is right beneath their noses.

What I Thought Of Each Story?

What I thought of each story the short stories were incredible, intriguing, suspenseful, romantic, kept you on the edge of your seat and guessing what happened next and wondering how each short story ended. I loved each story so much that I hated to put the book down.

My Recommendation

My recommendation for all these short stories that make up the book Love’s Pure light is that I highly recommend it. I suggest you go out and buy, read and review this book. This book is clean so it’s a book everyone can read. I loved it and think you will too.

My Rating

My rating for the book Love’s Pure Light is off the charts. What I mean by that is I rate the book at 5+ stars. Yes, the book was that good.

 

Our Letter To Santa

Hi everyone, it’s that time of the year where you go out to the store and buy gifts for friends and family. However, COVID 19 has tried it’s best to put the Kibosh on Christmas and the holidays this year. But whatever you do, don’t you let  it. Yes, you’ll have to get creative on how to celebrate Christmas, Hanukah and the holidays this year but celebrate responsibly. Mom Crystal and I have been trying to get creative but it’s tough when you’re not that crafty. Anyhow, we have written letters to Santa. See our Letter to Santa below.

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Crystal & Daisy Mae’s Letter To Santa

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Dear Santa,

I know it’s been crazy this year due to this Pandemic called COVID 19. I’m here to tell you don’t give up and keep pursuing Christmas 2020 as it was any other Christmas. We love your work and what you bring us each year.

Anyway Santa, Mom Crystal and I have a special request for you this Christmas in this crazy year. Our request/favor is we would like you to give those who can’t make ends meat or pay their bills please provide them a way to do these things. Also, we ask that the pandemic goes away completely and doesn’t come back. Give each person a special gift whether they deserve it or not. Also, please give Mom Crystal and I a special gift too.

Thank You Santa.

Mom Crystal And Daisy Mae

 

 

 

BOOK 5 COMPLETED!!!!

I’m excited and thrilled to tell you my wonderful readers I Did It, I Finally Did It, I Really Did It. Can I get a WOOT WOOT!! Book 5 of The Royal Murder Mysteries Series is now completed. Although this 5 book series was written for fun and done just to see if I could do it, I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be able to write this 5 book series.

After I first got started writing this 5 book series, I found myself setting small goals for myself and also large goals. For example, my small goals consisted of finishing a chapter and an example of a large goal is I would give myself a year to finish one book. Which was met for all books I might add. Also In my first year I wrote three books, In my second year I wrote one book and my third and final year my 5th book. Meeting all these goals met the world to me and really kept encouraging me.

Although writing this 5 book series was fun to write, it was hard work a lot of hard work. I couldn’t have done it without the encouragement and mentoring from my friend Amorette Anderson who is also is an author and great writer. She encouraged me the whole way.

So if you’re thinking of being a writer but don’t think you have the talent or don’t think you can do it, think again. That dream of writing isn’t there by accident. If you’re going to dream Dream Big and nurture that writing dream. It won’t happen overnight but it will happen and let me tell you because I know from experience, those little goals in writing a book you complete and make you feel so good you should celebrate those too.

still remember when I first started writing. It was way back when I was in college many, many years ago when my one professor took the class to hear Maya Angelou speak. Hearing this woman speak was just mesmerizing and just incredible. I can still here her telling everyone to never give up. After that, I started writing poems and short stories and just a few years ago found out I could write books too. I also wrote a post on some things you need to do or try to do and you can find that by going to Coronations, A Surprise, Jailbreak & Capture: The Royal Murder Mysteries – Book 5 Update . I do hope you go to the above link.

Good Luck With Your Writing. By the way, if you’re a blogger then you’re a writer.

Clarity (A Print Book Review)

OUR CAMP NEAR THE WOODS IN 2017.

Welcome

Hi and welcome my wonderful readers. I’m so glad you’re here whether it be night or day where you’re at. I went out of comfort zone and read this book called Clarity by Ethan Stein.

About The Author

ETHAN STEIN WAS BORN IN BUFFALO, NY, where he developed a love for writing at an early age. While the beginnings were rather gory and incomplete, it was the start of something important. In college, Ethan developed a far greater love and understanding of writing. It was there that he also began to develop the world of Marahspand, which was the foundation of his Divine Potentials Series.  His wife and two kids have been very supportive in his quest to further flesh out his fantasy world and are eager to discover all he has to offer.

Author’s Book Excerpt

High Priestess Daena Vulatanne has spent more than a decade preparing to lead the Holy Order of the Water Goddess Anahita. The safety of the isolated community of women has always been paramount, but the arrival of a strange messenger forces her to question if their exposure is worth risking her role as the future leader.

Asha’s presence in the village threatens the secrecy the women have fought to maintain. While he carries a message for Daena’s people, he also holds the key to a rogue Order member’s lifelong ambition: revenge for the destruction of her brethren. 

The purity and innocence Daena thought she knew soon gives way to evil and corruption. In a tumultuous time of deception, magic, and adventure, she must sacrifice something dear to her: her ideals, her devotion, or her life.

What I Thought About The Book & Rating Of Book

When I started out reading the book, I had no idea what to expect. However, I’m happy to say I found the book interesting, intriguing, suspenseful, a page turner and hated to put the book down. I wanted to see what happened next. I rate this book 4 1/2 stars.

My Book Recommendation & Caution 

I do recommend the book. However I do caution Parents, Grandparents and Legal Guardians of children younger than 18+ to read the book first before letting your child/children read the book.

HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!!!

 

 

 

ABOUT (UPDATED)

“Hey…the bird feeder’s empty! What did you do, oversleep or something?”

Hello Everyone, my name is Crystal Stewart and I would like to welcome you to my site CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE . I also have two other blogging sites and they are: WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)TIGGER AND FRIENDS and TABBY CAT CLUB . My goal for this site is to meet new friends.

I’m also a country girl and just love it. I don’t live on a farm just way out in the country. By living out in the country, I have the opportunity to see all kinds of different animals. Some of the animals I’ve seen are: Bear, Squirrels, Raccoons, Wild Turkey, Fishers, Different kinds of Birds and many other animals too. I’ve seen some beautiful Sunrises and Sunsets too.

A PINK SUNRISE OR “LOVER’S SUNRISE”.

The rural town where I live is in Pennsylvania and is so small you are through it in a blink of an eye. It’s a fantastic experience living way out in the country because it’s so pretty and the animals you see are just incredible. Living out in the country is not just fun but it takes work too. I have lived way out in the country all my life.

I love Cats, Dogs and other animals too. I like listening to the Oldies, Country and Gospel Music. I also like read a lot and review paperback/print books and every now and then I cross-stitch too. I have an indoor Cat named Daisy Mae and she is a joy and a blessing. We have so much fun together.

I got my Cat Daisy Mae’s picture and story published in the Daily Kitten. I also have it published on my other site WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) . It is also on LinkedIn. Also, It’s been on Bloglovin’ and Tummy Rub Tuesday from Katzenworld. I hope you take the time to read it and like it enough to share it. I am blessed to have been asked to be a Guest Author(Contributor) for The Recipe Hunter.

Before I got Daisy Mae, I rescued a Grey Striped Tabby Cat from a very bad Kittyhood. I got her as a Senior Cat. Her name was Tigger and she passed away on 9-11-2015.

QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.

My faith in the Lord has led me through the good times and the hard times. I have been blessed thankfully with more good times than hard times. 

Every now and then, I’ll reblog an article but my site will be mostly pictures but not strictly pictures. I will also have other stuff on my site but you’ll never find a swear word or anything political. 

So when will I post? Well with life situations, Covid19 Global pandemic, I’m finding I’m not able to post as often so I’ll just post when I can.

I do hope you all will take this blogging journey with me and Thank You to those who already have.

Thank You Very Much My Wonderful Readers.

OUR CAMP NEAR THE WOODS IN 2017.