Introducing Dylan (Selfies)

I would like to Introduce one of our yearlings to you. Her name is Dylan. I know Dylan is a boys name but we named her this because she eats a lot and as much as my 16 year old nephew who also is named Dylan. Yes my nephew eats a lot too.

You’ll remember way back in late 2018 or early 2019, I asked you all if you knew what kind of animal came to our campsite. One nice person told me it was probably a deer who was a few days or few weeks old. Then she told me she hoped she made it through the winter. I’m happy to say she did. However, she’s not doing good. Have you ever heard of Mange or Wasting Disease? Then you know it usually doesn’t end well for the animal who has it. I’m sorry to say, I suspect she has one of these two diseases. The first picture I have of Dylan is Below as well as others.

Dylan At A Very Young Age Around Oct. 29, 2018 (give or take a day either way).

Dylan Trying To Find Food In January 2019.

Dylan Eating In March (She Looks Good Now But Wait).

Dylan Starting To Show Signs In Her Fur In March 2019.

Dylan Looking Pretty Scruffy Around March 2019.

Dylan’s Backside Starting To Look Bad Around April 2019.

Dylan Starting To Look Worse Around April 29, 2019. 

 

Dylan Getting Some Comfort From A Mama Deer (not necessarily his Mama).

This Is What Dylan Looks Like On May 2019.

Now you’ve seen what can happen to a Deer or other animal if they contract Wasting Disease or Mange. This poor girl was very fortunate and made it through the Winter. Since she was probably a late deer being born and may have even lost her Mama for all we know. 

All I know is some of her sores look to have healed. Anyhow, she knows where to get her food and knows how to survive.

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Friendly Fill – Ins: Mother’s Day Style

Hi everyone and welcome to CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE for another edition of Friendly Fill – Ins. Only this time Daisy Mae came to me and said she wanted to do a special Mother’s Day edition of Friendly Fill – Ins. So I have given Daisy Mae to take charge. OH I hope you like it. Just so you know this will be as much a surprise for me as it is for you.🙀🙀 

Queen Daisy Mae: MOM, MOM, MOM, MOM

Queen Mom Crystal: What is it Daisy Mae? I’m really busy right now.

Queen Daisy Mae: To busy to give me your attention?

Queen Mom Crystal: For what Queen Daisy Mae?

Queen Daisy Mae: I’m really surprised. You forgot didn’t you? You forgot about Mother’s Day and Friendly Fill – Ins didn’t you? Be honest with me.

Queen Mom Crystal: Well Queen Daisy Mae I will be honest with you. I didn’t forget about Mother’s Day. In fact I wrote a poem that will coming out on Sunday or Monday and I was going to forgo Friendly Fill – Ins this week. What do you have to say to that?

Queen Daisy Mae: MOM, MOM, MOM, MOM I just had the most wonderful idea.

Queen Mom Crystal: UUUUHHHH……… OOOOHHHHH!!!! What’s your most wonderful idea Queen Daisy Mae?

Queen Daisy Mae: Well Queen Mom Crystal in honor of Mother’s Day I thought I would do Friendly Fill – Fill Ins this week. You know answer ALL four questions. What do you say? OH please, please, please, please let me do it, let me do it(Queen Daisy Mae is jumping up and down at this point and begging).

Queen Mom Crystal: (Queen Mom Crystal is giggling by now) Well……… I don’t know. I guess it wouldn’t hurt anything and who knows if you do a good job maybe you can do it more often.

Queen Daisy Mae: And the verdict is…??

Queen Mom Crystal: Oh what the heck. Go for it Queen Daisy Mae.

Queen Daisy Mae: REALLY!!?? REALLY!!?? You mean it?? You really mean it??

Queen Mom Crystal: Yes Queen Daisy Mae I mean it. You’re in charge of doing Friendly Fill – Ins. Please don’t mess this up.

Queen Daisy Mae: OH believe me Queen Mom Crystal I won’t let you down. NO, NO, NO, NO!!

Queen Mom Crystal: I’m very proud and privileged to present Queen Daisy Mae doing Friendly Fill – Ins. So without further adieu let’s go to Friendly Fill – Ins: Mother’s Day Style with Queen Daisy Mae.

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

1.) 2005-2006 was a very good year. This was the year I got my forever home. That’s right folks, I’m going to be the big 13 on Sept. 12.

2.) There is nothing quite like a forever and loving home.

3.) If I had a talk show, I would want to interview the Queen Mom Crystal’s favorite author Amorette Anderson and also want to interview Miss Ellen and her cats from 15 And Meowing.com. I guess I would ask her cats what’s it like to live with multiple cats and ask Miss Ellen how on earth does she manage all those cats?

4.) There is nothing I wouldn’t do for Fancy Feast. Chicken variety and it must be Classic Pate` since they discontinued my favorite, favorite kind.

So to ALL the Mother’s out there whether you have children or are the Mother of a furfriend. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO YOU ALL!! I ALSO WANT TO WISH MY MOM A SPECIAL MOTHER’S DAY WISH.

QUEEN MOM CRYSTAL MY MOTHER’S DAY GIFT TO YOU IS TO LET YOU PICK ME UP AND LOVE ME ALL YOU WANT. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY MOM!!!!

 

 

 

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RIVER OMELETTE

Now I don’t know about anyone else but in my opinion bacon in almost any recipe is great and you can’t go wrong. Today’s recipe comes from a wonderful site called Two Spoiled Cats . This site I just love.

Ingredients

Ten Eggs (important ingredient in an omelette!)

  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 dashes hot pepper sauce, or to taste
  • 1/2 pound bacon – cooked, and chopped into bite – size pieces
  • 1 (4 i) can black olives, drained
  • 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 cup Colby – Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat an 8 inch square baking dish with non – stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine eggs and milk. With an electric mixer, beat until frothy. Blend in salt and hot pepper sauce. Stir in bacon, olives, tomatoes, green onions, mushrooms and cheese. Pour into prepared pan, and cover with lid or aluminum foil.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until eggs are set in the center.

Baker’s Note

If there is an ingredient you either don’t like  or want in your River Omelette DON’T PUT IT IN!! It’s that easy. As for the cheese if you prefer American, Provolone, Swiss or some other cheese instead of Colby – Monterey Jack cheese please feel free to use it. As we all know THAT the bacon is the most important ingredient then the eggs. Now maybe you’ll try it for Breakfast, another meal or even serve your mother Breakfast in bed.

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Caturday Art

Hello and Welcome Everyone, this week my Caturday Art is of Daisy Mae zooming in and out. Also known as Recursive GIF Effect. The Original Picture then the picture in Recursive are below.

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The above picture is the original picture.

The above picture is called Recursive GIF Effect from Bloggif .

 

 

 

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Friendly Fill – Ins

I will be doing Questions 1 and 2 and Daisy Mae will be doing questions 3 and 4. My answers will be in the color Purple, in Bold Print and in Italics and Daisy Mae’s answers will be in the color Navy Blue, Bold print and in Italics. All questions are in the color Black.

1.) I got my first cell phone in well never. I don’t own a cell phone. Crazy I know.

2.) I wish the word – word: there is more than one word that could be removed from the English Language.

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

3.) I never outgrow sleeping and sleeping my furrever family’s laps.

4.) Not playing as much make(s) me feel old.

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How To Get Rid Of Fleas/Ticks On A Cat Or Kitten

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

Here is an article I wrote on how to get rid of Fleas/Ticks on a cat or kitten and my experience with a kitten who I named Cutie Pie. Below is the link to the original link to the article. I hope you read it. 

Source: How To Get Rid Of Fleas/Ticks On A Cat Or Kitten

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A Recipe For Success

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

I wanted to do a Thankful Thursday Post dealing with none other than the obvious, what am I thankful for? You see telling you all every week I am thankful for well… everything both good and bad because it’s part of my journey to my final destination. Some of you may be already at your destination me not so much but I’m getting there. So I thought what could I do to show my thankfulness and then it hit me, why don’t you write a poem and I consider my poem true but yet fun. I hope you Enjoy. Thanks for Reading.

THANKFUL THURSDAY POEM: A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

POEM WRITTEN: 4-18-2019

POEM WRITTEN BY: CRYSTAL STEWART

You take a large leap of faith

 A pinch of energy

A pinch of motivation

A lot of love and hard work

And of course a cat.

If you follow this recipe for success, you may be well on your way to success on whatever you want to do.

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Pet Parade And Wordless Wednesday

I’m going to cheat a little this week. My Pet Parade and Wordless Wednesday is from one picture. Below is our Pet Parade and Wordless Wednesday.

Were joining Pet Parade, Wordless Wednesday and CatBlogospere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jamaican Guinness Punch Recipe

I wanted to have some fun with my recipe so when I found this recipe for Jamaican Guinness Punch Recipe I knew I had to do it. If you want to print this recipe you can do so by clicking on the above link then that will take you to original site where you can print recipe. Recipe, Ingredients  and Instructions are below. ENJOY!! 

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Ingredients

1 bottle of Guinness Stout

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp cinnamon

1 vanilla supligen

Instructions

1. Place the Guinness Stout, vanilla supplies and condensed milk in a jug.

2. Mix the ingredients together.

3. Add Cinnamon and nutmeg.

4. Stir lightly.

5. Place in the refrigerator to chill.

6. Serve Cold.

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First-time pet parents take Biden kitten for hernia surgery

When you don’t know what you’re doing – parenting cats through surgery isn’t straightforward. Read the trials and tribulations of these first – pet parents as they get Bidey bear through his health issues…

Hi there! Well, first of all, I’d like to thank Crystal for giving me the opportunity to write on her cool blog. I’m Olivia and I run a new cat blog MissPetPaws.

So, well this blog is all about Biden and his hernia surgery. Biden is my eleven-month-old kitten that we rescued here in Bulgaria. He’s named after Joe Biden (VP 47). Regardless, of political affiliation, I think we can all agree that Joe Biden is affectionate. As is my Biden kitten. They are both grey. And handsome. So we’ll leave it at that. Politics and cat blogs are a No No!

When we first rescued Biden he was a three-month-old runt of the litter and had managed to hurt his eye. When we took him to the vet I was shocked as they pulled a 2-inch twig out of his eye socket. He recovered just fine!

He also had an umbilical hernia but it wasn’t something urgent we were told. We also have a cat called Kinsey who is a little older at around a year and five months. After a nervous introduction, Kinsey just adored her little brother.

She insisted on licking him from head to toe, regardless of whether he was asleep or had been licked from head-to-toe, already ten times.

But as is the case with many things in life, things changed. Biden grew older and obviously tried to mate Kinsey. That she wasn’t too bothered with while she was on heat. They were still best of friends. 

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What she took serious offense to was when Biden began spraying around 2 months ago. The vet explained what they are saying is, “This is my territory,” when they spray. Kinsey, on the other hand, was clearly of the opinion this place is her territory. And she graciously allows him to live here because she’s besotted with him. As soon as he started marking territory she was livid with him. 24/7.

Now, even the vet said Kinsey is wild. And I’ll second that.

So it was a real shame to watch a beautiful relationship turn into one that was so bad, they needed separating. Biden also took to caterwauling incessantly. So, it was definitely time to have Biden neutered and his hernia operated on, also.

Except nothing is quite so simple when you are first-time cat parents. Now, I’ve had dogs all my life, and I was of the opinion the same rules apply.

But they don’t. Do they?

Now, I am not saying dogs enjoy the vets. Especially after a bad experience. But however much your dog does not want to go to the vet, you’ll drag him into the car, all 100 pounds of him, if need be.

But jeez, you’ll get your dog to the vet. Somehow. It won’t savage you.

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Try getting a cat that’s less than 10 pounds to the vet, if it really doesn’t want to. And you can think again! It has twenty razor-sharp barbs attached to powerful muscles making the cat virtually the best hunter on the planet.

And if she doesn’t want to go to the vet – she’s not going.

So the first mistake I made was the carrier. I try to look after as many stray cats as I can and as such, I had placed the carrier in the small yard we have. That way, a cold cat could crawl in and get a little respite from the freezing weather.

What I didn’t do was clean this carrier completely before I tried getting Biden into it. A number of male cats had sprayed around it and poor Biden became freaked out with the carrier. Understandably.

He went absolutely crazy and it was impossible to get him into the carrier without him almost ripping his claws into us. So then we got a new carrier and he jumped in just fine. So we headed to the vet expecting to be able to leave him there for his operation. Hmm…

Trip 1

Off to the vet, we went. Biden had some tests to check out his blood before the operation but he had a virus of some kind. He needed antibiotics before his operation.

Trip 2

Ten days later, he refused to get in his carrier and from this point on it was a case of having to sedate him. The first time he ate a bit of sedated food and we managed to get him to the vet. But his blood work showed his clotting still wasn’t great. So more antibiotics.

Trip 3

The next time, he knew what the sedative tasted like so when I put the sedative in the food he wouldn’t eat it. Consequently, I turned up at the vets empty-handed in need of another sedative.

Next, we managed to trick him by squeezing the sedative into his mouth as he played with the syringe. But he still needed another week for his blood work to improve a little more.

Trip 4

By now he knew that the sedative was in the syringe. So he wouldn’t play with it. So now it was a case of playing with him and getting his mouth open and suddenly squeezing it in. That worked. So off to the vet, he went again. This time his bloodwork still could have been better. But the senior vet said it was okay and they could deal with any difficulties.

So finally he had the operation.

He came around from his operation and proceeded to rip off his collar. Then he went for his stitches. So we had to tie his collar on tighter. He was a very angry and frustrated kitten for a while. But he got used to it in the end and recovered well. He stopped spraying completely.

Trip 5

But then after a week,  he refused to accept that he’d had surgery and insisted on leaping, hurling, and jumping. We went back to the vet to get another sedative as we were worried about him. Except this time was the most difficult ye,t attempting to get a sedative in his mouth with a collar. Once again it was the element of surprise that was key to administering the sedative this time. We were worried about nothing and his hernia is supposed to feel lumpy still.

Trip 6

Then when it was time to have his stitches out. We missed with the sedative. It landed on me, not in Biden’s mouth. So it was another trip to the vet without a cat in need of a sedative.

This time we picked up two sedatives in case we missed again. The last time it was once again, surprise and some force, the key mission tactics. My partner had been giving him the sedative so Biden was not expecting a syringe forced in his mouth quickly by me. He sank a claw into my one of my fingers and I took the pain as I held him to make sure the sedative went in. 

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And then we were done. Nearly 2 months and 10 sedatives later. One happy, healthy, hernia-free, neutered kitten full of fun and love.

And a few hours hours after the sedative wore off he decided that carriers were his new favorite place. We can’t get him out of either of the two carriers. As soon as his phobia appeared it disappeared. That’s cats for you!

So What have we learned?

Well, for a start even the vet acknowledged that it’s pretty much impossible to get cats to stop jumping about after surgery. Your cat might have hernia surgery at any age. But it’s also quite likely you’ll have surgery performed on a kitten with it being an umbilical hernia or a birth defect. So kittens do jump around. Try not to worry.

Biden tore his collar off Houdini-style overnight about ten days after surgery. He didn’t lick his wound at all though. So it may be worth giving it a shot without the collar and see how your cat gets on. 

Apparently, castration doesn’t solve behavioral problems in all cats. But the success rate is around 90%. And it’s worked with Biden. Kinsey is no longer hostile and aggressive with him. Their play gets frantic at times as they haven’t worked out who is boss. But the change has been quick and remarkable. They are able to eat from the same plate and they are even cleaning each other now. So looks like the love is returning.

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But ultimately we’ve learned that it’s so important to be able to get your cat in a carrier. I can’t stress that enough. Biden has overcome his phobia instantaneously which is unusual. But, I realize what a ridiculous situation we were in. You simply can’t own a cat and not be able to get it in a carrier. Imagine the awful but quite possible scenario in the course of a cat’s lifetime that she is injured or is taken ill quickly. And you can’t get your beloved cat in a carrier to get it help she desperately needs.

Not least that we hope to travel soon and it will mean we take connecting flights. With it being a long journey we’ll let the cats out in a hotel room. But what if you can’t reliably get your cat back in? And you are trying to take sedatives in syringes in your hand luggage? And it’s hit and miss and stress inter-connecting flights?

So I checked out some of the best tricks and tips to get your cat in a carrier.

Of course, top of my list in an emergency was cat-expert Jackson Gallery. He has a number of  tips to help out.

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He suggests turning half of the box into a cozy den first and then building the rest of the carrier around your cat as she gets comfortable.

So if your cat currently won’t get in a carrier, please do take the time to get her accustomed so you don’t go through what we have!

If you’d like to drop by  MissPetPaws just follow the link. Thanks for reading.

Update on Blogger Friends

Tech Gurus. They make things sooooooooooooo tough. Therefore because of people like Sandee who is from Comedy Plus mentioned on how about just getting profile. As it turns out, those who had Google+ their profiles were turned into Blogger profiles. Yeah. So guess what? That’s right. I’m Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!! I’ll be commenting on Blogger blogs as Crystal And Daisy Mae.

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MY BLOGGER FRIENDS

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To those bloggers who use Blogger, I’m very sorry if you think I dropped you for some reason. Actually the truth is that I’m still following you and even reading your posts. The reason I can’t  comment is because Google+ is well… no more and I’m not signing up for something else. I’m still reading and following you. I may try doing it from notifications. If you have any ideas on how I can comment easily please let me know. Some of you I know have been accommodating and changed your settings to include Name/URL. For those who have done that thank you. To the others well… I get why you don’t want anonymous people but Name/URL isn’t anonymous. 

 

 

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Sabi Saturday

Trying to figure something for this weeks Sabi Saturday was challenging. Then it hit me, I could do a combined photo of antique and old things. What I mean by this is several old and antique things in one photo. 

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The end table, lamp and couch are very old. Me I’m “Middle Aged” but 29+. No I’m not telling you how old I am but will just say this, if you read my birthday post last year then you got a pretty good idea already how old I am. The only thing in the picture that’s not that old is Daisy Mae who is only a kitten in this photo but is 12 going on 13. 13 not the that old for a cat but in Cat years she’s old.

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Friendly Fill -Ins

Today we are joining 15 And Meowing.com and Catblogosphere for Friendly Fill – Ins. There will be 2 sets of answers since both Daisy Mae  And I will be answering the questions. Answers will be in italics.

Daisy Mae’s Answers

1.) I admire humans who raise multiple cats together.

2.) I can’t wait for the flowers to bloom.

3.) I’m proud to say I’m proud of my human for writing her first book and starting her second book.

4.) Getting picked up make(s) me nervous.

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

 

Crystal’s Answers

1.) I admire people who have kids and/or grandkids.

2.) I can’t wait for our Dogwoods to bloom.

3.) I’m proud to say I have written and typed my first book and started my second book.

4.) Daisy Mae’s scratching, biting, rubbing and itching make(s) me nervous.

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Completion Of Book One

Hello And Welcome to CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. Honestly, I didn’t think I would be updating you this soon after the last book update. But as my luck would have it, here I am very excited, happy and pleased to tell you last night I completed Book One.🙆‍♀️🙆‍♀️ Book One is entitled Turkey, Three Sweaters And Multiple Murders At Chris’s House. Book Two is entitled The Royal Verdict And The Royal Sentence. OH I am really excited. Yeah you read right there is going to be a book two. To be quite honest, it was either a real thick book or two books so I chose two books. So if the books ever get published, it will be in a two book set. Actually right now I’m celebrating by doing a happy dance and taking a break from my writing for one night.

 

 

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Caturday Art: Daisy Mae Framed

I entered a contest to win a prize packet about pineapples. Requirement to enter the contest was to post or email the person anything pineapple. I played around on IPiccy, Bloggif and Giphy and this was three of the several items I sent her. Do you they are Winners? I Do but then I’m biased.

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Turkey’s Accepted!!

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Here is a puzzle to match the above Cartoon. The puzzle can be found by going to Turkey’s Official Membership . You have the choice of doing a 25 piece or 42 piece puzzle. Have fun and Good Luck.

Here is the puzzle. Click here to do it.  Turkey’s Official Membership

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Banana-Peanut Butter-Bacon Smoothie

I was on Bakin’ with Bacon in Baconia and I saw this smoothie recipe which looks good. Now you vegans and vegetarians out there, I am sure that you could make this smoothie without adding the bacon. The original recipe can be found at Banana-Peanut Butter-Bacon Smoothie. Below is the recipe.

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BANANA-PEANUT BUTTER-BACON SMOOTHIE.

Ingredients

1 container (6 oz) vanilla yogurt

1 banana, sliced

3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

1/4 cup milk

3/4 cup ice cubes

2 slices crisp cooked bacon (you can use more) 

Steps

  • Place all the ingredients except bacon in blender. Cover; blend on high speed about 30 seconds or until smooth.

  • Pour into 2 glasses. Serve immediately with bacon slice placed in each glass.

If you try this recipe please let me know what you think of the smoothie.

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Awww…Monday & Sparks

Welcome to Awww…Monday & Sparks. My picture is the Awww…Monday and the caption is my Spark.

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ALWAYS DREAM BIG!!!!

 

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