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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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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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.

 

 

 

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? 

 

Awww…Monday, Sunday Selfies & Sparks

SMALL’S STORY

No I didn’t get a new cat. The exact opposite actually. You see the cat you see to the left has a story to tell. I’m happy to say this story has a happy ending. This little kitty’s story all starts when she is walking along side of the road. How this cat there I don’t know. That will probably always remain a mystery. Then as fate would have it, two highschool graduates(my niece and her friend) were on their way home when my niece saw something moving. They stopped the car and found this kitten who could just barely hold its head up and they both knew they had to do something. They automatically ‘scooped’ the kitten up and took her to my niece’s house.

As it turns out the next step was to get this kitten to the vet and find out what’s wrong with it. Since my niece is an intern at a veterinarian clinic she took the kitten there and found out this dear little kitten was just full of fleas and other things I’m not sure of. Because there were so many fleas they had to get rid of the blankets they used. The vet took care of this kitten and the kitten is doing better.

When my niece and her family took the kitten in temporarily they thought it was a she and so they called it a she for the longest time. Then just the other day my niece took her to the vets and the workers just loved her but then found out it wasn’t a she but a he.  Well at least the name they gave the kitten fits both male or female. They named the kitten Smalls because he was so tiny. I’m happy and pleased to say Smalls is eating better and gaining weight.

Now the next things on the list is to get him neutered when he’s the right age and find someone to take him. Since the vet has estimated the age of the kitten at 10-14 weeks old, he has to be older to get neutered. However, finding someone to take this kitten was easier than anyone thought it would be. Yes that means he has his furever home. Yeah!!

Something to remember though even though this kitten was very fortunate and found a furever home quickly this doesn’t happen often. I hope other cats and other animals find their furever home soon.

 


SMALL’S SELFIES

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SPARKS

Sticking with the story about Smalls the kitten, I decided to do my Sparks relating to problems. 

We all have problems some worse than others. However some people just can’t see the positive side. Actually what we need to find out for ourselves is problems are just stepping-stones to our real destination. Always look on the positive side no matter how small it may seem. Like this kitten it kept moving with just a flicker of hope. That flicker of hope got the kitten a furever home.

So remember when your down in the dumps don’t Mope or have a pity party for yourself instead celebrate the fact you’re still alive and able. Another thing to remember is if a flicker of hope got a kitten a home imagine what a little bit of hope can get us. Look on the positive side and you will see the silver lining.

 

  

Caturday Art

Welcome Everyone to another edition of Caturday Art. Daisy Mae and I are joining Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. Daisy Mae and I had fun playing around on GIF again with making her picture into art. Below is the Results. **Please Note** The small pictures are exact size even though captions may be hard to read and the resized pictures will be easier to read.

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EXAMPLE OF CREATING A SMILEY GIF WITH LOVE BEAR. CORNERS CUT OFF FRAME.
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EXAMPLE OF CREATING A SMILEY GIF USING LOVE BEAR. CORNERS CUT OFF OF FRAME AND IT IS RESIZED.
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PICTURE OF CREATING A SMILEY GIF USING LOVE BEAR. FRAME HAS ALL CORNERS.
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PICTURE OF CREATING A SMILEY GIF USING ALL CORNERS OF THE FRAME.
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CREATING A SMILEY GIF USING HELLO KITTY. FRAME IS SQUARE.
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CREATING A SMILEY GIF USING HELLO KITTY. FRAME IS SQUARE. PICTURE IS RESIZED.
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CREATING A SMILEY GIF USING LIPS. CORNERS CUT OFF FRAME.
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CREATING A SMILEY GIF USING LIPS. CORNERS CUT OFF FRAME. PICTURE HAS BEEN RESIZED.

 

 

 

Caturday Art

EXAMPLE OF DAISY MAE IN BLOGGIF GLITTER FRAMES

CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE is joining Caturday Art today. My art today is of Daisy Mae in BlogGif glitter frames. Below are examples of Create A GIF Glitter Frame. All pictures were made on BlogGif by Crystal Stewart. I had fun playing around with these. As you can see the heart frame didn’t work to well. Pictures are copyrighted.

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CATURDAY ART

I had fun playing around with different Gifs. Yes I Daisy Mae Super Cat got a chance to learn and play around with Gifs. Below is what I come up with starting with the original picture.

ENJOY MY CATURDAY ART!!

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ORIGINAL PICTURE.
COPYRIGHTED SQUIRREL AND TURKEY PICTURE.
TEXT ADDED ON TOP LEFT AND BOTTOM LEFT OF SQUIRREL AND TURKEY PICTURE. PICTURE IS COPYRIGHTED TOO.
COPYRIGHTED SQUIRREL AND TURKEY PICTURE WITH TEXT ADDED IN TOP AND BOTTOM CENTER.
FRAMED COPYRIGHTED SQUIRREL AND TURKEY PICTURE.
QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY. ORIGINAL PICTURE.
RESIZED PICTURE OF QUEEN DAISY MAE.
EXAMPLE OF PUTTING TEXT ON A COPYRIGHTED PICTURE OR ANY PICTURE.
EXAMPLE OF A CROPPED PICTURE OF QUEEN DAISY MAE. ALSO A GOOD EXAMPLE OF A PICTURE BEING RESIZED.
HERE IS MY WILDLIFE ANIMATED CUBE WITH BLUEISH BACKGROUND.
HERE IS MY ANIMATED CUBE ON PURPLE BACKGROUND.

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 DAISY MAE MINIMIZED

EXAMPLE OF CREATING THE GIF EFFECT – MINIMIZING.
CREATING THE GIF EFFECT – MINIMIZING

CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE is joining Athena Cat Goddess for CATURDAY Art.

Guest Post Feline Cafe

Thanks to Crystal for inviting me to do this guest blog. I started the Feline Cafe blog 8 years ago on Blogger when my wife was home dying of cancer and I was caring for her 24 / 7. I had six cats at the time. For a little diversion I began to try making a blog. My wife died shortly after I started in 2010. The six cats kept me busy. They didn’t care if I was depressed or not. Their needs had to be met! At first I blogged cats and other topics; then I blogged just cat subjects; and finally I changed to a “photographic” cat blog which is where we are at today. Three of the original six cats are still on the blog. They are Opie and Zeke– 8 year old Maine Coons; and Marigold a creamy orange long haired cat age 15. A fourth cat named Scooby age 8, a big red tabby who arrived in 2015, was adopted out of a shelter by me.

Many years back I built a “cat run” which was the name given a “catio” before the word was coined. I liked to take photos of the cats outside in it and posted many them; and today I have a number of such photos here. In the past sometimes I let the cats out in the backyard and stayed with them trying to “herd” them, but it could be nerve racking trying to keep them from going where they shouldn’t like up a tree! Especially hard if one cut to the right and one cut to the left! I don’t let them walk free outside any more. Scooby was leash-trained by a former owner, I discovered, so he can go on walks on the leash.

I try to keep the posts light hearted. That’s about it really. Below are a few sample photos I like:

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Cat Post Pictures are by Feline Café and Featured Post is by CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE.

Caturday Art

This week on Caturday Art with Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty I’ve cubed my last cat Tigger who is now an angel since she passed over that Rainbow Bridge on 9-11-2015 and I’ve also cubed my current cat Daisy Mae(AKA Queen Daisy Mae).

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Feline Friday

QUEEN DAISY MAE AS A KITTEN.
QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.

PICTURES OF DAISY MAE’S VS. ONLINE PICTURES OF CATS. WHICH IS CUTER?

 

Caturday Art of Queen Daisy Mae

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EXAMPLE OF A POP ART PICTURE OF DAISY MAE. TRANSFORMS YOUR PICTURE INTO POP ART PORTRAIT AS ANDY WARHOL.

Below is the copyrighted picture I used for Daisy Mae’s Caturday Art.

CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE is joining athenacatgoddess.com and everyone else who is participating in the Caturday Art Blog Hop.

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GIF SUCCESS…

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As some of you know I’ve been attempting to learn how to put text on a GIF or PICTURE.  Have I had luck with learning how to put text on a GIF or PICTURES?  YES I have. However, in the process I have learned some other some other GIF FEATURES though. Some of the GIF FEATURES I have learned are:

  • How to copyright.
  • How to put pictures in a turning cube.
  • How to put text on a GIF or a Picture.
  • Creating the GIF effect – Stars Effect.
  • Creating the GIF effect – Minimizes Effect.
  • Pop Art Picture.
  • Create a GIF – Stone Effect.
  • Create a Gif – Thermal Effect.
  • Create A Video GIF. *Please Note* I can’t show you an example of this tool because I have a Free Site and that plan doesn’t support it.
  • Compil’ Polaroid – Fixed And Animated.
  • Animated Text – Glitter.
  • I started learning Glitter Framing.

In my opinion I did not see a difference between the fixed and animated Compil’ Polaroid. SITES I USED TO LEARN GIF Are: GIFGIFS.com and BLOGGIF.

MY GIF EXAMPLES OF WHAT I LEARNED

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EXAMPLE OF HOW I LEARNED TO COPYRIGHT PICTURES.
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3D TURNING CUBE WITH BLOGGIF LOGO ON IT. ALL PICTURES IN THIS CUBE ARE COPYRIGHTED BY https://crystalsphotobloggingsite.wordpress.com .
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3D TURNING CUBE WITHOUT BLOGGIF LOGO. ALL PICTURES IN THIS CUBE ARE COPYRIGHTED BY https://crystalsphotobloggingsite.wordpress.com .
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EXAMPLE OF PUTTING TEXT ON A COPYRIGHTED PICTURE OR ANY PICTURE.
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EXAMPLE OF TEXT ON A COPYRIGHTED PICTURE OR ANY PICTURE.
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EXAMPLE OF CREATING THE GIF EFFECT – STARS ON BLOGGIF.
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EXAMPLE OF CREATING THE GIF EFFECT – MINIMIZING.
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CREATING THE GIF EFFECT – MINIMIZING
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EXAMPLE OF A POP ART PICTURE OF DAISY MAE. TRANSFORMS YOUR PICTURE INTO POP ART PORTRAIT AS ANDY WARHOL.
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EXAMPLE OF THE STONE EFFECT ON CREATE A GIF.
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EXAMPLE OF THE THERMAL EFFECT ON CREATE A GIF.
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EXAMPLE OF FIXED COMPIL’ POLAROID WITH CAPTIONS.
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EXAMPLE OF ANIMATED COMPIL’ POLAROID WITH CAPTIONS.

 

The above pictures are examples of the Glitter frame.  The heart frame and 3 different square glitter frames. Finally below is the Animated Glitter Text.

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EXAMPLE OF ANIMATED GLITTER TEXT.

These are only a few tools I learned. I learned PUTTING Text ON A PICTURE Tool on GIFGIFS.com. I appreciate everybody help & comments on this. Just to let everyone know, I finally had success with GIF.  WAHOO!!👏💛👏, WAHOO!!👏💛👏*Please Note* There are many GIF sites but the two I listed were the easiest to learn what I wanted to know.