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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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????🤷🤷

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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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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? 

 

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!

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

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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.

 

  

FLOWER FRIDAY

OUR YUCCA PLANTS IN BLOOM

Below are our Yucca Plants in flowering bloom. The pictures were taken before we went on vacation the middle of the month in 2018. Sadly their beautiful blooms have died off until 2019. Please enjoy the pictures. 

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OUR YUCCA PLANTS IN THE MIDDLE OF JULY, 2018. TAKEN ON REGULAR ZOOM.
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OUR YUCCA PLANTS BLOOMING IN THE MIDDLE OF JULY, 2018 BEFORE WE GO ON VACATION. TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM.

OTHER FLOWERS IN BLOOM

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8 CACTUS FLOWERS ON ONE PLANT. THESE FLOWERS ONLY LAST 24 HOURS. TAKEN ON 7-16-2018. TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA.
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THIS IS A PICTURE OF 8 CACTUS FLOWERS AND LAST YEARS AMARYLLIS. TAKEN ON REGULAR ZOOM WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA.
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8 CACTUS FLOWERS TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA. I TOOK THIS PICTURE WHILE STANDING AT AN ANGLE TO SHOW THESE FLOWERS FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE. THE YELLOW FLOWERS ARE DAISIES PLANTED AROUND OUR BACK DECK.
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THE AMARYLLIS AND ELEPHANT EAR PLANT BOTH SURVIVED THE WINTER IN OUR BASEMENT. TAKEN WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA ON REGULAR ZOOM. TAKEN ON 7-16-2018.
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THE AMARYLLIS AND ELEPHANT EAR PLANT IN THE PICTURE BOTH SURVIVED LAST WINTER IN THE BASEMENT. TAKEN WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA ON REGULAR ZOOM. TAKEN ON 7-16-2018.
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ELEPHANT EAR PLANT AND AMARYLLIS THAT SURVIVED THE WINTER IN OUR BASEMENT. TAKEN ON 7-16-2018 WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA ON MEDIUM ZOOM.

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**Please Note** All pictures were taken by Crystal Stewart. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Deer Family Photos(25 Photos)

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SQUIRREL????

I got this picture of what looks like a squirrel looking into the trail camera. I showed it to both Mom and Dad and got two different opinions. What a surprise. Mom agrees with me it’s a squirrel and dad doesn’t agree it’s a squirrel. What do you think? I personally think it’s a cool picture either way. I would sure love to know what you think. Please let me by putting your opinion in the comment section or by using the contact form provided below. Below is the Picture. **Please Note that the time is 9:37 PM Eastern Time*. Odd Hah?

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335 Posts Published

Hello everyone and welcome to CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE (CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE). It may seem like I wrote this twice but when I put it in parentheses, I’m giving you the site address. Anyhow I wanted to let you all know I’ve hit an exciting milestone. That milestone I’m talking about is 335 Posts Published as of today. This will be 336 posts. My next Milestone will be 500 Posts published.

I must say publishing has been fun and enjoyable. Thank You for viewing and reading my posts. Just to tell you. Here’s to publishing more posts. Daisy Mae sends her Thanks too. She sends her Purrs and Meows too.

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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.

 

 

 

My Vacation Pictures

A little over a week ago I went on vacation with my family to Treasure Lake up at Dubois, PA. I had so much fun I didn’t want to leave. Below are some of my vacation pictures. ENJOY!!

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POOL AT CAYMAN LANDING UP AT TREASURE LAKE IN DUBOIS. CAYMAN LANDING IS A CAMPGROUND THAT’S NOW UNDER KOA.
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PICTURE TAKEN AT MARINA AT TREASURE LAKE, DUBOIS. TAKEN OFF OF WALKWAY.
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PICTURE TAKEN FROM DECK OF MARINA.
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PICTURE TAKEN OFF OF DECK OF MARINA. TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM.
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PICTURE TAKEN FROM DECK OF MARINA. PICTURE IS OF THE LAKE AND WHERE THE BOATS GETS THEIR GASOLINE.
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PICTURE OF SOME OF THE BOATS. TAKEN FROM THE MARINA DECK.
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FOUNTAIN AS YOU COME IN THE GATE.
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PICTURE TAKEN OF FOUNTAIN. TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM.
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FOUNTAIN AT FRONT GATE. TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM.
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TREASURE LAKE SIGN AT FRONT GATE AS YOU COME IN.
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CHECK IN/CHECKOUT PLACE. TAKEN ON REGULAR ZOOM.
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CHECK IN/CHECK OUT PLACE. TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM.

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