Monthly Archives: Apr 2016

Pets are for Life

When it comes to deciding to add to our family -most people want  a pet ( earthlings )with out baggage.

The websites I always see about adopting a pet look a bit depressing and not at all eye-catching.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where advertising extends to human and animals lives. The flashier the better.

It is said that we are so fickle but I can’t change this in one post.

I have found the most innovative website to adopt a pet – you have to check it out  THE SHELTER PET PROJECT  

“A person is the best thing to happen to a shelter pet. Be that person. Adopt.”

http://theshelterpetproject.org/who-we-are/

The site takes you through a funky modern and fun exploration on anything you need to know about PET ADOPTION- there is no hint of pity. These animals are celebrities, stars. 

You are the privileged one to have a dog or cat with the ‘X factor’come to live in your home. 

It is such an easy site to navigate around and it’s exciting. 

 There is also an Adoption story section with a twist

Check this out   

BENTO (AKA “KEYBOARD CAT”)

 

ADOPTER:

Charlie Schmidt

LOCATION:

Spokane, Washington

SHELTER:

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services

WHY BENTO (AKA “KEYBOARD CAT”) IS SO SPECIAL:

Bento is my best friend. We both have very similar personalities and he’s always motivating me to make art; I’m always drawing and taking pictures of him. He also happens to have incredible musical talent – you might know him as Keyboard Cat! #StartAStoryAdopt

 

IF YOUR PET COULD TALK, WHAT WOULD HE OR SHE TELL US ABOUT YOU?:

My dad always says I motivate him artistically, but in reality, he is my motivation.

 

 

Here is one for our dog lover friends

TOAST (AKA “TOAST MEETS WORLD”)

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ADOPTER:

Katie Sturino

LOCATION:

New York, NY

SHELTER:

Dog Habitat Rescue

WHY TOAST (AKA “TOAST MEETS WORLD”) IS SO SPECIAL:

Toast is a total diva – she always does whatever she wants, including sleeping – and snoring at inopportune times (like when I’m on a conference call!). But, she’s an epic snuggler, and so much more. Every day, she does a million little things that make me laugh, and I can’t imagine life without her. #StartAStoryAdopt

 

IF YOUR PET COULD TALK, WHAT WOULD HE OR SHE TELL US ABOUT YOU?:

My Mom secretly loves napping (and snoring) as much as I do. Speaking of napping, Zzz….

If this doesn’t convince you that shelter pets have the X  factor check out this 30-second clip . To get it. You have to watch it 🙂  just saying

  Here are links to different websites that can help you with different information you may need when you adopt a new child into your family.

All celebrities deserve to be treated with the X FACTOR  star treatment 🙂

THE AFFORDABLE WAY TO NEUTER OR SPAY YOUR BELOVED PETS 

PET CARE RESOURCES

PETS FOR LIFE

LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK 

 

(FEATURED IMAGE PHOTO CREDIT Photo by James Evans/Illume Communications)

Can I just say?

This won’t be a long one folks, I want to demonstrate how powerful communicating with other bloggers is.

I’m not trying to sell you anything or get you to come on board my ship, I just want to give you an example of the power of engaging with other bloggers.

We all have busy lives.

We all get tired .

We all have those moments where we can’t keep our eyes open and don’t won’t to let our bloggers down and have done t the whole skim read and like and that is it.

Or it could just be me.

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It is okay to admit it.

Honesty has never failed me in all my 34 years on this planet-

We may use machines to communicate but our own  finely crafted machinery also needs  re-charging and that means taking a break and doing other things.

So long as you are engaging ,by taking a real interest in peoples lives and what they have to say, 80% of the time. You can let yourself off the hook 20% of the time.

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Other bloggers have lives too.

WE ALL WANT TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED.  

don’t we?

Here is an example of  the power of the blogging 80% /20% rule.

Today,I’ve been out doing MORE training (enjoying it) and I come home. There is my family to look after , the wedding and all the other commitments and things I want to do.

One being finishing that book and setting up that new pin board on Pinterest for my new wardrobe image I am wanting to go for.

I open my emails,

 I have a PLEASE MODERATE COMMENT – in the ABOUT DAISY section of my blog .

“Well, I’m here because Aurawithwriting said I should come take a look…so I have and wow….she’s was not joking…you are an amazing person. Just reading this bit is an inspiration in itself. My sincere apologies but…I’m going to now follow your blog”

GARY –FICTION IS FOOD BLOG

That is it.

Boom!

connection – new content to read, new people to chat to , new ideas and the big bonus some one who starts following my  blog

Effort is required. Showing interest   sometimes  80% of the time,has to be more than just a like.

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A like can’t show your off your   personality,

Or

 If you want to think ruthlessly- 

 Give other  blogs similar  attention to the kind which you may want from your blog.

I started blogging in september 2015 and from blogging the way I do. I will only talk about the wordpress community here. No html /rss feed/ ( not including twitter or other social media websites).

I have no idea how that all works! 

 By taking some time to check out what others have to say or think or what they are going through , I have not 0 Word press followers –

I kind of hate that term so I call us  all flowers.

I’m am proud I stuck to my guns.

I’m proud to say I have 403 word press flowers wafting in and out of my life regularly .

Not all comment but I have built and still am building up strong connections with a number of bloggers.

People may not think 403 is a  NOT  a big WOW

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I, on the other hand, think 1 is a massive compliment.

 I am humbled and blown away by the connections I have made in the Word Press community alone.

Of course, it is exciting to see success- numbers going up rather than down.

I think numbers going down are only fun when we are on the scales. Well I would say that 😉

There is this saying it goes soemthing like ….

‘Some people are so afraid of success that when it is within ones grasp that person runs away from it. ‘ – I kind of improvised that one 😀

Insane! I know…

Yeah it’s scary to comment and it might come off phony even but we have to start somewhere.

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I’m no expert -far from it but I wanted to share something that makes me feel good .

This is something I have in my life that is special.

Run with  the fear , the unknown – it will get you further than the spot you are on at this very moment in time.

Gradually or rapidly -I can’t predict that – but it will happen.

 Thank you  as always.

I don’t want to go on too much.

But I have this feeling that a lot of people in the blogging world are looking for a voice they don’t find in the non virtual world.

I am merely assuming.

 

 

You have the platform -use it.

Strut across it ,do a funny dance, recite poetry, show off your new Spring wardrobe.

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Make you mark.

Make it count.

That’s all I wanted to say really….

 

 

 

 

 

(having a) Whale of a time- not

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The most mesmerizing mammals in the ocean.

How can they look so graceful with such weight and force on and in them?

Natures greatest genetic, makeup,  beauty trick.

I don’t know if you have heard that Whales too are being driven to extinction.

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IT IS NOT A JOKE

 

Here is three reasons why.

(Finally catching up with this challenge)

# SHIP COLLISIONS

 Whales including  Pregnant whales migrate in the winter from the Atlantic ocean and have to pass some of the busiest port docks in the world -two being New York and the Chesapeake Bay.  Females rather than males usually get hit and end up dead.

Is there a solution?

Obama Administration Praised for Slowing Down Ships, Protecting Endangered Whales from Deadly Strikes

Humane Society

#ENTANGLEMENT OF THE WRONG KIND

Commercial fishing nets to trap crabs and all types of marine life are the second cause of death in Right Whales. When they become entangled they can drown or if they manage to escape they are usually wounded. They end up dying from starvation or infection from the nets hooked into their skin. This goes back to the first highest cause of whale death, chronic entanglement usually ends to ships colliding with whales again.

Read the story of CHURCHILL THE TRAGIC WHALE who in spite of many attempts to disentangle him from fishing nets. He ended up dying a drawn-out and painful death by infection.

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CHURCHILL SAVE ATTEMPT 100

 

“On Sept. 16, 2001, the team stopped receiving satellite signals. Somewhere off the New Jersey coast, Churchill slipped beneath the waves for the last time.”

https://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=14938&tid=3622&cid=28530

The Humane Society of the United States sued the American government to address the heavier fishing lines and marine marker buoys that kill so many of these lovely mammals.

#CLIMATE CHANGE

Did you know that whales only start getting pregnant and giving birth in their teens?

Did you know that they only have one baby/ calf every 3-5 years?

How is climate change affecting the growing population of whales? warmer waters mean it is harder for whales to find food.

We all know that in order for life to thrive and grow, it needs to be nourished from the inside. A pregnant whale losing weight is not a great place for a baby to grow.

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What is being done?

The humane society in the U.S.A. has sued the government to make sure that Right Whales have more area and living space ( critical habitat) to survive.

Designated zones that protect whales from as little interaction from humans and pollution are the key to helping the whale population succeed and have as fair a chance as possible to survive.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

Do you bit

check out SAVE THE WHALES WEBSITE 

SAVE THE WHALES PETITION -SIGN IT!