Thanks again to all my readers, followers and commenters! I wish you all a happy and healthy 2009!
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Isn't that squirrel adorable? I purchased the bookmark and received a note from Lori saying that she was going to donate the profits from my purchase to a local ferret shelter in her new home state of Connecticut! Of course I think that is absolutely wonderful! Lori has a ferret named Weezer and this video of him has got to be seen as it is too cute and it is sure to make you smile:
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
We also hope Santa brought you something special!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
We're wishing you a wonderful Christmas Eve!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Dog treats may be fun to make but they are much more work than cat treats!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
“These blogs invest and believe in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers, who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”
As for passing on these awards, it's nearly impossible to pick a few when so many of you deserve it. I must say that I absolutely love the comments you leave me and especially when you talk of your love for animals. It makes my heart so happy to hear all the wonderful things people do for animals and I am thankful every single day for everyone who reads and takes the time to comment on my blog. Thank you all so much!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The reason my mom and I decided to sell jewelry through our BeadedTail shop was to raise funds for animal awareness causes. Each month I donate the proceeds from our shop to a worthy animal charity. In October the chosen charity was Alley Cat Allies and I want to share what I've learned from them about feral cats and bring awareness to issues resulting in the deaths of countless cats every day. Here are some of the things that we need to be aware about:
- Over 70% of cats are killed in our nation’s animal control pounds and shelters. That number jumps to virtually 100% for feral cats.
- A revolutionary change in shelter practice and policy is needed that protects the lives of cats, and there is a movement pushing for change.
- There are multiple programs that are a humane method of care for all cats, including affordable, accessible spay and neuter services available to everyone and Trap-Neuter-Return programs for feral cats.
The issue of feral cats is very near and dear to my heart because the alley behind my husband's and my first house was home to many feral cats. Of course I befriended several of them and one even was brave enough to come into our house but didn't want to be touched very much. Our two kitties, Reebok and Panther, were actually orphaned feral kitties that we found in the alley and raised from the bottle into adulthood. We lost Reebok to cancer in 2001 and Panther was 18 years old when she passed away in 2006.
What I have since learned from the information provided by Alley Cat Allies is that if anyone had taken those feral cats into a non-no kill shelter thinking they were helping the cats by getting them off the streets, there would be no chance of adoption and the cats would be killed. The reason being is that shelters handle adoptable cats and one that is afraid of humans certainly doesn't fit that criteria.
I just want to spread the word and let people know that feral cats do not belong in animal shelters. If you come across some feral kitties that you want to help, please check out Alley Cat Allies website for information. Together we can educate others about the need for Trap-Neuter-Return programs to reduce the cat population and keep feral cats out of shelters. We can make a difference and save lives!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Siberian Husky Dog Art Signed Print by Ron Krajewski by dogartstudio
I hope you enjoyed my choices! And I suppose I should point out that every single shop represented here also has cat stuff if you want it. I happen to think there is nothing better than dog stuff but just letting you know!