Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy Anniversary Petsjubilee!


Collage made by Tammy of Earlybird454.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sasha's Heads Or Tails Game

Hello all our friends out there. It is us the little wiener dog named Sasha and my mommy. We have been doing story time the last few weeks and folks have just been so busy that we decided to take a rest from the stories for a bit. You can read the ending of the last story in the comments on this link here.

This week we are doing a game with a chance to win a special prize from us. It is pretty easy and will run all the way until next Sunday's post or Sunday February 6th, 12:01 am EST. We will post the answers and the winner next Sunday sometime after 12:01 am EST.
"So what is the game?" You humans ask.

It is heads or tails. You click on each of the following links which are petsjubilee team members items. Then, tell us (mommy and me) if the item would be good for heads (top of head to chest), tails (tummy to feet), or both. If you pick the option of both, state why you picked that it would be good for both. Convo (d0 not post answers in the comments area below) your answers to me and mommy at All the people that answer correctly, will be put into a drawing to pick one winner. Shop owners of the following links may enter, as well. To be fair, please, use only one entry per person and not per etsy shop/user name. Contest is only open to those with etsy accounts this time. But, it is easy to open an account at:















"What might I win?" You ask. A heads or tails tote bag just like this:

We wish you all luck. Doxie kisses to you from your friend, Sasha.

Saturday Blog Hop 1/29/11

This is one of the many Canadian Snow Geese that hang out around our office. We started calling them Ohio Geese because they hang around all year long. I don't know why they like Ohio so much, but if you come to visit, watch where you step :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Interesting Info On Common Sayings Part 3

You may have never heard of some of the origins of certain "sayings" in the English language. I hadn't! Enjoy! Pauline (from Paulinesfashions on ETSY)

(Click on the pictures to see how you can purchase one of your very own.)

Ladies wore corsets, which would lace up in the front. A proper and dignified woman, as in 'straight laced'. . Wore a tightly tied lace.

Common entertainment included playing cards. However, there was a tax levied when purchasing playing cards but only applicable to the 'Ace of Spades.' To avoid paying the tax, people would purchase 51 cards instead. Yet, since most games require 52 cards, these people were thought to be stupid or dumb because they weren't 'playing with a full deck.'

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Helping A Treed Cat

While cats are natural climbers, sometimes they aren’t the best at getting down. Here’s what experts suggest when your cat refuses to come down from his perch for a long time.

-Don’t rally around the tree: Just because your cat is out on a limb doesn’t mean he needs your help. He’d probably prefer you go away and leave him alone rather than begging him to come down. In other words -- give your cat some space.

-Give him time: While it’s not impossible for a cat to be truly stuck in a tree, chances are he just hasn’t gotten around to coming down. Most cats are fully capable of coming down alone. It is recommended giving your cat an entire day to come down on his own. If he’s injured, or has a leash that could cause him to choke, you may have to go after him sooner. The same is true if it’s getting dark. Cats in trees overnight can be attacked by wild animals.

-Tempt his taste buds: Putting some of his favorite food where he can see and smell it may get him down in a hurry.

-Mount a rescue mission: If your cat is really too scared (or injured) to get down on his own, the easiest thing is to get up in the tree and get him. If you can’t climb the tree, you’ll need a ladder.

-Don protection: A treed cat is a scared cat. Wear heavy gloves and a thick jacket to protect yourself.

-Go for the neck: When grabbing a scared cat, it’s best to catch the skin on the back of the neck. Most cats will go limp once you’ve taken hold and lifted them up.

-Make the first effort count: When grabbing for a treed cat, make sure you don’t miss. You may only have one chance to get hold before your cat goes higher, so make your first grab count.

-Call in the cavalry: If your cat has been in the tree for more than a day and you can’t get him down yourself, it’s probably time to call in the pros. Animal rescue services are in the yellow pages or you can call your vet for advice.

*These tips are home remedies only and should not ever be used as a substitute for any treatment that may have been prescribed by your veterinarian. If your pet has a medical problem, we urge you to seek competent medical care.

Alice England

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

And the winner is..........


She named them all! Congratulations! Here is the correct order:
Labrador Retriever
German Shepherd 
Yorkshire Terrier 
Golden Retriever 
       Shih Tzu

Can you put the 10 most popular dogs of 2010 in order - WITHOUT  googling??? The one who gets the most correct answers will receive one of these Itty Bitty dogs! 
Please mail answers to Dogbarks and do NOT put them in comments! 

Winner announced Thursday morning! 

 Labrador Retriever
Golden Retriever 
Shih Tzu
 Yorkshire Terrier  
German Shepherd 
How many of these breeds have you had? Which is your favorite? 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


This first video is rather long, but I was in awe that someone could get that close, they actually cuddle and hug.

Remember last week the old video with Man Ray the dog and his human, Willima Wegman discussing the spelling of words? Well this is another William Wegman video. Thought it was cute.

And one more cute video that I found during my search:

Hope you enjoyed the videos.


Monday, January 24, 2011

The Winner of the "Love Is In The Air Giveaway" is...

Congratulations Cooper & Lola! You've won your choice of either a Black & Red Hearts Valentine Collar Flower or the Dapper Dog Necktie from Tammy at earlybird454.

Cooper's letter was so very touching:

Dear Paw Princess,

I am a cute, lovable guy who knows how to treat a girl. I love to give kisses, snuggle close, and protect the one I love. I am looking for a girl who doesn't mind pet hair on the couch, toilet seats left up and the occasional passing of gas.

Your knight in shining armor,

We hope you find your perfect match soon. She's out there somewhere.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Story Time: Continued from last week

This week the story will continue from last week because it was requested by someone who shall remain nameless. This is the link to last week's story and please read the comments to see where it left off. After this week's new addition, please add to this story in the comments below. Also, click on the pictures to see how you can get that item for your very own. Thank you.


The clouds started to rain drops of blue kool-aid. The littlest wienie tasted a drop on the end of his nose. That is very good he thought. He started to jump up and catch the rain drops as they fell.

Bree and Baxter thought this was not good because the little wienie was getting too much sugar. He was jumping higher and higher. He then started to sing and dance and spin around in circles. He was having a major sugar high!

The two children Baxter and Bree knew they had a problem now. How are they going to get passed The Giant Squirrel's mind control with a hyper little wienie dog.

The two children tried their best to catch the littlest wienie, but the wienie was too fast for them. He ran deeper into the dark forest singing all the way.

The wienie dog crashed into a large tree and then started to roll around in the grass on the ground. He was still rolling and twitching and twisting around when the two children caught up with him.

The littlest wienie finally crashed from exhaustion with his tongue hanging out. He was panting and shaking.

The children went over to comfort the little wienie when they noticed that the tree he crashed into wasn't a tree after all. It was...

"Squirrel!" barked the littlest wienie dog.

The children were already frozen from the Giant Squirrel's mind control.

"They are my slaves now little wienie dog and soon I will rule the world!" Evil squirrel chattering.

"No way evil squirrel mastermind. Us wienie dogs will never let you rule the world." Bark bark bark growl....

Just as the epic battle for world domination was about to begin, along came the blue fairy.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturday Pet Blog Hop 1/22/11

Friday, January 21, 2011

Info On Common Sayings Part 2

You may have never heard of some of the origins of certain "sayings" in the English language. I hadn't! Enjoy! Pauline (from Paulinesfashions on ETSY)

(Click on the pictures to see how you can purchase one of your very own.)

In the late 1700's, many houses consisted of a large room with only one chair. Commonly, a long wide board folded down from the wall, and was used for dining. The 'head of the household' always sat in the chair while everyone else ate sitting on the floor. Occasionally a guest, who was usually a man, would be invited to sit in this chair during a meal. To sit in the chair meant you were important and in charge. They called the one sitting in the chair the 'chair man.' Today in business, we use the expression or title 'Chairman' or 'Chairman of the Board..'

Personal hygiene left much room for improvement. As a result, many women and men had developed acne scars by adulthood. The women would spread bee's wax over their facial skin to smooth out their complexions. When they were speaking to each other, if a woman began to stare at another woman's face she was told, 'mind your own bee's wax.' Should the woman smile, the wax would crack, hence the term 'crack a smile'. In addition, when they sat too close to the fire, the wax would melt . . . Therefore, the expression 'losing face.'

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Help Control Bleeding from Wounds

I talked week before last about treatment of wounds. To follow up with that topic, here are tips on how to stop your pet from bleeding and to keep small wounds from getting serious:

-Press on the wound: With any wound the first thing to do is stop the bleeding. Using a handkerchief, towel or a piece of a clean cloth, apply firm pressure directly over a wound. In a pinch, press down with your thumb or the palm of your hand.

-Turn down the pressure: When bleeding is serious, applying pressure directly to the artery (not the wound) can help slow it. Dogs and cats have three major pressure points:

1) The upper inside of the front legs: pressing here will help control bleeding from the lower forelegs.
2) The upper inside of the rear legs: pressing here will help control bleeding from the lower hind legs.
3) The underside of the tail: pressing here helps control bleeding from the tail.

-Forget the tourniquet: A lot of limbs are lost because the blood supply was cut off for too long a time.

-Layer up: If bleeding doesn’t stop right away, you may want to tie a bandage loosely around the wound to help slow the flow. If the bandage quickly soaks through, however, just leave it there. You don’t want to destroy a clot that’s trying to form. If the bleeding continues, it’s a sign you need to see your vet.

Some of the worst injuries are internal. Your pet could be losing pints of blood and you might never know it. Symptoms of internal bleeding include blood in vomit, pale pink or white gums and listlessness. Don’t take chances. If you think an injury is serious, it probably is -- and you should see your vet right away.

*These tips are home remedies only and should not ever be used as a substitute for any treatment that may have been prescribed by your veterinarian. If your pet has a medical problem, we urge you to seek competent medical care.

Alice England

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fun Guinea Pig Movies! 

And a rather impressive, show by an intelligent guinea pig!! 

Which of these tricks can Tooey do?

Patty from Catcalls and Dogbarks



The following are words or items either made or used by various team members of PetsJubilee. Anyone can play. If you do not know the member, or cannot figure out the answer, just click on their name to go to their shop, and browse around.

SRDSE 1 – Made by Pauline and Diana
LRLOAC 2 – Made by Mary(Cat)
TTARSE 3 – Made by Lori
APICTN 4 - Patty & Diana use this
BCOAR 5 – Shari uses this
TGELTRI 6 – Athena uses this
SELDENE 7 – Used by Mary (Dog) and Alice
ARFCIB 8 – Tammy, Annie, Mary (Poodle), Lynsie and now Alice - use this
SSSCERO 9 – Made by Kelly
THRISS 10 – Made by Keith
CLECAKNE 11 – Made by Sue

There is a gift for the winner. For multiple winners I will draw names from a hat.
What do you win? I don’t know yet. I will surprise you.

Please convo your answers to
Also, please write your email address or shop address in the comment section below, with a note that you have convo’d me your answers – but -

You have 2 days - so take your time. Winner to be announced Thursday morning in the comment section below.
Thanks for playing – hope you have some fun with it.


Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday-Love Is In The Air Giveaway

Tammy from earlybird454 is offering an awesome prize this week. The prize is the winner's choice of either the Black & Red Hearts Valentine Collar Flower or the Dapper Dog Necktie.

The game is simple. If you have a single pet, then you come up with a short on-line dating ad for your pet in the comments below. If your pet is in a loving relationship, then you can do a short love letter to the pet of their dreams in the comments below. Then, add a way to contact you if you win the prize. (Either e-mail address or an ETSY name to convo.) The winner will be random drawn from a hat so everyone that participates has the same chance to win. You can only be entered once into this giveaway so multiple comments won't give you any better odds of winning.

We can't wait to read about all the love in the air from the pets on the net. Have a great Monday and good luck to you all! You have until Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 noon Eastern Standard Time to enter.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Story Time: You Add To It, Please.

Here is the link to last week's story so you can see how it ended. You all are so very creative and it is amazing how the story evolves from day to day. Thank you for participating and making the story time so much fun.

Now, off to start a new story. Please, add your parts to it throughout the week in the comments below.

Once upon a time there were three stuffed wienie dogs that more than anything wanted to be real dogs. The children loved and played with them so much every day that it wasn't long before they started to show signs of damage.
They knew like toys in the past that if they lost their stuffings the children's Mother would throw them out. This worried the three wienies greatly each and every time the children played with them a little too roughly.
One day, the children had their grandmother visit. She brought them all new stuffed animals that actually barked and made other noises. The three dogs were so lonely for quite some time.
Then, one day the Chi Wizard saw how lonely they were. " I shall grant you one wish!" said the Chi Wizard, but it has to be one wish that all three of you have in your hearts.

The wienies wished all together that they were real dogs. The Chi Wizard's eyes began to glow, and suddenly they were in the woods.
They looked at each other and they were real wiener dogs. They barked and chased each other for quite some time. They started to feel something that they have never felt before in the tummies. They were hungry. The dogs didn't know what to eat or how to catch something to eat so they kept walking deeper and deeper into the woods.
Just as the trees began to clear, they smelled a house like no other. It smelt sweet and yummy. They ran as fast as their short legs would let them. The house was made out of Gingerbread. The littlest wiener knew they probably shouldn't eat someone's house, but the bigger wienies convinced him to eat. Next thing you know, they all had very full bellies.
The biggest wienie who had ate the most of the house started to feel strange. His legs wouldn't move and he started to smell like gingerbread. Before his eyes, the littlest wienie saw the two other wienies turn to gingerbread. Then, he decided to run. But, he didn't waddle very far before he also was a gingerbread wienie.

Much time had passed, and frosting snow had began to fall all around them. A small boy and his sister had stumbled upon the house while making their way to the market to buy some milk. The two children knew fairytales rather well so they knew not to eat the house. But, the little girl saw a tear fall from the littlest gingerbread wienie. "They need our help, Baxter." She said as she wiped the tear away.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday Blog Hop 1/15/11

Friday, January 14, 2011

Interesting Info On Common Sayings Part One

You may have never heard of some of the origins of certain "sayings" in the English language. I hadn't! Enjoy! Pauline (from Paulinesfashions on ETSY)

(Click on the pictures to see how you can purchase one of your very own.)

"Cost An Arm And A Leg"
In George Washington's days, there were no cameras. One's image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are 'limbs,' therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the expression, 'Okay, but it'll cost you an arm and a leg.' (Artists know hands and arms are more difficult to paint.)

"Big Wig"
As incredible as it sounds, men and women took baths only twice a year (May and October) Women kept their hair covered, while men shaved their heads (because of lice and bugs) and wore wigs. Wealthy men could afford good wigs made from wool. They couldn't wash the wigs, so to clean them they would carve out a loaf of bread, put the wig in the shell, and bake it for 30 minutes. The heat would make the wig big and fluffy, hence the term 'big wig.' Today we often use the term 'here comes the Big Wig' because someone appears to be or is powerful and wealthy.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Alice's Thursday Quickie Giveaway!

Thursday Quickie Giveaway

Everyone has such fun each day on the team blog, I decided to have a little fun today instead of loading you up with information. We're going to have a quickie Giveaway for a mini needle felt of your dog -- or any dog of your choice :)

Here's what to do: Everyone is familiar with those little conversational hearts we see on Valentine's Day. If your DOG was writing those little messages, what would he/she say? Leave your answer-comment, with as many 'heart messages' as you want, along with a way to contact you. I'll draw a winner from those who leave a comment -- one entry per person -- first thing on Friday morning and contact you if you are the winner :) Good luck! I look forward to making one of your dogs!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Psalm 121

1 I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
          From where shall my help come?

2 My help comes from the LORD,
          Who made heaven and earth.

3 He will not allow your foot to slip;
          He who keeps you will not slumber.

4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
          Will neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The LORD is your keeper;
          The LORD is your shade on your right hand.

6 The sun will not smite you by day,
          Nor the moon by night.

7 The LORD will protect you from all evil;
          He will keep your soul.

8 The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in
          From this time forth and forever.

Thank you, Lord, that we are not alone in our walk through life! 


Tuesday, January 11, 2011



For those of us who remember Abbot & Costello's 'Who's on First?', and those of us who sometimes get flustered by our computers...

If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch, 'Who's on First?' might have turned out something like this:


ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
COSTELLO: Thanks. I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking about buying a computer.
COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou.
ABBOTT: Your computer?
COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.
COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou.
ABBOTT: What about Windows?
COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?
ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?
COSTELLO: I don't know. What will I see when I look at the windows?
ABBOTT: Wallpaper.
COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.
ABBOTT: Software for Windows?
COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business. What do you have?
ABBOTT: Office.
COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?
ABBOTT: I just did.
COSTELLO: You just did what?
ABBOTT: Recommend something.
COSTELLO: You recommended something?
COSTELLO: For my office?
COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?
ABBOTT: Office.
COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!
ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.
COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need?
COSTELLO: What word?
ABBOTT: Word in Office.
COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.
ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.
COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?
ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue'W'.
COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue 'w' if you don't start with some straight answers. What about financial bookkeeping? You have anything I can track my money with?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?
ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.
COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?
ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge.
COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?
ABBOT: One copy.
COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money?
ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.
COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?

(A few days later)
ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?
ABBOTT: Click on 'START'……….

And here are 2 videos I thought were cute, regarding computers:


Monday, January 10, 2011

Greater Good Network

The Animal Rescue Site

I thought I would take this opportunity to remind everyone to Click everyday. You've all seen the reminders for the Greater Good Network, but did you know there are more ways to help them help others? They have an amazing store full of great items for pets and humans. Also, there are free things that you can do to help such as sign a petition, send an e-card, or link to them through twitter, facebook or myspace. Check out their website by clicking on the logo below:

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Story Time: You Add To It.

Last week's story has ended very nicely so check it out at this story time link. I love the way you all think and come up with new twists for the story. We have a lot of creative people on our team and I do hope you all enjoy the process, too. Now, off to start a new story. Please, add your parts to it throughout the week in the comments below.

Once upon a time, there were three bears that lived in a national park. These three bears were rather troublesome bears, but smarter than most folks gave them credit. They spent most of their days looking for pranks to play on the park visitors and most of their nights looking for food or even a refreshing soft drink once in awhile. Some times they would go speed dating with the cub scouts, but not very often.

One day, the eldest brown bear named "Montana" got the idea to go skinny dipping in one of the favorite park visitors' swimming holes. When one of the tourists from Japan got a picture with a cell phone of his bear behind, and she quickly posted all it over twitter and Facebook. It went viral in 15 minutes time.

His two bros Black-eye and Rebel started to tease him about mooning the world. This made Montana very grumpy since he got woken up early from hibernation cause one of his two bros decided to TP the den with real used toilet paper from the parks out houses. It got pretty smelly in there by the end of February.

Anyways, Montana was going to teach this Japanese tourist a lesson even if it did cause an international incident. Cause she just crossed the wrong bear today.

Montana jogged over to the van and as the young lady was just getting in to the passenger seat. He stuck his head in the open window and burped a big foul smelling fish breath belch right in her face.

She screamed and the van drove off. Montana was proud of himself for teaching her a lesson until the news crews started to show up.

Apparently, no one could translate Japanese very well cause all they could understand from her was big bear attacked me. There were hundreds on news crews and animal behaviorist documentary film stars all gathered around the spot were Montana had belched. Montana tried to hide in the swimming hole, but it was doing no good.

They put up a temporary bear proof fence around the hole, and the media was all waiting until the experts could be called in to decide how to handle this vicious bear.

Then, out of a fancy jeep stepped "The Bearinator". All the bears grew up seeing reruns of this guy trying to talk to the bears. He was supposedly some kind of bear whisper, but all the bears joked that his mama must of ate the fermented fruit before he was born, cause he don't know nothing about us bears.

The Bearinator stepped toward the fence and crouched down on one knee. He watched the bears, and the bears watched him. This continued for some time until he nodded for someone to open a corner of the temporary fencing. He stepped inside the fence and sat on the ground right by the opening.

Montana started to laugh. He couldn't help it. He could kill this bear expert with one swipe of his paw and this guy was just sitting there.

Montana turned to fetch a bag of potato chips to enjoy this show of what his bros will do to this guy, when the crowd all oooed like the Bearinator just did something totally awesome.

Montana was starting to think humans were either incredibly stupid or all of them were suffering heat stroke because they couldn't get to the swimming hole.

Montana reached for the bag of potato chips, and the Bearinator walking on all fours moved a little closer to the water.

Then, suddenly, there was a loud bang from behind Montana, and everything went crazy.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Saturday Blog Hop 1/8/11

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Friday, January 7, 2011


Annie must be very busy studying or either the squirrels have hidden her blog post again so Sasha is filling in today.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Treatment of Wounds

Here are some tips I hope none of us never need:

-Take precautions: Most experts recommend muzzling a dog or cat before trying to treat injuries. If you don’t have one, you can improvise one from a roll of gauze or a length of rope. Just wrap it firmly several times around the animal’s muzzle, then pull the ends back and tie them behind her ears. Be sure to keep a pair of scissors handy. If your pet starts to vomit, you’ll need to remove the muzzle promptly to prevent her from choking.

-Try wrapping her up: If your pet is too small to wear a muzzle, you can wrap her head in a pillowcase, towel or blanket before beginning treatment. To avoid making it difficult for her to breath, don’t wrap her too tightly or for too long.

-First Aid comes first: Stopping the bleeding is number one. As soon as is possible, apply firm pressure to the wound with your hand or a clean piece of gauze or cloth. Maintain the pressure until the bleeding has stopped, usually within a few minutes. If the bleeding isn’t stopped, get your pet to the vet immediately.

-Make the fur fly: Once bleeding is under control, the next step is to clean the wound thoroughly. Start by trimming away the fur surrounding the area. It can help to coat the area with water soluble K-Y Jelly. It keeps the hair from falling in the wound as it is cut and can easily be washed away.

-Do some deep cleaning: It’s especially important to flush deep cuts or punctures with water to expel germ-covered hair or debris.

-Bubbles mean trouble: Although doing a thorough cleaning is critical, veterinarians generally don’t recommend applying hydrogen peroxide or alcohol because they can further irritate injured tissue.

-Let ‘em Lick: When dogs or cats become injured, their tongues go to work. Don’t interfere with Nature’s plan. Licking does no damage and may actually help the healing process
-Heads up: Although some licking may be good for a wound, pets that have gotten stitches often will try to chew them loose. To prevent this, your pet may be given a collar to wear.

-Let the Sunshine in: Although a firmly tied bandage can help slow bleeding soon after an injury occurs, in most cases it isn’t necessary and can actually be harmful.

-Watch out for abscesses: While most minor wounds will heal on their own, at times they may form an abscess. You need to have a veterinarian treat this.

*These tips are home remedies only and should not ever be used as a substitute for any treatment that may have been prescribed by your veterinarian. If your pet has a medical problem, we urge you to seek competent medical care.

Alice England

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Goals to Reality

Last Wednesday I shared some thoughts on reflecting over the past year and listed some questions to help us see that we really have made progress in life. I thought it appropriate to follow up with new goals for this year. Annie has already shared some excellent thoughts on resolutions in previous posts. Today, I wanted to encourage us to share one goal and how you will achieve it. This way, we can keep each other accountable, share suggestions that might help others reach their goal, and pray for one another to succeed.

One of my major goals is to double my income from my shops. This will allow me to remain home with my boys so I can continue to home school them and be here for them. My two main objectives for achieving this are:

1. To list 10 items per week

2. To reopen my Beyond5 shop by March 1st with a new look and inventory

So far, I have created something every day. This was how my creation for Tuesday came about.

As part of a home school art assignment, we each quickly sketched 30 of one kind of animal. We chose our favorite one and were to embellish it in any way we wanted. (This part is due on Thursday-but I finished mine already!) These are a few of my sketches.

I chose the one I liked best and enlarged it on another sheet of paper.

I made a pattern on paper I found in my craft drawer (which you would not want to look at!) and cut it out.

From there, I added features and feet along with a tail. Until…tada! Stella was born!

Goals are great. But they are only dreams unless we break them down to a daily plan of achievement. What is one of your goals? How will you achieve it? If you have any great ideas of how I can reach this goal…please feel free to comment!

Dream Big…..

then bring it down to earth and give it a face, arms, and legs!



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