Pets

December 1 – National Mutt Day

 

THINK CHRISTMAS GIFT 🙂


 
National Mutt DayNational Mutt Day was created in 2005 by Celebrity Pet Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige, and is all about embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs. The biggest percentage of dogs euthanized in the shelter each year are unwanted, medium to large mixed breed dogs, due to the constant over-breeding and public desire of designer dogs and pure bred puppies that are sold to pet stores supplied by puppy mills that often produce ill and horribly neglected animals.

National Mutt Day was created to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters around the nation and to educate the public about the sea of mixed breed dogs that desperately await new homes. Mixed breed dogs tend to be healthier, better behaved, they live longer and are just as able to perform the duties of pure bred dogs – such as bomb and drug sniffing, search and rescue and guiding the blind.

There are millions of loving and healthy mixed breed dogs sitting in shelters, who are desperately searching for a new home. One of the county’s most famous movie dogs is Benji, is a mixed breed Terrier.

So please visit your local shelter and find a new friend today! If you can’t adopt a mixed breed friend on December 2nd, please donate at least $5 to your local animal shelter, as they all need financial assistance and every dollar counts!

You can also volunteer to walk a dog, donate food and other supplies needed to your local animal shelter or make a donation in the memory of a loved dog who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Our goal is to save 10,000 Mutts this December 2nd from coast to coast!

ADOPT A MUTT

PLEASE SPAY & NEUTER
YOUR PETS

 
 
 
 
 
Source:
National Mutt Day (nationalmuttday.com)
 
 

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The hunt is on!

 

Nothing but DIY…

 

Every year I tell myself I’m going to start Christmas shopping early.
 
This year will be difficult, even more than last year. Money is tighter than last year and I’m racking my brain trying to figure out how to cost effectively do holiday shopping this year.

 

So, I’m on a mission to find the best and most cost efficient ways to decorate, buy food and get gifts.

 

As my search progresses I will share my findings with you all.

 

Sharing is good so if you have any ideas that can help please feel free to share.

 

The hunt is on…….Happy Holidays everyone. Be safe.

 
 
So, to start off here is a link to some DIY costumes for the kiddos. The ideas came from the parenting.com website. Some are cost effective and some are not. Some of the DIY costumes are really cute and inventive.

 
 
 
 

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Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month

 

OCTOBER IS ADOPT-A-SHELTER-DOG-MONTH


 

PLEASE ADOPT ME. I’M GOOD WITH KIDS AND REALLY FRIENDLY.

Pet overpopulation is a big problem in the United States. Each year eight million stray and unwanted animals are taken to shelters. 3.7 million of those animals are euthanized because homes could not be found for them. It’s unfortunate that the leasing cause of death of dogs and cats is shelter euthanasia.

AHA ( American Humane Society) selected October as Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month to bring awareness to the problem of pet overpopulation. Adoption gives a pet a second chance at life and joy to the adoptive family.

With today’s technology it’s easier than ever to search and find a pet to adopt. One good site is Petfinder.com There’s also a searchable database of 13,000 shelters and adoptive organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Being ready for your new pet is important. Too often a family will adopt a pet and love them – at first. Then, realize the work and responsibility it takes to care for a pet neglecting or abandoning the pet.

Adopting a new dog is a major step, one that will affect your family and your lifestyle for the duration of the dog’s life. Before you bring your dog home, make sure you are stocked up on essential supplies like food, bowls, toys, grooming tools, collar and leash with identification tag and a create with cozy bedding. Also, pet-proof the house or the area where you will keep the dog by making sure all electrical cords are tucked away and all potentially harmful items are out of paw’s reach. Most importantly, make an appointment with your veterinarian for a wellness exam before you even take your new dog home.

A local shelter is the perfect place to find dogs of every type, size, age and personality. If you prefer a particular breed that isn’t currently available at a shelter, go online to find a breed-specific rescue group in need of forever homes for their furry friends.
 
 
 

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I found this completely disturbing….

 
 

 
I don’t usually write posts like this, but I had someone “like” one of my posts today and when I looked at their site I came across this post. I cried when I saw it.
 
Please help stop French Islanders using live dogs and kittens as shark bait
 
 
This is the petition you can sign to help stop this madness. Please sign.
 
PETITION: Please help stop French Islanders using live dogs and kittens as shark bait
 
 
Please help mans best friend and our furry felines friends.
 
 
 
 

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How to Save Money at Target

 
 

****I FOUND THIS ON YAHOO.COM****

****THOUGHT YOU MIGHT APPRECIATE SOME MONEY SAVING HELP****


 

There’s a science to shopping at Target. Here’s how to get the best bargains. (Photo: Thinkstock & Yahoo.com)

Between back-to-school sales and everyday bargains, Target is an all-purpose shopping destination for plenty of people. But there’s a science to shopping at Target, and these tips and tricks can help you save even more money.
 
Just because something is on clearance at Target doesn’t necessarily mean that’s as low as the price will go. There’s a lot of information to be found on those little red clearance stickers that can help you determine if it’s the best deal you can get. In the bottom-left corner of the tag is the item’s original price. In the bottom-right corner is the current sale price. And in the top-right corner is the percentage off. Regular prices at Target always end in a “9,” savvy shoppers have noted, but clearance items can be priced at 15 percent, 30 percent, 70 percent, 75 percent, or even 90 percent off.

Learn to decipher Target’s clearance price tags to get even better bargains. (Photo: Property of Yahoo.com)

Food, furniture, and electronics generally don’t drop by more than 15 percent, some savvy shoppers point out, but holiday items may end up 90 percent off at the end of the season. The key is to check if the price ends in a “4.”

“If the price on the sticker ends in an ‘8,’ it will be marked down again,” says Kelly at FaithfulProvisions.com. “If it ends in a ‘4,’ that’s the lowest it will be. So if you see a price ending in a ‘4’ at 50 percent off, you might want to grab it now, because it’s not going to get any cheaper.”

Target has a team of employees who focus on marking down merchandise, and certain departments get marked down on certain days, several frugal bloggers have noted. According to TargetSavers.com, Clippergirl.com, and others, the general Target markdown schedule is:

Monday: Children’s clothing, baby items, electronics, and office supplies/gift wrap/stationary.
Tuesday: Women’s clothing, home decor and domestic items

Wednesday: Men’s clothing, toys, food, health and beauty, garden items
Thursday: Housewares, lingerie, shoes, sporting goods, luggage

Friday: Cosmetics, jewelry, hardware, automotive, and home improvement

Ask a Target associate what the markdown schedule is for your local store, since schedules — and prices — may vary by location. “In addition to knowing the day of the week, it’s important to know that they mark things down to the next level every two weeks,” writes Kelly at Faithful Provisions. “So, if you’re watching an item and see it was just marked down 50 percent, come back the same day in another two weeks and you should find it at 75 percent off.”

Be warned, though: If you hold out for that better discount, the item may be sold out when you come back. And if the item was purchased online but returned to a store, it might be the only one of its kind in the place — and it will be priced to sell.

“The best deals you will find at Target are returned online-only items,” wrote Reddit user “goldenglove2,” a former Target employee. “Most of the time they go straight to 90 percent off because there is no place for them on the planogram.”

Those deeply discounted items often end up on the end caps of rarely trafficked aisles, several Target fans have pointed out, and though they’re clearly labeled “Clearance,” the items aren’t necessarily in any kind of order.

“At our store we literally close our eyes and toss,” Target employee “santisanti” confessed on Reddit.

If you’re shopping for toys, it’s best to stock up in January, when stores make room for spring and summer stock, and in late July or early August, when the fall and winter toys come in. Holiday merchandise tends to get marked down quickly once the big day has passed; experts call it “the 3-3-2 rule.” The first three days after the holiday, items are 50 percent off. For the next three days, they’re 75 percent off. For two days after that, they’re 90 percent off and, after that, whatever is left goes to Goodwill.

If you don’t have the time to track clearance prices, you can still minimize your bill in other ways:

Sign up for a Target Red Card. You can save 5 percent every time you use it, and if you prefer to shop online at Target.com the Red Card will get you free shipping.

Watch for the Daily Deal. Keep track of Target’s Daily Deal offerings — up to five items at a bargain price plus free shipping.

Bring your own bags. Most Target stores will give you 5 cents off for every bag you use, according to Quizzle.

Clip (or print) coupons. Target offers plenty of store coupons on their website and through their mobile coupon program, and you can use them in conjunction with the manufacturer’s coupons you find online or clip from your local newspaper; maximize your savings by using them on trial-size items when you can. Also: The store sometimes prints high-value coupons at the bottom of your receipt, so check them before you toss them.

Keep your receipt. Target will match prices in a competitor’s printed ad as long as the product has the same brand name and model number and the ad is from within seven days of your purchase. They won’t match prices from Target.com or other online retailers, but if they put the same item on sale less than a week after you buy it, they’ll give you back the difference.

Sign up for the Birthday Club. If you sign your kids up for Target’s Birthday Club,” they’ll get a special birthday offer every year (About.com says that offer is a coupon for $5 off any $50 purchase.)
 
 
 

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Source:
How to Save Money at Target (yahoo.com)
 
 
 

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Gold Box: New Deals. Every Day.

 

 
If you are looking for good Amazon deals and bargains, Gold Box is the place to come. They are your online one-stop shop for savings and specials on our products. Need a last-minute gift for your spouse, grandmother, or co-worker? You can find great deals from Amazon’s Gold Box regardless of whether you are looking for items for yourself or your family and friends.

The Deal of the Day features hand-picked daily deals with low prices on top electronic products, video games, tools, items for your kitchen and home, sporting goods, computer software, and more. Every day you will see the Gold Box Lightning Deals displaying limited-time deals at great prices; make sure you buy quickly because these deals will go away fast. The Best Deals include hundreds of items throughout Amazon to pique your interest for savings on HDTVs; movies or TV shows; fashion items like clothing, jewelry, and watches; toys; and magazines.

Gold Box is Amazon’s headquarters for great deals and specials; browse, shop, and save today. Come back often as our deals update daily.
 
 
 

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Remember your pets this summer

 

Keep your pets happy and healthy this summer

 

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National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month - Get moving!May 1st – 31st is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

What a great time to promote the benefits of physical activity for adults.

Getting active increases your chances of living longer and can help you:

   *Control your blood pressure, blood sugar, and     weight
   *Raise your “good” cholesterol
   *Prevent heart disease, colorectal cancer, and     type 2 diabetes

Here are some tips to help you get active:

  *Aim for at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate activity a week. This     includes things like walking fast, dancing, or biking.

  *Do muscle-strengthening activities at least 2 days a week. Be sure to     strengthen all major muscle groups including the legs, hips, back, chest,     stomach, shoulders, and arms.

It’s also the perfect time to teach your children a healthy lifestyle and help combat childhood obesity by getting your child more physically active and interested in sports.

Getting your child involved in soccer, t-ball, flag football, or gymnastics, etc., can help them build motor skills, encourage a healthy lifestyle and continued physical activity as they get older. Although some parents may want to avoid the competitive environment, it’s important to remember most youth sports for younger kids are non-competitive.

Unfortunately, around age 9 is when many sports begin to get competitive. If your child isn’t interested in competitive sports take this month to find a sport or league that can get them more active. Check your local YMCA, schools, and church leagues.
 
 
 
 
Presidential Proclamation–National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
 
 
For info:
President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Dept W, Tower Building, Ste 560, 1101 Wootton Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20852.
Phone: (240) 276-9567. Fax: (240) 276-9860.
Web: www.fitness.gov or www.presidentschallenge.org.
 
 
 
 

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April 11 – National Pet Day 2012

Today is National Pet day and should be celebrated for all kinds of pets. This day was founded by Colleen Paige, Celebrity Pet Expert and Animal Advocate, with sponsorship by Animal Miracle Foundation and Network.

Animal Miracle Foundation and Network is a phenomenal organization that strives to make the public aware of all animal needs and education. Their motto is ADOPT….DON’T SHOP! I know I will stay away from any pet shop.

It’s estimated that approximately 16,000 pets die in U.S. shelters every single day. This means that roughly every single hour of the day, 667 sweet furry babies are taking their last breath. This is just cats and dogs and does not include the thousands of other unwanted animals that people consider pets. Right now, while you’re reading this, hundreds of animals are dying. It’s a painful reality but we must not give up hope to change it. [1]


My promise to Colleen Paige and the AMFN:

I am a huge coupon-er and I have no pets, but I have a lot of coupons for pet food and pet products. I have tried to give them to people who have pets, but they simply don’t want to be bothered. So, I will use my pet coupons and donate the products I buy to my local animal shelter. They will NOT be donated to a local pet shop. The donations may not be huge, but I’m hoping it will help.

I challenge everyone to do the same. Any donation I’m sure would be appreciated.
 
 
 
 
Related Articles:
National Pet Day (www.facebook.com)
 
 
 
 

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