Tips For Disney World

Disney World, Castle, Disney, Orlando

• Slow down and enjoy the magic. Resist the urge to see everything at breakneck speed, and take time to enjoy the numerous amenities offered at your resort. You can not possibly see everything, so think of this as your first trip to Disney not your last. There’ll be time for you to pick up what you missed on another go-round.

• Think ahead. Decide your priorities before your holiday begins and plan out each day beforehand.

• Get to the parks early! It’s amazing, particularly in busy season, how many of the popular rides you can knock off before half the”World” gets out of bed.

• Plan for a break in the middle of the day especially if you have children in the parks are open late. Stay at one of the Magic Kingdom or Epcot resorts, allowing a simple return to your resort in the middle of the day for a rest or a plunge in the pool.

• Call or go online exactly 180 days prior at 7:00 a.m. Orlando time (Eastern time) for dining reservations if a meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table or Be Our Guest in the Magic Kingdom is tops on your list. You may get away with sleeping in and booking a bit later but only when traveling through extremely slow seasons.

If you’re caught unprepared just about every store in the parks sells inexpensive rain ponchos.

• Arrive at the water parks in opening time if a sofa chair is a priority, or, better yet, pre-reserve one of the private cabanas or premium beach seat area. And bear in mind that in the busy summer months, water parks are sometimes filled to capacity by mid-morning with new guests kept from entering until late afternoon.

• Use Disney’s FastPass+® alternative which allows up to 3 FastPass+ attractions per day to be pre-reserved 60 days before arrival.

• Make Advance Dining Reservations, especially in the busier times of year (see the Dining In Style at Walt Disney World Resort chapter for a more detailed explanation), to save hours of frustration and waiting.

• Allow a lot of time to reach the theme parks every morning. It’s easy to miss your breakfast reservations when enough time hasn’t yet been allocated.

• Be selectively spontaneous. If something catches your attention, even if it is not on your daily list of things to do, be ready to stop and explore or you may miss something wonderful.

• Be attuned to the limitations of your kids. If they’re tired take a rest; when their feet hurt get them a stroller (forget that they outgrew one years ago); if a ride looks scary to them do not force the situation. It will make your day and the day of other park visitors much less stressful.

Better yet, bring several pairs and rotate them. Nothing is worse than getting blisters on your first day and then having to nurse them for the remainder of your vacation.

7 Laws of Football Quarterbacking

Football, Helmet, Sport, Football

In all of my research, over a period of many decades, the finest information I’ve ever read on quarterback leadership came from my friend Frank Carideo. The purpose of this information was to outline the procedure by which a quarterback was trained in Notre Dame, under coach Knute Rockne. This class of quarterbacking was as exacting in several respects as any collegiate course.

  1. A Quarterback must maintain a cocky air at all times.

a. You need your Quarterback to show other teams that he knows what he will do next–there isn’t a little doubt in his mind about what he will do on the next play.

b. You want his facial expressions to indicate to your team and your opponents’ team that he not only knows what he will do next, but he is going to do it successfully, for all that they can do to stop him.

C. Be sure he understands that this is just an air. It’s a role he’s playing. It isn’t himself that you need to be cocky; it is the Quarterback. You do not want your boys to be too cocky. There’s a limit, and he must know it.

His job is to irritate the members of the other team, not his own. You want to have that cocky air at all times–and on the practice area is one of the times.

  1. You would like a Quarterback using a transparent, staccato voice. You want a voice that is forceful and decisive. You want it to be recognized by your team as the command of one who is going to lead his army someplace to a certain objective. You want it to be recognized by the enemy as the voice of a person who is going to accomplish that objective with his military, no matter what may be done by everyone to stop it.
  2. This third law is a variation of the first. You want your Quarterback to know what he is going to do next and to do it. You don’t want him to show at any moment, at any time whatever, he is in doubt about his next move. And, you don’t want him to show that he is worried or communicate such a feeling to his group. Anxiety this point–though we are beaten–and at times badly–we will never become demoralized.
  3. The fourth law of generalship is a vital one: Observation, at all times, of the defensive alignment of the resistance. Have him observe at all times and ask himself the question: Who made the tackle? Also those who weren’t in on the tackles. Try to observe any glaring weakness in the defensive line or at the secondary. Especially on passes. Illustration on a charging half back and shooting line backer.
  4. Choice of plays. Recall what plays have been going successfully and, of equal importance, those that have failed to gain ground. If plays gain ground they should be utilized until the defense shifts about to meet them. Then it will be time to resort to other plays. There is no law against returning to the successful plays in the future if conditions warrant.
  5. The sixth law enters the field of generalship and strategy. At all times the Quarterback must keep his plays in order order. Some plays are to be utilised as checks, others as feelers. Occasionally it may be necessary to sacrifice a play to make the ones that are to follow powerful. This, of course, necessitates a quarterback’s looking a ways forward.
  6. The seventh and final law is one of precaution. Whenever in doubt, your Quarterback should do one of two things. The most natural is to kick. The other would be to call time out and ask the linemen for advice regarding the alignment and qualities of the defensive linemen. More often you will punt when in doubt. Punting is almost always the safe procedure.

Texas Hold’em

Poker, Casino, Royal Flush, Card Game

Texas Hold’em. . .minutes to learn, life time to master. One of the most important things that you need to do in order to win, is to be patient. Most people that are unsuccessful are the ones that like to play every hand and chase cards. Be selective on the hands you play and you will improve your odds greatly.

A couple of tips to remember. A loose player likes to bluff alot, one way to feel a loose player out is to increase his bet or check raise him and watch how they react. Remember mentally how they reacted in each betting round, so if it does come to the show down and you see their cards, you have just been given a great read in their style of play. A tight player generally only plays the”nuts” early on, but they know you have a read on them and their style of play, so in the later rounds they try stealing the pot with a big bet. If you have a feeling they might be trying to steal the pot, again raise their bet. If a tight player is quick to call, more than likely they have a hand so fold. Otherwise with your raise, a tight player will set you on a higher hand, fold and wait till their hand comes along.

Watch how players are gambling and bear in mind that, so if it comes to a show down and cards are turned over, you will get a good read on their betting style. What I mean here is; did they have a made hand or were they draw? It’s very important to understand how others play so as to win in the later rounds when the blinds are higher.

A few things I suggest, if its early in a match wait to see a flop. Wait until you find the flop and then if you pocket pair is higher than the board, wager aggressivly and see how others react. If over cards come out and someone bets big, do not be affraid to fold. Be cautious to what the board provides you, does this give other players an opportunity at a flush or straight? Several times I have had my Aces cracked going all in pre-flop. Later in the game and with less players, pocket pairs grow in strength, since you aren’t on a draw, unless someone else has a pocket pair that is greater than yours.

Bluffing, this is a huge part of the game. A whole lot of players seem to be bluffing more (more so online). Here again, you need to get a sense on others playing styles in order to get a read on them to decide if it is a bluff or strong hand. All players bluff to win a pot, you have to. I think you need to bluff a win, maybe one an hour. If you’re a player that does not get caught in bluffs early on, it makes it that much easier to bluff a win when the pot is larger in the later rounds. Should you get caught early and often, players are probably to call your bets and receive tells you might not know you have.

On TILT? Another important part of the game is to control your own emotions. We all take bad beats or fold a winning hand, it is a part of the game, but if you get mad or go on tilt, you will not win!

Always remember to be patient and play solid hands. It’s a marathon not a sprint. A Thought to play by; it’s aways better to rake a small pot than to get rid of a big one.

How To Start A Home-Based Pet Related Business

Dog, Cat, Pets, Animals, Friends, Dog

If you Are Considering the idea of starting a home-based business here are some facts you should know:

·According to the Small Business Administration, home-based companies account for more than half of all the businesses in america.

·Each year tens of thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs launch a part-time home business to supplement their current income or to examine a new business idea.

·There are two industries that have shown exponential growth over the previous years, and they are (in no particular order):

  1. The Wellness Industry
  2. The Pet Industry

Now that you understand that, and that we have agreed you’re a pet lover, it’s time to choose the ideal pet business for you. You will have to ask yourself some fundamental questions such as:

  1. What are my strengths?
    Would you like to work directly with individuals, or do you want to work alone?
  2. Do I want to work from home or at home?
    Some home-based businesses require you to hit the street, while others allow you to work without ever leaving home.
  3. Can I have particular skills that make me stand out from the crowd?
    Can you bake the most delicious biscuits in town? Are you a whiz with your camera? Does every pet you encounter just love you?
  4. How much can I afford to invest?
    Do you have all the essential equipment to operate your business? Can you begin working on a shoestring and add as your business grows?

After you have answered those questions is time to search for more information on your desired business idea, you’ll find a lot of information online. Some ideas are:

·Aromatherapy and Natural Products for Pets

·Poop Scoop Business

·Pet Grooming

·Pet Photography

Of all of them, my personal favorite is the first one since it merges the two largest growing businesses together, Wellness and Pets. BINGO, you have a winner!

Do your homework, learn which home-based pet business best suits you and start today, you will find it to be a rewarding method of making a living because not only your clients will thank you, but also their human companions.

5 Baby Shower Gifts

Baby, Girl, Baby Girl, Pink, Cute

Request first time parents-to-be what baby shower gifts they would like to get. Or maybe they’ll think of a stock answer like”diapers” or something similar.

Exactly what a new arrival needs isn’t obvious to someone who’s never had a baby before.

Needless to say, there’s a lot more to baby showers than just gifts.

That’s why the following list of top five baby shower gifts can be very helpful.

Best gift #1: Monitors

Monitors are excellent anxiety-busters, especially for first-time parents. That is why they hold the No.1 position on this listing.

Once they can listen to the baby from anywhere in the home, parents find their confidence levels zooming. The latest monitors are extremely sensitive and can pick up the slightest sound from baby, even her breathing.

That’ll really ease anxiety. However, they are far more expensive, so perhaps this can be a joint baby shower gift from at least two guests.

Best Gift #2: Playtime mate for infant

Babies love to playwith. Anything that helps them play and be active not only keeps them engaged, but also stimulates all round improvement.

Among the best products for them is an activity gym or playpen. This is a soft cloth mat surrounded by a baby-friendly structure of bars and arches with many distinct toys suspended from various points. Baby gets to play in a safe environment.

Standard activity gyms are excellent baby shower gifts. There are also more advanced ones which include noisemakers and an assortment of toys.

There are also excellent portable gyms and playpens available to help parents move around with baby. These are lightweight and designed to be easy to carry around.

Best Gift #3: Baby sling

Most babies love being carried around in a sling. It’s the next best thing to being cuddled in mom’s arms. Many parents have had the experience where babies get restless and cry while they use other types of carriers, but immediately calm down when put into a sling.

Baby slings are believed to foster a closer parent-child bond. Whether that’s true or not, slings do have another great advantage — they leave your hands free to do other things.

Top Gift #4: The baby travel pack

Moving around with baby can be a chore — you have to package a seemingly endless array of baby stuff even for short outings.

One way to ease this problem is to have one or more baby travel packs handy. What’s a travel package? Basically, a diaper bag full of baby necessities.

It is a great advantage if the parents get more than one travel pack. Then one package can always be kept ready whenever they want to go. No need to mess around with picking up and stuffing items into a diaper bag at the last minute.

Best gift #5: Car seat

A great deal of parents say that a well-designed vehicle seat is a wonderfully useful baby shower gift to receive. In fact, it’s helpful from the moment they leave hospital with the baby.

There are baby car seats available as well as infant-toddler convertible seats. The former can be used only until the baby is up to 22 pounds or so (typically).

Both are great baby shower gifts specially designed for the baby on the move!

Make sure that these top five baby shower gifts are part of the event you’re hosting. The guest of honor will end up thanking you long after the party gets over!

In My Nature

Sunset, Dawn, Nature, Mountains

Humans make a lot of noise. Think about our aircraft noise, street noise, machine noise, as well as the sounds of our voices. Fortunately, some human noise causes rodents and large mammals to stay away, thus protecting them, even as we hurt their environments as we encroach on their territories.

Some mammals are getting used to our sounds, they’ve learned to adapt to them. Some critters that hear us are interested and come to take a look. Many believe that if they hear us, they’re secure in their normal predators. Just as rabbits and birds hang out together, both knowing that if a predator comes near the other species will run and thus, warn them. Predatory birds and a few predator animals like the individual sound as it covers their particular noise and stalking actions and distracts as they get close to go for the kill.

Not all human sound is wanted. Much of it irritates wildlife, for instance wind turbine blades making ultrasound, and train noise as it rumbles the ground, as well as freeway and airport noise. Whereas we’ve come to appreciate the sounds of nature, we’ve not availed our sound to be as pleasant to the other participants in our surroundings. A great case in point is boat and sonar noise to large sea mammals like whales.

We should suspect these same kinds of problems cause angst and health problems in local wildlife and birds where we share space and territory. Many species sleep throughout the day and own much of our realm at night since they are nocturnal, sharing the space. If we interrupt their sleep during the day, this may cause unhealthiness in the food-chain. Austin Wildlife Removal use often use sound as a deterrent to keep critters away; gopher floor thumpers, deer whistles for cars, and short blasting sounds to keep birds from crops.

Humans consider the birds chirping and crickets”stridulating’ seems as peaceful and part of nature. Just as those of us who live near the shore think about the noise of the crashing waves a soothing sound of tranquility. Everyone inherently knows this – no major revelation here, but in case you haven’t thought about it since you like in a highly developed urban area – consider if you will the.mp3 and CDs you can purchase which feature sounds of rain, storms, howling wind, waves, and birds and crickets. These sound tracks are sold under the auspice of being able to help us meditate and/or destress.

Perhaps, animals that live in the city and rural areas hear our TV sets, music, and discussions as peaceful and normal. Perhaps these noises make them feel safe and content – that everything is normal and are consequently, less apprehensive – with less fear. Maybe they miss those sounds once the power goes out and there is more silence? Maybe some animals find this to be troubling and thus, go on higher alert, changing their sleeping, eating and mating habits for a short while?

It is obvious that humans have developed alongside of nature, and that character has been there the entire time evolving along with us. Everything affects everything else, so it makes sense that our sound affects their well-being much more than we believe, both on the negative and positive side of the equation. Please consider all this and think about it.

Pet Doctors

Veterinarian, Examination Dog, Ambulance

Get some opinions. Ask around to see where folks take their pets, why they take them there, and if they’re happy with the veterinarian.
Ask friends, family members, and co-workers, but make certain to ask them why they see that particular veterinarian. Pet owners often take their pets to a specific clinic just because they always have and always will, or because the veterinarian is a long-time family friend. This doesn’t make it the ideal choice for you.
Request groomers, petsitters, kennels, and other pet support facilities.
Request breeders
Ask people at a breed club
Ask your local humane society or other animal-welfare groups
Ask private pet rescue organizations

Educate yourself on the veterinarian’s background
Education
Board certification
Record with the state’s medical board (Have any complaints have been filed?)
Document with the local humane society
Membership with any professional veterinary institutions
If the vet is a specialist (behavioral, surgical, ophthalmology, Raccoon Poop, etc.), check to see how he or she qualifies to be an expert. Be sure that he or she has experience, education, and certification in their specialty.

Office Hours, Appointments, and Emergencies
What are the regular office hours? Are they compatible with your program?
Can you request a consultation with a specific veterinarian? Seeing the identical veterinarian will allow him or her to become more familiar with your pet and better able to assess whether your pet is sick because he or she has seen your pet before.
Who covers the practice when the doctor is unavailable?
Is the doctor available to occasionally answer questions over the telephone?
Will the vet take calls or answer phone messages if a crisis befalls your pet during the weekend or evening?
Does this clinic provide emergency after-hours guidance, or is there a nearby emergency clinic you will be referred to?
If your vet refers patients for emergency care, get the address and telephone number of the facility and be sure to drive by the emergency center so you’ll know where it is.
Is the emergency clinic staffed while your pet is there? Will there be any time period when your pet will be unattended to?

Fees, insurance, and payment methods
Do ask about fees, but don’t base your decision solely on the least expensive clinic.
When evaluating fees, be sure to learn what is included, some practices will include anesthesia, monitoring equipment, and aftercare in the expense of a surgery, while other practices will have them as separate charges; so you aren’t always comparing the same fees and services.
Is the vet a specialist in an area that you do not require for your pet? Fees may be higher for specialists and it might not make sense to pay more for a professional that does not apply to the requirements of your pet.
Are discounts offered for senior citizens or multi-pet households?
Is payment expected on the day of the trip?
Does the practice take your insurance plan?

Condition and location of the facility
Is the facility clean, comfortable, and well-organized?
Examine the reception, waiting room, parking lot, and yard for cleanliness and odors.
Are the magazines and literature in the waiting room current or out-dated?
What types of products do they sell?
Some veterinary clinics are members of the American Animal Hospital Association, which means that the practice has voluntarily pursued and met the institution’s standards in the areas of facility, equipment, and quality care.
How busy is your practice? Is the lobby full or are the phones ringing off the hook? A certain level of busyness is a good sign, but also many clients may cause long waiting times and a reduced availability of appointments.

Friendliness and quality of employees
Are they informative and helpful?
Are they too pushy?
Do they take the time to listen and answer your questions?
Do they seem to want to get off the phone quickly or do they seem too busy for you? If yes, they will probably always be too busy to give your pet the care needed.
Are they dressed professionally and cleanly?
Is the secretary friendly? Does they answer the phone professionally and say their name? Can they answer fundamental questions about pet care?
Is the staff friendly, caring, calm, competent, and courteous?
Does the veterinarian interact well with the technicians?
Are you familiar with the vet? Veterinarians are a individual as the rest of us. Some have a simple”bedside manner” and others are more surprising and in a hurry. Some will explain every detail about your pet’s condition and others are too busy to do so. Some will calm your anxieties and grieve with you and others are going to brush off your worries or seem insensitive to the loss of a pet.
Take note that technicians manage basic procedures, like drawing blood, taking temperatures, and preparing your pet for surgery, so it is important that you’re comfortable with the technician’s ability to manage your pet and work with you.

Range of services the clinic offers
Are x-rays, ultrasounds, bloodwork, and other diagnostics done in house or referred to a specialist?
How fast are the test results obtained?
Does the vet offer a broad assortment of medications?
Does your pet require a veterinarian with special interests, such as geriatrics?
What experience does the vet have with any particular medical need your pet may have, such as diabetes, allergies, or chronic pain?
What is the vet’s policy on vaccinations for kittens, puppies and adult cats and dogs? Many veterinarians are getting away from automatic annual vaccinations for adults because of evidence that immunization lasts more than 12 weeks for some vaccines, and studies have linked too-frequent vaccinations with immune system disorders.

Other things to consider
The veterinarian should perform a test on your pet during the first trip. This should include feeling the pet over for suspicious lumps or bumps, checking the ears and eyes, listening to the center, and assessing the teeth.
The veterinarian should ask you questions regarding the pet’s general health and ask for the pet’s medical history.
Your pet should be comfortable with the vet. An experienced veterinarian will manage the toughest pet without causing any undue strain on the pet.
Does the clinic offer any other services like boarding or grooming?
Is the vet willing to prescribe drugs and permit you to fill the prescription elsewhere?
Do you trust the veterinarian? Most importantly, what do your instincts tell you?
If you’re transferring your pet from another clinic, be sure to move your pet’s health records.

Enjoying Wildlife

Kingfisher, Natural, Bird, Wildlife

For 20 years after building our hilltop home, we carefully refrained from feeding the wildlife which shared their rainforest territory with us. The accepted wisdom cautioned that doing this would make the crazy creatures dependent on handouts.

That is a bit like saying that if all of the fast food take-away stores should close, the human population would starve, understanding no alternative ways of finding sustenance. Still, we supposed Melbourne Wildlife Removal knew best and so we followed their advice until a difficult drought struck, three years back. Years of abundance had invited our local Kookaburra family to strain to the maximum. Now the parents, and their two helpers from the prior season, faced increasing four new offspring in a time of scarcity.

Notice: Kookaburras practise a’nursemaid’ system of caring for the young. Two of the offspring from the previous season remain to help raise the new nestlings, while some surplus offspring are chased off to find new territory for themselves. This amalgamated strategy, though rare elsewhere on Earth, is common to a lot of species of birds native to Australia.

So, my Bloke chose our local lot needed a little helping hand. They soon learned the Bloke’s program and by 4:30pm could be lined up along a tree branch overlooking the deck where he feeds them. Always, one bird could be missing from the line-up. I guessed this was a lookout, since the Bloke’s car entered the drive, the tardy one could join the group in the tree, setting off a raucous cackle of greeting from all of them. Perhaps it was just their way of saying:’Hey, hurry up with the dinner!’

From the early days, we would spread the meat on the brick paving around the swimming pool, sometimes throwing pieces to watch with admiration as the birds deftly caught them in mid-air. Every piece was held securely in their great, blade-like beaks and thoroughly bashed against the floor in their normal custom, before being consumed. All this noisy activity attracted the attention of our black cat, who insisted on observing the day entertainment from a ring-side chair only a few feet away. He never made any move to frighten the birds. In any case, with wings for a quick getaway and fully armed with these formidable beaks, they left a goal he was not keen to engage.

For their part, the birds grew so disdainful that they would perch in the rafters right over the cat as he sunned himself on the deck in the mornings. Finally, the birds gave the game up and went back to taking their morning baths in the pool with barely a glance at the cat. After a long and joyful life, having been rescued from misery as an abandoned town stray, our kitty companion died this past year. Now the Kookaburras, and 29 other species of indigenous and immigrant birds, have our backyard to themselves.

The juvenile birds remain wisely wary of us people at feeding time, but the parent birds will take meat out of our fingers. This practice was initiated by the old Mama bird, who is a very outgoing character and always first down to get a feed. She’ll even ignore beef laid out on the sawhorse’perches’ my Bloke setup, to take her parts straight out of his hand.

Note: How can you tell the girls from the boys?

And have our Kookaburras fallen into feckless ways since we began providing this free bounty? Here are a couple of illustrations to prove that point:while waiting for their afternoon steaks, one after another of the birds will swoop down to skewer a fat grub amongst the grasses. They never gorge on the meat, but fly back to the trees when they have had what my grandma used to call’an elegant sufficiency,’ leaving us to eliminate the surplus.

1 day The Bloke was late coming home and a man flew away in the tree, seemingly too hungry to wait. When he returned, he carried a struggling baby Mynah bird in his beak. 1 year, our swimming pool had re-lining and the emptied space, warmed by the morning sun, proved irresistible to the local population of lizards and skinks. They left a yummy feast for the Kookaburras, which cleaned up a swag of these each day. One casualty caused me personal despair.

This was a skink of gigantic size which for several years had patrolled a territory around my studio. It had pulled me from my work one day, when I heard unusual splashing noises and found the poor critter from the pool. All its efforts to climb out were useless and the cold water soon rendered it nearly comatose. With the help of a plastic leaf scoop, I eventually managed to land it on the deck, where it sagged until the sun warmed it. 1 startled look at me, and it was off into the bushes. Since the Kookaburras reduced the smaller lizards lounging in the emptied pool, the enormous skink had to range further afield with this favourite item of its diet and in an incautious moment of vulnerability, the huge birds had him for breakfast.

I think it’s apparent that our’interference’ in the daily life of the local Kookaburras has done them no injury. They are resourceful creatures and while they may be temporarily disappointed if we stopped our largesse, they do not really need us. It’s we who would deeply miss our daily communion with these crazy but friendly fellow creatures.

Keeping Your Pet Happy

Kitten, Cute, Cat, Animal, Pet, Domestic

Pets are family members and should be treated as such. The design of your home has a dramatic affect on their health and well-being. If your environment is in harmony with nature, it will have a positive influence. Vastu Shastra was written some 7,000-10,000 decades ago in India by rishis, or men of great wisdom. Over a period of thousands of years, these wise scholars studied and chronicled the strong influence that the physical environment has on all living things. Through these observations, an exact science was formulated, which established the principles behind some of the world’s most enduring structures.

My wife and I have experienced firsthand the benefits that some basic corrections using Vastu could have pets. Our dog had a variety of skin and bladder control problems. Our cat was aggressive and territorial, fighting with the dog and bringing to the home anything she could take. It always surprised us how she could get adult rabbits and baby crows through the cat door, but she handled! Small but powerful changes using Vastu, reduced these problems significantly.

According to the science of Vastu Shastra, all five elements (earth, fire, water, air and space) have an impact on your pets. If there is harmony, stress is reduced and animals can find their equilibrium. Due to their size, pets are a lot more vulnerable to the consequences of poor air quality and indoor pollutants than their caretakers. Flooring, decorating materials, mattresses, molds, toxic gases, pesticides and electronic equipment can all degrade the air you and your pet breath, even if you’re seemingly unaffected.

In this situation, what you can’t see can harm both you and your pets. Knowledge is power. Becoming aware of what you can do to protect your pets is the best preventative measure there is. We can not emphasize enough the importance of reading all labels carefully to determine the safety of any materials that you use in your residence.

Another element that we’ve seen affect pets as well as humans is Geopathic Stress. This occurs when radiation follows lines of underground utilities and streams. Electrical wiring in the home can also disrupt the balance of the five elements if improperly placed. Such conditions have been clinically proven to influence the health and disposition of your pets. Indoor environmental testing for geopathic stress can build your peace of mind and protect you and your pets.

There are numerous things you can do yourself to make changes in your environment for positive results. Here are some actions you can take now that will make a world of difference:

Fresh air is extremely important for pets. Many homes are so tightly built that home pollutants build up in the inside air if windows aren’t open. Using a window open, even a quarter of an inch, will help eliminate toxins that can accumulate and circulate in the air. In addition, be aware that pets such as the room temperature a little cooler than we do. Too much heat (fire) can make them lethargic and shorten their life span. Altering their water twice per day is also essential because water absorbs many of the air born toxins. Make sure to give them purified water instead of tap water. Tap water may contain bacteria and chemicals that aggravate many different sensitivities.

These are just a few steps you could take to create proactive support for your pets. According to Vastu Shastra, all five elements need to be considered and balanced properly to experience the full benefits of Vastu. We suggest getting your home analyzed by a qualified Wildlife Removal Palm Bay. Because they are sensitive by nature, you will be delighted by how fast pets react to an environment that has been balanced in harmony with Nature with the science of Vastu Shastra.

Keeping Critters Out The Garden

Rat, Rat Babies, Needy, Cute, Nager

Rats have been around with mankind from the start of time. We are told that nobody is further away from a rat than six feet, at any given time. I do not believe that’s necessarily true, however there are a great deal of rats around.

Apparently there are 60 species of rats on the planet. The lowest one is about four inches long and the biggest one is called a Bosavi woolly rat which weights in, at over three pounds, about the size of a cat.

Rats are not your”easy” little animal, they are extremely intelligent. This is proofed by the fact that they are used to sniff out gunpowder and are very clever at solving puzzles and can find they way around mazes.

17 species of rat are known to transmit deadly diseases to mankind: weal’s disease, plague, viral hemorrhagic fever and Q fever. Rats don’t sleep a lot and almost all of their activity occurs during the hours of darkness.

Apart from me, rats enemies are many; cats, foxes, snakes, dogs, large birds such as falcons, hawks, kites, Wildlife Removal Round Rock, and, of course, the owl.

I have no experience of catching rats in a home, because, so far as I know I have never lived in a house with rats. However, my sister, who resides in Washington, had a neighbour who kept a python drop in the house that lived on rats. You could try that if you like, I would rather not because it might well eat you one day.

My serious rat hunting days began three decades ago (2017) when rats eat all my beetroot and apples crops down on my allotment. I knew they were around because I used to see them running around on occasions. I thought nothing of it, only a couple rats. How wrong I was:

2018 I caught 53

2019 I caught 84

1 night in 2019 I caught two young ones in one snare ( cleaver are they? ) . I also caught a huge slug.

This year, 2020, I’ve just caught two so far. The reason, I think, is that my allotment has been flooded for almost two months at the start of the year and they’ve been drowned or moved away for the time being, however I did see one the other day. So they’re back, but so am I.

Well, first off, I do not use any form of poison. I believe that’s not secure and the rat takes three to four days to die. If you poison a rat it’ll hide somewhere and die, then there is a potential that something will come along and eat it and that creature will also die. So by using poison you lose control of what happens and you might be responsible for two or three very painful deaths.

I use rat traps, the wooded ones, not the plastic ones because they will break up in sunlight. The bait I use is peanut butter, I find this best because the rat must spend some time under the spring licking off the bait. I always wear gloves when I manage the traps, the reason is to keep my scent off the snare.

Rats, like us, are very much on the ball however also like us, they are creatures of habit. I take advantage of the fact in the following way.

I have five traps and bait them everyday, but I do not set the trap. So, every third day, I place one of those traps and constantly catch a rat.

People always what to know what I do with the dead rat, why I do not know. Although, it is interesting, since it shows up another animal behavior.

As I said, I wear gloves so when I have a have a rat to get rid of, I put my gloves on and take the rat in the trap to an open pice of floor on my plot and fall the rat on the ground and go and have a cup of java to await what happens next.

This takes place between four and four-thirty from the afternoon: while I’m sitting in my chair, a red kite appears in the skies, glades round and then swoops down, picks up the dead rat and flies over the neighboring trees. This has been happening for the past couple of years, summer and winter.

So to catch rats, you need: rat traps, peanut butter, gloves, patience and a routine.

Before Buying Your Dream House

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Real estate is one of our oldest industries, because so long, as someone owns, something of significance, there’ll be conditions, sooner or later, or another, that bring him, to consider selling it! Every individual, who purchases any home, at some point must proceed, to buy his first home, and doing this, for the first time, has certain particular challenges, and obstacles, involved, as opposed to when, someone buys their second, third, etc.. With that in mind, this article will try to briefly, consider, analyze, review, and discuss, some smart considerations, when one is prepared, to buy his first house, of his own.

  1. Why are you buying, versus leasing, etc? : Begin with an introspective, goal, review, of why, you need to own a house, rather than continue, your current living arrangements. How has your life experiences, and/ or expectations, led you, to this choice? Have you ever considered the responsibilities, and obligations of owning, with respect to financial, maintenance/ repair/ renovations, Wildlife Removal Melbourne, and how, you might feel about doing this? How will owning, better serve your needs, and expectations, etc, than renting, etc?
  2. Financial concerns / preparation: Are you prepared for owning a home, of your own? Have you looked, in your finances, and consulted, a mortgage specialist, to think about your qualifications, and ability to obtain the loan, most need, and need? In terms of financing, you must closely consider, and examine, if you’ve got the funds, for the down – payment, as well as all of the necessary reserves, etc.. A few of the reservations, should include: Reserve fund, for contingencies, in case you have some change in work status (urge 6 – 9 months reservations ); funds for immediate repairs, renovations, updates, including painting, flooring, etc; appliance book (for updating / replacing appliances, like refrigerators, dishwashers. Freezers, cooking appliance, etc; future renovations; future repairs; updates; and major needs, etc.. Homeowners, who prepare for contingencies, find, owning is a lot more relaxing, and less stressful, than those who fail to be ready!
  3. Know your needs: Smart buyers know, and fully consider, their needs, today, and into the future! Are you buying this house, for the longer – term, or focusing on it, as a starter – house? If it’s the latter, then, it might be easier, to consider, because there are fewer variables! Individuals looking, longer – term, must evaluate, whether they might be well – served, and if there’s a potential, for adapting the specific home, on this house, for future needs!
  4. Location: It’s possible to change many things about a particular house, and property, however, you can’t change its location! Before buying, walk around the area, and area, see if it meets your needs, and priorities, with respect to schools, conveniences, shopping, transportation, safety, etc..

These are just, four, of those factors, before purchasing your first house. People who believe matters, thoroughly, consistently, are happier, and better served, with home ownership!

Is Grass Good For Your Pet?

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You’ll probably feel relieved to know that pets eat grass because their bodies need it.

Dog grass is also known as couch grass and quackweed, and it grows in all but the southern-most states.

You can think of grass as an herbal medicine. It also cleanses the bowels and expels worms. Cereal grasses contain enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Grass also contains chlorophyll, which was used for relieving pain, treating infections, ulcers, skin diseases, Rat Removal Melbourne and anemia prior to the use of antibiotics.

Some pet owners grow grass specifically to give to their pets to prevent or treat diarrhea, anemia, cataracts, fleas, tumors excessive shedding, and other pet health problems. Pets that are fed grass on a regular basis are less likely to crave outdoor grass. Thus, if you do not feel comfortable with your pet eating the grass in your lawn, you may want to grow your own grass for them to eat.

Try growing rye or barley sprouts. These sprouts are preferred over wheat grass because some animals are sensitive to wheat.

Follow these instructions to grow rye or barley grass. Soak 1 cup organically grown grain in one quart water for 8 to 10 hours. Then drain the container and leave it on its side in a warm place, away from direct sunlight. A tiny white rootlet will sprout from each grain within 24 to 48 hours. Caution: If you don’t see these rootlets, your grain isn’t viable and should be thrown away.

Next, spread the sprouting grain on one inch of moist potting soil or top soil in a plastic garden tray. For drainage create a one inch channel around the soil.

For two days, cover the tray. Then uncover it, and water thoroughly. Place the tray in direct sunlight or under grow lights. Keep the soil moist by watering when required.

When the grass is 6-8″ tall, cut it with scissors or a sharp knife. Place grasses in a ziploc bag, along with a damp paper towel. Make sure to expel air from the bag before sealing. Then store the grass in the refrigerator.

When feeding the grass to your pet, cut or mince it into tiny pieces, or place a small amount in a blender or food processor with other foods. To be sure your cat or dog will accept the grass, begin feeding just a fraction of a teaspoon. Increase the amount gradually to approximately one tablespoon per 50 lbs. of body weight.

Once your pet is given the amount of grass his body needs, you probably will not be seeing him eating the grass in your yard. And you can feel relieved knowing that you’re feeding him something that he craves and that his body needs.

Lawn Care Tips

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A healthy lawn is a great work and it doesn’t have to be unattainable. Every homeowner can begin with little sections than doing the entire lawn to keep the job manageable. Here are some helpful tips for achieving the best lawn in your dwelling.

Spring Lawn Care Tips

Avoid Weeds Growing Before They Start Occurring

From this point, it’s ideal to steer clear of weeds from acquiring a foothold in your bud before they develop. Use a pre-emergent herbicide to control the crabgrass and eliminate the weed. It helps in preventing the development of their seeds in the lawn. The usage of this product should be performed in the spring season.

Attention:

When using lawn care treatments, read the label carefully and follow the given instructions in regards to wearing the proper attire, protective gears and security precautions.

The reality is, it can damage your lawn hence allowing the weeds to set in the roots. Keeping the height of the lawn leads to a healthier grass. The perfect cutting is not more than a 3rd of the blade grass.

Ensure to Sharpen the Mower Blade

A dull blade damages the grass resulting in an uneven edge which makes the lawn look brown in color like Skunk Poop . It’s best to sharpen the mower blade or replace it with a new one when it’s time.

The size of the lawn and the number of mowing times will determine how often you should sharpen the blade. Remember to assess the grass blade after shaving. When it’s tattered, it’s time to sharpen it.

Water the Lawn Every Morning

Don’t water it at night time which can cause prolonged moisture especially on the mower blade which can lead to possibilities for diseases. Water the grass less but for a long period of time. Wetting the grass does not mean you water it. The water the needs to be saturated in the grass so the moisture will reach down to its roots.

Feed Your Lawn

Have you ever wonder what to feed your yard? You should be considering nitrogen, it’s the most important nutrients the lawn should eat. Consider a mix fast slow release fertilizer that helps to make the grass greener quickly and feed it. In South countries, it is best to feed the yard during spring and summer while in North, feeding should be in autumn and spring season. Do not feed the dormant grass since it can not extract the nutrients.

Attention:

Don’t feed in large volume. If you put too much nitrogen in the bud, it will eventually burn it. Read the directions and follow the directions.

If some parts of the bud are thin, seed the area. Do this during the fall season.

Attention:

Do not use per-emergent preventer during the time you will reseed. The seed won’t grow.

Animal Treatments

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Asking how to advocate for the ethical treatment of animals is a good first step to understanding what I am about to say, so thank you for asking.

You seem to feel a concern for pets and animals if you are asking that. You may feel concern for your pets, and ripples of the feeling may extend to other pets and animals. Your feelings may build and even endure for a while following the speaker leaves the podium – or TV screen.

But feelings aren’t ethics.

They have to seek proven facts. They must ignore the bandwagon and search for the parade organizers.

When Americans first used the term in 1849, they were describing a large wagon that carried the band in a circus parade. They used the same wagons in celebrations of successful political campaigns. Theodore Roosevelt’s writings demonstrated that he spoke of people”being on the bandwagon” to represent persons who attached themselves to something just because it appeared likely to be successful.

At any rate, we must be cautious not to get caught up with advocating for the ethical treatment of animals simply because we jumped onto that particular bandwagon. We must turn our attention to the heart of the matter, which is ethics.

DEFINITION OF ETHICAL TREATMENT

We need to begin by defining ethical treatment, and that involves a definition of ethics itself. What do you mean when you say you need to advocate for the ethical treatment of animals?

ETHICS: This term refers to a system of moral values. We expect physicians, for instance, to uphold a system of moral values known as”professional ethics.” By that, we mean that we expect doctors to conduct themselves rightly, doing what’s good and refraining from doing what is bad. Wise employers seek out workers who bring great”work ethics” into the job. By that, the employer means they’ll conduct themselves at work in a right manner, embracing good character traits such as punctuality and dedication, while rejecting bad character traits like procrastination and wasting time.

Consider issues such as cloning or animal therapy, and you talk about the”rightness” of this matter, i.e., the ethics of cloning; the integrity of animal therapy. The significant role in our discussion must answer the question of what our convictions tell us is right and wrong.

ETHICAL CONVICTIONS VERSUS PREFERENCES

Ethical thinking must form convictions, not personal preferences, on this and every issue. Those who seek to learn how to advocate for the ethical treatment of animals must exercise caution when they consider groups who assert such advocacy.

I suggest that you read this quote from the web site of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

“From the meat industry’s rampant abuse of animals and environmental devastation to the enormous health benefits of a vegan diet to helping end world hunger and deplorable working conditions in slaughterhouses, there are countless reasons why an increasing number of people are leaving meat off their plates permanently and embracing a healthy and humane vegan diet.”

PETA makes clear on its website its conviction that animals are not ours, and we consequently shouldn’t eat them, wear themetc.. Under the guise of ethics (moral rightness), they want to convince us that we must extend the Golden Rule to all living beings: reptiles, mammals, fish, insects, birds, amphibians, and crustaceans.

Those who hold such a certainty ignore an immense fact! The source of the concept we call the Golden Rule is the best teacher ever to walk the Earth – Jesus Christ. Jesus stated it in Matthew 7:12 and in Luke 6:31:

“… anything you wish that others would do to you, do also to them.” And in Luke: “… as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them” The Holy Bible, (English Standard Version)

The principle we have come to call the Golden Rule tells us simply and powerfully that we must respect our fellow-man and practice the ethical treatment of all other humans, irrespective of similarities or differences. This has to become a strong conviction in the heart of every individual born. Why? Humans possess souls, and just a soul can cope with moral values.
Besides being dependent on participants with spirits, the Golden Rule presents a mutual arrangement.

Imagine with me, for an instant, that the Golden Rule does extend to animals – and decide for yourself if you hold PETA’s conviction.

Imagine that I hike in the woods and see a 500-pound male grizzly bear. I shouldn’t kill and eat the 500-pound grizzly bear and, conversely, that grizzly bear must not kill and eat 130-pound me but it likely will because it has no soul, concept of right and wrong, and no understanding of the Golden Rule.

Imagine that my husband climbs into the forest and sees a foot in front of him a Diamondback rattlesnake, coiled and ready to strike. He must not make the rattlesnake suffer immensely and, conversely, that deadly rattlesnake shouldn’t make him suffer immensely – but it probably will because it lacks a soul and cannot distinguish right from wrong or obey the Golden Rule.

When you seek to advocate for the ethical treatment of animals, you have to do so with solid, rational convictions about the connection between you and those animals. You can have a preference about the relationship, but you must have a conviction for which you’re willing to die if need be.

Maybe we ought to ask how we can best advocate for the ethical treatment of animals. What is the moral, ethical way to treat non-humans that don’t have any soul?

ANIMAL RESCUE

Wildlife Removal Melbourne gives us a way to take care of animals as we need – rescuing animals with whom man lives, but that some individuals actively endanger for wrong purposes. While I understand that some will judge moral values as individual, they’re not. They are global standards that have stood firm for thousands of years. You can read more about moral values and examine a list of 66 different character traits at.

Even if you can’t personally recuse animals in need, you can advocate for their rights by joining an animal rescue donation program. Why not visit them, get the details, and get involved at the moment.

CONCLUSION

Someone asking how to advocate for the ethical treatment of animals can accomplish much more alive in the mainstream of life, hammering out sensible convictions concerning the animal world, and engaging in a fresh animal rescue donation program which has its feet firmly on the floor.

Seizures in pets

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Witnessing your precious dog or cat having a seizure can be a most frightening experience. During seizures pets often lose control, fall over, chomp their teeth, salivate or drool, whine, paddle with their feet, and begin to urinate or deficate on themselves. Their eyes become large (dilated) and unresponsive.

Hopefully, you and your pet have not, and will never, have to experience this shocking event. But, if you have, or when you encounter it in the future, this report can help you to understand the causes of seizures, what you can do while your pet is having a seizure, and the many treatment options available.

Certain dog breeds are more susceptible to epilepsy. Veterinarians are not sure what causes this”hereditary” epilepsy.

Vets can normally discover the cause of seizures. These include chemical toxins (which includes chemical preservatives used in many pet foods), brain tumors, feline leukemia, feline infections, peritonitis, feline AIDS, head trauma, and issues with the kidneys and liver.

In dogs there are many causes of seizures besides hereditary epilepsy. Allergies to food and the chemicals, preservatives, and artificial flavors put into the foods can cause seizures. Other causes include liver and kidney disease, tumors, poisonings, and low blood sugars.

Try to stay calm. This is hard to do, but with a calm, reassuring quiet voice will comfort your dog or cat. Move any furniture or other objects where your pet could hurt itself. If you’re not able to move the object, place pillows or wrapping blankets between the pet and the object. Slide something soft under your pet’s head, but be sure to keep your hands and face away from his mind so that you don’t risk a possible bite. It is possible to gently stroke his side or hip, but position yourself opposite the side of the feet and toenails as the muscle spasms make the feet curl into claws which could gouge or rake your skin. Dim the lights, and keep the environment as quiet as possible by turning off the TV and loud music.

If at all possible take notes concerning the seizure so that you can give details to your veterinarian. Jot down the time of day it occurred, the duration of each seizure, and the time in between each seizure if they are recurrent. Your vet will also need to know whether your pet urinated or deficated, if the seizure hit suddenly or improved from mere body twitching, whether your pet recovered consciousness, and how long it took before your pet appeared normal again. In addition, you’ll need to work out if there were any potential triggering events. These include loud noises such as fireworks, unusual items which were eaten, and excessive playing or exercise.

After the seizure, pets usually appear lost or drugged. This drugged condition can last a few minutes to several hours depending on the severity of the seizure. Your pet may respond to you, but do this in a very slow way. Since seizures are tiring to your pet, he will probably want to sleep afterwards. It is best to allow him to sleep, but check on him sometimes without disturbing his rest.

If this is your pet’s first seizure, call your veterinarian as soon as possible. Some vets will want to see if another seizure occurs, while others will conduct a variet of blood tests to check for anemia, liver & heart acts, calcium, glucose, & electrolyte levels. Your vet might even run a screen for possible toxins, take x-rays, or play an electroencephalogram.

The evaluation results may not indicate the specific reason for the seizure. In this case, your veterinarian may wait to see if another seizure occurs or he/she may suggest medications. If the diagnosis is epilepsy, pets have an exceptional opportunity to live a normal life as long as proper medical care and follow-up are provided.

If you discover the reason for the seizure, you might be able to eliminate future seizures by removing the seizure’s source. For instance, if the seizure is due to chemical toxins, ensure that your pet stays as free of toxins as possible. Provide human grade food and treats that do not contain chemical preservatives, fillers, or additives. Clean your home with bespoke products. Also, use more natural flea, tick, Bat Removal Melbourne & heartworm prevention products as some of these products may lower your pet’s seizure threshold and make seizures more challenging to control. Avoid products containing organophosphate insecticides. For safer heartworm prevention, use products containing interceptor and filaribits.

What can you do if your pet’s seizure condition can’t be cured and you realize you and your pet may have to live with the seizures? Before, the only treatment options available were strong anticonvulsants that could have severe side effects. These still may be your only option. But, more natural approaches have been found to help some pets, either prior to stronger medications or along with them so you might have the ability to reduce the dose. There are a variety of treatment options which include a natural diet, acupuncture, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, herbs, and traditional medications.

As mentioned above, give your pet a human grade diet, free of additives and compounds. Also, remove other toxins from the pet’s environment. Clean with natural products and use more natural flea, tick, and heartworm prevention measures.

Minimize stress on your pet’s life. Try to avoid sudden changes in his environment, loud noises, and other stressful conditions.

You can even try herbs that act as sedatives. These include valerian root, kava, skullcap and oatstraw. Note that if using herbs and supplements, you might need to reduce the dosage of other anticonvulsants.

Several supplements appear to help in preventing seizures. Try an antioxidant combination of Vitamin C, vitamin E, B-6, and selenium. Your vet can recommend the dosage for your pet. Magnesium and DMG (dimethyl glycine) are other useful supplements.

Acupuncture is another valuable option that has helped to control seizures in many pets. Sometimes just placing an ear acupuncture tack in a dog’s ear will prevent seizures, and this only requires one acupuncture visit.

If the ear tack doesn’t work, gold implants can be placed in various locations under a pet’s head. Or your pet can be treated with traditional chinese acupuncture.

As you can see, there are many natural approaches to treating seizures in pets.