Archive for June, 2012

Supporting Pets-Life needs your vote

When asked, “What would you do to help?” I can very easily click a button to gather support.

 3 days left to Vote for Pets-life

Pets-life needs Your Vote! Chase and Living Social are offering a program with possible grants for small businesses.

Your vote will help us participate as we must reach 200 votes by June 30th!!

To help us with your vote, please go to: www.missionsmallbusiness.com and choose Log In With Facebook, then enter business name: PETS-LIFE and SEARCH (no city name is needed) and then VOTE.
Let us know on Pets-life.com that you’ve voted (for us) … and we’ll return the favor!

Warmest regards,

The Pets-life Team!

June 27, 2012 at 11:56 am 2 comments

Lazy n Crazy Days of Summer

June is a wonderful month for green pastures… the days are filled with the fragrance of flowers in bloom. The next generation of offspring have arrived. The morning air is clean and crisp ready and energized. The rains have final stopped and before the heat of July sets in there is a short period of time to complete the bigger chores on the farm.

The animals great and small are lazily mowing the tender shoot of spring grass, and before you know it, the warmth of the sun sends the grass into a think carpet of wild flowers; Pink, baby blues, yellow and white pop around the field. On a lazy afternoon the goats rest among the Monet painted fields. The horse lays flat sunning herself  for her afternoon nap. The  pleasures to see and a breath of peace to witness. Tranquility.

Before you know it, the green grasses after weeks of no rain start to turn, let the mowing begin.  The enjoyment of mowing is the solitude  behind the wheel, a personal choice is to sing to opera. Yes I find a selection in my head and sing along… ‘Maria’ works wonders or ‘Barber of Civil’  is another for the duration time spent mowing once was a beautiful water-color. 

While I have spent the past several weeks mowing, Nicole Pyles had the opportunity to read Darby’s Story and Bangle Bear’s books. I am so pleased to share with other animal lovers the special message these two books offer. Nicole’s Blog writing, writers, blogs is a wonderful collection of book reviews. Here is a snip it for you,

“Anytime a book makes me cry, it’s a good sign. As another reviewer put it on Amazon.com, I felt like I was part of the family. I felt like I knew Darby and could reach inside the pages and pet him myself. And this definitely makes me want to go out and adopt a dog.”

“Bangle Bear’s personality is just as unique, much like any cat. And I love Martha Steward’s description of Bangle Bear’s “second meal” and insistence at sleeping with a particular family member.”

Please take a moment to read Nicole’s review on Darby’s Story and Bangle Bear. The variety of her book reviews will provide a good summer read.

Remember to have a great day. I will back soon to my desk with another Green Acres Report.

June 26, 2012 at 9:20 am 4 comments

Darby’s blog receives the Sunshine Blog Award!

Blog Award - SunshineI want to thank Sandra McLeod Humphrey for passing on the Sunshine Award to Darby’s Story and More Blog! –what an unexpected honor!

Sandra posts drop right into my inbox, just one of those simple pleasures to read. I enjoy Sandra’s writing style a blend of mystery with the history intrigues you to want to know… who was this person!!! Each post reflects the beauty within that featured person. Visit Sandra’s Blog ~ Dare to Dream Big! http://www.kidscandoit.com/blog/

Now it’s my turn to share the Sunshine and pass this award on by paying it forward again to ten bloggers who inspire me and bring Sunshine into my blogging life.

1. http://10daybookclub.wordpress.com/ promotes reading, writing, and the visual arts online

2. http://scottspinks.wordpress.com/  Humor/fun Cartoons and children illustrator

3. http://raychelle-writes.blogspot.com/ interviewing authors and illustrators (budding, traditionally published, and indies)

4. http://momblog.momschoiceawards.com/  (Honoring Excellance) a resource for selecting quality materials for children and families

5. The Cows Are Coming Blog  Martin Rothery, this gentleman from the UK adds humor like no other, The blog is the ramblings of a bovine obsessed writer. His newly published book, ‘Cows” ~ Cows are trying to take over the world! But how would these normally docile creatures do such a thing?

6. Net Working Chick Elizabeth ~ The networking chick blog is for the 20 something woman and will discuss workplace issues, startups, social networking, and careers. Her articles are incredible insightful and joy to read. I could not resist, in my reply to Elizabeth, I mentioned what a great resource for boys and girls graduating from High School and College  looking to get out in the world.

7. The Illustrators Onion Blog Greg Jackson Freelance Illustrator Australia ~ Illustration can make you laugh, it can make you cry but it can’t make your lunch! Everday illustrators tackle the big questions…life? …love? …breakfast cereal? Greg posted his project ” Sketch Book Project 2012″. I so appreciate the arts. Thought this global art project needed to be shared for all ages to participate. You can review Greg’s work here: “The King of Toast”

8. http://lunadogslife.blogspot.com/ Adorable Beagle blogger inspiring hope for all furry creatures great and small.

9. http://community.blogpaws.com/ a gathering place for pet blogger

10.  http://www.dicymcculloughbooks.com/blog/ Dicy McCullough books are included in my Read Across America List for an all time great family read.

June 5, 2012 at 7:33 am Leave a comment

Sacramento Doggy Dash 2012

Last year we had a great turnout, the weather was super. Those that participated with their four legged friends had a fun filled waggy tail of time.

So come and let’s play together June 9th, here is the information direct from SPCA Sacramento : )

We hope you will join the Sacramento SPCA for the 19th Annual Doggy Dash and Bark at the Park Festival on Saturday, June 9th in beautiful William Land Park. An estimated 5,000 animal enthusiasts will gather both with and without their canine companions to raise funds for animals sheltered at the Sacramento SPCA. For 18 years, two- and four-legged participants have attended this event, creating a tradition in Sacramento and transforming Doggy Dash into one of the biggest “can’t miss” events of the year!

Make sure to stay after the Dash for our Bark at the Park Festival, where you can enter your canine pal in the Pup Show, high-flying Disc Contest, or our ever-popular Pug Races! Visit with pet-friendly businesses, learn about Sacramento-area animal rescue organizations, or just have lunch while watching all the action.

Register today! Whether you choose to bring a canine companion or invite a two-legged friend, mark your calendar and join us for Doggy Dash and Bark at the Park Festival and help make a difference in the lives of homeless animals sheltered at the Sacramento SPCA. Register as a solo participant, start a team or join an existing team.

Registration fees

Individual Participants:
$25 until June 2
$30 June 3 – June 9

Team Participants: For Team benefits click here!
$25 with REGULAR DOGGY DASH T-SHIRT until June 2
$30 per person with CUSTOM COLORED TEAM SHIRT until May 21
$35 per person from June 3 – June 9

Would your company like to sponsor the Doggy Dash? Click here for more information.

Event Details

  • 5K or 2K walk
  • Sixth Annual Pug Races
  • Pet-friendly businesses in at the Bark at the Park Festival
  • Demonstrations by K9 police dogs, agility groups, fly ball, our Disc Toss and Fetch Contest and more

For more information on the Doggy Dash, call or email today!  (916) 504-2802 or email azablah@sspca.org

June 1, 2012 at 8:04 am Leave a comment

The Beautiful Blogger Award

Blog Award - Beautiful Blogger AwardThe complete joy to have a dear friend send you an award such as this….Sandra McLeod Humphry is an incredible author and blogger. A successful author her stories inspire greatness. Sandra’s blogg is a reflection of her work. A collection of 25 person personal “Who Dared to Dream Big” Please visit her blog http://www.kidscandoit.com/blog   Thank you Sandra : )

Instructions for the award:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award
2. Paste the award on your blog
3. Link the person who nominated you for the award
4. Nominate 7 bloggers
5. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominated

So here are 7 random things about me:

1) While I was growing up, I lived on a farm in Topsfield, Mass.
2)  By the time I entered junior high, horses were my best friends.
3) For my son, I recaptured the joy and raised him on a farm with plenty of horses.
4) We made an effort to rescue or adopt the animals on the farm.
5) I’ve ridden  a motorbike, rather be on a horse.
6) I’m a Homeschool mopther and a Marine Mum.
7) During the summer I tend to my edible garden and the farm animals, kayak when we get the chance.

And here are some blogs worthy of the Beautiful Blogger Award and I’m passing the award on to them Please visit ~

1. http://scottspinks.wordpress.com/  Humor/fun Cartoons and children illustrator

2. http://raychelle-writes.blogspot.com/ interviewing authors and illustrators (budding, traditionally published, and indies)

3. http://momblog.momschoiceawards.com/  (Honoring Excellance) a resource for selecting quality materials for children and families

4. The Cows Are Coming Blog  Martin Rothery, this gentleman from the UK adds humor like no other, The blog is the ramblings of a bovine obsessed writer. His newly published book, ‘Cows” ~ Cows are trying to take over the world! But how would these normally docile creatures do such a thing?

5. Net Working Chick Elizabeth ~ The networking chick blog is for the 20 something woman and will discuss workplace issues, startups, social networking, and careers. Her articles are incredible insightful and joy to read. I could not resist, in my reply to Elizabeth, I mentioned what a great resource for boys and girls graduating from High School and College  looking to get out in the world.

6. The Illustrators Onion Blog Greg Jackson Freelance Illustrator Australia ~ Illustration can make you laugh, it can make you cry but it can’t make your lunch! Everday illustrators tackle the big questions…life? …love? …breakfast cereal? Greg posted his project ” Sketch Book Project 2012″. I so appreciate the arts. Thought this global art project needed to be shared for all ages to participate. You can review Greg’s work here: “The King of Toast”

7. http://lunadogslife.blogspot.com/   Adorable Beagle blogger inspiring hope for all furry creatures great and small.

Wow, there we go! Seven things about me you didn’t know and seven great blogs I visit regularly or I receive an email notice on their latest work.

June 1, 2012 at 7:26 am Leave a comment

Press Releases. Can we help you reach more…

 
Darby’s Story and Bangle Bear both MCA Silver Book Award Winners for Best in Pet and Animal Care, inspiring books for all ages.
 
 In the spirit of “paying forward” the author wishes to help nonprofit 501 c3 animal rescue groups and Litracy programs. 
 
Here are two links, for your review on the books with the Book Trailers. You are encourage to share the Book Trailers and information provided to assist your efforts to educate the public ‘rescue animals make great pets’.
 
Bangle Bear encouraging Cat Adoption
 
 
Darby’s Story encouraging Dog Adoption
 
 
Fill in the information below, The Author will reply back. Please have your 501 C3 information. Your organization must have a current and valid IRS number to receive free books for your event, include when your event is, the purpose for the event… and your address.
Martha will send a signed book in time for your event, ie, ‘Happy Trails Fundraiser June 2012, signed by Author’
  

This offer expires June 2012.

June 1, 2012 at 1:51 am Leave a comment


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