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Wearing Orange Be the Change for Animals

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month! By wearing orange in April, you take a stand against animal cruelty

This month, show you stand with us by wearing orange, and help us stop puppy mills, dog fighting and other abuses, yes even neglect from shelter, chained animals, fresh water and food plus medical care. Pet owners are held to a higher standard of care for their animals. cruelty and neglect must stop. By sharing the awareness to foster better care, educate your family, friends, neighbors we help improve the quality of life for those animals great and small. 

Orange. A past student of the arts, an art lover, and won’t pass up the opportunity to visit our art galleries within the community. I pondered the reasoning behind why the ASPCA would consider Orange for the April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month!

So taking a moment to read up on the meaning of orange.  Orange is a power color, also one of  the healing colors. Orange represents the changing seasons so in that sense it is a color on the edge, the color of change between the heat of summer and the cool of winter.

Personally, the word “Change” makes all a good  point.  Be the Change to prevent animal cruelty. Another interesting fact is orange stimulates  social ‘change’. Orange is mentally stimulating, so while we look at the color, we stimulate thought and the reaction to make change. A useful color to get people thinking or get them talking about the need for change.

Be the Change to Prevent Animal Cruelty This April, for each person reading this post, may you share and help the social movement to draw awareness: animals great and small deserve a quality of life, for they give so much to us, we need to give back.

Thank you ~ Martha

April 11, 2012 at 8:54 am Leave a comment

Inspiring Pet Adoption: Kids and Pet Care

Kids and Pet Care: How to teach your entire family about responsibility, love and loyalty

Reposted with permission. Posted on February 20, 2012 by

The decision to get a family pet – whether it’s a dog, cat, hamster or even a fish – can be a big decision. Perhaps you got a dog before you even had kids. Or maybe you decided to wait until the kids were at the “helping age” to introduce a pet to your house. However the pet got there, educating your children on animal care at a young age can be a great way to teach them about responsibility, introduce them to the concept of chores, and show them the incredible love and loyalty that pets can bring to your family.

So what can your kids do to help out with the family pet? Well in honor of “Love Your Pet Day” (February 20), here are eight ideas.

Feeding: Most animals need to be fed once or twice a day. Try putting your son or daughter in charge of the feeding times. Create a checklist and be sure they mark off when they feed the pet. Also be sure they check for clean, fresh water daily.

Walking: While walking applies only if you have a dog (although I have spotted cats being “walked” before), if your child is old enough to take a spin around the block alone, put him or her in charge of dog walking at least once per day. It’s great exercise for them both – and a wonderful lesson in responsibility.

Toy clean-up: Even at a young age toy clean-up is one thing kids can help with around the house. Each night, make sure the pet’s toys are put back in the “toy bin.”

Bathroom time: Most likely for older kids only (age 12 and up), one task could be having your kids help with poop pick-up. Whether it’s picking up dog poop in the backyard or cleaning the cat litter box or fish tank, this is a great, albeit messy, lesson in responsibility too.

Hygiene: While your family may prefer to take your pets to a groomer for hair cuts, teeth brushings, nail clipping, etc., if this is something you do at home – even if it’s just baths – have your kids help. They can participate in bath time as well as regularly brush the animal too (if needed). Bath time can be especially fun in summer months when you can do it with a hose and bucket outside.

Training: If you have a puppy, you know house training is a must! Show your kids how they can help house train the family dog or litter train a cat. Also, teach your kids some of the basics commands such as come, sit, and stay. Show them how to talk to the dogs and treat them nicely with proper-yet-firm discipline. You can also take your child with you to an obedience class and learn from the experts together.

Love and affection: Just like people, pets need attention and love too. Giving your pet hugs, kisses, rubs and walks are great ways to show how much you care. And giving them special treats now and then doesn’t hurt either.

House ready: When it’s time to get your family pet, have the kids help pet-proof the house. This could mean putting up a few barriers so the dog can’t leave the first floor or enter certain rooms. It also means checking for dangerous objects or chemicals that should be out of a dog’s curious reach. The same goes for cats and fish – your child can help you find a good litter box or fish tank location.

Remember, family pets are a fabulous way to teach your children about responsibility, love and loyalty. Overall, if your family has pets, be sure to get the kids involved. Whether they learn one or several life lessons, it’ll be lessons they will take with them for the rest of their lives.

Do you have a family pet? If yes, what lessons do you believe your children have benefited from the most? ?

Would enjoy hearing from you.

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April 4, 2012 at 8:28 am Leave a comment

Go Orange for Animals

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month! By wearing orange in April, you take a stand against animal cruelty

This month, show you stand with us by wearing orange, and help us stop puppy mills, dog fighting and other abuses, yes even neglect from shelter, chained animals, fresh water and food plus medical care. Pet owners are held to a higher standard of care for their animals. cruelty and neglect must stop. By sharing the awareness to foster better care, educate your family, friends, neighbors we help improve the quality of life for those animals great and small. 

Orange. A past student of the arts, an art lover, and won’t pass up the opportunity to visit our art galleries within the community. I pondered the reasoning behind why the ASPCA would consider Orange for the April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month!

So taking a moment to read up on the meaning of orange.  Orange is a power color, also one of  the healing colors. Orange represents the changing seasons so in that sense it is a color on the edge, the color of change between the heat of summer and the cool of winter.

Personally, the word “Change” makes all a good  point.  Be the Change to prevent animal cruelty. Another interesting fact is orange stimulates  social ‘change’. Orange is mentally stimulating, so while we look at the color, we stimulate thought and the reaction to make change. A useful color to get people thinking or get them talking about the need for change.

Be the Change to Prevent Animal Cruelty This April, for each person reading this post, may you share and help the social movement to draw awareness: animals great and small deserve a quality of life, for they give so much to us, we need to give back.

Thank you ~ Martha

 

 

March 31, 2012 at 7:27 am 9 comments

Last Day to Celebrate E Book offer

 For the joy of reading, what special moments do you create for your young readers? A sleeping bag with a flashlight, a couch with a blanket? Maybe the cat curls up and read along, personally I think the cat would fall asleep. The family dog would be most interested in hearing the young reader read out loud. Dogs love to read along…..especially when the star of the book is a dog.

In the spirit of Lorax, here is a special offer to be green : Take advantage of the new EBooks formates. From Kindle to Sony each day there seems to be a new App for downloading great books for children to read. So I want to share with you a green moment. Here is a coupon code for Darby’s Story EBook ~ Enter this coupon code BU93U (not case-sensitive) receive your Kindle or Epub to PDF. Darby’s Story is offering a 40% off coupon for the 7 #ebook formates provided on http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/94182 This 40% off coupon is good for the next 40 days, expires March 30, 2012.

March 30, 2012 at 7:28 am 1 comment

Continue to Celebrate E Book offer

 For the joy of reading, what special moments do you create for your young readers? A sleeping bag with a flashlight, a couch with a blanket? Maybe the cat curls up and read along, personally I think the cat would fall asleep. The family dog would be most interested in hearing the young reader read out loud. Dogs love to read along…..especially when the star of the book is a dog.

In the spirit of Lorax, here is a special offer to be green : Take advantage of the new EBooks formates. From Kindle to Sony each day there seems to be a new App for downloading great books for children to read. So I want to share with you a green moment. Here is a coupon code for Darby’s Story EBook ~ Enter this coupon code BU93U (not case-sensitive) receive your Kindle or Epub to PDF. Darby’s Story is offering a 40% off coupon for the 7 #ebook formates provided on http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/94182 This 40% off coupon is good for the next 40 days, expires March 30, 2012.

March 11, 2012 at 12:14 pm 1 comment

Spring Forward with your E Book = 40% discount

Groundhogs Day has come and gone. Well Punxsutawney Phil, I don’t know about that six weeks of winter. Here is Northern California the kids are wearing shorts and T Shirts. The days are sunny and the region needs rain. If by chance the weather changes, we maybe  inside for the next six weeks, what positive ways can we do with the family? How about reading to your kids?.  Darby’s Story is offering a 40% off coupon for the 7 #ebook formates provided on http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/94182

Enter this coupon code BU93U (not case-sensitive) receive your Kindle or Epub to PDF.

This 40% off coupon  expires March 30, 2012. So while the weather outside is frightful, we will be sitting by the fire reading a MCA Silver recipient for Best Book in Pet and Animal Care.

For those readers that enjoy a soft cover book Authorhouse book store is offering sweet discounts on Darby’s Story and Bangle Bear.

Here is the link http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Author/Default.aspx?BookworksSId=SKU-000252043 This will take you to one page with both books are listed.

Your welcome to share with your friends and family the 40% coupon to help celebrate Reading Out Loud and Read Across America.

Happy reading today and everyday ~ Martha

February 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm Leave a comment

6 More Weeks or 40 More Day = 40% discount

Groundhogs Day has come and gone. Well Punxsutawney Phil, I don’t know about that six weeks of winter. Here is Northern California the kids are wearing shorts and T Shirts. The days are sunny and the region needs rain. If by chance the weather changes, we maybe  inside for the next six weeks, what positive ways can we do with the family. In celebration for the next 40 plus days. Darby’s Story is offering a 40% off coupon for the 7 #ebook formates provided on http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/94182

Enter this coupon code BU93U (not case-sensitive) receive your Kindle or Epub to PDF.

This 40% off coupon is good for the next 40 days, expires March 30, 2012. So while the weather outside is frightful, we will be sitting by the fire reading a MCA Silver recipient for Best Book in Pet and Animal Care.

For those readers that enjoy a soft cover book Authorhouse book store is offering sweet discounts on Darby’s Story and Bangle Bear.

Here is the link http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Author/Default.aspx?BookworksSId=SKU-000252043 This will take you to one page with both books are listed.

Your welcome to share with your friends and family the 40% coupon to help celebate the 40 more days of winter.

Happy reading today and every day ~ Martha

February 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

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