Thursday, May 31, 2012

Blogging

Lately I have come across blogs apologizing for what they write, they seem to feel bad if they express their honest beliefs, thoughts or opinions.

As if there is some unwritten rule amongst bloggers what they should or should not talk about.  For example one girl mention how she felt bad about getting too political.  Another apologized for writing something  deep/emotional.  Yet another apologized for talking about her religious beliefs.  It left me feeling rather perplexed.

Blogging should not be a place where people have to hold back their thoughts, opinions or whatever else.  Every blog is original and unique in their own way that's what makes them so great to read.  Besides isn't it differences that help us all learn from one another.


It feels as if many bloggers seem to be afraid to express their true thoughts/opinions or write what is important to them out of fear they will lose followers, sponsors or even be criticized for their beliefs.  And speaking of sponsors sometimes it seems they take presence over actual writing.  There are many a blog that seemingly turn into a bevy of requesting sponsors, or constantly having to promote the sponsors they do have.  Which in my opinion not only tends to take away from the concept of a blog but the genuineness of the writing and why people read it in the first place.

For instance it's great to have sponsors but when devoting posts to promoting these sponsors I often wonder if they truly like the blogs/companies they are promoting.  Know what I mean?  It's great that some people get paid to blog but I cannot help but wonder what overall influence or effect that has eventually on the originality of the blog or writing. And giveaways are great but reading a genuine post about someone's life, job, family, travel,recipes, cooking, thoughts, whatever is so much more interesting.

I say worry less about the number of followers, sponsors, giveaways, criticism and just concentrate on sharing what means the most to a blogger. When it comes to blogging people should just concentrate on writing from the heart, listening to their soul and share whatever it is they so choose.  In my opinion that is when the true beauty of the blog shines the most.  I myself find reading and learning about others....their lives, opinions, thoughts, etc., fascinating.  It opens my mind to ideas, information, knowledge, ways of living, loving and overall worlds I may have never knew possible! 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Woof Wednesday

Welcome to Woof Wednesday.  I have got some special little dogs from  CA, CO, NY and VA all in need of good, loving homes!

Max is a great little Jack Russell Mix but for some reason keeps getting overlooked. He is adorable, loves to look for a lap to lay on, he is doing great with his crate and house training. Max is pretty low key and generous fellow looking to give someone soft kisses and tons of waggy tails. Please help find this really nice dog just waiting here for a family a home!
 
Max - Greene, NY

MaxPLEASE READ: Jack Russell Terrier, Dog; Greene, NY 

 Every Dogs Dream, Greene, NY
 Contact Info: audwoerter@yahoo.com

 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19333757





 Tucker

Tuck is very, very sweet  Labrador Retriever Beagle Mix. He is around 20 pounds and gets along with other dogs. He is an all around good dog. Very quiet!

Tucker - Powhatan, VA  

Tucker: Labrador Retriever, Dog; Powhatan, VA
New Journey Animal Rescue, Powhatan, VA
804-492-3636
newjourneyresq@aol.com

 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/17806999





 Kern is a Scottich Terrier Schnauzer mix puppy.  He is currently at the Kern County Bakersfield Animal Shelter Since he is only two months years old not much is yet known about the little pup except that he desperately needs a good, loving home!


Kern - Bakerfields, CA


A896546 KERN URGENT: Scottish Terrier Scottie, Dog; Bakersfield, CA 

Compassion For Canines Inc, Bakersfield, CA 
   (661) 868-7125 or (661) 321-3000  Pet ID # A896546 - 2 Months
 
 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/23082582






  Max is almost six years old and probably a Schnoodle.  He has the best characteristics of a schnauzer and a poodle.  He is smart, loyal and affectionate, with just enough attitude to make life interesting.  He came all the way from the Western Slope to find a new home. He is a real lover, and enjoys people attention.  Max is diabetic and his previous owners could not take care of him anymore. It really is not that hard.  He needs to watch what he eats and has a special diet.  He also needs insulin shots twice a day. The insulin and the needles cost about $28 each per month, but he will return much more than that in love and affection.  Let's find this special guy a loving home and family who can be there for him!


Max - Littleton, CO

 Max: Schnauzer, Dog; Littleton, CO


Vintage Dog Rescue, Littleton, CO
720-320-2413
  www.cominischnauzerrescue.com - Fill Out Application then email to the address below
sblummanick@aol.com

 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18182730



 {Please keep in mind a dog is a lifetime commitment. They need attention, love and time just like we do. In addition, adding a pet to the family does cost money in the way of food, health care,training,etc. So before adopting make sure you are willing to make that kind of commitment and have the resources to do so.}

*If you want to be apart of "Woof Wednesdays" email Lauren at [lcairdo@gmail.com] or leave a comment! We would Love to bring you on board!



Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

"Who kept the faith and fought the fight, The glory theirs, the duty ours."
On a holiday that seems to have become more known for beach vacations, parties, picnics, retail sales and so on, let us not forget the real meaning of the holiday.  
 Some chose, others had no choice they were drafted, but all were in some branch of the Armed forces.   They fought for the freedom and security the United States stands for today. God bless their souls.
No matter ones political beliefs, if one resides in the United States they enjoy this freedom.  In honor of the men and women who fought valiantly, sacrificing their lives....if each and everyone in this country could display a flag maybe then the real meaning of the holiday will live on.
Let us remember freedom isn't always free.
" It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle."

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Woof Wednesday

 Welcome to Woof Wednesday.  Please meet some very special dogs from GA, NC, SC, and TN .  All these sweet dogs are in need of good, loving homes!


 Miss Juliet is a poodle/terrier mix.  She was a stray with her good buddy Claudia (poodle mix). Juliet and Claudia would love to stay together. Juliet is a sweet, affectionate little lady. She is fully vetted, up to date on vaccinations, spayed and gets along well with children over 5. Juliet is sweet and is your constant companion once she gets used to you. Juliet would make a wonderful addition to any family. She gets along well with other dogs. If you think Juliet is the new family member you've been searching for, please contact WRSE. Juliet's adoption fee is $150.00. . Thanks!



Juliet and Claudia - Nashville, TN 


JULIET-New Photos!: West Highland White Terrier Westie, Dog; Nashville, TN

 CLAUDIA-New Photos: Poodle, Dog; Nashville, TN
 Westie Rescue SouthEast, Nashville, TN

 westierescueseusa@gmail.com

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/22894653 




Blondie is a 10 week old blond female beagle/lab mix. She is affectionate, playful, active and gentle. Blondie is great with other dogs and loves attention!    

Blondie - Sumter, SC

Blondie: Beagle, Dog; Sumter, SC
 

S.P.C.A. of Sumter, Sumter, SC
1-803-773-9292 
 sumterspca@yahoo.com



Buster is a 5 year old Basset/Lab mix who was rescued from animal control. Buster loves going on walks and playing with his new doggie friends. He also gets along well with cats and kids. Like most Bassets when Buster gets really excited he likes to howl.
Buster - Charlotte, NC
 
Buster: Basset Hound, Dog; Charlotte, NC


 Project: HALO (Helping Animals Live On), Charlotte, NC
Tim at timrdudley@msn.com


 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/22616119



Jill and her brother, Jack, arrived at our rescue after being abandoned in a Walmart parking lot. They are Jack Russell/Beagle mix and lots of fun!  Both are about 12 weeks now. They still need another round of shots, but can go to a home or homes with someone willing to prove a final round. That goes for their spay/neuter as well. It would be wonderful if they could be adopted together.
 

 Jill and Jack - Conyers, GA

 Jill: Jack Russell Terrier, Dog; Conyers, GA


GA Jack Russell Rescue, Conyers, GA
(770) 918-8582

 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/23049200




{Please keep in mind a dog is a lifetime commitment. They need attention, love and time just like we do. In addition, adding a pet to the family does cost money in the way of food, health care,training,etc. So before adopting make sure you are willing to make that kind of commitment and have the resources to do so.}



*If you want to be apart of "Woof Wednesdays" email Lauren at [lcairdo@gmail.com] or leave a comment! We would Love to bring you on board!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday Musings

It's amazing how quickly weekends go.  As the man said Friday we were looking forward to our beach day and now it's Monday already.   Oh why can't there be more play days and less work days for all.....

After a few beautiful sunny days, it is over cast and rainy here today.  The kind of day where one doesn't want to get out of bed.  It's amazing how easily moods can be affected, something as simple as the weather, hormones, stress or even others moods.



My mood today has turned to anticipation and a twinge of nervousness as the Sixers are playing tonight.....they need to win from here on out.  Philly doesn't have huge super stars like some NBA teams but that's what makes them all the more special and every win that much more exciting.  I much prefer to see the underdog win than some team maxed out with super stars. Plus I love our coach. So let's go Sixers!

Our house will be getting real loud tonight as the Rangers are also playing, and the man well he is a huge Rangers.  The way he screams at the tv you would think he was at the game.  Yeah I think even the neighbors down the street can hear him.  His clapping alone is deafening.

And that's about all for now, time for a little pizza and sports.  Honestly my thoughts are too centered on the game now to even write anything too interesting. ;)

If you ever get to Philly take in any sporting event you can it's always a good time and the fans are about as fanatical as they get. (just be advised it's never a good idea to come wearing any other teams merchandise)  ha





















Sunday, May 20, 2012

Soul Sunday

"True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness."
  
"Awaken and recognize your Soul's terrain. Know your divinity. Know your purpose. Know your values. And soon, the map of meaningful living will appear in perfect alignment with your heart's desire."  
 
 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Beach Adventure

Here on the East Coast, or should I say Mid Atlantic region,  it's difficult to find beaches that allow dogs year round.  Usually they are permitted during the off season from say October to April.  Occasionally a few here and there allow them through May.  And then maybe one or two that actually allow them all year round but demote the dogs to the buggiest, not so great beach....trust me these are few and far between.

Although we live in Pennsylvania New Jersey beaches are only about a hour and half drive.  So  we try to have a beach day with the little one before dogs are not allowed on the beach.  This year was a little tough as April proved to be chilly, and the shore is usually at least 5-10 degrees cooler than here.  So we waited hoping it would warm up but May has only produced maybe one 80 degree day.

This week the forecast was for sunny, 73 on Friday so we took our chances.  The man took off and we headed to the beach!  We arrived to find the beach empty.  When do you ever see that? 


Made our way down toward the water which is never easy with chairs, big beach bag, umbrella and one little dog who prefers to leisurely stroll.  There was a gusty wind so our umbrella was not staying put, since the little one and even me, need shade for a whole day in the sun we scoured the beach for a solution.   Long behold the path in between the sand dunes that leads to the beach soon became our little enclave.  The sand dunes protected us from the rather fierce winds.  Can you see us?


 Though it was bright sun, the ocean winds made it feel much cooler outside of our little sand dunes.  By the water was down right chilly.  But honestly I didn't care as we are talking about a girl who will sit on the beach in the middle of winter.  Of course I had to dip my feet in, was tempted to jump in but the water is still rather icy here without a wet suit on.


Then when my body gave into the chills I ran back to our little warm sand dune haven where the bright sun was keeping us nice and toasty.  It was like day and night temperature wise.  Eventually a few other couples showed up but they too disappeared to find their own sand dune shelters.

Since it was a little hike to the water, and being the wind was a little much for our girl instead of walking to the water she frolicked on the beach around where we sat.  It was one of those days where one feels grateful to even be there and enjoying the beauty of nature.  


There is no place quite like the beach it's the one place where my soul simply feels at home.  The sound of the ocean, the feel of the sand, smell of salt water, warmth of the sun and the beauty of the shells holds such an awe inspiring feeling to it.  Whenever we do make it to the beach I find it so hard to leave.  I find myself lingering hoping that maybe a beach house will magically be given to us.  There I stood looking endlessly at the ocean but no house appeared so we headed back home.  Or course a girl can still dream about having a small beach house.....





Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Woof Wednesday

Welcome to Woof Wednesday.  Please meet some wonderful dogs from NY, WI, AL and MA who are in need of good, loving homes!

Wooster is a mix of West Highland Terrier and Poodle and 4 years old. He loves to play catch with his toys and loves to snuggle.  He is very smart and respectful, playful but also a couch potato with the best of them. He has been with his sister Jeeves since birth they love to spend time and play together.  The rescue would like to keep Wooster and Jeeves together, so will only consider applications from adopters who will adopt both. Therefore, they are asking for a $350 Adoption Donation for these two sweethearts.


Wooster and Jeeves - Rochester, NY

 

 


Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc., Rochester, NY
585-210-3647 (DOGS)

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/22906037



Miss Molly is 3 year old West Highland White Terrier. She is potty trained, spayed and up to date on her shots. She is great with people, kids, and most animals. She has been in her family home since she was 8 weeks old and she is a super sweet little girl. Adoption fee for Molly is $250. If you are interested in Molly, Please fill out the application online at appletonanimaladoptions.com. You can then call Dawn at 920-713-0466.

Miss Molly - Green Bay, Wisconsin



Appleton Animal Adoptions Inc., Green Bay, WI
920-713-0466

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/22995946



Ali McBeal is a 4 - 6 month old female puppy who loves everything that life has to offer.  She comes from a puppy mill in Ohio that was put out of business. They treated her very horribly and now that she is safe she is getting the food, shelter and love that she needs.  My adoption fee is $425.00 and if you would like to adopt me please contact my foster mom at email below. 

Ali - Ardmore, Alabama


Westie Rescue of Alabama, Ardmore, AL
256-420-8835
 waggingtailsranch@gmail.com. 

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/22890315 



 

Johnson's a spunky little guy who loves to be with people and other dogs. He is easily trainable and has learned sit, down and sometimes stay. He has a big personality for a little guy and is terrier through and through. An independent boy who wants to be with you, he has a lot of love to give and will follow you anywhere. Johnny has been diagnosed with a neurological condition that makes it difficult for him to know where you are calling him from. Because of his condition this sweet dog really needs a special home with an understanding person who will help keep him happy and safe by providing a stable and quiet home for him. If you are that special person who could give Johnny the love he's been waiting for, please contact the rescue as he would love to meet you! 

Johnson - Somerville, MA

Pets In Need, Somerville, MA
978-459-8700

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/17367918



{Please keep in mind a dog is a lifetime commitment. They need attention, love and time just like we do. In addition, adding a pet to the family does cost money in the way of food, health care,training,etc. So before adopting make sure you are willing to make that kind of commitment and have the resources to do so.}


*If you want to be apart of "Woof Wednesdays" email Lauren at [lcairdo@gmail.com] or leave a comment! We would Love to bring you on board!
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