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Friday, May 3, 2024

Animal Lovers Be Aware stories about koalas, horses and disabled pets.

 Animal lovers all over the world will be ready for this weekend with all the awareness activities that are upon the animals. 

First of all, perhaps you have seen the super cute koala bears at your local zoo. how cuddly they appear. Their word Koala means no drink and that may possibly be related to the continent they live on. While Austria is not the hottest area it is definitely one that does not receive a great amount of rain. likewise, the koala bears food is often eucalyptus leaves that are considered toxic and extremely poisonous while, the koala bears have a difficult area to live the WWF organization is trying to draw attention and help the wild koalas before they are extinct. 

koalas are marsupials and are classified as such. They are related closer to the kangaroos than other bears. While wild bears live in social groups often near each other koalas choose not to be social. Their great sense of smell helps them greatly within their habitat. Unlike other bears that hibernate Koala bears sleep 18 plus hours a day and do not hibernate. They can live up to 15 years in the wild under the right habitat but due to statistics the numbers are starting to decline. 

By raising awareness into what is going on where the beautiful koalas live is the place to begin and is fairly easy via social media. Using drones to tract the area where the koalas live will help bring awareness of what is going on. Planning and saving the trees where the koalas live is also very important as it is where they live. Ensuring the animals health is important as well because they are spreading disease in the community. 

The way the world looked at animals, pets include changed when the animal welfare laws of 1972 were created. Disabled pets are still here to love and while like humans are very loveable but need extra care and help. Adaptive equipment, training and support for both the animals and pet owners as well, and groups for support all help disabled pets and their owners. 

This weekend May 3rd and 4th the Kentucky Derby will be hosted in Louisville Kentucky. The race as taken place with the first one being ran in 1874. Three-year-old fillies will take the stage ready to run the best race they can. Owners' spectators and others are all taking bets on which horse will win. The race has taken place at Churchill Downs since Colonel Meriwether Lewis Clark started them all those years ago. The gates opened for all to be welcomed in to watch the races at 9 am and the first race took place shortly after. 

Have a great day with lots of animal love today as you enjoy the rest of the day. 

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Relax your Stress and Anxiety while Gardening

 Anxiety disorders are a group of mental disorders that involve excessive, irrational feelings of anxiety and fear that interfere with daily life. Some of the symptoms that are often seen with these disorders are

  • chronic fears or thoughts
  • panic attacks 
  • fear of attacks
  • physically reactions, trembling, sweating, fainting, rapid heartbeat, trouble breathing, nausea or diarrhea
  • sleep issues
  • worries
  • avoidance or unexplained pains

Anxiety disorders are often related to genetics, environment of the individual, psychological as well as developmental factors. Some of the specific disorder names are anxiety disorder, social phobias, specific phobias, and panic disorders. Treatments for these disorders range from counseling to medication. General anxiety disorder has long action and can not be cured but can be treated. 

One popular treatment is garden meditation. Spending time in nature can help with many illnesses including physical, mental, and emotional Researchers find it a very interesting topic for research. similar to gardening itself garden meditation can be done a few different ways. Meditation can be done while gardening outside in the yard, inside with house plants ,  or even simply being out in nature sitting on a park bench. Perhaps many knew that doing these things helped calm us but did not know that we were self meditating. 

Both gardening and meditation are great ways to relieve stress.  It has been shown that working in the garden has more stress capabilities than many other ways of relaxation. In addition, being outside in nature where the sunlight can shine down helps to increase the hormone known as serotonin. Serotonin helps elevate mood , calm and focus. What a great reason to spend more time outside this spring and summer. 

Take your outside time personal and serious. Take a break from your phone and other distractions.  Listen to the sounds of nature around you and take it all in. Likewise your plants should take a priority during your gardening time.  In the end you will have a beautiful garden and be calmer as well. 

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Saturday, March 2, 2024

International Cat Rescue Day

 International Cat Rescue Day has been celebrated around the globe since 2019 on March 2 of each year. It’s a day to bring awareness about cats in shelters needing loving, forever homes. Approximately 3.4 million cats enter U.S. shelters each year, with roughly 2 million adopted out yearly. There are many reasons these cats are there in the shelters but that is not the point here. What we would like to do is share with all those interested that there are cats out there that can offer love and simply need a place to do that

First if you are looking for a cat to be your pet then please visit your local animal shelter. Shelters set up their own rules and fees so these can differ from place to place. If you are not able to adopt a cat currently but you have extra time, offer to volunteer at the local animal shelter. Thus you will be helping the community and offer all the cats and kittens in the shelter the love that they so want. 

IF you want to help all those cats and kittens but have no extra time considering donating to the local animal shelter. Shelters are always in need of money as well as other items such as blankets, food and beds. Shelters offer cats a place to stay where they are safe but also give all cats their shots that are needed as well. In addition, if you are not an individual that loves that cute kitten stage the shelter also has adult cats to offer. 

If you are all ready a cat owner then on this day please spoil the cat just a bit more. Showing them love, offering a treat can show your cat yoou love them after all they are amazing companions. 

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Seuss Geisel on March 2nd 1904. Today is his  birthday and also part of Read Across America that attempts to get young people reading. Dr. Seuss is an author and cartoonist that has written over 60 books. There has been  a total of 600 million books sold that has been translated in 20 languages around the world. However, it has not always been easy for Dr. Seuss.

During the life of Dr. Seuss he has worked at advertising for companies such as Standard Oil company. Political Cartoons created by Dr. Seuss would be shared in papers during World War II. The work that went into his first book was met with many denials. The Book And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street was rejected a total of 37 times. Finally in 1937 because he was persistant and kept trying and one of his old friends became the editor for a book company the book was made it would be the first of over 60

It all began that day as many more books would follow, In the meantime Dr. Seuss would share political cartoons during World War II. 

The book The Cat in the Hat would be published in 1957 by Random House after Geisel read and responded to an article that was in LIFE magazine. In the article children's reading levels were criticized. Houghton Mifflin and Random House asked if he could write a children's primer that had 220 vocabulary words. 

At about the same time Dr. Seuss would write a book about a cranky, solitary creature that would attempt to steal Christmas from the town of Whoville. Yes, that is right the book How the Grinch stole Christmas book would be published by Random House. In 1966 the book would be adapted into a movie and has been adapted many times since then. 

In 1991 Geisel famed as being Dr. Seuss would pass away. His ashes would be scattered in the Pacific Ocean. Thank you Dr. Seuss for bringing your wisdom and talent to create books and characters that would shine for many years.