Pet Care How To De-stress Your Cat

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Many people find it difficult to believe but pets can feel the effects of stress. In point of fact, animals are just as prone to stress as humans and they need to de-stress in order to feel good and go about their daily routine. If your cat is showing signs of stress, there are many things you can do to make your cat feel better. Here is what you can do to take better care of their cat.

Pet Your Stressed Cat

Nothing works better than petting in order to de-stress a pet. The sense of touch goes a very long way. Cats especially are very fond of it. Gently caressing them can relieve the pressure on their nerves and erase all tensions. You cat will be purring in no time.

Playing with Your Stressed Cat

Sometimes all your cat needs is a little attention. She has been waiting at home all day for you to return. The sound of the door opening may very well be the best part of your cats day. Spending a little time with your cat will not only make it feel calm, studies have shown that it can even prolong their life.

Music for Your Stressed Cat

Music is not just for us. Animals respond well to it as well. Put on any music that you normally listen to while relaxing. Chances are that your pet will also respond to it and feel calm. Furthermore what better way to bond with your pet than by listening to the same music?

Scents for Stressed Cats

A nice fragrance can instantly lift anyones mood. The same goes for pets as well. Pheromones are chemical compounds sensed in cats by the nasal organ in the back of the nose. They use them for communication and can be used to de-stress them and make them feel calm. They are also recommended by most veterinarians.

Some Outdoor Exposure

Cats primarily stay indoors but a little outdoor exposure can lift their mood and make them feel better. Many people refuse to leave their pet outdoors such as in the backyard due to safety and health concerns. One way to give a cat some outdoor exposure is to simply let it view the outdoors through a window. Cats love to sit on window sills for hours and enjoy the view.

Avoid Smoking in front of Pets

Cats simply do not like the smell of smoking. The smoke infested breath that pet owners blow towards their cat could very well be the reason why they feel stressed in the first place. Cats are sensitive to such things. Therefore for better pet care it is always best to smoke outside, away from your cat and to rinse your mouth afterwards.

A pet is a very important member of the family and it is important for pet owners to be considerate of their feelings and take proper action to make them feel safe and at home.

Do animals have a soul

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I was taught that only man has a soul and that animals are different kinds of creatures, with no soul or feelings. I disagree entirely with this concept, because we were once so-called primitive; man is not detached from the other living creatures, but has evolved from them and, after all, the next life would be terribly boring without these other lovely creatures that have contributed to make our lives more pleasant. Knowing that chimpanzees, orang-utans and gorillas are extremely similar to us, our genes being almost identical, that these species are, in turn, very similar to others and that we all evolved from the same branch, why would God be so egotistical to have privileged only humans? Would chimpanzees, orang-utans and gorillas be in line to receiving a soul? Or have they already got one? Wouldn’t lovely common marmosets be touched by God’s hand at the same time? Another important question is that man was once a primitive creature, living in caves, hunting to survive, with no elaborate language, behaving as cannibals, killing each other and what’s more is that we were once not really human-looking, like we are nowadays. So I assume that those who believe that only man has a soul would be reluctant to believe that these non-human creatures would have had a soul. Thus, I ask: when exactly in evolution did man become human and consequently, receive a soul? Did this primitive creature have a soul back then? All creatures are formed by molecules arranged in a specific way, which make them look like a bush dog, a coati or a snake. The molecules that form my body today may, in the past, have belonged to a tree, to a bacterium, to a frog or to the litter in the forest. This breaks down the concept that humans are a kind of isolated and privileged creature, detached from the rest of the beings. The same molecules blessed in man that are worthy of a soul are the same molecules that once formed the body of the frog, or the coati, and these same molecules, when a man dies, will disarrange themselves again to form another matter. They were, nevertheless, blessed once though, and will still carry a little of God’s hand in it. Therefore, if a soul is to exist, I assume that it is a condition of any living thing, which is formed by blessed atoms and molecules, the principle and the end of beings, the alpha and the omega. To know more about the subject, about animal protection and respect, and also about life of large mammals and of a scientist in the jungle, read: AMAZONIA AND OTHER FORESTS OF BRAZIL, by Janus Publishing, London, found from www.amazon.com

Different Type Of Dog Crates

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Do you love to travel? Do you travel with your pets, particularly dogs? For better convenience in your travel, there are materials that you can use. One of those materials are dog crates, they are available in different styles and made of different materials, too. This will give you convenience during your travel. You dont have to worry about your pet getting lost. All you have to do is to check them in and let the security of the airlines take care of it. Dog crates can also be used in your car, in your house, and also in your yard. Below are some of the popular examples of dog crates that you can have.

Plastic Dog Crates: This type of dog crate is the cheapest type of crates. They are also light in weight. Aside from they are light in weight, they also come in different sizes depending on what type of pet you have and the size of pet you have as well. This is also the most common dog crates that are used by most owners when they travel for it is very convenient and easy to carry.

Metal Dog Crates: This type of crates on the other hand is also light in weight but very durable compared to plastic crates, especially if these crates are made of quality metals like stainless steel, aluminium, alloy, and titanium. But the downfall of these types of dog crates is the price. They may cost more compared to plastic crates. But when it comes to quality and durability assurance, these materials are really reliable. Your money will all be worth it.

Wood Dog Crates: This is one of the most expensive crates that you can have since dog crates that are made of wood could be very decorative. They could be used as part of the home decors in your home. The price also depends on the wood that was used in that crate. The harder the wood is, the more expensive it costs.

So, if you are planning to buy your own personal dog crate, you could choose from these three categories. It doesnt matter what type of crates you have as long as it could give you the convenience that you need.

Qualities To Look For In Your Dog Walker

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Are you working all day and not being able to take care of your pet dog? Does your dog sits cooped up inside all day? If so, it is absolutely necessary for you to hire a dog walker. Dog walkers serve as an ideal replacement for walking your dog while you are away at work. Many a times, dog walkers are more than just a necessity because most dogs that have limited dog-walking time often become irritable. You should try to understand that dogs need daily exercise and human connection through dog walking. Isn’t it a common observation that when you are back from work, your dog has chewed up your couch or favourite pair of heels? All this calls for hiring reliable dog walkers.

In many instances, the dogs that have been devoid walking display aggression. The lack of exercise basically results in building up of excess energy. In addition to all these reasons, dog walking during the day is also imperative for a number of dogs because they simply can’t go for a long distance without relieving themselves. You may be out at the work for several hours and this could be too long for dogs to stay put without relieving themselves or having a snack.

Whilst looking for dog walker jobs, there are a number of things for consideration. Your dog is an important member of your family; therefore, it is your duty to go through many of the same considerations that you undertake when hiring a babysitter for your children. Whilst hiring a babysitter for your children, you mostly rely on the advice and references given out by your friends and family. It is advisable to do the same whilst looking for dog walkers. You could seek references from friends and family members that have dog walkers, your veterinarian, or a dog groomer. These people may know of individual dog walkers or dog walking services.

It is important to ensure that you hire an experienced dog walker or else the consequences could be terrible. Also, make sure he has a business license. Try to find this piece of information and investigate the same thoroughly. You wouldn’t want to leave your loved dog in the hands of someone who is not a professional or may cause harm to your dog. Also, make sure you evaluate all the services your dog walker has to offer. What kind of care services would your dog walker provide with in addition to dog walking? Would they offer special assistance to your dog if it is growing old or has some form of illness like arthritis? These are just few examples, try to find about the services of dog walkers as much as possible to ensure proper care for your dog.

Visit dogwalkingnow to select your dog sitter or walker from an exhaustive range of dog walkers Manchester.

Lost Cat Finding Secrets

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Depending on whether your lost cat is an indoor cat, allowed outdoor access on occasion or is exclusively an outdoor cat, there are different search tips to consider. In any case, it is advisable to thoroughly search your home, yard and any outdoor structures such as sheds or barns before heading out to search the neighborhood.

If your cat is exclusively an indoor cat, you are far more likely to find that your cat isnt missing at all. First, thoroughly check all areas in your home, even the smallest and most unlikely places including bookshelves, boxes, closets, under beds, and other similar areas. If your indoor cat did happen to sneak outside, check the areas around your home. If they are not familiar with the outdoors, cats will typically be too afraid to wander far. Call you cats name and shake a can of their favorite treats to lure them to you.

Cats that are given periodic outdoor access will usually come home when its feeding time. If they dont show up by this time, begin searching your neighborhood by following the same procedures listed above (calling the cats name and shaking a can of their favorite food). There have been many cases when cats who are allowed periodic outdoor access are chased off by other animals or chase other animals themselves only to become lost in the end. If your cat is scared of people, dont get a big search party involved as this may cause them to go further into hiding. However, do tell your neighbors that your cat is missing. Give them a detailed description along with your contact info in case they see your cat wandering around their home.

Cats that live exclusively outdoors retain territories. They do not typically wander far from their designated territories. If you havent seen your outdoor cat for some time, something has happened to disrupt the typical behavior of your cat to return home. For any lost cat that has not been found by their typical feeding time, it is important to begin searching more aggressively. Call local animal shelters, vet clinics, and other animal organizations. Put out a lost cat alert on Internet pet finding websites. Online search services can reach the greatest number of people and animal organizations in the shortest amount of time. Check local shelters on a regular basis. Make sure that everyone involved in the search for your lost cat has a detailed description (include a photo if you have one) as well as your contact information.

The different methods to learn about the very best dog-food for the puppies

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Whilst studying this type of number of dog food evaluations previously couple of years, while you believe finding secure and dependable company dog-food isn’t a fact any more, you’re not by yourself. A substantial large amount of you’re terrible of this your valued puppies might digest ruined company meals, keeping hazardous or harmful fixings, that may make sure they are destroyed, and on occasion even kill them.

Because actuality about dangerous and dangerous components kept in certain company manufacturers has ended up, numerous you’re worried also have bundles of queries and parents. People wind up analyzing dog-food scars for harmful components, understanding the makeris instances of an incredible greatest; modified consuming strategy for the puppy may not be counterfeit.

In what capability can you have the ability to digest food that is strong?

It’s secure to express that it’s actually food manufacturers that are imaginable to obtain protected, audio food from the company dog?

It’s presently more difficult than at every other time for you to uncover any properly appreciated greatest and protected dog-food and virbantel for puppies about the reasons the more affordable manufacturers changing and use large sums of chemicals signifies that crushes beneficial products.

Similarly, harmful additives, which strengthen the total amount nevertheless somewhat reduce quality are used by an amazing numerous dog food manufacturers. The absolute most properly- additives that are recognized are corn and grain. Corn is definitely an aspect that’s dispensable for your dogis consuming strategy and truly doesn’t include any products which are useful to some puppyis wellness.

Besides, grain and corn may furthermore induce reactions that are unfavorably vulnerable in several puppies. Any feed product used must contain the whole feed, so that your puppy gets all of its earnings, including vitamins, fiber and minerals. Millet oatmeal and brown brown grain relocated…these can give the very best nutritional quality.

Obtaining info

Brands have information… 40 for each cent beef, search for meals using the greatest component diploma, for instance, 50 for each cent vegetables total cereals. Components are documented in the place of amount…create beyond any question beef reaches the greatest concern about the routine. There is a caution “beef by-products”, which could include inedible areas of animals, for instance, horns teeth. Similarly, look out for suppliers who run-down beef whilst the basic product and next requires with “beef by-products” as this can significantly alter the nutritious level of the very best dog-food after it.

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Make Your Own Fish Bait With Common Household Ingredients

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If you would like to increase the chance of catching more fish in your next excursion, you might want to consider making your own fish bait. Why? If you look at the store bought baits, there are only a few brands. Imagine going to your favorite fishing hole and the majority of the baits cast into the water are from the same company.

The fish wont have much of a choice but being attracted to the same store bought bait. Now imagine if you brought along fish bait that you made yourself. Your bait will stick out like a sore thumb from the other baits and the fish will seek you out.

Making your own fish bait is not only easy, it is fun and cheap. You can make the bait with your children and share the fun the next day catching fish knowing that you made the bait yourself. You can make pounds of bait for literally pennies and keep the unused portion in the freezer for months.

There is going to be some experimentation on your part. However, I have included the more popular ingredients and descriptions found in homemade baits. When you are making your bait, make sure to write everything down because if you fill your stringer full of fish, you want to be able to duplicate the winning formula.

Most of the following ingredients can be found at a well stocked grocer and feel free to experiment with other ingredients not listed below. Also, these ingredients are commonly found in trout baits so I would like to advise you that you will probably have more success utilizing these ingredients for catching trout.

Also, this list is not the end all be all of ingredients. Feel free to add your own ingredients. Who knows, you may find an ingredient that no one has even considered.

1) Uncooked oatmeal popular as a base (keeps all the ingredients together in a doughy mixture)

2) White bread also popular as a base

3) Water required in most cases to help make the mixture workable

4) Garlic salt found in most store bought baits (probably a good idea if you used it also)

5) Garlic powder similar to salt but may alter the fish attractant properties

6) Mini marshmallows also found in store bought baits (helpful for flotation purposes)

7) Can of tuna found in many homemade bait recipes. Maybe the old timers know something.

8) Anise oil extract almost a requirement for trout bait

9) Red food coloring it seems color attracts along with smell and taste

10) Yellow food coloring same

11) Cheese Ive seen recipes with American and especially Velveeta cheese

12) Ziploc bags great for mixing your ingredients, storage, and taking to fishing hole.

I hope this information gives you a great head start in developing your own homemade secret fish bait. Just remember to have fun.

First Proboscis Monkey in Semporna

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River cruise has become an increasingly popular way of exploring and appreciating a fascinating aspect of the beauty of Sabah nature, especially the wildlife in the biodiversity-rich mangrove ecosystems. If the idea of cruising along a meandering river and catching glimpses of Proboscis Monkeys, crocodiles, giant fruit bats, scores of fireflies and other creatures sounds exciting to you, then you should not miss the maiden Borneo Semporna Proboscis River Cruise, Only in Semporna.

The main attraction is the proboscis monkey is found only on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It prefers to live in the mixed diterocarp-kerangas forests, mangrove forests and lowland forests near fresh water and rivers. Proboscis Monkey lives almost exclusively in mangrove forests, but can also be found in lowland rainforests. It depends on the mangroves near river edges for resting and sleeping. They avoid deforested areas and avoid human settlements.

This unique monkey belongs to the Asian Langurs they are the only member of the Nasalis genus. The proboscis monkey gets its name from its large, fleshy nose also knows as Monkey Belanda. Both males and females have the large noses. Female noses are not as large, although larger than most monkeys, and juveniles have small upturned noses. The males are so large that they hang down over their mouths; their noses swell and turn red when they become excited or angry. They also make loud honking sounds as a warning when they sense danger or attract female’s proboscis, which make their noses stand out straight.

River cruise in Semporna start at late afternoon around 3.30pm for a 25-minute ride to the Borneo Semporna Proboscis River Cruise Centre in Kampung Tunggulangan. On arrival, a walk along a 150-meters wooden bridge will lead to the centre where visitors can watch and feed the long-tailed macaques with guavas and bread. For bird watching and you can expect to sight horn bills, kingfishers and other species. While enjoy a hi-tea of traditional Malay snacks and drinks while appreciating pristine rainforest ambience and fresh air in river cruise jetty restaurant.

The river cruise centre boat will leave the centre for the hour-long cruise along Sungai Buaya and Sungai Pegagau. It is a great way to experience nature’s sight and sound in the tranquil living environment of a diversity of riverine wildlife, especially Proboscis Monkeys, Long Tail Macaque, Pig Tail Macaque, Giant Fruit Bats, Crocodiles and birds. By late evening, enjoy the magical sight of fireflies lighting up and decorating the mangroves

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Purchasing Exotic Pets Online

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According to one survey, the two most common places that children love to visit in a mall are the toy store and the pet store. This is because the products in these establishments always catch the attention and fascination of the minors, which usually ends up with the parents going in and buying something.

If you want to get these items as a surprise, there is another venue. There are some retailers who sell exotic animals online. You can check from the list of available creatures then have them delivered to your doorstep.

These online stores are based all over the United States. Once a selection has been made, it will be shipped via airfreight. Some of the animals carried are Wallabies, Hedgehogs, Snakes, Spiders, Amphibians, Birds and Gliders.

Most online retailers have other products available aside from pets. These include food, the cage, accessories and books to give more information about taking care of the creature.

The price of each animal will differ depending on the species and the gender. Additional costs will be in terms of shipping, handling and local state taxes. This makes it good for those who order more than one or in bulk to sell to others since these charges remain the same.

You should also find out if it is legal to raise the animal in your state. Some of these pose a danger to the natural environment should it escape and run off into the wild.

What if there are problems with the animal? Most retailers give the customer a few days for the pet to be examined by a vet. If there is any dissatisfaction, the amount paid will be refunded after paying off the cost to return it to the sender.

Most of the shipped animals come in good packaging with some food to last a few days. You can buy these from the local pet store or also have them ordered online.

Typing in a keyword such as online exotic animals store in the search engine will usually direct the customer to the list of sites. Most have pictures of the creatures, which can be ordered, or reserved should these be currently out of stock.

Buying exotic animals online is no different than ordering a book or piece of artwork. This is because these transactions are regulated which makes this perfectly legitimate.

Information On Bird Painting Artists And Paintings!

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Details about bird painting artists and reasons to buy bird paintings have been discussed.

Collecting different styled fine art paintings by bird painting artists is growing hobby among art patrons. There are amazing styles available in bird painting. In fact there are traditions where bird paintings are considered auspicious. It is the colors and the birds that arouse happy and healthy emotions its viewers. There is more to it

Who are bird painting artists?

Bird painting artists choose different birds to create enthusiastic expressions. They understand the visual medium well in which they have to communicate the bird artistically. The highlight can be on one single feature or on the bird completely. These artists are well known for their significant work in the specific field of bird paintings.

What are works of bird painting artists?

Paintings created by the artists can be easily pin pointed. Do not go by the word bird paintings literally. There are so many elements in such paintings that easily wins heart of art enthusiast. Colors that soothe not just the eyes but also the hearts are used by talented artists. Most interestingly the birds in such paintings are presented in most imaginative style. They can appear animated, live or fictional.

Why to buy bird paintings?

Different people have different reasons of buying bird paintings. Art lovers buy it for pure pleasure they get from collecting such paintings. While there are others who love to buy such paintings for their homes and offices. Here are few instances where you can think of bird paintings.

Home decoration:

Nature lovers can bring a tinge of nature in their home with bird paintings. Cute and lively bird paintings make a great choice for children’s room. If you think of renovating your home or bringing some liveliness think of bird paintings.

Office walls:

Bird paintings can easily gel into the formal ambiance of the office. You can stick to formal and clean compositions for your office. Such paintings bring a refreshing feeling even in a strict and formal environment of offices.

Hotel or Restaurant:

Thinking of adding a touch to the dcor of your hotel? Bird paintings can resolve your conflicts. Simply hang loud and lovely bird paintings and you will notice the uplifted environment immediately.

Gifts:

No more confusion in buying gifts and ending up with wrong and boring gifting. Let your love and affections pass on to the person with real gift. Fine art paintings of birds can simply stand out to be a right gift for any moment.

Simple Yet Effective Tips For Dog Training

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Dogs are fun to be with and owning one is pure bliss. If you are planning to have your own, dog training should be considered first. You can start by being familiar with your pup. Learn about their breed and their characteristics. The way they will be trained will be based on their history and personality.

Don’t believe what others say that if they are canines, they are all just the same. Others think that they are innately smart. They are definitely smart, but they still have to learn a lot. They are animals and not like humans who can easily follow orders. Therefore, you need the basic tips on how to properly coach your dog to be an ideal pet. Here are a few training types that you can apply to your instruction.

Dogs love to act as leader. They dominate other animals and even their smaller kind. If their owner does not act as their superior, they would easily control them. Keep in mind that the course is not for you but for them to learn to follow your commands. If you teach yourself to act as a pack leader, you will be able to control how your pup behaves. Make them aware that you are the boss but at the same time they can trust you,because if they don’t, they will be hesitant to follow your orders.

The most essential trait that dogs must learn is on how to be obedient. If they know how to be one, the training will be much easier and faster. Every command will be followed with no hesitations. Even if they are just a young mutt or an old dog, this kind of teaching is effective if the owners want to maintain their “leader” position.

Leash is an important tool during the course. If the pup becomes agitated, this will help you in controlling them so that they will be calm. Their unnecessary behavior especially when they get excited will be minimized if not stopped. If they are restrained, they can focus more on what you are teaching them and later on they will know how to respond to your orders.

The tips and techniques above are simple yet very effective. However, consistency should always be applied. Canines may forget what you have been teaching them if you will miss a day or two of coaching. They will not know how to act properly and eventually will stop following your commands. It is important that you have patience with them and hopefully not stop guiding them until they learn. The beginning of dog training will be difficult since both of you are still adjusting with one another, but in the end it will definitely be worth it.

Pets Adoption Centers in Connecticut

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A no kill humane organization in Connecticut is SPCA. It requires the help of the public. This is the very great challenge for them. The operating expenditure is more and is ever increasing and this has forced them to stay back and also cut their expenses. The donations from the public are accepted to maintain the facilities and also to give the same kind of care that is being given for the past eleven years. Their mission is to take out the pets from the shelters that are not maintaining the pets properly and to look for the good homes is now becoming very danger.

There are about 6 – 8 million pets that enter adoption shelters each year, and 3 – 4 million of them are euthanized, or killed. Adoption shelters don’t have any maximum time limit that they hold an animal before euthanizing it; however it is based on the adoptability of the animal and the space available to house the animal. In that time, their main goal is to keep the animal healthy and adoptable. The best way to prevent so many unnecessary deaths at adoption shelters is to spay or neuter your pets. It is also important that all pets have current identification tags on them, in case they get lost.

Some are “no kill” shelters. They are limited in the number of animals that they can house and take care of, but they don’t believe in the euthanasia of healthy pets. Instead, they will take care of as many animals as they can, but often aren’t able to take new pets because of space limitations.

Many pet adoption agencies are working over time to find a positive solution for America’s dog over-population issue. These agencies work hard to find adoptable pets so they can be provided with loving and caring family homes.

Many agencies have websites where potential pet parents are able to search for possible pet candidates without having to go to the noisy and chaotic locales. On these websites, people are able to search for their preferred dog (or cat) breed, age, sex, size and even the specific organizations where the pet originally came from.

The fixed expenses like mortgage, medication, food, utilities and veterinary care are in the increasing way and the medical expenses have quadrupled in the past 6 months. They are still continuing to insure all the pets and do spaying or neutering and also need to give surgeries for saving the life of the animals from tumors, broken bones and heartworm disease. The schedule for the next big adoption is not done due to the severe financial crisis.

Pet Adoption Centers in Your Neighborhood:

There are several pet adoptions centers across the country. You can find a list of pet adoption center in your area and rules and regulations for adopting a pet by visiting the online guide on adopting pets at

Monkey Suit

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Be yourself and do your best”, I believe that the previous comment has been one of the foundations of any motivational speaker and all the “feel good” movies starring Adam Sandler; unfortunately I’m beginning to discover that this is not real, and that lying and deception are the keys to success. What makes these awful qualities complete is the right wardrobe, and what better attire to use in deception than the “Monkey Suit”.

According to urban slang a monkey suit is “a uniform that one wears to work every day”. Well, when you think about it, you live in a concrete jungle with tall buildings and you’re climbing these buildings and swinging from office to office to get those bananas at the end of the month… Hence: Monkey Suit. Now that we have passed the cartoon images in my head, let’s see what started this topic. Nobody can deny that suits look good, and they can turn heads in meetings and sometimes seal some deals, but the glorified status that the suits have taken compared to the employee’s actual work is very weird.

Society today perceive a person on the way they look, their attitude, sense of humor and showing up early as a sign of discipline (Trained Monkey) and far down the list your actual work lays there; Well not that far but its nowhere near the top. If anyone is familiar with the show “Suits”, there is a character who is a drug dealer but wears a 2000$ suit and no one would ever suspect he is a drug dealer. It’s amazing what this monkey suit can do to people. Now comes the hard question budgeting the bananas you get at the end of the month to buy new suits and still have some left to make yourself a nice banana milk shake at the end of the day for you to enjoy? A real brow raiser. Can I just buy a monkey and leave the suit? It would be cheaper and a heck lot funnier.

Finally, we need to review our priorities in life and begin to digest that the man or woman make the suit not the other way around. And what better way to end this than with a quote from William Arnot a Scottish preacher and theological writer in the 1800s, “If honor be your clothing, the suit will last a lifetime; but if clothing be your honor, it will soon be worn threadbare.”

How to keep your cat purring into advanced old age

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Cats can live longer than many people think… 18 to 20 years is common.

Here’s how to keep your cat purring into advanced old age.

Steps:

1. Take your cat to the veterinarian at least once a year for a complete physical exam, and follow your veterinarian’s advice regarding preventive health-care measures. Preventing disease and maintaining optimum health are the first steps toward a long, healthy life.

2. Spay or neuter your cat as soon as possible. Having kittens, especially repeated litters, is stressful and will contribute to premature aging.

3. Keep your cat inside at all times to reduce the risk of accidents, injuries from fights or disease. (Some research suggests inside cats live twice as long as outdoor cats!)

4. Feed your cat high-quality food designed to meet the specific nutritional requirements during all stages of his life.

5. Prevent obesity at all costs by controlling your cat’s diet and engaging him in play activities.

6. Talk to your veterinarian about adding vitamin and mineral supplements, antioxidants and extra fiber to your cat’s diet.

7. Have your cat’s teeth cleaned professionally. Good dental health will add years to his life.

8. Groom your cat daily, checking for abnormalities, and seek medical help promptly when you discover anything suspicious

9. Make sure no harmful chemicals such as pesticides or household cleaners find their way onto your cat’s fur, since cats groom themselves with their tongues constantly. Even small amounts of harmful chemicals on their bodies can have adverse effects if consumed over many years.

10. Protect your cat from environmental dangers such as household cleaners and secondhand smoke.

11. Help your cat avoid the stress of harassment from other animals by providing a quiet place for undisturbed catnaps.

12. Provide your older cat with a heat source such as a heating pad set on low, since cats more than 12 years old require extra heat. You’ll notice a difference in his attitude and activity level.

13. Give your cat daily full-body massages and lots of love. Despite their aloof demeanor, cats thrive on affection.

14. Protect your cat from dangerous plants such as cactus and poinsettia.

Find a veterinarian with a special interest in aging who keeps abreast of advancements in this rapidly developing area of pet care.

Be sure to call your veterinarian before giving your cat any product not specifically approved for cats. Some products, such as acetaminophen, commonly consumed safely by people or dogs, are poisonous to cats.

Here’s a quick way to treat your cat…Instead of a heating pad, fold up your down comforter on the end of the bed. Your aging cat will sink into its own warm cocoon for all its naps.

Remeber cats are like people… when they feel loved and happy their health is affected. So be sure to give your cat as much attention as you can.

Top 5 Domestic Pets To Own

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Fish – Fish do not enable you to get laid, nor will they provide any kind of interest or affection; but they are good to look at and demonstrate an inkling of responsibility. I’ve never met anyone who has had a fish for a pet that at least didn’t demonstrate some sort of success in life. Clearly accomplishment can be a relative term (defined in different ways by everyone); however I think fish are not only a calming ornamentation for a home or a room, unconsciously, they help you stay focused.

3. Snakes (if you are a male) – These types of animals can be possibly the simplest pets to look after; therefore causing them to be ideal for the actual bachelor, single man, or man who merely straight does not remember occasionally. They may go months without consuming, they require absolutely no individual focus, and so are excellent conversation beginners. I mean, after hearing somebody say, “I have a snake”, have you ever not followed it with a question…

4. Cats – Cats do not truly offer anything more than companionship… but with that said, companionship is really a wonderful thing. I possess a cat and absolutely love it. After a long day of work, she will come jump on the couch and lay down right alongside me… priceless.

5. Rabbits – Yes, it appears dumb, however rabbits tend to be amazing – they must be given hardly any routine maintenance, they live eternally, they are furry and also last but not least, if you’re a guy, they could really score points with the chicks

Now with the above easy 5 thoughts, I need to admit, pets have their disadvantages – they could cost quite a few serious cheddar, they are able to smell, they’re able to defecate; they can eat you out of residence or perhaps property, or chew up anything and everything of value… just like my favorite custom koozie…