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Monday, June 30, 2008
Monday, June 09, 2008
My furry companions accompany me whenever I'm working. Fluffy lays on the floor next to my chair, and Beau is in the middle of my work, or wedged with me on my recliner. The foot rest is all his ahd he lays on it as if it were his throne. He especially looks good on the desk chair:
I turned that pic into a poster while fiddling around on a fake magazine making program:
When I bought my electric guitar a few years ago, Fluffy took a liking to laying on it if I left it out. He's a big, furry cat and looks like a natural next to one. Here's him laying on it, I did NOT pose him..
Fluffy is a macho boy, who hates exercise and enjoys watching tv, and eating. He used to be the neighborhood playboy cat until I domesticated and de-flead him. Now he enjoys the good life indoors in the air conditioning.
Beau was rescued from being euthanized a few states away at a local dog pound. The owners had him declawed and then abandoned him because he was deaf. He's a beautiful and sweet cat, and was rescued by a pet foster care agency in Tennessee. I found him on Petsaver.com which is a wonderful place to find quality animals. They brought him to me, and he is now happy and keeping Fluffy on his toes. They have sort of this love-hate relationship. If Fluffy gets too close to me, the "Beau alarm" goes off, and he sounds an ear piercing, "woo!" Can't we all just get along? :)
I work all the time, and I do mean all the time. It's great to see friends, but these guys are with me when people around me come and go. I wouldn't have it any other way.
If you want to see more about Fluffy or Beau, they have their own webpages here on this cute site for cat owners and friends:
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Things are a little tight right now. What I wouldn't give for an all out, no-holds barred shopping spree to buy stuff I dont' need but really want. I miss buying girly stuff like loads of new clothes, being pampered at the spa and other fun stuff. And, a fork and a frosting flower covered sheet cake sure would be great when all I eat these days is health food. I want to go nuts and throw caution to the wind, but in the end, I behave myself. Every now and then, I splurge, but not nearly often enough.
I'm busy drawing like crazy and searching the net far and wide for ideas on promoting my sites better. It's a puzzle to figure out,and I plan on cracking the code of online prosperity on my own, without falling prey to the many, many online scams trying to sell me marketing stuff. It's a big job wading through the internet muck and finding the right sites to self-promote. I'm still at it, stubborn about it as ever.
It's a lovely day in Florida, the sun is out and there's a gentle breeze. It's hot, but I'm indoors, in the air conditioning. I opened up the patio doors to the cats to see if they wanted to go outside, but they're no dummies. They turned around and went back indoors, once that blast of hot air from outdoors hit them. They enjoy nature from the picture windows. For example, see Beau on top of his cat tree, basking in cat luxury as I work tirelessly to give him this view:
All is well. I just need to figure out this SEO thing to make the most of internet advertising. I have so much to learn. One step at a time..it will be done. There is gold somewhere at the end of the rainbow..just ask Starbucks (see below).
Free Credit Report commercial..it's really funny.
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Welcome to the June 1, 2008 edition of crazy about pets and gardens.
Mark Schauss presents What do the Numbers on Your Fruits and Vegetables Mean? posted at Toxic World Blog - Detoxify and Heal Your Body.
Jenn Givler presents The Things Pets Teach Us posted at Create a Thriving Business, saying, "Have you ever considered that your cat might be learning the same spiritual lessons as you? Talking to an animal communicator gave me new insight into my Sophie - and new perspective on my own journey."
Matthew Sauer presents Garden Update: Bio-diversity? posted at Play the Dad? Be the Dad!, saying, "Learning to garden and keeping track of what I learn in my blog this year and using my other hobby of photography."
Sam presents The Secret Lives of Bees. Honey, Health and Harvests ! Surfer Sam posted at Surfer Sam and Friends, saying, "The Secret Lives of Bees.
About one-third of the human food supply depends on bee pollination. We also use honey and bee pollen as natural food products to promote wellness. Bees are beneficial for everyone.
Bees, we can't do without them."
Tip Diva presents Top Ten Tips - Cheap Gardening posted at Tip Diva, saying, "Gardening is a fun, relaxing hobby for many, and the end result yields plenty of food, flowers and foliage. But it does not have to be expensive. Here are ways to save while gardening"
Barbara Y presents Some Secrets to Effective Dog Training posted at bigdogtrainingtips.com, saying, "Thank you for hosting the carnival, and if your interested in working on a project together feel free to let me now.
Murphy S presents What is Pet Insurance? posted at insidepetinsurance.com, saying, "Thank you for hosting the carnival, and if your interested in working on a project together feel free to let me now.
Barbara Y presents Different Training Tips for Different Big Dogs posted at bigdogtrainingtips.com, saying, "Thank you for hosting the carnival, and if your interested in working on a project together feel free to let me now.
Murphy S presents Good Pet Insurance News! posted at insidepetinsurance.com, saying, "Thank you for hosting the carnival, and if your interested in working on a project together feel free to let me now.
Alfred L presents Pet Food Background and Origins posted at petsupplementscanada.com, saying, "Thank you for hosting the carnival, and if your interested in working on a project together feel free to let me now.
Alfred L presents Omega 3 Pet Supplements posted at petsupplementscanada.com, saying, "Thank you for hosting the carnival, and if your interested in working on a project together feel free to let me now.
Brenda Emmett presents Pet Safe House Plants posted at Her Gardening Blog, saying, "If you are a pet owner and a house plant lover, you’ve probably found that keeping both happy can be a balancing act. Cats and dogs often view our plants as playthings, snacks, and sometimes-even toilets! While there are many plants that are poisonous to our furry friends, here is a list of some safe varieties:"
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