Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Red Lobster, Bat, and Turkeys

It's been almost 9 years when I first tried to eat at Red Lobster.  I love seafood so  that's the place to go.  However, after that first  visit, I never came back again because  the food was too salty for me so I did not like it.  I do want to give it another try though, maybe  after my kids piano recital this weekend, we can go there.  I found some coupons for Red Lobster at Ann Coupons so this  will be a  perfect  time to  try them again.  I remember my niece in law taking us there when my daughter was baptized.  
On another note, we have been going out for a walk almost everyday  now that the weather is warm.  There are so many benefits for being outdoors.  MY kids find it  fascinating that they get to see a bat in the sidewal in one of our walks.  They said that it isvery rare to see this so they are very happy we went for a walk.  
 We always reiterate to the  kids how important it is to be out and not ju0st contained themselves inside the house and play video games.  
 We did not have our phones on the day so we got our camera when we came home and went back another round so we can take  pictures of the critters that we saw.  First stop was this bat and then we continue to see the if the turkeys are still there.  We were in luck because the two turkeys were still there, although you can barely see them in  the photo below.  
 The only issue my daughter being outside is the mosquito, she is allergic to their bites so she is always scared to get bitten.  
This summer, we have  no-gadget days so we could fully enjoy the outdoors.  I even slowed down with blogging because I just don't have enough time  for it.  Aside from that, we are also  spending some time with Dad who is senile and need  attention most of the times.  I just wish, he live close by so I can check on him everyday.  

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

MIssing our Bunnies

Now that  my flowers are blooming, I miss our bunni=es.  We used to give them flowers as a treat.  They git so used to it that everytime we let them run around, they munch in every plant they could find lol.  I like bunny/rabbit as a pet, they are  very easy to take care of and they are very social.  They lasted for  4 years and they died.  I would like to get  some replacement but it's hard seeing them die.  
It's funny that I was cutting some flowers in my garden today and  thought about my bunnies.  If they are still around, I am sure they will be very happy to have some flowers too.

Going Camping With Your Furry Friend: A Guide To Everything You Need To Know

If you are planning a family vacation and want to take your furry friend with you, camping is the perfect choice. Camping is a fun, low-cost vacation that is ideal for you, your children, and, of course, your dog.

If you haven’t been camping with your dog before, you might be feeling a little apprehensive about your upcoming trip. But there is no need to worry, camping with your dog is a fantastic experience.

However, to help make your first trip to a campsite with your fluffy friend a little less stressful, here are a few tips:

Check vaccinations are up to date

Before booking your trip, make sure to check that all your dog's vaccinations are up to date. Campsites - especially farm ones, often have many diseases lingering in the dirt. So it’s important to make sure your pup is properly protected from them all.

If you are unsure about your dog's vaccinations, call your vet and find out. If they are overdue, just make sure to have them done a week or so before your trip.

Pack a puppy first aid kit

As well as the first aid kit you will no doubt, need for your kids, it’s also important to pack one for your dog. Just like people, dogs can get cuts and wounds, so it’s important that you have what you need to take care of them.

If you are staying on farmland, it might also be a good idea to include tick tweezers in your doggy first aid kit, just in case.

Choose a dog-friendly campsite

It sounds like an obvious one, but it’s far too easy to make the mistake of presuming that all campsites allow dogs. Sadly, that’s not the case; there are some campsites where your furry friend won’t be allowed. So before booking a pitch, make sure to check that your chosen campsite is dog-friendly.

If you are planning on staying for more than a day or two, it’s also a good idea to check whether the campsite has doggy cleaning facilities. Some campsites have on-site dog parlors, ideal for giving your mucky pup a clean, before going home.

Pack a travel crate

If your pet is normally created at home, it makes sense to bring along a travel version of his crate for him to relax in.

You can pick dog travel crates up fairly cheaply at online pet supplies store. Alternatively, you could also pick up a travel crate from your local pet store.

Invest in travel bowls and bottles

Instead of taking your pups regular bowls with you, invest in one or two collapsible travel bowls and bottles. These are cheap to buy and lightweight, so easy to pack into your rucksack if you fancy going on a hike while you are away.

As long as you are properly prepared and have everything you need, taking your dog camping can be a lot of fun. Just make sure to check that your dog is all up to date with his vaccinations and don’t forget to pack the puppy first aid kit.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Jungle Golf

Summer time in Ocean City  is super hot luckily, there is a  fun amusement  park to go to that is well landscaped and  very relaxing to spend time to.  This Jungle Golf is well landscaped  and the  sound of water  will relaxed you as you play mini golf.

Nutrition Is Key For Helping Your Horse With Cushings Disease

If your beloved horse has been diagnosed with Cushing's disease, then you might be feeling unsure about how to deal with it.

Finding out that your horse has Cushing's disease can be crushing, especially when they have been a member of your family for years. But the important thing to remember that it doesn’t have to be a death sentence.

There may not be a cure, but there are plenty of ways Cushing's disease can be managed. With the proper veterinary care and good nutrition, equine Cushing's disease is easily manageable.

To help your properly care for your horse, here are our top ten nutrition tips:

1. Avoid high cereal feeds

For a horse with Cushing's disease, it’s important to avoid feeding them a feed with a high cereal content. Instead of cereal based feeds, opt for fiber-based options.

Cushing’s disease in horses can cause weight gain. So it’s important that if your horse suffers from the disease, that you avoid high-fat content foods. For instance, feeds that are high in cereals contain more fats, and so, will make your horse gain weight more quickly.

2. Feed little and often

Instead of feeding your horse two big meals each day, swap to feeding them little and often. It might take more effort, but small feeds throughout the day are what Cushing's horses need.

The reason that it’s best to feed your horse little and often, is because it helps to avoid peaks and dips in glucose levels. For optimum results, ideally you want to be feeding your horse four small meals a day.

3. Soak your hay

In warm weather, soak your hay for no more than six hours. In colder weather, hay can be soaked for up to 12 hours if necessary.

While some horse owners choose not to soak their hay, for horses with Cushing's disease, soaking hay is vital. Soaking your hay will remove dust, additives, and preservatives, and will reduce the WSC by around 40 percent.

4. Help your horse gain weight

If your horse is underweight - some Cushing's horses lose weight, use their food to help them build their weight back up.

The best way to help boost your horse’s weight is by feeding them food that is high in fiber and oil, low in starch. If you are unsure which brand of food is best for your horse, make sure to consult your vet or a horse nutritionist for advice.

5. Make all diet changes slowly

Don’t make the mistake of changing your horse’s diet too quickly, all nutritional changes must be made slowly. Changing a horse’s diet too quickly can be dangerous, so it is important that you take your time when doing so.

If you are increasing or reducing your horse’s grain, it’s best to do so at half a pound a day. If your are reducing your horse’s grain, make sure to do so gradually, over a two-week period.

If you decide to change your pony’s hay, do so slowly, mixing the two types together and gradually phasing out the old brand.

By following these simple tips, managing your horse's Cushing's disease should be too tricky.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Pure Breed vs Cross Breed - Which Puppy is Right for Your Family

Deciding whether to buy or adopt a new puppy is not something you should rush. You have to be sure a puppy will fit into your family and that you have the time and resources to take care of a new four legged friend. There is also the question of whether to buy a pedigree puppy – and if so, what breed should you buy – or a cross-breed pup. So which one is likely to be right for you?
Bolt is Mixed Breed of Miniature Pinscher and Doberman Pinscher
Champ is a pure breed Jack Russel Terrier

Buying a Pure Bred Puppy

Pure bred puppies have two parents that are the same breed. For example, say you love yorkies, you would be looking for a pure bred puppy from a registered breeder of yorkies. What you wouldn’t want is a yorkie puppy whose parents were of dubious parentage. To avoid this happening, make sure you look for breeders who are registered with the American Kennel Club

Why Choose a Pedigree Puppy?

A lot of people want a pure bred pup because they have fallen in love with the idea of a particular breed, perhaps because they had a dog of that breed as a child, or because their favorite celebrity owns one. There is nothing wrong with buying a pure bred puppy, but expect to pay a lot more for the pup. Pure bred pups are also more likely to have health problems – many breeds are prone to serious genetic disorders.

Buying a Mixed Breed Puppy

Mixed breed puppies are not difficult to find. You can probably visit the local animal shelter and be greeted by dozens of cute puppies all waiting for a new home. Or you can try looking online at puppy websites such as Little Puppies Online, which sell cross breed puppies such as Cockerpoos and Morkies.

Why Choose a Mixed Breed?

Mongrels, mutts, whatever you want to call them, mixed breed dogs and puppies have a lot to offer. Mixed breed pups are less likely to have genetic disorders and other health problems. They can often be more suited to family life, and if you can’t afford to pay pedigree prices, a loveable mongrel is a much better choice.

What Dog is Right for You?

Is there room in your life for a puppy? You may assume the answer is yes, but don’t rush into buying a puppy without giving the matter some serious thought. A dog is for life, not just for a few months and it isn’t fair to take a cute puppy home and then give it up once it grows into an adult dog.

Puppies require a lot of time and care in the early months. Toilet training, exercise and visits to the veterinarian can be time consuming and expensive. You need to be prepared to treat your new puppy like a baby in the early weeks, as it may take him a while to learn some manners and get the hang of toilet training.

Puppies can be immensely rewarding little creatures. Like many animals, they have a lot to offer and if you give a puppy a home, you will be rewarded with a lifetime of unconditional love.