ZOO DOG CARES FOR ABANDONED ZOO BABIES

zoodog2-lgA dog who was once abandoned himself now cares for abandoned baby zoo animals.

According to a Cincinnati.com story, Blakely, a 5-year-old Australian Shepherd, works at the Cincinnati Zoo in Cincinnati, Ohio, watching over zoo babies who were orphaned or abandoned by their mothers.

The dog came to the zoo when he was seven months old; just a baby himself. The zoo team adopted Blakely from a local shelter.

Perhaps that’s why he seems to have a knack for his “caretaker” role.

The abandoned or orphaned babies are brought to the zoo’s nursery, where Blakely is ready to nurture them. He takes his job seriously. He must teach these babies how to play, interact and co-exist with other animals – a lesson a human simply can’t teach.

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Cat Lady Box: are you awesome enough?

When I say “Cat Lady,” what do you picture?

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Or this?

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The old tropes die hard. And while those types of cat ladies are still out there, I’m sure, those of you who have been paying attention are probably realizing there is a new breed of cat lady out there. The Kate Benjamins and the Dorian Wagners and the Taylor Swifts, the crazy (and cool) cat ladies of the world.

Though Jackson Galaxy may arguably be the most likely spokesperson for “Cat People Don’t Look Like What You Thought They Looked Like,” the trend of Cat Lady receding from the line of perjorative descriptor has been going on for a while. I have to say, and I mean this with the greatest of love, that we Dog Ladies actually have some catching up to do in this department. Exhibit A:

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Straddling the razor’s edge between dog lady and cat lady like I do, I was super excited to see a new subscription box service that actually contained stuff I could use. Cat Lady Box, the brainchild of avowed cat lady and action-figure lookalike Dorian Wagner, is pretty darn awesome. Each month, Dorian hand-picks a bunch of unique, small-quantity produced items for cat ladies. Not for the cats, for the women who love them and also love style.

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I was so flattered as a t-shirt wearing standard Dog Lady that I was able to review one that I could barely contain myself. And Brody is so used to packages arriving for him he immediately assumed this was all his.

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Sensing something was off, he perched behind me to make sure I wasn’t tricking him and this was in fact a box full of dog toys. It wasn’t. A typical Cat Lady Box can contain various items such as jewelry, clothing, decor, and books.

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If you have a cat who is as tenacious as my dog, there is an option with Cat Lady box to also get a few items for your cat included, like treats and toys. It’s called, you guess it, the CRAZY Cat Lady Box (wink wink) and it includes things like this adorable fortune cookie toy.

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It was around this time that my review went off the rails. For you see, there is a cat lady in the house. Not me. My daughter. You see, I had been buying her clothing with pictures of puppies on it for years and she was always ambivalent and I couldn’t understand why, until she got older and was able to verbalize: KITTY!

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She has a cat lunchbox and a cat messenger bag and dressed up as a cat for Halloween. As soon as she figured out what I was reviewing, she came downstairs from where she had been reading with Penelope and claimed this box for her own. I had no choice but to defer, because really, it’s PERFECT.

And she looks darn adorable in that shirt.

For more on Cat Lady Box and to sign up for your own, pop on over to CatLadyBox.com!

 

disclaimer: I received a Cat Lady Box for free to review, but every reiteration of its kick-assedness is my own genuine opinion.

 

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Dog Chew Recall: Dingo Chip Twists – Due to Possible Contamination of Amantadine, a Human Antiviral Drug Used to Treat Parkinson’s

Dog Chew Recall:  Dingo Chip Twists “Chicken in the Middle”

Because this recall is a Class III recall, the company does NOT have to make it public.    

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The following is an excerpt and photo from Susan Thixton, TruthAboutPetFood.com, as she informs everyone about the NON-PUBLICIZED dog chew recall:

Dingo Chip Twists “Chicken in the Middle” Class III recall (not publicized) recall of a dog treat – “product may be contaminated with Amantadine, an antiviral human drug not approved for use in animal food.”

This recall was found on the FDA website Enforcement Report but not found as a press release (anywhere). The FDA told me “The FDA’s Regulatory Procedures Manual does not require that a company notify the FDA or issue a press release for Class II or III recalls, although we encourage companies to do so. Class II is a situation in which the use of, or exposure to, a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote. Class III is a situation in which the use of, or exposure to, a violative product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences.”

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Helping to keep beloved furry babies healthy and safe… and pet parents informed!

 Lori

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Moving Inspiration: Bathrooms I Love

Bathrooms from top: 1. French By Design  //  2. Design Dots  //  3. Daniella Witte  //  4. Blood and Champagne  //  5. The Classy Issue  //  6. Style by Emily Henderson (I shared this bathroom in my Bohemian Spaces post as well)  //  7. A Merry Mishap  //  8. Katrina Chambers  //  9. Sarah Sarna  //  10. Planete Deco

Here we are with post #3 in our Moving Inspiration mini-series, and still no new house on the horizon. While the possibility of us finding a place before baby is born is becoming slimmer by the day, that isn’t stopping me from daily searches for both homes in our area and inspiration for when we finally find one. And that brings us to today’s post, where I’m sharing my favorite bathroom finds with you. (If you want to read more about the full story of our moving plans, including unnecessary whining from my end, check out this post.)

It’s funny that my last post in this sort-of-series was about kitchens I loved and now I’m focusing on bathrooms, since (at least according to HGTV) those are the things that are most important to home buyers. And while I am usually able to see past the often less-than-desirable kitchen and bathroom spaces in the homes for sale that tend to fit into our budget, it takes these types of visual gatherings of inspiration to remind me of the possibilities when initially looking at them. Or maybe that’s just my excuse for obsessively staring at bathrooms on Pinterest in bed at 2 AM – but I’m sticking with it.

Just like with the kitchens I shared with you, these bathrooms tend to lean toward a minimalist, modern design element – with a hint of bohemian. I prefer light, neutral colors (mainly white and grey), and although I tend to gravitate toward those shades pretty much everyone in a home, I think the reason I like them so much (especially white) in bathrooms is because they make the spaces appear larger and less dark. (None of the bathrooms in my current place have windows, and keeping the paint and decor mostly white allows for them to feel much less claustrophobic.) I also like some sort of tiny rustic touch to break up the cold feeling of bathrooms that are super modern – whether that is some sort of raw wood, some interesting tiles, or a piece of antique looking hardware. And when all the hard stuff is done and it comes to finishing decor details, having a couple of plants in the bathroom is key in my mind. (This can be tough in terms of their survival if there isn’t a lot of light, but I’m always willing to take that risk.) My favorites from above are definitely numbers 1 and 2, but I also love the boho vibe and all of the layers of 6. Now just to keep these ingrained in my brain the next time we’re looking at houses and all I see is a bathroom that hasn’t been updated since the ’70s.

What type of bathroom design do you prefer? Have any of you redone a bathroom recently?

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Embracing Change to grow

Despite the sound of thunder and the distant sight of lightening lighting up the sky, in this late evening, a wind slowly blowing, instead of rain, there was just the wind. The rain, if there was any, was either far off, didn’t happen or a withheld promise, but the sudden appearance of these clouds after…



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Essley, the Little Ballerina Mouse

I know that posts about Essley are few and far between around here, but today I’m going to gush about her for a couple of minutes because (1) I think she’s the coolest (I really do) and (2) we were recently introduced to the the cutest collection of baby clothing and toys ever that just happen to perfectly align with her current two very favorite things (mice and ballet; more on that in a minute). She has had so much fun playing with her new goodies that I had to snap some pictures and share. I’ve also become such a fan of the company who makes these items that there was just no way I couldn’t say anything about them. So here we go.

Robbie’s parents live in Arizona but we FaceTime with them often, and a few weeks ago his mom started regularly reading Essley a story about a mouse from Robbie’s childhood. Essley absolutely adores this story – to the point that within seconds of connecting, she starts saying “Mouse! Mouse!” in anticipation of hearing it. And ever since, she instantly gravitates to anything with a mouse. She now has a mouse toothbrush. Her favorite shirt has a mouse on it. To her, mice are the the bee’s knees.

Essley has also taken a recent fondness to anything having to do with ballet or dance. I mentioned in a post a couple of weeks ago that she starts dance class soon (two weeks from today, actually), and you can’t even say the words “dance class” without her instantly busting into her personal collection of killer dance moves. My friend Molly, a dance teacher, sent Essley a pair of tap shoes when I was pregnant with her and they just now fit perfectly, and the kid is obsessed. And if she sees anything with a tutu or ballet slippers, it’s like she just spotted a freaking unicorn, man. Needless to say, ballerina is at the very top of our Halloween costume idea list.

Now that you know these things, it probably makes sense why Essley is so thrilled with the Princess Mousie Collection from Elegant Baby. First of all, the story behind it is absolutely adorable (you can read it, in “chapters,” right here on their blog). Secondly, it is basically making all of Essley’s toddler dreams come true by combining a mouse with ballet. Her favorite toy right now is this super sweet knit ballerina mouse (which she calls “Mousie”). She carries it everywhere and when she hears music, she makes it dance. It’s ridiculously cute. She also has to have her knit ruffle ballerina mouse blanket on her during story time, and she gets so excited to use her special mousie bathwrap after bath time.

As a parent, I’m pretty stoked about these goodies too. The products themselves are incredibly well made with so much attention to detail (which is actually pretty rare these days when it comes to kids’ toys and accessories). They truly live up to the word ‘elegant’ in the company’s name (I mean, how sweetly beautiful is this head band? Even her fairy bath toys are elegant!). I’m confident that Essley will treasure them for years, even after she outgrows them. I also love that Elegant Baby, which was founded back in 1967, continues to be family owned. (Can I also quickly mention that Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s son Silas is a fan? I mean, just saying.)

For those of you with little ones, babies on the way, or with friends or family members who have babies or toddlers, I highly recommend checking out this very special brand. They’re currently running a promotion for 10% off your entire purchase on their website with code FALL10 (good through October 16th), so now is the perfect time to pick up a few of their adorable products.

For those of you with little ones (or nieces/nephews, or grandkids, or friends with little ones), what are their favorite things right now? Any one else have a kid obsessed with mice and ballet?

This post is in collaboration with Elegant Baby.  

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The Finishing School by Valerie Woerner Book Review

The Finishing School by Valerie Woerner My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ironically as I was reading “The Finishing School” it was during a time when I am re-evaluating and making some life changes that included how I was doing bible studies and managing my time. Going through each chapter, I was impressed as a…



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El otoño

The leaves started to change en masse last weekend. I forgot to upload the photos from the camera, but I remembered to do it today. Enjoy.

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How Much Would You Miss If You Weren’t Dog Walking?

I walk Irie and Tiki twice a day, in the morning and evening. At night, we also go out for one last potty run. During this time of year when the evenings have finally cooled off to a pleasant…



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