Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The mission of Santa Paws Drive is to bring holiday cheer to shelter animals around the world. We know pets with homes are often showered with gifts and treats for Christmas, and we believe that shelter animals deserve a little holiday love, too!
Click above to visit the Santa Paws home page and learn more about them. You can donate from there, or from the widget in my sidebar.
They are having a RAFFLE right now as well!
Get great prizes for donating! Purchase $1 raffle tickets to enter to win any of the fabulous prizes below. 100% of the proceeds from this raffle go directly to the shelters
Each drawing will be held separately, so be sure to purchase raffle tickets for each item you'd like to win. You may purchase more than one ticket per item (and please do!). Drawings will be held on Dec. 22, 2010 and winners will be notified by email. supported by Santa Paws Drive as cash donations.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Today is a day for giving thanks.
Today is also a day for stuffing your tummy with goodness.
Many people will be eating turkey today, baked or deep fried. Others will be eating ham, or duck, goose or hen.
While giving thanks for all of your blessings today, take a moment to give thanks for those animals who are helping to feed us, not only on this thankful holiday, but all year long.
If you are vegetarian, you can give thanks to the vegetables you are eating. After al, just like animals, those plants are giving their life so that you might eat.
THANK YOU, all things great and small, for filling my belly, and helping me stay strong.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Stop and smell the flowers.
Some things we get to do only once, and we rush by them and miss the moment that will never be repeated.
There are people in our life that we'll to busy for; stop and give them your attention.
We are rushing from here to there and miss so many things that if we stopped for a moment those things could bring a ray of sunshine to our lives.
In our haste we miss many magical moments, that if we stopped to see them they can make a big difference in our life.
Our trip on this planet is very short; invest your life in creating a life of fulfillment. Put things in prospective and don't spend your life worrying find solutions and move on.
Take the time to smell the flowers along the way, cherish your moments, your family and friends and be thankful for the things that you have attracted into you life.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
There is a store here in town called Exotic Underworlds. Its a fairly awesometastic place to visit. It’s full of fish and reptiles for sale. It has a whole little room of saltwater fish and its like visiting an aquarium, except you don’t have to pay anything unless you want to leave with a fish. And they are fancy fish. And not cheap.
Like here is a shy clowfish hiding in his nemony.
And here is a large and intimidating lion fish and its puffer fish buddy.
We did go in with the intention of leaving with a fish, but not one of the expensive saltwater ones. I wanted a betta. Just a simple little betta fish, and maybe a handfull of tetras to keep him company.
We took our son with us. He’s been to stores before, but he had never been in a store full of living things before.
Alas, his interest in all things that swim was pretty slim. In fact, he mostly seemed to like the reptiles. There were snakes in there large enough to eat him. No, there were REALLY snakes in there large enough to eat him. I didn’t take pictures though, cause I thought maybe the people who work there might get slightly annoyed at us taking pictures like it was a tourist attraction and not a place of business.
I did get a picture of this whopper though. You can’t tell it from the picture, but he was really big enough for Parker to have ridden on.
Well, after we looked at every living thing in the place, I found the betta fish I had come for stacked in tiny cups on top of each other in one hidden corner. I picked out a lovely bright colored fan tail betta.
We looked at the neon tetras there, but they wanted a bit much for them. We went to a smaller less fancy store and got me a half a dozen neon tetras to live with my pretty betta.
So, we went home with the fellas cause its not really nice to leave them floating in plastic baggies of water for too long. I already had my aquarium set up and plopped their plastic baggies of water in for them to acclimate before I put them in.
By the way I think that I have the most awesome aquarium in the whole world. Its full of gargoyles. I put a couple of plants in there after this picture was taken though.
The lady at pet shop #2 told me that my betta could not live in peace with any other fish, but I had researched it and many places said that even male bettas can live in peace with certian other species and the neon tetra was one of them. And sure enough, they are living together in fishy peacefulness.
And here he is in all is beautiful shiny glory. My fantastic new betta fish.
We named him Sawyer, after the character of the same name in LOST, since he came into our lives the same weekend that LOST ended.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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Saturday, April 17, 2010
Here are a few thirsty critters for your Camera Critters this week.
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Thursday, April 15, 2010
I'd also like to get more INTERACTION with other animal fans out there, and so I'm going to push our facebook page, where I hope to see you all as fans. If you are already a fan don't be shy. Share to your hearts content!
You can become a fan by cliking on become a fan in the facebook box to the right (right underneath entrecard)
Meanwhile, all of us here at Random Animals (all of us being myself, my dogs, my rats and my son) ask:
Have You Hugged Your Hyena today?
Have You Hugged Your Hyena today?
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
A breeder with dementia could no longer care for her large group of Himalayan cats and kittens. We're not talking three or four. We're talkingsadlymore than twenty cats and kittens. The woman's family wanted them out of the house as soon as possible.
All needed to be seen by a veterinarian and the breeder's family was unable to help with their removal, vetting, or care. The cats and kittens were picked up on Friday, March 19. Sadly an update as of today several of the newborn kittens died before we were able to get them out of this home, and a few have died after removal.
Some of the mother cats have been bred every 4 months, so most likely were not strong enough herself to support the kittens as needed. Persian Purrbaby Rescue and Hal's Haven are partnering with another rescue group in order to handle so many cats and kittens. All are very small and strictly volunteer organizations.
They do not have the funds to handle this situation. But they could not stand by and allow these beautiful purebred kittens and cats to be dumped in a pound, or worse. All cats and kittens needed physicals, testing, vaccinations, flea and worm treatments, spay or neuter, and grooming. Many are in need of socialization. Carriers had to be purchased and a van rented just to move the cats to safety. The costs have and will continue to add up quickly but the rescue groups needed to act quickly.
The original count was 22. There were three new born kittens, two of which died before the cats could be picked up and one cat, originally forgotten about, was added. Upon arrival all were very dirty, most were matted and several were sick. Those old enough and healthy enough have already been spayed or neutered. All have tested negative for leukemia with the adults also negative for FIV and Heartworms. All have been vaccinated, de wormed, treated with Revolution and micro chipped.
One of the adults (Sabrina) has had over 100 kittens, had kittens in January and is 11 years old. Sabrina had blood work before surgery. While she was being spayed she also had a dental and three teeth, including a canine, were pulled. Sabrina did not handle the anesthesia well and had to be watched closely for 24 hours until she was alert.
Another adult (Ruby) we believe has been breed every four months for at least the last two years. Ruby had kittens in December 2008, July 2009, November 2009 and March 2010. This we know from their registrations and we believe she also had kittens in March 2009. One of her kittens born in November may have to have surgery to repair his rectum. We are unsure if there was an injury or birth defect and have had to wait for the swelling to go down with treatment to find out.
If you would like to see the pictures of the cats and the environment they came from you can see them HERE.
Any donation you can make, large or small, will be so much appreciated and used for the care of these kittens and cats. Hal's Haven has generously agreed to collect donations and start the vetting through their organization.
If you can help you can send your tax deductible donation to HAL'S HAVEN, INC., 2108 Wells Landing Road, Danville, Kentucky, 40422 or donate through PayPal which is already specified for this rescue. Or you can donate to PERSIAN PUREBRED & PURRBABY RESCUE, P.O. Box 12395, Columbus, Ohio, 43212. Thank you so very much for your concern and generosity. A huge purr is being sent your way.
Here is another way to help, if you have FB, twitter, blog or any kind of social networking device, please warite about this Himalayans to spead the word. More people know about this the better! Thank you so much!
CLICK HERE HELP THOSE HIMALAYAN KITTYS THROUGH PAYPAL.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
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Thursday, February 11, 2010
Seen at Perfect Panda's
Ingredients: 600g loaf (206 x 108 x100h)
230g bread flour
70g cake flour
milk + 1 yolk = 210g (I used skim milk)
18g unsalted butter (I used 20g)
8g green tea powder dissolved in 10g boiling hot water
8g cocoa powder dissolved in 8g boiling water
1. Heat up milk and yolk to temperature of 38C. (I beat the yolk lightly with milk and send it to the microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds).
2. Put everything in bread machine and set to dough cycle. Let it knead for 20 minutes. Stop the cycle and restart the dough cycle and let it knead for another 15 minutes.
3. Divide dough (about 560g) into 3 parts: 75g for the chocolate, 210g plain and the rest of the dough which is less than 280g for the green tea.
4. Add chocolate to the 75g dough and knead till the colour is even. Add green tea mixture to the 280g dough and knead till colour is even. (I did this step manually).
5. Prove all 3 pieces of doughs on separate greased plates covered loosely with oiled cling wrap for 30 – 40 minutes.
6. Punch air out of dough and prove for another 20 – 30 minutes.
7. Use 90g plain dough for the face and 2 pieces of 27g chocolate dough for the eyes. (Refer to photo guide in Step (7) in TARO’s site).
8. Fill the hollow of the eyes with 30g plain dough. (Refer to photo guide in Step (8) in TARO’s site).
9. Roll remaining plain dough over the patterned dough. (Refer to photo guide in Step (9) in TARO’s site).
10. Divide the remaining chocolate dough into 2 pieces (17.5g each) for the ears. (Refer to photo guide in Step (10) in TARO’s site).
11. Use 70g of the green tea dough to fill up the hollow between the ears. (Refer to photo guide in Step (11) in TARO’s site).
12. Wrap the rest of the green tea dough all around the patterned dough. (Refer to photo guide in Step (12) in TARO’s site)
13. Place dough into a well-greased loaf pan and cover it with a lid and prove for 50 – 60 minutes in an enclosed area eg. microwave oven.
14. Bake at 200? for 25 – 30 minutes.
Friday, February 5, 2010
How do you herd a legless llama?