Friday, September 19, 2008

Diaster Planning for Pets: Do you know what to pack?

Disaster Planning For Pets: Do You Know What To Pack?
As residents of the southeast coast of Texas wait for Hurricane Ike's floodwaters to recede, and citizens of Louisiana and Florida continue to sort through storm wreckage, the message couldn't be clearer—now is the time to create emergency evacuation plans that include pets.
The ASPCA would like to offer the following list of essential items to pack for your animal companions in advance, should you be faced with evacuation:

*Pet first-aid kit and guide book

*3 to 7 days' worth of canned (pop-top) or dry food

*Disposable litter trays (aluminum roasting pans are perfect)

*Litter or paper toweling

*Liquid dish soap and disinfectant

*Disposable garbage bags for clean-up

*Dishes for food and water

*Extra harness and leash

*Photocopies of medical records

*Waterproof container with a two-week supply of any medicine your pet requires

* Bottled water—at least seven days' worth for each person and pet

* Traveling bag, crate or sturdy carrier, ideally one for each pet



*Recent photos of your pet(s)

*Pet Grab ‘N Go Bag (can be crucial to protecting your pet’s paperwork)

*Especially for cats: Pillowcase or EvackSack, toys, scoopable litter

*Especially for dogs: Long leash and yard stake, toys and chew toys, a week's worth of cage liner

*For a more complete list of emergency planning tips and the Ready Pets brochure on pet-friendly evacuation, visit the Disaster Preparedness section of our website.
Until we meet again ~ Blessings

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Reed Diffuser ~ Smells Soooo Goood!

I have been wanting one of these reed diffuser's for awhile, but the price of them was more than I wanted to spend. And, I didn't want anything cute, I wanted something plain. Today, I was at Wal-Mart, and I found these, a clear glass jar. I bought two, Lavendar and Apple-Cinnamon, and I tied twine around the top of this one. They smell really good. The price was only $4.97 each. They weren't in the candle section but with the oils. They had other ones but they were priced at $12.97 and they had flowers on the glass part, not something I wanted in my home. I quess if you look long and hard you finally get what you want.
Till we meet again ~ Blessings

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Give Away on "The Pickled Pepper Patch" Blog

This awesome give-away is being given away at the blog of:
Stop by and visit her wonderful blog and leave her a comment to enter into her drawing. Can't you just smell the cinnamon rolls!!!!!!!!!!!!
She makes these cinnamon rolls out of fabric, WOW, talent!
Till we meet again~Blessings

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

THE ANIMALS ARE SAFE~From the Hurricane

Hurricane Gustave came and left, but not without leaving its mark. As all hurricane's do, they leave a path of destruction. But, what was learned from Katrina, will not be forgotton. This time people were evacuated early and without many problems, they found shelter, food and dry spaces. Those with pets, could not take them into the shelters, for reasons we can all understand. This time, the animal welfare people were there and ready for all the four legged friends, they had their plan thought out and ready to go into action. And that they did. They had places for the animals to go shelters - dry spaces, transporation to get the animals there, crates, food, water, and volunters to help take care of the animals. The shelter was nearby where the familes were staying so they could come and take care of their pets and visit with them, and let them know they did not abandon them. Thank God for all the wonderful and compassionate people who help out when times of trouble come in. These animals were not forgotton and I think that is so wonderful - it makes my heart feel good.

I was very worried about the animals during this storm and all storms that pass thru towns and cities. We all should do our part in our towns to train for a diaster, should it happen in our own town. Check at your local town hall or city hall. I know in my town we have training classes so those who want to help out will be trained. I spoke with our local animal control officer Leona, and I am going to sign-up for training in our town to help out with the animals. Your local animal control center also looks for blankets, towels and anything you can give that would be animal related. They like to keep a big stock pile of supplies

Help out if you can, by giving your old sheets, towels or blankets for the animals
Lets hope we never need to use our knowledge of a diaster in our own home town, but if need be, we need to be READY

Watch this video that was sent to me on email by the Humane Society of the United States - you will see first hand what a great job they did.
~Make sure you turn the volume up on your speakers~


~Till we meet again - Blessings~