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All Natural Dog Treats-Blue Dog Bakery and Old Mother Hubbard May 26, 2011

Before I had done a post about Alaska Bakery Dog Treats, and recently at PetSmart I found these cute little organic dog treas, and had to buy them. The price was what got me to buy them, the big box was only $2.99 and the small bagg was $1.59. I really enjoy the thought of organic dog treats because they are so much healthier for my furry friends! The brand of the first is Blue Dog Bakery shaped like little animals, and the second is Old Mother Hubbard Baking Co.












I thought it would be funny to have my pitbull Twelve Gage show off some of his tricks while expressing his love for the new found treats.His tricks include, shake his hand, jump 180 degree turn, rollover, play dead, close the door, catch it off his nose, high five, and he wants to learn tons more. If you have any good dog tricks I can teach him, let me know! I always want to keep his brain moving!

 

Love for the word green. March 31, 2011

Lately, I have been putting a lot of thought into the two words love and green. I have been in love myself for 7 years, since I was a freshman in high school. His name is Austin. =) Anyways, I understand now after all this time,  that you cannot love another human, without loving yourself first. You have to love who you are, love your body, your mind, your spirit. All these things make up who you are. Once you acheieve the love for yourself, love for another comes naturally. Its all about positive thinking in life. If you think positive more then negative in your day, you will find yourself happier, more motivated, kinder to others, and more likely to change the world. I read a quote once that said,

” Those who say they can’t change the world but  they can make a difference, will make a difference. Those who say they can change the world, will change the world. ” -anonymous

I believe that the whole green movement, is important yes. BUT the whole global warming crisis mixed with the US recession, they put in our brains through tv, internet, you name it. It makes us feel afraid that the earth is melting like a giant ice cube. We are forgetting that at one time before dinosaurs the planet was a massive fireball. Nonetheless, what REALLY is important is the things we do in our lifestyle. I admit myself, I am not perfect, I take long showers, don’t always recycle, have produced carbon dioxide from my car, the list goes on. The other day I realized, that all it would take is a couple lifestyle changes a day to make my life greener. Not saying I can fix all these things in one day, but maybe if my mindframe changed, I could begin the process of helping the earth and humans, but more directly myself. Just the thinking of positive ways to enhance my green life can change the way I think about alot of things. It will definently motivate me to do things in my life that I am afraid of doing, because I believe I cannot do it.

The key to green is to believe you can do it.

Just telling yourself ” I can do it” can make your mind change about your situation. For instance in my life I am going through a major career change. I was a gymnastics coach, I quit that a year ago to pursure a pharmacy technician career. I studied the books at home without any school and went and took the National Test. I passed!! Now I am state certified in California, but looking for a job that will hire me with no experience. At days I feel like theres no hope, and others I feel like my fear has vanished,  since I studied the books at home learning countless hours of math and pharmacy terms without a teacher, I know in my heart, the hardest part of this career change is over. The continuous interviews, and stopping into pharmacies 4-5 times a month can be seen as intimidating, and believe me, it is. The part of learning how to be a career persuer is believing in myself. If I keep trying I know I will land it. In fact, Im positive it will happen.

So back to the green stuff. I know this post is long, and my others will not be, but this is important to me.  I am positive that spreading the word about the real green issues is vital for us as humans beings to change the earth, and to respect that the earth gives us food, water, shelter, and life. The real green issues lies in our homes, and our brains. We rely on technology these days to help us live, we create so much trash everyday, we use harmful chemicals to clean our home, around our kids and pets. All these things cannot be fixed or illiminated completely, but they can be changed. I would start with something very simple. Collect your cans and botttles and recycle once a month. Maybe switch all your cleaning products, or most of them to organic products. A really important one is to constantly teach your children the importance of the earth. Teach them how to plant seeds and care for them everyday, teach them why water is important, and why we must keep it clean. Teach them, and learn yourself,  ways to improve your thinking. Teach them positive and negative. If you are stressed everyday and take it out on them, learn to not. They will grow up and learn how to treat their children, and how to teach them. Trust me, even if your 80 years old, there is still something to learn. You are never too old to change your way of thinking, your lifestyle, or your learning capabilites. Believe in yourself. And I know that is the core to the definition to green. After thinking of all this, I went and painted a green painting. It is the picture at the top of the page. I had faith in myself, and I did it. You can do anything you put your mind to, so get out there! Make a change.

 

Fleas no more! March 22, 2011

So I would like to introduce you to my two dogs. The first one is lucky, she is a chihuahua-pekinese(however you spell it). And the second is Twelve Gage, he is an American pitbull terrier(A nice one of course.)

Lucky

Lucky

Twelve Gage

Twelve Gage

The pitbull has too short of hair for fleas. But the small one has a major problem with fleas, always about this time of year. I can only imagine all the fleas she brings in with her. I have finally found a good way to rid of them, without any harmful sprays, creams, or chemicals of anykind. This contraption is called a fleatrap. Made from myfleatrap. I am seriously considering buying this for her. All pet owners (dogs or cats) should check this out. Fleas can bite humans as well! I hate bugs that bite!! So here is a link in the picture for the site, and below is also a video about the contraption they call a fleatrap! Finally a solution to these pests!


 

Alaska Bakery Gourmet Dog Treats January 25, 2011

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In one 6 oz. bag
Ingredients:
Organic whole wheat flour, organic peanut butter, and organic soy milk (filtered water and organic soybeans).

They look like a peanut:

My puppy Gage likes the peanut butter flavor, but there is also chicken. You can find them in whole food markets, and they have an online store as well.

 

 
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