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Saturday, 27 July 2013

Good News & New Food

The good news is Cruz is definitely pregnant!  There is always a tense 4-6 weeks hoping and waiting and wondering if things have gone right.  You'd be surprised at how particular things are when you don't leave things to chance.  For example, the last time I bred Cruz, I got it wrong!  There were no puppies blessing our home the last time she and Merlin met.  It is always a very disappointing time when you come to the realization that things hadn't gone the way you had planned.  And with Cruz, because it was her very first breeding, I was scared that she may be sterile.  Ebony turned out to be sterile, and me, being me, couldn't find her a new home.  She had to stay here because she's one of the family.  But thankfully, Cruz caught this time and everything seems to be going well so far.  The due date is approximately August 21.  These puppies are going to be absolutely GORGEOUS!  Mixing the black with the sable coloring will give you very "wolfish" looking dogs.  People walking down the street will ask where they got such a STUNNING dog!








So I'm going to try a new puppy food.  Royal Canin is changing their recipe to chicken by-product instead of chicken meal.  Think beaks, legs, claws, feathers.  I'm extremely disappointed as I've been a loyal customer for about 10 years now.  However, things change and so must I.  I tried Horizon Legacy with the last litter and although they did okay on it, I wasn't overly impressed.  After 6 months of research, I've decided to try GO! Fit & Free Puppy food.  I was extremely impressed with the first 6 ingredients.  All meats!  So, for those of you who still have puppies who want to  change over to GO!, please let me know your thoughts and how your dog is doing.  I haven't researched their adult formulas yet.  After all, it took six months to find puppy food!!  For more information there is a link below.  Happy Dogging!


http://www.petcurean.com/for-dogs/go/fit-and-free-grain-free-puppy




Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Micro-financing

In todays world, you want to help, but how?  Day after day we here of "charities" (big name charities) that use more money on themselves than on the people they are supposed to help.  About 6 months ago, I was watching the National Geographic channel and they had a show about KIVA.  Kiva is an organization that makes LOANS to people who want to improve their standard of living. I was amazed at how small amounts of money can change a whole family's life.  You can loan just $25 towards someone's goal. It's called micro-financing. They may need $500 to buy a milk cow, or $1500 for a years tuition to nursing school.  You can add $25 (or more) toward their goal.  And YOU get to pick who gets your money.  There are hundreds of hard working people who just need a little help from you to have a better life.  And you get your money back!  It's a loan! I've already started receiving payments on the money I've lent.  And 100% of the money you loan goes to the recipient.  How is that possible?  Because when you loan $25, there will be a small amount added for administration.  You are asked if it is acceptable and you can decline if you want to. 

Please, please take the time to at least take a look.  Below is my Kiva page.  Click on the link to see how it all works.  Change a family's life for the cost of 2 people's lunch at Dairy Queen!

http://www.kiva.org/invitedby/maryann6262