Thursday, September 05, 2013
Did anyone else watch The Doctors today? They did a segment on a woman traveling in Tanzania who contracted malaria. She was lucky she was able to afford the $7 it cost to treat her, but learned many die because they can't afford a sum that we would consider minuscule. Many of the victims are young children. She started Malaika For Life to help people who can't afford the malaria medicine. They are selling bracelets made by Tanzanian women so not only are the malaria victims helped, but these women are also able to help support their families as well. Win Win.
Malaikaforlife.org or on twitter @MALAIKAforLIFE
Friday, November 30, 2012
HELP us by PRINTING Phoebes poster.. http://t.co/Nc1bT6DQ
Phoebes owner was dying and asked her daughter, Vanessa, to look after her chihuahuas, Phoebe and Chico. Not long after her owner passed away a gate was left open and Phoebe went missing from her home in England. The family is devastated! To make things worse, since Phoebes disappearance the daughters brother has also passed away. The stress of worrying about Phoebe is having an adverse effect on the daughters health. In fact, I just learned Vanessa is in the hospital now.
Nearly 2000 twitter friends around the world today held an hour long #PhoebeTweetathon to spread the word of this lost girl. Please help us bring Phoebe back home! @find_phoebe
Vanessa's home and feeling better except for the fact that Phoebe's still missing. The search continues as we spread Phoebes photo far and wide. Leads have been coming in, but nothing has panned out yet. We're not giving up. Someone knows where she is. It's only a matter if time.
We're still searching for more leads in Phoebes whereabouts. Latest is a sighting is in Blackpool. Please pass Phoebes information on to anyone you know in the UK. Post on Facebook, Twitter and any other social media you belong to. If you tweet join us every Friday for an hour long #PhoebeTweetathon starting 6:30GMT. All we want for Christmas is Phoebe home!
Phoebe's still missing, but we haven't given up.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
For those who don't know, I'm a professional petsitter. One of my clients left on a trip last Friday. I came in Saturday to start visits with Casey, their 17 year old seal point Himalayan. He's a sweet old' boy. Very calm, not very active. I don't think I've ever actually seen him walk anywhere in the 10 years I've been watching him. I always came in to find him already curled up on a chair, the sofa or a bed (usually the one in the guest room with the white comforter), so I know his usual hangouts. I don't always see him every visit, but as long as I see he's been eating and using the litterbox, I don't worry too much. When I arrived Saturday the food had been nibbled a little, but the family had just left the day before so I didn't think much of that. The litterbox had been used. Looking back, I don't think it had been uCsed that day. Again I wasn't worried because I came in the morning. Casey might not have gotten up yet.
They have me come every other day (I hate EOD visits, too many things can happen), so my next visit was Monday. When I came in Monday, I noticed the food didn't look like much, if any, had been eaten. That concerned me some. After all, Casey is 17. When I saw the litterbox hadn't been used alarms went off. 1 + 1 = BAD!!! I immediately searched all the usual places, then I searched everywhere else, including outside, then I searched everywhere again. I finally called their niece. She lives a ways off, but came over and we searched inside and out again. Neither of us can imagine Casey even trying to go outside, but we couldn't find any sign of him anywhere. I emailed Caseys photo and information to our local shelter. Later that evening I went back and searched the house again. I have looked in, under, behind and around everything in the house. I looked in cabinets, cupboards and drawers. I went through the closets, looked under the cars in the garage and under the storage shed in the backyard. I also walked around the neighborhood. I can't think of any place I haven't looked. I put flyers up by the neighborhood mailboxes.
I'm so worried for Casey. Can't imagine him outside, can't find him inside. If anything has happened to him my clients will be devastated. They've had Casey since he was a little kitten. Not to mention, the wife just lost her sister a few weeks ago, only 6 weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. Casey disappearing couldn't have happened at a worse time. I'm getting ready to go look for him again. Please pray for Casey.
9/15/12 Went to Casey's house and saw him laying on the walk near the front door. He's a bit spooked. Being outside for a week will do that. I spent 3 hours trying to lure him into the house, but he had run back into the bushes and disappeared. I put his food, water and bed outside. I'll take some canned food over tomorrow. If I can't get him to come inside by tomorrow night I'm going to set up my Havahart trap. Please keep praying. Thanks everyone.
9/16/11 CASEY'S HOME!!! CASEYS HOME!!! Long story short. Found him hiding in bushes. Neighbors helped herd him into another neighbors entry. Voila! CASEY'S HOME!!! HALLELUJAH!!! I'm on such an adrenaline rush. Need to find a nice thank you gift for the neighbors.
9/23/12 Caseys people got home late last night. They were shocked that Casey had been outside. It was dark when they left. They figure he must have followed them out while they were loading their luggage. He's never done anything like that before. We're all just so relieved he's back home.
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Fall is getting close and mother is getting hungry for certain foods; oatmeal, chowder, apples. Couple days ago she was really wanting applesauce. We were out, but I had a bag of those precut apple slices. I peeled them, cut them into chunks and put them in a pan with a little margarine. Add a little cinnamon and stir until tender and voila! Warm cinnamon applesauce...well, apple chunks really. Point is mother was delighted.
She kept going on about the apples and when could I make more...and by more she meant not just another batch, but a bigger batch. I picked some Granny Smiths on my last trip to WinCo and today sliced them up. I cut the slices into 2-3 pieces intending to cook them until just tender, but still leaving pieces mother could pick up easily. (She's legally blind and sometimes finds finger foods easier to manage.) I put the slices in a pot with a little margarine and put the lid on just as my grandmother decides to head for the bathroom. (Gramma is 96 and has dementia, so she needs to be supervised.) When Gramma was done and settled I went to check on the apples. (Yes, I washed my hands.) The apples were already tender. In fact, they were so tender that there were almost no chunks at all when I stirred in the cinnamon. Oh well! Mother had a bowl of warm applesauce for lunch and raved about it. Now she wants a bowl for dessert.
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