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Daily Prompt: Organizations I Chose To Be Beneficiaries


Daily Prompt: Charitable

You’ve inherited $5 million, with instructions that you must give it all away — but you can choose any organizations you like to be the beneficiaries. Where does the money go?

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Wow with that amount of money it was a tough question.

1. Mike Fest 2013  (Would set it up so each year a recipient would receive a set amount).  This year is Wounded Warrior Sgt. Keith Hale.

https://layedbacklife.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/daily-prompt-mikefest-history-and-today/

2. Paws with a Cause Local Chapter Max’s Hope

https://layedbacklife.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/give-a-shout-out-to-our-local-organization/

The other charities I would have to think about for a bit and ponder.  My reason for this is that I have a problem with Administrative fees.  With these two that I have chosen, the money goes directly to the cause at hand for what is intended.  

Perhaps if I just split between the two that would be enough to keep MikeFest and Max’s Hope going for years to come.

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Have a Blessed and Happy weekend and stay safe.

Tammye Honey

Here are what other Daily Prompt Writers had to say on the subject:

  1. My Little Pink Cloud | The Daily Dilly Dally
  2. Daily Prompt: Charitable | The Evolving Dad
  3. My Own Organization | Daily Prompt: Charitable | likereadingontrains
  4. The Secret To Giving | The Jittery Goat
  5. Charity… | Haiku By Ku
  6. In giving we receive more | The Nameless One


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Daily Prompt: Imperfection


Daily Prompt: Imperfection

Imperfections — in things, in people, in places — add character to life. Tell us about an imperfection that you cherish.

If something is perfect in life…run quick…human nature will change that quickly.

Everything in life is influenced by that which is surrounding it in some way…be it positive or negative.  That is what makes all things unique.  It is not that things are imperfect, they are simply unique.

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Our rugrats were someone else’s imperfections.  They are priceless to us.   We make sure that they are all in the house after dark to insure their safety.  They each have their own personality and express themselves quite loudly in their own ways.

They are perfect to us although others did not think so and sent them to shelters.   They are totally part of our family.  We are glad they were imperfect in someone elses eyes.

What is imperfect in your world that might be priceless?  Would love to hear.

Here are what some other Word Press Bloggers had to say:

  1. Where’s My Daily Prompt? Anyway Here’s What I’m Doing | The Jittery Goat
  2. Daily Prompt: An Imperfection to Cherish | Cytherean Dreams
  3. Daily Prompt: Imperfection | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: Show and Tell 5 Minute Presentation


Daily Prompt: Show and Tell

by michelle w. on March 16, 2013

You’ve been asked to do a five-minute presentation to a group of young schoolchildren on the topic of your choice. Describe your presentation. 

This has to be one of the hardest Daily Prompt Choices yet.  I think that mine will be on “How important it is to care for your animal”.

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You Can Help Local Shelter Pets

If you’ve tried to volunteer at a shelter, you might have been told you’re just too young. But that’s no reason to get bummed out! You can do so much more for shelter pets than you might think. Check out some of the cool stuff kids have done at shelters across the country.

  1. Go Viral
    These Hawaiian kids created a promotional video and a mega-catchy song for the Lana’I Animal Rescue Center.
  2. Fill ‘Er Up
    Take a tip from kids in the capital. They helped the Washington Humane Society prepare Busy Buckets—buckets filled with stuff like toys and treats that help, you guessed it, keep shelter dogs busy and happy.
  3. Toy Story
    Check out these awesome cat toys kids made out of extra collar material at Sacramento County Animal Care. Your local shelter might have some extra stuff lying around that would make a great cat toy—all you have to do is ask…and get crafty.
  4. PB & J? Make That PB & K…
    We’re betting Girl Scout Troop 40892 had as much fun stuffing Kong toys with peanut butter as the dogs at McKamey Animal Center had unstuffing them!
  5. Join a Program Just for Kids
    It’s true, some shelters have awesome programs made especially for kids. At the Bay Area Humane Society in Wisconsin, kids even get to help teach shelter pets new tricks.

These are awesome things for children to do that can help pets in each childs area and can spread the word that animals are important.

What would you say to a group of school age children for five minutes?

Would love to hear….leave me a comment.

Here are what some other Daily Prompt Writers Had to say:

  1. Photo comics “Nellie and a piece of meat” | Philosophy & Photography
  2. Russian UAZ | Philosophy & Photography
  3. Timeless Russia | Philosophy & Photography
  4. Evolution | Philosophy & Photography
  5. My story collection “Platypus” | Philosophy & Photography
  6. Who Are You? | Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness
  7. The Most Interesting 3 year old In The World | That Girl Ryan
  8. What a Wonderful World – Show and Tell | Prayers and Promises
  9. What a Wonderful World – Show and Tell | Prayers and Promises
  10. Daily Prompt: Show and Tell « Mama Bear Musings
  11. Daily Post: Show and Tell | tel-uh-vizh-uh-ner-ee
  12. Cast and a Sprained Foot | Daily Prompt: Show and Tell | likereadingontrains
  13. Don’t Believe Anybody Under The Age Of 30 | The Jittery Goat
  14. Natalie Elizabeth Beech
  15. Five minutes of liberty | Spunky Wayfarer
  16. The Joy Of Poultry – Daily Prompt: Show and Tell | Kansa Muse on Micro Farming and More
  17. Daily Prompt: Show and Tell | Basically Beyond Basic
  18. Show and Tell | The Nameless One
  19. Give us this day our Daily Bread | The Daily Dilly Dally
  20. Show and Tell | Ramblin’ On
  21. Oh! Hell. Not again. | This Is My Corn
  22. Daily Prompt: Show and Tell | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  23. Daily Prompt – Show and Tell | Joe’s Musings
  24. Daily Prompt: Show and Tell | Daddy’s Naughty Little Girl
  25. Daily Prompt: Show and Tell | My Atheist Blog
  26. Show and Tell | “Choice” | Kaleidoscopic World in Words
  27. It’s A Trap! | Life With The Top Down
  28. Sunscreen | Head full of Fluff
  29. Daily Prompt: Tell and Show | One Starving Activist
 Thank you for reading and have a great weekend,
Tammye Honey


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Are Your Pets Really Safe?


Here are 5 things to check for in your home thanks to the ASPCA and their warnings for the household.

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In 2012, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) in Urbana, Illinois, handled more than 180,000 cases about pets possibly exposed to poisonous substances—and some breeds seemed to make up a lot more of those calls than others.

Nearly 14,000 of APCC’s 2012 calls were from worried pet parents of Labradors.Domestic shorthair cats were involved in approximately 10,000 cases (the second-most popular breed involved in APCC calls).Mixed-breed dogs (8,000 cases),Chihuahuas (4,833 cases), Golden Retrievers (4,819 cases) and Yorkshire Terriers (3,800 cases) rounded out the top six.

No matter what kind of pets they had, thousands of pet parents called us about the same products last year. Here were the top five poisons that caused pet parents to call APCC for help in 2012:

1. Prescription Human Medications

APCC handled 25,000 cases regarding human prescription medications in 2012. The top three types of medications that animals were exposed to were: heart medications (blood pressure pills), antidepressants and pain medications (opioids and prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

2. Insecticides

While just 11% of all calls to the APCC are about insecticides, more than 50% of the calls to APCC involving cats pertain to felines exposed to insecticides.

3. Over-the-Counter Human Medications

This group contains acetaminophen, ibuprofen and naproxen as well as herbal and nutraceutical products (fish oil, joint supplements).

4. Veterinary Products and Medications

Veterinary products made up nearly 6% of APCC’s case volume for 2012. Both OTC and prescription veterinary products are included in this group. Watch out for flavored tablets!

5. Household Products

APCC fielded more than 10,000 calls about household products in 2012. Household toxins can range from fire logs to cleaning products.

For numbers six through 10, check out the full list of the top poisons of 2012.

Think you know your poisons? Take the ASPCA’s I Can’t Believe It’s Poisonous Quiz on Facebook!

And remember: If you have any reason to suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please contact your veterinarian or the Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435.

This is just too important not to share with everyone who owns a pet.

Please take the quiz and keep your animals safe, no matter if they are pedigree or are a shelter animal, they are part of your family now.  They are your responsibility.


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Tennessee Voices for Animals Lobby Day 2013


Tennessee Voices for Animals Lobby Day 2013

 

Please join the ASPCA and fellow animal lovers on Tuesday, April 16, in Nashville for Tennessee Voices for Animals Lobby Day! This is an exciting opportunity to let your state lawmakers know, in person, that you support animal protection and oppose laws that would allow animals to be hurt and exploited.

During Lobby Day, you and other animal advocates will be the voices for animals in your state!

Tennessee Voices for Animals Lobby Day provides animal advocates with a structured, comfortable setting in which to meet their elected officials. We’ll organize and help prepare you for these meetings with insider tips and an overview of pending or upcoming legislation that directly impacts animals.

This event is critical to our lobbying efforts and to preventing animal cruelty. It’s also a great networking activity, and is invigorating, inspiring and very personally rewarding. Don’t miss out!

Tennessee Voices for Animals Lobby Day 2013

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Time: 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Cost: None!
Place: Tennessee State Capitol
Old Supreme Court Chamber (first floor)
900 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37219

 

If you do not know what this is all about then perhaps you should check out a friend of mine http://rumpydog.com who has a blog that is dedicated to animal voices in the world.

I urge you to find out where this is happening in your area and try to attend.

Thank you for reading and have a purrfect day. Keep a smile and pet an animal.

Tammye Honey


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Give a Shout Out to Our Local Organization


We called our local branch of “Paws With a Cause” to help us with an over flow of our household items that we wanted to share with them such as blankets and pillows and containers from the kitchen area.  

Our local branch is

http://maxshope.com/

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The Story Behind the Name.

In the fall of 2005, our family was changed forever.
Max came to us. One day, while Megan and Brittany were waiting for the bus, they spotted a dog in the field across from the house. They called it over, but since he was a stray German Shepherd, they thought he might have been dangerous. They couldn’t have been more wrong.

Max soon became part of our family. He thought he deserved to sleep in beds and eat at the dinner table. For 6 years, he was more than just a pet; he was a friend.

Tragically, on Valentine’s Day 2010, Max had to be put down due to a severe illness. Although we still miss and love him dearly, we do everything in his memory.

At Max’s Hope Pet Rescue, we believe that even though people ‘rescue’ animals, it is really the animals that do the rescuing. Pets provide unconditional love and silent support when you need it most.

Have you been ”rescued”?

They said that they are looking for homes for some various pets to be adopted right now.  They are always busy and were heading to pick up three more dogs as they stopped by to see us.

Thank you to http://rumpydog.com for the encouragement to others to continue to help others to see the need to seek out a shelter pet.  Keep animals spayed and neutered and also to buy toys from shelters not from pet stores.

You ask how you can help?

This is right from Max’s Hopes site:

How You can Help

Thank you for your interest in helping us!

We are always in need of monetary donations, foster homes, volunteers, and supplies. We also work closely with Pet Palace on Trough Springs Road in Clarksville, Tennessee and would greatly appreciate gift cards or merchandise donations from here!

Monetary donations:
We are a registered non-profit and 501c3. All donations are tax-deductible. Donations go straight toward our vet account at Mansfield Veterinary Clinic. If you are considering a monetary donation, no amount is too small! Every bit goes straight to getting our adoptables the vet care that they need. If you are currently unable to adopt, but would like to “sponsor” an adoptable from our petfinder list, please let us know and a staff member will contact you as soon as possible! Donations to our causes can also be made under the “Donate Now!” link to the right.

Foster homes:
If you are currently unable to adopt but would like to provide a temporary home for a pet in need, please find our “Fostering a pet” link to the right to fill out an application to foster. Since we do not run an actual shelter, we are always in desperate need of foster homes. The number of animals we can help rehome is directly related to the amount of foster homes we currently have available. Please consider fostering today!

Volunteering:
We are always planning as many fundraisers and adoption events as we can. If you are interested in coordinating a fundraiser on behalf of Max’s Hope or if you are interested in attending an adoption fair, please fill out our “Volunteer Application” and a staff member will contact you as soon as possible.

Kids’ Club:
We appreciate all time donations from our supporters, but would like to extend a special invitation to our youth to become involved in animal welfare. Please consider submitting an application on the “Kids’ Club Application” page today!

Supplies:
We are always in need of supplies here at Max’s Hope! We try to ensure all new adopters are prepared for their new pet by providing them with gift baskets of toys and necessities. If you are interested in donating a gift basket toward a particular pet, please let us know! Below is a list of the supplies we currently need. If you are able to donate any of the items below, or have something you believe we can use, please leave us a message under our “contact us” link to the right and a staff member will contact you as soon as possible.

Cats/Kittens:
toys
beds
Purina cat & Kitten food
litter
litter boxes
collars
food/water bowls
litter box liners
scratching posts
brushes
travel kennels

Dogs/Puppies:
Purina dog & puppy food
food/water bowls
collars
leashes
toys
treats
beds
shampoo
travel kennels
small, medium, large, and extra large metal kennels

As always, we are in need of foster homes (the more we have the more we save!) and donations to our veterinary fund at Mansfield Animal Hospital. Thank you all SO much for all the help and support you have given us. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated and will be used for a great cause.

If you have any questions please let us know…if you are not from our area look up a shelter in your area like we did and ping back http://rumpydog.com and let them know that you also have helped and you heard about it here please… if you tell two friends and they tell two friend…etc… we will go far.

Thank you for reading

Tammye Honey