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Christmas Safety Tips for Pets

With Christmas just a short 2-1/2 weeks away, we ask that you please keep your pets in mind.
 
Pets do not understand the holidays we celebrate. They do understand our behavior changes, more people coming and going changes in their living areas with new shiny decorations they may see as toys or something really cool to taste. Food left out from candies, sweets and big meals to decorations, packages and wrappings, as well as plants such as poinsettias. These items and more can cause serious harm to your pets.
 
Remember MOST plants are poisonous to pets.
Here is the number for pet poison control: 800-213-6680
They also have a smartphone app Pet Poison Helpline
Here is a link to their website: http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/
 
The app is great. I downloaded it today. On Apple's App Store, it costs $1.99. It seems to be worth...  Read More

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What I've Been Up To...

Well, I am sure everyone has been wondering where I have been and what I've been up to… or maybe you haven't! :)
 
In January of this year, I started taking an online course for dog obedience training. I've always wanted to work with animals, but before the Internet, I really didn't know there were places to help people do that. Of course, when I got out of school, there really wasn't, save for a university like Texas A&M, which was way out of my monetary league! Schools like that would have only offered programs I'm not sure I would be interested in, though, and would have required biology, which I always hated.

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West Paw Designs® Chew Toy Test

There has been a lot of talk lately about bringing jobs back “home” to the United States. Jobs have been lost for many reasons recently. Jobs have been lost for many reasons over the last couple decades to foreign countries. Jobs gone overseas... China, Indonesia, India, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico, etc. Everywhere you look products sold in many stores have labels which state “Made in ____”. You fill in the blank. People want manufacturing brought back to the United States. People want to buy products that have labels which state “Made in the USA” or “Made in America”.

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World Famous Shasta on Facebook

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Hi, I'm Shasta. My full name is Shasta Myst. I told Robyn, she's the one who cares fur me, I wanted to be on facebook; so, my fwiends who like to read m'blog didn't have to wait 'til I wrote another one. I'm so glad she agreed to start me my own page. Now I can post pics of me an' m'fwiends.

I tried to git the name Shasta on Facebook, but it wuz no longer there. Sooo, I went wif my full name, Shasta Myst. I'm named for the Shasta mountains and cuz I got a mist of a creamy color to my whiteness, Myst was added.

Robyn wuz my furst fan... not just in real life, but on Facebook, too! Now, I got a few fans. If you want to follow the world famous woof, Shasta Myst, come on over to www.facebook.com/ShastaMyst.

Hopin' to see y'all there. Got lotsa pics posted of me an' my fwiends and even a story of me going to PetSmart recently.

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Twitter Tips

I have seen a lot of people asking how to get followers on Twitter lately and how to tweet items for sale. Well, I am no expert in twittering because I don't tweet a lot anymore. I used to and am trying to get back into it a little. However, I will tell you how I got my followers, albeit I do not have a ton of them, but, as I said, I have not been tweeting in a while. I have gotten a few since I restarted.
 
1. Use hash tags (#). Use as many hash tags as possible. Write your tweets to use as many hash tags/keywords as possible. In using hash tags, here's an example of what I do:
 
(tweet 1) Original #FineArt 4 #sale http://robyn-stacey.artistwebsites.com/index.html #Christian #Catholic #Dogs #Cats #Bible #photography #prints #wildflowers #flowers and more
 
(tweet 2) New #Christian #Catholic #print avail 4 #sale @ http://tinyurl.com/8y3z63b...  Read More

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The A'ventures of Shasta Myst ~ A Critter Christmas

Christmas started just like any other day. I had no idea what wuz gonna happen. I knew everyone stayed up late wrapping toys in paper. I don’t know why cuz we wuz just gonna rip’em open in a few hours.
 
After breakfast, Robyn went out and fed d’feral cats & Buck, d’bunny wabbit. When she came back in, she went into d’bathroom t’get d’wrapped packages of toys… like we didn’t know what wuz in’em.
 
Out she came wif these packages. I saw Hershey get excited; so, I started t’get excited. Robyn had 5 packages in her arms and d’video camera in her hand. She has this thing wif cameras… weird!
 
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The Christmas that Almost Wasn't

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 almost ended any happiness that would have been this Christmas.
I had to go to Sherman, Texas for some last minute grocery shopping needs before Christmas. Mom stayed home with the critters. It should have been an easy task, as it usually is. Not this time.
Shasta was in the yard when I left. She watched me through the gate as I pulled away. Like the other dogs, she bolted to the other side of the yard to watch me as I pulled out of the driveway and headed towards Sherman.

After I got to Sherman, I made 2 stops... the Catholic church to deliver a couple of Christmas presents and the post office.
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Pets at Christmas: Tips Pt 2


Christmas trees, Christmas lights & cords, tinsel, ornaments, mistletoe, poinsettias, Christmas presents, ribbons, bows, paper, food, hot ovens/stoves, lots of people, laughter and loud noise… these are all parts of the Christmas celebration. These all present issues for pets at Christmas time, regardless of whether the pet is new or been around a while.
 
Adopting a Pet for Christmas
A lot of children ask for pets for Christmas. Be it a puppy, a kitten, a bunny or a pony, its part of childhood. Parents have many times satisfied these cries for a Christmas pet by actually following through. In some cases, people also feel the urge to get Christmas pets for people other than children… girlfriends, boyfriends, parents or other loved ones. What people do not take into consideration is whether the recipient of the Christmas pet can care...  Read More

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The A'ventures of Shasta Myst ~ Black Friday Shopping

Shasta Shops Black Friday
 
Yesturday wuz great. My first Thanksgiving. Boy, am I ever thankful t’God fur these folks that adopted me!
 
T’day is Black Friday but it’s also grocery shopping day. Robyn says she’s not grocery shopping on Black Friday. She says PetSmart is having a great Black Friday sale though; so, we gotta go. I don’t know d’difference between Black Friday an’ any other Friday, but Robyn says I can git sum toys, treats an’ a new bed.
 
I heard Robyn git my leash & collar, an’ I got real excited! She let me out in d’backyard while she got ready t’go. I couldn’t think of anything except fur d’car ride there. I wuz sooo happy t’git t’go wif her! I wuz running laps around d’yard!
 
Finally, she comes out.
 
We stopped at d’gate, Robyn put my...  Read More

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Happy Birthday, Mavy, New Business & Veterans Day

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Today, November 11th, 2011 or 11/11/11, would have been my beloved Maverick’s “Mavy” 11th birthday. On June 1st, 2011, he passed away from gastrointestinal cancer. He started showing signs of illness around the 1st of May. In the course of one month, he passed away with me lying beside him, holding him, on the dining room floor.

In honor of Mavy, I am finally doing something I have wanted to do for a long time… start an online pet store for pet products. Maverick is in the store’s banner because I have used the image of all the critters for quite some time now.

The name Paws4Critters I have had since 2000. I attended a business school where we had to work in groups to come up with a hypothetical business. I grouped with other animal lovers, and we came up with a pet store… a dream of mine. I wanted a...  Read More

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