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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Birds on the Ferry

Going on a ferry ride  with our car in it was such a  great experience for all of us when we went to Virginia.  Thanks to an online friend who told us about it.  It was really a relaxing activity fir all if us especially after our  tuiring day at Busch Gardens.  While on the ferry, we saw a lot of birds flyung around and lot of them was on a ferry ride too.
Kids were fascinated by this big birds nest.  We were not sure what bird occupies it but it's a  big one.  Here she is, U am not sure if it's a hawk.

Watching the  birds fly and enjoy their time gives us the most enjoyable time  on the ferry even though it was very hot and humid that day.

If we ever visit Virginia again, we would probably go on a ferry ride again.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Incredibly Simple Ways To Make Caring For Pets A Breeze

Pets can take up a lot of time, money, and other resources. However, many of us have them because of how much joy they bring into our lives! If you would like to make caring for your pets a little easier, these incredibly simple ways will help you out. Enjoy:

Get Your Whole Family Involved

If you’re the only one who is caring for your pet, it’s going to seem like hard work. Nobody wants to feel like caring for their furbaby is a chore! Make sure you get your whole family involved. Give them tasks based on their age and ability level. Maybe one of your kids could groom your pet, while another one keeps their water bowl topped up. You could even rotate the tasks with a family rota or schedule so everybody knows what they are supposed to be doing. This is great for giving kids a sense of responsibility too!

Know What You’re Getting Into

Make sure you know what you’re getting into before you get a pet at all. You should research not only the type of pet you’re getting, but the breed too. Being aware of the costs and how much time you’ll need to give the pet will help you to make sure this is definitely the right decision.

Invest In Pet Gadgets

There are lots of pet gadgets that can help make your life easier. There are special leads, collars, bowls, and even an auto litter machine. Look into your options and see what could save you time!

Train Your Pet From A Young Age

Most pets can be trained, but you need to make sure you train them from a young age. Even if you only teach them basic commands and no fancy tricks, it’ll save you a world of hassle. Having them do what you say will make it much easier. For example, you can make it so they don’t eat anything without your say so. You can make it so they don’t pull you while walking them. If you’re consistent, you can teach them many commands that will help you to no end later on!
@ryestein_ and  Mandy,  after a  short stroll around the neighborhood
A photo posted by Chubskulit Rose (@chubskulitrose) on

Develop A Relationship With Your Pet

Making the effort to develop a relationship with your pet will make pet related chores so much better. You can play with them and groom them to develop a relationship with them, but there are lots of other options too!

Go To Regular Vet Appointments

Keeping up with a regular vet appointment will ensure that you don’t miss anything crucial when it comes to your pet’s health. If you miss something, it could take a lot of money and medication to make your pet better again. You don’t want this for your pet, so make sure you don’t neglect them!

These tips should make caring for your pets a breeze in no time. Knowing what pet you’re introducing into your home before you do it will help you to prepare yourself and know what to expect. Have fun!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

How To Make The Most Of #PuppyTraining Classes

If you’ve got a new puppy, you may have already decided that they need training and obedience classes. Puppies are balls of boundless energy, and they need to learn how to behave and control their exuberance. It’s fun to play with puppies. But it’s not so amusing when you come home to scenes of carnage. Are you eager to keep your sofa intact and your slippers in one piece? If so, here are some tips to make sure you get the best out of puppy training classes.

Register early
Puppies can start training and obedience classes once they’ve had their immunizations. In some cases, you may find that sessions get booked up in advance, so register early. If you’re not sure which classes to attend, ask friends or colleagues for recommendations. It’s likely that your vet will be able to make suggestions too.

Lay the foundations
Training should start long before your pup bounds into their first session. Start basic training as soon as you bring your puppy home. Be strict, but fair. It’s important that they know the boundaries, and that they gain respect for you. Start with simple commands like ‘sit’ and ‘wait’. Encourage them, and give them a reward, such as a chew, when they display good behavior. If your puppy is used to authority, they will respond well to classes. If they’ve been allowed to rule the roost for weeks beforehand, they may struggle to adjust.

Stick with it
If you’ve signed up for a course, make sure you attend all the sessions. There’s no point in going to the first class, and then having a few weeks off. Puppies need consistency.

Use your trainer’s advice at home
It’s essential to reinforce your trainer’s actions and requests at home. Your puppy may behave well during the session. But if they’re allowed to do anything they want at home, they’re likely to exploit this freedom. Practice commands and exercises with your pup when you’re out for walks or he’s waiting for dinner. You can also continue training between sessions with dog training online. Practice makes perfect. If you keep going over the drills, your pup will pick them up in no time at all, and you’ll notice changes immediately. Always reward good behavior. When you’ve finished your sessions, continue training at home. Don’t let things slide just because you’re no longer attending lessons.

Ask for advice
If you’re struggling at home, don’t be afraid to ask for advice. Contact your vet, or have a word with your dog trainer after the session. There may be additional exercises you can try or different ways of addressing your pup.

Encourage exercise
Between sessions, make sure you keep your puppy busy. Pups tend to stray off the straight and narrow when they get bored. Play with them, take them for regular walks and show them love and affection. If you go out, make sure they have plenty of toys to keep them occupied.

Puppy training classes are fantastic for taming unruly pups and teaching puppies to interact with other dogs. If you have a new member of the family, follow these tips to ensure you make the most of training sessions. Hopefully, you’ll have a perfectly behaved pooch before you know it!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Use These Fantastic Hacks to Look After Your Pet

You need to think about the best ways of looking after your pets. There are so many things they are at risk from these days. And you need to make sure you do what you can to protect your animals as much as possible. These are some ideas to help you do that.
When. It comes to protecting your pets one of the best things you can do is to fit them with a collar. You can get your address printed on the collar, so people know who the owner is. Another advantage of collars is you can get them chipped. That way you’ll have the means to track your animal if it goes missing. This is an important way of protecting against theft, as well as ensuring your cat gets returned to you if it goes missing.

We all know that we can buy vitamins to take ourselves, and how beneficial these are. But, did you know you can also get vitamins for cats?! Yes, you read that right! If you want to buy vitamins for cats you only use need to look online, or visit a pet store. This is an important addition to your any pet’s diet and daily intake. It’s the best way of making sure they get the valuable nutrients their body needs. Vitamins are important for development and growth, as well as helping your animal become strong and healthy.
There will come times when your pet might be unwell, and this will warrant a trip to the vets. The vet is there to make sure your pet is as healthy as it can be. Animals have no way of telling you they're unwell; they have to show you. You need to know the common health problems to look out for in dogs and cats. Once you get to know your pet well enough, you’ll be able to tell when something is wrong. This means you have to make sure you get them to the vets at the first sign of trouble. The worst thing you can do in these situations is leave it and risk things getting worse. Regular visits to the vet will keep your feline fit and healthy, and any problems can be caught as early as possible.
Be Careful
You need to be careful with your pets as much as you can. This means that you need to make sure the home and garden present a safe environment for them. You also need to make sure you keep an eye out for if they are wandering in the streets, etc. The more vigilant and careful you can be the safer you will keep your pet. Too many pet owners are neglectful and don't take the time to look after their animals properly. You need to make this a priority if you a want to be sure your pet is as well looked after as possible.
So, you need to make sure you put measures like this in place to help you. Come up with as many ideas as you can to help you protect them from harm and keep them safe. This is important for your peace of mind and helping you enjoy a lot of happy years with your animals.  

Monday, June 13, 2016

Man's Bestfriend: Champ and Bolt are Our Family's Bestfriends

Pets are a big part of the family so when you make big changes in your life, decisions involve them too.  We contemplated on  giving our fur babies for adoption  since the new home that we bought does not have a fence but we decided to keep them.  We couldn't bear the thought of waking  up without their tails wagging and always  readyto greet us.  The solution would be is to put  up a fence to the new home.
Our pets are the reason why we put  fences around our  current house.  So even though it would cost us money to put fence again on the new home, we will do it for them.  Our dogs are not trained to  just sit  without  running away so we have to use chain  to keep them but since we don't want to do that, a fence is needed so they can run around  in our backyard freely.  
 Our dog Bolt is such a character.  When I ask my kids to pose for me, Bolt is there posing with them.  He loves to be in front of the camera.
 These photos are just some of the many instances where they love to be around when I want to take pictures of the kids.
 They are always my daughter's photo buddies.
 Bolt is big  but he loves to cuddle.  When we are all sitting in the  ccouch, he would always  come and  sit by us.  
 Our lives would not be the same without them.
 So even though they  are sometimes an inconvenience especially wqhen we travel, it's worth all the hassle we go through because they bring us  smiles.
 They are the moist loyal individuals, mostly loyal than  many people I now.
 So Bolt and Champ, you are staying with us, no matter what.  I apologize that we even thought of putting you guys  for adoption but glad we didn't.
 So enjoy your stay and I hope that we could be  together for a very long time.
 Champ, I know that you don't like  Veterinary visit but  it is that time again, Friday will be you and your brother's  annual vaccination. 
 Champ is my gardening buddy when the kids are in school.  He keep me company when I am gardeing, trying to  give his ball for me to fetch.  He love to play.
 Bolt is a big fan of his sister.
 Funny when she is in school, BOlt  stays in her bedroom.
 So for these two, we have so many memories to make ahead on our new home.
Champ and Bolt are Our Family's Bestfriends.