2017 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Shadow

2017 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge
~Shadow~

“This week, grab your camera and capture a shadow.”
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7-25-2013I couldn’t take a shadow photo this week. So, I went through my old
photo files and picked out one from 2013 of Shelibean, his shadow
and the shadow of some flowers I was growing on the porch.
I hope it’ll do okay for the weekly challenge.

 Wishing you all fun with the WP photo challenge!

 

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WIP Wednesday – New Blankets for Shelibean

When Shelibean first came to join our family, I discovered that he loved crocheted blankets. I crocheted him 4 simple little blankets. I used Red heart yarn that I had bought several years before. It was even the last of the yarn. I was happy to use it up. Crocheting Sheli the blankets restarted my love of crochet and yarn crafting in general. The blankets have held up really well even though I wash them alot. I figure they’ll last for a few more years.8-15-2012-sb

It’s been 4 1/2 years since I made the blankets. I thought Sheli might enjoy some new ones.  I use a simple granny square pattern. The blankets work up quite fast. I plan to make 3 (maybe more)
Wednesday-work-in-progress 2 down 1 to go.2-8-2017-sb

Shelibean’s enjoying the first 2 blankets so much the he lay still while I took his handsome photo.

Wishing you all progress in your
works-in-progress, whatever they may be.

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Plain canned Pumpkin to sooth a dog’s tummy

I thought I should post a bit of info about my using canned pumpkin for dog tummy issues.

Our pet Shelibean hates pumpkin, so I’m writing this post about one of our past pets that loved pumpkin.
Penny Puppy was a special girl and we miss her still. I’m happy to share this memory with you.

*Ask your Veterinarian if pumpkin is right for your dog or cat.
*I’m not a veterinarian or anything.

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pnpc-2011Many years ago, we had a wonderful member of our family named ‘Penny Puppy’.  She was a boston terrier-beagle-feist.  She enjoyed food and rarely turned her nose up at anything.

Whenever Penny Puppy had tummy issues I’d put a couple heaping tablespoons of plain canned pumpkin over her food. She’d eat it up like it was a tasty treat and it settled her tummy.

*Use ‘plain pumpkin’ not pie pumpkin nor spiced pumpkin.

I’d put the left-over pumpkin from the freshly opened can in an ice cube tray and freeze it.
After it was frozen, I’d put the cubes in a zip-lock bag with the freeze date on it and then put the bag in the freezer for future use.puppmknPenny Puppy loved pumpkin and it didn’t matter if it was fresh or frozen. After the cubes were frozen, if she had tummy issues, I’d give her a pumpkin cube or two. She’d  gobble it down and it was a special treat. She loved anything cold or frozen.

Penny Puppy weighed over 50 pounds, so that’s why I gave her the amount of pumpkin that I did.

*A smaller dog or cat would need a smaller amount.
*Ask your Veterinarian if pumpkin is right for your dog or cat.

Wishing all your pets a happy healthy day!

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SheliBean hates pumpkin

P1050649I took this photo of Shelibean when he was relaxing after having a ruff (sic) day. He doesn’t do well with storms and it had stormed for better part of the day.

Sometimes being so upset causes Sheli to have an upset tummy. Pumpkin was always my first choice to settle a dog’s tummy… until Sheli… When Sheli was a puppy I’d try to get him to eat a little pumpkin to settle his tummy and he would have no part of it.

My husband and I discussed it and decided that since Sheli is now an adult dog, he may be more incline to eat pumpkin. I opened the can and dipped out a half teaspoon. My husband tried to give it to him, but Sheli physically turned his nose up at it and put it on ignore.
I tried to give some to him by taking little dabs of the canned pumpkin on my finger and letting him lick it off. That worked for about 1/4 teaspoon and then he refused to take another bite.

I was hopeful that since he’s not very big, that maybe the little bit he ate would help. Thankfully he didn’t have anymore tummy issues.

All the dogs we’ve had in decades past would eat pumpkin like it was sauteed steak.
I’m glad Sheli is a hardy boy and we haven’t had to worry too much about his health.

Does your pets like to eat pumpkin?
Do you use pumpkin for your pets tummy issues?

Wishing for all your pets to be healthy and happy.

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