MSPCA Walk for Animals

Animal Welfare is one of the causes that is nearest and dearest to my heart.  Our cats have brought us so much love and joy.  They are not just pets, they are my children.  We currently have 2 rescue cats that we got from an organization in the Washington, DC area when we were living there.  As I much as I would like to adopt more animals and give them a forever home that is not feasible at the time.  So I try to find other ways to help out local organizations that save and care for animals and try to find them forever homes.

One of the biggest organizations in my current area is the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA).  On September 26th, 2015 my husband and I will be participating in the MSPCA’s Walk for Animals at the Boston Commons.  The money raised will help the MSPCA care for and board many animals until they can find a loving home.  If you would like join us in helping animals please click the picture below to go to our team site.  Here you can donate to the cause.  If you are local to our area and would like to join the team and walk with us, please let me know.  The animals thank you, and so do I.

❤ Liz

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Why am I here? – Blogging 101 – 6/8/15

I don’t believe in re-doing something I already did well before.  When I first started my blog I wrote a post about exactly who I am and I still think it was really good.  If you would like to read that you can find it here: https://redsoxliz1980.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/who-am-i/.

That may have been written almost 2 years ago, but it still rings very true to me.

The second part of the question is “why I am here?”.  I always want to write more.  I always want to share more and interact with people more.  It seems like sometimes life just gets in the way and I can’t get myself in gear.  I am hoping that joining Blogging 101 and completing the assignments will help me to get in a rhythm of regular posting.

I am also participating in Photography 101 on my other blog, which is a photo-blog.  I consider myself an amateur photographer and I enjoy taking pictures.  You can check out that blog here: https://picturesbyliz.wordpress.com/.

I welcome your feedback, general comments, questions, and constructive criticism.

 

❤ Liz

Product Review – Temptations Snacky Mouse

A couple weeks ago I received a Temptations Snacky Mouse free from Influenster.  I have 2 cats; Jax is a 13 year old orange kitty and Janie is a 5 year old gray tabby.  Jax is still rather confused by the whole thing, but Janie loves the Snacky Mouse.  She whacks it all over the place and always gets all the treats out.  Sometimes she even plays with the empty mouse (wishful thinking perhaps?).  I’ve tried to show Jax how it works, and he’s seen her use it, but he is either too lazy or too dense to get it.  I’m going with the former.  He is the king of the house and wants everything handed to him.  Maybe if I keep putting treats only in the Snack Mouse, he’ll eventually get the idea!  Overall it’s a great toy that the cats have a lot of fun with and I like to make them work a little for their treats.  I would definitely recommend it and buy it again anytime.  Thanks to Temptations and Influenster for sending us a free sample!  Check out some pics and a video of Janie and Jax checking things out.

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❤ Liz, Janie, and Jax

Song of the Week – 4/20 – “Something Beautiful”

Hey all.  I know I keep saying I’m going to write more, and then stuff just keep happening.  I’ve been crazy sick with this virus for like 2 weeks.  I’m finally starting to feel better and I wanted to kick this week off on a good note.  So I am starting with a Song of the Week.

This week’s song is “Something Beautiful” by Stephen Curtis Chapman.

It’s is currently one of my favorites and I am trying to hang on to it as something uplifting.

Enjoy!

❤ Liz

Cat Travel: Aoshima – Japanese Cat Island

I want to move here…

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Welcome to Aoshima, the Japanese Cat Island that boasts 120 cats.

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Cat lovers dreams have come true in the small fishing village of Aoshima in Japan – where cats outnumber the human inhabitants 6-1.

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This tiny island is home to only 22 people but there are over 120 cats! The story goes that the islanders raised silkworms to produce silk for their fishing nets. But mice eat silkworms, so cats were kept in order to keep the mice population down!

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Would you visit Aoshima? Let us know in the comments! Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe to Uzoo on YouTube for more animal videos!

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Missing in Action

Hi folks.  I just wanted to check in.  I am sorry I haven’t posted in a while.  I have been battling some anxiety and depression issues lately.  I keep telling myself I want to write, but I seem to be getting stuck in my head and not able to get anything out.  My goal for April is to post at least 3 times a week (more if I can).  Hope everyone is doing well.  Look for new stuff soon!\

❤ Liz

SMUDGE WEDNESDAY? WHY?

Great message from my friend Donna Spencer Collins

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images (1)Many people would say, that’s the day people go to church and come out with black smudges on their forehead or hand.   But they only know what they see; they do not know the why and the reason.  Unfortunately, many Christians do it because they are supposed to do it without knowing its meaning and purpose.  Nevertheless, for all who come, the simple act of coming and receiving the imposition of ashes is an act of faith.  It is not a symbol of humiliation or punishment but a revelation. I believe when one intentionally carves out a portion of their day, and engages in this act of worship, they are expressing a desire to be in relationship with God with the hope God’s desire is to be in relationship with them.

Ash Wednesday begins the forty days of Lent which symbolize the 40 days Jesus fasted in the wilderness; overcoming…

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