Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Note (Contest)

Note: Contest

It will end the 5th of August, as I will be away.

What contest? This contest.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Monday, 28 July 2014

Weather - HOT?

Yesterday's weather said today could come up to almost 40 degrees Celsius. So my dad asked: "So, what's the hottest day you've ever felt?" Well, 37 degrees sounds just like that!

Well, just kidding. Now it says around 30 degrees. Someone was temporarily {lying?}.

But, anyways, what's your weather where you are living?

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Now where's the hair spray?

source: www..........
What A lovely quarter horse!

 Yes I know that that does not sound at all like an animal related blog post title but it is. Did you know that sometimes people use hairspray in a horse's mane to make them look good in a show? It's true, I have done it. There is an amazing array of stuff that people use to make their horses look good.

They use stuff like hair spray, hoof polish, tail extensions(!?), and other things along the lines of that. In a halter class you do not actually ride your horse but you just lead it around and stand while trying to look as good as you can while the judge inspects your horse, looking at it's conformation (aka. what your horse looks like compared to what a horse of that breed is supposed to look like. ) People will use hairspray to make the mane stay straight. Some times people will use the horse equivalent of make up to make certain parts of their face shine. Hoof polish is used to make the hooves shine. In some places you are allowed to use colored hoof polish and in some places you have to use clear hoof polish. Tail extensions are well, are tail extensions.

The tack.... now that is a whole other subject.

Play 'Smarter than a 5th Grader'!

Questions to puzzle you :) And make you embarrassed that you are NOT smarter than a 5th grader! :P

Are you an animal lover? Then you would love these jobs...

#1. A veterinarian

This is probably the first career with animals that people think about when thinking of a career working with animals. In most countries in the world, you must complete 4 years of college before you can start working as a veterinarian. But before you can call yourself an animal doctor you have to have at least a year of internships before going into practice as an independent veterinarian of either small or large animals. Once you start working you will be training for animal surgery, animal medicine, pathology, exotic etc. But, if you are really a true animal lover and you truly love to help them (they can be the most complicated patients since they don’t speak and you’ll have to discover by yourself what seems to be the problem) you wouldn’t mind going through all of that.
A veterinarian

Thursday, 24 July 2014

What's a humpback whale doing in the forest?

This eye-opening video could change your perspective about the oceans.

Link here: What's a humpback whale doing in the forest?

How to make a bubble snaker (Wiki-how)

See here:

Method 1 of 3: Assembling the Bubble Maker

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    Cut the bottom off each bottle. Use scissors to cut across the base of each bottle being turned into a bubble snake maker. Only remove the bottom quarter portion of the bottle so your child will have enough room inside the bottle to blow into the washrag or fabric.
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    Create a circle on the washcloth or fabric. Cut a large circle that can be placed at the bottom of the bottle and held snugly with the rubber band. The fabric or rag will need to overlap the bottle enough for the band to hold it in place, so cut with plenty of edge left.
    • If you don’t want to cut into your washrag, just make sure it fits comfortably (flat and not bulky) on the bottom of the bottle and is easily held in place by the rubber band.
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    Cover the bottom of the bottle with the fabric. Secure it with the rubber band. Consider double tying the rubber band to ensure a snug fit; however, avoid crushing the bottle.

Method 2 of 3: Making Bubble Blowing Mixture

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    Create your own bubble blowing mixture in a small bowl. Consider using small individual plastic bowls for each child (this lessens any chance of fighting to get to the bubble bowl). Homemade bubble mix is made as follows:
    • Combine two parts regular dishwashing liquid (not the type used for automatic dishwashers though) to one part water. The water used can be warm or cold.
    • Gently mix the liquids together without creating froth or bubbles.

Dreams & Journeys

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    Dip the fabric end of the bubble maker into the soapy water mixture. Allow the fabric to absorb the soap and water without over-soaking the fabric (or it will become heavy and too soggy to create bubbles).
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    Blow on the other end of the bottle (the mouth) and watch the bubble snake emerge.
    • Instruct children to gently blow in a steady stream to achieve a constant, consistent flow of bubbles.
    • If the fabric becomes too saturated with bubble mixture, remove it, wring out and replace.
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    Finished. Blow as many bubbles as you wish, adding more bubble mixture if needed.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Puppies Lovers - Select Pictures - Part 1

The Puppies Lovers page on Facebook is awesome. :) So here are my fav. 3!

bowl of chocolates :)

ding... dang... dong... BARK!!! (puppy piano, get it?)

Protector of the House

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Amuse Me!

Amuse me. Tell me your funnies EVER story of an animal! First comment that isn't lame wins ;)

Things to do on a Summer Day

Here is 10 summer-y things to do:

  1. Blow bubbles. (Get a bubble gun maybe?)
  2. Play a sport. (See a list of sports HERE.)
  3. Go swimming.
  4. Go on a nature hunt.
  5. Play with your siblings.
  6. Just.. relax. It is the only time of year without school. Unless your taking summer school. In that case, you have my deepest sympathy!
  7. Stop reading this blog post and just follow my blog. Seriously, I mean it.
  8. Do a somersault. Or teach me how to!
  9. Read.
  10. Make your own list of things to do.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Double Humpback Whale Breach, Bay Bulls, Newfoundland

  • Or this!:

Double Humpback Whale Breach, Bay Bulls, Newfoundland

101 Blog Post Ideas that Will Make Your Blog “HOT”


#1 Run a contest
#2 Review books/products/films
#10 Write inspirational/motivational post with famous quotes
#12 Giveaway
#30 Bust a myth
#31 Produce or publish your art
#54 Answer to every single comment personally
#55 Write a longer “About Me” post
#61 Share food recipes
#68 Publish a post about cons and pros about something
#90 Make 404 page that is a game: See the tutorial HERE.
#91 Make a handwritten post and publish it by taking a photo
#99 Rant about something that REALLY disturbs you

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

A 3rd Grader Shocked His Entire School With His Assignment About God!

Why I Believe in God

Written by Danny Dutton, age 8, Chula Vista, California,
for his third grade, homework assignment

"One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die so there will be enough people to take care of things here on earth. He doesn't make grown-ups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make, That way, He doesn't have to take up His valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers.

God's second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at times besides bedtime. God doesn't have time to listen to the radio or TV on account of this. Since He hears everything, not only prayers, there must be a terrible lot of noise in His ears, unless He has thought of a way to turn it off.

God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere, which keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn't go wasting His time by going over your parent's head asking for something they said you couldn't have. (...) "

The koala's secret to staying cool

The koala's secret to staying cool: Hugging
Tree-hugging, to be exact
By Matt Soniak | June 4, 2014    

Very chill.

To beat the heat, some animals crawl into underground burrows. Some take a dip in a stream or watering hole. Some sweat. Some pant.

For koalas, who spend most of their lives high in the trees, the options are pretty limited. There are no burrows to hide in or pools to splash in. Koalas are also found across a broad range of environments in Australia, says Natalie Briscoe, a research fellow at the University of Melbourne. Where it's humid, panting might not do them much good, and in dryer places, it can put them at risk for dehydration and death. Briscoe wondered if there was some other behavior the helps koalas cope with the heat. Maybe they stick to shadier parts of their trees, or sit differently when it's hot out.

In a paper published Tuesday, Briscoe and a team of researchers from Australia and the U.S. reveal the koala's behavioral trick for keeping cool:
They hug trees. Literally. (...)

Read more

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The Dog Beer Lover

You can't help loving him too :)

Writing Prompt {2 - Awake & Dreaming}

The short story title: Awake & Dreaming
The short story:  _____________________________________________________________

Whoever makes the best short story for this idea will have it posted on this blog! Comment your short story plus your name and the title (Awake & Dreaming), and on July 30, I will choose the best description. If you win you will see both your story and your name up here! Promotion promotion!

Monday, 14 July 2014

GIVEAWAY! Win a Printable Bookmark!

I'm making a giveaway. 

Grace Kan: 5 points
Alyianna Baggins: 15 points
Sable: 35

The prize? 
An awesome bookmark in a nice word document that you can print out at home :)

How To Enter 
To enter you have to:

  • tell me in a comment on this post what fandom/ theme you want the bookmark to be if you win

How To Win 
Here are the ways you can win. Remember, the more of these you do, the more chance you have to win!

  • Follow my blog (10 points)
  • Host a giveaway on your blog (30 points)
  • Be the first one to enter this giveaway (5 points)
  • Comment on any of the posts on this blog (5 points each)
  • Follow my other blogs (10 points each)
  • Thank me for making this giveaway :D (10 points)
  • Follow me on Pinterest, Google +, etc (5 points each)
  • Tell your friends about this giveaway (10 points each friend)
  • Do all the items on this list - for the ones that say 'each', you only need to do them once to get points for doing the whole list (30 points)

How Do I Know if I Win?
I will post the winner on this blog. If you give me your e-mail, I will also send a message to you :)

Things You Should Know

  • You have to have at least 50 points to be eligible for winning.
  • If you need me to give you the link for my other blogs, or my social media, and more, just ask!
  • I am not very good at drawing. If you win, do not ask me to draw your bookmark. Well, I can... but I'm warning you....
  • I AM good at collages though :D
  • Comment on this post to ask ANY questions about this giveaway!
  • Whoever has the most points at the end, wins! Or, I might to a random number generator with more favor to whosoever has the most points at the end. 

The Deadline
August 1st. So hurry up! Enter and start participating!

Simon Cowell Wants a Pet Penguin!

I want a pet penguin! Did you hear Simon Cowell does too?

This X Factor judge has fallen in love with penguins! Unfortunately, US laws declare having a penguin as a pet illegal. So, even if Simon had enough money for a penguin (which we all know he does!), he would not be able to get one.

Read more!

St. Francis Solano

Ordinary Time: July 14th

The diocese of Cordova, in Spain, was the birthplace of this Saint, who won many thousands of souls 
to God. From his earliest years he was characterized by a modest behavior, prudent silence, and edifying 

His education was entrusted to the Jesuit Fathers, and later he entered the Order of St. Francis. Soon, he 
excelled every one in the house in humility, obedience, fervor in prayer, and self-denial.

In 1589, he sailed for South America to preach the Gospel to the Indians in Peru. While near shore, the ship 
strucrocks, and there was danger of drowning.

The captain hurried the officers and principal passengers into the only boat there was and tried to induce
the missionary to accompany them; but he refused to do so. Consoling the remaining passengers, he prayed 
fervently and alone kept up his hope in God's mercy. At last, rescuers arrived and all were taken off in safety.

The missionary did not confine his ministry to Lima. He visited the forests and deserts inhabited by the Indians,
 and by degrees he won their trust and in this way baptized nine thousand Indians. He was then recalled to Lima,
 which at that time was like a godless Ninive. Francis preached to the hardened sinners, and the whole city 
became converted.

Finally, after a painful sickness, his last words being, "God be praised!" his soul departed this earth on 14 July,
 1610. He was declared Blessed by Pope Clement X in 1675 and canonized by Pope Benedict XIII in 1726. 


What is raw chocolate?

Who, what, why: What is 'raw' chocolate?

"Raw" chocolate is being sold as the latest "superfood", but what is it and why is it getting more popular, asks Justin Parkinson.

Making chocolate is complicated. Cacao beans have to be picked before being fermented, roasted, ground down, pressed, mixed with fat and sugar and turned into bars and other sweets.

Several companies in Europe, the US and Asia have decided to alter one of the processes and no longer roast the beans. They insist that growers in Africa and South America leave them outdoors to dry naturally instead. The resulting product is called "raw" chocolate.

Manufacturers claim that avoiding exposure to oven temperatures allows the preservation of nutrients such as iron, zinc, magnesium, copper and vitamin C, in a similar way to uncooked vegetables. It's also claimed that uncooked cacao contains higher levels of antioxidants than the roasted variety used in most chocolate. (...)


Sunday, 13 July 2014

Talking about Dinosaurs...

My sister and I were doing this experiment-thingy that involves a plastic dinosaur. And water. Guess what happens?

I think it's one of these thingies :)

It grows :D And grows :D So far it's maybe doubled it's teeny size after being soaked for a day... but I think it's still supposed to grow!


Guess The Song! {1}

Darling, just say you'll stay.. right by my side.

Oh-oh-oh-OH-oh we got love, and yea-ah-eah-eah-a!

Guess the song! ;)

Saturday, 12 July 2014

100 Days of Blogging?!?

Howdy! Who wants to win an ebook-pdf of my sister's stories and photography? Sure you do!

So, check it out here:

The Kelpies: Scotland’s 100 ft Horse-Head Sculptures

the kelpies giant horse-head sculptures the helix, scotland by andy scott (3)

The Kelpies are two 30 metre (100 ft) high horse-head sculptures located at the Forth and Clyde Canal in The Helix, a 350 hectare parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area of Scotland. They are the largest public artworks in Scotland.

The sculptures were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and were completed in October 2013. The Kelpies are a monument to the horse powered heritage across Scotland. (...)

Continue reading: link

Mia's Creations

So... I made a new blog and I would be so grateful if you checked it out! Do you like fan art, music videos, collages, and origami? I do all that !AND MORE! at Mia's Creations. It is a budding blog, so don't expect much yet!

Click here to go to Mia's Creations!

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Friday, 4 July 2014

Ariel, the Yorkshire Terrier Ballerina

I made this gif, thanks to:
1. GIFsoup

Ariel, the Yorkshire Terrier Ballerina

You can see the gif here if it doesn't work above:

Who Wins The Prize for Best Animal Divers?

Did you know...

That a single penguin alone can dive about 950 feet? Some species of penguins can even swim as fast as 9 miles per hour!
Penguin Diving

 Not to mention how awesomely they fly out of the water after a diving trip :)

And how Emperor penguins can dive underwater for 20 minutes before coming back up for air!

Happy 4th of July!

Let's celebrate with this patriotic dog! :D