Monday, June 24, 2013

There's No Place Like Home T-shirts - Zazzle

There's No Place Like Home Tshirts
There's No Place Like Home Tshirts by MasonCounty
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The owner of this store wrote that the dog pictured is named Ozzy and was rescued by a family in Maryland. They weren't sure if they were going to foster him or adopt him, but he stole their hearts, and he found his forever home! The store is dedicated to the animals at the Mason County Animal Shelter in Point Pleasant, WV. Please help spread the word, and help the animals get to a safe, loving home. Thank you for looking!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

National Pollinators Week - Zazzle

June 17th through the 23rd is National Pollinators Week! Bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles, and other pollinators play a critical, behind-the-scenes role in the world we live in. Many of the fruits, vegetables, and nuts we love to eat would not be available were it not for the work pollinators do. Ninety percent of flowering plants rely on polinators. Without these unsung heroes we wouldn't have apples, bananas, melons, peaches, even our morning coffee would be gone! These unsung heroes serve a very valuable role and now they need our help.

Bees around the world are disappearing. Whole hives are suddenly dying off. Thirty one percent of hives in the United States collapsed this past winter alone. Scientists have linked a class of pesticides called "neonics" to this rapid decline in bees. European officials have enacted a moratorium on the use of these pesticides and we are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to do the same.

I sent the message; you can too at the Endangered Species Coalition site

Monday, June 17, 2013

Super Moon over Railroad Tracks Laptop Skin - Zazzle

Super Moon over Railroad Tracks 17" Laptop Skin
Super Moon over Railroad Tracks 17" Laptop Skin by SusanneCphotography

There will be a Super Moon on Sunday, June 23, 2013. It will be the "largest" full moon of the year, and the time when it will be closest to Earth all year. There is explanation of Super Moons here:

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Custom Pet Tags from Zazzle

Daisy Pet Tag
Daisy Pet Tag by Bebops

Many dogs and cats get lost for many reasons. Besides having a pet microchipped, it is also handy to have them wear identification like this beautiful custom pet tag from Bebops. Click on the image to customize and order.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June 14th is Flag Day USA - Zazzle

One of the longest-running Flag Day parades is held annually in Quincy, Massachusetts, celebrating its 62nd year this year.

62nd Flag Day Parade and Celebration

Saturday, June 15 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Location:   Parade Route and Pageant Field
The 62nd Annual Flag Day Parade and Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013. The parade will kick off at 7:00 p.m. from Coddington Street and works its way through a 1.5 mile route before culminating with a celebration and firework display at Pageant Field. All are encouraged to attend.

By the way, The Quincy Animal Shelter is at 56 Broad Street, just a few minutes walk from the starting point of the parade (Quincy High School). The Quincy Animal Shelter is a no-kill shelter with approximately 100 volunteers. See their work at: (adoption hours and phone number are at the top) and at Facebook:

Here is the route of the parade and celebration which goes from 7PM to 10 PM ending with an award ceremony honoring Mr. Frank Santoro, and a fireworks display (ban noisy fireworks please!) at Pageant Field. 

Click to see map of parade route (and also showing location of Animal Shelter):

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Just One Day - Zazzle

No-Kill is a national movement. Go to the website and see who has taken the pledge to not kill shelter pets for Just One Day:

For more information and to report your own "Just One Day" story, go to:

T-shirts, wine labels, magnets and other products with the Just One Day 2013 art is available at Zazzle's competition:

Maybe in 2014 there can also be comparable products at Zazzle?

In the meantime, celebrate any kill shelter that promises to be no-kill for at least June 11th. Celebrate all shelters that are no-kill always.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

USA, Canada, & Mexico: Ahhh! Goldfinch! And Grumpy Bluebird from ZAZZLE :-)

Today I heard the wondrous song of the Goldfinch. I haven't heard that in a long time and was quite spellbound :-)
Click for BirdNote:
Here is a creation from artist Vicki Sawyer. Click on the image for more info. Enjoy!
Bird party with grumpy bluebird card
Bird party with grumpy bluebird card by vickisawyer
Look at more Bluebird Cards at zazzle