Sunday, April 10, 2016

Nature is Art (A Worth Recyling Post from Nov 2012)

I just watched a documentary about Andy Goldsworthy, and was awestruck at his work. Thought I would share a video slideshow I found on YouTube and if you would like to watch the documentary, it's called Rivers and Tides...

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Easter Lilies are Toxic to Cats!

All parts of the lily plant (leaves, petals, bulbs, even the pollen!)are considered toxic to cats and consuming even small amounts can be life threatening. Within a few hours of ingestion of the lily plant, a cat may vomit, become lethargic or develop a lack of appetite. These signs continue and worsen as kidney damage progresses. Without prompt and proper treatment by a veterinarian, the cat may develop kidney failure in 36 to72 hours.

I continue to be surprised at the number of people who do not know that the Easter Lily is one of the most toxic plants to cats, and how the plants are not labeled with warnings! This time of year, every grocery store has huge displays of Easter candy, baskets, egg decorating kits and yes, Easter Lilies...all ready to be put in the homes of unsuspecting cat owners!

There are many nice alternatives to having lilies in the house (most lilies are toxic to cats, but not seen inside homes as often). Orchids, Easter cactus and violets are options, as are lovely artificial silk lilies.

Here is a link to more info:
CLICK HERE

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Brigit's Crossing, The Nation's Premier Holistic Cat Sanctuary & Adoption Center

A acquaintance of mine volunteers here and I'd almost move to Naples Florida just to be able to volunteer there, too.

If anyone is looking for a worthy place to donate to, I would highly recommend Brigit's Crossing!