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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
This year, Father's Day will be celebrated on June 15, 2008. Most people think that Father's Day was invented because the dads felt left out after Mother's Day was celebrated. Others think that Father's Day is just another ploy for retailer's to sell cards and gifts. Well, here is the history of Father's Day.
Father's Day was invented by Sonora Louise Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington to honor her father, William Smart. William's wife died when their six children were very young. William Smart, a cival war veteran, raised the six children himself on a farm in the state of Washington. His daughter decided to honor her father during a Sunday in June (the month of William Dodd's birth). She proposed Father's Day in 1909 and the first Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington.
President Calvin Coolidge in 1924 showed support of this becoming a national holiday. Although, it was President Lyndon Johnson in 1966 who actually proclaimed it a national holiday; to be celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June. It took until 1972 for Congress to permanently establish the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day.
With just a few weeks left before celebrating Father's Day, the time is now to find a unique gift.
The Ultimate Garden Cart - The Garden Rover is the perfect gift for the avid gardener. Two words decribe the Garden Rover - compact and mobile. Up to 18 tools can fit on the Garden Rover and the tools will be kept organized and can be pulled right to the garden or work site using the EZ Pull design. The 150lb. capacity lift plate improves cart stability, while helping move bags of mulch, seed, or other cumbersome items. The Garden Rover allows all this and takes up less than 2 square feet.
If your Dad does the outdoor clean-up/pick-up, there are so many Garden Carts to choose from that will make his work much easier for him. A great choice is the Foldaway Yard & Garden Cart. This heavy duty nylon cart has a 150 pound capacity and is perfect for for yard and garden cleanup or hauling wood. When not in use, the cart fold to compact size for easy storage.
Perhaps you Dad is a bird watcher. In that case, the Songbird Pavilion Cedar Bird Feeder is a beautiful aromatic cedar wild bird feeder that comes in a classic gazebo style design. In additon to the generous 4-pound seed capacity, the top cap opens for easy seed refilling. This feeder is a gift that will be appreciated for years.
Happy Father's Day to all the men who make the world a better place!
Sunday, May 25, 2008
So .. you got a little pet that you like to take places. Like .. all places. Whether you are on your way to the grocery store, or visiting an aging parent across town .. your little ferret, cat, dog or rabbit has got to go.
So why should you have to buy a stroller, a car seat and a carrier? Being the frugal individual that you are .. you want a product that can do it all. And, of course, it has to be easy on your pocket book and comfortable for Tootsie (or whatever your pet's name is).
Pet Gear has got your ticket and it looks like something out of the 3K world. (that's the year 3000AD.)
The Pet transportation system is innovative, functional and downright cool. A 3-in-1 pet system that features a lightweight stroller, a carrier and a car seat, Pet Gear has got our number. Or at least our pet's number.
Here is an overview of the features;
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Friday, May 23, 2008
Your Pet’s Eating Habits
Some plants can be poisonous for pets to eat, but grass is generally nothing to be concerned about as long as it is free of pesticides and other dangerous chemicals.
What You Can Do
The right cat food can help control hairballs. PRO PAC® Cat Hairball Reduction Formula uses a special natural vegetable fiber that helps hair pass safely and naturally through your cat’s system, reducing hairball formation.
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Labels: ProPac Pet Food
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
A healthy pet is a happy pet, and a happy pet can help us enjoy a much fuller and more rewarding life. Although a good premium food will provide a solid foundation, food alone cannot supply all the nutrients necessary to fulfill the unique requirements that your dog might need.
We feel that keeping your dog healthy is so important and we want you to take the next step and purchase Pet-Tabs .. so here is a special deal.
Labels: Dog Vitamins
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
All horse owners know how annoying it is to have a horse continuously flipping his head around to get rid of the flies that fly around his ears and eyes. Just think how annoyed your horse must be. Your horse's tolerance for flies depends a different factors - his breed, color, temperament. Quarter horses can tolerate bugs better than thin-skinned thoroughbreds who really have a tough time tolerating bugs. Most flies are attracted to dark colors, so horses with dark coats seem to suffer more from insects than horse with light coats. Let's face it, no matter what breed or color, your horse will you making his life bug-free.
This has to be the greatest fly spray around for horses. It is non-toxic and all-natural; that's right, it is environmentally friendly! That means there are no pesticides or insecticides in it. It is a natural botanical spray that creates a physical barrier to flies, mosquitoes and gnats. This product features an isolated component of the marigold flower, and you know that marigolds have kept people's gardens free of bugs for years. The product is Marigold Fly Spray. This product is safe to use on your horse's face and ears. It will not sting eyes and will not sting wounds.
In addition, the Marigold Fly Spray smells good. It is not sticky and will not attract dust. The non-slip can be used on the saddle area and it will not stain clothes or equipment. Looks like a win-win situation.
The Horse Journal, reported that Marigold Fly Spray is the best product for horses with sensitive skin and young horses for fly protection.
Be kind to your horse and the environment! When the hot weather kicks in and the flies and bugs come out, use Marigold Fly Spray ~ safe for your horse and the environment!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Happy Mother's Day, no matter if your child walks on two legs or four legs; hops or walks, swims or slithers or basically just sits on your lap.
We read that 5% of Pet's send their owners flowers for Mother's Day. Obviously this fact was mis-worded .. but I think we get the point.
Pet ownership is very important to many of us and it is getting recognized as an important job thtat is worthy of celebration. The relationship between a pet and it's owners is a crystal gem in a sometimes murky world.
I recently saw a cute charm at the A Gift Personalized - Engravable Gift Collection that said "Let me get this straight, my grandchildren are dogs?" ... Pretty cute huh?
If your Mom has transitioned into a "Pet Mom" - we have a really nice idea for a gift - the PetARoo Travel Carrier is a long-time favorite amongst owners of smaller pets. You can carry your beloved pet close to your heart with this durable and popular carrier. Manufactured by Outward Hound .. it is not new to the marketplace. It is one of those pet products that has passed the test of time.
We at Petazon would like to extend a
Blessed Mother's Day to all Mothers out there!
Labels: Happy Mother's Day
Friday, May 9, 2008
I read an interesting article from the the National Geographic magazine that talked in detail on whether pets and animals can sense an impending earthquake. We have all heard the theory that animals can predict an earthquake - but is there any substantial evidence that this theory is true?
In 373 B.C., historians recorded that animals, including rats, snakes and weasels, deserted the Greek city of Helice in droves just days before a quake devastated the place.
Since then .. there have been a variety of reports on the extrasensory earthquake perception of our pets.Countless pet owners claimed to have witnessed their cats and dogs acting strangely before the ground started to shake during one of California's numerous quakes —barking or whining for no apparent reason, or showing signs of nervousness and restlessness, hiding under beds etc... HomeoPet Anti-Anxiety for Pets
One theory is that wild and domestic creatures feel the Earth vibrate before humans. Other ideas suggest they detect electrical changes in the air or gas released from the Earth. There have been even more incidents that show that animals can feel the foreshocks or small tremors that come before a full fledged earthquake.In the 1970s, a few studies on animal earthquake prediction were done by the USGS but nothing concrete came out of it.
Since that time the agency has made no further investigations into the theory.
There have been examples where authorities have forecast successfully a major earthquake, based in part on the observation of the strange antics of animals. For example, in 1975 Chinese officials ordered the evacuation of Haicheng, a city with one million people, just days before a 7.3-magnitude quake.
It was later discovered, though, that a rare series of small tremors, called foreshocks, occurred before the large quake hit the city - animals may have felt these tremors.
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Some people and professions, however, dismiss these kinds of reports, saying it's "the psychological focusing effect," where people remember strange behaviors only after an earthquake or other catastrophe has taken place. If nothing had happened, they contend, people would not have remembered the unique pet behavior.
There have been proposals for a special hotline or Web site where people could call or write in if they saw strange behavior in their animals. A computer would then analyze the incoming informaiton and messages to determine where they originated and how reliable they were. A sudden surge of calls or e-mails from a particular region might indicate that a quake was imminent.
The information would be checked to make sure the observations were not caused by other circumstances known to affect the behavior of animals, such as fireworks, or changes in weather. And to avoid issuing false warnings, the data would be used in conjunction with other monitoring devices such as seismological measurements.
A possible (and very speculative) interpretation is that when the rocks in a potential earthquake zone are stressed to almost the breaking point, the magnetic minerals in the bedrock are slightly realigned, changing the direction of the local magnetic field. Perhaps the animals sense this with their built-in compasses. Perhaps they don't. Nobody knows for sure!
Labels: Pets and Earthquakes
Sunday, May 4, 2008
The topic of green is spreading fast to our pets. This possibly could be triggered by the increased gas prices .. but we think it's a positive consumer awareness that is starting to spread thoughout the ranks of pet owners and we applaud it! Here are a few more tips:
Go Green with your dog, cat, fish or other small animal!!
Labels: Eco-friendly Pet