Cleaning Stains In Small Animal Cages

At my friend’s house there are four cages with guinea pigs, and at my house there are two cages with guinea pigs.  Needless to say there are plenty of stains in the cages when it comes to time to change the pine bedding every three or four days.  I change them on Monday and Thursday.  For a long time I have been using antibacterial soap and bleach trying to get the stains out with a stiff brush.  This has been to no avail. Then one night I was looking through all of my cleaning supplies and found that I had some “CLR”.  I read the label and found out that it removes stains of calcium, lime and rust (thereby the name CLR).I decided it would not hurt to try it on the cages. It is safe to use in coffee pots and other food and drink containers, so I figured it would not hurt the guinea pigs.  The first time I tried it, I just added it to the soapy water.  It did OK, but didn’t remove all of the stains.  The next time I cleaned them, I just put the CLR on the stains full strength.  I left it there for the recommended two minutes. Then I scrubbed the areas with the stiff brush, and lo and behold the stains came out and the cage bottoms were like new.  I did a vlog showing the procedure, but as yet have not had time to upload the video.  Be checking back to catch the video.

 

United Air Lines – Killed This Dog And Denies Any Blame

 

Amanda Bonnesen, I’m scared to send Chi chi and Xander to you now!!
On Aug, 28th, '12, on a flight from Miami to San Francisco, United airlines killed my 2.5 year old Mastiff, BamBam. United’s “Pet Safe” program guarantees that your pet will be in an acclimated, a/c equipped cargo facility or Pet Safe van to and from the plane. All other airlines require a Certificate of Acclimation to fly, only United does not because of Pet Safe. On the day we flew, no other airline would have allowed us to fly because of the extreme temperatures in Miami AND in Houston, only United because of their program and their guarantee that pets remain in an air conditioned environment at all times. Cargo facilities, vans to and from the plane, the cargo hold. They broke every promise they made to us. 

We had a 3+ hour layover in Houston. Again, we could have flown an airline with a direct flight, but none of them offer the security, or guarantee of constant a/c that United offers. This is of paramount importance for a giant breed such as a Neapolitan Mastiff. After being seated in Houston for the San Francisco leg of our journey, watching out the window for the Pet Safe van, BamBam arrived on an metal closed sided luggage cart, not a van, looking hotter than we had ever seen him. My boy who was used to Miami temperatures. It was 97 in Houston on the tarmac that day. Outraged at the lack of a van and how hot he looked, but assuming he would cool down once inside the plane, and the airplane doors already locked, we watched them load him and we took off to San Francisco. Never, not once did it occur to me that he had been in that condition for close to four hours, since we landed in Houston.

BamBam was dead on arrival. My beautiful baby boy. We were told he must be sent back to Houston for an autopsy, and so began four dreadful weeks of corporate America denying responsibility, non information, ridiculous necropsy interpretations and insulting offers. Eventually United offered us a return of his flight costs, the cost of his necropsy/cremation and travel vouchers.

We have since found out from United employees that at no time in Houston was BamBam ever in a/c. He was removed from the plane, set under the wing on the tarmac until a luggage cart came for him. He was then transferred to a “USDA approved holding area with a cross breeze from open windows and fans” instead of the cargo area with a/c as promised. We have now been told in layovers of under 4 hours, NO animal is taken into the cargo area, only the “holding area.” Something we had never been told or accepted. No van would have been unacceptable, but no cargo area at the hight of summer? Outrageous. After 2+ hours he was put back onto a luggage cart and kept outside for another 40 minutes to travel 4 gates...until we saw him. 

He never had a chance. We have now learned that every 9 days a pet dies on a commercial airline. Yet the airline industry holds all the cards. Almost zero regulation, accountability or informing of the public of the actual dangers of airline flight, even though his one way ticket was double my round trip. The airline and law consider him “luggage” and my recourse has been exactly that. In fact, only “pet” deaths are reported, not the hundreds of deaths of commercial animals, breeding pets, livestock, exotics, primates, etc. How can the public not be informed of this? 

Unless you are prepared to take the exact same chance with your pet as with your bag, do not fly your pet on a commercial airline.  The last words to me beautiful baby boy as I loaded him in the crate at the United cargo terminal, were,...

“Be a good boy, I’ll be back for you, I promise.” For 4 hours in a heat wave, as his body was closing down, as United’s “trained” personnel walked by and ignored his distress, is this what went through his mind? If he was just a good boy I’d be back for him.  

United broke every single promise they made to us. They killed my baby boy and tried to buy me off with travel vouchers and a complete denial of any responsibility on their part.

http://www.change.org/petitions/united-airlines-have-petsafe-program-policies-changed-to-protect-the-animal-and-owner?share_id=cwunJnzRAj&utm_campaign=friend_inviter_chat&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=permissions_dialog_false
On Aug, 28th, ’12, on a flight from Miami to San Francisco, United airlines killed my 2.5 year old Mastiff, BamBam. United’s “Pet Safe” program guarantees that your pet will be in an acclimated, a/c equipped cargo facility or Pet Safe van to and from the plane. All other airlines require a Certificate of Acclimation to fly, only United does not because of Pet Safe. On the day we flew, no other airline would have allowed us to fly because of the extreme temperatures in Miami AND in Houston, only United because of their program and their guarantee that pets remain in an air conditioned environment at all times. Cargo facilities, vans to and from the plane, the cargo hold. They broke every promise they made to us. We had a 3+ hour layover in Houston. Again, we could have flown an airline with a direct flight, but none of them offer the security, or guarantee of constant a/c that United offers. This is of paramount importance for a giant breed such as a Neapolitan Mastiff. After being seated in Houston for the San Francisco leg of our journey, watching out the window for the Pet Safe van, BamBam arrived on an metal closed sided luggage cart, not a van, looking hotter than we had ever seen him. My boy who was used to Miami temperatures. It was 97 in Houston on the tarmac that day. Outraged at the lack of a van and how hot he looked, but assuming he would cool down once inside the plane, and the airplane doors already locked, we watched them load him and we took off to San Francisco. Never, not once did it occur to me that he had been in that condition for close to four hours, since we landed in Houston. BamBam was dead on arrival. My beautiful baby boy. We were told he must be sent back to Houston for an autopsy, and so began four dreadful weeks of corporate America denying responsibility, non information, ridiculous necropsy interpretations and insulting offers. Eventually United offered us a return of his flight costs, the cost of his necropsy/cremation and travel vouchers. We have since found out from United employees that at no time in Houston was BamBam ever in a/c. He was removed from the plane, set under the wing on the tarmac until a luggage cart came for him. He was then transferred to a “USDA approved holding area with a cross breeze from open windows and fans” instead of the cargo area with a/c as promised. We have now been told in layovers of under 4 hours, NO animal is taken into the cargo area, only the “holding area.” Something we had never been told or accepted. No van would have been unacceptable, but no cargo area at the hight of summer? Outrageous. After 2+ hours he was put back onto a luggage cart and kept outside for another 40 minutes to travel 4 gates…until we saw him. He never had a chance. We have now learned that every 9 days a pet dies on a commercial airline. Yet the airline industry holds all the cards. Almost zero regulation, accountability or informing of the public of the actual dangers of airline flight, even though his one way ticket was double my round trip. The airline and law consider him “luggage” and my recourse has been exactly that. In fact, only “pet” deaths are reported, not the hundreds of deaths of commercial animals, breeding pets, livestock, exotics, primates, etc. How can the public not be informed of this? Unless you are prepared to take the exact same chance with your pet as with your bag, do not fly your pet on a commercial airline. The last words to me beautiful baby boy as I loaded him in the crate at the United cargo terminal, were,… “Be a good boy, I’ll be back for you, I promise.” For 4 hours in a heat wave, as his body was closing down, as United’s “trained” personnel walked by and ignored his distress, is this what went through his mind? If he was just a good boy I’d be back for him. United broke every single promise they made to us. They killed my baby boy and tried to buy me off with travel vouchers and a complete denial of any responsibility on their part. http://www.change.org/petitions/united-airlines-have-petsafe-program-policies-changed-to-protect-the-animal-and-owner?share_id=cwunJnzRAj&utm_campaign=friend_inviter_chat&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=permissions_dialog_false

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  • You and 2 others like this.
  • Amanda BonnesenThis makes me scared to send them too.
  • Bonnie Jean HernThis really makes me mad. How can they do such a thing and not have to suffer any consequences? This young dog will never have “another day” with his loving family, or anything else with his family. And the family will live the rest of their lives knowing that their dog died a senseless death!!! Unless something can be done to regulate things such as this, this dog died in vain for no reason. American pet owners, we need to get this changed!!! The quicker, the better!!!

Natural Remedies To Help Quit Smoking

 

NATURAL REMEDIES TO HELP YOU QUIT SMOKING!!!
I just had to share this one knowing how many people are trying and give up! Please SHARE with the ones you LOVE! If you help just one person to quit and save their live, it helps all their loved ones too!!!Smoking is one of the most important causes implicated in various types of cancers, chronic lung disorders, stroke and heart disease as well as condition such as constipation and even infertility. Pass this on!

Obama Care Fines For Not Taking Plan -Fined $95, then $325, then $695 or 2% Gross Income

 

Jesus, Please Save America. shared a link.
Consumer billed $95 after calling into ObamaCare exchange

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American Action Forum President Douglas Holtz-Eakin, WSJ Editorial Board Member Steve Moore and Dr. Marc Siegel on the launch of the ObamaCare exchanges and the costs to taxpayers.

Veggie Prep Suggestion

 

Photo and Idea by Lorinda Fleming)

Ever have those days where you need veggies prepped to make a meal and you are not feeling well enough to stand there long enough to get them all diced, chopped and sliced. Perhaps you are too tired from working all day.

Well, after shopping today I decided to cut some of my time out now while I am up to it. You see, with me I go from one day to the next. I never know if I will be able to stand in the kitchen to make a healthy meal for us or not. So today as I was putting things away I decided to get a few of the veggies prepared in bags and freeze them.

Now when I need one of these items, all I have to do is add it to my dish or pan. This is going to save me so much extra efforts later in the days to come. Yes, I know people do this often and have for years. Well, I am a late bloomer. LOL I hope this will inspire you as well.

Put name of each veggie on enough bags for your ingredients. I put bell peppers, both green and orange, in bags with one bell per bag. Chopped onions, one in each bag. Sliced onions, one in each bag. Celery, 2 stalks per bag. Then after they were all sealed, I took them and put into a gallon bag and sealed. The reason for this is to lock the stronger fragrances of the onions and bell peppers in to help keep odors out of freezer.

Now head to the kitchen and get some of your prep work done ahead of the game!
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Remedies For Insomnia

 

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NO MORE INSOMNIA!!! Insomnia is undeniably one of the most common sleeping problems and affects millions of people worldwide. In their desire to get sufficient amount of high quality sleep at night, many insomnia sufferers tend to take sleeping pills. While they may be useful when used occasionally, problems can sometimes occur when people use medications too often. To insomnia sufferers or those having sleeping difficulties, we have good news! We just discovered a brilliant tutorial for three sleep aid drinks made from wonderful and all natural ingredients which are known for their sleep-inducing properties. These ingredients include cherries, chamomile, vanilla, lavender, nutmeg and honey. Here are a few tidbits of interesting info on why these may be beneficial: Tart Cherry Tart cherries, especially the Montmorency variety, are known to contain naturally high levels of hormone melatonin which plays a vital role in inducing sleep. Research shows that as people age, melanin production tends to decrease. As melatonin drops, sleep problems such as insomnia begins to occur. [1] Vanilla Vanilla isn’t just good for pastries. It helps in lowering the level of blood pressure and in relaxing the nervous system of the body. It can also soothe restlessness, anger and anxiety which sometimes trigger insomnia. Chamomile Intake of chamomile tea before bedtime is also thought to be an excellent sleep inducer. Chamomile is said to contain highly active compounds that help combat stress and anxiety as well as induce sleep. [2] Lavender Often used in aromatherapy, lavender is a wonder herb that is best associated with calming and relaxation. Like chamomile, it soothes and eases anxiety which may result to better sleep. Nutmeg Due to its calming effects, nutmeg also makes a wonderful natural remedy to many sleep problems such as insomnia. Honey More than its sweet taste, honey has been considered an excellent inducer of sleep since old times. It is a good source of the amino acid tryptophan which plays a role in inducing sleep. This hormone tends to promote relaxation and signals the brain that “it is now the time for sleep”. Try a spoonful of raw honey with your favorite bedtime drink!

They Need To Be Hung By Their Feet

 

This makes me so mad and upset I could just scream and cry.

Laura Slater shared Laura Miller‘s photo.
how stupid can these kids be ...please share so they get caught and get what they deserve
how stupid can these kids be …please share so they get caught and get what they deserve

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  • Bonnie Jean HernI hope these two get caught and get arrested. Someone ought to hang them up by their feet and take pictures of it for doing this. These guys are heading to be killers and it could advance to people, if it’s not already there. Please, someone out there has to know who these guys are.

They All Need To Be Replaced

 

Dawn Davis shared Boyd Koehler‘s status update.

Psychology 101 –

If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana.As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold water.After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result… all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.Now, put the cold water away.Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one.The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs. To his shock, all of the other monkeys beat the crap out of him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted.Next, remove another of the original five monkeys, replacing it with a new one.The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment…… with enthusiasm, because he is now part of the “team”.Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by the fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked.Now, the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, not one of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the banana.Why, you ask? Because in their minds…that is the way it has always been!This, my friends, is how Congress operates… and this is why, from time to time:ALL
of the monkeys need to be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME.

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