How to Socialize Your Kitten

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My favorite seasons used to be centered around food and activities. I love autumn for the foliage and all the festivities. During the winter I love enjoying delicious Florida citrus and long hikes without the fear of snakes. After getting my first job in animal welfare, I discovered why summer is more exciting than just trips to the beach and holidays featuring hot dogs – IT’S KITTENS!!

I should take a moment to interject how sad it is that so many animals have to live without loving homes and that many of these cats will live a life riddled with disease, parasites, and unnecessary hazards. It’s my hope that one day we’ll be able to control the population and stop the spread of disease.

Until then, kittens born to unaided cats come to us in droves during the summer. It’s absolutely the cutest time of year. There should be kitten season songs and a mystical mascot like Santa. Or Kitty Kringle! It’s that awesome.

It was easy to take on extra shifts at the shelter and clinic during these adorable months. In fact, it

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How to Prepare for a Horse Show

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With spring in the air and competition season beginning it’s time to get serious about the upcoming show season. Preparation is key, for both you and your horse. So work out what you’re doing and when and work out a schedule to build up to it.

Getting your horse show ready

  • Once you know what shows you’re entering, practise for that event. Try lengthening and shortening stride so you can get the right distance between jumps, and always practise on fences slightly higher than those in the show. This way your horse should be calm and composed on the day. And similarly for dressage – you need to be confident that your horse can comfortably perform everything asked of them, so it’s a good idea to show them at one level lower than the level they perform at home.
  • During the winter months, like humans, horses can lose some fitness. Work on building it up again to get them back to their peak for show season.
  • Get grooming and trimming to make sure your horse looks his best.

Preparing for a show

Think about everything you’ll need

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The Mysterious Pelican of Rhodes

When I was a young man, my perception of what was real and possible in the universe was based on the premise that “facts” and “logic” were the cornerstones of what was widely acknowledged as “reality”. I adhered to this misconceived notion unquestionably, not realizing that there is indeed magic in the world, and that we often only have to be in the right place, at the right time to discover it.

My concept of reality was about to change forever on the enchanting island of Rhodes, Greece. Rhodes is replete with mystery, as it was once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Colossus of Rhodes, a huge bronze statue erected in 280 BC, which at over 30 meters tall, stood majestically guarding the harbor.

It was within this mythical setting that I found myself with my traveling buddy and good friend Wendell. Wendell and I had been traversing throughout Europe for several months, and had ventured to Rhodes with the intention of viewing the spot where the famous statue had once stood. We were captivated by the beauty and allure of the island, and intrigued by the inexplicable feeling in the air that this was

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5 Pet Birds That Make Great Additions to the Family

Birds are amazing creatures that could be a great addition to your family. When choosing a pet bird, you will want to find the bird most compatible with your lifestyle and living situation. Here are some of the most popular birds that make the perfect pets.

The Parakeet (Budgies)

This is the favorite of all pet birds. These birds are the perfect choice for new bird owners or adults with children living in their homes. Even though the parakeet is not as large as its cousins, it will still require the same type of respect and care as a parrot. Due to their size, parakeets do not require a lot of space and they are easy to maintain. You can choose from a variety of colors, including red, purple, blue and green. Parakeets are smart enough to learn various words and phrases; however, most of these birds are content with whistling and singing. The average life span of a Parakeet is approximately 12 to 14 years.

African Greys

This is one of the most intelligent birds to choose from. African Greys have a very large vocabulary, and once you learn how to care for them properly, these pet birds are easy to train.

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What Kind of Saddle Pad Is Best for Your Horse?

Antiquated individuals were entirely substance to ride horses without Saddles. To be sure, in numerous parts of the world individuals still do ride “bareback” and it can even be a valuable path for riders to enhance their feel for the horses developments. Be that as it may, anyone who wishes to ride in rivalries, on the streets, or realize a large portion of the methods connected with English and Western riding should utilize a saddle.

Saddles gave to learners at riding schools are regularly broadly useful saddles that can oblige a scope of various body sorts. Yet, for anyone who has their own horse, they should purchase a saddle that not just suits their shape and size, but the sort of riding that they will be doing and their horse’s body. Consequently, it’s crucial to have a careful learning of the distinctive sorts of horse riding saddles and what every one is utilized for. With an awesome information of riding saddles, you’ll have the capacity to locate a suitable one for you and your horse.

It is profoundly prescribed that before purchasing a seat an expert saddler from the equestrian shop measures up your horse and he knows the orders the horse

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5 Things You Need to Know About Parrots!

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Parrots are beautiful birds with very distinct colors. You may have seen one in the wild or even own one as a pet. However, we wanted to give you some important facts about their behaviour that makes them different from your average companion animal.

Here are a few of our favorites about them:

1. Parrots prefer to have their head feathers stroked towards their beak

While your dog or cat may appreciate being stroked from head to tail, this is often merely tolerated or it can be sexually stimulating to companion Parrots.

I prefer to see a Parrot who fluffs his head feathers up in a big ball in anticipation of a few head scratches. Touching on the head is definitely a great way to foster your relationship. They will like it!

Look at your bird’s body language to guide you as to whether your Parrot is just taking it or can’t get enough.

2. Puking on us is how Parrots show love

Isn’t that a funny one? Yes, it is true, this is not a joke!

Parrots may try to dribble this usually smelly gooey mush into your hand

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Starting Out With a New Hanoverian Sport Horse

The Hanoverian horse has been a consistently popular breed of sport horse for a long time, and for good reason. Hanoverian horses are incredibly lithe, agile and sportive. Hanoverians are renowned for their good temperaments, which makes them easy to train to a great extent. These horses are also highly intelligent and generally form very harmonious relationships with their riders. Hanoverian sport horses are famed worldwide for their awe-inspiring grace and beauty – they possess an infallible combination of muscular limbs, a robust body and an enduringly strong back. Any horse lover, or potential investor in a sport horse would truly be wise to choose a Hanoverian sport horse.

Hanoverian sport horses can be seen at all levels of competitive games, from local horse shows to the Olympic games. In fact, statistics show that the Hanoverian breed is the most successful of all warm blood horse breeds – not surprising when their athleticism and excellent temperament are acknowledged.

Question: I have invested in a fantastic Hanoverian Sport Horse. What is my next step?

First of all, congratulations on your successful investment in a Hanoverian, anyone who has the pleasure of owning one of these horses is guaranteed many years of satisfaction and

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What Do You Need to Know Before Buying Fly Rugs?

Owning a horse comes with many responsibilities. You may have to consider many things from horse nutrition to exercise, heath problems and hair care. One of the important things that you need to consider is protection from the elements when the horse is on the field.

You may have to invest in a horse rug to help protect it. These equine products cover much of the horse’s body and this ensures that they are protected at all times. Apart from the weather these rugs can also help protect against flies and other insects that cling to the hair and skin of the horse.

    • Fly rugs can keep your horses cool and keep them healthy.
    • They are available in different designs and you can make the choice depending on the size of your horse.
    • You may be able to choose any size you want without much of a struggle as they are available in different styles.
  • Rugs are also available for young horses and this can help them stay protected from the weather and insects.

You can buy fly rugs in different colors and you can make use of them during events to make your horse look appealing. The material used to make these rugs is

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