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LastΒ ChristmasΒ my sister and family brought a Gingerbread House kit for them and their cousins to put together. Was that ever a sight to see and hear.Β  They did manage to put the gingerbread house kit together but realized to late and I mean to late they put it together wrong. In fact, it was after they had the house was already put together they realized this. Like I said way to late. No big deal it still looked good. Yes it is still standing to this day too. We have kept it in the freezer.

My 4 nieces and 1 nephew had fun trying to put it together. Oh the giggling we heard and the talking. It was so nice to have them together making something and knowing they were working together even made it better.Β  A picture of the finished product is below.

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You see the Stewart household is usually busy atΒ ChristmasΒ and with 3 kids in college, 1 about to graduate high school and ready to go to college and 1 is still in high school.Β  So getting together isn’t easy. We’re always thrilled when all of us can get together even if that means doing Christmas a day early. I love the laughter that goes throughout the house.

Merry Blogmas Everyone.

 

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Merry Blogmas Everyone: Day 8 – The Making Of Christmas Cookies – A Yearly Fun Tradition

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Twas the 8th day ofΒ  Blogmas and what are we doing? We are makingΒ Christmas cookies at theΒ StewartΒ  household and having fun making the cookies we are.

The week before ChristmasΒ is always busy with makingΒ ChristmasΒ cookies and whatever else comes up. Despite the ChristmasΒ hustle and bustle, making cookies with momΒ has become a fun tradition I look forward to eachΒ Christmas.Β 

My favoriteΒ Christmas CookieΒ is the Orange Cookie and everyone else’s too so they’re the first to get eaten. ):πŸ˜ͺ):πŸ˜ͺ

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MY ONE MONTH ANNIVERSARY

Hello everyone, I’m really excited to tell you that it is my one month anniversary on WordPress. I can’t believe it’s been one month since I started CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. I’m having fun blogging and hope to continue to have fun blogging. Β Please click the link below to see more of this post.

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DAISY MAE’S KITTYHOOD: PART 2

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WHO’S BOTHERING ME WHEN I AM ASLEEP?

I would like to write about Daisy Mae’s kittyhood: Part 2. If you you’re thinking that you need a part 1 to have a part 2 then you would be right. If you’re asking yourself, when did you write part 1. It was on January 30, 2017 when I wrote part 1 of Daisy Mae’s kittyhood. The Title of Daisy Mae’s Kittyhood: Part 1 is called TIGGER AND DAISY MAE.

Daisy Mae is in the second part of her kittyhood now. Daisy Mae is almost 11 years old now and boy has she grown. She’s an indoor cat and queen of the household. Daisy Mae is a cat who is loved and spoiled rotten. My late grandmother always said there is spoiled good and spoiled bad and your spoiled good. Of course she was talking about children. But it works for cats too. Spoiled good means you do not get everything handed to you or get everything you want and spoiled bad means that you get everything handed to you and/or everything you want. Daisy Mae doesn’t get everything she wants but she thinks should. Then what cat doesn’t.

Daisy Mae’s kittyhood has been filled by playing string or pole, sleeping in the sunbeams, finding her favorite spots and sleeping some more. She really likes conning her dad into giving her treats instead of getting them herself. She also likes exploring. Like I said, she’s a spoiled cat. But that’s OK. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Β We even bought a decoration to hang on the wall that says: A Spoiled Rotten Cat Lives Here.

Daisy Mae is really like most cats even though she’s an indoor cat exclusively. She still has the urge to explore, the urge to go outside especially on nice days.

In Daisy Mae’s younger days when she was smaller and skinnier, she was able to go places in our house you would never imagine she would go. For example, one time she went exploring in our basement and went into a hole she found. However there was just one problem, she was able to go into the hole in the wall but couldn’t get turned around to escape. What did she do? She meowed at the top of her lungs and was happy when Daddy helped her escape. Come to think of it, Daisy Mae’s Daddy helped her escape from a lot of situations she got into.

Daisy Mae is Spayed. Spaying and Neutering is a subject I think should be mentioned because if it isn’t and people ignore the subject, we will have unwanted cats that aren’t taken care but left to run or worse they’re abandoned.

Cats that are left to run or if they’re abandoned, will eventually find a male cat, have sex then have kittens. Kittens are Β cute but when you need to find a home for kittens that you need to find a home for, it isn’t easy. You would think these places that say they will take kittens in an emergency would take them with no problem. I can tell you from experience this isn’t true. We called several places and they refused us or they would say if you pay this you can drop them off. My neighbor ran into the same problem. My Dad took care of our problem by taking them somewhere else. However, the result of my neighbor’s problem didn’t end happy sad to say. The same mean dogs that bit me killed all of the kittens. If the animal places would’ve just taken the kittens in this might not of happened.

Spaying and Neutering in my opinion is something that pet owners should do. In not only helps the owner but helps keep the pet population down which is what we need to do.

I hope it will be a while before I have to write part 3 of Daisy Mae’s Kittyhood. It won’t be easy to write.

The following are some pictures of Daisy Mae’s Kittyhood:

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Daisy Mae Showing Off Her Belly For The Camera.

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Daisy Mae playing with her Daddy.

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Daisy Mae Playing Pole With Her Daddy

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Daisy Mae Playing With Her Daddy

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Daisy Mae Sitting On Her “Throne” All Curled Up By The Tigger Kitty Pillow

TIGGER AND DAISY MAE: PART 1

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Daisy Mae playing with her Daddy.

THE PICTURE IS OF TIGGER MY CAT WHO PASSED AWAY ON 9-11-2015

Hello everyone, I would like to share a story about my Β rescue cats Tigger and Daisy Mae. You see right before we rescued Tigger, we had another rescue kitten that died after a week because the previous owners flea dipped her to early. We eventually rescued another cat and her name was Tigger. Tigger was a rescue cat that we got from a friend of mine at work. I know you’re probably thinking how is your cat a rescue cat if you got her from a friend at work. The following are some reasons that make Tigger a rescue cat and they are: 1. My friend had so many cats that not all the cats got treated equally, 2. Tigger was the runt of the litter so she didn’t get treated as good as the other cats and 3. If you would’ve heard some of the things the previous owner did, you would have rescued her too. In fact, some of the things the previous owner did could have been considered abuse in some instances. When my family brought Tigger home, she was scared to death of all of us and even ran and hid from us. When I came home from work, I found her in my bedroom closet. She eventually warmed up to Mom and I and it took a little bit longer for Dad. However, in Tigger’s old age she couldn’t get around as good as she used to and that’s about the time Daisy Mae came into the picture. The following is the story of Β how we found or rescued Daisy Mae. Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  One night when I came home from work, I could hear something. As it turned out, it was a cute and adorable little kitty cat with good lungs.We estimated that the little kitty cat we found or rescued was about 4 weeks old. Of course my family and I fed her and put her in a nice warm bed in the garage and eventually brought her into the house. We did get to see the mother cat who kept coming around after she dropped her kitten off at our place. We always thought the mother cat wanted to make sure her kitten was going to be taken care and when she realized her kitten was going to be taken care of, the mother cat stopped coming around. Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β A few days later Β we had my nephew’s 4th birthday party and we let my nieces and nephew name the kitten. The nieces and nephew decided to name the kitten Daisy Mae. My sister and brother-in-law gave us a cage for the kitten but it ended up, Daisy Mae was so small she was able to get through the holes in the cage. Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Since we had Tigger at the same time we had Daisy Mae, we had to figure out a way to introduce the cats to each other. We put up a screen door and that worked well for a while but eventually the screen door came down. When the cats were finally introduced to each other, everything for the most part went well. Of course, Tigger was the one that did all the hissing when the screen door came down. Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Since Daisy Mae was the younger kitty cat, it helped Tigger become more playful and more mellow. In fact, Tigger warmed up to my Dad right before she passed away on September 11, 2015. We miss Tigger everyday. Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  As for Daisy Mae, we have had her for 10 years and this year will be 11 years. Daisy Mae Β has been a joy and a blessing. We love her a lot. Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  My family and I feel that God brought us Tigger and when she passed away, God brought us Daisy Mae. My family and I felt that God knew we would eventually need some joy and that we would be sad when Tigger died. The joy Daisy Mae has brought our family is beyond words. Daisy Mae has been a blessing that is for sure.

LIVING OUT IN THE COUNTRY

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Bear Walking Toward The Salt Lick.

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Turkey Strutting His Stuff For The Girls.

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Deer Eating With The Turkey

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Turkey Eating

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Squirrel Looking Into The MoultrieCam

I do not live on a farm but I do live way out in the country. Country living is interesting and fun. It is also takes a lot of work. Let’s start with interesting. It ‘s interesting because you get to see all kinds of animals and learning about those animals is interesting. I can’t tell you how many times I didn’t know what kind or type of animal it was that I saw and I would look it up on the computer to find out. I find it interesting learning about different kinds of animals. Second, it is fun because some of those animals you can interact with daily. Third, it takes some work if you want to interact with animals daily and I’m not kidding. You have to be willing to talk to the animals out in the open and not mind if someone does hear you talking. For example, my family talks to the birds, turkey, deer, stray cats, squirrels and etc… that come into our backyard and what we call a campsite. I have woods up back of the house as well as on one side of our house and across the way below the neighbor’s house there is a creek. I say we live in the country because we do. You see, we get all kinds of animals like Deer, Squirrels, Stray Cats, Different kinds of Birds, Raccoons, Bobcats, Bear, Snakes, Fishers, TurkeyΒ and the list goes. For those of you who don’t know what a fisher is, it is “a small carnivorous mammal native to North America. It is a member of the mustelid family and a part of the marten genus. The fisher is closely related to but larger than the American marten. The fisher is a forest-dwelling creature whose range covers most of boreal forest in Canada to the northernΒ United States. Names derived from aboriginal languages include pecan, pequam, wejack and woolang. It is also called a fisher cat, although it is not a feline.” The Scientific name for a fisher is: Martes pennant, the Biological classification is: Species and the fisher Belongs to: Marten. I got this information from bing.com/images. As you can see country life not only proves to interesting but fun too. Please remember that it takes work too. Please note, the one image is past sunset but has a full moon in it. I sure hope you enjoy this post on country living. If you are interested in looking up about a fisher, here is a link that you can do that and it is: Country Living. Please note that city life is not mentioned because I’ve never lived in the city before. I have lived way out in the country all my life and have loved it. Please enjoy the pictures as well as post.

Which common house and garden plants are poisonous for your cat?

Which common house and garden plants are poisonous for your cat?Very informative article. A Must Read for Everyone.

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Hi everyone,

Today’s guest post comes fromΒ Mike James:

Which common house and garden plants are poisonous for your cat?

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Cats may have 9 lives but that doesn’t mean they’re invincible. When it comes to your home and garden you may well think it’s a perfectly safe environment for Fluffykins to spend time in, but you’d be wrong. Many plants are harmful or poisonous if eaten by your cat.

Obviously, it’s a good idea to be very clued up indeed about the unsafe plants and flowers in and around your home, so you can protect puss from the danger or get rid of them altogether. Toxic plants are not necessarily deadly; many are mere irritants that can cause unwanted and painful inflammation of the skin, stomach or mouth.

There are literally thousands of plants that are harmful to felines – here are a few of the more obvious ones you need…

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Purr-ly Whites: How to prevent dental disease

Hi everyone, Today we’ve teamed up with our friends from petco to provide you with their infographic series Purr-ly Whites on how to keep your cat’s teeth healthy. The first post looks …

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Visit a Cat CafΓ©

Everyone should visit a cat cafΓ© at least once in their life. Not only do cat cafΓ©s support cat adoptions, but they are great for your heart and soul! Last weekend, the hubby and I visited a magica…

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HELLO FRIENDS: MY FIRST BLOG

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Hello Friends, I would like to welcome everyone to my site. My site, COUNTRY LIVING is about ANIMALS, COUNTRY LIVING AND MORE.

I started my own site because I like to take pictures and I thought it would be fun to start my own blog. I’ve even gone as far as to write a short story about 2 of my cats. I’ve been thinking about writing another one. Maybe now I’ll blog instead. I will probably post about crafts, family, holidays and vacations too. Β Also, I will post about living in the country and post other posts. That story about my cats is called Tigger And Daisy Mae. Β I find writing a post or blogging relaxing. It seems that when I start writing, I just can’t stop. Β With my cat story, it easily could have been a lot longer. I just hope everyone feels free to share my posts and blogs. The above picture is of a squirrel looking into the MOULTRIECAM. This picture was taken right behind our house on a small campsite. Below are some pictures that also come from the MOULTRIECAM and I hope you enjoy all pictures.