Challenges & Dreams

Ever been challenged? Really challenged? I have. Whether you’ve been challenged in school, work, maybe you’ve started your own business or even better, you’ve written a book or books. No matter what your challenges are everyone has them. What do I mean? Well it’s quite simple actually. Life is one big challenge.

I don’t know about anyone else but I had challenges in school, work and now I purposely challenged myself to write a book just to see if I could. My result: I’ve written 1 book and have the second book written. After that, I’ll challenge myself to write a third book. As it happens my goal has gotten bigger to write my first book box set. I look forward to achieving this goal. 

So if you have a dream and you think it’s to big to achieve or your dream will never happen. Think again because dreams only happen if you want them to. Don’t worry about how big your dream is just go for it and you’ll be surprised at what you can achieve.

Encouragement from friends and family helps and a lot of prayer. That’s right I said prayer. Do you know how many times I used prayer to write my books — a lot. Take in from me, Prayer helps big time. USE IT!!

 

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Death: My Experiences

Introduction

Hello and welcome to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S  SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). I’m so glad you are here and hope you enjoy what you read.

About Death

Death is a fact of life whether it be with humans or with animals.  Sadly we all will experience death at one point or the other. I have lived long enough to experience both human death and animal death. It’s amazing how humans and animals deal with death and go through the grieving process. Each person and animal takes their own time in grieving so there really is no set time that they’re done grieving. humans as well as animals will know when it’s time to move on.

Death: My Experiences – Humans

Like I said previously I lived to see human death. Between friends and family members dying it has been sad and in many cases it was a blessing that they died because they weren’t suffering anymore. But even so, I hated to see these people go.

Death: My Experiences – Animals

Animals that are pets become part of family 99.9% of the time. Those that are outside all the the time or part of may or may not be part of the family. Any pets that we had were part of our family.

 

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TIGGER ON TOP OF THE CURIO CABINET. TIGGER PASSED AWAY ON 9-11-2015.
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DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY. DAISY MAE AT 11 1/2 YEARS OLD.

From the time I was a baby up to now I had all kinds of pets. We had dogs, a Chameleon, cats and other kinds of animals. We loved our animals and hated when they left us. My family and I have seen our pets (family) die naturally, had to have put them to sleep because they were in such bad shape and we have seen our pets die naturally too. We have even seen a pet die tragically ( not because of our fault or their fault).

What Did We Learn?

My family learned that a pet can die no matter what their age is and that when you go to rescue or adopt a pet, make sure the organization is reputable and they know what your doing. If you find after asking many questions that you know more than they do that should be your first red flag and go to a shelter or rescue organization that is reputable. Always get pet insurance, Get your pet microchipped at your vet so if your pet gets lost or taken they can get in touch with you easier, Always do your research before getting a pet and so much more you need to do before getting a pet.

In Conclusion

Sadly death will eventually come for all pets and humans that can’t be avoided. However, you the owner can make your pet’s life better and maybe even helping them live longer if you feed them right, make sure they’re not obese, give them lots of love and play with them. Playing with them helps them stay fit and somewhat vital. Whether it’s a dog or cat and their attention span is like my Daisy Mae’s, practically nil. However she plays pole and makes the circle from our TV room to back to the TV room again. 

 

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Bulwark Anthology: Review

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I realize I haven’t done a book review for a while but thought I would on these 2 books. They are the 1st 2 books in the Bulwark Anthology. There is a total of 9 books in this anthology. I was fortunate enough to win a contest and the prize was the first 2 signed books in the Bulwark Anthology by Award Winning Author Brit Lunden. I will be reviewing each book separately. 

What is a Bulwark? A Bulwark is: a wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from the outside world.

The first book is called Bulwark. First of all, I normally don’t read books like this but judge each book by their cover and blurb and also don’t stereotype a book right away just because I haven’t liked other other author’s books like this.

How I Rate Books

1-2 stars = To much vulgar language and that includes the F Word. To Erotic and Graphic.

3 stars = OK plot with not as much vulgar language or doesn’t use the F word as much.

4 stars = Plot is better and author doesn’t use graphic sex, F Word (maybe once) and sometimes talks about sex.

5 or more stars = No vulgar language, no use of the F word, no graphic sex, Plot is very interesting, Has twists and turns, Book is a page turner and I don’t want to put the book down.

**Please note** If a book that would normally be 4 stars  can become 5 stars if the book is interesting enough.

So what rating did I give the books Bulwark and the Knowing? Well to be honest, I rated the books from the time I read the blurb and saw the cover. You see both books started out at about an 3 1/2 stars. Then I started reading the book and I quickly up the rating to 4 1/2 stars. Once both books were read and judged on their own merit I ended up giving both of these books 5 stars.

So what is my recommendation?  Let me put it to you this way, If you have preteens or younger, I suggest you read this book yourself and judge for yourself if it’s appropriate for your kids and grandkids. I want you to make the choice.

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ADOPT ME PLEASE

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Hi everyone, my name is Scrappy Doo and I’m a Maine Coon Mix. I’m also a Male and Medium Size. I need a furrever hope and would really, really, like it if you could adopt me. I’m in a No-Kill shelter but want to find a furrever real soon PLEASE HELP ME. !!  To find out more about adopting Scrappy Doo you can do so by going to SCRAPPY DOO  .

I am trying to help get SCRAPPY DOO adopted. PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN. 

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Smile You’re On Kitty Camera Sunday Selfie

Here’s a selfie of a kitty cat surprised to get its picture on “Kitty Camera”. I’m not sure if this cat was trying to make a quick get a way since it’s a “cat burglar”. HAHA, LOL.

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Queen Daisy Mae’s Cat Quotes

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Welcome everyone. I’m back for another edition of my famous Cat quotes. Those you’ll find below.

1.) Cats’ hearing apparatus is built to allow the human voice to easily go in one ear and out the other.

                                     —Stephen Baker

2.) A cat sees no good reason why it should obey another animal, even if it does stand on two legs.

                                            —Sarah Thompson

3.) Many cats simply pounce to their own drummers.

                                    —Karen Duprey

4.) Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well.

                                    —Missy Dizick

5.) Cats keep their cool, no matter what. Even when they do things like fall or lose their  balance, they’ll walk away with an attitude that seems t o say, “I meant to do that.”

                                       —Michael Jordan

6.) Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds.

                                                                                      —Jean Burden

           7.) A cat will do what it wants when it wants, and there’s not a thing you can do about it.

                                       —Frank Perkins

8.) There are hundreds of good reasons for having a cat, but all you need is one.

                                     —Anonymous

9.) If cats seem distant and aloof it is because this is not their native planet—they are here just to visit and dominate.

                                  —Hank Roll

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10.) The cat always leaves a mark on his friend.

                         —Aesop

11.) Nature abhors a vacuum, but not as much as cats do.

                                   —Lee Entrekin

12.) There is one way in which cats differ from all other animals, and that is in the effect they have on human beings.

                                              —Patricia Dale-Green

13.) A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatsoever and generally stopping before it gets there.

                                      —Agnes Repplier

14.) To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction—and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.

                                    —Stephen Baker

15.) I don’t mind a cat, in its place. But its place is not the middle of my back at 4 a.m.

                                                           —Maynnard Good Stoddard

16.) You are my cat, and I am your human.

                                       —Hilaire Belloc

17.) Cats never feel threatened. They are genetically incapable of accepting that anyone could possibly dislike anything as perfect as a cat.

                                   —Kathy Young

18.) Personally, I don’t believe felines are a fad. We’re here to stay.

                                       —Morris the Cat

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Sunday Selfie

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DEER LINED UP TO TAKE THEIR SUNDAY SELFIE

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